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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

jen

Three New Ways to Pay

Unlimited by the Week, Month or Year:
Weekly $39
Monthly $149 (Auto-pay for 4 month term)
One month $200
Yearly $1650
The new unlimited membership options are designed to make a regular practice of 3 times per week more affordable.  The monthly subscription is on auto-pay and comes with terms and conditions which are available when you purchase online or ask us for a printed copy at the desk on your next visit.
New Class Card Rates
All rates now include Sales Tax
Single Class $21.50
10 Class Card $197
20 Class Card $341
The rate changes reflect a very small increase about 1%. For ease we have included the tax in our published rates and rounded to the nearest half dollar.
As an example a single class was $20 + tax = $21.27. New price including tax is $21.50.
Educators, Students & Seniors
Continue to receive 10% off Single, Ten and Twenty Class cards.
We assume no one’s age or profession so remember to ask for your discount at the desk.
Financial Assistance
Our mission is to make Yoga accessible to all.
Either in the long term or due to a temporary circumstance, if our prices are out of reach in your budget we have 3 ways to help you attend classes.
1. Work Trade
2. Sliding Scale
3. Full Scholarship
Please contact Jen to set up assistance.
If you can pay full price, please do.
If you would like to help others afford class, Pay It Forward at the desk on your next visit.
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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.

640_meditatingEvery 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!

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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!

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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

 

 

 

 

Female Yoga Pincha Mayurasana variation with Scorpion

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

 

 

 

 

vickyVigorous Vinyasa

Tuesdays @ 5:45pm

“I draw from my vast knowledge of the anatomical and spiritual bodies, utilizing my education in nutrition, Reiki, meditation, and yoga to teach classes that are cohesive and thoughtful.

My classes are all about getting real and giving it all.”

Vicky’s website

 

 

 

ahmadB-Yoga ~ New

Wednesdays @ 12:30 – 1:30pm

“Utilizing the best attributes of both Boxing and Yoga, B-Yoga will challenge you in a safe and effective way.

B-Yoga, gives you the space to accept the warrior within and the tools to control your physical expression in safe and nurturing environment.”

Ahmad’s Website

 

 

 

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Yin Yoga ~ New

Wednesdays @ 4pm

A slower paced practice with longer holds. Yin Yoga nourishes the large joints by relaxing the connective tissue and muscles around the joints. This class is therapeutic and deep.

Laurie’s Website

 

 

 

 

 

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New Beginners Yoga with Michelle O’Brien

Thursdays @ 6:30pm

“Michelle’s flow classes focus on the use of breath to find space and depth in postures. She emphasizes proper alignment and smart sequencing to eases her students into transformative spaces.”

 

 

 

 

 

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Night Owl Yoga

Thursdays @ 8:30pm

Breathe. Relax. Feel. Observe. Allow yourself to unwind. This class is open level, with the primary goal of adapting to students’ level of energy and requests.

Leslie’s website

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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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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