Alright! We are back to the opposite-of-the-grind with a full week of amazing ways to spend time on your mat, living your practice.
From meditation on a Monday to Freaky Friday vibes with bends and pumpkins, we’ve got you totally and completely covered with yoga goodness.
And one HUGE request – please check out James Mweu this week! He will be in Union County on Monday and Tuesday before heading down the shore to Inlet Yoga on Saturday.
Now, YOU know James from VIBEWELL – yes, this is JAMO, the amazing yogi who was dancing LIFE into our flow with Dana in the Asbury Lanes! Jamo is from Nairobi, Kenya and received his training through the Africa Yoga Project. He’s currently touring the US and making his way through NJ. Jamo teaches with incredible heart, passion and love for the practice. Don’t miss this!
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James Mweu is #comingHOME THIS MONDAY & TUESDAY! He flew from Kenya to support @africayogaproject ❤️ Support him by dropping in & saying hi 👋 Come take class Mon & Tues 9:30AM (he’s assisting with @lyonheartedyogi) OR take practice next to him both days at noon! #thisisYOGA #thisisHOME . . . #homepoweryoga #comeHOME #africayogaproject #poweryoga #baptisteyoga #whybaptisteyoga #yoga #kenyaiscloserthanyouthink
Soulful Awakenings, Lake Como
Join Dawn as she guides you through a soothing meditation of well being. We are all energy. Our Chakras are our main energy points throughout our bodies. To maintain our health and well being, our Chakras must be open and flowing freely. With the use of Yoga props, both on the mat, or if you choose, or a comfy chair, Dawn will guide you through the flow of energy from your Root Chakra (feet to hips), up through your Crown Chakra (top of the head) pausing at each one. At each Chakra, Dawn will guide you through focused meditation and the use of essential oils, as you gently open each energy center.
Yoga Barn, Farmingdale
Dreamcatchers are, in essence, a symbol of acceptance, mindfulness, and healing. In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to mindfully awaken your creativity to design & weave your very own dreamcatcher. We will start with an intention setting practice and move through the stages of designing, weaving, and adorning our dreamers with yarn, ribbon, and beads. You will have the option to add words or additional objects to visually reflect the manifestation of your intention. All supplies will be provided, but you’re also welcome to bring any personal tokens, such as crystals, beads, dried flowers, or found objects to personalize your dreamcatcher.
Langosta Lounge, Asbury Park
Join us for a night of creative beading, inspiration, ocean views, amazing food and drinks led by Krista Lynn of www.kristalynndesigns.com. You will learn about the charity of the night, the Mala Necklace, and tap into your creativity making yourself the gift of good intention. Truly is a wonderful night of Community and Giving Back. You will leave with your very own Mala Necklace to simply use for wear or prayer. Light Fare and Drinks will be served. A % of ticket proceeds will be donated to Mary’s Place.
Princeton Integral Yoga Community Center
In this special 2-hour yoga session Wah! will…
lead us in a wonderful yoga class, take us on a guided deep relaxation while singing and playing her lovely Savasana music, share inspired wisdom teachings and tips to use throughout your life. Wah! teaches yoga and plays live music at the end of class.
South Street Yoga and Nutrition, Morristown
Whether you suffer from chronic low back pain or want to avoid pain in the future, this workshop is for you. We’ll explore the dynamic of the lumbar spine and how it connects down the kinetic chain through the hips, legs and feet, as well as up the kinetic chain through the thoracic spine, shoulders and neck. Through body awareness exercises, lots of fun exploratory movement and yoga pose variations, you’ll develop a better understanding of how strengths and weaknesses along that chain can impact mobility of the lumbar spine. Walk away with lots of home practice tips and tricks to reduce pain, get stronger, more mobile and help you reclaim your movement!
Bends & Pumpkin Bouquets by Bendy Jane
The Union Market & Gallery, Tuckerton
It’s time for fun fall activities!
Join us at the Union Market & Gallery where Eastlin Floral Design will lead you through arranging a bouquet inside a beautiful white pumpkin. After the bouquets, Bendy Jane Yoga will lead you through a 60 minute lighthearted yoga flow to end your night on the right note.
Yoga Barn, Farmingdale
As we enter the days before All Hallows’ Eve and the veil between worlds becomes thinner, this is an especially powerful time to sit with this powerful plant medicine as she aids us in our quest to access and experience other realms. 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. Used in ceremony for thousands of years, Cacao is regarded as a Sacred Plant that embodies the loving energy of the Divine Mother. Join us for an evening of drumming, chanting, free movement and meditation as we sit together in ceremony with this ancient heart medicine.
Alluem Yoga, Cranford
Experience the relaxing power of Restorative Yoga, enhanced by the dynamic healing of Reiki treatments. Complete your practice with Yoga Nidra on a journey to ultimate bliss. In this workshop, you will experience the Reiki practitioner directing healthy energy into the body’s energy field, restoring the natural flow of energy. You will be lovingly guided through ever deeper states of blissful consciousness.
Flow. Wine. Socialize. Bringing the yoga community together one pop-up yoga event at a time. New to yoga? We welcome you with open arms! Step out of your comfort zone and experience the yoga bliss. Our classes are designed with the beginner in mind, but always offer options for advancement!
Pure Yoga, Toms River
Discover how to open, align and heal your chakras to activate your energy system, nurture your spiritual awakening, and enjoy a vibrant, thriving and full-spectrum life. Experience:
- A comprehensive overview of the chakra system that makes intuitive sense and works with Western psychology
- The connection between specific health and body challenges within different chakras — and the practices that can address and heal them
- How to assess if a chakra is either deficient or excessive so you can bring it back into balance
- The connection between activating your chakras and creating healing in the world
- Ways to work with energetic blocks, shifting them more gracefully
- Practices to work with the “obstructions” that sabotage each chakra, and prevent the flow of natural energy.
Blue Moon Yoga, Shrewsbury
This playful workshop is for anyone who wishes to start their inversion practice or for those who want to fine tune their existing practice. This is also available to teachers who would like to learn how to assist students in inversions. We will first be moving through a warm up to prepare out bodies. This workshop will include information on proper body alignment, anatomy, assists, and how to bring your inversion practice home. You will learn how to prepare for headstand, forearm balance, and handstand. You will have the opportunity to move into the full expression of the pose if you feel ready. Variation and modifications for each pose will be offered as well. Most importantly you leave feeling strong, empowered, and confidant!
JaiPure Yoga, Montclair
Establishing a firm base within a yoga practice brings STABILITY, the bedrock of physical and mental balance. Deepen your understanding of how to create a solid foundation in your practice beginning with the standing poses. These poses lay the groundwork for stability in all the other poses. When the body/mind is steady then freedom of movement can come.
Honor Yoga, Pennington
An Aerial yoga class where the kids and parents can practice together. This is a wonderful bonding Sunday afternoon activity. Lots of fun and laughter for the whole Family.No prior Aerial experience needed. Kids must be at least 6 to participate.
Joey Harrison’s River House, Lacey Township
Guided meditation and yoga will take place outside in the courtyard overlooking the water (weather permitting, please dress accordingly) Right after yoga, we’ll head indoors to the dining room where you can find your bottomless mimosas, brunch and all our awesome health & wellness vendors!
Tula Yoga, Aberdeen
You are invited into an extraordinary journey of transcendent healing! Travel the Elemental realms of Earth ascending to the Celestial planes, cocooned in Floating silky hammocks. Experience the deeply healing Sacred Sound Waves of 3 Gongs vibrating underneath and flowing from all directions as you lay suspended in airwrapped in a blissful dream world! This journey includes healing and rejuvenating Kundalini and Tantric Yoga stretches (On the ground, no experience needed) guided Kundalini Meditations, and over an hour of Sound Vibrational Healing! In addition, you”ll be treated to Himalayan Singing Bowls, Venus Planetary Gong, Empathic Toning , Tuning Forks, Crystal Bowls, one-of-a-kind Quartz Crystal “Whirling Dervish Sound Wand” Individual personal-treatment, and More!
Honor Yoga, Princeton
You’ll learn the fundamentals and how to safely practice forearm balance. Learn proper alignment and how to get in and out of the inversion and how to work on balance. This part of a 3-Week series but each session can be taken separately.
3 Calvin Place of Renewal, Metuchen
As parents, sometimes we’re the last ones to do things for ourselves when we need it the most! Join us for a transformative Kundalini yoga and meditation escape to help balance your chakras, increase energy, spark mental vitality and experience deep relaxation. No experience necessary!
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 last year, 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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