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Wellness By Roma

Wellness by Roma

#HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino met with the Garden State’s newest business owner on the block, Roma Bajaj Kohli of Wellness by Roma!

Roma, a certified yoga teacher and fusion food enthusiast, has developed a wellness journal that guides users (specifically, time-starved moms!) on achieving a holistic lifestyle that encompasses the best mind, body and soul practices.

“I understand that time is of the essence for a lot of people, so I want to help them adapt good habits that will allow them to enjoy a peaceful and energized life,” explained Roma.

Roma knows first-hand on how embracing yoga and organic recipes can help bring about positive changes to one’s life. “I was struggling with my husband working around the clock while I was home with our two children. Being a stay-at-home home, I felt lost. My background was in fashion, but I felt trapped and wondered where my life was going. When I dived full-force into this lifestyle, a part of me was healed.

What Roma couldn’t have predicted was that her new mindset help bring her family closer together. On weekends, the family practices yoga together in their family room and enjoys a healthy meal afterwards. Roma looks forward to these moments more than anything in the world.

For more on Roma, visit WellnessByRoma.com.

Holistic Baby Acupressure System

#HipHolidays 2016: Holistic Baby Acupressure System

Is better sleep for you and your baby one of your New Year’s Resolutions? Then #HipNJ’s Maria Falzo is here to help you. Read up on our latest #HipHolidays2016 pick, Holistic Baby Acupressure System!

Jennifer Taveras, L.Ac. is both a mother and an acupuncturist, two beloved roles which intertwined in her development of the Holistic Baby Acupressure System. Practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine since 2000 in New York City, she originally began using this system for jet lag prevention. However after having her son in 2007 and witnessing the struggles families have with infant sleep issues, she branched out to see if the method could also help with childrens’ circadian rhythms. Jennifer conducted test groups in NYC, San Francisco, Raleigh, Ithaca and Colorado to develop the simplest and most effective protocols for optimizing infant sleep. She then took the building blocks of the system, the twelve acupressure points, and assembled them into 17 different configurations to help alleviate common pediatric health conditions. Now taught as the Holistic Baby Acupressure System, it is Jennifer’s mission to make the powerful applications of Chinese Medicine more accessible to the general public and empower parents to be able to use this gentle but effective.

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Jumpstart 2016!

#Hippers, get your mind, body and style correct in 2016,  thanks to a trio of #hip local entrepreneurs!

Elaine Yu of Simply Chic Styling is thrilled to announce Jumpstart 2016, a 28-day mind, body and style transformation program. The program, which launches January 18, consists of four weekly personal training sessions with Personal Trainer Allison Kalsched; four weekly nutrition coaching sessions with Holistic Health Coach Claudia Petrilli; and, one two and one half hour closet styling session with personal stylist Elaine. In addition, each participant receives weekly fitness, nutrition and styling tips via email and support, motivation and community in a private Facebook group.

The inspiration for Jumpstart 2016 came from “my love of style and fitness,” states Summit based-Elaine. “As an active person, I thought it would be great to find a way to combine my two passions. This program will give women the motivation they need to start 2016 healthy, and after 28 days, they will feel healthy, fit and energized and ready to jumpstart their style!”

Upon registration, each participant will schedule four weekly 45-minute training sessions with Allison. The training sessions will take place at the Millburn-Short Hills Athletic Club, a private training facility conveniently located across from the Millburn train station. These sessions will be tailored to each participant’s fitness level, abilities and goals.

Maplewood-based Allison states, “Teaming up with my friend Elaine for this project is exciting. This program treats each participant as an individual, and is not one size fits all. Fitness is more than just strength of body, and I believe that this is the perfect program to show others how taking care of mind, body and spirit can lead to feeling strong and happy.”

Health Coach Claudia Petrilli, a resident of Clark, will provide four weekly 30-minute Skype or phone sessions with each participant. Participants will receive private, individual nutrition coaching to guide them in making their best individual food choices. In addition, she will provide a suggested weekly meal plan with easy-to-make recipes, and a stress-free grocery list. Claudia embraced this program because, as she states, “With all the dieting options available to women, it can be overwhelming and confusing. I am happy to work on a program that is aligned with my beliefs: eating real food and making sustainable changes. Once you learn the simple diet and lifestyle changes, you’ll be able to continue them past the 28-day program.”

When the 28 day program is completed on February 17, participants will schedule a two and one half hour session with Elaine, where she will provide an in-home private closet styling session. During this time she will learn about the individual participant’s style needs, discuss what shapes look great on her, then analyze their wardrobe and accessories. Outdated and ill-fitting pieces will be removed and donated to Goodwill. Luxury items that are no longer being worn will be dropped off for consignment. After 28 days of clean eating and working out, each participant will feel energized and ready to tackle their personal style!

Jumpstart 2016 launches on January 18. To register or for more information, the public can contact Elaine Yu at 917.912.5376 or elaine@simplychicstyling.com. The cost for the entire program is $990.