Our personal practice is forever growing, developing, and being influenced by our teachers. At Kaia there are endless opportunities to expand your knowledge and explore a wide variety of workshops on yoga, meditation, health, parenting and more. We feel blessed to have been exposed to so many wonderful life-changing teachers and are honored to be able to share them with you at Kaia Yoga.

  • 300 hour advanced teacher training
    Gina Norman & Guest Master Teachers
    All locations: Ongoing
    Cost: $4950 if paid in full. Payment plans are available. 
    The curriculum is designed to be taken at your own pace combining Teacher Enhancements on topics such as adjusting, teaching methodology, sequencing, anatomy and philosophy along with electives courses on specific modalities such as Restorative, Therapeutics, Prenatal, Kids Yoga, Reiki, Thai Yoga Therapy & Sanskrit.

  • ashtanga conference: exploring kriya yoga
    Jeff Lichty
    Greenwich: Sunday, July 24th from 3-5pm
    Cost: $140 all four Sunday's and $40 for one 
    Sadhana in the modern world, what is it and who cares?

  • vermont weekend yoga retreat
    Gina Norman
    Four Columns Inn - Newfane, VT: Friday, July 29th-Sunday, July 31st
    Cost: 2 Days: $825 Single Occupancy, 2 Days: $725 Double Occupancy, 3 Days: $1,025 Single Occupancy, 3 Days: $ 900 Double Occupancy
    Join Gina owner of Kaia Yoga for a weekend getaway at the beautiful newly renovated Four Columns Inn in Vermont.

  • ashtanga conference: the eight limbs in daily life
    Jeff Lichty
    Greenwich: Sunday, July 31st from 3-5pm
    Cost: $140 all four Sunday's and $40 for one 
    Practicing the eight limbs in daily life, is it possible? Working with the first for limbs of Ashtanga Yoga.

  • vermont yoga retreat with danit schreiber
    Danit Schreiber
    Four Columns Inn, Newfane, VT: Thurs, Aug 4th - Sun, Aug 7th
    Cost: 2 Days: $825 Single Occupancy / 2 Days: $725 Double Occupancy / 3 Days: $1,025 Single Occupancy / 2 Days: $ 900 Double Occupancy
    Find your summer cool in a rejuvenating yoga retreat!

  • ashtanga conference: kaivalya & freedom from stress
    Jeff Lichty
    Greenwich: Sunday, August 7th from 3-5pm
    Cost: $140 all four Sunday's and $40 for one 
    Kaivalya and freedom from life’s stress, can we do it? Reviewing the “fourth bandha”.

  • aerial yoga summer camp for tweens & teens
    Elin Waterston
    Old Greenwich: Mon, Aug 8th, Tues, Aug 9th & Thurs, Aug 11th from 11am-2pm
    Cost: $180 early bird / $225 after July 31st
    Join Kaia yoga for a 3 day fun aerial summer camp for tweens and teens! Play on the silks during this three day summer camp.

  • intro to meditation - theory & practice
    David Nichtern
    Westport: Mon, August 8th from 6-9pm
    Cost: $25 early bird / $35 within 2 weeks (this class is included in Level 1 Meditation Training)
    We will be presenting an overview of the training program as well as a condensed survey of and intro to the foundations of meditation practice.

  • meditation teacher training - level 1
    David Nichtern
    Westport: Mon, August 8th - Wednesday August 10th (Mon 6-9pm, Tues & Wed 9am-2:30pm)
    Cost: $425 early registration/ $500 within 60 days  (can also be taken as part of our 300 hour teacher training for discounted price)
    This program will help you gain a more complete understanding of meditation practice and the stages of the path, deepen your own practice, and develop your ability to present the teachings in a clear and genuinely helpful way to others.

  • aerial yoga summer camp for tweens & teens
    Elin Waterston
    Westport: Mon, Aug 15th, Tues, Aug 16th & Thurs, Aug 18th from 11am-2pm
    Cost: $180 early bird / $225 after July 31st
    Join Kaia yoga for a 3 day fun aerial summer camp for tweens and teens! Play on the silks during this three day summer camp.

  • anatomy teacher's enhancement: connective tissue
    Joe Miller
    Westport: Wednesday, August 24th from 11am-2pm
    Cost: $75 early bird / $100 within 2 weeks prior
    Muscles and bones are just the start of understanding the body. The fascia is a mysterious and amazing component to overall flexibility and stability in the the body.

  • pranayama teacher training
    Gina Norman
    Westport: Mon, Sept 12th-Wed, Sept 14th from 9:15am-2:15pm
    Cost: $425 early registration/ $500 with in two months  (can also be taken as part of our 300 hour teacher training for discounted price)
    A regular, balanced pranayama practice increases prana (life energy), thereby inviting greater mental clarity, heightened healing potential and deeper self-understanding.

  • anatomy teacher's enhancement: breathing & core
    Joe Miller
    Westport: Monday, Sept 12th from 11:00am-2:00pm
    Cost: $75 early registration / $100 within 2 weeks prior
    Learn the anatomical structure of the breath and postural mapping of the breath through the body.

  • spinal zap!
    Brett Bevell
    Westport: Saturday, September 17th from 12:30-2:30pm
    Cost: $30 early bird / $40 after 9/3
    In this group healing experience Reiki Master Brett Bevell and founder of the new energy healing system Magical Awakening ® combines a variety of energy modalities to release karmic conditioning, emotional obstacles and other energy blockages held in the spine.

  • subtle body teacher's enhancement: meditation in your classes
    Gina Norman
    Old Greenwich: Sunday, Sept 18th from 12pm-3pm
    Cost: $75 early bird / $100 within 2 weeks prior
    In this enhancement we will look at tools for teaching ujjayi breathing to a class, how to recognize breathing habits in your students and answer any questions about other breathing tools such as kappalabti and viloma breathing.

  • yoga & pregnancy
    Gina Norman
    Westport: Friday, September 23rd from 7-9pm
    Cost: $25 early bird / $35 after 9/13 

    This workshop will give you an overview of how yoga can help support your pregnancy thru all trimesters.This is also a great workshop for teachers who want to understand how to work with pregnant students in their yoga classes.


  • prenatal yoga teacher training - level 1
    Gina Norman
    Westport: Fri, September 23rd - Sunday, September 25th. Fri from 6-9pm & Sat/Sun from 9am-5pm
    Cost: $425 early registration/ $500 within 60 days  (can also be taken as part of our 300 hour teacher training for discounted price)
    This training is an opportunity for existing Yoga Teachers to learn the basics of Prenatal Yoga, for health care workers to build on their offerings, and for women who are pregnant to educate themselves about how yoga can benefit their pregnancy and labor.

  • prenatal yoga teacher training - level 2
    Gina Norman
    Westport: Mon, Sept 26th - Wed, Sept 28th from 9am-2:30pm
    Cost: $425.00 early registration/ $500 after 7/27 (Cost of both level 1 and level 2: $650 early registration/ $750 after 7/26)
    During level two we will learn more about the anatomy of Pregnancy, labor and birth. You will leave the training with an understanding of how to sequence a prenatal class and poses for both labor and post natal.
     

  • deepen your practice: 75 hour immersion (weekends)
    Gina Norman
    Westport: Weekends of Oct 1st,  Oct 20th & Nov 5th, Saturdays & Sundays 8am-5pm.
    Tuition for this program is $1,200. For 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Certification take this Immersion PLUS our Learning to Teach module for $3,000 total. (a $200 savings off the combined price)
    Continue your journey in this 75 hour program for those who wish to advance their yoga practice and understanding of yoga, and for those who wish to become teachers.

  • italy retreat
    Gina Norman & Heather Cotter
    Monestevole Farm, Umbertide, Italy: Sunday, October 9th - Saturday, October 15th
    Cost: $2,275 - $4,200
    Yoga in the beautiful landscape of Umbertide, Province of Perugia Join Gina owner of Kaia Yoga and Heather Cotter for a fall yoga retreat in the Italian countryside.

  • hand's on teacher's enhancement: spirals
    Gina Norman
    Westport: Monday, October 17th from 2-5pm
    Cost: $75 early bird / $100 within 2 weeks prior
    Learn how to adjust the curves of the spine as they spiral in a twist. In this enhancement we will explore how to support and lengthen the spine while adjusting students in twists.

  • hand's on teacher's enhancement: standing poses clinic
    Gina Norman
    Old Greenwich: Friday, Oct 21st from 12pm-3pm
    Cost: $75 early bird / $100 within 2 weeks prior
    From the ground up! In this enhancement we will look at alignment and adjusting of the standing poses, what the full extension of the pose looks like including dristi, how to modify for beginners and helpful tools to work within the poses.

  • sanskrit studies method: sanskrit module 1
    Manorama
    Westport: Sat, Oct 22nd from 9am-6pm
    Cost: $250.00 early registration/ $300 within 60 days. Cost of the whole weekend is $600. (can also be taken as part of the 300 hour training)
    Level 1 is an immersion into to Sanskrit and gives students the ability to work confidently with mantras and to live along side yogic principles.

  • luminous soul course - fire: the channel of light
    Manorama
    Westport: Sun, Oct 23rd from 9am-1pm
    Cost: $125 early registration / $175 wafter 8/23. Cost of the whole weekend is $600. (can also be taken as part of the 300 hour training)
    In this workshop Manorama will lead a fire practice, chant select fire mantras, and share wisdom on what fire is in the context of Yoga, why it is so powerful for the yogi.

  • luminous soul course - the gods & goddesses
    Manorama
    Westport: Sun, Oct 23rd from 2pm-6pm
    Cost: $125 early registration / $175 wafter 8/23. Cost of the whole weekend is $600. (can also be taken as part of the 300 hour training)
    During this workshop Manorama will contextualize the Hindu Gods and Goddesses and explain how they are relevant for the modern yogi.

  • teacher foundations 1
    Gina Norman
    Westport: Tues, Oct 25th-Thurs, Oct 27th from 9:30am-2:30pm
    Cost: $425 early registration/ $500 within 60 days
    This course is an opportunity to learn about the Kaia Yoga method as well as an opportunity for current teachers to refresh and enhance their skills as a yoga teacher.

  • upper body therapeutics teacher training
    Joe Miller
    Westport: Oct 27th 5:30pm-9:30pm, Oct 28th 5:30pm-9:30pm and Oct 29th 8:30am-3:30pm 
    Cost: $425 early registration/ $500 after 8/22
     
     
     
    Learn to help your students and clients prevent injuries and work safely with existing injuries in asana practice.

  • intro to meditation - theory & practice
    David Nichtern
    Westport: Thurs, Nov 3rd from 6-9pm
    Cost: $25 early bird / $35 within 2 weeks (this class is included in Level 1 Meditation Training)
    We will be presenting an overview of the training program as well as a condensed survey of and intro to the foundations of meditation practice.

  • meditation teacher training - level 1
    David Nichtern
    Westport: Thurs, Nov 3rd - Sat, Nov 5th (Thurs 6-9pm, Fri 9am-5pm & Sat 9am-1pm)
    Cost: $425 early registration/ $500 within 60 days  (can also be taken as part of our 300 hour teacher training for discounted price)
    This program will help you gain a more complete understanding of meditation practice and the stages of the path, deepen your own practice, and develop your ability to present the teachings in a clear and genuinely helpful way to others.

  • little flower kids yoga teacher training: level 1
    Little Flower Yoga
    Westport: Sat, Nov 5th & Sun, Nov 6th from 9am-7pm
    Cost: $695/ $100 off until Oct 5th! 
    The Little Flower Kids Yoga Teacher Training Program is a comprehensive certification in yoga and mindfulness practices for children and youth ages 3 to 18.

  • vermont ashtanga yoga retreat with stan woodman
    Stan Woodman
    Four Columns Inn, Newfane, VT: Thurs, Nov 10th - Sun, Nov 13th
    Cost: 2 Days: $825 Single Occupancy / 2 Days: $725 Double Occupancy / 3 Days: $1,025 Single Occupancy / 2 Days: $ 900 Double Occupancy
    A great opportunity to deepen your practice and learn more about the traditional practices of Ashtanga Yoga, enjoy some amazing VEGAN food and plenty of time to relax.

  • methodology teacher's enhancement: sequencing yoga classes
    Gina Norman
    Westport: Wednesday, Nov 16th from 9am-12pm
    Cost: $75 early bird / $100 within 2 weeks prior
    Learn how to adjust the curves of the spine as they spiral in a twist. In this enhancement we will explore how to support and lengthen the spine while adjusting students in twists.

  • becoming a teacher: 125 hour immersion (fall weekends)
    Gina Norman & Kaia Yoga Senior Teachers
    Westport: Weekends of Nov 18th, Dec 2nd, Jan 6th & Jan 20th.  Saturdays & Sundays 8am-5pm.
    Tuition for this program is $2,000. For 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Certification take this Immersion PLUS our Becoming a Teacher module for $3,000 total. (a $200 savings off the combined price)
    This training is for those who have already completed the Deepen Your Practice: 75 Hour Immersion and would like to continue on to becoming a 200 Hour Certified Yoga Teacher.

  • vermont yoga retreat with talor wales
    Talor Wales
    Four Columns Inn, Newfane, VT: Thurs, Dec 1st - Sun, Dec 14th
    Cost: 2 Days: $825 Single Occupancy / 2 Days: $725 Double Occupancy / 3 Days: $1,025 Single Occupancy / 2 Days: $ 900 Double Occupancy
    As the seasons change, join Talor and the beautiful winter scenary at the Four Columns Inn, for a weekend retreat Dec 1-4th.

  • yin yoga & the path of acceptance
    Biff Mithoefer
    Westport: Fri, Dec 9th from 7pm-9pm
    Cost: $40 early registration / $50 after 11/20 (included in price of Yin Training)
    In this 2.5 hour class, Biff will speak about the practice of acceptance then together we will experience it’s essence through the quiet practice of Yin Yoga. Biff will be joined by harpist Peter Mithoefer and with poetry, and gentle music, we will journey home together.

  • yin yoga teacher training level 1: taoism, anatomy & sequencing
    Biff Mithoefer
    Westport: Fri, Dec 9th from 7pm-9pm and Sat, Dec 10th & Sun, Dec 11th from 9am-5pm
    Cost: $425 early registration / $500 with in 60 days (can also be taken as part of the 300 hour training)
    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.

  • little flower kids yoga teacher training: level 2
    Little Flower Yoga
    Westport: Sat, Jan 14th & Sun, Jan 15th from 9am-6pm
    Cost: $695 / $100 off until Jan 6th! 
    The emphasis of Level Two training is on deepening and enhancing your teaching. The intensive is grounded in an exploration of youth development from eastern & western perspectives.

  • meditation teacher training - level 2
    David Nichtern
    Westport: Friday, Febraury 3rd & Saturday, February 4th from 9am-5pm
    Cost: $425 early registration/ $500 with in Dec 5th  (can also be taken as part of our 300 hour teacher training for discounted price)
    Upon completion of Level 2, and approval of the teacher, students will be authorized to teach meditation classes and lead group meditation practice sessions.

  • costa rica yoga retreat
    Gina Norman
    Blue Spirit Retreat Center, Nosara, Costa Rica: Feb 25th - March 4th, 2017
    Cost: prices vary depending on accomodation - click to learn more!
    Join Gina Norman of Kaia Yoga, for a week of unwinding and relaxing. Take time to focus on your practice and explore the reasons we fall in love with yoga.

  • little flower kids yoga teacher training: level 3
    Little Flower Yoga
    Westport: Sat, March 18th & Sun, March 19th from 9am-6pm
    Cost: $695 / $100 off until March 1st
    The emphasis of Level Two training is on deepening and enhancing your teaching. The intensive is grounded in an exploration of youth development from eastern & western perspectives.

  • meditation teacher training - level 3
    David Nichtern
    Westport: Saturday, April 8th & Sunday, April 9th from 9am-5pm
    Cost: $425 early registration/ $500 with in Dec 5th  (can also be taken as part of our 300 hour teacher training for discounted price)
    Continue to refine the techniques we learned in level 1 and 2.  Upon successful completion of Level 3 and teacher approval you will receive your Kaia Meditation Teacher Certificate.