New workshops

Yoga and Naturopathy for Woman ~ Before and Beyond Menopause 

Michelle Pouliot N.D. / Alina Hernandez RYT500

This is a women's workshop about four common health concerns affecting many of us in midlife and beyond. Topics include managing hot flashes/ temperature sensitivity, bladder support, improving bone health and ways to deepen sleep. A synergy of naturopathy and yoga that not only helps with these concerns but improves over-all vitality will be presented.

KentyogaAndbodyworks  2 Green Pastures Lane
Kent CT 06757
Sunday, May 19th
10:30am – 1:00pm
Cost:  $50.00 if you pre-pay  by May 18.  $55.00 at the door.
Send payment to KYBW P O Box 112 Kent Ct 06757  Make checks out to KYBW

Finding and Refining the Elixir

exploring the ancient Daoist tradition of regeneration and revitalization. Read More...

Sunday Sept 24th 10am-12pm

PrePay pre-registration required
class size limited $53.00

At the Door $58.50


Past Workshops and Guest Teachers


is a Certified Junior Intermediate 1 Iyengar Teacher, has studied with the Iyengar Family in Pune and studies with Manuoso Manos and Patricia Walden. Since 1995, she has been listening to her teacher, Khenpo Pema Wangdak speak of matters that have become increasingly important to her. In 2003, she received novice ordination and instruction from Chokye Trichen Rinpoche in Nepal. She has done meditation retreats at Pema T'sal Monastery in Nepal and at Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia. She is indescribably grateful to HH Dalai Lama and HH Sakya Trizin for their profound Root Teachings, and inspired by the example and instruction she has received from Venerables Robina Courtin, Tenzin Palmo, and Pema Chodron.


Michelle J. Pouliot N.D. is a naturopathic physician specializing in women’s health and integrative cardiovascular and gastrointestinal medicine. For the past 25 years her practice has focused on helping women with osteoporosis and hormonal issues such as PMS, endometriosis, menopause, and sexual health concerns. In her general practice, Dr. Pouliot treats men and women for cardiovascular and digestive conditions, and inflammation disorders such as arthritis and auto immune disease.

Dr. Pouliot has actively lectured in her community to different groups with specific health interests including women’s health, boosting and balancing immunity, heart health, and understanding inflammation. In the past 15 years, she has taught full day seminars to physicians throughout the U.S. on the topic of naturopathic approaches to menopause, reproductive health and osteoporosis. In Spring 2016, she was interviewed on a local public television program regarding “Better Bones Without Drugs”.

Past Workshops and Guest Teachers


A Breakthrough Self-Treatment System Workshop with Maria Licata and Alina Hernandez, RYT
When: Sunday, September 27, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to Noon
Where: Kent Yoga & Bodyworks Studio, 2 Green Pastures Lane (in the Kent Green), Kent, CT
Cost: $50.00/person (plus tax)

RESERVE YOUR SPOT EARLY ~ space is limited to 12!

  1. Improve flexibility, posture, balance…
  2. Ease chronic neck and low back strain…
  3. Sleep better, reduce inflammation
  4. Feel younger!

Come experience lasting changes in how your body looks and feels!
Master the simple self-treatments you can do at home to remain active, healthy and pain-free! This innovative science-based method will bring your body closer to an ideal state by directly enhancing body awareness, rehydrating connective tissue, and decreasing stuck stress.
Maria Licata is trained and certified by Sue Hitzmann, MELT’s creator. She teaches groups and privately in Manhattan and Huntington, LI.
Maria has a strong background in Iyengar Yoga and has found that MELT is a perfect complement to yoga, sports, and other fitness activities. MELT can be a jump-start to self-care or provide the perfect compliment to yoga, sports, and other fitness activities.


Jeanne-Marie Derrick is certified in Iyengar Yoga and has been practicing and teaching in this method since 1984. She has a strong background in yoga therapeutics and has conducted teacher training courses and retreats in the US, Canada, Asia and the Caribbean. She wrote a practice guide called Yoga for Menstruation in which is detailed a description and outline of suggested yoga poses specifically designed for use during, before and after menstruation with recommendations of postures for other issues and concerns that may arise. She is currently working in the NYC area at the Iyengar Yoga Institute, Yoga Union Center for Back Care and Scoliosis, Yoga Sutra and Yogasana as well as teaching privately.

                                 ANDREW GOLDMAN D.O.

After receiving a B.S. from Cornell University with a major in nutritional biochemistry, Andrew graduated from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1989 where he was an undergraduate fellow in Anatomy and Osteopathic Principles and Practice. He completed a residency in family practice at Warren Hospital in Phillipsburg, NJ where he also served as chief resident during his senior year. He certified in Family Practice in 1992 and in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine in 1994. Andrew teaches Osteopathic students and physicians throughout the United States and has also taught in Great Britain, Belgium, Germany, and New Zealand. Dr. Goldman practices traditional Osteopathic diagnosis and treatment in a solo practice setting in Sharon, CT since 1992. Recently he opened a second practice location

Great Barrington, MA.


is from Kerala, India - the homeland of Ayurveda. Her family has practiced Ayurveda for three generations and they were royal Vaidyas (doctors) for the royal family of South India. She studied Ayurvedic medicine for 8-1/2 years, and hold degrees BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery) and M.D. (Master's Degree, Doctor of Medicine) in Ayurveda from the prestigious University of Kerala, India. Before coming to USA she was an Ayurvedic chief medical officer in the Sitaram Ayurvedic Hospital and Pharmacy, in Kerala. Dr. Paul has been practicing Ayurveda for 21 years. Mrs. Paul is also a NY state licensed Esthetician and a registered Yoga teacher, (RYT) in ISHTA style (Integrated Science of Hatha, Thantra, and Ayurveda). She now runs a successful Ayurvedic Center in Mamaroneck, NY, and also sees clients at Ishta Yoga Studio, Manhattan. She lives in Westchester with her husband and son. At present Manjula is also studying Acupuncture in order to further understand other Eastern modalities in the art of healing. To learn more, please visit her