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.

Soulful Yoga Dreamy Sound bath

with Erin Thorkilsen

Come for a special 2 hour class and healing experience with Erin Thorkilsen and Pita Lemstra. Erin will lead a 90 minute class weaving together sweaty asana, nourishing restorative poses, and reflection to help you remember yourself and deeply unwind in your body. Afterwards, as you melt into savasana, Pita Lemstra will lead you into a soundbath meditation experience with crystal bowls designed for profound relaxation. Join us for a multi-layered healing experience!

Date: Saturday August 26th
Time: 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Cost $45
Teachers: Erin Thorkilsen, Pita Lemstra

SYJ Soul Writers

with Emily Tully & Charlotte Pecquex

SYJ Soul Writers:

Writing through the portal of your heart
No writing experience necessary, all genres welcome. We all have stories. Let’s write them.

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you” - Maya Angelou

Who? Everyone is welcome no matter writing experience, ability, or genre. Mature content possible.

What? Come ready to stretch and to write with water, a pen, a notebook, and pure realness.

Where? Our beautiful studio overlooking the Ironworks plaza. 1 N Water Street, Norwalk CT.

When? 1:30- 3:30PM September 16th, 2017

Why? Let’s stretch our physical and mental beings. Charlotte and Emily are kicking off the Soul Writer’s Project with a two hour workshop that focuses on getting to the roots of your soul. When we reflect on our lives, our practices, and our transformation, we manifest our growth and our empowerment as human beings. Part of what makes the human experience so powerful is our reflective capacity and the coming together to create supportive communities that value strength and struggle in equal parts. The goal is to encourage people to reflect on their strength, stories, and intuition in order to create a community of writers, yogis, and humans. No writing experience is necessary, feel free to experiment.

 

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 

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