Monday, March 24, 2014

Spring Session!

Alluem Kids Spring Session is open for registration!
Now is a great time to enroll your child in yoga! 
-Help find focus and reduce anxiety during end of the year test taking.
- Build flexibilty, strength and stamina to reduce Spring sport injuries.
- Find some peace before summer break and so much more!

Alluem Teens (ages 12-17):
Wednesdays - 4:45-5:45pm - starting 4/9

Alluem Tweens (ages 10-12):
Sundays - 11:15am-12:15pm - starting 4/6
Mondays - 3:45-4:45pm - starting 4/14

Alluem Kids (ages 7-9):
Sundays - 12:30-1:30pm - starting 4/6
Thursdays - 3:45-4:45pm - starting 4/10

Alluem Little Kids (ages 4-6):
Sundays - 10:00-11:00am - starting 4/6
Tuesdays - 3:45-4:45pm - starting 4/8

Boys Yoga (ages 8-12):
Wednesdays - 3:30-4:30pm - starting 4/9
(Please note: Boys are not exempt from our regular class schedule)

There will be no classes on the following days:
4/15, 4/16, 4/17, 4/20, 5/25, 5/26

$96 for the 8 week session
To register, visit: - workshops tab

Monday, March 3, 2014

To Haiti with Love

 Thank you all for your mat donations! We've collected close to 100 mats! 
Along with Project Zen, the group will be visiting the Art Creation Foundation for Children, an organization that we have visited and fell in love with. The kids there use art as a form of education to support themselves and their families while inspiring and healing through the process. They are always in need of supplies. Please also read about the work Project Hope Art is doing, as supplies will also be going to this organization! Thank you thank you thank you!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Sending Out Love

This Valentine's Day after a classroom visit to Mrs. Frayne's 5th graders at Orange Ave. School, my heart could not be fuller. For many of the kids, it was their first time stepping on a yoga mat, let alone taking in concepts of slowing down, opening their hearts and listening to their breath. Pushing all the desks to the edges of the room, we made space to move, laugh, and have fun with the practice. We talked about love, gratitude, and being aware of ourselves and those around us. In the crowded little classroom of kids, teachers, parents and the Valentine's Day party treats that were to follow, what I didn't realize was happening, is how much they were taking in. They took in so much, their hearts prepared themselves to give back.

Each child was encouraged to go home and buy a yoga mat that they could donate to the studio's mission - Yoga Mat: Journey to Haiti. On each mat they donated, they wrote a letter to the person at Project Zen (Haiti's only yoga studio) who would receive their mat...letters that were so well written I had to stop my day and read every single word. My heart smiled big that day. How could it not?!
THANK YOU to my new little friends! Keep opening your heart to small acts that make a big difference!

Friday, January 31, 2014

Yoga Mat: Journey to Haiti

We're heading back to Haiti and looking for your gently used or new yoga Mats!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Little Flower Yoga in New Jersey!

In 2008, I walked into a yoga studio in NYC to attend a kid's yoga teacher training with Jennifer Cohen Harper and Kate Reil. Little did I know when I walked out, my life would be changed. As a yoga practitioner, I never saw myself as a yoga teacher. After the Level One training with Little Flower Yoga, I was absolutely sure I was on the right path...the one that would not only shape my life, but the lives of all the children that would one day cross that path. 
Bringing yoga to children has been nothing but a joy in my life. Every child that rolls out his or her mat in our studio, every child who sits down on the linoleum floors of the schools I visit, every child that curls up on their mom's lap at storytime has filled my heart.

I am happy to announce that Little Flower is coming to New Jersey February 1-2!!! I wholeheartedly recommend this training for anyone looking to share the gift of yoga with the children in their lives - parents, school teachers, yoga teachers, coaches, therapists, PTs, OTs - anyone who has an influence on the life of a child in any way. Fulfill their physical, emotional and social needs. Learn to incorporate yoga and mindfulness activities into a child's every day life so they can connect to themselves and those around them. So they can build body awareness and breathe deeper. So they can grow stronger through focus, concentration, and balance. So they can begin to fill their tool box with ways to regulate their own emotions and find an unbelievable confidence in themselves. 

Check out the site for more information on this Level One Intensive at 

Monday, December 16, 2013

The Giving Keys

After recently finding an antique skeleton key amongst my parent's knick-knacks, I have become slightly obsessed with the intricately made keys from the good old days (this also around the time I saw Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close for the first time - a story of a boy whose discovery of a key in his deceased father’s belongings sets him off on an urgent search across NYC for the lock it will open).
I've started collecting them, for no known purpose yet, other then to marvel at what may have been their history. I like to believe these are keys with a story. Keys that have been carried by one or many that have unlocked places we call home or trunks filled with keepsakes or forgotten doors. I like to think by holding on to these keys, I hold on to their memories...and maybe even keep the memories a live.
Then I found The Giving Keys. A pay it forward type of company. Love those. The Giving Keys exists to employ those transitioning out of homelessness to make jewelry out of repurposed keys that get sold and shared around the world. They are hand stamped with a one word message of hope. I've been wearing the key of "health" for my remember just how delicate our health is, just how quickly disease can take over the body, and maybe in hopes that he holds on to what good health is left in him.
If you're on my Christmas list this year, you might just be getting a Giving Key. Create a little history of your own. Wear the key for as long as you need. When you encounter someone that needs the message on the key more then you do, give it away and keep it going. Share the love.
"Like old keys, we might feel used and discarded, but we all have the ability to unlock potential. Potential to transform our pain into stories of redemption."