Three New Offerings At The Y Guaranteed To Get Your Heart Racing

The YMCA of Montclair’s Park Street Branch is introducing three new offerings in the coming weeks to help get your heart racing.

Surf’s Up In Montclair

Most yoga classes don’t involve splashing or have lifeguards looking on. The Y is swapping out yoga mats for paddleboards in a new certification class for yogis in their pool called stand up paddleboard yoga or SUP yoga for short. Participants must hold a fitness or yoga certification to participate.

Certification is Sunday, January 14th from noon to 9pm in the Y’s Park Street Branch Small Pool (25 Park Street in Montclair). Registration is required by Friday, December 29. The cost is $350 for Y Members and $399 for Non-Members.

Dancing with the Stars Louis Van Amstel To Host Special Class At YMCA Of Montclair

LaBlast Fitness is a partner-free dance fitness workout created by world-renowned dancer and fitness expert Louis van Amstel (as seen on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars). It’s accessible for all levels–from the absolute beginner to the experienced dancer. LaBlast takes you through a diverse mix of famous ballroom dances set to your favorite music, everything from pop and rock to hip-hop and country.

Join Louis Van Amstel for this special class on Monday, December 18 from 5:30-6:30pm at the Y’s Park Street Branch. Advance registration is recommended. The class is free for Y Members and $10 for Non-Members. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite.

Yoga Teacher Training

Calling all those interested in becoming yoga instructors! The Y is offering a 200 hour training program so you can deepen your practice and become prepared to teach. Sign up today to become a Certified Yoga Teacher by Omfit, a Yoga Alliance Approved School. Learn basic to advanced poses, inversions, sequencing, the history and philosophy of yoga, proper alignment, anatomy, chakras, and modifications. You’ll also learn about senior yoga, kids yoga, barre yoga and more.

Class is Saturdays and Sundays (1 weekend a month) at the Y’s Park Street Branch beginning the weekend of Saturday January 20 and Sunday January 21 from 8am–6pm. Registration is required by Saturday, January 6. The training program is $2,500 for Y Members and $3,000 for Non-Members. A payment plan is available.

For more information about these classes, contact: Washima Redding the Y’s Senior Health & Wellness Director at or 973-415-6111.

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