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.

Restoring Gratitude

with Michelle Didner & Katy Ghadiyali

 
We want to help you keep the gratitude flowing so come join SYJ the day after Thanksgiving for some restorative yoga with essential oils.
We use medicinal oils refined from plants, flowers and roots together with restorative movement supported by blocks, bolster and cozy blankets. This practice led by Michelle and Katy will cultivate space so you can soften and step gratefully into the quiet of your knowing, magical spirit.
 
Date: Friday, November 23rd
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Cost: $40
Instructor: Michelle Didner
Essential Oil Education Provided By: Katy Ghadiyali 

JourneyDance

with Julie Blitzer

What is JourneyDance?

JourneyDance is a dynamic dance form that combines freestyle and structured movement designed to help move energy and reinvigorate the soul. JourneyDance is not about learning steps; it's about revealing, recovering, and re-discovering your natural intuitive movement. It is a judgement-free experience that aims to help you get out of your head and into your body. No prior experience is necessary. For more info, visit journeydance.com.

SOME THINGS YOU CAN EXPECT FROM THE CLASS

  • Invigorating music from all over the world
  • Moving energy in our bodies through unrestricted movement and meditation
  • Acknowledging all parts of our emotional life
  • Opportunities to connect to yourself and others
  • Being given a safe space to expand your "comfort zone"
  • Encouragement to let go of and release pent up energy
  • Using your imagination to apply visualization to dance
Date: Thursday, December 13th 
Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Cost: $25
Instructor: Julie Blitzer 

Teacher Training 2019

with Donna Jackson

A PLACE WHERE GREAT YOGA TEACHERS ARE MADE
We love teaching smart, masterful yoga and this program is designed to facilitate the growth of teachers inspired to do the same. As a graduate of this program you will be well versed in: yoga philosophy, functional anatomy, intelligent alignment based asana, how to facilitate centerings, leading meditation, the proper and healthy use of hands-on adjustments, and how to sequence great vinyasa classes. Throughout the training we will focus on the importance of authenticity so that you can teach with confidence and skill while staying true to your own voice.

Training is held Saturday 12:30-7:30 & Sundays 12:30-4:00 at our SONO studio. 

Dates:

1/19-1/20
1/26-1/27
2/9 -2/10
3/2 - 3/3
3/9-3/10
3/30-3/31
4/6-4/47
4/27-4/28
5/4-5/5
6/1-6/2
6/8-6/9

Hours also include attending 3 mandatory classes at SYJ per week. 2 open level and 1 foundation class a week during the training.


You must attend every weekend. You will be given a free pass to SYJ during the training.

Cost:

$2995 - Early bird Special before 12/21/2018
$3295 after 12/21/2018
$500 deposit with application to secure your spot.
Full payment must be made by 2/9/2019

if you have are already a YA certified 200/hr training you can take for huge discount of 1995.00 (only 3 spots available for this)

OUR CURRICULUM -

ANATOMY - Anatomy, Kinesiology and the methodology behind the alignment we are so well versed in. In other words, we think you should know why you are instructing students to move a certain way so that your teaching is based on what you clearly understand rather than a script.

PHILOSOPHY - Deepening your understanding of yoga philosophy keeps you grounded and helps you connect beautifully to the ancient practice that has inspired you to teach. Quite simply, it keeps you thinking about what it is you're teaching and how it is you move through the world, both as a teacher and as a student of yoga.

ASANA - You will learn how to teach alignment based asana. Knowing the technical foundation of each pose and understanding the art behind sequencing will separate you from the pack and keep your teaching fresh and interesting.

THE ART OF CENTERING/MEDITATION AND PRANAYAMA - Learning how to effectively guide your students through a thoughtful pertinent centering, in addition to learning how to facilitate students from basic to advanced alike in the art of meditation and pranayama make your teaching dynamic and thought provoking.

THE SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES BEHIND THE ART OF TEACHING - At SYJ we don’t think teaching is a performance, we think it is an art form grounded in your own authentic voice. To put it simply, we want you to get really comfortable teaching in your own voice and we want you to inspire others by being yourself, while at the same time effectively teaching healthy dynamic classes that motivate and empower others.

THE KULA/COMMUNITY - This practice is about connection, connection to yourself and your community. We believe that being a yoga teacher holds responsibility and that how you place yourself within the community matters. We will discuss topics that will help you understand the importance of the student teacher relationship and the creating of a healthy supportive community.

PRACTICUM - The art of putting it all together and effectively teaching a class requires lots of practice and experience. In this training you will learn to teach through the practice of teaching your fellow trainees and community classes.

 

Taught by Senior Teachers at SYJ

* Cannot be purchased online. 

SONO studio: 203-838-2725.

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