MYC Upcoming Events

Mindful Yoga Center Upcoming Events, Workshops and Teacher Training

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

Back Care Series
Sep 17 @ 5:30 pm – Sep 22 @ 6:30 pm

In our society, we spend so much time sitting or bent over. We drive to and from work in a car; sit at a desk all da: and we unwind on the couch or recliner. Our bodies are stiff and in pain. With back pain increasingly prevalent, an alternative to drug treatment is welcome.

Yoga can help relieve tightness, increase circulation, and increase your strength and flexibility. Learn to move from the center of the body. Expand and condense from the center out, and back in. Increase spine strength and bring good health to the abdominal organs, by keeping your center strong and supple.
Learn to breathe fully and move with your breath.

This 6 week series is $80 and begins on

 September 17th – October 22nd

Yoga For Beginners
Sep 18 @ 5:30 pm – Oct 23 @ 6:30 pm

Tuesday Series

September 18th – October 23rd

Learn to practice yoga in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

This series, for the new student, teaches postures and their alignments.  Join Alicia Wright as she teaches you to breathe fully, and move with the breath.


Tuesdays 5:30-6:30

Fee: $80

Pranayama Series
Sep 20 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 11 @ 8:30 pm

Breath and Balancing the Nervous System


The breath is where everything begins. Connection with the breath is the backbone of any yoga practice and may be the most important gift that you can give yourself.


There are many ways to use the breath, and breath can be a bridge between the body and mind. Breathing techniques can cleanse, calm, strengthen, and tone the nervous system, and thus increase vitality. They are commonly used for anxiety management techniques and may be used as a tool to cultivate greater mental control over our emotions and our reactions to them.

JoinSuzann Manafortas she explores some of the breathing techniques known as pranayama in the practices of yoga.

Thursday September 20th–

 7:30 pm- 8:30pm

Fee: $65

Beginner’s Series – Standing postures
Oct 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 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





Saturday October 27ththat noon


On Mula Bandha with Patty Townsend
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 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.

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.