94 East Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Livingston, NJ


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Breathe. Flow. Repeat.

The Yoga Circle is a collective of yoga teachers who offer a variety of styles and levels, and are primarily trained in Vinyasa yoga. We share a belief in the power of yoga to touch our shared humanity, to open our hearts and to deepen our experience. And we believe in having fun while doing it!


Our Classes

Designed For You

 We want you to be comfortable in our classes, and to get what you need.

Your teacher will work with you to shape an experience that you will enjoy, and that will provide you with a push, a respite, or whatever you need to make your day complete.

Take a minute to look at our weekly schedule and plan your visit.

Coming February 1, 2020


Yoga with Weights

Saturdays 8:45 - 9:45 am

This class is designed to give you the benefits of a strong yoga practice

as well as a focused strengthening component and meditation.

All levels are welcome

Held at Early Learners Academy
Saint Peter's Church
94 East Mount Pleasant Avenue
Livingston, NJ 07039

Pay as you go: $20 Cash, Check or Venmo

Text or call Chris for details


We now have two locations:

The Federated Church
15 North Livingston Avenue, Livingston, NJ

Classes will be held on the second floor of the brick building which shares the parking lot with Karig's Hardware. NOTE: the entrance is in the rear of the building.


11:00 am with Roz


9:30 am with Alison

11:00 am with Roz

Early Learners Academy at
Saint Peter's Church
94 East Mount Pleasant Avenue, Livingston, NJ

NOTE: Emily will sub for Laura on Saturday, February 1 at 10 am.


8:45 am with Chris

Saturday and Sunday
10 am with Laura

Monday and Thursday
6 pm with Roz

Meditation by the Sea

From beginner to advanced, and everything in between.

Whether it's your first class or your millionth, you will find a level appropriate to your needs. The Yoga Circle is a place where people of all experiences and backgrounds can feel at home.

A user-friendly experience.

All classes at The Yoga Circle are on a pay-as-you-go basis. Your class fee is paid directly to your teacher via cash, check or Venmo. Prices are low so you can participate comfortably.

A Tower of Stones

Check our schedule for this month's classes!


Your Instructors

Christine Palamara, RYT is now joining us beginning Saturday, February 1, 2020


Yoga with Weights

at The Early Learners Academy

Saint Peter's Church
94 East Mount Pleasant Avenue
Livingston, NJ 07039

Pay as you go: $20 Cash, Check or Venmo

Text or call Chris for details

Chris began practicing yoga over a decade ago. After years of studying dance and theatre, she began to seek ways to calm the mind while keeping a "dancers body."

Exceeding all physical and mental expectations, the path of yoga became a refuge

during difficult times, and an open door for balance and peace.

Chris is truly blessed to have received her 200 hour certification in 2009, and extensive training in various forms of the practice throughout the years. In 2015, she became a

certified Xen Strength Yoga With Weights instructor, and most recently

completed a yoga HIIT course with Saddie Nardini.

Her style involves thematic playlists, challenging sequences,

demonstration throughout, and lots of laughter.

Chris resides in Caldwell with her twins, Calista and Mikaela.She is currently taking a break from teaching middle school to pursue a doctorate in Literature Studies. Much gratitude for the amazing teachers and dear friends who continue to inspire her on this amazing journey.


Alison Bernasco, RYT is now joining us beginning Friday, January 10, 2020

The Federated Church
15 North Livingston Avenue, Livingston, NJ

Alison has been teaching yoga, alignment and body mechanics for the past 10 years, and has worked with a wide range of ages and body types. Alison approaches her teaching with a heavy emphasis on constant evolution, elevating mind-body pathways, and formulating a better understanding of how each individual human body operates optimally. A perennial student, and recent graduate of a Masters program in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Alison synthesizes years of study in many fields to create intelligent sequencing and a teaching style all her own.


Laura Ekstrand, RYT

Laura has been practicing yoga for over 30 years, beginning with Iyengar and transitioning to Vinyasa in the past 15 years. With a background in both dance and fitness, she completed her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training at Ignite Yoga in 2014 with owner Daniele Jarman. Laura practices mindful meditation, and frequently teaches workshops and classes in the discipline.

A Livingston resident, Laura’s full-time job is as the Artistic Director of Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre in Summit, which she founded in 1994. As an actor, director, playwright and acting instructor, Laura’s work has taken her from stage to television to film. Laura is also a private monologue coach and holds a BA from Yale University and an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College.

Laura’s classes focus on bringing your awareness to the present moment, and on having fun while exploring your physical and mental boundaries. She also brings an attention to the specific mechanics of each pose while tuning into your breath. Laura especially enjoys making yoga accessible to yogis of all levels, from the beginner to the advanced practitioner.


Roz Nichols Marchetti, E-RYT

Roz developed a very strong passion for practicing yoga after experiencing the positive strength, balance and healing gift that yoga is to the whole self. Teaching is a truly gratifying experience and has expanded her personal growth beyond expectations.

Many teachers, mentors and friends have inspired her over the years but, it was the nurturing environment and encouraging influence  Daniele Jarman brought to her teaching that influenced Roz to take Yoga Teacher Training. 

Roz is a 200+ hour E-RYT, a Thai Yoga Massage practitioner and a Certified Reiki Master.

The synergistic modalities of yoga, Thai bodywork and Reiki lend meditative

and healing elements to her sessions. Roz looks forward to offering the

grace of Yoga, Thai Yoga Massage and Reiki to all.

To find out more about Thai Yoga Massage and Reiki visit Roz’s Radiant Spirit LLC website: www.radiantspiritllc.com

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94 East Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Livingston, NJ