2022 International Day of Yoga in NJ

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International Yoga Day New Jersey NJ
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  • 22 May, 2022
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2022 International Day of Yoga in NJ

June 18, 2022 at Tula Yoga

10 am - 4 pm EST

Be a part of history and come join us for the

International Day of Yoga

as declared by the United Nations to help promote World Peace.

Come celebrate this valiant initiative at Tula Yoga offering a breadth of activities for everyone!

Participate in meditation, pranayama, chair yoga, beginner/intermediate/advanced Yoga.

Bring your family and friends, visit our vendors and enjoy our sessions.

International day of Yoga at Tula Yoga Aberdeen NJ

Tula Yoga
1212 Hwy 34, Suite 27, Aberdeen, NJ 07747

Our Honored Guests

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Joseph McKay

Joe Mckay is a retired FDNY Firefighter and volunteer Advocate. Since retiring, he has worked with John Feal and Jon Stewart in Washington DC, for people sickened by 9/11 Toxic exposure, and is now advocating for Military members that were exposed to toxic burn pits while serving over seas.

Joe also advocates with the Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy group (AHDA) for people with severe Headache Disorders, Joe was born and raised in New York City and now lives in New Jersey.

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Beatrix Schwartz, LCSW

Beatrix was born in Budapest, Hungary, in 1940. At age 7, she escaped the country, was taken in by good people in Europe, and reunited with her parents in Canada two years later.

She earned her GED at age 29 followed by a BSW and MSW, which allowed her to follow her life’s calling as a therapist for 39 years. She received Doctorate in Divinity at age 66.

Beatrix will be giving a inspiring talk about her experience reflecting her decades of meditation, study, and healing work.

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Jennifer Cavalieri

Jennifer is an international yoga instructor, meditation teacher and the co-founder of Tula Yoga. She is the creator and director of Tula Yoga’s teacher training school and has trained hundreds of yoga students over the past decade. 

Always a student, her own journey of personal development continues to inform her teachings. She loves teaching mindful movement classes with a strong emphasis on listening to your body and moving intuitively with your breath. Her teaching style encourages transformation, healing, and self-acceptance. 

Event Schedule

Amazing day of  Yoga, Meditation & Reiki sessions

10:00 AM10:30 AMCheckin guests & Meet Vendors
10:30 AM10:45 AMIntroduction, Candle Ceremony
Set Intention Meditation
10:45 AM11:45 AMGroup Yoga:
Vinyasa Yoga with live music
Cool down with Savasana


11:45 AM12:00 PM Introduction & Agenda
12:00 PM12:30 PM Guided Meditation by Sharon
12:30 PM2:30 PMYoga | Wellness Panel | Meditation
(Parallel sessions )
2:30 PM3:00 PMKirtan
3:00 PM3:30 PMTalk by Beatrix
3:30 PM4:00 PMClosing Meditation

Event Hosts

Here to share with you practices to help you heal, practice Ayurveda, Meditation, Mindfulness, Reiki, Yoga & more...

Overview & FAQ


Get to the venue

REACH US on 732-970-7500

Get Direction the Event

1212 Hwy 34, Suite 27, Aberdeen, NJ 07747

Our Amazing Teachers Line up


Jennifer Cavalieri

Jennifer Cavalieri is an international yoga instructor, meditation teacher and the co-founder of Tula Yoga. Following her heart and intuition, Jennifer decided to leave her marketing career in 2010 to pursue a new path. She has since created a successful yoga business, sustained by determination and hard work, and guided by the ethics that come from practicing and living yoga. Her mission is to share these tools on and off the mat to help others find balance, peace, and a life filled with passion and purpose.

She is the creator and director of Tula Yoga’s teacher training school and has trained hundreds of yoga students over the past decade. Since 2013, Tula’s yoga teacher training has remained one of the Tri-State area’s leading programs. Many of Tula’s graduates are sharing yoga, meditation, and other healing modalities that are helping people all around the world.

Jennifer has completed over 1000 hours of Yoga training in Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga as well as additional certifications in Meditation, Restorative Yoga, and Pilates. Always a student, her own journey of personal development continues to inform her teachings. She loves teaching mindful movement classes with a strong emphasis on listening to your body and moving intuitively with your breath. Her teaching style encourages transformation, healing, and self-acceptance. In addition to weekly classes at Tula Yoga, 

Jennifer teaches private lessons, corporate events & seminars, and international retreats and trainings. She leads workshops on yoga, entrepreneurship, and meditation. You can also download her podcast “Yoga Is with Jennifer Cavalieri,” for short practices and meditations you can do at home. 

Anita Shukla-Accardi

Anita Shukla-Accardi

Anita is the creator of Taramata, an integration of her passions in the veins of healing and esoteric wisdom. She began studying yoga, philosophy & healing decades ago, around the time she decided to become a therapist. She has an LSW from Rutgers, and uses her social work skills & experiences to inform alternative healing practice.

She is a crystal healing teacher/practitioner, retail, and wholesaler.

She is a practitioner & master teacher of numerous healing modalities and currently teaches Angelic Reiki, a multidimensional healing system.

She practices parts hypnosis & past life regression. She offers intuitive readings and does Akashic Records Readings, clearing, and repatterning.

She is blessed to have a physical office & retail space within Tula Yoga in Aberdeen, where she also teaches group classes and is on the teacher training staff. She teaches yoga philosophy, yin, gentle, hatha & yoga nidra. She is first and foremost a student.


Jas. Singh

& Holistic Health Instructor
Wellbeing Coach

Jas Fugan 付言 Singh is a wellbeing coach, certified in: Mindfulness, Ayurveda, Chopra Meditation, Health, Positive Psychology & Resilience.

Jas is passionate about sharing practices from wisdom traditions like Ayurveda for everyone to apply for our Holistic Health. 

He also offers wellbeing transformation coaching with 12 week programs with a focus on:

  • PURPOSE: work to clarify your purpose with soul questions: “Who am I? What is my purpose?”
  • INTENTION: work to set intention with questions“What do I want? What am I grateful for?”
  • MEANING: work to clarify your purpose with questions: “How are my beliefs limiting my potential?”
  • SHADOW: Recognize and clear internal blocks

Read More about Jas on his Holistic Teachers Page

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Joann Polgar
Yoga Instructor

Joann has been teaching yoga for about 7 years, with a style that leans toward Smart Asana Yoga & Iyengar Yoga. She is a Yoga Alliance Instructor who enjoys offering Walks with Yoga, Meditation, Gentle Yoga & Yoga for Bone Strength. She also has an interest in Wellness and Energy work, like Reiki, and enjoys practicing Qigong/TaiChi as a student.

Joann learned about Yoga for Bone Strength from Dr. Loren Fishman, who has done several successful studies on Yoga for Osteoporosis.  

Joann believes that yoga is all about your personal practice – you are unique. 

Sharon Richardson, RN
Meditation Teacher
Reiki Practioner

Sharon is a founder of All About Women. She is a wife and mother of four daughters and has been a Registered Nurse for 34 years. She is a multi dimensional practitioner with a specialty in trauma and open heart.

After experiencing her own health crisis she turned to meditation as a form of healing.

She is a 200 hour certified Yoga Instructor and is a level 2 Certified Angel Reiki Practitioner. 

Danica Zolo Yoga teacher

Danica Zolo
Yoga Instructor

Danica is the co-creator of The Heart Space (Brick NJ), an intimate + cozy studio with a kind-hearted, inclusive community that offers weekly + monthly.classes, privately or group setting, in studio or in home.
Danica holds space for you to safely explore your path to wellness. She uses various modalities + approaches in creating my wellness program known as ‘Special Hearts Adaptive Wellness’. This program improves quality of life, maintains a person-centered approach and creates accessible opportunities to wellness through adaptive movement, meditation + much more. 
For 20 years she has worked within various settings supporting individuals and families with intellectual +developmental disabilities.
Danica is a Positive Behavior Support Specialist, Trauma Informed + Autism Certified Yoga Instructor, Sound Healer, Artist and she has been trained in Ayurveda, Marma Therapy, Yin yoga, Sound Healing, Meditation and more.

For twenty years, Danica worked exclusively as a Social Worker for the Intellectual and Developmentally Disabled population.

She has special interests in Nature based activities, Creating/Painting, Dancing, Dog Rescue, Sustainable Living and Cooking

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Tanai Koonce
Yoga Instructor

Tanai began her yoga journey at the gym where it only took one class before she was hooked. As she started her asana practice she was in it for the physical gain not knowing all the additional benefits. Taking classes everyday and wanting more than what was offered in a 60 minute class she embarked on Yoga Teacher Training. Completing her 200hr YTT certification at Seed of Life in conjunction with Robert Wood Johnson Fitness and Wellness Center and continuing on to obtain her 300hr YTT certification under the guidance of Tula Yoga.

Throughout the years she has taught a wide range of classes. No matter the class, she always encourages her students to use modifications and props so everyone can enjoy and build their practice at their own pace.

Her classes are suitable for all levels, focused on meeting you where you are. Tanai uses her practice to maintain balance on and off the mat especially as a teacher on the middle school level and mother of two teenagers.

She truly believes yoga is for everybody and EVERY BODY.

Gisela Velasquez
Meditation Instructor
& Health Coach

Gisela is a passionate and enthusiastic soul who has dedicated the last ten years of her life to support and balance her physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health using holistic and natural therapies and modalities.

Her intentions are to create a safe space for you to transform your body into the full expression of what it wants to become and to guide you along the way.

Gisela invites you to navigate this physical experience consciously, harmoniously and gracefully utilizing the gifts of nature such as the most powerful and natural tool available: Essential oils.

She encourages you to be as familiar with your inner world of thoughts, feelings, emotions, memories, desires, and imagination as you are with the outer world of time, space, and causality. Meditation is the exploration of our inner world.

READ MORE about Gisela


Paul Newell Yoga Instructor

Paul Newell
Yoga Instructor

Paul Newell is a certified yoga instructor, a mindfulness consultant and well-being Coach who works with individuals, small businesses and communities. He also has 20 years of corporate experience in human resources, public speaking, learning,
development, and coaching.

Paul has fueled his passion for health and wellness by teaching yoga, and community fitness classes, as well as delivering health and wellness workshops in various communities.

His journey to help others started with educating himself on the best tools to take care of the body, mind and essence to promote wise lifestyle habits and changes to achieve his best self.

Over the past two years, he has woven corporate experiences with his passion for health and well-being to create the The Corporate Shift to support mindfulness, active communication, and inclusion in work settings. And he has created a Men’s Mentorship Program, which includes the Men Talk About podcast, to help Men define and embrace their power, authenticity, and purpose. And is the owner of an organic, cold-pressed juice business, Juice Dreams

Dr Fred Kingsbury

Dr. Fred L. Kingsbury

Fred L. Kingsbury, D.C., B.S. graduated with high honors from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1977. At that time, he received his Doctor of Chiropractic and Bachelor of Science. He has completed numerous post-graduate studies in the disciplines of:

  • Network Spinal Analysis (NSA) and Somato
  • Respiratory Integration (SRI)  
  • Chiropractic Sports and Team Physician  
  • Stress Management Relaxation Methods
  • Meditation, Yoga and Breathing Techniques  
  • Soft tissue massage and stretching procedures
  • Spinal Biomechanical Engineering… and…
  • Awesome Creator of Delicious Soup 🙂

Dr. Christina Pisanello

Upon graduating with honors from Monmouth University with a B.S. in Biology, Dr. Christina knew that her educational journey had just begun. After researching several potential healthcare career paths, she came across the profession of chiropractic. Dr. Christina knew she was in alignment with the philosophy of chiropractic when she discovered it was based on restoring the body to homeostasis (optimal function and balance) using the body’s own innate intelligence to self-regulate and heal given proper nutrition, positive mindset, and functional movements.

Dr. Christina then enrolled in the Doctorate of Chiropractic program at New York Chiropractic College (NYCC) in Seneca Falls, NY. About half-way through her training at NYCC, she discovered acupuncture and oriental medicine. Fascinated by eastern philosophy and its holistic approach to health, Dr. Pisanello dual-enrolled at the Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

Dr. Pisanello finished out her Master’s in Acupuncture training in China where she witnessed Traditional Chinese Medicine being used in conjunction with conventional Western medicine in the hospitals there.

Dr. Christina Pisanello is Board-Certified by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and is an active member of the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA). She also has specialized training in treating facial paralysis, cosmetic acupuncture, microneedling, and pregnancy induction among other conditions.
Constantly expanding her knowledge, Dr. Christina had also earned her 200-hour yoga teacher training certificate at Tula Yoga Studio in Aberdeen, NJ. Always a scholar, Dr. Pisanello aspires to pursue additional education and training in Chinese Herbology as well as Nutrition and Functional Medicine.

Dr. Christina treats others with kindness and compassion and strives to do all she can to radiate positivity, help alleviate suffering and bring joy to everyone she encounters. It would be her honor to assist you in finding peace, comfort and balance in your healing journey.

Sybil Diaz

Sybil Diaz
Yoga Instructor

Sybil began her yoga journey when she first stepped into a Bikram class in 2010. She fell in love with the transformative effects of combining yoga postures and heat.

She received her certification in the Barkan method in 2013 and Broga in 2014 and is a Yoga Alliance RYT.

Sybil gives great thanks to all her teachers past, present and future.

Kim Bradle E-RYT

Kim Bradle

Kim Bradle E-RYT, is the Program Coordinator for the New Jersey Chapter of The Phoenix.

She has been serving the community in various capacities for 30 years and in her current position is able to build connections and support events that are free, safe, fun and sober.

You can find out more about all the Phoenix events and community at www.thephoenix.org.

Gianna Marie

Yoga & Meditation Instructor
​Holistic Life + Wellness Coach
Holistic Esthetician | Musician

Gianna is a life + wellness coach that is obsessed with supporting women on their journey to achieving their greatest potential

She has always been passionate about self-care and living a holistic lifestyle. In 2020 Gianna was diagnosed with breast cancer at the start of a world-wide pandemic and she says that:

“It felt like her world came crashing down
​My life became chaotic & stressful and I stopped taking care of myself

This was when I noticed the absolute need to prioritize taking care of my body, mind and soul

I was struggling and didn’t know what to do or how to help myself

I reached my all time low and decided to hire a coach and that’s when my life began falling back into place

That’s when I began to understand the power of coaching and felt compelled to share this transformational work with others

Now, I approach life with grace and compassion and understand that my circumstances don’t define me or what I’m capable of

Now, I take my wellbeing more seriously and live a life that serves me and the woman I’ve always dreamt of becoming

Now I live a purpose driven and mindful life working 1:1 with women to do the same and create a life they desire”

Danielle Meany Yoga Instructor

Danielle Meany

Danielle has always been a lover of fitness. She started a yoga practice as a way to become more flexible but quickly realized that yoga was so much more – a perfect way to align her body, mind and soul.

Yoga was life changing for Danielle and inspired her to become a teacher so that she could help others improve their physical and mental wellness. She earned her 200 & 300 Hour Certification through Yoga Alliance at Tula Yoga under the instruction of its owner Jennifer Cavalieri.

She is also a Certified Barre Fitness Instructor. Danielle truly believes that yoga & fitness is for everyone and she strives to create classes that work for all participants.

Her goal for her students is to leave their practice feeling stronger, calmer and ready to take on the world!

Aerial Yoga Teachers


Jana Kamberov

Jana started practicing yoga several years ago and found this new world full of love, positive energy, comfort, and peace. Deeply inspired by her teacher, Jodi Kobrin, Jana discovered her great passion for aerial yoga. She couldn’t resist the desire to explore it further and share it with others.

Her journey began when she accomplished the FLY & Release Aerial Yoga Teacher Training at Tula Yoga in March 2018. Once this inner flame was ignited, the thirst to build her knowledge in yoga lead Jana to complete her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in January 2019.

Throughout this ongoing journey, Jana has respect and appreciation to all inspiring teachers in Tula Yoga, especially Jennifer Cavalieri, Denise Vernieri, Anita Shukla-Accardi, and Nicole Cunicella, whom all are contributors to the growing flame from within.

Jana continued on her journey and has now completed her 300 Hour Teacher Training at Tula and Yin Yoga Training. Jana believes that she can support people through yoga.

Her classes provide friendly and positive atmosphere. She embraces the idea that our bodies are the temples of our souls. Her message to everyone is to open their hearts to the real meaning of life and take it as a spiritual experience; living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.

Dana Occhiogrosso 

After joining Tula in 2017, Dana was able to deepen her yoga practice. The wisdom of Tula’s teachers and open-hearted community kept her coming back.

She decided that the gift of yoga was something she wanted to share. She went on to complete her 200hr and 300hr yoga training at Tula.

She is also barre and aerial yoga certified. Dana has a passion for helping others. She believes that yoga is an embodied experience that brings freedom to the body and mind.

Dana aims to help you find your freedom within.

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Lea Oster

Lea became a practitioner of yoga in 2012. She loves the outdoors, communing with others, and the water. She received her 200hr training at Tula Yoga in 2021, followed by her Fly and Release aerial training in 2022. Lea utilizes breath work, guided meditation, reiki, and sound baths during her classes.

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