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.

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

Friday, January 17th, 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!

Yoga Relief for Neck and Shoulders with Rita Trieger

Saturday, January 18th, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Ease accumulated stress and tension in your neck, upper back and shoulders with essential stretches and therapeutic movements you can use every day. This workshop will help you understand the anatomy of the shoulder girdle/neck/arm areas, and help make sense of why and how muscles move and affect each other.
Good for all levels.
Please register in advance.
$40/person (includes handouts) early registration
$45 late registration

Aromayoga for Vitality and Renewal

Sunday, January 19th, 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Join Alison DeNicola for a special Aromayoga workshop to invite a greater sense of vitality and renewed energy and bring body, mind and spirit back into perfect balance.

In this workshop we will explore and awaken energy using 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. Winter is the perfect time for self-care and renewal.

This workshop welcomes all levels! Come and experience a deeper sense of well-being and vitality.

$45/person. Registration is required.

Under the Surface: Connected Anatomy for the Yoga Teacher

Taught by Lauri Nemetz, MA, BC-DMT, ERYT500, LCAT, CIYT, YA Provider, Anatomy Trains ® faculty
www.wellnessbridge.com

Saturday, February 8th, 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

Taught by Lauri Nemetz, MA, BC-DMT, ERYT500, LCAT, CIYT, YA Provider, Anatomy Trains ® faculty
www.wellnessbridge.com
Sunday, February 9th, 9:00am – 12:00pm
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/person for full day (3 workshops)

Lower Body Anatomy: Feet as Foundation/ Hips to Hanuman

Taught by Lauri Nemetz, MA, BC-DMT, ERYT500, LCAT, CIYT, YA Provider, Anatomy Trains ® faculty
www.wellnessbridge.com
Sunday, February 9th, 1:00pm – 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/person for full day (3 workshops)
 

Asana Reading: How to See the Body with an Anatomical Eye

Taught by Lauri Nemetz, MA, BC-DMT, ERYT500, LCAT, CIYT, YA Provider, Anatomy Trains ® faculty
www.wellnessbridge.com
Sunday, February 9th, 3:00pm – 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/person for full day (3 workshops)
 

Iyengar Yoga on the Ropes with Asha Ghosh

Saturday, February 15th, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
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. Limited to 12 Participants. Pre-registration is required – Sign up to secure your space! $40/person.

West African Drumming Circle with Matthew Broad

Saturday, February 15th, 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 Bereavement Support Workshop with Penny Zokaie

Sunday, February 16th, 1:00 – 3:00pm

“Death is a date on the calendar; grief IS the calendar.” 

— John Pavlovitz 

Loss, sadness and grief affect out bodies more than we realize: our breath is shallow, our posture is hunched, our energy is low, our focus is blurry. We may feel depleted, numb, alone or “stuck” long after the supports and rituals disappear. Over time, the physical manifestations of bereavement, like any prolonged state of stress, take a toll on our bodies and can lead to serious health issues.

Yoga is one way to release “stuck” energy and allow the body to relax, refresh, recharge and heal itself through deep breathing and gentle movement. This workshop is intended to be a conscious “grief-break” for self-care. The format includes: opening meditation; breathing basics; a gentle movement sequence with accompanying aromatherapy and visualization to channel the upward flow of energy; handout and lending library. Open to anyone experiencing the loss of a loved one. No yoga experience necessary.

Suggested contribution of $15-$20 person. All are welcome regardless of contribution.

Learning Lectures: The Role of the Spleen Through the Lens of Traditional Chinese Medicine with Mark Gutkin

Thursday, February 20th, 7:00pm – 8:30pm

If you suffer from frequent bloating, digestive issues or fatigue, worry easily, have difficulty making decisions or frequently experience mental fog, your spleen may need some attention.

While most of us are familiar with the role our spleen plays in immune and lymphatic systems, few are aware of the signals our body may be sending and how they are interpreted in Eastern Medicine. 

Join Mark Gutkin LAc, for an informative discussion about spleen’s vital role through the lens of 5 elements and Traditional Chinese Medicine. During this talk he will discuss the main symptoms of spleen disharmony, common habits that lead to it, and helpful tips for keeping this important resource in our body healthy and balanced.

$25/person. Registration is appreciated.

Asha Ghosh Iyengar Instructor

Yoga Lab: Iyengar Practice and Perspective on common Asana for Yoga Teachers with Asha Ghosh

Saturday, March 7th, 9:00pm – 11:00am
Description coming soon.
$40/person

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