Yoga in the East Litchfield chapel

 This is a gentle, contemplative class where participants are encouraged to build strength, flexibility, and self-awareness. Barbara encourages each student to learn and practice at their own level.  Dress in order to move comfortably.  Mats, straps, block, eye pillows, and blankets are available to use during class.  

The East Litchfield Chapel was built by members of the community in 1868. It was a house of worship until it was given to the East Litchfield Village Improvement Society in 2017. The Chapel is on the CT State Register of Historic Places and It is now available for community use.  It embodies both the spirit of community and sacred space. 

A six-week series begins July 24 and runs through August.  Class begins at 5:30 pm and ends at 6:45 pm. The cost is $15 per class.  Newcomers and Drop Ins are welcome. 


The next session will also be six weeks, starting on September 18 and running through October 23.

Contact Barbara at 860 567 4465 or for more information. 

Barbara Putnam

My story

I began to learn how to meditate as a young adult coping with a stressful lifestyle.  Meditation and  and yoga were my lifelines as I trained as an architect, married and raised a child, and built a career in architecture.  

I found that a slow, mindful practice of yoga had many of the same benefits as seated meditation. 

my training

I received certification as a 200 hour RYT from the Yoga Alliance in July of 2015,  My final project focused on the benefits of yoga for survivors of trauma.  Since then I've continued my studies in yoga practice and philosophy.  My current interests are in Subtle Yoga and Yin Yoga. 

my classes

The pace of my classes is slow and deliberate, offering students time to focus on refining the postures and  coordinating them with their breath.  This kind of mindful practice is both energizing and relaxing. It builds not only physical strength, but also mental and emotional resilience.