• Yoga in the Heights: A {Jersey City Heights} Yoga Studio

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    As we continue to explore what’s happening in Jersey City Heights, here’s the newest conquest — fitness. Where to workout? Well, you’re in luck —especially if you’re into saying “namaste” or if it’s your first time and you want to find that zen. If you’re new to yoga {and Jersey City Heights}, signing yourself up to take a class can be a daunting experience.  Yoga in the Heights {YITH}, located at 317 Central Avenue, is a local wellness center and yoga studio that caters to both.

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    Walk up the stairs and through the curtain, {take off your shoes} and you’ll find yourself in an open reception area — where you’ll be greeted by a friendly face to check you in to your class.  They suggest reserving your space through their online website, but also accept walk-ins as long as there is availability.

    Two studios offer the ability to hold a wide-range of classes at different skill levels {including one studio for heated flows} and their schedule is accommodating for the working professional {since many of them take place on the evenings and weekends}.  Descriptions for all of their classes can all be found on their website here, but include different forms of Vinyasa, Forrest and Restorative yoga {among others}.

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    Whichever class you decide to take, YITH provides yoga mats {or you can BYO, because…sweat}, straps, blankets, and blocks.  Everyone also receives a two-sided sign to put out in front of your mat to let the yoga instructor know if you would like to have them adjust your positioning {um…how cool is that? Some people hate getting repositioned whereas others love it}.

    Post-class, you can refresh with their complimentary tea — which you can actually help yourself to before or after class. If you’re looking for something other than yoga, members are able to book appointments with licensed professionals for acupuncture, massage therapy and reiki at an additional cost.

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    Yoga in the Heights also offers their “Yoga in the Park” series every Sunday throughout the summer at 11am {during the Riverview Park Farmers’ Market;} there is no cost, but a $10 donation is suggested.

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    All of these little personal touches create a sense of community and belonging, even if it’s your first time. Who says that Hoboken is the only spot with great yoga studios {even though here are five of our faves…}? 😉

    Namaste!

    Have you been to Yoga in the Heights? What did you think?


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    Liya originally hails from Minneapolis, MN (but don't hold that accent against her) and has been a NY/NJ transplant since 2004, when she moved east to attend Hofstra University. Even though she doesn't pronounce coffee like you, she has a passion for some of the best food, culture and lifestyle that this side of the Hudson has to offer. As a new resident of Jersey City Heights {with her husband Scott and their dog Nala}, she's excited to explore her new neighborhood and share her findings with you.


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