Special Events

We invite you to join us for special events designed to strengthen your yoga practice and build community at UVY.

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“Our breath is constantly rising and falling, ebbing and flowing, entering and leaving our bodies. Full body breathing is an extraordinary symphony of both powerful and subtle movements that massage our internal organs, oscillate our joints, and alternately tone and release all the muscles in the body. It is a full participation in life.” – Donna Farhi

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5:30 - 7:00 pm

Forrest Friday: Hips Hooray!

Join Deb for this hip-licious Friday evening Forrest Yoga practice. We will explore front, sides, back, and range of motion, and delve into abdominals (of course!) and some shoulder and neck release yumminess as well. All levels welcome. $18 drop-in or use your UVY class pass. Forrest Yoga is generally offered the third Friday of each month.  Sign up to save a spot.



7:30 - 9:00 pm

Kirtan with Swami Gurusharanananda and Pure Kirtan

Join Swamiji with Angie and Josh at Upper Valley Yoga in WRJ and chant the Divine Name! When Swamiji chants with Pure Kirtan, it’s just magical. Come and immerse yourself in the Divine! Several years ago Josh and I made our way to Omkareshwar, a small island in India. Our lives were forever changed by the dear friends we made, the inspiring beauty of India, and the gentle presence of Swami Gurusharanananda, teacher and devotee of Anandamayi Ma. Swamiji's message is sweet and simple: make time each day to connect with the divine and to find the joy in all of life's simple pleasures. Suggested donation: $20 Contact: Angie Follensbee-Hall follhall@protonmail.com
More info here

Swami Gurusharanananda at Jai Studios

Friday September 28–Sunday September 30

Swakriya Yoga Weekend Retreat in Brownsville Vermont:

Friday September, 28–Sunday, September 30
Jai Studios, 1383 Route 44, Brownsville, VT

Swamiji returns to Vermont, Fall 2018 September 27 – September 30
Two Kirtan Events, One Full Weekend of Yoga Classes, A Weekend Retreat of Swakriya Yoga, Kirtan, Meditation, and Fire Ceremony Come for all or for one day! Immerse yourself in a full weekend of yoga, pranayama, mudras, chanting, mantra, and meditation on the five elements with Swamiji. Jai studio is located in a lovely rural setting amidst the mountains. 

Retreat days include a light vegetarian lunch

Early Bird, pay by September 22: $175
Weekend of Event: $225 Per day fee: $80
To reserve your place in this retreat and more information, contact Angie

More info and full schedule here



5:30 - 6:30 pm

iRest Yoga Nidra FREE

iRest (integrative restoration) Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep) is a simple form of mindfulness meditation. iRest provides a way to feel at ease when life gets challenging. iRest helps you tap into a place that is calm—even when your life is not. Some people use iRest to relax when life gets busy. Others use it to help heal from serious trauma, stress, insomnia, depression, PTSD, chronic pain, and chemical dependency. A significant body of research shows that iRest meditation helps increase happiness; decrease stress, anxiety, and depression; improve sleep; increase energy; and strengthen resilience to deal with day-to-day life. This is a free event; all are welcome. Sign up to save a spot.



5:30 - 7:00 pm

SWEAT and SURRENDER *(by donation)

Leslie's signature class, Sweat and Surrender is 60 minutes of moderately heated vinyasa flow (mixed level), followed by a lovely, restorative guided meditation called "Yoga Nidra." This class is only offered a few times of year, and on a by-donation basis with a suggested donation of $10-$20 (cash only). All proceeds go directly into our Karma Fund. The Karma Fund is there to make yoga classes available to everyone, regardless of financial means. (if you want to learn more about the fund and how it might be available for you, get in touch.)



5:30 - 6:45 pm

Yin Yoga

We’re losing it. Daylight, warm temps, summertime fun – it is easy to focus on what we lose as fall settles in. And that’s natural. In Yin philosophy, a sense of loss is the go-to emotion at this time of year. This is a reminder to look at what we gain: the clarifying effect of the season with crisp air, reaffirmed intentions, and a chance to return to practices we may have let slide. Our next yin will be a fall-appropriate, well-rounded sequence with special emphasis on gentle back/upper-body poses. All levels welcome. Erin's Yin class is offered once a month. All are welcome; please sign up to save a spot.



4:00 - 5:30 pm

Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga is exactly what it sounds like—a combination of gentle yoga and restorative poses. Restorative postures use multiple props to support the body so that you can hold poses for longer than is typical in an active practice.  This nourishing support allows you to open the body through passive stretching. The postures are usually adapted from supine or seated yoga poses with the addition of blocks, bolsters, and blankets to eliminate  strain. This class is generally offered once a month and taught by Miriah.