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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)

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 First Friday Forum: March 6th

Women In Transition

Guest Speaker: Loretta Richardson CNM

Join nurse midwife for over 20 years In Litchfield County, Loretta Richardson for an open forum discussion about the transitions women journey through within their life: Including motherhood, body changes and hormonal changes, aging (big one!) Learn how to find balance and acceptance of these changes. Learn and talk about what works for others and yourself. Plenty of time for questions and answers. Loretta currently works at Planned Parenthood in Torrington, exclusively in women’s health care.

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 First Friday Forum: April 3rd

Ayurveda ~ The Science of Life

Guest Speaker: Melanie Yukov

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In this informative Ayurvedic workshop we will learn the basics of this in depth ancient system of healing. Ayurveda or “science of life” is a system of healing based on mind body balance.  Awareness of the three doshas (Vata, Pita, Kapha) and ways to support each will help guide us on our healing path. We will focus on ayurvedic techniques for detoxification, improving oral hygiene, releasing stagnation in the body and improving circulation.  Participants will walk away with a handouts filled with useful information.  Come with an open heart and connect with like minded men and women who want to grow, heal, and achieve balance through mind and body work.

  • All those who RSVP by March 27th will receive an emailed quiz to determine their unique dosha.
Melanie
Melanie Yukov is a Pediatric Speech and Language Pathologist, Holistic Health Coach, and has been studying herbal medicine with a variety of teachers from around the world, from Israel to Colorado to Connecticut for the past 5 years. Melanie's company, Root 2 Rise Wellness focuses on connecting men, women, teens, and children to earth and nature and their ability to heal through herbal medicine and mindful practices. Melanie’s ‘Herbalicious Kids’ classes focus on teaching children the wonders of plants through fun hands on activities.
Melanie received her Health Coaching Certificate from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. She holds a certificate in Botany from the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism. She completed an herbal medicine apprenticeship in Israel, at Moondance Botanicals in Denver Colorado, and the Twin Star Apothecary in New Milford. She received her Speech Pathology license from Teachers College at Columbia University. She has learned the practices of Ayurveda from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and from her various herbal medicine trainings and integrates them into her daily life.
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Free Community Yoga

One Saturday Every Month

New Milford Studio

 12 - 1 pm

This Month's Class: February 22nd. Taught by Elora Herberick

 

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New Moon Rituals & Gentle Yoga

with Elora Herberick

February 23rd

New Milford Studio 8 - 9:30 pm

 This new moon in Pisces has the greatest sensitivity and perceptiveness of surroundings. In community and relaxation we move forward into this new cycle.

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.

Lisa

Lisa Mendillo is a KRI Certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher and Advanced Reiki Practitioner with trainings also in Women’s Ways Mysteries, Rites of Passage and Goddess Initiations. She has studied with Alberto Villoldo, Marcela Lobos, The Q’ero Shamans, Linda Star Wolf and Deep Arrow Woman of Moonfire Mystery School. She is a mother of two, an intuitive, and lover of the outdoors. Since childhood, Lisa deeply enjoyed the gifts of the Earth and would indulge in the beauty of nature; climbing trees, collecting precious stones, mica and seashells, and finding a kinship with animals knowing we are all connected.

She is also very interested in the spirit realm, the place between worlds where we can experience the beauty and mystery of higher consciousness and dream states.

The practice of Kundalini Yoga weaves together the earth realm with the spiritual. It provides physical exercises, energetic pranayamas, meditations and resounding mantras that expand awareness and raise consciousness. It shifts the physical body as well as stirs the soul and opens the heart to loving and living  life at a higher vibration.

Sacred Kundalini Practice and Womb Clearing Ceremony

In Honor of International Women's Day.

March 7th, 7:30 - 9 pm NM Studio

With Lisa Mendillo, Kri Certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher & Advanced Reiki Practitioner

* Kundalini Yoga Experience Not required.

New Milford Studio

$30 In Advance Pre-Registration Recommended

$35 at the Door

The 13th Rite of the Munay-Ki is a powerful ceremony that allows us to transcend the suffering and pain of women's womb space. When we heal our womb, and our mother's, sister's, and daughter's wombs, we bring healing to all women and to our Mother Earth.

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Dr. Ken Harris

Dr. Ken Harris, M.S., D.C., chiropractor, educator, lecturer, workshop presenter, author and keynote speaker, was the founder of Waldwick Wellness Center in New Jersey. The center was a multi-doctor facility providing all-natural health and wellness care for forty-five years.

A pioneer in holistic healing, Dr. Harris first established his practice in 1974 and in 1993 established the Mind-Body Wellness Education Center, dedicated to the exploration, understanding and promotion of the mind-body-spirit connection.

Dr. Harris is an honors graduate, magna cum laude, valedictorian and former professor of New York Chiropractic College. He holds a BA in psychology and an MS in education.

Public Lecture and Book Signing

with Dr. Ken Harris

Inspirational Speaker. Healer. Author

Save the Date!

Saturday April 20th, 2 - 3:30 pm

New Milford Studio

$15 / $20 at the door 

Entrance Fee Includes a Signed Copy of the Book

Synchronicity

Ever wonder if there's anything more to those "meaningful coincidences" in your life? Do you sometimes feel like you're being guided, that people can appear in your life and events can unfold at the right time and place?

Dr. Ken Harris' New Book: SYNCHRONICITY The MAGIC, The MYSTERY, The MEANING explains to us how synchronicities are all around us and how they can help us on our path to evolving spiritually, mentally, and emotionally.

 

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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.

 Practice with Todd Online
Learn More About Todd

Save the Dates!!!

ah Yoga is Thrilled to Present...

A Weekend with Todd Norian

May 1st - 3rd

ASHAYA YOGA:
REIGNITE YOUR PASSION FOR LIVING: EMBODY THE FIVE ELEMENTS

New Milford Studio

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Full Weekend:
Early Bird (paid by April 10th) $175.00
Regular $195

Al La Carte:
Saturday & Sunday Morning $60 each
Friday & Saturday Afternoon $55 each
*No Refunds*

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
Hips

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

Friday May 1st,  2 - 4:30 

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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 (Paid by April 10th)

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Roof Top Full Moon Yoga

Next Class: Spring 2020! 

These classes generally take place once a month on an evening close to the date of the full moon. Enjoy an all level  mindful vinyasa flow class followed by a long relaxation period accompanied by live acoustic guitar, 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. Taught by Larry Schmitt

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.

Talk directly with Larry or Anne in person to reserve your spot or Call: 860-868-6707

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