Before we dive into this week’s events, we just have to say…
MALA MALA MALA MALA MALA MALA MALA MALA MALA MALA MALA MALA
We thought about saying it 108 times, but that would be a little much, right?
The 10th Annual Global Mala is happening on September 15, 2019, right on the Asbury Park Boardwalk, Asbury Park, NJ (rain location – Asbury Lanes!).
The 2019 Mala will donate to 4 Amazing Charities: Girls on the Run, Food for Thought by the Sea, Clean Ocean Action, and Goats of Anarchy.
Meditation starts at 7:30 AM, followed by our epic practice of the sacred cycle of 108, starting at 9 AM. Registration will begin at 7 AM in the Asbury Park Yacht Club (thank you to the APYC for opening your doors to us!). April Puciata will lead our morning meditation by the sea, starting at 7:30 AM. At 9 AM, we begin the flow with these incredible teachers: Reggie Flimlin, Trey Watkins, Jennifer Vafakos, Serena Soffer, Vanessa Van Noy, Carrie Godesky, Lisa Triolo, Gina Pachkowski, Dani Goldberg, Bret Morgan, Jodi Kobrin, Ellen Kaplow, Kate Lombardo, Maria McKeon, Rodney Salomon, Johnny Scifo, Lockey Maisonneuve, Tim Shaw, and Bridget Riepl.
Our day finishes with Savasana and Acoustic Guitar offered up by Josh Ansley.
If you’ve never attended a Mala, here is what you need to know:
Our original inspiration was Shiva Rea, who created the first Global Mala in 2007. Her goal was to bring the global yoga community together from every continent, school, and approach to form a “mala around the earth”.
From there, we were – and continue to be – inspired by community. We come together to do 108 sun salutations (yes! 108!) to raise awareness and funds for charity, inspire connection, deepen our collective intention to serve, create some seriously good karma, and have an incredibly memorable yoga-marathon together.
Come and join us on September 15, 2019.
Thank You for Supporting the Mala! We are forever grateful to you for getting the word out, and putting your time and effort behind our teachers and charities: Evenflow Yoga, POE Yoga in Fair Haven, Inlet Yoga in Manasquan, and Karma Barre and Yoga. Thank you to Brian Motzenbecker for these amazing images too!
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Alright, here are the rest of our events for the week:
Friday with Bendy Jane Yoga in Manahawkin
Join us for a groovy night with a fun and funky yoga flow taught tag team style by Bridget and Justine! After class we will turn it over to Michele who will instruct us on different tie dyeing techniques before giving us the reigns to dye an item of our own. Choose from a tank or infinity scarf, one of 3 designs, and a rainbow of colors! Please specify scarf or tank (and size) upon registration.
Saturday at Indigo Yoga in Caldwell
Did you know that so much of our discomfort and pain can be avoided and corrected through the application of alignment techniques and simple biomechanical principals? During our time together we will address some of the most common complaints that people have in their bodies, while on their mats. Through physical practices as well as demonstrations and discussion, you will leave with a better understanding of your own body as well as practical strategies to help yourself heal and get out of pain.
Saturday on the Sea Bright Public Beach
The Moon Sister Rising Festival is returning to the Jersey Shore, bringing a celebration of high vibrations through yoga, meditation, live music, inspirational speakers, dance medicine, a bonfire party and local vendors!
Saturday at Pure Toms River Yoga
Full moons are traditionally a time for release. Restorative Yoga compliments our fast paced lifestyle with a relaxing practice to make the physical body happy. through the use of different props you will move from one supported pose to another, resting in each for an extended period of time to open typically closed areas of the body. Let go of tension and surrender your physical body to the force of gravity. Join Samantha Rupp for this practice is designed to help you find clarity while releasing old, stagnant energies.
Saturday at Tula Yoga in Long Branch
The benefits of meditation are numerous – reduces stress; increase your self awareness; improves focus and memory; enhances your immune system. Join us for this workshop where you will explore the power of stillness and begin to tap into your inner self. We will begin with breathing techniques that invite quiet to the body and mind. We will explore the power of mudras. You will be guided through a practice that includes a moving meditation technique and finally guided meditation. We will discuss tips and techniques to get started in a meditation practice.
Saturday at Align Amar Yoga in Tinton Falls
Help us help those recovering from Hurricane Dorian in The Bahamas. Join us for a donation-based class and contribute toward the relief efforts of International Relief Teams (IRT). International Relief Teams (IRT) alleviates human suffering by providing health services
Saturday at Stockton Avenue Beach in Seaside Park
Join us each month for Full Moon Yoga on the beach. Experience the energy of the full moon while practicing Yoga, and observing the full moon rise over the ocean. This is an All levels class, suitable for anyone. Each class will be geared towards that specific full moon. Come as you are.
Sunday at Dig Yoga in Lambertville
Join Dig teacher/regular (and amateur historian) Mark Smylie for a slideshow presentation on the visual history of asana practice. Covering illustrated medieval manuscripts, Mughal court paintings, British colonial ethnographic photography, and early-20th century yoga handbooks, join us as we look at the questions of where asana poses came from, how they were depicted, and how the physical practice of yoga evolved as it emerged into the modern world. The answers might surprise you!
Sunday at Honor Yoga in North Brunswick
What is it to be a man in these times? In this modern world men are constantly under pressure to be the best they can possibly be. While that is a wonderful goal to work towards, the result oriented society we live in permeates our consciousness and doesn’t leave room for the PROCESS of transformation. Come join coach Joshua Ansley in creating a safe environment for men to come together and support each other in learning to step into the often daunting process of becoming their best possible selves.
Sunday at Honor Yoga in Pennington
Stress, anxiety, trauma, depression…yoga can help.Yoga helps the body slow down and bring awareness to habitual patterns of responding and relating to ourselves and the world. By focusing on the breath, the body and the present moment we can help reduce anxious and depressive thoughts as well as move energy around.
This workshop is beneficial to anyone who wishes to find greater mindfulness and compassion in their lives. Practice will include slow flow yoga, yin and restorative poses, chanting, and meditation.
and humanitarian assistance to victims of disaster, neglect, and profound poverty worldwide.
May Louie first took yoga in college to fulfill a Phys-Ed requirement and immediately fell in love. She, unfortunately, did not continue with her practice but reconnected with it when she retired from her corporate job in 2002 and has since become a serious yoga enthusiast. After her second retirement in 2017, she completed her 200-hour RYT certification, studying with Dina Crosta, Ellen Mosko, and Jamie Segal Hanley, with a focus on alignment based flow.
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