Sever the ignorant doubt in your heart with the sword of self-knowledge. Observe your discipline. Arise.        -Bhagavad Gita



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. For kids and family workshops or café workshops click here.

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  • 300 hour teacher training
    Gina Norman, Charles Matkin & Guest Master Teachers
    Ongoing
    Cost: starting at $4,950
    We are excited to announce the launch of our newly and uniquely formatted 300 Teacher Training program.

  • intro to meditation
    Carrie Perkins
    Westport: Friday, September 11th from 6:30-7:30pm
    Cost: drop in price / class cards and memberships
    These classes provide a solid informational and experiential exploration of meditation.

  • sound healing yin yoga
    sounds of yoga
    Scott Freyer & Kris Schiefele
    Greenwich: Sunday, September 13th from 1:30-3:30pm
    Cost: $30 Pre-registration/ $40 After 8/30
    This combination of Yin Yoga & Sound Healing will help to triggering the relaxation response by entering alpha or theta brainwave states is where we want to be for healing and maintaining well-being.

  • healing gong
    guided relaxation with healing gong
    Alex Nason
    Westport: Sunday, September 20th from 3:00am-5:00pm
    Cost: $40 early registration / $50 after 9/6 
    Experience the eternal transqulity and rest beyond time and space. Re-Cognize and re-join your grounded restful limitless immortal soul.

  • intro to meditation
    Gina Norman
    Darien: Monday, September 21st from 7:45-8:45pm
    Cost: drop in price / class cards and memberships
    These classes provide a solid informational and experiential exploration of meditation.

  • intro to meditation
    Gina Norman
    Greenwich: Tuesday, September 22nd from 11:20am-12:20pm
    Cost: drop in price / class cards and memberships
    These classes provide a solid informational and experiential exploration of meditation.

  • david nichtern
    dharma talk: stress, anxiety & depression
    David Nichtern
    Greenwich: Wednesday, September 23rd from 1:30-3:00pm
    Cost: $25 early registration/ $35 after 9/9
    For many of us, deeply ingrained patterns such as anxiety, stress and depression can linger - even after establishing a meditation practice.

  • david nichtern
    dharma talk: stress, anxiety & depression
    David Nichtern
    Westport: Wednesday, September 23rd from 7:30-9:30pm
    Cost: $25 early registration/ $35 after 9/9
    For many of us, deeply ingrained patterns such as anxiety, stress and depression can linger - even after establishing a meditation practice.

  • tween aerial yoga
    tween aerial yoga
    Lisa Giordano & Claudia Zeller
    Westport: Saturday, September 26th from 2:30-4pm
    Cost: $45 early registration /$55 after 9/12
    This workshop is the first in a series designed for boys and girls to offer a fun and freeing introduction to yoga, mindfulness and to cultivate playfulness.

  • vermont yoga retreat at four columns inn
    Gina Norman
    Four Columns Inn, Newfane, VT: Tuesday, September 29th - Friday, October 2nd
    Cost: Single Occupancy is $1,350 and Double Occupancy $1,100 per person
    For our first retreat, join Gina for a rejuvenating fall retreat at the breath taking Four Columns Inn in Southern Vermont. End of Sept is the perfect time of year to enjoy the fall foliage on this 3-night/ 4-day yoga retreat.  A great opportunity for time with a friend, loved one or a trip for yourself.

  • aerial dance
    om factory workshop: aerial dance 101
    Sarah Newett
    Westport: Saturday, October 3rd from 10:30am-12:15pm
    Cost: $55 / $65 after 9/19
    In Aerial Dance students learn to use an aerial hammock to create beautiful shapes and inversions inspired by dance, acrobatics and yoga.

  • aerial yoga 101
    om factory workshop: aerial yoga 101+
    Sarah Newett
    Westport: Saturday, October 3rd from 1:00am-2:45pm
    Cost: $55 / $65 after 9/19
    Review, reassess or simply learn the basics of Aerial Yoga from the front hip lean to the basic inversion and how to stand, sit, and swing in the hammock.

  • kaia  yoga teacher training
    teacher foundations level 1: the kaia yoga method
    Gina Norman & Charles Matkin
    Westport: Saturday, October 10th & Sunday, October 11th from 9am-5pm
    Cost: $425.00 early registration/ $500 after 8/8 (can also be taken as part of our 300 hour teacher training for discounted price)
    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.

  • yoga anatomy
    anatomy teacher's enhancement: spine & pelvis
    Charles Matkin
    Old Greenwich: Wednesday, October 14th from 11:00am-2:00pm
    Cost: $75 early registration/$100 after Sept 30th
    In this Teacher Enhancement we will breakdown the function and form of the spine to its inner component parts and put it back together as a whole look of the global workings of the spine as a whole from base to top.

  • yoga sequencing
    methodology teacher's enhancement: sequencing of poses
    Gina Norman
    Westport: Tuesday, October 20th from 6:00-9:00pm
    Cost: $75 early registration/$100 after 10/6
    How to structure basics to advanced classes that take into account multiple parameters such as heat building, poses that open the body for peak pose and how to create muscle memory geared towards specific opening while amplifying your unique style and creative imagination.

  • vermont ashtanga yoga retreat at four columns inn
    Stan Woodman
    Four Columns Inn, Newfane, VT: Tuesday, October 20th - Friday, October 23rd
    Cost: Single Occupancy is $1,350 and Double Occupancy $1,100 per person
    Join Stan for an Ashtanga Yoga Retreat this Fall at the famous 4 Columns Inn in Southern Vermont. Spend 3 nights and 4 days with Stan exploring all aspects of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga System with daily opportunities for hiking, kayaking and the retreat includes 2 massages at the 4 Columns Spa.

  • david nichtern
    dharma talk: strengthening your mindfulness muscle
    David Nichtern
    Greenwich: Wednesday, October 21st from 1:30-3:00pm
    Cost: $25 early registration/ $35 after 10/9
    Like a Jedi, like the warriors we were born to be, we will cultivate the art of mindful attention.

  • david nichtern
    dharma talk: strengthening your mindfulness muscle
    David Nichtern
    Westport: Wednesday, October 21st from 7:30-9:30pm
    Cost: $25 early registration/ $35 after 10/9
    Like a Jedi, like the warriors we were born to be, we will cultivate the art of mindful attention.

  • deepen your practice: a 100 hour immersion (module 1-weekends)
    Gina Norman, Charles Matkin & Kaia Senior Teachers
    Westport: Weekends of Oct 23rd, Nov 20th & Dec 4th / Fri 7am-9:30pm, Sat & Sun 9am-5pm
    Cost: Tuition for this program is $1,600. For 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Certification take this Immersion PLUS our Becomming a Teacher module for $3,200 total. (a $200 savings off the combined price)
    Continue your journey in this 100 hour program for those who wish to advance their yoga practice and understanding of yoga, and for those who wish to become teachers.

  • kaia  yoga teacher training
    teacher foundations level 1: the kaia yoga method
    Gina Norman & Charles Matkin
    Westport: Tues, Nov 3 - Thurs, Nov 5 from 9am-2:30pm
    Cost: $425 early registration / $500 after 9/3 (can also be taken as part of our 300 hour teacher training for discounted price)
    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.

  • yoga anatomy
    anatomy teacher's enhancement: legs & spine
    Charles Matkin
    Westport: Saturday, Novemeber 7th from 1:00-4:00pm
    Cost: $75 early registration/$100 after 10/18
    In this Teacher Enhancements uncover and categorize the dynamics of the legs to map the full potential of the trunk. This base connection beneath is the key to all postural patterns for balanced strength and flexibility of the spine.

  • prenatal yoga teacher training
    prenatal yoga teacher training
    Gina Norman
    Westport: Wed, Nov 18th & Thurs, Nov 19th from 9am-1pm & 2-5pm
    Cost: $425 early registration/ $500 with in two months  (can also be taken as part of our 300 hour teacher training for discounted price)
    During this 2 day training you will learn the do’s and dont’s for prenatal students, what poses support pregnancy and labor and basic sequencing a prenatal class.

  • yoga class themes
    methodology teacher's enhancement: themes
    Gina Norman
    Westport: Monday, Novemeber 23rd from 9:00am-12:00pm
    Cost: $75 early registration/$100 after 11/9
    Creating a powerful yoga class goes beyond the poses but incorporates alignment, philosophical, physical themes and a peak pose.

  • breathing & core
    anatomy teacher's enhancement: breathing & core
    Charles Matkin
    Westport: Wednesday, Dec 2th from 11:00am-2:00pm
    Cost: $75 early registration/$100 day of price 
    Learn the anatomical structure of the breath and postural mapping of the breath through the body. Explore how the core affects and related to the movement of the breath.

  • biff mithoefer
    yin yoga teacher training
    Biff Mithoefer
    Darien: Sat, Dec 5th & Fri, Dec 6th from 9am-5pm
    Cost: $425 early registration/ $500 with in 60 days  (can also be taken as part of our 300 hour teacher training for discounted price)
    Yin Yoga uses long held postures that support us in accessing the deeper, more Yin parts of ourselves. In this training we will look at how Yin practice with its ancient yogic roots can affect our physical, energetic and emotional bodies.

  • standing poses
    hands-on teacher's enhancement: standing clinic
    Charles Matkin
    Darien: Saturday, Dec 12th from 12:30pm-3:30pm
    Cost: $75 early registration/$100 day of price 
    From the ground up! In this enhancement we will look at alignment 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.

  • yoag business
    methodology teacher's enhancement: yoga business
    Gina Norman
    Darien: Thursday, Dec 17th from 11:00am-2:00pm
    Cost: $75 early registration/$100 day of price 
    In this workshop we will focus on the in’s and outs of making a living as a yoga teacher, how to prevent teacher burn out and how to use your "former career" or natural interests and talents to make your teaching and career unique and profitable.

  • becoming a teacher : a 100 hour immersion
    Gina Norman, Charles Matkin & Kaia Senior Teachers
    Westport: Weekends of Jan 8th, Jan 29th & Feb 19th
    Cost: Tuition for this program is $1,800. For 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Certification take this Immersion PLUS our Deepen Your Practice module for $3,200 total. (a $200 savings off the combined price)
    Join us for this 100 Hour Immersion into teaching and technique. This training is for those who have already completed the Deepen Your Practice: 100 Hour Immersion and would like to continue on to becoming a 200 Hour Certified Yoga Teacher.

  • pranayama teacher training
    subtle body teacher's enhancement: pranayama
    Gina Norman
    Greenwich: Sunday, Jan 10th from 12:30pm-3:30pm
    Cost: $75 early registration/$100 day of price 
    In this enhancement we will look at tools for teaching basic ujjayi breathing to a class, how to recognize bad breathing habits in your students and answer any questions about other breathing tools such as kappalabti and viloma breathing.

  • adjusting
    hands-on teacher's enhancement: adjusting standing postures
    Charles Matkin
    Westport: Thursday, Jan 21st from 6pm-9pm
    Cost: $75 early registration/$100 day of price 
    From the ground up! In this enhancement we will look at alignment 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.

  • meditation teacher training
    meditation teacher training - level 1
    David Nichtern
    Westport: Fri, Jan 22nd and Sat, Jan 23rd from 9am-5pm
    Cost: $425 early registration/ $500 with in two months  (can also be taken as part of our 300 hour teacher training for discounted price)
    During this 2 day training you will learn the do’s and dont’s for prenatal students, what poses support pregnancy and labor and basic sequencing a prenatal class.

  • aerial yoga training
    aerial yoga teacher training
    Kevin Bigger of OM Factory Yoga, NYC
    Westport: Mon, Feb 1st & Tues, Feb 2nd from 9am-5pm
    Cost: $475.00 early registration/ $550 after 12/1 + $75 course materials fee  (can also be taken as part of our 300 hour teacher training for discounted price)
    The program is intended to teach Certified Yoga Teachers the necessary tools to teach safe, intelligent and dynamic Aerial Yoga Classes.

  • meditation
    subtle body teacher's enhancement: meditation
    Gina Norman
    Westport: Wednesday, Feb 3rd from 11:00pm-2:00pm
    Cost: $75 early registration/$100 day of price 
    In this enhancement we will practice mediation, talk about the different kinds of approaches towards the practice and tools that can help when teaching mindfulness to students.

  • restorative yoga training
    restorative yoga teacher training - level 1
    Jillian Pransky
    Westport: Thursday, February 4th & Friday, February 5th from 9:00am-5:00pm
    Cost: $425.00 early registration/ $500 after 12/4
    This training provides participants with a clear understanding of the roles of the nervous system and subtle energy body and how they relate to relaxation and Restorative Yoga.

  • costa rica yoga retreat
    Gina Norman & Lisa Giordano
    Nosara, Costa Rica: Saturday, February 20th - Saturday, February 27th
    Cost: varies depending on accomodation
    oin Gina Norma and Lisa Giordano, of Kaia Yoga, for a week of unwinding and relaxing. Take time to focus on your practice, learn more about the philosophy and explore the reasons we fall in love with the practice of yoga.

  • twists
    hands-on teacher's enhancement: twists
    Charles Matkin
    Westport: Sunday, Feb 28th from 12:30pm-3:30pm
    Cost: $75 early registration/$100 day of price 
    Adjusting twisting postures!

  • sanksrit with manorama
    sanskrit studies level 1
    Manorama
    Westport: Sat, March 5th from 9am-5pm
    Cost: $250.00 early registration/ $300 within 60 days (can also be taken as part of our 300 hour teacher training for discounted price)
    This course is an immersion into the Sanskrit language through the study of the Sanskrit alphabet, Mantras, Luminous Soul Meditation and principles.

  • yoga nada with manorama
    yoga nada
    Manorama
    Westport: Sun, March 6th from 9am-1pm
    Cost: $125.00 early registration/ $175 within 60 days (can also be taken as part of our 300 hour teacher training for discounted price)
    Immerse in the subject of Nada Yoga, you will discover what nada is, how it is connected with OM, and how to begin working with this vast yogic subject.

  • manorama
    introduction to the warrior within
    Manorama
    Westport: Sun, March 6th from 2-6pm
    Cost: $125.00 early registration/ $175 within 60 days (can also be taken as part of our 300 hour teacher training for discounted price)
    During this workshop of personal and spiritual exploration combined with Bhagavad Gita study Manorama guides participants in understanding the notion of the Inner Warrior in the Bhagavad Gita.

  • yoga therapeutics training
    therapeutics teacher training
    Charles Matkin
    Darien: Tues, March 22nd - Thurs, March 24th from 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 Training is necessary for anyone interested in helping their students or clients approach their existing injuries and learn injury prevention with a new perspective on yoga and the healing process.

  • meditation teacher training
    meditation teacher training - level 1
    David Nichtern
    Westport: Fri, April 1st - Sun, April 3rd (Fri 7-9pm / Sat & Sun 10am-5pm)
    Cost: $425 early registration/ $500 after 2/1  (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.

  • anatomy teacher's enhancement: shoulder & spine
    Charles Matkin
    Darien: Saturday, April 2nd from 1:00pm-4:00pm
    Cost: $75 early registration/$100 day of price 
    Shoulder health and alignment is intrinsic to all yoga poses. In this enhancement we will explore the correct balance of strength and flexibility in the shoulder girdle and how it relates to over all spine, breath and body health.

  • brett bevell reiki master
    reiki first degree training
    Brett Bevell
    Westport: Sat, April 30th - Sun, May 1st from 9am-6pm
    Cost: $425 early registration/ $500 within 60 days (can also be taken as part of our 300 hour teacher training for discounted price)
    Enjoy the powerful and life changing experience of being initiated into Reiki, the world's most popular form of energy healing.

  • hand's on teacher's enhancement: forward bends
    Charles Matkin
    Westport: Wednesday, May 4th from 11:00am-2:00pm
    Cost: $75 early registration/$100 day of price 
    Forward bends can be challenging poses for many students. In this enhancement we will look at how to adjust and ground a student in seated poses while defining common misalignments and helpful tools to correct them.

  • meditation teacher training
    meditation teacher training - level 2
    David Nichtern
    Westport: Fri, May 6th - Sun, May 8th
    Cost: $425 early registration/ $500 within 60 days  (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.

  • one on one yoga
    methodology teacher's enhancement: one-on-one
    Gina Norman
    Westport: Wednesday, March 9th from 11:00pm-2:00pm
    Cost: $75 early registration/$100 day of price 
    his enhancement focuses on working with students one on one. We will discuss how to evaluate the needs of your students, how to structure a session, how to tailor a practice to work on their therapeutic needs as well as hands-on work that will support their growth and development.

  • pranayama teacher training
    pranayama teacher training
    Gina Norman
    Westport: May 11th-13th from 9am-2pm
    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.

  • david nichtern meditation
    meditation teacher training - level 3
    David Nichtern
    Westport: Fri, June 10th - Sun, June 12th
    Cost: $425 early registration/ $500 within 60 days  (can also be taken as part of our 300 hour teacher training for discounted price)
    Upon successful completion of Level 3 and teacher approval you will receive your Kaia Meditation Teacher Certificate.

  • italy retreat
    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.