Jersey City

Compassion

by Erin Kumpf, L.Ac “The Compassionate Sage acts on that aspect of our lives that is distinctly human. It affects what the Chinese call “Shen” or Spirit. The Spirit is what is outgoing, advancing, and connects to life; it centers us and allows us to reach out. It allows affinity and clarity, and when it’s not nourished properly we can become scattered and

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Yoga Poses for Thyroid Stimulation

This month at Yoga in the Heights we are focusing on the Thyroid. In a previous post, Erin Kumpf, our in-house acupuncturist, shared with us common disorders of the Thyroid and how Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, certain foods, and lifestyle changes can correct Hypo and Hyperthyroidism. Even if you do not have a Thyroid disorder, stimulation of the Thyroid Gland, regulates

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Video Blog: 3 Most Confusing Nutrition Topics: Carbs, Fats, Labels

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTCWrP6rIGQ] Today’s video blog a little sneak peak of the topic we’ll be covering in our first Nutrition workshop @ Yoga in the Heights: The 10 Misconceptions about Good Nutrition. There is SO much conflicting and confusing information out there regarding what’s healthy and what’s not. It’s enough to make you give up! But hang in there… In this

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Ayurvedic Tips for Transitioning into Fall

by Karen Mandell What is Ayurveda? Ayur = Life Veda=Knowledge Ayurveda = The Knowledge of Life. Ayurveda is sometimes referred to as the “sister science to yoga”. It is a holistic system of nutrition, medicine and healing. Autumn is a time of major transformation in the environment around us. And the changes in nature around us always affects our nature

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What does COMMUNITY mean to you?

By Bridget Fujioka As Stephanie and I tackled the everyday aspects of getting our new location in the Jersey City Heights up and running (we actually have a spreadsheet called the MAC DADDY TO DO LIST.xls) we always come back to the core of what we are building at Yoga in the Heights: a community.  This concept of community, a

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Why Yoga in Jersey City Heights?

by Stephanie Kumar Back in 2012, a friend of mine, also named Stephanie, and I took part in a Saturday ritual of driving to yoga class in Hoboken, NJ. As simple as this may sound, there was tremendous planning and effort for us to actually get to our yoga class.  At the time, we were both single parents so we

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