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Yoga for Ages 6 to 12 Series $40Purchase required to enroll

with Charlotte Alexander, RYT 200
4:50-5:50PM, Thursday: September 19, 26, October 3, 10
Open to students ages 6 to 12 years.
4-Week Session: $40
$12 to drop-in on a space available basis. (Included in student memberships and class cards.)

Balance like a tree, be strong like a warrior, and crawl like a spider! Together we will explore yoga postures, play games, move through sun salutations and flow sequences, learning mindfulness and self-soothing breathing techniques. Each week class will end with relaxing guided imagery in savasana pose. Imagine floating on a giant lily pad, walking through a beautiful rainbow forest, or painting a masterpiece... everyone is sure to have fun!

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

with Lela Hughes
5-6PM, MONDAY:
September 23, 30 October 7, 14, 21, 28
$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.

Shamanic Cacao Ceremony— the Doorway to Metamorphosis $45Purchase required to enroll

with Becca Herrington
7:30-9PM, Friday, September 27, 2019
$45
Register a week in advance for 5% off. Use Coupon Code: CACAO
Members: Register a week in advance for 10% off. Use Coupon Code: CACAO10

Who doesn’t like the taste of chocolate? But did you know that not only does it taste yummy but in its pure form it is also good
for you? Some of the benefits of cacao include:
  • High in anti-oxidants such as flavonoids that help support healthy function of the cardiovascular system
  • Increases focus and creativity through the help of theobromine that is a gentle and grounded source of energy
  • Releases endorphins and serotonin into the brain enhancing one’s mood
  • Contains high levels of magnesium which helps support a healthy immune system

  • The Shamanic Cacao ceremony allows us to work with this ancient plant medicine to open our hearts and foster connection with our own deep knowing. This magical bean increases our energy level as it sharpens our focus and enhances our creativity. Yet, it brings about a deep sense of relaxation and peace leaving us with an overall feeling of wellbeing. Please bring your own yoga mat, as you will be lying down for most of the ceremony. Or you may rent one at Heart of the Village Yoga.

    Yoga for Everyday Life Free

    Yoga for Everyday Life: a journey into the depths of classical yoga
    Led by Sannyasi Mahesh

    Session 1: Classical Yoga: September 28, 2:00 – 4:00PM at Heart of the Village Yoga
    Suitable for all ages. You can come to one session or two, but it is best if you attend all three sessions for a comprehensive overview of traditional yoga as taught by the Bihar School of Yoga. Asanas, the physical practices of yoga, have been given so much attention that most people think yoga and asana are the same thing. However, traditionally yoga evolved as a science of life, for generating ever-greater positivity, creativity, inner strength and resilience. The ultimate goal is the discovery of one’s dormant potential and overcoming one’s conscious and unconscious limitations. In order to achieve that, yoga provides tools for use in everyday life, building a lifestyle beyond occasional practices. While this may sound like a difficult thing to do, it is actually very easy once you know how. Regardless of your previous experience in yoga or meditation, in this workshop you will learn what the different practices of yoga can do for you, and how you can integrate them into your daily routine for maximum benefit.

    Free will donation; reservation required. Please be sure to register or each session you will be attending.



    Mantra Yoga with Mahesh Free

    Session 2: Mantra Yoga: September 28, 6:00 - 7:30PM at Anandaroopa’s in Arlington

    Chanting of Mahamritunjaya for universal health and peace with a havan (fire ceremony).
    No alternative raindate. Bring something to sit on and bug spray. Free Will Donation. Be sure to register for each session individually.

    Shatkarmas with Mahesh Free

    Session 3: Shatkarmas: September 29, 8:00 – 9:30AM at Anandaroopa’s in Arlington

    Kunjal kriya (regurgitative cleansing) and jala neti (nasal cleansing)
    You will need your own Neti Pot to participate.
    Free Will Donation. Be sure to register for each session individually.

    Yoga for Lyme Disease Workshop $35Purchase required to enroll

    with Genevieve Goetz
    2-3:30 on Sunday, October 6
    $35
    Register a week in advance for 5% off. Use Coupon Code: LYME
    Members: Register a week in advance for 10% off. Use Coupon Code: LYME10

    This inclusive, body positive class focuses on the practice of feeling good and creating healthy self care with meditation, deep breathing exercises, a mixture of gentle, yin and restorative yoga. Through the structure of poses, we will build muscle tone without too much exertion. Rest breaks will be offered. Poses will be given with modifications so that everyone can practice comfortably. Various benefits will be discussed for common symptoms like muscle cramping, brain fog, anxiety, joint pain, neurology, etc. Themes like letting go of fear, trusting our bodies again, and finding hope will speak to the direct lifestyles of those with this illness. Towards the end of class will be a reflection time. You can choose to stay in a comfortable yoga pose and let your mind go and stay resting. Or you can bring a journal. Writing prompts and questions will be offered, along with free writing time. Sharing is not required, but open if you’d like to. The workshop will end with a meditation.

    No experience necessary, disability friendly!

    Caretakers and loved ones are also welcome, along with any necessary medical equipment, food, water, etc.


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

    with Jeremy Arndt and Nancy Grzescak
    1 - 3:00PM, Saturday, October 12
    $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 a supported, breath centered Restorative Yoga practice paired with soothing and healing sounds. 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, didgeridoo, multiple gongs, chimes, crystal singing bowls and more.
    Discover the bliss of surrender as Nancy guides your journey through nurturing restorative shapes supported by blankets, bolsters and blocks. The evening will culminate with a long and inviting savasana as you allow yourself to be carried away by a deep, multi-instrumental experience with enchanting, ethereal sounds.

    All are welcome, no prior experience with yoga necessary. 

    3 CEU available for HOTV Yoga Advanced Teacher Training Program

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

    with Jeremy Arndt and Nancy Grzescak
    3:30-5PM, Satuesay, October 12
    $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 relaxation. Quiet the mind and cultivate inner serenity as you rest in a supported savasana. Nancy’s voice will lead you through a guided relaxation where all the senses are drawn to gentle, conscious awareness, inviting the body to heal, creativity to flourish, and heart to expand. While in this safe, sacred space Jeremy and Nancy will create a soundscape of handpan, didgeridoo, crystal singing bowls, multiple gongs, chimes and more. Each experience is created and offered with love and intention for healing and relaxation. Receive deep rest while being immersed in the ethereal vibrations of a Yoga Nidra Sound Journey.

    All are welcome, no prior experience with yoga or meditation necessary. 

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

    with Jeremy Arndt and Nancy Grzescak
    Restorative Yoga Sound Journey:
    1-3:00PM, Saturday, October 12, 2019
    Yoga Nidra Sound Journey:
    3:30-5PM, Saturday, October 12, 2019
    $65

    Hero’s Journey with Hindu / Buddhist Deity Archetypes (Ishtadevatas) $126Purchase required to enroll

    with Dr. Manoj Chalam
    Friday, October 18: 6 - 9PM
    Saturday, October 19, 2019: 10:30AM - 12:30PM and 2 - 6PM
    $126
    Just Friday: $48/Just Saturday: $96
    Register a week in advance for 5% off. Use Coupon Code: YOGICPHILOSOPHY
    Members: Register a week in advance for 10% off. Use Coupon Code: YOGICPHILOSOPHY10

    In this unique presentation, Manoj (people call him a spiritual stand up comedian who often falls flat on his big Ganesha belly) will incorporate all the Hindu and Buddhist deity archetypes in the circle of Shiva Nataraj. Uncover the secret symbolisms of these archetypes and relate it to all aspects of your life such as relationships, abundance, life purpose and anxiety attenuation.


    We are going to symbolically kayak through Carl Jung’s collective unconscious for these Archetypes. Discover how entertaining story telling fully expresses your hero’s journey (of Joseph Campbell) into Self Actualization (Moksha). We will also do meditation practices with these Ishtadevatas so that they express through us at all stages of our hero’s journey.


    Manoj will help you discover your archetype/Ishtadevata.


    (This workshop is 70% lecture, 15% meditation, 10% Mantra chantings and 5% light spiritual stretches.)

    Hero’s Journey with Hindu / Buddhist Deity Archetypes - Friday Night $48Purchase required to enroll

    with Guest Teacher Manoj Chalam
    6-9PM, Friday, October 18
    $48
    Friday, October 18: 6 - 9PM
    Register a week in advance for 5% off. Use Coupon Code: YOGICPHILOSOPHY
    Members: Register a week in advance for 10% off. Use Coupon Code: YOGICPHILOSOPHY10

    Hero’s Journey with Hindu / Buddhist Deity Archetypes - Saturday $96Purchase required to enroll

    with Guest Teacher Manoj Chalam
    Saturday, October 19, 2019: 10:30AM - 12:30PM and 2 - 6PM
    $96
    Register a week in advance for 5% off. Use Coupon Code: YOGICPHILOSOPHY
    Members: Register a week in advance for 10% off. Use Coupon Code: YOGICPHILOSOPHY10

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

    with Barb Lowes, Reiki Master, E-RYT 500 and Becca Herrington, Medicine Woman
    4:00 - 5:30, Sunday, October 27, 2019
    $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 Barb Lowes and Becca Herrington for this very special opportunity to combine Shamanic Practices with Yogic and Reiki Philosophy. This is a very powerful time before the new Moon and Halloween. A sacred time to share space and retrieve power for our intentions.

    This 90 minute workshop interweaves Shamanic, Yogic and Reiki teachings with an emphasis on the physical, mental and spiritual relationship we have with ourselves. Using tools and techniques to elevate awareness, we will meditate, move and transcend the body, mind and spirit to be connected and whole within ourselves and Great Spirit. You will leave refreshed and energized with a greater sense of commitment to ourselves and our growth.

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

    Exploring the Intersections of Yin Yoga, Poetry and Sound $250Purchase required to enroll

    with Biff Mithoefer, Eric Archer, and Kristen Volpone
    November 8-10, 2019
    Friday, November 8: 7-8:30PM
    Saturday, November 9: 9AM to Noon; 2-5PM; 7-8:30PM
    Sunday, November 10: 9AM to Noon
    $250
    Register a week in advance for 5% off. Use Coupon Code: EXPLORINGYIN
    Members: Register a week in advance for 10% off. Use Coupon Code: EXPLORINGYIN10


    This workshop weekend will explore how connecting Yin Yoga with the practices of Poetry and Sound create an embodied form of meditation that supports opening, reflection, and healing. Through experiential group sessions, participants will collectively study, discuss, and practice together to deepen their own understandings within these foundations of the Jamtse School of Yin Yoga. Participants will also receive invaluable opportunities to develop their own voice, both poetically and musically, while sharing in the creation of classes and meditative experiences for each other within the weekend’s sessions. Furthermore, group discussion and feedback will help hone each individual’s relationships to these three practices, and help support further exploration and offering in their own lives.

    Partner Yoga Workshop $25Purchase required to enroll

    with Stephanie Jones, E-RYT
    2:00 - 4:00PM, Sunday, November 24, 2019
    $50 per couple: $25 per person
    (You must register with a partner. Each person must have their own account to register.)

    Partner Yoga is an experience of compassion, communication, cooperation, and joy. Choose a friend, family member, the love of your life, or a yoga buddy, and join Stephanie for this sweet and lively workshop. Whether you are both new to yoga, both seasoned yogis, or one of each, this practice of leela, or sacred play, will challenge and delight. Come with a sense of adventure and a willingness to laugh.

    3 CEU's available through Yoga Alliance and HOTV Yoga 300 Hour Teacher Training.

    Yoga Retreat in Playa Grande, Costa Rica $1,000Purchase required to enroll

    with Jo Kirsch and Bob Speck
    December 4-11, 2019

    Join us for a week of yoga and adventure in beautiful Costa Rica. Return to your natural state of balance, harmony and peace, while practicing yoga in this tranquil and rejuvenating setting. We'll stay at the RipJack Inn, a Boutique Hotel located just 245 feet from the beach in Playa Grande, Costa Rica. RipJack Inn has a beautiful Yoga Shala, a tree top restaurant with some of the best food in the country, swimming pools and more. Playa Grande is a National Park that protects the Leatherback Turtle with miles of pristine beaches along the Pacific Ocean.

    This is a wonderful opportunity to nurture your body, mind and soul with morning meditation, revitalizing and balancing yoga classes, delicious food, and great company. There will be plenty of free time daily to relax and play, and two group excursions are planned to explore the beautiful beaches and gorgeous ocean of Playa Grande. If you have a partner or a family member who would love a tropical vacation, but is not "into yoga”, that's okay too. There is plenty to explore and lots of time to enjoy the beach and the surrounding area. Or, maybe this is the time they can get "turned on" to the practices, which will be accessible to Every Body (and always optional)!

    Reserve your spot with a $1000 non-refundable deposit. Balance due November 1, 2019.

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

    Friday, January 3 - Sunday, January 5, 2020
    $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 3
    Mantra Music Concert: 7 - 9 pm

    Saturday, January 4
    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 5
    Bhakti On The Mat: Poetry of the Heart & Body: 10:00am - 12:30pm
    Q & A + Journey Through Song & Story: 2:30-5:30pm





    Sean Johnson & the Wild Lotus Band Mantra Concert $50Purchase required to enroll


    7:00 - 9:00PM, Friday, January 3
    $50
    Members: Register in advance for 10% off. Use Coupon Code: SEANJOHNSON10

    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.