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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  • gina norrman 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

  • 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
    Joe Miller
    Westport: Wednesday, May 4th from 11:00am-2:00pm
    Cost: $75 early bird / $100 within 2 weeks prior
    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.

  • kathryn budig kaia yoga
    kathryn budig: aim true
    Kathryn Budig
    Westport: Thursday, May 5th from 2-3:30pm
    Cost: $30 (book sold separately)
    Kaia Yoga is very pleased to announce that Kathryn Budig, international yoga teacher, will join us for a special event to celebrate her new book, Aim True: Love Your Body, Eat Without Fear, Nourish Your Spirit, Discover True Balance!

  • david nichtern meditation
    dharma talk: sit as you are - sharpening the sword of prajna (discernment)
    David Nichtern
    Westport: Thurs, May 5th from 7pm-9pm
    Cost: $25 / $35 after April 21st (included for participants of Meditation Level 2 Teacher Training)
    The real art of meditation is to develop awareness of our entire situation, outside & inside, beyond the attempt to manipulate, change or fix it.

  • david nichtern
    meditation teacher training - level 2
    David Nichtern
    Westport: Fri, May 6th & Sat, May 7th from 10am-6pm
    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.

  • anatomy teacher's enhancement: breathing & core
    Joe Miller
    Darien: Friday, May 6th from 6:00pm-9:00pm
    Cost: $75 early registration / $100 after 4/18
    Learn the anatomical structure of the breath and postural mapping of the breath through the body.

  • elizabeth crisci
    hot yin & hamstrings
    Elizabeth Crisci
    Darien: Sat, May 7th from 2pm-3:30pm
    Cost: $25 early bird / $35 after 4/20
    In this workshop, Elizabeth will lead a slow and mindful sequence to release hamstrings and lower back. We’ll go progressively deeper to release long held stress.

  • mother's day yoga
    mother & daughter yoga
    Beth Furman
    Westport: Sat, May 7th from 4pm-5:00pm
    Cost: $40 early/ $50 after April 20th for both Mother and Daughter 
    Celebrate Mother’s Day on your mat, with your kids. Practicing yoga together with your children helps to cultivate new ways of communicating and sharing.

  • shakti
    subtle body teacher's enhancement: shakti
    Gina Norman
    Westport: Monday, May 9th from 2:00pm-5pm
    Cost: $75 early bird / $100 within 2 weeks prior
    In this enhancement we will work to uncover your strengths and how to create a powerful container within your yoga classes for your students to express their own personal shakti!

  • 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.

  • vermont yoga retreat
    vermont retreat with laurie jordan
    Laurie Jordan
    Four Columns Inn, Newfane, VT: Thurs, May 12th - Sun, May 15th
    Cost: 2 Days: $825 Single Occupancy / 2 Days: $725 Double Occupancy / 3 Days: $1,025 Single Occupancy / 2 Days: $ 900 Double Occupancy
    The practice over the course of this weekend allows us the opportunity to slow down, quiet our mind, and listen (REALLY LISTEN) to what our body is telling us.

  • brian davis acroyoga
    acroyoga with brian!
    Brian Davis
    Darien: Sunday, May 15th from 2pm-4pm
    Cost: $45 early bird/ $55 after May 1st
    This workshop introduces the full spectrum practice of AcroYoga in a safe, supportive atmosphere.

  • teacher
    becoming a teacher: 100 hour immersion (weekends)
    Gina Norman
    Westport: Weekends of May 20th, June 3rd, June 10th, June 24th.  Fridays 7pm-9:30pm, Saturdays & Sundays 9am-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: 100 Hour Immersion and would like to continue on to becoming a 200 Hour Certified Yoga Teacher.

  • yoga wall
    yoga training at the wall
    Mike Milversted
    Westport: Saturday, May 21st and Sunday, May 22nd from 9am-5pm
    Tuition: $425.00 early registration/ $500 after 3/21 (can be taken as part of our 300 Hour training for discounted price)
    During this 2-day intensive, you will learn the basic principles of yoga on the wall and how using the wall can help you to build strength and improve your range of motion.

  • yoga beginners
    methodology teacher's enhancement: teaching beginners
    Gina Norman
    Old Greenwich: Tuesday, May 31st from 6pm-9pm
    Cost: $75 early bird / $100 within 2 weeks prior
    In this enhancement we will focus on how to slow down the practice and break it down to learn basic alignment in sun salutations/ poses.

  • sharon goodman
    vermont yoga retreat with sharon goodman
    Sharon Goodman
    Four Columns Inn, Newfane, VT: Fri, June 3rd - Sun, June 5th
    Cost: 2 Days: $825 Single Occupancy / 2 Days: $725 Double Occupancy / 3 Days: $1,025 Single Occupancy / 2 Days: $ 900 Double Occupancy
    As late Spring transitions into summer all around us nature is blooming with regrowth. During this Gentle retreat we will treat our bodies, mind and spirits with the same loving kindness.

  • will duncan
    three years of silence
    Will Duncan
    Old Greenwich: Thursday, June 9th from 7pm-8:30pm
    Cost: Cost of attendance: $25 early / $35 within 2 weeks
    Explore the five essential lessons Will Duncan learned from three years of solitary meditation. A lively evening of stories and humor as well as tested and relevant techniques for living more fully in the world.

  • david nichtern meditation
    dharma talk: working with obstacles on the path of meditation
    David Nichtern
    Greenwich: Fri, June 10th from 1:45pm-3:15pm
    Cost: $25 / $35 after May 27th
    In the long term, meditation practice can, without doubt, help us to tame our wild minds, become more focused, peaceful and clear - but we have to start where we are.

  • david nichtern meditation
    dharma talk: working with obstacles on the path of meditation
    David Nichtern
    Westport: Fri, June 10th from 7pm-9pm
    Cost: $25 / $35 after May 27th (included fr participants of Meditation Level 3 Teacher Training)
    In the long term, meditation practice can, without doubt, help us to tame our wild minds, become more focused, peaceful and clear - but we have to start where we are.

  • david nichtern
    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.

  • handstands & arm balances
    Matt Giordano
    Old Greenwich: Friday, June 10th from 7pm-9pm
    Cost: $40 early registration/ $50 after 
    Learning to handstand is a process, abundant with discovery and amazement.

  • matt giordano
    inversion intensive: arm balances, inversions, and acroyoga
    Matt Giordano
    Old Greenwich: Saturday, June 11th & Sunday, June 12th from 10:30am-6:30pm
    Cost: $425 early registration / $500 after April 10th 
    Are you wanting techniques to make you flight practice more consistent, more advanced, easier, or less fearful? Chances are if you are practicing yoga you fall into one or more of those categories.

  • will duncan
    the essential yoga sutras: a timely look at their relevance in modern times
    Will Duncan
    Greenwich: Saturday, June 11th from 2pm-5pm
    Cost: Cost of attendance: $25 early / $35 within 2 weeks
    In this workshop we explore the depth and profundity of the Yoga Sutras through the framework of the Four Noble Truths of Buddhism and see the remarkable similarities between these two systems gaining deeper insights into both of them as a result.

  • yoga workshops
    methodology teacher's enhancement: workshops
    Gina Norman
    Westport: Monday, June 13th from 9am-12pm
    Cost: $75 early bird / $100 within 2 weeks prior
    In this enhancement we will learn to structure a workshop creating a thru line for the topic, layer in a philosophical theme and leave your students with tools they can continue to work on their own. Please come with topics of interest to be discussed.

  • joe miller yoga
    therapeutics teacher training - level 2
    Joe Miller
    Westport: Tues, June 14th- Thurs, June 16th 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.

  • restorative aerial yoga
    aerial yoga immersion: mellow flow
    Kevin Bigger of Om Factory NYC
    Westport: Sat, June 18th from 9am-5pm
    Cost for one day: $150 early bird / $175 after 6/3 Cost for both days: $250 early / $300 after 6/3
    Mellow Flow is Om Factory’s answer to a Restorative Aerial Yoga Practice.This immersion is perfect for yoga teachers looking to explore a new modality, as well as students who want to spoil themselves with the most relaxing day ever.

  • aerial yoga conditioning
    aerial yoga immersion: conditioning & cirque
    Kristina Cubrilo of Om Factory NYC
    Westport: Sun, June 19th from 9am-5pm
    Cost for one day: $150 early bird / $175 after 6/3 Cost for both days: $250 early / $300 after 6/3
    Condition and Cirque like an Aerial master in this full day immersion. This training is designed to guide you through the strength elements with correct body mechanics needed to perform more complex movement with the aerial hammock.

  • immersion
    deepen your practice: 75 hour immersion (weekday intensive)
    Gina Norman
    Westport: Weeks of June 27th, July 4th & July 11th. This training will meet Monday -Thursday 9:30-2:30 except for July 4th which will meet Wednesday-Friday.
    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 100 hour program for those who wish to advance their yoga practice and understanding of yoga, and for those who wish to become teachers.

  • gina norman yoga retreat
    vermont yoga retreat with gina norman
    Gina Norman
    Four Columns Inn, Newfane, VT: Thurs, July 7th - Sun, July 10th
    Cost: 2 Days: $825 Single Occupancy / 2 Days: $725 Double Occupancy / 3 Days: $1,025 Single Occupancy / 2 Days: $ 900 Double Occupancy
    Taking time for yourself isn’t a luxury but a necessity to create balance, support friend and family and to stay on course in your life path and goals.

  • brian davis acroyoga
    acroyoga with brian!
    Brian Davis
    Darien: Sunday, July 17th from 2pm-4pm
    Cost: $45 early bird/ $55 after July 3rd
    This workshop introduces the full spectrum practice of AcroYoga in a safe, supportive atmosphere.

  • teacher training
    becoming a teacher : a 125 hour immersion (weekday intensive)
    Gina Norman & Kaia Senior Teachers
    Westport: Weeks of: July 18th, July 25th, Aug 1st, Aug 8th / Mondays-Thursdays 9:30-2:30
    Cost: Tuition for this program is $2,000. For 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Certification take this Immersion PLUS our Deepen Your Practice module for $3,000 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.

  • danit schreiber 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!

  • fascia training
    anatomy teacher's enhancement: fascia
    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 training
    subtle body teacher's enhancement: pranayama
    Gina Norman
    Greenwich: Sunday, Sept 18th from 12-3pm
    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.

  • prenatal yoga teacher training - level 1
    Gina Norman
    Westport: Fri, September 23rd - Sunday, September 25th 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.

  • immersion
    deepen your practice: 75 hour immersion (weekends)
    Gina Norman
    Westport: Weekends of Sept 30, Oct 21, and Nov 4th. Fridays 7pm-9:30pm, Saturdays & Sundays 9am-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 100 hour program for those who wish to advance their yoga practice and understanding of yoga, and for those who wish to become teachers.

  • breathing and core anatomy
    anatomy teacher's enhancement: breathing & core
    Joe Miller
    Westport: Monday, Oct 3rd from 11am-2pm
    Cost: $75 early bird / $100 within 2 weeks prior
    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.

  • 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.

  • standing poses clinic
    hand's on teacher's enhancement: standing poses clinic
    Gina Norman
    Old Greenwich: Saturday, Oct 15th from 10am-1pm
    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.

  • little flower kids yoga
    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.

  • adjusting yoga twists
    hand's on teacher's enhancement: adjusting twists
    Gina Norman
    Westport: Thursday, Nov 10th 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.

  • stan woodman ashtanga
    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.

  • teacher
    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. Fridays 7pm-9:30pm, Saturdays & Sundays 9am-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: 100 Hour Immersion and would like to continue on to becoming a 200 Hour Certified Yoga Teacher.

  • talor wales yoga
    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.

  • biff mithoefer yin yoga
    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.

  • biff mithoefer
    yin yoga teacher training
    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
    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.

  • costa rica yoga retreat
    costa rica yoga retreat
    Gina Norman
    Blue Spirit Retreat Center, Nosara, Costa Rica: Feb 25th - March 4th, 2017
    Cost: $1,700 - $3,800 depending on accomodation
    Join us 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. Meditation, pranayama, philosophy and more will be infused into your daily practice, suitable for beginners to advanced students.

  • little flower kids 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.