The innovative idea to provide a one-of-a-kind wellness and health lifestyle at a Hudson County multi-family property has sprouted a new and creative yoga and lifestyle studio at The Cliffs Collection based on elements of Blue Zone Living which emphasizes a balance of diet, good habits and social engagement to initiate healthier, happier and longer lives. And now this trailblazing new center is preparing to open its doors to the public.
Called SANCRI- Yoga-Wellness-Lifestyle, the holistic studio is located in the five-story building at 100 Paterson Plank Road on Jersey City’s Hoboken border. It features massage and body treatments, yoga room with yoga and meditation classes, amethyst bio mat, an oxygen bar, as well as a complete wellness events calendar featuring workshops, health programs and expected cooking classes tied into nutritional speakers. There’s also a fully-equipped fitness center with Himalayan salt sauna.
SANCRI and its programming is headed by Health & Wellness Director Kristina Haug, who possesses over a decade of studying advanced yoga practices, including under the personal guidance of Swami Dwarkanand for the past three years. Ms. Haug perfectly blends her knowledge of holistic principals with a background in hospilatilty to deliver the ideal wellness and luxury lifestyle at The Cliffs Collection and effectively meet and exceed the health and leisure needs of outside clients. SANCRI is staffed by seasoned instructors and wellness professionals.
“SANCRI caters to your body, mind and soul,” Ms. Haug says. “Hudson County has very few, if any, residential buildings that focus on improving the health and living standards of the people. It’s a unique concept as we truly embrace the idea of urban blue zone living and continuously try to create awareness on how to improve your life and implement small but powerful healthy habits that will led to longer and happier life’s. Convenience is one major aspect in this approach. We are providing services that that are currently inexistent in the Hoboken/ Jersey City area and we are placing them all under one roof! We’re excited to offer this comprehensive package of services and treatments to the public for the first time.”
Blue Zones are geographic regions worldwide where residents share common lifestyle traits. SANCRI ties into the blue zone living concept through the powerful commonalities that ultimately lead to longer and happier lives, including community and belonging events, physical exercise, relaxation & wellness and diet.
“SANCRI offers a completely holistic wellness approach to the community,” Ms. Haug continues. “With our services expanding from regular yoga and meditation classes to Ayurvedic inspired holistic body treatments and the alternative approach of using preventative medicinal devices like the amethyst bio matt while encouraging a regular use of the Himalayan salt sauna we cover a wide variety of naturopathic and preventive health practices which can’t be found in the area.”
The original concept of SANCRI was a collaboration between Ms. Haug and Sanford Weiss, CEO of Manhattan Building Company, developer of The Cliffs Collection. Mr. Weiss wanted to introduce a platform that would stimulate residents to have healthy habits and make it convenient for them to live active lifestyles. The convenience of having a Himalayan salt sauna, massage treatment room, regular yoga and meditation classes and educational workshops and events on-site dramatically improve the living standards of the residents.
Many of the services and programing at SANCRI are free of charge to residents of The Cliffs Collection. The center is part of an overall amenity package that includes a private urban oasis awaits with an updated courtyard with roof deck and lounge, beautifully landscaped Zen Garden and hammock area, and an outdoor kitchen with gas grills, fire pits and water features all uniquely set against the breathtaking geological cliffs that nearly touch the building’s western edge.
Inside, homeowners receive a residents-only lounge with fireplace, children’s playroom and a lobby with concrete floors and adorned with historic photos of the building.
“We also provide 24-hour concierge service, bike storage and secured, covered on-site parking,” says Joshua Biegel, Project Director for The Cliffs Collection.
60 upscale condominium homes for sale in the initial phase of The Cliffs Collection. Available for quick delivery, the studio-to-four-bedroom homes feature open floor plans ranging from 570 to 2,200 square-feet of soaring living space at introductory prices starting from the $500,000s. Residences are fully customizable, allowing for buyers to work with in-house designers or on their own to tailor their new home with myriad of selections and options – while still enjoying near-immediate occupancy.
The Cliffs Collection is housed in a pre-war building began life in the early 1900s as L.O. Koven & Bro., Inc. Boiler Factory. Its classic exterior has been restored as part of its rebirth as a signature landmark residential building.
A mix of old and new will be found throughout the new residences, including soaring 10-to-14-foot ceilings, oversized windows framing panoramas of Hoboken, the Manhattan skyline and the cliffs; exposed brick walls and spiral duct work, engineered wide plank oak flooring, custom built-in closets, kitchens with state-of-the art appliances and industrial-themed fixtures and lavish baths with Kohler fixtures and white glass wall tiles.
“Buyers can also purchase a home ‘as is,’ allowing for them to privately complete renovations and improvements,” Mr. Biegel points out.
The Cliffs Collection maximizes its location just blocks from all the entertainment, dining, shopping and more that line Hoboken’s lively Washington Street and Newark Avenue retail corridor. The 2nd Street Light Rail Station is also steps from The Cliffs Collection, providing convenient access to both downtown Jersey City and uptown Hoboken.
“Complementary shuttle service will be provided to the Hoboken PATH station from our front door, bringing the work centers and vibrant nightlife of Manhattan close to home,” Mr. Biegel points out.
An on-site sales center and fully-furnished model home are open and available to tour at The Cliffs Collection. For additional information or to schedule a visit to tour the building, please visit www.thecliffscollection.com or call (201)-222-0920.