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Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance, Valerie Basile Grunther of Inner Flame Yoga offers group and private and small group yoga lessons for individuals, businesses, and corporations in the Central New Jersey area. Specialties in yoga for low back pain, osteoporosis, chronic illnesses, alignment based flow, gentle, restorative and chair.

Useful Links

Useful yoga links and directories

Useful Links

Yoga Locators: Find classes, teachers, retreats and all kinds of yoga resources in your area with these directories.

Yoga Alliance: This site provides a place where qualified yoga teachers can register and can be a great place to find out what kind of programs and teachers are available in your area. You will see my profile here.

Yoga Trail: Whatever your style or level, find yoga classes, teachers, retreats events etc., reviewed by people like you. Support your teachers, and help other yogis around the world by sharing your own experience! I have a profile page and note my events here too.

Yoga Class Near You: My group class schedules are listed here. Use this to look up classes anywhere you are.

YogaFinder: This directory pulls together classes, conferences, events and teachers from all over the Web to make it easy to find something that suits your needs.

Yoga Everywhere: No matter where you live you'll be able find a yoga studio with this directory. This site contains articles on yoga, forums for practitioners, a yoga store and a studio/teacher directory.

International Yoga Centers Directory: Global guide to yoga instructors, studios, ashrams, and retreats!

YogaCity NYC: Comprehensive site for yoga classes, events, and studios in New York City. Also has a shop, blog, articles and a yoga sleuth best class picks.

Health and Yoga: Yoga information, articles, directory, retreats, shopping and much more.

Mindful Yoga Health: Yoga guide, news, interviews, goods, nutrition and classes - New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston

Informational, Publications, Articles

Yoga Journal: Website for the publication which contains a wealth of information on yoga from the basics to how it can fit into your lifestyle.

Elephant Journal: Lots of articles about things mind-body-spirit. Great variety of writers and some humorous articles.

Mind Body Green: All inclusive wellness site with inspiring articles,tips, news, and interviews.

Think Natural Today: A new online magazine offering a complete guide to personal growth, health, happiness, and spiritual development in natural ways.

Master Your Health with Yoga: Various useful resources about the practice of yoga.

Yoga for Back Pain: Blog post about the benefits of yoga and postures explained with youtube videos that help people with back pain.

Drug Dangers: Our goal at Drug Dangers is to keep the public educated and informed of all defective medical devices and dangerous medications that are currently on the market. A comprehensive guide that covers topics on alcohol assessments, the rehab process, and different types of treatments that are available.

Consumer Safety: Consumer Safety Guide was created to keep the public informed about consumer dangers and safety issues associated with numerous products that can cause the public harm. The website is constantly being updated with the most recent information on the most popular prescription medications and FDA-approved medical devices that could be endangering your health or putting your loved ones at risk. Their mission is to keep you informed and help you make the most educated decisions about your health care!

Organizations and Teachers

Anatomy Studies for Yoga Teachers (ASFYT): Jason Brown (E-RYT500, LMT) offers yoga teachers, personal trainers and other movement professionals the opportunity to receive an in-depth education in musculo-skeletal anatomy and the study of human movement in general but also particularly as it applies to the practice of yoga asana. Course participants meet in NYC or can be done online! I finished all modules at the end of June 2010 and I continue to study with him. Send me an email if you have any questions about it.

Yoga Union: A wonderful yoga studio in the Flatiron district of NYC run by an accomplished yoga teacher and trainer, Alison West for the practice of yoga, yoga for back care and scoliosis and the training of yoga teachers. One of my favorite studios to practice yoga in NYC!

Yoga Anatomy: Accomplished yoga educator Leslie Kaminoff runs this course and co-authored the widely used book "Yoga Anatomy". He is an internationally recognized specialist with almost 40 years of experience in the fields of yoga and breath anatomy. I completed his Yoga Anatomy: Practices course in 2014.

Manhattan Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: An esteemed staff of physicians, therapists and alternative medicine practitioners dedicated to diagnose and treat chronic and acute pain and medical conditions. Its founder, Dr. Loren Fishman studied yoga in India with BKS Iyengar, uses it in his rehabilitation practice and has written extensively about yoga as an adjunct to medical treatment.

B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga: This yoga teacher has created a style that is meant to work for all people and uses a variety of props like blocks, ropes and and belts. Visit this site to find out where this type of yoga is practiced in your area.

Jillian Pransky: An international presenter, the director of Restorative Therapeutic Yoga teacher training for YogaWorks, and a founding Director of Bright Spirit Yoga trainings. She teaches group classes in NJ and NYC, holds retreats, workshops and teacher trainings.

Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health: This yoga retreat and program center wants to spread the practice of yoga to create healthy minds and bodies. Located in Massachusetts, it offers numerous classes and retreats.

International Association of Yoga Therapists: IAYT supports research and education in Yoga and serves as a professional organization for Yoga teachers and Yoga therapists worldwide. Membership is open to Yoga practitioners, Yoga teachers, Yoga therapists, Yoga researchers and healthcare practitioners who utilize Yoga in their practice.

The Recovery Village:  Spirituality and the search for life meaning are integral parts of treatment at The Recovery Village. Our primary goal is to help each client understand the causes of their substance abuse and find renewed meaning in a drug-free life. Individual therapy, group discussion, and other reflective practices build a stable framework for sobriety that can continue long after treatment. Yoga for addiction recovery. Yoga is a mindfulness activity that can help people deal with stressful situations, including those involving addiction and recovery. The practice uses physical and mental techniques to target the part of the brain affected by substance use disorders and to reduce drug cravings.


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