Salt Cave - Darien CT - Special Events/Promotions
Salt Cave of Darien

Special Events & Promotions

SPECIAL EVENT: "The Joy of Yoga Nidra" Meditation for adults with Joy Hoffman- January 23rd or January 30th at 1:00 p.m.

Yoga Nidra - which is not actually yoga as you rest and relax on anti-gravity chairs - offers a deep state of relaxation while the subtle mind is awake. Literally meaning "yogic sleep", this technique helps you relax, unwind and learn how to manage stress through visual and guided imagery. Combined with salt therapy, it maximizes the full benefits of salt therapy while calming down the central nervous system. Joy Hoffman is a certified Yoga Nidra instructor from the Amrit Institute and is licensed to teach adults and children worldwide. Please wear white socks.

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SPECIAL EVENT: Dynamic Stretching with Barry Horton - Saturday, January 25th at 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Come join Barry Horton of B All About Your Body who will present "Dynamic Stretching". This stretch class engages your body in a series of specific movements designed to increase elasticity, blood flow and muscle temperature. Perform these stretches on your mat while taking in the essential and healthy minerals from the salt! Please bring a mat, water and white socks. All levels welcome. "I loved taking the stretch class in the cave. Barry was an excellent instructor." Mary D./"Had a wonderful stretch class this past Saturday with Barry Horton of BALLABOUTYOURBODY!" Marisol V.

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SPECIAL EVENT: Unplug and Rejuvenate at this SALTY YOGA OVERNIGHT in the Salt Cave! Jennifer Duncan, January 25th at 7:00 p.m. to January 26th at 8:30 a.m.

Start the New Year with self-care by joining yoga instructor, Jennifer Duncan, for an overnight event in the Salt Cave. This mini-retreat will focus on releasing tension held in the body and calming the nervous system to leave you feeling refreshed and renewed for the New Year. Coupled with salt therapy and the beauty of the cave, it will compliment the events of the night. Be prepared to lose track of time and let go of the outside world in this special overnight retreat that includes yin yoga, yoga nidra, gentle yoga and guided meditation.

Yin Yoga's emphasis on inner stillness promotes a deeply meditative experience. Yin Yoga consists of a series of passive floor poses that are typically held for 3-5 minutes to release the body's chronic holding patterns and help recapture ease of movement. Yin yoga poses apply gentle tension to the connective tissues - the tendons, fascia, and ligaments - with the aim of increasing circulation in the deeper tissues and improving flexibility in the body.

Yoga Nidra, known as yogic sleep, is a powerful experience of progressively relaxing and restoring physically, energetically, mentally and emotionally that naturally opens us to accessing our intuition and deep restorative peace. The practice of Yoga Nidra activates the relaxation response and deactivates the stress response, improves sleep and promotes physical healing all while laying comfortably on your back in shavasana.

Approximate Timeline of Events:

8:00 p.m.: 60 minute Yin Yoga

9:00 p.m.: Tea & Treat enjoy chamomile tea and light treat

9:45 p.m.: 45 minute Yoga Nidra

6:15 a.m.: Wake Up

7:00 a.m.: Gentle morning yoga practice

7:45 a.m.: 15 minute Guided Mediation

8:30 a.m.: Go out into the world feeling refreshed & renewed

Please dress comfortably, bring a yoga mat, pillow, sleeping bag/ blanket and any items you may need for the overnight. All levels of yogic experience are welcomed.

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SPECIAL EVENT: FIVE ELEMENTS RESTORATIVE YOGA includes the healing combinations of Salt, Reiki, Essential Oils, Mudras and Mantras! Carol Shwidock of Harmony Yoga, February 9th at 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Restorative Yoga turns on the Rest and Digest Parasympathetic Nervous System! Reduced Stress happens by lowering blood pressure, relaxing muscles, quieting the mind, enhancing immune system, improving digestion and inviting the body/mind/spirit to be gently supported over the props. Halotherapy or Salt therapy facilitates the same Relaxation Response so by combining these 2 healing practices you are guaranteed to Relax More, and the effects linger. CAROL SHWIDOCK MA OTR RYT, a yoga therapist, has been teaching Kripalu Yoga for 16 years at (located upstairs at Noelles Day Spa 1100 High Ridge Rd Stamford) Carol has many certifications including Five Elements Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Reiki Master and is currently studying Zen Yoga and Chinese Medicine. She was an Occupational Therapy for over 25 years. Her healing hands will guide you gently into the Earth.

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SPECIAL EVENT: Passion in the Cave: a MEDIATION/SALT SESSION led by Julie Punishill & then learn about what oils will rev your engine. Bonus Passion Bath Soak to take home! February 13th at 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Are you ready for more pleasure in your life? Are you striving to find Joy? Are you looking to live your life with more Passion? Join us the night before Valentine’s Day in the Salt Cave to rev your engine! Julie Punishill will lead us in a custom meditation to stoke the Fire element in our bodies and tap in to our Passion. After our time in the cave, Julie will teach us what oils can be used to help build your Passion, especially in the bedroom. ;)

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SPECIAL EVENT: Salt and Sound Healing Meditation with Alison DeNicola - February 27th or March 19th at 6:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

Salt and Sound Healing is a deeply restful guided meditation practice that invites us to visit each level of our being & open the door to ease & bliss. Paired with sound healing, it is an amazing way to access and release energy that is held in the body. Experiencing all of this in the healing space of a Himalayan salt creates the perfect setting for deep peace and healing. Experience a deeply relaxing yoga nidra with sound healing. Tibetan bowls, crystal bowls, chimes, and more will help reset & restore. Alison is a certified Yoga Instructor as well as a certified Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra teacher, Five Element Yoga teacher, IET Practitioner and Hypnotherapist. In addition, she has studied Thai Yoga Massage, Polarity, Reiki, Shamanic Reiki, Intuitive Coaching, Chakra Therapy and Restorative Yoga with amazing teachers all around the country.

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