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Here's everything we offer, both at Mindful Yoga Center in Newington, CT, and across the country.

Looking for our weekly yoga class schedule? You can find it here.

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Jun
27
Tue
Yoga for Beginners 6wk Class Series Begins • Mindful Yoga Center • Newington, CT @ Mindful Yoga Center • Newington, CT
Jun 27 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Yoga for Beginners Class Series at Mindful Yoga Center, Newington, CT6 Weeks Series run Tuesdays from:

May 9 – June 13

June 27 – August 1

This series, for the new student, teaches postures and their alignments. It focuses on breath, correct alignment in postures, and addresses one posture at a time.

Learn to practice yoga in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Join Alicia in this series and learn to breathe fully, and move with the breath.

This 6 week series may be purchased in our online store or at the yoga center.

Jul
7
Fri
Mindful Yoga For Trauma Training For Yoga Teachers • 15 Hour Program • Phoenix, MD @ Razz Yoga
Jul 7 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 9 @ 4:00 pm

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Friday: TBD
Saturday: TBD
Sunday: TBD

The Mindful Yoga for Trauma Teacher Training Program covers:

  • Why yoga for trauma?
  • The Toolbox and its five practices: Asana, Pranayama, Yoga Nidra, Meditation and Gratitude
  • Special considerations and specific techniques for working with veterans
  • Appropriateness and variations of asana
  • Understanding veteran culture
  • How to bring Mindful Yoga for Trauma into the world
  • 12 week protocol

Mindful Yoga for Trauma is an empirically informed, clinically tested program comprised of five practices: Pranayama (breathing), Asana (postures connected with breath), Yoga Nidra, Meditation, and Gratitude. Each practice is a tool veterans can use to cope with Post Traumatic Stress, and together, they form a comprehensive system–a toolbox–that will carry Veterans into a life of strength and resilience.

Fifteen (15) hours of Yoga Alliance continuing education credits are available.

Jul
14
Fri
Mindful Yoga Therapy 100-Hour Certification Program – Newington, CT @ Mindful Yoga Center
Jul 14 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 12 @ 9:00 pm

100 Hour Mindful Yoga Therapy Teacher Certification ProgramSchedule

Friday: 7:30 – 9:30  p.m.
Saturday: 12 pm – 7 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Mindful Yoga Therapy is an empirically informed, clinically tested program comprised of five practices: Pranayama (breathing), Asana (postures connected with breath), Yoga Nidra, Meditation, and Gratitude. Each practice is a tool Veterans can use to cope with Post Traumatic Stress, and together, they form a comprehensive system–a toolbox–that will carry Veterans into a life of strength and resilience.

The 100 Hour Mindful Yoga Therapy program consists of five modules, presented over five weekends. It includes our Beginning Mindful Yoga Therapy Program and our new Resilience Program. 
The 12-week Resilience Program is the follow-up to the Beginning Mindful Yoga Therapy Program. Both programs include a 12-week protocol that includes Embodyoga® supports and all five “Tools” from the “Tool Box”.

Yoga practices are a powerful complement to professional treatment for Post Traumatic Stress. A mindful, embodied yoga practice can provide relief from symptoms and develop the supportive skills that Veterans need in their everyday lives. Yoga has proven to aid in a Veteran’s healing journey.

For the full program description and details, please visit our program page.

Register with your initial payment

3 payments of $600

Jul
23
Sun
Paddle Boad Yoga – Various Locations
Jul 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
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Friday June 16th at 6pm
Sunday July 23rd 10am
Aug 6 and 20 10 am
Let the board be your yoga mat. Whether you are trying yoga for the first time or it’s your first time on a Stand-up Paddleboard, there is no better way to connect with nature and to find yourself floating in the present moment. Following an introduction to paddling, we will get on the water and paddle to a designated location where we will anchor down and begin the class. Our SUP yoga class is designed to help increase your core stability, improve your balance and keep you on your board (although you may go for a dip if you please). This relaxing yoga sequence focuses on breath, body awareness, and alignment. Concluding with a floating rest, we feel the connection to nature and our surroundings. 
*All equipment is provided and included in pricing.
 
Meet Theresa
 
   Theresa’s love of water began at a young age, boogie-boarding and pretending to flip her mermaid tail while diving into the waves on Rhode Island Shores. Theresa grew up playing on boards of all kinds. She convinced her dad to buy her first skateboard at 10 years old, and saved up all her Birthday money to buy her first snowboard at 14. Theresa was introduced to surfing and Stand Up Paddle Boarding later in life but it felt so natural that she could not stay away.
   Whether it is adventuring in CT or traveling around the US and Internationally, Theresa always seems to find some water to play in (even if it’s just a puddle to jump in). When Theresa began practicing yoga, she never thought it would be something she could bring to a board. She completed her 200hr RYT in June of 2015 and completed her SUP Yoga Certification and Paddlefit Coach Certification in August of 2016. She teaches yoga in many different settings on Land and can’t wait to share her passions with you on the water!
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Jul
28
Fri
Mindful Yoga Therapy for Trauma 15 Hour Program – Real Human Performance – Cincinnati, OH
Jul 28 @ 6:30 pm – Jul 30 @ 2:30 pm
Schedule:
Friday, July 28th: 6:30PM-9:00PM
Saturday, July 29th: 12:00PM-7:30PM
Sunday, July 30th: 10:00AM-3:00PM
Mindful Yoga for Trauma (MYT) is an empirically informed, clinically tested program comprised of five practices: Pranayama (breathing), Asana (postures connected with breath), Yoga Nidra, Meditation, and Gratitude. Each practice is a tool veterans can use to cope with Post Traumatic Stress, and together, they form a comprehensive system–a toolbox–that will carry Veterans into a life of strength and resilience.
Join MYT founder, Suzanne Manafort, and Jen Wright, MYT Faculty, for the upcoming training. Fifteen (15) hours of Yoga Alliance continuing education credits are available.

The Mindful Yoga for Trauma Teacher Training Program covers:

  • Why yoga for trauma?
  • The Toolbox and its five practices: Asana, Pranayama, Yoga Nidra, Meditation and Gratitude
  • Special considerations and specific techniques for working with veterans
  • Neuroscience behind trauma and how yoga can help lesson the symptoms of posttraumatic stress and improves stress-related outcomes
  • Appropriateness and variations of asana
  • Understanding veteran culture
  • How to bring Mindful Yoga for Trauma into the world
  • 12 week protocol
Aug
6
Sun
Paddle Boad Yoga – Various Locations
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
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Friday June 16th at 6pm
Sunday July 23rd 10am
Aug 6 and 20 10 am
Let the board be your yoga mat. Whether you are trying yoga for the first time or it’s your first time on a Stand-up Paddleboard, there is no better way to connect with nature and to find yourself floating in the present moment. Following an introduction to paddling, we will get on the water and paddle to a designated location where we will anchor down and begin the class. Our SUP yoga class is designed to help increase your core stability, improve your balance and keep you on your board (although you may go for a dip if you please). This relaxing yoga sequence focuses on breath, body awareness, and alignment. Concluding with a floating rest, we feel the connection to nature and our surroundings. 
*All equipment is provided and included in pricing.
 
Meet Theresa
 
   Theresa’s love of water began at a young age, boogie-boarding and pretending to flip her mermaid tail while diving into the waves on Rhode Island Shores. Theresa grew up playing on boards of all kinds. She convinced her dad to buy her first skateboard at 10 years old, and saved up all her Birthday money to buy her first snowboard at 14. Theresa was introduced to surfing and Stand Up Paddle Boarding later in life but it felt so natural that she could not stay away.
   Whether it is adventuring in CT or traveling around the US and Internationally, Theresa always seems to find some water to play in (even if it’s just a puddle to jump in). When Theresa began practicing yoga, she never thought it would be something she could bring to a board. She completed her 200hr RYT in June of 2015 and completed her SUP Yoga Certification and Paddlefit Coach Certification in August of 2016. She teaches yoga in many different settings on Land and can’t wait to share her passions with you on the water!
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Aug
20
Sun
Paddle Boad Yoga – Various Locations
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
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Friday June 16th at 6pm
Sunday July 23rd 10am
Aug 6 and 20 10 am
Let the board be your yoga mat. Whether you are trying yoga for the first time or it’s your first time on a Stand-up Paddleboard, there is no better way to connect with nature and to find yourself floating in the present moment. Following an introduction to paddling, we will get on the water and paddle to a designated location where we will anchor down and begin the class. Our SUP yoga class is designed to help increase your core stability, improve your balance and keep you on your board (although you may go for a dip if you please). This relaxing yoga sequence focuses on breath, body awareness, and alignment. Concluding with a floating rest, we feel the connection to nature and our surroundings. 
*All equipment is provided and included in pricing.
 
Meet Theresa
 
   Theresa’s love of water began at a young age, boogie-boarding and pretending to flip her mermaid tail while diving into the waves on Rhode Island Shores. Theresa grew up playing on boards of all kinds. She convinced her dad to buy her first skateboard at 10 years old, and saved up all her Birthday money to buy her first snowboard at 14. Theresa was introduced to surfing and Stand Up Paddle Boarding later in life but it felt so natural that she could not stay away.
   Whether it is adventuring in CT or traveling around the US and Internationally, Theresa always seems to find some water to play in (even if it’s just a puddle to jump in). When Theresa began practicing yoga, she never thought it would be something she could bring to a board. She completed her 200hr RYT in June of 2015 and completed her SUP Yoga Certification and Paddlefit Coach Certification in August of 2016. She teaches yoga in many different settings on Land and can’t wait to share her passions with you on the water!
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Sep
23
Sat
Embodyoga 200-hour Teacher Training Begins @ Mindful Yoga Center • Newington, CT
Sep 23 2017 @ 12:00 pm – May 20 2018 @ 3:00 pm

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Mindful Yoga Center, Newington CTThe Embodyoga 200 hour teacher training program is a well-rounded, in-depth study of yoga with an emphasis on personal embodiment as the basis for deepening a practice and/or becoming a yoga teacher.

For more information, please check our program overview & modules, schedule, faculty and graduation requirements. Cost and registration details are also on this page.

Oct
27
Fri
500 Hour Advanced Yoga Training
Oct 27 2017 @ 6:00 pm – Aug 12 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Yoga: The Next Level – 300 hour Advanced Teacher Training Certification Course

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For more information or to request an application please call Suzanne at 860.757.3200

 

Beryl Bender Birch, Director of The Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute and Suzanne Manafort, Director of Mindful Yoga Center, are thrilled to announce the launch of our 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training Program at Mindful Yoga Center in Newington, CT.

Whether you are looking to take your teaching to the next level, or to develop your yoga practice and bring a more mindful sense of wellness into your life, or both – this training is for you.

Our 300-hour Yoga Teacher Certification (RYT500) from The Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute and Give Back Yoga Foundation provides you with an opportunity to dive progressively into the deeper and powerfully therapeutic dimensions of the yoga practices, and prepares you for a career in yoga service and a leadership role in your community.

If your dream is to share with others the ongoing benefits that you derive from your own practice of asana and mindfulness, then this outstanding course curriculum will help you to:

  • Find the confidence and training you need to broaden your vision,
  • Establish a range of tools to take you beyond vinyasa,
  • Reach special populations and a wider variety of students and expand your class offerings
  • Establish a career in yoga service,
  • Realize that being able to make a difference in people’s lives is empowering and enlivening, and makes your own life feel more satisfying and worthwhile, and finally,
  • Find joy in the continued discovery that the true source of happiness lies in service to the world.

While many yoga instructors teach asana, very few are teaching a comprehensive vision of the complete eight-limbed path of classical (raja) yoga. Many of your students are longing to go beyond asana and go deeper into the internal world of meditation and pranayama.

You have the capacity to provide the spiritual guidance for a global shift in consciousness. You can change the world and help others develop kindness, compassion, and joyfulness, the encoded teachings of the Yoga Sutra.

Whether it is your dream to teach athletes, seniors, those with disabilities, at risk youth, or to teach in all corners of your community – tell us your dream. We will help you devise an Individualized Yoga Program (IYP) that focuses on the area in your community or the special population, with whom you hope to work. Working with your IYP also prepares you to continue your studies in any of the specialized yoga service programs of the Give Back Yoga Foundation, such Mindful Yoga Therapy for Veterans, The Prison Yoga Project, Yoga for 12 Step Recovery, Yoga for Cancer, and others.

This 10-month (one weekend per month) program is open to all teachers who have completed a 200 hour certification training.

The Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute is a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance at both 200 and advanced 300 hour levels. After graduation from our program, teachers are certified at the 500 hour level through The Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute and eligible for registry with Yoga Alliance. This is one of the most highly respected programs in the country and if you are a 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher, this training offers you a perfect opportunity to take your own teaching and practice to the next level.

Topics include:

  • Practice and observation of yoga techniques and methodology
  • Training in diverse asana styles such as the rajasic practices of Vinyasa flow, Present Power, Boomer, and Astanga, and more gentle, modified forms.
  • Safe, supportive, and appropriate hands on assistance
  • Supervised asana study through observation and practice
  • Asana modifications and variations for different populations
  • Yoga therapeutics
  • Trauma sensitive yoga practices
  • Anatomy, physiology, and correct posture alignment
  • Study of the angas (limbs) and Yoga Sutras
  • Pranayama, Meditation, and Yoga Nidra
  • General Philosophy and lifestyle
  • Leadership Training
  • Social Justice issues
  • Ritual and Ceremony
  • Yoga as an Ancient and Original System of Energy Medicine
  • Yogic Shamanic Practices, Ayurveda

Dates: 2017 – 2018
October  27-29
December 1-3
January 12 – 14
February 9 – 11
March 2 – 4
March 30 – April 1
April 27 – 29
June 1 – 3
July 6 – 8
August 10 – 12

 

Schedule: Friday 6-9 PM Saturday 9-6 PM Sunday 9-5 PM

Tuition – 
$4500 If paid in full by September 1, 2017
$4750 If paid in full by October 1, 2017
$4900 Payment plan: 10 payments $440.  Payment is due the first of each month of training.

$500 non-refundable deposit is due with application

This is an incredible opportunity to study with a master teacher and her staff. You will receive the opportunity to expand your teaching and help serve your community at the next level.

 

Dec
8
Fri
Mindful Yoga for Trauma Training for Yoga Teachers • 15-Hour Program • Newington, CT @ Mindful Yoga Center
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm – Dec 10 @ 3:00 pm

15 Mindful Yoga for Trauma Training for Yoga TeachersSchedule

Friday: TBD – evening
Saturday: TBD – all day
Sunday: TBD = morning/afternoon

The Mindful Yoga for Trauma Teacher Training Program covers:

  • Why yoga for trauma?
  • The Toolbox and its five practices: Asana, Pranayama, Yoga Nidra, Meditation and Gratitude
  • Special considerations and specific techniques for working with veterans
  • Appropriateness and variations of asana
  • Understanding veteran culture
  • How to bring Mindful Yoga for Trauma into the world
  • 12 week protocol

Mindful Yoga for Trauma is an empirically informed, clinically tested program comprised of five practices: Pranayama (breathing), Asana (postures connected with breath), Yoga Nidra, Meditation, and Gratitude. Each practice is a tool veterans can use to cope with Post Traumatic Stress, and together, they form a comprehensive system–a toolbox–that will carry Veterans into a life of strength and resilience.

Please join Suzanne Manafort,  for this training in Newington, CT.

Location details available soon.

Register online or at the yoga center.

Jan
26
Fri
Mindful Yoga Therapy 100-Hour Certification Program – Cincinnati, OH
Jan 26 @ 7:00 pm – May 20 @ 4:00 pm

100 Hour Mindful Yoga Therapy Teacher Certification ProgramSchedule

Friday: 7:00 p.m – 9:00  p.m.
Saturday: 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Mindful Yoga Therapy is an empirically informed, clinically tested program comprised of five practices: Pranayama (breathing), Asana (postures connected with breath), Yoga Nidra, Meditation, and Gratitude. Each practice is a tool Veterans can use to cope with Post Traumatic Stress, and together, they form a comprehensive system–a toolbox–that will carry Veterans into a life of strength and resilience.

The 100 Hour Mindful Yoga Therapy program consists of five modules, presented over five weekends. It includes our Beginning Mindful Yoga Therapy Program and our new Resilience Program. 
The 12-week Resilience Program is the follow-up to the Beginning Mindful Yoga Therapy Program. Both programs include a 12-week protocol that includes Embodyoga® supports and all five “Tools” from the “Tool Box”.

Yoga practices are a powerful complement to professional treatment for Post Traumatic Stress. A mindful, embodied yoga practice can provide relief from symptoms and develop the supportive skills that Veterans need in their everyday lives. Yoga has proven to aid in a Veteran’s healing journey.

For the full program description and details, please visit our program page.

REGISTRATION COMING SOON.