“Change is not something that we should fear. Rather, it is something that we should welcome. For without change, nothing in this world would ever grow or blossom, and no one in this world would ever move forward to become the person they’re meant to be.”
This week is filled with inspiring offerings that will undoubtedly challenge you to step outside of your comfort zone and experience something new – and potentially transformative.
So who’s ready to blossom, move forward, and be the person they want, need, and truly can be?!
Sign us up…and see you there!
Make sure to hashtag #NJYOGACOLLECTIVE so we can find you.
Tues Aug 7 7:15-8:15 PM Free
Lovelight on Main Forked River
Kirtan is part of an ancient form of Yoga known as Bhakti, or the Yoga of Devotion. Join us for a free community Kirtan led by Brie Jacobs. This Kirtan is open to anyone who wishes to join. We will also have vegan snacks for after, feel free to contribute any vegan snacks if you wish.
Tues Aug 7 6:30-8 PM $15
Soulful Awakenings Lake Como
Give yourself a gift today, come to the dance floor, come express yourself in new and sweeping ways. JourneyDance™ is not about learning steps, it’s about revealing, recovering and re-discovering your natural intuitive movement. Telling your story to the dance floor through visualization, movement, music, dance and expressive art can be powerful, we can gain clarity, release old patterns, affirm our spirit, dance with the beautiful being we are!
Weds Aug 8-29 11:30am-12:15 PM $65
Sattva Yoga Jersey City
Itsy Bitsy Baby Yoga is a compassionate, fun-loving and interactive program focusing on deepening the bond between parent and child through yoga. The program includes over 75 calming and nurturing yoga poses and soothing rhymes to support your baby’s development. Each class is filled with calming, nurturing ways to enhance bonding and improve baby’s digestion and sleep. For parents/caregivers, this class is a special opportunity to meet other moms, get support, and learn about baby’s emerging personality.
Wed Aug 8 6-7pm
Crane Park West Caldwell
We have set a goal to help Top Seidell raise $7,500 this Summer as he will be participating as part of the ‘Moving Mountains for Multiple Myeloma’ team in August 2018. Tom and his team of 14 people including current patients, friends and family of current patients and those lost will be trekking through Iceland to raise funds and awareness for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.
Fri Aug 10 6:30-8:30pm $35
Elevate Yoga Hazlet
Create a one-of-a-kind dream-catcher for yourself. Research shows that crafting has a lot in common with meditation and can improve problem-solving skills, reduce stress and anxiety, and improve the overall quality of life. Dream-catchers are, in essence, a symbol of acceptance, mindfulness, and healing. In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to learn about and practice activity-oriented mindfulness meditation while invoking your creativity to make your very own dream-catcher.
Fri Aug 10 9:30am-1:30pm $50
Yoga Peace Kula Belmar
The top mindfulness educators of New Jersey will join forces to immerse you in a one-day mindfulness retreat to reset and reconnect you with your true purpose. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from top mindfulness coaches in our area and participate in: mindful movement, relaxation techniques, aroma acupoint, guided visualization practices. There will be giveaways from local businesses and each participant will leave with a toolkit of strategies they can implement into their lives immediately!
Fri Aug 10 6-7PM $20
The Zen Den Ocean Township
Transform your Body + Soul!
The only way to transform your body in a sustainable way is to fall in LOVE with your workout + wellness lifestyle. This calorie-scorching workout fuses power yoga with cardio-intensive tribal dance + body sculpting primal movement.
Sat Aug 11 5-6:30pm $35
Tula Yoga Long Branch
Celebrate summer by balancing your heart and small intestine with the delightful combination of yin yoga and acupuncture! Join Melissa Skelly, L.Ac, and Carly Cosentino, RYT-500, for another unique event combining these two healing modalities. Gather your energy in this 90-minute class incorporating the long-held postures of Yin Yoga to stimulate energetic lines within the heart and small intestine organs and meridians. After the practice, relax in an extended savasana as Melissa applies acupuncture designed to harmonize and support the body during the summer season. Balance the most yang season of the year with this popular yin and acupuncture combo!
Sat Aug 11 8:30-9:30 AM
Inner Light Yoga Community
Join us for this sweet, flowing, flying Aerial Yoga class. Aerial Yoga is a beautiful practice, perfect for a wide range of body types and abilities. A low impact, acupressure based practice sure to lift your spirits and stretch and strengthen the body beyond what it’s capable to achieve on a mat!
Sat Aug 11 4- 6 PM $40
Honor Yoga Princeton
What goes up must come down! Join us for another round of finding more strength and grace in your practice. Learn how to float and jump back from forward fold into chaturanga. We will break down this transition step-by-step and you will leave with all the tools to practice this at home and in the classroom. Finding this float/jump back will deepen your transitions in your sun salutations and deepen your practice overall building strength and awareness in your body.
Sun Aug 12 4:30-7:00pm $40
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 air-wrapped 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!!!
Sun Aug 12 11am-12pm $18
Pearl Yoga and Fitness Keyport
Children will be led through a yoga practice specifically designed for children with diverse abilities including ADD, ADHD, autism, down syndrome, sensory integration difficulties, language processing difficulties, developmental delays, limited mobility, anxiety, behavioral challenges and more. This class will encourage children to utilize healthy habits by practicing breathing techniques, learning relaxation skills, and exercising.
Sun Aug 12 2:30-4pm $45
South Mountain Yoga South Orange
Join Varrita for an introduction to Thai Massage! Thai massage is a bodywork practice composed of stretching muscles, moving joints, and acupressure. The practitioner uses hands, forearms, elbows, legs, knees, and feet to gently move the client into a sequence of stretches. Varrita has journeyed to Thailand several times to learn this wonderful modality direct from the source. She’ll begin with a brief overview of the history of Thai Massage, and a warm-up of gentle movement. Then you’ll learn a 20-minute Thai massage routine of fundamental techniques and stretches for the feet, legs, back, and shoulders.
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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