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.
The Art of Meditation
with Rob Farella
Sundays, 6:00-7:00pm thru August 14th
This course will introduce you to meditation and its many facets revealing hidden treasures along the way. Whether you are a beginner or seasoned meditator, these classes will help you to rediscover your inner stillness and silence while building a deep understanding of the practice and its many values & benefits. Regular practice will help restore balance, generate deeper calm, boost your health & healing, increase concentration & productivity, create greater joy, and help you experience more clarity, creativity & purpose. Come join us in the beautiful serene atmosphere of YogaSpace for this mindful practice that will improve the quality of your life. We have chairs, bolsters, backjacks and pillows for your comfort. YogaSpace is also handicap accessible. No prior meditation experience is required.
Suggested dontation $5-$15, with any donation large or small appreciated.
Reserve you spot in the Art of Meditation classes here:
JULY 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31
AUGUST 8/7, 8/14
Stand-Up Paddleboard Yoga - Private Sessions
with Gloria Owens
Take your asana to the lake this summer! SUP Yoga is fun, cool and challenging. It's great way to expand your mind, mix up your workout and attune to yourself and nature!
Gloria is lifelong water baby and certified Kriplau Yoga and SUP Yoga Instructor who would love to share her passion for the stand-up paddleboarding & yoga with you this season!
Gloria and has two high-quality, stable paddle boards and offers personal SUP Yoga sessions on the lovely Lake Lillinonah in the Newtown/Brookfield area of CT.
SUP Yoga is for you if:
- You are comfortable in and around the water and don't mind getting wet. You should be able to swim.
- You already have some yoga expereince and are ready to attune more deeply to the elements and nature in your practice (water, sky, sun, wind, birds, etc.).
- You can come with an attitude of curiousity, patience and willingness to fall. Poses are generally more challenging on the board than they are on the mat and also a lot of fun!
- You're up for a full body work-out (paddling engages your core, legs, arms, back, etc. as well as your hands & feet).
- You have a bathing suit, water bottle, sunscreen and are willing to be unplugged for our time on the water!
The whole SUP experience takes about 2.5 hours and includes:
- Board rental & all equipment needed delivered to the launch area (board, paddle, personal floataion device, anchor, waterproof bag, etc.)
- Instruction and safe practices for lauching, getting up on the board, navigating, etc.
- Instruction on proper paddling technique to save your back and shoulders while cruising the lake for the perfect yoga spot.
- A fun & relaxing guided 1 hour SUP yoga class tailored to your needs and skill level. You'll learn how to discern your balance on the board, navigate yoga poses and transitions, go with the flow of wind, waves, and flat water, all while finding your zen on a paddleboard. If it's hot we can dunk in lake for a swim! To top it off, there's nothing quite like a floating savasna on the water! So sublime and relaxing!
|Type of class
||Package of 3 classes
|Private Beginner SUP Yoga Session
with paddle instruction & board rental
SUP Yoga Session,
bring your own board
|Group classes, parties, etc.
||Contact gloria for details & rates
SUP sessions are weather permitting and can be booked at a time/day of your choice. Also inquire about group instruction or travel to other waterways of your choice.
Are you ready to try SUP YOGA?
Email Gloria here to book a session and for further details.
The Newtown Yoga Festival
with Elena Brower, Gewn Lawrence, Garth Stevenson and local teachers!
Saturday, 8/27, 9am - 4pm
Enjoy world-class yoga, community, live music, food, vendors, and more right here in your own backyard! YogaSpace will be there, and we hope you will too!
The Newtown Yoga Festival was formed as a holistic solution for anyone and everyone through the transformative wisdom and practice of yoga. It is our way to honor lives lost, celebrate the strength and resilience of human-kind and offer healing with a compassionate practice and conversation on peace.
The festival has been designed to promote positive well-being, health and community. Yoga, by promoting movement and mindfulness, has been proven effective in reducing stress and depression and is a valuable mechanism for coping with physical and emotional trauma. The Newtown Yoga Festival honors this ideal.
Please join us for a heart-opening, vibration-raising experience that will revive your spirit, enrich your practice and activate the power of love in your life.
Find out more and register here
Drum Story with John de Kadt
with master percussionist, poet & storyteller, John de Kadt
Friday, September 23rd at 8pm
We're excited to have world percussionist, poet and storyteller, John de Kadt, back at YogaSpace for an uplifting evening of rhythm and story that will stir the heart and ignite the imagination!
For all of human history we have been sharing in the oral tradition of storytelling. It was the main vehicle for humans to impart wisdom, entertain, teach and retain information from generation to generation. In the past 100 years this enchanting, educational and heart-warming art has been all but lost on modern culture.
Come join John de Kadt for a mesmerizing evening of wisdom stories and drumming. While this event is oriented towards adults, it is certainly also a family friendly magical journey for all kids above the age of ten.
ABOUT JOHN DE KADT:
John de Kadt is an internationally acclaimed percussionist, poet, and storyteller. John plays ethnic percussion instruments from across the globe and has a passion for spoken word, whether it’s in poetry, song, rap, or story. He plays with kirtan artists worldwide and is a founding member of the well-known devotional group The Hanumen. Motivated by a love of the earth, community, and wisdom traditions, John’s sixth album, Speak, will be released in summer of 2016.
To find out more about John, his music & programs, visit, www.johndekadt.com
Check out one of our favorite videos, "Slap", by John de Kadt! Bet you can't sit still while you watch!
$20 Early bird pre-registartion before 9/20 Pre-register here
9/20 or at the door register here
Sing From Your Heart: Free Your Voice, Uplift The Spirit
With Frannie Faith & Chris Coogan
Saturday, October 15th, 2:30pm-6:00pm
Experience the joy of singing with free expression of body, mind & soul!
Come feel the beat in your body and open and release your authentic voice with two inspirational leaders, Frannie Faith and Chris Coogan!
Through choral singing including harmony, deep listening & vocal technique, woven with mindfulness practices including meditation for inner peace and relaxation, and chakra sound healing to clear and rejuvenate the energy centers, Frannie & Chris will work on a deep level to bring you to a place of joy and connection to yourself, each other and the Divine. The songs will be an eclectic blend of pop, world and original inspirational healing music with positive messages!
No experience necessary.
Early bird registration: $35 before 10/12
$45 afterwards or at the door
ABOUT FRANNIE FAITH
Frannie Faith is a singer-songwriter, certified in Yoga Nidra and Power of Awareness Meditation and as a Reiki Healer Level 2. She brings meditation, mindfulness and music together to open hearts and heal. A lifelong meditator and professional performer, Frannie has two music CDs of original songs, "Artist of the Heart" and "Bring Up the Vibration” and a new meditation/Yoga Nidra CD, "Peaceful Places". She has co-presented at Kripalu and Omega Institute and teaches meditation privately and in workshops. www.franniefaith.com
Watch Frannie's video, Bring Up The Vibration, here
ABOUT CHRIS COOGAN
Chris Coogan is professional jazz musician with impressive credits (including performing with the the likes of Bette Midler, Donna Summer, Paul Newman and Whoopie Goldberg, among others). He is the founder & director of the Good News Gospel Choir, a multi-denominational singing group which performs at churches, festivals, fundraisers and various community events throughout Connecticut. He sees himself as as a catalyst who uses the medium of music to bring people together. www.cooganmusic.com
All of our workshops are held at our new location,
78 Stony Hill Rd., (Route 6), Bethel, CT 06801
(unless otherwise noted)
See info about our new location here.