Rutgers Community Arts

Classes for Adults

Join the vibrant artistic community of Mason Gross School of the Arts! Learn new skills, hone your talents, explore new art forms, styles, and cultures – all under the guidance of faculty from the state’s premier arts conservatory.

Introduction to Graphic Design

In this 6 week course, participants explore the core principles of Graphic Design through working in Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator. Learn how to develop an effective creative process when working with typography, color, composition and more, to create logos, website designs, and compelling imagery.


Wednesdays, 7:15–8:45 p.m.
July 6–August 11
Location: Civic Square Building

Harrison Hague
Community Arts

Integrated Dance & Movement Class for Neurodivergent Teens and Adults

This dance/movement class uses dance steps from many movement genres, including hip-hop, jazz, contemporary and ballet, music from many genres, visual imagery, and creativity to encourage neurodivergent participants to be in the moment. Our goal is for participants to experience movement that stimulates the mind and the body in a safe and supportive environment.

Natalie Schulltz-Kahwaty
Part Time Lecturer

Polestar Pilates Mat Teacher Training

Polestar Pilates is an industry leader in research-based Pilates practice. In the training, participants learn how to embody, plan, and teach beginner, intermediate, and advanced Pilates sessions to meet the varied needs of fitness clients in private, semi-private, and group fitness settings. Topics include client fitness screenings; Polestar principles of movement (an online course taught by Polestar founder Dr. Brent Anderson); Polestar lesson design and sequencing; movement cueing (verbal, imagery, tactile); and movement precautions and their modifications for special populations.

The Teacher Training will cover teaching and demonstrating beginning, intermediate and advanced exercises on the Chair, Ladder Barrel, Spine Corrector, and Trapeze Table.


Saturdays, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

  • Beginner: January 29 and February 5, 12, 19
  • Intermediate: February 26 and March 5, 12, 26
  • Advanced: April 2, 9, 16, 23

For more information, contact Frederick Curry.

Frederick Curry
Interim Chair
Associate Professor

Lila Flow Teacher Training

June 1–30, 2022, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Tuition: $2,500 before May 1 (50% deposit required) | $2,750 after

*Early Registration Deadline: May 1. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding the program:

The Dance Department of Mason Gross School of the Arts, in cooperation with Rutgers Recreation Services and Rutgers Community Arts, is now offering 200-Hour Vinyasa Yoga Registered Teacher Training and Certification via Lila Flow Yoga.

Lila Flow 200-hr Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training is an immersive program designed to elicit knowledgeable, inspired, and compassionate yoga teachers. We provide the tools to create intelligent and anatomically driven classes and encourage you to develop your individual style through playfulness and creativity. We have students creating and teaching from day one, so by the end of the training you are prepared to step into the seat of the Teacher with confidence and grace. Our curriculum builds sequentially to support your growth, while challenging you to embody the philosophy of yoga in your daily life, both on and off the mat.

Built into the training is the opportunity to continue your studies with Lila Flow Yoga. We have an online platform for all of our students to gain experience teaching if they wish to join, lifetime free enrollment in The Authentic Teacher, a virtual Pilates Mat training, an opportunity to co-teach in Love Surf Yoga retreats and assist during future Lila Flow YTTs abroad.

We are excited to once again offer this training in-person and bring in guests from NYC, LA, and Miami. While the training will be held in person, we will have three online Fridays where we shift our focus to the digital space to prepare you to teach and lead in both mediums.

  • Alignment and anatomy of the physical and energetic body
  • Art of assisting and adjustments
  • Ayurveda
  • Business of Yoga
  • Introduction to Sanskrit
  • Lila Yoga Sequencing- Vinyasa, Ashtanga and Creativity
  • Meditation
  • Practice Teaching and Mentorship
  • Pranayama
  • The Chakras
  • Yoga Philosophy – The Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga Sutras
Detailed Schedule With Special Guests

*indicates online
**subject to change


Taryn Vander Hoop


Blair Ritchie
Part-Time Lecturer