First Friday Forum
Join us the first Friday of each month for interesting and informative sessions, each features a new guest speaker.
7:30 - 9 pm New Milford Studio
These events are donation based (suggested donation $10)
Have you ever had a spiritual or mystical experience, a moment of sudden insight or spiritual awakening? About 30% of Americans say they have had such an experience. Conditions laying the groundwork for these experiences vary widely. In many documented cases the result of meditation or practicing yoga, hiking in nature or traveling to a foreign country, or during a particularly challenging event in their life, such as during a serious illness or while attending to a loved one who was dying. Many who have had a Mystical Experience never talk about it with others, assuming that they are strange or uncommon. Katherine has devoted the past two decades of her life to understanding and learning about mystical experiences, through both a scientific and personal lens. She has come to accept that they are actually more common than people realize. They are real (not simply a product of one's imagination or a hallucination), and they have important consequences affecting a person's beliefs, values and outlook on life. In this First Friday Forum, She'll give an overview of the research she conducted at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, as well as facilitate an open, confidential, and non-judgmental circle for sharing personal stories of mystical or spiritual experiences.
The Science Behind Mystical Experiences A First Friday Forum offered by Katherine MacLean, PhD June 5th, 2020
Katherine MacLean, PhD is a research scientist, teacher and meditator. In her academic research at UC Davis and Johns Hopkins University, she studied how psychedelics and mindfulness meditation can promote beneficial, long-lasting changes in personality, well-being and brain function. Following her younger sister's untimely death from cancer, she left academia and co-founded the Psychedelic Education & Continuing Care Program in New York, which focuses on increasing awareness and reducing risks of psychedelic use. She has traveled throughout the United States and internationally to facilitate retreats and integration groups for psychedelic experiences, and lead trainings and educational workshops for clinicians and the public.
This Special Event will be taking place at the New Milford Yoga Studio, 65 Bank Street. We will also be streaming it Live.
Limited Seating. If you'd like to attend in person, Please Call to Reserve Your Spot: 860-868-6707
Free Community Yoga
One Saturday Every Month
New Milford Studio
12 - 1 pm
We'll offer our community yoga classes again, as soon as we can!
New Moon Rituals & Gentle Yoga
with Elora Herberick
New Milford Studio 8 - 9:30 pm
Join Elora at the beginning of each lunar cycle to begin again!
Aligning our routines to the seasons and lunar rhythms has been practiced for many moons and is bound to cultivate a deeper connection to the natural laws and lunar energy.
Each new moon we will set intentions for the upcoming cycle, dive deeper into the meaning of each particular new moon and practice some gentle, all level yoga to take care of ourselves; body, mind and soul.
These classes are donation based.
(suggested donation $10, but give what you can)
8 - 9:30 pm
Bring a friend and get together for new beginnings.
Todd Norian, E-RYT 500, is an
internationally acclaimed yoga
teacher. A student of yoga since 1980,he has immersed himself in many styles of alignment-based and heartcentered yoga.
In 2012, he founded
Ashaya Yoga® (AH-shy-ah) – a
Sanskrit word that means, “abode of the heart” – which blends precise alignment techniques with
empowering and spiritually uplifting philosophy. With warmth and humor.
Todd excels at making deep philosophical teachings
accessible and relatable.
A Weekend with Todd Norian
REIGNITE YOUR PASSION FOR LIVING: EMBODY THE FIVE ELEMENTS
New Milford Studio
Early Bird (paid by April 10th) $175.00
Al La Carte:
Saturday & Sunday Morning $60 each
Friday & Saturday Afternoon $55 each
Yoga Alliance CEC's Available
Friday 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Open Sky: Say Yes to Life with Your Whole Being
Saturday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Rich Earth: Transform Challenges into Life-Enhancing Change
Saturday 2:30-5:00 pm
Delicious Water: Gentle Yoga & Therapeutics for the Lower Back and
Sunday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Bright Fire and Air: Ignite Your Passion. Breathe Your Dreams into Reality
Bonus Workshop with Todd
Touch Of Grace: How To Give Unforgettable Hands On Adjustments
Join us for this opportunity to take your teaching and practice of yoga to a deeper level of excellence. During this workshop you learn the techniques and skills necessary to be able to give unforgettable hands-on adjustments that will transform your students forever. Using a set of elegant alignment techniques, infused with the power of your heart, you transmit your highest intention through touch. Collaborate within a supportive community of yogis and experience the Touch of Grace.
For Yoga Teachers and Students
$55/ $50 In Advance
Roof Top Full Moon Yoga
Next Class: Soon We Hope!
These classes generally take place once a month on an evening close to the date of the full moon. Enjoy an all level vinyasa flow class followed by a long relaxation period on our beautiful rooftop deck overlooking scenic downtown New Milford. Watch the sky change as the sun sets and moon rises. These classes are always weather permitting.
65 Bank Street New Milford.
$25 (plus tax) Space is Limited. Pre Registration along with Pre Payment is required.
If the class is cancelled due to inclement weather, complete refunds are issued or prepayment can be used to reserve your spot in the next month's class.