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.

Listen, Ask, Learn: Free 300-hr Y.T.T. Info Session

Wednesday, May 30th from 7 – 8pm

We welcome you to attend this FREE information session and hear all about the teachers, curriculum, tuition and dates for the upcoming 300-hr YTT. Bring your questions, we have answers! RSVP appreciated but not required.
If you have any questions in advance, email jen@dewyoga.net.

Insight Meditation Series for Beginners with Paula Simon

Four week series beginning Thursday, May 17th 7:00 – 8:00pm

The series will provide meditation instruction and guidance suitable for beginners. 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.   Everyone is welcome.

$60/series. Sliding Scale and Scholarship is available by request, contact Jen.

Intro to Thai Yoga for Teachers and Experienced Yoga Students with Jen Irwin

 

Friday, June 15th 6:00 – 8:00pm

What is Thai Yoga? Let’s have a playful learning experience together. Experienced students welcome to attend and learn how to stretch a friend. Yoga Instructors, learn how to use 6 Thai Yoga stretches as an assist for private clients or when appropriate in group class. If you are thinking about enrolling in a Thai Yoga Training, come get your feet wet in this introductory workshop. Learn how to give simple Thai Yoga as well as receive! Due to the very hands on nature of Thai Yoga, we will also learn and practice tools for conscious communication and learning to understand non-verbal cues.
$40/person early price or $45 at the door.

Karin Reetz

Sound Healing for Wellness with Karin Reetz

A Relaxation workshop with Singing Bowls

Saturday, June 16th 5:30 – 6:45pm

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: Supportive & Creative Use of Props with Rita Trieger

Friday, July 13th 7:30 – 8:30pm

Blocks, straps and blankets can not only liberate your practice, they can be vital tools in helping individuals understand asana. In this workshop, we’ll learn how to use these tools to fine tune poses, and help stretch, release or support particular areas In the body that tend to accumulate tension or become overly compressed. Great for teachers or any level practitioner interested in refining his or her practice.

$35/person early registration, $40 at the door.

Exhale to Inhale: Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training

Saturday, July 21st & Sunday, July 22nd 9:00am – 5:00pm

Students will gain tangible trauma-informed yoga tools, learning how to modify yoga to make it more sensitive to those who have experienced trauma, and inclusive to all communities. Lecture/experiential learning, a training manual, online community for sharing & networking, and access to videos / audio for continuing education.

This training qualifies for Yoga Alliance continuing education credits.

$475 per attendee; early bird rate of $425 (until June 29h 2018.) Registration required.

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.

Introduction to Sanskrit with Terence Coe

The Language of Yoga

Monday, June 18th 7:15 – 9:15pm

Each pose in yoga has its own distinct form based upon the anatomy of the human body. Similarly, Sanskrit, the language of yoga, has a highly ordered phonetic structure for each of its sounds and is based upon the human vocal apparatus. This workshop will focus on learning the principles of proper pronunciation in Sanskrit āsana names. It will include a brief overview of the basic principles underlying the logical and clearly structured sound system of the Sanskrit alphabet. The teaching will utilize the tradition of call-and-response, and is designed to reinforce proper pronunciation while increasing participants’ confidence through group response. Previous exposure to Sanskrit and ability to read the devanāgari script is not necessary, since all words will be transliterated.
$35/person. Registration is required for the preparation of materials.

Summer Solstice Celebration with Alison & Andrew DeNicola

Live Music by Andrew, Circle Celebration & Guided Meditation

Friday, June 22nd 7:00 – 8:15pm

Join Alison and Andrew DeNicola for a sacred circle celebration with live music to welcome the Summer Solstice. This evening is centered on intention setting, connecting with community and diving deep into guided meditation to assist in realizing our heart’s desires. Please join us to share and receive the group and Solstice light!
Classcard or drop-in rate. Please sign up in advance online, by phone or email.

Guiding Yoga for Absolute Beginners with Jen Irwin

Skills Lab for Yoga Teachers

Saturday, June 23rd 2:00 – 5:00pm

Join Jen Irwin in this workshop for Yoga Teachers. How to meet the absolute beginner student where they are, at the beginning. This 3-hour format will include: Tools and techniques for helping new students cultivate awareness, learn the basic poses and how to breathe for Yoga Understanding the difference between guiding versus teaching Yoga. How to care for their emotional being as they delve into something that might be outside their comfort zone. How to introduce the yama and niyama in palatable, bite size lessons. Fun partner and group exercises to practice how we teach beginners.

Cost is $45/ at the door $40/ early sign up.

Introduction to Yoga Sutras of Patanjali with Terence Coe

Monday, June 25th 7:15 – 9:15pm

The Yoga Sūtras of Patanjali are the most widely known text in yoga philosophy. Sūtras are very short and cryptic statements, so properly understanding them requires knowledge of the larger Vedic teaching tradition of which they are a part. This workshop will present the sūtras within this larger context. There will be an overview of the major themes of the text, and we will also explore the role of the “eight limbs” in Patanjali’s system to see how it relates to the discipline of yoga in daily life.
$35/person. Registration is required for the preparation of materials.

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.