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Special Events and Workshops

Come to explore the deeper meaning of yoga and associated healing practices at one of our special events.

We also offer:

You can see (and print) a full schedule of all our ongoing weekly classes, our monthly specials and our special events on our Schedule page.

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Dharma Study Group with Lori Volpe & Tenzin Kalsang

Special Series: Sundays, 3pm–4:45pm. January 14, 28, February 11 and 25.
Next class: Sunday January 28, 3pm–4:45pm.
$By donation.

Pre-registration is required by Saturday morning prior to each session. E-mail Lori Volpe at .

Come join us as we practice mindfulness, loving-kindness and other forms of meditation, discuss Buddhist texts as they relate to modern life, and create a community of dharma practitioners (sangha).

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Through practice and discussion, and with a little help from Tibetan monks, we can deepen our practice and gain a clearer understanding of ancient wisdom. The atmosphere of these sessions, previously held at a rural monastery, was informal, warm, and sometimes infused with humor. Regular attendance will help you benefit the most from these sessions.

The two texts we will begin with are: The Way of the Bodhisattva by Shantideva and Our Pristine Mind: A Practical Guide to Unconditional Happiness by Orgyen Chowang.

For more information and registration, e-mail Lori Volpe at .

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Winter Series
January 2018

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Management (MBSM) – 8 week Course with Lori Volpe

Winter Series
January 2018: Tuesdays, 7pm–9:15pm. January 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13 and 20.
Includes a Silent Mindfulness Retreat, Saturday March 3.

$450 including materials.

During this Mindfulness-Based Stress Management (MBSM) course, you will learn meditation techniques to help calm the mind, deal with disturbing thoughts and emotions, focus attention, enhance the mind-body connection and improve relationships.

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Through experiential learning, discussion and daily practice, you can develop inner resources to make positive changes in your life.

Each week, you will be introduced to mindfulness practices to strengthen your ability to be more present. As you deepen the connection with your innate wisdom, you will learn to take better care of yourself and choose more effective ways of responding to life's stresses and challenges.

Rather than being driven by assumptions of how things should be, living in the past or worrying about the future, you will learn how to engage in life with openness, compassion and ease. Committing to class attendance and home practice will enable you to derive the greatest benefits from this program.

The eight week mindfulness program was originally developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn as a means to help people cope with chronic physical and emotional pain. It helped bring mindfulness meditation into the “medical mainstream” and is offered in corporate, government, hospital, work and learning environments around the world. Research has demonstrated that participants in mindfulness stress management programs may experience:

  • Reduced stress
  • Sharper focus
  • Improved memory
  • Reduced chronic pain
  • Enhanced immune system
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Reduced anxiety and depression
  • Improved sleep
  • Improved communication

Many Clinical studies now demonstrate the effectiveness of participation in MBSR or mindfulness meditation in reducing symptoms of stress related to daily life, anxiety, depression, and may other challenges. Read more from “What Does Mindfulness Meditation Do to Your Brain?” in The Scientific American.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • My mind is too busy to meditate. Will this work for me? Yes. This is about paying attention to what is with acceptance and curiosity. This tends to calm the mind and produces many benefits. This is not about making the mind or thoughts "do" anything or change.
  • Do I have to practice every day? Daily practice is encouraged and will produce the most benefit out of the course. Even a few minutes a day will help maintain consistency.
  • Do I have to sit on a cushion cross-legged and meditate? No. The course offers ways you can incorporate the techniques into daily life so several kinds of meditation are offered. Group participation will be done from a chair.

For questions, more information or to register please call Rhonda Leone on (856) 404-7287 or e-mail . Space is limited, register early!

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Refund Policy:

Request Prior to First Class: A full refund minus a $50 processing fee will be given when requested by e-mail to rhonda@yogaforliving.net, a minimum of 48 hours before the first class. If a refund is requested less than 48 hours prior to the first class, the cancellation fee will be $100 or you may transfer to another MBSR class within a year.

Request Prior to Second Class: A full refund minus a $100 processing fee will be given when requested by e-mail a minimum of 48 hours before the second class or you may transfer to another MBSR class within a year. After the second class no refunds will be issued and any transfers will be done on a case by case basis.

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Deep Relaxation Class with Crystal Bowls with Rhonda and Pam Kofsky

Special: Friday February 9, 7pm–8pm.
Second Friday each month.
$15 in advance, $20 at the door.

In this fast-paced world, we can get so caught up in the things we have to do, that it’s easy to forget how important it is to take time to care for ourselves. In this special class we will use the ancient Healing Arts of Yoga, Sound Healing, and Deep Relaxation to relieve ourselves of stress, anxiety and worries that can bog us down.

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Be gently guided to release the tension in the body and all the stresses we hold so you can experience a much more peaceful presence and a very happy mind. A great way to start your weekend.

We will be sharing the healing properties of sound vibration while creating a very soothing and relaxing sound with crystal bowls. Crystal Bowls are unique sound healing instruments made out of pure quartz crystal. Their melodic vibration resonate with the crystals in our bodies, mainly in our bones, having a great effect on the spine, diffusing along the nerve pathways to the organs. The effects touch systems, tissues, and cells, in turn affecting blood circulation, metabolism, endocrine and chakra balance, cleansing the auric field, and also balancing the hemispheres of the brain. But most importantly, creating a feeling of deep peace and well-being, aligning you with your higher Self during a very gentle yoga class that will release the tight spots in the body, preparing you for a long, deep relaxation which will restore your energy and calm the busiest of minds.

No yoga experience necessary.

Please call (856) 404-7287 to reserve your space for this event or Buy Now online through PayPal for a discounted rate.

Please make sure to arrive 5–10 minutes prior to the start to settle in ready for the class to commence promptly at 7:00pm when the doors close.

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Laughter Yoga with Karen Siugzda

De-stress, Energize & Get Happy with Laughter.

Monthly: Fridays, 7pm–8pm. Next class: February 16.
3rd Friday of each month.
$13 drop in or YFL class card.

What is Laughter Yoga?

Laughter Yoga is not Yoga Poses. It's the yoga of breath and moving energy. It promotes healing and having more fun through laughter. So it is available to everybody. You can participate even in a chair.

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Laughter Yoga is simple yet profound. It's joyful and healthy exercise that combines unconditional laughter with yogic breathing.

It is not comedy. You don't need to be flexible or funny! It's a complete well-being workout! Come experience the wonderful benefits!

  • Laughter releases endorphins, giving us the “feel good factor”
  • Acts as aerobic exercise and cardio workout
  • Unleashes inhibitions, breaks down barriers
  • Great team building tool, encourages better communication
  • Helps boost our immune system which helps us resist disease
  • Tones muscles, improves respiration and circulation
  • Encourages positive thinking and creativity
  • Reduces physical, mental and emotional stress

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Forgiveness as a Path to Love with Dr. Dan Gottlieb & Lori Volpe

Special Series: Tuesdays, 7pm–9pm. March 27, April 3, 10 and 17.
$250.

Registration details: Please e-mail Lori at to request the course Registration Form. You will receive further information on how to submit payment after your application is reviewed.

Unhealed resentments hinder our ability to fully experience love. Forgiving oneself and others can open our hearts and help us let go of lingering anger, bitterness and resentment.

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Through asking forgiveness from those we may have harmed, and cultivating forgiveness for those who have harmed us, we can live lives of greater compassion and wellbeing. Join us in exploring the powerful process of forgiveness and what it can mean for you.

In this four-week class we will:

  • Learn what forgiveness really means and its proven benefits.
  • Identify, process, and begin to let go of resentments and disappointments.
  • Explore the fear of letting go.
  • Recognize current patterns of behavior that may be related to our wounds.
  • Practice meditations that can lead to forgiveness of the self and others.
  • Practice techniques that help remove blocks to self-compassion.

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The Power of Silence… A Women's Retreat with Rhonda

The date of the next workshop will be announced soon. Please call (856) 404-7287 or send us a message through our Contact Us form to express your interest. We'll let you know when the next one is scheduled.

Finding a quiet space in which to retreat is almost impossible in this world. It is critical for our overall well-being to immerse into a place of silence, often and without guilt, on a regular basis. Only in the silence can we discover the secrets of our true inner knowing.

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Bask in the space of quietude as we create the Silent Space in which participants can immerse themselves through the grassroots rituals of Ayurveda for Women's Health.

  • Be nurtured with a therapeutic Ayurvedic treatment
  • Serene yoga studio filled with Beauty and Silence
  • Private sanctuary spaces for rest and quiet
  • No talking, no videos, no sounds of traffic, no cell phones, no iPods or Blackberries
  • Therapists maintain silence in the application of Ayurvedic treatments and participants choose from a variety of healing stations to process and discover the power of silence through contemplation, meditation, journaling, resting in relaxation, art therapy or writing
  • Herbal teas and nourishing food offered in Silent Conscious Eating experiences
  • Learn practices that tap into your own inner power to heal

Testimonials:

  • “After 4 hours of Pure 'Love Therapy' from Rhonda, I feel completely rebalanced and rejuvenated. I have been reintroduced to the me who Loves Life and being in the world.” — Rose Payne
  • “I loved the no talking. It forced me to take the time I needed and reflect. This is a wonderful practice that I will continue.”
  • “What an incredible day!!! It was just what I needed. The past few weeks have been pretty difficult for me. At times I felt like it was me against the world. I felt a major melt down coming. Today reminded me to take time out for myself. I too need the nurturing that I am always giving to my family and others in need. If I give a little to myself I will have a lot more to give to others.”
  • More on the Testimonials page.

These special workshops are offered by therapist Rhonda Leone, Ayurvedic Panchakarma Therapist from Greens Ayur Center, School of Ayurveda, India; Certified Ayurveda Womens Health instructors, Wise Earth Ayurveda®.

A contribution will be made to the efforts of One Square Inch to keep preserving Silence in America's diminishing natural space.

Class size is limited to six women so please contact us, call (856) 404-7287 to register in advance and reserve your place or Buy Now online through PayPal.

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Reiki Practitioner Certification with Reiki Master Bonnie Hart

$185 per course.

Classes forming for Reiki Level I, II, and III. Class size limited to provide personal care and instruction. Includes step-by-step instruction, hands on practice, written manual, attunement, personal Reiki session and certificate suitable for framing.

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Please contact Bonnie for more information, dates and times: or Tel: (609) 970-3401.

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Private Parties at YFL!

What better way to enjoy yoga, relaxation and YFL's great vibe than by sharing it with your friends and family!

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Choose from our suggested themed packages below, or get creative and design one of your own! Enjoy exclusive use of the space, including use of the kitchen area before and after your class or event.

Parties for Children & Adults – Bridals Parties too! Call to discuss your special party request: (856) 404-7287

Suggested Party Themes:

  • Birthday Parties
  • Special Ceremonies
  • Bridal Showers
  • Pre-Wedding Parties
  • Girls Night Out
  • Laughter Parties
  • Fundraisers
  • Spa Day/Night Parties
  • and more!

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Community Class by donation (Seva) Project

Taking Yoga off the mat and into our lives

Each month Yoga For Living offers an opportunity to give back to our community. Our monthly community class is by donation with all proceeds going directly to our seva project of the month.

Seva in the yoga tradition means “selfless service” The Yoga of Action. Our mission at Yoga for Living is to practice yoga on and off the mat. To Love, Serve and Give.

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Karma Yoga (Seva) Class

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Each month we offer a karma yoga class. Class attendance is by donation and all proceeds from the class are dontated directly to our monthly seva project.

This month's seva class: Details to be announced shortly

Ongoing Seva Project

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Seva Project Fund

Providence house domestic violence services and PALS (Peace—A Learned Solution).

As an effort to bring peace and compassion to victims of domestic violence of adults and children, Yoga for Living has partnered with Providence House and PALS of Burlington County. All proceeds collected for our monthly class and project will go directly to this Seva effort each month.

Providence House Domestic Violence Services (PHDVS) provides a free, confidential and comprehensive services for victims of domestic abuse and their children free of charge at outreach offices and emergency safehouses in Burlington and Ocean Counties. Providence House Domestic Violence Services assists victims of domestic abuse and their children with an array of services that include: emergency shelter, a 24 hour hotline, counseling services, a comprehensive children’s program, a parenting support group and a program specifically designed to assist victims age 50 and older. These services are offered at no cost to individuals and are invaluable to victims and their children who are struggling to break free from the cycle of violence in their homes.

Providence House is one of the oldest and most comprehensive domestic violence providers in New Jersey and is accredited through the National Council on Accreditation.

PALS (Peace—A Learned Solution)

Part of Providence House Domestic Violence Services

Helps children ages 3-12 who have been exposed to domestic abuse to heal through various forms of creative arts.

For more information on Providence House and Pals go to Providence House.

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