It’s official, we’ve made it to the holiDAZE. So what does that mean for our NJ yoga tribe?
DO. MORE. YOGA.
Make sure to carve out time for your practice. Yes, there are days when it’s hard to get on the mat but let’s get real – have you EVER regretted showing up for savasana?!
Now here comes challenge number one – choose at least one of these events and sign up now! From Chair Yoga with Mary Dana at Inlet Yoga to Sound Healing with Bridget Lyons at Trinity Wellness, we’ve made sure to seek our opportunities to nourish your body, mind, and soul.
Which is exactly what we need in the most holly, jolly, ho-ho-ho high-pressure season of the year, right?
Check out our list and make sure to reach out with any awesome stuff we might have missed!
Also, let us know if you want to be a vendor for our December special events at PORTA in AP!
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✨V E N D O R S✨ We would LOVE for you to apply to sell at our TWO December events at PORTA in Asbury Park! We have events on December 4 (6 to 9 PM) and Decmeber 31 (10 AM to 1 PM). We are looking for stand-out vendors that vibe with a crowd focused on yoga, wellness, art, music, and lifestyles of health and sustainability. and vintage vendors. Email us at email@example.com NOW! #asburypark #holidaybazaar #christmastime #jerseyshore #njevents #njcraftevents #njyoga #handmademarket #yoganj #njmakers #shopasburypark #njyogacollective Lots of photos in here by @kierrgluckphoto ✨
Tuesday at JaiPure Yoga in Montclair
Join Jillian to honor and support our Veterans during her regularly scheduled 9:30 am class on Tuesday 11/12. This class will be dedicated to serving those who have served. Jillian will be donating her proceeds to the Veterans Yoga Project whose mission is to support recovery and resilience among our veterans, families, and communities. You’ll have an opportunity to learn more about this organization and make a donation. The Veterans Yoga Project works in partnership with veterans, active-duty military personnel, student veterans’ organizations, and other non-profit organizations.
Fridat at Yoga Peace Kula in Howell
Join Rodney Salomon as he guides you through an experiential journey within by teaching you how to GROUND YOURSELF in any situation using Stillness, Breath, & Self-Awareness. This transformative workshop will provide a blueprint on how to better manage your emotions, anxiety & stress, strengthen your focus & concentration, and connect to your higher self via guided meditation.
Saturday, all day, for FREE AT Sun Moon Yoga & Healing in Long Branch
Come one, come all and sample their classes for free!!! After classes, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and libations. Everything starts at 8:30 AM.
Let It Go – A Free Workshop with Lockey Maisonneuve
Saturday at Alluem Yoga in Cranford
This workshop is about letting go. Have you ever been so hurt or angry that you just can’t let it go? This workshop is about letting go of your IT (Internal diaglouge) whether your IT is about past trauma, divorce, career, friends, family or just simply your mindset, you can let it go…
-Learn how to quiet your monkey mind.
-Learn how to recognize when you are being run by your monkey mind.
-Learn how to be present in the moment
-Learn how to manage anxiety in the absence of medication.
-Learn how breathing techniques, meditation, journaling, conversation and laughter can support you in letting go of what no longer serves you.
Saturday at This is Yoga NJ in Seaside Park
Chakras are energy centers in your body that affect you physically, emotionally, and spiritually. This unique class uses yoga poses, breathing techniques, visualization and sound to help you bring balance to each of the Chakra locations in your body. We will move through each of the Chakras talking about the ways they affect the body in and out of balance. The class will bring you to a place of balance and serenity! Appropriate for all levels of yoga!
Saturday at Sattva Yoga in Jersey City
Learn what every woman needs to know about her pelvic floor in this educational and movement based workshop including:
– it’s key role in healthy core function
– how to improve/prevent issues like incontinence and prolapse
– why kegels are not the only solution
– simple exercises to improve pelvic floor awareness and health
– how to incorporate this awareness into your yoga
Saturday at Elevate Yoga in Hazlet
Join Stephanie Barrios-Cullins, MPA, RYT-500 for meditation and a larger conversation focused on what these topics mean to us in the yoga community, among healers, and in our society in modern day America. This workshop is open to all – yoga teachers, helping professionals, healers, and students.
Sunday at Honor Yoga in Princeton
Contrary to popular belief, backbends are therapeutic for the body, mind and spirit. Not only do they restore balance in the spine by reversing the effects of all the sitting, standing and sleeping we do, but they also help to release stored emotions within the body. In this two-hour workshop, we will briefly discuss the anatomy of a healthy backbend and how it relates to our posture on and off the mat. We will also explore the energetics of backbends and how they help us nurture a more loving relationship with ourselves and others. We will then open our hearts by creating space in the front of the body through active stretching and conditioning exercises, specifically in the hips, shoulders, legs and lumbar spine. By simultaneously strengthening and stretching the spine and its surrounding muscle groups, we will relieve compression in the low spine and shift the “bend” into the upper and middle thoracic spine to open our hearts.
Sunday at Bear and Birch in Freehold
This unique yoga, meditation, and spa experience is about slowing down, relaxing alone or with friends, feeling better, healing and practicing self-care. Treat yourself to a day at the spa and join us for a one-hour gentle slow flow yoga class led by various Metta Yoga instructors followed by an afternoon of saunas, steam rooms, hot tubs, relaxing and nourishing the mind, body, and soul.
Sunday at Inlet Yoga in Manasquan
There are few tools in yoga that are as versatile and useful as a chair. It as an objective partner that can be utilized in many ways to lift and support us, while giving us different angles to play with to receive and perceive information from. In this workshop, we will look at the different ways we can use chairs in our practice using Katonah Yoga® theory to navigate our adventure. We will explore its application in real restoration work: practicing inversions, warriors, backbends and more. Come explore this magical tool of perspective and support, and learn new recipes to re-imagine and reinvigorate your practice.
Sunday at Trinity Wellness Emporium in Union Beach
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. A relaxing fragrance designed to balance the Chakra system will 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.
Sunday at Yoga Inspired in Pittman
Come have some “you” time before the busy holiday season begins and join Emili and Joy for this Yoga and Tie Dye Workshop! We will begin with an all levels one hour yoga class where we will move slowly, pause and soften in various seated and standing postures.
After class, Joy will guide you through folding and dying techniques so you may create your own one-of-a-kind tie dyed tote bag. Your tote bag may be given as a gift during the holiday season or kept as a gift for yourself! Since the tote bags will need to absorb the dye overnight, you will be provided with an additional bag in which to bring your project home, as well as instructions for rinsing and laundering.
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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