Special Announcement: We’ve got GIFTS for a few lucky yogis on Thursday night!
Serena, Vanessa, and Bridget decided to put our heads together and come up with a few wonderful things to raffle off on Thursday night.
Want to hear the best part?! You don’t need to buy a raffle ticket to win – you are entered to win simply by attending this (incredibly) special event.
Didn’t get a ticket yet!? Get it now, right here: Live DJ, Yoga, and PIZZA for 1/2 WAY to the Mala
We want to see you move, breathe, flow, laugh, connect, and (maybe) win an amazing prize. Need more details? Here’s our quick 411 for you:
NJ yogis – get ready and get your tickets NOW. Bridget, Vanessa, and Serena are coming together for the most epic flow of 2020, with an incredible live DJ creating the soundtrack for the practice AND a full-on Porta pizza party happening after we get on up from savasana! The class will be a strong and joyous celebration of breath, movement and LIFE! You can expect to sing, sweat, laugh and make an offering of your efforts to another — or maybe to all others. ALL profits will go toward the 2020 Mala – this year we are raising funds for KYDS, The Leadership Studio, and Garden State Equality.
Now onto the rest of this week’s events!
Friday 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.
Saturday at Yoga Peace Kula in Howell
We’ve taken Jeanette’s Functional Anatomy Training and broken it down into 3 mini-trainings beginning with this one on March 14th. There will also be another one if June and October.
For our first mini-training:
Step away from the reductionist view of Anatomy – the body as separate parts – and learn how the body performs as an integrated whole. See how this applies to human movement and more importantly to yoga Asana practice. Learn functional skill development, refine body reading techniques, and simplify your cuing.
Saturday at Honor Yoga in Easthampton
“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” – Anne Lamott.
Let’s face it, life is hard. We’ve all been through trying times that have shaped who we are today. Research is proving that the hardships we experienced years ago have a lasting effect on our present-day functioning. Take some time to learn a little bit about how negative experiences affect our brains and bodies Learn the tools we can employ to work with them for optimal health and wellbeing. Join Megan for a conversation followed by gentle asana and yoga nidra for a total system reboot.
Saturday at Tula Yoga in Aberdeen
Join Christy – Master Certified Health Coach and lover of food for an informative workshop on healthy cooking at home. We will discuss pantry staples, spices, cooking oils, how to avoid toxins on our food and easy recipes for our busy lives.
Saturday at Studio Yoga in Madison
Join us as we spend time in the space between the rib cage and the pelvis. In this workshop we will exlore a variety of poses and pranayama to help lighten our bodies just as the earth begins to shed its protective cloak of winter. Our twists will bring mobility and freedom in the spine ~ and you may even experience alertness and buoyancy in the region of the heart.
Saturday at Bhakti Barn Yoga in Millburn
Join Tamara for a deeper dive into the practice of Pranayama, yogic breathwork, to promote freedom in your body and mind. We will be exploring some more intense practices, including Bandhas (energetic locks) and Kumbhakas (breath retentions) as well as others. PLEASE NOTE: this workshop is open to anyone who took Intro to Pranayama this year or last, or has a regular pranayama practice, or is a certified yoga teacher.
Saturday at Dig Yoga in Lambertville
Learn Integrating Breathing exercises, mindfulness techniques, and insight and metta Meditations into your slow flow and restorative yoga practices. You will explore simple, accessible, repeatable tools that will help your students cultivate a personal balance of feeling both grounded and spacious. Most importantly we will explore how to use our time on the mat – to offer portable practices intended to be taken off the mat – and into the daily moments of life – when we need it most. And of course, you will enjoy an extended 2 hour Meditative Practice weaving together mindful flows, restoratives, and meditation. You’ll experience the deeply transformative practice yourself and learn to share it with others.
Saturday at Jivamukti in Jersey City
The whole universe is vibration, the name of this vibration according to the ancient mystics is”nadam” – Through yoga and sound/music we can discover the essential truth of our place in the cosmos. Expect an extended Jivamukti yoga practice, with Nirmal Chandraratna playing cello throughout as well as chanting, a musical meditation, and a special savasana. Dive deep into the heart of practice with this special live music infused workshop.
Sunday at Pearl Yoga & Fitness in Keyport
Sue Elkind, renowned studio owner and yoga instructor for over two (2) decades is bringing one of the newest yoga props to Pearl Yoga & Fitness for a super educational and fun 1.5 hour class – the mobility strength ability strap (MSA)! Sue will lead you through a progression of static and dynamic postures using the MSA resistance strap that will challenge your strength & stability, offer you greater mobility & range, support your body so you can more easily restore, and ultimately create more confidence for you on and off the mat.
Sunday at Bear & 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 Blue Moon Yoga in Shrewsbury
Fast-Track to Happiness” combines over ten potent modalities, therapies and sensory tactics to provide you with a powerful combination to help you maintain happiness every day, regardless of day-to-day life, in a realistic and honest way.
Sunday at Elevate Yoga in Hazlet
Whether you are a yogi, an athlete or a desk-jockey this workshop will help you build a deeper understanding of your hips, and lower back
Back pain can easily be mistaken for hip pain and discomfort. The joint of your hip is located near your spine. For that reason, discomfort in your hip can resemble or actually cause back pain. Join me and learn some simple Self Myofascial techniques using the Yoga Tune Therapy balls. From my personal experience soft myofascial release tools can work to cause desirable changes in tissues, especially when combined with movement, breath control, and hydration. Stop abusing your Tissues with hard tools. Applying more pressure using a hard foam roller or a lacrosse ball does not always equal better. Soothe your tissues, it doesn’t have to hurt to work. You will also learn some simple movements to build stability, strength and flexibility.
Sunday at Honor Yoga in Princeton
Experience Yoga as a family!
Family Yoga is a great way to bond with your family and meet new families. Practice yoga together with music, games, partner poses and more! Everyone is welcome, no yoga experience necessary!
Sunday at Align Amar Yoga in Tinton Falls
In this special 90 minute class, Christine Dates (RYT-500) will lead a slowly flowing, grounding yoga practice. Mindful movement will gently give way to stillness, as Stephanie Barrios-Cullins (RYT-500) settles the space with blissful Restorative Yoga poses to relax and soften body and mind. All funds raised will directly support Yoga Gives, a non-profit organization focused on providing accessible yoga practices and holistic healing for underrepresented communities and women of diverse backgrounds. Their visions is to provide women and underrepresented communities with accessible holistic healing and spiritual guidance to enhance their health and quality of life.
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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