Can we talk about that last OM yesterday!?
Patrick took the stage and brought the house (boardwalk?) down with him 3 OMs and a huge Namaste. It was the perfect way to say THANK YOU to the huge crowd of yogis who came out to support the 10th Annual Global Mala. We were more than 150 STRONG and we flowed together for 90 minutes, through 108 sun salutations.
Well, it might have been 110. Or 112. Let’s face it, we aren’t the best counters in the world…
Thank you again to our teachers, presenters, sponsors, volunteers, and partner studios. We absolutely could not have done this without you. Just to name a few:
Rachel Wallace, Sandy Hall, Josh Ansley, April Puciata, Lisa Triolo, Carrie Godesky, Reggie Flimlin, Trey Watkins, Jennifer Vafakos, Serena Soffer, Vanessa Van Noy, Gina Pachkowski, Dani Goldberg, Bret Morgan, Jodi Kobrin, Ellen Kaplow, Kate Lombardo, Maria McKeon, Rodney Salomon, Ellen Mosko, Johnny Scifo, Lockey Maisonneuve, Tim Shaw, Bridget Riepl, Chill Cryo in Red Bank, Being Happy Buddha, Bailey Frumen and MINDRISE, Asbury Park Yacht Club, Blooming Lotus, Vibrate Higher, FIBS, Wave of Balance, the Asbury Park Yacht Club, KUR, Inlet Yoga, Karma Barre and Yoga, Evenflow Yoga, and POE.
Alright, now we need to zone in on the events happening THIS week in NJ yoga. Here they are!
Monday night at the Algonquin Arts Theatre in Manasquan
Join BookTowne in welcoming Yoga Girl Rachel Brathen to the Algonquin Arts Theatre with her new memoir To Love and Let Go. Swedish native and New York Times bestselling author Rachel Brathen is a world-renowned yoga instructor who teaches workshops and leads yoga retreats around the globe.
Friday night at Yoga Peace Kula in Howell
Sacred Cacao Ceremony with Madhuri and Krishna: Mother Cacao helps to open the door to the emotional heart and facilitate the healing one longs for by allowing for full expression of unresolved feelings. Known as the Food of the God, Mama Cacao gives access to other realms where we can freely access and experience our subconscious mind, allowing us to experience and assimilate what lies under the surface of our daily consciousness.
Saturday all day!
Join the team at AYS as we “officially” celebrate our opening of our space and the community we have begun!
Come celebrate the International Day of Peace! Bridget Riepl will guide you through a simple and sacred practice that will leave you feeling both tranquil and transformed by connecting breath, movement, meditation, mudra, and a deep savasana. A unique 108 minute class, created for students of all levels, with no experience required.
Saturday afternoon at Sun Moon Yoga & Healing in Long Branch
Sun Moon Yoga will be hosting an introduction to mindfulness and meditation workshop to which all are welcome. The workshop focus will be on introducing meditation and the concept of mindfulness to those who have had an interest but have not known how to begin their journey. The program will be approximately two hours long with the first portion dedicated to discussing the concept of mindfulness, different meditation practices and meditation instruction in Zazen & Kinhin (Zen Buddhist Meditations.) The second portion will be a thirty minute period of Zazen & Kinhin (seated and walking meditation) and will end with a dharma discussion (talk on universal truth.)
Sunday afternoon at Satsang Yoga in Westfield
The literal translation of Vinyasa means to place in a special way. This placement is not arbitrary, and true flow can occur when things fit and function together well. In this master class we will explore how the geometric integrity and theory of Katonah yoga can to create and substantiate true flow in a well-adjusted, informed (and fun) vinyasa experience. Expect to learn practice changing techniques, transitions, and insightful alignment.
Sunday evening at Pure Toms River Yoga
When the leaves begin changing colors, and cool days replace the dead heat of summer that means autumn is here! This time of the year marks an important shift in the cosmos, called the fall equinox, when both day and night are equally long. Plant-based cleansing rituals during the equinox help to address the energetic transformation of the season. Lexy makes organic herbal skin care products through her own business Ancient Alchemy. Join Her as she talks about herbal traditions, sample her products (100% clean beauty free of preservatives and chemicals) and guides you through a fall equinox movement mediation.
Sunday afternoon at Lovelight on Main in Forked River
Join us for a special Fall Equinox 108 Sun Salutations, at the equinox of the day, with Peter Kercheval. Starting the season off with a moving meditation while sharing in collective energy and find out the significance in 108. 108 Sun Salutation are not required, this is open to All levels and modifications will be given.
Sunday afternoon at Blue Moon Yoga in Shrewsbury
We are honored to host a Kundalini Experience with S. S. Mahan Rishi Singh Khalsa, D.C. The meditative mind is fertile gorund for sowing a beautiful and bountiful future. Each moment, we offer sacred vibration into the field of consciousness we create the potential for love, joy and boundless being.Through Kundalini Yoga kriyas, Sacred sound meditation practices, Gong Immersion and Inspired dialogue we’ll plant the seeds of our higher consciousness within our innermost being, and water them with the divine nutrients of love and vital spirit.
Sunday at Honor Yoga Jackson
Honor Yoga’s 108-Minute Practice is thoughtfully designed to support and elevate your evolving needs during hallmark times of seasonal transition. The number 108 aligns with sacredness and wholeness. This workshop upholds both guiding students with sacred rituals such as slow-flow vinyasa, deep restoration, and intention setting, as well as the ancient arts of aromatherapy, meditation and reflection. Leave with greater vibrancy, feeling whole, and a sense of readiness for what the new season holds.
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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