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Sattva Yoga New Jersey is conveniently located in the heart of Jersey City, NJ within a short driving distance from anywhere in the metro area. We offer easy online registration for classes.

523 Palisade Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07307
201-839-5242
info@sattvayogajc.com

 

Candlelight Flow with Yoga Nidra


This class is taught by:

Karen Mandell

 
Karen Mandell E- RYT 500
Studio Owner/Teacher

 

Karen began practicing yoga in 1998 as a means to escape her fast paced life as a fashion executive in New York City. She soon discovered how a regular yoga practice brought a much needed balance to her life on both a physical and spiritual level as well as a deeper connection with herself and the world around her. She was called to teaching in 2009 and received her 200-hour certification from the Bright Spirit Yoga Teacher training with Jillian Pransky and Carrie Parker. She later went on to receive her 300-hour training and certification at ISHTA Yoga in NYC with Kavi Yogiraj Alan Finger. Karen also received her Advanced Level Restorative and Therapeutics Yoga Training with Jillian Pransky at Yoga Works as well as her  Yin Yoga Levels 1 &2 certification with Ulrica Norberg and additional Yin Yoga  trainings with Sarah Powers and Paul Grilley.

 

She began teaching to teachers herself in 2013, sharing what was shared with her by these masters in various teacher training programs as well as her own Sattva Yoga Restorative Yoga training and Yin Yoga training.

 

Karen delights in teaching family yoga as well, she received both her her Kid's and Family Yoga training with Karma Kids as well as Post-Natal and Yoga Mom Buddha Baby Training with Jhotyi Larsen in 2011.

 

Classes with Karen invite a joyful opening in body, mind, and heart. Her classes are tailored from the traditional ISHTA lineage of chakra-based vinyasa yoga. ISHTA stands for the Integrated Science of Hatha, Tantra and Ayurveda.  Her classes combine the graceful flow of Vinyasa yoga and the mindful alignment of Iyengar yoga with balancing pranayama (breath), kria and meditation techniques. The word Ishta translates from sanskrit as "that which resonates with the individual spirit". She believes that yoga is all about finding the balance within ourselves that exists inherently but simply needs to be rediscovered by removing the obstacles that keep us from being our authentic selves and finding our connection with Jiva Atman, the unique spirit that resonates within all of us.

 

We begin with a soulful open level vinyasa class that builds heat, strength and flexibility while allowing the mind to achieve a deeper meditation, as we synchronize breath with movement, enhanced by the candlelight. Attention is paid to the alignment of the physical form as well as to the subtle energy body (chakras).
 
The last 20 minutes of class are spent in complete relaxation through Yoga Nidra, a guided meditation practice designed to liberate the body and mind from tension and anxiety. Known as the “wakeful sleep”, one learns how to put the body into sleep while the mind remains fully awake. The brain wave drops into the theta state where deep levels of healing takes place on the emotional, mental, and physical planes.
 
Class is 75 minutes
 
All levels are welcome, some vinyasa experience suggested
 

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Dec 14 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm with Karen Mandell
  • Fri Dec 28 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm with Karen Mandell
  • Fri Jan 04 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm with Karen Mandell
  • Fri Jan 11 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm with Karen Mandell
  • Fri Jan 18 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm with Karen Mandell
  • Fri Jan 25 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm with Karen Mandell
  • Fri Feb 01 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm with Karen Mandell
  • Fri Feb 08 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm with Karen Mandell
  • Fri Feb 15 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm with Karen Mandell
  • Fri Feb 22 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm with Karen Mandell
  • Fri Mar 01 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm with Karen Mandell
  • Fri Mar 08 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm with Karen Mandell
  • Fri Mar 15 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm with Karen Mandell
  • Fri Mar 22 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm with Karen Mandell
  • Fri Mar 29 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm with Karen Mandell
  • Fri Apr 05 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm with Karen Mandell