Yoga Kick Off & Live Music Event to Benefit Animals January 30, 2015 

Friday, January 30 Peace4Paws and Juluka Yoga present their special community yoga kick off yoga class with live entertainment, food, and wine. This event will be held at Juluka Yoga 394 Hillsdale Avenue, Hillsdale and will benefit Cleo, the retired racehorse/research mare of Mylestone Equine Rescue.  The class begins at 7:30 pm with yoga led by the popular and talented Juluka yoga trained instructor Alyssa Vinas accompanied by professional singer and guitarist Jennifer Johnson. The reception follows immediately after the class at 9pm with food, wine. silent auction, shopping with Beautycounter, Peace4Paws and Mylestone tables and “entertainment with a touch of Ireland” by singer-guitarist Ed Saultz.  The donation is $30 for the entire night, or $15 for reception only.  Spots are limited so please call Mandy at 201 638 6828 to make a reservation or follow this link For more information visit or read on. 

At 7:30 pm Alyssa Vinas will lead a yoga class that incorporates breathing, meditation, stretching, and strengthening yoga poses comfortable and stimulating for all ages and level of experience. She will be assisted by other yoga teachers who will be available to adjust during class and massage at the end of the class. Juluka has partnered with Peace4Paws helping animals through yoga since 2007.  Since 2010, Mandy Grant, the owner of Juluka, and Peace4Paws have specifically supported the sanctuary of Cleo, a retired racehorse who upon her injury was sold to a laboratory, and later rescued by NJ’s Mylestone Equine Rescue where she has found permanent sanctuary.

Jennifer Johnson, will be performing jazz-folk original music live on guitar during the yoga class making the evening even more inspirational and unique. She is an award winning song-writer, singer, guitarist and pianist. She is a wild horse advocate and sponsors a horse at Mylestone Equine Rescue where Cleo, our beneficiary resides.  Jennifer Johnson’s  program will blend her experience in performing in multiple genres - from classical, Broadway/cabaret, Celtic/Irish to jazz - to her current focus as a songwriter. She has sung at various concert rooms and venues - including opening for Scottish group ‘Old Blind Dogs’ and touring with Grammy musicians George Kahumoku Jr. and Daniel Ho - throughout NJ, NYC, LA, Hawaii and internationally over the last 20 years. Johnson’s other award-winning songs are some of the highlights on her jazz/pop album ‘Midnight Blue’, recorded in 2010, inspired by her early days singing and living in New York City. She worked with Grammy- winning producer Ben Wisch on her first album ‘My Secret Garden’, recorded in Greenwich Village in 2003. Her first cd ‘My Secret Garden’ was recorded in 2003 with Ben Wisch.  

At 9pm after the yoga class the participants will enjoy delicious food and wine and live entertainment by another animal advocate volunteer, Ed Saultz.  Ed regularly spends quality time with Cleo at Mylestone 

Ed Saultz, singer, guitar, and bodhrán player, performs the traditional and contemporary music of Ireland and Scotland in pubs, festivals, social clubs, private parties, community and corporate events.  His repertoire includes the pub favorites, social ballads, love songs, and political ballads, as well as guitar or bodhrán accompaniment for the dance tunes.  Through the early and mid nineteen seventies he performed with a four piece bluegrass ensembles. He then took a nearly thirty year hiatus from playing music. Whilst traveling in Ireland in 2002 Ed was inspired back to music by young musicians he saw playing at a regional Fleadh Cheóil in Athea, County Limerick.

There will be some tables of merchandise set up too for shopping. There will be the Peace4Paws table with our very own tee shirts and coffee.  There will be the Mylestone Equine table full of cool horse themed items.

There will be a table by Beautycounter, maintained by cosmetic health officiando Elisha Fischbein. Peace4paws is very excited to learn about these fabulous super healthy products. Check this link for more info.

There is also a Silent Auction set for 1/30 ( & 2/13 ) at Juluka Yoga. BeautyCounter is donating a special item  We will also have Cole Haan bags, Lewis Drugs baskets, Westwood Pets Baskets and lots more. Plus free goodie bags! 

Also at 9pm some of our adoptable dogs will arrive ! Cute beagle mix Daisy, who is fostered with Mandy and Kyle will tip toe gently through! Sweet Sage, adoptable German Shepherd-Great Dane mix puppy will say hello too! Beautiful beagle girl Molly will arrive on 1/31 and will attend the 2/13 event if she is not adopted sooner. 

This multi-faceted animal benefit class is the kick off to a month of community yoga for the benefit of animals like Cleo. The donation is $30 for the night, or $12 for reception only.  Spots are limited so please call Mandy at 201 638 6828 to make a reservation. Or follow this link

Proceeds from this Friday,  January 30 class and all Friday, 7:30 pm and Saturday 5 pm community classes in February 2014 benefit the animals.