New to Yoga? WELCOME!
Coming to your first class? Here are a few pointers to get you started.
Please arrive early - Especially if you are new to the studio.
Parking - We have more than fifty FREE parking spots in the rear of the building, which is our main entrance. If at any time those spots are full, there is free parking on the side streets, Waverly and Oakland Avenues. We are a block away from Baltusrol Golf Club and are accessible by many back roads if you are looking to avoid Route 22.
Wear comfortable clothes that aren’t too loose.
Please bring a mat! We do offer FREE mats but we encourage you to have a mat of your own to foster your own personal practice and for hygienic reasons.
We offer storage cubbies for your belongings as well as changing rooms.
Upon entering the studio, please sign in at the front desk. Register with MindBody online to reserve your spot.
Please turn off your cell phone and try to keep chatter to a minimum to preserve the relaxing atmosphere.
Amenities: Free water, tea, and chocolate!
Yoga is an ancient science of uniting or “yoking” the mind, body, and soul, by stilling the natural frenzy of thoughts and the fidgety movements of the body. It is not a religion, but a path to opening up to your own spirituality, if you should desire. You truly receive benefits from what you put into your yoga practice and your practice should be a balanced one.
Here is a list of the eightfold path that one begins when they enter into world of yoga:
Yama: moral conduct; non-injury to others, truthfulness, non-stealing, continence, and non-covetousness
Niyama: observances; purity of body and mind, contentment in all circumstances, self-discipline, self-study (contemplation), and devotion to your higher power
Pranayama: control of prana, the subtle life currents or energy in the body
Pratyahara: going within for the withdrawal of the senses from external objects
Dharana: focused concentration; holding the mind to one thought or object
Dhyana: meditation, absorption in the vast perception of the Universe — Bliss, Peace, Cosmic Light, Cosmic Sound, Love, and Wisdom
Samadhi: superconscious experience of the oneness of the individualized soul with Cosmic Spirit
At AMP, we try to incorporate as much as we can of the above to bring you a balanced practice and to allow for the inner and outer transformations to take place.
Types of Yoga
Not sure which class to take? Here's a brief description of each type to help you choose what's right for you.
Beginner’s Hatha Yoga
New to yoga or just want to get back into the beginner’s mindset? This is your class! We break down the foundation of yoga with fundamental yoga poses and make sure there is thorough understanding of alignment to create a stable and strong practice. You will also learn how to use props and modify a pose when necessary,
Gentle Yoga Looking to de-stress, relax and move at a slower pace? We meditate, go through gentle postures and listen to calming tunes. Allow yourself to unwind, letting go of any tension and stress. Open to all levels and ages and great for anyone with mobility issues and/or pregnancy.
Mat Pilates A core strengthening class to build endurance and tone up the whole body. This class will not only awaken your core, but strengthen the muscles of the back and spine, building a solid foundation and a stronger posture.
Prenatal Yoga Practice Yoga safely while pregnant, using props and poses to suit your ever changing body. Focus on your breath, as well as stretching and strengthening the body to prepare for birth. Build concentration and endurance and connect with local expecting moms.
Yin Yoga Hold poses a little bit longer to release the connective tissue, fascia and ligaments of the body to release deep meridian lines and organs. Relaxing, powerful, and challenging at the same time as you tap into your breath and release the tension in your mind and body.
Find inner strength and link movement with breath through a powerful vinyasa sequence. Unlock your potential as you move and flow getting stronger as you go.
Tween/Teen Yoga Explore asana as well as current issues facing this age group of 12-17. This class will help release stress and foster better focus and concentration skills.
Hot Yoga Flow Dynamic and Powerful Flow in a mindfully heated room from 85-95 degree using Infrared and natural heat. Practice intermediate and advanced poses as you empower the mind and body. Sweat out any stored up toxins and emotions while promoting healing for the body in reducing pain and inflammation. Level up your practice!
Kid's Yoga (ages 4-11) Kid's will learn how to focus and have fun using the fundamentals of a balanced yoga practice. Not only will they learn some cool yoga poses but they have a blast doing it with games. They also get an introduction to meditation and mindfulness. h
Core Yoga Flow Practice poses to enhance core strength and muscular development. This class helps awaken the abdomen, lower back, and hips while also providing a regular yoga flow and stretch.