Tween Yoga Series (ages 9 – 12)

teensyogawith Michelle Brook
10 Week series
Wednesdays 4:30pm – 5:45pm
Sept 27 thru Dec 6 (no class Nov 22)

Next series runs Jan 10 thru Mar 14


Our little ones may be growing up, but they still love to have FUN!!

Tween Yogis/Yoginis will enjoy a variety of poses presented traditionally and through stories, music and games. The connection between movement and breath as well as age-appropriate breath work will be introduced as a means to empower students with the ability to focus and find calm. Whether practicing individually, with a partner, or as a group, our tweens will develop strength, flexibility, and a life-long love for yoga!!.

Cost: $150 for full 10 week series/$18 drop-in per class (space permitting)
(10% discount available to 2nd sibling when registering for full 10wk series)

Pre-Registration required




***Moms and Dads – enjoy your own practice by taking the 4:30pm Core Alignment Mixed Levels class with Stephen while your son/daughter is in their class!

Kids Yoga (ages 5-8)

yogafrogwith Michelle Brook
10 Week Series
Mondays 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Sept 25 thru Dec 4 (no class Oct 9)

Next series runs Jan 8 – Mar 19 (no class Feb 19)


Whether they are pretending to be animals or enjoying a fantastical adventure, yoga will be a blast as kids participate and cooperate in creating the experience together! Class may include songs, stories and games as well as age-appropriate breath work geared toward focusing attention, learning to calm ourselves, and relaxation.

Cost: $140 for the full 10 week series/$17 per class (space permitting)
(10% discount available to 2nd sibling when registering for full 10 wk series)

Pre-Registration required



*** Moms and Dads – If you’d like to enjoy the Alignment Mixed Levels class with Bill from 4:30pm -5:45pm while your son/daughter is in class, Michelle will remain with the kids until 5:45pm so that you can enjoy your full class!!!***

Family Yoga

newfamilyyogawith Michelle Brook
Third Sunday of each month
December 17, January 21, February 18
11:00am – 12:00pm


Gather up your crew and join us for joyful play through yoga!!!

These fun-filled classes are designed to help you experience the benefits of yoga as a family. Move, stretch, breathe and play… all while strengthening your family bond and creating healthy habits for your kids! Classes will include individual, partner and group poses as well as stories, music and cooperative games. Moms, Dads, Caregivers and children of all ages are welcome!

Cost: $20 per family, or one class from a Highland Yoga Class Package


Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra with Live Music – Holiday Benefit

with Tara Temple
Sunday, December 17
12:00pm – 1:30pm


Compassion finds us caring for others just as we would care for ourselves. This holiday season, both receive and give the gift of yoga to a community member in need by attending this donation based offering…

Please join Tara Temple as she weaves together two methods of healing yoga – Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra – in order to bring you the ultimate in peace and relaxation. Live guitar styling by Wolf further sets the stage for what will prove to be a truly amazing experience.

This workshop will begin with Restorative Yoga, which takes poses that are usually active, brings them to the floor, and transforms them into passive poses with the support of bolsters (large pillows), blankets, and blocks. As a result, practitioners are able to hold a pose for an extended amount of time as the body gently stretches, opens and releases tension. Body, breath, and mind are united, as this healing yoga practices fosters deep relaxation, restoration, and numerous other benefits. Dimmed lights, calming live guitar, and aromatherapy will enhance an already soothing and peaceful experience.

Tara will then end the workshop with Yoga Nidra (Divine Sleep). This is a guided meditation that will awaken your whole being – the physical, energetic, mental, emotional, and spiritual layers (called koshas). There is nothing required of you but to lie down and listen as you become aware of each layer without needing to change or fix anything. This is true meditation, where there is nothing to do but to ‘notice’ – supporting you in feeling empowered and whole just as you are. As your journey unfolds, you will become radiant, joyful, and light. No yoga experience is required and every level of student is welcome. Especially nurturing for those with chronic illness, injury or pain.

Cost: Donation – All proceeds provide yoga to a community member in need!

Kundalini Yoga

seanpicwith Sean Meyers
Sunday, December 10
12:30pm – 2:00pm

**please note class time**


Kundalini Yoga, brought to the West in 1969 by Yogi Bhajan, is known as the Yoga of Awareness.  Kundalini yoga uses physical postures (Asana), breathwork (Pranayama), Chanting (Mantra), Body Locks (Bhandas), Hand Gestures (Mudras) and Meditation throughout the practice.  Kundalini Yoga is done in sets or kriyas that are designed to work towards a specific outcome.

Cost: One Class from your current Highland Yoga Class Package/$20 Drop-in

Highland Sutra Circle

with Stephen Tortorello

Wednesday, December 6
7:30pm – 9:00pm



The intention of the Sutra Circle is to explore the myriad principles of yoga philosophy through various works of fiction and non-fiction and to learn how to weave these powerful principles into our contemporary lifestyles. No experience of yoga or yoga philosophy is necessary to participate. Our next circle will review Breakfast with Buddha by Roland Merullo.

From the Publisher:

When his sister tricks him into taking her guru on a trip to their childhood home, Otto Ringling, a confirmed skeptic, is not amused. Six days on the road with an enigmatic holy man who answers every question with a riddle is not what he’d planned. But in an effort to westernize his passenger—and amuse himself—he decides to show the monk some “American fun” along the way. From a chocolate factory in Hershey to a bowling alley in South Bend, from a Cubs game at Wrigley field to his family farm near Bismarck, Otto is given the remarkable opportunity to see his world—and more important, his life—through someone else’s eyes. Gradually, skepticism yields to amazement as he realizes that his companion might just be the real thing.

In Roland Merullo’s masterful hands, Otto tells his story with all the wonder, bemusement, and wry humor of a man who unwittingly finds what he’s missing in the most unexpected place.

Workshop Cost: $5
Book: $14.95

How does your lettuce grow?

As the summer comes to a close and we are harvesting the last little bits from our garden, I came across this passage from Thich Nhat Hahn that I wanted share. This comes from his book titled Peace is Every Step:

“When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don’t blame the lettuce. You look into the reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet if we have problems with our friends or our family, we blame the other person. But if we know how to take care of them, they will grow well, like lettuce. Blaming has no positive effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason and arguments. That is my experience. No blame, no reasoning, no argument, just understanding. If you understand, and you show that you understand, you can love, and the situation will change. One day in Paris, I gave a lecture about not blaming the lettuce. After the talk, I was doing walking meditation by myself, and when I turned the corner of a building, I overheard an eight-year-old girl telling her mother, ‘Mommy, remember to water me. I am your lettuce.’ I was so pleased that she had understood my point completely. Then I heard her mother reply, ‘Yes, my daughter, and I am your lettuce also. So please don’t forget to water me too.’ Mother and daughter practicing together, it was very beautiful.”

I know, especially these days, that it’s easy blame others for the state of the county or the world, but as Thich Nhat Hahn says, “blaming has no positive effect at all.” If we truly want the state of our world, our lives, or just our relationships with others to change, we need to deepen our understanding of what nourishes them. Are they getting enough water, sun, love? If not, perhaps we can help nourish them. If we are attentive gardeners, then our crops will grow well. If we neglect our crops, they will certainly suffer. Our relationships with one another are no different. We all need tending to in order to flourish.


Belly Dancing

with Jessica Lynne Small
Mondays November 27 thru December 18
7:30pm – 8:45pm

Experience the joy of belly dance with Jessica!


Whether you are new to the world of middle eastern dance, or looking to brush up on your skills, this class is for you. Learn to connect with your body in a brand new way. During this class, participants will be lead through drills to hone techniques of the most common movements. The basics for all facets of middle eastern dance styles will also be covered – including American Cabaret, Raqs Sharqui, and fusion dance!

No experience is necessary for this fun, low-impact dance class. Be ready to strengthen your core and let your hips loose! Hip scarves will be provided.

Cost: $60 for 4 week series/$20 Drop-in per class

Ever Yoga 200hr Basic & 300hr Advanced Teacher Training


Dive into your next great adventure ~

200hr Basic and 300hr Advanced Yoga Teacher Trainings begin in January!




200hr Basic Teacher Training – begins January 5

Seeking to deepen your practice? Inspired to teach? Your journey begins here…
Our 200 Teacher Training program provides a safe and nurturing environment for trainees to experience and integrate an in-depth knowledge of the many facets of yoga. Whether teaching privately or in a group setting, a gentle or more challenging practice, trainees will develop the tools and confidence needed to think on their feet and create a meaningful practice for both themselves and others.

300hr Advanced Teacher Training – begins January 19

“An Advanced Teacher is one who is committed to mastering the art of being a student…”
Continued learning manifests continued growth, evolve as both a student and a teacher with the Ever Yoga 300 hour Advanced Teacher Training. In this program you will develop your ability to recognize and address the needs of your students through a more profound understanding of anatomy and kinesiology relative to asana, alignment, and intelligent sequencing…and much more!!!

“The RYT training at Highland Yoga is positively bar none. Within this studio’s peaceful sanctuary and its haven of safe play, you will learn about the practice of yoga, its guiding philosophies and a variety of instructional techniques that adapt to practitioners of any level or physical ability.

Stephen and Carolyn have a seemingly infinite amount of yogic knowledge and they infuse every lesson and class with their love for the practice. Stephen’s background in anatomy and physiology uniquely benefits the class, especially during instruction of proper alignment and body positioning. Carolyn then translates this foundation into a masterfully-constructed practice that beautifully demonstrates yoga’s ability to transform both mind and body. Together, Stephen and Carolyn create a comprehensive and well-balanced training that is equally supportive and educational. Highland Yoga’s RYT training leaves students feeling confidently prepared and enthusiastic about the teaching career that now awaits them.

Expect to laugh, expect to cry, expect to delve deep into parts of yourself that you never even realized existed ~ and, most of all, expect to come away from the RYT training with the proud assurance that you have learned from the best.” 
~ Lindsey Rogers

For more information visit, email us at or speak with Carolyn/Stephen at (973)838-9642.

Ever Yoga Advanced Teacher Training

“An Advanced Teacher is one who is committed to mastering the art of
being  a student…”



Training begins in January click here for your application!

Continued learning manifests continued growth, evolve as both a student and a teacher with the Ever Yoga 300 hour Advanced Teacher Training. In this program you will develop your ability to recognize and address the needs of your students through a more profound understanding of anatomy and kinesiology relative to asana, alignment, and intelligent sequencing….and much more!

Training will take place at Highland Yoga on the following weekends, Friday evenings from 6:00pm to 10:00pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30am to 6:30pm: January 19, 20, 21, February 16, 17, 18, March 16, 17, 18, April 13, 14, 15, May 18, 19, 20, June 8, 9, 10, July 6, 7, 8, August 3, 4, 5, September 7, 8, 9, October 5, 6, 7, November 2, 3, 4, 30, December 1, 2

Missed the Info Session? Carolyn/Stephen are happy to discuss the training with you and answer any questions you may have at a time that works for you! See below for contact information.

For more information please visit, contact Carolyn or Stephen via, by calling (973)838-9642 or stop by the studio!