MYC Upcoming Events

Mindful Yoga Center Upcoming Events, Workshops and Teacher Training

Yoga for Beginners 6wk Class Series Begins • Mindful Yoga Center • Newington, CT @ Mindful Yoga Center • Newington, CT
Mar 6 @ 5:30 pm – Apr 17 @ 7:30 pm

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

January 16 –  February 20

March 6 – April 10

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.

Beginner’s Clinic With Alicia @ Mindful Yoga Center
Mar 24 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

In this workshop, learn the foundation and supports of the standing postures


This series is for anyone that is interested in the groundwork of each posture so that you are able to find comfort and ease in your practice.

She will look at:


Virabadrasana 1and 2




Led Primary Series and Discussion @ Mindful Yoga Center
Apr 14 all-day
Times noon-4pm
Join Stan Woodman in this Ashtanga Workshop.
Workshop hours are as follows:
Led Primary Series and Discussion (2hrs)
Practice to the sweet sound of Sanskrit with a traditional Led Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga followed by a discussion on the 3 pointed focus of Ashtanga Yoga. Come explore the experience of deep focus and concentration and the how/why behind these tools.

1/2 hour break

Love, Life and Yoga (1.5hrs)
A discovery of the true meaning of yoga and what constitutes practice from the ancient teachings of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and their relationship to the teachings of Sri K Pattabhi Jois.  We will explore the nature of the mind and discovering the control we have for our own experience of happiness.
Understanding the Shoulder Girdle with Patty Townsend
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm


Through the use of our unique WHOLE-BODY-SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONAL TEMPLATES, we create a fully harmonious experience in each yoga posture. Force and weight are fluidly distributed throughout the body to completely relieve the stress on specific joints and muscles. Postures and movements are organized so that the whole body supports their form, instead of individual muscles straining to hold themselves in place. When we fragment our body awareness in order to force ourselves into an asana, our mind and awareness fragment as well. By engaging the whole body in supporting postures, we encourage a unified self-awareness with greater access to the experience of Unity. These organizational patterns are inherent in the postures, and based on our developmental underpinnings and deep anatomical structures. But they need to be recognized and practiced to ensure safety, comfort, and support for a lifelong yoga practice.

This workshop is open to students of all levels and no previous experience is required.

Celebrate Spring Solstice with 108 Sun Salutations
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm

A Donation Based Event for Mindful Yoga Therapy


Come and join the celebration. Participate in some or all of the salutations, or just sit and breathe with us


The practice of Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskaras) honors the change of seasons and the transitions of nature’s sun and earth energy. These Surya Namaskaras also help remove toxins in the body as spring arrives and we cleanse. Surya namaskar means “obeisance to the sun” . We honor the significance of the sun, the light of the world and our primary source of energy.

Mindful Yoga Therapy 100-Hour Certification Program – Mindful Yoga Center, Newington CT @ Mindful Yoga Center
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 11 @ 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

On Mula Bandha with Patty Townsend
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm


EMBODIED-INQUIRY™ is an intimate exploration of all layers of our form and consciousness, through the body’s systems to the cellular, sub-cellular and pranic levels. We weave Embodied-Inquiry™ into our asana, pranayama, and meditation practices.  It softens our thinking mind and encourages us to move more deeply into sensing, feeling, and directly experiencing our essential selves. Guided by discriminative mind and profound self-acceptance, fueled by curiosity and desire for greater depth, Embodied-Inquiry™ is playful and absorbing.


Mula Bandha, grounding, realtioal movemnet, POWER, clarity and determation.

This workshop is open to students of all levels and no previous experience is required.