Is Memorial Day Weekend SERIOUSLY only a few calendar squares away?
We cannot believe how fast spring is flying by, and we are really grateful to all of YOU for keeping us grounded and grooving with amazing practices all over the state.
Here are the events we are planning to check out this week. Where will you be?! Make sure to hashtag #njyogacollective so we can find you (and probably hug you a lot).
And one more thing…
THANK YOU. Thank you, thank you, thank you ONE MILLION TIMES over for making VibeWell HONORS an incredible success. More to come from us on that but for now – THANK YOU. We love you.
And we want to do it again.
VibeWell 2019 is happening October 26th and October 27th. Tickets are available now and you better believe we are going to keep making announcements about all the incredible people + businesses that will be a part of our second annual festival in Asbury Park!
May 14th at Cecil Creek Farm in Mickleton
Join Nancy Finkle and Cara Bradley for a day retreat of yoga and self-empowerment to nurture your body, mind, and heart. Honor Mother’s Day, as Nancy leads you through an all levels practice leaving you feeling energized, but calm and relaxed.Enjoy an interactive session with Cara, of high quality self-care through movement and breath to strengthen your capacity to live with more authenticity, based on material from Cara’s book, On the Verge. Followed by a delicious Farm to Table Lunch prepared by Chef Mark.
May 14th at OASIS TLC at Middletown
Lay your mat in the field. Try to pay attention to yoga while baby goats climb on you, push you over and generally cause a ruckus. Join teachers from Hot and Soul Yoga and Synergy Hot Yoga Studios as they teach Yoga with Goats at OASIS tlc!
May 15th at Trinity Wellness Emporium in Union Beach, NJ
Every month we should take the time to cleanse the energy and air in our home, our crystals, charge and program our crystals and set new intentions for the new phases to come. In this workshop, Betsy will show you how to clear and care for your crystals as well as the energy around you. These important tasks she practices on a regular basis, not only in her home but at the studio as well. This allows her to bring the calming and healing environment needed her students and visitors to experience. You will leave with a beautiful bag of goodies: sage, palo santo, amethyst for intuition, black tourmaline or hematite for grounding , green aventurine for luck and protection, rose quartz for self love, howlite for happiness and zen.
May 15th at Dig Yoga in Lambertville
This training will focus on incorporating slow, mindful flow yoga sequences into class warm ups, prior to meditation, and/or restorative practices. Gain the ability to provide a nourishing, introspective, and restoring practice for yourself and the students you teach.
May 15th at Dig Yoga in Lambertville
Join Jillian for an expansive practice that will leave you feeling ready to radiate for the spring season. Spring is a time of change, rebirth and renewal. This mini-retreat is designed to help you release blocked energy, surrender layers of deeply held stress and tension, and harness the radiant power of spring. To deepen your connection to this uplifting energy, Jillian will guide you through several cleansing yoga techniques, warming slow flow yoga, rejuvenating breathing practices, restoratives, and mind opening meditations. You will leave feeling rooted, relaxed, radiant, and ready to bloom through the season.
May 17th at TPK in Howell
Join YPK for a 40-hour course that enables you to create a mindfulness practice that works for your lifestyle, while teaching you the tools to lead children through a journey to develop a mindfulness practice of their own. We combine the ancient tradition of mindfulness with the techniques of modern thought leaders to profoundly transform your life and the lives of the children you serve.
May 18th at Good Vibes Yoga & Kombucha Bar in Nutley
2 hour workshop discussing the 5 Yamas (ethical & moral disciplines) and the 5 Niyamas (observances) followed by a gentle flow, integrating these concepts into the body on the mat.
May 18th at Bee You Kids Yoga in Manasquan
Native Americans believed long ago in the healing power of intention and manifestation. Something they may not have known then is the healing that occurs simply through the act of creating! Research shows that crafting has a lot in common with meditation and can improve problem-solving skills, reduce stress and anxiety, and improve overall quality of life. During this 2.5 hour workshop, teens will have the opportunity to learn mindfulness and relaxation techniques while creating their own beautiful Dreamcatcher! Dreamcatchers are, in essence, a symbol of acceptance, mindfulness, and healing.
May 18th at Brassy Buddha Yoga in Westfield
Energize your chakras with yin poses designed to open up each of your energy centers from your root chakra to your crown. While in these chakra postures, be gently guided with affirmations, mantra and the sound of the corresponding chakra crystal singing bowl to clear each energy channel. There will be time for you to deeply relax and Tracy will play the healing Himalayan singing bowl directly over your heart center to facilitate the manifestation of your intentions.
May 19th at Harborside Atrium in Jersey City
We are so excited to bring Headstands for Hunger to the Jersey City/Hoboken area for the second year. Our mission is to unify local yoga teachers and their communities to aid in the feeding of hungry people and homeless pets nationwide. Please join us and enjoy an all levels yoga flow class along with beautiful views. Headstands are optional! Again – this is an all levels event. There will also be music and local vendors.
Leading us in our all levels flow are: Patrick Franco Jr, Serena Soffer, Melanie Rodriguez, Meghan Kramer, Karen Mandell, Bridget Fujioka, and Kate Gross
May 19th at Wild Eye in Red Bank
PART 1: ROOT CHAKRA YOGA FLOW + BRUNCH. One hour yoga flow led by Toni Napolitano & vegan brunch prepared by Jen Muscarella. Focusing on the root chakra, this is the first of a 7 part series. Come learn how to nurture the chakra system.
May 19th at Athleta at the Grove in Shrewsbury
Join Shellini Spencer on her birthday from Kin Chi Yoga for this special HBD yoga class. Share the yoga love with a nice slow paced Hatha yoga class with lots of heart and hip openers. RSVP and receive a 20% off one full priced item. Time for private shopping, healthy snacks and giveaways. Meet Shellini and learn more about Kin Chi.
May 19th at Aquarian Yoga Center in Westfield
Join Kim Giglio & Savitri Kaur for this powerful practice to “Heal the Wounds of Love” with Mera Man Lochai. We will begin with light yoga exercises and end with the Gong and Crystal bowls to cleanse the subconscious and awaken feeling rejuvenated. This mantra meditation is meant to bring positive change to your current relationships (of all types) while removing past pains that have imbedded themselves in your heart and psyche. This powerful meditation practice will open hearts to self-love, and increase the capacity to love others. Repeating this mantra takes you out of the normal internal chatter and emotional games of the mind we usually live with. It purifies, aligns and strengthens the heart and soul. Yogi Bhajan gave us this priceless meditation to heal the Wounds of Love. Using a specific mantra and creating a human mandala, sacred geometric pattern, to facilitate a process of deep healing.
May 19th at Inlet Yoga in Manasquan
In this workshop we will focus on how the body, when observed and explored with the right tools, can offer valuable insights into how well we use our time. The techniques and theory of Katonah Yoga® offer maps and keys to use our bodies as a vessel of discovery for this purpose. We will explore these tools: The Magic Square, body reading, asana, and pranayama work to gather information that we can use to our advantage on life and on the mat. Expect to walk away with new insights and tools to up the function of your daily practice and facilitate your quest for joy.
May 19th at Inlet Yoga in Manasquan
One of the most basic skills to cultivate when learning to adjust yoga poses is holding space in and reading the room you are teaching. This is true regardless of whether or not you will offer adjustments/assists in your classes. In fact, the tools cultivated in this workshop will enhance your teaching beyond just your capacity to adjust, and you will leave with a different, and maybe deeper, understanding of the human form in a yoga class!
May 19th at Kin Chi Yoga in Hazlet
Kirtan! We are doing it again and on Shellini’s BIRTHDAY! Come and play! Enjoy relaxing to some awesome vibes!
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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