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A 6-Week Beginner Series $72Purchase required to enroll

A 6-Week Beginner Yoga Series - with Lela Hughes
5-6pm, TUESDAY:
August 7, 14, 21, 28, September 4, 11
5-6pm, MONDAY:
September 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22

$72 for 6-Week Session
DROP-INS ARE WELCOME: $20 per class (Class Card Holders and Members are eligible. Not included in VT Resident $54 Special Membership)

Curious about Yoga and interested in beginning a yoga practice? Want to refine and deepen an already existing practice? If so, join Lela Hughes for a 6-week Beginner Yoga Series. Over the course of these 6 weeks we will explore the basic principles of Yoga asanas (postures), pranayama (breath work), mindfulness, and the strength and grace that arise from their integration. Each class will offer a balanced yoga sequence working with attention to proper alignment, learning to synchronize breath with movement, and finding our abilities to authentically express oneself through the ancient tradition of Yoga. Each week we will build upon sun salutations A and B, introducing new poses and expanding our vinyasa flow. This class is suitable for individuals who can up and down off the floor with ease.

H2yOga and Stand Up Paddle Excursion $80Purchase required to enroll

A 3-Hour Tour including Stand Up Paddle Board instruction, a yoga class, paddle time, use of a SUP Board, paddle and personal floating device
$80 per workshop
Register a week in advance for 5% off. Use Coupon Code: H2YOGA5
Members: Register a week in advance for 10% off. Use Coupon Code: H2YOGA10


You will get an introduction to SUP with Mike MacDonald, RYT 200, ACA Level 2 SUP, Paddle Fit Level 2, and enjoy a full yoga class with Mike MacDonald, Kaitlyn Zwagerman, RYT 500, Bob Speck, RYT 500, E-RYT 200, Nancy Wise, RYT 500 and have plenty of paddle time to explore Gayle Meadows. Asana poses are introduced gently with modifications tailored to the student's experience level and comfort zone. Practicing yoga on a SUP board encourages focus and being fully present in the moment. Doing yoga on a floating platform "requires full awareness, acceptance of Mother Nature's mood, and some humility for the occasional dip into the water!" These instructors enjoy sharing their deep appreciation of nature, and the added benefits that come from practicing yoga on calm water.

Dates and Times:
Saturday, June 16: 9:30am - 12:30pm
Friday, July 6: 4:00 -7:00pm
Saturday, July 7: 9:30am - 12:30pm
Saturday, July 14: 9:30am - 12:30pm
Saturday, August 18, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Friday, August 31, 4:00 -7:00pm
Saturday, September 1, 9:30 - 12:30pm

Space is limited to 8 participants. Be sure to enroll in advance.

Advanced Studies & Teacher Training Weekends $450Purchase required to enroll

Heart of the Village Yoga Advanced Studies and Yoga Teacher Training Weekend*
with Jo Kirsch, Bob Speck and Pam Fletcher

August 24-26, 2018
September 21-23, 2018
October 19-21, 2018 (register here)
November 16-18, 2018
December 14-16, 2018 (register here)
January 4-6, 2018
February 1-3, 2018
March 1-3, 2018

$450 (per weekend)
Register a week in advance for 5% off. Use Coupon Code: HOTVYOGATT
Members: Register a week in advance for 10% off. Use Coupon Code: HOTVYOGATT10

A Core Weekend of Heart of the Village Yoga's Advanced Studies and Teacher Training, this weekend will embrace multiple aspects of our curriculum including flow, yin and gentle yoga, teaching methodology, practice teaching, posture modifications and sequencing, philosophy, anatomy and physiology, meditation, breath work, nature focus, and chanting. Workshop Hours are 6am - 9pm, Friday; 9am - 6pm, Saturday; and 8am - 5pm Sunday.

Our programs build community by integrating Karma, Raja, Jnana and Bhakti Yoga. These programs are intended to build community by providing opportunities for yoga teachers and dedicated yoga practitioners to deepen their practice, expand their heart, and raise their knowledge. They are suitable for dedicated practitioners with an open heart and a willing mind. Together, we will study and practice the yoga of action, intention, knowledge and devotion.

21 CEU's are available through Yoga Alliance.
*With additional hours, this is a Heart of the Village Yoga Advanced Studies and Teacher Training Core Weekend.

2018/19 200 Hour Advanced Studies and Teacher Training $3,000Purchase required to enroll

Yoga Alliance Certified
Advanced Studies 200 and 300 Hour
Yoga Teacher Trainings

LOGO-TT

Directed by Jo Kirsch, E-RYT 500 and Bob Speck, E-RYT 500 with guest teachers Biff Mithoefer, Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band, Manoj Chalam and more.

Heart of the Village Yoga conducts annual Teacher Training and Advanced Studies programs accredited by Yoga Alliance. Our programs are built upon a strong foundation of classical yoga postures, alignment, integrated breathing and mindfulness. Our students learn to teach Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Yin and Restorative Yoga. We integrate Bhakti Yoga – the Yoga of Loving Devotion; Karma Yoga – the Yoga of Selfless Service; and Jnana Yoga – the Yoga of Wisdom and Knowledge, into our teacher training programs.

At HOTV Yoga, our programs are ultimately about YOU and the community we build together! We study the centuries-old traditions of yoga and honor the lineage of our yoga teachers, while also respecting the evolution of yoga practice as it evolves with our modern society. Our programs are experiential in nature: we build connections and community, take advantage of the strengths and interests of each participant, and focus on creating life-enhancing practices, continual-learning perspectives, and joyful-living experiences.

Our participants immerse themselves into the life-changing practices of yoga within our accepting and supportive community. Our graduates become highly-capable, student-centered, compassionate and authentic yoga teachers… and inspired leaders!

Join us! Get ready to Look Far; Dive Deep; Stand Present; and Love Life! Together!

Curriculum

Flow, Restorative and Yin Yoga
Intensive Asana Study and Sequencing
Alignment of Every Body
Anatomy and Physiology
Teaching Special Populations
Yoga for Emotional Well Being
Yoga and Nature
The Art of Teaching Yoga

Each Core Weekend will embrace multiple aspects of our curriculum including flow, yin and gentle yoga, teaching methodology, practice teaching, posture modifications and sequencing, philosophy, anatomy and physiology, meditation, breath work, nature focus, and chanting.

Core Weekend Schedule
6pm - 9pm Friday Evening
9am - 6pm Saturday
8am - 5pm Sunday

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200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program

Mandatory Core Weekends for 200 Hour Teacher Training Students.

August 24-26, 2018
September 21-23, 2018
October 19-21, 2018
November 16-18, 2018
December 14-16, 2018
January 4-6, 2019
February1-3, 2019
March 1-3, 2019

200 Hour Advanced Studies and Teacher Training Fee: $3,000
Sign Up Early and Save:
$2,500 by May 1, 2018; $2750 by July 1, 2018
Pay-as-you-go:
$3200: Pay Deposit of $200 and $375 monthly August, 2018 through March, 2019.

Click here to apply for a Non-Degree Grant through Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC)

African Djembe Drumming Series $72Purchase required to enroll

with Gary Meitrott
Wednesday: 7:30 - 8:45pm
September 5, 12, 19, 26 October 3, 10
$80
Register a week in advance for 5% off. Use Coupon Code: DRUM5
Members: Register a week in advance for 10% off. Use Coupon Code: DRUM10

Learn how to play the Djembe! Fun is a by-product, but first build from within the wisdom of the drum known as djembe! No experience is necessary and drums are provided.

Gary Meitrott brings an entertaining and educational introduction from his theatrical background along with his personal passion for teaching the style and technique of the djembe. As Gary says, “the drum is automatically a builder of community, but knowing how to release the power only comes from knowing how to speak its specific language, offering each drummer a responsible part in creating a drumming community, giving a further development of trust and intimacy in that circle."

Gary, student of the ethnic hand drum for over 30 years, brings an in depth knowledge of West African drum known as the djembe. Many decades ago Gary studied intensely with Babatunde Olatunji and also had further enhanced learning with YaYa DiYallo. Gary Meitrott started Drum Journeys of Earth in Rutland over twenty years ago, a school of numerous styles of hand percussion including, Cuban, Brazilian, Middle Eastern, Irish, and Native American styles.



Clear and Balance Your Chakra System $30Purchase required to enroll

with Dina Bronson, RYT 200
3-5pm, Sunday, September 2
$30 per workshop
Register a week in advance for 5% off. Use Coupon Code: CHAKRA5
Members: Register a week in advance for 10% off. Use Coupon Code: 10CHAKRA

Join us for this 2 hour workshop. and learn about your chakra system, and its influence on your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual bodies. Through the wisdom of yoga, and using the tools of both energy and non dual healing, we will engage in a brief discussion about the system as a whole. We will then flow through an asana practice that will clear, balance and charge up your whole energetic body! Moving from the soles of your feet to the crown of your head, you will feel refreshed, rejuvenated, and ready for the world! Take home information provided to help you maintain a healthy clear system. Open to all, no prior knowledge of the chakras necessary.

Developing Themes for Classes of All Ages $45Purchase required to enroll

with Alexandra Langstaff
1:00 - 4:00pm, Sunday, September 16
$45
Register a week in advance for 5% off. Use Coupon Code: THEMES
Members: Register a week in advance for 10% off. Use Coupon Code: THEMESMEMBERS

What makes a yoga class special and meaningful? Learn techniques for building class sequences and activities that engage your students. Explore ways to change a plan on the fly. Hone your observation skills in order to read your students. This workshop will offer many ideas that will increase your ability to teach in all kinds of situations, from a school gymnasium to a peaceful private studio.

Shamanic Healing Journey and Gentle Restorative Yoga $45Purchase required to enroll

with Barb Lowes, RYT 500 and Becca Herrington, Medicine Woman
5:30-7:00pm, Sunday, September 23, 2018
$45
Register a week in advance for 5% off. Use Coupon Code: SHAMANIC
Members: Register a week in advance for 10% off. Use Coupon Code: SHAMANIC10

Join Barbara Lowes and Becca Herrington for this powerful and transformative blend of Shamanic Journey and Yin Yoga, open to all levels to release incredibly strong sensations, both physically and mentally and melt your stresses away.

This 90 minute workshop combines the ancient ritual of Shamanism and Yin Yoga,taking you into a space of acceptance at a deep, cellular level, leaving you with a clearer mind, a lighter body and a fuller heart.

Shubulananda Kirtan Free

7:30PM, September 29, 2018
$20 Suggested Donation - no one turned away.
Everyone Welcome!

Kirtan is a sacred call-and-response type of singing that is offered ​as a ​devotional ​practice​. ​ ​Let your heart shine and your voice be heard as we chant the divine names and bask in each other​s'​ light. ​As Shubal says, "You can't sing and think at the same time. Kirtan helps us quiet the mind and experience more peace in our lives." ​

​A kirtan musician for almost 30 years, ​Shubalananda Saraswati (Larry Kopp) has been leading kirtan and singing bhajan​ internationally for almost half of his life​. ​He has led kirtan for thousands of people over the years and shared the stage with Krishna Das, Ram Dass, along with his gurus.

​Shubal, as most call him, chose the life of a sadhu living on the Dakshina (contributions) of the kirtan ​communities​ he serves​. He is a regular kirtan wallah at Kripalu Center in Lenox MA and he is out 3-4 nights a week leading kirtan at over 20 yoga centers across New England​. ​

Shubal and Ashley, along with Bob on bass, Greg on drums (and many other wonderful musicians) will be blistering the paint and rocking the rafters as usual.

Please join us for an inspiring and uplifting evening!!!
$20 donation requested at the door. No one turned away.


Yogic Deities and Hindu Philosophy $450Purchase required to enroll

Heart of the Village Yoga Advanced Studies and Yoga Teacher Training Weekend*
with Jo Kirsch, Bob Speck, Pam Fletcher and Guest Teacher Manoj Chalam
October 19 - 21, 2018
$450
Register a week in advance for 5% off. Use Coupon Code: HOTVYOGATT
Members: Register a week in advance for 10% off. Use Coupon Code: HOTVYOGATT10

Friday night and Saturday afternoon of this Weekend is Philosophy and Storytelling with Manoj Chalam. Using statues to illustrate, Manoj will relate the symbolism of Hindu and Buddhist deities to the archetypes within us. Through mythology, we will uncover hidden symbolisms and learn the four ways to work with them as part of a spiritual practice. Manoj will help you find your Archetype/ personal deity/Ishtadevata. Discover how knowing and working with your archetypes can profoundly shift you, especially during moments of life transitions, and how these ancient teachings have practical relevance to your life, bringing peace of mind. Learn how the Lakshmi archetype addresses where you are in the Abraham Maslow hierarchy of needs. We will do experiential practices that invoke the powerful Lakshmi archetype from the collective unconscious all the way into our conscience minds.

A Core Weekend of Heart of the Village Yoga's Advanced Studies and Teacher Training, this weekend will embrace multiple aspects of our curriculum including flow, yin and gentle yoga, teaching methodology, practice teaching, posture modifications and sequencing, philosophy, anatomy and physiology, meditation, breath work, nature focus, and chanting. Workshop Hours are 6am - 9pm, Friday; 9am - 6pm, Saturday; and 8am - 5pm Sunday.

Our programs build community by integrating Karma, Raja, Jnana and Bhakti Yoga. These programs are intended to build community by providing opportunities for yoga teachers and dedicated yoga practitioners to deepen their practice, expand their heart, and raise their knowledge. They are suitable for dedicated practitioners with an open heart and a willing mind. Together, we will study and practice the yoga of action, intention, knowledge and devotion.

21 CEU's are available through Yoga Alliance.
*With additional hours, this is a Heart of the Village Yoga Advanced Studies and Teacher Training Core Weekend.

Yin Yoga & Storytelling with Biff Mithoefer Purchase required to enroll

November 6-11, 2018
Packages range from $1,435 to $1,825 per person.


Begins 6pm, November 6. 2018 and Ends: 1:30pm, November 11, 2018.
Location: Battenkill Valley Mansion, 257 Wilburton Drive, Manchester, Vermont
Training/Workshop Title: Storytelling: Module 3 Yin Yoga Teacher Training
Address of Studio: Battenkill Valley Manson 257 Wilburton Drive, Manchester, Vermont

A Yin Yoga Immersion with Biff Mithoefer $450Purchase required to enroll

Taoism, Anatomy and Sequencing (Module 1 Teacher Training)
December 14; 7:30-9pm, 15 and 16 from 9-5pm
$450
Register a week in advance for 5% off. Use Coupon Code: YINIMMERSION
Members: Register a week in advance for 10% off. Use Coupon Code: YINIMMERSION10

Yin Yoga uses long held postures that support us in accessing the deeper, more Yin parts of ourselves. In this training we will look at how Yin practice with its ancient yogic roots can affect our physical, energetic and emotional bodies. Through this understanding we will explore ways to incorporate Yin postures and philosophy into our teaching and practice.

The training will include:

-Taoist philosophy as it applies to Yin Yoga
-The Yin practice of non-striving and how it can influence our yoga and our life
-The movement of Qi or Prana in the body, and how it can be affected by Yin practice.
-Anatomy as it relates to the understanding of our own natural pattern
-Sequencing your Yin practice or a Yin class
-What it means to hold a safe, sacred space for a Yin practice

The weekend is suitable for all levels of practitioners and for Yoga teachers who are interested in including Yin in their teaching.
*With additional hours, this is a Heart of the Village Yoga Advanced Studies and Teacher Training Core Weekend.

Sean Johnson & the Wild Lotus Band: Bhakti-on-the-Mat, Musical Mantra Concert & More $345Purchase required to enroll


Friday, January 4 - Sunday, January 6, 2019
$345
Register a month in advance for 5% off. Use Coupon Code: SEANJOHNSON5
Members: Register a month in advance for 10% off. Use Coupon Code: SEANJOHNSON10

Friday, January 4
Mantra Music Concert: 7 - 9 pm
Free your heart and stir your soul in this evening of ancient mantras given new voice through dynamic songs that merge New Orleans roots, rock, gospel, and world grooves. The trio's latest album Unity debuted #1 on the iTunes World Music Chart and #3 on Billboard. Their music has appeared on several Putumayo World Music compilations, and they are the first kirtan-based band to ever play The New Orleans Jazz Festival. Click here to watch Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band Unity Video.

Saturday, January 5
Bhakti On The Mat: The Mythic World of Yoga: 10:00am - 12:30pm
Merge the heart-opening qualities of bhakti yoga with the sensuality and vitality of asana. This deep and playful all-levels practice includes storytelling from the mythical world of yoga, soul-stirring kirtan, graceful vinyasa sequences, imaginative meditations, and evocative live music. Some experience with yoga is recommended. Sean and the band have guided this workshop at festivals and conferences across the country including sold-out attendance at The Yoga Journal Conference and Bhakti Fest. Bring crayons or magic markers. Click here to view Bhakti on the Mat in action.

Wild Lotus Tune Up: The Yoga of Sound: 2:30 - 5:30pm
Explore one of the most ancient and powerful forms of yoga- the yoga of sound vibration. Learn about how sound has been used to shift our consciousness in cultures around the world as well as in the science and medical fields. Experience a special vocal yoga singing practice designed to help you tune the instrument of your body. Dive into a playful rhythm session guided by Gwendolyn to help you get in touch with your inner drummer. And savor the power of delightfully bringing song and dance together to awaken joy and brighten your soul.

Sunday, January 6
Bhakti On The Mat: Poetry of the Heart & Body: 10:00am - 12:30pm
Merge the heart-opening qualities of bhakti yoga with the sensuality and vitality of asana. This deep and playful all-levels practice includes storytelling, heart-opening poetry, soul-stirring kirtan, graceful vinyasa sequences, imaginative meditations, evocative live music, and a safe space for you to awaken your inner poet. Some experience with yoga is recommended. Sean and the band have guided this workshop at festivals and conferences across the country including sold-out attendance at The Yoga Journal Conference and Bhakti Fest. Bring a journal and crayons or magic markers.

Q & A + Journey Through Song & Story: 2:30-5:30pm

After an opening Q & A where you are welcome to ask any questions to help support you in integrating bhakti into your heart and life-- Sean and the band will take us on a a closing story and song journey, weaving dharma, myths, tales from Sean and the band's life, and interactive kirtan and songs.

About the Presenters:

New Orleans' Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band
(Alvin Young and Gwendolyn Colman) are regarded as one of the guiding voices of kirtan music in America - a genre of spiritual music that originates in the yoga traditions of India, and is being reinvented by a growing number of western artists. Sean, Alvin and Gwendolyn put a New Orleans and American stamp on kirtan by merging ancient mantras with rock, roots, gospel, and world grooves.

Sean is also a well-loved yoga teacher who teaches at conferences and retreat centers internationally including Yoga Journal, Kripalu, Bhakti Fest, and The German Yoga Conference. He is the founder of Wild Lotus Yoga studios in New Orleans, and Soul School, an interdisciplinary yoga teacher training program that focuses on teaching yoga with both skill and imagination. He has a Master’s degree from The Naropa Institute- Oakland with focus on teaching chant as spiritual practice, and is the co-curater and co-producer of Putumayo World Music’s yoga music series. Find out more at: www.SeanJohnsonAndTheWildLotusBand.com.

Click here to watch Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band Ganesha's Bellydance Video.