Shakti Yoga

We loved this article and hope you do too: http://www.becomingminimalist.com/un-busy.

Our favorite, of course, was #6:

6. Cultivate space in your daily routine. Take time for lunch. Find space in your morning to sit quietly before starting your day. Invest in solitude, meditation, or yoga. Find opportunity for breaks at work in between projects. Begin right away cultivating little moments of space and margin in your otherwise busy day.

What was your favorite? Which one can you implement in your life today?

ShaktiYoga said:

bluepool said:

Apologies for not reading through this thread in detail but: Would love to know if you have any "mom + kid" yoga classes that would be offered in the early evening or on weekends. Thanks.


bluepool, how old is your child? We don't currently have a Family Yoga class on the schedule but please let us know what you are looking for and perhaps we can make it happen if there's enough interest. Thank you.


Someone also suggested a yoga for parents but with kids in the studio at the Mothers & More moms night out. She had gone to a class with mobile kids where there was some playspace in one corner (parents brought the toys) and the parents did a class. Obviously, not as relaxing as w/o kids but it might be a nice option for those of us who have a hard time paying for class and a sitter. I know Judie teaches yoga for Kids and there had been some Mom and Me classes at what is now Work N Play NJ but nothing in the area (as far as I know) for a studio where the mom does yoga and the kids play.


ShaktiYoga said:

Meditation for the Imagination
For Kids ages 8-12 with Andrea Grace

Mindfulness exercises and self-awareness tools to
increase focus, manage emotions and decrease stress.

When: 3 Mondays, 3:45-4:30pm, May 5 - 19
Cost: $45 for 3-week series or $18 Drop-in
Register: call (973) 763-2288 or pay online

These 45-minute classes include games, meditation, movement and an art project.


Week 1: What My Body Has to Say: Body awareness and guidance
Week 2: Healing Heart Meditation: A meditation for forgiveness
Week 3: Time Machine: A fun meditation into a past or future life

Parent participation optional (it can be a great idea and may be easier for kids to practice at home).

Visit www.meditationfortheimagination.com to learn more.

Andrea Grace is a Reiki Master, Meditation Facilitator (for all ages) and a Certified Hypnotist specializing in Past Life Regression. Andrea is a student and practitioner of eastern natural healing arts, and is a graduate of Byron Katie's 9-day School for The Work.

http://www.shaktinj.com/ShaktiKids.htm


Will this be repeated in the future? After reading this article in the NY Times yesterday ( http://nyti.ms/1gwioGQ ) we want to try this for our daughter who definitely has issues with focus, emotions and stress.

ShaktiYoga said:

bluepool said:

Apologies for not reading through this thread in detail but: Would love to know if you have any "mom + kid" yoga classes that would be offered in the early evening or on weekends. Thanks.


bluepool, how old is your child? We don't currently have a Family Yoga class on the schedule but please let us know what you are looking for and perhaps we can make it happen if there's enough interest. Thank you.

I have an 8-year-old. She loved it when the two of us participated in a sample yoga class at her school's Family Fitness Day last year. She still asks me every so often when we can take a yoga class together. I work full time so anything on weekdays prior to 6 p.m. at the earliest is not possible for me. Thanks!

bluepool and istudymemory, thank you for these suggestions. We do offer two after school yoga classes. Kathleen Good teaches Kids Yoga Ages 8-12: Tuesdays, 4-4:45pm and Teen Yoga (13+): Tuesdays, 5-6pm. Judie Hurtado teaches Kids 3-7 years old on Wednesdays, 4-4:45 pm. We offered a Grown Up Yoga class during Judie's kids yoga class (the same time but in a different space at Shakti) but unfortunately we did not have many participants and couldn't continue the class.

You can read more about our kids yoga offerings here: http://www.shaktinj.com/ShaktiKids.htm.

Christina Helms is teaching a Family yoga class on Memorial Day, 9:15-10:15am, $20 drop-in for whole family, ages 5 & up! We would love to hear your thoughts about making this a permanent class, perhaps once a month, on an Friday evening or weekend afternoon.

istudymemory, we love working with Mothers & More. I know Judie is a member and also Emily, who teaches at Shakti. We have been in touch with a member about offering kids yoga classes this summer for Mothers and More members. Please let me know more about Moms Night Out. Judie has an amazing assistant in her yoga class, Sofia, who could help us with this.

Please feel free to email me at info@shaktinj.com with any ideas and comments.

Namaste.


zombie_zoinks said:

ShaktiYoga said:

Meditation for the Imagination
For Kids ages 8-12 with Andrea Grace

Mindfulness exercises and self-awareness tools to
increase focus, manage emotions and decrease stress.

When: 3 Mondays, 3:45-4:30pm, May 5 - 19
Cost: $45 for 3-week series or $18 Drop-in
Register: call (973) 763-2288 or pay online

These 45-minute classes include games, meditation, movement and an art project.


Week 1: What My Body Has to Say: Body awareness and guidance
Week 2: Healing Heart Meditation: A meditation for forgiveness
Week 3: Time Machine: A fun meditation into a past or future life

Parent participation optional (it can be a great idea and may be easier for kids to practice at home).

Visit www.meditationfortheimagination.com to learn more.

Andrea Grace is a Reiki Master, Meditation Facilitator (for all ages) and a Certified Hypnotist specializing in Past Life Regression. Andrea is a student and practitioner of eastern natural healing arts, and is a graduate of Byron Katie's 9-day School for The Work.

http://www.shaktinj.com/ShaktiKids.htm


Will this be repeated in the future? After reading this article in the NY Times yesterday ( http://nyti.ms/1gwioGQ ) we want to try this for our daughter who definitely has issues with focus, emotions and stress.


Yes! We intend to have another series in the Fall but no need to wait. Kids can drop in to the last class this Monday, May 19. Parents are also welcome in class. These classes do not need to be taken in order. Also, please know that meditation is included in all of our kids yoga classes (Tuesday and Wednesdays).

Thank you!


I'm sorry; The Family Yoga class on Memorial Day is being held at 9:30-10:30.

@shaktiYoga, Memorial Day is a big day for families in Maplewood... I'm afraid you won't get much participation during that time slot as it's right in the middle of the big festivities - the parade (9 am) and duck race (11am). Not that everyone participates in these festivities, of course, but it may not be the best day to gauge long-term interest!

TarheelsInNj said:

@shaktiYoga, Memorial Day is a big day for families in Maplewood... I'm afraid you won't get much participation during that time slot as it's right in the middle of the big festivities - the parade (9 am) and duck race (11am). Not that everyone participates in these festivities, of course, but it may not be the best day to gauge long-term interest!


Yes, we know it will be a busy weekend for many. We hope to add this class to our schedule so be on the lookout. Thank you for your feedback. Please keep it coming as we want to serve our community the best way we can.

MAY is Bring a Friend Month at Shakti!

Bring a friend (new to Shakti) and get your class FREE on that day.

OR

If you BOTH buy a class card on that day, you EACH get 20% off your 5, 10 or 20 class card.

PLUS 50% off select merchandise for ALL!!

http://www.shaktinj.com/

This Sunday's Community Class (by donation) at 7pm on May 18 is All Levels Vinyasa with Courtney Centrelli. See you on the mat!

Many classes to choose from today:

http://dharmatribeonline.com/shakti/index.php?tab=week&offset=0

Schedule Today:

NEW ~ Emily Ramos has taken over the Wednesday 7:45pm All Levels Vinyasa class.

NEW Class ~ Nia Dance with Lena Gabrielsen ~ Thursdays 12:45-2pm. Check it out!

NEW Time ~ Gentle Yoga on Wednesday with Karen Wasick will change to 2-3:15pm starting June 4.

I just want to put in a huge plug for Emily Ramos' class!! I haven't taken this one specifically, but she used to teach a 9pm Vinyasa class that was really awesome.

TarheelsInNj said:

I just want to put in a huge plug for Emily Ramos' class!! I haven't taken this one specifically, but she used to teach a 9pm Vinyasa class that was really awesome.


Thank you Tarheels! We're so glad to hear that you love Emily as much as we do. In addition to her 7:45 pm Vinyasa class on Wednesdays, she also teaches a 9:30-11 am Hatha Yoga Begin/Interm- Gen/Mod on Sunday mornings. She is also scheduled to teach the Sunday 7-8:15pm Community Class by Donation on Sunday, June 8th.

Happy Wednesday! We are so happy to be able to offer various class options all day long:

9:15 Alignment Based Hatha Yoga Intermediate - Mod/Vig with Anna Winkler
11:15 Vinyasa Flow All Levels - Mod/Vig with Varrita Siryon
12:45 Gentle Yoga All Levels with Karen Wasick
6:15 pm Prenatal Yoga All Levels - Gen/Mod with Bernadett Szasz
7:45 pm Vinyasa Flow All Levels - Mod/Vig with Emily Ramos

Yoga isn't just for adults! 4pm Kids Yoga (ages 3-7) with Judie Hurtado (This is a drop off class)

You can learn more about us here: http://www.shaktinj.com/

Plus, MAY is Bring a Friend Month at Shakti!

Bring a friend (new to Shakti) and get your class FREE on that day!
OR

If you BOTH buy a class card on that day,
you EACH get 20% off your 5, 10 or 20 class card!

PLUS 50% off select merchandise for ALL!!

There's still time for yoga today:

6:15 pm Alignment Based Hatha Yoga Begin/Interm with Ari Silva
7:45 pm Restorative Yoga Gentle with Evelyn Lopez

Friday's Schedule:
9 am Kundalini Yoga All Levels with Kathleen Good
10:30 am Vinyasa Flow Yoga All Levels with Christina Helms

http://www.shaktinj.com/

Sunday, May 25th is Mayfest (http://springfieldavenue.com/events/mayfest). Springfield Avenue will be blocked off from Indiana to Rutgers street, from 8:30am - 7:30pm. C-Ray's 8am class is canceled on that day. Emily's 9:30am Hatha Class is ON.

Memorial Day: All classes are canceled EXCEPT - All Levels Vinyasa Class with Christina Helms! 9:30-10:45am ~ Kid's welcome ~ a FUN & FUNKY FLOW!

Namaste.

Lots of yoga today!

9:15 am Alignment Based Hatha Yoga Intermediate - Mod/Vig with Anna Winkler
11:15 am Vinyasa Flow All Levels - Mod/Vig with Varrita Siryon
12:45 am Gentle Yoga All Levels with Karen Wasick
4pm Kids Yoga (Kids 3-7 years old) with Judie Hurtado
6:15 pm Prenatal Yoga All Levels - Gen/Mod with Ires Wilbanks
7:45 pm Vinyasa Flow All Levels - Mod/Vig with Emily Ramos

MAY is Bring a Friend Month at Shakti!

Bring a friend (new to Shakti)
and get your class FREE on that day!
OR
If you BOTH buy a class card on that day,
you EACH get 20% off your 5, 10 or 20 class card!

Good morning. We have many happenings at Shakti Yoga:

Yoga 101: FUNdamentals! ~ Register
Begin the practice you've always wanted or commit to deepening your existing practice.
Great for BRAND NEW BEGINNERS and practitioners looking to firm the foundation of their practice. In each session, we'll stretch, strengthen and move, applying a weekly foundational theme.

5 Tuesdays, 7:45-9pm, May 27 - June 24 with Susan Pendleton ~ you can still join the series prorated
or 5 Sundays, 11:15-12:45pm, June 1 - June 29 with Milena Rubinstein

Infant Massage Workshop Thursday, June 5, 2:15-3:30pm with Kelli DeFlora ~ Pre-registeration Required
For 2-week old babies up to 1 year and their caregiver(s), pregnant moms too!

Chakra Meditation Saturday, June 7, 2-5pm ~ Register
a workshop with Swami Saradananda ~ $35 in advance, $45 day of workshop

Childbirth Preparation: Deep Relaxation Saturday, June 14, 2-4pm ~ Register
with Ires Wilbanks

Postive Thinking & Meditation a 3 Part Meditation and Mindfulness Series ~ Register
with Prem Sadasivanda ~ 3 Fridays, 7:30-9pm, June 20, July 18 and August 15
June 20: The Power of Thought ~ As you think so you become
$45 prepaid for all 3 sessions, $20 prepaid per session or $25 drop-in at the door

Monthly Reiki Healing Circle Friday, June 27, 7:45-9pm ~ RSVP
with Madalina Blanton

Cleaning & Strengthening My Chakras Monday, June 30, 4-5:30pm ~ Register
For Kids ages 8-12 with Andrea Grace

http://www.shaktinj.com/

This is my new favorite place.

Adele said:

This is my new favorite place.


Thank you so much for saying that! Namaste.

NEW ~ Emily Ramos has taken over the Wednesday 7:45pm All Levels Vinyasa class.

This Sunday's Community Class (by donation) at 7pm on June 1 is All Levels Hatha Yoga with Dorit Tabak.

NEW Time ~ All Levels Vinyasa with Varrita Siryon on Tuesdays will be 8:15-9:15am starting June 3 (no 11:15 on Tuesday, but she is teaching her 11:15am class on Wednesdays).

NEW Time ~ Baby & Me Yoga with Ires Wilbanks on Tuesdays will be 11:30am -12:30pm starting June 3.

NEW Time ~ Gentle Yoga on Wednesday with Karen Wasick will be 2-3:15pm starting June 4.

http://www.shaktinj.com/

Don't forget our Community Class by Donation is offered this evening (Sunday) 7-8:15 pm. Dorit Tabak is leading the class. It's the perfect way to end your weekend.

Namaste.

Celebrating the start of our 10th Year on Springfield Avenue!

Shakti is pleased to offer 10 % off all 5, 10 & 20 class cards for the month of June
(cannot be combined with any other offers)
PLUS 10% off ALL Boutique Items (not already marked down)


There's still plenty of time for yoga this afternoon!
4pm Kids Yoga for kids ages 3-7 years old with Judie Hurtado
6:15 pm Prenatal Yoga All Levels - Gen/Mod with Ires Willbanks
7:45 pm Vinyasa Flow All Levels - Mod/Vig with Emily Ramos

We hope to see you soon! Namaste.

Lots of yoga for you today:

8 am Kundalini Yoga All Levels - Mod/Vig with Trish O'Gormon
9:30 Alignment & Flow Yoga Interm/Advanced with Anna Winkler
11:15 Prenatal Yga All Levels with Ires Wilbanks

We are hosting a Chakra Meditation workshop 2-5 pm with Swami Saradananda:

When: Saturday, June 7, 2-5pm
Cost: $35 advance, $45 day of
Register: call 973-763-2288 or pay online

Chakra meditations are simple, yet powerful techniques for helping you to develop inner poise and keep your life in balance.

How smoothly your chakras function influences how fully you inhabit your physical body, the success of your relationships, and how much inner peace you are able to enjoy. With regular practice these meditations can help you to tap into your vast potential reservoir of psycho-spiritual energy.

Swami Saradananda presents you with a down-to-earth approach to inner peace. Many of the exercises are aimed at eliminating the negative emotional behavior associated with each of the chakras.

Chakra Meditation can help you:

~ Get grounded and connected to the world around you
~ Restore and enhance the smooth flow of your vital energy
~ Open the doorways to receiving intuitive inspiration
~ Gain new insights into healthier behavioral patterns and a more-rewarding life-style

http://www.shaktinj.com/workshops.htm#ChakraMeditation

May all beings be happy and free. Enjoy your day!

Again, more yoga for you to enjoy all day long:

9:30 am Vinyasa Flow All Levels - Mod/Vig with Milena Rubinstein
11 am Alignment Hatha Intermediate with Anna Winkler
6:15 pm Hatha Yoga Begin/Interm- Gen/Mod with Milena Rubinstein
7:45 pm Kundalini Yoga All Levels with Kathleen Good

Celebrating the start of our 10th Year on Springfield Avenue!

Shakti is pleased to offer 10 % off all 5, 10 & 20 class cards for the month of June
(cannot be combined with any other offers)
PLUS 10% off ALL Boutique Items (not already marked down)

http://www.shaktinj.com/

I've now gone for my second treatment with Debra Bernath -- an hour of reflexology. My gosh, for the first time in I don't know how long my feet didn't hurt when I walked out of there (I was kidding her saying could she just wheel the table down Springfield and take me home so I wouldn't have to walk on them). I'm now reading the book "The Dragon's Way" that she recommended in preparation for taking her course in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Win-win all the way!!!

mumstheword said:

I've now gone for my second treatment with Debra Bernath -- an hour of reflexology. My gosh, for the first time in I don't know how long my feet didn't hurt when I walked out of there (I was kidding her saying could she just wheel the table down Springfield and take me home so I wouldn't have to walk on them). I'm now reading the book "The Dragon's Way" that she recommended in preparation for taking her course in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Win-win all the way!!!


Isn't Debra amazing? We are so lucky to have her at Shakti. Please tell all your friends about her incredible hands. grin There was a a thread on Reflexology not too long ago. Perhaps you could also post there as well. We want as many people to benefit as possible from Debra's gifts. Thank you so much for sharing your experiences with us.


Is the class still on for Tuesday evenings at 7:45 for the "Inflexible (and decrepit)"? I added the decrepti part. And if I can't make it until next Tuesday, can I still join in?

ShaktiYoga said:

mumstheword said:

I've now gone for my second treatment with Debra Bernath -- an hour of reflexology. My gosh, for the first time in I don't know how long my feet didn't hurt when I walked out of there (I was kidding her saying could she just wheel the table down Springfield and take me home so I wouldn't have to walk on them). I'm now reading the book "The Dragon's Way" that she recommended in preparation for taking her course in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Win-win all the way!!!


Isn't Debra amazing? We are so lucky to have her at Shakti. Please tell all your friends about her incredible hands. grin There was a a thread on Reflexology not too long ago. Perhaps you could also post there as well. We want as many people to benefit as possible from Debra's gifts. Thank you so much for sharing your experiences with us.



I was looking for that thread and couldn't find it so I posted it here. Oh, you will get to know me -- when I find something good, I tell the world! :-D

Yes, her hands are incredibly healing and comforting and I mentioned that to her both times I saw her. (I studied shiatsu myself in the early '90s and I know how important that is.)

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