(PRENATAL and HATHA for all levels)
Hatha yoga is the physical practice of yoga postures. These classes are great for all experience levels because the practice varies from week to week. Hatha yoga can include a variety of more specific practices, including pranayama, which teaches breath control; vinyasa, the flow or sequence of poses; ashtanga, a specific sequence of poses that meticulously links movement to breath; iyengar, which puts attention on posture and alignment; or restorative practices that rejuvenate the body.
Hatha yoga classes promote a mind-body alignment. Breathing, meditating and clearing the mind to focus on the present moment are all key to a successful practice, both inside and outside of the studio. The techniques participants learn in every session are applicable to other areas of life.
Instructors provide challenges in varying degrees that allow the participants to determine their individual comfort levels. Mats, blocks, bands, blankets and bolsters are all available.
Yoga Teacher Certification from Jivana Yoga, 200 Hours, 2014
Asana, Pranayama and Meditation, Anatomy and Physiology, Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Professional Ethics
Yoga Teacher Training Instruction Certification with Honors from The American Yoga Academy, 300 Hours, 2012
Pre- and postnatal yoga is open to women who are pregnant, who were recently pregnant and who are preparing to become pregnant. We welcome women in all stages of motherhood and body restoration.
The session encourages clients to focus on breathing and meditation while preparing the body for the physical changes ahead, supporting the core and tuning into the mind-body connection.
New moms may bring stationary babies to the sessions if needed. Breastfeeding, bottle feeding, changing diapers and soothing are all allowed whenever needed; we simply ask that mobile babies not distract from the practice. Please call 908.335.7137 with any questions.
Mindfulness Movements is an all-level class that aims to connect the mind and the body. Though the core plan for each class varies - one class may challenge participants to hold poses while another will practice a sequence of poses - every session includes time for breathing and meditation. Held in the evening, this class helps prepare participants for a great night's sleep. This class is a great option for pregnant women and those recovering from a recent pregnancy.
Whether you have a specific injury that requires special attention, limitations requiring a personal touch or you simply like the privacy a one-on-one session offers, private appointments provide tailored workouts on your schedule. Work with an instructor to achieve your goals at your own pace.