MANCHESTER - Yoga workshops during Martin Luther King Weekend are offered with Jo Kirsch, of Heart of the Village Yoga Studio in Manchester Village.

This workshop starts off with a strong and sweaty practice and rounds out with a slow, restorative finish. The heat helps to wake up the body and mind while the hip openers and restorative poses aid in finding relaxation and connection to the moment.

The session will end with Yoga Nidra, a technique for entering into a deeply relaxed state that swiftly heals and repairs the physical, mental, and emotional body. After experiencing a Yoga Nidra session, Russell Dean, MS, LMHC, said "I haven't felt that relaxed since the last time I had anesthesia."

Dean is a Vietnam veteran with back injuries. Some yoga experience is recommended. All are welcome. Stay warm and participate: 9-11:30 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 19. The fee is $25 with early-registration through Jan. 18 (20 percent off for monthly members: $20) and $30 at-the-door. To register: visit www.heartofvillageyoga.com/events/ or contact Jo at 802-379-4514 or jo@heartofvillageyoga.com (or register at the studio).

You and Me Yoga: For 3-5 year-olds plus their grown-up is an excellent way to explore the delights of yoga as a duo. The child enjoys the benefits of yoga with their grown-up. Course Conductor Alexandra Langstaff will provide the child with the "inside scoop" as to how poses and activities are valuable while the grown-up enjoys the feeling and interaction of moving together.

Stop, wait, reverse that: This class is about moving together in the moment. Offered Saturday, 11 - 11:45 a.m., Jan. 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8, at Heart of the Village Yoga in Manchester Village. The fee is $60 - register at www.heartofvillageyoga.com or by calling 802- 379-4514.

Power People: Yoga for Big Kids: 6-8 years-old helps children find their inner super power. Children build strength and focus as Course Conductor Alexandra Langstaff leads them through yoga poses and games. Offered Saturday, 4:15 - 5 p.m., Jan. 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8, at Heart of the Village Yoga in Manchester Village. The fee is $48 - register at www.heartofvillageyoga.com or by calling 802. 379. 4514.