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.

Metta Meditation Class Special with Jen Irwin

 Wednesday, May 22nd, 7:15 – 8:00pm

Cultivate compassion and benevolence through Meta Meditation. We will learn and practice this simple but powerful meditation technique to cultivate compassion. Includes use of Mudra, chanting, reflection and sharing. Meta meditation is easy to learn and effective in capturing our attention through a tactile, emotional and intellectual technique. It can be practiced in just a few minutes or expanded for longer periods of meditation. Those who practice Meta report feeling calm, grounded, receptive and understanding of self and others.

$15/person or 1 class card punch.

Awakening Vitality with Allison Benzaken

 Friday, May 24th, 7:00 – 8:30pm

A blend of meditative movement, gentle yoga and breathing techniques to awaken the energy within. A collaborative offering from Carol Collins and Allison Benzaken, each offering their gifts of guiding meditative yoga and energy work influenced by T’ai Chi and Kripalu Yoga.
$25/person.
Asha Ghosh Iyengar Instructor

Introduction to Ropes with Iyengar Instructor Asha Ghosh

Saturday, May 25th, 11am – 1pm

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.

*One year of yoga experience is preferred. If you have any questions about this workshop being appropriate for you, please contact us to discuss!

Limit 12 students. Be sure to secure your space!
$35/person. Pre-registration is required.

Handstand

Handstand Clinic with Jen Irwin

Wednesday, June 5th, 7:15 – 8:15pm

Turn it upside down! Exercises and techniques will be offered; to kick, step and press to handstand on the wall and off! We will adventure into or fine tune your handstand and cover modifications, benefits and contraindications for unique challenges and all body types. Some Yoga experience is expected. Do not eat a big meal before this class. Not appropriate for students who are pregnant or have any injuries to wrists, shoulders or hands. Cost is our drop-in rate or 1 classcard punch.

Mala Stringing Workshop with Ann Russell

Sunday, June 9th, 1:00 – 3:30pm

Join Ann Russell for this fun, hands on experience with a personal treasure to carry forward into your meditation practice or mindful lifestyle. Learn all about the purpose, symbolism and use of a “mala”, a string of 108 beads used for japa meditation. Discussion and practice of mantra recitation included along with all the materials to create your own mala. Registration is required in advance so we can procure the supplies. Appropriate for everyone!
$50/person. Advance registration is required to allow for the procurement of supplies.

Ayurveda: The Ultimate Wellness Guide

Tuesday, June 11th, 7:00 – 8:30pm

Come and experience the ancient science of Ayurveda, the world’s oldest system of holistic wellness, with renowned Ayurvedic physician Dr. Vignesh Devraj.

When healthy, we reflect the beauty of the universe. Learn how to harness the power of Mother Nature to maintain and reclaim your health and beauty. Build an understanding of the foundational tenants of Ayurveda and how we can apply time-honored practices in our modern lives to nurture ourselves and make conscious decisions that cultivate a state of health, harmony and beauty in our body/minds. Class will include an interactive portion in which participants put ancient wisdom to practice, mixing their own digestive-aiding herbal tonics to take home.

Dr. Vignesh Devraj is a 4th generation Ayurvedic physician and Founder of Sitaram Clinic and Retreat in Kerala, India. Through his work at Sitaram, he has treated hundreds of patients from over 23 countries across the world. Dr. Devraj holds a graduate degree from Kerala University Thiruvananthapuram and post-graduate degree from Rajiv Gandhi Health University in Bangalore. He is a Sivananda certified yoga teacher and practitioner.

Schedule

7:00 – 7:15: Welcome + Opening Meditation

7:15 – 7:45: Intro to Ayurveda Presentation from Dr. Devraj

7:45 – 8:30: Herbal Blending Session + Q&A

$35/person early bird. $40 day of.

Yin Yoga – All Balls with Jen Irwin

 Sunday, June 15th, 3 – 5pm

Roll it out and leave feeling bouncy. Two hours of Yin Yoga utilizing the release and relax methodology of Yin Yoga along with tennis balls to activate acupressure points on the body and awaken energy through the meridians.

Sign up in advance, limit 16 participants. $35/person

Solstice Meditation and Sound Healing with Alison and Andrew DeNicola

Friday, June 21st, 7:00 – 8:00pm

The solstice marks the shortest day of the year and the beginning of our journey back to light. At this time of year where all traditions honor the solstice with “light” we have a unique opportunity to honor our own inner light through quiet practices and reflection. Join Alison DeNicola and Andrew DeNicola for a solstice meditation with live music. Take time to honor yourself, reset and restore your balance and receive the gifts of this practice.  $25/person.

Free Info/Intro to Energy Healing and Meditation with Catherine de Zagon

Sunday, June 23rd, 10:00am – 12:00pm

10am – 11:30am Meet Catherine and chat about the array of services she provides. Guests are invited to bring questions about stress and wellbeing, nutrition, energy healing.
11:30 – 12 Meditation
Free and open to all.

Reiki 1st Degree Training with Catherine de Zagon

Tuesday, June 25th, 10:00am – 6:00pm

Friday, June 28th, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

In this 2 day Reiki initiation ceremony, you will be opened and attuned to the universal healing energy of Reiki.
Reiki energy belongs to everyone and is all around us.
Reiki is an intentional attitude of non-doing.
It is the energy that does what is needed and goes where it is needed.
A Reiki practitioner listens with presence, loving attitude, and simply trusts in cosmic intelligence’s ability to bring balance and energy through his/her hands.
It is my honor to pass this gift to you and teach you the 5 Reiki principles and Reiki’s philosophy.

Cost is $175/person

Body & Mind Energy Workshop with Catherine de Zagon

Saturday, June 29th, 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Want to manage your stress and nervous system for optimal health and wellbeing? You are invited to explore bioenergetics, mind, body and energy tools to
learn to harmonize the nervous system. Practicing emotional release allows us to uncover the joy within.
This experential workshop will introduce you to:
*bioenergetic techniques (physical and vocal)
*breathing exercises
*guided meditation and midfulness
*the work of Thich Nhat Hanh exercises for making human connection.

Please wear yoga/comfortable attire, warm socks (for the meditation) and minimal or no jewlery. we will be barefoot most of the time.
Exercises are appropriate to anyone practicing yoga or some form of body work.

Price per participant: $40 Early registration – signed up by June 1st. $45 there after.

Absolute Beginner Workshop with Jen Irwin

Sunday, July 14th, 1:30 – 3:30pm

Jump start your practice…Get the basics in a two hour workshop. The foundations of breathing, postures and meditation will all be covered as well as modifications for injuries and other physical conditions.
$35/person. Pre-registration is required.

Yoga for Americares Fundraiser

Saturday, July 27th, 11:30am 

Open level Vinyasa yoga by donation (no class cards or credit cards will be accepted). All proceeds benefit Americares. Come out for yoga and support Rachel running in her first ever New York marathon for team Americares. Class is open to all levels of experience, beginners welcome and appreciated. Reservations not required, RSVPs appreciated.

Introduction to Kundalini Yoga with Jackie Tepper

Saturday, September 14th, 12:30 – 2:30pm

Are you curious about what you’ve seen or heard about kundalini yoga? What’s with the chanting and white clothes? Why do kundalini practitioners looked so blissed out after class? Join Jackie for a full kundalini yoga practice with an explanation of key concepts and the opportunity to experience the practice and have your questions answered. Open to anyone who wants to try something new and feel great! Please dress in comfortable clothes for movement with layers for meditation and please refrain from eating for at least one hour prior to class.
Cost is $35/person

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

Saturday, September 14th, 3:00 – 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.

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

next date TBD

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 or one class card punch. Registration is required.

2019 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 144 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.

Friday, 2/22 from 6:30-9:30pm
Saturday, 2/23 from 9:00-5:00pm
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Monday, 3/18 from 7:00-9:30pm
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