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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.

Follow #HipNJ and Baby Acupressure System on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and automatically be entered to win Jennifer’s DVD and book. Good luck!

mother's day

Spend Mother’s Day in #HipNJ!

With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, it’s time to start thinking of the perfect way to show your Mom just how treasured she is. Busy schedules and missed phone calls get the best of all of us, but it’s not too late! Instead of buying another cliché gift, (what is this, the third year in a row?) #HipNJ has come to the rescue and put together the ultimate Mother’s Day activity list:

Dig for Diamonds!
Meadowlands Racetrack has a slew of M-Day activities planned for the weekend (including Derby Day), but nothing tops their annual Diamond Dig! Ten lucky moms have the chance to dig for some gorgeous diamond jewelry in the Winner’s Circle. Click here for more information!

Visit One of New Jersey’s Wineries!
This Sunday, Alba’s Vineyard is hosting their annual Mother’s Day Festival. Spoil Mom with an afternoon at New Jersey’s largest estate vineyard overlooking the scenic Musconetcong Valley.  Enjoy the day with family and friends treating mom to a special event filled with a wine tasting, cellar tour, food for purchase, and live music. Learn more at: AlbaVineyard.com

Take a Boat Ride on the Hudson!
Celebrate Mom and treat her to a special day on the water aboard Spirit Cruises. With a delicious buffet, interactive DJ entertainment, dancing and incredible views of the NYC skyline, this will be a Mother’s Day she’ll always remember.  For more information: SpiritCruises.com

Paint and Sip!
This new craze is spreading fast, and #HipNJ understands why. Visit your local Pinot’s Palette to discover a new way to unwind and experience the perfect pairing. Enjoy your favorite beverage (or not) and leave with a hand painted masterpiece that’s definitely fridge worthy!  Sign up here: PinotsPalette.com

Treat Her to a Day of Pampering!
While this is an age-old mother-daughter activity, it still resonates. Help mom relax and spend the day with her at José Eber Salon in Millburn, where numerous Mother’s Day specials will be running this weekend.  Book an appointment: JoseEberNJ.com

Take in a Show!
Let Mama get her groove on at Prudential Center in Newark! They are hosting the first ever “WBLS’ A Mother’s Day Celebration” featuring Maze, Kenny Lattimore, the legendary Toni Braxton and more! Click here to purchase tickets.