Chocolate and massages? It must be Valentine’s week.
Our events are just decadent enough to make us sort of love February 14th, even if Hallmark gets to take most of the credit for our lovin’ vibes.
Oh! And please promise us that you will NOT miss the Honor Yoga Grand Opening Party on the 17th! Bridget and Amie will be in the house for vinyasa flows and the one and only NJYC Pose Lab. We would love to hug, talk and play around on our mats with you.
Princeton Center for Yoga and Health
Celebrate Valentine’s day and join Cristina Racchella for a candlelit evening of gentle movement and restorative yoga poses designed to release tension and calm the mind. Experience yoga nidra for deep relaxation and the class will be followed with a guided chocolate mini- tasting of premium/organic chocolate.All levels are welcome.
Hot or Not Yoga, Manahawkin
Flow into your flexibility with this special Valentines Day class combining fluid movement and static stretches that will take you deeper into heart opening postures. Sweet treats provided after class!
Lovelight On Main, Forked River
The New Moon signifies new beginnings, a time to reflect back and a time to embrace your dreams. This February contemplate your goals for the New Year. Yin Yoga, naturally encourages the mind to become quiet allowing for your deepest desires and aspirations to surface. During the evening listen to the sound vibrations of crystal singing bowls, steel drum and more as you settle into the rhythm of practice and unwind tension.
Shore Point Yoga, Pt. Pleasant
Join Reiki master and Intuitive Life Coach Billi Jo Murphy for an evening of healing, balancing and relaxation with the pure tones of the Reiki infused quartz crystal Singing Bowls. The crystal bowls are sound healing instruments that take you on vibratory journey into a deep meditative state. Each bowl is tuned to one of the 7 chakras to help facilitate alignment, balance, and healing of each energy center.
Tula Yoga, Aberdeen
Tired of doing the same old thing? Why not treat your partner or friend to something beautiful. Come and escape for 2 hours of instructional Thai Yoga Massage. Work directly with your partner to help relieve stress, anxiety and to ultimately reconnect. This workshop is open to any couple with an
Alluem Yoga, Cranford
Celebrate Valentine’s Day and make it a date night with your loved one, a friend or with yourself! During deep relaxation, all the organ systems of the body are benefited and your spine is aligned. Essential Oils naturally compliment this class and are used to enhance pranayama (breathing techniques), meditation, and relaxation. Postures and oils come together to activate and balance the energy centers of the body
Pearl Yoga and Fitness Keyport
The co-founders of the Dharma Yoga Wheel are providing a 3-day training for teachers looking to teach with the Dharma Yoga Wheel OR students looking to deepen their practice and learn more about the wheel! This prop targets the most difficult regions in the body to stretch, including your shoulders, thoracic spine and hip-flexors. Rolling on the wheel for 5 minutes will feel equivalent to taking an hour long yoga class. In the 3 day training you will learn how to safely unlock your hips, mid-back and shoulders! You don’t have to be a teacher to participate, as all athletes and interested individuals in teaching with the wheel are welcome!
Feb 16 – 18
Dig Yoga, Lambertville
Noah will be offering the asana portion of the Winter YogaFest to keep your body vibrant. Mixed level. All are welcome.
Douglas will focus on the sanskrit text, the Soundarya Lahari. Meaning the “Wave of Beauty”, the Soundarya Lahari is a work comprised of 100 stanza verses that eulogize the grace and beauty of the goddess Parvati, consort of Shiva. Join Douglas as he shares his wisdom and passion for the text.
FREE and all day!
Honor Yoga, North Brunswick
Put your hands up, Urdhva Hastasana style! Join Honor for their grand opening party on Saturday, February 17th. Honor is offering free Classes all day, with vendors on site. Make sure to sign up in advance for the extra special pop-up 4 PM class led by Bridget Riepl featuring DJ Zen that Beat. Plus you can sign up for a special asana photo shoot with Photographer Amie Retzlaff & a crystal bowl meditation with the one and only Sal Yogi. Don’t miss it! Come join and celebrate.
Coba Yoga, Little Silver
Learn simple practical techniques to incorporate meditation into your life to make it better in 2018. Develop patience of mind for the swirling debris to settle. Gain knowledge that is beyond the thinking mind. Align your thoughts, feelings and actions in harmony.
Shakti Dance Therapy
Sat February 17 7-9:30 PN $40
Yoga Loka, Frenchtown
There are shortcuts to happiness. Dance is one of them. This class is a journey of different guided dynamics and exercises where the instinctive, emotional, and unconscious worlds are explored. You will explore your own personal way of dancing with life through movement.
Bhakti Barn Yoga, Millburn
Join us for a divine evening of chanting bliss!! Astrud Castillo is a San Francisco based Kirtan wallah and is steeped in the practice of Bhakti Yoga. She invites you to experience the Yoga of Devotion and believes that Kirtan is a metaphor for how we are like the sun and how each and every one of us has the capacity to generate more light in the world one breath and one mantra at a time. Kirtan has the ability to soothe nerves, and it directs our emotions toward a positive goal; Peace!
Flow Yoga, Mahwah
Proper alignment creates more ease in your yoga practice and a better connection to understanding the way your body works. Discover the tools to practice safely and get the most out of each pose. Join Susan Barber for a structural discussion and alignment-focused flow class. whether you are trying to “get” the basic poses or take your practice to the next level, all levels are welcome!
Jiva Hot Yoga, Fords
Yoga nidra is both a form of meditation and a mind-body therapy. It is a systematic form of guided relaxation that typically is done for approximately 1 hour. Come dressed comfortably and bring a blanket, your yoga mat, and a pair of socks. (Your body temperature drops in deep meditation). And we’ve added the healing effects of essential oils. So you feel like you are being pampered like a day at the spa.
Honor Yoga, Princeton
Learn how to refine your inversion practice while exploring more advanced variations of your favorite inversions! We will be exploring how to transition into inversions safely and how to eventually become unassisted from the wall! If you are familiar with inversions and need that extra guidance for the next stage, this workshop is for you! Experience how to flow with inversions and how to incorporate variations such as scorpion, lotus, and press up to these beautiful power asanas!
February 17, 18
Yoga Mechanics, Montclair
This workshop has 3 primary aims: To provide a more nuanced understanding of both stable/seldom seen poses. To make the more difficult poses more doable. To further inspire your overall practice. Each morning session will be full spectrum class with a different pose focus: Saturday AM: Arm Balances. Sunday AM: Backbends. The afternoon (Saturday PM / Sunday PM) sessions will emphasize Seated Forward Folds, Twists, Hip Openers. ALL SESSIONS ARE OPEN LEVEL. Single Session – $60 | Any 2 Sessions – $100 | Full weekend – $200
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Garden State Beer Company, Galloway
Join us as we present “Doggy Noses & Yoga Poses” at Garden State Beer Company to benefit The Misfits Dog Rescue-PA! You do the yoga while the pups do the cuddles! Adorable ADOPTABLE puppies and dogs will be allowed to ROAM FREELY and interact with you during this one-hour mixed level yoga class featuring Grow Yoga certified instructor Heather Jewitt, so be prepared to get puppy kisses! Pawssport holders will also be entitled to a complimentary pint after.
Inlet Yoga, Manasquan
In this 90 minute lab you will explore how to get upside down in handstand and variations of handstand safely and option to add this shape to your everyday practice. Gerald Saluti is a master of advanced asana and inversions he will give you all the tools to make sure you properly take care of yourself on your way to flipping your perspective.
Honor Yoga, Princeton
Explore Aerial Yoga together with family yoga, we will play games, fly and enjoy family bonding time!
Powerflow Yoga, Glen Rock
The hot, powerful and sweaty vinyasa style of yang yoga has a cool counterpart called yin. While yang yoga activates the muscles, yin yoga releases the deep layers of connective tissues and joints. Yin enhances your natural range of motion and benefits your hot powerful yang yoga practice. In this 90-minute class, you’ll do 35 minutes of hot power vinyasa, 45 minutes of yin and 10 minutes of therapeutic yoga nidra. Class is designed to make you feel more relaxed and balanced.
The Studio, Madison
A crucial tool for health and happiness…your breath. This journey invites you into a timeless space of deep listening, reflection and connection. A regular breath practice gifts you with more available energy, facilitates healing, ignites creativity and cultivates vibrant, radiant health. In this workshop you will:
Be introduced to the power of the breath
Experience an introductory breath session
Learn how to correct restrictive breathing patterns
Learn techniques for increasing your energy level and sense of well-being
Gain tools to manage stress and actively participate in your own healing to a timeless space of deep listening, reflection and connection.
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.