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Princeton Center for Yoga & Health April 2017 Events

FREE or By Donation and Charitable

 

Princeton Yoga Community Classes by Donation

Weekdays, Monday - Friday 4:15 – 5:30 pm, By Donation

Our Community Classes are open to all students. Any donation from the heart is welcome. Come, enjoy, and spread the word! Our Community Classes provide an opportunity for everyone in the community to experience yoga. It is our hope to make yoga classes available to those who are out of work or in the military, and our local teachers and students. January donations go to The Suppers Program. All contributions are donated to a specific local charity selected each month or for our special needs programming.  January/February donations are dedicated to Planned Parenthood.  Princeton Yoga has collected over $19,000. since 2011 and proceeds were donated to organizations such as One Simple Wish, Montgomery Friends of Open Space, The Rock Brook School, Stretch for the Cure Cancer Research, Montgomery First Aid Squad,  Womanspace, Children’s Home Society, Distributing Dignity, Montgomery Township Food Pantry, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Mercer County, Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve, The Anchor House, Habitat for Humanity, The Crisis Ministry, New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Mill Hill Child Development Center, Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad, TASK, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Carrier Clinic, The Suppers Program. We are proud to have been the first yoga studio in our area to initiate these donation based classes where proceeds are donated solely towards a charity each month. Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 88 Orchard Road, Skillman, NJ 08558. 609-924-7294. www.princetonyoga.com   pcyh@mindspring.com

 

Bhakti Yoga with Neil Steinert

Mondays, April 10 (second Monday each month), 6:00 – 7:00 pm   By Donation

Each month Neil will share information about and teachings of yoga, Yoga Sutras and other underpinnings of yogic tradition. April: The Goal of Yoga Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 88 Orchard Road, Skillman, NJ 08558. 609-924-7294. www.princetonyoga.com   deborah@princetonyoga.com

 

Introduction to Insight Meditation with James Pritchett and Martha Elliot

Saturdays, April 22, May 27 (4th Saturday each month)   1:30 PM - 3:30 PM   By donation

Whether you are curious about meditation as a way to deal with stress and calm your mind, or you are a long term meditator who wants some fine tuning, we invite you to explore Insight Meditation, known in Asia as Vipassana. At the heart of Insight Meditation is the practice of mindfulness – a process that cultivates a clear, non-judgmental awareness of our thoughts, and actions. You will get the opportunity for periods of sitting and walking meditation and time for questions. Open to beginners and experienced meditators. Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 88 Orchard Road, Skillman, NJ 08558. 609-924-7294. www.princetonyoga.com   deborah@princetonyoga.com

 

 

Yoga to Raise Awareness for Domestic Violence

Saturday, April 15, 12 – 1:30 pm  By Donation – see description

Join us for a yoga class to raise awareness for Domestic Violence prevention and funds for SAFE in Hunterdon. This will be a gentle and restorative yoga class incorporating gentle flow, yin postures, and restorative yoga. By Donation - Entry to the class will require cash donations or one of the following items: gift cards in the amount of $25 (gas cards, grocery stores, large retail stores, discount stores), gently used laptops, new school supplies, new backpacks, new child winter coats, new office supplies, new tablets, new bedsheets, and new bath towels (http://www.safeinhunterdon.org/wish-list/). The donations will then be used to create self-care baskets to be delivered to SAFE in Hunterdon. Participants are also encouraged to wear the color purple for domestic violence awareness. Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 88 Orchard Road, Skillman, NJ 08558. 609-924-7294. www.princetonyoga.com   deborah@princetonyoga.com

 

Free Introduction: 200 Hour Prana Yoga Teacher Training with Jeff Migdow, MD and Marisa Bonfanti

Sunday, June 25, 4:30 – 6:00 pm FREE  (more free intros held June 25 and July 23, check schedule for times)

Have you been touched by the spirit and essence of yoga? Do you feel you would like to share the gifts you have received from your practice with others? Or are you drawn to simply go deeper into yoga? Then this yoga teacher training is for you! In this 200 hr Yoga Alliance certified Prana Yoga Teacher Training, you will learn how to practice and teach yoga as a profound science that unites movement, safety, breath, sound, concentration, meditation and prayer. Approached in this way, yogic practice becomes a deeply potent healing and transformational path. This course will enable you to become a teacher of yoga at its essence and greatly expand the depth and power of your practice and the healing experiences of your students. Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 88 Orchard Road, Skillman, NJ 08558. 609-924-7294. www.princetonyoga.com   deborah@princetonyoga.com

 

Participatory – Dance

 

Dance Improv Live! with Catherine Judd and live musicians

Fridays, April 7, May 5 (first Friday each month) 8:00 – 10:00 pm   $18/$12 first timers

Drag in Friday evening, bounce out Friday night!  Princeton's Dance Improv, Live is a lightly structured evening of self-expression through movement and live music. It's meditation, exercise, and healing all rolled into one joyous evening! Beginners welcome---come share your energy and get hooked on the event that has connected people from New York to Philly for 31 years, Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 88 Orchard Road, Skillman, NJ 08558. 609-924-7294. www.princetonyoga.com  deborah@princetonyoga.com

 

NEW! Hoop Jam Class with Arielle Wortzel

Friday, April 14 (second Friday each month), 7:30 – 8:30 pm $10 cash at the door

Hula hooping has become a practice for me- a meditation in motion for my entire body. Hooping reminds me to be playful, inspires creativity and gets me up and moving when I am feeling stagnant. Come experience the playful, artful, and meditative forms of hooping with me at Princeton Yoga. Whether you are a beginner or advanced hooper- come join in community, listen to some tunes - experiment with some new tricks and most of all- experience the joys of hooping! Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 88 Orchard Road, Skillman, NJ 08558. 609-924-7294. www.princetonyoga.com  deborah@princetonyoga.com

 

JourneyDance with Arielle Wortzel

Fridays, April 23 (Third Friday each month) 7:30 – 8:30 pm $10

JourneyDance is a conscious dance form that combines freestyle and structured movement to lead participants into a physical and emotional transformation. JourneyDance provides an opportunity for students to embody joy, pleasure, and power of movement, dance and affirmation in an environment where self-love and acceptance are cultivated. Come and experience the beauty of dancing in community where you can truly celebrate, express, and embrace the fullest expression of yourself and all it is that you have to offer. Dance for inspiration, dance for empowerment, be and shine your beautiful self! No experience necessary. Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 88 Orchard Road, Skillman, NJ 08558. 609-924-7294. www.princetonyoga.com   deborah@princetonyoga.com

 

Participatory – World Music

 

Rhythm, Drum & Dance Circle with Mark Wood

Saturday, May 6, 8:00 – 10:00 pm (and first Saturday each month) $15

Drum, slap, tap, dance, shake it up. Experience the healing vibrations created by group drumming. Drumming as a group can create states of euphoria, promote play, release anger, and promote feelings of community, unity and well-being. Drummers, dancers, hoopers and such, join us for one of our unique and fun Princeton Drum & Dance Fire Circle! Held outside, weather permitting. No experience necessary! All drums are provided (if you reserve a drum) or bring your own. See for yourself why New Jersey Life Magazine named our Circle the #1 Drum Circle in Central NJ! (Held outside spring and fall, weather permitting). . Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 88 Orchard Road, Skillman, NJ 08558. 609-924-7294. www.princetonyoga.com  deborah@princetonyoga.com

 

New $5 classes

 

NEW! $5 Lunchtime Yoga

Monday - Friday 12:00 – 1:00 pm $5 cash at the door

A variety of yoga experiences each weekday from gentle to mixed level Hatha yoga to gentle or moderate flow.  Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 88 Orchard Road, Skillman, NJ 08558. 609-924-7294. www.princetonyoga.com   deborah@princetonyoga.com

 

NEW! $5 Hatha (Gentle)

Thursdays, 8:00- 9:15 am   $5 cash at the door.

Hatha yoga aims to achieve balance from within using breath, movement and mindfulness. Based on asanas or physical poses, this traditional form of yoga helps balance mind, body, and spirit. The class ends with Savasana, personal time for deep relaxation. Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 88 Orchard Road, Skillman, NJ 08558. 609-924-7294. www.princetonyoga.com deborah@princetonyoga.com

 

NEW! $5 Meditation for Beginners   Sundays, 12:00 pm $5 cash at the door

It sounds so easy. Just sit and do nothing. Anyone who has tried it for even a few minutes realizes our thinking has other ideas; it has a mind of its own. Jon Kabat-Zinn defines a beginner as anyone who has been practicing less than thirty years. Every week rain or shine join us to settle in and learn how to drop in to the present moment. As if your life depended on it. Because it does. Meditation for Beginners shows you to find relief in the gaps in your incessant stream of thinking. Step by step. Moment by moment. Live in a friendly relationship to the now instead of being at war with it. On the cushion and throughout the day. Beginning and experienced meditators alike find loving support each week. Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 88 Orchard Road, Skillman, NJ 08558. 609-924-7294. www.princetonyoga.com   deborah@princetonyoga.com

 

NEW! $5 Pranayama & Meditation  

Mondays, 11:00 am, Tuesdays 12:10 pm. $5 cash at the door

Go beyond asana to cover the deeper aspects of yoga, especially pranayama and meditation. Class begins with Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation), explore pranayama techniques and end with meditation. It will provide a steady, safe opening for students giving stability and clarity in the physical, mental, and spiritual realms. Pranayama is a central practice in traditional yoga practice. It uses the breath, balancing of subtle energy patterns, energetic cleansing and locks (bandhas) and is a gateway into the deep states of concentration and meditation. Take your practice to a deeper level! Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 88 Orchard Road, Skillman, NJ 08558. 609-924-7294. www.princetonyoga.com   deborah@princetonyoga.com

 

Events By Date

 

Rhythm, Drum & Dance Circle with Mark Wood

Saturday, May 6, 8:00 – 10:00 pm (and first Saturday each month) $15

Drum, slap, tap, dance, shake it up. Experience the healing vibrations created by group drumming. Drumming as a group can create states of euphoria, promote play, release anger, and promote feelings of community, unity and well-being. Drummers, dancers, hoopers and such, join us for one of our unique and fun Princeton Drum & Dance Fire Circle! No experience necessary! All drums are provided (if you reserve a drum) or bring your own.

See for yourself why New Jersey Life Magazine named our Circle the #1 Drum Circle in Central NJ! (Held outside Spring and Fall, weather permitting). . Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 88 Orchard Road, Skillman, NJ 08558. 609-924-7294. www.princetonyoga.com  deborah@princetonyoga.com

 

Introduction to Insight Meditation with James Pritchett and Martha Elliot.

Saturdays, April 22 (4th Saturday each month)   1:30 PM - 3:30 PM    FREE - donations Welcome

Whether you are curious about meditation as a way to deal with stress and calm your mind, or you are a long term meditator who wants some fine tuning, we invite you to explore Insight Meditation, known in Asia as Vipassana. At the heart of Insight Meditation is the practice of mindfulness – a process that cultivates a clear, non-judgmental awareness of our thoughts, and actions. You will get the opportunity for periods of sitting and walking meditation and time for questions. Open to beginners and experienced meditators. Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 88 Orchard Road, Skillman, NJ 08558. 609-924-7294. www.princetonyoga.com   deborah@princetonyoga.com

 

Restorative Yoga – The Art of Relaxation with Valerie Conklin

Sundays, April 23, (and fourth Sunday each month)   3:30 pm   $20

Restorative yoga is about slowing down and opening the body through passive stretching. During long holds, your muscles relax deeply without any discomfort, stress, strain, injury risk and pain. This workshop is a good complement to more active practices and an excellent antidote to stress. This monthly restorative workshop uses supported asanas (poses), breath work and meditation practices to explore different relaxation techniques.This calming resting is different from sleep, while you need both rest and sleep this gentle practice helps you relieve stress and energizes you at the same time. Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 88 Orchard Road, Skillman, NJ 08558. 609-924-7294. www.princetonyoga.com  deborah@princetonyoga.com

 

Free Introduction: 200 Hour Prana Yoga Teacher Training with Jeff Migdow, MD and Marisa Bonfanti

Sunday, June 25, 4:30 – 6:00 pm FREE  (more free intros July 23, check schedule for times)

Have you been touched by the spirit and essence of yoga? Do you feel you would like to share the gifts you have received from your practice with others? Or are you drawn to simply go deeper into yoga? Then this yoga teacher training is for you! In this 200 hr Yoga Alliance certified Prana Yoga Teacher Training, you will learn how to practice and teach yoga as a profound science that unites movement, safety, breath, sound, concentration, meditation and prayer. Approached in this way, yogic practice becomes a deeply potent healing and transformational path. This course will enable you to become a teacher of yoga at its essence and greatly expand the depth and power of your practice and the healing experiences of your students. Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 88 Orchard Road, Skillman, NJ 08558. 609-924-7294. www.princetonyoga.com   deborah@princetonyoga.com

 

 

Free Introduction to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

with Robin Boudette, PhD and Deborah Metzger, LSW, E-RYT500

Wednesday, April 12 7:15 – 8:45 pm    FREE

Learn new strategies to release stresses of the season and a new sense of calm. Learn about this innovative and effective program, meet the program leaders. Bring your questions. The session ends with a short meditation. Based on the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn, the program‘s structured educational approach offers mindfulness meditation and gentle yoga as the core of its program to guide people to take better care of themselves and to live healthier and more adaptive lives. MBSR/MBCT provide training in meditation, mindful-yoga, and relaxation to mobilize your mind/body resources to work with stress, pain, and illness and coping with anxiety and depression in new ways that can promote growth and healing. People who have participated in MBSR have found relief from a range of physiological and stress-related conditions. NOTE: Participation in this introductory session is not required for participation in the program and is not part of the 8 week program. 8 weeks MBSR:  May 3- June 28. $597/$547 pre-paid by 4/12/17. Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 88 Orchard Road, Skillman, NJ 08558. 609-924-7294. www.princetonyoga.com   deborah@princetonyoga.com

 

Absolute Beginners’ Workshop with Denise Corsini

Saturday, April 29th, 12:00 – 2:00 pm   $20

Designed for those who want to begin a steady yoga practice, but are not sure where to start. Learn about the major posture groups that make up a typical yoga asana practice as well as a basic understanding about what yoga is and how it can bring more ease and well-being into your life. No experience necessary; come as you are and get a taste for this life changing practice and our warm, inviting, community. This workshop is also recommended for experienced students who want to brush up on the basics. Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 88 Orchard Road, Skillman, NJ 08558. 609-924-7294. www.princetonyoga.com  deborah@princetonyoga.com

 

Rhythm, Drum & Dance Circle with Mark Wood

Saturday, May 6, 8:00 – 10:00 pm (and first Saturday each month) $15

Drum, slap, tap, dance, shake it up. Experience the healing vibrations created by group drumming. Drumming as a group can create states of euphoria, promote play, release anger, and promote feelings of community, unity and well-being. Drummers, dancers, hoopers and such, join us for one of our unique and fun Princeton Drum & Dance Fire Circle! Held outside, weather permitting. No experience necessary! All drums are provided (if you reserve a drum) or bring your own. See for yourself why New Jersey Life Magazine named our Circle the #1 Drum Circle in Central NJ! (Held outside spring and fall, weather permitting). . Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 88 Orchard Road, Skillman, NJ 08558. 609-924-7294. www.princetonyoga.com  deborah@princetonyoga.com

 

Specialty Classes – selected new or specialty classes.

 

NEW! Restorative Yoga

Tuesdays, 6:00 pm   12 classes for $159/drop-ins $17. Seniors and Students: $15

A deeply relaxing practice that incorporates restorative yoga postures and Yoga Nidra - conscious deep relaxation. Classes begin with gentle movement, preparing the body to settle into a place of stillness. Restorative postures are held for longer periods of time with the support of props (bolsters, blankets, blocks), allowing the muscles to relax deeply with no effort. This class is designed to release tension, soothe the nervous system, and leave you feeling well rested and renewed. Highly effective for relieving chronic stress, anxiety, insomnia, and generalized fatigue. Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 88 Orchard Road, Skillman, NJ 08558. 609-924-7294. www.princetonyoga.com   deborah@princetonyoga.com

 

NEW! Prime of Life Yoga

Thursdays, 6:00 pm

12 classes for $159/24 classes for $288 drop-ins $17. Seniors and Students: $15

This class incorporates an overall lifestyle approach to yoga based on the Prime of Life Yoga program developed by Larry Payne. Through the use of yoga postures, breathing practices and meditation, the practice is adapted to meet the individual needs of the student. This is a multi-level yoga class designed to help students with their life off of the mat as well; every day movement, the challenges of common aches and pains, stress relief and cultivating overall peace of mind. Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 88 Orchard Road, Skillman, NJ 08558. 609-924-7294 www.princetonyoga.com . deborah@princetonyoga.com

 

Gentle Yoga

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 10:30 am

12 classes for $159//24 classes for $288 drop-ins $18.  Seniors and Students: $15

These classes help one experience balance and harmony through a slow and mindful yoga practice, designed to release tension, reduce stress, and promote relaxation. Teachers place a strong emphasis on self-awareness, breath and honoring the body. No experience necessary. This class is appropriate for both beginners and students with limitations, as well as experienced practitioners looking for a less physically challenging and more relaxation-based practice. Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 88 Orchard Road, Skillman, NJ 08558. 609-924-7294. www.princetonyoga.com  deborah@princetonyoga.com

 

Yoga for Stress Reduction

Sundays, 10:30 am

12 classes for $159/24 classes for $288 drop-in $17. Seniors/Students: $15

This class focuses on relieving and reducing the everyday stress that so many of us encounter. Using gentle to moderate Yoga poses (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), and meditation, this class helps one to create a more peaceful life both on and off of the mat. This class is appropriate for both beginner and experienced students looking to reduce stress. Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 88 Orchard Road, Skillman, NJ 08558. 609-924-7294 www.princetonyoga.com. deborah@princetonyoga.com

 

Yoga Basics

Tuesdays, 7:30 pm or Thursdays, 7:45 pm

12 classes for $159/24 classes for $288 drop-ins $17. Seniors and Students: $15

This class is designed to introduce new students to the practice of yoga. Teachers will go over the building blocks of the asana practice: how to breathe, how to optimally align each pose, and how to relax. It is a nourishing practice with clear direction, so that students can grasp a deep understanding of asana. No experience necessary. This class is ideal for beginners that do not have major limitations. It is also perfect for experienced students seeking an elemental or refresher practice.  Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 88 Orchard Road, Skillman, NJ 08558. 609-924-7294. www.princetonyoga.com   deborah@princetonyoga.com

 

Yin Yoga

Fridays, 5:45 pm, Sundays 6:00 pm, Wednesdays, 10:00 am   12 classes for $159/24 classes/$288 drop-ins $17

A practice made up passive stretching held for long periods of time. It is a quiet but intense practice that targets the connective tissue. It invites you to slow down and create space for stillness while nourishing the joints, ligaments, tendons and fascia. Many of the poses are seated, supine or prone. There is a focus on the breath, and being present in the moment. This class is open to all levels; however, it is not necessarily gentle. Some of the poses can be intense and are held for a long period of time. Modifications are offered.  A perfect complement for vinyasa flow and other challenging practices. Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 88 Orchard Road, Skillman, NJ 08558. 609-924-7294. www.princetonyoga.com  deborah@princetonyoga.com

 

Vinyasa Flow, Easy Flow, and Mixed Level Hatha Yoga Classes

Daily – mornings, evenings, weekends

Princeton Yoga offers a variety of classes for all levels of challenge and experience in addition to our specialty and therapeutic programming. People can chose from the most gentle to the most vigorous experiences, mix and match mornings, lunchtimes, evenings and weekends to fit the busiest of schedules and find different payment options from drop in, to discounted sampler packages, unlimited class passes and $5 and donation based classes which honor people’s budgets to boot. We offer a work exchange program as well. People are invited to browse the website for the schedule and payment options and contact us regarding work exchange opportunities. Princeton Center for Yoga & Health, 88 Orchard Road, Skillman, NJ 08558. 609-924-7294. www.princetonyoga.com   deborah@princetonyoga.com

 

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