Yoga teacher training programs need a better name. Yes, they prepare you to become a professional yoga teacher, but they do much more than that. They should really be called “200-hour Inward Journeys” or “Human Training.” You will undoubtedly learn practical yoga skills like alignment, body awareness, anatomy and class sequencing, but the most profound parts of a yoga teacher
by Janel DuRoss Warm weather with summer fun is almost here! If you are looking for a partner infused way to get in and stay in shape, look further into acroyoga/partner yoga. This dynamic integration of yoga and acrobatics (and sometimes thai massage for the therapeutics ‘lunar’ version) is a unique way to build strength, connect with others and
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
by Erin Kumpf LA.c MSTOM SPRING IS HERE. (I know you are as excited as I am about this statement.) As we move from the uber YIN, cold, retracted, inward and downward flowing, introspective season of winter (dominated by the Kidney energy and WATER element) we are beginning the transition into the season dominated by the LIVER and WOOD energy.
As I mentioned in a previous post, each month one of our spectacular Yoga in the Heights staff members will share a bit of themselves with us so that you can get to know them better. If you read something that makes you laugh or smile, let them know! It will make their day! In the spotlight this month is
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