Your safe space for healing and growth
Body Positive Works
Integrative Mental Health and Wellness Center
Bergen County, Saddle River NJ
health center saddle river

Integrative Mental Health and Wellness Center

Our Mantra is “No Judgment”

Body Positive Works – Holistic Wellness Center is the marriage of Eastern & Western wellness practices in one magical place. All bodies are welcome!

A Holistic Approach to Healing

Body Positive Works is a unique Integrative Mental Health and Wellness Center that offers a holistic approach to healing, emphasizing the interconnectedness of mind, body, and spirit.

We understand that every individual’s journey to wellness is unique, which is why we create personalized treatment plans that cater to your specific needs and preferences. We also offer pre-made wellness packages that can be gifted to friends and family.

Blending Traditional and Complementary Therapies

Our center seamlessly blends traditional mental health therapies, such as psychotherapy, with complementary approaches like mindfulness, yoga, reiki, and nutrition counseling.

We delve deeper than simply managing symptoms, focusing on identifying and addressing the root causes of mental health concerns, including past traumas, societal pressures, and body image issues.

Collaborative and Comprehensive Care

At Body Positive Works, we believe in fostering a collaborative environment, where our team of skilled practitioners works together to provide comprehensive and coordinated care.

Our holistic approach aims to empower you to cultivate a positive relationship with your body and mind, ultimately enhancing your overall well-being.

Your Safe Space for Healing and Transformation

Whether you’re seeking support for eating disorders, body image concerns, anxiety, depression, or other mental health challenges, Body Positive Works offers a safe and nurturing space for healing and transformation.

We can give you expert guidance on the most suitable services for you. Call 201-708-8448 or request a wellness call back to find out more.

About Body Positive Works

Your Integrative Mental Health and Wellness Center

Our History

We began with a simple idea: to create a community-focused space where people can have easy access to a multitude of practitioners, programs, and services to support an integrated wellness experience

A unique community space of like-minded practitioners that provides educational, holistic, integrative, and therapeutic support to help individuals connect with and accept their true, authentic selves.

Our Mission

To generate an integrative wellness community that helps people of every age, race, culture, religion, physical ability, and gender identity develop a kinder relationship with their unique selves, celebrate their inner qualities, and learn to be wonderstruck.

Holistic Health Services in New Jersey

Body Positive Works: Your Inclusive Holistic Wellness Center in New Jersey

Are you seeking a path to holistic wellness that nurtures your mind, body, and spirit?

Body Positive Works is your welcoming destination for integrative mental health and wellness in New Jersey.

We offer a wide range of evidence-based therapies and holistic practices to support your journey to optimal health:

Integrative Mental Health in New Jersey

Our experienced therapists provide individual and group therapy for anxiety, depression, trauma, and other mental health concerns, incorporating a holistic approach to healing.

Emotional Wellness

Discover stress management techniques, mindfulness practices, and tools to cultivate emotional resilience, leading to a more balanced and fulfilling life.

Physical Health

Nourish your body with personalized nutrition counseling, rejuvenating yoga and meditation classes, and body-positive movement experiences designed to promote physical well-being.

Our diverse team of therapists, counselors, and wellness practitioners in New Jersey is dedicated to providing a safe, inclusive space where all bodies are welcome. We understand that every individual’s journey to holistic health is unique, and we’ll work with you to create a personalized wellness plan that aligns with your specific needs and goals.

Discover the power of integrative mental health and holistic healing. Embark on your path to well-being at Body Positive Works.


At Body Positive Works, our holistic psychotherapy services offer a compassionate and comprehensive approach to mental and emotional wellness. Whether you’re grappling with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, or seeking support for life transitions, our skilled psychotherapists are here to guide you.

Our practice encompasses individual, family, and group therapy, addressing a wide range of concerns including body image, addiction, and grief.

We embrace a holistic approach, treating the whole person – body, mind, and spirit, with various modalities like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy. Located in Saddle River, Bergen County, NJ, we provide a supportive community environment to aid in recovery, growth, and long-term wellness​.


Our yoga studio offers a sanctuary for both physical and mental well-being. Our private yoga sessions and events cater to individuals seeking to invigorate their bodies, balance their energy, or gain mental clarity. The holistic nature of our practice addresses not just the physical but also the energetic, emotional, and spiritual aspects of the self.

Our experienced practitioners, like Amanda Dhi and Sydney Struble, provide tailored yoga experiences, emphasizing adaptability and personal growth. Regular yoga practice at our studio can enhance flexibility, strength, and circulation, while also reducing stress, boosting mood, and fostering an overall sense of balance and awareness.

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced yogi, our welcoming studio in New Jersey is committed to nurturing every aspect of your journey towards holistic health.


At Body Positive Works, we are dedicated to offering you a holistic pathway to wellness through the time-honored practice of acupuncture. Our licensed acupuncturists harness this ancient technique to not only alleviate pain but also to restore balance to your body’s vital energies. Tailored to meet your individual health needs, our acupuncture treatments are designed to unlock your body’s natural healing abilities and encourage a state of deep relaxation and rejuvenation.

Embrace the benefits of acupuncture in the serenity of our New Jersey wellness center. Whether you’re seeking relief from chronic conditions or simply wish to maintain a sense of balanced well-being, our practitioners are committed to providing you with the highest standard of care. Experience a unique blend of care, where tradition meets modern understanding, and every session is a step closer to harmonious health. Join us at Body Positive Works and let acupuncture be your guide to a healthier, more vibrant you.

Nutrition & Dietitians

Body Positive Works nutrition services and dietitians embrace a health-centered and weight-neutral approach. If you’re dealing with emotional eating, overeating, or struggling with a negative body image, our team is here to support you.

Our integrative approach fosters self-love and acceptance, helping you develop a balanced relationship with food and your body. Through individual private consultations and group support, our experienced dietitians and nutritionists address the psychological aspects behind your relationship with food, offering personalized programs and supportive education.

We also provide specialized support groups for disordered eating, emotional eating, and parents of children with eating disorders, creating a nurturing environment for recovery and well-being.

Equine Assisted Therapy

At Body Positive Works, Bergen County, our equine-assisted therapy offers a unique approach to healing and personal growth. This therapy, a collaborative effort between a licensed therapist and a horse professional, provides a special, non-judgmental space for self-discovery.

By working with horses, clients gain personal insights and experience real-time feedback, learning about themselves in ways not possible in traditional therapy settings. Horses, with their sensitivity to human emotions, mirror and respond to our feelings and body language, offering honest and immediate reflections. This form of therapy, beneficial for individuals, families, and groups, addresses a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, and trauma, fostering emotional growth, stress reduction, and increased self-awareness.


Embark on a journey to tranquility with Body Positive Works’ meditation in New Jersey. Our skilled instructors, like Amanda Dhi and Mark Van Buren, guide you through techniques to calm the mind and cultivate inner peace. Experience the soothing power of sound healing meditation, where Himalayan singing bowls work to release tension and restore energy balance.

Our classes offer a refuge from daily stress, teaching you to embrace the present moment with mindfulness. Regular practice can yield profound benefits, from easing anxiety to enhancing overall well-being. Join us in our serene Saddle River haven and let meditation enrich your life.

Art Therapy

Art Therapy in New Jersey at Body Positive Works offers a powerful means of self-expression and emotional exploration. This therapy combines art media and creative processes within a therapeutic relationship, allowing individuals to explore feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness, and boost self-esteem. It’s an effective tool for reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety, aiding in trauma processing, and exploring negative behavior patterns.

Our art therapist, Lindsay Lederman, brings a wealth of experience, using a variety of therapeutic techniques to support mental and emotional wellbeing. Sessions can be spontaneous or structured, focusing on individual needs and goals. Art therapy is beneficial for all, regardless of artistic skill, and offers a creative approach to life’s challenges, lowering stress hormone levels and increasing serotonin.

This practice complements traditional therapies like CBT and DBT, aiding those with trauma, mental illness, eating disorders, and substance abuse issues. It’s a unique way to connect with your creativity, enhancing life engagement and providing coping skills for issues like anger, anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma.


Reiki in NJ at Body Positive Works is a safe, non-invasive practice that promotes relaxation and healing on all levels – emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual.

This gentle, light-touch treatment is effective in aiding addiction recovery, reducing anxiety, depression, and stress, and calming the mind. It can also alleviate pain, lessen side effects from medical treatments, and help balance the immune system.

Each 60-minute session is tailored to individual needs, offering a unique experience of calm and restoration. Reiki’s benefits extend to enhancing meditation abilities, supporting grief processing, and aiding caregivers in managing stress.


Experience the transformative power of Stott Pilates® at Body Positive Works in Bergen County, NJ. Our modern approach to Pilates in Saddle River, led by certified instructor Joy Mino, emphasizes strengthening the core, enhancing flexibility, and improving posture.

Suitable for all ages and fitness levels, our private sessions in a fully equipped studio cater to individual needs, aiding in rehabilitation, managing osteoporosis, and enhancing overall body awareness. Whether you’re a beginner or seeking post-rehabilitation, our sessions, designed with a focus on form and alignment, offer a personalized approach to improve your physical and mental well-being.

Havening Techniques

Havening Techniques® at Body Positive Works, New Jersey, offer a transformative healing experience. These neuroscience-based methods use touch and positive thoughts to rapidly change the brain, addressing issues like stress, anxiety, and trauma.

Led by experienced practitioner Hilary Russo, Havening incorporates modern understanding of neuroplasticity and the brain’s processing of emotional memories. It induces delta waves for relaxation and releases ‘feel-good’ neurochemicals, enhancing well-being.

While beneficial for self-soothing, guidance from a certified practitioner is recommended for deeper traumas. Havening is a powerful tool for emotional resilience, suitable for various issues from phobias to sleep problems, and even as a learning tool for children. 


Discover the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda in New Jersey, a time-honored system of self-care and healing. Our Ayurvedic sessions, led by skilled practitioner Sheryl Edsall, focus on aligning your unique constitution to restore balance in body, mind, and spirit.

Ayurveda excels in identifying and treating imbalances, enhancing your overall well-being. Sheryl’s extensive expertise in Ayurveda, combined with her passion for teaching and healthy eating, offers a comprehensive approach to wellness.

Experience the benefits of individualized consultations and seasonal cooking workshops, learning to use food as medicine. Ayurveda’s holistic approach restores balance, revitalizes energy, and enhances stress management, addressing conditions like anxiety, depression, and more.

Emotional Freedom Techniques

Emotional Freedom Techniques or Tapping Therapy (EFT) at Body Positive Works, New Jersey, offer a unique therapeutic experience. EFT, also known as “tapping,” combines modern cognitive and exposure therapy elements with acupressure, effectively managing emotions and thoughts.

It’s a quick tool for calming the nervous system and shifting the fight-or-flight response, making it effective in reducing stress and processing trauma gently.

Our practitioner, Sarah Louise Lilley, specializes in helping clients move from feeling overwhelmed to a state of ease and confidence. EFT sessions at Body Positive Works are customized to individual needs, addressing various issues from grief and phobias to negative body image and eating disorders. The practice promotes a positive change in perspective, empowering you to live fully in the present moment.

Grief and Loss

At Body Positive Works, we offer compassionate grief support groups for those navigating loss.

Led by Heidi Hartung-Rispoli, LSW, MSW, MFA, IET, MWW, our groups provide a safe space to connect with others who understand your pain. Whether you are grieving a disenfranchised loss or the loss of a child, our groups offer support and guidance through your healing journey.

Heidi’s unique approach blends traditional therapy with creative healing modalities like art, movement, and sound healing, allowing you to explore your grief and find solace in a supportive community.

Menopause Support

Navigating the physical and emotional changes of menopause doesn’t have to be a solo journey. Our compassionate Menopause Wellness Coach, Julia, is here to provide personalized support and guidance throughout this transformative time.

Julia empowers women to understand their unique experiences, develop coping strategies for common symptoms like hot flashes and mood swings, and embrace the positive aspects of this new chapter.

Julia focuses on real talk and sustainable lifestyle changes that prioritize your overall well-being. Whether you’re seeking relief from specific symptoms or simply looking for a supportive space to explore this new phase of life, Julia is here to help you thrive through menopause and beyond.

Holistic Healing and Therapy Services

At Body Positive Works, we believe in the power of holistic wellness to transform lives. We offer a wide range of services and support to help you on your unique journey to healing, personal growth, and overall well-being.

Some of the things we commonly support individuals with…

Eating Disorders

We blend evidence-based therapies with holistic approaches to address the root causes and impact of eating disorders, fostering healthy self-identity and behavior.

Body Image

Our holistic practices help individuals cultivate a positive relationship with their bodies, reconciling self-perception with internal worth and boosting self-esteem.


Our trauma-informed approach prioritizes healing the whole person, offering multidisciplinary support for deep emotional and psychological recovery.

Grief and Loss

We provide extensive support through individual, family, and community-based programs, guiding individuals through all stages of grief with compassion and understanding.

Anxiety and Depression

We combine traditional and holistic practices to address the root causes of anxiety and depression, offering strategies for reducing symptoms and promoting overall well-being.

Relationship Issues

We provide individual and couples therapy to help navigate communication challenges, build intimacy, and strengthen connections.

Stress Management

We offer tools and techniques for managing stress, including mindfulness, meditation, yoga, and other relaxation practices.

Life Transitions

We provide guidance and support during major life transitions, such as career changes, divorce, and relocation.

Self-Esteem and Confidence

We help individuals build self-esteem, develop self-compassion, and cultivate a positive self-image.

This is not an exhaustive list, as we tailor our services to meet the unique needs of each individual. We invite you to request a Free Discovery Call to discover how Body Positive Works can support you on your journey to optimal well-being, health and happiness.

Body Positive Works Reviews

A Truly Transformative Experience

5 star review

“You’ll find no better place in this part of the state for assistance with your personal development work.

The environment is perfect for those seeking a sanctuary to unravel themselves and transform into a more expansive version of who they are.

Always remember that we are only limited by our own imagination. Just about anything and everything is possible. We are all here just simply walking each other home. Let that home start to reveal itself at Body Positive Works.”

The yoga classes are creative, diverse, and fun. Each features something special and different and all are taught by experienced, creative, and motivating teachers. Body Positive Works emphasizes the beauty in all of us and not just what’s outside.

Their mission is to make everyone feel good – and it works! Taking classes there is truly a transformative experience.”

Jerry Hocek
Publisher, Natural Awakening magazine of Northern New Jersey.

Such Powerful Role Models

5 star review

“BoPoWorks is a very special place that has helped me enormously through a difficult healing process this past year.

Thank you for all you do, and all the ways you are helping others!

Yoga at BoPoWorks is not just about taking classes but developing a mindful practice… that helps me be proactive about my chronic pain condition… helps guide me on my journey with my Higher Power… helps me stand in my own truth.

I feel completely safe and supported through the nurturing of your teachers.

They encourage me to choose beautiful options that feel right for my body.

They are such powerful role models and help me develop my self-confidence and own my own power! I am so grateful! Namaste.”

Pamela W.

Non-judgmental, Supportive, and Collaborative

5 star review

“I absolutely loved the energy from the moment I walked through the door. The studio is in a beautifully renovated church building and the owner has created such a welcoming center to promote and celebrate every person’s unique healthy body and mind.

I love that one roof houses so many modalities: reiki, massage, counseling, nutrition, yoga, and even artistic work.

After signing up for the summer promotion for teachers, I have been attending yoga classes – paced perfectly. I didn’t experience “monkey brain” as I have in the past because they were stimulating, varied, and in tune with my needs.

The philosophy at Body Positive Works is clear – non-judgmental, supportive, and collaborative.

I am always searching for this type of place in my travels, but was happily surprised to find it right here in my own backyard! I love that two local women have created a community space with such potential and positive energy.”

Tina L.

Body Positive Works Cares About its Students

5 star review

“I love Body Positive Works! I feel so lucky to have found my favorite studio ever, so close by.

The teachers and staff are welcoming, skilled, kind, accommodating, and truly always looking for ways to help students gain more confidence, comfort, and clarity on their yoga mats.

Body Positive Works cares about its students and this energy is palpable. I’m a huge fan.”

Jamie K.

A Healing Oasis of Joy and Light

5 star review

“A healing oasis of joy and light. The staff, instructors, and health professionals are top-notch, kind, and caring. I highly recommend this place.”

The yoga classes are creative, diverse, and fun. Each features something special and different and all are taught by experienced, creative, and motivating teachers.

Body Positive Works emphasizes the beauty in all of us and not just what’s outside. Their mission is to make everyone feel good – and it works! Taking classes there is truly a transformative experience.”

Dr. Victoria Dubin Master

Professional Opportunities

Are you a professional working within our areas of expertise or practice? If so, please reach out to 201-708-8448 to discuss joining the BoPo team.

Do you teach classes, such as yoga, meditation, tai chi, or qigong, and are looking for a home for your offering? If so, please reach out to discuss our yoga share program.  

Wellness Center Near Me

Our wellness center is a beautiful heritage house in the heart of Saddle River, Bergen County, NJ. We are directly across the street from Wandell Elementary School and next door to the Municipal Building. 

We are centrally located with convenient access to Rt. 17 and the Garden State Parkway, and on the border of Rockland County. We are easily accessible from many communities in the surrounding area, including:

  • Ho-Ho-Kus
  • Rockleigh
  • Alpine
  • Fair Lawn
  • Glen Rock
  • Hawthorne
  • Hillsdale
  • Mahwah
  • Waldwick
  • River Edge

Check out how close you are to us on the map or use our drive time calculator to find the most convenient route.