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

A 6-Week Beginner Yoga Series - Part 2 with Lela Hughes BEGINS May 8 and runs through June 12, 2018.
5-6pm, Tuesday, May 8 to June 12, 2018
$72 for 6-Week Session
DROP-INS ARE WELCOME: $15 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.

Shake Your Soul 4-Week Series $48Purchase required to enroll

An engaging, fun and creative dance class for adults!
with Alexandra Langstaff, RYT 500
Noon to 1pm, Monday: May 14, 21, 28, June 4
$48
DROP-INS ARE WELCOME: $15 per class (Class Card Holders and Members are eligible.)

Shake Your Soul® is a movement practice that relaxes your nervous system, energizes your body, and awakens your soul through a powerful, fluid dance repertoire set to world music. No experience is necessary, just a desire to release tension and move to excellent music in a supportive, joyful environment.

Alexandra is a registered Shake Your Soul® teacher and will find any excuse to exercise non traditionally!

6-Week Fundamentals of Yoga Series $72Purchase required to enroll

with Pam Fletcher-Maine, PT, RYT 200
Monday: 6-7:15pm
May 21 - June 25, 2018

This Fundamental Yoga Series focuses on alignment, body mechanics, and breath with emphasis on step-by-step instruction. For beginners and beyond. Getting ready for cycling? Tennis? Hiking? Gardening? Or just want to touch your toes again? This class is perfect for men and women who want to ease their way into yoga. 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. No pressure. No judgement. Just practice. No experience necessary. Requirement: Able to get up and down off the floor with relative ease. For ages 13 and older.

Yin Yoga to Yoga Nidra Workshop $36Purchase required to enroll

with Jo Kirsch, E-RYT 500
7-9pm, Friday, May 25
$36
Register a week in advance for 5% off. Use Coupon Code: YINNIDRA
Members: Register a week in advance for 10% off. Use Coupon Code: YINNIDRA10

Yin Yoga uses gentle long held postures practiced with an attitude of compassionate acceptance to awaken the more Yin parts of our physical, emotional and spiritual selves. Yoga Nidra is a guided mediation that puts the practitioner into a state of consiousness between waking and sleeping. Infused with intention, both Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra are deeply restorative, grouding and healing. We will practice Yin Yoga for 1 hour and fifteen minutes and flow into a lovely Yoga Nidra practice. You will leave the workshop with body, mind and Spirit merged as one; rested, energized and inspired to live each day fully with peace and love.

This workshop fulfills 2 Heart of the Village Yoga 300 Hour Teacher Training Elective Hours.

Change Your Perspective! Inversions and Hand Balancing Intensive $450Purchase required to enroll

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

June 1 - 3, 2018
$450
Register a week in advance for 5% off. Use Coupon Code: CHANGEYOURPERSPECTIVE
Members: Register a week in advance for 10% off. Use Coupon Code: CHANGEYOURPERSPECTIVEMEMBER

Friday, June 1: 6:00 - 9:pm
Saturday, June 2: 9:00 - 6:00pm
Sunday, June 3: 8:00 - 5:00pm

Would you like to learn the secrets to practicing inversions? Once you learn a systematic approach, you may be surprised how accessible inversions are. You will learn how to warm up your body and open your shoulders, hips, front body, back body, ankles, wrists, heart and mind. We will practice headstand, shoulderstand, handstand, forearm stand, crow, crane and poses dedicated to the Sage Koundinya. There are a number of benefits of practicing yoga inversions:

- Gives your heart a break
- Helps your lymphatic system
- Energizes you and builds confidence
- Improves your balance
- Builds core strength
- Forces you to focus
- Releases your ego and helps you practice non-attachment
- Provides a new perspective

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.

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.

This weekend immersion is open to practitioners who would like to deepen their practice and understanding of inversions.
21 CEU's are available through Yoga Alliance.
*With additional hours, this is a Heart of the Village Yoga's Advanced Studies and Teacher Training Core Weekend.





Yoga for GOLFERS $20 per classFrom $10 per visit with Student 10 Class Pass (age 13-21) passPurchase required to enroll

with Pat Meredith, RYT 200
4:30-5:30, Monday, June 4, 2018
$20
(included in memberships)

Proper fundamentals and mechanics are the keys to an efficient powerful golf swing. Stance, posture, and alignment are the basis for proper fundamentals and mechanics deal with the travel and shape of the swing. So, what does this have to do with yoga? Everything!!

Your body needs to be in balance, strong and flexible in order to have the proper fundamentals and mechanics of a good swing. What good is a proper swing when you can only have it for a few holes, then tire because of a sore back or stiff muscles or a nagging injury? Your hard work in developing a sound swing is for naught if your body rebels as you swing your club.

Yoga with it asanas or physical poses, along with pranayama or breath, can add much needed flexibility, strength and balance required for proper golf mechanics and fundamentals, and can reduce the effects of the repetitive nature of the golf swing. In this class we will learn easy, fundamental yoga poses to loosen and stretch the body to prepare it for a day on the course and afterwards, to reduce the effects of repetition and stress on the body.

Please join Pat Meredith, an enthusiastic golfer and HOTV Yoga teacher for an informative and fun way to add flexibility, strength, and balance to your game.

Walking the Way $45Purchase required to enroll

with Bob Speck, RYT 500, ASCM-CPT, CFSC-1
Saturday June 9, 2018: 1:00- 3:30pm

$45 per Workshop
Register a week in advance for 5% off. Use Coupon Code: WALKINGTHEWAY
Members: Register a week in advance for 10% off. Use Coupon Code: WALKINGTHEWAY10

Workshop is designed to help you find your natural way of living well! Get outside! Explore four perspectives of relating our lives with what nature teaches us. Explore the benefits of mind-body group activity in nature.

This workshop is intended for adults (younger and older) who want to explore yoga as a nature-based practice. We will look outward in nature to see what nature can teach us, tune inward into our more natural way of being, and explore together the workings of inter-connected community. We will go on a hike in the Equinox Preserve and practice meditations and yoga postures which will help us see various perspectives more clearly. We will have themed discussions using readings from “The Four-Fold Way” (Angeles Arrien), various teachings from translations of the “Yoga Sutras” (Patanjali) and the “Tao Te Ching” (Lao-tzu), as well as readings from modern environmental-themed texts. These will be experiential workshops, facilitated to take advantage of group interaction and individual perspectives.

EACH WORKSHOP INCLUDES:
Educational Content and Discussion on Workshop Theme; an Active 90-minute Hike including Various Yoga Postures and Meditations; Warm-Up and Cool-Down activities.

Teenager & Adult Mentor may participate together for $60 per session. Email info@heartofvillageyoga.com to register.

Group size is limited to 12. Bring your own water and wear appropriate clothing; be prepared to be outside for entire workshop!

This workshop fulfills 2.5 Heart of the Village Yoga 300 Hour Teacher Training Elective Hours.

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

with Barb Lowes, RYT 500 and Becca Herrington, Medicine Woman
6:30-8pm, Sunday, June 10, 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 yoga, open to all levels, to help clear physical, mental and energetic blockages.

This 90 minute workshop combines a gentle restorative yoga flow with the ancient ritual of Reiki and Shamanism, taking you out of your every day and into a space of awareness where your true self abides.

Advance Studies and Teacher Training Information Session Free

with Jo Kirsch, E-RYT 500
Saturday, April 21: 10:30-11:30am
Thursday, May 17: 7:30-8:30pm
Saturday, June 14: 7:30-8:30pm
Saturday, July 14: 10:30-11:30am

Would you like to dive deeper into yoga and explore yogic philosophy and mythology, asana, anatomy and physiology and mythology, teaching methodology, yoga ethics and more? If so, attend one of our information sessions to learn about Heart of the Village Yoga's Advanced Studies 200 and 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Trainings. Heart of the Village Yoga is a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Teacher Alliance. Here's what some of our graduates have to say:

"The Heart of the Village Yoga teacher training program was an incredible journey that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. I am forever grateful for the knowledge gained and the guidance I received. I would highly recommend this program to anyone looking to enhance their yoga practice, both on and off the mat, with a well-rounded and informative teacher training program." - Lela Hughes, RYT 200

"Jo and Bob provided one of the most enriching experiences of my life.
I feel equipped with the tools, support, and confidence to start my yoga teaching career."
- Kelli Ettori, RYT 200

"The Heart of the Village Yoga 200 hour teacher training was a was a wonderful and supportive learning experience. Our teachers created a safe, supportive environment of learning and helped us grow as yogis and teachers. Jo and her fellow instructors epitomized the philosophy and practice of yoga on and off the mat. I went into this training thinking I just wanted to improve my practice, but came away with the desire to share my love and deep respect for yoga practice and inspired to become a yoga teacher. It was a transformational experience for me."
- Pat Meredith, RYT 200

"The training I received at Heart of the Village Yoga surpassed all my expectations. There was a wonderful balance and ease with the style of teaching used. I would highly recommend it to anyone searching for more than just a physical Asana training course. The Teachers were some of the best I have had the pleasure to know and work with. There is a true community feeling and the studio feels like a second home."
- Lisa Brand, E-RYT 500

"The Heart of The Village Yoga 300 hour teacher training was a wonderfully enriching experience for my body, mind and heart. Jo and Bob lovingly cultivate a supportive community where students can deepen their knowledge and experience while making meaningful connections with others.
The training was thoughtfully organized and presented to support integration of the teachings of yoga.The program is ideal for teachers wishing to enhance nuances of teaching such as integrating yogic philosophy and sequencing and for students interested deepening a yogic life style though exploring Karma, Raja, Jnana, and Bhakti Yoga." - Laurae Coburn, PhD, RYT 500


Shubulananda Kirtan Free

7:30PM, July 28, 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.


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 $2,750Purchase required to enroll

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

LOGO-TT
Directed by Jo Kirsch, E-RYT 500, with a core faculty of experienced teachers including Bob Speck, E-RYT 200, RYT 500, ACSM-CPT, CFSC; E-RYT 200, RYT 500; Pam Fletcher, PT, RYT 200; and Guest Teacher
Biff Mithoefer with more guest faculty to be announced.

Building 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.

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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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
February 1-3, 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 download an application.
Questions? Email or call 802.362.9004 to schedule an interview for the program.

INFORMATION SESSIONS:
Saturday, April 21: 10:30-11:30am
Thursday, May 17, 7:30-8:30pm
Thursday, June 14, 7:30-8:30pm
Saturday, July 14, 10:30-11:30am

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Click here for information on our 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program. Pre-requisite: Completion of 200 Hour Teacher Training Program credited by Yoga Teacher Alliance.

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.

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.

Prenatal Yoga Series $60Purchase required to enroll

with Kaitlyn Zwagerman

Our prenatal series is designed to meet the needs of mothers by offering gentle, community building classes with thoughtful yoga sequences to guide you through one of the most awe inspiring, tiring, and life changing experiences. We will connect with one another, creating a compassionate community that is essential during pregnancy, childbirth and beyond.We will practice gentle stretching and asana (postures), using movement to connect with our breath, our body and the new light growing inside. Our physical poses will pay particular attention to maintaining the strength of the pelvic floor, easing back and neck tension, while also providing an opportunity for rest and rejuvenation. We will utilize pranayama breathing techniques to clear our minds and help guide practitioners as they navigate motherhood.Research has found that practicing yoga during pregnancy significantly improves sleep quality and decreases back pain, nausea and stress. In 2012 a study published by the medical journal Preventative Medicine showed that pregnant women who practiced yoga were less likely to have birth complications, low birth weight babies, pregnancy-related diabetes, prenatal depression and high blood pressure.

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