Welcome to a new year!
We are so beyond excited to see what 2020 holds for us – collectively – as this big, beautiful, bight, and bold NJ yoga family.
Yes, we could say 100000 different things here, but we know what you want – some incredible offerings for the weekend and beyond! Because of the holidays, we decided to put the next 10 days all together in one place – that means this list will take you from Friday, January 3rd, all the way through Sunday, January 12th, the date of our first official Boss UP and Brunch (plus yoga in the morning with Bridget, which you can book as an AM only activity OR stay for the full brunch + mastermind experience).
So what can you expect on January 12th at Asbury Park Yacht Club for Boss Up and Brunch?
Here is what our MINDRISE and mastermind guide, Bailey Frumen, put together for us:
Alright, here we goooooooo…
Friday night at Alluem Yoga in Cranford
Experience the warm embrace of the Old Mill on a blustery night. Enjoy a candlelit practice with Karen and feel supported and rested with postures that will leave you ready to venture back outside with a warm glow inside. Restorative Yoga features nurturing yoga postures, through the use of props, to create deep states of relaxation, ease and health.
Friday night at Honor Yoga in North Brunswick
“Tension is who you think you should be Relaxation is who you are” – Chinese Proverb
Join Jillian Pransky for a 2 hour mini-retreat to welcome in the New Year feeling truly relaxed and aligned with your deep heart-centered intentions. In this 2-hour New Year’s Renewal Jillian integrates slow mindful movement, restorative poses, and deep relaxation to help you align with nature and savor winter’s gifts as you release, recharge, and rekindle your inner glow. Emphasize internal observation, healing rhythmic breathing, and fully supported rest. We will finish with a New Years intention setting meditation to leave you feeling calm, clear, and inspired.
Saturday afternoon at Dig Yoga in Lambertville
Join Ellen for an exploration of the subtle energy system as we trace the Kidney meridian points on the body and practice a seasonal Yin Yoga sequence you’ll take home. We’ll discuss a ways we can support our vital energy and well being throughout the winter months. After we refine our connection to the breath with a short Pranayama practice and meditation, you’ll settle in for a restful Savasana with the vibrational tones of Crystal Singing Bowls and other healing instruments. Embrace the stillness of this season while aligning to the rhythm of Nature and re- establishing the harmony within.
Saturday at Remedy 11 in Englishtown
Join creators, Leena Lemos & Megan Horowitz as we celebrate the official launch of the Enlightenedhood membership! T he Enlightenedhood Membership is a sacred community of mindful and spiritual women committed to learning, connecting, sharing, and celebrating our journey through motherhood.
We would love for you to join us for a night of celebration that includes:
Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and nibbles // champagne, wine, & beer.
Connection with other spiritual women rising together who are part of the Enlightenedhood movement.
Enjoy palm readings, henna tattoos, shopping, and mini-reiki sessions.
Saturday at AMP Yoga in Springfield
Join Denise Friedson, E-RYT in a discussion on the sutras of Patanjali. This workshop is also eligible for continuing education hours through Yoga Alliance. We will discuss the foundations of yoga and any mental roadblocks getting in your way. We will also discuss the 8-limbed path and the requirements of yoga asanas (postures) and pranayama (breathing).
Saturday at Yoga Solace Club in Englishtown
Cellular respiration, the source of all our physical energy and expression in the world, is dependent on a constant flow of oxygen being delivered to each cell and carbon dioxide being taken away. Every emotional state we experience has a corresponding pattern of breathing associated with it. Even the rhythm of our heartbeat is intimately connected with the action of our lungs. The word “inspiration” itself refers to both the act of breathing in as well as the state of being filled with spirit and energy. So let’s turn up the prana! If you wish you had more energy, focus, and joy, come discover how yoga can increase prana (life force). In this workshop we will practice a combination of in-depth breath work, gentle asana, and partner work and learn a simple 10-step exercise series that can be done daily to refuel, reenergize, and rebalance.
Sunday at Inlet Yoga in Manasquan
Please join us, Yulady & Gerald Saluti, for an interactive workshop experience wherein we will share our secrets to turning these obstacles into opportunities. During this workshop, we help you develop the skills necessary to face your obstacles and turn them into opportunities. Together we will explore how movement, meditation, and breathing can empower you to find limitless strength, love and power!
Sunday at Trinity Wellness Emporium in Union Beach
This workshop is designed to take the guess work out of crystals. Learn how to find the one that best fits your needs, wants, etc. Find out how to care for them, get them to work for you and learn how meditate with them. She will walk your through a guided meditation to help open you up energetically to allow your crystals to work for you! You also get to take home a chakra set to help you get started! Betsy has been working with crystals for many years and is self taught. Whether it’s alleviating anxiety, helping you find the crystal to sharpen your creative juices or just deepen your meditation. As an empath, Betsy can help you find the crystal for your ailments to help you feel better or even to protect yourself through your day from negativity.
Free Meditation: KYDS Mindful Mondays in Ocean
Monday night at Dean’s Natural Food Market in Wanamassa
Join Konscious Youth Development & Service as they take you through a mindfulness & meditation practice.
Friday night at Elevate Yoga in Hazlet
Experience healing, balance and relaxation through sound. Bridget, a certified sound healer will guide you through a vibratory journey into a deep meditative state using the sounds and vibrations of crystal singing bowls, crystal pyramids, drums, chimes and other healing instruments. Gentle yoga, crystals, reiki and a relaxing fragrance designed to balance the Chakra system may all be used. These energies work together to heighten awareness, release physical, emotional and cellular blockages, and create a deep sense of relaxation, reduce stress and anxiety
to leave you with a feeling of peace.
Full Moon Manifesting Workshop w/ Sal Macaro
Friday at Honor Yoga in North Brunswick
Full Moons represent the energetic peak of the month turning up our intuition and making it easeful to manifest. Join Sal as he creates a safe and grounded space for you to explore the significance of the full moon and how you can use its wisdom to show up more presently, clear your vibrations and set intentions for the upcoming moon cycle. Each workshop will include a chosen crystal to take home and ritual specific to harnessing the magic of the moon. Experience guided meditation, sound bowls and color therapy to invoke the energy the full moon offers.
Pop-up Master Class W/ Lippy Orem
Friday night at Satsang Yoga in Westfield
Are you Twisted? Do You Want to Be? Arc, bend, braid, coil, curve, meander, roll, spiral, swivel, turn, twine, undulate, wind. Whether you want to improve your Parivrtta Trikonasana or just be able to see over your shoulder to parallel park you have to be able to twist.Let’s work on it. Linda Blair’s got nothing on us!
Teen Girls Night
Friday at Yoga at the Barn in Ramsey
It’s time for a fresh start in 2020! Come together to build connection, stand in your power and learn techniques to handle anxiety and stress. Together we will sing, flow, meditate and journal.
Neck and Shoulders Workshop
Saturday at JaiPure Yoga in Montclair
The neck and shoulder region is one of the most common problem areas of the body. Everything from daily living activities, stress, trauma, poor posture, and structural issues can cause stiffness, pain, and inflammation in this area. Our own Ellen Kaplan will guide you through some therapeutic work as well as modifications in asanas to realign and relieve the neck and shoulders. Come learn how adapt your practice, heal your body, and stand head and shoulders above the rest!
Candlelight Yin & Release with Sonia Lopez
Saturday at Sun Moon Yoga & Healing in Long Branch
Rejuvenate your body, mind, and soul. Join Sonia Lopez, Integrative Life & Wellness Coach, as she guides you through her signature healing workshop of Yin yoga, reflection, and energy healing. This workshop will combine Yin poses that access the meridians of the body in order to release stagnant energies and create space for health and wellbeing. During the practice, Sonia imparts aroma freedom technique to acupressure points of the body and healing reiki that allows for the energetic balancing and harmonizing of mental, emotional and physical states. Allow yourself to release and unravel embodied physical and emotional tension and leave feeling light and rejuvenated in body, mind, and soul. Sonia will end the session with a guided meditation during your final resting pose.
Saturday at Yoga Peace Kula in Howell
The practice of AcroYoga can be both therapeutic and playful. With these two sides of partner work, we work with another person (and sometimes three or four) to support each others body weight with counter balances and bone stacking, building strength, range of motion, trust, communication, and connection, while opening opportunity to create sequences to connect these paired poses in flight. Time will be dedicated first towards individual inversion drills which are essential in building skills and alignment for many parts of the partner practice. This will include headstands, forearm stands, and especially handstands. When exploring the more therapeutic side of the practice (otherwise referred to as flying therapeutics or “Thai fly”) and floor Thai massage sequences, we can also provide a greater physical release through the entire body that may not be achievable alone.
Boss Up and Brunch by NJ Yoga Collective and MINDRISE
Sunday at the Asbury Park Yacht Club
It’s Time to Boss Up and BRUNCH! Join us for a powerful Mastermind Event, carefully curated for women with big dreams & goals. Join in a game-changing conversation with a power panel of women who are running & transforming the world, on their own terms. Our panel includes Carly Walko, New Jersey Personal Stylist for women; Gabrielle Wile & Lorraine Wile, the founders of Wile Events; Naomi Mulgrave, Vice President, Head of Strategy and Innovation Prudential International Insurance; Jamie Hanley, Psychotherapist, Master Yoga Teacher, and Owner of Elevate Yoga; and Kristine Deer, the owner and founder of K-Deer. Mastermind with a group of self-starting, engaged, supportive, smart, and inspired individuals who are ready to share innovative ideas, common struggles, and creative solutions (while enjoying Langosta’s amazing brunch)
Sunday at Honor Yoga in North Brunswick
This 90-minute workshop allows students to work on a specific asana (pose) that they’d like to learn or are having a challenging time with. It is limited to 10 students for lots of individual attention, adjustments, and room to try new things. Run as a question & answer style format, it allows the instructor to break down the poses step by step to make them accessible to all students. Suitable for all levels. Students should come with one pose in mind that they’d like to explore.
Sunday at AMP Yoga Springfield
AHHRRR Maties and Mermaids! Join Ms. Carmen for a fun filled Mommy and Me Yoga class and receive a piece of the pirate booty as a gift. Enjoy some fun poses, a gentle meditation, and keep warm as the weather turns colder.
Sunday at Align Amar Yoga in Tinton Falls
In these Full Moon Sadhanas (reflections), we observe nature’s rhythms and align ourselves with them. What karma are we currently generating? Practice contains asana, pranayama, reflection, and concludes with Yoga Nidra (guided meditation).
Sunday at Indigo Yoga in Caldwell
Join Sarah Anfora to learn a little bit about what Kirtan is and experience the soothing vibrations of Sarah’s voice & harmonium as she leads us through a taste of Kirtan.
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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