August 2017

August 2017

Ongoing Weekly Events

Pandora HealingEvery Monday at 7:15 PM: Yin Yoga with Reiki, Aromatherapy, and Sound Healing with Lynda Ferrara and Jason Wood, at at Pandora Healing, 274 Lafayette Ave, Hawthorne, NJ – $15

[My review: I’ve attended a few times, and I loved it! The combination of yin yoga (a series of long held, passive floor poses) and crystal bowls makes for a very relaxing, empowering session.]

 

Amanda LogoEvery Friday at 7:15 PM: Ongoing Friday Yoga Class with Reiki with Amanda at Clifton Yoga Center (In-Step Fitness), 819 Van Houten Avenue, Clifton, NJ – $10

This is a yoga class, all levels (beginners welcome), where Reiki is given to each person individually in the beginning and end of class, with the channel remaining open throughout the whole class. (Also on Meetup: The Reiki & Yoga Meetup Group of Clifton, NJ)

[My review: Some poses were a bit challenging, but Amanda offers alternatives to accommodate both beginners and more experienced yogis. I love the combination of yoga and Reiki. Empowering!]

 

QigongEvery Saturday, 10:00 AM: Free Qigong Class with Savitri in Edgemont Park, 274 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ. Contact Jeff Orozco for more info.

[My review: I’ve attended this class a few times and loved it! If you want to find out what Qigong is, this is for you. The movements are easy and simple to follow.]

[Jump to Week of August 20-26]


Week of August 1-5

Thursday, August 3, 7:00 PM: Dream Interpretation Workshop – Night Sailing – Interpreting Your Dreams, with Jefferson Harman at Aquarian Sun Healing & Learning Center, 212 A Main St., Lincoln Park, NJ – $25

Do you have a dream you would like interpreted? Can’t recall your dreams and want to learn how? Would you like to connect with someone who has passed on through your dreams? What’s the best way to keep a dream journal? Are you experiencing phobias or dealing with issues in your waking life that you can’t seem to work out? Are you interested in Lucid Dreaming? Find the answers to all these questions and more with Jefferson Harman in this unique, interactive workshop. If you do not have to a dream to interpret, all thoughts and questions about your dreams are welcome. Please call or email to reserve your seat. 973-686-9100 www.aquariansun.net

[My review: I’ve attended one of Jefferson’s workshops and I was impressed by his knowledge and insights about dream interpretation and life in general. I’m planning to attend this event and find out more. Full review coming soon!]

 

Friday, August 4, 6:00 PM: Alternative Happy Hour Meditation with Nicolette Maio, Caney Taino, and Tabitha Booth, at 54 Coles St., Jersey City, NJ – $20 per person plus one guest

Please join us for the first “Alternative Happy Hour” meditation and kindly refrain from consuming foreign substances prior to your attendance so healing can happen at the quantum level. What you’ll need to bring: Cushion or Chair, Mats, Blankets/Shawl, Loose Clothing, Pen and Pad, Water.

“Watch Your Breath” Meditation: One of the simplest, most powerful and rewarding meditations. Meditating on the breath on a daily basis provides a solid foundation for all other forms of meditation.

“Himalayan Singing Bowls” Meditation: Himalayan singing bowls are played with a mallet. Cultures such as Tibet, Nepal, Mongolia, Sikkim, China, India and Bhutan use them.

 

Pandora HealingFriday, August 4, 7:30 PM: Sound Healing Ceremony with Jason Wood, at Pandora Healing, 274 Lafayette Ave, Hawthorne, NJ – Suggested donation: $15

Jason blends the use of rattles, drums, gongs, crystal & Tibetan bowls, as well as healing songs to help produce a state of deep relaxation and healing. Chairs and yoga mats are provided, but we strongly recommend bringing your own yoga mat or blanket to sit on, as these events tend to draw a large crowd.

[My review: I’ve attended this event once, at it was nothing like I’ve ever experienced before! Come with an open mind and immerse yourself in a multi-sensory healing journey. You will come out of it refreshed and smelling of sage.]

 

 

Tree of Health LogoSaturday, August 5, 9:00 AM: Reiki Share with Linda Mitchell at The Tree of Health Center, 55 Newton Sparta Rd Unit 107, Newton, NJ – $5 donation

Enjoy the experience of the healing touch of Reiki. Includes: discussion, meditation and giving-and-receiving of the energy. Please call 973-500-8813 or e-mail info@tree-health.com for reservations due to limited space. Open to the public, every first Saturday of the month.

 

Saturday, August 5, 10:00 AM: Sound, Alchemy & Your Divine Blueprint with Rama Inacio, at KG Divine Wellness & Beauty, 530 High Mountain Rd, North Haledon, NJ – $35

 

Saturday, August 5, 11:00 AM: Dream Interpretation LIVE on the Radio with Jefferson Harman

Tune in to hear Dream Interpreter, Jefferson Harman on Life Unedited. Call in and listen LIVE online! Jefferson will be answering questions about dreams, phobias, the healing power of the mind and more with Host John Aberle. CALL-IN NUMBER: 610-701-WCHE (9243). Click here to listen LIVE online (Mac users go here or paste this mp3 link into your live stream in iTunes).


Week of August 6-12

Journey DanceSunday, August 6, 1:00 PM: Summer Celebration with Jean Fedora O’Toole, at Journey Dance North New Jersey, Diamond Studio, 450 Hamburg Turnpike, 2nd floor, Wayne NJ – $10-$30 (see below)

Summer represents joy, expression, action and celebration. It represents everything that exudes joy, fun, and parties! Please join us for celebration with Journey Dance party! Class open to all, no experiences are necessary. For more information please go to journeydance.com.

Session Fee: $30 at door or $20 with donation of food for local food pantry; $10 for visiting Journey Dance faculty, students with a student ID or seniors.

 

Wednesday, August 9, 7:30 PM: Guided Meditation: Finding Your Passion & Purpose with Lou and Kelly at 4XMG Studios, 682 B Passaic Ave, Nutley, NJ – $10 suggested donation

Join us for in a conversation & meditation to learn how to discover your passions, find your purpose and open yourself up to living with greater connection, clarity & Love. You won’t want to miss this one! Please arrive 10 minutes early so we can start on time. The first 60 minutes will be the meditation and discussion. Feel free to stay around after for tea and to meet like minded people.

[My review: This is by far my favorite meditation group! The studio where it’s held has very good vibes (and I’m not the only one who noticed it), the guided meditation is different every time, and I always end up having amazing conversations before and after the event. Get ready to connect, meditate, and leave empowered.]

 

Thursday, August 10, 7:00 PM: Overcoming Your Phobias – Transform Your Fears into Trusted Allies, with Jefferson Harman at Vista Natural Wellness Center, 191 Ramapo Valley Rd, Oakland, NJ – $35

Call 201-644-0840 or e-mail customerservice@vistanaturalwellness.com to reserve your seat.

Thursday, August 10, 6:30 PM: Yoga for Self-Discovery with Lou Redmond, at 4XMG Studios, 682 B Passaic Ave, Nutley, NJ – Free

This class is meant to help you connect deep within yourself so that you can live your highest joy.  Please bring a yoga mat, but note that this will not be a strenuous moving class. it will be very basic and focused more on the meditative and inspirational aspect.

This class is free in exchange for feedback. You will be asked to fill out a short survey on how your experience was.

[Read my interview of 4XMG’s co-founder Matt C. here and my interview with Lou Redmond here]

 

Heather O'NeillThursday, August 10, 7:00 PM: Meditation and Reiki Night with Heather O’Neill, at Elite Hair Studio and Spa, 65 Rt 17, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ – $10

This event is suitable for those with and without a current meditation practice. Heather will guide you into meditation and help you to allow your body to take pause and to de-stress. She will then be moving around to each person giving Reiki as you relax in meditation.

 

Friday, August 11, 6:30 PM: Yin Yoga and Sound Healing with Lynda Ferrara and Jason Wood, at The Body Image Boutique, 96 E. Allendale Rd., Saddle River, NJ – $30

Sign up at TheBodyImageBoutique.com.

[My review: I’ve attended yin yoga and sound healing sessions with Lynda and Jason at Pandora Healing twice, and I loved it! The combination of yin yoga (a series of long held, passive floor poses) and crystal bowls makes for a very relaxing, empowering session. This event is a bit different, longer and with sound healing throughout the whole session instead of at the end, and at a different location. Looking forward to it!]

Purple OmSaturday, August 12, 8:00 PM: Drum Circle with Mark Wood, at Purple Om Yoga, 3118 State Route 10, Denville NJ – $15

A fun family event where participants express themselves through music and dance. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!! Everyone is welcome to play, dance, or just listen as the mood strikes. Please bring your hand drums and percussion instruments. A limited number of drums will be available to rent for $5.

 

Tree of Health LogoSaturday, August 12, 7:00 PM: Drumming Circle with David Karlberg at Unity of Sussex County, 25 Mudcut Rd, Lafayette, NJ – $15

Come rediscover your musical self. Participants will be invited to relax, have fun, and connect. In a low pressure environment, you will learn the skills and techniques for how to make music with your drum. We will use rhythmic games, improvisation, songs and traditional rhythms to create an evening of fun, creativity, and self-discovery. No experience necessary, beginners encouraged to attend. There will be drums that you can borrow, or feel free bring your own. For more information, please contact The Tree of Health Center at 973-500-8813 or info@ttohc.com.


Week of August 13-19

Live Your LegendSunday, August 13, 6:30 PM: Live Your Legend August Meeting with Lou and Kelly at 4XMG Studios, 682 B Passaic Ave, Nutley, NJ – Free

The loose theme for this meeting will be on our “Relationship with Money.” If you’d like to get your brain moving on the topic before the meeting, sit on the question: “What’s my relationship with money been my whole life?” You may be surprised to see what patterns come up. Come with any tools or tips that have helped you on your financial journey.

While this is the theme, we will vary all over the place in this mastermind conversation. Live Your Legend is about doing work that you love. If you want to quit your job or start your own business this is the place you want to be for support and insight from others who are doing it. There is no cost for this event. Come for inspiration, accountability, and to connect with passionate people. This group is about “what can I give.” Please come with an open heart and leave your agendas at the door.

[My review: I’ve attended every month since it started, and I gained so much from it that I keep going again. The meeting starts with a theme, but it develops in its own way depending on who’s attending and what their needs are, and what everyone has to offer. Come to give as much as to receive and you’ll leave feeling fulfilled.]

 

4XMGWednesday, August 16, 7:30 PM: Guided Meditation: Letting Go of Your Limiting Beliefs with Lou and Kelly at 4XMG Studios, 682 B Passaic Ave, Nutley, NJ – $10 suggested donation

During the workshop, we’ll discuss how we started to believe these thoughts and how & when they like to step into our lives. We’ll then do a meditation that will help you release yourself from the shackles of these beliefs.

Please arrive 10 minutes early so we can start on time. The first 60 minutes will be the meditation and discussion. Feel free to stay around after for tea and to meet like minded people.

[My review: This is by far my favorite meditation group! The studio where it’s held has very good vibes (and I’m not the only one who noticed it), the guided meditation is different every time, and I always end up having amazing conversations before and after the event. Get ready to connect, meditate, and leave empowered.]

 

Jefferson HarmanThursday, August 17, 7:30 PM: Dream Interpretation Workshop – Night Sailing – Interpreting Your Dreams with Jefferson Harman at Grateful Heart Counseling, 933 Route 23 South, Suite 10, Pompton Plains, NJ – $25 (see flyer below for more info)

Please text or email to reserve your seat: 973-317-4185  gratefulheartglass@hotmail.com.

[My review: I’ve attended a few of Jefferson’s workshops and I was impressed by his knowledge and insights about dream interpretation and life in general. I’ve also started remembering my dreams more since his last workshop. Full review coming soon!]

Tree of Health LogoThursday, August 17, 7:00 PM: Journey Dance with Jean O’Toole at American Legion Hall, 20 Yates Ave, Newton, NJ – $10-$30 (see below)

Jean O’Toole is a certified JourneyDance™ facilitator helping to bring the conscious dance movement across the globe. Off the dance floor, Jean is an author and scholarship strategist for high school and college students.

$30/person for general participants or $20/person + 5 cans of food for the food pantry; $10 for seniors (62+), students w/ID and visiting JourneyDance faculty. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact 973- 500-8813 or info@ttohc.com.

 

Pandora HealingFriday, August 18, 7:30 PM: Sound Bath with Chris Balzano at Pandora Healing, 274 Lafayette Ave, Hawthorne, NJ – Suggested donation: $15

Chris Balzano is a sound creator/healer working with various modalities and instruments, ranging from Gongs, Singing Bowls, Tuning Forks, Drumming/Rattling, plus many other unique instruments from all over the world designed to help open and release blocks, patterns, or anything stuck energetically.

Chairs and yoga mats are provided, but we strongly recommend bringing your own yoga mat or blanket to sit on, as these events tend to draw a large crowd.

 

Tree of Health LogoSaturday, August 19, 7:00 PM: Gong Immersion with David Karlberg at Unity of Sussex County, 25 Mudcut Rd, Lafayette, NJ – $15 ($20 at the door)

A gong immersion is a unique and powerful sonic experience. The participant allows the sound and vibration of the gongs to wash over them, creating deep feelings of relaxation and timelessness. The powerful energy of the gong takes hold of the listener and moves them in wonderfully surprising ways. Some participants have described it as an emotional cleansing, a spiritual alignment, or an energetic journey.

Please wear loose clothing and bring a cushion(s) or yoga mat for sitting or laying down. Bring a blanket if you are are prone to be cold. Please bring water for hydration.


Week of August 20-26

Sunday, August 20, 11:00 AM: High Vibrational Meditation with Donna Hainzl, at Aquarian Sun Healing and Learning Center, 212A Main Street, Lincoln Park, NJ – $25

Relax your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual senses. We will help you to lift your vibration by combining effective tools such as essential oils, crystal healing bowls and acupressure points along with meditation, to activate your highest potential.

 

Tuesday, August 22, 7:00 PM: How to Thrive in Transitional Times Workshop with Jefferson Harman and Jerry Hocek at Vista Natural Wellness Center, 191 Ramapo Valley Rd, Oakland, NJ – click here to register – $5-$10 donation (info on flyer below)

Thursday, August 24, 7:00 PM: How to Thrive in Transitional Times Workshop with Jefferson Harman and Jerry Hocek at CareOne at The Cupola, 100 West Ridgewood Ave, Paramus, NJ – click here to register – $5-$10 donation

 

Tree of Health LogoSaturday, August 26, 6:00 PM: Spiritual Saturday – Film, Food & Friends at The Tree of Health Center, 55 Newton Sparta Rd Unit 107, Newton, NJ – $5 + Pot Luck dish

This month’s movie, No. 4 Street of Our Lady, tells the remarkable, yet little-known, story of Francisca Halamajowa, a Polish-Catholic woman who rescued 15 of her Jewish neighbors during the Holocaust by cleverly passing herself off as a Nazi sympathizer.

 


Week of August 27-September 2

 

Journey DanceSunday, August 27, 12:30 PM: Jersey Shore JourneyDance “Feeling Fine” with Cynthia Schroll and Jean O’Toole, at Soul Awakenings, 1700 Main St, Lake Como, NJ – $15

Please plan to arrive at 12:15pm to register. OPEN INVITATION TO JOIN US at the beach before the dance! We (Cynthia and Jean) are honored to guide Laura’s tribe while she is away. We plan on arriving to the area early to enjoy some time at the beach before dancing it out at the beautiful Soulful Awakenings.

Bring a water bottle and a snack for after class. Most people choose to dance barefoot in JourneyDance sessions, however feel free to wear socks if you will be more comfortable. Wear comfortable clothes to move in and layers are encouraged so you can remove or add if needed.

 

Pandora HealingSunday, August 27, 4:00 PM: Drum and Dance Circle with Mark Wood, at Pandora Healing, 274 Lafayette Ave, Hawthorne, NJ – $15 + $5 drum rental

Drum, slap, tap, dance, shake it up. Experience the healing vibrations created by group drumming. Drumming as a group can create states of euphoria, promote play, release anger, and promote feelings of community, unity and well-being. See for yourself why New Jersey Life Magazine named Mark Wood the #1 Drum Facilitator in Central NJ!


Future Events

Sunday, October 8, 1:00 PM: Wellness Gala with Debbie Peterson at Sheraton Hotel, 199 Smith Road, Parsipanny, NJ – $20 – $50 (see below)

Featuring keynote speaker Mas Sajady – Change Your Frequency, Change Your Life

 

 

February 3-10, 2018: Yoga, Wellness and Adventure Retreat in Goa, India, with Jalpa Dhaduk and Kelly Ann Margerum

Registration fee includes:

  • 7 nights beach front cottage accommodations
  • Locally sourced, organic and vegetarian meals (all meals at the resort included)
  • Beach meditations
  • Yoga classes
  • All excursions exploring the depths of Goa (visit this website for list of excursions and breathtaking pictures)
  • Nutrition and Wellness workshops
  • All transportation (including airport pickup and drop off, flight to India not included)

Two options:

  • Single sea facing cottage. Private full bathroom – $1897
  • Double sea facing cottage with private bathroom. Two single beds – $1597

This retreat is designed as an intimate experience, therefore space is limited and spots will fill up quickly. Use this contact form to reserve now or request more information.


Natural AwakeningsLooking for more events? Check out Natural Awakenings magazine –  Northern NJ (Bergen/Passaic counties) News Briefs and North Central NJ News Briefs.

 


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