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 for Kids with Sage Irwin

Friday, November 10th, 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. Drop in class 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!

Monthly Pranayama Clinic with Jen Irwin

Monday, November 20th from 7-8pm.

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. Not appropriate for prenatal yogis or those with high blood pressure, a heart condition or any active respiratory infection (stuffy nose). Please do not eat a big meal before this class special.
$20/person or 1 class card punch. Reservations appreciated but not required. Save your space online, by phone or email.

Thanksgiving Sadhanas of Gratitude
4 Yoga Classes to choose from – our gift of thanks to you!

Wednesday, November 22nd & Thursday, November 23rd

Many years ago, the late Roberta Dale Fortune of Yoga Source began the tradition of giving thanks on Thanksgiving with a free class open to everyone. Ann Russell continued the tradition at Yoga Sensations and brought it to Dew Yoga. We are blessed to continue the lineage and are excited to share it with you again this year.

All are welcome. Classes are open level. Bring your mat, an open mind, neighbors, friends, family. No fees or donations are required. *If you would like to make a food contribution for families in need, they will be accepted and distributed. To reserve your space, please add your name to any of the four sign-up sheets at the studio, call us, or email us & be sure you received an email response to confirm we received your message. Facebook RSVP’s are not accepted. Please honor space for all by signing up in advance to reserve your space and canceling 24 hours in advance if you can not attend; there is always a waitlist for these classes.

WEDNESDAY
Thanksgiving Eve Candlelight Sadhana 7 – 8:45pm
co-led by Ann Russell, Janelle Taylor, Jen Irwin & Viki Boyko
(doors open at 6:45pm to settle in)

THURSDAY
Kundalini Sadhana of Gratitude 8:30 – 10am
led by Jackie Tepper

Slow & Sweet Sadhana of Gratitude 9 – 10:15am
co-led by Jeff Gallin & Carol Collins

Sadhana of Gratitude 9 – 10:30am
co-led by Ann Russell, Alison DeNicola, Ariel Camporeale & Jen Irwin

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

Morning: Shoulder and Neck Anatomy 9:30-12:30pm

Afternoon: Yoga and Bodymind Ballwork for Shoulders and Neck 12:30-5:30pm

Day 2 – Sunday, December 3rd
Morning: Lower Back Anatomy 9:30am – 12:30pm

Afternoon: Yoga and Bodymind Ballwork for the Lower Back 1:30 – 5:30pm

Full day $125
Morning only $60
Afternoon only $70

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 $125

Yoga Heals Training with Rita Trieger

Saturday, January 6th – 12:30am – 5:30pm
Sunday, January 7th – 12:30am – 5:30pm

Yoga Heals: Therapeutic applications for chronic disease or injuries

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

$85/per day.

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