YogaSpace is an open invitation to the practice of yoga in an accepting, supportive, and loving environment. We offer over 20 classes a week with certified instructors in our light-filled studio. We offer a variety of classes every day (see schedule) and many styles of yoga classes to meet your needs along with meditation, expressive movement, tai chi and special workshops.
Our space includes a yoga shop and lounge to support your practice and our sense of community. Stop by for a cup of tea, connect with students and teachers, and check out our collection of books, clothing, jewelry, CDs, artwork and more...
Originally started by Natasha Raymond in December of 2001, YogaSpace is now a mecca in the Northern Fairfield County area for students and teachers alike. Currently owned and operated by Yoga Teachers Gloria Owens, Heather Philip and Saeeda Quaisar, YogaSpace continues to foster healthy living, spiritual connection and a consious community dedicated to the practice of yoga on and off the mat.
While our yoga students come from far & wide; we particularly serve students from Brookfield and our surrounding local towns: Bethel, Bridgewater, Danbury, Newtown, New Fairfield, New Milford, Redding, Ridgefield, and Southbury, CT. Click here to see our location and get directions.
There are many flexible options for participating in YogaSpace classes; including simply dropping-in to a class (see rates), purchase a variety of class pass options, and even pay what you wish in our by-donation class. We also offer Yoga Gift Certificates that make great presents! If you would like to be on the YogaSpace mailing list, please "Opt-In" by joining our e-mail list. We do not share your personal information with anyone else.
If you are new to yoga, check out out hints & tips page and our links page for great resources and information. Also see our gallery of yoga poses. YogaSpace can be rented for your group's workshops of events. We have chairs, backjacks, mats, pillows, blankets, whiteboard, etc. for your use - all in a beautiful sacred space. For more information and rates, contact us.
We are honored and delighted that you have found us on the web!
Now we look forward to meeting you in person!
WIth Gratitude & Grace, - Gloria, Saeeda & Heather
WHAT OUR STUDENTS
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Gloria (aka "Ariel") is a Kripalu-Certified Yoga Instructor who has been teaching yoga since 1994 and practicing for more than 20 years. She has been a constant presence at YogaSpace since its inception in 2001.
As a talented graphic designer, artist and photographer, Gloria also brings her visionary spirit to the studio. Manifesting beauty is her joy – whether she is creating sacred space in the studio, designing this website or making sure that each student has the opportunity to experience his or her own beauty and divinity through the practice of yoga!
Gloria continues to hold the vision of YogaSpace as a thriving, living, breathing community creation; inviting everyone who enters to manifest their highest potential here!
Find out more about Gloria and her classes here...
An avid student of YogaSpace since its beginning in 2001, Saeeda (pronounced "Sa-ee-da") found yoga sanctuary here.
From being a student she is now proud to be one of the partners of Yogaspace. Saeeda is a certified yoga instructor in the Himalayan tradition of Hatha yoga. She has been practicing yoga for many years and teaching since 2011.
Saeeda is inspired by the philosophy of Brahmakumaris who aim at bringing harmony in human relations and changing the attitudes and outlook of man so that there is the spirit of brotherhood, love and co-operation. Baba Ramadev, a folk deity of Rajasthan who has spread yoga and ayurveda around the world also inspires her.
Her previous work experience includes working in the field of accounting. She brings that experience to Yogaspace to manage the studio to serve the community at large. Her vision is to see Yogaspace become a sacred space for others like it has been for her.
Find out more about Saeeda and her classes here...
Heather Philip never wanted to practice yoga. For years she avoided the gentle but persistent chiding of a friend who wanted to introduce her to yoga. In the middle of her first class, Heather recalls the much clichéd but no less true “lightbulb moment." From the recesses of her disbelieving mind, a clear voice said “There’s something else going on here." From that moment on, Heather has practiced yoga to experience that something else.
In 2006, Heather completed her 200-hour teacher training at Kripalu. In January of 2007 Heather created the Kripalu Yoga By Donation class at Yogaspace. Donations from this class have been collected for charitable organizations locally and around the world.
A native of Danbury, Heather has been a local business owner as well as a yoga teacher and practitioner at Yogaspace. She is excited to develop programs and classes to serve the greater Yogaspace community.
Find out more about Heather and her classes here...