Special Events

SOMA Movement Studio hosts workshops, open houses, charity events, and social gatherings at our studio and in collaboration with leading businesses around the Farmington Valley. Check out some of our awesome upcoming and past events below! Check back often as we are always adding new events.

 
 

December Past Life Supermoon Meditation

Sunday, December 3, 2017
6-7 pm

Fee: $5 suggested donation

A “supermoon” is a full moon that occurs when the moon’s orbit is closest to the earth. The full moon shines down so much pure energy that anything it touches can’t help but feel its radiance and love. The supermoon effect amplifies power and intentions makes them even stronger. We are all beings of light and the energy that creates our being is ancient. This past life meditation takes advantage of the supermoon's influence to help you connect to your past states of being.

This meditation is led by experienced light worker and Theta Healer, Agnes Chodkiewicz. $5 suggested donation. RSVPs are appreciated so we can set up enough cushions and chairs for participants.

 

January Karmic Connection Full Moon Meditation

Tuesday, January 2, 2018
7-8 pm

Fee: $5 suggested donation

All relationships give us the opportunity for personal development. In a Karmic relationship, the lessons we learn from each other can be as varied as life itself. One may be certain however, that the lesson will be deep, personal and will demand inner strength. Convert Karma into Dharma though reflection, introspection, and understanding during this full moon meditation.

This meditation is led by experienced light worker and Theta Healer, Agnes Chodkiewicz. $5 suggested donation. RSVPs are appreciated so we can set up enough cushions and chairs for participants.

 

February Red Rose Meditation

Thursday February 1, 2018
7-8 pm

Fee: $5 suggested donation

The rose has been regarded as a symbol of the Soul, of the spiritual Self, of Divinity and love in both the East and the West. The rose, with its beauty and perfection, is effective in stimulating psychospiritual processes through visualization of its development. That is, of its transition from the closed bud to the fully open bloom. Each participant will receive a rose to guide them through this visualization.

This meditation is led by experienced light worker and Theta Healer, Agnes Chodkiewicz. $5 suggested donation covers  costs including the rose. RSVPs are appreciated so we can set up enough cushions and chairs for participants.

 

March Full Moon Meditation

Tuesday, March 1, 2017
7-8 pm

Fee: $5 suggested donation

The full moon is a time of positive opportunity.  It enhances the energy within yourself and can increase your positive energy. Since the full moon pours down a tremendous amount of energy, this meditation will first help you reach a calm state of mind to receive its positive effect. Whatever is going on in your body, mind and spirit will be amplified. Come to this meditation with an open mind and open heart as invocation and radiation of energy through group meditation can be uniquely effective.

This meditation is led by experienced light worker and Theta Healer, Agnes Chodkiewicz. $5 suggested donation. RSVPs are appreciated so we can set up enough cushions and chairs for participants.

 

Past Events

Thanksgiving Family Yoga

CANCELLED Thursday November 23rd, 2017
9-10 am

Fee: Adults $15
Adult plus child (under 13): $25
Adult plus two children (under 13): $30

 

Mat Pilates Class at Athleta Westfarms

Sunday, November 19, 2017
9:30 - 11 am

Fee: FREE

Join us for a free Mat Pilates class with our friends at Athleta Westfarms! This class is a fun twist on the Pilates mat exercises. The instructor will use flex bands, Pilates rings, and mini stability balls, to create a workout that is challenging both to the mind and body. Just bring a exercise mat (thicker mats work best, or two standard Yoga mats layered on top of one another). A limited number of mats will be available for people to borrow.

 

Family Yoga with Puppies Fundraiser

Sunday, November 12, 2017
Section 1: 12 - 1: pm
Section 2: 3 - 4:15 pm

Fee: Adults $15
Adult plus child (under 13): $25
Adult plus two children (under 13): $30

Join Yoga Instructors, Kristen & Kellie, of SOMA Movement Studio for a heart opening family yoga class with ten incredibly happy and energetic puppies. Children of all ages welcome with a parent/guardian.

Section 1, led by yoga instructor Kristen Waldo, from 12 - 1:1 pm will be taught to an age level of 3-6 years old (but all ages are welcome to join).

Section 2, led by yoga instructor Kellie Codianna, from 3-4:15 pm will be taught to an age level of 7+ (but again, all ages are welcome to join).

All proceeds benefit Go Far Farmington and their drive to build a playground for West Woods Upper Elementary School! Register online by clicking the link below or call our studio at (860) 470-6683. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Shoe Swap for Charity

Thursday,  October 19, 2017
7-8 pm

Fee: FREE with shoe donation, otherwise $10 cover charge at the door

Feel good about organizing, decluttering your closet and getting a new heels!!!

  • Love shoes but have no more space for them in your shoe rack?
    Looking for a new pair of heels that won't break the bank?

Then this is the event for you! Bring your lightly used or never worn shoes to SOMA Movement Studio during our Catwalk Confidence: High Heels Workshop, enjoy some wine, and trade for a new pair of kicks!

Unclaimed shoes will be donated to Soles4Souls. Soles4Souls is a Nashville-based charity, founded in 2006, that collects new and used shoes and redistributes them through direct donations to people in need and through micro-enterprise partners.

 

Catwalk Confidence: High Heels Workshop

Thursday, October 19, 2017
6 - 7:15 pm

Fee: $25 or Tier Two Class

 

Never say no to a pair of high heels again! Whether you want to walk confidently in the office or dance all night at a party, learn what elements to look for while purchasing shoes and do exercises to keep your walk strong and your posture high!
This workshop will include video analysis, shoe evaluations, and lots of fun!

Bring your favorite pair of heels (or a few!) and wear comfortable exercise clothes, as if you were going to Pilates or Yoga.

 

October New Moon Meditation

Thursday, October 19, 2017
7-8 pm

Fee: $5 suggested donation

The time on and around the new moon offers a powerful opportunity for you to align with a clear vision of your path, to set intentions, and to step into positive new beginnings. In this October New Moon meditation, channeled by experienced light worker, Agnes Chodkiewicz, you will connect with your inner message and frequency. This connection will leverage the powerful new moon energy to focus your consciousness intention.

 

YogIC Body & facial Rejuvenation with L'Occitane at West Farms Mall

Sunday, October 15, 2017
9 - 11 am

Fee: FREE

Join Yoga Instructor and Ayurvedic Consultant, Kellie, and the very knowledgable L'Occitane manager, Kristen, for a fun and rejuvenating morning with Yoga, mimosas, and facial treatments. Invigorate your body with a strengthening and thoughtful Hatha practice to focus your mind and vitalize your body. Then, after savasana, enjoy private time in the store for L'Occitane facials, consultations, hand treatments complimentary mimosas and refreshments.

This event is free of charge and RSVPs are required. Space is limited to book your spot today!

 

INTRODUCTION TO GYROTONIC MOVEMENT

Thursday, October 12, 2017
6 to 7:15 PM

Fee: $25 or Tier Two Class

Explore patterns of spine movement and breathing. The gyrotonic expansion system is characterized by three dimensional, undulating, wave-like movements to improve flexibility, grace, and create a sense of openness throughout the body. Learn the basics of the Gyrokinesis Method to strengthen and mobilize your body as a whole. Start with a sequence of chair-based movements to align and mobilize your spine while gently opening your shoulders and hips. The second half of class continues with floor work to move through fluid postures and strengthen your core and develop your range of motion. This class will also focus on the role of breathing, support, posture and movement.

 

Family Yoga with Puppies

Monday, October 9, 2017
10-12 pm

Fee: $15 for adults, kids under 14 free with parent/guardian

Not sure what to do with the kids on Columbus Day? Join Yoga Instructors, Nicole and Kirsten, of SOMA Movement Studio for a heart opening family yoga class with ten incredibly happy and energetic puppies. Children of all ages welcome with a parent/guardian. 

Proceeds benefit the annual Unionville Festival Pet Adoption Fair. Register through MindBody with the link below, call 860-470-6683, or email info@somamovementstudio.com. Workshop is $15 for adults, kids free with parent/guardian.

 

FREE BODY RESTORATION SOMATICS & YOGA OPEN HOUSE

Thursday,  January , 2018
6-9 pm

Fee: FREE

Movement is medicine and this open house is meant to introduce anyone from the most experience movement practitioner to those who are just beginning their movement journey to the the most restorative and rejuvenating movement methods at SOMA. Stay tuned for a schedule the most nourishing Yoga, Somatics, and Movement classes we ever designed.

 

Unionville Festival

Sunday, September 24, 2017
12 - 5 pm

Fee: FREE

Unionville Festival Open House

SOMA has partnered with the Unionville Village Improvement Association to bring you movement classes on the Union School Soccer field. Join us for a rejuvenating afternoon filed with appreciation. Preregistration recommended to ensure your spot in the classes. Rain location at SOMA Movement Studio, 112 South Main St, Unionville.

SCHEDULE:

  • 2:00 pm: Yoga for Every BODY class on the Union School Soccer Field with Kellie
  • 3:30 pm: Somatic Movement and Yoga class on the Union School Soccer Field with Andy and Sarah

Space is limited! Register for classes on our website by click on the "Class Schedule" under the "Classes + Rates" tab on our website's menu and following the prompts.

 

Mat Pilates Class at Athleta Westfarms

Sunday, September 10, 2017
9:30 - 11 am

Fee: FREE

Join us for a free Mat Pilates class with our friends at Athleta Westfarms! This class is a fun twist on the Pilates mat exercises. The instructor will use flex bands, Pilates rings, and mini stability balls, to create a workout that is challenging both to the mind and body. Just bring a exercise mat (thicker mats work best, or two standard Yoga mats layered on top of one another). A limited number of mats will be available for people to borrow.

 

Solar Eclipse Meditation

Monday, August 21, 2017
7-8 pm

Fee: $5 suggested donation

The ancients long ago observed that we are impacted by the movement of the planets and stars. The solar eclipse will bring tremendous light into the dark watery depths of the Unconscious Mind. Join Light Worker, Agnes Chodkiewicz, for a meditation to welcome the change in energy that accompanies this cosmic event. $5 suggested donation.

 

Yoga and Ayurveda for Your Mind, Body, & Home (Open House)

Thursday, August 10th, 2017
6-9 pm

Fee: FREE

Join us for nine movement and wellness classes and workshop to detox all aspects of your life. Use movement to melt away tension, Reiki to cleans your energy, channel thoughts through guided meditation. 

Schedule
All events are free of charge. Pre-registration to reserve your spot in your favorite class!

Community Building Activities

6:30 - 8:00 pm Athletic Clothing Swap: Declutter your closets and bring your lightly use and freshly laundered athletic clothing and trade! 

Classes & Workshops

6:30 pm

All Levels Yoga Flow with Cara
Ayurveda Basics with Kellie
Gentle Yoga with Sharon & Jackie

7:00 pm

Somatic Unwind with Andy
Yoga for Your Core with Kellie
Essential Oils Workshop with Chris

7:30 pm

Yin Yoga with Chris
Somatic Yoga with Bogusia
Aura Cleanse Guided Meditation with Agnes

 

Pre 4th oF July Zumba Master Class

Friday, June 30th, 2017
6 - 8 pm

Fee: $10 before June 23rd, $15 after

SUMMER'S JUST GETTING STARTED SO LET 'S PARTY!
Grab your friends and join us Friday, June 30th @ 6 PM at the Farmington Community Center for a jam packed Zumba Master Class. This dance party is led by Paulette, Sol and a host of guest instructors! Any friend will go out to eat with you…true friends go to ZUMBA! 

Tickets:
$10 including drawing ticket until June 23rd (pre-registered or ticket purchased in person)
$15 including drawing ticket from June 23rd-29th (pre-registered online or purchased in person)
$15 At the door (no drawing entry)

The Farmington Community and Senior Center is located at 321 New Britain Ave, Unionville CT.  See you there!

 

Spring into Shape!
Yelp/SOMA Open House

May 11, 2017
6 - 9 pm

Fee: FREE

SOMA Movement Studio and Yelp! are proud to co-host a night of mind-body fitness. Lengthen, strengthen, sweat, and cross train your way lean, pain-free, and feeling your best. Stay afterwards for refreshments! Did we mention everything at SOMA including class packages, memberships, and anything in the SOMA shop is 20% off!

SCHEDULE

Mirror Studio
6:30 - 7 pm: Pilates Basics with Mary
7 - 7:30 pm: All Levels Yoga Flow with TBD
7:30 - 8 pm: Cardio DANCE Fitness with Ally
Pilates Studio
6:30 - 7 pm: Reformer Pilates with Kristen
7 - 7:30 pm: Pilates Tower with Mary
7:30 - 8 pm: Reformer Pilates with Mary
Green Studio
6:30 - 7 pm:  Foam Rolling with Chris
7 - 7:30 pm: All Levels Yoga with Chris
The Whole Studio:
8 - 9 pm: Open house with Refreshments
 

Free Yoga & Hanna Somatic Movement Workshop

Date TBA

Invite your body to lengthen, restore, and relax with 90 minutes of Yoga and Hanna Somatic Movement. This workshop opens with gentle, yet challenging and subtle micromovement that rejuvenates your mind-body connection, unraveling stress, melts away muscle tension and pain. Then enjoy the subtleness of your body with a restorative and gentle yoga & breathing practice that lengthens and fills your lungs with aromatherapy infused air. The session closes with setting mindful intentions. Admission is free with donation of a non-perishable food item for the Farmington Food Pantry.

This workshop is co-taught by: 
Andy Schafer, PhD, CSE, PTA: Neuroscientist, Clinical Somatic Educator, and Physical Therapy specialist
Christine Bailey, RYT: Yoga Instructor and Personal Trainer

 

PILATES Reformer On The Mat Class AT ATHLETA WESTFARMS

Sunday April 23, 2017
9:30 - 10:30 am

Fee: FREE

Your favorite Pilates Reformer moves translated into a Mat class! Use flex bands, towels, and gliding discs to float and slide yourself to a stronger Powerhouse. Bring your own mat; props will be provided. This class free and meets at Athleta in Westfarms Mall on the second floor by JC Penny.

 

MAT PILATES + PROPS AT ATHLETA WESTFARMS

Sunday March 26, 2017
9:30 - 10:30 am

Fee: FREE

Join SOMA Movement Studio as we give free Essential Pilates Mat class at Athleta in Westfarms Mall. This is a fun twist on the Pilates mat exercises. Mary will use flex bands, Pilates rings, and mini stability balls, to create a workout that is challenging both to the mind and body. Just bring a exercise mat and be ready to MOVE! A limited number of mats will be available for people to borrow. The instructor will provide all other props.

 

POWER VINYASA YOGA AT ATHLETA WESTFARMS

Saturday  March 11, 2017
8:30 - 9:30 am

Fee: FREE

Join yoga instructor, Cara, of SOMA Movement Studio in Unionville, for a dynamic, flowing Power Vinyasa practice which cultivates strength, flexibility, balance, focus and endurance. Vinyasa links breath with movement through sequences of invigorating poses. This class is open to all levels of experience. Come, bring your yoga mat, and experience this powerful, transforming practice for yourself at Athleta in Westfarms, on the second floor by JCPenny.

 

SOMA "Fit Self Care" party at Athleta Westfarms

March 10, 2017
6 - 9 pm

An evening of fabulous clothing deals at Athleta, glamour, and self care. Join SOMA Movement Studio personal trainer and yoga instructor, Christine, who will be teaching self massage techniques using simple balls and foam rollers, makeup artist Lauren Page of LA Page Makeup who will be conducting consultations on general and fitness resistant makeup techniques, and Mary who will do Body Mass and Posture Analyses. Schedule a massage, makeup tutorial, or body composition/posture analysis appointments online at www.somamovementstudio.com or walk in anytime between 6 pm - 9 pm for great deals. All items at Athleta are 25% off or more!

 

Charity Intro Yoga/Pilates Workshop

March 1, 2017
6 - 7:30 pm

This  90 minute workshop, introduces you to the essence of Yoga and Pilates. Begin by learning nuanced Pilates movements that emphasize coordination, breath, and controlled engagement of the core muscles. Then transition into a Yoga practice where asana (postures) elongate, center, and ground you for the evening ahead. Close the class by setting intentions with mindful mediation. What a wonderful way to spend your Wednesday evening!

This workshop is co-sponsored by SOMA Movement Studio and the Central CT Ladies 30+ Meetup Group. Admission is free with donation of a non-perishable food item for charity. 

 

NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS Fundraiser for Habitat for humanity

The Entire Month of January

Enjoy special savings  throughout the studio and wellness center and participate in a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity the entire month of January. 

Is decluttering your home one of your New Years Resolutions? Decluttering can lead to less stress, more free time (you won't be looking for things), less dust and and fewer germs, and can even lead to more sound sleep! Did you know research using MRIs and other diagnostic tools, shows that clutter affects your brain’s ability to concentrate and process information?

SOMA Movement Studio is collecting donations for Habitat for Humanity's ReStore Program the entire month. ReStore collects lightly used furniture, home accessories, building materials, and appliances and resells them at a fraction of the of their original cost. Why is this program so awesome?

  • It provides a lower cost option for socioeconomically challenged families to furnish and equip their homes
  • All ReStore proceeds are used to build homes, community, and hope in the Hartford area and around the world.
  • It's great for the environment! Don't throw away what can be re-loved and re-purposed

Just drop off your items at SOMA and get rewarded with free classes for your donation!

 

Business After Hours has proven to be the Chamber’s biggest and most popular ongoing networking event, attracting approximately 50- 80 business professionals a month. New members are highly encouraged to attend because of the unique opportunity to connect with other Chamber members. SOMA Movement Studio is proud to host the January Business After Hours and has a wonderfully entertaining evening planned! Not a member of the Chamber of Commerce? Contact business@somamovementstudio.com to attend as a guest or visit the Central CT Chamber of Commerce Website for more information about joining.

Central CT Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours

January 11, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

 

Mom's Night Out at SOMA Movement Studio

November 5, 2016
6 pm - 9 pm

Mom's from all over Central Connecticut can meet up for an evening filled with music, socializing, and refreshments. Check out the latest from some of your favorite local and national vendors and crafter. Meet our distinguished guests!

Here are some highlights of the event, click here for the full description!.Activities include makeup demos by Beauty Entourage, Mini facials by L'OCCITANE en Provence, a luxury consignment handbag and accessory trunk show by Jolie Boutique Consignment, giveaways by Hulafrog West Hartford-Farmington Valley, CT, Beauty Entourage, SOMA Movement Studio, Farmington Valley Physical Therapy, The Gentle Giraffe, IndyTangles, Be Well Organics, door prizes, and more to be announced! Appearances by Lisa Brilliant Alexander of My Brilliant LifeStyle and Ally Davis of Visceral Movement Dance Company.

Admissions is free and will be held at SOMA Movement Studio in Unionville!

 

GYROTONIC® Movement Demos at ATHLETA Westfarms

Saturday & Sunday, October 29-30, 2016

Join SOMA Movement Studio as Athleta hosts GYROTONIC® Movement demos on the innovative GYROTONIC® Pulley Tower at Athleta's store in Westfarms Mall!

SOMA Movement Studio is the only facility in Hartford county to offer the Gyrotonic Expansion System. Gyrotonic exercise is an innovative mind-body fitness method that combines spiraling and flowing movements with stretching, rhythm, and breath work while being guided by pulleys and gears. This three-dimensional system, which feels a bit like swimming due to the weightless sensation the pulleys impart on the body, improves mobility of the spine as well as openness and balanced relaxation and support through the joints. It leaves you feeling invigorated; a workout that doesn't feel like one! Experience the what Lady Gaga, Madonna, Andy Murray, and Tiger Woods swear by!

Athleta is located on the second floor of Westfarms Mall by JCPenny.

 

SOMA OPEN HOUSE AT LORD & TAYLOR WESTFARMS

Friday,  October 28, 2016
2 pm - 8 pm

SOMA OPEN HOUSE AT LORD & TAYLOR WESTFARMS

Meet the SOMA Team, participate in free introductory classes, Pilates Reformer demos, and Gyrotonic Tower demos all afternoon!!! Win door prizes and more! This open house coincides with the Charity Day at Lord & Taylor. Find SOMA on the second floor next between the cosmetics department and the entrance to the Mall Atrium. Preregistration recommended to ensure your spot in the class.

SCHEDULE:

  • 2:00 pm: Jazz BARRE Fitness with Ally Davis
  • 3:00 pm: Hip Hop Cardio and Choreography with Ally Davis
  • 5:00 pm: Introductory All Levels Yoga class with Sharon Smith
  • 6:00 pm: Introductory Pilates Mat with Mary Badon

Space is limited! Register for classes on our website by click on the "Class Schedule" under the "Classes + Rates" tab on our website's menu and following the prompts.

 

UNIONVILLE FESTIVAL OPEN HOUSE

 September 25, 2016
12 PM - 5 PM

Unionville Festival Open House

Meet the SOMA Team, participate in free introductory classes and demos all day!!! Win door prizes and more! This open house coincides with the Unionville Festival. Preregistration recommended to ensure your spot in the class.

SCHEDULE:

  • 12:00 pm: Doors Open, FREE Classes all day!
  • 1:00 pm: Introductory Yoga class with Sharon Smith
  • 1:30 pm: Introductory Pilates Reformer with Mary Badon
  • 2:00 pm: Hip Hop Cardio and Choreography with Ally Davis
  • 2:30 pm: Introductory Pilates Trapeze Table with Mary Badon
  • 3:00 pm: Introductory Gentle Yoga class with Jackie Coyne
  • 3:30 pm: Introductory Pilates Chair with Mary Badon
  • 4:00 pm: Introductory Gyrotonic Method with Mary Badon

Space is limited! Register for classes on our website by click on the "Class Schedule" under the "Classes + Rates" tab on our website's menu and following the prompts.

 

Intelligent Movement Society Launch Party

September 15, 2016
7 pm - 11 pm

PILATES & MOVEMENT NETWORKING NIGHT

The Connecticut Pilates & Movement Instructor Group will be having its first Meet & Greet Gathering at SOMA Movement Studio.

Anyone who shares a serious love and passion for Pilates and Movement instruction. Instructors, trainees, apprentices, and serious students of movement are welcome to attend. This is a great night to meet other Pilates & Movement instructors and studio owners from around the state. Considering getting trained in Pilates or Movement? There will be representatives from several certification centers from Connecticut in attendance.

DISTINGUISHED GUESTS

Mary Bowen In 1959, at 29, Mary Bowen began to learn the Pilates Method. She saw an article in a newspaper with Joe Pilates standing with his bare barrel of a chest, bare legs, swimming trunks and a white mane of hair. In the short article he said “I base my method on the baby and the cat!” and she took it upon herself to find Joseph Pilates! That was the beginning of a life “root.” Mary found a lifelong passion after only two lessons with Joe.

More Guests
Sheila Morton Higgins of Live Well Pilates in Avon and Karry Orelup of Becoming Balanced in Torrington presenting a Pilates for Feet Demo. Ally Davis, creative director and founder of Visceral Movement , a not-for-profit performance dance company. Rose Ponte is the Economic Developer for the town of Farmington. Fernanda Araujo, the only Gyrotonic Method Instructor Trainer in Connecticut, of A Spiraling Body in Fairfield. Sonja James of Pilates Defined in West Hartford will be presenting a demo on the OOV. Reuel Stoltz, certified public accountant who has a private practice in West Hartford. Cate Vallone, a Lead Instructor trainer for Merrithew Health and Fitness and owner of Evolution Pilates in South Windsor. Mary Beth Lawrence is the owner and instructor trainer at Marlborough Pilates.

SPONSORS & BUSINESS REPRESENTATIVES

Farmington Valley Physical Therapy, Athelta, Vibram, Crane & Lion, Visceral Movement, Voilà Rouge, and lululemon atheletica.

 

Introductory Pelvic Floor Course for Fitness & Rehab Professionals

October 8, 2017
8 am - 5 pm

This is an introductory level course about the anatomy, physiology and appropriate exercise of the pelvic floor. This course is appropriate for all fitness, rehabiliation, and healthcare professionals. This course focuses on Non-Internal Introductory Pelvic Floor Exercise is a key to addressign low back and pelvic girdle issues in clients musculoskeletal issues, as well as high level athletes. 

Professionals who take this course should expect to:
• Acquire knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of incontinence and pelvic pain
• Acquire knowledge of an evidence-based externally driven pelvic floor retraining program for incontinence
• Practice externally driven techniques for assessing and treating pelvic floor dysfunction
• Understand when it is appropriate to refer to a specially trained physical therapist or rehabilitation specialist for incontinence and pelvic pain

Registration Fee:
$270 + tax before February 11, 2017
$320 + tax after February 11, 2017