Perhaps the mission of an artist is to interpret beauty to people – the beauty within themselves.
We are so proud and excited to be curating the first ever LIVE art + yoga event at the Montclair Art Museum – and everything we are offering is 100% percent free.
Come spend your Thursday with Bridget Riepl, Christina Lewis, April Puciata, Jahnavi Harrison, and the incredible team at MAM for an evening of music, meditation, movement, photography, painting, dance, connection, and the growth of an emerging, transformative community that is adding new light to our practice, on and off the mat.
Here is the plan for October 3rd:
Thursday, October 3rd at the Montclair Museum
Art Exhibitions and Performances
5–8 p.m.: Yoga Photography Exhibit
6–7 p.m.: Christina Lewis live painting the yoga class in Leir Hall
6–9 p.m.: MAM Staff Art Exhibition/Faces of MAM-Art School Arcade & Reception
8–8:30 p.m.: Shadow Dance and Musical Conversation/Performance by Danielle Galietti and Matthew Runciman
Yoga and Meditation
5–6 p.m.: Guided Meditation with April Puciata
6:30–7 p.m.: Yoga Class (Yogic Art: The Beauty of Breath, Movement and Intention) with Bridget Riepl, Founder of the New Jersey Yoga Collective. Bring your yoga mat and follow along
7–8 p.m.: Mantra Soundbath – meditate and bask in the soothing sounds that surround with Jahnavi Harrison
7:30-8:30 p.m.: Guided Meditation with April Puciata
Music and Eats
Live Music with the Silver Foxes
Thai Elephant and Empanada Guy food trucks
5-9 p.m. : Drop-in Draw Along–draw from a live model in yoga poses
6:30-8:30 p.m.: Henna Hands Demos
5-9 p.m.: New Jersey LGBT Chamber of Commerce Meetup
Friday, October 4th at iPlay America’s Warehouse in Freehold
Is it possible to venture beyond daily living and experience heightened states of awareness? Join New York Times bestselling author Deepak Chopra as he addresses this question and provides practical ways to experience transformation and healing. In this highly anticipated talk, based upon his newest upcoming book, Metahuman, Deepak Chopra unlocks the secrets for moving beyond our present limitations to access a field of infinite possibilities.
Friday, October 4th at Align Yoga and Strength in Matawan
We are called to courage every single time we show up on our mats, find our breath, and give ourselves the space to feel and let go. It is in this space that we find our inner strength. It is in fully being present in our practice that we can listen to the spirit, feel into the body, and align the mind to create the reality that best serves the highest self. In this masterclass, Stacy will intuitively guide us through a full-body, power-based vinyasa practice. We’ll begin with a touch of yin and end with an extended savasana that will energize, strengthen, stretch and restore you, bringing you back into balance.
Friday, October 4th at Yoga Peace Kula in Howell
This workshop is a program designed and dedicated to utilize the law of attraction as well as a way of applying “The Work” on our stressful negative thoughts. In this course, we will uncover the stressful thoughts that are causing us stress, write them on a “judge your neighbor” worksheet, ask four questions and then turn the thoughts around. This process is called “inquiry” and is “The Work” of Byron Katie. We will practice living our turn arounds so we can get to love the person that matters most, the self!
Friday, October 4th at Alluem Yoga in Cranford
In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, please join us for a special October Community Class to emphasize love, healing, and peace. Join Alexandra Burns for a slow flowing practice that focuses on meditative, breath-led movement and encourages a strong inward focus. Emphasis is placed on core strength, flexibility and balance as well as mindfulness and listening to the body. Combat the effects of the “flight or fight” mode into muscular relaxation and comfort to achieve a quiet state of mind and body. The practice ends with time for some yin or restorative poses, soothing postures held for longer periods of time, and finally an extended guided meditative savasana, leaving you balanced, grounded, and relaxed. All proceeds will go to:
Saturday, October 5th at Metta Yoga in Neptune
Calling all women who want to support women going through cancer treatment! Join us for a special 1-hour Vinyasa flow yoga class taught by Jennifer Hansen, owner of Metta Yoga in Neptune, New Jersey. Together with Meredith Perabo (Swandive Wellness) we will kick-off breast cancer awareness month with a benefit yoga class benefitting the women of Mary’s Place by the Sea in Ocean Grove, NJ. Mary’s Place by the Sea is a respite home for women who are receiving treatment for cancer. Located in Ocean Grove, NJ they provide services that complement each woman’s medical treatment, including oncology massage, nutrition education, individual counseling, Reiki, guided meditation, expressive writing and yoga. 100% of the event proceeds will benefit Mary’s Place by the Sea.
Saturday, October 5th at JaiPure Yoga in Montclair
In this workshop, Ellen will focus on building core strength to facilitate both upright and inverted balancing postures. Staying centered as the limbs are manipulated is the key to balance and the result of a strong and healthy core. Come find your center!
All weekend long at Yoga Mechanics in Montclair
Hidden in every cue, alignment protocol and posture is an invitation to greater self-knowledge and self-understanding. As we examine the poses and learn to observe ourselves in them, an interior world of energy, insight, and clarity emerges. This weekend workshop is a dynamic foray into asana practice, inspiring philosophical teachings and simple mindfulness techniques to help you connect more deeply with yourself. Christina Sell’s teaching style is progressive, clear, and fun. Expect demonstrations, explanations, and practices designed to meet you where you are.
Sunday, October 6th at AMP Yoga in Springfield
Join Carmen Chicola for an unique yoga experience inspired by featured author Kimberly DiVita Smith, author of Catch My Kiss. This yoga event will feature fun, playful poses, calming breath work, and meditation. Each child will receive two organic lollipos as well as a signed copy of the children’s book..
Sunday, October 6th at Studio Yoga in Madison
As part of the two hour class, Sandee will teach you her own method on how to trust your intuition and consciously connect to your heart and soul, and align your chakras. The singing bowl will be used as a tool to help you become a magnet to all your hearts desires. You will be able to use vibrations of energy to help you make life decisions with ease, love, peace, and joy.
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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