Workshop Schedule

Fall 2015

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Restorative Yoga with Liz, Oct 25, Nov 22, Dec 20 from 3:30-5:00pm
Ashtanga 101, October 5th through Nov 2
Meditation Class with Val Rich, Oct 18, Nov 15, Dec 13 from 3:30-4:45pm
Youth Yoga Class with Kathy Katts, Nov 9 – Dec 7, Mon at 6:45pm
Book Signing, Chat and Chai with Nandini Sharma, Sat, Nov 14th 3:30 – 5:30pm
Chakra Yoga with Essential Oils, Friday, Dec 11 from 7:00 to 9:00pm
A Yoga Journey to India! January 17-31, 2017 (registration closes Nov 1st)
Winter Satsangs with Sita Miriam Zernis, Jan 9, Feb 13, Mar 12 7:00-8:30pm



Monthly Meditation Class with Val Rich

Sunday October 18, November 15 and December 13
3:30-4:45pm $15 (drop-ins welcome)

Join Valerie Rich as she launches a monthly meditation group at The Yoga Shala based on the teachings and practices of Lorin Roche PHD, author of ‘Meditation Made Easy’and ‘The Radiance Sutras’. This is a meditation practice that is customized for the individual and fits easily and effortlessly into one’s daily life. “Meditation is a human homing instinct, an impulse to return to the home within yourself, and then feel at home in the world.” The great gift we receive from our meditation practice comes in the rest, repair and healing that occurs. Come experience a greater intimacy and creativity within your practice!
For more information contact Valerie Rich at

Guided Meditation

Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga Practice
with Liz Wendel

SUNDAY, Sept 27, Oct 25, Nov 22 and Dec 20
from 3:30 to 5:00pm
$25 in advance, $30 at the door

***Please note that the Nov 22nd class will be taught by Val Schneiderman, as Liz is traveling that weekend. Thank you for your support while I teach this class in her place:)

To relax is to rest deeply….This rest is different from sleep.
The session begins by bringing awareness to the breath and a guided pranayama emphasizing internal observations. Followed by a slow, easy movement to feel and notice the body relative to our surroundings. Then we move to fully supported rest, where with the aid of 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 in a restorative practice…give yourself this opportunity to fully surrender.

This special class is offered on September 27, October 25, November 22 and December 20
Class fee is $25 paid in advance, $30 on the day of the workshop
(plus CT sales tax)
This special class is held with a minimum of 6 students and a maximum of 14 students. Advanced registration is recommended.

Class Dates



Ashtanga 101: an introductory course
with Rebecca Roth

Mondays at 6:45pm
October 5th to November 2nd
$99 (plus tax)
*Course fee includes unlimited mysore-style practice throughout October

Have you been interested in beginning a traditional yoga practice?

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. No yoga practice experience is required 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.

Mondays at 6:45pm
five 1-hour sessions
Oct 5, 12, 19, 26 and Nov 2

The class registration fee of $99 (plus tax) includes unlimited mysore-style practice for the month of October. Sign up by phone, at the studio, or online at



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Youth Yoga Series
with Kathy Katts

Fall Session 2015:
Mondays from 6:45-7:45pm
November 9, 16, 23, 30 and December 7
$90 Session Fee

This fun loving class is designed to introduce the foundation of yoga, giving students the opportunity to work on flexibility and strength while relieving the stress of daily life.

Our class will allow young people an opportunity to practice core asana (poses) while balancing breath (pranayama) and relaxation. No experience necessary. This series will gradually build each week giving students the building blocks for a personal yoga practice.

The benefits for our youngest yogi’s are many…yoga strengthens the mind-body connection, refines balance and coordination, enhances flexibility and breath control, encourages healthy lifestyle choices and interaction with peers.

No previous experience in yoga practice is required to participate. Boys and girls 10 years of age and up are welcome. Class size is limited to 12 students.

Youth Yoga: Fall Session 2015


Its finally complete! Nandini Sharma and Linda Lauretta offer you a unique cookbook!Book Cover

Cookbook Signing:
Chat and Chai with Nandini Sharma

Saturday, November 14th
3:30 to 5:30pm, stop in anytime

The result of more than seven years of research and collaboration, this unique resource not only presents numerous delicious plant-based recipes, but also provides a thorough and easy-to-read discussion of the healing benefits provided by the popular herbs and spices used in the dishes.

Whether it’s cumin, cilantro, or turmeric, each spice and herb affects the Ayurvedic doshas, or bodily energies, in a positive, negative, or neutral way—thus contributing to a person’s overall constitution.

With recipes for sambhar daal lentil stew, gobi matar, khasta roti, and much more, this extraordinary book will help you adapt to a healthier vegetarian lifestyle…and provide the guidance you need to help make the best choices for the food you eat.

Includes amazing photography by Yoga Shala student Steven Needham.

Preview copies, hear from author Nandini Sharma and sample some recipes from the book with chai and friends on Saturday November 14th, 3:30 – 5:30pm.

RSVP at the shala or via email at


Chakra Yoga with Essential Oils

Friday, December 11 from 7:00 to 9:00pm
$30 in advance, $38 at the door

Join Valerie Rich & Isabel Chase as they lead this powerful
Chakra Yoga practice enhanced with the sensory delight of doTERRA’s
Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils combined with wonderful music.

As the holiday season is in full swing, what better time to come in out of the cold and experience this sensorial treat? Sound, scent and a wonderful yoga flow
will usher you into an exquisite journey, unravelling tension, soothing the body and awakening inner peace. Class opened to all levels.

What a great gift to give to yourself
during this busy holiday season!

Questions? Contact Val Rich at


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Winter Satsangs with Sita Miriam Zernis

Saturdays from 7:00 – 8:30pm
Jan 9, Feb 13, Mar 12

Diving into the Heart of Yoga:

Winter is a great time to dive deeper into spiritual practice through satsang, a gateway to inner peace and new horizons. Satsang literally means ‘association with the wise’ and is a devotional meeting of minds and hearts for all yogis – from newcomers to the practice to seasoned yoga teachers – to explore the intellectual, esoteric and mystical aspects of yoga and its underlying philosophy and psychology.

Please join us in the Shala’s beautiful energy for an evening of community connection and spiritual upliftment through group meditation, the euphoric, meditative vibrations of kirtan chanting and an easy-to-follow discourse exploration of yoga philosophy or psychology.

More information on Miriam and Sita’s Light at