Om For The Holidays 2018

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Do yoga and help animals. This 75-minute class of restorative yoga is the perfect opportunity to de-stress, relax, and regenerate for the holidays. Cozy up to the mat just as you would with your pet. Enjoy hot tea or cocoa afterwards. Silent auction, too. Suggested donation is $35.


Pajama’s and Pooches – A Yoga Event to help animals in need - December 7th- Hillsdale

Finally, you can wear your pajamas to yoga if you like – one day only – Friday, December 7, 2018 starting at 7:30 p.m., at Juluka Yoga, Hillsdale, N.J. Tickets are selling quickly. So call Mandy now at 201 638-6828 to reserve your spot at this cozy and comfy restorative yoga class for the furry cause of the Peace4Paws dogs and the beautiful mare Cleo. A Restorative Yoga class moves through relaxing postures (mostly sitting or on your back - not standing) and breathing while being supported by props. It's the perfect way to wind down from the week and do something good for the animals in return! Beginners are welcome! No experience needed to participate. This class will be led by Juluka trained instructors Stacey Wood and Michelin Aboukasm. They are adept at providing soothing meditations and aromatherapy that will inspire gratitude, renewed motivation for better self-care as well as reinforce our appreciation for the animals in our lives. Immediately following the class Juluka and Peace4Paws will hold a light reception with refreshments from local business and the chance to meet some of the recipients of your donation and CARE - Adoptable Jenny, Claire and other dogs!  


Your donation will go to Peace4Paws - a foster based dog rescue in Westwood, N.J. conceived back in 2007 by Jennifer Cece at Juluka Yoga during her yoga teacher training there. Juluka has supported this animal rescue group ever since. This class will help to benefit not only dogs that have been rescued from difficult situations, but also to help Cleo, a retired research mare at the Mylestone Equine Rescue. If you would like to meet the dogs only and not participate in the class there is no fee. Please come any time after 8pm and the dogs will be there to meet you till approximately 9:30. To attend the yoga event the suggested donation is $35 and reservations can be made by calling Mandy at (201) 638-6828. Additional information available at www.peace4paws.

Yoga 2016

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February 26, 2016 // Special Yoga Benefit For Cleo Of Mylestone Equine Rescue

Soo Yoon Leading Our Yoga Instruction - For Singles, Partner And Family Yoga

Jennifer Johnson On Vocals 


All other community yoga classes Friday at 7:30 pm and Saturday at 5:00 - 6:00 pm in February and March will benefit the dogs of Peace4Paws. Two full months of great yoga to help the dogs! Please attend. They will be wonderful - just like the 2015 community classes.


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Yoga Kick Off & Live Music Event to Benefit Animals February 26, 2016 

 

Friday, February 26 Peace4Paws and Juluka Yoga present their special community yoga kick off yoga class with live entertainment, food, and wine. This event will be held at Juluka Yoga 394 Hillsdale Avenue, Hillsdale and will benefit Cleo, the retired racehorse/research mare of Mylestone Equine Rescue.  The class begins at 7:30 pm with yoga led by the popular and talented Juluka yoga trained instructor Soo Yoon accompanied by professional singer and guitarist Jennifer Johnson. The reception follows immediately after the class at 9pm with food, wine, Silent Auction, Free Goody Bags and “entertainment with a touch of Ireland” by singer-guitarist Ed Saultz.  The donation is $30 for the entire night, or $12 for reception only.  Spots are limited so please call Mandy at 201 638 6828 to make a reservation. For more information visit www.peace4paws.org or read on. 

At 7:30 pm Soo Yoon will lead a yoga class that incorporates breathing, meditation, stretching, and strengthening yoga poses comfortable and stimulating for all ages and level of experience. She will be assisted by other yoga teachers who will be available to adjust during class. Juluka has partnered with Peace4Paws helping animals through yoga since 2007.  Since 2010, Mandy Grant, the owner of Juluka, and Peace4Paws have specifically supported the sanctuary of Cleo, a retired racehorse who upon her injury was sold to a laboratory, and later rescued by NJ’s Mylestone Equine Rescue where she has found permanent sanctuary. 


Jennifer Johnson, will be performing jazz-folk original music live on guitar during the yoga class making the evening even more inspirational and unique. She is an award winning song-writer, singer, guitarist and pianist. She is a wild horse advocate and sponsors a horse at Mylestone Equine Rescue where Cleo, the evening’s beneficiary resides.  Jennifer Johnson’s  program will blend her experience in performing in multiple genres - from classical, Broadway/cabaret, Celtic/Irish to jazz - to her current focus as a songwriter. She has sung at various concert rooms and venues - including opening for Scottish group ‘Old Blind Dogs’ and touring with Grammy musicians George Kahumoku Jr. and Daniel Ho - throughout NJ, NYC, LA, Hawaii and internationally over the last 20 years. Johnson’s other award-winning songs are some of the highlights on her jazz/pop album ‘Midnight Blue’, recorded in 2010, inspired by her early days singing and living in New York City. She worked with Grammy- winning producer Ben Wisch on her first album ‘My Secret Garden’, recorded in Greenwich Village in 2003. Her first cd ‘My Secret Garden’ was recorded in 2003 with Ben Wisch.  


At 9pm after the yoga class the participants will enjoy delicious food and wine and live entertainment by another animal advocate volunteer, Ed Saultz.  Ed regularly spends quality time with Cleo at Mylestone Equine Rescue.  


Ed Saultz, singer, guitar, and bodhrán player, performs the traditional and contemporary music of Ireland and Scotland in pubs, festivals, social clubs, private parties, community and corporate events.  His repertoire includes the pub favorites, social ballads, love songs, and political ballads, as well as guitar or bodhrán accompaniment for the dance tunes.  Through the early and mid nineteen seventies he performed with a four piece bluegrass ensembles. He then took a nearly thirty year hiatus from playing music. Whilst traveling in Ireland in 2002 Ed was inspired back to music by young musicians he saw playing at a regional Fleadh Cheóil in Athea, County Limerick.

 

This multi-faceted animal benefit class is the kick off to a month of community yoga for the benefit of animals like Cleo. The donation is $30 for the night, or $12 for reception only.  Spots are limited so please call Mandy at 201 638 6828 or go online to www.julukayoga.com to make a reservation. For more information visit www.peace4paws.org. 

 

Proceeds from this Friday,  February 26 yoga class and all Friday, 7:30 pm and Saturday 5 pm community yoga classes in February 2016 benefit the animals.

Yoga/Music Event 2015

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Yoga Kick Off & Live Music Event to Benefit Animals January 30, 2015 


Friday, January 30 Peace4Paws and Juluka Yoga present their special community yoga kick off yoga class with live entertainment, food, and wine. This event will be held at Juluka Yoga 394 Hillsdale Avenue, Hillsdale and will benefit Cleo, the retired racehorse/research mare of Mylestone Equine Rescue.  The class begins at 7:30 pm with yoga led by the popular and talented Juluka yoga trained instructor Alyssa Vinas accompanied by professional singer and guitarist Jennifer Johnson. The reception follows immediately after the class at 9pm with food, wine. silent auction, shopping with Beautycounter, Peace4Paws and Mylestone tables and “entertainment with a touch of Ireland” by singer-guitarist Ed Saultz.  The donation is $30 for the entire night, or $15 for reception only.  Spots are limited so please call Mandy at 201 638 6828 to make a reservation or follow this link http://www.julukayoga.com/juluka-2015-community-yoga-kick-off-fundraiser/. For more information visit www.peace4paws.org or read on. 


At 7:30 pm Alyssa Vinas will lead a yoga class that incorporates breathing, meditation, stretching, and strengthening yoga poses comfortable and stimulating for all ages and level of experience. She will be assisted by other yoga teachers who will be available to adjust during class and massage at the end of the class. Juluka has partnered with Peace4Paws helping animals through yoga since 2007.  Since 2010, Mandy Grant, the owner of Juluka, and Peace4Paws have specifically supported the sanctuary of Cleo, a retired racehorse who upon her injury was sold to a laboratory, and later rescued by NJ’s Mylestone Equine Rescue where she has found permanent sanctuary.


Jennifer Johnson, will be performing jazz-folk original music live on guitar during the yoga class making the evening even more inspirational and unique. She is an award winning song-writer, singer, guitarist and pianist. She is a wild horse advocate and sponsors a horse at Mylestone Equine Rescue where Cleo, our beneficiary resides.  Jennifer Johnson’s  program will blend her experience in performing in multiple genres - from classical, Broadway/cabaret, Celtic/Irish to jazz - to her current focus as a songwriter. She has sung at various concert rooms and venues - including opening for Scottish group ‘Old Blind Dogs’ and touring with Grammy musicians George Kahumoku Jr. and Daniel Ho - throughout NJ, NYC, LA, Hawaii and internationally over the last 20 years. Johnson’s other award-winning songs are some of the highlights on her jazz/pop album ‘Midnight Blue’, recorded in 2010, inspired by her early days singing and living in New York City. She worked with Grammy- winning producer Ben Wisch on her first album ‘My Secret Garden’, recorded in Greenwich Village in 2003. Her first cd ‘My Secret Garden’ was recorded in 2003 with Ben Wisch.  


At 9pm after the yoga class the participants will enjoy delicious food and wine and live entertainment by another animal advocate volunteer, Ed Saultz.  Ed regularly spends quality time with Cleo at Mylestone 


Ed Saultz, singer, guitar, and bodhrán player, performs the traditional and contemporary music of Ireland and Scotland in pubs, festivals, social clubs, private parties, community and corporate events.  His repertoire includes the pub favorites, social ballads, love songs, and political ballads, as well as guitar or bodhrán accompaniment for the dance tunes.  Through the early and mid nineteen seventies he performed with a four piece bluegrass ensembles. He then took a nearly thirty year hiatus from playing music. Whilst traveling in Ireland in 2002 Ed was inspired back to music by young musicians he saw playing at a regional Fleadh Cheóil in Athea, County Limerick.


There will be some tables of merchandise set up too for shopping. There will be the Peace4Paws table with our very own tee shirts and coffee.  There will be the Mylestone Equine table full of cool horse themed items.


There will be a table by Beautycounter, maintained by cosmetic health officiando Elisha Fischbein. Peace4paws is very excited to learn about these fabulous super healthy products. Check this link for more info.  https://elishafischbein.beautycounter.com/Home


There is also a Silent Auction set for 1/30 ( & 2/13 ) at Juluka Yoga. BeautyCounter is donating a special item http://www.vogue.com/868054/minnie-mortimers-secret-beautycounter-skin-care/.  We will also have Cole Haan bags, Lewis Drugs baskets, Westwood Pets Baskets and lots more. Plus free goodie bags! 


Also at 9pm some of our adoptable dogs will arrive ! Cute beagle mix Daisy, who is fostered with Mandy and Kyle will tip toe gently through! Sweet Sage, adoptable German Shepherd-Great Dane mix puppy will say hello too! Beautiful beagle girl Molly will arrive on 1/31 and will attend the 2/13 event if she is not adopted sooner. 


This multi-faceted animal benefit class is the kick off to a month of community yoga for the benefit of animals like Cleo. The donation is $30 for the night, or $12 for reception only.  Spots are limited so please call Mandy at 201 638 6828 to make a reservation. Or follow this link http://www.julukayoga.com/juluka-2015-community-yoga-kick-off-fundraiser/


Proceeds from this Friday,  January 30 class and all Friday, 7:30 pm and Saturday 5 pm community classes in February 2014 benefit the animals. 


PURCHASE TICKETS BY FOLLOWING THIS LINK http://www.julukayoga.com/juluka-2015-community-yoga-kick-off-fundraiser/

Partner Yoga 2018

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Date: April 13, 2018
Time: 7:30 
Place: Juluka Yoga, 394 Hillsdale Avenue , Hillsdale, NJ
Fee: $20 a person or $35 for two
To Reserve a Spot: Mandy Grant, 201 638 6828

Partner Yoga to Help Rescued Bait Dog Ruby 

Former dog fighting ring bait dog Ruby was found in a bad neighborhood covered with scars.  Months later she is thriving in her Bergen County foster home.  She is ready for her forever home. Sweet Ruby will be at Juluka Yoga all night Friday, February 13th, when Peace4Paws and Juluka Yoga present their annual Partner Yoga class starting at 7:30 pm with a silent auction and free goody bags immediately after at 9pm. 

This event is suitable for all ages and levels of experience. No partner, no problem, students will be paired up during class. This event will be held at Juluka Yoga 394 Hillsdale Avenue, Hillsdale and will benefit the Peace4Paws foster and adoption program. 

This soulful and playful class will be led by experienced, compassionate Juluka trained instructor Maria Baez. 

Upbeat, inspiring yoga teacher Maria Baez, RYT, teaches all types of yoga including restorative yoga.  Among her certifications include Fundamentals of Teaching Yoga & Meditation to Military Communities and Teaching Trauma Sensitive Meditation from Warriors at Ease. 

Every pose has a meaning, such as surrender, trust, community, etc, which are helpful to opening the heart and mind. Each pose requires paying close attention to the present moment and to the partner, resulting in a heightened but pleasant sense of connection and awareness.

The teachers aim guide the participants to enjoy a playful, natural and comfortable yoga experience throughout the yoga class part of the evening.

The donation is $20 per person or $35 for those who sign up as a couple. Spots are limited so please call Mandy at 201-638-6828 or visit www.julukayoga.com to make a reservation.  

You may come to meet Ruby or to do yoga or both.  There will be other dogs available to meet at as well but they will be at a different location in Hillsdale near Juluka Yoga Studio. 

Partner Yoga 2015

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Partner Yoga & Silent Auction Event to Benefit Animals February 13, 2015


Friday, February 13th, Peace4Paws and Juluka Yoga present their annual Couples Yoga class at 7:30 pm with a silent auction, shopping, food, wine and free goody bags immediately after at 9pm. This event is suitable for all ages and levels of experience. No partner, no problem, students will be paired up during class. This event will be held at Juluka Yoga 394 Hillsdale Avenue, Hillsdale and will benefit the Peace4Paws foster and adoption program. New this year, at 9 pm cute foster dogs Sage, Molly and Daisy will mix and mingle.


This soulful and playful class will be led by experienced, compassionate Juluka trained instructors Maria Baez and Jennifer Cece.  Both teachers have additional certifications in related yoga specialties.


Maria Baez, RYT, has additional training in gentle restorative types of yoga including a certification from Fundamentals of Teaching Yoga & Meditation to Military Communities and Teaching Trauma Sensitive Meditation from Warriors at Ease. 


Jennifer Cece, RYT, who teaches gentle yoga at Juluka weekly, is additionally certified in Yoga for Depression from Amy Weintraub of Lifeforce Yoga and with additional teaching certifications for work with children and teens.


Between the combined skills of Maria and Jennifer, this class is truly suitable for all ages and levels of experience. No partner is required to sign up.  It is also a great way to celebrate Valentine Weekend.  For romantic couples this can be a good moment for intimate connections as well.


Every pose has a meaning, such as surrender, trust, community, etc, which are helpful to opening the heart and mind. Each pose requires paying close attention to the present moment and to the partner, resulting in a heightened but pleasant sense of connection and awareness.


The teachers aim guide the participants to enjoy a playful, natural and comfortable yoga experience throughout the yoga class part of the evening.


The party starts at 9pm, and non yogi’s are welcome also.  Everyone will enjoy food, wine, Silent Auction, Beautycounter Products, Free Goody Bags and have the opportunity to meet the cute adoptable dogs like the little beagle Molly, sweet Great Dane/Shepherd Mix pup Sage or cuddly beagle mix Daisy!  The donation is $20 per person or $35 for those who sign up as a couple. Spots are limited so please call Mandy at 201 638 6828 or visit www.julukayoga.com to make a reservation.  Or click on these links:


For a couple http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=45380&stype=41&prodid=10192


Or For one person http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=45380&stype=41&prodid=10191Type your paragraph here.

Yoga Kickoff 2014

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Candlelight Yoga 2012

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There were SEVEN adoptable dogs at Sukha Arts Center. Many are still available. Visit The Last Resort to meet them and spread the word. Lets get them all good homes!!!


Namaste


This page is dedicated to the helping the retired research animals at

The Kindness Ranch and the homeless foster dogs and cats at 

the Last Resort Rescue through YOGA!.  


Please read about this great event and check out the 70 pictures by scrolling below.


Thank You Mary Beth, Christine, everyone at Sukha, the Last Resort, peace4paws and all of you, 

who attended for your enormous effort and support for making this event so successful.


Donations


You may purchase tickets for $20 each at the door or before the date by going to our "donate" page.  

If you are unable to attend, we encourage you to make a donation of any amount on the donate page.  Thank you ! 


Guest Book


We love knowing who's dropped by. Please say 'hi' and tell us you were here.


Details


Success At Sukha -  $1245 raised for Animal Charities Sukha partnered with peace4paws for Hurricane Sandy dogs and Research Animals


In the middle of hard economic times, Owner Christine Chan of Sukha Arts Center wasn’t asking for a cut of the proceeds for the gigantic January 18, Candlelight Yoga with Mary Beth animal benefit, she was asking what more can she do to help the homeless animals?  How can there be more adoptable pets at the event?  Sukha was only expecting at most 35 people to take the yoga class, but 64 had registered so rather than turn away the enthusiasm and the much needed funds for the animals, she knocked down walls in the main room to make way for more people AND opened up another room in the upstairs area for a second class to try to make everyone “om” happily as they stretched from one yogic pose to the next.  Christine invited her entire staff to volunteer for the event and they were all needed between coats, food, furniture, dog affection and of course yoga!  Between Sukha, and co organizer Northern New Jersey 501 c 3 charity, peace4paws , as well as Mary Beth and Mary Beth’s children’s 11 year old friends, the energy and enthusiasm to help homeless animals find homes was contagious, and $1245 was raised from Friday night yoga! The beneficiaries were The Last Resort foster group and The Kindness Ranch Sanctuary for Research Animals! 


In harmony with a handpicked  playlist of music, 75 candles, and expert vinyasa flow, Mary Beth Barnhart of River Vale, championed  a conscience raising yoga class on an extremely unique topic.  Mary Beth took weeks to organize her theme.  This was her personalized approach to educating about the need for sanctuary for research animals.   Mary Beth taught the class about the 3 ‘s of research which is reduction, refinement, and  replacement using imagery.  Reduction refers to using less animals to obtain the same data.  Refinement means to make the process less painful or stressful for the animals.  Replacement refers to finding non-animals means of testing, which is enormously on the rise worldwide. 


At one point, Mary Beth said “Imagine one of your favorite animals.  See them with their mother and their siblings full of innocence and joy.  Now imagine the cages in a laboratory where your animal is moved.  Let s  send out a vibration to the researchers, the caretakers, and the others associated with the research that they may abide by 3 R’s set forth in the 50’s and now the 4th R, which is rehabilitation.  Let’s send out a positive Om that your animal finds sanctuary. ”The final song on Mary Beth’s playlist was Sanctuary, and then the big party began upstairs where there were lots to drink, eat and friendly adoptable dogs to play with from the Last Resort. The party ended at 2 am in Harrington Park. 


This was a night when the Heart Chakra really shined.  The heart chakra is green, and means, love.  There were so many volunteers behind the scenes, spreading the word through social media, and those who posted signs in dogparks and storefronts and kind newspapers that helped make that green heart chakra shine to the tune of $1245 for the animals AND even better –applications were made for adoptable dogs after the event.  Spanky (pictured) is stil available for adoption. For a complete list of adoptable dogs please check out thelastresort.com.  For pictures from the event please visit www.peace4paw.org and sukhaarts.com. 


( January Press Release Published by local newspapers )


Peace4paws organizes January 18th Candlelight Yoga to help adoptable companion animals.


Hurricanes Sandy’s timing could not have been worse for pets.


Before Sandy, the shelters were inundated with abandoned pets due to over four years of high unemployment and a poor economy.  More people were surrendering their pets due to loss of jobs or homes, and even less people were adopting than previous years.  Charities like peace4paws and rescue groups, like The Last Resort, have been working harder than ever to help find homes for the increasing number of abandoned companion pets, and then, if things weren’t hard enough, Sandy hit, leaving thousands more animals’ homeless. 


Throughout all this post Hurricane chaos, as usual, even less is heard about the fate of research animals, which includes dogs and cats locked in laboratories when Sandy hit.  It was estimated that 10,000 live research animals were killed at one nearby New York City university that teaches students to research on animals. These animals were trapped in the basement and left to drown.  There are similar stories involving additional hardships affecting research animals across the east coast. Facts like this do not typically circulate to the general public, but, animal charity and rescue are informed and motivated to action to help animals.   


To deal with tragedies like this at laboratories and in the shelters due to Sandy, rescue groups and charities like peace4paws and The Last Resort are stepping up efforts to help animals in need find loving homes. They are partnering with empathetic local businesses such as Sukha Arts Center of Harrington Park to hold fundraising events which will benefit both rescue group and research animal sanctuary. 


On January 18, 2013, at 7 pm, peace4paws and Sukha Arts Center will present Candlelight Yoga with Mary Beth, in the new, elegant Sukha Arts Center space, in Harrington Park, New Jersey.  Seasoned yoga teacher, Mary Beth Barnhart, of River Vale, provides a multilevel class with asanas (yoga poses) and vinyasa ( a combination  of yoga poses in a flow) that accommodates various skill levels.  Mary Beth always offers modifications to accommodate beginners as well as more advanced practitioners.


Here is what people are saying about Mary Beth Barnhart’s classes.


Tom Moore of Closter, New Jersey, said, “Mary Beth’s classes are a fantastic combination of strength, cardio and flexibility training with safety and humor mixed together.  Best all-around workouts I have ever taken. “


Megan Lavner of Westwood, New Jersey said “her classes are the ultimate mind body fitness model. Presented as intermediate, she goes extremely out of her way to make students feel comfortable. She is my favorite yogi and much of my learning I've spent by practicing with Mary Beth, and plan to be a protégé for life. 


As one of Mary Beth’s students, Nancy Weiss said “Mary Beth's classes are warm, inviting, and welcoming to all levels”.  In a world of full of stress and anxiety, yoga is a prescribed antidote.  Yoga is a place to claim your inner peace, and connect with a sense of compassion for yourself and others. 


Peace4paws established their charity to make sure that compassion towards others included research animals. This event supports the right of research animals to sanctuary and shelter animals to forever homes.  As Mary Beth said, “That is why we are doing this because we believe deeply that these loving creatures deserve loving homes".


It’s not just the unconditional love that people adore about dogs, cats and other companion animals. The benefits of living with pets are actually been scientifically proven to have certain health benefits.


Studies have shown that pets help to lower peoples’ blood pressure, lessen anxiety, and boost immunity. Some research finds that kids growing up in a home with furred animals will have less risk of allergies and asthma. Enjoyable activities such as playing with a dog can elevate levels of serotonin and dopamine, which just means less depression and more happiness.


Even just petting a dog is shown to lower blood pressure and The Last Resort will be bringing some adoptable cats and dogs to the event.  If there is a particular dog or cat of interest it is best to visit the list of adoptable pets at www.thelastresort.com.


The beneficiaries of Candlelight Yoga with Mary Beth will be the foster animals with The Last Resort and retired research animals at the Kindness Ranch sanctuary of Hartsville, Wyoming, see www.kindnessranch.org or visit our page about the Kindness Ranch.We visited and we know they do a great job of rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming animals retired from use in research labs and related fields.


There will be a reception after the yoga class of wine, cheese and assorted foods and desserts.  The suggested donation for the event is $20 payable at the door, but donations can be made at any time to peace4paws at "donate". 


To reserve a spot at the Candlelight Yoga event, please contact Christine of Sukha Arts Center, 201 768- 2455. 


Between the yoga, the animals, the wine, the foods and the friendly atmosphere at Sukha Arts Center, this event promises to be both relaxing and satisfying experience to all at a time when the animals are in need of support the most. 


"The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man."


 - Charles Darwin.


EVENT SUMMARY


On January 18, 2013 - we raised $1,245 from the Candlelight Yoga with Mary Beth Barnhart at Sukha Arts Center. Thank you Mary Beth, Christine from Sukha and all the other volunteers! 

Arm Balance and Inversion Workshop 2013

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On Saturday, February 2, 2013, 2 to 4 pm, Juluka Yoga and peace4paws will sponsor a special Arm Balance and Inversion Workshop with Eric Larson to benefit the animals retired from research at Jungle Friends Sanctuary, The Kindness Ranch, and Mylestone Equine Rescue at Juluka Yoga.  Eric Larson (500hr RYT) will lead the class to explore arm balance and inversion poses like crow, side crow, forearm balance, headstand, handstand, shoulder stand, and flying pigeon (otherwise known as eka pada galavasana).  Juluka Yoga, established in 2006 and is located at 394 Hillsdale Avenue, Hillsdale, New Jersey.  The fee for this event is $35, and will include a reception of fresh organic fruits, vegetables and assorted raw foods.  At the reception which immediately follows the class around 4 pm, there will be an opportunity to meet and socialize with Mandy Grant, the owner and founder of Juluka, many peace4paws members such as Jennifer Cece,  Ronni Sarrett Lederman, Dorreen Holstein, Peter Rabcevics, Elaine Berk and Amanda Berk, the many talented Juluka Yoga teacher trainees, and especially our visiting yoga teacher Eric Larson and his partner Aaron Berk, who is formerly of Harrington Park, New Jersey.  


Eric Larson teaches vinyasa for all levels, including gentle restorative and absolute beginner classes and as well as workshops in New York City. His intelligent hands on adjustments guide the newcomer into safe and correct alignment and the more experienced yogi into advanced asana. Eric was introduced to yoga after a serious back injury nearly ended his dancing career. Eric still dances professionally, sings and acts in New York City and all over the United States.  Eric credits yoga for adding joy and stability to his active life. He believes in the healing power of an intention infused asana practice. Eric specializes in building his students' practices with one on one attention. “Whether the goal is Samadhi or just a good sweat” Eric guides the yoga practicioner towards reaching individual and personal goals in his  classes. "Anyone can do yoga. I would like to help them find out how, "says Eric.


To sign up for this special animal benefit and to experience arm balance and inversion poses of various levels please contact Mandy of Juluka Yoga at 201 638 6828. Mat space is limited, so call ahead to reserve your place for this special fundraising event.  The research animals really need your support to find sanctuary – so thanks for your interest.  If you can’t come please donate.

Juluka Yoga Animal Benefit 2011

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Juluka Yoga Animal Benefit 2011


Wonderful yoga class for all levels and ages, lots of fun, taught by Denise Cillo Egan, E-RYT will be held June 18th, 5 pm at Juluka Yoga, 394 Hillsdale Avenue, Hillsdale, New Jersey, www.julukayoga.com.

 

To reserve your mat space please contact Mandy at (201) 638-6828.  Proceeds go to support Cleo, the CEM mare at Mylestone Equine Rescue, and all the retired research animals at The Kindness Ranch. 

Juluka Community Yoga 2012

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Community Yoga at Juluka in November was a rewarding experience for all!


Throughout the month of November 2012, Juluka Yoga Studio in Hillsdale, NJ partnered with the Northern New Jersey-based 501 ( c ) 3 charitable organization, peace4paws, to raise awareness and funds to benefit animals that have been retired from use in research and related fields. To show its support, Juluka Yoga donated all proceeds from its weekly Friday 7:30 p.m. and Saturday 5:00 p.m. community yoga classes in November to three animal sanctuaries around the country: The Kindness Ranch, Mylestone Equine Rescue, and Save the Chimps. 


The yoga classes were taught by the 2012 teacher trainees, Vas, Gail, Betina, Madeline, and a few other talented new teachers.  Jennifer Cece Bellon, a graduate from the very first Juluka teacher training class, who is also, the President and Co Founder of peace4paws taught a few classes also.  The students were very appreciative, receptive, and enthusiastic about the work of the teachers, the cause to help research animals, and the health benefits associated with participating in Juluka style yoga.  The teachers and the students were able to socialize after class and it was really nice feeling to have that opportunity to mix and mingle and for everyone to get to know each other.  This friendly, family style atmosphere is characteristic of the typical Juluka yoga experience, and peace4paws events in general. 


Juluka's Community Classes is $8 per person, however, donations of any amount are appreciated or may be donated at any time. Please check Juluka's schedule for the complete listing of classes at www.julukayoga.com. 


Pictured at Juluka Yoga are Charlie, the yoga dog, and Mandy Grant, Owner, Juluka Yoga.

Juluka 2010 at Juluka

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Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures.


The Dalai Lama


Peace4paws was born from yoga... and moves forward through yoga.......with much thanks to Juluka Yoga at www.Julukayoga.com. 


Founding peace4paws.org yogini members Denise Egan, Jennifer Cece, and Mandy Grant (and all the participants) have been instrumental in raising awareness, funds, and yoga events to help the animals of reseach and related fields find sanctuary, forever homes, and love. 


2010, August 11, 18, and 25th yoga teachers, Denise Egan and Jennifer Cece taught the Community Yoga Classes at Juluka Yoga. Donations were assigned to the Kindness Ranch on behalf of the generousity of Mandy Grant, Juluka Yoga Studio owner. Hillsdale Green Team also participated as they are also promoting health through yoga to all Hillsdale Employees.  We certainly believe that all the Hillsdale Employees should take "LUNCH BREAK" yoga at Juluka.  We think everyone should do yoga! And there is even doga which is a version of yoga for both people and dogs together. Not sure if and when peace4paws.org will offer that, but, it would be fun. Please enjoy pix below.


And coming soon, video from Denise Egan at Juluka Yoga about the benefits of yoga for all as it brings together peace4paws.org, Hillsdale Green, and a very healthy and happy future. 

Yoga Benefit 2008

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On June 1, 2008, peace4paws.org presented The Yoga Benefit Event to raise consciousness and funds for the animals of research and related areas.  Money was donated to two prominent animal charities, and to the rescue of Blackie. The event included yoga, breakfast buffet, raffle prizes, art exhibit, live music, vendors, health exhibitors, information tables, and Nationally Acclaimed Keynote Speaker, Nancy Megna of NEAVS. The Yoga Benefit Event was attended by one hundred people.


WE ARE SO GRATEFUL FOR THE HUGE TURNOUT WE HAD FOR THIS EVENT!  WE EXCEEDED OUR GOALS IN TERMS OF PARTICIPANTS!  THE EFFORT ON THE PART OF ALL OF THE peace4paws.org 2008 VOLUNTEER CREW and ALL OF OUR DONORS WAS TREMENDOUS.  THE OVERALL RESPONSE  WAS OUTSTANDING AND WE WILL FOREVER BE GRATEFUL, ESPECIALLY, OUR RESCUE BLACKIE! No one is happier than Blackie!!! Allow the photos below to tell the story of our Yoga Benefit Event of June 2008. 


[Our first participant is greeted by Lauren, Denise, Jennifer and Alyssa.]

[Denise Egan leads the class] [Denise Egan Inspire Compassion] [Amanda Leslie entertains with Jennifer Cece on keyboards] [Sam sings beautifully orginal music and covers.] [Samantha Boudrot and Uncle John collaborate for the animals!] [Art Exhibit, Pascack Hills Support peace4paws !] [Local Artists show compassion to the animals!] [Alex Boudrot, Vicky Charron,Sue Boudrot, Sam, Jenn, Denise, Lauren, Alyssa]  


Many thanks to these caring animal advocates for their efforts in making our opening event such a success: 


The Yoga class was supported by Juluka Yoga Studio, owner, Mandy Grant, and their volunteer teachers, such as Denise Egan and students.  


Yoga was followed by a gigantic breakfast buffet, managed by chef Vicki Charron. Additional food was donated by Westwood's Jack's Cafe, The Rolling Pin, Michaels Bagels, Egan's cookies, DePietro's Brownies, and Sue Boudrot's fruit platter ( Trader Joes). Sue Boudrot facilitated the donation of linens, table settings and centerpieces. 


Art exhibitors featured the work of Alex Boudrot and the art department of Pascack Hills High School, Emil "Rocky" Fiore, Hannah Bellon, Jene Nickford, Eran, and Ginger.  Health exhibitors included Dr. John T. Cece, chiropractor.


Raffle prizes were donated by Westwood Pets, Park Cleaners of Lyndhurst, Tony D's, Granita Grill, Golden Bagels, Juluka Yoga Studio, Lewis Drugs, The Body Shop, Tease Salon, American Woman, Hoop Dreamz, The Nail House, Cork and Keg, Laughing Lotus, Doie Designs, The Pet Lodge, Parian Jewelers, Watch Out Jewelers, Jennifer Cece Vocal Studios, Westwood Feed, Westwood Health and Fitness (Sandra Rosario).  The raffle table was prepared and designed by Alyssa Vinas and Adeline DePietro. 


Glorious music was performed by Samantha Boudrot and her Uncle John Boudrot. 


Our keynote speaker, Nancy Megna, a long time member of NEAVS (www.NEAVS.org) spoke to us from the heart and experience.  She has over ten years experience rehabilitating monkeys who had served time in research.