About Us


Welcome to Juniper Yoga + Fitness!

At Juniper Yoga + Fitness, our aim is to provide our local community with a welcoming environment, passionate teachers, small intimate classes and a staff that treats every visit like it’s your first.

We are a small intimate studio that's passionate about sharing yoga, fitness classes and therapeutic massage to the Upper Montclair community and nearby areas. You’re on the right path when your heart leads the way.

We especially love working with beginners and people who are getting back to a yoga or fitness program. You’ll be encouraged, challenged, and you’ll have fun. Relaxation and healing comes as a result.

With the right intention, you can achieve anything. Yes, you can! We provide a space where each person can begin just the way they are. We encourage clients to take one step a time and keep taking action towards their goals. We’re excited to see clients build a good foundation towards continually practicing and growing. The possibilities are endless and we’re happy to witness that success and confidence in our clients.

First and foremost, we want to connect with our clients. Our classes are small and intimate allowing us to give quality instruction and personal attention. Our main focus is to encourage our students to continually grow in their yoga and fitness practice.

Our teachers are passionate, warm and knowledgeable. Having someone on your side to encourage and challenge you.

When you’re doing something good for yourself, we know that an ideal environment really sets you up for having an enjoyable and relaxing experience. Our studio is designed and created to be inviting, beautiful, clean and comfortable.

Our massage services are customized to your needs combining various styles, Swedish, Shiatsu (Trigger Point), Deep Tissue.

Enjoy your experience at Juniper Yoga + Fitness. Our aim is for the staff, the environment, and the services to contribute to your overall wellbeing.

If you are in the area, stop by for a visit at 213 Bellevue Avenue and say hello!

Grace, Tina, Joe and the staff at Juniper Yoga + Fitness

Why Choose Juniper Yoga + Fitness?

The Amazing Pizarro Sisters +

It’s impossible not to feel the love between these two incredible women. Their compassion and generosity for each other is contagious. Please stop in and say “Hello” to Mary Grace and Tina - we are sure you’ll agree.

Dedicated Instructors

Our staff is focused on listening to you. They want to know what inspires you so they can help you achieve your goals - sooner. They will encourage you – challenge you - and to be a catalyst to your personal growth – without judgment.

An Inviting Spacious Facility

Joe Storm is the driving force behind each perfectly mitered corner. He is a visionary who found the resources and time to put together an amazingly beautiful place for everyone to enjoy. When you meet him - please say “Thank you” to Joe Storm!

105 Degrees

Mary Grace Pizarro

Hot Bikram Yoga Instructor/Massage Therapist/Co-Owner

Mary Grace Pizarro, is an owner and premier instructor at Juniper Yoga + Fitness. She is also an extremely gifted massage therapist. If you are fortunate enough to experience one of her sessions – she will jump in with both feet – poking – prodding – kneading – touching – sensing – but most of all finding. Just when you are about to let her know where to focus her attention – she’s already there working on it – considered the options and starting to plan her strategy. That’s when you’ll know this is not just a back rub.

Grace has committed herself to inspiring others. She is focused on improving herself as a person and professional – therefore giving you the best possible experience.

She was born in the Philippines – moved to New Jersey when she was 13 and later attended a local University – majoring in health and fitness.
She began her career as a personal trainer. After several years found her true calling was in the healing arts with a unique mix of the mind, body and soul.
Grace is extremely skilled and formally trained in Shiatsu – Swedish – Thai – hot stone and energy healing. She is licensed graduate of The North Jersey Massage School – located in Parsippany, NJ. She is also a graduate of The Garden State Yoga School with 200 hour RYT vinyasa.

More fun things to know about Grace:

She is an avid runner – Pushing herself hard for the past 10 years, she participates in The NYC Marathon, The Disney Marathon and some local half marathons.


Tina Pizarro

Hot Bikram Yoga Instructor/Co-Owner

Tina introduced herself to Bikram yoga in 2009. She is a certified Bikram Yoga instructor and co-owner of Juniper Yoga + Fitness.

In 2016 Tina – left the corporate IT world behind to join her sister Mary Grace, and help pursue their dream. She is a much softer version of the duo with a caring and nurturing personality. If you’re just a beginner and not ready to embrace advanced Yoga positions – Tina will be a perfect fit for you.

The discipline of Yoga has helped her refocus her energy from the constant demands of a corporate professional to a kind and empathy instructor for her students. One class with her and I am sure you will agree!