Blue Dandelion Yoga  "A Novel Idea" Book Share Community
Mar
1
9:00 AM09:00

Blue Dandelion Yoga "A Novel Idea" Book Share Community

I am so excited to offer this book share/swap. I've been wanting to get this event started and yesterday I was inspired and reminded about the many gifts of reading and the amazing books that bring creativity to light.  This is just a natural fit and great compliment to the community we are building here in Winsted.  Mindfulness beyond the Mat.

Here's how I've decided to run the book Share/swap: 

1.  Each Person needs to register that they are participating with the studio for the book share/swap.  (The Link to register is below)

2. Each person in that registration writes something about them...things you love, travels you've taken, maybe some general interests.

3. I will pair you up with another person in our studio book share community. They will send you out a book...based on some of the things you have listed about you in the registration process. In return you will mail them out a book based on some of the things they wrote in the registration process. They will have your mailing address or if you prefer the book share exchange can be handled through me at the studio with no address exchange. Each person in the book share community will have one name and one address to share with only.  A book for a book. :)

4. You are registering to swap one book for one book.  If you register and can't do that...please let me know so I can make sure everyone gets one book.

5. This is a free event (no fee to the studio)

6. The book you exchange can be new or used (the person you give the book to.... keeps the book)

7.  You are encouraged to write notes about the books you are giving... in a note or even on the inside cover of the book (maybe why you loved it, why you shared the book or why you think they will love them!) 

8. Start Date for the Book Share is March 1st....but no event will be held at the studio on that day. It is just a reference date as to when you should register by and books should start being mailed out or exchanged at the studio.

9. Limiting this first group to a Book Share Community of 20.  If the book share community builds momentum...we will consider registering again and getting it going in the spring as well.

A nice gesture to our community to share the joy of reading and an opportunity to open our eyes, heart and imagination to a book we may not have thought of reading.

 

Please see registration link below to register or reach out to the studio with any questions on www.bluedandelionyoga@gmail.com

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Thai Massage for 2
Apr
15
1:30 PM13:30

Thai Massage for 2

Led by Becky Thompson L.M.T

This workshop will introduce couples (or partners, loved ones, family member, or friend) to the practice of Thai Massage. We will learn how to give and receive a nurturing Thai massage focused on neck, shoulders, back, legs & feet. Helping relieve tension & ease pain.

The foundation for this workshop will be to emphasize compassion behind touch,
joy in giving and receiving Thai Massage and using it as a way of growing connection with each other.

You don’t need to have any yoga or massage experience to take this workshop, just be dressed in comfortable clothing that you can move in. Bring an extra layer for comfort.

Space is limited...to allow for room for couples to work.

This is a two hour workshop to give and receive Thai Massage with your partner.

Sunday...April 15th  @ 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

$60.00 per couple includes tax
Must preregister for this workshop. When registering please list both names attending.

Becky Thompson is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Thai Massage Therapist, Thai Herbal Compress Therapist and Registered Yoga Teacher. She also holds her certification in Pregnancy and Prenatal Yoga and is in the certification process with DONA to become a Birth Doula.  She is the studio owner of Blue Dandelion Yoga Winsted.
 

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Meditation, Mindfulness, Pranayama & Tea (Free Event for February) Preregistration is Required
Feb
22
8:00 AM08:00

Meditation, Mindfulness, Pranayama & Tea (Free Event for February) Preregistration is Required

Join us for our Free February Event. This months morning meditation will be led by Becky Thompson. 

In our busy world, what we may need is a space to settle into and reconnect with ourselves, our lives, and the world around us in a deeper way. A space where we can honor what it means to celebrate endings and new beginnings, with conscious awareness and intention. 

Please join us at Blue Dandelion Yoga Winsted on Thursday, February 22nd for some time to sit with meditation and be guided into soothing Pranayama. 

  Pranayama is the conscious awareness of breath:  that both energizes and relaxes the body. Combined with meditation it offers the body an opportunity for the cells of the body to be nourished as well as the nervous system to settle and relax & rejuvenate.

The Meditation Practice will be followed by some warm tea that supports our Winter Season. 

This is a FREE event but preregistration is required...... so all have ample space to settle into meditation. This Workshop is appropriate for all levels.

See Registration link below to register.

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Kids Yoga Ages 4 to 7 (Donation Based Class)
Feb
20
11:00 AM11:00

Kids Yoga Ages 4 to 7 (Donation Based Class)

Led by Kristen Skulte (Becky Thompson is filling in for Kristen for this Kids Yoga Class)

The Donations raised from this class will go towards PTO Pearson School Winsted Playground Fund. Donations will be collected the day of event.

This class takes place during February Winter break from Winsted Schools.

In this fun, imaginative class, we combine simple yoga poses and breathwork with engaging songs and stories that exercise social, sensory and motor skills. We will end with a 5 minute relaxation. 

Tuesday, February 20th at 11:00 a.m. - 11: 45 a.m.

Class is 45 minutes. Parents are welcome to observe or join. This is not a drop-off class. 

For ages 4-7. Please bring yoga mat if you have one.  Preregistration is required in order to attend this class. Class size is limited

 

 

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Thai Herbal Winter Warmer
Feb
18
2:00 PM14:00

Thai Herbal Winter Warmer

We are excited to be offering this second date of February 18th due to the January offering of this workshop selling out. Please join us...but be sure to preregister early as chances are likely it will sell out again. We keep space limited for much hands on.

Thai Herbal Warmer Workshop (Thai Herbal Compresses, Thai Massage, Yin & Restorative Yoga. 

An afternoon of WARMED THAI HERBAL COMPRESSES & Yoga & Thai Massage! Yes, we've added an addition to this already amazing two teacher led practice of Yin & Restorative Yoga with Thai Massage. Embrace your Winter Season with a Herbal Winter Warmer and Thai Herbal Compresses added to the hands on support of the workshop. You'll go home with the Warmed Herbal Compress used on you.

Thai herbal compress massage has been used for more then a millennium in Thailand to relieve tired minds and sore bodies. The steamed compresses, heated parcels of aromatic herbs and spices work in combination with the Yin and Restorative Yoga practice for a deep relaxation, stress relief and the many benefits of the herbal and spice blend.

Nourish and Support the body with a Yin & Restorative Yoga practice while receiving Thai Massage & Thai Yoga Assists & Thai Herbal Compress work. Bringing together the relaxation of restorative yoga, the depth & edge of yin asana, the bliss of Thai massage therapy & Thai Herbal Compress in this 2 hour workshop. Restore the body with a practice to balance energy and promote well-being. This practice will be mindfully led by Becky Thompson & Kristen Skulte. Allow time for calming & resetting the nervous system and for the body to find a deeper sense of ease. Some Ayurveda support will be incorporated into the Thai massage & yoga asana. Class size is very limited to allow for each student to have hands on Thai Massage throughout the workshop. For your extra comfort consider bringing an extra layer.

Each attendee of the workshop will go home with the Thai Herbal Compress used on them. It can warmed up again and used on the body at home or placed in a shower and let the scents rejuvenate you.

Consider wearing pants that are either loose around the ankles so you can roll them up..... or leggings that you can roll up from the ankles up to the knees. Herbal Compress work will be kept to feet and lower legs.

$42.00 for the workshop includes tax & the take home herbal compress used on you.

Must preregister for this workshop. Please see link below to register.

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Yin Yoga for the Winter Season Led by Becky Thompson
Feb
17
5:30 PM17:30

Yin Yoga for the Winter Season Led by Becky Thompson

A Yin Yoga practice for the Winter Season. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Winter is associated with the bladder and kidney organ systems. We will support these organs with a yin practice honoring the natural giving, letting go and receiving cycle of life.

This practice offers an opportunity to gain perspective, insight, and clarity as we move through our winter season. An evening of a supportive practice of yin, finding our edge and releasing the layers of what may have served us well in the spring, summer & fall season....but no longer serves us for the winter season.

No yoga experience needed. We will work with props (blocks, straps, bolsters and blankets) to safely deepen into our Yin practice.

Led by Becky Thompson

$26.00 includes tax

Must preregister for this workshop. Please see link below to Register.

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Chocolate & Yoga Infusion  - A Restorative Yoga Practice
Feb
11
2:00 PM14:00

Chocolate & Yoga Infusion - A Restorative Yoga Practice

The experience of eating chocolate and allowing each flavor to sit on the tongue slowly, can be the yoga that gets us into our own meditative mindful place. What a beautiful pairing....yoga & chocolate

An afternoon of Nurturing the body, mind, heart and taste buds.  We will infuse a Mindful Restorative Yoga practice with a pairing of spiced Taza chocolates. A yoga practice to bring the senses to life.... through meditative music, yoga and chocolate and guide us into the present moment on our mats.

This afternoon is meant to be a fun, soothing and joyful experience. The fusion of yoga and spiced chocolate to awaken the senses and a reminder to savor each and every moment.

Welcome this is an all levels restorative practice

Led by Becky Thompson

$26 includes tax

Preregistration is required for this workshop. See link below to register.

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Chocolate, Candlelight & Yoga Infusion Vinyasa Practice
Feb
10
5:30 PM17:30

Chocolate, Candlelight & Yoga Infusion Vinyasa Practice

The experience of eating chocolate and allowing each flavor to sit on the tongue slowly, can be the yoga that gets us into our own meditative mindful place. What a beautiful pairing....yoga & chocolate

An Evening of Nurturing the body, mind, heart and taste buds.  We will infuse a Mindful Vinyasa Yoga practice with a pairing of spiced Taza chocolates. A yoga practice to bring the senses to life.... through music, yoga and chocolate and guide us into the present moment on our mats.

This evening is meant to be a fun, playful and joyful experience. The fusion of yoga and spiced chocolate to awaken the senses and a reminder to savor each and every moment.

Basic Knowledge of some yoga asana is helpful for the Vinyasa practice.

Led by Becky Thompson

$26 includes tax

Preregistration is required for this workshop. See link below to register.

 

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Yoga to Warm and Listen from Within
Feb
2
6:00 PM18:00

Yoga to Warm and Listen from Within

During this workshop, participants will experience an evening of yoga and visualizations to help experience our inner warmth and radiance.  Through gentle yoga and flow, we will ignite our physical and energetic inner warmth. Guided meditative visualizations will enhance our ability to feel grounded, connected to the wise self that resides within all of us.   Plan to renew your body, mind and spirit as we greet 2018.

Led by Martha Rouleau

Workshop $26.00 includes tax

A little bit about Martha:  Martha loved every minute of her 200-hour yoga teacher training that she completed in 2017 after a long history of practicing yoga evolving as the next step to her committed mindfulness training and teaching experiences for 10 years.  She considers it an honor to be able to practice yoga with others sharing the journey of listening more deeply and compassionately to the true inner wisdom that resides within each of us.  For Martha, yoga is the path to uniting the mind with body and the heart with the soul.  She wholeheartedly greets all on this unique and beautiful journey!

Must preregister for this Workshop. See the link below to register.

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Finding Joy through the Storm Led by Amla
Jan
28
2:00 PM14:00

Finding Joy through the Storm Led by Amla

Namaste! My name is Amla Mehta, Motivational Speaker. Join me at Blue Dandelion Yoga Winsted on Sunday, January 28 as I speak about my journey facing Vision Loss.  Let's face it, life isn't easy whether one is physically challenged or not. As humanity, we all face some form of loss, hardship or despair . The main question is how does one survive and thrive through *THE Storm*? Please join me as I share my story of Vision impairment along with offering wellness modalities to help  support healing and feeling through any adversity or challenge.  This is a donation based workshop with 100% proceeds BENEFIT the *School for the Blind*. Suggested Donations $5 to $20. Please leave your donation the afternoon of the event. 

Refreshments will be served! I hope to See you there!

Find Amla at @AmlaInspires on Facebook.

Preregistration is required for this event. Please see link below to preregister. All levels welcome this workshop does not consist of a yoga practice or yoga asana.

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☆Now Full☆ Candlelight Meditation, Mindfulness, Pranayama & Tea (Free January Event) Led by Martha Rouleau
Jan
27
5:00 PM17:00

☆Now Full☆ Candlelight Meditation, Mindfulness, Pranayama & Tea (Free January Event) Led by Martha Rouleau

Join us for our Free January Event. This months meditation will be led by Martha Rouleau. This is a great opportunity to meet Martha for she will also be teaching a workshop at Blue Dandelion Yoga on Feb. 2nd (Yoga to Warm and Listen from Within).

In our busy world, what we may need is a space to settle into and reconnect with ourselves, our lives, and the world around us in a deeper way. A space where we can honor what it means to celebrate endings and new beginnings, with conscious awareness and intention. 

Please join us at Blue Dandelion Yoga Winsted on Saturday, January 27th for some time to sit with meditation and be guided into soothing Pranayama. 

  Pranayama is the conscious awareness of breath:  that both energizes and relaxes the body. Combined with meditation it offers the body an opportunity for the cells of the body to be nourished as well as the nervous system to settle and relax & rejuvenate.

The Meditation Practice will be followed by some warm tea that supports our Winter Season. 

This is a FREE event but preregistration is required...... so all have ample space to settle into meditation. This Workshop is appropriate for all levels.

See Registration link below to register.

 

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Usui Reiki Level One Class 1/20 & 1/21/2018
Jan
20
to Jan 21

Usui Reiki Level One Class 1/20 & 1/21/2018

Usui Reiki Level One Class

Facilitated by Karen Mangine, Usui Reiki Master

In this class you will learn what Reiki is, how does Reiki work, uses of Reiki, the history of Reiki, the techniques of a self healing session, how to become a facilitator for Reiki to flow for others, and what an attunement to Reiki means.  Additionally, a brief discussion on chakras, essential oils, and crystals will be introduced, how to infuse Reiki in your foods, and steps towards tuning in to your own intuition will be included.

An attunement ceremony will tune you into your own innate ability to heal. 

Tea, lemon water, and light snacks will be included. We will be nestled in the beautiful Blue Dandelion Yoga studio in the newly renovated Mad River Lofts overlooking the river and Main Street. 

**Your investment is $115. A deposit of $50 is due at registration with the remainder due at class start. 

This class cost includes the manual,  Reiki: The Healing Touch First & Second Degree Manual by William Lee Rand (Revised edition, February 2016).

**If you prefer not to purchase the manual, you may purchase the class for $95 with a $50 deposit due at registration. You may contact Karen at 860*309*8332 or at cairnhealingtouch@gmail.com with questions. 

Class runs on both Saturday and Sunday 1/20 & 1/21/2018 from 1 pm. to 4 p.m. each day. You are registering for both days.

See link below to register and pay the $50.00 Deposit to hold your space. 

 

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Thai Herbal Winter Warmer  (Thai Herbal Compresses, Thai Massage, Yin & Restorative Yoga)
Jan
14
2:00 PM14:00

Thai Herbal Winter Warmer (Thai Herbal Compresses, Thai Massage, Yin & Restorative Yoga)

Thai Herbal Warmer Workshop (Thai Herbal Compresses, Thai Massage, Yin & Restorative Yoga.

An afternoon of WARMED THAI HERBAL COMPRESSES & Yoga & Thai Massage! Yes, we've added an addition to this already amazing two teacher led practice of Yin & Restorative Yoga with Thai Massage. Embrace your Winter Season with a Herbal Winter Warmer and Thai Herbal Compresses added to the hands on support of the workshop. You'll go home with the Warmed Herbal Compress used on you.

Thai herbal compress massage has been used for more then a millennium in Thailand to relieve tired minds and sore bodies. The steamed compresses, heated parcels of aromatic herbs and spices work in combination with the Yin and Restorative Yoga practice for a deep relaxation, stress relief and the many benefits of the herbal and spice blend.

Nourish and Support the body with a Yin & Restorative Yoga practice while receiving Thai Massage & Thai Yoga Assists & Thai Herbal Compress work. Bringing together the relaxation of restorative yoga, the depth & edge of yin asana, the bliss of Thai massage therapy & Thai Herbal Compress in this 2 hour workshop. Restore the body with a practice to balance energy and promote well-being. This practice will be mindfully led by Becky Thompson & Kristen Skulte. Allow time for calming & resetting the nervous system and for the body to find a deeper sense of ease. Some Ayurveda support will be incorporated into the Thai massage & yoga asana. Class size is very limited to allow for each student to have hands on Thai Massage throughout the workshop. For your extra comfort consider bringing an extra layer.

Each attendee of the workshop will go home with the Thai Herbal Compress used on them. It can warmed up again and used on the body at home or placed in a shower and let the scents rejuvenate you.

Consider wearing pants that are either loose around the ankles so you can roll them up..... or leggings that you can roll up from the ankles up to the knees. Herbal Compress work will be kept to feet and lower legs.

$42.00 for the workshop includes tax & the take home herbal compress used on you.

Must preregister for this workshop. Please see link below to register.
 

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☆FULL☆ Candlelight Meditation, Pranayama & Tea (Free Event) Led by Becky Thompson
Dec
30
5:00 PM17:00

☆FULL☆ Candlelight Meditation, Pranayama & Tea (Free Event) Led by Becky Thompson

Join us at the studio on the cusp of a new year for this free event. 

In our busy world, what we may need is a space to settle into and reconnect with ourselves, our lives, and the world around us in a deeper way. A space where we can honor what it means to celebrate endings and new beginnings, with conscious awareness and intention. 

Please join us at Blue Dandelion Yoga Winsted on Saturday, December 30th for some time to sit with meditation and be guided into soothing Pranayama. 

  Pranayama is the conscious awareness of breath:  that both energizes and relaxes the body. Combined with meditation it offers the body an opportunity for the cells of the body to be nourished as well as the nervous system to settle and relax & rejuvenate.

The Meditation Practice will be followed by some warm tea that supports our Winter Season. 

This is a FREE event but preregistration is required...... so all have ample space to settle into meditation. This Workshop is appropriate for all levels.

Led by Becky Thompson

See Registration link below to register.

 

 

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Raise Your Vibration ~ Intention Yoga Practice
Dec
29
6:30 PM18:30

Raise Your Vibration ~ Intention Yoga Practice

 

As we begin a new year, this time of change allows for self-reflection and returning to the question of how we want to live and shape our lives.  in this workshop we will explore the power of Sankalpa or "heartfelt Intention”.  Sankalpa is a statement of guidance from our Highest Self, revealed through listening to our inner wisdom. It allows us to see clearly what we really seek.  The Sankalpa becomes the energy that brings our thoughts, words, and actions into closer alignment with our True Self.

In this workshop you will learn how to create your own Sankalpa and how to empower that intention.

We will start with a brief meditation and reflection exercise to release our intentions into the new year. We will move through a powerful Vinyasa practice to raise the vibration and energy behind our intentions. We will also be guided into some still Yin & Restorative  Yoga poses that allow us to listen to our hearts deepest intentions and inner wisdom.

$26.00 includes tax

Must preregister for the Workshop.

Some yoga experience of basic poses is helpful for the Vinyasa Practice of the Workshop.

Led by Becky Thompson

Registratiion is now closed for this workshop. 

 

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Playful, Mindful Me! Led by Karen Mangine
Dec
27
11:00 AM11:00

Playful, Mindful Me! Led by Karen Mangine

 

This hour long play based, mindfulness workshop for children 4 years old to 8 years old will teach how to better manage emotions, increase self esteem, and improve focus. During the workshop, children will participate in playful, mindful activities that encourage kindness, focus, and calm. You will go home with activities and a resource list to continue this positive practice.

Cost is $15.00 and preregistration is required. Space is limited. Not a drop off activity. Tea, water and mindfulness resources will be available for you to enjoy while you wait.

See link below to preregister.

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Therapeutic Wrapping for Stress Reduction and Anxiety Led by Dana Oakes- Sand
Dec
16
9:30 AM09:30

Therapeutic Wrapping for Stress Reduction and Anxiety Led by Dana Oakes- Sand

Therapeutic wrapping is a way to help yourself or your partner/children to manage anxiety by using your own nervous system to its best advantage!

Use a simple scarf, blanket or wrap to help yourself:
Calm Anxiety
Reduce tension
Manage Pain
Calm a racing mind

In this workshop you will also learn:
Breathing and mindfulness techniques
Basic safe aromatherapy to use with your wrap
Cognitive techniques to manage stress and fear

This workshop is taught by Dana Oakes-Sand  CD, CBE, SBD, IPES owner of Rushes Doula Service and Therapeutic Wrapping Specialist. Please register directly through Dana from the information below.
Cost is $30 and payable by PayPal Invoice or Square Invoice. Call 860-921-4371 to register or email danaspeople@charter.net
Advanced registration is required- Thank you!!

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Yoga to De-stress and Recharge Led by Martha Rouleau
Dec
15
6:00 PM18:00

Yoga to De-stress and Recharge Led by Martha Rouleau

During this workshop, participants will experience an evening of yoga and visualizations to help us flow through the demands of the season. As we turn inward, through gentle and restorative yoga poses, our body’s energy can relax, rebalance and reboot. Guided meditative visualizations will enhance our ability to feel grounded and connected to ourselves as well as the “light” that the season brings.   Plan to release and renew your body and heart during this workshop. All levels

$26.00 for this workshop includes tax

Preregistration only for this workshop.

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Deep Relaxation led by Kathy McCoy
Dec
3
4:00 PM16:00

Deep Relaxation led by Kathy McCoy



“Most of us believe that the way to relax is to step away from our lives.  To drop down on the couch and zone out.  However, plopping on the couch doesn't address the long-held tension in our body—tension that creates the pain and disease we chase after with therapies and medication.  Releasing tension is the act of consciously making space for whatever it is we're holding.”  Deep Listening by Jillian Pransky

You are invited to join Kathy McCoy who will guide participants in a practice of deep relaxation. A practice where we have the opportunity to relax our 'shoulds' and our 'supposed tos' and allow ourselves to listen to what our wise, inner guidance has to say.'
Gentle movement, mindful breathing and resting with awareness will be the focus and take away of this workshop.

Self-care is never a selfish act.
It is simply good stewardship of the
only gift I have, the gift
I was put on earth to offer others...
we do it not only for ourselves,
but for the many others whose
lives we touch.
~Parker J. Palmer

Sunday, December 3rd from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. at Blue Dandelion Yoga Studio Winsted, Loft 12. 

$26.00 for the workshop includes tax

Consider bringing an extra layer for your comfort.

Preregistration is required for this workshop. Please see link button below to preregister.

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Yin & Restorative Yoga with Thai Massage
Dec
1
6:00 PM18:00

Yin & Restorative Yoga with Thai Massage

Nourish and Support the body with a Yin & Restorative Yoga practice while receiving Thai Massage. Bringing together the relaxation of restorative yoga, the depth & edge of yin asana and the bliss of Thai massage therapy in this 2 hour workshop.  Restore the body with a practice to balance energy and promote well-being. This restorative/yin practice will be mindfully led by Becky Thompson & Kristen Skulte. An evening of calming & resetting the nervous system and allowing the body to find a deeper sense of ease. Some Ayurveda support will be incorporated into the Thai massage & yoga asana. Class size is limited to allow for each student to have hands on Thai Massage throughout the workshop. For your extra comfort consider bringing an extra layer.

$36.00 for the workshop includes tax

Must preregister for this workshop. Please see link below to register.

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Kids Yoga for ages 4 to 7 years led by Kristen Skulte
Nov
26
to Nov 27

Kids Yoga for ages 4 to 7 years led by Kristen Skulte

Led by Kristen Skulte

In this fun, imaginative class, we combine simple yoga poses and breathwork with engaging songs and stories that exercise social, sensory and motor skills. We will end with a 5 minute relaxation. 

Sunday, November 26th 11:30-12:15 pm

Class is 45 minutes. Parents are welcome to observe or join. This is not a drop-off class. 

For ages 4-7. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one.  Class size is limited. & Preregisteration is required in order to attend this Kids Yoga Class.

$14.00 includes tax for single reservation (please use the booking button to register 1 child.....list both parent/guardian and child name in reservation. Example: Parent first name (child name) & Parent last name.

or

$12.00  per child if you are registering siblings together (includes tax also) Please email the studio if you are registering more then one child and we will help you register. You will get a confirmation email once you are registered fully.

 

 

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A Candlelight Workshop  Calming the Winds of Vata ~  led by Laura Thomas
Nov
19
4:30 PM16:30

A Candlelight Workshop Calming the Winds of Vata ~ led by Laura Thomas

 

In this experiential workshop you will work with your personal constitution and seasonal influences to balance body, mind, and spirit. Vata is an elemental aspect of fall/winter from Ayurveda, the sister science of yoga, which can become disrupted as we approach winter. You will learn ways to balance the coming season through movement, food choices and aromatherapy. Participants will leave feeling  renewed, refreshed and have a new approach to remaining calm and radiant throughout the holiday season.

Enjoy a flowing practice and deep relaxation with aroma therapy. Plan to stay for Vata balancing tea and conversation

$26 .00 for the workshop includes tax

Such a pleasure to have Laura visiting Blue Dandelion Yoga studio in Winsted to present this workshop. Much gratitude for her wonderful teachings and all she will share with you during this workshop. What a gift to the studio and students.

Must pre-register for this workshop. See the link below to register.

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Restorative Yoga for Pregnancy with Therapeutic Massage
Nov
19
2:00 PM14:00

Restorative Yoga for Pregnancy with Therapeutic Massage

Restorative Yoga for Pregnancy with Therapeutic Massage with  Becky Thompson

A quieter yoga practice that teaches us how to soften, surrender, relax & find balance.  A time to be with baby & listen to our body.   While in Restorative Yoga poses you will experience hands on Therapeutic Massage to nourish, strengthen, empower & support bothMom and baby. An evening to help soothe the muscles & the nervous system.  A Restorative practice specifically designed for Pregnancy.
Class size is limited so all receive hands on. Consider bringing an extra layer or blanket for your comfort.

$28.00 includes tax


Becky Thompson LMT, RYT, PYT
Becky is a licensed Massage Therapist & Thai Massage Therapist.   She received additional certification in Mother Massage for pregnancy & is currently in the certification process of becoming a Birth Doula with DONA international.  A Yoga Teacher as well as a Certified Blooma Prenatal Yoga Teacher from their Kripalu Program.  She is the studio owner of Blue Dandelion Yoga.  Becky brings a mix of modalities into her massage therapy work & yoga teachings....from Myofascial,  Ayurvedic,  Reflexology,  Thai Massage & her background in health & wellness.   Yoga teaching styles range from Vinyasa Yoga , Mixed Level, Gentle and Restorative to Yin. Yoga. I love the beauty of combining yoga, breath & movement that's made to work in harmony with pregnancy. Guiding Moms through the journey of changes, celebrations, emotions & transformation. 

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Blue Dandelion Beginner Steps (beginners to yoga workshop series..2 classes)
Oct
29
to Nov 5

Blue Dandelion Beginner Steps (beginners to yoga workshop series..2 classes)


New to the Mat & feeling unsure or nervous about taking that first step into the studio door and onto the mat? Let's put some fun and lightheartedness into learning the basics. This is a great workshop to start your yoga practice off with. We will build the foundation of some of the yoga poses and help answer questions on some of the yoga basics. Guiding you with modifications to fit your needs.
A workshop to build strength, have some fun and boost confidence to take your yoga practice deeper and learn the fundamentals. We will cover yoga poses, pranayama(breath work) & some meditation in this beginners series.

This is a 2 class series on Oct. 29th & November 5th only....running two Sundays in a row (each workshop is an hour and 15 mins).  When you register you are signing up for both dates. You are also given a complimentary studio class between the weeks of October 29th & November 5th, 2017 of your choice.

$38.00 total for the two dates 10/29 & 11/5 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Series Led by Becky Thompson

 

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Free Kids Community Yoga Class for Ages 4 to 7 yrs.
Oct
29
11:30 AM11:30

Free Kids Community Yoga Class for Ages 4 to 7 yrs.

Led by Kristen Skulte

In this fun, imaginative class, we combine simple yoga poses and breathwork with engaging songs and stories that exercise social, sensory and motor skills. We will end with a 5 minute relaxation. 

Sunday, October 29, 11:30-12:15 pm

Class is 45 minutes. Parents are welcome to observe or join. This is not a drop-off class. 

For ages 4-7. Please bring yoga mat if you have one.  Class is free but class size is limited.  Preregisteration is required in order to attend this free class.

 

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Opening the layers of the Hips Workshop with Becky Thompson
Oct
15
2:00 PM14:00

Opening the layers of the Hips Workshop with Becky Thompson

The Hips the "Attics of the Body"...... they hold emotions  & store so much along our journey of life.  Join us for an afternoon of hip opening poses that will work around all angles of our hips. Our everyday activities and the way we move our bodies often contributes to tight hips. Over time, the muscles around the hips can become either tight or overstretched from these daily activities.

This workshop will  be a combination of some still yoga asana & some hip-focused yoga flow. Hip openers help move prana (life force) and encourage the release of tension and stress stored in our hips. We will move through a yoga practice that promotes hip strength and flexibility, helping to unlock negative emotions, promote better posture, and boost our creativity. When we release the muscular tension, old stuck emotions in the hips can be shifted.

If you are looking to loosen up your hips or simply deepen your yoga practice then this workshop is right for you. We will work with props (blocks, straps, bolsters and blankets) to safely deepen the hip stretches. There will be modifications and progressions of poses suitable for anyone with some yoga experience. 

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Yin for the Season with Becky Thompson
Oct
6
6:30 PM18:30

Yin for the Season with Becky Thompson

A Yin Yoga practice for the Fall Season. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Fall is associated with the lungs and large intestine organ systems. We will support these organs with a yin practice honoring the natural giving, letting go and receiving cycle of life.

This practice offers an opportunity to gain perspective, insight, and clarity after the year's growth phase before moving into its dormant period. An evening of a supportive practice of yin, finding our edge and releasing the layers of what may have served us well in the summer season....but no longer serves us for the fall season.

No yoga experience needed. We will work with props (blocks, straps, bolsters and blankets) to safely deepen into our Yin practice.

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