RESERVATIONS POLICY:

In order to reserve your space you must pay in advance for the discounted "pre-paid" price (usually at least 24-48 hours before the event, if not more). Though walk-ins are welcome, we strongly recommend reserving your spot in advance, since workshops fill up quickly. (Limit 24 students)

PAYMENT ONLINE:

The easiest and safest way to pay is online with a credit card by selecting the links for each workshop. YogaSpace uses MindBody Online to process all of our online purchases so that your sensitive financial information will be kept private and safe.

PAYMENT AT THE STUDIO:

If you prefer to pay in person, over the phone or by mail, you can do one of the following:

1) Pay in person at the studio at least 24 hrs before the event.

2) Call us at 203-730-YOGA to give credit card info over the phone.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

Once you have reserved your space in a workshop, you can cancel for a full refund up to 24 hours in advance.

If you cancel less than 24 hours from the start time of a workshop, no credit will be given, as we have likely turned away other students and may not be able to fill your spot. Partial account credit may be given at manager's discretion.

If we need to cancel an event due to weather or other unfroseen circumstances, we usually do so at least 24 hours in advance and will notify you by email or phone. Full refunds or full account credit will be given if we cancel.


 

Upcoming Special Events & Classes:

We are proud to offer the following special events and workshops in addition to our regular ongoing weekly classes. These programs are designed to help deepen your practice, expand your knowledge and inspire your most vital and healthful being! Click on the links below to find out more and sign up for workshops in our online store.

Mindful Movement and Mindfulness Meditation
with April McKale
Thursdays, 7:30pm-8:45pm, thru 12/15

Are you ready to explore what it means to be more mindful in both experiential and practical ways? Come find your peaceful center in the middle of a busy life!

Join us for this Thursday night series which combines slow and easy mindful movement with a seated 30 minutes of mindfulness meditation practice. (Chairs and cushions and props available for your comfort).

We’ll also have time for discussion and questions so you can start bringing this practice into your daily life. You'll learn techniques to help calm the nerves, quiet the mind and soothe the body so that you can find the true gift of presence rather than reactivity in your meditation practice.

All levels invited and beginners are encouraged to join. 
Regular yoga class rates and passes apply.

Sign in to reserve your spot below:
Thursday 12/1
Thursday 12/8
Thursday 12/15

The Art of Meditation:
Turning Poison Into Nectar
with Rob Farella
Sundays, 6:00pm-7:00pm
Siz weeks: 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, 1/8, 1/15 and 1/22

This 6 week meditation and wisdom course we’ll look at the qualities in ourselves that cause our unconscious suffering, and also at the “golden shadow”—the gifts we hide from ourselves.

Working with meditation, contemplative practices, mantra, myth and self-inquiry we’ll look at both the dark shadow and golden shadow are hidden in ourselves. We will use essential tantric methodology around transforming negative emotions into liberating energy and finding the gifts in shadow energies.

This program is run by-donation. Suggested donation $10/class or $60 for the series. Please donate with heart-felt intent and in accordance with your means and the energy of flow & prosperity for all.

Please plan to attend all 6 weeks from 12/4-1/22 if possible. (We are off for Christmas and New Years)

Sign in to reserve your spot below:

DECEMBER 2016 DATES:
Sunday 12/4
Sunday 12/11
Sunday 12/18

JANUARY 2017 DATES:
Sunday 1/8
Sunday 1/15
Sunday 1/22

Kundalini Yoga Sadhana
with Susan Shaner
Saturday 12/10, 5:30am-8:00am,

Are you ready to rise and shine? Kundalini is a yoga that creates vitality in the body, balance in the mind, and openness in the spirit. It challenges you to be your excellent self. It invites you to shed all layers that aren't the real you to uncover the shining diamond within!

Join Susan on the second Saturday morning of each month for a 2 1/2 hour experience of Kundalini Yoga which includes, movement, traditional yogic prayers and mantras, seated meditation and more. You will walk away feeling brighter and lighter!

Suggested donation $10-$20 (cash or checks at the door)
Reserve your spot for 12/10

Introduction to Auyurveda
With Agni Chapska
Saturday, 12/10, 2:00-5:00pm

Join Agni Chapska for an introduction to Ayurveda, yoga's sister science and natural approach to health. You'll learn basic principals of Ayurveda, including identifying your primal constitutional state (dosha), exploring your current state of being (vikriti) and learning how to support your doshas for optimal health and well being.

You'll learn about the Ayurvedic understanding of universal substances, particularly the five great elements of earth, water, fire, air and ether, and how we can avoid disease by attending to the balance of elements within us.

The workshop consists of 2 hour lecture and 1 hour restorative yoga practice, focused on balancing VATA dosha (the constitution that is most present in nature from mid autumn through mid winter. Learning to care for this constitution will allow us to experience a healthy and happy season.

Cost: $35 before 12/9; $42 after. Register here.


YogaSpace 15th Anniversary Celebration!
Sunday 12/11, Noon-3:00pm, Community Blessing & Meditation at 1:30pm



JOIN US ON SUNDAY 12/11 FOR A FREE OPEN HOUSE, HOLIDAY CHEER, COMMUNITY BLESSING & PEACE MEDITATION, 15% SAVINGS IN THE SHOP, CHAIR MASSAGES, REIKI HEALING, LIVE MUSIC AND MORE WITH YOUR FELLOW TEACHERS AND STUDENTS!

  • Healthy food, drink
  • Chair massages with Jennifer
  • Reiki healings with Taryn
  • An essential oils sampling table with Marcia
  • Great company and time to hang out in the yoga lounge
  • PLUS 15% off in the shop during the event!

FREE! bring your friends and family!
Contact us for more info or to rsvp.

Yoga Nidra ~ The Art of Deep Relaxaton
With Karen Gillotti
Saturday 12/17, 3:00pm-4:30pm

Give yourself the gift of deep relaxation and the experience of calm abiding peace.

Yoga Nidra is an 8-stage guided relaxation journey that has the power to transform and rejuvenate you at core levels. It effortlessly and compassionately switches you from the fight and flight mode into the relaxation response and the body's natural healing response. A few of the many known benefits: Strengthens immune system, minimizes daily stress, reduces pain, lowers high blood pressure, stabilizes mind and emotions, improves overall health and well being.

This workshop will consist of 45 minutes of yoga poses (mixed level) to prepare the physical body to be still for 45 minutes of Yoga Nidra, allowing you to go beneath the surface and experience the multi-dimensional being that you are.

Pre-registration price $22; $28 day of workshop. Register here

New Years Day Drum & Dance
With Supriya Swedlick and live drummers
Sunday, 1/1/17, 1:00-3:00pm

Start your new year embodied, empowered and connected! Come express yourself, feel totally alive and experience the most fun you can imagine to the primal beat of live drums!

We'll practice yoga warm ups and cool downs to let go of what no longer serves us and embrace the possibility of the new year, while inviting the body into full authenticity. Bring your drum, your dancing feet, your awesome self!

Supriya creates a safe and non-judgmental environment that frees both movers and musicians to play, experiment, and shake things up! Dancers and drummers are welcome to join us for a fun gathering of co-creative expression and joy!

PRICING:
• Adults $24 before by 12/31/16, $28 at the door
• Teens/students (13+) or Seniors (65+) $14
• Kids (7-12 with an adult) $7
Register here


Cultivating Inner Joy – Dance, Dream & Fly in 2017
With Joanne Keane
Saturday, 1/7/17, 2:00-5:00pm

Get ready to uncover your blind spots, release blocks, wake up on a cellular level and cultivate inner wisdom, focus and passion for 2017!

Join Journey Dance Leader & Shamanic Healer, “Jojo” Keane for an afternoon of playful discovery to re-kindle our wild child & joy filled heart! We’ll take a deep dive into our authentic self through guided movement, meditations, writing exercises, collage and energy healing. Through this process, you will retrieve personal messages to guide your work in the world.

Give yourself the space & support that you need to fly this year!

Please wear comfortable layers, and bring a journal and a water bottle. All other supplies are provided.

$45 pre-registered in advance by 1/3/17, $55 afterwards
Register and save $10 here


Restorative Yoga & Shamanic Sound Healing
With Gloria Owens & James Southworth
Sunday, 1/8, 1:00-3:00pm

Start off the new year by hitting the reset button on stress, anxiety and overwhelm.

This month, our Restorative Yoga workshop is on a Sunday and has the added benefit of live music with Shamanic Healer, James Southworth! James weaves a textured landscape of gongs, bowls, percussion, and ethnic instruments into create a fantastic sonic journey that will help you shed layers of tension and deepen your yoga practice.

Gloria will lead you in a profound Restorative Yoga practice, supported by props (pillows, blankets, straps, etc.) to support your body so you can rest, stretch your muscles; lower your heart rate and blood pressure; calm your nervous system, and experience a peaceful state of deep relaxation.

Just wear super comfy layers and bring a mat if you have one. We have everything else you'll need. The perfect antidote to anxiety and overwhelm!

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for this workshop, since props and space are limited to 16 lucky students.

$36 pre-registered. Sign up here...


Restorative Yoga ~ Unwind From The Grind
With Gloria Owens
Suaturday, 1/14, 2:00-4:30pm

Looking to develop your intuition or find focus in your meditations? Tarot is a wisdom tradition that teaches us how to make the most of our journey through life. Used for fortune telling, meditation, and spiritual growth, tarot reading is a skill that can be learned by anyone.

In this workshop, we will learn about the archetypal Fool’s journey through the Major Arcana cards, as well as the daily lessons learned in the Minor Arcana. We will also develop a deeper understanding of the basic personality archetypes, or Court Cards, that help us to know ourselves and even strangers with more empathy and insight. You will leave with a basic knowledge of the most important symbols used in the Rider-Waite tarot, including the meaning of numbers, suits, and elements.

All students will also learn and practice different tarot spreads for the purposes of decision-making, fortune telling, and contemplation. Absolute beginners and those who are just curious are welcome to attend.

We will be using the Rider-Waite tarot, which can be purchased on the day of the workshop or you may bring your own deck.

If you have any questions, please contact Taryn at: temperance.art.alchemy@gmail.com.

$28 pre-registered / $35 at the door
Sign up here...

Yoga Immersion – Master Class with Leslie Kaminoff
Sunday, 1/29/17, 11:00am-6:00pm


Download printable workshop flyer here

We are thrilled to be hosting Leslie Kaminoff, an internationally recognized yoga educator and student of TKV Desikachar, co-author of the international bestselling book Yoga Anatomy, founder of The Breathing Project in NYC and a highly sought after facilitator!

This day-long immersion is for serious students, yoga teachers and those wanting to deepen their understanding of anatomy and breath.

AGENDA:

11am–1pm
• Exploring The Breathing Body In Yoga
What is breathing? Based on his deceptively simple yet powerful definition – shape change in the cavities – Leslie will lead participants into a progressively deeper understanding of the vital forces at work in the human breathing mechanism during yoga practice. The primary focus of the lecture and movement explorations will be the basic anatomy of breathing and its relationship to the mechanics of yoga practice. The good news about a breath-centered practice of yoga is that the moment you first learned to coordinate breath and body movement, you were immediately, implicitly learning such essential elements of practice as bandhas, ujjayi and drishti. From this perspective, deepening your yoga consists of nothing more than discovering the wisdom your body already knows about creating support and spaciousness through practice.

1pm–1:30pm
• Break (please pack your own lunch and/or snack)

1:30pm–3:30pm
• Twist, Don’t Break – Twisting Poses, From the Inside Out
Axial rotation is the anatomical term for twisting of the spine. Understanding the structural core of twisting postures, known in yoga as “Parivritti,” reveals the critical role that breathing plays in safely accomplishing these complex movements. In this practice-oriented workshop, Leslie will review the key structures of the spine and breathing mechanism that can contribute to (or sometimes interfere with) the twisting actions of the body. The positions of sitting, standing and supine will be explored, as well as the role of binding and twisting’s effects on our physiology.

3:30pm–4pm
• Break

4:00pm–6:00pm
• The Warrior Series – A Hands-Free Vinyasa Practice
This practice-heavy workshop will lead you through a specially-designed vinyasa that strongly works the legs and moves the spine in all possible directions, all without putting any body weight on your hands. When it’s over, your feet and legs will know they’ve done some strong work, but your breath and spine will thank them for their support. One of Leslie’s most frequently-requested workshops, this practice was featured in Yoga Journal as well as an instructional DVD, “Breath Centered Yoga with Leslie Kaminoff.”

Don't miss this chance to immerse yourself in experiential learning with a master teacher!

You can learn more about Leslie:
- on the web YogaAnatomy.org
- on Twitter (@lkaminoff)
- on Facebook (LeslieKaminoffYogaAnatomy)
- on YouTube (YogaAnatomy)
- contact Leslie at kaminoff@yamatalent.com

SAVE $20 BEFORE 1/25/17

Early Bird Rate: $139 by 1/25/17
Regular Rate: $159 after 1/26/17
Register here

Please bring a notebook, water bottle, light lunch and/or snacks, and wear comfortable layers. This program is part lecture and part yoga in three 2-hour sessions, with two half hour breaks, so plan accordingly.

All of our workshops are held at
78 Stony Hill Rd., (Route 6), Bethel, CT 06801
(unless otherwise noted)
Click here for directions and google map location


See reservations policy, payment instructions and our cancellation policy in the sidebar.


 

 
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