Oh WE VIBED!
So much more to come on the VibeWell Yoga Festival (including a Save the Date for October 25, 2020) but for now – THANK YOU! You all showed up so strong, with such intention, love, compassion, kindness, energy, and LOVE, despite the monsoon-isn weather happening (Mother Nature apparently wanted to flow with us too).
We wanted to send massive love to a few of our sponsors – without them, the Festival wouldn’t have been possible. To ChillCryotherapy in Red Bank, MINDRISE, Coffee Surf, K-Deer, Barefoot, Happy Buddha, Herd Juicery (so delicious), fitDEGREE, and Blooming Lotus – we are beyond grateful. You LITERALLY weathered the storm with us. Everyone in NJ – check them out!! Happy Buddha and Cryo – we will see you at Headstands for Hunger on November 3rd…
Speaking of which, are you coming to Headstands for Hunger?!
Join Vanessa and her amazing list of teachers (including Bridget and her kids, Sadie and Patrick) for year seven of this epic community event. You’ll have the chance to experience at 90 minute all levels yoga practice (*no headstand required) with Monmouth counties best instructors.The practice is by donation and ALL proceeds benefit both Fulfill and Monmouth County SPCA Pet Food Pantry.
The class starts at 9:30 AM on Sunday. Doors open at 8:30 AM. Make sure to carve out time for the flow AND stay for the panel discussion on what it means (and what it takes) to live a cruelty free lifestyle. Tin Shaw will be offering his thoughts alongside Vanessa and a few other amazing vegans in our local community!
Now onto this week’s events!
Channeling the Divine Feminine Energy
Wednesday at Be Mind Body Skin in Wanamassa
This workshop focuses on balancing the divine feminine, and clearing out blocks in the lower chakras with breathing and healing sound meditation. This is to help the body heal with vibrations that focus on balancing the energy fields of the emotional and energetic body.
Strong to the Core – Breast Cancer Awareness
Wednesday at 1st Cup Coffee in Atlantic Highlands
Join Two Happy Yoginis (Marlene Flanagan & Lily Saucedo) for a 60 minute yoga class created to spread love, hope and strength one breath at a time. $20 (cash only) includes yoga class and pink flowers.
Crystal Bowl Meditation
Friday at Bendy Jane Yoga in Manahawkin
Please join us for a peaceful sound healing meditation. There will be a short guided meditation in the beginning, inviting the mind and body to quiet down, followed by uninterrupted soothing sounds and vibrations of Beths quartz crystal sound healing bowls.. Please dress comfortably.. bring a yoga mat to lay down on, a pillow, blanket and anything else you might need to be completely comfortable for the meditation!
Turning Obstacles Into Opportunities
Friday at Yoga Peace Kula in Howell
Please join us, Yulady & Gerald Saluti, for an interactive workshop experience wherein we will share our secrets to turning obstacles into opportunities. During this workshop we help you develop the skills necessary to face your obstacles and turn them into opportunities. Together we will explore how movement, meditation and breathing can empower you to find limitless strength, love and power!
Candlelight Yin & Release
Friday at Sun Moon Yoga & Healing in Long Branch
Join Sonia Lopez, Integrative Life & Wellness Coach, as she guides you through her signature healing workshop of Yin yoga, reflection, and energy healing. This workshop will combine Yin poses that access the meridians of the body in order to release stagnant energies and create space for health and wellbeing. During the practice, Sonia imparts aroma freedom technique to acupressure points of the body and healing reiki that allows for the energetic balancing and harmonizing of mental, emotional and physical states. Sonia will end the session with a guided meditation during your final resting pose.
Body Lab with Karin Weinstein
Saturday at Align Amar Yoga in Tinton Falls
This workshop is about you. No one has your body, your history or your reason for practicing yoga. The way you practice asanas should be as unique as you are. Together, we’ll observe and discuss variation in lower body and spinal anatomy and why common alignment cues don’t work for everyone. Learn how to find your own personal alignment – from the inside out – based on foundation, sensation and intention rather than outward aesthetics. Yoga teachers will learn how to use sensation-based cuing that empowers students to determine the alignment that works best for their body. This workshop is appropriate for students of all levels as well as teachers. Yoga Alliance CEUs are available.
Saturday at The Movement in Allentown
The Movement Concept Trainings are created with the intention of teaching others how to be strong in body, mind and spirit. We believe that complete wellness creates the conditions for you to find your own personal strengths and, together with support and community, allow you to step fully into your power.
The larger mission is to cultivate the space for people to heal themselves, so that they can do their part to heal the world. By combining movement, nutrition, energetic & vibrational healing and contemplative practices, Movement’s trainings offer a complete path to self-care, self-discovery and wholeness. Each training is created to provide you with the tools to be your own healer, then go out and heal. Whether you dream of teaching yoga, a functional movement style class or to expand your personal practice, the journey begins within you.
The Movement Concept is not just another fitness or yoga training. It’s a realization of a dream many years in the making and the unshakable belief that together we can change the world.
This immersion is designed for newer yoga practitioners and those looking for a way to deepen their yoga practice. It’s also perfect for certified fitness instructors looking to incorporate a yoga philosophy and practice into their functional movement styles.
Focused on 8-limbed path of yoga, this one-day Immersion will take you beyond the physical poses and into the mind-body-spirit aspects of a well-rounded yoga practice.
Herbs for Cold and Flu Season
Saturday at Yoga Peace Kula in Howell
Seasonal transitions are when our immune system is the most vulnerable to imbalances and sickness. How can we stay balanced and healthy during this time? Start supporting your family’s immune systems early in the cold and flu season with herbs that keep us resilient and strengthen our immune system. Learn how to make Winter Immune Elderberry Syrup and take some home to start your winter self-care routine now!
Learn How to Connect to the Other Side
Sunday night at AMP Yoga Studio in Springfield
Ginny Colarusso, E-RYT 500, Advanced Reiki Practitioner, Past Life Regressionist, and owner of Amp Yoga Studio will give you tips and guidance on how to open up to the other side. You may encounter deceased loved ones, pets, angels, guides, ascended masters and angels. Learn how to ignite your inner senses and experience a few guided meditations to initiate your connection.This workshop is great for anyone who wants to learn their soul purpose and find their path in life, regain faith in the afterlife, and release grief. Learn how to connect and open up clairaudience, your inner hearing. Know that you are not alone on this journey and help is always at your side.
Shamanic Gong Bath & Aura Cleansing
Sunday at Blue Moon Yoga in Shrewsbury
This is a powerful Gong Bath, we will journey into deep relaxation with a Large Earth Gong, Celestial Wind Chimes and Native American drums, as we break up the energy blockages and clear out old stagnant emotional debris. Adrienne will perform an Aura Cleansing on each person, using Sacred Herbs & Incense.This Healing will Clear and Purify your Aura & Energy field, sweeping out what no longer serves you and creating room for your new dreams & visions. Allowing you to move ahead with New Confidence, Clarity & Energy!
Lower Body Bliss for Grounding & The Roll Model Method w/ Allison Kane
Sunday at Inlet Yoga in Manasquan
This 2-hour workshop will focus on the lower body: feet, legs, hips and low back. It will combine self-massage techniques and breath work to help you reduce pain, prevent injuries and improve whatever form of movement you most enjoy. You will learn about your anatomy and how to use Therapy Balls to help release muscle tension and tight fascia; increasing overall body awareness and decreasing body blind spots.
(min 4, max 10)
ReStone Workshop w/ Stephanie Moore
Sunday at Honor Yoga in Pennington
Think spa treatment meets your yoga mat! In this special workshop the healing benefits of hot stone placement, aromatherapy and restorative yoga are combined to give participants a therapeutic experience through the chakra system (a complex network of energy channels connecting throughout the whole body, much like a spiritual nervous system). While in restorative poses 7 different blends of essentials oils, crafted to awaken each main chakra, will be diffused. Also while in these restorative positions, hot stones will be placed strategically along meridian channels to raise the vibrational fields of the body, soften tension and melt worries away.
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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