“Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured, and endure what cannot be cured.”
- BKS Iyengar
Here at Roots Yoga Studio, (formerly Sacred Souls Yoga Studio) we’ve been teaching yoga classes in Jersey City since 2015. Our classes focus on "healing." Whether it’s weight gain, an injury, a health issue, or mental or emotional stress that's affecting you - we help you use yoga and its various teachings to help get you back to feeling whole and in charge of your life.
Our classes are taught in the traditional Hatha Yoga style. Hatha Yoga differs from other styles in that we generally move through postures here slowly. This helps break up any old patterns of stress in the mind and body and gets you feeling more in touch with yourself so you can uncover the root causes of any mental, physical, or emotional blockage or imbalance.
Each class includes a combination of postures, breathing exercises (pranayama) and meditation. All designed to help you go deeper into your yourself and connect with that inner silence and stillness.
So Let's Get You Started!
Founder & Instructor
Yoga was present in my life from a young age. We used tp have yoga books around the house, and sometimes I would look through them and try poses. But my curiosity was not much more than that until college, when I found myself unable to deal with daily stresses. I tried everything I could think of and nothing helped. That was when I was re-introduced to yoga by a friend. As I began my practice, immediately I noticed a real difference in myself. That was when I knew I wanted to learn as much as I could about it and immersed myself in it completely.
After some time practicing on my own and taking classes at various studios, I decided to get my certification and completed my Teacher Training course at Atmananda Yoga in Manhattan. I taught classes there for some time, then decided to open Roots Yoga Studio here in Journal Square, Jersey City where I lived. Now, after teaching for almost 7 years, and through my own journey and practice, I have understood that while people come to yoga for all sorts of reasons, and with different goals in mind - it is a practice that carries to potential to help each in the way that they need. In my classes, I treat yoga as a moving meditation. Meditation is woven throughout as we move through both simple and challenging postures and breathing exercises to quiet the mind, strengthen the mind and body, and ultimately create a space to connect with the soul.
Some words from my students
"Komal and Roots Yoga Studio came into my life when I needed it the most. I had dibbled and dabbled in yoga before, but never felt quite connected to it. That was until I met Komal! She has an amazing energy about her and gives you space to feel the moments."
"The studio's intimate and warm space, matches the demeanor of its instructor, Komal. Her gentle guidance through deceptively simple poses invite quiet exploration. Here, one can sit alone and focus and hear those thoughts running...and let them all go."
- Lisa Perez
"What a gem this yoga studio is in the heart of Journal Square!
A true sanctuary to practice a gentle form of Hatha Yoga for
beginners and more experienced students as well.
The instructor, Komal, has created a very comfortable environment
and is very helpful in the needs of each individual student as she
guides each class. She has an intuitive sense of what each individual needs and leads each class with a calm steady flow with slight variations from class to class which keep it interesting and fresh."
- William Charas
"The small intimate space allows for great personalized attention from the instructor. Very different from some other studios where you are lost in a sea of faces.
The instructor, Komal, is amazingly grounded and intent on your personal development in yoga. I love that each class is a fluid experience that includes poses, meditation, breathing exercises and relaxation."
"While I was going through a tough time in my life, I decided to try alternative methods to help me get over my obstacles and eventually be able to enjoy my life. After visiting more than a couple of yoga studios website's I came across Sacred Souls Yoga studio and something told me that this was the place. I can only speak from my own experience; I have not only found a fantastic yoga instructor but a beautiful human being. Komal is caring, passionate and her energy made me feel at home."