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African Drumming $15 per classFrom $12 per visit with 10 Class Pass passNo purchase required to enroll

with Gary Meitrott
Wednesday: 7:30 - 8:45pm
October 17 - November 21, 2018

6-Week African Djembe Drumming Series $72Purchase required to enroll

with Gary Meitrott
Wednesday: 7:30 - 8:45pm
October 17 - November 21
$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.



Yogic Deities and Hindu Philosophy $162Purchase required to enroll

with Guest Teacher Manoj Chalam
6-9PM, Friday, October 19
Noon to 6PM, Saturday, October 20, 2018
$162
Just Friday: $65/ Just Saturday: $125

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.


Yogic Deities and Hindu Philosophy- Friday Night $65Purchase required to enroll

with Guest Teacher Manoj Chalam
6-9PM, Friday, October 19
$65

Yogic Deities and Hindu Philosophy - Saturday $125Purchase required to enroll

with Guest Teacher Manoj Chalam
Noon to 6PM, Saturday, October 20, 2018
Saturday: $125

6-Week Chair Yoga Series $72Purchase required to enroll

with Alexandra Langstaff, RYT 500
Monday: 9:30-10:30AM
October 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19, 26

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

Through the use of the chair, bolsters, blocks and belts experience the benefits of yoga without the worry of getting up and down from the floor.
Traditional poses modified to increase flexibility, strength,balance, focus and relaxation.
An excellent way to quiet the mind and move the body without worries. Find joy and calmness in a safe, supportive environment.

6-Week Yoga for Athletes Series $72Purchase required to enroll

with Bob Speck, RYT 500
Monday: 6-7:15pm
October 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19, 26

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

Athletes generally have strong and powerful bodies, but often have limited range of movement in various joints due to the repeated movements required by each sport. Yoga helps re-balance the physical body. Yoga helps increase range of motion and joint flexibility. Yoga helps develop strength and joint stability too. Yoga helps enhance focus and body awareness. Yoga also helps strengthen the body’s core and increase ability of the core to stabilize movements of the spine.

As we transition from summer sports to winter sports, come join us for a series of classes intended specifically for strong athletes with “tight” muscles! We will perform dynamic movements similar to a Power Yoga class, which might include Sun Salutations and various flows of standing postures. We will also perform additional postures to increase strength and stability, focusing on hip mobility, leg and core strengthening. We will focus on developing functional movement patterns appropriate for most snow sports, hopefully reducing the potential for common winter sport injuries.

Join Bob Speck, EYT-500 (Certified Functional Strength Coach and Personal Trainer, and Certified Alpine III Ski, Snowboard I, Adaptive Snowboard I Instructor) for this series of classes, all designed to help athletes be more fit for sports and move with more ease. (Bob is currently the co-director of the HOTV Yoga Advanced Studies and Teacher Training Program, and was formerly a manager, clinician, and training director for various ski and snowboard schools. He and Jo Kirsch continue to occasionally lead winter ski / yoga excursions and retreats.)

Make Your Own Sankalpa Mala Workshop $42Purchase required to enroll

with Kaitlyn Zwagerman Tyler, RYT 500
1-3:30PM, Saturday, October 27
$42

Register a week in advance for 5% off. Use Coupon Code: MALA5
Members: Register a week in advance for 10% off. Use Coupon Code: MALA10


Align yourself with the grounding benefits of Tree Agate as you hand-craft your very own stretch Mala prayer necklace under the guidance of Kaitlyn Zwagerman, local artisan and yoga teacher. During this immersive workshop, you will infuse your piece with you personal sankapla (an intention formed by the heart and mind) as you meditatively string beads and connect with friends in our studio. Kaitlyn will share information about the significance and symbolic qualities of Tree Agate.

This mala will have a very special (surprise) personal touch by YOU! (You must attend!)
You will leave with a beautiful, earthy and energetically charged and treasured tool for elevating your practice and breathing your sankalpa to life!

3.5 CEU's available for HOTV Yoga Advanced Teacher Training Program




Japa Meditation Workshop $15Purchase required to enroll

with Kaitlyn Zwagerman Tyler, RYT 500
4 - 5pm, Saturday, October 27
$20 (or class card or membership)

You will be guided on how to use a Mala necklace along with Japa meditation to ease stress and tension in your life through cultivating a mantra repetition practice. When practiced regularly, this tradition will inspire peace, calm and happiness within. Please bring your own mala to practice with!

2 CEU's available for HOTV Yoga Advanced Teacher Training Program.

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

A 6-Week Beginner Yoga Series - with Lela Hughes
5-6pm, MONDAY:
October 29, November 5, 12, 19, 26 December 3

$72 per 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.

Humble Warrior Workshop I $45Purchase required to enroll

with Bob Speck, RYT 500, ASCM-CPT, CFSC
A Fusion of Yoga and Functional Strength Training for the Lower Back, Hips, Legs and Core for the Lower Back, Hips, Legs and Core-1
9am to Noon, Saturday, November 3

$45 per Workshop
Register a week in advance for 5% off. Use Coupon Code: WARRIORWORKSHOPMembers: Register a week in advance for 10% off. Use Coupon Code: WARRIORWORKSHOP10 The workshop is designed to bring out the Humble Warrior in You! Get your body ready for outdoor winter sports!

This workshop is intended for adults (younger and older) who would like to to build the strength and stability while maintaining mobility and flexibility; and be part of motivating group class atmosphere which is also mindful and supportive in nature. We will learn functional movements to improve body function and performance, focusing the development of mobility, stability and strengthening too. Workshop I is organized to emphasize fundamentals of functional movements for the lower body (legs, hips and lower back) and core-stabilizing breath work; Workshop II is organized to emphasize upper body (upper back, shoulders, chest and arms) and core strengthening. Both workshops will include discussions on the anatomy of movement.

WORKSHOP INCLUDES:Personalized Instruction on Yoga and Functional Training Movements; Educational Content; and an Active 75-minute Training Class including Bodyweight and Weighted Strength Training, Standing Yoga Postures, a Warm-Up and Cool-Down.

Teenager & Adult Mentor may share the same workout space for $60 per session. Email bob@heartofvillageyoga.com to register. Group size is limited to 12.
This workshop fulfills 3.5 Heart of the Village Yoga 300 Hour Teacher Training Elective Hours.

Humble Warrior Workshop II $45Purchase required to enroll

HUMBLE WARRIOR WORKSHOP II: A Fusion of Yoga and Functional Strength Training for the Upper Back, Shoulders, Arms and Core
with Bob Speck, RYT 500, ASCM-CPT, CFSC-1

1:30-5:30pm, Saturday, November 3

$45 per Workshop
Register a week in advance for 5% off. Use Coupon Code: WARRIORWORKSHOP
Members: Register a week in advance for 10% off. Use Coupon Code: WARRIORWORKSHOP10

The workshop is designed to bring out the Humble Warrior in You! Get your body ready for outdoor winter sports!

This workshop is intended for adults (younger and older) who would like to to build the strength and stability while maintaining mobility and flexibility; and be part of motivating group class atmosphere which is also mindful and supportive in nature. We will learn functional movements to improve body function and performance, focusing the development of mobility, stability and strengthening too. Workshop I is organized to emphasize fundamentals of functional movements for the lower body (legs, hips and lower back) and core-stabilizing breath work; Workshop II is organized to emphasize upper body (upper back, shoulders, chest and arms) and core strengthening. Both workshops will include discussions on the anatomy of movement.

WORKSHOP INCLUDES:
Personalized Instruction on Yoga and Functional Training Movements; Educational Content; and an Active 75-minute Training Class including Bodyweight and Weighted Strength Training, Standing Yoga Postures, a Warm-Up and Cool-Down.

Teenager & Adult Mentor may share the same workout space for $60 per session. Email info@heartofvillageyoga.com to register.

Group size is limited to 12.

This workshop fulfills 3.5 Heart of the Village Yoga 300 Hour Teacher Training Elective Hours.


Humble Warrior Workshop I & II $75Purchase required to enroll

with Bob Speck, RYT 500, ASCM-CPT, CFSC-1

9am to Noon, Saturday, November 3: A Fusion of Yoga and Functional Strength Training for the Upper Back, Shoulders, Arms and Core
1:30-5:30pm, Saturday, November 3: A Fusion of Yoga and Functional Strength Training for the Lower Back, Hips, Legs and Core

$75 for Both Sessions

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

Yoga Nidra Sound Journey (Acoustic) $35Purchase required to enroll

with Jeremy Arndt and Nancy Grzescak
7:30-8:45pm, Friday, November 9
$35
Register a week in advance for 5% off. Use Coupon Code: SOUNDJOURNEY5
Members: Register a week in advance for 10% off. Use Coupon Code: SOUNDJOURNEY10

Yoga Nidra is the practice and art of Yogic sleep. It is a profound but simple guided meditation accessible to anyone. The practice systematically guides the body, mind and breath into a complete state of bliss. As you rest in a comfortable and supported savasana, Nancy will lead you through a guided relaxation that will invite your body and mind to rest. While in this safe, sacred space Jeremy and Nancy will create an immersive soundscape to guide you deeper. The healing vibrations will leave you feeling grounded with a deeper connection to Self.

2 CEU's available for HOTV Yoga Advanced Teacher Training Program.

Restorative Yoga Sound Journey (Acoustic) $40Purchase required to enroll

with Jeremy Arndt and Nancy Grzescak
2 - 3:30pm, Saturday, November 10
$40
Register a week in advance for 5% off. Use Coupon Code: SOUNDJOURNEY5
Members: Register a week in advance for 10% off. Use Coupon Code: SOUNDJOURNEY10

Join Jeremy and Nancy for an afternoon of soothing and healing sounds paired with a supported, breath centered Restorative Yoga practice. The fusion of sound, stillness, and breath will leave you feeling deeply relaxed and rejuvenated. The vibrational experience includes the sacred sounds of the handpan, gong, chimes, crystal singing bowls, didgeridoo and more. Experience the bliss of surrender as Nancy leads the class through nurturing restorative poses supported by blankets, bolsters and blocks while Jeremy provides an improvised ultra sensory exploration with enchanting sacred sounds. The evening will culminate with a long and inviting savasana as you allow yourself to be carried away by a deep, multi-instrumental sound experience.

2 CEU available for HOTV Yoga Advanced Teacher Training Program


Yin Yoga & Restorative Yoga Sound Journeys $65Purchase required to enroll

with Jeremy Arndt and Nancy Grzescak
Yin Yoga Sound Journey:
7:30-8:45pm, Friday, November 9
Restorative Yoga Sound Journey: 2-3:30pm, Saturday, November 10
$65

GIFT WITH INTENTION- Mala Making Workshop for the HOLIDAYS $45Purchase required to enroll

with Kaitlyn Zwagerman Tyler, RYT 500
6-9pm, Friday, Novermber 30
$45
Register a week in advance for 5% off. Use Coupon Code: MALA5
Members: Register a week in advance for 10% off. Use Coupon Code: MALA10


Mindfully create treasured gifts with HEART for your loved ones this holiday season! Join Kaitlyn Zwagerman, owner of Wandering Sparks Ltd. Co., while you are mindfully guided to create two mini stretch malas for gifting to loved ones over the holidays! Find enchantment in the natural physical and metaphysical qualities of Picture Jasper and Snowflake Obsidian.

Picture Jasper is a nurturing, protective stone that brings comfort and alleviates fear. It stimulates the Base Chakra in providing physical and spiritual energy for the body. It also is believed to activate the Third Eye Chakra, enhancing visualization. It instills a sense of proportion and harmony, enlivening one’s creativity and initiative and is thought to be a marvelous talisman for bringing hidden emotions to the surface for healing. Snowflake Obsidian is a stone of purity. It balances mind body and spirit. Placed on the sacral chakra, snowflake obsidian will calm and soothe and allow you to view unhealthy patterns in your own behavior, opening the door to change. Obsidian draws hidden imbalances to the surface and releases them. The blackness of this stone is believed to enhance the ability to reach your inner self. It is one of the earliest known stones to be used for scrying (seeing into the future).

Each mala will be ready to give to a loved one with a gift box containing a metaphysical description of the stone and an 'intention note' written by the artisan (you)!

4 CEU's available for HOTV Yoga Advanced Teacher Training Program

Airtime for Kids 4-Week Course $48Purchase required to enroll

with Alexandra Langstaff
3:00 - 3:45pm, Saturday
December 1, 8, 15, 22
$48 for Session of 4 Classes
Drop-in on space available basis: $15 per class

Yoga on a mat and in a swing! Come and fly, float and flip with us! Experience yoga from a new perspective! Increase body awareness, focus, flexibility and strength in a “supportive” environment!
-Ages 7-10

Yin Yoga Journey with Biff Mithoefer $50Purchase required to enroll

7:30-9pm, Friday, December 14
$50
Register a week in advance for 5% off. Use Coupon Code: YINYOGA2018
Members: Register a week in advance for 10% off. Use Coupon Code: YINYOGAMEMBERS2018

In this fast-paced, yang-style world, the practice of Yin Yoga helps us maintain balance. Through long-held postures, we explore our compassionate, no striving, receptive yin nature and learn to recognize and move with the natural patterns of life. With attention to the breath and sensations in the body, Yin Yoga helps us: balance our yin and yang aspects; Increase the flow of qi or prana in the body; Maintain the health of our connective tissue; Reconnect to the meditative origins of yoga

With silence, poetry and gentle music, we’ll journey together into our own inner spaces to reconnect with ourselves and the healing wisdom that is our true nature.

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 Mantra Concert $50Purchase required to enroll


7:00 - 9:00PM, Friday, January 4
$50
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

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.


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

Saturday, January 5
Bhakti On The Mat: The Mythic World of Yoga: 10:00am - 12:30pm
Click here to view Bhakti on the Mat in action.
Wild Lotus Tune Up: The Yoga of Sound: 2:30 - 5:30pm

Sunday, January 6
Bhakti On The Mat: Poetry of the Heart & Body: 10:00am - 12:30pm
Q & A + Journey Through Song & Story: 2:30-5:30pm





A Weekend of Practice - Present Power, Meditation, Pranayama, and Yoga Nidra $275Purchase required to enroll

with Beryl Bender Birch

Session Times:
Friday, March 15: 6:00 to 8:30PM
Saturday, March 16: 9:00AM to 12:00PM & 1:30-4:30PM
Sunday, March 17: 9:00AM to 12:00PM

Full Workshop Fee: $275 Full Weekend
Register a week in advance for 5% off. Use Coupon Code: BERYL
Members: Register a week in advance for 10% off. Use Coupon Code: BERYL10

Yoga is not synonymous with asana, even though most of the general public thinks so. Yoga is about learning to pay attention. All the practices direct us to focus our attention on one thing, and as we practice and breathe and learn to focus, our minds get quieter. We begin to see things that were previously too clouded by the busy-ness of the mind to see. We like this. We feel more centered, more relaxed. And one day, maybe all at once, and maybe little by little, we “get” it, we wake up. And what do we wake up to? The realization that there really is only ONE of us here. And that is the experience of yoga - the connection with the True Self. We cannot conceptualize, define, or explain it. We can only have it. It is an experience of boundlessness, and it is born of practice.

No one can teach us yoga, really. Teachers can only pass along a set of instructions to follow, and if we follow those instructions, perhaps that will lead us to the experience. Once that happens, a transformation occurs, we change. We become more conscious, more aware, more compassionate, more, well, connected. And that is the point of all the work - to recognize there really is no such things as “other.” It becomes impossible to ignore the suffering of the world and we realize that the whole point of our life is to serve. Seva isn’t something you do part time, or only on Wednesday afternoons - it’s a lifestyle. It’s an awareness you bring into every aspect of your life. Everything you do is with compassion and awareness - and this comes from years of practice and paying attention.

HOTV Yoga and Ski Retreat: Snowbird, Utah $1,000Purchase required to enroll

April 7 - 12, 2018
with Bob Speck and Jo Kirsch

Join Bob Speck, RYT 500, E-RYT 200, PSIA III and Jo Kirsch, E-RYT 500, PSIA III, for a memorable week of skiing and yoga. Participants will have the opportunity to explore Snowbird on their own, as well as be guided around the mountain terrain. We'll practice yoga before and after skiing and have optional evening activities. Retreat begins at 7pm, Sunday, April 7, 2018 and ends Friday, April 12, 2018. Lodging is at The Inn at Snowbird, where we will practice yoga, hot-tub, and have gym access. The Inn is a short walk to the Snowbird Center where the Tram is located and valet service is available for your skis. Restaurants, shopping and a full spa are all within walking distance of The Inn.