How are you planning to invite this spring season into your world?
We pondered that exact question this AM, as we started scrolling all the Earth Day posts on IG and FB. Our favorite? We shared it right here:
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"We don't inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children." ✨🌎🍃💚 #neuroticmommy #earthday #love #heal #protect #mothernature art and post credit to @neuroticmommy – check her out for the best vegan recipes EVER and hope to meet her at @headstandsforhunger in November in Asbury Park!
Truer words have never been written, right? There is NO Plan B, and we need to DO BETTER.
We also need to spend a little less time on our computers and phones (guilty!) and more time outside, soaking in everything Mother Nature has to offer.
With that in mind, JOIN US on May 11th at the VibeWell HONORS Festival. It is a full day of outdoor magic, with incredible yoga teachers and speakers who are primed and ready to share their talents, knowledge, love, and intentions with every single human being who wants to be a part of it. if you don’t have a ticket yet, here is the link and our website, which will give you all the goods, including our schedule for this epic day.
We also want to make sure you heard about the Wellness Mini-Retreat that our founder, Bridget Riepl, is speaking + teaching at THIS WEEKEND!
Yes, it is in NYC, but the creator of the retreat is a NJ girl, and you know Bridget is too, so why not bring all our NJ vibes to 37th Street for one transformative day of self-care, self-love, learning, laughter, and some good old fashioned bonding time with like-minded ladies?
What is a “Nourished Retreat“? We are so glad you asked. In the words of Nadia, the founder of these amazing events:
Our Mission is to create a supportive community that embraces the concept that Wellness is a Lifestyle for a life-time and not just a short-term fad. Our goal is to bring together individuals who are passionate about living, navigating, and maintaining a healthy life.
The day-long Wellness Retreat is committed to providing practical advice from leading professionals that can be used in daily life. From workshops like eco-friendly living, meditation, yoga, and green beauty, to food demos and nutrition. We provide a holistic approach to Wellness in a community-centric environment.
Bridget sat down with Nadia for a podcast just last week, and we’d love for you listen in…
Bridget Marie Riepl is in studio today with the The NJ Yoga Collective with special guest Nadia Quraishi from Nourished: A Wellness Retreat
Posted by Ming Chen on Monday, April 15, 2019
As always, they recorded at A Shared Universe Podcasting Studio. If you need to record something, GO THERE!
Here are the details for Bridget’s presentation:
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We are thrilled to announce that @bridgetriepl, nationally recognized yoga teacher, will be leading our yoga class AND empowering us with her seminar "Know Your Value, Own Your Worth " at our #nourishedretreat NYC event on 4.27! Bridget is the founder of the @njyogacollective, and @vibewellhonors.⠀ ⠀ You'll leave ready to take on the world after Bridget's seminar! "SO many of us spend our time – and waste our energy – worrying about what everyone else thinks, needs, and expects. We'll focus in on (1) standing up for yourself/learning to say NO, (2) attracting a tribe of like-minded people who lift you up, (3) forgiving yourself and letting go of your old stories, (4) being someone YOU can count on, (5) trusting your instincts, and (6) taking care of your physical body."⠀ ⠀ Did you get make plans with your tribe yet for April 27th?! Don't forget to get your tickets before we sell out! Ticket link is in bio or go to nrspringforward.eventbrite.com! #nourishedretreat⠀ ⠀ #njyogacollective #vibewellhonors #yoga #wellness #empowered #girlpower #wellnessconference #wellnessfestival #njyoga #yourvibeattractsyourtribe #nyc #manhattan #yogateacher #yogaretreat #retreat
Now onto this week’s events! Make sure to hashtag #njyogacollective so we know where you are, and what you are doing with your body, mind, spirit, and soul.
Friday at Honor Yoga in North Brunswick
Everything we create starts with intention. Join Sal as he guides you through self care rituals to practice at home that can transform your life, open new pathways for abundance and increase what you attract to your life’s desires.
Friday at Stress Free Body in Keyport
Celebrate our Earth & Celebrate Life with our Family Yoga Spring Pop up class. A great way to experience yoga as a family and spend quality time together in a loving and peaceful environment. Cultivate the bond between family members while doing something healthy and fun. Music, games, and partner poses are the focus, followed by the grand finale of an Essential Oil aromatherapy foot massage and guided relaxation. This special class will be 1 hour and 15 minutes, requires no yoga experience and is appropriate for all ages!! Space is limited, register today!
Friday at Trinity Wellness Emporium in Union Beach
Join Betsy O’Connell and guest Melissa Loiacono as we balance the mind, body and spirit through Yoga and Essential Oils. Experience Young Living Essential Oils first hand and gain insight on how they work, why they’re so effective and how to use them to support your body to achieve optimal wellness as the season shifts into Spring. We will transition into the exploration of yoga poses that encourage balance and the removal of toxins with gentle twists.
Saturday at Indigo Yoga in West Caldwell
This workshop will begin with a short discussion about how we view our lives, and the messages we replay that are holding us back from really living. We’ll take some time to journal and envision the life we want, practice co-listening, experience a short guided meditation, and then begin the breath. This class ends with an extended savasana to allow for the process of integration.
Saturday at Sakula Yoga in Metuchen
Unlock your hips, strengthen your core, and get ready to fly. Join Heart Maher as she will share her favorite drills and tools that help strengthen your body & mind to prepare you for arm balances and inversions. Curious about learning how to balance on your hands? Interested in advanced poses like Crow, Side Crow, and the Eight Angle Pose? We will be playing with some arm balances, finding different ways to enter them, using props to feel more supported as we embrace the joyful sense of exploration that goes hand in hand with balancing postures.
Saturday at Yoga Peace Kula in Howell
Join Rock and Ram for Kirtan. This heart project of musicians is Rachel Wallace, Dave Cox and Jeff Eisenberg. Wear comfortable clothing to sit on the floor. Call and response chanting has been known to bring states of ecstasy.
Saturday at JaiPure Yoga in Montclair
Please join us for this special donation class! All proceeds to IYAGNY ~ Lisa Rotell Fund
The Iyengar Yoga Association of Greater New York (IYAGNY) and JaiPure Yoga LLC through its charitable arm Give Back, join forces to honor our beloved teacher and friend ~Lisa Rotell~ who through her contribution and commitment made yoga and its teachings accessible to all. On her anniversary, we celebrate her LIFE with a guest teacher from IYAGNY and dear friend, Tzahi Moskovitz.
Saturday at Cross & Orange in Asbury Park
What’s better than Sunday brunch? What about Sunday brunch with your besties after a gentle flowing yoga class?? Bendy Jane Yoga is bringing all that and more to Asbury Park at a new venue: Cross & Orange! Start your morning with a half gentle, half vinyasa flow class that’s great for beginners and advanced yogis alike. How is that possible, you ask? Well we always start with the most easily accessible poses, then offer gentle adjustments and work up to offering deeper variations to poses. So each person can take the class at their desired level.
Saturday at Trinity Wellness Emporium in Union Beach
Ready for Spring Detox!? Join Lily SPRING DETOX WORKSHOP to help in clearing out toxins that built up in the body. This strong yoga practice is designed to release long held tension in body and mind, specially for digestion. This Flow Practice will be offered for all levels. Be prepared to move and sweat!
Sunday at Kin Chi Yoga in Hazlet
Class will be a 75 minute Hatha Yoga with a Singing Bowl Meditation. 100% of proceeds raised will be donated to The Phoenix NJ, located in Belmar.The Phoenix offers a free sober active community to individuals who have suffered from a substance use disorder and to those who choose a sober life. Using a peer support model, we help members heal and rebuild their lives while also striving to eliminate stigma around recovery.
Sunday at Satsang Yoga in Westfield
A workshop of essential self-care practices created for the gals. Learn dōTERRA essential oil applications especially useful for hormone balance, clarity and calm. Each participant will receive a sample of a dōTERR oil to take home. Stacy Anuttara Newfeld: has been studying and sharing yoga for nearly three decades. She is a sound healer and an essential oil educator with doTerra.
Sunday at Studio Yoga in Madison
Many of us have experienced tension and pain in our necks and shoulders. You may have been drawn to yoga as a way to increase flexibility and release tightness in those areas. Although yoga can teach us how to use our bodies so that we can function with ease, it is essential to understand the body part that is in pain. In this workshop, we will use Iyengar yoga poses to understand the neck and shoulders. We will look at postural patterns, and how each yoga pose is about shape, breath and dynamic movement.
Sunday at Inlet Yoga in Manasquan
How can our moms-to-be honor what they are feeling, recognize their physical and emotional states on a day-to-day basis, and move forward with a sense of peace? By practicing prenatal yoga, of course. Please join Jen Rooney to explore the many benefits of a prenatal yoga practice, including safe shapes and movement, conscious relaxation techniques, breathing practices, kegels and abdominal exercises. We will move through a 90 minute open-level prenatal yoga class, followed by a 30 minute discussion highlighting the do’s and don’ts of prenatal yoga. Whether you are an expectant mother, or looking to deepen your knowledge as a teacher to safely guide your pregnant students, this class is for you.
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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