Studio Happenings

with Your Highland Yoga Teachers

We are Live-Streaming All Classes!!!

All In-Studio Classes/Workshops Suspended

Enjoy our regular schedule of classes and all of your favorite teachers online and LIVE from your phone, tablet or computer at home!!!

 

1) Click Here to login to your mindbody account (or create an account) and view the schedule. This will enable you to access your current Highland Yoga class packages or purchase more classes if necessary.

 

2) Register for your class(es). (If possible, please register one hour or more before the start of class.)

 

3) Check your email for the link to class and ENJOY!!! (Emails containing the link will be sent about an hour before the start of class. Signing in late? No worries, an email will be sent within a few minutes.)

 

Classes will be held on Zoom - when clicking the link to your class, you will be directed to the zoom site and prompted to download the zoom app if you do not already have it.

 

We are here to help if you need any assistance, and can be reached at (973)838-9642, info@highlandyoga.com or via the chat function in Zoom.

 

Helpful Information:


~ The "classroom" will open 15 minutes before the start of class.

 

~ When entering the classroom you are welcome to have your audio on, as well as your video, if you would like to participate in any pre-class discussion with your teacher and fellow yogis - when class begins the teacher will ask you to kindly turn off your video and mute your audio for the duration of the practice.

~ Props - if you do not have props at home but enjoy using them for your practice, you can utilize large heavy books in lieu of blocks, a scarf/belt/tie in lieu of a strap and pillows/sofa cushions in place of bolsters.

~ Music - teachers will not be using music during class so that we can ensure that you are able to hear their instructions clearly. You may however choose your own music to play in the background after you have placed yourself on mute.


 

 

Questions? We are here to help!

with Angela Cays

Taking Refuge in the Divine: A Kirtan

To be Rescheduled

When we chant the sacred sounds of the Divine, connecting to the energies of Light and Love, we feel a holding and a comfort, which is the practice of taking refuge. We can simply celebrate the knowing and embrace of this light and love; or perhaps, we need to feel the transformation out of a darker moment or place into the light via the holding of this unconditional love.

Join us for an afternoon of taking refuge in the vibrations of the sacred sounds of the Divine, the shared energy of our amazing community, and the embodied dharma of light and love.

Angela will weave together the chanting of mantras, brief readings to highlight the dharma, and periods of meditative silence to create an afternoon of refuge, healing, and inspiration.

Cost: $30 Pre-Registration by March 15/$40 Thereafter

with Tara Temple

Yoga Fundraiser benefiting National MS Society 

To be Rescheduled

A one of a kind yoga experience! Enjoy an active yoga practice lead by Tara Temple along with live music played by Wolfe. Together we will cultivate strength, flexibilty, and balance.

No yoga experience necessary, every level of student is welcome!

 

Cost: $20 donation by pre-registering below or $25 at the door (you will be re-directed to MS donation page for Roe Collopy)

with Carolyn Fosko and Stephen Tortorello

Anatomy and Asana Intensives

Saturdays and Sundays
11:30am - 6:30pm

Ever wonder what is happening anatomically that might be limiting your students or yourself in asana? Study advanced anatomy and kinesiology relative to a specific category of asana in order to deepen your understanding of how the body works and moves. Then integrate this information into a working knowledge of safe and uplifting alignment principles as well as intelligent sequencing. Explore everything from restorative to advanced asana and infuse new life into familiar poses by expanding on modifications, variations, creative prop usage and hands-on assists.

Choose as few or as many of the following Intensives as serves you.

Yoga Alliance Accredited Continuing Education Program - 14 hours/weekend

Backbends: April 25 and 26

Core Stability, Arm Balances and Inversions: May 23 and 24

Twists: June 13 and 14

Cost: $225/weekend

with Gail Gratzel

New Class/Teacher ~ Strong Bones Chair Yoga

Fridays
12:00pm - 1:15pm
Start Date to be Rescheduled

We are excited to welcome Gail to the regular class schedule with an amazing new offering!!!

 

This beginner/senior friendly class will make use of chairs and resistance bands in order to access the body's larger muscle groups in a way that supports both strength and flexibility. When we utilize muscles in this way, it helps to support the bone strength that we all need as we age. The class will include several chair and non-chair options so that participants can appropriately challenge themselves.

 

No prior yoga experience necessary, all levels welcome!

Coming Soon

with Stephen Tortorello

108 Sun Salutations for Peace

To be Rescheduled

The Sun Salutation unites body, mind and breath in a rhythmic flow that exemplifies meditation in motion. When committing to this already transformative practice for an extended period of time, we increase the potential for creating a profound shift.

Renowned mathematicians of Vedic culture viewed the number 108 as sacred, a representation of the wholeness of existence. Yogis have always used this number, or a derivation of it, to chant or meditate. We will continue in this tradition, offering the challenge of 108 sun salutations  as a means to calm the mind, open the heart and experience inner peace. When able to do so on the mat, we find it easier to access when encountering difficult scenarios off the mat as well.

Each action we take toward developing our own inner peace, in turn allows us to introduce that peace into the world.
 

Cost: $35 (includes commemorative shirt)

with Angela Cays

Reiki Level 1 Training

New date added!
Sunday, April 19
12:00pm - 6:30pm
2 spots remaining!

Reiki is a beautiful, self-empowering healing practice that can be harnessed and practiced by everyone. Reiki promotes deep relaxation, assists in the body's natural healing processes, and develops emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. 

 

In this training, you will learn the history of Reiki, be attuned to the Reiki energy, and learn hand positions for self-treatment and for treating others. During the training, you will practice hands-on with your classmates. You will also receive a comprehensive manual and ongoing support.

 

Please bring a lunch or snack, plenty of water to drink, and anything else you’ll need to care for yourself.

 

Pre-registration is required. Limited to 6 participants.

 

About Angela: Angela Cays has been working towards transforming suffering and empowering others for decades as a high school math teacher and tutor; licensed professional counselor (LPC); and as a yoga instructor since the fall of 2006. She guides her students to reveal light and shadow, to become more fully embodied and aware of all layers of our being (koshas); to awaken intuition, life force energy (prana), and touch moments of deep peace as well as great expansion.
  

Her continued education as a counselor and yoga instructor led her deeper into the subtle body through learning modules in her advanced yoga teacher training with Sheryl and Neil Edsall at Naturally Yoga in Glen Rock, NJ and trainings at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Lenox, MA on Psychotherapy and Spirituality, as well as Psychology of the Chakras, Mind Body Integration, and Creating on Purpose with Anodea Judith.  Having a spark of curiosity about Reiki when she first started taking yoga classes, it was about 20 years later, as a continuation of studying and working with the subtle body, she received her Level I, Level II and Reiki Master attunements from her beloved teacher, Sheryl Edsall, along with the radiant Eileen Alexander.
 

Angela benefits deeply from practicing Reiki for self-care in addition to sharing this healing modality with others.  Through many years of studying and teaching yoga, and receiving the Reiki attunements, she continues to develop a more heightened awareness of subtle body energy. She feels honored to hold a sacred space for healing and growth through the universal energy of Reiki, as well as her group yoga classes, workshops and kirtans, private yoga, and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) Tapping sessions.

Cost: $175

with April Linson

Breathwork Meditation

Saturday, April 25
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Breathwork Healing is a powerful meditation tool, utilizing a specific 2 part breathwork technique (taught by David Elliott), to facilitate a release of stuck energy, thought patterns and emotional baggage. With this guided breath meditation, memories, deep rooted belief systems (created or passed down), stress, trauma, loss, grief, fear, anxiety, and whatever else is hiding in the body, can find it’s way to the surface and into our awareness which begins the process of healing. Once we are freed up in the areas that have been blocked off or weighed down we can begin to experience deeper levels of joy and love, new-found creativity and healthy ways of self-love and self-expression.

 

Within a group dynamic this work takes on a powerful energy, creating a space of safety, unity, and the opportunity to grow in community. Through reaching into the higher levels of consciousness, releasing stuck energy and blocked emotions, you will leave feeling lighter and brighter.
 

A Note for Preparations...

Please bring the following items:
*Yoga Mat
*Eye cover (or washcloth to cover your eyes)
*2 Smooth Stones (about the size of your palms) - If you do not have any we have some extras!
 

Lastly, please try to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the start time. This will allow you the time to get comfortable before we begin.

Cost: $40

with Michelle Brook

Family Yoga

Sunday, April 26
11:00am - 12:00pm

Gather up your crew and join us for joyful play through yoga!!!
 

These fun-filled classes are designed to help you experience the benefits of yoga as a family. Move, stretch, breathe and play… all while strengthening your family bond and creating healthy habits for your kids! Classes will include individual, partner and group poses as well as stories, music and cooperative games. Moms, Dads, Caregivers and children of all ages are welcome!

 

Offered one Sunday per month.
 

 

Cost: $20 Drop-in or 1 Class from your current Highland Yoga Class Package

with Michelle Brook and Jaclyn Becker

Kids Yoga (ages 5 - 8)

Fridays
4:30pm - 5:30pm

 

To be Rescheduled

Yoga empowers us with bodies that are strong and flexible, hearts that are compassionate, and minds that enjoy peace - what a gift, to be given these tools as a child....

Whether they are pretending to be animals or enjoying a fantastical adventure, yoga will be a blast as kids participate and cooperate in creating the experience together! Class may include songs, stories and games as well as age-appropriate breath work geared toward focusing attention, learning to calm ourselves, and relaxation.

Cost: $140 for 10 week series or space permitting, $17 Drop-in per class

(10% discount for second sibling if purchasing the full 10 week series)
Pre-registration required

with Michelle Brook

Tween Yoga (ages 9 - 12)

Wednesdays
4:30pm - 5:45pm

To be Rescheduled


 

Yoga empowers us with bodies that are strong and flexible, hearts that are compassionate, and minds that enjoy peace - what a gift, to be given these tools as a child.... 

Tween Yogis/Yoginis will enjoy a variety of poses presented traditionally and through stories, music and games. The connection between movement and breath as well as age-appropriate breathwork will be introduced as a means to empower students with the ability to focus and find calm. Whether practicing individually, with a partner, or as a group, our tweens will develop strength, flexibility, and a life-long love for yoga!!

***Moms and Dads - enjoy your own practice by taking the 4:30pm Core Alignment Mixed Levels class with Stephen while your son/daughter is in their class!

Cost: $150 for 10 week series or space permitting, $18 Drop-in per class

(10% discount for second sibling if purchasing the full 10 week series)
Pre-registration required

with Jaclyn Becker

Teen Yoga (ages 12 - 16)

Sundays
4:30pm - 5:45pm
Jan. 12 thru Mar. 8
(no class Jan. 26, Feb. 2, Feb. 9 or Mar. 1)

Yoga empowers us with bodies that are strong and flexible, hearts that are compassionate, and minds that enjoy peace - what a gift, to be given these tools as a child.... 

Teen Yogis/Yoginis will enjoy a bridge from children's yoga to a developing deeper yoga practice. Participants will be exposed to the alignment of more poses, experience the connection and power of breathwork, and discuss how yoga philosophy can help them navigate the beautiful, and at times challenging teen years. 

***Moms and Dads - enjoy your own practice by taking the 4:30pm Restorative class with Laura while your son/daughter is in their class!

Cost: $75 for 5 week series or space permitting, $18 Drop-in per class

(10% discount for second sibling if purchasing the full 5 week series)
Pre-registration required

con Christine Vaccaro

Yoga Suave/Restaurativa

Miércoles 7:30pm - 8:45pm

Próximamente

Interesado en hacer Yoga, pero no sabes dónde empezar? Empieza aquí!!!

Aprenderás lo fundamental de una clase segura de yoga suave y restaurativa en este serie de 4 semanas, diseñado  específicamente para cualquier nivel de experiencia. No se necesita experiencia previa. Son todos bienvenidos.

 

Exploramos las posturas físicas y las técnicas básicas de la respiración y la meditación de una manera apta para las necesidades de tu propio cuerpo. Empezamos con movimientos suaves guiadas por la respiración y posturas accesibles. Seguimos con posturas pasivas y profundamente restaurativas con uso de soportes. Ideal para cualquier hispanohablante que quiere empezar o continuar su practica de yoga y relajarse.

Por favor lleva ropa comoda para moverse ~ se practica yoga descalzo, pero se puede llevar medias dentro del espacio del estudio.

Costo: $75 para 4 semanas de serie

($60 pre registro)

Highland's Teacher of the Month

Get to know Judy Belluardo!!!

Judy’s love of all things yoga began with her teacher training at Naturally Yoga, with

Sheryl and Neil Edsall.  Her additional trainings in Restorative Yoga, with Ellen Pfeffer

of Masala Yoga and Jillian Pransky contributed to her desire to teach.  Her ongoing

yoga education and life study continue to inspire her. Most recently, she has taken a

deep dive into the study of mindfulness at the Krame Center and with the Association of

Nature and Forest Therapy. She has taken her passion for mindfulness into the

outdoors as a certified Forest “Bathing” Therapy Guide.

 

Judy’s classes are infused with pranayama (breath work) and gentle movement which is

used to prepare the body for long holdings of supported restorative poses.  Her classes

invite the practitioner to explore the physical benefits of hatha yoga, deep relaxation,

and a connection to self.

Bio

Q & A

What is one of your favorite poses and why?

One of my favorite poses is Balasana or Child’s Pose. I love the sense of security and surrender it evokes in me. It releases any lower back tension I may be feeling and helps me quiet my mind.

What is one of your least favorite poses and why?

 

Standing balancing poses have always been my least favorite. I have always struggled with them. That is no surprise to me as l frequently struggle with finding balance in my life.

What do you hope students walk away from your class with?

 

I hope that students walk away feeling more centered, relaxed and rejuvenated; that they leave with a quieter mind and deeper connection to their essence.

 

What is one of your favorite quotes?

 

There are so many favorites! I am a fan of the Persian poet Rumi.

One of my favorite quotes by him is:

 

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field.

I’ll meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.”

 

What is your favorite guilty pleasure?
 

A guilty pleasure of mine is the show, “Survivor”! I have enjoyed watching its evolution over the years.

Schedule

Mondays 7:30pm Restorative

Special Offer!!!

Save 40% off a 60 minute 
Private Session with Judy!!!

 
*purchase must be made by March 31, 2020
nd redeemed by May 31, 2020

(limit one session per client)

 

Contact Us

Directions to Highland Yoga, 17 Kiel Avenue, Kinnelon, NJ 07045
(973)838-9642

 

From South:
Take Rte 23 North to jug handle just beyond blue Coldwell Banker building,

Turn left onto Kinnelon Road to crossover Rte 23 at light

Make first left onto Kakeout Road
At four-way stop make right onto Kiel Ave
Highland Yoga is located in the 3rd building on the left, lower level

 

From North:
Take Rte 23 South, bear right just beyond Nissan dealership to crossover Kinnelon Road at light onto Kakeout Road

At four-way stop make right onto Kiel Ave
Highland Yoga is located in the 3rd building on the left, lower level

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