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Practice Name

Clifton Yoga Center

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

Office Hours

Monday8 - 112 - 5
Tuesday8 - 11Closed
Wednesday8 - 112 - 5
Thursday8 - 11Closed
Friday8 - 112 - 5
SaturdayBy Appt.Closed
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A little over a year ago, I was new to yoga. I let my husband (who had been doing yoga for about a year) talk me into giving it a shot. We found Amanda’s practice at the Clifton Yoga Center and I will be forever grateful. At first, I was apprehensive to give it a try. As a beginner, not only did I not know what to expect, I was afraid that all the other participants would be so far ahead of me I would feel like an outcast. All of that changed with my very first class!

Amanda is such a patient instructor and she has the rare gift to be able to teach to all levels - beginner through advanced - all at once! She offers modifications for all the poses. If they are too difficult, she helps you achieve a level you are comfortable with while still being able to participate. And never once did I feel like I was the ‘new person’ or the person that was holding the class back. Also, the other people in the class are also so kind and welcoming — you are all practicing together, no matter what your level. There is such a peaceful serenity during her class.

It’s the perfect way to just let go and be in the moment. Now, it’s been over a year later and I am amazed by the things I could do that I never thought I’d be able to. I still have a way to go, but I’ll get there. And thanks to Amanda and her teaching, I’ve reached a new level of peace in my life. Not only the peace that comes from an amazing yoga session, but a level of inner peace that I didn’t think possible. No matter what your level, what your ability — I would absolutely recommend coming in and giving it a try. Amanda is amazing and yoga will change your life!

- Annemarie E. Hollenback

I love this class! Amanda is so welcoming and calming. She makes beginners feel at ease while encouraging more experienced students to push themselves. The classes are always a mix of genders, ages, sizes and levels of experience. No one is showing off. Instead of feeling intimidated you’ll find yourself rooting for those who can do more difficult poses. Namaste. :-)

- Tracy Tomaiko.

After a long week at work, I have enjoyed the Friday yoga classes with Amanda; it's a great way to start the weekend.


My mom and I have practiced yoga with Amanda at Clifton Yoga.  What makes her the ultimate yogi is the fact that her presence, voice and energy can make you feel at ease.  Amanda goes out of her way to make you feel comfortable and special. In our opinion she is a master for making every word count.  A wonderful, highly knowledgeable yoga instructor!

-Maria and Susan K.

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.


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