• Aerial Yoga in Hoboken: Honor Yoga in the Monroe Center

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    Hoboken is currently home to 10 yoga studios {and counting!}. One of newest yoga studios in Hoboken that opened in June 2017 is Honor Yoga — located at 720 Monroe Street in the Monroe Center. Owned by sisters Jessica, Jennifer, and their mother Kathy, Honor Yoga was opened after the three ladies decided to take their passion for yoga and make it into a business, since it had such a positive impact on their lives. There’s nothing like some morning yoga, and Honor’s Flow class on a sleepy Sunday morning was the perfect pick among the variety of yoga classes in Hoboken. {Seriously, it’s a great way to kick off the day and fight the dreaded Sunday scaries.} Here’s a bit more about one of the newest Hoboken yoga studios {and a bit about their aerial class!}:

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    The cutest zen-like waiting area — complete with cubbies and some pretty wall plants.

    First Impression

    Opting for “Flow” yoga class, shoes and belongings were stored in the cubbies, and we entered in the room to the right of the entrance {the left studio is reserved for aerial yoga classes — which are AWESOME [more on that later]}. Mats, bolsters, blocks, strap and blankets were readily available and neatly organized — all of which were used during the class. After setting up mats in a favorite spot {the corner, duh} class began with an explanation of what was ahead — this week it was part of a Chakra Series, focusing on the Sacral Chakra.

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    The room was comfortably full, with friendly faces and everyone seemingly ready to get their “OM” on. Beginning with a moment to set our intentions for practice, class opened with a group chant of, you guessed it, “OM.”

    Overall First Impression: Friendly faces + cozy atmosphere + informative, passionate instructor = so down. The only thing that isn’t ideal is the distracting noises from upstairs tenants which, as mediation practice improves, shouldn’t be too hard to ignore. The class had a unique focus this time, since the sacral chakra is associated with sex — so the killer playlist was playfully themed.

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    Location + Convenience

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    Located in the Monroe Center, Honor Yoga is conveniently accessible from its own private street entrance. As an added perk, the Monroe Center has a parking lot for guests in case you’re driving over to class. {It’s also right next door to Shaka Bowl should you want to #treatyoself afterwards.}

    Studio Amenities

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    The aerial studio

    Honor Yoga has two studios: one for aerial yoga and one for traditional mat yoga. For those unfamiliar, aerial yoga involves the use of hammocks to allow students to “give in to the force of gravity, offering a gentle invitation for the body to relax, let go, and give in to the fabric supporting us,” according to Jessica. {Editor’s note: We took an aerial yoga class and it was lots of fun — but if you’re not into spinning/tire swinging, you may get a little dizzy when first starting.}

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    Our EIC and beauty contributor taking aerial yoga

    Major perk to aerial yoga: The savasana is *inside* the aerial silks, so you’ll be hanging like a cocoon for the ultimate relaxing experience!

    The traditional yoga studio has all you need for class including mats, bolsters, blocks, straps, and blankets enabling you to show up as you are and get to work.

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    Convenient storage cubbies are available to keep your items secure, and there are curated yoga gear and jewelry available for purchase as well.

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    Class + Crowd

    Honor Yoga offers a dynamic schedule with different class offerings and many different instructors. The instructor of our class, Josh, was friendly, warm, and encouraging — taking us thorough the explanation of the class theme and encouraging proper form and alignment whenever needed.

    This particular class had a mixture of both men and women as students {a majority were women}, and everyone was very much into enjoying and bettering their own practice. It seemed as though most guests were “regulars” of this class.

    By the time savasana arrived {the best part, of course}, most students appeared tired but pleasantly relaxed. Since the class provided options for those who are new and those looking for a challenge, it was easy most of the workout while customizing to stay within a comfort zone for a beginner, too.

    Pricing + Schedule

    Honor Yoga offers an awesome deal for first time guests (it was a no brainer} of $49 for an unlimited first month that includes both types of classes as well as meditation. After that, monthly memberships are available for $99/month. They also offer drop in pricing as well for those who are non-committal {no judgment}. Your first class at Honor Yoga is totally free — including Aerial Yoga — a nice perk.

    Overall Experience

    The experience at Honor Yoga was invigorating, relaxing, and a perfect Sunday morning situation. It’s no doubt we’ll try out different types of classes on the schedule {especially restore, because relaxation and yoga = the perfect combo}.

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    Have you tried out Honor Yoga or do you have other favorite yoga studios in Hoboken? Share with us or tag us on Instagram @HobokenGirlBlog.


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    Erin is a freelance writer and lives in Hoboken with her husband and daughter. A proud Jersey Girl, she grew up in Central New Jersey but always had a love for Hudson County, with her father having grown up in Jersey City, and her grandfather proudly worked at Maxwell House for decades. Her words have been featured across many outlets including BRIDES, Allure, TeenVogue, The Today Show, Byrdie, and more. Erin also owns local Etsy shop GrandeGifts, and in her spare time can be found binging on all things Bravo.