She is of course not more melodious than the Sirens, for they are goddesses.
— Alcman, Fragment 1 (trans. Campbell, Vol. Greek Lyric II) (Greek lyric ~7th Century BCE)

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Siren { sī-rən }

SirenYoga™ is about more than a long-standing crush on Ariel. We’re on a mission to deliver a practice that is equal parts exploration, motivation, and restoration.

We believe in adventure and independence. We believe in sweat and salt. We believe in joy, joy, joy, joy, joy, and joy. We believe you’ve got a Siren song to sing, and we’ll use every spell in our book from submerged breathwork to ocean meditation to help you find the right notes. We want you to sink into something a bit bigger than yourself.

Come on in, the water’s fine.

Lead Siren, Mermaid-in-Chief

Justine Benanty rocks a paradox. A maritime archaeologist with dual degrees from The George Washington University, a Yoga Alliance-registered yoga instructor, and a regular at NYC dance parties, Justine brings some vacation bliss into her life every day.

She founded SirenYoga™ with the hope that she could take something people already love (yoga) to introduce people to a world she has been able to explore and fall in love with (the sea). Weaving together scuba, yoga, and a fantastic sense of wonder, Justine is opening people up to the sea, one deep dive at a time.

If you’ve read this far, then you should also know her Siren Story -- which like all good stories -- is about love… The kind of love that teaches you something, that watches you warmly from across the room even when it can’t reach you, that is as earnest as it is incomplete. It goes like this: there was the right boy and the right girl with the wrong timing. And in their tiny forever, the words “you’ll always be my siren calling to me” were said -- and so we get our namesake. SirenYoga embodies the constant reminder of the promise that awaits us if we’re willing to leave the safety of the shore [and open ourselves up to someone or something new].

Beware the sirens,
Those bewitching fairies of the sea,
And their singing voice,                                                                                     

Or fall forever under their spell.

When a sailor hears the Siren’s song and bewitched by the melody, he is dragged to a self-chosen fate too soon; no longer he cleaves the waves, no longer he whitens the blue water with his oars unwetted now, but falling into the net of melodious Fate, he forgets to steer, quite happy.
— Nonnus, Dionysiaca 2. 10 ff (trans. Rouse) (Greek epic 5th Century CE)