Workshops

At SYJ we love a home grown workshop where we put together unique and informative learning opportunities meant to help you dive deep into the yoga that interests you. We have workshops for everyone whether you’re new to yoga or looking to advance your practice.

Our teachers are incredibly knowledgable and when we come together in a workshop format you get a full on immersion into technique and approach. Part of SYJs mission is to keep the yoga fresh and as teachers we love learning and we love sharing what we think is the most interesting yoga out there.

Radiant Lotus Women's Qigong

with Susan Gold

Radiant Lotus Women's Qigong is an invitation for women to heal their bodies through the empowering practices of Qigong. This workshop has several components including gentle Qigong "exercises", sound healing, self-massage and acupressure, meditation, and "Qi" walking. Radiant Lotus Women's Qigong teaches women powerful ways to clear the breast, lymphatic and reproductive areas of stuck energy, and at the same time, lessen stress, build resilience and rise above obstacles in their lives. This program has been tested around the world and in hospital settings. 
 
Date: September 23rd
Time: 2:00 - 3:30 pm 
Cost: $35
Instructor: Susan Gold
 
About Susan: Susan Gold, a former competitive runner and triathlete, discovered yoga over twenty years ago, and became passionate about the practice. In 2008, she received her Yoga Alliance Certification in Vinyasa Flow from Saraswati’s Yoga and shares her love for the practice with students of all abilities. She currently teaches yoga and qi (chi) gong at the New Canaan Y and The Mission for cancer survivors. She is a certified Qi gong Facilitator in Radiant Lotus and has studied Qi gong for seven years and practices styles based on Taoism. Susan is a cancer survivor and contributes her vibrant health to these energy practices combined with her yoga routines.

Autumn Equinox Retreat

with Michelle Didner & Katy Ghadiyali

Fall into your heart, listen to the whisper of your spirit and let go with gentle restorative poses and a beautiful essential oil palette curated to soften and warm your body as the air gets crisp and we transition into a new season. Supported by blocks, bolsters and blankets - gentle restorative yoga combined with the essence of roots, plants, flowers and fruits will detoxify the soul and nourish the body.
 
Date: Sunday, September 24th 
Time: 1:30 - 3:00 pm 
Cost: $35
Instructor: Michelle Didner 
Special Guest: Katy Ghadiyali 

Yoga & Running

with Vicky Cook & Stephanie Bramlett

What do Yoga and Running have in common??? A lot!! The same principles we adhere to in yoga practice easily extend to running - staying present in the body, proper alignment, core strength, and the power of breath. Running and yoga are natural complements for one another. Join us for a fall afternoon of running and yoga. We'll begin at SYJ with a quick yoga warmup and then we will take off for a run (3 or 5 mile options) along the shore. We will return to SYJ for a deep stretch and recovery yoga session. This workshop is open to runners and yogis of all abilities. No one will be left behind! Running and Yoga invite us deeper into ourselves, provide strength and refuge in the body and assist to liberate the mind! We look forward to sharing our passion with you!
 
Bio: Stephanie Bramlett has been an avid yogi since 2006 and an avid runner since 2008. She has run over 20 marathons, over 40 half marathons. She is a varsity cross-country coach at St. Luke's School and a dedicated student of SYJ.
 
Bio: Vicky Cook has been a Yoga and Meditation for over 11 years and running for almost a decade. She started running organized races over 3 years ago to raise money and ran her first half marathon last year at 48 years old. She is passionate about movement and healing and finds great joy in being a band mom.
 
Date: Sunday October 22nd
Time: 1:00 – 3:15 pm
Cost: $40
 
 

IronWorks Building
1 North Water Street
South Norwalk, CT 06854
203.838.2725