Yoga is so fulfilling and empowering no matter where you are but there's such a difference doing yoga on the beach with the sound of the waves, the sun on your face and a beautiful breeze. Today I committed the entire class and the surroundings to memory to take with me and when it's freezing cold this winter I will close my eyes and bring back this feeling. Thank you to Teri and her staff. You are all amazing. Kathy Johnson
Hi Teri, I was in your class on 63rd St in Sea Isle on Saturday. You may remember me as the one you called the “overachiever” of the group…ha!
I really enjoyed your class. The thing I appreciated the most about your class was that it combined breathing, balance (both external and internal), strength, and a keen awareness of “listening” to your body. As a high level athlete whose body has been an “instrument” and as someone who invests in learning about nutrition and meditates for 20-40 minutes a day, during your brief session I was filled with an awareness of just how little I really know about my “whole” body and how it feels to work in complete harmony.
Thanks for your help! Again, I have done yoga myself and with our team before, but I really enjoyed your session on Saturday. Namaste, Michele Canning
Yoga as Medicine:
My son, William suffers from Crohn’s Disease. As a result of his illness, he had to be hospitalized for several weeks and had to miss the end of his freshman year of college. Upon his release from the hospital, the GI doctor recommended he try yoga as a way to manage not only his stress but his painful symptoms. Luckily, my good friend, LoAnn, recommended Teri from njBeach Yoga.
William is 19 years old and had never done yoga before. He was apprehensive and thought it was something “for girls”. All that changed after his first session with Teri. He could not stop telling everyone how wonderful yoga is, what an amazing teacher Teri is and how relaxed he felt afterward. Each session of Restorative Yoga with Teri was just that-he was refreshed, restored and learning tools to help him combat his stomach pain. Working with Teri over the course of the summer gave him the calm and confidence he needed to face returning to college.
Thanks in no small part to yoga sessions with Teri, William was able to start school again this fall. He brought his yoga mat with him to his new apartment but tucked it out of sight under his bed. During his first evening with his new room mate, they were discussing how they manage stress in their lives. Will explained how yoga had helped him and the new room mate told him that he had stashed a yoga mat under his bed too! Yoga provided a great bond for a new friendship.
Teri and njBeach Yoga has been a true blessing for my son and has given his worried Mom the piece of mind she needed to let her son leave home for college. Thank you Teri!!
Private Yoga Party:
Bachelorettes: “Thanks again for bringing us such a fun and genuine yoga experience- right to our living room. There couldn’t have been a better activity for us for our Bachelorette Weekend- Not only did we loooooove the hip opening exercises- but all the girls said they felt rejuvenated: You brought the right balance of challenge and relaxation to the class.
At least 3 of us have recommitted ourselves to regular yoga since then! So, many thanks…and we’ll definitely recommend you to friends and guests visiting the shore house. Attached are a few pictures.”
Onward and up with enthusiasm,
NJ Beach YOGA was definitely a highlight of our Family Reunion! A relaxing, fun, peaceful practice we will always remember. Thank you Teri for accommodating our large and diverse group. Namaste! Leah Freeman
Yoga to You Friends: Teri at NJ Beach yoga brought everything we hoped for during our yoga session on the bay. She has a beautiful, fun spirit and an easy way of teaching yoga. It was enjoyable and relaxing but challenging at the same time.
Janeen in Sea Isle
When we asked Teri O'Connor to lead our yoga class at The Press of Atlantic City, we knew we were getting an experienced, knowledgeable teacher. But we didn't know everything she would bring to us.
Each week, Teri came prepared with a different series of poses, exercises and meditations. The class never felt repetitive or boring. As our core group became more experienced, she offered more challenges, while always welcoming new participants and tailoring our practice to our individual strengths, interests and limitations.
And of course she did all this with her trademark humor and an enthusiasm that's infectious. We looked forward to her classes each week, and we grew closer together as students and coworkers.
I honestly can't think of a more rewarding team-building or wellness program than Teri's corporate yoga classes.