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Winter Workshop Schedule: Yoga, Philosophy, Meditation, Anatomy and Ayurveda

Winter Workshop Schedule: Yoga, Philosophy, Meditation, Anatomy and Ayurveda

Journey of Yoga (JOY) has a variety of winter/spring workshops to help students explore and practice various topics on their journey to creating healthy, fulfilling and balanced lives. Upcoming workshops include the following offerings:

  • Yoga Nidra and Aromatherapy: A guided meditation practice, Nidra actually translates to “sleep,” where you will find deep relaxation along with the use of wonderful essential oils. (Friday, February 3, 7 to 8:30 p.m.)
  • Partner Yoga: A workshop to help you and your partner (spouse, friend, sibling, adult child) learn to communicate more effectively and sensitively. (Friday, February 17, 7 to 8:30 p.m.)
  • Yoga Training Meet and Greet with Maggie Durbas: Come meet the primary teachers and learn more about both the 200-hour and 100-hour trainings which begin in April. (Saturday, February 25, 12 to 1:30 p.m.)
  • Yoga for Scoliosis: This workshop will help you understand the effect of scoliosis on the spinal muscles and yoga postures that can help alleviate symptoms. (Saturday, February 25, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.)
  • Restorative Yoga with Mantra and Pranayama for Healing: Invite deep release and relaxation through mindful practices to allow for healing in the body and spirit. (Friday, March 3, 7 to 8:30 p.m.)
  • Adjustments and Assists for Hip Openers and Forward Bends with Maggie Durbas: This workshop is for yoga teachers and teacher trainees to learn how to safely assist their students with hip openers and forward folds. 1.5 Continuing Education credits will be earned. (Saturday, March 4, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)
  • Myths of the Asana: Learning the historical stories connected to postures can bring a deeper experience to our practice as we explore and understand the energy. (Saturdays, March 11, 18, and April 8, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
  • Spring Clean with Ayurveda: Learn how to safely get rid of toxins accumulated in the body with asana, diet and daily routines. (Friday, March 17, 7 to 8:30 p.m.)
  • 200-hour Yoga Teacher and 100-hour Deepen your Practice Trainings with Maggie Durbas: Study yogic philosophy, meditation, postures, sequencing and more to deepen your yoga practice or become a yoga teacher. (Meets one weekend per month beginning April 28-30.)

JOY offers regular group classes seven mornings and six evenings each week. Ayurveda consultations are available to help with chronic wellness issues, private yoga sessions are available for students seeking to enrich their own yoga and meditation practice, and both Thai yoga and therapeutic massage are available in JOY’s Healing Room.

Journey of Yoga LLC, 730 Hopmeadow St, Simsbury. Workshops range in price from $25 to $35. For more info, including workshop descriptions, pricing and to register, visit or call 860-680-1482.


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