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.

4-Week Insight Meditation Series with Paula Simon

Final class of this series is Wednesday, September 26th 7:00-8:00pm

The series will provide meditation instruction and guidance suitable for both beginner and experienced meditators.
Each class includes a sequence of sitting and walking meditation. Emphasis is placed on the practices of sitting and walking meditation and developing mindfulness in daily life. Discussion will conclude each session.

Insight Meditation is a simple technique that has been practiced in Asia for over 2,500 years. Beginning with the focusing of attention on the breath and developing awareness of all phenomena, the practice concentrates and calms the mind. It allows one to see through the mind’s conditioning and thereby to live more fully present in the moment. There is no requirement that any beliefs or rituals be adopted, although an open mind is requested. The practice develops clarity of seeing which allows grasping, judgment and fear to fall away. One discovers and cultivates qualities such as peace, vitality, compassion, equanimity, wisdom, joy and moral integrity. The ultimate aim of the practice is the ending of suffering in the discovery of an unconditioned and complete freedom.

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

Yoga Lab: Using Essential Oils for Practice and Overall Wellbeing with Rita Trieger

***This event is being rescheduled, new date will be announced shortly.

We have a very unique relationship with plants, trees and flowers as they not only provide us with oxygen, food and beauty, they also offer medicinal qualities that can greatly enhance the body’s healing mechanism.

Using oils in conjunction with mindful practices like yoga, meditation or Reiki can open up energy pathways, and calm or rejuvenate specific functions.

We’ll explore a brief history of essential oils and learn about their specific effects on releasing blocked energy from our emotional body as well as revitalizing our body’s glands, organs and systems.

You will be provided with the tools to create your own special blend of essential oils that is yours to keep as well as recipes for targeting particular needs. A wonderful tool for teachers and caregivers.

Cost is $50/person. Registration is required for the procurement of supplies.

Musical Meditation with Maitreya & Sada

Thursday, September 27th from 7:00 – 8:15pm

Joyful, uplifting music and healing energy to purify the body, mind and spirit. Release old unhelpful energy and be filled with new positive vibrations.

Suggested Contribution $25-30

Karen Rider

300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training 2018-19

September 29, 2018 – June 1, 2019

Be Shri Yoga presents a program is designed for 200 hour certified yoga teachers to elevate your knowledge and confidence as teachers. During this course you will have the opportunity to study with a team of master level teachers to deepen your knowledge, skills and self-growth in all the realms of yoga. -Dive deeper into alignment principles, anatomy and physiology -Refine your teaching skills and improve the authenticity and quality of your teaching -Advance your skills for empowering sequencing -Sharpen language skills -Enhance observation skills -Gain more confidence and knowledge in manual adjustments -Learn and refine how to teach Pranayama and meditation -Deepen knowledge of the Chakras, Kriyas and subtle body -Teach to special needs and seniors -Learn to teach restorative yoga -Work with therapeutic tools -Integrate themes into classes -Deepen knowledge of philosophy and Sanskrit -Learn to apply Ayurveda principles to your every day lifestyles -Deepen your skills to teach special events and workshops -Enhance skills to teach more advanced poses and apply hands-on assists and more. Additional hours will include observations, community classes, class assisting, mentor meetings and practice sessions. Lineup of teachers: Karen Rider (Director), Jen Irwin, Terrence Coe, Lauri Nemetz, Robert Ortner, Ann Russell, Rita Trieger, Alison DeNicola. Registration information: Your $500 Deposit is required by July 1st. EARLY BIRD COST: $4,200 DUE BY August 18th 2018. Thereafter until Sep 29, 2018 cost: $4,500.

      • Saturday, September 29th and Sunday, September 30th, 9:00 – 5:00pm
      • Wednesday, October 3rd, 6:30 – 9:00pm
      • Saturday, October 13th and Sunday, October 14th, 9:00 – 5:00pm
      • Saturday, November 3rd and Sunday, November 4th, 9:00 – 5:00pm
      • Wednesday, November 14th, 6:30 – 9:00pm
      • Wednesday, December 5th, 6:30 – 9:00pm
      • Saturday, December 8th  and Sunday, September 9th, 9:00 – 5:00pm
      • Saturday, January 5th  and Sunday, January 6th, 9:00 – 5:00pm
      • Wednesday, January 16th, 6:30 – 9:00pm
      • Saturday, February 2nd  and Sunday, February 3rd, 9:00 – 5:00pm
      • Saturday, March 2nd and Sunday, March 3rd, 9:00 – 5:00pm
      • Wednesday, March 20th, 6:30 – 9:00pm
      • Saturday, April 6th and Sunday, April 7th, 9:00 – 5:00pm
      • Wednesday, April 10th, 6:30 – 9:00pm
      • Saturday, May 4th and Sunday, May 5th, 9:00 – 5:00pm
      • Wednesday, May 15th, 6:30 – 9:00pm
      • Saturday, May 18th and Sunday, May 19th, 9:00 – 5:00pm
      • Saturday, June 1st, 9:00 – 5:00pm
Karen Rider

The Art of Hands-On Assists with Karen Rider

Sunday, October 7th from 1:00 – 3:30pm

This workshop is for yoga teachers, or body workers interested in learning or refining how to carefully and properly manually assist students in their yoga practice. Learn the assists to help optimize alignment, enhance energy flow and ensure safety. Manual included. $40/person. Registration is required.

Yoga Lab: Adapt Your Class to A Chair with Viki Boyko

Monday, October 15th from 6:00 – 8:00pm

A primer for how to share movement in around a chair. Don’t expect to use the chair for fancy gymnastics, backbends or other tricks. People who seek chair yoga – funnily enough – probably aren’t looking for those options! You need to get fluid and get creative!
• Safe and inclusive options for those with injuries or disabilities
• Movement principles for seniors – ditch alignment principles and get creative and spontaneous in your classes
• How to ‘sit to be fit’ and effectively get up and down from a chair – great for EVERYONE
• How to circle some Chair Yoga moves into regular classes
• Restorative poses
The workshop is great for:
• Regular and Chair Yoga teachers
• Old ‘kids’ who want mom and dad to stay young and healthy
• Carers who work with the senior population.

An excellent intro for those taking the full certification program for Chair Yoga beginning in November. See below:

Viki is a Franklin Method Educator, 500 hr yoga teacher and a mentor/teacher trainer for Yoga Vista Academy Online/LIVE certification, a comprehensive training program for the 50+ world. Her experiences in teaching the senior world manifest joy, confidence and adaptability in creating all yoga classes for each and every body!

Thai Yoga Bodywork Training
Become a Thai Yoga Practitioner

October 20, 2018 – November 27, 2018

Learn to practice and give a complete 90 minute head to toe Thai Yoga session.

Discover the basic teachings and techniques of Thai Yoga level 1 & 2 trainings, 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 & release
      • Joint traction & expansion
      • Abdominal release techniques
      • Robert’s insights from many years of practice

Thai Yoga Bodywork can be used as a stand alone practice or as a complement for one-on-one Yoga or massage sessions. Along with the 40 classroom hours included in this training, students will be expected to put in personal practice time as well. A digital format training manual will be included and there will be ample of time for Q&A and note taking.
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.

        • Saturday, October 20th 11am – 5pm
        • Sunday, October 21st 12pm – 5pm
        • Monday, October 29th & Tuesday, October 30th 5:30pm – 9:30pm
        • Saturday, November 17th 11am – 5pm
        • Sunday, November 18th 12pm – 5pm
        • Monday, November 26th & Tuesday, November 27th 5:30pm – 9:30pm


Early birds $625
$675 thereafter.

Anatomy Trains with Lauri Nemetz

Saturday, November 3rd, 11:00am – 6:00pm & Sunday, November 4th 9:00am – 5:00pm

The map of Anatomy Trains®, as created by Tom Myers, explores distinct myofascial linkages and provides a means to understand holistic human body movement. Movers of all professions (Pilates, personal trainers, gyrotonic, yoga, martial arts, PTs, dancers, creative arts therapists and more) can benefit from this weekend course that brings the Anatomy Trains® book to life through a blend of lecture, experientials and basic BodyReading.

Anatomy is often taught via the individual muscles, but we will explore the myofascial meridians that link muscle to muscle through the fascial fabric to make sense of the moving body. Gain an understanding of latest information in fascial science, and explore creative new ways of how to problem solve movement patterns through this relational anatomy. Work with your clients more clearly and effectively. This course is an overview to the Anatomy Trains concepts for all movement professionals, and may be taken as a stand-alone course, as an intro to further specialty courses, or a refresher of the Anatomy Trains concepts in action.

$400 per person; early bird rate of $375 (until September 30th, 2018.) Registration required.