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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


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.


Karen Mandell instructs the following:
  • Post-natal Mommy and Baby Yoga
  • After giving birth, many moms are eager to get back into their fitness routine, yet often struggle to find time now that they have to tend to their new baby. This class focuses on rebuilding mom's core strength as they practice core based yoga postures and do partner poses with their baby. We incorporate stretches and gentle massaging for the babies to help with their natural flexibility and growth as well songs and fun activities to keep the little ones involved.

    This class is best for newborns and new crawlers. Come to class with an open mind, and open heart and a couple of toys for your little one. It is a fun time for everyone!

    Class time is 1 Hour

    Classes can be used as part of any Sattva package.

  • Candlelight Yin Yoga
  • Candlelight Yin Yoga is a deep, meditative and often profound practice. Infused in the longer, more passive holds , Yin yoga involves surrendering into poses and exploring them for longer periods of time in order to let go of tensions stored in the body and to calm the nervous system. Practicing this way helps to target deeper connective tissues especially around the hips, pelvis and lower spine. Candlelight Yin Yoga is a peaceful way to end your day This practice will be lit entirely by candlelight helping us to balance our emotions, still our minds and open the deep connective tissues in the body using various yin asanas.
    Class is 1 Hour
    Beginners are welcome

  • Yin-Yang Flow
  • 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.

  • Sattva Yin Yoga Teacher Training
  • Dive deeper into understanding the Yin Yoga system in this Level 1 Yin Yoga Teacher Training course with Karen Mandell E-RYT 500.

    You will learn the physiological benefits of practicing in a Yin fashion, gain understanding of how the specific Yin tissues are targeted, and the subtle effects that contribute to the all-over good feeling the practice creates.
    We will investigate the primary Yin Yoga poses, learning individual-specific alignment as well as the energy channels being stimulated and chakras corresponding to those channels.

    This 22 hour training will cover:

    • The distinctions between Yin and Yang and why finding balance between them is so important for overall health and well- being.
    • Yin Yoga’s alignment considerations: proportion, appropriate stressing of tissue.
    • Understanding the postures and sequencing Yin Yoga classes
    • Energy flow, meridians/nadis, and how to cultivate balance
    • Chakras relative to meridian systems
    • Teaching Yin-yang Classes
    * Also offered as an Immersion for students interested in deepening their own practice and understanding of Yin Yoga and it's healing benefits.
    Full Teacher Tuition Cost  $425
    Student Immersion Cost $325
    Friday October 19thth  12 PM - 7:00 PM
    Saturday October 20th  11 AM - 7:00 PM
    Sunday October 21st 11AM - 6:00 PM
    (Immersion students have the option to skip the afternoon session which is practice teaching)

  • Chakra Flow Level 1-2
    Experience your practice from a deeper level during this vinyasa flow practice designed to invigorate, balance and open the energy flow throughout the entire body. There are 7 energy centers in the subtle and physical bodies, known as the chakras. When the chakras are aligned, it allows for greater physical, spiritual, emotional, and mental balance.  We will explore these energy centers  through movement,mantra, pranayama, and meditation to allow for Sattvic energy flow throughout the body.

    Class is 75 minutes
    Open to all, Level 1 experience suggested. 


  • Yin Yoga and Meditation
  • The practice of Yin can bring much needed balance to our very active lives and active asana practice. Yin yoga invites us to hold our postures for several minutes at a time in order to begin to release tension in the connective tissues or fascia that surrounds the muscles and joints and open energetic pathways in the body. We use our breath to quiet the mind and begin to let go of both physical and mental tension. Class will open with a gentle slow flow and connection to breath to prepare the body, followed by a series of Yin postures. Each class will end with a guided Yoga Nidra meditation practice designed to relax the body, calm the mind and balance the nervous system. Class is 75 minutes. Open to all levels, Beginner friendly.

  • Toddler Yoga
    Join us as we "play" yoga with your toddler! Classes will incorporate fun animal poses, intentional breathing, yoga games and songs using playful props that help to strengthen your child's coordination and build body awareness and confidence, encouraging the children to release the sillies and find the calm.
    Class is 45 minutes.
    Recommended for ages 1.5 (strong walkers)- 3.5