Joe Gillotti

Service Spotlight: Joe Gilotti

Joe Gilotti

Joe Gilotti

Joe started the first Hatha Yoga class in October 1997, when Ann's Place was located in Peacock Alley.  The Tuesday night Hatha Yoga class is still active today, additionally Joe now offers a Chair Yoga class (more suitable for seniors) on Fridays. Additionally he helped form the men's prostate cancer group in 1998.

Joe is a certified Integral Yoga Teacher.  He has been teaching Hatha Yoga (Bodily Postures) and Raja Yoga (Yogic Philosophy) since the early seventies.  His teaching experience includes a wide variety of volunteer classes, including those for mentally challenged adults, classes at Regional Hospice, and classes for both male and female inmates in the State and Federal Prison System.  Joe has also taught yoga to young people of all ages up through the college level and several Adult Education Programs in the greater Danbury area.   Through the years he has been invited to speak on the topics of Hatha Yoga (Yoga postures), Raja Yoga (Yoga Philosophy), Laughter Yoga and Yoga for stress management. 

Joe's Yoga teaching philosophy is a simple combination of slow, steady, stress less and comfortable Hatha Yoga Poses, breath control, laughter yoga, deep relaxation and meditation practices.  All of these yoga techniques, practiced over time, are designed to help people expand their practice, to build strength and steadiness, and to feel rejuvenated and calm.  After learning these yoga practices, people are in a much better position to make comfortable positive lifestyle changes.  When practiced sincerely, these yoga movements will help the practitioner change the way they think and feel, and help them move forward to maintain their natural condition of a healthier body. Finally, by practicing these movements, a person will eventually translate into getting control over, and creating, a much more peaceful mind.

Healthy Eating Pot Luck with Diana Sadtler and Joe Gillotti

Our Healthy Eating Pot Luck members welcomed a special speaker in May- Diana Sadtler.   Diana provided a demonstration of making a delicious raw food snack.  She spoke about some of the benefits of raw foods and how to integrate them more into the diet.  After the demonstration, all gathered to share the different dishes they prepared.  There are always so much variety and delicious things to try.  We all enjoyed a time of conversation, sharing recipes, and having lunch together.  Joe Gillotti then discussed the many benefits of adopting a plant based diet, and the benefits of adding more water soluble foods to our diet.  Please join us on June 27th at 11:30 a.m. for our next Pot Luck! Call Ann’s Place at 203-790-6568 to register.  This will be the final Pot Luck of the season, and we will start up again in September.