Workshop Schedule

Spring 2015

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April 13, Om for life, Yoga For Cancer Survivors Class Begins
May 1-3, Ashtanga Weekend Workshop with Tim Feldmann
May, Ashtanga 101 Course Begins (5 Saturday classes)
May 11-18, Ayurvedic Spring Cleanse with Val and Deb (register by May 3rd)
MAY 17, Restorative Yoga with Liz
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Om for Life: A Yoga Course for Cancer Survivors

Mondays at 6:45pm
(six 1-hour sessions)
April 13 to May 18, 2015

The shala is pleased to offer a free introductory course in the practice of yoga to cancer survivors in our community.

We recognize that each survivor is on a journey…a road to recovery and wellness. Our hope is that an experience of yoga, mindful breathing and meditation will be a powerful personal guide along this road. Yogic practices bring strength, stamina, mental clarity and self-awareness. All of these empower the student to be an active participant in their own health and wellness. We are honored and delighted to be a part of Om for Life. If you, or someone you know is a cancer survivor (recently or far removed from treatment) please join us. No yoga practice experience is necessary to participate.

We often hear from people that they do not know how to begin a yoga practice, are not sure if they are flexible enough or strong enough…Sri K Pattabhi Jois stressed that EVERYONE CAN PRACTICE! We’d like to show you how.

The course is free and offered to all interested cancer survivors through a grant from the CT Center for Survivorship. Registration is limited to 15 students. Register via email at

Om for Life™ is a program of the CT Challenge, a non-profit devoted to helping cancer survivors rebuild, improve and prolong their lives through fitness, nutrition, community support and lifestyle programs tailored to their unique needs. It is a natural extension of the wellness programs offered by the CT Challenge Center for Survivorship in Southport, CT, the only standalone survivorship center in the country and an incubator for best practices that will set the model for survivorship programs nationwide.

Ashtanga Yoga
A Weekend Workshop with Tim Feldmann
Friday to Sunday
May 1-3, 2015

Tim Feldmann Session Times and Descriptions
Tim Feldmann is the director of Miami Life Center, the yoga shala he founded with his wife Kino MacGregor and Matt Tashjian. He was set on the yoga path by his first teacher Lino Miele and is Authorized to teach directly by the founder of the Ashtanga Yoga Method, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, and his grandson, R. Sharath Jois. A practitioner of the Advanced A series Tim is dedicated to Ashtanga Yoga’s traditional method. A near fatal falling accident in 1992 led Tim on the yogic path. His teaching integrates extensive studies of F.M. Alexander Technique and sitting meditation with 20 years of experience as a professional dancer and an internationally acclaimed choreographer. His in-depth knowledge of functional anatomy, alignment as well as the idiosyncratic body and mind in stillness and in motion creates the platform upon which his solid understanding of the Ashtanga method rests. Tim’s humorous, straight forward yet profound teaching style makes him a cherished teacher, traveling extensively throughout Asia, Australia, Europe and the Americas.



Ashtanga Yoga 101
with Rebecca Roth
Saturdays at 11:30am
five 1-hour sessions
May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30

Course fee: $99. Advanced registration is requested, but space is available so you may come and register on Saturday, May 2nd. Class size is limited to ensure individual attention. The course fee includes unlimited Mysore-style practice for the month of May
The traditional practice of Ashtanga Yoga is introduced during this 5-week course. This class is designed for students new to yoga, the Ashtanga system and/or those interested in deepening their understanding of the practice. You do not need to have any yoga practice experience to participate. Learn, in-depth, the fundamental aspects of this extensive system while being guided through the traditional sequence of postures. This course builds gradually each week, providing you with a solid foundation for your journey into Ashtanga Yoga.

Ashtanga 101


Dhanvantari, the god of Ayurvedic medicine



Ayurvedic Spring Cleanse (mini panchakarma)
with Val and Deb
May 11-18 (dates flexible)

Why do a cleanse?

The ancient texts of Ayurveda say it’s very important to “reset your digestive fire” at least twice a year. The dormancy of winter can leave us feeling sluggish, heavy and stiff. This winter was particularly cold and long!

This is a perfect cleanse to complement your yoga practice. Very safe and simple, it is designed for everybody (spring cleanse flyer)

We are here to answer any questions you may have. Email us at
Pre-cleanse meetings will be held on May 6th at 5pm and May 7th at 10am (choose one) to go over all of the instructions and hand out the kits. The pre-cleanse diet begins on May 4th, so please sign up by May 3rd. You will receive email instructions prior to the meeting.
Cost of cleanse for new participants: $220.
Cost for previous participants: $165

Ayurvedic Spring Cleanse

Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga Practice
with Liz Wendel
SUNDAY, MAY 17th from 3:00 to 4:30pm

To relax is to rest deeply….This rest is different from sleep.
The session begins by bringing awareness to our breath and a guided pranayama emphasizing internal observations. Followed by a slow, easy movement to feel and notice our body relative to our surroundings. Then we move to fully supported rest, where with the aid of our props, we alternately stimulate and relax the body to move towards balance. Each pose is held for a period of time, and each pose creates physiological responses that are beneficial to our health. Savor the feeling of the deep relaxation of a restorative practice…give yourself this opportunity to fully surrender.