The Giving Tree Yoga Studio is a holistic lifestyle sanctuary for everyday well-being. The center
provides Astorian yogis, healthy minded individuals and creative residents alike, some of the
greatest gifts of all: strong bodies, focused minds, deepening spiritual existence, good health,
creative outlets and a like-minded social community.  For the first two years of their marriage,
founders Anne-Margaret and Anthony attended One Spirit Interfaith Seminary studying all the
world’s religions and becoming well versed in ceremony and spiritual counseling.  One month
before their ordination, they opened the doors of The Giving Tree.  If you look closely at the
mural sized logo as you enter the space, you will notice in the roots of the tree and disguised in
the rocks and flowers are the symbols of all the major world religions.  This is to honor our history,
our elders, and yet acknowledge that the time is now to collectively draw that wisdom into
integration with our own intuition and connection to the divine, the creator, the universe, love,
or whatever name you give that energy.  Pulling from the wisdom of the great spiritual masters
as well as embracing the teachings from all walks of life, we serve to provide a space of
inclusivity and healing transcending the need for dogma, ‘shoulds,’ or ‘Truth’ (with a capital
‘T’). Our intention is to bridge gaps of miscommunication between those of differing
perspectives and to find common ground while honoring the unique, independent cultural
richness of global diversity.  As this area of Queens is the most diverse community in the world
(according to the Census), we strive to be a living example of harmonious existence among all
walks of life.  Many residents of NYC chose to leave the communities of their childhood, leave
their country, leave their families, step out of the box, and move to a huge city to pursue their
passions, their calling, and their dream.  This uprooting can feel very lonely and it is incredibly
important to have a supportive, loving, inclusive community as a chosen ‘family’ to nurture you
and provide a home away from home. The Giving Tree has become that ‘family’ to so many
and provides endless opportunities for personal development, community building, and joyful
connections with others.
ABOUT US
22-56 31st st. (Ditmars/23rd ave.) Astoria, New York 11105
Studio: (718) 728 - 0110
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Owners,  Anne-Margaret & Anthony
Candlelight Yoga (w/live music!) Fridays 8:15 - 9:30pm
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