Who’s ready to Illuminate their heart?
Finlay Wilson is making his first ever trip to NJ, and the NJYC has the incredible honor of co-hosting his class at the Asbury Hotel on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 7 PM.
The heart is wrapped in a casing, surrounded to a cage and adhered to the diaphragm. Working with the intent of exploring the heart, you will learn Forrest Yoga sequencing that will allow you to create a feeling of space underneath, around and in your heart. With your heart clear, you will be able to feel what moves your heart the most.
Finlay Wilson, in NYC for PRIDE month, is coming to Asbury Park to host a 2 hour yoga class. Make sure to buy tickets in advance, as this once in a lifetime opportunity will sell fast.
Finlay is a certified Forrest Yoga teacher, Forrest Yoga Guardian-in-training and Senior Yoga Alliance teacher. He is the founder and principal teacher of Heart Space Yoga & Bodyworks in Dundee and is a widely sought-after international yoga teacher.
In his words: “For the last two years, I have spoken publicly and online through BBC The Social on LGBT issues, Male Mental Health, and the issues around suicide. This is something I am passionate about being a voice for and the book, Kilted Yoga, has opened the doors for me to speak to people about how a yoga practice can help you with mental health struggles but also about how to get fierce about what you are passionate about, even if that is your own healing.”
Finlay began Yoga in 2007 following surgical procedures on both legs and used Yoga for his rehabilitation. Finlay has completed over 1000 hours of training with Forrest Yoga Certification Programmes along with over 1000 hours of Ashtanga and Vinyasa training.
He is highly passionate about working with children and young people and has established the Young Yogis Project to bring free Yoga to toddlers, children, teenagers and young people with special needs and disability in his hometown Dundee, Scotland.
And watch our social media – we will be posting snippets of our recent chat with Finlay all about his trip to the East Coast!
We are BUSY this week (not so different from other weeks, but this one is crazy amazing and fantastic in so many ways).
Why, you ask?
Well it is the OFFICIAL KICK-OFF of our summer series at WhiteChapel Project in Long Branch, NJ!
From now until September 1, 2019, we are bringing you some of the best classes that the Jersey Shore has ever seen, all leading up to the Global Mala and the VibeWell Yoga Festival. Summer Sundays will never be the same, and we are so happy about it.
Here’s the full lineup, including the first practice on June 30th, BENDS, BLENDS, AND BREWS with Jen, Lauren, and Bridget. 10:30 AM – only 30 spots. Hope to see you there!
- June 30 at 10:30 AM: Bends, Blends, and Brews with Bridget, Jen, and LegitOils.Be one of the first yogis to take home the official VIBEWELL BLEND, made especially for us by Lauren Gitlin.
- July 7 at 10:30 AM: Magic Mash Up with Serena Soffer and Jennifer Vafakos
- July 14 at 10:30: Rachel Wallace and Cassandra Hall YAAAAAAAS! Flow and maybe a little flight?!
- July 21 at 10:30 AM: AP comes to LB with Trey and Megan from Kur Wellness Studios
- July 28 at 10:30 AM: Salute to Sun and Sip Something Yummy with Lauren Ashley and Nicole Cunicella
- August 4 at 10:30 AM: Serena Soffer and Bridget Marie Riepl – the OGs are back together again!
- August 11 at 10:30 AM: Elevate Your Practice with Dina Crosta and Jamie Segal Hanley, two of the most accomplished and educated teachers around.
- August 18 at 10:30 AM: Vanessa Van Noy and her YTTs for a graduation celebration of badass yogic greatness.
- August 25 at 10:30 AM: Jeffrey Posner is bringing his functional genius to the Jersey Shore – You will find your hands, your feet, your core, and a whole new way to move.
- September 1 at 10:30 AM: This will be epic! For the first time EVER, the NJYC is coming together with Bendy Jane Yoga. Yoga + Drinks for a true end of summer party.
Think that’s all? Not even close. Here are ten more events we would love to see you at this week!
June 27th at Bell Works in Holmdel
Join us for a yoga fusion fundraiser led by certified yoga instructor Yolanda Howard! All levels of yoga students welcome. Be sure to bring your yoga mat, water, towel and positive energy! (Ages 16+) All proceeds from this event will be donated to Friends Connect Foundation, a nonprofit based in Middletown, NJ. Friends Connect Foundation’s mission is to support teenagers with special needs in forming long-lasting friendships through free fitness, self-expression, music and community service programs.
June 28th at Elevate Yoga in Hazlet
Practice the fine art of slowing down with a candlelit yin yoga practice to end your week. Relax your body, breath and mind as we move through the different shapes and touch on the chakras or energetic centers to encourage awareness of where your tension patterns reside. Our practice ends with a guided relaxation to the sounds of a steel drum.
June 28th at Samadhi Yoga Shala in Nutley
Join Alexis Benitez as she guides you on a healing journey through sound and movement of Deep House Yoga with a live set by Jonnie@sol_blessed_music_worldwideYoga, loosely translated from its Sanskrit root means “union”. Relax and move your body to groovy house music. Deep House Yoga is a union of not just the spiritual and physical, but a fusion of the ancient discipline of yoga with the sounds of today’s underground dance music. It brings together the mental and physical benefits of yoga with the spiritual connection we feel to the music we love. Come get groovy with us.
June 29th at Indigo Yoga in West Caldwell
Join Tiffany Curren and Cindy Romano for a beautiful workshop dedicated to you. Experience a profound release with Tiffany’s breathwork circle and integration, then be treated to a beautiful restorative yoga class. Together, we will breathe into summer and release what remains from the previous seasons. Summer is a space of awakening and opening, and we can’t think of a better way to lean into that experience.
June 29th at theManasquan River Narrows in Brick
A paddle on “The Narrows” can fill the soul with a sense of peace and adventure. Get away from the crashing waves, beach crowds, and hustle and bustle of summer to find a perfect sanctuary to practice yoga connected with nature. Along the tour, the group stops for a ~45 minute fluid vinyasa flow on an anchored paddle board. This class is for experienced paddlers, who have taken lessons with us prior to the tour.
June 29th at Jiva Hot Yoga in Fords
Come celebrate with us! Please join in some good old celebrating!! FREE classes all day!So bring a friend, or two or three!!! All your favorite teachers, we’ll have FREE chair massages, Free reiki sessions, food, prizes and of course YOGA!!! We have an AWESOME surprise we will have Sitar ALL day during class!!! So mark your calendar come out celebrate with us!!! Let’s continue to grow our JIVA community!!!
June 29th at Princeton Center for Yoga & Health
When the principles of Qi Gong are integrated with yoga, we have YoChi Flow, a practice of meditative movement that can deepen and enhance the energetic quality of your practice! In this workshop, learn how yoga and Qi Gong work in a delightfully complimentary way to cultivate life force and move stagnant or blocked energy in a way that raises the frequency of the body and quiets the mind. Then be guided into a state of deep relaxation with yoga nidra through which you will learn to enter the state between sleep and wakefulness without loss of awareness — unlocking emotions and feelings, reaching beyond to the core of the unconscious to establish harmony in all facets of your being!
June 30th at Inlet Yoga in Manasquan
This juicy morning Lotus Flow class will elevate us to higher frequencies.. Magic happens when we raise our vibration, so let’s put it into practice! Law of Attraction presenter and Laughing Lotus Yoga Teacher Deborah Langley will lead us through movement & meditation to set us up for success!
June 30th at Inlet Yoga in Manasquan
This universal law governs how energy ‘behaves’; how like is attracted to like. It is measurable and repeatable! It is quantum physics at its best. As humans, we are ‘vibrational beings’ (meaning, we emit vibes!). These ‘vibes’ are creating our reality, whether we know it or not!
June 30th at Kur Wellness in Asbury Park
Join us for a special yoga workshop on our Great Yoga Wall. We will start with some sun salutations on the mat to safely warm the entire body, then transition to our unique Yoga Wall to deepen postures, find increasing length in spine and joints, and build strength in muscles. This is an amazing way to delve more deeply into therapeutic poses with less pain. Wall benefits include reduced weight on joints such as wrists; greater body awareness; longer times in a posture improves balance and builds core; mobilization of particularly restricted areas such as tight shoulders, hips or hamstrings; inversions for restoration and rejuvenation.
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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