Tell the truth – have you sat down to meditate lately?
Because we have to be honest…
Meditation has taken a bit of a backseat to BBQs and beach trips over the course of the last week. Luckily a few of our local studios TOTALLY get it and are offering meditation opportunities, along with incredible asana experiences (of course).
Check out our favorites this week!
In addition to this collection of special workshops and events, we also highly recommend checking out Honor Yoga North Brunswick’s meditation space and their aerial yoga nidra. As Susan, Honor’s owner describes it: “you get to drop your worries into the Aerial hammock and feel the support immediately. Students will explore two postures in the hammock before entering into relaxed guided meditation. Students can remain in the hammock for an extended time after class for silent meditation or reflection.”
So basically, it’s life changing.
July 9th at Dig Yoga in Lambertville
Join Sue Elkind for this immersion designed to establish, or renew, our meditation practice and commit to optimalizing our health! Once a month, we will journey into the science, health benefits, techniques, and practices of meditation. Each meeting will include an inspirational talk, light asana, breathwork & meditation practices, sprinkled with some chanting, mantra and even restoratives along the way! After each class, tea will be served so we can take our time and enjoy some community love.
July 14th at Ohana Rising Yoga in Ocean Grove
Dive deeply into your yoga practice with subtle adjustments of both the body and mind as Raghunath assists you to upgrade your yoga life no matter what level you presently find yourself. Raghu’s specialty is demystifying the esoteric yoga philosophy to make it approachable and practical for contemporary application. He does this eloquently with enthusiasm, humor, and passionate devotion.
“We do not merely advance our physical practice but we actually change our life through yogic disciplines and insights of the ancient literature.
July 14th at Pearl Yoga & Fitness in Keyport
So you have seen the Dharma Yoga Wheel in photos and would love to learn to play with it, but YIKES! It is a little scary. Awesome! This workshop is for you! We will start from the very beginner and assist you in developing a healthy relationship with the Dharma Yoga Wheel Attendees will leave the workshop with:a basic understanding of how the wheel works, ways to incorporate the wheel into common postures, movements to practice at home!
July 14th at Synergy Hot Yoga in Fair Haven
SUP Yoga is practicing yoga on an anchored paddle board. Classes are designed for all levels. Students must be comfortable in water and proficient swimmers. Personal floatation devices are provided when paddling in open water. Wear clothing that can get wet and remember to bring a towel and sun screen.
July 15th at JaiPure Yoga in Montclair
Learn how to Strengthen Joints and Improve Flexibility. Teach the nervous system how to control acquired ranges in the body. Use active stretching to move beyond static isometric holds. In this workshop we will focus on three main ideals from the FRC® system: ~Mobility – Joint Strength – Body Control. Mobility refers to the amount of active, usable motion that one possesses. While improving mobility and movement potential, we will also ‘bullet proof’ (or safe-guard) your joints so that movement can be executed safely. This leads to a reduction of pain and injury, joint health and longevity, as well as an increased ability to move freely and easily.
July 15th at the Bhakti Barn in Millburn
Sometimes, instead of understanding the mechanics of the posture, we try to use brute force and will find the poses to be unsustainable…
Join Stephanie in this workshop focusing on building and strengthening your foundations for all sorts of arm balances and inversions! We will focus on warming up the individual parts of the body required for inversions,(hands, wrists, shoulders,etc) We’ll talk about proper weight placement in your hands, and start working towards conquering the fears that come with arm balances and going upside down!
July 15th in Madison, NJ at Studio Yoga Madison
This workshop is a mini-meditation retreat, useful for beginners and experienced meditators. Participants are given instruction in Mindfulness Meditation (Vipassana) and tools for integrating meditation into daily life. You will learn practices that can be used to reduce stress at home, and in your professional life. We will experience several cycles of sitting meditation, walking meditation, and lying-down meditation, periods of “dharma talk,” and questions and answers. We will use our time together to cultivate mindfulness and relaxed alertness in as many aspects of life as possible.
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 last year, 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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