Workshop Schedule

Summer/Fall 2014

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Sep 14, Nora – An Introduction to Ayurveda and Wellness Talk
Sep 21, Restorative Class with Liz
Sep 26, Shala Potluck and Film (Healing The Mind)
Sep 28, Teacher Training Info Session at 10am (see TT page)
Oct 10-12, Tim Miller Ashtanga Yoga Weekend Workshop – SOLD OUT -
Oct 17, Teachers Training Info Session at 11am (see TT page)
Nov 11-13, Prof Rao Yoga Philosophy Study
Nov 15, The Teachers’ Topic – A Practical Kirtan Workshop with Sita
Jan 23, 2015, RYT 200-hour Teacher Training Course begins

Free Introductory Event with Nora Weiss
Sunday, September 14 from 3-5pm

Come meet the shala’s new Ayurvedic practitioner, Nora Weiss as she discusses her services, the fall Ayurvedic cleanse, Reiki and more. Nora is excited to be joining the shala community. All are welcome to this free introductory event!
For additional details and registration info….NORA INTUITIVE DEVELOPMENT
Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga Class with Liz Wendel
Sept 21, Oct, 19, Nov, 16 and Dec 21
3:00 to 4:30pm

Liz returns to teach the popular restorative yoga class on a more regular basis. The class is offered on the 3rd Sunday of each month at 3pm. Advanced registration is required as space is limited. Class will be held with a minimum of 6 students and a maximum of 14. For additional details….Restorative Yoga Class

Class Registration


Shala Potluck and Film Screening
Friday Evening, September 26th

Get to know the amazing yogis you practice with daily. Join fellow practitioners for an evening social gathering and film screening. The evening will start with a casual pot-luck meal and then continue with a screening of Deb and DJ Kadagian’s latest film project, Healing The Mind (running time 55 minutes). This event will take place at the Kadagian’s home in Ridgefield. Please email Val at to register, or add your name to the list at the studio. This event is free and all are welcome, however space is limited so we ask that people do register in advance.
Healing The Mind
Healing the Mind was created to inspire our young adults to take charge of their own healing, and realize that they have the power, the capacity, to heal themselves from the mind afflictions that are so affecting our culture. Ayurveda brings thousands of years of wisdom to creating a lifestyle that brings joy and satisfaction. Western Psychiatry has tools that help you to begin this journey. By synthesizing the two modalities, bringing East and West together, healing begins.
Val and Tim

Tim Miller returns to The Yoga Shala!
Friday to Sunday
October 10-12, 2014

It’s been way too long (3 years), but Val’s teacher
is coming back for a visit!!! Join us…
Friday Evening, Oct 10th – 6:30 to 8:30pm
Saturday, Oct 11th – 8:30 to 11:00am and 1:30 – 3:30pm
Sunday, Oct 12th – 8:30 to 11:00am and 1:30 to 3:30pm

Link here…Tim Miller Session Descriptions
$250 for the entire weekend $55 for a single class (based on availability)
Space is very limited for this workshop so register and pay early to guarantee your spot.
NOTE: No refunds or cancellations within one month of the workshop start date. Registrations cancelled prior to one month in advance will receive a refund less $25 administrative fee. Absolutely no exceptions.
Tim Miller has been studying and teaching Ashtanga Yoga for over thirty years and was the first American certified to teach by Pattabhi Jois at the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute in Mysore, India. Tim has a thorough knowledge of this ancient system, which he imparts in a dynamic, yet compassionate and playful manner. “My goal as a teacher is to inspire a passion for practice. The practice itself, done consistently and accurately, is the real teacher.” Tim teaches workshops and retreats throughout the United States and abroad.
Prof Rao

Yoga Philosophy
with Professor Nagaraj Rao
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Nov 11-13, 2014

Daily from 10:00am – 12:15pm
and Wednesday evening from 5:30-8:00pm

The Yoga Shala is excited and honored to be hosting Vidvan Nagaraj Rao. Professor Rao is one of India’s most highly esteemed Masters of Yogic studies, and has been decorated by the President of India. Professor Rao has an uncanny ability to bring new light to texts such as the Yoga Sutras, the Gita and the Upanishads with his infectious passion and his ability to communicate in English, which is rare among sanskrit scholars of his stature. Students leave his presentations with a feeling of liberation from the mundane and inspiration to strive for higher goals in life.

This is a perfect opportunity to deepen your practice and experience a taste of India’s ancient wisdom from a gifted and inspiring teacher. All levels are welcome. You need only to have an interest in the traditional teachings to attend.

This Program includes Four Philosophy Sessions:
Full program: $165
Mornings Only: $130
Individual Sessions: $45

Sign up today – spaces are limited! Session Timing and Description

Vidvan Prof H.V. Nagaraja Rao holds an M.A. from the University of Washington, and also from the University of Mysore, Alankara Vidvat and Vyakarana Vidvat in Sanskrit from the Maharaja’s Sanskrit College in Mysore. He has received the highest recognition for his work in Sanskrit poetry from the President of India. He is also a visiting professor of Sanskrit at the University of Chicago in 1995, 1996 and 2001, a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem and the Honorary editor for Sudharma Sanskrit Daily, the only publication of its kind worldwide.

“I have seen the greatest pundit’s speaking on high philosophical subjects from the Gita to the Vedas and Nagaraj Rao is among the greatest of them in his understanding and ability to communicate the underlying philosophies of these texts.” – Sri Kantha Shastri of the Veda Gita Foundation, San Diego.

NOTE: No refunds or cancellations within one month of the workshop start date. Registrations cancelled prior to one month in advance will receive a refund less $15 administrative fee. Absolutely no exceptions.

Professor Rao
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The Teachers’ Topics…
A Practical Kirtan Workshop:
For your yoga practice and life

with Sita Miriam Zernis
Saturday, November 15th
3:00 – 5:00pm

Kirtan (or sacred chanting) is an ancient, yogic tradition that can add deeper levels of spirituality to your yoga practice and help your mind experience a pure meditative state. It is the practice of Bhakti Yoga – the yoga of devotion. Chanting focuses on the sound vibrations created by our voices and how they can be used to produce a feeling of euphoria as well as to make the mind clear and present.

The practice of learning Kirtan is a subtle combination of inspiration, dedication, relaxation and devotion that we can all benefit from in some way.

Miriam will guide in first understanding the essential elements of Kirtan – mantras, bhajans (sacred songs), the energy of the Deities and Sanskrit, then in engaging in the full experience with harmonium and easy chants that can quiet the mind and open the heart. ALL voices are welcome.

The Teachers’ Topics