There are a ton of incredible things happening this week – and of course this WEEKEND – to kiss summer goodbye, welcome in a news season filled with possibilities, and of course practice YOGA.
We are going to kick this list off with THE POWER OF WE a panel discussion focusing on women’s empowerment through collaboration, happening on Tuesday night at 6:30 PM at the Entrepreneurial Think Tank for Women Foundation in Marlboro. NJYC founder, Bridget Riepl, will be offering her perspective alongside a group of incredible female powerhouses who are on a mission to shift the conversation and take action to encourage collaboration, support, and connection between women.
Because women who support women are more successful. There is no more time for competition, no more time for envy, and no more time for fear. For the first time ever in New Jersey, join the founders and leaders of ETTWomen, FemCity, eWomen, BIG, The Co-Co, The NJ Yoga Collective , and AOWIE for a powerful panel discussion about Women’s Empowerment Through Collaboration.
We also KNOW so many NJ yogis will be coming together on Sunday for the Skylands Animal Sanctuary and Rescue Benefit from 9 AM to 9 PM in Wantage NJ, to spend time with the one and only Seane Corn. In Seane’s words:
Please join me in my beloved home state of NJ for a very special yoga event to benefit the Skylands Animal Sanctuary & Rescue founded by my old childhood friend Mike Stura. I can’t imagine a better way to spend a day than being with friends and family, sharing yoga and raising money and awareness to help our animal friends. The day will begin at 9am and include yoga in a marble ballroom(!), a vegan BBQ lunch, guided tour of the sanctuary and talks on animal rescue and veganism. All proceeds go to Skylands Animal Sanctuary & Rescue!
Okaaaaaaaay – last but not least, you know we need to throw some love to the 10th Annual Global Mala on September 15th and the VibeWell Yoga Festival on October 27th at the Asbury Lanes, Asbury Hotel, and Danny Clinch Gallery. Did you get your ticket yets?! Let us know if you need more info, want to apply for a VibeWell scholarship, or just that you are already packing your yoga bag for the day in total excited anticipation (we are too).
Here’s the rest of what’s going on!
All week long and FREE!
Being a teenager can feel very stressful at times. Mindfulness is a powerful way to tackle the stress and become more present in order to live a more joyful day to day. We will delve deep into the philosophy of mindfulness and enjoy some practical, fun activities in the beach sand to better understand its application. Yoga, will be incorporated daily, as we guide our bodies to move in conjunction to the sound of calming ocean waves. There will be ample time to play in the sand, swim in the ocean, and journey inwards towards profound self-understanding.
Tuesday night at 6 PM and it’s FREE!
Old Bridge Waterfront Park
It’s been an amazing summer for YBTB! We have enjoyed our new location, created a beautiful newcommunity of yogis, and the WEATHER has been pretty fantastic!Unfortunately it has to come to an and we will head indoors. Lets end the season gathering together to breathe, move, meditate with Crystal Bowls, and enjoy some finger foods to share.
Thursday night at the Allaire Community Farm in Wall
You will be outside on the grass for this fun level of goat yoga. Enjoy some fresh herb tea before your wagon ride around the farm to see the sunset. Learn about our Nigerian Dwarf Goats and how we make Goat Milk Soap. All proceeds go to the continued care of our rescued animals.
Thursday night at Tula Yoga in Aberdeen
Our intentions are more powerful when we share them with others. Come together as a community of empowered individuals and embrace the energy of the new moon to reflect on the past, acknowledge the present and plant seeds for the future. Join Denise Vernieri for a new moon intention setting class that concludes with yoga nidra. The structure, inquiry and ceremony may be a little different each time, but yoga nidra can be expected as part of the experience
Thursday morning at Blue Moon in Shrewsbury
This slow morning flow is just what you need to start the day. All Levels and All Ages are welcome!
Friday night at Sun Moon Yoga and Healing in Long Branch
So elated to offer this uplifting fun flow. Serena Soffer is going to raise the vibe high with Soul Sweat (laughing lotus’s signature yoga flow). It is guaranteed to bring you to exquisite ecstasy. She will conjure the essence of Ganesha. This flow will be all about removing obstacles and kicking down any boundaries that are holding you back from achieving ultimate bliss. You will dance you way through the asanas while opening up all the chakras. After this cathartic popup you will leave in a heavenly state of euphoria. Serena Soffer is a powerhouse unicorn of a yoga teacher. Her mere presence brings jubilation into any atmosphere. She is a mystical creature who has been teaching the lotus flow for many moons. You do not want to miss this.
Friday at 5 PM at Trinity Wellness Emporium in Union Beach
Getting your child ready to head back to school can be sometimes a bit scary for your child. We are hosting a “Back to School” event to help get your child ready for school this September. It’s a great way for them to learn how to self soothe, how to interact with other children/classmates, all while doing it in a fun, safe and friendly environment.
Friday night at Soulful Awakenings in Lake Como
Please join us for the sounds of the Singing Bowls and Light Language. Light Language is channel sound and light. It is an energy activation through sound vibrations and coding spoken in very rapid frequencies, which activate Soul Memory. The Singing Bowls create a space to clear and cleanse the energetic centers of the body and mind, while removing all toxic energy that has accumulated.
Saturday at the Keyport Waterfront Park and it’s another free event
In observance of International
Drug Overdose Awareness Day, the Keyport Response to Recovery initiative invites you to join us for a waterfront meditation to honor the memory of loved ones lost, those still struggling with the disease of addiction and those in recovery. Together we raise awareness, end the stigma and advocate for change. Light breakfast fare and remembrance activities to follow meditation.
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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