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MindFull Gathering: Success!

Dear Dew Yogis,
We had an amazing MindFull Gathering connecting with one another, the Yoga communities of CT Power Yoga, Family Tree Yoga , Mantra Yoga and Aerial Arts, many beautiful vendors, music and with Nature. The day exceeded any expectations and intentions we had for such a gathering. So many of you who attended, thanked me personally for putting together this event. It is a practice for me to receive such beautiful sentiments and as I do that work, let me shine some light on those who had as big a hand in this as I did.
coutney.JPGCourtney Dumais approached me months ago about having a yoga class at a venue she runs, The Beer Garden. It was really Courtney who planted the seed. For many weeks the idea evolved and flourished into the MindFull Gathering.

Screen Shot 2017-07-24 at 10.18.36 AMJanelle Taylor, a beloved Dew Yoga teacher stepped into the most important organizational and promotional role along with Courtney, myself, and Sage Irwin. Together we nurtured that little seed until it blossomed into the event so many of us enjoyed.

FullSizeRender 6For me, it was an incredible manifestation of community, which can not happen without all of you. You all made it happen and we hope the MindFull Gathering will continue to evolve and flourish beyond this year. We have included some great photos from the day, below. If you have pictures from the day, please send them along to us so we can share those as well.
All Love and Light to All of you!
Jen Irwin

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The Yoga Teacher Discovery continues tonight!

Join us for a FREE class, to try a new instructor that maybe you haven’t before!

7:30-8:45pm MEN’S YOGA with Bruce Bassock

We asked Bruce, off the cuff, what he loves most about teaching yoga… he said, “I love that students come up to me all the time after not seeing me for a while, and tell me that they are so much happier that they found yoga, and that it has changed their lives in so many ways – physically, mentally. and emotionally.”

Even if this already is your regular class and already favorite teacher, your class is still on us.
All Karma comes and goes around. Come practice, explore and discover.
Peace, Love, and Light,
Dew Yoga

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This week’s FREE class with Laurie Jordan

This week! (Weds, April 5)
11am – 12:15pm Slow Flow & Yin Yoga with Laurie Jordan
We asked Laurie, off the cuff, what she loves most about teaching yoga:
“I love sharing the idea that when we learn to treat ourselves with compassion, we are better equipped to extend compassion toward others… that, and helping people learn to not take yoga so seriously!”
Even if this already is your regular class and already favorite teacher, your class is still on us. All Karma comes and goes around. Come practice, explore and discover!
Peace, Love, and Light,
Dew Yoga

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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 heart.

For more information or to sign up, visit www.dewyoga.net/events

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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!!

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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
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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 been unable to return to work due to chronic pain.
A yogi who cares for their spouse on disability.
A yogi with stage 4 cancer, unable to return to work.
An aspiring yoga teacher, 18 years young working full time and still challenged to make ends meet living on their own.
Several Yogis in a long term recovery from addiction, yoga supporting their journey.
Several young men and women coming out of college with debt, taking entry level jobs and little budget for Yoga.

These yogis and so many others bring their hearts and souls into class with you. They also offered their support throughout the year whenever Dew could benefit from non-monetary assistance.

We are also lawyers, doctors, business owners, accountants, librarians, realtors, mechanics, admins, managers and executives at many of the large corporations in the area and so much more. When you need a professional service, ask us. If you have a service to provide, share with us so we can support your business too.

You all make it a community and a success.

If you can afford to contribute with a monetary gift, we assure you it will be good value for our long term sustainability. We assure you, it will be appreciated.

You can leave a cash or check gift in the jar at the studio. A credit card gift to the “Pay it Forward” account can be made at the desk.

Love and Gratitude,
Dew Yoga

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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 us to do what we do best – YOGA, SERVICE, WELLNESS!  Read below for ways you can help.

With love, respect and gratitude,
Jen

Here’s the class schedule and eats, treats, and shopping schedule for the day!

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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), Jeff Galin
Teachers from the Darien YMCA

Love, light and enormous gratitude,
Jen

NEW UPDATE! Sunday 1/24

Over $2,300.00 raised – one more class left – please come out or spread the word!!
4pm Open with Jen – All ages welcome – see you there!!

NEW UPDATE! Saturday 1/23

So far, Yogis in the area have come together and gathered $1,758 for children in Haiti! Way to go Yogi’s.

Two more classes to go, tomorrow, come out for Haiti:
Sunday 9:30am Beyond Level with Jen
Sunday 4:00pm Open level with Jen – Kids, teens, Adults, all welcome

Dew YogaAll classes by donation to benefit Haiti Relief through Save the Children
Friday 1/22, Saturday 1/23 and Sunday 1/24

To mark Yoga Day USA and to do our small part in aiding the many in need in Haiti, please come out and Yoga with us. Bring friends, family, neighbors, all levels of experience are welcome. No class fees will be collected or class cards punched. Monetary donations will be accepted in any amount $1 and up. Save the Children will receive 100% of donations collected for relief efforts in Haiti.

Special Expanded class schedule in effect:
Friday 9:30am Beyond with Jill Lostaglio (just added)
Friday 6:15pm Open with Ann
Saturday 9:30am Open Level with Elysa
Saturday Noon Open with Connie (just added)
Saturday 4pm Open Level with Jeff – Kids, teens, Adults, all welcome
Sunday 9:30am Beyond Level with Jen
Sunday 4:00pm Open level with Jen – Kids, teens, Adults, all welcome