Before we dig into this week’s events, which we are LOVING because there are some non-asana opportunities to celebrate life, family, and community, we have a few Save the Dates for you!
First up, join Maura Bradley, Certified Mindfulness Instructor, for an Introduction to Mindfulness for Kids. This 6 week course, geared toward little bees ages 8 and up, kicks off on April 29th and runs through Monday, June 10th. The Bee You Yoga BeeMindful Program is based on the Mindful Schools research-based curriculum, which has been shared with more than 200,000 children and adolescents in 48 states and 43 countries. It offers simple, effective mindfulness practices that can be integrated into the everyday and adapted for diverse environments. What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is a practice of present-time awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and one’s surrounding environment. For more information, please contact Maura Bradley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Second, make sure to BOOK yourself for the April 27th Spring Forward Wellness Retreat with our own Bridget Riepl! Bridget is teaming up with Nourished Retreats for a full day immersion into wellness workshops, fun demos, connection with an incredible, inclusive community, and learning from experts who are ready to share the goods!
Here’s what you can look forward to:
- Breaking through Overwhelm to Transform your Health with Lennis Perez
- It’s not you, it’s your Thyroid with Dr. Elyse Tursi of Pollack Wellness Institute
- Exercise w/Limited Equipment & While Traveling with Patrick Frank of EVF Performance
- Tips for Healthy Takeout with Tatiana Ridley of Healthylicious Bliss
- Getting Regular & Getting Pregnant (or not) with PCOS with Lisa Paladino CNM, IBCLC
- Know Your Value, Own Your Worth with Bridget Riepl of The NJ Yoga Collective
- How to Green Up Your Home with Lauren Gitlin of LegitOils
- DIY Organic Skincare Demo with Coleen Phoenixx of Rising Phoenixx
Third, VIBEWELL HONORS!
We’ve told you about this SO many times, but we can’t stop (and won’t stop) until every single NJ yogi is signed up and ready to roll out their mat with us. VibeWell HONORS brings together the very best yoga instructors, wellness experts, and thought leaders for one inspiring day of practice, community, connectedness, gratitude, and GIVING. By coming together, we are affecting positive change in our community and ultimately in the world around us. How? Simple. All proceeds from the festival will be donated to the Honor Yoga Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit that provides yoga-related programs to at-risk and underserved communities.
We feel like we need to give you the schedule so you TOTALLY get how amazing this day will be.
- Dynamic Opposites: Freedom to Flight with Cathy Madeo and Ellen Mosko
- Hard Core, Soft Heart with Bridget Riepl and Vanessa Van Noy
- Look, No Hands! with Adell Bridges
- How Yoga Saves Lives – A Panel Discussion with Eleonora Zampatti, Dr. Nathalie Edmond, Lockey Maisonneuve, and Faith Hunter
- Spiritually Fly Master Class with Faith Hunter
- Open Mini Meditation Sessions with Evan Madeo
- Fundamentals of Partner and Acro Yoga with Eleonora Zampatti and Brendan Neary
- Own Your Power – An Inspirational Discussion with International Life Coach Bailey Frumen
- Root Down to Rebound with Julie Mellk and Christine Rodek
- The POWER of Practice: Igniting More Passion & Play in Your Yoga with Sue Elkind
Alright, now onto the EVENTS for this week.
Meditate with us and paint beautiful Mandalas to take back with you. This class is for beginners in meditation and beginners in painting. We would love for you to join us and create wellness.
You’ll be guided in meditation by an expert and guided in painting mandalas (or anything that is meaningful to you) Kids above 8 yrs welcome to join with a parent who is also participating.
Wind down the week with a slow flow focused on releasing tension in the hips, the area of the body said to be the ‘seat of our emotions.’ Whether you’re in need of letting go physically, mentally, or both, this class is great for both beginners and seasoned yogis in need of a good stretch.
Join Mary and Donna as they create a deep renewal. Begin preparing your entire being for Spring – the season of rejuvenation and growth … unraveling the layers of winter slowness… taking this time to open up the body and transform… Our practice will begin with gentle movement to welcome soft openings and mind/body awareness before moving into the relaxing and renewing restorative poses to welcome Spring. The Crystal Singing Bowls will be played during a long, soothing shavasana, allowing the effects of your practice to embrace you.
Low back pain has struck many of us at some point, and can easily become a chronic issue without proper care. Thanks to long hours of sitting, driving, poor posture, repetitive motion, or the result of injury, stiffness and pain of the back body has become an epidemic.But hope is not lost! Learn how to unlock your back, free your hamstrings, and stand tall knowing several self-care techniques and yoga postures to relieve minor low back pain. We’ve got your back!
10 minute session with beautiful floral installation + 10 digital images to download + printing release!
Do you find yourself longing for more time to work towards the peak pose of a class? This workshop allows for a better understanding of the shoulders, hips, and hamstrings and the specific exercises that help to open them more deeply. This is not a typical class sequence, we will stop and start to explore each exercise and its variations, while we use the wall and other props to keep us supported.
Journey into the woods where we will disconnect to reconnect; leaving behind the hustle of our daily routine to connect to nature and feed our spirit with a higher vibration!
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.
Never Miss a Post!
The Top Three Reasons for Joining NJYC
The greatest teachers, studios, classes and communities are in the Garden State.
You are ready to inspire and be inspired.
You believe in living a life you love, supported by a practice that makes you feel amazing