Workshops coming (see full details and register below)



7/27 Yoga on the beach ~ Benefit for Brendan's Fund 9am 30th street


8/4 - Meditation in Motion w/Marissa @ 10:30am 
8/7 - Sound Bath w/Candace @ 4pm 
Private Sound Bath available 8/6 & 8/8 by appt  

8/14 Walking Meditation w/Cheri Fandozzi

8/14 - Rest & The City Restorative w/Cheri Fandozzi

8/18 -Fete de la Feet w/Mary McCarthy 

8/23-25th - YOGASTROLOGY® INITIATION TRAINING  w/Colleen Sposato

Yogastrology® Initiation Training

Summer 2019 ~August 23, 24 & 25


Whether you are a yogi or a yoga teacher wanting to learn how to apply Yogastrology® to your practice, classes, and workshops, or simply curious and want to learn how to deepen your knowledge of yoga + astrology and body correlations, Yogastrology® Initiation Training is for you.

In Yogastrology® Initiation Training, you will learn:

* More about yourself, your sun sign, and how to connect astrology to the divinity that is your body.

* How to connect yoga + astrology, to build bridges between these two ancient sister systems.

* How to embody the four elements / Fire / Air / Water / Earth, transforming your everyday wellness into a personal healing ritual.

* Powerful intention setting and empowering ways to work with journaling throughout the seasons.

* How to create simple rituals in sync with the natural rhythms of the sun + moon.

* How to put it all together to lead gatherings, workshops, women’s circles, or simply for your own personal practice. And much more!


This is a twelve (12) hour Yogastrology® Certification Training. You will become Certified Yogastrology® Inspired in Initiation Training. 

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All books and course materials are included in the price, and you will receive your Yogastrology® Initiation Diploma (certificate) on the last day of the course.


 Friday, August 23rd, 2019  5:00pm - 8 pm

We open with a simple ceremony, followed by an overview of the weekend. And we complete the day with a  yoga practice for the season.

 Saturday, August 24th, 2014 11:30am - 2:30pm ~ break ~ 4:30pm- 8pm 

 You are free to snack / dine in vicinity of the Sol Luna studio; there will be breaks.

In the morning, we dive into you, your sun sign, and the astrology + asana correlations. 

By afternoon, our focus shifts from “me” to “we” as you learn how to create sun + moon rituals and workshops and dive into the Yogastrology® healing and wellness practices. The day ends with a restorative practice for the 12 zodiac signs. 

Sunday, August 25th, 2019 11am - 2:30 pm 

We will enjoy a presentation of diplomas, an extended savasana for the 12 zodiac signs, and finally, a closing ceremony.

Led by Colleen Sposato, Certified Yogastrologer®


Hosted by Amy Sue Smith of Sol Luna Yoga

Address ~ 2819 Dune Dr Avalon NJ 

Phone ~ 609-368-0222

Email ~

Questions? Contact AmySue 

**** All course materials, book, and diploma are included in the price. ****
Limited spaces available! All levels welcome.
Also see

Yogastrology® was named as one of the Top Ten Trends Worldwide by iForm, Scandinavia’s most popular women’s magazine. Thanks, iForm!

No Refunds

Tuition/investment $390.00

Register by July 15th $340.00 



intro to mindfulness

a six-week course in meditation - June 26 - July 31, 8:45-9:45 am

Does it ever feel like you have one of those electric monkeys in your head, banging away at cymbols, filling your mind with incessant chatter and unuseful thoughts, distracting you all day long?  Did you know that meditation can help you tame that monkey and live a more mindful life?

 In this 6-week course, we will cultivate the formal practice of meditation and learn tools for leading a more mindful life by practicing and experimenting with various techniques. Each class will include instruction/teaching, group meditation and Q&A. The class is appropriate for complete beginners to experienced practitioners.  You will leave with tools for incorporating a mindfulness practice into your daily life.

Tentative course schedule: (subject to modifications)

June 26th:  Meditation overview: what is mindfulness? How to sit/finding your meditation seat

July 3rd: Body scan meditation

July 10th: Guided visualization

July 17th: Walking meditation

July 24th: Metta/loving kindness meditation

July 31st: Cultivating a mindful life: establishing a routine and taking the practice off the cushion and into your life

$90 for the 6-week course


About the instructor: Cheri Fandozzi is a yoga and mindfulness instructor based in New York City and Avalon, NJ. Her formal practice of meditation evolved organically from years of yoga asana practice. She is a board member of The Community Meditation Center in Manhattan, where she studies and practices Vipassana meditation with guiding teacher Allan Lokos and guest teachers including Sharon Salzberg and Andrew Olendzki.


Intro To Mindfulness: 6 weeks (June 26 - July 31)

Master Class with Marissa Paino

 Join Marissa Paino, ERYT-500, C-IAYT, for two Master Classes this summer to enhance your practice both physically, energetically and spiritually!  Each class runs from 10:30am-Noon and will offer a balanced blend of all elements of the Yoga practice:  pranayama, asana and meditation. 


SUNDAY JULY 7th @ 10:30am-noon

Using the Wall as a Prop

Performing the asana practice on the wall offers new opportunities to fine-tune alignment, deepen your experience in a pose, and, empowers you to achieve postures that may have previously been elusive.  This practice will be informative and strengthening and is appropriate for all levels as modifications will be offered to suit all levels of yoga experience.  

SUNDAY AUGUST 4TH @ 10:30am-noon

 Meditation in Motion

The physical benefits of the Yoga practice are much more visible to us than the subtle effects.  Aside from asana, this class will explore the other two important tools of the practice, pranayama and meditation, to enhance our experience of calming the nervous system and tuning into our inner wisdom.  This class will be slightly more slower-paced than traditional vinyasa with longer holds of postures and breathing techniques and intervals of quiet reflective pauses.  Appropriate for any student curious about expanding beyond the physical practice.  


$22 Early registration for either, $40 for both.  

$25 drop in. 


Master Classes Payment

Sound Bath

August 7th

Are you looking to refresh your soul and vibrate to a new resonance?   A sound bath is an unforgettable experience that will do just this.  Lay back and explore sound vibration while lying on a yoga mat and allowing your body and soul to journey through the process of self-exploration and self-restoration. During this rejuvenating process a certified sound therapy practitioner, Dr. Candace Robick, will activate a series of therapy grade bowls, gongs, and other musical wonders.

Be good to yourself and come and nourish your soul.  You deserve it! 


Early Registration: $35 before 7/31 ~ $40 after & at door

Space is limited 

Registration & paypal open soon 

Private Sound Bath Massage will be available 8/6 & 8/8 


Sound Bath Payment


August 14th 4-6pm

 A restorative yoga gathering to release tension and stress  


When you take care of yourself, you take care of the world. And nothing can make you feel more cared for than time communing with others and a nurturing, restorative yoga practice.  REST & THE CITY combines both!  Come alone or with a friend or group of friends.  Spend time together, catching up over a snack and a beverage.  Participate in a deeply relaxing restorative yoga class, feeling fully supported by the use of bolsters, blocks and blankets.  You will leave class feeling rejuvenated in body, mind and soul.  Having taken care of yourself and having filled your well with the love and support of your friends and fellow REST & THE CITY yogis.  

Restorative yoga is a deeply relaxing style of yoga using bolsters, blankets and blocks to create a totally supported environment where you can focus on yourself and your breathing. Complete beginners are yoga experience is necessary.

How this unique class works:
The class is 2 hours. The first 10-15 minutes are reserved for attendees to arrive, settle in and unwind from their day, to enjoy some quiet time, a beverage and a snack, to catch up with friends and make new ones.  The RESTorative yoga practice is about an hour and 30 minutes.  An additional 10-15 minutes is available after the practice for participants to linger and mingle. 

Register below!
QUESTIONS?: Email Cheri:


Rest & The City August Early Bird Payment $30

Rest & City (After Early Bird) $35

walking meditation

Wednesday, August 14th 8:30 am

Learn the ancient practice of walking meditation with mindfulness teacher, Cheri Fandozzi.

Participants will meet at the 21st Street Beach gazebo at 8:30 am for a brief introduction before practicing on the beach. 

Please register in advance for $15. Otherwise, please pay $20 in cash the day of.

Register below!
QUESTIONS?: Email Cheri:


walking meditation payment $15

Fete De La feet

August 18th 11am -1pm


                                        -Bulging bunions?
                                       -Moaning metatarsals?
                                       -Harping hammer toes?
                                       -Aching arches?
                                       -Nagging neuropathy?

Please join us for a 60-minute rejuvenating "foot camp" to learn exercises
designed to release fascia tension, strengthen your ankles and feet, and
improve your gait. 

 Fee:  $25 (space is limited) (registration open soon)

                        YOUR TIRED TOOTSIES WILL THANK YOU!

Presented by Mary McCarthy, PMA Certified Pilates Teacher;
Teacher of the Gyrotonic Expansion System


Sold out for July 10th

Registration for August will be open soon 


coming home WEEKEND WELLNESS RETREAT - november 8-10

With Amy Sue Smith and Cheri Fandozzi

What does it mean to come home? To sincerely come home to ourselves, our bodies, the breath and the earth?

Join Amy Sue Smith and Cheri Fandozzi for an exploration of the transitional season of fall and the practice of coming home.

As we move through the fall season and its equinox, we are living in a transitional period between the moist heat of the summer and the dry cold of winter. The days shorten. The plants that just a couple of months prior were blossoming with life in the warm sunshine, start to shed their leaves and fruits as they prepare for winter. The wind picks up. And there is a slowing down, a turning inward as we ready ourselves for winter.

During the coming home retreat, we will celebrate this season of longer nights and cooler, quieter days with yoga practices and meditations to help you feel at home - in your body, heart and mind. We will offer a Saturday afternoon workshop and nourishing dinner to help us all connect more fully with the earth and what’s most important in our lives. Nourishing ourselves before the hustle and bustle of the holiday season begins, and preparing for the start of a new year, setting wholesome intentions and well-wishes for ourselves and the world around us.

REGISTER: $300/$275 before October 1st
Reserve a spot with a $75 non-refundable deposit, balance due October 1st.

Weekend inclusions:

Welcome mixer

Four slow flow & restorative yoga classes 

Wellness workshop & meditation

Moring tea & light fare

Saturday evening dinner


coming home retreat payment