Entries by Jen Irwin

New Tuesday Meditations

Drop-ins are welcome in this new monthly meditation experience. Join us on Tuesday nights for varied styles of meditation with skilled teachers who are pleased to share experience, tips, and techniques with you. Every Tuesday 5:00 – 5:45pm: Pranayama and Meditation with Jeff Gallin First Tuesday of month (begins December) 7:15 – 8:15pm: Take the Mystery out of Meditation with Vicky Cook Second Tuesday of month (begins November) 7:15 – 8:15pm: Metta Meditation with Jen Irwin Third Tuesday of month (begins November) 7:15 – 8:15pm: Japa Meditation with Ann Russell Last Tuesday of month 7:15 – 8:15pm: Body/Mind Connection Meditation with Monica Keady Learn more about these styles of meditation here. Learn more about these teachers here. These meditations will occur monthly. No reservations required. Cost is our regular drop-in fee or one class card punch. If you have any questions or comments, email us!

Ahimsa

Ahimsa is the first Yama indicated in Patanajali’s Yoga Sutras. It is defined as non-violence. It means to practice kindness, compassion and understanding. We practice ahimsa of action, speech and thought. Have you been kind to yourself today?

Guess who’s coming to Dew…

We are excited to announce that Doug Swenson is coming to Dew! He will be leading a workshop on Friday, November 20th from 6:00-8:30pm. Doug Swenson began his study of yoga in 1969. He has had the fortune of studying with many great teachers including Dr. Ernest Wood, K. Pattabhi Jois, David Williams, Nancy Gilgoff, Ramanand Patel, and others. Doug is a master yoga practitioner, philosopher, poet and dedicated health advocate. He has incorporated influences from several different yoga systems along with his passion for nutrition and the environment to develop his unique approach. Over the years, he has authored several books; “Yoga Helps”, “The Diet That Loves You Most”, “Power Yoga for Dummies” and “Mastering the Secrets of Yoga Flow.” Doug is a Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance and travels extensively offering workshops, retreats and teacher training courses around the world. Don’t miss the opportunity to study with one of the world’s top instructors. Doug’s classes are always invigorating and inspirational, and his supportive style of teaching and keen sense of humor send his students home with a smile on their face and a softness within their […]

2015 Fall Schedule

Our new FALL 2015 SCHEDULE is here! We now have 48 Yoga classes to choose from each week. And stay tuned for an expanded meditation schedule coming up, including a three class series perfect for beginners and experienced practitioners! Always view the schedule in real time here. Read about the new additions below… Hope to see you on a mat real soon. Namaste. p.s. The Yearly Unlimited Class Package is on sale now and only though September 15th for $1680. It includes 4 guest passes and will not be available again until next summer. Here’s the new stuff to know! Welcome back Jeff Gallin! Kripalu Yoga and Meditation classes with Jeff: Mondays Gentle @ 9:30am Tuesdays Slow Flow @ 4pm & Meditation @ 5pm Wednesdays Gentle @ 9:30am Thursdays  Slow Flow @ 11am Fridays Gentle @ 9:30am         Vigorous Vinyasa Mondays @ 7:15pm ~ Time Change “My classes are sweet (and sweaty!) and cultivate the process of finding and/or strengthening self awareness and belonging through each breath.” Emily’s website         Vigorous Vinyasa Tuesdays @ 5:45pm “I draw from my vast knowledge of the anatomical and spiritual bodies, utilizing my education in […]

Dew Yoga’s All Day Open House – Success!

Dear Friends! What an amazing show of love, inspiration and support for Dew Yoga this past Sunday at the Open House. We enjoyed meeting so many new friends and curiosity-seekers. We shared with you the diversity and many dimensions of Yoga; instruction and community. We met our fundraising goal!! Now we launch into summer with enthusiasm that is shared by both students and teachers alike. The day helped to reinforce our foundation and remind us all why Dew Yoga is so special and thrives by being in service. Look for new classes and upcoming events as well as a few shifts to the schedule to adapt to Summer schedules. In Autumn, there will be even more for us to explore, learn and practice. With love and so much gratitude for who and what Dew is – You, Me, We! Jen Check out some pictures from the day!!

Thanks for your love, inspiration and support.

Dear Yogis! What an amazing show of love, inspiration and support for Dew Yoga this past Sunday at the Open House. We enjoyed meeting so many new friends and curiosity-seekers. We shared with you the diversity and many dimensions of Yoga; instruction and community. We met our fundraising goal! Now we launch into Summer with enthusiasm that is shared by both students and teachers alike. The day helped to reinforce our foundation and remind us all why Dew Yoga is so special and thrives by being in service. Look for new classes and upcoming events as well as a few shifts to the schedule to adapt to Summer schedules. In Autumn there will be even more for us to explore, learn and practice. With love and so much gratitude for who and what Dew is – You, Me, We! Jen

You are Dew Yoga.

Dear Dew Yoga, You are Dew Yoga. When you show up to practice for You, you are actually making it possible for all of us to be at Dew Yoga. Your class fees help to pay our amazing teachers and take care of our beautiful space. In the last week, donations for our fundraiser have started showing up too, including $100 gift from two Yoginis that visited us from Philadelphia last week. They felt so moved by what we offer they mailed in a gift. If you can support the sliding scale and scholarship funds at Dew, you are showing up for many of the very special people who might be right on the mat next to you. Some of the people who have benefitted from sliding scale and free classes are: A single mother of 4, doing her employment and parenting job single handedly with no extra budget for Yoga but plenty of need for balance in her life. A school teacher with low income who lends their time and love teaching Yoga to children in after school programs. A young woman who suffered a car accident and has […]

Announcing Dew Yoga’s All Day Open House Fundraiser

Dear Friends, We are so excited to announce the All Day Open House Fundraiser! As the availability of Yoga classes has exploded around us more and more, people are incorporating Yoga into their routine. This is a beautiful thing for the greatest good! It also creates a wide array of choices for students to explore. While attractive pricing for classes may draw a crowd, we remain committed to our diverse selection of classes and the highest quality of teaching and environment. Our Open House is a day for us to demonstrate Why Do Yoga at Dew. We will also be raising funds to support our sliding scale and sponsored classes to maintain our missions – Make Yoga accessible to all. Offer diversity to diversity. As Summer moves us to the vibrant outdoors, it becomes low season for indoor Yoga classes. A robust turn out for this event will help us to attract new friends to the studio and keep us financially secure through summer. Please do what you can to support your community. We are already receiving monetary gifts in advance of this event! There are many ways to help […]

Donation Yoga to benefit Haiti Relief through Save the Children

The totals are in! Yogis from all around Fairfield County came together with big open hearts and raised $2,681.00 for Haiti! Elysa and I will be delivering the donation this week. Besides the dollars that are much needed in Haiti right now, we have all been gifted to practice together, to find, witness and be the strength of community. It has brought me to tears more than once. My Dad said it best, “When we make connections with the rest of the world, when our higher self moves to do for others, there is a lift to our spirit.” As I said yesterday in classes, do not for a second think, “this is not about me.” It is about You and Me and all of us, empowering ourselves to be in service to those who need us most. Huge thanks and love out to the the studios in the area whose teachers came to join us and encouraged their students to join us at Dew Yoga. This was a beautiful display of Yoga – union. Harmony Yoga, Carol Shwidock Nu Yoga, Sally Grillo Elements Yoga, Megan Kuczynski Tully Center (and Dew), […]