April Special Classes

YOGA CENTRAL IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE ONE TREE YOGA FUNDRAISER

to help the the reforestation of nearly 15 million acres of Australia's natural habitat burned in wildfires over the past several months. Join us on April 25 from 1-2:15 PM. See below for more information.

OPEN to the POWER of YOUR ENERGY with DONNA POLLIN

Saturday, April 4, 11:45 AM-1:00 PM

A stable energy system can lead to a calmer, more peaceful life. Breath, gentle movement, meditation and the pendulum will be used to help gain an awareness of the energy flowing through the body. Leave with techniques to help calm and balance the body and mind.

Price:  $30.00

Please preregister by email:  yogacentralnj202@gmail.com or phone:  908-707-0759 or sign up at the studio

RESTORATIVE and REFLEXOLOGY SESSION with KATHY KELLY

Sunday, April 5, 1:30-3:00 PM

Feel better. Function better. Relax better. Indulge in a Restorative Class followed by the therapeutic touch of Reflexology (mini-session performed on feet or hands). Restorative poses encourage healing as we allow the body’s energy to slowly open up while Reflexology encourages healing via the nervous system. Perfect together!

Price:  $20.00

Please preregister by email:  yogacentralnj202@gmail.com or phone:  908-707-0759 or sign up at the studio

T'AI CHI CHIH - SPRING SESSION BEGINS with JANET OUSSATY

Wednesdays, April  1, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 6:00-7:00 PM - NO CLASS APRIL 8

T’ai Chi Chih is a series of 19 gentle movements and 1 pose that activate, circulate and balance the intrinsic energy of the body known as chi. The practice can be performed by individuals of most any age, ability or condition, while standing or sitting. It has been endorsed as a positive and beneficial practice by The Arthritis Foundation, The American Medical Association, The Mayo Clinic Health Letter, and the Tufts University Health and Nutrition Letter. No experience is necessary. Wear comfortable clothing.

Price:  $75.00 for entire series or $15.00 drop-ins with experience

Please preregister by emailing:  yogacentralnj202@gmail.com or calling: 908-707-0759

CHANT ALONG WORKSHOP with JESILYN TERNYIK

Saturday, April 18, 12:00-1:00 PM

Are you curious about chant? Have you heard those captivating Sanskrit words and wondered? Experience the joy of chant! Join Jesilyn for this free, informal monthly event. Open your your throat chakras by getting comfortable using your voice as a tool for meditation. Mantra helps us slide more easily into deeper states of meditation and create feelings of relaxation, awareness, devotion, and love. Jesilyn is training to lead groups in this beautiful sound practice. All are welcome to come and just observe or join in, when or if you are ready. Harmonium and other instruments will be used as this event evolves. All are welcome to stay for Yoga Nidra with Crystal Bowls and Reiki (see details below).

Price:  FREE

No need to register--just drop in!

YOGA NIDRA with CRYSTAL BOWLS and REIKI with JESILYN TURNYIK

Saturday, April 18, 1:15-2:45 PM

During this restful workshop, experience the practice of Yoga Nidra ("yogic sleep") which takes the practitioner on a journey through the body to release tension and go into deeper layers of the mind. The soothing tones of quartz crystal singing bowls and group Reiki (for those who wish to receive it) will help foster deeper relaxation. This practice is healing, nourishing, and restorative, and is suitable for everyone! 30 minutes of Yoga Nidra can be equal to hours of REM sleep with many healing benefits. Light refreshments served afterwards.

Price:  $35.00

Please preregister by email:  yogacentralnj202@gmail.com or phone: 908-707-0759 or sign up at the studio

PAINT and MEDITATE! A WORKSHOP INTRODUCTION TO MANDALA MEDITATION with KATIE BRUNNER

Sunday, April 19, 2:00-4:00 PM

Explore one of the oldest and most universal meditative exercises in history that helps awaken creativity, focus, and quiets the mind while you paint. In this silent meditation, we'll be guided verbally and with a worksheet, with a break for Chair Yoga! All levels of experience welcome. If you attended any of our previous workshops, you are welcome back to paint another chakra color!

Price:  $40.00 includes all necessary materials including acrylic paint, use of brushes, inspirational worksheet, and one 10x10 canvas. Come dressed in comfortable clothing you won't mind getting paint on.

Preregister and select one chakra color (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, or white) and one mandala color (silver or bronze) by email:  yogacentralnj202@gmail.com or phone:  908-707-0759 or sign up at the studio.

Click or tap to see sample of the paintings:  

https://www.facebook.com/events/594352308038866/

ONE TREE YOGA CLASS with KATIE BRUNNER

Saturday, April 25, 1:00-2:15 PM

Join us to practice a series of grounding, gentle yoga poses then finish up with an option to experience a Eucalyptus Essential Oil massage on the neck, shoulders and scalp, or hands and feet.

All donations to attend class will be sent to OneTreePlanted.Org (click or tap the link for info), a non-profit organization working to help reforestation around the world. For information on their efforts in Australia, where nearly 15 million acres were burned in wildfires, click or tap the link, Plant Trees in Australia

Please preregister by emailing: yogacentralnj202@gmail.com or calling: 908-707-0759

ORIGINS OF YOGA presented by MYTHRI S. MENON

Sunday, April 26, 2:00-4:00 PM

From where and how did yoga originate? Who came up with all those āsanas (poses)? Is there an “original” or “traditional” type of yoga? Is it a religion? This introductory workshop will answer these and other questions about the spiritual roots and origins of yoga. 45 minutes of āsana will also be included.

Mythri is a retired Speech Pathologist, E-RYT Yoga Instructor, and Yoga Alliance continuing education provider (YACEP). She has been practicing for 20 years. She completed Meditation Teacher Training at YogaLife Institute in Pennsylvania, as well as various other trainings around the country. Certified by Yoga Alliance to provide Raja Yoga Teacher Training (RYTT 200), she conducts seminars and workshops on many topics related to yoga. For more information check out https://yogajivan.com.

Price:  $40.00

Please preregister by emailing: yogacentralnj202@gmail.com or calling: 908-707-0759

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953 US Hwy 202 North

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908-707-0759

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