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Clifton Yoga Center

Primary Location
inside In Step Fitness 819 Van Houten Ave
Clifton, NJ 07013
Phone: 862.621.9642

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday8 - 112 - 5
Tuesday8 - 11Closed
Wednesday8 - 112 - 5
Thursday8 - 11Closed
Friday8 - 112 - 5
SaturdayBy Appt.Closed
SundayClosedClosed
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Frequently Asked Questions

If you are new to yoga, learning class etiquette and knowing what to expect from your first class may be overwhelming. Here are some answers to commonly asked questions about yoga.

Why should I do yoga?

Yoga will improve your overall fitness level. Yoga also helps reduce stress. Consider that time in the yoga studio as "me time" where you get to shut out everything and take a break.

What are the benefits of yoga?

Yoga benefits your body, mind, and spirit. You can expect improved strength, stamina, balance, and flexibility. Regular yoga practice may reduce cholesterol, and your body's aches and pains. Yoga can reduce stress and improve sleep. The spiritual aspects of yoga affect each person differently, but can be quite profound.

Do I need to be flexible to do yoga?

Not at all. Your flexibility will increase as you practice yoga.

What is yoga like?

There are many styles of yoga and many different teachers making it hard to generalize. There are gentle yoga classes and rigorous yoga classes. Yoga is like meditation in motion.

Will I have to bend in uncomfortable ways?

You should always honor your body and what your body needs.  If something does not feel comfortable, do not do it.  You should not be uncomfortable during yoga, nor need to twist yourself into an uncomfortable pretzel.

I'm a beginner, what kind of class should I take?

The answer depends on your fitness goals and current physical condition. At Clifton Yoga Center, beginners are always welcome and the class is a well balanced mix of challenging poses with options for everyone and every level.

What should I wear to class?

Comfortable clothing that allows you to move and bend freely is best. Many yogis wear long, fitted, stretchy pants and shirts that allow free movement of the arms, legs and shoulders.

What should I bring to class?

For beginners, all you need to bring is a water bottle and a workout towel. You can use Clifton Yoga Center mats and props.

What do I need to know for my first class?

Wear comfortable clothing and arrive about ten minutes early to let the instructor know it is your first class, and to fill out initial paperwork. You can use Clifton Yoga Center mats and props.

I'm pregnant, can I still do yoga?

Yes, but always check with your doctor first to be safe. The breathing while holding a difficult pose will teach you to be comfortable when uncomfortable, which is a nice skill to have when you go into labor.

Can children do yoga?

Yes. In fact, yoga offers great benefits to children including learning self-health and body awareness while reducing stress and increasing strength, stamina, mental focus, and flexibility.  Children 10 and older are welcome at Clifton Yoga Center.

Special Reiki Events:

Yoga Class with Reiki: Friday evenings 7:15-8:15pm (No class 11/25/16) $10/ class

Reiki Circle:

When: To Be Announced Soon

Details: $15. (A class from your class package can be used, plus $5) 

Reiki Circles: $15, inside In Step Fitness 819 Van Houten Ave Clifton NJ 07013

What to expect during Reiki Circles: Deepen your connection to self and invite deep peace and happiness...The healing circle will begin with a brief Reiki discussion, followed by guided pranayama (breathing), followed by individual Reiki and guided yoga centered meditation from an experienced Reiki Master, Reiki sharing, time for discussion and cooperative healing.  Meditation topics will vary, but will include yoga based themes such as Dharma, Kharma, Ananda (bliss), transformation, finding balance, understanding your purpose, destiny and abundance.  All are welcome to attend.  No experience necessary.  Beginners welcome.

What to expect during Yoga with Reiki Class:  This is a Yoga class, all levels/ beginners welcome, where Reiki is given to each person individually in the beginning and end of class, with the channel remaining open throughout the whole class.  The format is the same as the Friday evening yoga class, however the class is 30 minutes longer.  All are welcome.  

Exclusive Offer 4 yoga classes: $40! 

Sign-up using the form or call us at 862.621.9642 to take advantage of this exclusive offer.

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Meet the Teacher

Meet Amanda

Amanda has been studying and practicing Yoga since the late 1990s.  Amanda is a certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher whose knowledge of yoga comes from both the study and practice of Kripalu Yoga, Pranotthon Yoga, Iyengar yoga, Hatha Yoga, Bikram yoga, Vinyasa, Yin Yoga, meditation, and pranayama.  Amanda has most recently been assisting at Yoga Teacher Trainings in New York and New Jersey, Pranotthan Yoga Teacher Trainings as well as assisting at various programs at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health.  Amanda's yoga classes are taught with a balanced, continuous flow of Reiki infused yogasana sequences that build strength and stability while encouraging peace and serenity.  Beginners are always welcome, as various options are given throughout the class.

Amanda has been studying Reiki since 2006 and is a certified Usui Shiki Ryoho Master (2007), certified Usui Reiki Ryoho Master, and a certified International Center for Reiki Training Master Level Practitioner (2013).  Reiki services include full treatments, Chakra balancing and distance Reiki.

Amanda takes pride in making Yoga and Reiki accessible to as many people as possible, by creating smoothly sequenced Reiki infused yoga classes that stretch, tone and balance your body, calm your mind and uplift your spirit.

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inside In Step Fitness 819 Van Houten Ave
Clifton, NJ 07013
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