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Live in Joy Yoga Celebrates Ayurveda

Many of Live in Joy Yoga’s teachers are also ayurvedic health practitioners. Co-founder Janet Watkins is a master herbalist that consults privately with clients. She also leads group cooking classes at the studio.

Massage therapist Julie Fischer offers ayurvedic bodywork. The treatment starts with the ancient ayurvedic practice of garshana (dry skin brushing exfoliation), which increases circulation and cleans the skin, to prepare it for abhyanga, a hot herbal oil massage that deeply soaks into the muscles and joints. According to Fischer, the herbal oil application nourishes the skin, aids in removing impurities, stimulates both arterial and lymphatic circulation, relaxes and balances the mind and body and promotes overall healing.

“I’m thrilled with the results of this bodywork,” says Fischer. “My clients come out glowing and balanced. It’s amazing that this work is not widely known in the West, but I’m glad to see that it’s starting to gain some recognition for its incredible health benefits.”

Location: 118 W. Merchant Street, Audubon, NJ. (856) 546- 1006. For more information, visit

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