Yes (we know), there is no “goal” in the yoga practice (no yoga perfect, only yoga practice), but we do have some three GOALS this week.
Here they are:
Move, Meditate, and Do Some Good.
So how can we do it? Our first step is committing to these incredible events, workshops, and immersions, offering everything from mantras and music to April’s Yoga at the Beach – one of our favorite series of the summer, with all proceeds from these classes will go to Clean Ocean Action, a local nonprofit focused on ocean conservation. Reserve your ticket now before classes sell out!
Here is everything else we are loving:
Monday at Dig Yoga in Lambertville
Once a month, on Monday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm, 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.
Monday through Friday at Yoga Peace Kula in Howell
This 5 day (Monday-Friday) summer camp program for children ages 6-9 will explore music, art, and yoga. Each day we will practice yoga and mindfulness techniques, sing, dance, and play instruments, and create a yoga inspired craft. Most importantly, we will have FUN!
Tuesday through Thursday at Satsang Yoga in Westfield
Ages four to six. Your Little Yogi will be immersed in the storybook of the day. Each day, we will feature a favorite storybook and establish a theme. Lisa leads the Little Yogis on a on a Yoga adventure that includes music, movement and yoga games all based on the storybook theme of the day. After that, Lyse guides them through craft time, as they create projects that highlight each theme. They will practice kindness and compassion as they work together, build coordination and balance and have lots of fun.
Thursday at Align Yoga and Strength
A Sound Bath Meditation is a sound-healing practice whereby the participant relaxes in a reclining position and allows the healing sounds of singing bowls, gongs, chimes, bells, drums, tuning forks and chanting, to bath over him/her. In addition to relaxing the body and mind, a sound bath can calm the nervous system, ease depression and anxiety, boost creativity, ease insomnia, and deepen meditation.
Friday at Align Yoga and Strength
Free Yoga and Essential Oil Workshop! Unwind from the week and breathe through a FREE 30 minute gentle yoga & meditation practice. Hang out after class to learn the who, what, where, when, and why of essential oils and how to use them confidently. Optional: Create a headache relief roller or an after sun spray for a small fee.
Saturday at Yoga Peace Kula in Howell
Jeff Seymour is a senior yoga and meditation teacher. His influential style style of speaking calming while encouraging students to find places in their yoga practice they have never gone, has shaped the culture of yoga on the Jersey Shore. This is a special opportunity to practice with Jeff, as he no longer teaches open public classes. Be sure to reserve your spot with this beloved teacher. It will surely sell out.
Saturday at Tula Yoga in Aberdeen
Join Tula Yoga and Aqua Vida, the number one SUP yoga and fitness studio in the Northeast for a fun, in-depth and supportive training experience unlike any other. Take your teaching to the next level with Aqua Vida Floating Teacher Training. 18 CEU credits awarded. Not a 200hr certified yoga instructor but still want to dive deeper into your practice? This course is also great as an immersion. SUP Yoga is the fastest growing practice in the world, as it demands great focus, enhances stability and strength immensely, and calms the body-mind and soul while having an incredibly fun time on the water. And learn how incorporating the practice of Seva can change the world.
Saturday at Sun Moon Yoga in West Long Branch
Sacred Cacao is medicine for the heart. The pressed cacao, which comes from the cacao bean, is prepared by a shaman in Guatemala. Cacao unlocks our creative potential & divine connection- complete heart and soul harmony with Source. This ceremony will bring you to a place of deep relaxation and grounding so that you may uncover your true place of balance within. Through this process we must surrender and open the floodgates of that which no longer serves us. The layers of any judgments, resentments, pain, angers, fears, aches or disillusion, will dissolve and you will open into clarity and peace. Cacao also unlocks your creative potential, allowing you to step into your inner child-like wonder and explore the nature of your being. This unfolding is all within the guidance of the cacao spirit (one aspect/quality of the vibratory essence of pure consciousness- everything in essence is guided by The Divine) and your willingness to go within.
Sunday at Yoga Peace Kula in Howell
In this 2-hr. workshop, we will cover:
- The mental and emotional underpinnings of what is contributing to these conditions
- Habitual patterns that can result in pelvic floor dysfunction
- Various breath work techniques
- A series of exercises rooted in yoga, Pilates, and physical therapy that benefit the pelvic floor, strengthen the core, and help create functionality and health release. (A print out of the sequence will be given so that participants can continue to practice at home for greater results.)
Sunday at the Asbury Park Yacht Club
The Summer Yoga Series is a wonderful opportunity to practice yoga with highly experienced instructors while overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. All proceeds from these classes will go to Clean Ocean Action, a local nonprofit focused on ocean conservation. Reserve your ticket now before classes sell out!
Sunday at Inlet Yoga in Manasquan
Join us for a 90 minute nourishing restorative practice during the height of the Summer Season.
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, 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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