Prana Goes To Israel!

November 1, 2015

 James Gurland Namaste

Christy’s long time private client, James recently traveled to Israel where his son, Ari made his Bar Mitzvah. Ariel’s project was to turn a bomb shelter in a local school into a yoga studio. We are celebrating with Ari and his family and send many blessings to all of the lucky students who practice yoga in their new studio!

 James Gurland Israel 2


Hi Christy
I just wanted to let you know that I am going to sign up for a year membership tomorrow. I kept debating whether to make the commitment to join for a year or join the Y in Mountain Lakes or the gym again. Everyone kept saying go back to the Y it’s so much cheaper and they have so many classes and there is the gym and the pool, etc. But I enjoy coming to Prana so much and it feels so comfortable, protected, calm, relaxing and embraced by you, your sister and your Mom. It is such a lovely environment to come into. I don’t have to psyche myself up in the morning to come there like I used to do with Barre Classes. When I brought my friend yesterday, he was so happy and could not have been more pleased with the experience and when we got back into the car he told me he gets it, why I would want to come there for a year.

I just wanted to share this with you. I don’t remember what it was like before you became the owner but I wanted to let you know what a wonderful place you have made along with your family and the amazing teachers. I tell everyone what a special place it is and I am trying to get more to join. I think my friend is going to really get into it.



Flypups, Inc

October 1, 2015


Prana Yogi Pam Kiener’s son Matt runs Flypups, Inc which is an air transport dog rescue operation out of NJ.

There is an excellent article in the Fall issue of “Black River Journal” that talks about his incredible mission to rescue dogs from kill shelters.

 If you are passionate about helping these dogs find homes and are interested in learning more, volunteering time, or would like to make a donation to this incredible organization visit them at:


Yoga For All

September 15, 2015

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“A most enlightening and peaceful space.”

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Testimonial from Sondra Sen

September 3, 2015

I was introduced to yoga in the 60s when I was a student in South Asian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Yoga was an esoteric subject  at the time and now so many years later, it’s gratifying to see that yoga is mainstream in American life.

Since then I have had a yoga practice on and off, but decided to resume classes after knee replacement surgery. I was not happy that I could no longer do the lotus position properly and it was affecting my meditation so I wanted to learn how to adapt the asanas for my new knee.

I want to say how happy I am that I came to Prana Yoga Center and thank Christy for the extraordinary gift she gave me of the one month unlimited package. It has enabled me to try out the different levels to see where I fit in and to work with all of her wonderful teachers.

I wish Christy and her staff  continued success in their yoga and spiritual practice. And I plan to tell my surgeon at the Hospital For Special Surgery in New York to instruct all of his patients to start yoga before and continue after their surgery. Now, armed with all of the props and paraphernalia and the guidance and wisdom of Yoga, I am moving forward. See you in class!

Sondra Sen
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Megan’s Goodbye Letter

August 25, 2015
Megan Gerhard Photo
“I can’t believe it has been almost two whole years since I started working at Prana! I really owe a big part of the wonderful life I am living to Prana and all the wonderful people I have met there. When I started working at the Karma Desk in January of last year, I knew I loved yoga, and that I wanted to make it a part of my life. After meeting so many wonderful people, and having the influence of so many wonderful teachers, I finally had the drive and confidence to start my own training as a yoga teacher. Over these past few months, I have loved teaching at Prana. Even at 6:30 in the morning, I am excited and thankful that I get to work in such an amazing studio, teaching even more amazing students.

As many of you may have heard, I am moving to South Burlington, Vermont on August 29th. I will miss everyone, and encourage all of my students and fellow teachers to stay in contact. I really want you all to know how special you have made me feel, and that you have all become a part of my family. It really has been such a blessing to begin my career in this wonderful place, and it is a place I will always be able to call home.

Warm wishes and best regards,




We are so excited to share Prana Yoga Center’s new shirts!


Jill Osias, a Prana yogi has designed both screeprinted and custom sparkly Prana logo apparel!

There are several colors and designs to choose from and we love them all!


Men’s T-shirts are available in Ash Gray, Lieutenant Green, and Slate Gray  $28

Women’s Screen printed tanks are available in Gray, Blue and Cream $28

Women’s Sparkly Tanks are available in either white or black with either silver and hematite stones or copper studs and green stones for $36


Jill Osias

Prints Charming

Rockaway, NJ

I ran into Team Town Cycle at Smartworld over the weekend!

This is Mike from Town Cycle in West Milford wearing his Prana Yoga Center endorsed team shirt. (See our little logo on the right side of his chest). Team Town Cycle is made up of some of the most encouraging and inspiring cyclists I know. They are wonderful and supportive of beginners (like me) yet some of them are big competitors in major road and mountain bike races.

Prana proudly supports our local community! Check them out!



You may have noticed that Prana’s lobby has gone through a transformation in the past few months.

Much of that is due to longtime Prana yoga student, Elizabeth Frey-Davis who is a Senior Certified Design Consultant with California Closets®.  She heard me talking about trying to maximize our retail space and designed a gorgeous wall specifically for Prana’s unique needs.

She offered a free consultation to talk about our vision for the space, took measurements, and came up with an incredible design that I admire and am grateful for every single day!

If you are looking for way to organize and maximize space in your home or office, contact her!

Elizabeth Frey-Davis

Elizabeth Frey-Davis

P 973.882.3800 ext. 140
F 973.882.9171

Total Health Coach, Ivette Desai
Ivette has been practicing at Prana since 2013 and has an inspiring story that led her to the healthy lifestyle and coaching practice that she has now.  With each season, she leads an online seasonal cleanse. Her materials as well as online community give you everything you need in order to detoxify and regain energy safely, effectively and healthfully.
Check out her website for more information!
Ivette Desai
The Total Health Coach
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