Events


OUTDOOR YOGA to benefit The Rockfall Foundation

Saturdays through July 27th at 10:30am, in the Rose Garden at Wadsworth Mansion

Enjoy the healthy benefits of breath, movement and being outdoors.  Meet Starr Mill Yoga’s instructors and experience a wide range of practices.  All levels welcome.  Profits benefit The Rockfall Foundation, a Middletown-based non-profit organization supporting environmental education and conservation in the Lower Connecticut River Valley.  After class, enjoy the mansion’s expansive grounds, walking trails, notable trees and exotic plants. Bring your own mat and/or blanket, any props you would like to use, water, and sunscreen.

$20 per class.  Rain cancels. 

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RADIANT CHILD YOGA SERIES

Sundays, July 11th – August 1st, 12:30-1:10pm with Angela Apuzzo

Children’s yoga and meditation classes, for ages three to seven years.  Class includes an active warm up, imaginative yoga set (using a story theme), short savasana, and short meditation, ending with songs and games.  This yoga is engaging and fun for children.  It promotes a state of well being, encouraging self-regulation and self-reliance. It supports social emotional learning and gives good practice for “real” life.  Four classes for $40 or single class for $12. 

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FRIDAYS AT THE FARM

July and August, 6 – 7:15pm at Sumner Brook Farm, Middletown

Enjoy the healthy benefits of breath, movement and being outdoors.  All levels welcome.  Half of all proceeds go to the Sumner Brook Farm,  a non-profit equine rescue & retirement facility.  Pre-registration is appreciated.  Call or e-mail for assistance, especially if you’d like to pay for a guest.  Bring your own mat and/or blanket, any props you would like to use, water and bug spray.

$15 per class.

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BEACH YOGA AND CLEANUP at Hammonasset State Park

Saturday, September 4th, 8:30am with Sasha Krushnic and Cinder + Salt

Start your weekend with your toes in the sand, the sound of the sea & some eco-activism! Come for the class; stay for the clean-up.
After Labor Day, our state beaches no longer get daily clean-ups. Help us grow a happier coastline by pitching in for a few hours of work you can feel good about.  Enjoy a seaside yoga practice to energize you before your volunteer work!

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YOGA FOR BEGINNERS: Four Week Series

Saturdays, September 4th-25th, 12:30-2pm with Juliana Tryon-Ranaudo

This series is designed to alleviate worries about your first yoga class and make your introduction to yoga enjoyable.  This is also a great course for current yoga practitioners who are looking to revisit beginning principles or those who have been out of practice and would like a refresher.  Upon completion of this series you can expect to be prepared to enter a regular class with increased confidence.  This course will cover postures, sun salutations, breathing techniques, and basic history and principles.  $100 investment.

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INTRO TO QI GONG

Sunday, September 12th, 2-3:30pm with Erik Harris

Qi gong is the foundation for Tai Chi. Like Yoga, it has been practiced for thousands of years. Qi gong literally translates to the practice of moving energy. It is commonly referred to as meditation in motion. Qi gong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. Qi gong helps to increase the Qi (life force energy), circulate it, use it to cleanse and heal the body, and store energy within the body.

The gentle, rhythmic movements of Qi Gong help to reduce stress and anxiety, build stamina, increase vitality of the body and organs, and enhance the immune system.  It has also been found to improve cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic and digestive functions.  One of the more important long-term effects is that Qi Gong reestablishes the body/mind/spirit connection.  $40 investment.


SEVA SERIES: Gentle Flow Yoga for the Alzheimer’s Association

Saturday, September 18th at 4pm with Jamie Wright

In the spirit of seva (selfless service), several of our instructors are offering a class to benefit a charity of their choice.  The Alzheimer’s Association leads the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.  $20 donation. 

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SUNDAY SLOW-DOWN with Yin Yoga

September 26th, 2:30-4:30pm with Nicole Cari

Slow your Sunday down with a long Yin practice.

The energy of autumn marks the beginning of harvesting, storing, and preparing for winter. The season of growth and regeneration has ended. This autumn phase will help us prepare for Yin’s manifestation and it’s quiet, inward movement. This workshop will focus on the element of Metal and the Lung and Large Intestine meridians. It will aid in a smooth transition into the next phase.  $30 investment.  Members save 10% with discount code members only.


YOGA FOR BEGINNERS: Four Week Series

Saturdays, October 2nd-23rd, 12:30-2pm with Nick Lypka

This series is designed to alleviate worries about your first yoga class and make your introduction to yoga enjoyable.  This is also a great course for current yoga practitioners who are looking to revisit beginning principles or those who have been out of practice and would like a refresher.  Upon completion of this series you can expect to be prepared to enter a regular class with increased confidence.  This course will cover postures, sun salutations, breathing techniques, and basic history and principles.  $100 investment.

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SOUND HEALING FOR STRESS RELIEF

Saturday, October 9th, 7 – 8:15pm with Kelvin Young

Breathe. Relax. Heal.  Take the time to relieve stress, find inner peace and balance through the transformative powers of sound. During a session, sound healer Kelvin Young utilizes crystal and Tibetan singing bowls, gong, ocean drum, chimes and other healing tools to activate the relaxation response to calm your mind, relax your body and nourish your soul.  $30 investment.

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BRONZE SINGING BOWL TRAINING

Sunday, October 17th, 12-5pm with Ed Cleveland

This training will help you understand playing methods of metal singing bowls.  Learn how to properly use the mallets, where to place the bowls for different room settings, and what kind of speed, pressure, and rotation to use for different singing bowls. Ed will explain some different ways sound works, and how to deepen a meditative experience through sound.  Learning how to quiet the brain with these meditative techniques will be very helpful as it is said that 75% of ailments are created in the brain.  $250 investment.  Payment plan available.

Those who already have some experience can attend to raise their skill set while learning different sound meditation techniques.

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ENERGY MEDICINE FOR STRONGER IMMUNITY

Sunday, November 7th, 2-4pm with Alyson Iannicelli

In Energy Medicine, we believe that if all of your meridians are running correctly, viruses CANNOT enter the system.  If there’s one practice to emphasize during the coming winter season, it’s learning to trace your meridians.  Daylight savings in the US can really throw your sleep out of whack, your eating schedule or even your pet’s routines, but it doesn’t have to be this way.  The fact that your energy can become so scrambled from changing the clocks is a perfect display of the power of your Meridian system.  In this workshop you will learn to read the 24-hour Meridian Cycle, attune yourself to the cyclical nature of these energy pathways to protect your health and guide you to deeper levels of healing.  Do you wake up at the same time every night?  Do you experience a midday slump?  Do you get “hangry” by 1pm if you haven’t eaten or always get sick at the same time of year?…learn why and HOW to balance the powerful Meridian Energy System with simple EM techniques.  $35 investment.

RELAX AND ROLL: Total Body Tune-Up!

Saturday, November 13th, 12:15-1:45pm with Natalie Spadaccino, M.S.

The Roll Model® Therapy Balls provide targeted self-massage trigger point therapy by using specially designed high grip rubber massage balls and focused movement routines to help penetrate through layers of skin and muscle to massage deeply into your high tension areas.  The balls stimulate the nerves that provide positional feedback to your brain; consequently, you can sense whether you are in or out of alignment.  You are able to make better choices about your position in space, as it relates to your activities.  $30 investment.  Members save 10% with discount code members only.

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