By Stephanie Kumar I used to live in Hoboken and downtown Jersey City and didn’t know anything about my neighbors. A bit after I had my son, I moved to a section of the Jersey City Heights that was full of children and really, really cool parents. We spent almost every weeknight after work down at a little playground on the corner of
By Jessica Namit As a yoga teacher, it’s very important to me to provide options for students. Doing so gives students the freedom to be themselves and make the practice their own. It can be very freeing when the teacher provides options, whether suggesting baby cobra or upward dog when moving through sun salutations, hands at heart center or reaching
By Bridget Fujioka As Stephanie and I tackled the everyday aspects of getting our new location in the Jersey City Heights up and running (we actually have a spreadsheet called the MAC DADDY TO DO LIST.xls) we always come back to the core of what we are building at Yoga in the Heights: a community. This concept of community, a
It’s almost Labor Day, folks, and temperatures in Jersey City will soon be dropping! Are you ready to pull out your fall sweaters and skinny jeans? Here’s a guilt-free end of the summer frozen indulgence. This recipe is by one of our Yoga in the Heights community members and teacher, Jessica Howse! Chocolate-Banana Vegan Pudding Pops There’s nothing like a cool
This past week, during yoga classes at Yoga in the Heights, we handed out little packs of homemade granola to the first 10 students who arrived to the pop-up yoga space at 346 Central Avenue. Every week we are at the pop-up location, Yoga in the Heights will be giving away a new ‘gift’ to our yoga students as an offering
Yesterday we blasted our email announcement about our yoga studio’s move to 317 Central Avenue in Jersey City, NJ! And wow.. the wave of emotions I’ve had over the last two days have been crazy (my poor husband!). Yesterday I went to see my son’s play, a rendition of Rise of the Guardians, at Liberty Camp. There was so much
by Stephanie Kumar Back in 2012, a friend of mine, also named Stephanie, and I took part in a Saturday ritual of driving to yoga class in Hoboken, NJ. As simple as this may sound, there was tremendous planning and effort for us to actually get to our yoga class. At the time, we were both single parents so we
Hi! My name is Stephanie Kumar, co-owner of Yoga in the Heights Yoga & Wellness Center (aka YITH) in Jersey City, NJ. I’m no yoga teacher, but yoga is my religion. I have a lot to learn and a life to practice it. I have plenty of vices. I still eat meat. I indulge in Tostitos Hint of Lime chips weekly.