Symposia Community Events – December 2013

$8 Yoga Class  Wednesday 4th, 11th and 18th at 7 pm

Have you always shied away from Yoga because you thought you weren’t very flexible?

Symposia is now opening its doors to a new environment for yoga practice: small classes, taught in a supportive, non-competitive manner, with individual attention.  Students will be gently guided through basic yoga postures, yogic breathing, meditation, and relaxation techniques.

After the class, feel free to linger, have a cup of tea, chat. Refreshments will be served.

Certified Yoga Instructor Carmen Rusu

For more information, contact Carmen:  201-805-1739 or
“Fearless Mama • Gentle Birth” –  childbirth education classes based on The Lamaze Healthy Birth Practices 

A series of 3 classes:

• Class 1 – FRIDAY 12/06/2013 • 7-10 pm

• Class 2 – FRIDAY 12/13/2013 • 7-10 pm

• Class 3 – FRIDAY 12/20/2013 • 7-10 pm

This is not a class about breathing. The goal of these classes is to empower you and your partner in knowing childbirth is normal & natural and your body has been designed to create & sustain life, bring your baby to this world, and nourish your baby. The Lamaze Healthy Birth Practices help simplify your birth process with a natural approach that helps alleviate your fears and manage pain. Evidence-based information and knowledge you gain through these classes will boost your confidence and allow you and your partner to take a more proactive approach during the birth of your child.

• Introductory price $150 for the whole series of 3 classes per couple


To register, email Veronika at

More info:

“We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful, it’s that women are strong.”

Laura Stavoe Harm

“The Book of Ash” – book reading and signing by John McCaffrey  –  Dec. 12 at 7 pm

Hoboken author and writing teacher John McCaffrey will be reading from his debut novel, The Book of Ash, and signing copies of the book.

A comedic, dystopian thriller, The Book of Ash is delighting readers with its take on a future society where good mental health is the goal for each citizen, but not often the case.

Those interested in learning more about the novel and John can access the following link:



Guitar Circle – Every Thursday at 8.30 pm

Come jam with local guitar players in a casual, friendly atmosphere. Share your favorite songs and learn new ones. All playing levels and styles are welcome!

To register or for more info, contact Carlos at
PUPPETONIA – Puppet Shows for Babies and Toddlers

Since its inception, Puppetonia has taught children so much more than just their ABC’s and 123′s. The music and puppet shows incorporate important social skills, early academics, thinking skills, motor skills, and self-expression.

The music is fun and upbeat, and the children are encouraged to move to the rhythm, follow verbal instructions, practice sequential movements, and have a great time. And there are bubbles galore!

For a sample of our shows, check these links:


Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 10 and 11 am

Tue: 4 pm

BABY PUPPETONIA: Tue and Thur at 1.30 pm


Two new shows every week.

No reservation required.

For more info, call or text: (201) 805-1739

Email:  or visit

Puppet Yoga for Babies – Every Wednesday at 1.30 pm

PUPPETONIA is starting a new class for babies (5 weeks to crawling)

You will learn baby yoga techniques that will help with your infant’s sleep cycles, digestion and fussiness. Silly songs, toys, puppets, hugs, kisses and giggles make this a not to be missed class experience for you and your infant.

Gentle baby asanas and massages are also incorporated to help you learn how to calm and teach basic motor development to your baby. You will learn appropriate, therapeutic strokes for each area of the body, as well as ways to bring body awareness to your baby, without overstimulation.

Yoga practiced with your baby is a powerful way to connect with your new child and opportunity to join or create a community of new mothers and friends with similar goals and parenting styles.

Class taught by Carmen Rusu, Yoga Alliance and Karma Kids certified teacher.

Price: $10

Location: Symposia Bookstore, 510 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030

Register by text at 201-805-1739 or by email at

For more information, contact Carmen at 201-805-1739 or

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