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. 

Photo release: When you register for a workshop, you agree to allow Yoga Teachers Association of the Hudson Valley (YTA), its representatives and board members, to take photographs in connection with the workshop. You authorize YTA to use and publish the same in print and/or electronically. You agree that YTA may use photographs for publicity, illustration, advertising, or web content. If you do not want your photo used, please inform YTA of your objection in writing and send to ytaeditor@gmail.com. Thank you!

    • 08/23/2020
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Via Zoom
    • 58
    Register

    Part 1: The Fundamentals of Zoom

    Meeting information will be sent
    in your registration confirmation once payment is received.
    Please ensure you have it before the day of the workshop—
    check your junk/spam folder!

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    The world has been turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic, and we yoga teachers are trying to figure out how to offer new and innovative ways to learn, teach, maintain practices, and, most importantly, stay connected.

    As we know, many yoga teachers have been offering online yoga classes via Zoom, a video conferencing platform that allows for live streaming of a virtual yoga practice. Through Zoom meetings, yoga instructors are giving their students the live interaction they crave amid these times of social distancing. But doing it well, especially for those who are totally new to online teaching, is a challenge.

    YTA member Jen Netrosio is taking on that challenge. When the studio she was managing closed because of COVID-19, Jen and her fiancé (also a fitness instructor) quickly turned their living room into the stage for their virtual studio. They moved furniture to create space and set up sound, lighting, and video equipment to provide a meaningful yoga experience that would feel familiar to their students. Jen branded her teaching style as Limitless Soul Yoga, and she and her fiancé launched a website to function as hub for their virtual classes: superhumansoul.com. Along the way, they learned a lot.

    Now, with Delivering a Successful Yoga Experience via Zoom, Jen is sharing with her fellow teachers a road map to teaching yoga virtually.

    In Part 1 of this two-part workshop, Jen will cover the fundamentals of teaching via Zoom:
    • the ins and outs of Zoom
    • audio and lighting setups
    • best practices for class registration
    • troubleshooting tech issues
    For those who have taken Part 1 and/or who are already comfortable with the technical part of teaching online but want to improve the experience for students, Part 2 will cover:
    • enhancing the audio and visual experience
    • adjusting your teaching style for virtual classes
    • ways to foster and maintain a sense of community through Zoom
    • overall best practices

    You are registering for Part 1 of a two-part workshop. 

    You must register for Part 2 separately.

    If you are not a member but want to become one, you can take advantage of the
    workshop + membership bundle and pay only $15 for Part 2.
    Contact us at ytacommunications@gmail.com after paying for Part 1
    but before registering for Part 2 to initiate your membership.


    Jen Netrosio is a 200-hour RYT and is currently working toward her 500-hour RYT certification. Pre-COVID19, Jen was leading a team of 21 teachers at a studio in Westchester. When the world changed, Jen and her fiancé launched a virtual fitness and yoga studio, Superhuman Soul.  Superhuman Soul promotes equanimity through the union of opposites. In addition to yoga and fitness classes, Superhuman Soul hosts the biweekly Self Love Club and monthly Soul Food Book Club.  Both are free virtual discussion groups designed to bring thoughts and people together.  
    • 08/23/2020
    • 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM (EDT)
    • Via Zoom
    • 61
    Register

    Part 2: Enhancing the Virtual Yoga Class Experience

    Zoom meeting information will be sent
    in your registration confirmation once payment is received.
    Please ensure you have it before the day of the workshop—
    check your junk/spam folder!

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

    The world has been turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic, and we yoga teachers are trying to figure out how to offer new and innovative ways to learn, teach, maintain practices, and, most importantly, stay connected.

    As we know, many yoga teachers have been offering online yoga classes via Zoom, a video conferencing platform that allows for live streaming of a virtual yoga practice. Through Zoom meetings, yoga instructors are giving their students the live interaction they crave amid these times of social distancing. But doing it well, especially for those who are totally new to online teaching, is a challenge.

    YTA member Jen Netrosio is taking on that challenge. When the studio she was managing closed because of COVID-19, Jen and her fiancé (also a fitness instructor) quickly turned their living room into the stage for their virtual studio. They moved furniture to create space and set up sound, lighting, and video equipment to provide a meaningful yoga experience that would feel familiar to their students. Jen branded her teaching style as Limitless Soul Yoga, and she and her fiancé launched a website to function as hub for their virtual classes: superhumansoul.com. Along the way, they learned a lot.

    Now, with Delivering a Successful Yoga Experience via Zoom, Jen is sharing with her fellow teachers a road map to teaching yoga virtually.

    In Part 1 of this two-part workshop, Jen covered the fundamentals of teaching via Zoom.

    Part 2 is for those who have taken Part 1 and/or who are already comfortable with the technical part of teaching online but want to improve the experience for students. Part 2 will cover:

    • enhancing the audio and visual experience
    • adjusting your teaching style for virtual classes
    • ways to foster and maintain a sense of community through Zoom
    • overall best practices

    You are registering for Part 2 of a two-part workshop. 

    You must register for Part 1 separately.

    If you are not a member but want to become one, you can take advantage of the
    workshop + membership bundle and pay only $15 for Part 2.
    Contact us at ytacommunications@gmail.com after paying for Part 1
    but before registering for Part 2 to initiate your membership.


    Jen Netrosio is a 200-hour RYT and is currently working toward her 500-hour RYT certification. Pre-COVID19, Jen was leading a team of 21 teachers at a studio in Westchester. When the world changed, Jen and her fiancé launched a virtual fitness and yoga studio, Superhuman Soul.  Superhuman Soul promotes equanimity through the union of opposites. In addition to yoga and fitness classes, Superhuman Soul hosts the biweekly Self Love Club and monthly Soul Food Book Club.  Both are free virtual discussion groups designed to bring thoughts and people together.  
    • 09/12/2020
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)
    • Via Zoom
    • 74
    Register

    2020 has been a game changer for us yoga teachers. With our hearts full of feelings and our minds rocking back and forth between clarity and confusion, we are all trying to navigate the right path forward for ourselves and our students, as well as the best methods and vehicles for offering yoga practices in these new times.  

    As yoga teachers, we cannot know what all of our students are carrying inside them, but we know that almost everyone is feeling some level of overwhelm, directionlessness, and lack of grounding. What is the best way to be helpful, appropriate, and sensitively present?

    Inspired by the work she experienced while training to be a Buddhist chaplain, Cyndi has developed Three Tenets and Four Guidelines that will help you confidently, safely, and kindly offer your yoga classes as a refuge during stressful times. We will explore refuge, motivation, and knowing/not knowing, as well as practical methods for holding space. The workshop will include asana, pranayama, restorative poses, meditation, and journaling so that all we discuss gets embodied and digested.  And because practice always has to start with oneself, Cyndi will also talk about how to make your own practice a refuge too.

    A recording will be made available to participants for 72 hours following the workshop.

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    The Zoom meeting link will be sent to registrants on Friday, September 11.

    If you register on Friday or Saturday, September 11 or 12,
    the Zoom link will be in your registration confirmation.

    Please ensure you have it before the day of the workshop—
    check your junk/spam folder!

    Cyndi Lee is one of the most influential teachers in the United States and the first female Western yoga teacher to fully integrate yoga asana and Tibetan Buddhism in her practice and teaching. In 1998, she founded the OM yoga Center in NYC, which became a mecca for yogis worldwide. Cyndi’s teaching work is now focused on yoga and meditation and the resiliency that arises when we practice these methods in a sustainable manner.

    Known as a “teacher’s teacher,” Cyndi has trained thousands of yoga teachers in Europe, Asia, Central America, and the United States. She currently offers meditation and restorative teacher trainings online through yogainternational.com. Her annual “Very Special Yoga Teacher’s Retreat” magnetizes yoga teachers from all over the world who are looking for fresh inspiration, clarity of direction, and reconnection to their own practices. In 2020–21, she will offer an online 300-hour teacher training called The Dharma of Engaged Yoga and the Practice of Sustainable OM Yoga, a vibrant approach to practice that flows from the understanding that all beings everywhere are interdependent.

    Cyndi is the author of five books, including the classic yoga text Yoga Body, Buddha Mind; the New York Times critically acclaimed May I Be Happy: A Memoir of Love, Yoga, and Changing My Mind; and OM yoga: A Guide to Daily Practice. She is a regular contributor to numerous publications including Yoga JournalReal Simple, and Lion’s Roar.

    Cyndi is a formally trained Lay Buddhist Chaplain under the guidance of Roshi Joan Halifax of Upaya Zen Center. Her root guru is the Tibetan master Gelek Rimpoche. She has been teaching yoga for 40 years and meditation for nearly 30 years. She holds a BFA and an MFA in dance from University of California, Irvine.

    For more information about Cyndi’s teaching offerings, go to cyndilee.com.

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05/09/2020 Yoga for Pain Relief: Steps To an Extraordinary Life with Lee Albert
04/11/2020 Tristana: The Three Pillars of Ashtanga Yoga with Stan Woodman
03/14/2020 CANCELED—Mudras: Empower Your Practice and Your Teaching with Deirdre Breen
02/08/2020 Yoga Nidra and Restorative Yoga with Mona Anand
01/11/2020 Yoga Meets the Alexander Technique with Ingrid Bacci
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11/09/2019 Yoga for Scoliosis: Principles and Practice with Alison West
10/25/2019 Yoga for a Radiant Heart, Body, and Mind with Todd Norian
10/12/2019 Flowing into Wholeness: Yoga of Energy Flow and Qigong with Daniel Orlansky
09/14/2019 Yoga Therapy Approaches Through a Kundalini Lens with Ravi Singh
06/08/2019 Eternal Youth Through Yoga with Tao Porchon-Lynch
05/11/2019 Beyond the Triangle: Esoteric Poses to Spice Up Your Teaching with Paula Heitzner
04/13/2019 Yoga and the Luminous Body with Ray Crist
03/09/2019 LifeForce Yoga to Meet the Anxious Mood with Deborah Lubetkin
03/04/2019 Mantra: Sounds into Silence
02/21/2019 Iyengar: The Man, Yoga, and the Student's Journey
02/09/2019 The Karma of Your Verbal Cues with Jason Ray Brown
01/12/2019 Shake Your Soul: The Yoga of Dance with Dan Leven
12/08/2018 Laughter, Expression, and Joy! with Robert Rivest
11/10/2018 The Practical Wisdom of the Yogic Scriptures with Jeff Migdow
11/02/2018 Paths to Renewal: YTA at Himalayan Institute
10/13/2018 Pelvic Power with Christa Rypins
09/22/2018 Light on Ganesha, Remover of Obstacles with Todd Norian
06/30/2018 Celebrate Life (and Turning 100!) with Tao Porchon-Lynch
05/12/2018 A Magical Mystery Tour of Yoga Through the Koshas with Priti Robyn Ross
04/14/2018 Transform, Relax, and Rejuvenate: A Brief Retreat with Lasting Results with Vandita Kate Marchesiello
03/10/2018 Yoga for the Heart with Shari Friedrichsen
02/10/2018 Ayurveda and Yoga: Integrating the Twin Sciences on the Mat and in Our Lives with Deirdre Breen
01/13/2018 A Breath-Centered Approach to the Art of Joy and Inspiration with Patty Holmes
12/09/2017 Dynamic Gentle Yoga with Rudy Peirce
11/11/2017 Transformational Teaching with Ken Nelson and Lesli Lang
10/14/2017 Traction Action with Tzahi Moskovitz
09/09/2017 Prana Party with Kirtan by Todd Norian
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06/10/2017 From Sweat to Bliss with Luke Ketterhagen
05/13/2017 Teaching Chair Yoga with Julia Hough
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