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

  • yoga language
    subtle body teacher's enhancement: language
    Gina Norman
    Old Greenwich: Friday, Feb 12th from 6:00pm-9:00pm
    Cost: $75 early registration / $100 after 1/25
    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.

  • valentine's day partner yoga
    Danit Schreiber
    Greenwich: Sunday, Feb 14th from 2:00pm-4:00pm
    Cost: $35 early per couple/$45 after 2/7 per couple
    Join us this Valentine's Day for a fun-filled Partner Yoga class. A great way
    to celebrate this day of connection by partnering up to practice yoga.

  • stan woodman ashtanga
    traditional led ashtanga primary series
    Stan Woodman
    Westport: Thursay, Feb 18th from 6:00pm-8:00pm
    Cost: $35 early bird / $45 after 2/12
    Come explore the traditional count and enjoy the sweet sounds of Sanskrit as Stan leads us through the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga, followed by discussion.

  • 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.

  • hot yin
    hot yin & hips
    Elizabeth Crisci
    Darien: Sunday, Feb 21st from 2-3:30pm
    Cost: $25 early bird - $35 after 2/7
    In this workshop, Elizabeth will lead a slow and mindful sequence through hip openers. We’ll go progressively deeper to release long held stress and tightness from the hips, hamstrings and lower back.

  • anatomy teacher's enhancement: spine & pelvis
    Joe Miller
    Westport: Tuesday, Feb 23rd from 6-9pm
    Cost: $75 early registration/ $100 after Jan 30th
    We will breakdown the function and form of the spine and how it relates and connects to your pelvis to create your core foundation.

  • stan woodman ashtanga
    traditional led ashtanga primary series
    Stan Woodman
    Old Greenwich: Thursday, Feb 26th from 6:00pm-8:00pm
    Cost: $35 early bird / $45 after 2/12
    Come explore the traditional count and enjoy the sweet sounds of Sanskrit as Stan leads us through the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga, followed by discussion.

  • cynthia wolfe yoga
    inversions with cynthia
    Cynthia Wolfe
    Old Greenwich: Saturday, Feb 27th from 2-4:00pm
    Cost: $25 early bird/ $35 after 2/20 
    This fun and energizing workshop will break down various inversions into easily accessible stages. Alignment, proper foundation, and the basic principles of going upside down will all be covered in detail.

  • twists
    hands-on teacher's enhancement: twists
    Joe Miller
    Greenwich: Sunday, Feb 28th from 12:30pm-3:30pm
    Cost: $75 early registration/$100 after 2/14
    Adjusting twisting postures!

  • sanksrit with manorama
    sanskrit studies level 1
    Manorama
    Westport: Sat, March 5th from 9am-6pm
    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
    nada yoga
    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.

  • 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.

  • stan woodman ashtanga
    surya namaskara - sun salutations
    Stan Woodman
    Westport: Friday, March 11th from 6:00pm-8:00pm
    Cost: $35 Early Bird / $45 after 2/26 
    Let’s take a deeper look. We will break down each of the movements and the positions of Surya Namaskara A and B.

  • adjusting backbends
    hand's on teacher's enhancement: adjusting backbends
    Joe Miller
    Darien: Thursday, March 17th from 11:00am-2:00pm
    Cost: $75 early registration/$100 day of price 
    Learn how to support and adjust in backbends from beginner poses such as bridge pose to more advanced adjustments in deeper backbends such as eka pada kopotasana and urdhva dhanurasana.

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    therapeutics teacher training
    Joe Miller
    Westport: 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.

  • anatomy teacher's enhancement: shoulder & spine
    Joe Miller
    Darien: Tuesday, March 29th 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.

  • david nichtern
    intro to meditation: theory & practice
    David Nichtern
    Westport: Fri, April 1st from 7-9pm
    Cost: $25 early bird/ $35 after 1/8 (can also be taken as part of the Meditation Teacher 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. 

  • david nichtern
    meditation teacher training - level 1
    David Nichtern
    Westport: Fri, April 1st - Sun, April 3rd (Fri 7-9pm / Sat & Sun 9am-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.

  • immersion
    deepen your practice: 100 hour immersion (weekends)
    Gina Norman
    Westport: Weekends of April 1st, April 22nd, and May 6th.  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.

  • meditation
    subtle body teacher's enhancement: meditation
    Gina Norman
    Old Greenwich: Friday, April 15th from 6:00pm-9:00pm
    Cost: $75 early registration/ $100 after 4/1
    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.

  • nikki meyers
    yoga of 12-steps recovery
    Nikki Meyers
    Westport: Friday, April 22nd - Sunday, April 24th from 10am-6pm
    Cost: $495.00 early registration / $550 with in 60 days (can also be taken as a part of the 300 Hour training for discounted price)
    The first section of the training focuses on the "understanding and application" of yoga and the 12 steps

  • vermont retreat
    vermont retreat with lisa giordano
    Lisa Giordano
    Four Columns Inn, Newfane, VT: Thurs, April 28th-Sun, May 1st
    Cost: 2 Days: $1,250 Single Occupancy or $950 double / 3 Days: $1,450 Single Occupancy, $1,100 double 
    Join Lisa, at the Four Columns Inn, for a weekend retreat this April. Deep detoxing vinyasa yoga, restorative yoga, meditation, and pranayama classes are the perfect way to wake up the body and clear the mind.

  • 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.

  • kids yoga teacher training
    little flower kids yoga training - level 3
    Little Flower Yoga
    Westport: Sat, April 30th & Sun, May 1st from 9:30am-7:30pm
    Cost: $595 Early Bird $695 after 3/30 (can be a part of 300 hour Training for discounted price)
    The Level Three intensive provides you with the tools to effectively create curricula and teach with your own authentic presence.

  • hand's on teacher's enhancement: forward bends
    Joe Miller
    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.

  • david nichtern
    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.

  • shakti
    subtle body teacher's enhancement: shakti
    Gina Norman
    Westport: Monday, May 9th from 2:00pm-5pm
    Cost: $75 early registration/ $100 after 5/1
    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: $1,250 Single Occupancy or $950 double / 3 Days: $1,450 Single Occupancy, $1,100 double 
    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.

  • 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 registration/ $100 after Sept 30th
    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.

  • 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 immersion: 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.

  • 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.

  • yoga workshops
    methodology teacher's enhancement: workshops
    Gina Norman
    Westport: Monday, June 13th from 9am-12pm
    Tuition: $75 early registration/ $100 after 5/29
    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.

  • immersion
    deepen your practice: 100 hour immersion (weekday intensive)
    Gina Norman
    Westport: Weeks of June 27th, July 4th and

    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.

  • teacher training
    becoming a teacher : a 100 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.

  • 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: 100 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.

  • 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.

  • 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: $1,250 Single Occupancy or $950 double / 3 Days: $1,450 Single Occupancy, $1,100 double 
    A great opportunity to deepen your practice and learn more about the traditional practices of Ashtanga Yoga, enjoy some amazing VEGAN food, 2 massages and plenty of time to relax.

  • teacher
    becoming a teacher: 100 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.