Yoga - Tuesday nights in June

Every Tuesday night in June starting on June 6th, from 7-8 pm, “Yoga Dave” Bogdanos will be giving a Yoga class at Lincoln Park (across the street from Rutherford Borough Hall). Looking forward to seeing all of you!

The classes are by donation only with all proceeds going to The Wounded Warriors Project.

Christian Yoga and Meditation

Peace for Mind, Body, and Soul

At First Presbyterian Church we know the importance of maintaining a healthy mind, body and soul.  In 2013 we introduced our Christian Yoga and Meditation program to provide our congregation and community with a regular practice that would help restore and maintain inner peace and relaxation in an environment designed to enhance and grow one’s personal relationship with God. The program has grown over the last 3 years from a one Sunday morning yoga class to now offering several classes throughout the week.

The program is led by certified Yoga Instructor David Bogdanos. David has been a yoga practitioner for the past 15 years. He became a certified yoga instructor in 2010, and has been trained by some of the top yoga teachers in the tri-state area. His philosophy on yoga is a compilation of all the wonderful teachers he has had the privilege to study under. The weekly sessions are suitable for all ages and fitness levels and no prior experience in yoga or meditation is necessary.  All in the community are welcomed and encouraged to come and experience this unique fusion of spiritual yoga. Walk-ins are always welcomed.  Come for one session or come for them all - there is always a warm welcome.  Please join us anytime!

"I believe the practice of yoga has opened my life and my heart to a whole new way of thinking. I appreciate each day of my life and live it to the fullest. I love both teaching yoga and witnessing the profound transformation that unfolds when people practice it. Yoga not only promotes better physical health, it also brings about mental, emotional, wellness and balance, in addition to spiritual awareness. So come join me on this journey, if only to release stress, laugh, and feel lighter. Come with an open heart and mind, while having some fun in the process. I look forward to meeting you on our mats!

There are no strangers, just friends I haven’t met yet.”


David Bogdanos (Yoga Dave)

Restorative Yoga & Crystal Bowl Meditation

In February and May of 2016, we offered a special event: Candlelight Restorative Yoga & Bowl Meditation Night. Designed to restore and refresh the body, mind and spirit, this 90 minute session was held in the Church’s beautiful chapel and included gentle stretching on the mat with a focus on restorative yoga poses and deep breath for relaxation followed by the angelic vibrations of pure crystal singing bowls.  These bowls reach through the chakra system of the body to bring a deep resonation of love, peace, inner truth, guidance and connection.  Sound therapy provides great energy, healing and re-awakening the natural being.

Becca Walker, 225hr certified yoga instructor, led the first portion of the night, and Elizabeth Hanifin, LCSW, psychotherapist in private practice, briefly explained the chakra connection to vibration and then played the healing bowls.

We will post a date soon for our next special event this Fall. To be added to our email list, please contact us below.

For more information or to enroll click the button below or email Becca directly here.

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Past Course Offerings

  • Christian Yoga and Meditation

    We’ve offered many themed programs featuring a unique fusion of spirituality, yoga and meditation.  Each session included scripture readings and teachings along with a variety of yoga poses and styles, and brief meditation sessions.

    •    Introductions to Satguru Yeshu featuring the Indian adoration style of yoga known as Bhakti in devotion to the true Guru, Jesus
    •    The Greatest of these is Love inspired by 1 Corinthians 13:13
    •    The Living Advent Wreath inspired by the Christian tradition used to symbolize the spiritual preparation for the coming of the light of Christ into the world
    •    Great Joy inspired by Luke 2:10
    •    Transitions as inspired by Isaiah 43:18
    •    Hope and the Future inspired by Jeremiah 29:11
    •    2014: Hope – Right from the Start inspired by Matthew 11:28
    •    2014: Rest – Right from the Start inspired by Matthew 11:28
    •    Faith, Hope and lots of Love inspired by 1 Corinthians 13:13
    •    Fruits of the Spirit inspired by Galatians 5:22-23
    •    Open Heart Prayer inspired by the Philippians 4:6
    •    The Holy Names of God inspired by Psalm 103:1
    •    Your Spiritual Journey: A Life of Peace exploring peaceful living through the ancient philosophy of yoga & Biblical truths
    •    He will quiet you in His love inspired by Zephaniah 3:17
    •    Thinking about Jesus inspired by the parables and teachings of Jesus offered in the Gospels
    •    Seek and ye shall find inspired by Psalm 25:4-5

    •     A Personal Relationship with God inspired by James 4:8

  • Yoga for Kids

    We offered two sessions for children on Mondays during the spring school year.  Sessions for Ages 2-5 were offered from 3:45-4:15 p.m. and sessions for ages 6 & up were offered from 4:30-5:00 p.m.  Parents were welcomed at both sessions and ages were offered purely as a guide.

    The Yoga Kids sessions were designed to focus on fun, self-esteem building and relaxation and include calming breath work, songs and traditional yoga poses.