Forget the cards, the flowers, and the chocolate.
Well, actually, keep the chocolate. And really, anything else that makes you feel like your best self.
Because if we could redefine Valentine’s Day, we would ask that Hallmark agrees to a full 24 hours of self-love.
Why? Because finding “true love” pretty much requires that you get 100% in touch with who YOU and what YOU want.
With that in mind, we went in search of workshops, events, and experiences that will nourish your soul, feed your body, inspire your mind, and open your heart.
Hashtag #njyogacollective so we can share the love, too!
February 12 at Samadhi Yoga Shala in Nutley
Unlock Your Potential and Shine with Hari Deva Kaur. In this workshop you will learn a powerful Shabad called So Purkh. A Shabad is a sound current which cuts through the attachments from the ego. This has many powerful effects:
- Uplift your partner
- Dissolve negativity in your relationships with men
- Burn your own karma around men
- Open your heart and bring a new love into your life
- Attract a high vibrational relationship
This workshop includes theory and experience and is enriched with a Kundalini yoga sequence to refresh the body.
February 13 at Trinity Wellness Emporium in Union Beach
Join us for a beautiful yoga flow to awaken your senses, sooth your spirits and calm the mind. Afterwards enjoy some delicious decadent chocolates paired with wine.
February 14 at Yoga with Love in Loch Arbor
Treat yourself on Valentine’s Day! Enjoy a mediation with the oils and the create some blends for you to take home. Join us and you’ll go home with:
- Centering Meditation Blend
- Mat Cleaning Magic Spray
- Post Practice Muscle Rub
February 14 at Kin Chi Yoga in Hazlet
Please join me and my Kai on Valentine’s Day to help celebrate the love. Share a class with your loved one. Bring 2 non-perishable food items per person. Working with Move for Hunger, Help us spread the love. Love, Light & Gratitude to all with warm hugs and kisses!
February 14 atNature’s Salt Cave and Float Pod in Cranford
Thai Yoga Bodywork is a dynamic combination of myofascial stretching, joint mobilization, acupressure and assisted yoga postures. Learn simple techniques that you can use on your partner and have your partner use on you. A partner is not required for the workshop, we can pair you up with someone, or you will be paired with the instructor for optimal bliss!
Halotherapy: Studies show that people with chronic upper respiratory conditions, airborne allergies, sinusitis, and cystic fibrosis derive significant benefits from Halotherapy.
February 15 at Trinity Wellness Emporium in Union Beach
Social media, books, society and expectations, our young adults have a warped perception of what loving themselves truly looks like. This holiday season we learn to make yourself your valentine! Through games, mindfulness and yoga, it’s time to make it the year of you! Help your young adult grow strong within themselves so they may walk with their head high and their arms wrapped around themselves. Ages 9+
February 16 at Science of Spirituality Meditation Center in Perth Amboy
Our Serene Saturday introductory meditation sessions are designed to bring you joy and peace through meditation. Newbies or veterans, all participants will learn and practice a simple, practical technique called Jyoti Meditation. These practical, daily use sessions are conducted by speakers with varying backgrounds like medical professionals, top corporate executives, successful business entrepreneurs, scientists and education experts.
February 16 at Trinity Wellness Emporium in Union Beach
Join Allison in this unique offering using therapy massage balls and restorative yoga to release the neck, shoulders, and upper back. This workshop is perfect for you if
- Want to step up your self care regime and learn self-massage
- Carry tension in your shoulders and neck
- Want to release and stretch all the tight spaces in the body and feel good and relaxed
Workshop will begin with some gentle movement, perform sequences using the therapy massage balls, relax with restorative poses and end with a delicious final relaxation. Perfect for couples and friends to who want to encourage each other to relax and unwind.
February 16 at Hot or Not Yoga in Manahawkin
Would you like to learn more about the benefits of breathwork and the relationship to a meditative mind? In this workshop you’ll learn methods to add breathwork into your teaching and enable students to cultivate their own practice over time. We’ll begin with a brief discussion about pranayama, it’s value as a centering tool, then move through a progression by including specific practices into your sequence with a class setting in mind. A guided seated meditation will follow.
February 16 at Synergy Hot Yoga in Fair Haven
Join Eleonora and Allison in this live music class focused on nurturing creativity. Inspired by the cycle of the moon, we will reflect upon and purge ourselves of unnecessary holding and embrace our vulnerability and darkness. You will connect to your inner power in order to let go of unsupportive habits and practices. This flowing hip and heart-opening sequence is an emotional inner journey to learn how your yoga practice can heal both body and soul.
A portion of proceeds will be donated to 180 Turning Lives Around.
February 16 at Lotus Lounge Holistic Sanctuary in Morristown
Connect deeply with the sacred home of your intuition through a Yin Yoga sequence focused on improving energy flow to the solar plexus chakra. Enjoy gut-healthy refreshments after class and take home a 5-day gut detox meal plan! Yin Yoga consists of a series of passive floor poses that are typically held for 3-5 minutes. Each pose is held for several minutes to liberate the body’s chronic holding patterns, relieve pain, and help recapture ease of movement. Yin yoga poses apply gentle tension to the connective tissues – the tendons, fascia, and ligaments – with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility. The
February 17 at Aquarian Yoga Center in Clark
Both Kundalini Yoga and sound healing with singing bowls work with your chakras (energy centers) to raise your positive vibrational energy. In this workshop you will move, chant, and meditate as you practice Kundalini Yoga, the yoga of awareness. The exercises in this set are excellent for beginners and regular kundalini practitioners and they balance and cleanse your chakras and the corresponding organs of the body. In addition, you will move the kundalini energy located at the base of your spine up so that you can use it to reach your maximum creative effectiveness in your life. In the second hour of the workshop, Tracy will guide you through each of the chakras. Learn the location, color, and meaning of each chakra and set a positive intention into each one of these spaces with the sound of the singing bowl. Learn how to find out if these chakras are blocked and what you can do to keep the energy moving.
February 17 at Garden State Beer Co. in Galloway
The pups from The Humane Society of Atlantic County are heading back to Galloway to play with you during your yoga class! Join us as we present Doggy Noses & Yoga Poses at Garden State Beer Company to benefit The Humane Society of Atlantic County! 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 instructor Megan Schweickert of Grow Yoga.
February 17 at Satsang Yoga in Westfield
Bring your BFF, spouse, Mom, Dad or your special person and join us for a memorable class. This gentle, partner themed, class will blend basic yoga and restorative postures. We will be focusing on connecting with one another through our practice of heart openers and guided meditations, honoring love and friendship. Celebrate the gift of human connection in this beautiful, calming practice.
February 17 at Limitless Performance & Therapy in Cedar Grove
Join us in collaboration with Totes Goats LLC. Come meet four of their adorable goats- either Mica, Coconut, Mini Mocha, Baby Bells, or babies Namaste and Raja. Registration begins at 3:45, followed by 45 minutes of all-level vinyasa yoga. There will be time at the end for photos with the goats and to learn more about these amazing animals from the Totes Goats staff. Be advised that attendees may be subject to being climbed on by happy goats.
February 17 at Align Amar Yoga in Tinton Falls
The practice of Fascia Yoga is the practice of conscious movement, asana (postures), pranayama (breathing), and bandhas (locks) that is highly influenced by the work of Tom Meyers’ Fascia Matrix. This is the perfect opportunity to carve out time for you and body, mind, and heart awareness. This is a physical practice that is also about the mind. The movements are subtle, yet strong. The body is experienced in a non-habitual way which changes the perception of one’s overall experience.
February 17 at Bask Hot Yoga in Jackson
Restorative yoga is a slow, controlled, systematic practice that encourages the body to relax and release deep tension with minimal physician exertion.
During this rejuvenating workshop, you will rest supported by bolsters, straps and folded blankets in poses designed to open areas of the body where most tension is stored. This practice is perfect for individuals with physical or mental tension that will melt away during the two hour long guided session.
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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