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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


Yin-Yang Flow

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.


Magda Usarek-Witek

Magda was introduced to yoga by her father at age eight and has followed the yogic path all of her life. She dove deeper into her practice in 2010 to find anxiety relief from the stresses and pressures of daily life. Once she found the benefits of bringing breath and movement into the body she could never look back.

Magda began her training through Bhakti Barn and received her 200 RYT training, followed by her 300 Hr advanced training at Hudson Yoga Project in Hoboken with Patrick Franco.  Magda incorporates the playfulness of vinayasa and the mindfulness of alignment, breathwork, and many other styles including Yin yoga and Restorative. She enjoys the personal connection cultivated between the student and the teacher. In addition to holding her RYT 500 Magda has continued her education by gaining additional certifications in Yoga for Back Care and Scoliosis, and Yoga Therapeutics..

She is forever grateful to the gurus and friends in her yoga community. When Magda isn't teaching or practicing yoga, she can be found working as an environmental specialist, on her bike, hiking, or traveling and enjoying the simple moments. You can expect some good tunes, a fun practice, yoga philosophy, and laughter in her class. wwww.MagdaUW.com

Melie Purdon

Melie discovered yoga as part of her acting training when she moved from Paris to New York City in 2008. It's the link between movement and breath that drew her to come back to the mat between rehearsals and later throughout both pregnancy and postpartum. When not attending yoga classes or teaching them, you can find Melie practicing yoga off the mat while playground hopping all over Hoboken and Jersey City with her two daughters and her husband. Melie earned her RYT-500 advanced training at the Hudson Yoga Project, under the brilliant, passionate and oh so inspiring Patrick Franco Jr, Anna Greenberg, Julie Pasqual and Erica Arcé. Continuing her education for prenatal yoga under Kimberleigh Weiss-Lewis. Melie's classes are playful , carefully sequenced and always full of love, light , good tunes and geeky alignment cues.
This class is an energizing yet grounding fusion of Yin yoga and Vinyasa flow. A perfect blend of Yin and Yang to create an integrated practice designed to balance our need for both movement and stillness. We open with a Yin pose to connect breath to body in stillness, gently opening the body and energetic passageways. We follow a dynamic Yang vinyasa flow practice focusing on strength, balance and core while emphasizing breath aligned with movement. Closing with a Yin series of still postures designed to go deep into the connective tissues and the joints that hold the most tension. Available to all levels, Beginner friendly.
Class is 60 minutes.

Upcoming classes:

  • Thu Oct 18 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm with Karen Mandell
  • Sat Oct 20 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Magda Usarek-Witek
  • Mon Oct 22 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Karen Mandell
  • Thu Oct 25 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm with Karen Mandell
  • Sat Oct 27 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Magda Usarek-Witek
  • Mon Oct 29 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Karen Mandell
  • Thu Nov 01 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm with Karen Mandell
  • Sat Nov 03 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Maryann Fernandez
  • Mon Nov 05 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Karen Mandell
  • Thu Nov 08 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm with Karen Mandell
  • Sat Nov 10 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Melie Purdon
  • Mon Nov 12 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Karen Mandell
  • Thu Nov 15 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm with Maryann Fernandez
  • Sat Nov 17 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Magda Usarek-Witek
  • Mon Nov 19 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Karen Mandell
  • Sat Nov 24 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Magda Usarek-Witek
  • Mon Nov 26 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Karen Mandell
  • Thu Nov 29 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm with Karen Mandell
  • Sat Dec 01 10:45 am - 11:45 am with Magda Usarek-Witek