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.

1 Hour Pranayama Clinic with Jen Irwin

Monday, October 23rd, 7-8pm

Pranayama Clinic is a one hour practice session held monthly. Prana is life force/energy and Yama is restraint/management. Pranayama is a tool we use to control or manage the life force through our breath. Each month the focus may shift to align with our ever changing environment, for ex. allergy season, times of excessive heat or humidity. Breathing exercises like Ujjayi, Kappalabhati and Nadi Shodhana will be instructed as needed and practiced as a group. Time for questions, discussion and reflective meditation are included in the clinic.

Registration appreciated but not required. Cost is drop-in rate or 1 class card punch.

Thai Yoga Tools for Teachers with Robert Ortner

Sunday, November 19th, 12:00-3:00pm

Yoga Teachers and LMTs join us for a three hour learning and practice session using Thai Yoga bodywork techniques. Thai Yoga tools can be incorporated in private yoga sessions and as assist in group yoga classes. Robert Ortner will instruct on a set of Thai Yoga Tools and guide the group in practice on one another. This format allows use of these tools on more than one partner in the group and the opportunity to receive instant feedback from fellow practitioners. Robert will also offer guidance on modifications for special conditions. Cost is $75/person, registration is required!

Anatomy Immersion with Ellen Saltonstall: Anatomy, Yoga & BodyMind Ballwork Day 1 & 2

Saturday, December 2nd – 9:30am – 5:30pm
Sunday, December 3rd – 9:30am – 5:30pm

Interested in knowing more about all of the moving parts of the body and how to
 release chronic pain? Join Ellen Saltonstall for an immersion in the study of the human body, how we move, how our parts are connected, and how we can work and play safely in our yoga practice. Ellen teaches a unique blend of anatomy, therapeutic asana and ball work. Our process will be lively and interactive, including slide shows and hands-on work to understand the anatomical structures in the body. We will practice and analyze therapeutic poses to help the most common structural causes of pain. This workshop will increase your confidence, refine and expand your skills, and welcome you to the intriguing and subtle magnificence of the human body.
Day 1 – Saturday, December 2nd
Part 1: Shoulder and Neck Anatomy 9:30am – 12:30pm
Part 2: Yoga and Bodymind Ballwork for Shoulders and Neck 1:30 – 5:30pm
Day 2 – Sunday, December 3rd
Part 1: Lower Back Anatomy 9:30am – 12:30pm
Part 2: Yoga and Bodymind Ballwork for the Lower Back 1:30 – 5:30pm
full day $175/person
morning only session $75/person
afternoon only session $100/person

Physiology Immersion with Ellen Saltonstall: Day 1 & 2

Saturday, December 9th – 9:30am – 5:30pm
Sunday, December 10th – 9:30am – 5:30pm

With yoga classes growing in size and including students of all ages and levels of fitness, teachers need a basic knowledge of physiology and common conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis, diabetes, and joint replacements. This weekend will provide essential information about the systems of the body (digestive, circulatory, etc) and common conditions, as well as contraindications and guidelines for a safe and supportive practice.

Full day $175 (9:30am – 5:30pm)
Morning only session $75 (9:30am – 12:30pm)
Afternoon only session $100 (1:30 – 5:30pm)

Thai Yoga Bodywork Practitioner Training with Robert Ortner

Starts Saturday, January 13, 2018 and ends Sunday, March 11, 2018. (See all dates when you click the Sign Up button)

Saturdays: 9:30am- 4:30pm
Sundays: 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Thai Yoga can be used as a stand alone practice or as a complement for one-on-one Yoga or massage sessions. Robert Ortner has developed this training format to encompass the teachings and techniques from a typical Level 1 and 2 Thai Yoga training.

This training will consist of 40 class room hours and will cover the basics as well as many advanced techniques including Thumbing the sen lines on legs & feet, arms & hands, The palming & manipulation of soft muscle tissue, Deep muscle stretch and release, Joint traction & expansion, abdominal release techniques, as well as insights from many years of practice. As with any in-depth training student’s will be expected to put in personal practice time as well. Digital format training manual will be included and there will be ample of time for Q&A and note taking. CT state law requires that participants are certified Yoga Instructors or LMT’s, It is expected that practitioners have had basic anatomy/physiology studies from their Yoga Teacher Training or LMT trainings.

All classroom hours are mandatory and any missed sessions will require make up sessions at an additional fee. A certificate will be granted upon completion. Robert has taught over 15,000 yoga classes, working with all manner of issues and has been involved in yoga teacher trainings at Kripalu. He is a professional Thai Bodyworker and has been involved in Thai practitioner trainings at the Open Center NYC.

$625 early registration by December 15, 2017,
$675 thereafter