Rana Waxman

Jersey City, NJ
United States
Average: 4.2 of 5 stars

6 Reviews

My approach to Yoga is based on a span of over 20 years of study both in Yoga/Yoga therapy and in the healing arts of massage, neuro-muscular and myofascial release, trigger point therapy, acupressure, reiki, reflexology, energy balancing and other related studies. This background has given me the nickname "the muscle whisperer" , a keenly developed eye, and allowed me to specialize in private yoga(therapy) classes where the needs of the student are evaluated and met.

I believe that Yoga is a practical methodology for living life well, and have been called, "The Modern Yogini" for my blog contributions to various on-line publications like MindBodyGreen and Elephant Journal. My group classes blend vinyasa, alignment and kinetic skills as well as restoratives, breathing and relaxation, with options so that each student is encouraged to find their unique best, their unique Yoga. Always challenge plus safety.

I recently came out with a CD called, YOGA MIND available at as a tribute to my belief that peacefulness is the key to excellent health. I am currently teaching workshops in Canada and USA.


Average: 4.2 of 5 stars

6 Reviews

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Very Friendly
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Frequent Adjustments
New Teacher
Very Experienced
On the Wild Side
Safety Oriented
Body Focused
Very Spiritual


Average: 1.0 of 5 stars

I had one class with Rana Waxman and I found her to have an uncanny way of adjusting my postures so that they were therapeutic and beneficial to me. Were it not for a travel distance I would sign up for more classes.

Rana WaxmanOctober 15, 2014
One star

Thank you so much! I appreciate the review, I think there was a misunderstanding about the stars because all our past conversations were favorable.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

When I went to Rana for one-on-one yoga therapy sessions, I was in need of refining some poses I perpetually struggled with in group classes where I've practiced for four years. I was also looking to improve my sitting and standing postures to relieve chronic lower back pain.

Rana was able to create a fun and effective plan for our sessions after the first meeting when we discussed my personal history and goals. After completing several sessions with her, I have SO much less back pain from sitting, standing, and walking the way she instructed.

I was impressed with how Rana was able to intuit what my body needed and guide me with the slightest touch. I always left our sessions feeling more relaxed and taller! :)

Average: 4.0 of 5 stars
New Yoga Experience

I had taken a few yoga classes before, but not with any frequency. I do not know much about the practice of yoga, either.

Rana's class is small, intimate, and personal. She walks us through all the poses and really encourages us to be mindful of our bodies during her sessions.


Rana classes are challenging. She pushes me in a good way ( and sometimes she literally pushes me into the proper position!). I had never used any equipment during a yoga class, so I've enjoyed learning how to use the props to assist me in poses.

Rana is very dedicated and passionate about her practice of yoga. She is also so accommodating in answering any questions and discussing concerns or problem areas via email and social media. I've enjoyed learning the proper form and the meaning behind the yoga we are practicing.

I believe that she truly wants us to learn and discover during her class (mind, body, and spirit). I leave her classes with food for thought, feeling relaxed, and feeling that I really tried some challenging poses and I put some work in (I sweat!).

I would not recommend Rana's classes if you just want to go through the motions. She has provided me with a new, eye-opening yoga experience. Rana Waxman's classes have been a really wonderful experience for me.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Experienced Teacher for All Levels

Rana has been great working with my wife and I who are totally new to yoga. We have been working weekly with her out of her apartment in JC. She has tailored our sessions directly to specific questions & ailments (my back) we have discussed. We enjoy the peaceful recovery poses as much as the skills we have been learning and practicing.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
The real deal when it comes to Yoga Therapy!

Rana has an amazing practice based on Massage Therapy and Physical Therapy roots melded into Yoga Therapy. Her ability to diagnose root cause and they properly treat and resolve issues is outstanding. I highly recommend her.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Jersey City's Best

Rana practices what she preaches. She brings Yoga to the modern person.