Onyx Yoga Studio 

 

45 Mountain Blvd

 

Warren, NJ 07059

 

Restorative Yoga


This class is taught by:

Michael Kohan

Michael (Mukunda Chandra das) completed his 300 hour teacher training in 2013 under the guidance of Ragunath das and Sondra Loring. Additionally, in 2015 he will complete a 600 hour Anusara Yoga teacher training lead by Sue Elkind and Naime Jezzeny. His well-rounded asana classes incorporate creative Vinyasa sequencing along with meditation, clear intention, and uplifting music. Michael’s asana classes are infused with devotion and aligned with the spiritual teachings of the Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga Sutras of Master Patanjali. He strives to embody the qualities of yoga - humility, compassion, devotional service and non-violence, and he believes his role is to serve others through the practice of yoga, enabling students to become steadfast in their yoga. He believes that in serving others, we come to realize our true purpose.

John Cotone

In early 2017, John began his journey in yoga while looking for something to keep his mind busy and his body active. Although his predominant training is vinyasa based, he also likes to incorporate Yin postures into some of his classes. Students can find a safe space to be and find themselves in his class. Through the use of mindful movements, conscious breathing and optimal alignment, students will begin to obtain a better awareness for their body as well as cultivate a feeling of centeredness that can be accessed on and off the mat. John feels as though the spiritual side of yoga has greatly impacted his life and he enjoys sharing that based on his knowledge of the Yoga Sutras and The Bhagavad Gita. The practice of yoga has helped heal him physically, mentally, and emotionally and he hopes to be able to share that with his students to allow them to reach their full potential.

 

 
Restorative yoga classes are a wonderful tool for rejuvenation and complement more active practices. In restorative yoga, props are used to support the body so that you can hold poses for longer, allowing your body to relax, release and let go. The postures are usually modified from reclined or seated yoga poses with the addition of blocks, bolsters, and blankets. With the use of props you can safely access and benefit from sustained stretches in a supported manner to minimize strain and maximize opening. Once you are set up in the pose with the assistance of props, you will hold the pose for an extended period of time, often eight to fifteen minutes. Restorative yoga is a relaxing style of practice that leaves you feeling open and refreshed.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Oct 16 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Michael Kohan
  • Tue Oct 23 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with John Cotone
  • Tue Oct 30 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Rupal Shankar
  • Tue Nov 06 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Rupal Shankar
  • Tue Nov 13 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Rupal Shankar
  • Tue Nov 20 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Rupal Shankar
  • Tue Nov 27 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Rupal Shankar
  • Tue Dec 04 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Rupal Shankar
  • Tue Dec 11 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Rupal Shankar
  • Tue Dec 18 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Rupal Shankar
  • Tue Dec 25 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Rupal Shankar
  • Tue Jan 01 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Rupal Shankar
  • Tue Jan 08 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Rupal Shankar
  • Tue Jan 15 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Rupal Shankar
  • Tue Jan 22 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Rupal Shankar
  • Tue Jan 29 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Rupal Shankar
  • Tue Feb 05 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Rupal Shankar
  • Tue Feb 12 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Rupal Shankar