Storytime Yoga

Storytime Yoga

Cliffside Park Public Library

505 Palisade Avenue

Cliffside Park, NJ 07010


April 27th – May 11th


Mondays, from 10:30am – 11:30am

For ages 18 months – 3 years


As I’m sure any parent would agree, it is crucial that children learn to be expressive, to embrace their creativity, and to do so in ways that are healthy in both body and spirit.

In researching events and family activities following this theme, I came across Storytime Yoga, a program currently being offered at the Cliffside Park Public Library, and one that I found to be too beautiful to pass up writing about.

Essentially, yoga is combined with the telling of wisdom tales from all over the world.  Upon registering, children and their parents will be able to share in sessions in which these stories are not only told, but acted out through yoga.  At some points, this is done by the instructor, and at others, the children are invited to create and share their own stories, all while being guided in their movements by their parents and instructor to incorporate yoga poses into what they express.

If traveling is an issue, as I can imagine that Cliffside Park may be out of the way for some, Storytime Yoga also offers paperback and e-book copies, as well as DVDs of the wisdom stories used in the live sessions for parents to use with their children at home.

Anyone who has practiced yoga can attest to the sheer multidimensionality of its benefits.  It strengthens one’s body,tempers their mind, and settles their spirit, all through avenues that reach from one session to the next, improving the quality of one’s life the more they practice.

Through Storytime Yoga, not only can those benefits be passed on to one’s children, but so can a greater sense of creativity, literacy, imagination, and confidence.

To any parents out there who practice yoga and who may be reading this, I would encourage you to give Storytime Yoga a try, as I truly feel that it has the potential to yield some wonderfully memorable moments shared by you and your kids, all while instilling in them a greater sense of healthy living and self-exploration.

For registration and scheduling details, please visit the following links:

JCFamilies HOT SHOPS / Membership Discounts 2014-15

JCFamilies Hot Shops are businesses in the Jersey City area where JCFamilies’ members can get deals and discounts. Only JCFamilies members can access these deals!

To get your JCF Hot Shop Deal just print and bring a copy of your JCFamilies Profile page with your photo on it. Or show just show your JCFamilies Profile to the participating shops on your smart phone when you walk in for service. To access your profile page just click on “My Page”.

UNIQUE OFFER:It allows married couples with JC Families to join Base together and receive a savings off their membership dues.

It also extends our child minding services for one child free (a $45 per month value).

Lock in our 2014membership rates before the new rates begin on January 1.”


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150 Bay Street

Jersey City, NJ 07310
Available to members of JCFamilies, join after your week and get a special JC Families membership rate.

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50% OFF your First Class

One Month Trial~ Unlimited classes for only $69

340 Grove Street Suite 1B

Jersey City, NJ 07302


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Sky Club Fitness & Spa 5 Day VIP All Access Pass
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Jersey City, NJ
JCFamilies members receive 10% discount on any membership package
FREE Registration and FREE uniform with a 3 month membership
Taekwon-Do for all ages
Unlimited Fitness Classes  (Yoga, Zumba, Cardio kickboxing, Boot camp and much more)
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Jersey City, NJ 07303
(201) 424-3075
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(Enter on Barrow St)
Jersey City, NJ, 07302
(201) 830-3172


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$69.00 monthly for JCFamilies members WITH child care
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-> $35.00 for 1 child
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->$29.00 processing fee


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Jersey City, NJ 07302
(201) 763-6050

15% off food
(alcohol not included)


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(201) 435-7869

15% off all services
(starting $15 & up)


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87 Warren Street Jersey City, NJ 07302
(201) 200-0660

$30 Manicure & Pedicure


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(201) 763-6643
20% off all services, on first Monday of the month


523 Palisade Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302,
(201) 356-9918
10% discount on any membership package
FREE Registration and FREE uniform with a 3 month membership
Unlimited Fitness Classes  (Boot Camp, Self-Defense, Core training, Yoga and much more…)

Piano and Drums lessons

                                          Piano and Drums lessons (Home Lessons)                 


Teacher’s Availiblity for the weeK,please choose the time slot and put it in the comment section ,Mr.Joel will get in touch with you through email.

The fees is $25 for 30 minutes private session.And you can send email to Mr.Joel to this email id  :  j[email protected] 


Monday Available from  3:00 to 4:30  (journal Sqaure Grove , Newport )

 4:30 – 5:00 open  (Newport only)


Tuesday Available  after 5:30  (Society Hill)


Wednesday  Availabile From 3:00 – 4:00  near Journal Sqaure 

4:00 – 4:30 Newport only after 5:45  (Newport , Grove,and near Journal Square)


Thurursday Available 3:00 – 4:30 near Journal Square


Friday Available  from 4:00 – 6:00 with location options


About Joel :

Joel Chassan Musician , Drummer , Percussionist , Piano Teacher. Joel Chassan has been a professional Musician all of his life. Mostly performing on Drum Set as Main instrument. Attended Berklee collage of Music in the late 1970’s. While in his late 20’s Joel started to play the piano mostly for the purpose of learning material he already knew on drums on a different instrument. actually Joel aka Mr. Joel did not actually teach the many youngsters he has taught and still continues to teach until middle age. Joel began to teach one young child in the Newport section of Jersey City in 2009 and since then he has taught well over 50 children giving them a strong foundation of basics in a fun mixed with learning style. At about the same time  Mr. Joel taught drums and percussion after school at The Ethical Culture Charter School in Jersey City as well as LLCS also in Jersey City. Then spent a one year residency at Urban Angels a pre K 4 school where Mr. Joel taught Drums and Rhythm.

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