94 East Mount Pleasant Avenue, Livingston, NJ 07039


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Breathe. Flow. Repeat.


IN THE WAKE OF COVID-19 (see below)

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




See available classes below

We will update you through email, Facebook and this website as we add options.

This is a work in progress and we are working on adjusting our scheduling to find

the optimal time to benefit the largest group of people.

We welcome your feedback and requests

Please email theyogacirclelivingston@gmail.com or

text 973-769-1227 your feedback or requests.



Laura is offering a 60-minute video Vinyasa class, Level 2-3, that focuses on hamstrings. The class can be taken anytime, on your own schedule, and as many times as you like. The cost is $10 per class, which can be Venmo'd directly to Laura at @Laura-Ekstrand.

Laura will release one class per week to the Yoga Circle community. If payment is a hardship, please use the video anyway, with our blessing. We would like to continue our community until we are able to practice in person again.

Link: https://youtu.be/PichZiBsZkc


Visit Verona Yoga www.veronayoga.com

Click on "Class Schedule"
Click on date and then sign up for your choice of Drop In or one of 3 other packs.

The link will take you to the Mind Body Website

where you can sign up for and purchase classes.

If you have an account on Mind Body with another studio
there is no need to create a new one.
If you are not already a member it is easy to set up an account at no charge.

You will also need to set up an account with
www.zoom.us video conferencing
(there is no charge)

Once you purchase your choice of drop in or a class pack from
Verona Yoga / Mind Body you will receive an invitation to join the virtual yoga class with a link to Zoom.us at least an hour before the start of the class.

We will welcome you back to our in person classes at St. Peter's and Federated Hall when the nation and the world are able to return to our normal schedules.

We wish all the best of good health to
you and your loved ones.

Many thanks to all for your dedication,
patience and love.

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.



We now have two locations!

All levels welcome to all classes.

The Federated Church
15 North Livingston Avenue, Livingston, NJ

Parking lot is on South Livingston

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.

Classes are $15, Venmo, check or cash


11:00 am Level 1-2 with Roz


11:00 am Level 1-2 with Roz

9:30 am Level 2-3 with Alison


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

"Yoga with Weights" $20 per class

All others $15 per class

Venmo, check or cash


8:45 am "Yoga with Weights" with Chris

Saturday and Sunday
10 am Level 2-3 with Laura

Monday and Thursday
6 pm Level 1-2 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!

Yoga at Home

Let’s Connect



Your Instructors

Alison Bernasco, RYT

Friday 9:30 am

Level 2-3

The Federated Church
15 North Livingston Avenue, Livingston, NJ

(Parking is on South Livingston)

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

Saturday & Sunday 9:30 am

Level 2-3

Early Learners Academy at St Peter's Church

94 East Mount Pleasant Avenue, Livingston, NJ

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

Monday & Thursday 6 pm

Level 1-2

Early Learners Academy

at St Peter's Church

94 East Mount Pleasant Avenue, Livingston, NJ

Wednesday & Friday 11 am

Level 1-2

The Federated Church

15 North Livingston Avenue, Livingston, NJ

(Parking is on South Livingston)

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

Christine Palamara, RYT

Saturday 8:45 am

Yoga with Weights

Early Learners Academy

at St Peter's Church

94 East Mount Pleasant Avenue, Livingston, NJ

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.

Text or call Chris for details 973-204-2153