The YTA offers ongoing yoga instruction by providing monthly workshops led by nationally recognized yoga teachers and highly accomplished local area instructorsSee our upcoming workshops below.

Unless otherwise stated, the Zoom link for each workshop will be included in the registration confirmation that is sent automatically upon receipt of payment. Please locate this e-mail well ahead of the workshop's start time. Check your junk/spam folder if you don't find it in your inbox.

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    • 12/11/2021
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Via Zoom
    • 73

    “Do you know how to love?” Dr. Satya Narayana Dasia, a renowned yoga master, asked the class at a dharma talk Jovinna Chan was attending at Kripalu on the practice of Love. Hearing his question was a light bulb moment for her. She realized that on the path of Self Realization, it is important and necessary to keep asking questions. Asking questions and contemplating them has helped to turn her mind around and look at the same thing from as many different points of view as possible.

    The goal of this workshop is to create a sacred space for a sangha (community of Truth seekers) to come together using the subject of Love as the thread. During our time together, may we gain wisdom on what Love is, muster our courage to look closer at where we misplace our trust in Love and our mistaken views on Love.

    Here's what to expect from this workshop:

    • A short gentle yoga practice in the lineage of Kripalu Yoga
    • A short dharma talk by Jovinna
    • Small group discussion and reflection

      A short e-course will be included in your registration confirmation. After you take it, please come up with your question on Love, contemplate it, and prepare to share your reflection when we see other live via Zoom.

      For those interested in learning more about love, Jovinna recommends Thich Nhat Hanh's book, True Love.

      Recommended Props: a blanket, cushion, journal, and a pen or pencil.

      A recording will be made available to participants for two weeks following the workshop.

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      The Zoom meeting link will be sent to registrants automatically in the registration confirmation upon receipt of payment.

      Please ensure you have the link well before the start of the workshop—check your junk/spam folder!

      Jovinna Chan, E-RYT® 500, YACEP®, is a well-respected teacher of yoga, conscious dance, and self-expression. She leads transformational programs around the world that explore human potential in being fully alive, creativity, and love through Yoga, Meditation, Conscious Dance, and Awareness Practices. She served as the Assistant Dean and a 200- and 500-hour teacher trainer for the Kripalu School of Yoga. She's a co-creator of The Yoga of Yes, Dance into Joy, and Shakti Initiation Women Yoga Leadership training and a co-founder of Pranotthan School of Yoga.  Jovinna is a certified Soul Motion™ and LetYourYogaDance Teacher.  For more info, please visit

      • 01/08/2022
      • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
      • via Zoom
      • 75
      The yogic concept of being a body encompasses three interpenetrating dimensions: the physical, the subtle and the causal. The intention of our asana practice is to use the physical body to access and affect the other two.  

      In the yoga model, the causal body stores our habits and patterns; the subtle body bridges the causal and the physical bodies and directs the physical, and the physical body provides a vehicle for our engagement with the world.

      Western anatomy recognizes the joints of our physical body as spaces between one or more bones; a yoga lens sees those spaces as pools of prana and therefore, gateways to the subtle body.

      So let’s dive into those spaces!

      Our PostureTweak approach will progress joint-by-joint, starting with the feet and making our way on up to experience directly the gifts each joint/joint complex offers. Our invitation—in both our joint-by-joint exploration and in our integrated practice—will be to notice and appreciate our current capacities; through that, we will encourage our deeper potential to come forward.

      Recommended Props: two yoga blocks, a chair or similar support (if needed), and a meditation cushion.

      A recording will be made available to participants for two weeks following the workshop.

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      The Zoom meeting link will be sent to registrants automatically in the registration confirmation upon receipt of payment.

      Please ensure you have the link well before the start of the workshop—check your junk/spam folder!

      Al Bingham founded Encourage in 2013. He has been teaching yoga since 1995. Al has co-authored two books published by Random House, has been featured on the Yoga Zone DVDs, and develops yoga classes and programs for yoga studios, clinical settings and corporate environments. Al received his yoga training though Alan Finger (Yoga Zone) and Gary Kraftsow (American Viniyoga Institute). Al is also a 2011 Fellow of Applied Functional Science via the Gray Institute and a 1992 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. Currently, Al studies with the senior faculty of the Himalayan Institute and is a Certified Vishoka Meditation® Teacher. Al and his family live in Berkshire County, Massachusetts.

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