Mindful Movement for Veterans
with Abrianna Rossi
Wednesday, March 29th - 6:00-7:00pm
In this free offering for Veterans (active military, first responders, and
members of their support systems), begin to build resilience and practice self regulation skills that can be used to cope with and overcome the effects of chronic stress and PTS: Breathwork, Meditation, Mindful Movement, Guided Rest, and Gratitude. Abrianna is a graduate of the Veterans Yoga Project, certified in Mindful Resilience for Trauma Recovery. The Veterans Yoga Project is an educational and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of military Veterans. Visit: veteransyogaproject.org
Reiki & Restorative Workshop
with Carol Anne Patterson & Cynthia Tarantino
Friday, March 31st - 7:30-9:00pm
Join Reiki Masters, Carol Anne Patterson and Cynthia Tarantino as they combine the beautiful practices of Restorative Yoga and Reiki to refresh and renew your body, mind and spirit.
Restorative Yoga is a series of poses that are supported with various props to create space in the body and calm the nervous system. Reiki, a Japanese healing practice, promotes deep relaxation and healing. Together these practices move the “life energy” through the body to clear stagnant energy and promote health and harmony.
Come and immerse yourself in this 90 minute candlelit practice as we blend breath work, guided meditation, restorative yoga and an individual hands-on Reiki experience. As your body and mind relax deeply, allow the vital energy to restore and nourish you and leave feeling boundless and bright. No yoga experience needed.
Space is limited. Registration required. $50.
Crystal Singing Bowl Meditation
with Dr. Darren Orr
Saturday, April 1st - 1:15-2:45pm
Join us for our monthly Meditation Class with Dr. Darren Orr, Doctor of Chinese Medicine in Medical QiGong Therapy, Daoist Priest, NCTMB/LMT Massage Therapist, Reiki and QiGong Master, Meditation teacher, Sound Healer.
During the course of our life many emotional, mental and environmental factors interfere with the emotional and mental state of the body. When the body is vibrating out of tune or non-harmoniously, it is called dis-ease. The human body is the sum of many vibrations emanating from the organs, muscles and nerves. Vibrations spread in waves. There is no better medium for waves as water. The human body is 2/3 water. This makes it the perfect medium for the propagation of waves. When a singing bowl is played, they call on the body memories of original harmonic frequencies. Heart and respiratory rates change, self-healing powers are activated and the immune system strengthened.
The sound and vibrations emanating from the bowls re-tune the listener’s body by opening, clearing and rebalancing the 7 chakras, 20 meridians and 365 acu-points. When the body is vibrating in harmony with the whole, it is in a state of homeostasis, or sound health.
Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and bring pillows or any other items to enhance your own level of relaxation. All levels are welcome. $25.
with Dr. Darren Orr
Saturday, April 1st - 3:15-4:45pm
Medical QiGong is the ancient art and science of cultivating and balancing one’s life force energy or Qi (chee) for health, healing and well-being. This is done by combining posture with slow gentle flowing movements and stretches along with breathing, intention and visualization which leads you into a deep state of meditation. By calming the mind, QiGong allows you to increase stamina, balance, flexibility, vitality, relaxation, blood circulation, immune function and overall quality of life, then the natural self-healing ability of the body is activated and accelerated.
QiGong is the foundation of Chinese Medicine, art, philosophy, culture and the martial arts. It is sometimes called acupuncture without the needles, Chinese yoga or meditation in motion. Qigong is the medicine, while Tai chi is a martial art.
Qigong has all, if not more benefit, than Acupuncture and Tai chi because it’s much simpler and easier to learn and can be done seated in a chair, standing or even lying down.
No Experience is necessary. All are welcome! Everything can be modified to meet your needs and condition!!! $25.
Partners Childbirth Prep Workshop
with Tara Goldin
Saturday, April 8th - 1:00-3:00pm
Hey mamas! Come join Tara Goldin, RN, RYT for an informative & fun workshop to help prepare your mind & body for your up and coming ‘birthday party.’
In this workshop we will explore a little deeper into how to access your connection to yourself and to your partner as a coping tool for the different stages of labor. We will learn breathwork, touch and positions, along with what to bring in your birthing bag to create the vibe that suites you best. Tara has personally attended over a thousand births as a labor & delivery RN, so there will be ample time for Q&A’s! This workshop is geared towards mama's in or close to their 3rd trimester.
Please bring 2 pillows, 2 yoga mats, 1 birthing ball (available at FiveBelow), a pen & notebook, and your birthing partner. Limited availability. $99/couple
Yoga & Eating Disorder Support Group
with Karen Gilmour & Trish McDermott
Friday, April 14th - 7:30-8:45pm
Join Karen Gilmour & Trish McDermott for an evening of support. The Yoga & Eating Disorder Support Group is a peer led group open to anyone in recovery from, or currently struggling with disordered eating (including Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder, Orthorexia, EDNOS, etc). This is a space for in person group support led by two certified yoga teachers who have been through treatment, therapy and know the everyday struggles of living with an eating disorder. This movement, breath, conversation, connection and community is something we found has helped in the healing process and we want to share it with others struggling. This is a space for practice to do just that - to ground, to get present, to release what no longer serves us and invite in all that does. This group is not a means of treatment and is not professional therapy. We are not doctors or therapists.The class will begin with 20-30 minutes of gentle accessible yoga for all bodies - including asana (poses), breathing, meditation and relaxation. The remainder of the time will be left for group discussion and open conversation around topics relating, but not limited, to body image, self love, self compassion and ways to fill our tool boxes to help ourselves in times of need. At no time should there be mention of numbers, weight and specifics of damaging behaviors shared as this may be harming and triggering to other members in the group. We are here to encourage healing, inspire recovery, and create a supportive space for those affected by eating disorders. (ages 18 and up)
The Storyteller's Circle: A Discussion Group for New Moms
with Tara Goldin
Monday, April 17th - 7:00-8:45pm
‘We need people in our lives with whom we can be as open as possible. To have real conversations with people may seem like such a simple, obvious suggestion, but it involves courage and risk.’Congratulations to all of our new yogi mamas! Now that you have made the passage to motherhood, come join each other and Tara Goldin, RN, RYT, and Certified Group Facilitator for an intimate gathering to sit, share and have some real talk about your birth experiences in this trusting and sacred circle. Preregistration is requested.
Gentle Yoga Nidra & Reflect
with Clarissa Alliano
Friday, April 21st - 7:15-9:00pm
Friday, May 19th - 7:15-9:00pm
Take some time for YOU in this easygoing, joint freeing series of gentle floor stretches followed by a Restorative Yoga Nidra guided relaxation. Allow yourself to drift into a deep state of peace and continue into a silent candlelit meditation. Complete your practice with a journaling session for reflection. This class is open to all levels and is LoveYourBrain friendly. $35.
Donation Based Gentle Yoga Flow for Black Girl Yoga
with Brianna Paden-Williams
Saturday, April 22nd - 1:00-2:00pm
Join Brianna Paden-Williams, New Jersey Ambassador of Black Girl Yoga for an energizing AfroBeat yoga flow on Saturday, April 22nd at 1:00pm ET. This class is a hybrid class with a livestream option and held in-person at Alluem Yoga studio in Cranford, NJ. This 60-minute power vinyasa flow will infuse an upbeat AfroBeat playlist to ignite the energy and fire throughout our body. All levels are welcome to attend.
Donations can be made at the door to support Black Girl Yoga - a global community comprised of women with diverse practices of yoga and healing. BGY is dedicated to increasing the visibility of this community both in and outside of the wellness world in order to provide inspiration necessary for inclusive self-love and self-care.
Honoring Mother Earth: Mini Retreat
Reflect. Ground. Harmonize.
with Jean Fitzpatrick & Mary Connolly
Saturday, April 22nd - 3:00-5:30pm
Celebrate Mother Earth as we engage in a rejuvenating afternoon for your mind, body and soul. Come step into nature with a reflective riverwalk allowing the gentle sounds of your surroundings to deepen your sense of relaxation. Harmonize with your natural state of self healing by learning about and experiencing the concept of “earthing”, a powerful and ancient practice. Indulge in some gentle & mindful yoga designed to release tension and create a softer, more relaxed mind as well as meditation & journaling to nurture the seeds of compassion within all of us. $60.
Breathe & Receive
with Ashley Kondracki & Lauren Brunhofer
Friday, May 12th - 7:30-9:00pm
In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to move energy through your body and clear emotional debris using breathwork, specifically an active three part breath and reiki. Both techniques are used to help facilitate emotional release, and will help you to feel lighter, softer and more at ease within yourself. You will be held and supported in a safe container created by Lauren Brunhofer (Reiki Master, RYT 200, Breathwork Facilitator), and Ashley Kondraki (LPC, RYT 200, Reiki III, Breathwork Facilitator).
The breathwork being facilitated is an active meditation technique where we alter the breath into an active state to reach deeper levels of consciousness and awareness within yourself. The breath work that will be utilized in this workshop is an active three-part breath, all done through the mouth. This breath is used as a “pump” to move energy through the body, and help to cleanse the chakra system. The active breath will awaken participants' sympathetic nervous system at the surface level, allowing the body to communicate with your mind and spirit more clearly and freely. You will be invited to laugh, yell, or express sound throughout the session in order to help release emotion and further help move energy along in your breath work experience. Active breath takes place for 25-30 minutes.
After breathwork is complete, Lauren and Ashley will give hands on reiki. Reiki is non-invasive energy healing made up of Universal Life Force energy. It promotes harmony, balance, and creates deep relaxation. Reiki is beautifully paired with this type of breathwork, as it continues as a restful way to clear the chakra system as participants absorb the benefits of the work that they have done through breathwork in a savasana state. $40.
-Ashley Kondracki is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Breathwork Facilitator, Reiki III Practitioner and an RYT 200 with specialties in Yin, Ashtanga, and training in Pre-Natal Yoga. Ashley has a true passion for growth, and is inspired daily by her clients, students, and the world around her. With the ability to utilize many modalities of therapy and healing, she believes that there are just as many ways to heal as there are hearts and minds. Her greatest intention is to help you find your inner power, awaken the wisdom already inside of you, and to assist you in finding your footing confidently on your own unique life path.
-Lauren Brunhofer is an intuitive Reiki Master, Breathwork Facilitator, Yin Yoga & Meditation Teacher. Lauren's intention with every client connection is to hold a safe space so you can show up fully and be vulnerable with yourself throughout your self-healing journey.
Alluem Book Club
with Jean Fitzpatrick
Monday, April 24th - 7:15-9:00pm
"Inciting Joy" by Ross Gay - In these gorgeously written and timely pieces, prizewinning poet and author Ross Gay considers the joy we incite when we care for each other, especially during life’s inevitable hardships. Throughout Inciting Joy, he explores how we can practice recognizing that connection, and also, crucially, how we can expand it.
In “We Kin,” Gay thinks about the garden (especially around August, when the zucchini and tomatoes come in) as a laboratory of mutual aid; in “Share Your Bucket,” he explores skateboarding’s reclamation of public spaces; he considers the costs of masculinity in “Grief Suite”; and in “Through My Tears I Saw,” he recognizes what was healed in caring for his father as he was dying.
In an era when divisive voices take up so much airspace, Inciting Joy offers a vital alternative: What might be possible if we turn our attention to what brings us together, to what we love?
Taking a clear-eyed look at injustice, political polarization, and the destruction of the natural world, Gay shows us how we might resist, how the study of joy might lead us to a wild, unpredictable, transgressive, and unboundaried solidarity. In fact, it just might help us survive.
Book available at the studio for purchase!
Thai Massage Workshop
with Tara Goldin
Friday, April 28th - 7:30-9:30pm
Come join Tara Goldin for an evening of exploring the healing practice of Thai Massage. ‘What is Thai Massage’, you ask? Thai massage is a sacred dance between the giver and receiver. It is an exchange of energy that taps in to the sen lines in the body to create openness & release. Unlike traditional massage, it is performed on a floor mat, and the receiver remains clothed. There are no oils or lotions used. Some have referred to it as ‘the lazy man’s yoga’. Thai bodywork uses rhythmic movement and your own body weight to help relieve muscular tension in your partner’s body. In this workshop you will learn how to give (and will also receive), a basic thai massage sequence.
Interested? Grab your yoga mat, your sweetie or a friend to work with, or come solo and be willing to be partnered. Wear comfortable clothing that doesn’t impede your movement. Long sleeves, pants and socks are recommended, as the body tends to cool during the practice. Let’s play! Pre-registration is required. Limited spots available. $50 per person.
Wholeness After Loss Trauma-informed - 6 Week Yoga Series
with Nicole Coons
Saturdays, April 29th - June 3rd - 9:30-10:30am
This 6-week group series helps birthing mothers and their partners, companions and support people who have ever experienced stillbirth or infant loss explore the positive effects of a body-focused practice that blends trauma-informed yoga, breath work, and somatic movement practices in support of your courageous journey.
Your loss need not be recent to benefit from this series. All loss parents and their companions of all ages and experiences are invited and encouraged to participate.
Each class will be themed and build on the prior week; commitment to the full 6 weeks is encouraged. However, we will also be exploring the concept of making nourishing choices, which may include choosing to not attend or to attend virtually or via replay on a given day.
This program is for you if:
NICOLE COONS, CYT/PCYT, PCES, Certified Trauma-informed Yoga Teacher, Certified HeartHealing Practitioner
A 20-year student of yoga herself, Nicole's journey through life and the challenges of motherhood have been deeply supported by the teachings of Yoga and mindfulness practices.
She, along with her sister, Kendra Fitzgerald, is passionate about helping loss mothers regain a solid foundation in their core and pelvic floor after pregnancy, heal their hearts, and restore a connection to their wholeness after loss.
We have been teaching postpartum repair and restore methods, as well as trauma-informed yoga for over a decade.
Beginning in 2019, we noticed a need for trauma-sensitive postpartum repair, yoga and strength training offerings that were MADE for moms after loss:
We created Wholeness After Loss and this 6-week Trauma-informed yoga series to provide trauma-informed postpartum body restoration, yoga, and healing for mothers.
Rock Yoga Burgers & Beer!
Memorial Day Weekend BBQ
with Melissa Kaban
Friday, May 26th - 6:00-7:00pm - Flow - 7:15pm BBQ by the river!
YAASSSSSS!!!!!! Warm weather is coming our way (no...really!) and we're kicking off the summer! ROCK YOGA, BEER & BURGERS!!! (Non-alcoholic & veggie options included.) Rock out with Trish in class at 6pm and stick around as we BBQ out on the patio! Just want to do class, no prob! Can't make it to class? No biggie! Just pop in to hang with us down by the river! Bring yourself, bring your love, bring your family, bring your favorite brew, bring a side dish/salad/dessert for the community table! Register online for class or let us know you're coming! Additional $5 for BBQ at the door.
Lavender Farm Retreat - Save the Date!
with Gina Pachkowski
We're headed back! Wash away what no longer serves you. Sooth your tired nerves, relax your brain, quiet your mind, balance your body, heal your aching heart. Connect with yourself & with each other amongst the fields of lavender!
The Lowdown on Lavender: Derived from Latin lavare (to wash), lavender is an aromatic hardy perennial that can help restore calm and relaxation. Research shows that the scent of lavender actually increases the type of brain waves associated with relaxation. Lavender contains linalool acetate which plays important roles in any healing process. Lavender oil is non-toxic. Lavender is one of the “adaptogenic” herbs possessing both sedative and stimulant actions that help to achieve a generalized state of balance in the body. Lavender is also associated with the crown chakra, the lavender flower raises our vibration to a higher level.
Join Gina on this very special morning retreat at Mad Lavender Farms in Milford. NJ!
Registration coming soon!
Alluem Yoga Rocks the Streets
with Gina and the Alluem Crew
Friday, August 18th - 6:00-7:30pm
Rock Yoga hits the streets and it's the best party of the summer!!!! Join Gina for this unique experience of yoga, music and community on this hot summer night! This event is FREE and open to all!Post Office Plaza (Eastman St. & Miln St.)
Road will be closing at 5:30pm - class from 6:00-7:00pm. Our regular Flow class will happen in the studio at 6:00pm if weather does not cooperate. Rain Date - August 25th.