Follow your nature. The practice is really about uncovering your own pose; we have great respect for our teachers, but unless we can uncover our own pose in the moment, it’s not practice — it’s mimicry. Rest deeply in Savasana every day. Always enter that pratyahara (withdrawn state) every day. And just enjoy yourself. For many years I mistook discipline as ambition. Now I believe it to be more about consistency. Do get on the mat. Practice and life are not that different.
-Judith Hanson Lasater
Friday, January 26:
FREE Vegetarian Potluck Dinner & A Movie!
Join us in viewing the inspirational documentary, Dark Horse, written and directed by Louise Osmond. It’s based on a true story about a “dream alliance” that, against all odds, breeds a racehorse and participates in a derby at an elite level.
Everyone welcome! Please bring a vegetarian item to share – not required.
Yoga Solace Club, Manalapan
The Yoga of the 3 Gunas is a workshop for all levels of yoga practitioner from beginner to master. Which techniques are for burnng off excess energy, which are for conserving energy as well as the ability to recognise when the ideal state is active, will be examined using combinations of pranayama, vinyasa sequences, choices of light and dark, loud and quiet, aerobic and restorative asanas, kriyas, mantras and mediation. Yoga philosophy and modern physics describe three states of being and unbeing. These are called Gunas. These Gunas are used to describe qualities of asana movement, choices of diet, economic and social choices of inner states of consciousness.
Yoga Peace Kula, Howell
Join Billi Jo Murphy – Reiki Master and Intuitive Life Coach for an evening of healing, balancing and relaxation with the pure tones of the quartz crystal “singing” bowls. The crystal bowls are sound healing instruments that take you on a vibratory journey into a deep meditative state. You will lay or sit in a comfortable position as I play the crystal bowls for approx 60 minutes. Each bowl is tuned to one of the 7 Chakras to help facilitate alignment, balance, and healing of each energy center.
The Studio, Madison
Can you think of a better way to spend a Friday ‘date night’ than doing a little yoga together at The Studio? Candle light, hand-picked music, sweating, stretching, opening, strengthening (and maybe even some heavy breathing)…together. Join us for an intimate evening full of delicious partner poses, slow flow and even some belly laughs. The tone is fun, light, a little saucy and perfect for all levels.
Tula Yoga, Aberdeen
Remember how much fun the 80s were?! The music, the clothes, the hair! Mix all that up with yoga that glows, and it’s a party! Join Leah for 80s “glowga” where we will flow and glow to our favorite 80’s hits! Feel free to accessorize and rock your best 80s styles, white and neon colors preferred. Glow body paint will be provided, so arrive 15-30 minutes early to get yourself glowga ready! All levels are welcome.
Saturday, January 27:
Honor Yoga, Manalapan
Join us for an intimate yoga workshop is limited to 12 students for individual attention, adjustments, and room to try new things and meet other members. This class is run as a question & answer style, allowing you to questions on particular poses you’re working on to have the breakthroughs you have been working toward! All levels welcome!
Monmouth Beach Yoga and Wellness
Join Karena Virginia, certified healer and intuitive, for a miracles and healing workshop using mantra and the gong. Sound radiance is an exceptional tool for healing the body, mind and spirit. The resonance of certain sounds will clear blocks and elevate your frequency. No experience needed. This is a highly transformational workshop based on an ancient technology moment you enter the space.
Pink Lotus Yoga, Swedesboro
You will learn about the Ayurvedic theories of Prakriti (your constitution) and Vikriti (your current state). We will introduce the 3 Doshas and the role they play in your overall health and wellbeing, and how the Seasons of the year play a pivotal role in what’s happening in your body and mind. If you are new to Ayurveda, or simply need a re-fresher on the Doshas, this workshop is for you. We will break down the fundamentals in an easy to digest format and provide you with the necessary tools to support a balanced life!
In the second workshop, you will learn how to feed your body for optimum balance. Because, let’s face it, what most of us are interested in is the food aspect of Ayurveda! Participation in this Workshop requires an understanding of the basic fundamentals of Ayurveda including the Doshas and the Seasons.
The Yoga Loft, Freehold
A retreat day is a way to nurture yourself and reconnect with the Essential You that knows which path will lead you to living your best life. Join the warm and welcoming Yoga Loft community at a cozy farmhouse in the woods to restore yourself, body, mind and spirit. You’ll tune in and chill out with a gentle, nurturing yoga class, enjoy a delicious healthy lunch, and feed your spirit with activities designed to reconnect you with the peaceful, authentic, essential YOU! Please bring your journal, yoga mat, slippers or warm pair of fuzzy comfy socks and a sweater.
Indigo Yoga, Caldwell
Happy hips and hamstrings is a workshop designed for yogis of all levels as well as athletes with chronically tight hips, hamstrings, and lower back tension. Begin with a slow paced vinyasa flow designed to build heat and lubricate the joints before deep stretching. This workshop will aid in releasing tension, increasing mobility, and enhancing everyday movement and athletic performance.
Ohana Rising Yoga School, Ocean Grove
This journey includes restorative kundalini and tantric yoga stretches, guided full moon kundalini meditation, and over an hour of sound vibrational healing. In addition you’ll be treated to a Smudging & Rattle Blessing, Himalayan Singing Bowls, Chakra Chimes,Tuning Forks, One-of-a-kind Quartz Crystal “Whirling Dervish Sound Wand” individual personal treatment, and Much More!!!
The Yoga Loft, Freehold
Shoulder issues? Here are some signs, can’t lift your arms overhead, can’t lift your arms overhead without your head moving forward, shoulder hurts when sleeping on your side, can’t seem to throw a ball right, pain, headaches,snapping or twinges, tight chest muscles
In this class we’ll look at the anatomy of the shoulder, the way it moves and how the restriction of movement can affect the head, neck, hands, spine and hips. Then we’ll explore techniques and exercises to help you discover where you’re restricted and begin to release it.
Sunday, January 28:
Inlet Yoga, Manasquan
Please join Jen Rooney to explore the many benefits of a prenatal yoga practice, including safe shapes and movement, conscious relaxation techniques, breathing practices, kegels and abdominal exercises. We will move through a 90 minute open-level prenatal yoga class, followed by a 30 minute discussion highlighting the do’s and don’ts of prenatal yoga. Whether you are an expectant mother, or looking to deepen your knowledge as a teacher to safely guide your pregnant students, this class is for you.
Honor Yoga, Hillsborough
Experience the sacred sound of pure crystal quartz attuned to your 7 Chakras. The powerful vibration clears out negativity, unblocks chakral energy, and calms the nervous system. We will begin with 60 minute of restorative style yoga followed by 30 minute guided meditation and sound bath. Experience sivasana with the sound of all 7 bowls playing to leave you waking refreshed and mentally clear.
Jivamukti Yoga, Jersey City
In this workshop you will learn how to heal and empower the energy of the 4th chakra which will allow you to hear the guidance of your intuition by unblocking stagnant emotions and releasing fears. You will begin to trust your feelings, and your intuition, as the energy begins to process through. The two-hour workshop will contain a deep heart-opening meditation as well as personal reflection and a tool called “Spiritual Mapping.” We’ll practice moving energy from crown to root and discuss the main blocks that keep us from feeling & following our true purpose.
Flow Yoga, Mahwah
Slow down and unwind with Ben Wisch and Denise DeLuca as they lead you through a 90-minute relaxing restorative yoga practice to end your weekend. You’ll de-stress and give your body and mind a much needed rest.
Ben Wisch will accompany the practice on keyboard.
This event is open to ALL LEVELS. Restorative Yoga has many benefits for all – beginners to advanced yogis.
Tula Yoga, Long Branch
In this two hour workshop, yoga instructor, Carly Cosentino, and Holistic Health and Wellness Cait Byrnes will discuss stress reduction techniques, nutrition, easy ways to prevent getting sick, and how to use food journaling to feel your absolute best. Participants will be lead through specific yoga poses that help aid in digestion, improve sleep quality, and help you remain relaxed throughout.
Karma Barre and Yoga, Spring Lake
Come tap into your creativity and be the co-creator of your life! A Vision Board is a powerful technique that teaches your mind what you want to focus on and how to make your dreams more tangible and attainable.All supplies and a variety of magazines are included, just bring yourself! If you have specific magazines or images you want to use please feel free to bring them with you. Begin with a crystal bowl meditation than move into the creative process! Get ready to manifest the year of your dreams!!
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