Shakti Yoga

ShaktiYoga
Yoga isn't just for grownups! Shakti Yoga is the only yoga studio in Maplewood who offers yoga classes for kids, tweens and teens. http://www.shaktinj.com/ShaktiKids.htm#KidsYogaSessions:

***Kids Yoga Ages 8-12 is held on Tuesdays, 4-4:45pm. Teen Yoga (13+) is held on Tuesdays, 5-6pm.***Classes are free this afternoon, April 1st. This is not a joke! Please send your tweens and teens to us this afternoon!

New 10-week Spring Session Dates for both 8-12 year olds & Teens
April 8 - June 17 (no class April 22 for Spring Break)

Cost: $150 for 10-weeks ~ Drop-ins welcome $18.
Register: call (973) 763-2288 or pay online
You can still join the series at a prorated price up-to the 3rd week.

***Classes for yogis age 3-7 years old is offered on Wednesdays, 4-4:45pm.***

Current 5-week Winter Session Dates:
March 5 - April 2

New 5-week Spring Session Dates:
April 9 - May 14 (no class April 23 due to Spring Break)
& May 21 - June 18

Cost: $75 for 5-weeks ~ Drop-ins welcome $18.
DISCOUNT: Prepay for BOTH sessions by April 2 and pay $135
Register: call (973) 763-2288 or pay online

We hope to see you there!

ShaktiYoga
In addition to our free tweens and teens yoga classes this afternoon (Tuesday, April 1st), we are excited to announce our new Facebook challenge!

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 Yoga 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)

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!

TarheelsInNj
Love Shakti!! It's my go-to studio in town.

ShaktiYoga

TarheelsInNj said:

Love Shakti!! It's my go-to studio in town.


Thank you TarheelsInNJ!! We appreciate that. Namaste.


mellowmood
PLUS, Shakti is the only place around that offers Prenatal Yoga classes!

ShaktiYoga

mellowmood said:

PLUS, Shakti is the only place around that offers Prenatal Yoga classes!


Thank you Mellowmood! We love being able to offer this class to the community. We also offer various types of Baby & Me Yoga classes throughout the week. The grownups have been known to get together at HLS after class to compare notes. grin It's such a sweet community.

Since we're talking about pre and post natal, be sure to check out Debra Bernath, a practitioner at Shakti Yoga, who offers pre-peri and post natal massage as well as fertility focused Reflexology and Thai Abdominal massage, among many other massage therapies: http://www.shaktinj.com/practitioners.htm#DeborahBernath.

Also, be sure to check out these upcoming workshops: Childbirth Preparation: Deep Relaxation with Ires Wilbanks on Saturday, April 12, 2-4pm and Labor & Delivery Workshop with Ires Wilbanks on Saturday, May 10, 2-5:30pm. This link has more details: http://www.shaktinj.com/shaktima.htm.

ShaktiYoga
Shakti Yoga is happy to announce a 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: http://www.shaktinj.com.

TarheelsInNj
I know it wouldn't meet the same objectives, but I would love if Shakti would consider sometimes offering specials for "old" students too!! I love yoga and the classes there but I just can't afford to go as often as I'd like. I get excited when I see new deals (like on Amazon Local now) but they're always for new students. I totally get that the goal is to bring new folks in, but maybe returning students could increase their frequency with the occasional deal.

ShaktiYoga

TarheelsInNj said:

I know it wouldn't meet the same objectives, but I would love if Shakti would consider sometimes offering specials for "old" students too!! I love yoga and the classes there but I just can't afford to go as often as I'd like. I get excited when I see new deals (like on Amazon Local now) but they're always for new students. I totally get that the goal is to bring new folks in, but maybe returning students could increase their frequency with the occasional deal.


TarheelsInNJ, thank you for your feedback. We always look for ways to show our students how much we appreciate them. We have offered discounts for current students in the past, but you are right, it has been a while. We do have a discount 10 class card available for $120 for anyone in need. We also offer a donation based community class every Sunday evening at 7pm. Current students can also participate in our Facebook challenge to win a 5 class card. You don't need to take a class; you get points for Liking our posts and sharing events on FB.

Please know that we have heard you and are looking at different ways to say Thank You to our students. We are thinking of different challenges and discounts for all our students. In the meantime, we hope to see you back at the studio. Also, please tell your friends about Shakti Yoga and help us spread the word about our studio. Thank you so much! Namaste.

ShaktiYoga
You begin to experience the benefits of yoga the minute you begin to practice: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/28/body-on-yoga_n_4109595.html

Please check this link for our schedule, including today's 7-8:15pm yoga class by donation: http://dharmatribeonline.com/shakti/index.php?tab=week&offset=1

boomie
What kind of yoga is the donation class tonight?

ShaktiYoga

boomie said:

What kind of yoga is the donation class tonight?


Boomie, it's going to be a Hatha based class. Karen Wasick is teaching the class. She's lovely. You can read about her here: http://www.shaktinj.com/teachers.htm#KarenWasick

ShaktiYoga
Good morning Yogis. There are many opportunities to practice yoga with us today:

9:30-10:45 Vinyasa with Christina Helms
11-12:30 pm Intermediate Hatha with Anna Winkler
4:45- 6:00 pm Beginner/Inter Hatha Yoga with Shehnaz Tapal
6:15-7:30 pm Beginner/Inter Hatha Yoga Gentle/Moderate with Milena Rubinstein
7:45 pm- 9pm Kundalini Yoga with Kathleen Good

We also have Debra Bernarth leading a free q & a on the Dragon's Way 1-1:30 pm

3:45-4:30 pm Kids Meditation with Andrea Grace

http://www.shaktinj.com/

We hope to see you on the mat! Namaste.

ShaktiYoga
If you call ((973) 763-2288) or email (info@shaktinj.com), you will receive a 10% discount on all kids/tweens/teens 10 week yoga series. Hurry!!

Kids Yoga Ages 8-12: Tuesdays, 4-4:45pm
Teen Yoga (13+): Tuesdays, 5-6pm
with Kathleen Good

New 10-week Spring Session Dates
for both 8-12 year olds & Teens
April 8 - June 17 (no class April 22 for Spring Break)

Cost: $150 for 10-weeks ~ Drop-ins welcome $18.
Register: call (973) 763-2288 or pay online

Two 5-week Spring Session Dates:
Kids Yoga Ages 3-7: Wednesdays, 4-4:45pm
with Judie Hurtado
April 9 - May 14 (no class April 23 due to Spring Break)
& May 21 - June 18

Cost: $75 for 5-weeks ~ Drop-ins welcome $18.
DISCOUNT: Prepay for BOTH sessions by April 8th and pay $135
Register: call (973) 763-2288 or pay online

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

ShaktiYoga
Don't forget, if you register for the 10 weeks, you receive a 10% discount!

Kids Yoga Ages 8-12: Tuesdays, 4-4:45pm
Teen Yoga (13+): Tuesdays, 5-6pm with Kathleen Good

New 10-week Spring Session Dates
for both 8-12 year olds & Teens
April 8 - June 17 (no class April 22 for Spring Break)

Cost: $150 for 10-weeks ~ Drop-ins welcome $18.
Register: call (973) 763-2288 or pay online

We also have yoga for grownups!

6:15 pm- 7:30 pm Hatha Yoga Begin/Interm. with Dorit Tabak
7:45pm- 9 pm: Yoga for the Inflexible All Levels - Gen/Mod with Susan Pendleton
7:45- 8:15pm Dragon's Way Free Q&A Tuesday with Debra Bernarth

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

ShaktiYoga
If you missed Tom's 6:30 am Sunrise yoga class, don't fret. We have many more opportunities for you this Thursday:

9:30- 11 am Ashtanga Vinyasa Interm/Advanced with Anna Winkler
11:15- 12:30 Thursday Yoga 101: FUNdamentals with Anita Beechner
12:45- 2pm Mixed Age Mom & Baby Yoga babies 6-weeks to 1 year w/ Mom with Gayle Lemke
6:15- 7:30 pm Alignment Based Hatha Yoga Begin/Interm. with Ari Silva
7:45 pm- 9pm Restorative Yoga Gentle with Evelyn Lopez

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

Please Like us on Facebook so you can partake in our April Facebook challenge. See our post above for more details and your chance to win a 5 class card and other prizes.

Lastly, please let us know if you have any comments, suggestions or feedback on our classes and studio. We would love to hear from you.

Namaste.

ShaktiYoga
Don't forget about Shakti's Facebook Challenge!

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!

ShaktiYoga
Happy Monday! We offer yoga classes seven days a week, in addition to hosting health and wellness practitioners. We have 5 yoga classes on the schedule today for you.

In addition, this afternoon we are offering 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, April 14 - 28, 3:45-4:30pm
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).

We look forward to seeing you! If you have any comments, questions or concerns please, call us at 973-763-2288 or email info@shaktinj.com. We are located at 1861 Springfield Ave in Maplewood. Our website is http://www.shaktinj.com.

ShaktiYoga
This Saturday , April 19, 2-4pm, join Orest Pelechaty, L.Ac., OMD, NCCAOM for a fascinating workshop on safe, effective cleansing for your body and mind. Orest has a wide repertoire of experience and information. His talks are always fascinating and entertaining. Not to be missed! For more information, click here: http://www.shaktinj.com/workshops.htm#BeyondTheCleanse

Also, please note that Community Class (by donation) is CANCELLED this Sunday, for Easter. C-Ray's 8am class is cancelled this Sunday as well. The 9:30am class is ON for this Sunday. (No 11:15am Beginner Series).

http://www.shaktinj.com/

ShaktiYoga
NEW Class ~ Nia Dance with Lena Gabrielsen ~ FREE INTRO class this Wednesday, April 23 at 7:45pm (Vinyasa with Courtney is canceled). Regular drop-in class will be on Thursdays 12:45-2pm starting May 15. Baby & Me on Thursdays will be canceled. Come on Tuesdays at 12:45 instead!

mumstheword
Are you considering offering yoga classes for folks with arthiritis (and/or fibromyalgia)? I recently saw a show on PBS about it and I think I might be able to do most of the poses.

ShaktiYoga

mumstheword said:

Are you considering offering yoga classes for folks with arthiritis (and/or fibromyalgia)? I recently saw a show on PBS about it and I think I might be able to do most of the poses.


Mumstheword, yoga can definitely help with those ailments. While we don't offer specific classes towards them, we do have a few options that would work well:

Yoga 101: FUNdamentals!
with Anita Beechner or Susan Pendleton

NEW Dates: 6 Thursdays, 11:15-12:30pm, May 15 - June 19 with Anita
or 5 Tuesdays, 7:45-9pm, May 27 - June 24 with Susan
Cost: $90 for 6-weeks or $75 for 5-weeks ~ drop-ins welcome $18
Register: call 973-763-2288 or pay online
You can still join the series at a prorated price in the 2nd week.

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.

Other options include Gentle Hatha with Shehnaz on Mondays @ 4:45pm, Gentle Yoga with Karen on Weds @ 12:45 and Restorative Yoga with Evelyn on Thurs @ 7:45pm.

Please refer to our schedule: http://dharmatribeonline.com/shakti/index.php?tab=week&offset=0.

Mumstheword, please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. We hope to see you on the mat. Namaste.

mumstheword

ShaktiYoga said:

mumstheword said:

Are you considering offering yoga classes for folks with arthiritis (and/or fibromyalgia)? I recently saw a show on PBS about it and I think I might be able to do most of the poses.


Mumstheword, yoga can definitely help with those ailments. While we don't offer specific classes towards them, we do have a few options that would work well:

Yoga 101: FUNdamentals!
with Anita Beechner or Susan Pendleton

NEW Dates: 6 Thursdays, 11:15-12:30pm, May 15 - June 19 with Anita
or 5 Tuesdays, 7:45-9pm, May 27 - June 24 with Susan
Cost: $90 for 6-weeks or $75 for 5-weeks ~ drop-ins welcome $18
Register: call 973-763-2288 or pay online
You can still join the series at a prorated price in the 2nd week.

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.

Other options include Gentle Hatha with Shehnaz on Mondays @ 4:45pm, Gentle Yoga with Karen on Weds @ 12:45 and Restorative Yoga with Evelyn on Thurs @ 7:45pm.

Please refer to our schedule: http://dharmatribeonline.com/shakti/index.php?tab=week&offset=0.

Mumstheword, please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. We hope to see you on the mat. Namaste.


Thanks for this -- it's very interesting. I think the "Yoga for the Inflexible" would be the one for me to try out first, but I don't see it on your schedule. Will you be scheduling evening classes in the future that I can audit?

boomie
mums you HAVE to try the restorative yoga. It is AMAZING.

PurpleMonkeyDshwashr
Would you consider adding any Vinyasa classes to evenings or weekends? It seems that they are all during the day in the work week, which is not feasible for people who work regular 9-5 jobs. Thanks!

mumstheword
@boomie -- Thanks for your suggestion. I looked at that but I was wondering if it might be too strenuous (seriously, every inch of my body hurts from the fibromyalgia). HOWEVER, browsing the website, I found all the other things available at Shakti -- including Debra Bernath who does SHIATSU ON THE FLOOR (I haven't been able to find anyone do that in at least 25 years). She does a lot of other healing work -- which I think I will need first -- so I've already sent her an e-mail to see what I can do with her. There are no accidents in the Universe! ;-)

boomie
It is NOT strenuous at all. It's the most relaxing, pampering 1.5 hours you can ever imagine.

mumstheword

boomie said:

It is NOT strenuous at all. It's the most relaxing, pampering 1.5 hours you can ever imagine.


OK, based on your recommendation, I'll audit a class and see how it goes. I am in sore (literally) need of relaxing and pampering. Thanks!

mumstheword
@boomie -- have you tried the Nia classes? Those sound interesting too (barefoot -- that's my style).

ShaktiYoga

mumstheword said:

boomie said:

It is NOT strenuous at all. It's the most relaxing, pampering 1.5 hours you can ever imagine.


OK, based on your recommendation, I'll audit a class and see how it goes. I am in sore (literally) need of relaxing and pampering. Thanks!


Restorative Yoga is incredible! I'm glad you are going to try that class. Debra Bernath is incredible. You will love her.



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