Onyx Yoga Studio
45 Mountain Blvd
Warren, NJ 07059
The Yoga Center at Onyx is sacred space, devoted to daily Yoga Classes, Holistic Trainings and Spiritual Teachings. Our faculty are devoted to facilitating a deep state of physical, mental, and spiritual union so that students might lead a more healthful, peaceful and joyful life. We have two studios; our main yoga room operates at normal temperature and our HOT studio operates at elevated temperatures.
The basic principles of Yoga and the foundational poses that make up a typical class are taught with an emphasis on correct alignment, often with the use of props and modifications. Open to all, from very new beginners to more experienced practitioners who want to return to the basics.
Connect movement with breath "vinyasa" as the teacher guides you through traditional yoga asana postures sequenced into a "flow." Against a backdrop of great music, move through physical postures, usually starting with a sun salutation series. All levels of practitioner are welcome at Level 1 classes, including Beginners. For Mixed Level classes some knowledge of basic postures is recommended.
In sanskrit “hatha” literally means “forceful” or “willful,” alluding to the fact that it uses the inertia of moving one's body (and the breath within it) to create the climate for peace of mind and meditation. Hatha yoga is perhaps the most general way to describe any physical practice that incorporates asanas (poses) & pranayama (breathwork). It is an old system that is the parent of all other physical yoga lineages such as Ashtanga, Iyengar, Vinyasa, Power Yoga etc. however different those may seem from one another. Being that it is a broad term that integrates many forms, it can be difficult to know what a particular hatha class will be like. This varies by teacher. It is for beginners as well as advanced practitioners. Hatha Yoga classes are usually slower paced than say, a Power Yoga class, yet they can be challenging, stimulating or soft, depending on the circumstances. Expect to breath & move intentionally in this practice, as a means to creating an internal shift within.
NEW!! Hatha Yoga and Sound Healing Bliss - Must pre-register*
50 minutes of Hatha Yoga + 25 minutes of Sound Healing with Tibetan Singing Bowls
Hatha Yoga practice is oriented to strengthen and promote flexibility in the body, calm the mind and open the heart. Breathing techniques and meditation are also integrated. Due to the small size of this class, Judit will be able to focus on alignment making sure that each student is in the right pose to feel all the benefits of the Yoga practice, avoiding injury. The class will end with a 25 minutes relaxation with the healing sounds of the Tibetan Singing Bowls.
Tibetan Singing Bowls have been used for centuries for healing and meditation purposes. They will clear your mind and aid in the process of releasing deep layers of tension and stress stored in the physical and energetic body. You will come out of the session feeling light, balanced, re-aligned, energized and vibrating at a higher frequency, bringing you closer to what you really are. At some point during class, Judit will place a bowl on your body so you can experience the vibration of the bowls. *This class is limited to 10 clients, you must pre-register.
NEW!! Yoga for Athletes - Must pre-register*
Join us to enhance any athletic regimen by increasing strength, stability, endurance and flexibility! This class will include myofascial release techniques, both static and dynamic yoga practices, elements of yin yoga, and various breathing and meditation techniques to enhance endurance and presence of mind. Incorporating yoga into your routine can help to make you a better athlete, and improve your overall wellbeing! *Must pre-register, only 10 spots available for this special class!\
NEW!! Yoga for Strength - Must pre-register*
Join us for a fun and dynamic class that will focus on building more strength and create stability in the entire body. We will explore creative variations of traditional poses that use blocks, bands, sliders and blankets. This class will be based on building functional strength and healthy ranges of motion that will support us in our everyday life. 10 minute constructive rest at the end of class will help to relieve back, pelvic, leg fatigue and tension. Leave this class feeling a little stronger and a little more at ease. All levels are welcome. No prior yoga experience necessary. *Must pre-register as there are only 10 spots available for this special class
Experience Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. This class will focus on pranayama breathework, movement, meditation, and kriyas (cleansing practices to help strengthen the nervous system and subtle body to awaken the kundalini energy.) When this energy awakens you will experience your own innate inner power and joy.. You will leave feeling rejuvenated, energized, balanced, and present.
Gentle Yoga Practice with Yoga Nidra
Gentle asana is a slower paced yoga practice where you align and strengthen the body. Each class begins with 50 minutes of asana followed by 25 minutes of deep rejuvenation through savasana (corpse pose) and yoga nidra, a guided relaxation practice. Yoga nidra is a powerful relaxation technique where the mind and body hover between a state of total consciousness and deep sleep. It is said that one hour of Yoga nidra is equivalent to three hours of sleep. On a subtle body level this practice cultivates relief from exhaustion and stress, and provides a deeper inner awareness.
Gentle Hatha Yoga for Stress Relief
Perfect for anybody looking to relieve stress and energize, as well as build flexibility and strength. Appropriate for all levels, including beginners.
Restorative yoga classes are a wonderful tool for rejuvenation and complement more active practices. In restorative yoga, props are used to support the body so that you can hold poses for longer, allowing your body to relax, release and let go. The postures are usually modified from reclined or seated yoga poses with the addition of blocks, bolsters, and blankets. With the use of props you can safely access and benefit from sustained stretches in a supported manner to minimize strain and maximize opening. Once you are set up in the pose with the assistance of props, you will hold the pose for an extended period of time, often eight to fifteen minutes. Restorative yoga is a relaxing style of practice that leaves you feeling open and refreshed.
Yin Yoga is a simple, quiet, in-drawn practice that uses steady, long-held postures that benefit your “yin,” connective tissues, such as the fascia, ligaments, tendons, joints, and bones. Poses are held 3 to 5 minutes each with all muscles relaxed and released.
Yin Yoga is a more meditative approach to yoga, that aims at cultivating awareness of inner silence. It can be practiced by everybody and will complement an already active life or help those who feel distracted by “mind chatter”.This practice calms the mind and nervous system, reduces stress and anxiety, increases circulation, improves flexibility and joint mobility, balances the internal organs and improves the flow of chi or prana through meridian stimulation.
Yin Yang Yoga
Yin is an internal, passive, cooling, and downward practice. We wake up the subtle channels while playing with a contemplative, non- reactive quality in the mind. Poses are passively held for longer periods, working on the deep connective tissue, fascia, and joints Yang is an engaging, dynamic, external, warming, and upward practice. This will strengthen and invigorate the body and mind. We will most often be doing a bit of Yang to begin and will shift into a reflective Yin practice to close. This combination will be sure to leave you balanced, open, and refreshed.
Pranayama and Meditation
Find stillness and peace within. Explore the benefits of meditation (dhyana) and breathing practices (pranayama) - perfect on their own or as a complement to your yoga practice. This class includes light stretching and warmups to prepare for a seated practice as well as discussion of technique and philosophy. Various breathing practices will be taught, ranging from gentle to vigorous. Classes will also include chanting and vocalizations to experience the benefits of vibrational energy. No experience or equipment needed; appropriate for people who prefer the support of a chair or wall. Wear comfortable clothes and bring yourself just as you are.
Kids Yoga Play
Kid's Yoga Play (Ages 4-8). Drop your youngsters off for this 75 minute class while you take your own yoga class in the next room! Children will love developing their own practice through child friendly yoga poses, games, activities, relaxation. At the end of class your little yogis will enjoy art time and a snack before joining you on your mat for a parent/child savasana!
** Please send your child with their own water bottle and a peanut-free snack!
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