At the L’ifestyle Lounge in Closter, the entire family can participate in yoga, mindfulness and nutrition sessions. Clients learn how to move, breathe and eat mindfully based on the philosophy of founder Laura Cipullo, a Registered Dietitian, Certified Eating Disorder Specialist, Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Yoga Teacher and Bergen County mom.
Opened in March 2017, the 1800-square-foot L’ifestyle Lounge, located at 308 Harrington Avenue in Closter, is an extension of her New York City-based practice, Laura Cipullo Whole Nutrition Services. This self-care studio embraces all body types and ages. It is designed to teach clients how to use their breath to cope with stress and learn the practice of yoga on and “off” the mat, while nourishing their mind, body and spirit.
It is the first wellness studio in the region for adults and kids (toddlers – teens) to offer a comprehensive approach combining nutritional counseling with registered dietitians, along with yoga and mindfulness classes, in an effort to promote a positive relationship with eating and a neutral relationship with all foods and all bodies. Known for her motto, “eat kale and cupcakes!,” Cipullo has two decades of experience in nutrition counseling, prevention and treatment of eating disorders, diabetes education and family wellness. She and her team help clients live a holistic L’ifestyle founded on the “five pillars of positive nutrition” and the principles she discussed in her most recent best-selling books, The Women’s Health Body Clock Diet and Everyday Diabetes Meals for One or Two.
In an environment free from mirrors and fad diet talk, the whole family benefits from the L’ifestyle Lounge. Learning to tune in to the body helps children build self-awareness, self-esteem and compassion. Children of all ages can choose from/or participate in classes such as EmpowHer (14 week-semester class); Yoga for Junior Athletes (drop-in class); Paint and Poses (art & yoga combo class) and Daddy or Mommy and Me (family yoga).
Adults can drop in for a variety of yoga classes including Ashtanga-inspired Breathe and Bend or Buddha Flow (Beautiful). The Lounge even offers mindful physical therapy and Tai Chi. Cipullo and her team are available for customizable private sessions. The guiding principles at the Lounge are breathe, bend, nourish.
The L’ifestyle Lounge offers clients the opportunity to finally change their relationship with food and their body, wholistically. The whole family can benefit from yoga on and off the mat. Learning to tune in to the body helps children build self-awareness and self-esteem. In order to allow ample time to cultivate compassion and a yoga foundation, as well as foster meaningful relationships with their class members, the children’s classes are offered in a semester-long format. Ages 16-years old through adult can drop-in for a variety of yoga classes, such as the Ashtanga-inspired Breathe and Bend or Buddha Flow (Beautiful). Choose which semester-long class or drop-in class is right for you and your family by clicking here.
Take a mindfulness class to learn how to meditate and/or just quiet your mind. Many of these classes are offered concurrently with the semester-long kid yoga classes to provide parents / caregivers an opportunity to unwind while their child is engaged in yoga. Use this time to learn how to adopt a mindful lifestyle. Read more about our mindfulness classes here or sign up for one here.
For those clients who are finally ready to liberate themselves from constant food anxiety, a session with a L’ifestyle Lounge registered dietitian will teach them how to honor their biological and emotional needs. Learn how to apply Laura’s motto, “Eat Kale and Cupcakes!”
Combining breath, asana and yogic philosophy with traditional physical therapy creates a mindful physically therapeutic experience, ideal for anyone with back issues, especially those healing from an injury or surgery. Private physical therapy services with Elaine Waksman, PT, RYT may be covered by insurance. Schedule by emailing the Lounge.
Elaine also teaches our Happy Healthy Back yoga class and our semi-private Practitioner-Assisted (PTA) Stretch Class (3:1) stretch classes. Here, the focus is on correcting alignment using different stretching modalities including manual therapy and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation known as PNF to help you understand your body from the inside out.
Our Tai Chi program is a gentle, low impact form of movement, beginning with gentle stretching to increase energy. The flow of movement follows the 12 classical tendon exchange exercises to strengthen the tendon sand bones. The practice closes with “Tai Chi Long Form” to integrate mind & body for a balanced, healthy immune system. This class may help to decrease stress, improves posture and ease the aging process. All levels and ages are welcome. Tai Chi helps to bring the L’ifestyle Lounge full circle providing access to all people regardless of physical constraints. Chairs are available for individuals who need to sit during this practice. We encourage you to drop in for a class ($22.00) to experience the energy.
Every two months, the Lounge offers a community discussion centered around a wellness book. All books touch upon themes of healing, relationships, food, body, addiction and mindfulness. Books previously featured include Gorge, The Meaning of Life the Weight of Being, and Beautiful Boy, by David Sheff.
Life is a journey. Walk with us and learn to live the L’ifestyle of self-care and self-love through yoga, mindfulness and positive nutrition and of course having fun along the way. We believe all foods fit and all bodies fit. Compassion and kindness are deserved by all and wellness is attainable for all. Put the L’ifestyle into practice with our online support through recipes, stories of parenting, our bi-annual newsletter, a monthly L’ifestyle blog and of course promoting healthy messaging by wearing apparel supporting eating disorder recovery though Project Heal and touting our motto of “Eat Kale and Cupcakes!” Read Laura’s authored books, practice yoga with us privately in NYC or at our L’ifestyle Lounge in Closter, NJ.