Five Elements Harmony Yoga Retreat

Restorative Yoga & Simply Sounds

with Carol and Gary Posner Sunday January 23rd 330-5pm

Come Rest…It is Water Element in Chinese Medicine (Winter Season) and a time to tune your attention inside and restore with healing poses and deep listening. As we transition into Winter we witness Mother Nature also going inward to hibernate so she can restore and renew for the Wood Element of Spring time. Carol will lead us Gentle Movement/Chi Gong and Restorative Poses while Gary accompanies us with Healing Sounds. Then we will rest, deeply rest and restore and renew. Sound Baths have been shown to reduce stress, enable deep relaxation, enhance creativity, possibly uplift the spirit and help with insomnia. Sound Meditations slow down your brainwaves and guide you into a deep meditative state or altered state of consciousness. Students will be totally relaxed as they are “immersed” in the sounds, vibrations and harmonics of the instruments. Gongs, Himalayan bowls, crystal singing bowls, tuning forks and shamanic percussion instruments are played in a clinically tested, therapeutic sequence to enhance the healing benefits of both restorative poses and sound healing. Come join us.Come restore. Space limited.

PLEASE Bring 1 or 2 YOGA MATS/PROPS  2 blankets 2 bed pillows or a bolster and 2 blocks (plus eye pillow if you wish). You will be laying down for an hour so extra comfort will enhance the body’s ability to Rest More.


New All Levels Harmony Yoga Class offering Thursdays 6-7pm 
A Dance Space
Stamford Town Center
100 Greyrock Place
5th floor
Harmony Yoga is SO excited to collaborate with the Ballet School of Stamford once again!
Trial Class happening in a gorgeous new dance space Thursday Jan 27th 6-7pm $25
Feb Session Thursdays 2/3 10 17 24 6-7pm $100 Please bring your mat, (2 blocks and yoga blanket if you wish) and come explore decreasing tension in your body and increasing joy with Carol Shwidock’s signature 5 Elements Yoga Classes. No yoga experience needed. Carol, after 20year of teaching yoga and 25 years as an Occupational Therapist, will create the class based on who is in the space and what the needs are. So whether you have tight shoulders and hips or are feeling stress in your mind, you will surely feel calmer and more open after class. for all the details/sign up
CHI GONG/Gentle Yoga Wednesdays 930-1030am starts Wed Jan 19th 
Have you wondered about Chi Gong and how this gentle practice can serve to open your body? Chi means Energy and Gong means work. This energy work is a great way to gently move and breath and open the issues in your tissues. In this class we will do seated and standing Chi Gong and gentle movements to decrease tension and increase the energy in your mind, body and spirt. You will leave class feeling rested and open to ride the waves of your days with greater ease. Sign up





This event will be rescheduled in the near future!

Join us at Sticks and Stones for a mini 5 elements retreat/workshop

Come learn about the 5 Elements in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and how you can heal yourself, one breath at a time. Carol will teach you about the 5 Elements Paradigm and how one season feeds the next (generating cycles) and what season controls which elements(controlling cycle). Then we will do a gentle practice combining Kripalu Yoga, Chi Gong, Meditation and Restorative Yoga. We will be outside, weather permitting, under a tent, socially distanced with masks optional. Labyrinth Walk, Journaling and Group Discussion as well so please bring your journals.

Sunday June 27th


Sticks and Stones Farm 197 Huntington Rd Newtown CT 06470






Previous  Retreat

September 7-9 2018 at click on the link for all information and $100 if book by 8/7/18!

Harmony Yoga Statue

The Five Elements are EARTH WATER FIRE AIR and SPACE. In this Yoga Retreat we will explore Yoga Postures(Asanas), Breathing Techniques(Pranayama) Meditation and Guided Visualization, Essential Oils, Intentions and Affirmations, Mantras(mind freeing sentences) and Mudras(yoga with the hands), Journaling and Creative Activities to harmonize the Elements. We will incorporate the Chakras with the Elements and each practice will be created to help highlight every element so you will become aware of how you might need an Earth practice to help you ground vs a Fire flow to increase your transformational power.

Healing begins with Awareness. “All healing comes from within oneself~We can help each other turn on ones own healing switch, but the healing capacity is within oneself”. My hope on this retreat is to help you balance the energy and find deeper layers of harmony within your body and also the within the environment thru the Five Elements so you can awaken your own healing switch.

Self care is the new health care. You can only heal what you feel so keep tuning in with Awareness for when you get out of tune.

TESTIMONIALS from Sept 2017 Five Elements Harmony Yoga Retreat

“Practicing Yoga with Carol in nature at Harmony Yoga’s Five Elements Retreat awoke something within me. Carol wove together music, flows, restorative yoga, and poems. We hiked to a waterfall, sang and danced at a bonfire, and practiced together under a huge blue sky. I am home now, but weekend is alive inside me, expansive and open. Thank you for opening doors I did not know were there!”

“Harmony Yoga’s Five Elements Retreat taught me poses with a purpose! Not just going through the motions but going through the motions to get to the emotions!”

“One of the best overall Yoga experiences! You will walk away with the tools to implement in your daily life. Carol is clearly a passionate expert!”

“Being part of the Five Elements Yoga Retreat had many levels for me…a sense of spirited community, relaxation and learning in depth about how we connect to the Five Elements…I had a profound shift!”

“I have slowed down, silenced the noise and become more aware of the Elements missing from my life!”

“I’m leaving having made a shift to a deeper sense of calm and wellbeing, feeling of connection, openness, and body well being!”

“I highly recommend Five Elements Harmony Yoga Retreat. It simply gives deep meaning to every pose you’ve ever done and didn’t know why.”

“Carol provided us with poses and a purpose, giving peace and tranquility in a place filled with natural beauty. Fabulous weekend from the moment we drove in to the sad moment we had to leave.

“Traveling through the Elements with the connection to the Nature around us, you provided an opportunity to LIVE each Element and reflect on how we can balance them within us. I learned about Awareness and the importance of the poses and time needed to create balance within..I will take time everyday!”

“Carol doesn’t just teach yoga,,,she LIVES it!”

“It was a well thought out cohesive workshop and even thought I missed some of the classes(elements) I came away with a better understanding of the Elements/Chakras. When I entered the room where we practiced, I felt like I was entering a sanctuary where time slowed and “busyness” melted away.”

“Fantastic Weekend! Carol you were organized, professional, warm, supportive and motivating! Thank You!”

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