March came in like a lion in a big way this past weekend and definitely crushed a few of our goals for practicing this past weekend. Luckily there are lots of incredible opportunities to make up for it this coming week!
Check them out right here (thank you May Louie for discovering all the places we need to be!) AND please consider joining Bridget Riepl and April Puciata on IG from March 5th to the 9th for the #protectouroceans yoga challenge.
THE PROTECT OUR OCEANS IG CHALLENGE
The waters off New Jersey and New York are home to more than 300 species of fish, nearly 350 species of birds, 5 species of sea turtles, and many marine mammals, with over 20 species of whales and dolphins, 1 species of porpoise, and four species of seals.
March 6, 2018
Hot or Not Yoga, Manahawkin
Hot or Not Yoga is proud to present a new 4 week program developed for ages 10-14. Through creative, simple flowing sequences, breath work, simple meditations, partner work and cooperative games, tweens will develop a deeper appreciation and respect for themselves and others. Classes will focus on mindlfulness, balance, working together and developing a positive self-image and acceptance.
March 8, 2018
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Hot or Not Yoga, Manahawkin
Did you know that practicing Yoga Nidra for 20 minutes is equivalent to 3 hours of sleep? This practice is crucial for supporting balance in stressful and busy days and seasons of our lives. In this class, all that is needed is a welcoming mind and a yoga mat, and is done lying down in rest pose. This ancient tantric meditation systematically guides you through each layer of being called the koshas. This includes your mental, emotional, physical, energetic, and spiritual layers, helping you to relax and heal your whole being.
Nidra induces the relaxation response. You body knows exactly what to do to attain perfect health and equilibrium, but you need to go into relaxation response in order to turn on the healing switch! Effortless, compassionate, inexpensive.
March 9, 2018
JaiPure Yoga, Montclair
This workshop will examine the anatomy of the pelvic girdle, shoulder girdle and spine. These areas are subject to many chronic imbalances, misalignments, stress and pain. Understanding the relationships between the muscle groups and fascia of these areas will greatly help us to understand what constitutes proper alignment, ways to prevent injury, alleviate pain and how to improve overall body posture.
Examine how various modalities, such as yin yoga asanas, physical therapy and structural integration can be incorporated to establish and maintain a balanced body.
East Coast Yoga & Boxing, Middletown
Wondering about a better way to clear your “stagnant day inter energy? Join us for an evening of meditation and sound healing. Participate in a Sound Bath and let it infuse and clear your body with pure sounds and energy reminiscent of our cosmic beginnings.
March 10, 2018
Yoga Mechanics, Montclair
Open to runners and athletes of all levels, this 60-minute class will focus on releasing tightness in the feet, legs, and hips to help you maintain a healthy range of motion. Learn practical skills and techniques to help you stay active, reduce pain and remain injury-free.
Sukha South, Brick Township
This workshop will combine a vinyasa flow along with some deep hip opening practices to help you get deeper into your hips! The lotus symbolizes our self-evolution. The humble lotus grows in the muck and mud at the bottom of the lake, but when it emerges from the water it is gleaming and blemishless. This represents how it is the very struggle in our own lives that lead us to ultimate understanding and wisdom.
Yoga For Your Thyroid with Meredith Koloski
Synergy Hot Yoga, Fair Haven
Thyroid Yoga offers tools and technologies to intuitively support your health and recovery from imbalances affecting the thyroid and glandular system. Through yoga, breath work, mantra, meditation and functional medicine practices we tap into our bodies desire and natural ability to find alignment and begin the process of healing physically, emotionally and energetically. This class is an introduction to gain a deeper understanding of the causes of autoimmune and how yoga and self-care practices implemented into your daily life can begin the process of restoring balance to your body systems and manage symptoms.
Ananda Yoga, Wenonah
Ananda Yoga and Wellness is excited to announce a special afternoon filled with all your favorite things: yoga, wine and chocolate! Indulge your body and soul in the sensual experiences provided by the combination of yoga, wine and chocolate, which will leave you feeling amazing inside and out. You will be guided by Carly Melchert and Kristin Braack through 75 minutes of yoga intended for all experience levels. Afterwards, there will be time to mingle with others while enjoying some vino and hand-crafted chocolates by Devour Desserts of Mantua. And the best part? 100% of all proceeds from the event will benefit Meals on Wheels of Salem County,
Honor Yoga, Princeton
Enjoy a Restorative Yoga regenerative practice with a live Sound Bath including crystal chakra bowls, shamanic drums, and delicate chimes. While we rest in postures, the instruments will be played throughout the two-hour practice. Participants have the option to have the sound bowls placed directly on the body for a personal vibratory experience.
Restorative yoga is a mindful and stillness practice using props to support the body, allowing for deep release and relaxation. As the body is supported, the nervous system calms. Adding the vibratory sounds of crystal bowls, drumming, and chimes will enhance the depth and balancing of the practice.
regenerative practice with a live Sound Bath including crystal chakra bowls, shamanic drums, and delicate chimes. While we rest in postures, the instruments will be played throughout the two-hour practice. Participants have the option to have the sound bowls placed directly on the body for a personal vibratory experience.
10 AM – 12 PM
Pink Lotus Yoga, Swedesboro
During this workshop, we cover the fundamentals necessary to make small lifestyle and dietary changes to support a balanced life. You will learn about the Ayurvedic theories of “Prakriti” (your constitution) and “Vikriti” (your current state). We will delve into the three Doshas and the role that they play in your overall health and well-being. We will also explore how your energy levels, digestion and the state of mind are governed by the seasons of the year and the Ayurvedic clock. Learn how Pranayama (breathwork) can be customized to your Ayurvedic plan to enhance your well-being.
Honor Yoga, North Brunswick
Explore your heart energy with soulful vinyasa and inspiring sounds! Enjoy vinyasa yoga to live music that pours right into a kirtan. We will explore the path of Bhakti Yoga or devotion through poetry and the Bhakti Sutras and how we can express devotion with our bodies through devotional movement and with our voices through chanting. Let’s come together with Lisa and Sonic Bliss Kirtan leading you to melt open your heart and fall in love with LOVE! Featuring Lisa and a special guest musician!
Joyful Living Yoga Center, Pt. Pleasant
The practice of AcroYoga can be both therapeutic and playful. With these two sides of partner work, we work with another person (and sometimes more) to support each others body weight with counterbalances and bone stacking. By doing this, we can then provide a greater physical release especially in the hips, spine, and back that may not be found alone. This practice is not only for yogis, but anyone with a playful side looking to laugh and connect by playing. No experience necessary! No partner needed! We encourage that if you come with a friend that you are open to working with everyone. This is a community building practice!
March 11, 2018
Yoga Essence of New Providence
Join Emily Katz for a 60-minute class modified for people with chronic illness and accessible to all. Deep breathing techniques, as well as meditation, will be taught. Followed by a discussion about the correlation between Lyme and the diet. Gain an inclusive community Allergen-free food options and refreshments.
Pure Yoga, Toms River
This workshop is designed for those with body image and eating habits, as well as those who are interested in techniques to benefit their lives through mindfulness and natural eating. We will explore food philosophies, Ayurveda, and the use of affirmations in your daily life and yoga asana. This practice includes a beginner-friendly yoga practice, Ayurveda, (organic/GF/vegan) food tasting, mindfulness methods, meditation, journaling and more!
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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