Workshops

Dew Yoga offers a variety of special events and workshops. From Yoga Nidra to Aromatherapy and Kids Yoga Teacher Training, there are many options to explore your practice and expand your knowledge.

Free Intro to Ashtanga Yoga: The How & Why Behind the Practice with Stan Woodman

Friday, March 13th, 6:00 – 7:00pm
 Come and explore Ashtanga Yoga and meet Stan Woodman. This free beginner Ashtanga class is open to all. No experience necessary. Hands on adjustments may be offered with a request for consent during practice. Adjustments are optional.

Aromayoga for Spring Equinox

Sunday, March 15th, 1:30 – 3:30pm
Join Alison DeNicola for a special spring Aromayoga workshop to reawaken from winter and bring body, mind and spirit back into perfect balance.
In this workshop we will explore enlivening,cleansing practices and yoga supported by specific essential oils to realign you with your inner light. The class will include yoga, pranayama, aromatherapy, sound healing and mudras to support greater well-being. A guided yoga nidra will integrate the practice and create the perfect place for deep healing and rest. Feel yourself creating inner space and honoring your true connection with the universe.
This workshop welcomes all levels! Come and experience the awakening of spring within you!
$45/person. Registration is required.

Pajama Storytime Yoga for Kids (ages 3-6) with Sage

Friday, March 20th, 5:30 – 6:45pm
Kids can wear their pajamas to this special Friday night class! We’ll take a fun yoga adventure, tell a story and have time for drawing. A light snack will be served after the class, then sweet dreams to follow. Parents are encouraged to drop off the kids and take time for themselves or take the adult yoga class that happens simultaneously. For ages 3-6. Cost is $25/child. Registration is required!

Dew Stories

Friday, March 20th, 7:00 – 8:30pm
You are invited to Dew Stories, an evening of real life stories told by members of our community in a comfortable setting with friends. Warm your heart on an Autumn evening, bring friends, snacks and desire to be nourished by our sacred space, story tellers and one another. Jen Irwin will host/MC the evening. . Story night is open to all but tales will include experiences of love as well as loss. It is at your discretion if it is appropriate for your children over the age of 8.
Wholesome and healthy snacks will be available for purchase from Laura Depreta. Chairs as well as floor seating on bolsters. blankets and pillows will be provided or bring your own. We look forward to sharing this special night with you.
Stories with a common theme of ‘awakening’ by:
Viki Boyko
Ann Russell
Greg Voornas
Denise Beckles
Rich Finkelstein
MC: Rita Trieger
Suggested Contribution: $10/person and $15/couple

Yoga Lab: How to Guide and Support Savasana with Alison DeNicola

Monday, March 23rd, 7:00 – 9:30pm
Join Alison DeNicola for an afternoon workshop devoted to exploring guiding relaxation for students and others. Savasana- the final “pose” of yoga class is commonly regarded as a practice- the final integration of body, mind and spirit. We will look at alignment of savasana or “corpse” pose, hands on assists, and the guiding of integration using words, music and other elements. We will also experience hands-on practice and experience the deeper practice of Yoga Nidra as our class integration. This workshop will assist you in confidently leading your classes and clients to final relaxation and bliss.
Cost is $40/person.

Breathing for Healthy Organs with Viki Boyko

Tuesday, March 31st, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Do you ever train your body through the lens of training your organs? Your organs are you true ‘core’ and need space and tone to stay healthy. Every breath is a health spa for your organs and will create whole body change. In this workshop you will:
– Get clear where the diaphragm is and how breathing creates the mobility of key organs in your body
– Apply visualization, touch, gentle yoga
– Move with more power yet greater ease
– Deeply calm your Nervous System
$35/person early registration. $40 thereafter.

Deconstructing Sun Salutations and the Standing Sequence of Ashtanga Yoga with Stan Woodman

Saturday, April 4th, 4:00 – 6:00pm
Let’s take a deeper look at sun salutations and the standing postures. This time will be dedicated to exploring the correct breathing, drishti, vinyasa count and proper alignment. A great opportunity for anyone interested in learning more about yoga. This workshop is open to everyone and no experience necessary.
Early registration $35 until ten days before. $40/person thereafter. Minimum 8 students required to run workshop.

Intro to Kundalini Yoga: Total fitness for mind, body and soul with Jackie Tepper

Sunday, April 5th, 11:00am – 1:00pm
Kundalini Yoga combines breathing, movement, meditation, stretching, relaxation and sound to work on every aspect of your being. Your energy will be systematically raised through the chakras and your nervous system and glandular systems will be strengthened and balance. This practice will leave you feeling elevated, energized and clear. Kundalini Yoga is very user-friendly and can be practiced by people of any age, fitness level or body type.
$40/person.

Fabulous Glutes with Viki Boyko

Sunday, April 26th, 11:00am – 1:00pm
For a healthy back and happy knees, get to know your Glute muscles. Where are they and how do they function? Learn to know and love them, using Franklin Method tools to intelligently train muscles and myofascial slings. Tone and stretch them with ball & band exercises and Yoga.
$35/person early registration. $40 thereafter.

The Ins and Outs of Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga with Stan Woodman

Saturday, May 2nd, 11:30am – 1:30pm
It’s time to come sit in the practie and how do you get there? We will explore the main transitions in primary series including jumping back and thru including some of the fun transition which come further along in the seated sequence. There will be discussion, a demo, and some playful practice. The techniques taught in this workshop will support your practice in all styles of yoga.
Early registration $35 until ten days before. $40/person thereafter. Minimum 8 students required to run the workshop.
$40/person.

West African Drumming Circle with Matthew Broad

Saturday, May 2nd, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Matthew Broad of Matthew’s Community Drumming guides a fun and meditative experience of West African hand-drumming. We will learn ho to how to play a Djembe drum; including technique for bass, tone and tempo to create rhythm phrases. While we create a communal rhythm and feeling Matthew also brings lessons of awareness. listening, compassion, breathing, gratitude, stillness, meditation, mental/emotional health and well being. No experience necessary. Drums are provided. Registration is required and limited to first 22 participants. $25/person.

Yoga for Your GI Tract

Saturday, May 9th, 11:30am – 1:00pm
Did you know that your gut has…
– its own brain
– more nerves than your spine
– an integral part that was reclassified as an organ in 2017
How is your relationship with your gut? If you feel unclear or uncomfortable with your belly and beyond, you will benefit from the clarity and experiences this workshop brings. Get to know your organ as you: use mind and self touch to visualize and heal; use breath to sooth; and practice gentle yoga to massage and tone.
$35/person early registration. $40 thereafter.

Yoga Sutra Study and Q&A with Stan Woodman

Monday, May 18th, 7:00 – 9:00pm
Come and explore Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra and discover a deeper understanding of why and what we are “practicing” on our yoga mat. Yoga is a means to engage our senses and a path to control the mind leading to great happiness, awareness and understanding of our true self. We will look at how Patanjali described “practice” and take a deeper look at the 8-limbs of yoga. This workshop is designed as a discussion/study group for anyone interesting in yoga. No yoga experience necessary.
Early registration $35 until ten days before. $40/person thereafter. Minimum 8 students required to run the workshop.

Mala Stringing Workshop with Ann Russell

Sunday, June 7th, 1:00 – 3:30pm
Learn the knotting technique used to create beautiful prayer beads or Mala.
You’ll personally knot a 27 bead quarter-mala with a Meru bead and tassel.
Use this new treasure to enhance your Japa meditation practice. We’ll practice together to get the hang of counting your prayers (japa).Leave the workshop with two new meditiation/mindfulness tools: stringing beads and japa recitation.

Malas make heartfelt gifts. You knot your love between each bead and the Mala becomes a beautiful symbol of your love and support.

$50/person. Advance registration is required to allow for the procurement of supplies.

2020 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Jen Irwin, Robert Ortner, Ann Russell, and Rita Trieger

Ready to explore Yoga behind the curtain? Yoga Teacher Training is not just for aspiring teachers. Dew Yoga 200-hour YTT will take you on a journey into the deeper practices of yoga including lifestyle, meditation, awareness, philosophy, asana (postures), and pranayama (breathing techniques.) The path of learning Yoga is not a path. It is a multi-dimensional exploration. Teacher training will offer you an immersion into these many dimensions of learning the eight limbs of Yoga. This training exceeds the Yoga Alliance minimum requirements with 156 contact hours covering…

      • History and philosophy of Yoga
      • Learning to use and teach meditation
      • Learning to use and teach pranayama
      • Understanding physical and energetic alignment in asana
      • Basic physiology and anatomy
      • Uncovering the power of authentic voice
      • Develop sequencing and lesson planning
      • Foundations of the business of Yoga
      • The art of listening and conscious communication

In addition to the classroom contact hours, students will be required to complete observations, elective, reading, online studying, attend mentoring sessions, and homework. This training will be led by Jen Irwin, founder of Dew Yoga. Teachers include Robert Ortner, Ann Russell, Rita Trieger, and special guest teachers.
Begins November 2019