Onyx Yoga Studio 

 

45 Mountain Blvd

 

Warren, NJ 07059

 

Gabi Perrotti

A yogini since before she could even say “OM,” Gabi was introduced to yoga and meditation by her grandfather who was a devoted practitioner. Inspired by his way of life, she committed to her own practice in 2003 and has “continually been blown away by the ability that this practice has to give us exactly what we need in each moment, even as that need is constantly changing. Yoga is a perfect method and metaphor for life.” With her soothing voice and encouraging demeanor, her classes will have students of all levels feeling challenged and capable, strong and supple. Her classes are a moving meditation as she links breath with movement and she has a keen awareness of the ability that music has to move practitioners to greater depths. Inspired by her teachers Shannon Elliot and Amy Cronise-Mead, she teaches Vinyasa classes with special attention to alignment as a way to progress rapidly and safely, and to develop integrity and mindfulness. The eternal student, when Gabi is not on the mat, she is most likely to be found at a library or bookstore; she is in the Rutgers Graduate School studying Eastern Religions and Philosophies as well as Sanskrit. She feels "ridiculously lucky" to have the gift of sharing this practice of yoga with other people.


Gabi Perrotti instructs the following:
  • Hatha Yoga
  • In sanskrit “hatha” literally means “forceful” or “willful,” alluding to the fact that it uses the inertia of moving one's body (and the breath within it) to create the climate for peace of mind and meditation. Hatha yoga is perhaps the most general way to describe any physical practice that incorporates asanas (poses) & pranayama (breathwork). It is an old system that is the parent of all other physical yoga lineages such as Ashtanga, Iyengar, Vinyasa, Power Yoga etc. however different those may seem from one another. Being that it is a broad term that integrates many forms, it can be difficult to know what a particular hatha class will be like. This varies by teacher. It is for beginners as well as advanced practitioners. Hatha Yoga classes are usually slower paced than say, a Power Yoga class, yet they can be challenging, stimulating or soft, depending on the circumstances. Expect to breath & move intentionally in this practice, as a means to creating an internal shift within.

  • WARM Hatha Yoga
  • In sanskrit “hatha” literally means “forceful” or “willful,” alluding to the fact that it uses the inertia of moving one's body (and the breath within it) to create the climate for peace of mind and meditation. Hatha yoga is perhaps the most general way to describe any physical practice that incorporates asanas (poses) & pranayama (breathwork). It is an old system that is the parent of all other physical yoga lineages such as Ashtanga, Iyengar, Vinyasa, Power Yoga etc. however different those may seem from one another. Being that it is a broad term that integrates many forms, it can be difficult to know what a particular hatha class will be like. This varies by teacher. It is for beginners as well as advanced practitioners. Hatha Yoga classes are usually slower paced than say, a Power Yoga class, yet they can be challenging, stimulating or soft, depending on the circumstances. Expect to breath & move intentionally in this practice, as a means to creating an internal shift within.