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.

The Powerful Side of Yin Yoga with Robert Ortner

Friday, August 10th 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.
Registration is required. Early bird cost is $35/person until Friday August 3rd. Cost is $40/person thereafter.

Anatomy Immersion for Yoga with Ellen Saltonstall

Saturday, August 11th & Sunday, August 12th 9:30 – 5pm

Each day will be a mix of slides/lecture, practicum and asana practice which will highlight therapeutic actions and poses!
Day 1 (Aug. 11): Spine and fascia basics Scoliosis, Disc, S-I
Day 2 (Aug. 12): Hips, Knees, Shoulders, Neck
For yoga teachers, yoga students, body workers and anyone interested in knowing more about anatomy in the context of yoga. Our process will be lively and interactive, including slide shows to see the internal structures and hands-on work to see and feel those structures in yoga poses. We’ll look at the most common structural problems students have, and how to adapt poses for them in class.

This workshop will increase your confidence, refine and expand your skills, and welcome you to the intriguing and subtle magnificence of the human body.

Registration is required. Early bird cost is $125/day or $200 for both days (two weeks before)…
Full price cost is $135/day, $250 for both days.

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

Friday, August 17 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 our student rate: $19.36. Pre-registration is suggested but not required.

Tune Up Your Chakras with Alison DeNicola

Sunday, August 19th 1:30 – 3:30pm

A mid-summer energy balancing workshop- Join Allie DeNicola for an afternoon to open up and dive deeper in the world of the chakras. This practice will take you on a chakra exploration which include energy and yoga practices for each chakra accompanied by mudras, sound healing, and aromatherapy. This workshop is designed to balance and restore your energy body. This energetic “tune-up” is completed with a guided meditation through the chakras. No previous yoga experience is required. Come and enjoy a mini-vacation for mind, body and spirit.

Sophie Says Thanks – Karma Donation All Levels Yoga

Friday, August 24th 5:30 – 6:45pm

Sophie has returned from her Yoga teacher training at Kripalu, and before she heads back to college wants to see you all and offer her appreciation to the community with a fun all levels Kripalu Vinyasa Yoga class to benefit he Dew Yoga Sliding scale and scholarship program. Please drop in for class or to say hello before or after.

Franklin Method®: Muscles of the Pelvic Floor with Viki Boyko

Saturday, September 1st 12:30 -2:00pm

Where are they? How should they be exercised? How could I sense them better? Find them, feel them and move them in this Franklin Method workshop.
Franklin Method is a dynamic approach to help you understand and enjoy your body for healthy everyday movement (walking, sitting, standing etc) AND to tune up your awareness when you exercise. Discover how to use imagery to develop mindfulness, goal setting and creative thinking. Come and play and make the shift. Change your mind, change your body!

Registration is required. Cost is $35/person.

Karin Reetz

Sound Healing for Wellness with Karin Reetz

Friday, September 14th 7 – 8:15pm

Tibetan Singing Bowls can effortlessly lower your brainwaves into a deep meditation. In this state physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual toxins are released and your whole being is re-attuned to health and wellness. You will notice a reduction in stress, better sleep, and a decrease in pain, depression, and anxiety.

Karin Reetz is a professional Sound Healer with the International Academy of Sound Healing, a Reiki Master, and a Jin Shin Jyutsu certified practitioner. She also offers Healing Touch as a volunteer to patients at Greenwich Hospital CT.

$25/person. Registration is required.

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

Saturday, September 15th 2:30 – 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 and registration is required for the preparation of class materials.

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

Saturday, September 22nd 1:00 – 4:00pm

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.

(An extra fee of $10 is required for supplies.)

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

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.

Dates:
        • 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

Cost

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.