• Asana Soul Practice in Hoboken {Yoga Bliss + a FREE Unlimited Week for Our Readers}

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    Our mile square has been growing its fitness presence since Hoboken Girl started 5+ years ago with beautiful boutique gyms, and even with a wide variety of amazing spots, every now and then you find a really special place that makes you want to be a better yogi/fitness person. One such place is Asana Soul Practice, the newest yoga studio to come to Hoboken — located at 411 Jefferson Street in West Hoboken. We were lucky enough to get to enjoy a yoga class last Sunday at this yogi haven, and of course had to share all about it — since it’s certainly not your average yoga studio {filled with vinyasa style yoga, meditation, and live music}.
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    When you walk into Asana Soul Practice, you immediately feel at ease and relaxed. Perhaps it’s the well-designed layout or the herbal teas that are brewing — or maybe the soy candles burning, but regardless, we’re very into it. The owners, couple Celeste Camano and Marc Cusumano, beautifully decorated the space with vibrant colors and gold accents. The floors are a warm grey, modern, and inviting, and it’s hard not to feel a sense of peace when setting up your mat {they supply blankets, mats, and blocks if needed}.
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    ^The cute little retail area with some locally-made products + tea

    A few terms to know before you take a class:

    Sri Yantra {the beautiful symbol on the ceiling}:

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    The Sri Yantra is the vibrational symbol for the sound of OM. When you vibrate the sound of OM through a tonoscope, this shape appears. This shape helps to support our passion for sound, meditation, movement, and symmetry.

    Harmonium:

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    ^The harmonium used at the beginning and end of class

    The instrument that is used to start and end class, which creates a beautiful depth to the practice when chanting OM.

    Essential Oils:

    These oils are used at the end of every class — blends are paired to class to enhance your practice and enjoy some deep breathing for your savasana {a pose usually done at the end of a yoga practice in which you lay with your feet apart = a meditative nap, if you will}. At the end of every class at Asana, the instructor will use some essential oils to add an aromatherapy aspect for deeper relaxation. It’s that “beginning of a massage” feeling when the masseuse hovers their hands over your face with soothing oils.
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     Now, onto our class. We took a basic flow class, and it was awesome, for lack of a better word. It started with the harmonium and ended with essential oils and savasana, all while Marc was DJ-ing. Talk about a true yoga experience! There’s a definite difference to enjoy a DJ-ed yoga class versus a regular class — you feel more in the flow and, dare we say… more flexible?  The instructor, Amy, was helpful and inspiring — and started the class with a vocal chant and discussion which definitely got you into a positive headspace. The experience was challenging, but was do-able and just the right amount of time stretching, practicing, and meditating. And don’t even get us started on the savasana — music + essential oils? Heaven.

    For those interested in a more extensive yoga + meditation experience, they offer a wide range of options from sound meditations with Tibetan and crystal bowls with award-winning instrumentalist Pat Murray to more advanced vinyasa yoga classes.

     

    Other Signature Classes include:

    Vinyasa Flow

    Asana Soul Practice offers classes for every level, plus juicy yin yoga and restorative classes for a deeper stretch and relaxation.

    Music/DJ Yoga Class

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    ^The zen DJ booth

    A unique twist on your average yoga class, Asana hosts a live DJ yoga class with their own resident DJ and co-founder, Marc {aka DJ Choose your own Adventure}. If you like the mix, they share a new featured mix every week on their website.

    Soul Practice

    Through the practice of meditation, you’ll become more present and mindful — letting the anxiety and worry wash away. Asana offers 30-minute guided meditations, and they also have weekly sound bath classes for a truly immersive experience.

    Here’s the full list of classes! Asana Soul Practice also has a host of events that happen throughout each month. Some of the upcoming ones can be found here.

    When it comes to the owners and instructors, you can feel their commitment to creating a community filled with joy, positive energy, and a passion for yoga. “We are so proud to represent West Hoboken, and offer the community yoga and meditation. We welcome all who choose to come, all levels — and aim to foster a sense of community and a place to gather together in an inviting space,” Celeste shared with us. And beyond their yoga and meditation practice, as the weather warms up, their backyard will be open for events, meditations, and just hanging out after class!
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    The best part? Asana Soul Practice is part of our Hoboken Girl Deals Directory and is offering all first-time users a FREE unlimited week of yoga and meditation classes. Click here to redeem it! They also have $89 monthly unlimited membership right now.

    To get in touch with Asana Soul Practice, email them: yogis@asanasoulpractice.com or via phone: 201-792-5254.

    This post is sponsored, but we personally visited Asana Soul Practice and it was Ohhhhm-mazing. {Sorry, had to!}


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    Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Hoboken Girl. She started the site to discover and share the wealth of things happening in Hudson County. Her roots in the area extend to her maternal grandparents, who owned two textile factories in Weehawken and North Bergen. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event/volunteer project or editing her life away, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her French bulldog + rescue pup, or watching the latest murder doc on Netflix with her husband.