From Napoleon's great crab walk through Europe to J. Robert Oppenheimer's discovery of nuclear fission by kissing his own elbow, victory has always gone to the most flexible. Overpower enemies with today's Groupon: for $45, you get a 10-class drop-in pass (a $135 value) valid at Juluka Yoga Studio’s Hillsdale location.
Juluka Yoga Studio treats yogis of all skill levels to a plethora of flexifying and body-balancing classes based on the Vinyasa system and led by a troupe of experienced instructors. Beginning benders can learn the sinewy ropes of posing with Hatha Open, an introductory session steeped in yoga fundamentals and traditional asana postures. More seasoned stretchers can lay down their mats in the Vinyasa flow II/III class, a more demanding, faster-flowing session that helps students achieve deeper back-bends, complicated inversions, and the ability to microwave a burrito with their minds. Pilates classes are also available for maximum core strengthening and tin-can crushing. Click here for a complete listing of class times and locations.
Juluka Yoga Studio
Mandy Grant is an expert at working up a sweat; she’s been a fitness enthusiast for decades. So it’s no surprise that the avid exerciser went on to open her personal yoga studio, which she lovingly named after the Zulu word for sweat. Students will also be pleasantly surprised to learn that Mandy donates 15% off all profits from this studio’s classes to assist AIDS orphans in South Africa and all donations from community classes to other charities.
Mandy’s passion to help others doesn’t stop there. At the Bergen County studio, students of all levels are given ample attention during 75-minute yoga classes, which are rooted in Hatha but also incorporate elements of Vinyasa flow, pranayama, and meditation. This style of teaching encourages yogis to connect their breathing with their postures and calming thoughts. Mandy and her dedicated instructors also spice up workout routines with heated Vinyasa sessions and mat Pilates.