with Shelly McIntosh
Sunday, July 22, 2018 • 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Yoga nidra means “yogic sleep”. In this class, you’ll relax in a reclined position as Shelly guides you through a meditative experience designed to bring you into a state of pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses). The equivalent of 6 hours of sleep, this class will help reduce stress, anxiety and tension. No yoga experience is necessary.
Making Your Own Mala Beads
with Krista Eggering
Sunday, August 5, 2018 • 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Join Krista Lynn, Jewelry Designer and Creative Spiritual Workshop Facilitator as she takes you through a wonderful spiritual and intuitive event where you make your own Mala Beads. The Mala is a strand of beads traditionally used for counting during meditations. Today, many people wear their Mala as a necklace or bracelet as a reminder of their personal and spiritual intentions.
Making your own Mala Beads infuses your energy into the beads and encourages you to have a mindful experience in connection to the power of intention. Beautiful beads of spiritual quality will be provided. You will learn the meaning of Mala Beads, how to you use them and the spiritual meanings behind the stones you chose. Come get inspired and tap into your creativity. Take some time just for you to create a beautiful talisman to support you on your journey.
$40 All supplies included.
Thai Yoga + Chakras + Oils = Thailicious
with Lucia Ingraldi
Sunday, August 19, 2018 • 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Embrace and submerge yourself into this 2500 year old ayurvedic based body science that blends massage systems from Thailand and traditional medicine systems of India, China, Southeast Asia and yoga.
Enjoy 90 minutes of flowing gently from one restorative chakra opening Thai pose to the next, while you receive deep gentle full body treatment from the feet to the head enfusing therapeutic grade essential oils to clear and heal to great depths slipping into a medititative state. Our energy flow will open becoming more efficient returning it to it’s truest state.
When Energy can’t flow freely we encounter inflexibility, pain, DIS-EASE leading to shortened muscles and connective tissues affecting posture, immunity, and organ function.
The pressing technique of Thai is designed to increase blood circulation facilitating an increase in oxygen and nutrients to the tissues. We will naturally rid our body of waste improving lymphatic flow.
This dynamic therapy’s benefits include but not limited to:
- helps detoxify the body
- boosts immune system
- increase blood circulation
- decrease blood pressure
- muscle relaxation
- increase mobility
- improve posture
- improve balance
- corrects body alignment
- dissolves energy blocks
- helps tone the body
- strengthens joints
- fights disease
- fights chronic joint problems
- decrease stress
- decrease anxiety
- increase energy level
Stay after this therapeutic and healing workshop for a free essential oil recap / meet and greet! Learn a little about the oils we used and ask any questions you may have regarding this workshop and your experience.
Summer’s End Cleanse
with Kelly Friedberg
Friday, September 7, 2018 • 6:30pm – 8:00pm • Main Studio
Although technically autumn isn’t until the end of the September, once Labor Day passes, fall routines commence and it feels like the end of summer. For some this is a bittersweet time, but let’s embrace the change in seasons together and start the season right! This Friday Flow class is designed to cleanse the body of toxins (thanks late sunsets, celebrations and vacations for tempting us with extra drinks and food). Kelly Friedberg, RYT200, will lead us in a cleansing series of poses designed to jumpstart the digestive and lymphatic systems, encouraging our body to rid itself of built up toxins we’ve acquired over the long summer.
Stay after class to learn how to cleanse your beauty routine as you enjoy light/healthy refreshments. Beautycounter consultant, Ashley Freimanis will be at the studio with the opportunity to try many of their innovative products. Beautycounter is a company dedicated to getting safer products into the hands of everyone. Our skin is our largest organ, and what we put on our bodies impacts our overall health. Beautycounter offers high performing products for the entire family. Switching to safer products has never been easier.
Restorative Yoga by Candlelight
with Karen Kapus
Sunday, September 9, 2018 • 6:30pm – 8:30pm
As the days become shorter and colder, our bodies naturally crave slowing down and yet we often get busier and ignore this urge. Restorative yoga is a completely passive practice that utilizes props to support our bodies in all of the poses to aid in complete relaxation. By relaxing our muscles, lowering our heart rate, and allowing our nervous system to slow down, restorative yoga helps us to balance our fast-paced lifestyles. As we find stillness in the pose we allow for healing, both physically and mentally, which ultimately supports us in being more focused and effective. Restorative is accessible to people of all ages and skill-levels.
Reserve your space! Only 16 spots available. Feel free to wear your pjs!
with Shelly McIntosh
Sunday, September 16, 2018 • 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Yoga nidra means “yogic sleep.” In this class, you’ll relax in a reclined position as Shelly guides you through a meditative experience designed to bring you into a state of pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses). The equivalent of 6 hours of sleep, this class will help reduce stress, anxiety and tension. No yoga experience is necessary.
The Gong Temple Meditation
with Michelle Angel
Sunday, September 23, 2018 • 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Enter the ethereal realms of harmonic sound as Michelle Angel plays her sacred instruments: gongs, crystal singing bowls, Tibetan bowls, and the Halo handpan drum. Orchestrating these instruments, she sculpts a rich and varied harmonic soundscape that invites you to relax and allows the vibrations take you on an inward journey.
Please bring a mat and pillow for your horizontal meditation experience.
Yogini Shakti Chakra Flow and Book Signing
with Tracey Ulshafer
Sunday, September 30, 2018 • 1:00pm – 3:00pm
The yogini is most popularly defined as the feminine practitioner of yoga. But a yogini also refers to a group of sixty-four female deities in the Tantra tradition, who are regarded as the embodiment of Shakti, or universal creative energy. Shakti energy is creative, powerful and primal. Awaken the feminine creative force with a vinyasa flow class, moving energetically through the chakras, and hosted by their corresponding goddesses.
Afterwards, join Tracey for a book signing event for her new novel, The Accidental Yogini! Come, awaken the yogini within!
$45 (includes copy of book) or drop in for the book signing and your copy of the book afterwards for $20 (approximately 2:30 pm)
Instructed by: Tracey L. Ulshafer, yoga educator and mentor in NJ. Tracey began teaching yoga in 2000 and shortly thereafter opened her studio One Yoga Center, currently located in the Hightstown, NJ area. Tracey’s 200 and 500 hour school is registered with the National Yoga Alliance and she is credited with them as an Experienced Yoga Teacher-500 hours, although in actual practice she has taught close to 18,000 hours between yoga classes, workshops and teacher trainings. Tracey’s recently published novel, The Accidental Yogini, explores one woman’s unexpected journey to being a true practitioner of yoga and is currently available for purchase at Lovelight Festival or on amazon.com. Tracey is available for private mentoring or travel with her on one of her yoga retreats through Sacred Journeys.
Restorative, Sound, & Reiki Healing
with Karen Kapus
Sunday, October 21, 2018 • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Restorative yoga is a completely passive practice that utilizes props to support our bodies in all of the poses to aid in complete relaxation. By relaxing our muscles, lowering our heart rate, and allowing our nervous system to slow down, restorative yoga helps us to balance our fast-paced lifestyles. As we find stillness in the pose we allow for healing, both physically and mentally, which ultimately supports us in being more focused and effective.
In this very special restorative class, we will be accompanied by the vibrations and harmonies of Nepalese sound therapy bowls. The vibrations work to awaken the parasympathetic nervous system and allow for a very deep relaxation. Reiki will also be given during this class. Reiki is an energy healing modality that utilizes universal energy and light to heal the physical, energetic, and auric bodies.
Restorative is accessible to people of all ages and skill-levels. This class is limited to 20 people and usually fill up quickly so sign up soon to reserve your space!
Mastering Your Darkness
with Kelly Friedberg
Friday, November 9, 2018 • 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Join this peaceful practice of Pratyahara, or withdrawal of the senses. We’ll remove one of our biggest sensory inputs, our vision, and move blindfolded, accessing our vision through our third eye. We will go deeper and tune into our bodies, heightening our spacial awareness. Our physical practice will feel free, natural and organic.
Through 3rd eye chakra asana and meditation, we will access our intuitive selves. Mentally peeling back the layers, we will get to the core, our essence. We are the light and the dark, the good and the ‘bad’. We will allow ourselves to feel and get comfortable with all parts of ourselves and access the freedom that comes with being our full selves! From this space we move breathe and feel our essence and our light expand!
This is a very empowering practice that promotes trust, courage, personal growth and acceptance. (Some yoga experience recommended, as we will be blindfolded, but this is an all levels asana practice.)