a Community Center dedicated to the art of living well...


"Life is a gift of nature, but beautiful living is a gift of wisdom."
~ Malawian proverb~

Schedule Updates

NEW ~ Nia Dance with Lena Gabrielsen ~ Thursdays 12:45-2pm starting May 15. Baby & Me on Thursdays will be canceled. Last class is May 8. Please come on Tuesdays at 12:45 instead!

This Sunday's Community Class (by donation) at 7pm on April 27 is All Levels Vinyasa with Varitta Siryon. Varitta teaches a regular All Levels Vinyasa drop-in class on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 11:15-12:30.

Varrita started yoga in 2010, after ending a 12 year gymnastics career. Her relationship with yoga can be compared to love at first sight - after her first class, she knew yoga was meant to be a part of her life and wanted to teach the beauty of the practice. Varrita believes restoring balance in the body, mind, and spirit is freeing and is grateful to be able to share this universal practice, of self discovery and self acceptance. Varrita's class is slow flowing with a focus on alignment.

Shakti Facebook Challenge!

It's not too late to join, you could still win!!!

1st Prize - Shakti 5 class-card
2nd Prize - 15 ml bottle of Young Living Lavender Essential Oil
3rd Prize - eye pillow, hand-made by Debra Bernath
(includes coupon for $10 off a massage with Debra)

How does it work?

  • First, you have to be on Facebook!
  • Second, if you haven’t already, you have to Like Shakti on Facebook!
  • Last, but not least, your challenge is to Like & Share Shakti’s FB posts and Events & Check-in at Shakti (going to class, getting a massage, etc.) as many times as possible during the month of April!

The person who generates the most activity wins 1st prize, the second most activity wins 2nd prize and the the 3rd most activity wins 3rd prize.

Likes count as 1
Sharing Events count as 2
Checking-in when going to class or getting a massage counts as 3
– (please mention what class/teacher/massage, etc you are going for and hyperlink to our FB page when posting)

Are you Ready? SET? GO!

Starts April 1 and runs through April 30 for the challenge, but we hope you’ll keep it up for the good karma!

March APRIL! Bodywork Special ~ 1 hour Raindrop Technique

$75 ($10 savings) or package of 3 for $210 ($45 savings)

~ prices do not include 7% sales tax ~

Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils are dropped like rain along the spine and then worked into the skin with various massage techniques. Within moments the oils are absorbed through the skin into the nerves and tissues of the body.

Wonderfully soothing, nurturing and relaxing, Raindrop Technique can work its benefits in immediate and profound ways with long lasting effects.  Deep relaxation, increased energy, enhanced immunity, detoxification, relief of aches and pains, renewed flexibility, postural alignment, a sense of peacefulness and feelings of well being are just some of Raindrop Techique's extraordinary benefits.

Schedule with Anna Winkler or Debra Bernath


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

3 Mondays, 3:45-4:30pm, May 5- 19

Irresistible Soul-Full Relationships! 6 Fridays, May 9 - June 13, 12-1:30pm

with Denise Rizvi

Expressive Movement Jam Friday, May 9, 7:30-9pm

with Heather Harrington

Labor & Delivery Workshop Saturday, May 10, 2-5:30pm

with Ires Wilbanks

NEW: Yoga 101: FUNdamentals!

6 Thursdays, 11:15-12:30pm, May 15 - June 19 with Anita Beechner

or 5 Tuesdays, 7:45-9pm, May 27 - June 24 with Susan Pendleton

Monthly Reiki Healing Circle Friday, May 16, 7:45-9pm

with Madalina Blanton


Childbirth Preparation: Deep Relaxation Saturday, June 14, 2-4pm

with Ires Wilbanks


The Noble Steps Meditation Group meets every 1st & 3rd Sunday 5-6:30pm

by donation with George Johns ~ Drop-ins welcome by donation

Yoga 101: FUNdamentals! with Milena Rubinstein or Anita Beechner

5 Sundays, 11:15-12:45pm, March 30 - May 4 with Milena (no class April 20)

or 6 Thursdays, 11:15-12:30pm, April 3 - May 8 with Anita

Kids & Teen Yoga Spring Session Dates Drop-ins welcome $18
Tuesdays: Ages 8-12 @ 4pm, Teen Yoga (13+) @ 5pm, April 8 - June 17
Wednesdays: Ages 3-7 @ 4pm, April 9 - May 14 and May 21 - June 18

Dragon's Way Spring Sessions - Weight Loss and Wellness

with Debra Bernath ~ sorry, NO drop-ins (except for returnees on Tuesday)

6 Mondays, 1-2:15pm, April 14 - May 19
6 Tuesdays, 7:45-8:30pm, April 15 - May 20 ~ Returnees Only!

Interested in Reflexology Training? Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Classes

being offered by Debra Bernath

Class Fees

$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. 

New Student Special

20% off of your first 5, 10 or 20 class card

or 25% off Yoga 101 FUNdamentals! AND your first class card

Purchase a Class Card!

$150 Monthly Unlimited Class Card* ~ for Shakti Facebook Fans

Private Yoga Lessons

$85 hour, $225 for 3 sessions, $420 for 6

For more information: anna@shaktinj.com or call (973) 727-9910

May the sun bring you new energy by day
may the moon softly restore you by night
may the rain wash away any worries you may have
and the breeze blow new strength into your being
and all the days of your life
may you know the beauty of the world
and the beauty that lives within you

Apache Poem brought to you by C-Ray Mankowski

Shakti Boutique

Manduka Yoga Mats & Props, Hyde and Squeezed Yoga Clothing,
Jewelry, Incense, Books, CDs & DVDs

to compliment your yoga practice.

For information about Young Living Essential Oils
please contact Anna Winkler.

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