Private Parties

Looking for a unique and fun way to celebrate? Our yoga parties are perfect for birthdays, bachelorette parties, or just a relaxing get-together with friends.  Embrace the vibrant tradition of henna body art with a one-of-a-kind henna party and leave with an exquisite custom design.  Or, combine the two for a yoga and henna get together that’s sure to wow your friends and family.  Parties take place in our beautiful yoga studio in Saddle River, NJ or in your venue of choice.

Yoga Parties

Shree is a tranquil, beautiful location to host your next gathering.  We can host up to 15 guests and will provide a curated and custom-tailored yoga class for your special event with an experienced instructor.  For ages 8 to 98.

Yoga Parties include:

  • Up to 15 of your guests in our beautiful sunlit studio 
  • 60 minutes of yoga to suit your group from flow to slow or anything inbetween
  • Pre-party consultation with teacher to plan for your special event
  • Fee: $250

To schedule, contact our party coordinator, Rachel Dewan: or 914-980-5879


Henna Parties

Henna parties are available at Shree Yoga, and can be combined with a yoga class or stand alone. Our henna artist and yoga teacher, Rachel Dewan, can also come to your home or event. For ages 8 to 98. Some suggestions for henna decorations:

  • Bridal parties
  • Family gatherings
  • Birthday parties
  • To decorate a pregnant belly (which is said to ward off the evil eye)
  • To commemorate a milestone
  • To try out a permanent tattoo design
  • Rachel can design a custom tattoo for any of these events, or can work with you to create a design that is personally meaningful.

Henna Parties include:

  • A variety of henna designs to choose from
  • Custom designs to match your style
  • Relaxed and comfortable atmosphere
  • Pre-party consultation to plan your event and any design elements you would like for the henna decoration

We have 2 Henna Party options available:

Mini henna party:

  • 2 – 5 guests
  • 60 minutes
  • Fee: $175

Regular henna party:

  • 6 – 10 guests
  • 90 minutes
  • Fee: $250

Or for a more robust and unique offering, combine yoga and henna,

60 minute Yoga class add-on to either henna party:

  • 2 – 5 guests $150
  • 6 – 10 guests $200

One on one henna appointments are also available. Off-site events will follow a similar fee schedule plus additional fee for travel time if applicable.

To schedule, contact our henna artist and party coordinator, Rachel Dewan: or 914-980-5879


Henna FAQs

What is henna?

Henna, (Lawsonia inermis) also called  Mehndi in eastern Asian languages, is a plant-based dye created from the henna tree. The leaves of the henna plant contain a natural coloring pigment that is used for temporary body art and coloring hair. The henna leaves are dried into a powder form, then mixed with lemon juice, sugar and essential oils to create a mud-like paste.  The paste is applied to skin or hair to create a temporary stain. Henna leaf paste is antimicrobial and antifungal. It removes heat from the body, and a henna stain is a 100-percent sunblock.

How does it work?

Using a cone that looks like small pastry bag with a very fine tip, the artist pipes henna paste onto the skin, similar to how a cake decorator pipes icing onto a cake, enabling the artist to create beautiful and intricate designs. The paste is then left on the skin for at least one hour, preferably several hours as you move about the rest of your day. When the paste is scraped off, it leaves behind an orange stain. Over the next 24-72 hours, the orange color darkens to a reddish-brown color. The stain will last anywhere from 1 – 2 weeks. Henna application does not involve needles or piercing the skin.

What is black henna?

Natural henna is NOT black, black henna is a synthetic and dangerous chemical product containing hair dye and other synthetic chemicals that can cause skin unpleasant reactions. This can be confusing because when natural henna paste dries on skin it appears to be black. Natural henna contains only henna powder, essential oils and sugar. We only use natural henna.

Does henna cause skin reactions?

As with anything you apply to your skin, natural or not, a reaction can occur but this is extremely rare when using natural henna. Unless you are allergic to henna, lavender or cajeput oil, or citrus, or you have a G6PD deficiency (and if you do, you know it), henna is safe for you.  

About our Henna Artist

Rachel first discovered the art of mehndi for her wedding when her husband-to-be’s aunt and cousin came to decorate her for the event. She fell in love with the beautiful art and for years sought out artists to decorate her for different occasions. During the covid pandemic, seeking a creative outlet, she began drawing designs and practicing techniques by decorating her own body. She graduated to decorating family and friends willing to sit still long enough to let her doodle on their skin, and has graduated to offering henna art to the general public. Her main job is teaching yoga at Shree, and raising her 3 sons.

Rachel Dewan is both our henna artist and party coordinator.  Contact her to explore holding your special event at Shree Yoga in Saddle River, NJ. or 914-980-5879