FLOW & FLY Experience
Sep
14
8:00 AM08:00

FLOW & FLY Experience

Presented by Kenny Frisby

Inspired by the elements of Earth and Water, Laughing Lotus' Kenny Frisby is here to share his signature sequencing and asana play. With this FLOW & FLY Experience, you get the exuberance of a LOTUS FLOW class as well as the opportunity to explore low, earthy Arm Balance variations. This class is open to all who love to FLOW!

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Children's Mindfulness
Sep
14
8:30 AM08:30

Children's Mindfulness

Presented by Tiare Kahana

Children of all ages are welcome to enjoy this fun, imaginative and playful yoga workshop for children of all ages.  Through mindful movements of yoga, children learn how to tell stories with their bodies about living in harmony with nature and the world that we share.   The practice of yoga gives children tools for self-regulation, self-confidence, and body awareness, while paving the way for them to become healthy and well-balanced adults.  And it just happens to be a lot of fun!

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Spirit & Our Ecstatic Container
Sep
14
8:30 AM08:30

Spirit & Our Ecstatic Container

Presented by LeoRising

To your soul, your whole body is a dance floor, this class merges traditional kriyas  with rhythmic chanting & breath work essential to support dynamic movement  exploration of sound, inner balance, stillness, self expression and sensitive soul listening. Each participant will be enlivened by the cosmic & earthly energies and know how to notice them.  This session is open to all levels of movement and can be done seated as well as standing. Learn a movement sequence, verbal activations, language,  guided visualizations and a ceremonial grounding meditation to prepare the your full being to be a container for Spirit's joyful radiance, keen intuition, and a magnetic mood that awakens gratitude and purges negativity in favor of auric amplification. 

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Ageless Flow
Sep
14
9:00 AM09:00

Ageless Flow

Presented by Pia Oliveri

This all levels class will focus on improving posture, balance and flexibility. Special attention will be paid to bone health and preventing/reversing bone loss related to osteoporosis. The use of props, mindful modifications and careful transitions will be encouraged as students find the balance between ease and effort. Breath work and meditation will be included to reduce stress and tension in the body.

(Chairs will be provided for students that would prefer not to do the floor work).

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CONNECT: A Community Yoga Flow + Meditation
Sep
14
9:00 AM09:00

CONNECT: A Community Yoga Flow + Meditation

Presented by Natalie Wheeler, Vasu

We all come to yoga for vastly different reasons. To connect to our body, our breath, each other, a greater purpose, our community. We come to CONNECT. Yoga in sanskrit translates to ‘union’- to join. It pieces together that which was never actually separate. This soulful class is a fusion of yoga asana, partner work + compassion meditation. Through sharing our breath and intentions- we’re reminded that regardless of our story, we are united.

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SocaRobix
Sep
14
9:00 AM09:00

SocaRobix

Presented by DJ Wasine

SocaRobix as the name suggests is Aerobic exercise set to Soca music. This varied, progressive and high intensity program is for anyone at any age and fitness level. SocaRobix class combines Aerobics with toning exercises for major muscle groups and core stability. SocaRobix puts the “fun” in fitness, so be prepared to move, sweat and smile!

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Whole Child Yoga
Sep
14
9:30 AM09:30

Whole Child Yoga

Presented by Beth Gibbs

Science shows that a relaxed state of awareness is optimal for receptivity, learning, and problem solving. When children, and adults, attain this state of awareness, they can use it to deal with issues like self-confidence, social skills, emotions, peer pressure, personal growth, and academic success. In this workshop teachers, parents and caregivers of children will learn easy-to-use strategies to enhance self-management skills. These techniques have been proven to reduce disruptive behavior and even improve test scores.

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What is Ashtanga?
Sep
14
9:30 AM09:30

What is Ashtanga?

Presented by Randolph Osgood

Practiced around the world and widely regarded as the foundation for modern day Vinyasa practice offered in most U.S. yoga studios, this workshop will introduce you to the combination of breathing and movement techniques involved in creating a powerfully therapeutic approach to your yoga practice. At its core the concentration required is developed through focus points producing a connection of mind, body and spirit. Traditionally practiced one-on-one in Mysore India, you will experience the core of the practice in a group setting being led through posture after posture.

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Tango Todo Terreno (All Terrain Tango)*
Sep
14
10:00 AM10:00

Tango Todo Terreno (All Terrain Tango)*

Presented by Gerardo Sorkin

Tango Todo Terreno is a participatory workshop that links concepts and tools drawn from the science of psychology with the multi-sensoriality of Tango. The workshop will draw on the elements of the “existing environment” at each moment. Utilizing the music as a sensory-perceptive resource, we will mindfully establish edifying connections with each other and the behavioral, emotional and cognitive skills planned for each exercise.

*This is not a tango dancing class

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Take a Walk on the Wild Side: A Locomotion Class
Sep
14
10:00 AM10:00

Take a Walk on the Wild Side: A Locomotion Class

Presented by Caitlin Lassy

Take your yoga practice off of your mat and on the move! In this playful class, Caitlin will guide you on a journey through the natural elements (earth, water, fire, air, and space) while you tap into your wild self with animalistic movements. Come bearing a whimsical spirit and leave feeling elevated and rejuvenated.

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Yin Yoga
Sep
14
10:45 AM10:45

Yin Yoga

Presented by Deb Orosz

A gentle class with restorative postures to relax the muscles and relieve stress. The focus here is on connecting your body and mind to leave you feeling centered and relaxed. Breathwork and longer holds in gentle poses help open the body and ease tension. You will hold poses for 3-4 minutes to allow muscles to elongate and open energetic pathways. Deb's soothing voice will help you to relax your body from head to foot and you will feel the layers of stored stress dissolving away through the class. At the end of class, there will be a long savasana with optional essential oils and Reiki touch to add to your relaxation.

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Groove Sutra
Sep
14
11:00 AM11:00

Groove Sutra

Presented by Natalie Wheeler, Vasu / Music by Kered

Moving body, moving breath, moving sound. This workshop is a fusion of soulful yoga + inspiring music. An energetic experience! A Groove Sutra set features a multitude of sensual and spiritual grooves that will immerse your mind, body and soul. Welcome to the magic!

The sound of Kered knows no boundaries and is inspired by his travels to some of the best dance floors in Berlin, Ibiza, Iceland, Los Angeles and more. Kered's sets are a mystical journey of global house music rhythms that draws upon warm bass frequencies, organic percussion, lush melodies and ethereal vocals.

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Spirit of Aloha - Partner Yoga
Sep
14
11:30 AM11:30

Spirit of Aloha - Partner Yoga

Presented by Tiare Kahana

Friends and family that play together, stay together!  "Ohana" (family) is a key component of Hawaiian culture along with the term "Aloha," which actually means love, kindness, and respect. Learn breathing and relaxation techniques, proper posture for spinal care, strength, and balance, mindful movements of Hawaiian story-telling, and fun yoga postures that can be practiced in pairs or as a family.

This workshop offers a fun, playful way to connect with one another without technology, for a change.  The practice of yoga is proven to reduce stress, improve health and overall well-being. With a touch of the Aloha Spirit, discover ways to connect with elements of nature, and more importantly, with one other.

This workshop is for all levels. Beginners welcome, no experience required.

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Fall Chakra Class
Sep
14
11:30 AM11:30

Fall Chakra Class

Presented by Heather Rems Korwin

There are 7 major Chakras, or energy centers, in our bodies. When energy flows freely through the Chakras, we feel balanced & powerful & are able to flow through life more easily.

This class will use mantra (sound), asana & vinyasa (physical movement) to help you bring attention to balancing each Chakra. This all levels class will not be a vigorous flow, but you will leave feeling invigorated & renewed!

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Yoga – A Sacred Rhythm
Sep
14
11:30 AM11:30

Yoga – A Sacred Rhythm

Presented by Maya Breuer

There are many who believe that yoga’s importance is revealed only in the movement of ones’ body.  Yoga is profoundly much more than just movement.  In this interactive workshop, participants will use the ancient practice of yoga and the breath to explore self-love, self-awareness and self-expression while fully engaging body, mind and spirit.  When these elements are combined, you experience the sacred rhythm of yoga; the true gift for everyday living.

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Grit & Grace (All Levels / Bilingual Spanish & English)
Sep
14
12:00 PM12:00

Grit & Grace (All Levels / Bilingual Spanish & English)

Presented by Marisol Cummings

Get ready for a flow that will make you discover your power and torch your calories, tone, strengthen and rinse your body, clear your mind and leave you feeling empowered. The dynamic mix of sweat and spirit that is cultivated in the class will challenge you to step to your edge and unlock your personal power. Class begins with a centering meditation, followed by a warm up, poses for any ability and then enjoy a longer Savasana at the end of all your hard work to allow you to bring you back to source within.

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Ananhata Flow
Sep
14
12:30 PM12:30

Ananhata Flow

Presented by Kiley Holliday

This joyful, heart-centered flow class emphasizes precise physical alignment within the framework of an innovative vinyasa sequence. You will explore the anatomical connections between the spine and shoulders as well as the spine and hips, while being encouraged to open and expand your energetic heart space for the purpose of healing. Whatever your current relationship to back bending, this class will help you explore the practice in a safe and loving way.

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Ashtanga
Sep
14
12:30 PM12:30

Ashtanga

Presented by Randolph Osgood

Traditionally practiced one-on-one in Mysore India, you will experience the core of the practice in a group setting being led through posture after posture. Similar to chanting a mantra this class will provide the experience of the efficiency this system of movement offers. Randolph will offer alternative modifications he has developed through his practice to provide everyone a chance to participate.

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Mindfulness for Extroverts
Sep
14
12:30 PM12:30

Mindfulness for Extroverts

Presented by Sea Tea Improv

Life requires us to be present, listen well, and adapt to our surroundings-- even when we're surrounded by other people. Mindfulness is not only for the quiet moments of solitude in our lives. Enjoy a demonstration of improv comedy and its principles with the award-winning cast of Sea Tea Improv. Improvisers are experts in the art of letting go of our ideas, boldly blurting whatever pops into their heads, and building collaboratively with others in the moment. We'll apply the principles of improv comedy to situations that you can use each and every day with your coworkers, family, friends, and anyone else you encounter. And of course, you'll get to laugh.

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Perfectly Imperfect: Finding Healing and Love in the Beautiful Mess of Being Human
Sep
14
1:00 PM13:00

Perfectly Imperfect: Finding Healing and Love in the Beautiful Mess of Being Human

Presented by Chris Grosso

What does it mean to accept yourself fully in all of your perfect imperfections; to take an honest, fearless look at your true self and stay there, acknowledging both the frailty and the glory in the same glance? In this interactive workshop, Chris Grosso, best-selling author of Indie Spiritualist, Everything Mind, and Dead Set on Living will address this question, guiding participants to use their difficult life experiences as catalysts towards spiritual awakening through various meditations, creative exercises, compassion practices, and more.

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Qigong – The Art of Taoist Yoga
Sep
14
1:00 PM13:00

Qigong – The Art of Taoist Yoga

Presented by Jampa Stewart

Join us and delight in the art of Qigong (chee goong), the Chinese yoga system that’s growing in popularity worldwide. Qi is the life force energy (prana) that flows throughout the acupuncture channels of the body, while Gong means skill acquired through practice. Qigong teaches you to harmonize and focus your movements, breath and mind/spirit. You will leave feeling refreshed and relaxed and with some simple yet powerful exercises you can practice at home.

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Immersive Sound Bath and Interactive Experience
Sep
14
1:30 PM13:30

Immersive Sound Bath and Interactive Experience

Presented by Dan Lauter

Come enjoy a soothing, deeply relaxing, immersive Sound Bath with awesome Hang Drum, hand selected exquisite Crystal Bowls, Crystal Gongs, beautiful Tibetan and Himalayan Bells, Rain Sticks, Ocarina, and other objects d’sound; played by bowl master Daniel Lauter. You'll receive an amazing meditative Sound Bath & Deep Relaxation Mindfulness Meditation that will melt away stress and leave you calmer, recharged, your mind clear and vibrant! The sound bath will be followed by an opportunity to interact with the sound tools to feel what you resonate with!

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Chant Workshop
Sep
14
2:00 PM14:00

Chant Workshop

Presented by Girish

Girish’s chant immersion is for anyone seeking to bring the bliss of Sanskrit chanting into daily life or to deepen an existing chanting practice. You’ll explore several of the most powerful Sanskrit mantras and offer practical guidance on integrating them into your yoga, meditation, or pranayama practice.  No previous experience necessary!

Girish's chant workshop is an integral part of hundreds of yoga teacher training programs all over the world and is appropriate for all levels of yogis.

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SocaRobix
Sep
14
2:00 PM14:00

SocaRobix

Presented by DJ Wasine

SocaRobix as the name suggests is Aerobic exercise set to Soca music. This varied, progressive and high intensity program is for anyone at any age and fitness level. SocaRobix class combines Aerobics with toning exercises for major muscle groups and core stability. SocaRobix puts the “fun” in fitness, so be prepared to move, sweat and smile!

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Oompapossum Puppet Shows
Sep
14
2:00 PM14:00

Oompapossum Puppet Shows

Presented by Kim van Aelst

How the Moon was Made is based on the award-winning book Anasi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti. This show is primarily for children from pre-K to 2nd grade. Children will learn about how each person is special and different and that by working together as a team, the possibilities are endless. 

Mr. Tiger is an adaptation from the cherished book Mr. Tiger Goes Wild. In this puppet show, a curious tiger begins to question everything he has known. He gives up his city life to move to the jungle to find his true calling, but misses his family and friends. Aside from being a jolly tale, this show emphasizes the basic needs we share: a feeling of belonging and the need to feel loved and accepted as we are.

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Yoga Para Todos (Yoga For Everyone)
Sep
14
2:00 PM14:00

Yoga Para Todos (Yoga For Everyone)

Presented by Nicole Diaz, Vasu

Join us for an inclusive vinyasa flow taught in English + Spanish. This slow-paced class is inspired by nature and includes meditation in the great outdoors.

Esta clase es lenta y de nivel principiante, adecuada para hispanohablantes y ingles-hablantes. La clase enfoca en posturas básicas, la respiración y meditación. La clase es adecuada para la gente completamente nueva a yoga.

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Yoga & The Sutras
Sep
14
2:00 PM14:00

Yoga & The Sutras

Presented by Heather Rems Korwin

Been practicing asana & want to learn more about the Sutras? The Yoga Sutras were written thousands of years ago & asana is only mentioned a few times. Although some people question the applicability of the Sutras to life today, the bulk of the Sutras offer guidelines for taking your practice off your mat. We can all benefit from Ahimsa (compassion), Svadyaya (self-study) & more. In this class, Heather will weave the Sutras into the physical practice, giving you the opportunity to explore applying these Sutras to your practice on & off your mat. This will be a vinyasa class open to all levels.

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How and Why I Shifted My Career from Corporate to Wellness
Sep
14
2:15 PM14:15

How and Why I Shifted My Career from Corporate to Wellness

Presented by Deb Orosz

In this one hour session, Deb will describe the planning she undertook to prepare for this career transition towards her personal fulfillment. At the prime of her corporate career, Deb went back to school for a Master's Degree in Nutrition and is now a licensed clinical nutritionist and yogi. There will be exercises to help you understand your feelings around your career and goals and then help you start to think about what kinds of transitions you might want to explore.

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Restorative Yoga – A Practice for Rejuvenation, Healing and Renewal
Sep
14
3:00 PM15:00

Restorative Yoga – A Practice for Rejuvenation, Healing and Renewal

Presented by Maya Breuer

Yoga Class - All Levels

Restorative yoga is a style of yoga where traditional postures are modified with props or other supports. The practice of restorative yoga is good for everyone because it does not demand a great deal of physical effort. Restorative yoga postures differ from freestanding postures because they do not require intense muscular activity to maintain the position. Using props to support the muscles allows the body to release tension and achieve deep relaxation. This style of practice was developed to promote relaxation of body, mind and spirit and to cope with stress. Restorative yoga leads to rejuvenation, healing and renewal through relaxation!

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Kahana Hula
Sep
14
3:00 PM15:00

Kahana Hula

Presented by Tiare Kahana

Kahana Hula “the heartbeat of the Hawaiian people” is a lively, engaging, interactive performance emphasizing Hawaiian morals embedded in the true meaning of Aloha; which is love, kindness, compassion, caring and respect. Tiare teaches the Hawaiian tradition of treating everybody as family, including those of different races. The state of Hawaii has the highest racial minority population in the country. Diversity is the way of life in Hawaii.

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Float: a Whole Body Approach to Arm Balances
Sep
14
3:00 PM15:00

Float: a Whole Body Approach to Arm Balances

Presented by Kiley Holliday

Learn how balancing flexibility, mobility, and conscious muscular engagement will not only enable you to move on your mat with grace and fluidity, but also pave the way towards mastering the more challenging arm balances such as galavasana and eka pada koundinyasana I. In this class, we will tackle exercises and shapes that serve to lengthen and strengthen the muscles required to balance on your hands successfully, all while maintaining the lightness and humor necessary to create a safe learning environment.

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Creating a Spiritual Life
Sep
14
3:30 PM15:30

Creating a Spiritual Life

Presented by Brandon Nappi

This workshop is for seekers who are on the search for wisdom, transcendence, and sacred belonging. Regardless of background, age, or whether or not you are affiliated with a formal religious tradition, the soul longs for peace, compassion, and connection. We’ll explore the challenge and opportunity of living a spiritual life in our contemporary world. Drawing on several sacred traditions, the poetry of Rumi, Mary Oliver, and others, The workshop will include laughter, storytelling, lecture, mindfulness practice, small group conversation, and the soothing sounds of classical guitar. Bring a journal.

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Mask Man
Sep
14
4:00 PM16:00

Mask Man

Presented by Tim Latta

Mask Man comments on masks used in cultures worldwide, while addressing themes of personal and societal transformation. Masks are used as metaphor; the performance expands the concept of masking to include the ‘masks’ we wear daily: body language, jewelry, piercing, tattoos, hairstyles, hats, and fashion statement as identity statement.

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The Art of Seeing Us
Sep
14
4:00 PM16:00

The Art of Seeing Us

Presented by LeoRising

Through a series of 4 interactive games, including partner work. LeoRising will facilitate safe space to bridge gaps of across situational identity and open space for heart centered story telling and deeper listening. Embracing our cultural complexity, we eventually crave to get to the simple source of the human spirit, consider this session an ode to an empath's 101/102 training course. All that's required is an open heart and the ability to breathe and be still. *Include running and coordination drills* 

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YOGA FOR VETERANS: Yoga Nidra
Sep
14
4:00 PM16:00

YOGA FOR VETERANS: Yoga Nidra

Presented by Suzanne Manafort

Lie down, put an eye pillow on, and take a journey of guided conscious deep rest. Learn to develop the feeling of deep relaxation in the body while managing the nervous system. Explore a deeper level of consciousness, connect with your body’s primal wisdom, relax. Join us for a restorative yoga practice, breath work and a long, guided savasana, which is the essence of Yoga Nidra.

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Fiery String Sistas
Sep
14
6:00 PM18:00

Fiery String Sistas

This engaging and inspiring all-woman jazz ensemble offers a refreshing alternative to the standard jazz band. Led by cellist Nioka Workman (daughter of master bassist Reggie Workman), the stellar chamber ensemble presents performances that incorporate aspects of world music, women’s culture, and string improvisation, while highlighting their deep connection to jazz history. The ensemble has performed at exciting venues and festivals throughout the U.S. including the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Sugar Hill Music Festival, Coltrane Day Festival and the Hudson Park Bandshell.

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Post Kirtan DJ
Sep
14
9:30 PM21:30

Post Kirtan DJ

Wasine is a passionate and purposeful DJ, activist, producer and radio personality whose eclectic and synergistic selections are influenced by his love for numerous genres including Roots Reggae, Soca, Zouk, Funk, and hip-hop. Originally from the island of Saint Lucia, DJ Wasine has hosted and spun for some of the largest Soca and Caribbean events in Connecticut. He is regarded for his remarkable fusion blends, using tantalizing island rhythms and intense bass-lines to create a unique international fusion of musical artistry… all on top of an unmistakable island beat! Just let the music fill you up!

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