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.
Yoga Immersion – Master Class with Leslie Kaminoff
Sunday, 1/29, 11:00am-6:00pm
(THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT)
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.
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.
Click here for the full day agenda.
You can learn more about Leslie:
on the web YogaAnatomy.org
- on Twitter (@lkaminoff)
- on Facebook (LeslieKaminoffYogaAnatomy)
on YouTube (YogaAnatomy)
- contact Leslie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Restorative Yoga – Unwind From The Grind
With Liz Wendel
Saturday, 2/4, 3:00-5:00pm
Take time out for yourself and let YogaSpace be your "sanctuary of sanity". Restorative Yoga is a passive practice, which just about anyone can do. You don't need to be particularly athletic, fit or flexible.
We'll use 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.
Please sign up early so we can be sure to save your spot as well as eight bucks! You'll say it was the best gift you could have given yourself.
Limit 16 lucky students.
This workshop often sells out, so register early!
$30 in advance / $38 on the day of the event (if space is available)
Sign up here to save $8 and reserve your spot
Cultivating Inner Joy – Dance, Dream & Fly in 2017
With Joanne Keane
Sunday, 2/5, 12:30-3:30pm
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 2/1/17, $55 afterwards
Register and save $10 here before 2/1
With Kathy Toris-Rowe
Saturday, 2/11, 2:00-4:00pm
Practicing yoga with a partner is fun! It allows one to find a deeper stretch or sustained support in postures.
Partner Yoga is also an opportunity to come together and connect non-verbally to nurture friendship, trust, health and love. By practicing with another, we relate to them and ourselves more deeply. In doing this, we experience the true meaning of yoga: union. This workshop will provide tools to help you give and receive the benefits of assists in the practice of asana.
Come with a buddy or come solo, and we'll pair you up.
Pre-registered price: $28/per person; day of workshop price: $35/pp.
Register and save $7 per person here before 2/10
Tarot Card Reading Basics
With Taryn Darcy
Sunday 2/12, Noon - 2:30pm
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: email@example.com.
$28 pre-registered / $35 at the door
Sign up here to save $7 before 2/11...
Rumi's Lessons In Love:
A Vinyasa Yoga, Poetry & Music Workshop
With Kelly Kamm
Saturday, 2/18/17, 2:00-4:30pm
Join us for a magical exploration of poetry, movement, myth and music!
Many people have heard of the great Persian mystic poet, Rumi, but few know the story behind his poems. In this workshop with guest instructor & musician, Kelly Kamm, you'll learn all about Rumi's relationship with his beloved friend Shams of Tabriz, and how that relationship broke him and liberated him at the same time. Poetry woven into asana will give us insight into both his heart and our own hearts, because Rumi's story is our story. It's a tale of love, loss, emptiness and what fills that emptiness. We will dance on our mats like the whirling dervishes of ancient Persia, encountering some arm balances and backbends along the way, and landing in the sweetest savasana.
Kelly's known for her storytelling, humor and her ability to make the philosophy of yoga relatable. Join us for what will undoubtable be a unique and heart-opening experience.
Mixed-level, with some yoga experience recommended.
$55 earlt bird price by 2/15/17
$65 afterwards or at the door
Register and save $10 before 2/15
ABOUT KELLY: Kelly is the original owner of Happy Buddha as well as the director of the Happy Buddha Teacher Training program. Trained at Laughing Lotus Yoga Center in NYC, Kelly teaches a creative vinyasa flow practiced rooted in the ancient mythology of India. Her classes are musical, poetic, and deeply spiritual. She is known for her storytelling and her ability to make the philosophy of yoga relatable, to bring big subjects into an every day perspective. Expect a challenging and creative flow, plenty of great music, a dose of philosophy, a bit of chanting, and definitely some laughter!
Essential Yoga: The Power of Yoga and Essential Oils
With Gloria Owens and Isable Chase
Friday, 2/24/17, 7:00-9:00pm
Awaken your sensory awareness and immerse yourself in the power of pure essential oils combined with a heart-opening mixed-level Kripalu yoga practice!
We'll be using oils specifically picked for Winter and their immune-boosting, warming and calming benefits. You’ll learn about the amazing therapeutic and energetic qualities of pure essential oils; including increased energy, support for the respiratory, immune & digestive systems, and a deeper mind/body connection.
You'll leave feeling nurtured, inspired and rejuvenated! Free oil samples included!
$30 Early bird price before 2/20
$38 afterwards or at the door (only if space is available)
This workshop often sells out, so please register early!
Register and save $8 before 2/20
Yoga Nidra ~ The Art of Deep Relaxation
With Karen Gillotti
Saturday 2/25, 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.
Sign up here and save $6...
Note: This workshop is also scheduled for 3/25.
The Art & Practice of Kirtan – A Bhakti Yoga Workshop
With Miriam Zernis
Sunday, 2/26/17, 1:00-3:00pm
Mantras and sacred songs are powerful tools for uncovering and expressing the human spirit. Through chanting you can discover and influence new connections between body, mind, and breath, infusing your relationship to yoga with new vitality while enjoying a meditative state of joy and peace.
Join Kirtan Wallah Sita Miriam Zernis of Sita's Light for a special afternoon of exploring how ancient vedic chanting evolved, mantras and their use for meditation and sacred songs. This is the practice called Bhakti Yoga.
Come free your heart and soul, singing and enjoying the high vibration energy of devotional chanting. All are welcome. No singing experience necessary, just curiosity and an open mind and heart.
$30 prepaid by 2/25/17, $40 day of the event
ABOUT MIRIAM: Miriam Zernis has been leading heart-opening kirtan and sacred music events with great joy and warmth since 2007 in NY, CT, AZ, CA and Canada. She was given the spiritual name ~ Sita ~ many years ago, inspiring her to follow the Bhakti Yoga path that she was introduced to at the Sivananda Yoga ashrams around the world. Sita is also a Sivananda Yoga Master, Reiki Master and Interfaith Minister.
Register and save $10 before 2/25
Kirtan with Brenda McMorrow & John de Kadt!
An Evening of Chant, Mystic Poetry & World Percussion
with Brenda McMorrow and John de Kadt
Friday, April 28th, 8:00-10:00pm
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! We are thrilled to be hosting world-class musicians, Brenda McMorrow and John de Kadt for a sublime adventure into the world of sacred sound! Brenda and John create a powerful and ecstatic Kirtan experience of song and sound, featuring Brenda's exquisite voice and folk-inspired guitar and John's mesmerizing percussion and spoken word. Their music and mystic poetry, along with the sublime steel Hang (pronounced "hung"), take us on a stirring, nourishing and heart opening journey into the world of sacred sound.
This is an evening not to be missed!
Reserve you space in advance, as we expect this one to sell out!
Devotional Chant Artist Brenda McMorrow travels worldwide sharing her deep devotion to the celebration of our true beings through the joyous practice of Kirtan. She has accompanied Grammy Award winning cellist David Darling and Kirtan musicians such as Jai Uttal, Wah!, David Newman and Dave Stringer and has been invited to Bhakti Yoga Festivals and events across North and South America, Europe and Asia as part of her most recent touring schedule. When not on the Bhakti road, Brenda calls Toronto, Ontario home.
See Brenda's video, "My Heart Bows Down to You" from Brenda's latest album!
See Brenda's Sri Ma Video with David Darling
Check out Brenda's Hanuman Chalisa Video
John de Kadt:
John de Kadt is a percussionist, storyteller and poet. He has studied and played ethnic hand percussive instruments for over 30 years; studied with percussion masters around the world; and has performed on PBS and NBC. John tours internationally and plays at Yoga festivals, retreats and events across the globe. He has released 5 CDs and is highly sought after for his unique blending of drums with mystic poetry and the great myths of the world.
See John's video, "One Hoop"
See John's video, "Slap"
$25 Early bird price before 4/25, $30 after 4/26 or at the door
Pre-register here to save $5 before Friday 4/25
All of our workshops are held at
78 Stony Hill Rd., (Route 6), Bethel, CT 06801
(unless otherwise noted)
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