Catherine has spent the past decade devoted to this sacred practice of yoga and founded Yoga + Barre Haven in 2015. Over the years, this studio has been her whole heart and it has grown into a successful community. After having to adapt to the changes of 2020, Catherine merged with another local yoga studio (also her best friends) to bring you Haven Healing Collective. Same space, same heart and more love to share. Catherine deeply cares about everyone that walks through Haven’s door, on and off the mat. Here, she offers medicine for the body, spirit and mind. Catherine shares her experience through yoga, reiki and holistic healing.
“Everything is Divine.”
Morgan has been teaching and practicing yoga full time for 6 + years now. She grew up in High Bridge and is so excited to give back to her small little town with everything that Haven Healing Collective has to offer. Her practice is rooted in vinyasa and ashtanga, while she’s branched out to study anatomy and the inner workings of the human body. She believes that Myofascial Release is yoga’s best friend, and loves bringing this practice of ease and accessibility into peoples’ lives. Morgan’s currently pursuing her 500hr with Yoga Medicine to become a Certified Therapeutic Specialist. In addition to yoga, she loves crafting her O.W.N jewelry line and reading books on nature and indigenous ways of thinking and living.
“Therapeutic to me means it’s custom to my student’s needs. Sometimes our tissues need to be challenged in healthy ways, while other times we need five minutes in a restorative posture. I find my mentality similar to the concept of Ayurveda, the science of life, and it’s unique approach to the individual rather than a “one size fits all” approach.”
Chris, a Hunterdon County native, has spent the past decade teaching Yoga in NYC and NJ. After owning Backbone Yoga in Clinton, NJ for six years, his challenging and balanced Vinyasa and Ashtanga Yoga classes have now come to High Bridge! Chris received his teaching certification (500 hrs) from Guta Hedewig of the Yoga School of New York in the Krishnamacharya Tradition. He holds black belts in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and TaeKwonDo, and teaches at Impact Martial Arts in Clinton.
“I enjoy drawing parallels between the physicality and philosophy of yoga and martial arts in order to give the student a perspective on ancient practices that are meant to make us sharp, sane, sturdy, and sympathetic for our entire life.”
Nancy grew up in Bridgewater, NJ and currently lives in Hunterdon County. She studied Communications and Dance and graduated college with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Soon after, her dance choreography skills kept her busy performing programs in various churches and venues. Nancy has successfully completed the Barre Body Fitness course requirements and currently teaches Barre classes at Haven Healing Collective in High Bridge. In her free time she enjoys gardening, cooking, kayaking, and paddle boarding.
Crystal’s life-long passion for helping others in need is what led her to become a Neuromuscular Massage Therapist. Deciding to become a Massage Therapist just felt like second nature to her. Crystal wants to make sure her clients have a relaxing experience while also learning about their body. Crystal has a BS in Biology from Ramapo College of NJ. She became a licensed massage therapist in 2005. She has a certification in Neuromuscular Therapy from Cortiva and is a Registered Yoga Teacher. She is finishing David Winston’s herbalist program and specializing in pregnancy and women’s health.
“My approach to massage includes wisdom from many different healing practices. I am in tune with the many different voices of the body because of my anatomical knowledge and years of experience.”