BoPo Private Yoga
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Do you want to release tension and bring your body and mind into balance?
Just You & Your Yoga Teacher
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Are you looking for a practice individually tailored to meet your needs, physically, emotionally, and energetically?
BoPo Private Yoga Near Me
Private yoga at Body Positive Works is a unique opportunity to experience yoga in its purest form. Traditionally, the practice of yoga was intended to support the individual at whatever age or state of health, using asana (postural practice), breath practice, and meditation uniquely sequenced to the individual. Every person is different, so no two yoga practices look the same. Where one person might need a more invigorating practice, another might find more support in a gentler approach.
In a private session, we focus on where we are in the present moment physically, energetically, and emotionally, bringing awareness to the places that we need to release tension, while also noticing what is feeling whole and supportive to bring balance. Breath and meditation are used to support each practice, but always made accessible and approachable.
Deeply influenced by Iyengar (alignment-based), Vinyasa (breath-based), Yin Yoga, and Gentle Restorative, the postural practice is as unique as the individual. In private yoga sessions, a workshop style of practice is used to break down poses so that they support individual needs. A single pose might be approached in various ways to find which approach is best. Yoga props are used and encouraged to support and gain access to poses in a nonjudgmental environment.
Building “The Yoga Toolbox” becomes a large part of the individual practice, making the tools learned accessible even off of the mat. Yoga is a practice that encompasses the whole self, and as we continue to explore our individual practice, we are able to apply these yoga tools to all aspects of our lives.
Our Yoga Experts
Our teachers put emphasis on getting to know you so that they can support your yogic journey on and off the mat. Understanding that everybody is different, physical, emotional, and energetic bodies, our teachers offer yoga that is highly accessible, supportive, and non-judgmental. They create a safe environment made just for your experience.
Director of Yoga Services
A little bit about me…I have been practicing yoga for over twenty years. What I practice and how I practice, has evolved many times over.
More than anything, yoga has taught me to be adaptable to change. I am an RYT-500, having taken both of my 200 and 300hr teacher trainings at Yoga Synthesis. I have also trained and specialize in Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra. My classes are based on the philosophy that the journey never ends, and that every day presents an opportunity for positive growth and change.
I emphasize adaptability, accessibility, and acknowledge the individualistic experience of growing a yoga practice. Currently, I am studying to become certified in Yoga Therapy.
My other life calling is being an End of Life Doula (EOL). Being a doula is a great honor, and I am forever humbled and grateful for the many lessons this role continues to teach me. I use my training and experience as a doula to teach Yoga and Meditation for Grief and Yoga and Meditation in Palliative Care.
I believe that we are all put on this earth to help one another, to learn from each other, and to lift each other up. We all have good days and bad days. Our experiences are as unique as we are. Yoga has taught me that there is space for it all, for everyone. That even as we journey as individuals, we always journey together.
Yoga found me more than 10 years ago. A friend of mine dragged me to my first class. I was convinced it would be my first and last time on a yoga mat, but by the end of class, I was hooked. I hope to pass this passion on to each and every student who joins me.
By guiding students through a practice that incorporates breath and movement, students create a space for centeredness, acceptance, healing, and community. Within the framework of class, I inspire students to lean into their own intuitive movement and power.
I received my 200 hour training from hOMe yoga in Mahwah, New Jersey and an additional 300 hour certification from Laughing Lotus, NYC. As a registered 500 hour instructor, with additional hours in children’s yoga and a certification in restorative yoga, I lead classes, workshops, and trainings throughout the area.
Call 201-708-8448 to schedule a private yoga session.
Sydney is a breathwork guide, a 500-hour yoga instructor, and perpetual student who purposefully explores the interplay between mind, body, and spirit.
She continually studies the scientific undercurrent of spirituality, how our minds and behaviors are shaped by both awareness and experience, and the ways in which holistic practices can support and enhance emotional, energetic, physical, and psychological well-being.
Sydney feels privileged to be able to hold space for others to become embodied, connect back to their true nature, nurture their nervous systems, and cultivate individual and collective healing. As a breathwork facilitator and yoga teacher, she creates a container to tune back into authenticity, childlike innocence, curiosity, intuitive wisdom, and Self.
She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Franklin & Marshall College, PA and earned her Master of Arts degree in Psychology and Education with a concentration in Spirituality and Mind-Body Practice at Columbia University, NYC.
Maria’s yoga practice has provided a source of balance and inspiration during phases of change, challenge, and self-study. To her, yoga is an earnest companion for growth that is both physical and mental – both are pathways for an initiation to openness, compassion, and mindfulness.
“My primary intention is to help people learn to heal themselves.” In late childhood/early adulthood she was plagued by anxiety, depression, addiction, body image issues, and broken relationships—these experiences led her to heal and transform mind, body, and soul.
Maria experienced it as “alchemy.” Says Maria, “I had a chemical reaction to the first yoga class I took some 16 years ago (2002). So much so that many years later, I changed my career, my mothering, the people I surround myself with, my analyst, my diet, and the way that I saw myself… I did not plan to become a yoga instructor, but it was an organic result of my urge to honor and teach this practice, wherever it takes me.”
From her hometown of River Vale she has been teaching happiness, awareness, and joyful living. Maria has devoted her life to inspiring others to be themselves. Maria has extensive knowledge and education in health and fitness, anatomy, and holistic nutrition.
However, Maria believes that inner work is most rewarding. She sees that everyone has the potential to feel contentment, and she uses asana as a tool to guide her students towards inner peace. She uses her boundless enthusiasm and a realistic approach to challenge as a way to connect. When she is not in the yoga studio, you can usually find her walking her Chesapeake Bay Retriever, riding horses with her daughter, or spending time at home with her husband, two cats, and three stepchildren.
Maria gives thanks to all her yoga teachers and students. In addition to her 500 RYT- yoga certification which includes Y12SR- Yoga for Addiction and Recovery, Yoga Barre, Yin Yoga Restorative, Yoga Nidra, Ayurveda. She is also certified in group fitness AFFA and is a personal training corrective exercise specialist (NASM, CPR-AED).
Faith Kaufman was a lawyer before completely changing her path in life. She left for the opportunity to combine two things that are close to her heart – yoga and children. Faith is a mom of 3 daughters and married to her college sweetheart.
Faith is certified to teach kids yoga from Naturally Yoga in Glen Rock, NJ, Karma Kids Yoga in NYC, Kidding Around Yoga in NYC, and Yogi Beans in NYC. Faith has developed kids’ yoga programs at various local schools and gyms, and for four years Faith has worked at Ramaquois Day Camp. Faith received her 200-hour RYT teacher certification from Ben Wisch at Flow Yoga in Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ.
Faith’s goal is to expand opportunities for children to grow and learn yoga in a fun and nurturing environment and is ecstatic to blend her experience teaching children with her passion for yoga. She creates classes that inspire confidence, relax the body, and spark the imagination. Faith believes that yoga can help kids have a calm and balanced mind and body.
Faith’s yoga classes incorporate the use of animated poses, stretches, and games to promote strength, flexibility, coordination, and balance. She will also practice meditation and guided visualization to teach the kids to focus, relax, and develop self-control in a non-competitive environment. Yoga is supposed to be FUN and through stories, games, songs, and poses the kids will learn to love yoga!
As a long-distance runner, I was always searching for ways to bring flexibility to my oh so tight hamstrings! I thought I would give yoga a try and it was love at first downward dog. Sort of! I was so frustrated that I could not touch my toes! Most of the poses/asanas were completely out of my comfort zone. I thought, as an endurance athlete, surely, I should be doing better!
The more I practiced and the more I learned to let go of my expectations, the more I fell in love. I found the true joy and spirit of yoga when I learned to let go of any ideas of where I thought I SHOULD be and accept where I am at that present moment!
The lessons of living life more mindfully and in the present moment inspired me to explore teaching training. My goal is to introduce the practice to beginners and help them accept that yoga is more than just a form of exercise. In my classes I combine accessible posture sequences, gently connecting breath and movement. Class often winds down with some restorative poses to help emphasize the power of rest.
It is my hope that yogis who come to me for guidance with their practice, discover a relationship between movement and mindfulness, and step off the mat at the end of class feeling refreshed, balanced, and like they have nurtured their mind, body, and soul.
YT 200 with Yoga Alliance, Aerial Certified, Restorative Certified, Reiki 1 Practitioner
“Tune back into authenticity, childlike innocence, curiosity, intuitive wisdom, and Self.”
At BoPo yoga, we take an individualized approach to the practice. Yoga is a deeply personal practice both physically and emotionally. At BoPo, sessions are designed to support your experience with yoga both on and off the mat. Modifications, props, and a deeply supportive, positive environment allow each individual to customize their own experience. Postural, breath, and meditative practices are explored with a mindful and supportive approach.
We take the time to build the practice, to fully absorb all of the many benefits that yoga has to offer. Yoga teaches us to be in the present so that we can make room for positive growth and change.
Yoga in New Jersey: Studio Share at BoPo
Are you a yoga teacher or educator looking for a studio space to teach your class or host a workshop? Body Positive Works is offering a unique opportunity to rent our beautiful studio space at affordable rates. Here at Body Positive Works, we strive to continue to grow the yoga community at large through quality representation of the practice. Our studio is a warm and inviting space that will welcome YOUR community. Host weekly classes, workshops, or continuing education courses under your brand name, but in a shared community space. All applicants to the Body Positive Yoga Studio Share are subject to approval to ensure that quality and safety remain a priority. We invite you to schedule an in-person tour to see if Body Positive Works is your new yoga home!
Details about the space and what is included in the Studio Share:
◑ hardwood floors throughout the studio and the studio lobby area
◒ tons of natural light throughout
◑ yoga blocks
◒ yoga straps
◐ yoga blankets
◓ lobby and coat room with cubbies, coat hooks, and shoe trays
◑ bathroom directly off of the studio lobby
◐ building access
◓ ideal time slots on weekdays and weekends to host your class
Call 201-708-8448 or email us email@example.com to schedule a tour and discuss this unique opportunity!