• Intro to Yoga March 2019
    with Cindy Buckley

    Join Cindy for a new session of Intro to Yoga. Start at the beginning and experience the many benefits of a yoga practice.

    5 Mondays beginning 3/25, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM. $75. Registration is required by 3/23.

    **register with a friend and you can both take 10% off registration fee**

  • Intro to Meditation April 2019
    with Bonnie Pariser

    Interested in meditation, but you don’t know where to start? Bring your questions, your curiosity, even your frustration to Introduction to Meditation.

    This 3 week course will introduce you to what meditation practice is (and what it isn’t) and help you create and maintain your own meditation practice at home. Each week we’ll learn meditation techniques and do a short practice together and discuss questions that come up.

    This is a beginner friendly class, no meditation experience necessary. Recordings will be available if you need to miss a class.

    Wednesdays, 4/10, 17 and 24. 7:40-8:40pm. $45. Registration required by 4/8.

  • Therapy Series for Hips and Backs
    with Bonnie Pariser

    Keeping your hips fully mobile can make a difference in back, knee and shoulder pain. The mobility of your hips will help free tight and cranky back muscles as well.

    In this series we will work to strengthen your hips and backs and then we will loosen things up significantly when we practice tremoring (TRE) just before you drop into a deep relaxation. Each session will end with 15-20 minutes of TRE (Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises) and a guided relaxation.

    Previous yoga experience is not necessary!

    Wednesdays April 10, 17th and 24th. 6:30-7:30 pm.  $44 for all three sessions. Pre-registration is highly suggested.

  • Yoga for Joint Health
    with Laura Knott

    These days, thanks in part to our sedentary lifestyles and technology usage, we spend less time moving our joints regularly. However, maintaining joint health and mobility is fundamental to overall well-being as we age. When our joints don’t move easily and our range of motion is limited, chronic conditions like arthritis and inflammation can develop.

     In this class, we will use Mukunda Stiles’ “Joint Freeing Series” exercises to gently and mindfully move each area of the body in order to release tension and gain mobility. Matching the breath to the movement has the added benefit of relaxation, energy balancing, and stress relief.     

    Friday, April 26th, 6:30 pm - 8 pm. $20 if registered by 4/15, $25 after.

  • Live Music and Asana, with Girish and Bonnie
    with Girish Cruden

    Move through mindful vinyasa lead by Amarjyothi while being surrounded by the sultry sounds of Bhakti mantras and music by Girish. 

    All levels of ability are welcome in this very special experience combining movement and mantra. Some experience in yoga asana is suggested.

    Wednesday, May 1st, 7:00 - 8:30pm.

    $35 in advance, $40 at the door. Space is limited, register early!

  • Divine Feminine Energy
    with Shakti Durgayai

    Divine Feminine Energy: An Introduction to Kali Natha Yoga  with Shakti Durgaya Kali 

    Kali Natha Yoga, as taught by Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati, is the mystical yoga of the Divine Feminine. During this introductory workshop you will experience  the Kali Natha Yoga asana series of the Divine Mother honoring Mother Durga, Mother Kali and an asana series dedicated to Mother Shakti. Kali Natha Kundalini tantric pranayama practices will be interwoven through the evening.  This practice is suitable for students of all levels and abilities. 

    Shakti Durgaya Kali, Kali Natha Yoga Acharya, has been sharing this mystical yoga for more than 18 years.  She was initiated into Kali Natha Yoga by Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati, her guru and the founder of Kashi Ashram. Her passion is to share Ma Jaya's lineage and to ease every heart. 

    Friday May 3rd 6:30-8:30 pm $35

  • Emotional Liberation Retreat Weekend
    with Bonnie Pariser

    Emotional Liberation 

    Using the Dakini Mandala of Emotions

    and TRE

    Held at HiLight Retreat Center in Perkasie, PA

    Join Bonnie Pariser for this retreat weekend.  We will study the Dakini Mandala of emotions along with other tools that can help us be the master of our emotions rather than a slave to them.  

    Our emotions are one of the tools we use to communicate with the environment and the people we are in relationship with. Like with any tool, the more we know about it and the more skilled we are at using it, the more efficient we will be with our task at hand. The better we understand our emotions, the better we will be at using them to behave how we want. The more we study our emotions, the more we will understand how they filter the information we take in.  We will use the powerful tool TRE to assist us in this liberation. 

    Saturday and Sunday, May 4th and 5th, 9:30 am-5:00. pm.

    $320 by 4/15, $375 after.

    Lunch will be provided Overnight housing is available at  $40 per night, not including meals. Please contact the studio for more details. 

  • FREE Intro to Yoga May
    with Meaghan Emmons

    Wear comfortable clothes, and bring a bottle of water. We have everthing else you need to enjoy this introductory class.

    Sunday, May 5th, 11:45 AM to 12:45 PM.

    Register online, by emailing bonnie@yoga-loka.com, or by calling 908-268-7430.

  • Somatic Yin Yoga
    with Sally Miller

    Somatic Yin Yoga: Weaving Silence, Stillness, and Softness Iinto Your Yoga Practice for Greater Balance in Your Life

    Yin yoga offers tools, techniques, and a somatic approach to deepening our spiritual practice. In this workshop, we’ll explore how to move our awareness from external stimuli to the inner landscape. We’ll practice meeting what we find in the body with tenderness and an open heart, bringing softness to places of tension and allowing the tension to reveal itself to us fully without judgement or criticism. We’ll discuss how approaching a yin yoga posture as a unique, profound opportunity for meditation practice increases its effectiveness. You’ll receive a summary of the "5 Essentials of Somatic Yin Yoga" and guidance about how to continue at home. If you find yourself yearning for more stillness in your life, and more acceptance of your body, this class is for you.

    Saturday 5/11, 3 PM to 5 PM. $35 if registered by 5/3, $40 after.

  • Hip Openers May 2019
    with David Pittenger

    This class is designed to go slowly and deeply into this vulnerable area of our bodies. The hips are considered the gateway to the rest of the body and are often a store house for emotions. With this in mind we will carefully open the hips and lay the ground work for deep healing as we also set up our seat for potentially longer meditations.

    Saturday, May 18th from 12:00-3:00pm. $40 if registered by May 10th, $50 after.  Registration required by 5/15..

  • Gratitude-Prayer-Seva
    with Nitin Orayan

    Have you ever imagined yourself in the unmanifested....before you were born and started to identify yourself as this name and form; before you even knew that you were confined to this single body that is living out a conditioned life. Dwell on what you were before you were born, before the seed of life fertilized in to a form that you identify as YOU. Can you realize that you are manifested into this form of existence as a act of universal creation? And to know that the same creative force brought forth the physical universe – the galaxies, the solar system, the planets, the earth, and every manifested formation. Can you be devoted with full Gratitude, humbly bow down to the creative spectacle in Prayer, and be consciously living in full Service to the work of the creative force?

    Join Nitin-Orayan as he explores these ideas and shares his insights on gratitude, Seva and prayer that are born from his personal life-long journey. This Satsang could be the impetus to discovering how you can live in accordance with this powerful trinity that can bring tremendous fulfilment to your existence.

    Wednesday, May 29th, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. $20 cash donation at the door is greatly appreciated, but please give what you can.

  • Structural Yoga Therapy
    with Bonnie Pariser

    If you have wanted to start yoga but have injuries or other physical issues, this is the class for you. Or, if you are curious about your body and how it works, come unlock the secrets!

    Structural Yoga Therapy uses gentle and accessible yoga and physical therapy moves to assess muscular strengths, weaknesses and imbalances. Using these same movements, students can correct those imbalances and restore range of motion, balance, harmony and health. SYT has been extremely helpful in dealing with arthritis, back pain, sciatica, scoliosis, sports injuries, knee pain, stress related issues and more.

    In this seminar we will assess our own bodies to find our weakness and tightnesses. You might be surprised with what you find! You will also learn how to correct these imbalances with SYT movements. This is a very interactive, fun and illuminating seminar!

    Saturday, June 8th, 12:00-5:00 pm. $75 if registered by 5/29, $100 after. Registration is required by 6/6

  • FREE Intro to Yoga June
    with Jennifer Philburn

    Wear comfortable clothes, and bring a bottle of water. We have everthing else you need to enjoy this introductory class.

    Sunday, June 9th, 11:45 AM to 12:45 PM.

    Register online, by emailing bonnie@yoga-loka.com, or by calling 908-268-7430.

  • Mind Strength
    with Bonnie Pariser

    Meditating in a group is a powerful experience. Especially at sunrise! Each morning we will meet at he studio and engage in preparation practices to get ready for meditation, including light asana, chanting, going for a walk, and so on. Weather permitting we will be outside. After meditation there will be time for questions and reflection. NO prior meditation experience necessary!

    The training will run daily from June 10th to the 16th, 5:30 am to 7:00 am. $85 if registered before June 1st, $100 after.

  • Hip Anatomy Training
    with Bonnie Pariser

    Hip Anatomy Training: "It's Your Psoas!"

    The psoas does so much for us, yet we know so little about it! Except maybe that they hurt or are causing us problems.

    Learn more about hips with Yoga Thearpist Bonnie Pariser. How exactly does the hip bone connect to the thigh bone, and what does that have to do with the psoas? And what can we do with this important set of muscles to relieve pain and tension in the hip and back areas?

    We will learn the anatomy of the hip, as well as exercises to relieve the tension in these muscles. 

    Sunday, June 23rd, 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm. $65 if registered before June 15th, $80 after. Registration required by June 19th.