Events and Workshops
Offerings are listed in chronological order
Yoga From the Heart
with Alison Brant
Saturday, February 16, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
A special class for couples
Connect to yourself and your love partner in a meaningful way in this lighthearted and touching yoga class for couples.
Be sure to sign up by February 14 for the early sign up discount: $25/couple.
Day of drop-in $30/couple.
Reconnecting to Life, a monthly group meeting
Facilitated by Sarah Pickard
Third Wednesdays, 2/20, 3/20, 4/17, 5/15
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Anyone who has experienced loss from the death of a close loved one, divorce, or estrangement. We will focus on ways to help heal yourself energetically and reconnect with life and purpose. Please pass this information along to anyone that you feel would benefit. Meets in HA Room 2. Suggested donation $5 – $10
Call or text Sarah, 860-488-1895 for more information.
with Alison Brant
Saturday, March 9, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Learn the basic principles of Ayurveda.
- Learn a bit of the history of this ancient healing science and its relationship to Yoga.
- Find out about the Doshas and the Gunas.
- Identify your unique constitutional make up.
- Discover new ways to approach everyday lifestyle choices regarding exercise, diet, and mental health.
- This workshop will include exercises and activities to bring theory into practice.
- Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing.
Early sign up fee: $25.
Day of drop-in: $30
Sign up by March 7 recommended.
The Yoga of Recovery,
An Introduction to Yoga and Meditation
for the Twelve Step Journey
with Terry de la Vega
Saturday, March 23, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Are you faithfully going to Twelve Step meetings, working the steps, yet looking for something more?
Do you feel the need for physical and spiritual healing from the effects of alcohol, chemical dependency, or another addiction?
Are you looking for tools to help prevent relapse?
Have you been painfully affected by someone else’s addiction or dysfunctional behavior?
Are you curious about yoga as a way to help deal with triggering stress?
If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, this workshop may be for you.
- We will sit in chairs, wearing comfortable street clothes. No yoga gear needed tonight!
- Learn about addiction and The Twelve Steps from a yogic perspective.
- Discuss your concerns, if you want.
- Practice a deep healing breath.
- Practice Mindfulness Meditation.
- Explore some simple stretches in your chair.
- Experience a guided relaxation, either on lying down on the floor or sitting in your chair, your choice.
Suggested free will donation, $5 – $10, or class card.
- What characterizes an addiction? Quite simply this: you no longer feel that you have the choice to stop. —Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now
- “A Twelve-Step program approaches addiction at a cognitive level, and yoga includes a somatic approach. The combining of the two creates a model that truly addresses addiction as the physical, mental, and spiritual dis-ease that it is.” Nikki Myers
Terry de la Vega is a yoga teacher who has been in recovery for 25 years. She will teach a weekly Yoga of Recovery class on Wednesdays at 7 pm, beginning February 20.
Pre-registration recommended by March 18.
For more information and to register:
Last Sunday of the month,
1/27, 2/24, 3/31, 4/28, 5/26
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
with Chantal Forrest
- 3:00 – 3:20 pm – Warm-up
- 3:20 – 3:35 pm – Opening Circle
- 3:35 – 4:50 pm – Ecstatic Dance
- 4:50 – 5:00 pm – Closing Circle
Ecstatic Dance is a monthly community gathering for people who love to Dance.
Join us and enjoy a safe and inspiring space to dance without talking, drinking, and the nightclub vibe. This is about self-expression, freeing your mind and body, and connecting with yourself and those around you. No booze, no shoes and no chit-chat on the dance floor helps us keep it intentional. Amazing music helps us keep it all about dance!
- No talking on the dance floor (plenty of room to talk off-floor)
- Drug-Free, Smoke-Free, Alcohol-Free environment
- No photos or videos, cellphones muted and out of sight
- Care/Awareness for the space and each other
- Move your body however you wish
- You can dance alone, or with as many partners as (you) like to join. (If you’d rather not dance with someone, thank them for the offer by placing your hands in prayer position at your heart – Namaste.)
What to Bring:
- Loose-fitting clothes that let you move your body and free yourself
- Water and a water bottle.
Ecstatic Dance empowers people from all walks of life to freely express themselves, regardless of shape, size, and background. The liberating atmosphere creates a melting pot of acceptance, and the fearlessness with which people move gives newbies permission and courage to dance without inhibition.
See you on the Dance floor!
Fee: $10 – $20 – an amount you feel comfortable paying
(if this is beyond your means please send me a private message, I would much rather have a powerful group energy than exclude anyone)