Director Brian Critchley
Brian Critchley (Owner/Director) is a Licensed Massage Therapist & Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher. He became inspired to become a healer after suffering from lower back pain following a car accident in his mid-20s. After trying various pathways to treatment he found the most relief from practicing yoga, building body awareness and alignment through conscious movement and breathwork, and receiving therapeutic massage.
He is a graduate both of the Somerset School of Massage Therapy (now Cortiva Institute) in Piscataway, NJ and Princeton University. Brian completed the 600-hour Professional Massage Track Program at SSMT as both the academic and practical valedictorian of the June 2004 class. A yoga practitioner since 1998, he completed the Yoga Teacher Training Program at Inner Light Yoga Center in North Brunswick in 2010 and has continued his studies with Donna Amrita Davidge, Genny Kapuler, Seane Corne and others. He has maintained a private healing arts practice in Central New Jersey since 2004 and during that time he has offered his massage and yoga talents to various organizations such as Princeton University Healthcare System, Colgate Palmolive Technology Center, Rutgers University, Westminster Choir College, Shore Point Yoga, Onsen for All, Novo Nordisk, McCarter Theatre, One Yoga Center, Honor Yoga, Lululemon Princeton, Heart to Hearts Women's Health Center, Sewall House Yoga Retreat and others. Brian has also shared his love for the healing arts through writing projects as Co-Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of New Jersey Namaste News and as Yoga Editor for AllThingsHealing.com. He is currently part of the teaching faculty of Honor Yoga's 200-Hour Teacher Training Program and is the Founder of OM Central Jersey Yoga, a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School offering private teacher trainings and Continuing Education for yoga teachers in Central New Jersey.
Read more about Brian's journey to becoming a massage and yoga specialist in an article posted May 2012 at www.cynthiayoder.com/blog. Read more about Brian's group yoga classes in the September 2013 Trenton Times article at NJ.com. Brian is a NJ State Licensed Massage Therapist, Yoga Alliance Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher, and member of ABMP (Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals).