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.

New Series: Franklin Method Transformation Series with Viki Boyko


Starts Saturday, March 9th — Last day is Saturday, March 30th
8:30am – 9:30am

A happy mind in a healthy body… 4-week Franklin Method Transformation Class Series. Franklin Method is a multi-dimensional approach that maps your body more clearly by getting you interested in it! Easy dose anatomy and bio-mechanics experienced through everyday movement and exercises with FM balls and resistance bands. Learn, move, laugh, dance, play! This is FUN and a perfect complement to yoga, pilates, dance or any sport. Viki Boyko is a Franklin Method Educator, 500-hr Yoga teacher, Somatics educator and senior movement educator. She teaches many movement classes and workshops in the area, beyond, and online.

All are welcome to join us! Cost is our regular drop-in rate or 1 class card use.

ALISON AND ANDREW DENICOLA

Equinox Meditation and Sound Healing with Alison and Andrew DeNicola

Friday, March 22nd, 7 – 8:15pm

The equinox marks the half way point back to the fullest light of the summer. It is the perfect time to revisit intentions and see which seeds are ready to sprout. Join Alison DeNicola and Andrew DeNicola for an equinox meditation with sound healing on Friday March 22nd. We will take a magical journey with meditation and sound to awaken to spring time. Take time to honor yourself, reset and restore your balance and receive the gifts of this practice.

All are welcome. Cost is $25/person. Registration is required – Sign up link below!

Introduction to Sanskrit, Chanting and Select Yoga Sutras with Leslie Freyburg

 Friday, March 29th, 7:00-9:30pm

Discover the beauty and power of your voice while exploring the resonant sounds of the Sanskrit language. In this  workshop, learn to chant verses from time honored texts designed to bring joy and nourishment.“Sanskrit, the language of the human spirit, seems to be the perfect instrument for bringing about healing on many levels. Physically, its resonating power promotes healing. Mentally, it awakens the natural brightness, agility, and order of the mind. Spiritually, it facilitates an expansion of awareness, tranquility, and bliss.” – Vyaas Houston, director: American Sanskrit Institute

Why Chant?
Some of the benefits of chanting include helping the practitioner to:

Find and refine one’s own voice
Reduce mental and emotional agitation
Improve focus, memory and mental discipline
Balance energy
Improve listening and communication skills
Strengthen breathing function
Increase sensitivity to the subtler aspects of well being

No previous experience is necessary. All beginners are welcome!

Price $40/person Early reg is $35 until March 1.
Learn more here: www.chantwithleslie.com

The Powerful Side of Yin Yoga with Robert Ortner

 Monday, April 1st, 7:30-9:30pm

A two hour experience of learning to unlock the soft and subtle flow of Yin energy often hidden within powerful (yang) yoga poses. Workshop includes instruction, a full yoga practice and discussion. This workshop will provide profound tools for yoga teachers or experienced students to soften into even the most strong postures and to flow through not only yoga poses but also around the corners of life. This workshop will include a strong focus on warrior 3 and balancing half moon.
Registration is required. Early bird cost is $35/person until Monday March 25th. Cost is $40/person thereafter.

Yoga Lab: Teaching to Students with Chronic Disease with Therapeutics with Rita Trieger

NEW Date: Saturday, April 6th, 12:30-5:00pm

Yoga can be a wonderful tool to help us cultivate emotional, physical and spiritual wellness but for those dealing with chronic illness or a debilitating injury it can be miraculous.
In this introductory workshop you will learn to understand the very particular needs of those who are suffering with cancer or heart disease and other injuries, while developing the skills needed to help each person in the best way possible.
Foundational techniques as well as specific teaching methods necessary for guiding this community will be the primary focus, including:
•Overview of conditions
•Empathy, understanding, and adaptability as essential tools
•Basic class structure
•Key poses and modifications
•Guided imagery and meditation
•Community building*Please bring a notebook and a camera.
**Great for yoga teachers, caregivers, nurses, therapists

Cost is $75/person for this workshop. Registration is required.

Yoga Lab: How to Be Adaptable as a Teacher with Rita Trieger

NEW Date: Sunday, April 7th, 1:30-5:00pm

Adaptability can be a yoga teacher’s greatest tool. Learn skills to help  hone the teaching techniques that will help you quickly assess the needs of your students and adapt class formats to suit everyone.

Cost is $60/person for this workshop. Registration is required.
Asha Ghosh Iyengar Instructor

Introduction to Iyengar: Actions and Alignment

Saturday, April 20th, 11am – 1pm

In this workshop you will deepen your yoga practice by placing attention on action and alignment in classic yoga postures. We will explore the critical actions in asana practice and then apply these to selected postures. The principles that you learn will enable you to practice yoga with greater confidence and ease. Continuing to work with these actions will enable you to build strength and increase flexibility safely and effectively. You will feel liberated in your practice and be prepared to apply what you learn in this workshop to your practice in other classes and on your own.

*One year of yoga experience is preferred. If you have any questions about this workshop being appropriate for you, please contact us to discuss!

Cost is $35/person. Registration is required.

Yoga Lab: Supportive and Creative Use of Props with Rita Trieger

Friday, April 26th, 6:30 – 9:30pm

Blocks, straps and blankets can not only liberate your practice, they can be vital tools in helping individuals understand asana. In this workshop, we’ll learn how to use these tools to fine tune poses, and help stretch, release or support particular areas In the body that tend to accumulate tension or become overly compressed. Great for teachers or any level practitioner interested in refining his or her practice.
$35/person early reg (by April 19th) $40 at the door.

Yoga Lab: Franklin Method® to Enhance your Yoga Teaching with Viki Boyko

Sunday, April 28th, 9 – 11:30am

Discover the tools of transformation for your daily life, your yoga and your teaching. This unique Mind/Body experience creates greater awareness and understanding of the body and how to use our mind effectively to get the best out of it. Invigorate your teaching while you improve your own function. Get clear about the goal of yoga poses and how to cue safely, intelligently and creatively.
“Attention is the beginning of change.” Eric Franklin
Franklin Method is taught worldwide: The Royal Ballet School and the Laban Center in London, Juilliard, the Music Conservatory of Vienna, Royal Danish Ballet, Cirque du Soleil and China’s Guangdong Modern Dance Company
Cost is $40/person. Registration is required.
 Sign up online or call us!

Anatomy Workshop with Lauri Nemetz

Under the Surface: Connected Anatomy for the Yoga Teacher
Saturday, May 4th, 11:00am – 5:00pm

Get your foundational anatomical understanding on! This workshop will review bones, muscles and connective tissue, and also explore movement terms as they are relevant to the yoga practice. We will be learning through multiple mediums, both didactic and kinesthetic. Whether you need a good review of your anatomy, are in current teacher training, or have a lot of experience, this workshop will help you deepen your understanding and how to apply it to the yoga practice.
$75/person.

The Shoulder Girdle:  Anatomical Understanding to Arm Balancing
Sunday, May 5th, 9am – 12pm

Many yoga students (and quite a few yoga teachers!) find the shoulder girdle to be quite mysterious. Strain and other shoulder issues can be caused by injury, repetitive movement or habit (such as computer work), structural misalignments from scoliosis or kyphosis, and can be challenging to work with. Join well-known yoga teacher and anatomist, Lauri Nemetz, to learn the anatomy of the shoulder and gain an understanding of how the rhythm of movement in this area can impact your asanas, from raising your arms in Warrior One and supporting your weight in Downward-Facing Dog. Explore ways to strengthen the shoulder and how to increase range of motion in areas of restriction. The workshop will be a mix of learning through exploration, partner work, and asana practice. All levels welcome! Lauri is a YA Provider, and this workshop will qualify for CEUs.
$45/person or $100 for the full day.

Lower Body Anatomy: Feet as Foundation/Hips to Hanuman
Sunday, May 5th, 1:00 – 3:00pm
Understand the importance of the feet in supporting standing poses and prepping clients for daily life. Moving up the lower body, take a leap (like Hanuman) greater than you thought possible while learning the anatomy of the hips, pelvis and legs. We’ll play with accessible variations of Hanumanasana (split) through prep poses and variations. All levels welcome! Lauri is a YA Provider, and this workshop will qualify for CEUs.
$40/person or $100 for the full day

Asana Reading: How to See the Body with an Anatomical Eye
Sunday, May 5th, 3:00 – 5:00pm
In this workshop, we will practice understanding what we see in student poses and how to quickly and effectively “read” body variations and what they may mean to a student’s practice. We will learn different language to express what we see and how one part of the body will impact the entire asana. We will look to sharpen our visual skills and how to verbally and /or physical cue changes to impact healthy change. All levels welcome! Lauri is a YA Provider, and this workshop will qualify for CEUs.
$40/person or $100 for the full day

Asha Ghosh Iyengar Instructor

Introduction to Ropes with Iyengar Instructor Asha Ghosh

Saturday, May 25th, 11am – 1pm

In this workshop we will use the rope wall to practice classic postures safely and effectively. With the ropes we will have the opportunity to explore the actions in the poses from a new perspective. The support offered by the ropes will allow us to move deeper into postures and to isolate particular actions in the body. You will be prepared to apply what you learn in this workshop to your practice and teaching.

*One year of yoga experience is preferred. If you have any questions about this workshop being appropriate for you, please contact us to discuss!

Limit 12 students. Be sure to secure your space!
$35/person. Pre-registration is required.

Mala Stringing Workshop with Ann Russell

Sunday, June 9th, 1:00 – 3:30pm

Join Ann Russell for this fun, hands on experience with a personal treasure to carry forward into your meditation practice or mindful lifestyle. Learn all about the purpose, symbolism and use of a “mala”, a string of 108 beads used for japa meditation. Discussion and practice of mantra recitation included along with all the materials to create your own mala. Registration is required in advance so we can procure the supplies. Appropriate for everyone!
$50/person. Advance registration is required to allow for the procurement of supplies.

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

Saturday, September 15th, 3:00 – 5:00pm

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.

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

next date TBD

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 or one class card punch. Registration is required.

2019 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 144 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.

Friday, 2/22 from 6:30-9:30pm
Saturday, 2/23 from 9:00-5:00pm
Sunday, 2/24 from 9:00-5:00pm

Friday, 3/8 from 6:30-9:30pm
Saturday, 3/9 from 9:00-5:00pm
Sunday, 3/10 from 9:00-5:00pm
Monday, 3/18 from 7:00-9:30pm
Friday, 3/29 from 7:00-9:30pm

Monday, 4/1 from 7:00-9:30pm
Friday, 4/26 from 6:30-9:30pm
Saturday, 4/27 from 9:00-5:00pm
Sunday, 4/28 from 9:00-5:00pm

Friday, 5/3 from 6:30-9:30pm
Saturday, 5/4 from 9:00-5:00pm
Sunday, 5/5 from 9:00-5:00pm
Monday, 5/13 from 7:00-9:30pm

Monday, 6/3 from 7:00-9:30pm
Friday, 6/7 from 6:30-9:30pm
Saturday, 6/8 from 9:00-5:00pm
Sunday, 6/9 from 9:00-5:00pm
Friday, 6/21 from 7:00-9:30pm

Monday, 9/9 from 7:00-9:30pm
Friday, 9/13 from 6:30-9:30pm
Saturday, 9/14 from 9:00-5:00pm
Sunday, 9/15 from 9:00-5:00pm
Monday, 9/23 from 7:00-9:30pm

Friday, 10/4 from 6:30-9:30pm
Saturday, 10/5 from 9:00-5:00pm
Sunday, 10/6 from 9:00-5:00pm
Friday, 10/18 from 6:30-9:30pm
Saturday, 10/19 from 9:00-5:00pm
Sunday, 10/20 from 9:00-5:00pm