Tired? Thirsty? Searching for something to do that DOESN’T involved wrapping paper?
Us too! We found so much winter solstice magic this week, plus sound baths AND yoga in pajamas (with beer).
Essentially, this list is the definition of the old adage “there’s something for everyone.”
Make sure to hashtag #njyogacollective so we know where you decided to spend your special moments away from the hustle and bustle.
Oh! And DO NOT forget to grab your ticket for our Move, Meditate, and Manifest event on December 30th. This event is PERFECT for anyone who is ready to make 2019 a celebration of life, love, connection, community, creativity, and RISING UP! You’ll do yoga, of course, and then meet these life-changingly brilliant women!
December 17 at Soulful Awakenings in Lake Como
Join Dawn as she guides you through a soothing meditation of well being. With the use of Yoga props, both on the mat, or if you choose, or a comfy chair, Dawn will guide you through the flow of energy from your Root Chakra (feet to hips), up through your Crown Chakra (top of the head) pausing at each one. At each Chakra, Dawn will guide you through focused meditation and the use of essential oils, as you gently open each energy center… This meditation will create a space to achieve peace, joy and a greater understanding of oneself…
December 20 at Flow Yoga in Ho-ho-kus
Join us for a Holiday Silent Disco Yoga Party! Enjoy a euphoric, meditative vinyasa experience as you flow to the sound of the music and the instructor. Each yogi will be equipped with headphones upon arrival. Lauren McMillin will guide you through a sweet flow sequence.
December 21 at Honor Yoga in Hillsborough
Relax. Renew. Restore. In this Winter Solstice, Reiki infused workshop, let the mind drift in and out of consciousness as you give your body permission to relase the holiday stress, the things that no longer serve you and allow yourself to melt into the props that hold you. Realign your spirit and reset for the Season ahead. Come join us for an evening of reflection and gratitude as we celebrate through Restorative postures and healing Reiki.
December 21 at Nature’s Salt Cave & Float Pod in Cranford
Yin yoga poses apply gentle tension to the connective tissues – the tendons, fascia, and ligaments – with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility. The poses are also designed to improve the flow of Prana (life force) through the body, improving organ health, immunity, and emotional well-being. Breathing exercises will accompany this class to take full advantage of the salt cave and its benefits.
December 21 at Grow Yogain Galloway
Celebrate the season and the end of 2018 with a 2- hour master class with Tara, sure to be full of joy, sweat, and holiday tunes.
December 21 at Yoga Loka in Frenchtown
Join Bonnie Pariser for a special night of easy asana, meditation, and deep relaxation, all to the beautiful sounds of live music by Heidi Breyer. Appropriate for all levels.
December 21 at Pearl Yoga & Fitness in Keyport
The Winter Solstice is the start of our cold, snowy season here in New Jersey. As we enter the winter months, our bodies naturally tense up. This class is designed to keep you moving, breathing and feeling toasty in Pearl’s cozy studio.We will move through a moderately paced 90-minute hatha flow. As always at Pearl, modifications will be available so all levels are encouraged to join.
December 22 at Lovelight on Main in Forked River
Zafu pillows are used to maximize the comfort level of your mediation seat. Sitting on a pillow helps raise the hips, making sitting more stable and comfortable. This workshop will begin with a brief seated meditation, followed by Zafu pillow making. Expect to custom select your material and learn the fun of pinning and sewing. Your new round Zafu will be hand stuffed by you with 100% all natural Kapok fiber provided. Use the Zafu to deepen your meditation practice or give the gift of peace, balance and alignment this holiday season.
by Brainy Kids Yoga on December 22 at 3 Calvin Place of Renewal in Metuchen
YOGA in a Winter Wonderland! Join us for a morning full of developing healthy habits, identifying positive friendships and learning how to eliminate negative self talk #GIRLPOWER! We will be discussing how to effectively build confidence and self-esteem with fun team-building exercises, creative journaling, mindful meditating, crafting and of course… YOGA’ing! In this special holiday session, we will be emphasizing giving back to our community and what it means to pay it forward! It will be a truly inspiring class for your tween, filled with positive vibes and GIRL emPOWERment! Price includes all crafting materials, snacks & hot coco bar!!! ‘Tis the season!!!
December 23 at Dig Yoga in Lambertville
Join Sally Miller and Holly Haynes for a relaxing treat this holiday season. They’ll guide you through a reclined somatic meditation practice to melt stress and tension from the body, followed by a long sequence of yin yoga postures for each of the 7 chakras. Class ends with an extended savasana including neck and shoulder massage.
December 23 at Dark City Brewing in Asbury Park
Join us in your holiday pajamas for a special Christmas weekend-edition of Bottoms Up: Yoga & Beer! Our instructor Stevie Leah is back leading the flow. We’d love to see some familiar faces and some new ones who may be home visiting family for the holiday weekend!1 hour of all-levels yoga followed by a 4 beer flight! The flight is different every week.
December 23 at 350 Scotland Road in Orange
The second chakra is the centre of feeling, emotion, pleasure, sensuality, intimacy, and connection. The energy of this chakra allows you to let go, to move, and to feel change and transformation occurring within your body. It allows you to experience this moment as it is, in its own fullness. In this class we will work on releasing blocks as a group through sensual movement , dance , energy healing rituals, & goddess healing circle.
December 23 at Samadhi Yoga Shala in Nutley
Join Reiki Masters, Joshua Dorfman and Julia Sheykman as they hold a Sacred Space to guide you through a journey into yourself with the power of Sound and Reiki. Our Sound Bath and Reiki Meditation is a multidimensional experience that goes beyond the five senses. It is a journey that takes you deep within yourself, for you to experience yourself with a new set of eyes. A place you go beyond and stresses of life can be liberated.
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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