February Special Classes

 

YOGA'S SPIRITUAL ROOTS presented by MYTHRI S. MENON

Sunday, February 2, 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

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

Wednesdays, February 5, 12, 19, 26, March 4, 11, 6:00-7:00 PM

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

REIKI II CERTIFICATION with DONNA and TERRY POLLIN, REIKI MASTERS

Saturday, February 8, 12:00-4:00 PM

Prerequisite: Reiki I certification.

Move up to the next level. Reiki II practitioners will open up to their spiritual sides and receive the power symbols to use in their healing sessions. Distance Reiki will be taught. You will receive the Reiki Level II attunement and have hands-on practice using the Reiki II symbols.

This class is led by Reiki Masters Donna and Terry Pollin. They are trained in the Usui Shiki Ryoho system of Reiki, the origins of which reach back to Dr Mikao Usui.

Price:  $175.00

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

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

Sunday, February 9, 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.

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.

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

Click or tap to see sample of the paintings:  

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CHANT ALONG WORKSHOP with JESILYN TERNYIK

Sunday, February 23, 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 Chakra Sound Healing Workshop (see details below).

Price:  FREE

No need to register--just drop in!

CHAKRA SOUND HEALING WORKSHOP with JESILYN TURNYIK

Sunday, February 23, 1:15-2:45 PM

This session combines basic breath exercises and gentle poses with a long savasana where students will be open to receive reiki. Jesilyn will use crystal singing bowls to balance the chakras and raise those vibrations. Crystals will clear stuck energy, helping participants relax deeply and feel refreshed and vibrant. Light refreshments served afterwards.

Price:  $35.00

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

LET YOUR YOGA DANCE! CELEBRATION with KATE DENBY  

Saturday, February 29, 1:00-2:00 PM

Let Your Yoga Dance is a movement class – a fusion of gentle yoga and dance, accessible to students of all ages and abilities. With music from around the world, we'll take a brief journey through the Chakras in an hour of beneficial aerobic exercise. Chairs available for anyone wanting to move from a seated position or to take a break. We are all dancers, some of us just don’t know it yet! Join in this joyous celebration and enjoy light refreshments afterwards.

Kate has been practicing yoga for over thirty years and has taken numerous workshops in yoga and dance at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Lenox, MA, where she recently became a certified Let Your Yoga Dance

instructor. Kate is excited to share this joyful practice where yoga meets dance in a safe and fun environment.  

Price: $15.00 or class card

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

Walk-ins welcome if space is still available on day of class.

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