Workshops

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.

If you have a question or trouble registering, send an e-mail ytacommunications@gmail.com.

Workshop Fees

Advance
Registration

Day Of / 
Walk-In

YTA Member

$45

$55

Club Fit Member

$55

$65

Nonmember

$65

$75

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation within 24 hours of a workshop may result in forfeiture of the registration fee. Please notify us at ytacommunications@gmail.com if you will be unable to attend. 

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    • 12/12/2020
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM (EST)
    • Via Zoom
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    A Mini Retreat to Pause, Restore, Reconnect, and Return

    Join us for a deep dive into the sacred pause, where we will weave together practices that harmonize our bodies, minds, and spirits in order to return to our natural warmth, connectedness, and spaciousness. Taking time to prepare for the winter solstice and holiday season in this way can deepen your sense of wholeness and wellness throughout the season.

    In Latin, the meaning of solstice is the "sun set still." Historically, many cultures honor the solstice as a time to acknowledge the cycle of life and death, death and rebirth; our greatest contraction and expansion. For after the long dark evening of the winter solstice, the sun experiences a rebirth; it waxes in power and daylight hours begin to grow longer again. It is a very powerful time to pause and reconnect with your own innate luminosity and spaciousness.

    In this mini retreat, we will create conditions to rest deeply in this sacred pause using slow flow yoga, meditation, and restorative poses that will calm your body, clear your mind, and open your heart. Weaving in essential teachings from her book, Deep Listening, Jillian will guide you to release blocked energy, surrender layers of deeply held stress and tension, and nurture your capacity for greater joy, compassion, and intuition.

    Suggested props: Three blankets (towels can be used as well), one pillow, two blocks, yoga mat.

    NOTE: A recording will be made available to registrants for 7 days following the workshop.

    Jillian Pransky, E-RYT 500, is the author of Deep Listening: A Healing Practice to Calm Your Body, Clear Your Mind and Open Your Heart and an international presenter, mindfulness teacher, and certified yoga therapist. She is a featured yoga expert for Prevention magazine and Yoga Journal. Jillian is also the creator and presenter of several online courses, including Yoga Journal's  Restorative 101 and Restorative 201, and YogaAnytime’s Yoga for Anxiety show. She is a guest teacher at many renowned holistic learning centers, including Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, the Omega Institute, 1440 Multiversity, Mohonk Mountain House, and Blue Spirit Retreat Center. A student of Pema Chödrön’s work since 1998, Jillian infuses her yoga classes with mindfulness practices, compassion, and ease. Her seamless style of working simultaneously with the body, mind, and spirit while attuning with nature and the environment creates inspiring classes and an integrative healing experience.

    • 01/09/2021
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM (EST)
    • Via Zoom

    AUM arises from ether; ether in action is the air element; action creates friction and heat; through friction and heat arises light, followed by fire… Fire liquifies, creating vapor water; water then flows and becomes solid earth. Based on these principles, the body generates and creates, and it does so most effectively when in balance. 

    Ayurveda looks to uncover the deeper causes of disease, thought, and behavior.  It’s a lifestyle practice aimed at avoiding disease. 

    Asana sequencing is optimized when it includes a combination of posture and breath work to balance the five elements. Artful sequencing considers the following variables: time of life, time of year, state of imbalance, individual constitution, and ability.  Individuals will benefit from practices that consider these variables.  

    This workshop will begin to illustrate how to sequence for individuals and groups to better meet the needs of students and private clients. 

    Colleen Breeckner has been a student of yoga for over 24 years and is an eRYT-500 with the Yoga Alliance. Colleen trained for certification in the Anusara teaching method for 7 years, and she is a certified Ayurvedic health counselor as well as a certified herbalist. She is the director of Lila Tandava Yoga Teacher Training based in New York and Connecticut. She frequently hosts workshops, classes, and outdoor adventure retreats for adults, teens, and children both internationally and nationally. She is known for her playful and spirited style and for her ability to convey complex spiritual teachings in a lighthearted, accessible way. Her clear articulation of the poses along with her creativity make her classes profound, physically challenging, and fun. Throughout the years, Colleen has kept a foothold in a variety of different traditions, including Vinyasa, Anusara, Iyengar, Kundalini, Ashtanga, Jivamukti, Katonah Yoga, therapeutics, and more. She feels that all traditions have something of value to offer and truly honors each system for the perspective they give to the teachings. Colleen is driven by a deep commitment to humanity, helping others to surmount life’s challenges and find the strength within themselves to prevail. She continues to pursue learning in all areas of yoga and movement. She has a son, Kaleo (22), and a dog, Riley (7).

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