As B. K. S. Iyengar said, “Yoga does not change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees.” This moving form of meditation originated in India and continues to be practiced around the world today helping people develop the body and nurture the mind. While the current state of the world seems challenging, these local studios have adapted their businesses to meet everyone’s yoga goals from home. Whether it be a morning meditation or chill evening flow, here is the list of different virtual yoga offerings in Hoboken and Jersey City.
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Asana Soul Practice | 411 Jefferson Street, Hoboken + 124 First Street, Jersey City
Celeste Cumano, the owner and founder has been spreading joy, positive energy, and passion for yoga through her wonderful studios in both Hoboken and Jersey City. If this year is about staying motivated and maintaining the mind, body, and self-care routine from home, then Asana Soul Practice is here to the rescue. The studio offers classes for every level such as Open Soul, Basic Flow, Yin Yoga, plus guided meditations to leave behind the stress of daily routine.
Elevate Movement & Wellness | 159 4th Street
Though it may officially be a pilates studio, Elevate Movement & Wellness still features a few ‘mat’ classes for those who are interested in a more rigorous, strengthening yoga session. Sessions include vinyasa yoga, power yoga, and a stretch-focused class. The studio is open and available for in-person classes, but it does still have virtual classes daily so you can sweat from the comfort and privacy of your own home.
Real Hot Yoga | 1414 Grand Street Suite #2c
Hot Yoga is known to release toxins from the body, provide a cardiovascular boost, and — of course — result in great nourishment for the skin. However, an in-studio session isn’t the only way to sweat — the Livestream Power Yoga session offers an excellent way to tone and strengthen muscles, increase heart rate, and burn calories. This class is open for all levels and can be modified or advanced depending on the practice level. The studio now also has a ‘video on demand’ library of classes, which you can take whenever you want.
Urban Souls | 100 Hudson Street 4th Floor
When in search of a zen-like oasis where mindfulness meets community, look no further than Urban Souls. The warm, approachable, and friendly teachers here make the whole experience worthwhile, whether that’s in-person or via Zoom. The studio has a range of online classes — from livestream meditation to open flow sequences as well as ‘evening chill’ sessions to help you unwind from a long day or week. There is an upcoming list of workshops — Shamanic Sound Journey for Self-Discovery and Sound Immersion, Learn to Let it go! A breath-work meditation and movement workshop plus a lot more options are worth checking out on the website.
YogaRenew | 12 Hudson Place (Classes are online only)
For anyone with dreams of becoming a yoga instructor, this is the spot for you. With a mission is to inspire and educate yogis around the world, YogaRenew is an online-only yoga teaching studio that allows you to get a certification to register as a Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance. Not only does it have online yoga teacher trainings, but it also allows you to take continued education classes to further your yoga knowledge. The certification program is self-paced, so you can work it into your schedule whenever you find the time. Certifications are available in hatha + vinyasa yoga.
Roots Yoga | 2983 JFK Boulevard #403
Komal Majmundar is the founder and instructor behind Sacred Souls. She has been teaching for over six years and understands that people come to yoga for different reasons and goals in mind. Each class consists of a combination of warm-up exercises, asanas, movement/breathing exercises such as pranayama, and ends with relaxation and meditation taught by Komal.
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Surya Yoga | 341 Grove Street
Yoga literally means ‘Union’ and the instructors at Surya Yoga will help you find that union between mind, body, and spirit through the teachings. The studio offers Surya Flow which is a mindful Vinyasa flow including a combination of poses and breathing practices. The Surya Yin Flow is a more grounding practice with a focus on stretching the body and improving flexibility.
Urban Sadhu Yoga™ | 171 Newark Ave 2nd Floor
Urban Sadhu Yoga™ filters ancient yoga through a modern lens. Urban Sadhu has a variety of classes, from general open classes to express classes if you have only 30 minutes to practice. Through US Yoga Live, you can take live-streamed yoga classes right from your living room. If you’re up for going in person, new students get 2 weeks of unlimited yoga for only $25 — though this isn’t available for the online classes.
Zuri Ruiz Yoga | Online
This Jersey City-based online studio prides itself on training in yoga, mindfulness, and movement. Zurishaddai Ruiz Neira — also known as Zuri — is a certified FRC® Mobility Specialist, Registered Yoga Detour™ Instructor, and Vinyasa Certified Yoga Instructor. She teaches yoga asana along with joint mobility and dynamic movement. Online classes include Yoga Detour, Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga + Mobility, and Mellow Mobility. She also has private training available as well.