Charlotte Chandler Stone

Charlotte Chandler Stone, CYT, E-RYT500, is the founder of the Stone Center for Yoga & Health in Teaneck, NJ. She began her yoga journey in 1973, while a student at the University of Zurich. Charlotte holds certifications in Structural Yoga Therapy, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, Cardiac Yoga, and Wellness Coaching, and has completed professional trainings in Osteoporosis: A Comprehensive Treatment Strategy, with Sara Meeks, PT, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli. A long-standing member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, she gives workshops on yoga, yoga therapeutics and stress management in a range of settings, and has taught at the NYU Cancer Institute, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, and Englewood Hospital; recently, her yoga studio was voted #1 in Bergen County. The Stone Center for Yoga & Health offers a Yoga Alliance accredited teacher training program, and mentoring for yoga teachers and therapists. Charlotte is passionate about sharing her safe, sensible, highly adaptive yoga method, and is honored to invite her students to "live their yoga" and move forward on their own unique path of self-discovery and self-empowerment.

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Got Your Yoga GPS

Where to begin your yoga journey. Get some insight from Chalotte Chandler Stone.

THE QUIET BEFORE THE STORM: Breath as a Centering Force

// //           Class is in session. But are you? You’ve had a crazy day at work (as usual). Your boss was critical and demanding (as usual). You have a headache that’s got your temples clamped in a vice-like grip (as usual). You battled ...

Yoga's Independence Day: Kaivalya

The Fourth of July is generally accompanied by serious BBQ-ing, way too many flyers in the newspaper, sales galore, and extra hours in the mall. Let's face it: it's hard to focus on the historic context of the day. But, if we choose to, we can take a moment to reflect on the meaning of the day a nation stood up for its rights and fought for its freedom.


Learn how to position yourself during your yoga class to get the best attention and contection to you students.

1 to 2 Breath Ratio

Deep Breath ©Melanie Weidner 2005

A simple, but effective breath practice for when life stressess catches up with you.


TOOLS FOR TEACHERS: Giving (Even) Better Instructions

You're teaching an awesome class. Textbook perfect. Everything's going well. Until that one moment when you see the entire class turning THIS way, when you really wanted everyone to go THAT way. Argh! What do you do? Learn more in: TOOLS FOR TEACHERS: Giving (Even) Better Instructions.

Yoga Asana Competition: Coming Soon to an Olympics Near You

Years of training behind them, competitors bow to the judges with Namaste hands and perform their routines: five compulsory poses, and two additional poses of their own choosing, as they compete for the title of champion. Medals are handed out: gold, silver, bronze. Group hugs, tears and congratulations, a group photo for the press. Ah yes, competition is alive and well in the wonderful world of … yoga?

John Friend: It's Not About Yoga

On Tuesday, Febuary 28, 20012, the NY Times printed an article about John Friend, the founder of Anusara Yoga. The article is titled "Yoga and Sex Scandals: No Surprise Here". The yoga community has been abuzz with the news of John's fall from grace, and the news finally hit the NY Times.