Onyx Yoga Studio 


45 Mountain Blvd


Warren, NJ 07059

Kundalini Yoga

This class is taught by:

Shannon Elliott

SHANNON ELLIOTT - Owner and Director
Shannon has been integrally involved since we opened our doors in May of 2009. As a yoga instructor and administrator, she has nurtured Onyx's growth alongside her own. Shannon teaches both traditional and HOT yoga classes placing a keen focus on alignment. Her classes are a safe space where students are cared for and challenged. She has the ability to make students feel as if she is speaking directly to them without drawing individual attention to the person. Demanding participation in effort, her students work hard all while having fun. Shannon invites people to challenge themselves and progress pass their limited notions of what they believe possible. Her gift to others is to pass on the Teachings from those who have done the same for her. No matter the audience the Philosophy is spoken to be accessible to everyone and all environments/circumstances. Her classes are a blend of Tantric Philosophy teaching students how to Open their Hearts and connect to the Divine with a strong emphasis on Alignment. She believes that nothing should be done half way. Embodying each moment- as it is happening, balancing the play between the opposites, becoming a Manifestation of your Greatest Desires.

Barbara Fritze

Barbara (Himat Kaur) has been a KRI Certified Kundalini Yoga teacher since
2004. She did her teacher training for Kundalini at Yoga East. Her practice has taken her throughout the country in order to enhance her skills and love for the incredible technology of Kundalini Yoga: six summer solstice celebrations in New Mexico (including numerous White Tantric yoga
meditation workshops), trips to California at Yoga West, to Los Angeles
and Vancouver British Columbia. She also has done several workshops with
Guru Singh at the Kripalu Institute in Stockbridge Mass and has done many
retreats with MahanRishi Singh in Yardley, PA. Sharing the teachings of
Yogi Bhajan is a passion she has had for years. She is thrilled to
join Onyx Yoga Studio as a teacher.

Tracy Hart

Tracy was always interested in sports and fitness, but discovered something more when she took her first yoga class. She found a way to connect breath to movement and this mind-body connection had her hooked on yoga. When Tracy took her first kundalini yoga class, she knew that she had found something life changing. She is grateful for kundalini yoga because it brings so many positive benefits into her life.
Since she has been an art teacher for ten years she knows the rewards of sharing something that she loves with others. Therefore, she was inspired to pursue her 200 hour RYT certificate from Kundalini Yoga East in NY so that she can share the gift of kundalini yoga with others. Always wanting to learn more, Tracy also received her 200 hour RYT certificate in vinyasa yoga from Urban Bliss Yoga in Charlotte, NC. She looks forward to combining her knowledge in both of these areas to help students go deeper into their yoga practice.

Jill Portaro

Jill dove into the yoga world after quitting her high paced 9-5 job to start her own mental health private practice. She thought yoga would be a good way to help pass the time as she built up her practice. A few months later, she signed up for teacher training and has grown to love the philosophy as well as the asana (practice). She now realizes that yoga is far from just a way to pass time. In fact, her life would be incomplete without it. Jill completed her 200-hour teacher training at Onyx Yoga Studio. Jill brings her warm-hearted energy to help students reach their full potential while feeling guided along the way. With a focus on alignment and breathwork, Jill helps students feel safe and capable in class. Her creativity and honesty will keep you laughing while working towards challenging yourself. She incorporates her mental health background onto the mat through mindfulness based principals leaving students feeling grounded even after leaving the mat.
Experience Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. This class will focus on pranayama breathwork, movement, meditation, and kriyas (cleansing practices to help strengthen the nervous system and subtle body to awaken the kundalini energy.) When this energy awakens you will experience your own innate inner power and joy.. You will leave feeling rejuvenated, energized, balanced, and present. Shannon studies Kundalini Yoga under her teacher Guru Jagat.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Jun 26 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Shannon Elliott
  • Wed Jun 28 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Barbara Fritze
  • Wed Jun 28 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Tracy Hart
  • Thu Jun 29 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm with Substitute Teacher
  • Mon Jul 03 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Shannon Elliott
  • Wed Jul 05 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Barbara Fritze
  • Wed Jul 05 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Tracy Hart
  • Thu Jul 06 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm with Shannon Elliott
  • Mon Jul 10 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Jill Portaro
  • Wed Jul 12 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Jill Portaro
  • Thu Jul 13 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm with Jill Portaro
  • Mon Jul 17 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Jill Portaro
  • Wed Jul 19 8:00 am - 9:15 am with Barbara Fritze
  • Wed Jul 19 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Tracy Hart
  • Thu Jul 20 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm with Jill Portaro