Posted on

Discovering the Zen of Goat Yoga: A Unique Twist on Traditional Practice

437934836 822512876575895 8575611096255317290 n

photo courtesy of the Village of Ridgewood

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, one of the big hits of Sundays Daffodil Festival and Earth Day Fair at Van Neste Square was something called Goat Yoga . In recent years, a curious trend in Goat Yoga  has taken the fitness and wellness world by storm. This unconventional practice combines the benefits of yoga with the playful presence of adorable goats, resulting in a delightful and uplifting experience for participants. But what exactly is goat yoga, and why are people flocking to try it?

Continue reading Discovering the Zen of Goat Yoga: A Unique Twist on Traditional Practice

Posted on

Ridgewood Parks & Recreation: “Goat Yoga” the Next Big Thing !

362657926 581805024143455 5038180170412519755 n

photos courtesy of Ridgewood Parks & Recreation

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, way back in May Ridgewood Parks & Recreation hosted a “Goat Yoga” event with a follow up on July 23rd .  Yes you heard us “Goat Yoga” . Some people are even saying its the ,”next big thing” !

Continue reading Ridgewood Parks & Recreation: “Goat Yoga” the Next Big Thing !

Posted on

Yoga in the Treetops at The James Rose Center in Ridgewood


the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Yoga in the Treetops at The James Rose Center 9:30-10:45 – register online. Take time mid-week with a Vinyasa flow yoga class followed with a centering meditation. Therapeutic yoga for the body and the mind! All levels welcome. Please bring your own mat.

Continue reading Yoga in the Treetops at The James Rose Center in Ridgewood

Posted on

The Stable in Ridgewood Will Host a Goat Yoga Session May 20, 2023 – 11:00 am. – Noon

goat yoga frannys leicester 2017 2732442183

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Goat Yoga – May 20, 2023 – 11:00 am. – Noon – The Stable, 259 North Maple Avenue – This fun experience for Yogis, beginners and goat lovers, is sponsored by the Ridgewood Recreation Dept. and Totes Goats, LLC. Practice the art of Yoga while taking pictures and interacting with goats who will climb and cuddle you. Tickets are $50/person for ages 18 and older. Register on Community Pass at Visa or Master Card is accepted and a 3% convenience fee is charged.

I love Wing Bikes. Use my referral link to get a discount now!

Posted on

Things You Need to Start a Yoga Exercise at Home


There are great achievements to practicing yoga, and more so, when you practice yoga at your convenience. The fact remains that you’ll never have to part with those monthly gym subscriptions nor the time it takes to get to the gym. Needless to mention is the fact that you’ll not have to fight for that personalized training, especially when you have those tricky moves that you’ll want to be addressed. Practicing yoga at home is not only convenient, but it’s also cost-effective. But there’s more to this than meets the eye. Here are things you need to start yoga exercise at home. 

Continue reading Things You Need to Start a Yoga Exercise at Home

Posted on


67 beatles maharishi mahesh yogi 0021


Adult SUP – $200/5 sessions on Wednesdays, June 27,
July 11, 18, 25 August 1 (No July 4) 6:15-7:15pm
(non-residents $210/5 sessions)
Adult Beach Yoga – $75/5 sessions on Thursdays, June 28 July 5, 12, 19, 26 – 7:00pm-8:00pm
(non-residents $85/5 sessions)

Posted on

Did Your Yoga Pants Cause Sea Pollution?

yoga pants

Researchers say cozy clothes are emerging as a source of plastic that’s increasingly ending up in oceans and possibly contaminating seafood.

March 15, 2017, at 10:28 a.m.

By JENNIFER KAY, Associated Press

KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) — Comfortable clothes are emerging as a source of plastic that’s increasingly ending up in the oceans and potentially contaminating seafood, according to Gulf Coast researchers launching a two-year study of microscopic plastics in the waters from south Texas to the Florida Keys.

The project , led by the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, will rely partly on volunteers participating in coastal cleanup events. It also will expand a year’s worth of data collected around the state of Florida that predominantly found microfibers — shreds of plastic even smaller than microbeads flowing down bathroom sinks and shower drains.

Yoga pants, Patagonia’s cozy jackets, sweat-wicking athletic wear and other garments made from synthetic materials shed microscopic plastic fibers — called “microfibers” — when they’re laundered. Wastewater systems flush the microfibers into natural waterways, eventually reaching the sea.

“Anything that’s nylon or polyester, like the fleece-type jackets,” University of Florida researcher Maia McGuire said.

Posted on



PHOTO by Allynn Gooen

May 26,2015

RIDGEWOOD, NJ , On May 30th, 2015, a Master Class will be taught by Annie Hickman at Art of Motion in Ridgewood, NJ from 2:00-4:00 PM.  This Ashtanga Yoga Workshop will introduce an athletic style of classical Indian yoga as taught by the lake Srik Pattabhi Jois.

After dedicating herself to a daily practice of Ashtanga yoga for the past ten years, Annie Hickman, a certified yoga teacher, followed her dream this year to study in Mysore, India. Annie just returned from her 5-month yoga tour through Nepal and India, and she is eager to share the power of Ashtanga Yoga.

Annie will guide students through the Primary Series of Ashtanga – a challenging flow class with therapeutic yoga poses that strengthen and transform the body. This master class will encourage students to experience a higher level in their practice.

All $25.00 donations will benefit relief services in Nepal. All are welcome to practice and/or observe. For information and to reserve a spot, please contact Art of Motion.

Art of Motion is located at The Performing Arts Building, 17 Chestnut Street, 2nd Floor, Ridgewood, NJ.

Posted on

Yoga Girl at Bookends March 24th



Rachel Brathen
Tuesday, March 24th@ 7:00pm
Inspirational Yoga Instructor on Instagram, Rachel Brathen
will sign her new book:
Yoga Girl
Each Person attending must have a book purchased at Bookends

We are taking RSVP’s for this event.  Call us at 201-445-0726 to reserve your book NOW.
Book available March 24th

Bernard Kerik
Wednesday,  April 1st @ 7:30pm
Former Police Commissioner of New York City, Bernard Kerik, will sign his new book:  From Jailer to Jailed
Books available March 31st

Mariel Hemingway
Tuesday, April 7th @ 7:00pm
Actress from the Woody Allen Film, Manhattan, Mariel Hemingway, will sign her new books:
Out Came the Sun and Invisible Girls
Books available April 7th

Lorraine Bracco
Wednesday, April 8th @7:00pm
Actress from The Sopranos  Lorraine Bracco, will sign her new book:
To the Fullest
Books available April 7th

Dan Gutman
Friday, April 10th @ 4:30pm
New York Times Bestselling Author, Dan Gutman,  will be giving a talk and sign his new children’s books: The Genius Files and Willie & ME

Rick Bandazian
Sunday, April 12th @ 1:00pm
Former Owner of The Circus Rock Club, Rick Bandazian, will sign his new book:
Rock & Roll Meltdown
Appearing authors will only autograph books purchased at Bookends and must have valid Bookends Receipt.

Availability & pricing for all autographed books subject to change.
First In Line Certificate use is the the discretion of Bookends. Blackout dates may apply.
Bookends cannot guarantee that the books that are Autographed will always be First Printings.
Autographed books purchased at Bookends are non-returnable.

While we try to ensure that all customers coming to Bookends’ signings will meet authors and get their books signed, we cannot guarantee that all attendees will meet the author or that all books will be signed.  We cannot control inclement weather, author travel schedules or authors who leave prematurely.

Bookends, 211 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ   07450   201-445-0726


Posted on

Standup Paddleboard Yoga taught in Ridgewood


Standup Paddleboard Yoga taught in Ridgewood

AUGUST 15, 2014    LAST UPDATED: FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 2014, 12:31 AM

On the first day of class in late July, yogis could be seen practicing downward-facing dog and cat cow poses, not in a yoga studio, but on the undulating waters of Ridgewood’s Graydon Pool.

SUP yoga combines yoga poses with surfing and is practiced on 10- to 12-foot-long boards, anchored in the water by bags of sand attached to a paddleboard. The beginner-friendly sport of standup paddleboard began in the 1940s in Hawaii, when surfers made their way through the waves with a long paddle. In the short time it has been around, yogis have embraced a practice that seems to bring a sense of blissful freedom to the centuries-old earth-bound practice.

“SUP Yoga takes a lot of physical work, but just as much mental work to perform a simple pose,” said Andrea Powers, program director and yoga instructor for SUP yoga. “A student must practice patience, concentration and focus or the board will gently remind you to stay in the present moment. When you do SUP Yoga, there is nowhere else you can be.”

– See more at:

Posted on

YWCA of Bergen County Offering Solstice Yoga Workshop


YWCA of Bergen County Offering Solstice Yoga Workshop

The YWCA of Bergen County will be offering a Solstice Yoga workshop

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Intro Class
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Winter Solstice 108 Sun Salutations
4:00 PM

$5 per person per class

YWCA of Bergen County
112 Oak St.
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Colleen Fontes
201-444-5600 ext. 351

Posted on

YWCA Outdoor Yoga Classes August 27, 28, 29


YWCA Outdoor Yoga Classes August 27, 28, 29

YWCA Bergen County will be holding two outdoor yoga classes for all ages and levels. Yoga and Hula Hooping, a light-hearted class taught by Himalayan Institute certified yoga instructor Elena Sheehy, will be held on Tuesday, August 27 from 10 – 11 a.m. and 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Hoops will be provided and no experience is necessary.

On Wednesday, August 28, from 10 – 11 a.m. and 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Yoga on the Grass will be taught by Colleen Fontes, a certified instructor of over 20 years. All levels are welcome. All participants must bring a yoga mat.

Classes will be held at the YWCA, 112 Oak Street, Ridgewood. Movement@YW members can participate for free; for non-members there is a suggested donation of $5 per person per class. Participants should be in general good health and able to sit, stand and lie on the grass. Classes will be held indoors in the event of rain or extreme heat. For more information and to register, call Colleen Fontes at 201-444-5600 x351.

Posted on

Ridgewood YMCA and Kula fo Karma offer free Yoga for Veterans


Ridgewood YMCA and Kula for Karma offer free Yoga for Veterans
Tue, May 07, 2013
Time: 6:15 PM – 7:15 PM
Ridgewood YMCA, 112 Oak St., Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Ridgewood YMCA and Kula For Karma Offer Free Yoga for Veterans: Free six-week program begins Tuesday, May 7 at the Ridgewood YMCA

The Ridgewood YMCA, in cooperation with Kula For Karma, will be offering a free 6-week yoga program for veterans on Tuesday evenings from 6:15 to 7:15pm beginning May 7.

The one-hour weekly class will explore basic poses to strengthen and balance the body, therapeutic poses to restore the body, guided deep relaxation and visualization techniques to manage injuries and trauma, breathing techniques to calm and invigorate the body, manage mood, improve sleep patterns, reduce stress, and meditation to focus and discipline the mind.

No previous experience with yoga is necessary. Modifications of poses will be taught for any participants with specific physical challenges.

For further info, or to register for the program, please contact Carol Livingstone, Ridgewood YMCA Health and Fitness Director, at 201.444.5600 x330 or email Proof of military service (military ID card) required to participate.

The Ridgewood YMCA is located at 112 Oak Street in Ridgewood, New Jersey.

Posted on

Yoga Retreat


Yoga Retreat
Fri, February 01, 2013 – Sun, February 03, 2013
Time: 9:00 AM
Historic Mansion on the Hudson River, West Park, NY
Cost: $670 per person

Join us to a relaxing, inspiring, and transformative weekend. No Experience Needed!!

A weekend of: Yoga, Healthy cooking, Meditation, and Listening from the heart workshop.

Allow Yourself a transformative weekend. Enjoy the quiet retreat while recharging your body, spirit, and mind.

This weekend fits anyone who would like to take some time off of their busy life while nourishing the soul with gentle physical activity, fantastic good and profound spiritual awareness.

About the Yoga: 2 Yoga classes will take place daily and will include: Basic Poses, gentle stretching, breathing and meditation.

The Instructor: Yael Shapiro Licensed Acupuncturist and a Yoga instructor.

Accommodations: A luxurious double room (king size bed) with a private bath and breathtaking views.

Cost: $670.00 per person, all inclusive (in a shared double room).

For more information Contact: Yinside Out Acupuncture and Yoga 201-873-2397

About the house: “Hearts Ease” is a place of healing for couples and individuals. The house, built in 1891, was named “Heart’s Ease” due to all the engraved hearts found there. In the early 1920’s, Hilda Worthington Smith, fulfilled a lifelong dream of turning the home into the “Hudson Shore Labor School.” The school taught female immigrants variou trades, as well as English. Eleanor Roosevelt, a board member, was instrumental in empowering these women to make a new life of meaning in America.

Posted on

one love hot yoga


one love hot yoga

one love hot yoga is a heated vinyasa yoga studio. Vinyasa is a type of yoga that offers a variety of poses with a strong emphasis on the breath; the body flows and transitions into each pose with the waves of the breath. Every class at is different, allowing each of our instructors to add their own individual flavor to the classes.

Each member of our experienced and creative teaching staff brings something different to the table, while maintaining our shared vision at one love hot yoga: to support and guide you in your personal yoga practice on and off the mat.

At one love hot yoga, the room is heated to approximately 95 degrees. Incorporating the heat adds an element of detoxification resulting in total body rejuvenation and increased energy (not to mention an amazing physique!). A warmer body allows for less tension in the muscles, helping you achieve a deeper, safer stretch. It also helps you get a serious sweat going for a killer workout!
Stretch, tone, and strengthen individual muscles, while also discovering muscles you never knew you had!

The practice of yoga increases energy, develops focus, cultivates inner peace, and rejuvenates the entire body. At one love hot yoga we invite and encourage you to discover what yoga means to YOU and to experience the benefits of the yoga lifestyle physically and mentally in your everyday life.

In our society, there are endless lists of stresses, demands, and anxiety to the point where we are so worried about what we have to do and what we forgot to do, we lose the most important moment – NOW.

Our philosophy at one love hot yoga is to provide a space where you can let go of the constant worries of everyday life and just be in the moment. Forgetting those demands during your yoga class and being in the moment will get you to stop, breathe, and embrace the present which is what our minds, bodies, and souls need now more than ever. So turn off the computer, sign out of your email, put down the blackberrys, and come to so you can forget yourself to find yourself!

At one love hot yoga, our belief is embedded in the benefits of yoga for the mind, body, and soul. We work to provide a community for all yogis, at any level, to explore the unique blends of yoga that we offer and to introduce the yoga lifestyle.

Our goal is to challenge each and every individual that walks through our doors without them ever feeling defeated. We hold a deep respect for our clients who are looking to develop and deepen their practice by providing a variety of different classes, accessible to all levels

studio is located in the heart of downtown Ridgewood.
80 Chestnut Street Ridgewood, NJ 07450

OR find us on Facebook to get the most up-to-date info!