Opened in 2005 (formerly the Yoga Room in Millburn from 2001)
Shakti Yoga & living arts is a center dedicated to the art of living well. Shakti is a Sanskrit word (as is yoga), which means energy or power, or that which is manifest (all things with form). Yoga means union: union of body, mind, soul; as well as union of individual with All. Our vision at Shakti is to offer programs that honor the diversity in all, and encourage awareness of the underlying unity within.
Shakti is joyfully committed to serving our community by offering classes, workshops and healing services in a variety of styles for Every Body. Our warm, welcoming environment creates a safe space for personal exploration, healing and awakening.
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Hi Anna, Just wanted you to know…my wife and I went to a class last week where Ires was teaching….she is a gifted and wonderful teacher…we enjoyed her class immensely!! Thanks…. Best, Michael Kay 3/10
Kundalini Yoga at Shakti Yoga and Living Arts Center – what a weekly blessing. An hour and a half of one of the most ancient exercize regimens will change your world. The following are the mental and physical effects I have noticed over the years I have been practicing Kundalini at Shakti Yoga: My mind is more calm and centered, Huge tasks seem easily doable because I have the mental centeredness and physical strength to do them, Calmness happens, Sleep deepens, Body flexibility increases, Spirituality enters, Happiness abounds, Life’s moments sparkle, Concentration intensifies, Crisis become manageable, Radiant good health ensues. A recent visit to my dermatologist brought this comment: "Wow, no sagging flesh and what firm muscles!" Something she doesn’t often see in a client in her late seventies. A recent physical checkup resulted in 100% good health. Karen Bokert 11/08
I wanted to express my gratitude for your work and your studio. I can't begin to find the words to explain just how much yoga has impacted my family. I have a special needs child who has benefited greatly from yoga. The messages of peace, ahimsa, being in the moment, paying attention to breath etc... have helped him with patience, dealing with transition, handling his aggressive impulses, and frustration tolerance. These wonderful messages have also helped his younger brother and me in dealing with his problems! In this hectic, competitive world we all live in, it is so refreshing to have an oasis of calm, support, and kindness right here in Maplewood. The stress of the world melts away when we step foot into your beautiful studio. Your instructors are all wonderful. I have for so many years heard how yoga benefits both mind and body. My experience has been even better than that- it has benefited my family and how we relate with one another, it has benefited my friendships, my relationships at work etc... Again, thank you for all you do for us in the community. ~ Chirstine C. 3/07
I took my first Kundalini class on Thursday evening and loved it. I have signed up for Healing the heart center workshop and feel I have found something that will be very healing for me. I’m so happy that I’ve found your center, and can’t wait to try the next class on Monday evening. ~ Camilla Nichols, 1/07