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.

  • 500 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.

  • 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 500 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.

  • rx for healthy hips
    Irene Genovese
    Westport: Tuesday, September 20th from 2-4pm
    Cost: $30 / $40 after September 6th 

    In this workshop, you will experience gentle warm-ups to stimulate circulation lower back and maximize joint mobility in the hip area, asanas and flowing sequences to strengthen and stabilize the hips and knees as well as yin and restorative poses for deep stretching and relaxation.


  • 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 500 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.

  • 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 for the non-prenatal teacher
    Gina Norman
    Westport: Saturday, September 24th from 10am-1pm
    Cost: $25

    This 3 hour workshop will focus on familiarizing yourself with the do’s and don'ts of working with prenatal students within your yoga classes.


  • pregnancy, labor & birth: what to expect
    Heather Strauch
    Westport: Sat, September 24th from 2pm-5pm
    Cost: $25 (can also be taken as part of the Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training)
    This workshop gives you a strong understanding of how the body changes during pregnancy, labor and birth.

  • conception, pregnancy & birth: the journey that shapes our lives
    Anna Verwaal
    Westport: Sun, September 25th from 12:30pm-2:15pm
    Cost: $25 (can also be taken as part of the Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training)
    This profoundly transformational and healing birth workshop is for doulas, midwives, labor & delivery nurses, physicians, childbirth educators, therapists and prenatal yoga instructors.

  • the hormonal physiology of childbirth
    Anna Verwaal
    Westport: Sun, September 25th from 2:30pm-5pm
    Cost: $25 (can also be taken as part of the Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training)
    This information is based on the latest research in hormonal physiology and essential for anyone who supports, cares for, already is or wants to be a mother.

  • 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.
     

  • being delivered or giving birth
    Anna Verwaal
    Westport: Mon, September 26th from 9am-12:30pm
    Cost: $25 (can also be taken as part of the Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training)
    The history of modern-day obstetrics: Understand how certain aspects of childbirth are affected by the way we were born ourselves and the differences between hospital, birth-center and home-birth.

  • restorative yoga for pregnancy
    Gina Norman
    Westport: Mon, September 26th from 12:30pm-2:30pm
    Cost: $25 (can also be taken as part of the Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training)
    This 2 hour workshop will focus on restoring your body as you move towards birth. Also great for teachers to learn restorative yoga for pregnant students.
     

  • pelvic floor: what's going on down there?
    Heather Strauch
    Westport: Tues, September 27th from 9am-12pm
    Cost: $30 (can also be taken as part of the Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training)
    Learn about how to regain your pelvic strength and vitality. What a Kegel is and how it all works down there including pre and post natal information on how to prepare the pelvic floor for birth and how to help heal after birth.

  • getting pregnant
    Heather Strauch
    Westport: Wed, September 28th from 9am-12pm
    Cost: $25 (can also be taken as part of the Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training)
    Learn about your fertile window within your hormonal cycle and how to track it
    Learn the anatomy of fertility, how to open the pathways to conception and increasing fertility through holistic living.

  • support for labor and delivery
    Gina Norman
    Westport: Wed, September 28th from 12:30-2:30pm
    Cost: $25 (can also be taken as part of the Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training)
    This workshop will give you an overview of how yoga can help support your pregnancy thru all trimesters.

  • deepen your practice: 75 hour immersion (weekends)
    Gina Norman
    Westport: Weekends of Oct 1st,  Oct 22nd & 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 500 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 500 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 500 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: Oct 24th, Oct 26th, Nov1st, Nov 2nd, Nov 8th, Nov 10th from 6pm-8:30pm
    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.

  • teacher's enhancement: happy hips and lower back
    Joe Miller
    Darien: Thursday, Oct 27th from 12pm-3pm
    Cost: $75 early bird / $100 within 2 weeks prior
    We will breakdown the function and form of the spine and how it relates and connects to your pelvis to create your core foundation.

  • 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 500 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.

  • subtle body teacher's enhancement: body language
    Gina Norman
    Westport: Wednesday, Nov 9th from 12pm-3
    Cost: $75 early bird / $100 within 2 weeks prior
    What you say and how you say it as a yoga teacher can be a powerful tool towards creating a knowledge class and alignment themes for your students. In this enhancement we will look at all aspects of voice including language, projection and tone.

  • 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: teaching a basic class
    Gina Norman
    Westport: Wednesday, Nov 16th from 1pm-4pm
    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 19th, Dec 2nd, Jan 6th, Jan 20th & Jan 28th.  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 500 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.

  • methodology teacher's enhancement: advanced sequencing
    Gina Norman
    Westport: Wednesday, Dec 14th from 2pm-5pm
    Cost: $75 early bird / $100 within 2 weeks prior
    During this enhancement we will dive into the nuisances of how to layer intelligent sequences within the overall structure of a class.

  • subtle body teacher's enhancement: meditation in your classes
    Gina Norman
    Old Greenwich: Friday, Dec 16th from 11am-2pm
    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.

  • 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 500 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.

  • reiki first degree training
    Brett Bevell
    Westport: Sat, Feb 4th-Sun, Feb 5th, 2017 from 9am-5pm
    Cost: $425 early registration/ $500 with in 60 days 
    Taught by world renowned energy healer, Reiki master Brett Bevell, who uses humor and grace to lead us toward discovering that all of us have the ability to be healers in this sacred healing art called Reiki.

  • 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 500 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.

  • yin yoga teacher training level 2
    Biff Mithoefer
    Westport: Sat April 29th f& Sun, April 30th from 9am-5pm
    Cost: $425 early registration / $500 with in 60 days (can also be taken as part of the 500 hour training)
    In this training, we’ll look at ways we can best support our students in their own journeys as we explore creative and collaborative approaches to teaching and learning.

  • restorative yoga teacher training level 1
    Jillian Pransky
    Westport: Tues, May 23rd & Wed, May 24th from 9am-5pm
    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.