On Saturday, February 2, 2013, 2 to 4 pm, Juluka Yoga and peace4paws will sponsor a special Arm Balance and Inversion Workshop with Eric Larson to benefit the animals retired from research at Jungle Friends Sanctuary, The Kindness Ranch, and Mylestone Equine Rescue at Juluka Yoga.  Eric Larson (500hr RYT) will lead the class to explore arm balance and inversion poses like crow, side crow, forearm balance, headstand, handstand, shoulder stand, and flying pigeon (otherwise known as eka pada galavasana).  Juluka Yoga, established in 2006 and is located at 394 Hillsdale Avenue, Hillsdale, New Jersey.  The fee for this event is $35, and will include a reception of fresh organic fruits, vegetables and assorted raw foods.  At the reception which immediately follows the class around 4 pm, there will be an opportunity to meet and socialize with Mandy Grant, the owner and founder of Juluka, many peace4paws members such as Jennifer Cece,  Ronni Sarrett Lederman, Dorreen Holstein, Peter Rabcevics, Elaine Berk and Amanda Berk, the many talented Juluka Yoga teacher trainees, and especially our visiting yoga teacher Eric Larson and his partner Aaron Berk, who is formerly of Harrington Park, New Jersey.  

Eric Larson teaches vinyasa for all levels, including gentle restorative and absolute beginner classes and as well as workshops in New York City. His intelligent hands on adjustments guide the newcomer into safe and correct alignment and the more experienced yogi into advanced asana. Eric was introduced to yoga after a serious back injury nearly ended his dancing career. Eric still dances professionally, sings and acts in New York City and all over the United States.  Eric credits yoga for adding joy and stability to his active life. He believes in the healing power of an intention infused asana practice. Eric specializes in building his students' practices with one on one attention. “Whether the goal is Samadhi or just a good sweat” Eric guides the yoga practicioner towards reaching individual and personal goals in his  classes. "Anyone can do yoga. I would like to help them find out how, "says Eric.

To sign up for this special animal benefit and to experience arm balance and inversion poses of various levels please contact Mandy of Juluka Yoga at 201 638 6828. Mat space is limited, so call ahead to reserve your place for this special fundraising event.  The research animals really need your support to find sanctuary – so thanks for your interest.  If you can’t come please donate.