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

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Oct
12
Fri
Mindful Yoga Therapy 100-Hour Certification Program – Mindful Yoga Center, Newington CT @ Mindful Yoga Center
Oct 12 2018 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 10 2019 @ 9:00 pm

100 Hour Mindful Yoga Therapy Teacher Certification ProgramSchedule

Friday: 7:00 – 9:00  p.m.
Saturday: 12 pm – 7 p.m.
Sunday 8 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.

Sign up for the full program

3 payments of $600

Jan
5
Sat
200 Hour Embodyoga® Teacher Training @ Mindful Yoga Center • Newington, CT
Jan 5 @ 12:00 pm – Dec 15 @ 5:00 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.

Jan
11
Fri
Mindfulness and Yoga Retreat for Veterans @ Copper Beech Institute
Jan 11 @ 5:00 pm – Jan 13 @ 1:00 pm

IDEAL FOR: All levels including beginners

This retreat, designed specifically for veterans and their spouses or partners, teaches powerful mind-body practices that strengthen resilience, bring peace of mind, and relieve traumatic symptoms.

A mindful, embodied yoga practice can provide relief from symptoms and help veterans develop supportive skills for everyday life. In this retreat, participants will learn practical yoga and mindfulness-based tools that decrease the stress, anxiety, and sleep problems that many returning veterans experience. The retreat will employ Mindful Yoga Therapy, an empirically-informed, clinically-tested program comprising 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. Together, they form a comprehensive system — or toolbox — that will carry veterans into a life of strength and resilience.

Anyone who has served in the military or is currently serving is most welcome to attend this retreat. Spouses and partners of veterans are also welcome to join us.

Tuition: $25, includes accommodations.

Copper Beech institute has received generous funding to help offset the cost of this retreat. Attendees are welcomed but not required to make an additional free-will offering to support our outreach bringing mindfulness practices to at-risk children, the homeless and incarnated communities.

Feb
15
Fri
Mindful Yoga Therapy Retreat for Stress and Anxiety – Wainwright House @ Wainwright House
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 17 @ 12:00 pm

ABOUT THE EVENT:

A mindful, embodied yoga practice can provide relief from symptoms and will help to develop supportive skills for everyday life. In this retreat, participants will learn practical yoga and mindfulness-based tools that decrease the stress, anxiety, and sleep problems that many experience. The retreat will employ Mindful Yoga Therapy, an empirically informed, clinically tested program comprising five practices: pranayama (breathing), asana (postures connected with breath), yoga nidra, meditation, and gratitude. Each practice is a tool that can be used to create supports that the student can bring into their lives. Together, they form a comprehensive system — or toolbox — that will carry you into a life of strength and resilience.

Friday evening 7-9:30 pm

Saturday 9am-noon and 2:30- 5:30pm  

Sunday 9-noon

This Weekend Retreat includes lodging and gourmet meals in a tranquil setting just 40 minutes north of New York City. 

Set on 5 organic acres overlooking Milton Harbor in Rye, NY, Wainwright House is a magnificent replica of a French Chateau. Facilities include three buildings featuring formal dining rooms, a library and solarium, meeting rooms of varying sizes, outdoor seating by the water, a meditation room, three yoga studios, dormitory-style lodging, a walking labyrinth and meditation garden. 

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

Suzanne has studied extensively with Beryl Bender Birch at The Hard and The Soft Yoga Institute and also with Patty Townsend in the Embodyoga Teacher Training programs at Yoga Center Amherst.  She is now on faculty at both schools where she teaches in both teacher training programs, and is the Director at Mindful Yoga Center and it’s teacher trainings.

At the Himalayan Institute, Suzanne completed the year long Living Tantra program and the Sage Program taught by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait.

For at least a decade, Suzanne has worked with veterans who suffer with PTS. This work led her to study and learn the practical aspects of what benefits Veterans in a yoga program receive. Her experiences along the way have taught her that teachers require additional training tailored to the specific needs of Veterans.

Suzanne co-authored a book, the Mindful Yoga Therapy Practice Guide. She also produced two CDs—Yoga Nidra by Suzanne Manafort and “Breathe In Breathe Out”, a group of short breathing practices designed for Veterans with PTS.

Suzanne is on the Board of Directors of the Give Back Yoga Foundation. In 2009, she was designated a Wells Fargo Second Half Champion for her work with Veterans.

Feb
23
Sat
300 Hour Embodyoga® Teacher Training: Yoga From The Inside Out
Feb 23 2019 @ 12:00 pm – Dec 6 2020 @ 4:00 pm

Embodyoga®: Yoga From The Inside Out

300 HOUR TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM

4 Modules of Study | 4 Weekends per Module | 16 weekends over 2 years

February 23, 2018 – Dec 6, 2020

Increase self-knowledge, acceptance and love through advanced studies in Embodied-Inquiry™, asana, pranayama, meditation and philosophy. Our Embodyoga® programs are well-rounded, in-depth studies of yoga with an emphasis on deepening personal embodiment as the basis for developing depth and power as a teacher. Learn to teach the Embodied-Inquiry™ practices of Embodyoga® and share the depth of this experience with your students. The tools that you will learn enhance all styles and levels of practice—beginning to advanced, and gentle through vigorous.

This program builds on the foundation of the 200-Hour Teacher Training Program, providing an additional 300 hours of study. The Certificate Program is open to yoga teachers with a 200-Hour Certificate from any Nationally Registered Yoga School. This is a highly rewarding study for serious yoga practitioners and teachers alike. Serious yoga students are invited to attend individual modules of this training for the purposes of advanced study.

Completion of both 200-Hour and 300-Hour Programs qualifies you for a 500-Hour Teaching Certificate with the National Yoga Alliance.

Cost of this program is $3500 if paid in full or $1000 per module, due at the beginning of each module.

Mar
14
Thu
Sedona Yoga Festival @ Sedona Yoga Festival
Mar 14 @ 12:00 pm – Mar 17 @ 3:00 pm

Suzanne Manafort and Chris Eder are headed to the Sedona Yoga Festival (SYF). This is the second time Mindful Yoga Therapy has been invited to present at this AUMAZING festival. You can either attend just the MYT training for $347 or the training and unlimited festival access for $547.

SYF Gives Back is something we’ve been doing from the start.  Utilizing this event as platform to serve and in our case, we’ve been offering some form of trauma informed yoga training at SYF since the beginning. We have trained hundreds of yoga teachers and brought awareness to the devastating effects of Post Traumatic Stress in our communities across the country. We’ve called this program all sorts of things from Yoga for Veterans and Yoga for First Responders to Yoga for PTSD, with one simple aim: Provide the tools to alleviate the effects of trauma, of suffering.  A trauma sensitive yoga training takes into account the specific aspects of traditional yoga practices that ameliorate the effects of trauma and stress on the human nervous system. Yoga is and has always been the healing balm to soothe the injured human nervous system, ergo a Yoga for PTSD training, a trauma sensitive yoga training, trauma informed yoga training… Call it what you will, we know what outcomes have emerged from this training.  We know that by training hundreds we have impacted thousands. This year we are going back to our roots, quite literally… as it was the Mindful Yoga Therapy team who were key members of the first cadre we put together for Mindful Therapeutic Yoga Practices for Veterans. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday ALL DAY

  • Opening Circle
  • The Tool Box – A complete holistic and embodied program
  • Why Yoga for PTSD?
  • The Guiding Principles to Mindful Yoga Therapy
  • Mindful Yoga Therapy Asana Class and its Adaptations
  • Hyperarousal, PTSD and MYT   the nervous system
  • Yoga Nidra

Friday AM

  • Mindful Yoga Therapy’s 4 Breathing Practices

Saturday AM

  • Mindful Yoga Therapy Meditation Class

Sunday AM

  • The full “Tool Box” as a practice.
  • 12-Week protocol
  • How to bring this into the world

Mindful Yoga Therapy is an Embodyoga® based, 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 that can be used to cope with Post Traumatic Stress, and together, they form a comprehensive system—a toolbox—that will carry a trauma survivor into a life of strength and resilience.

 

May
10
Fri
Mindful Yoga Therapy 100-Hour Certification Program | 2019 | – Mindful Yoga Center, Newington CT @ Mindful Yoga Center
May 10 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 22 @ 9:00 pm

100 Hour Mindful Yoga Therapy Teacher Certification ProgramSchedule

Friday: 7:00 – 9:00  p.m.
Saturday: 12 pm – 7 p.m.
Sunday 8 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.

Sign up for the full program

3 payments of $600

Oct
25
Fri
Mindful Yoga for Trauma Training for Yoga Teachers • 15-Hour Program • RETREAT • Rye, New York @ Wainwright House
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 27 @ 12:00 pm

About The Event:

For many of us, the practices of yoga have changed our lives. That statement may seem dramatic, but it’s true. These practices teach us to turn inward, to pay attention, and to notice without judgment. They enable us to find balance in our bodies and minds, as well as develop our overall well-being. Because of those benefits, yoga is an invaluable asset for people who are coping with trauma-related psychological difficulties.

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 people need in their everyday lives. Yoga does not cure Post Traumatic Stress, but it has proven to aid in a healing journey.

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 that trauma based students can use to cope with Post Traumatic Stress, and together, they form a comprehensive system—a toolbox—that will carry people into a life of strength and resilience.

The healing effects of these ancient yogic practices have begun to receive recognition from modern scientists. Research has discovered and validated what the yogis have known for centuries: yoga is one of the most effective ways to encourage and stimulate the healing process.

Clinical trials have demonstrated that even the best yoga teachers need to acquire a specific set of skills and considerations to work in trauma recovery programs. 

To that end, Mindful Yoga has the goal of creating the most qualified and supportive team possible.

The Mindful Yoga for Trauma Training for Yoga Teachers 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 in this population

  • The nervous system and using yoga as a therapeutic methodology

  • Appropriateness and variations of asana

  • How to bring Mindful Yoga Therapy into the world

  • 12 Week Protocol

Friday Evening 6pm-9:00pm

Saturday 9am-noon, 2:30 – 5:30, 7pm, 9:30pm

Sunday 9am – noon

This new Weekend Retreat format includes lodging and gourmet meals in a tranquil setting just 40 minutes north of New York City. 

Set on 5 organic acres overlooking Milton Harbor in Rye, NY, Wainwright House is a magnificent replica of a French Chateau. Facilities include three buildings featuring formal dining rooms, a library and solarium, meeting rooms of varying sizes, outdoor seating by the water, a meditation room, three yoga studios, dormitory-style lodging, a walking labyrinth and meditation garden. 

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

Suzanne has studied extensively with Beryl Bender Birch at The Hard and The Soft Yoga Institute and also with Patty Townsend in the Embodyoga Teacher Training programs at Yoga Center Amherst.  She is now on faculty at both schools where she teaches in both teacher training programs, and is the Director at Mindful Yoga Center and it’s teacher trainings.

At the Himalayan Institute, Suzanne completed the year long Living Tantra program and the Sage Program taught by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait.

For at least a decade, Suzanne has worked with veterans who suffer with PTS. This work led her to study and learn the practical aspects of what benefits Veterans in a yoga program receive. Her experiences along the way have taught her that teachers require additional training tailored to the specific needs of Veterans.

Suzanne co-authored a book, the Mindful Yoga Therapy Practice Guide. She also produced two CDs—Yoga Nidra by Suzanne Manafort and “Breathe In Breathe Out”, a group of short breathing practices designed for Veterans with PTS.

Suzanne is on the Board of Directors of the Give Back Yoga Foundation. In 2009, she was designated a Wells Fargo Second Half Champion for her work with Veterans.