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๐ŸŒฟ Become a Founding Member of The Mindful Living Community

Your Weekly Refuge for Mindfulness and Connection

๐Ÿ—“ Date: Wednesday September 27 – Recurring Weekly

โฐ Time: 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM
๐Ÿ“ Location: Body Positive Works, 96 E Allendale Road, NJ 4578
๐Ÿ‘ค Host: Mark Van Buren, Mindful Living Trainer
๐Ÿ’ณ $20 per session, $70 for monthly membership, $80 for 4 weeks

Discover Mindfulness, Foster Connection

In a world where life moves quickly and stressors are abundant, finding a safe, non-judgmental space for mindfulness is crucial. We invite you to be a part of our weekly gathering, the Mindful Living Communityโ€”a haven of mindfulness, authentic connection, and inner growth.

Why Attend?

  • Find Your Center: Detox from the daily grind and rejuvenate your spirit.
  • Build Connections: Cultivate genuine, non-judgmental relationships in a supportive community.
  • Expert Guidance: Let Mark Van Buren, a seasoned Mindful Living Trainer, guide you through effective meditation techniques and spiritual teachings.

What to Expect?

When you enter the embracing atmosphere of the Mindful Living Community, you’re saying yes to self-discovery and genuine human connection. Guided by Mark, the evening consists of deep-dive meditation sessions, interactive discussions, and an exploration of diverse mindfulness practicesโ€”be it breath awareness, loving-kindness, or body scans.

A Journey in Mindful Living

Are you excited to embark on a transformative journey that goes beyond mere relaxation? Our community aims to offer a comprehensive approach to mindfulness, focusing on collective growth, emotional support, and the practical benefits of a committed meditation practice.

Spots are filling fast! Secure your place in this enriching community for a transformative journey in mindful living.

Register for The Mindful Living Community Here

Save $10 with a monthly Mindful Living Community membershipย 


๐ŸŒฟ Mindfulness Retreat with Mark Van Buren: A Journey into Serenity ๐ŸŒฟ

๐Ÿ—“ Date: Sunday October 29, 2023

โฐ Time: 12:30 PM – 5:00 PM
๐Ÿ“ Location: Body Positive Works, 96 E Allendale Road, NJ 4578
๐Ÿ‘ค Host: Mark Van Buren, Mindful Living Trainer
๐Ÿ’ณ $99

Escape the Ordinary; Embrace the Extraordinary

In the fast-paced world we live in, moments of stillness are a rarity. We invite you to a special sanctuaryโ€”a half-day Mindfulness Retreat designed to bring you unparalleled peace and rejuvenation.

Why Attend?


  • Unplug and Reset: Take a respite from your digital devices and the stressors of daily life.
  • Guided Silence: Let Mark Van Buren, our expert Mindful Living Trainer, lead you through a series of transformative silent meditation exercises.
  • Holistic Health: Go beyond the superficial layers of well-being and tap into the quiet but potent core of your inner self.

What to Expect

As you step into this carefully crafted oasis, you’ll be greeted by the tranquil ambiance that sets the stage for a day of deep internal reflection. Through a sequence of guided silent meditation sessions, Mark will help you tune in to the restorative power of your breath.

This is more than a mere pause; it’s an expedition into the untapped sanctuaries of inner calm that await within you. As you focus on your breath, not just as a bodily function but as a channel to deeper self-awareness, you’ll unveil aspects of yourself that often go unnoticed.

A Transformative Experience

Are you ready to journey beyond relaxation, to a place of profound inner tranquility? Then don’t miss this unique opportunity for a holistic reset. With a blend of guided meditation, mindfulness exercises, and thoughtful reflection, this retreat promises to be a transformative experience you won’t soon forget.

Limited spots available. Reserve your seat now for an enriching escape into mindfulness and serenity.

Register, click here >>


๐Ÿ’†๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ EFT Workshop with Sarah Lilley

Unlock your Inner Wisdom with Emotional Freedom Techniques

๐Ÿ—“ Date: October 19th, 2023

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โฐ Time: 7:00pm-8:15pm

๐Ÿ“ Location: Body Positive Works, 96 E Allendale Road, NJ 4578
๐Ÿ‘ค Host: Sarah Lilley, EFT Practitioner

Midway through the year, is the perfect time to pause, reflect, and set intentions for the months ahead.

Join Sarah Lilley, BoPoโ€™s EFT Practitioner, for an evening of EFT, Meditation and Journaling designed to unlock your inner wisdom so you can gracefully navigate the remainder of the year.

During this transformative class, we’ll utilize the power of EFT to release any emotional blocks and heal any lingering events from the past months.

Then together, we’ll tap into our higher wisdomโ€”the wellspring of knowledge and intuition within us all. This meditative journey will offer guidance, insights, and inspiration to gracefully navigate the remainder of the year.

Whether you’re new to EFT or have experienced its profound benefits before, all are welcome.

Spaces are limited, so please reserve your spot soon.

What is EFT?

EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), also known as tapping, is a stress reduction technique that blends acupressure and psychology to restore balance and harmony. You’ll leave feeling lighter and more at peace.

Who is Sarah Lilley?

Sarah is a certified Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT or โ€œTappingโ€) practitioner. She loves helping people move from feeling stuck and overwhelmed to a place of ease and confidence. Known for her holistic and heart-centered approach, Sarah will equip you with tools that cultivate peace, trust, and clarity.

Register Here!

๐ŸŽถ Group Sound Healing, "Attune. Release. Renew." with Joy Mino

๐Ÿ—“ Date: September 8th, 2023

โฐ Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

๐Ÿ“ Location: Body Positive Works, 96 E Allendale Road, NJ 4578
๐Ÿ‘ค Host: Joy Mino, Sound Healing Practitioner

Second Friday of the month – $35

Next Session Friday, September 8, 7pm

Pre-Registration required



The use of sound to find peace, meditate and reflect, is an age old practice that has deep ties to ancient traditions. Quiet your mind and release old physical and energetic patterns with this Sound Healing Meditation using Himalayan Singing Bowls. The use of Himalayan Singing Bowls, vibrationally attuned to each energy center, allows for healing pathways to open and stuck energy to be released. Find your inner calm and walk away feeling refreshed and renewed.

Pre-registration required! Limited to 12 participants.


๐Ÿ’– Body Positive Works Sangha Connections

๐Ÿ—“ Date: TBA

โฐ Time: TBA

๐Ÿ“ Location: Body Positive Works, 96 E Allendale Road, NJ 4578
๐Ÿ‘ค Host: Melanie Struble

FREE to attend

Welcome to the Body Positive Works Connections Sangha! A unique community meet up, open to anyone working in Yoga or any other holistic practice that works towards bringing positivity and healing into our world. Here at Body Positive Works, we wanted to offer a gathering place, where like minds could come together, share experiences and learn from one another. This is a non-competitive and non-judgmental gathering, offering a deep sense of community, support and connection. The opportunity to share, absorb, learn and laugh together! Come to bounce around ideas, to share about what you are currently teaching, learning or working on, or just come to spend some time with your community!

Each Sangha will look like thisโ€ฆ

  • warm welcome (to come together)
  • short meditation (to get grounded)
  • guest speaker or guest demo (to learn)   
  • open discussion circle (to connect)
  • mingle, chat and spend time in your community!

Time:  7pm-8:30pm  (Your presence is deeply felt and appreciated, even if you can only stay for a little while.)

This is a FREE event.  Registration will help us plan, however walk-ins are most welcome.


โ™€๏ธ Women, Food, and Healing: A Therapeutic Support Group with Melanie Struble, LCSW, LCADC

๐Ÿ—“ Date: TBA

โฐ Time: TBA

๐Ÿ“ Location: Body Positive Works, 96 E Allendale Road, NJ 4578
๐Ÿ‘ค Host: Joy Mino, Sound Healing Practitioner

6 weeks |ย $300.00

Do you judge what you eat, do you judge yourself? Are you constantly thinking about food, your body, your weight? Do these thoughts about food and your body take you out of the present moment, impact your mood, leave you feeling upset with yourself, or lead to negative behaviors or habits to manage the pain? Do you determine your self-worth by the number on the scale? If the answer is โ€œYESโ€ to any of these questions, join Melanie Struble, LCSW, LCADC for a 6-week Therapeutic Support Group.

๐Ÿฝ๏ธ Disordered Eating Meal Support Group (ages 16+) with Erica Ban, MS, RD

๐Ÿ—“ Date: TBA

โฐ Time: TBA

๐Ÿ“ Location: Body Positive Works, 96 E Allendale Road, NJ 4578
๐Ÿ‘ค Host: Erica Ban

6 weeks |ย $300.00

In eating disorder treatment, the path to successful recovery requires addressing two major areas:

  • Behavior changes related to food, exercise, weight
  • Psychological and emotional issues

To make progress toward becoming recovered, great benefit can come from extra support at mealtime. Erica Ban, (Licensed Dietitian โ€“ mealtime support facilitator) will discuss with participants their feelings about eating and mealtime, and help them learn to utilize coping skills to handle strong urges, emotions, and distressing thoughts. Through this process, group members can challenge the underlying thought patterns that give them the most trouble in recovery. The first half of the group will be dedicated to eating a meal together. The second half of the group will provide post meal processing โ€“ discussing the entire mealtime experience โ€“ thoughts, feelings, and urges that arose during the meal, and reflect on the dayโ€™s moments of ease and discomfort. Tools to enhance recovery and increase awareness and insight will be offered throughout each weekโ€™s session.

๐Ÿง  Mindful Eating Support Group with Adina Kelman, Holistic Health Coach

๐Ÿ—“ Date: TBA

โฐ Time: TBA

๐Ÿ“ Location: Body Positive Works, 96 E Allendale Road, NJ 4578
๐Ÿ‘ค Host: Adina Kelman, Holistic Health Coach

3 weeks |ย $150.00

Emotional eating affects everyone and impacts both our physical and mental health.ย 

Learn how to heal your relationship to food and body in this 3 week support group.ย ย 

Join Adina Kelman as she outlinesย 

  • what emotional eating is
  • how intuition and self trust connect to lifelong health
  • mindfulness and self care skills that will allow you to move through mealtime with greater ease
  • self care skills that will enable you to nourish your body with love and compassionย 
  • strategies to help you manage the feelings that often conflict with our long term health goals

๐Ÿ’” Grief Support Group (ages 18+) with Chani Getter, MSW, LSW

๐Ÿ—“ Date: TBA

โฐ Time: TBA

๐Ÿ“ Location: Body Positive Works, 96 E Allendale Road, NJ 4578
๐Ÿ‘ค Host: Chani Getter

Dates TBA

6 weeks |ย $300.00ย 

When someone close to us dies, we ourselves feel lost, our identity shifts. We wonder who we are if we are no longer someoneโ€™s grandchild, child, sibling, spouse, partner, friend or parent.ย 

A story is toldโ€ฆ when we lose someone close to us, it is as if our heart shatters and splinters all over, like birds, these shards that are our heart fly away. Over time one piece comes back at time. They slowly mend as one piece of us falls back into placeโ€ฆ

As we build our lives, we envision, create, experience, and love, we are aware of life and death. We consciously know death is a part of all things living, yet conscious awareness does not heal the pain of grief. Grieving in community is our true nature โ€“ being seen, witnessed, heard, and then offering support to another, begins to introduce the heart to the possibility of healing. Grieving does not mean forgetting, and it certainly has no timeline. Healing means living alongside grief, growing around the grief. In this support group, we will make space for both, meet with others who live with the pain of grief, support and learn from one another, and in time make space for more smiles than tears. We will discuss the stages of grief, how grief is stored in the body, how to release it, and how to be with the reality in which we live now, to integrate loss into our life and find healing and wholeness.

Wellbeing Events Near Me

Our home 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. Check out how close you are to us on the map from all localities โ€“ including Fair Lawn, Glen Rock, Hawthorne, Hillsdale, Hohokus, Mahwah, and Waldwick.

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