Author Archive for: Mel Kozakiewicz


Yoga in the Heights has such a vast demographic community! That’s truly one of the unique things about our Wellness Center. In every yoga class, we’ve got all generations, all colors, all shapes and sizes. We are the community that breaks the myth that yoga in not for everyone! And we LOVE when a new yoga student transforms before our eyes! One of those

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30 Day Challenge Winner

Shaargul Naimanbetova completed the 30 day challenge with more classes than any other participant. We sent Mel to check in with her and find out her secrets! Mel Kozakiewicz: How long have you been doing yoga? Shaargul Naimanbetova: So when I started the challenge, that was actually my first time taking yoga classes. What? Wow! What prompted to you to

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Success: Completing the 30 Day Challenge

During the month of August, I (and dozens of other Jersey City yogis) participated in my first ever 30 Day Challenge at YitH. I completed 23 classes in 30 days. Ultimately, it was one of the most profound months of my life. Below are the words I wrote upon completion. Success looks like 20 yoga classes in 30 days.

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Getting Self-Situated

Written by Lindsey Rozmes Remember those candies, Gobstoppers? We’re just like them: many layers, many flavors. We often hear the expression, “beauty is only skin deep,” but when it comes to our health, most of us put our focus primarily on that outside layer and neglect the inside. When it comes to wellness, we can’t just work with that outermost

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Auricular Acupuncture Brings Relief to Seasonal Changes

Written by Erin Kumpf Adios Summer! We’ve had a great run these past few months — enjoying the plethora of activity, the joyous days and social nights, the (sometimes overly sweltering) heat and nourishing sun. Now we get to slow down and enjoy the fruits of our combined labor. The sunlight is starting to wane, a golden yellow hue

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Five Minute Journal: What’s To Love About It?

written by Janel Ross From the moment we wake up to the time our heads hit the pillow, we are depleted from the compactness of our day, only to start over again. Many of us have specific goals (from getting to bed before 10pm to running a marathon) but oftentimes there are problems getting from point A to point B. 

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Day 7 of 30: Yoga in the Park

Day 7 was a community class, taking place under the trees during the Riverview Farmer’s Market. The boys were running around the playground with the neighborhood kids and my partner was foodtrucking breakfast. The weather was perfect for a daytime stretch and bend in the park. I could hear the wind in the trees and the birds overhead. Easily distracted,

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30 Day Yoga Challenge

It’s day one. I’m home. Signing up for the 20 in 30 challenge at Yoga in the Heights was an easy, if not impulsive, decision. Like almost nothing else in my life, yoga has been a consistent source of strength and solace. Fifteen years ago, when I was a college student in Buffalo, New York, my first yoga classes calmed my

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Upcoming Studio Closure


After 8 years Beloved World Yoga will be closing its doors. Thank you for trusting us to be your guides and for all your support over the years. We will continue to hold classes at the studio and on Zoom through April 2nd.

Join a special evening class on Thursday April 1st, so that we can close this chapter as a community and move on to new adventures. 

Thank you for joining us in our mission to create a more beloved world.

Be Well.

- Bridget & The Beloved World Yoga Team -