September 26, 2023
September 26, 2023

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Women’s-Only Yoga Studio Opens in West Orange

West Orange—The opening of Keter Yoga marks the beginning of a new era for the Jewish women of West Orange. Keter Yoga is a women’s-only yoga studio offering semi-private and private classes for the community. The studio can accommodate up to 10 or 12 women in the semi-private classes. Yoga classes include breath work (pranayama), poses (asana), and meditation. There are beginner and intermediate classes available daily from Sundays through Thursday nights. Yoga is for everyone, regardless of age or physical condition. All can participate and benefit. Self-acceptance and love is stressed throughout through the principle of ahimsa (non-harming). At the end of a class, participants leave feeling peaceful, happy, and relaxed.

Yoga is an ancient Sanskrit word meaning union. Yoga is not a religion, and the tenets of yoga encourage its practitioners, or yogis, to follow their own religion. Yogis aim to find a union of the mind, body, and soul. This union leads to many benefits that are physical, mental, and spiritual. These benefits include increased strength, flexibility, and bone mass, better focus and posture, more peace of mind and oxygen to the brain, lower blood pressure, and more.

Jacki Routhenstein, yoga instructor and member of Congregation Ohr Torah in West Orange, is a graduate of The American Yoga Academy, and a Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher, RYT 200. Jacki has been practicing yoga for over 25 years, and has been greatly influenced by each of her teachers including Baron Baptiste, Master teacher Kofi Busia, Claire Diab E-RYT, and Alana Greenberg E-RYT 500.

For more information go to or look for Keter Yoga on Facebook at Contact Keter Yoga at 973-951-6617 or [email protected].

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