Onyx Yoga Studio 

 

45 Mountain Blvd

 

Warren, NJ 07059

 

Yin Yang Yoga


This class is taught by:

Shannon Elliott (Malati)

Shannon Elliott (Malati) - Owner and Director
As a yoga instructor and owner, Shannon has nurtured Onyx's growth alongside her own. Shannon teaches both traditional and Kundalini yoga classes placing a keen focus on pranayama, movement, subtle body alignment, and meditation. Her classes are a safe space where students are cared for and strengthened inside. She has the ability to make students feel as if she is speaking directly to them without drawing individual attention to the person. Shannon invites people to experience themselves and deepen their exploration 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 traditional text study including the Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, and Krishna’s many past times and leelas. She incorporates chanting, gong playing, inner exploration, and bhakti love into her classes. Embodying each moment, delving deeper into your own experience, that is the gift of Yoga, one which Shannon lives to share with others. She is grateful to all her teachers, past- present- and future. And will be forever connected to her Guru, Swami Satchidnanda, who has given her the spiritual name “Malati.”

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.

 

 

Yin is an internal, passive, colling, and downward practice. We wake up the subtle channels while playing with a contemplative, non- reactive quality in the mind. Poses are passively held for longer periods, working on the deep connective tissue, fascia, and joints Yang is an engaging, dynamic, external, warming, and upward practice. This will strengthen and invigorate the body and mind. We will most often be doing a bit of Yang to begin and will shift into a reflective Yin practice to close. This combination will be sure to leave you balanced, open, and refreshed.


Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Dec 17 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Shannon Elliott (Malati)
  • Thu Dec 20 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm with John Cotone
  • Mon Dec 24 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Shannon Elliott (Malati)
  • Thu Dec 27 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm with John Cotone
  • Mon Dec 31 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Shannon Elliott (Malati)
  • Thu Jan 03 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm with John Cotone
  • Mon Jan 07 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Shannon Elliott (Malati)
  • Thu Jan 10 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm with John Cotone
  • Mon Jan 14 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Shannon Elliott (Malati)
  • Thu Jan 17 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm with John Cotone
  • Mon Jan 21 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Shannon Elliott (Malati)
  • Thu Jan 24 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm with John Cotone
  • Mon Jan 28 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Shannon Elliott (Malati)
  • Thu Jan 31 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm with John Cotone
  • Mon Feb 04 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Shannon Elliott (Malati)
  • Thu Feb 07 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm with John Cotone
  • Mon Feb 11 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Shannon Elliott (Malati)
  • Thu Feb 14 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm with John Cotone
  • Mon Feb 18 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Shannon Elliott (Malati)
  • Thu Feb 21 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm with John Cotone