All special workshops cancelled for March.

YOGA CORE FIT and FLOW SERIES with DONNA POLLIN

Tuesdays, March 17, 24, 31, 9:30-10:45 AM

Yoga is a gift for the body and mind. These three classes will focus on both! Sequences, using various yoga styles, will interconnect breath with each movement. The practice will lead to increased flexibility and strength, while opening the mind, body, and spirit. A portion of each class will focus on core training to flatten the abs as well as increase spinal health. We'll end in deep relaxation with an offering of Reiki to those who desire it. You'll leave feeling rejuvenated and relaxed!

Price:  $18.00 per class or use class card

Walk-ins welcome!

MALA WORKSHOP and INTRODUCTION to JAPA MEDITATION with JESILYN TERNYIK

Saturday, March 21, 1:30-3:00 PM

Mala beads are made from a variety of materials and are used to help quiet the mind during meditation. The mala provides a beneficial focal point or mental anchor by helping you keep count while you recite a mantra. You will have a chance to see a variety of different types and create your own. We will end with a group meditation using our newly created malas!

Jesilyn is a 200 RYT Yoga teacher, Reiki Master, and Wellness Coach with a passion for sound and crystal healing.

Price:  $50.00

Cost includes supplies to make your own wooden bead mala, and take-home information on mantras. Gemstone beads will be available at an additional cost.

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

CELEBRATE SPRING EQUINOX with SŪRYA NAMASKĀRAHA (TRADITIONAL SUN SALUTE) with MYTHRI S. MENON

Sunday, March 22, 2:00-4:00 PM

Welcome spring! In this workshop, learn the history behind Sun Salutations and the nature of its practices. Learn to chant the sun mantras in Sanskrit that accompany traditional practice. We'll end the session with a few rounds of Sūrya Namaskāraha, followed by a restful relaxation and short meditation.   

Price:  $40.00

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

LET YOUR YOGA DANCE! CELEBRATION with KATE DENBY  

Saturday, March 28, 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 email:  yogacentralnj202@gmail.com or phone:  908-707-0759 or sign up at the studio

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

CHANT ALONG WORKSHOP with JESILYN TERNYIK

Sunday, March 29, 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

Sunday, March 29, 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 emailing:  yogacentralnj202@gmail.com or calling: 908-707-0759

"SPRING FORWARD" RESTORATIVE & REFLEXOLOGY SESSION with KATHY KELLY - CANCELLED

Sunday, March 8, 1:00-2:30 PM

As we turn the clocks forward and welcome the new season, rejuvenate with a restorative class, followed by a mini foot (or hand) reflexology session for each student. (Don't forget to set your clock forward one hour!)

Price:  $20.00

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

MELT INTRO WORKSHOP with ALIDA (DEE) WEISFELD - CANCELLED

Saturday, March 7, 2:00-3:30 PM

This workshop will utilize special soft body rollers and small MELT Hand and Foot Treatment Balls to simulate the results of manual therapy. Learn to eliminate stuck stress before it accumulates, causing chronic aches, pains, and unwanted signs of aging. Reduce inflammation, ease chronic neck and low back strain, improve alignment, enhance athletic performance, and keep your whole body feeling great at any age. If you missed this workshop in November, here's another chance to try the MELT method.

Wear comfortable clothing and bring a bottle of water.

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 - CANCELLED

Sunday, March 15, 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 in February, you are welcome back to paint a different 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:  

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T'AI CHI CHIH SERIES with JANET OUSSATY continues

Wednesdays, 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: $15.00 for drop-ins with experience