Local Yogi’s Fight With Hunger Resumes

November 2022

By Vanessa Van Noy, Founder, Headstands for Yoga


Local yoga instructor Vanessa Van Noy had been running a big community event for nearly a decade, then Covid put the brakes on, till now. Headstands for Hunger is a large yoga-based community event that has been historically hosted at convention hall in Asbury Park. This year it has found a new home at Bell Works in Holmdel. Vanessa and Headstands for Hunger is committed not only to bring the community together in a joyful way, but also rally troops to feed hungry people and pets here in Monmouth County. This year’s event will be on November 13, at Bell Works in Holmdel. The event will include yoga, that is safe and beneficial for everyone, vendors, live music, and other fun stuff. Doors open at 8:30am, practice to begin around 9:00am, a $10 cash donation and 10 pounds of non-perishable food for people and pets is suggested.

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Vanessa Van Noy has been teaching in the New York metro area for nearly 20 years. She has worked with pro and collegiate athletes, people with physical limitations, and everyone in between. She specializes in creating practices that are fluid, functional and fun. She encourages humor & compassion, perseverance & perception and love & laughter. Vanessa is very hands-on in her classes, using touch as a way to deepen a posture or just show a little love.
Vanessa is a distinguished yoga teacher known for her compassionate activism, unique self-expression, and intelligent style of teaching. Vanessa has been featured in numerous blogs, sites and magazines across the globe. She has advanced her already extensive training with rock-star yogis such as Bryan Kest and Ana Forrest. Her style has grown and
developed over the years, but her undeviating standard has, and will always be, challenge, compassion and community.
Vanessa is the founder of “Headstands for Hunger “a yoga-based not for profit whose mission is to unify local yoga teachers and their communities, to feed hungry people and homeless pets