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Meditate Jersey City

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Did you know that you can meditate for free at The Brunswick Center in Jersey City?

The former school at 189 Brunswick Street has transformed into an educational health and wellness center, where classrooms have been converted into dance studios, cardio and weight-training rooms, and the yoga & meditation center.

Volunteers run the meditation classes at 7pm on Mondays (or Tuesdays, depending on attendance availability in the meetup group) and at 5pm on Saturdays.

On my particular visit, Kushal Choksi, who works in hedge funds, was the instructor. We removed our shoes before entering the studio and sat on our mats. First, we did breathing exercises to open up our air passages. Then Kushal led us in a guided meditation that he said would be 10 minutes but when we finished it turned out to be 22 minutes. Time was irrelevent. In meditation, you are so focused on your inner body that you are not concerned with the outside world.

Kushal explained that most of our daily lives involve things pulling us in different directions and that both external and internal forces control our thoughts. But there is one way we can control our thoughts…through breathing. I certainly felt clear-headed and centered after the session, at peace with myself and my surroundings. We were living in the present moment.

I spoke to Amit Haryani, who often leads the classes at The Brunswick Center. He has studied yoga and meditation for 20 years and has taught for 15 of those, finding that it gives him inner peace from his day job as an environmental engineer.

Earlier in ilfe, when Amit was stressed out during exams, his classmate introduced him to “The Art of Living” happiness program, started by His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. The Brunswick Center location offers that as a paid program, once a month. Details here.

“The happiness program is about leading a lifestyle where you can truly be happy,” says Amit. “It gives you the ability to actually be the expression of happiness, rather than be in the pursuit of happiness.”

If anything can be determined from the demeanor of these men and other organizers, it is that they have an inner-peace that radiates positive energy and joy to all of those in their presence.

SCHEDULE:

  • Community Meditations: Monday 7-8pm and Saturday 5-6pm
  • Community Yoga: Tuesday 7-8pm
  • Happiness Program Schedule: Aug 27-31,  Sept 24-28
  • Meditation program: Aug 7-9, Sept 11 – 13  

Ommm,
JCG

Free Workout this Saturday 5/3/14 Jersey City!

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JCF is hosting a free workout this Saturday, May 3rd at 10am at Hamilton Park.

Get a workout and a glimpse of the boot camp program they’re offering this season. All are welcome!

 

 

Sweat it out,
JCG

Guided Meditation this Sunday 10/20/13

 

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Riverview Community Garden is hosting a guided meditation this Sunday, October 20th at 12:30pm entitled “Seeding The Heart.” Laurie G, a yoga instructor, will guide the gathered group in a series of reflection meant to transform and heal by “delving into a deep state of presence and peace within the heart.” The theme for this session will be forgiveness. No experience necessary.

Precise location: Ogden Ave. between Griffith and Bowers St.
Cost: Suggested donation of $10, 50% of which will be dedicated to the garden
Bring: A towel or cushion to sit on
After: Linger and mingle with the group over treats

Other info here.

 

Wellness $avings in Jersey City

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While you may not be going back to school this year, the end of summer encourages fresh starts—a time to re-focus on your personal and professional goals. Let’s start with getting your body in the right place with these rejuvenating deals in Jersey City. Sound body, sound mind.

ReGenesis Healing and Wellness Medi-Spa (115 Christopher Columbus Ave.) has four facial specials ranging from $45-$49. Deets.

Enercure Health Solutions (230 Liberty Ave.) is offering a 1-hour reflexology session for $32. Get it here.

Serenity Day Spa downtown (263 Grand St.) boasts a discounted Swedish hot stone massage. $60. Details.

Michelle Timek Yoga is promoting 4 deals in its two Jersey City locations (10 Regent St.; 70 Greene St.), starting at just $25 for five group yoga classes. Buy here.

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To renewal,
JCG

Beauty & Fitness Deals 8/5/13

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Bollywood NYC Funk Dance School is offering package deals (funk & fitness fusion workouts) at their Jersey City location (54 Coles St.). Purchase here.

Enercure Health Solutions (230 Liberty Ave.) is offering a 1-hour reflexology session for $32. Get it here.

The Performing Arts Workshop (54 Coles St.) is charging on $35 for a one-hour private dance lesson for one or two. Choose from ballroom, salsa, and more. Buy here.

ReGenesis Healing and Wellness Medi-Spa (115 Christopher Columbus Ave.) has four facial specials ranging from $45-$49. Deets.

CKO Kickboxing Jersey City (150 Bay St.) has discounts on kickboxing class packages starting at $25. Click to purchase.

 

Enjoy,
JCG

 

 

 

 

 

Jersey City Health & Wellness Deals 7/9/13

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Get your rejuvenation on with these local deals:

Enercure Health (230 Liberty Ave.) is offering a one-hour reflexology session for $32 and two sessions for $59. Details here.

Petracco Chiropractic Center (218 Newark Ave.) will give you a one-hour massage and chiropractic exam for $30. More info here.

Beach Bum Tanning (Edgewater and Bayonne locations) are promoting a deal for two to five FIT bodywrap sessions, starting at $49. Full deets here.

Health & Wellness Deals

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Now that the unofficial summer season has kicked in, it’s high time we get ourselves looking pretty. Here are local deals for all of you Jersey City rezzies this week. That’s right: I do the research so you don’t have to.

Newport Swim & Fitness (Newport) is offering a two-week gym membership and a personal training session for $39. Details here.

Regenesis Healing and Wellness Medi-Spa (Historic Downtown) is offering half-off for a massage or a couples’ massage. Buy here.

Bally’s (Journal Square)  is offering a 1-month gym membership and four personal training sessions for $29. Additional info here.

Hoboken Wellness Spa (Hoboken) is giving discounts on certain face and body treatments. More info here.

Diva Spa Esthetic Center (North Bergen) is offering deals on its spa packages. Details here.

 

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JCG