Friday, October 17, 2008

Yoga Wall Training in NYC! ThursOct 30 1-4 pm EARLY BIRD deadline TODAY!

You may have been waiting a while for a Yoga Wall Training in NYC, and it’s finally here! Hopefully, the first of several Yoga Wall Trainings. Please contact the studio directly to register, and contact me directly if you plan on attending, so I’ll know you’re coming – and please let me know what you’d like to cover spefically so I may consider including it in this basic training workshop. If by chance you are NOT able to attend this upcoming workshop, let me know if you’re still interested so I can keep you on the list and also let me know if you’re interested in a REGULAR time slot at this location so we can plan ahead.

Joni Wellness
New Ark Yoga
39 Lincoln Park
Newark, NJ 07102
(201) 207-4448

New!!! YOGA WALL Training with Joni Wellness

Day: Oct. 30th (Thurs.)
Time: 1-4pm
Price: $65 ($55 if you register by Oct. 17th)
Location: ZenGirl & DD Fitness @ Grasshopper Pilates
515 Broadway, #2AR (btwn Spring & Broome)

Limits: 8 person min./20 person max.

Sign up: call Jennifer at 9175498667 or
email to

What you'll learn from the class:
*How to use the Yoga Wall
*How to get 10x the benefits of your yoga practice or workout!
*How to use the Yoga Wall for yourself or your clients/students
*Principles of Alignment, Traction and Yoga Wall Set up for maximum effect and benefit
*Basics of common poses:
adho mukha svanasana (downward dog)
Standing poses
Sitting poses
Inversions, especially Sirsasana (head balance)
Back bends
Shoulder Release Work
Strength Work
*How to focus in your yoga poses by offering support while teaching you correct form. It can relieve back pain, improve alignment, allow safe recuperative work even while injured or with limitations, strengthen, & elongate.
*That the Yoga Wall improves your poses and teaches you correct form.
And more....
Joni Wellness brings her experience and vast insight into the body to ZenGirl & DD Fitness @ Grasshopper Pilates with a great love of and expertise in working with The Yoga Wall system.
She is a Certified Iyengar Yoga teacher. She has been in the field of Wellness and practicing and teaching Yoga for over three decades, and is considered an expert with yoga therapeutics, props, back and knee care. After her years in the theatrical dance world in the 80’s she had accumulated numerous injuries. She was then introduced to the precise Iyengar style of Hatha Yoga, which therapeutically addressed her injuries. In the mid-90s she began to apprentice with longtime student of BKS Iyengar, Aadil Palkhivala. She continues her Advanced studies of Iyengar Yoga with its senior-most teachers. She teaches in Newark and other NJ locations, as well as NYC. Along with the accurate physical precision of the Iyengar Yoga approach, Joni went through and became a Mentor and Program Leader of Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy. Joni was also an Ohashi trained Shiatsu practitioner, massage therapist for the Joffrey Ballet, Childbirth Educator and Doula, Hospice volunteer and still is a Drum Circle Facilitator. For more about Joni,

If you are registering for this event and have particular requests, please contact Joni ahead of time: (201) 207-4448
***Please feel free to pass this along to anyone you think might also be interested.

off to Kripalu this weekend to assist Joan again...leaf peeping, too!

I'll be at Kripalu in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains again.... assisting one of my teachers, Joan White. other news.... I'll be teaching at East West in NYC on 5th Ave & 14th Street, and I've been asked to teach in the Ironbound section of Newark at a gym there.... schedule in the works...
have a great weekend!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Joni @ Kripalu with Joan White Oct 17-19

If you have the weekend free, I will be assisting Joan White, senior Iyengar teacher (see earlier Omega posting) at Kripalu, Spiritual Yoga in Physical Form. She told me the registration was small this time, so take advantage of getting expert attention from the two of us in this beautiful location!

Joni teaching in NYC

Joni is teaching at Yoga Union, 32 W 28th St between 6th/Bway AND new classes and workshops at East West Yoga, 78 Fifth Ave, 2nd fl @ 14th St. Look at their schedules and call with any questions.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Joni's Workshop: Releasing The Psoas

If you have a tight psoas (what and where is your psoas - images) photos from this workshop will be posted soon!

Thursday, January 31, 2008

youtube video link
see Iyengar Yoga videos, my youtube uploads, and clip added sept 2008. 4 beginner yoga clips for students who regularly attend Iyengar Yoga classes to support your home practice and remember the details of what you learned in classs...including surya namaskar, salamba sarvangasana and set up, chair sirsasana, viparita karani belted to a banister...