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June 4, 2020

COVID-19 GUIDELINES

By: Powerflow Yoga

PFY REOPENING GUIDELINES REGARDING COVID-19 PRE-REGISTRATION & WAIVERS REQUIRED Register in advance for all classes.  This allows us to limit contact during check-in and also guarantees your spot for the class.  Due to classes being limited in size for social distancing we cannot guarantee a spot will be available if you drop in without pre-registering.  […]

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May 20, 2020

One Community by Jerry LePore

By: Powerflow Yoga

One Community by Jerry LePore As I sit down to write this we’re on day 65 of lockdown, give or take a few days. Our yoga studios and most businesses shut down mid-March, schools closed soon after and life has taken quite a turn for us all. Although we’re all sharing in this challenging and […]

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May 14, 2020

21 in 31 Pep Talk: Halfway Point

By: Powerflow Yoga

Half Way Through 21 in 31 Where Does the Inspiration Come From? by Dani Goldberg I cannot tell you how many times I have put my name on the white poster board sign for a challenge month. After a month has passed, I have one lonely star next to my name written in bold letters, […]

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April 25, 2020

Sideways by Amanda Amatucci

By: Powerflow Yoga

SIDEWAYS – by Amanda Amatucci April 6th, which will mark my fourth week of quarantine, a chain of events will slowly begin to show themselves. My husband and I have fallen into enough of a routine at this point; waking up, showering, and off to “work” taking to our respective corners of the house. The […]

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March 24, 2020

So Many Questions by Dani Goldberg

By: Powerflow Yoga

So Many Questions “The thing about seeing the big picture and being self-aware is knowing that it’s not about you. It’s about the big picture. It’s not about you. It’s not. This is not about you.” If you have ever been around me, you have heard this quote. It’s one of my all-time favorites by […]

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March 6, 2020

March Equinox: Recommit to Changing your Thoughts by Carrie Parker-Gastelu

By: Powerflow Yoga

There are two equinoxes every year, in March and September, when the sun shines directly on the equator, and the length of night and day are nearly equal. This year’s March Equinox is on Thursday, March 19, 2020, at 11:49 pm. Rituals have been a part of human culture for thousands of years and the […]

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January 11, 2020

Let’s Get Down, Dog

By: Michael Simpson

Let’s get down, dog Downward-Facing Dog, or adho mukha svanasana, is arguably the yoga pose with which everyone is familiar. The A-shaped cornerstone of any Sun Salutation, Down Dog is fundamental to a Powerflow Yoga practice, and rightfully so. Throughout class, you return to this pose over and over again, gradually unfurling your spine back […]

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December 30, 2019

New Year’s Eve Yoga: Take Savasana Instead of a Shot

By: Michael Simpson

As New Year’s Eve quickly approaches, many of us feel the undeniable pressure to make extravagant plans. But finding the perfect outfit is stressful, and overpriced dinners and over-served drinkers often make the evening feel more humdrum than hoorah. While everyone else is out scrambling for a dinner reservation, come ring in the new year […]

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December 8, 2019

“The Still Point of the Turning World”

By: Powerflow Yoga

The Still Point of the Turning World by Carrie Parker-Gasteleu As a yoga teacher, I often make connections back to the human body. I was recently looking through a book that talked about how lines are used in art. I studied the pictures of old churches and noticed the interior vertical lines suggest rising beyond […]

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November 12, 2019

3 Ways to Stay Strong During 20 in 30

By: Michael Simpson

Let’s be honest: Doing 20 yoga classes in 30 days is hard work. We’re almost halfway through Powerflow Yoga’s biannual 20 in 30 yoga challenge, but you may already feel sore, tired or worn out. You may want to skip a class or jump ship altogether, but stick with it. By this month’s end, your […]

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October 28, 2019

20 Yoga Classes in 30 Days: Because You Can

By: Michael Simpson

On Nov. 1, we dare you to take 20 yoga classes (or more!) in 30 days. We believe fitness is the cornerstone of lasting health. When you feel strong, you feel good. The rules are simple. Sign up at your home studio using the 20 in 30 board. Write your name and shirt size on […]

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July 16, 2018

Handstand: Everything in Moderation

By: Michael Simpson

Handstand: Everything in Moderation Ah yes… the elusive handstand. Instagram’s most prized yoga pose, adho mukha vrksasana, is also one of the more challenging postures to do. Unless you practice handstands a zillion times per day (you probably shouldn’t), it can take you years to learn this yoga pose. Our culture is kind of obsessed […]

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June 21, 2018

Summer Solstice: A Call to Lighten Up

By: Michael Simpson

Summer Solstice: A Call to Lighten Up Ah…it’s finally here: the summer solstice. The longest day of the year and shortest night, the day when the entire northern hemisphere finally lightens up. With the summer solstice comes light, warmth and joy, but also a little chaos. It seems that when the kids are out of […]

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June 11, 2018

5 Tips to Rock Your Boat Pose

By: Michael Simpson

Do boat pose to strengthen your hip flexors Boat pose, or paripurna navasana, is an oldie but goodie when you want to strengthen your core. It simultaneously works your hip flexors, abdominals and adductor muscles. But it seems many people misunderstand the nature of boat pose. Sure, your abdominal muscles will support you in the pose. […]

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June 4, 2018

5 Reasons You Need to Get on the Gorge

By: Michael Simpson

5 Reasons You Need to Get on the Gorge Oxford Dictionary defines the word gorge as “a narrow valley between hills or mountains, typically with steep rocky walls and a stream running through it.” But to me and many others, gorge has become synonymous with tradition. Every summer for the past three years, my friends […]

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April 2, 2018

Feeling Down on Your Luck? Try These Five Tips

By: Michael Simpson

Feeling Down on Your Luck? Try These Five Tips Luck is the random occurrence of good or bad fortune. A quick Google search of the word “luck” will reveal many bloggers who believe luck is an important factor in one’s success. But what happens when your luck inevitably runs out? Whether you’ve hit a rough […]

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March 22, 2018

Make Your Own Luck in Half Moon Pose

By: Michael Simpson

March Pose of the Month: Half Moon Balancing poses like ardha chandrasana (Half Moon pose) teach us how to make our own luck. The first zillion times we practice Half Moon, our chances of steadily holding the pose are akin to rolling dice. Sometimes we get lucky and nail it, but a lot of times […]

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March 17, 2018

How Jerry LePore Makes His Own Luck

By: Michael Simpson

How PFY Founder and CEO Jerry LePore Makes His Own Luck As I look back on my path to yoga, as first a practitioner and later a studio owner, I realize one might think I’ve gotten lucky. But my story reveals a combination of working hard, taking risks, putting myself out there and having a […]

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March 7, 2018

Snowga to Keep Your Shoulders—and Yourself—Happy

By: Michael Simpson

Snowga to Keep Your Shoulders—and Yourself—Happy Ah… classic March. They say it goes in like a lion and out like a lamb. When the snow falls heavily, we’re forced inside: a rare opportunity to kick back, relax and reconnect with our family. It’s all fun and games until three hours goes by and you’re at […]

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February 28, 2018

Love is a Two-Way Street by Matthew Dwyer

By: Michael Simpson

 Open up to let love in As yogis, we love to love. At least I do these days. When I walk into a classroom, I ask myself, “How can I love everyone?” And then it’s game on. Love starts to come naturally. When we begin to deepen our practice of yoga, we can move into […]

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February 18, 2018

Hot Powerflow Fusion: Michael Simpson’s Incredible Survival Story

By: Michael Simpson

When my boss told me to review a Hot Powerflow Fusion class in my next blog post, I reluctantly said, “k.” Don’t judge me, but I’m a bit of a snob. I do only yoga (at Powerflow Yoga, of course), and my hatred for other fitness classes burns with the heat of a thousand hot […]

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February 8, 2018

5 Tips to Make You the Next Lady or Lord of the Dance

By: Michael Simpson

Shiva, the cosmic dancer In Hindu mythology, Shiva is the god of transformation and the destroyer of evil. He has many names and takes on myriad different appearances; as Nataraja, he is the Lord of the Dance. Nataraja’s dance is called the Tandavam, which represents the cosmic foxtrot of creation and destruction and the natural […]

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December 19, 2017

5 Tips to Improve Your Headstand Practice

By: Michael Simpson

Headstand is the king of all yoga poses. When done skillfully, Headstand is a transformative yoga posture that will help you view your environment from a completely different perspective. As you increase blood flow back to your brain, you will not only strengthen your entire body, but you will calm your nervous system. Headstand is […]

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December 15, 2017

3 Yin Poses to Get Through the Holidays

By: Kristen Kemp

How are your holidays going? They’re fun, right? Are they also a little stressful and hectic? You’re not alone! The holidays are a big swirl of activity and emotion. We defer to our yoga practice to help us stay positive and strong. Especially helpful during this time of year are relaxing yin yoga poses. Yin […]

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December 7, 2017

4 Reasons You Should Go to Peru in 2018

By: Michael Simpson

If Heaven really is a place on Earth, it’s called Peru. Otherwise known as the Kingdom of the Sun, Peru is one of South America’s most sacred locations. From the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu citadel to the breathtaking Sacred Valley, Peru offers an experience for everyone. Upon arrival, you can enjoy invigorating hikes through the Andes […]

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December 4, 2017

Yay! We picked a Spring 200 Hour TT Scholarship Winner!

By: Kristen Kemp

Yay! We picked a winner! Jessica Miserentino won our scholarship for PFY’s 200 Hour Spring Teacher Training. She’s devoted, hard-working and a great person in every way. We know her well because she’s a karma yogi at PFY Morristown. We are happy to cover half of her tuition and support her on this life-changing journey. […]

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November 22, 2017

Vegetarian on Thanksgiving? Try This Yummy Soup Recipe

By: Kristen Kemp

We know that some of our yogi friends are vegetarians (including me!) And since we can’t eat the turkey on Thanksgiving, we need some yummy soup. This one is my favorite, and it’s a crowd pleaser. You have to make sure the meat eaters save enough for you! Bonus: It’s super easy. Try it out, […]

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November 7, 2017

5 Reasons Inversions are Awesome

By: Michael Simpson

Inversions are the roller coasters of yoga—you love them, or you hate them. Here at Powerflow Yoga, we live for them. Inversions are awesome. Going upside down is an exhilarating way to make your body stronger while you calm your mind. But a lot of people get frustrated by Handstand, Forearm Stand and others. Our […]

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October 31, 2017

5 Reasons You Should Be Proud of Your 21 in 31 Efforts

By: Michael Simpson

You should be so proud of yourselves. It’s hard to stick to something, especially a month-long hot yoga challenge, but you did it. You showed up even when your schedule was too busy, your muscles were sore and your mind was tired. Doing all of that extra laundry—we mean power vinyasa yoga—is no easy feat. […]

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October 23, 2017

5 Tips for Getting Rest During 21 in 31

By: Michael Simpson

Do you feel it yet? Man, 21 in 31 can be tough! By now, some people are starting to get fatigued from doing extra yoga. If you are a bit sore and a lot sleepy, it’s completely normal. Many of us–your teachers and PFY staff–are doing it right along with you! We totally get it. […]

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October 16, 2017

5 Things to Eat and Drink During 21 in 31

By: Michael Simpson

Stay healthy during Powerflow Yoga’s 21 in 31 yoga challenge Wow. You’re already two weeks into PFY’s 21 in 31 yoga challenge. We’re blown away by your efforts. Everyone looks so strong, dedicated and, well, sweaty. October has been a really fun month so far, don’t you think? You can feel those good vibrations buzzing […]

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October 9, 2017

3 Ways to Stay Strong During 20 in 30

By: Michael Simpson

3 Ways to Stay Strong During 20 in 30 Let’s be honest: Doing 20 yoga classes in 30 days is hard. We’re just one week into our biannual yoga challenge, but you may already feel sore, tired or worn out. You may want to skip a class or jump ship altogether, but stick with it. […]

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September 15, 2017

4 Reasons You Should Take 21 Classes in 31 days

By: Michael Simpson

We’re challenging you to take 21 hot yoga classes in 31 days Have you heard about our upcoming 21 in 31 Challenge in October? We decided to shake things up because, well, 20 in 30 was becoming so been there, done that. Powerflow Yoga’s 21 in 31 is president and teacher Alison McCue’s signature hot yoga […]

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