2017: After the Fall of 2015, when I went to live at Kripalu for the 200 hour YTT, I was determined to find a yoga studio that was listed in the Kripalu registry. Your studio appeared.
Having taken yoga classes for over 30 years, first in Princeton, then Chicago, and LA, I had been exposed to many schools, styles, and teachers of yoga. However, the Kripalu method, with its emphasis on alignment in the context of body, mind and spirit prompted me to come to the magnificent studio you have created. Since last November I have found a yoga home and true “sanga” at your Center. So before leaving this area, I just want you to know how grateful I am to you and all the teachers at your studio.
I am sure that there are many yoga practitioners who have thanked you over the years for creating such a beautiful, well equipped, and loving environment in which to learn and practice yoga. How fortunate I have been to be counted among the many who have experienced the benefits of your labor of love. ~ Margee G.
2016: Just getting home from this very fun yoga event! Kate did an awesome job “creating” a spooky poses and a fun atmosphere for tonight’s class! Such a great concepT, thank you! S.L. _______________________________________________________
2016: “I spent a year at Princeton and PrincetonYoga definitely was one of my highlights. The center offers a broad variety of classes, teachers and staff are warm and inviting, and the yoga and meditation instructions are extraordinarily good. Moving out of the area. I wish I could stay!” – Susanne
2016: “I want you to know I am very glad I won that contest because it’s been wonderful to be back at PCYH. Charity is a very intelligent, encouraging teacher and Dana is truly amazing. Dana’s class this morning was one of the best yoga classes I have ever had! I will look forward to continuing at PCYH after my 19 free classes run out. Thank you for the opportunity to be welcomed back. I hope you are doing well and perhaps I will see you at the center one of these days.”
2015: “Larry Payne’s wisdom and knowledge of yoga, as well as its historical roots, is deep and compelling, a truly profound teacher. The Prime of Life Yoga program breaks down a yoga practice making it accessible to all and easy to follow. You will walk away with valuable tools to share with your students. I so enjoyed my time in the program. Packed with learning AND with fun. And, Larry’s generosity of spirit is unparalleled!” – C.G.
2015: Wow, another amazing class. I just took Yin Yoga w Richard Sonne. Such a really good teacher. I cannot tell you how much I have enjoyed my teachers here at PCYH. My brother lives in Skillman and he and my sister-in-law asked why I came “all the way over” to go to Yoga. And I said: “Because they have the best teachers.” I took a class w Julie Melk after Thanksgiving:terrific. And classes with Suzette and Tiffany are really enjoyable. I am so grateful for Princeton Yoga. ~ Monica
2015: “I cannot sufficiently describe what a wonderful instructor Tracey is! I saw that she was subbing for a Monday evening class – and made sure I left work early (after getting the ‘hairy eyeball’ from my supervisor!) to get to the 5:45 class. She is, in a word, amazing. Her class seems so effortless – but I KNOW she puts a great deal of planning into each one. If there is ANY opportunity to increase her classes (mostly evening) – I would do everything I can to get there – AND spread the word to make sure everyone knows! We are feeling the absence of Dana in a huge way — but Tracey is filling that temporary void !! Thanks for all you do to keep the center a wonderful, spiritual and fun place!”
2014: “What a beautiful weekend to spend at Princeton Center for Yoga and Health! There’s not enough that can be said about the wonderful staff, Michelle and Jennifer and, of course, the ever gracious, Deborah! Thank you so much for offering so many exciting and inspiring workshops. Master Paulie Zink was oh, so lovely, and this weekend was such an amazing experience. Looking forward to the next time I can spend my time with you all. Namaste!”
2014: “I just returned to PA after having taken the weekend workshops with Larry Payne; both days were wonderful. Thank you for sponsoring and hosting the weekend event. I am not only impressed by Larry Payne (which I anticipated) but I was really surprised about your center. You have designed an incredible place in which to live, learn and enjoy…and created a space where others, are invited….exceptional!”
– Margaret H.
2014: “As a newbie to yoga, I was apprehensive about trying a flow class. Dana immediately put me at ease and I felt comfortable and confident under her guidance. This class has now become a part of my regular routine and I cannot wait to add more yoga classes into the mix!”
2014: “I’d like to share this moment at Princeton Center for Yoga and Health:
As the sunlight streams through the many skylights as well as the windows surrounding the room, I am not only renewing my mind and body but basking in the gift of the pure sunlight of this day.
The Center is a dream-come-true, from capturing all of this light, to the herb teas we share afterwards, to the secluded meditation room open for anyone to meditate…even that room is filled with sunlight.
This is my favorite yoga studio, by far. The teachers all have their own flare. Classes range from traditional Hatha Yoga with various teachers to $5.00 noon classes with Dan Horowitz on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. You can’t go wrong! I like to call Dan’s class Pilates/Yoga. It’s a rigorous hour and Dan can do any yoga posture under the sun (if you can excuse my pun). Additionally, there is a uniquely insightful class taught by Rama, an 80 year old yoga master. When he’s not in India, he’s guiding others in his morning yoga and meditation classes.
As I arrive at Princeton Center for Yoga and Health this morning for an Aerial/Swing Yoga class taught by Deepa Rau my heart knows it has found its home. Today we conclude with, “Aum shanti, shanti, shanti… peace, peace, peace.” May all beings everywhere know happiness and peace and at PCYH for this moment, I have found mine.”
Larry Payne 2014: “I just returned to PA after having taken the weekend workshops with Larry Payne; both days were wonderful. Thank you for sponsoring and hosting the weekend event.
I am not only impressed by Larry Payne (which I anticipated) but I was really surprised about your center. You have designed an incredible place in which to live, learn and enjoy…and created a space where others, are invited….exceptional!
I look forward to attending other events there, when I can. Please keep me posted.”
– M. H.
Monks Visit 2012: “Hello and thank you for such a wonderful event. I took my 2.5 yr old to see the creation of the mandala and he was fascinated. He talked about it the whole rest of the day. Thank you for having such a great event.”
“It is an privilege to practice with such wonderful teachers at the beautiful new studio.”
“My approach to yoga was similar to my determination in life – all or nothing! I have been encouraged to try yoga since last year, and instead of making it happen I used my energy making up excuses why I couldn’t start this week or month.
Now that I moved to NJ, I used that as a sign to try new things like yoga. I signed up for the challenge as my first experience with yoga. I didn’t know what to expect but I knew that I needed the commitment in case I give up after few classes. Fortunately, the program kept me going whether I liked it or not, and I’m glad it did because it changed my life in 2 months! I gained wisdom, confidence, and strength in my body, I lost 7 lbs, I learned how to cope with stress, and I am healthier than ever. It improved my relationships with friends and family, and gave me a new perspective toward life in general. Yoga has touched my life in this amazing way that I’d never be the same person again. I’d recommend everyone to try it. After all, it is a powerful change worth every step of the way!”
~ Proud Yogi and Yoga Challenge Participant, Johanna
“’The Yoga Challenge’ I read on a flyer at a Princeton Yoga meditation workshop. I was a new student of this practice. I had only attended a yoga class here and there over the past few months, but found myself in a place where I was looking to connect to all the benefits The Yoga Challenge could offer. I was leaving my 60hr work week behind and was also trying to heal from the sudden loss of my father. My mind was racing, my heart was aching and I was drawn to the idea of learning how to ‘quiet my mind.’
I eased myself into my new 5 day a week practice, but was immediately engaged with how even a simple breathing exercise could provide such a deep sense of wellness. I was meeting new teachers every night, each with their own personal touch on the yoga practice, each leaving their own yogi imprint with me on my mat. I was leaving each class with a new sense of well-being and waking up each morning anxious for the day to end to get back on my mat. I quickly began to crave the benefits of my practice. I was beginning to see the connection between my breath, my mind, my soul and my body. I was sleeping better, feeling better, and breathing better. It did not take long for me to notice the physical benefits my practice was giving me either!
When I started ‘The Yoga Challenge’, I wasn’t just committing to a practice that required a commitment of 5 days a week for 60 days, I was committing to a change. And although this change was not achieved in those first 40 classes I am sure this journey, my yoga challenge was the start of that path. In my first 60 days, I have challenged myself, I have intensified my practice, and I have become stronger. I have begun to understand all the wonderful paths a Yoga practice provides.
As I reflect on this journey today, on what would have been my Dad’s 66th birthday, I realize I am still on a path to healing, a path to clarity, but I also realize I have taken steps on that path and The Yoga Challenge was a great one.”
~ Yoga Challenge Participant, Julie
“This spring I successfully completed a yoga challenge at the Princeton Center for Yoga and Health (PCYH) that required me to take at least 40 yoga classes in 60 days. Even though I have been taking classes at PCYH for almost two years, the yoga challenge intensified and deepened my practice significantly. Yoga has changed the alignment of my body and built both strength and flexibility that has augmented my ability to perform in squash, cycling and weight training. Most of all, it’s enabled me to access a sanctuary of strength and stillness amidst the grind of daily life that has served as a fountain of creative energy and calmness. At PCYH, I took vinyasa flow, jivamukti, ashtanga, hatha, yin and hot yoga classes in the early morning, evening and on weekends amongst an inspiring community of yoga practitioners. I feel blessed to be part of a community that has allowed me to delve into the practice of yoga with intensity and that accommodates my busy schedule and professional commitments.”