Yoga 101: FUNdamentals!
with Emily Ramos, Shira Pelleg & Al Macchi
6 Tuesdays, 7:45-8:55pm, May 14 - June 18 with Shira Pelleg
6 Wednesdays, 12:45-2pm, May 15 - June 19 with Al Macchi
5 Sundays, 11:15-12:30pm, June 2 - June 30 with Emily Ramos
Cost: $90 for 6-weeks, $75 for 5-weeks, drop-ins welcome $18
You can still join the series at a prorated price in the 2nd week.
Register: call 973-763-2288 or pay online
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.
Drop-in Classes Appropriate for Beginners
9:30am All Levels Hatha Yoga with Al
4:15pm Hatha Yoga Basics with Shehnaz
6:15pm All Levels Hatha Yoga with Milena
7:45pm Kundalini Yoga with Trish
11:15am All Levels Hatha Flow Yoga with Varrita
7:45pm Yoga101: FUNdamentals Series with Shira
11:15am All Levels Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Shira
11:15am All Levels Alignment Based Yoga wtih Anita
4:15pm Hatha Yoga Basics with Lissa
7:45pm Easy, Gentle, Restorative Yoga with Evelyn
9am Kundalini Yoga with Trish
1-1:45pm Lunchtime Yoga Express with Shira*
*$10 drop-in fee
8am Kundalini Yoga with Trish
9:30am Beg/Int. Alignment Based Hatha Yoga with Emily
7:00pm Community Class by donation with Rotating Teachers
$18 Drop-in, $80 5 class-card, $150 10 class-card, $270 20 class-card
All class cards have a one year expiration date and are non-refundable.
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$85 hour, $225 for 3 sessions, $420 for 6.
For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (973) 763-2288.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I wear?
Wear comfortable clothing that you can move easily in. For example, sweats, gym shorts, cotton t-shirts or clothes designed for yoga practice. If you have long hair, bring a hair tie. It's best NOT to wear jewelry as it might fall off or get in the way during practice.
What should I bring?
A smile! And you can bring your own yoga mat, although you are welcome to borrow mats that we have in the studio. If you would like to purchase one, we have a few varieties in the boutique you can buy. We also have pillows, blankets, bolsters, yoga blocks and yoga straps in the studio for you to use during class.
Is Yoga just stretching?
No. Although yoga incorporates stretching, it is more about using your whole body, rather than just stretching an isolated area. However, you do not have to be flexible to do yoga because it is more about alignment and how you are moving, rather than how far you can stretch. Many popular styles of yoga today use a flow, moving from one pose to the other, so you are also strengthening muscles and sometimes getting a cardio workout as well!
How do I choose the right type of yoga to get started?
Take a few Beginner's Hatha yoga classes first in order to learn the basic poses. Then, if you are trying a new style, make sure to start with a beginner's class even if you're in good shape, so you can learn the core of the practice and avoid injuries. It is best to learn from an experienced teacher in a studio rather than at home with a book, internet or video, as there is no substitute for what you can learn from a real teacher. Let the media be a supplement to your studio practice.
*See Drop-in classes appropriate for beginners above.
Benefits of Yoga
Stress Relief: Yoga reduces the physical effects of stress on the body by reducing the stress hormone, cortisol.
Pain Relief: Yoga has been demonstrated to ease pain of temporary and chronic conditions. In addition, Somatics is a type of yoga that specifically targets problem areas to release tension in areas such as the back, neck and shoulders.
Increased Strength: Yoga postures (asanas) use more muscles than most other types of physical exercise, so you will be able to work muscles you might not have even known you have!
Improved Breathing: By practicing Pranayama (breathing exercises) you can reduce stress, improve lung function and encourage relaxation. By consciously changing our breathing, we can begin to control our body's response to stress.
Flexibility: Over time, yoga practice can increase elasticity of muscles, tendons, ligaments and overall range of motion.
Weight Loss: Yoga helps support weight loss, as it works to strengthen and condition the whole body. The practice also helps you have a better self-image, which enables you to make healthier choices.
Cardiovascular Improvements: By practicing yoga, you can lower your resting heart rate, decrease blood pressure and oxygenate your body.
Better Circulation: Yoga can improve circulation, allowing nutrients and oxygen to flow throughout the body.
Being More Present: Yoga is a tool that can help connect us to the present moment. Over time, you can become more aware of your present surroundings, enabling you to make wiser choices, increase concentration and see things as they truly are.