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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    • 12/14/2019
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Club Fit, 584 North State Road, Briarcliff Manor
    • 42
    Register

    Just as lions, elephants, and tigers are gradually controlled, so prana is controlled through practice. Otherwise the practitioner is destroyed. (HYP 2.15)

    From asana to samadhi, the Hatha Yoga Pradipika is the most influential pre-modern text on hatha yoga. It is a tantric text describing practices that focus on prana, the life force. Untrained, the pranic force runs according to instinct, social conditioning, and deep-seated distorted perceptions. As a result, we are likely to find our vitality exhausted and experience a vague sense of inner unrest. The HYP shows us how the exuberant instinctive forces and the rampaging mind can be brought to heel, awakening and empowering our self-awareness and inner locus of control. 

    The program includes:

    • an overview of the text and its historical context and how the Pradipika’s tantric hatha yoga leads to mastery of the mind
    • review and practice of selected asanas, mudras, bandhas and pranayamas
    • a reframe of the purpose of hatha yoga
    • a discussion of why working with prana is essential in our polarized modern times
    How well trained is your inner beast? Join us for an afternoon of practice and discovery.


    Sandra Anderson’s teaching and writing reflects her immersion in the living oral tradition, 35 years of study and practice, and training in Sanskrit. With a background in the natural sciences, Sandra has a unique capacity to convey the richness of spiritual life in our contemporary world. She is the coauthor of the award-winning book Yoga: Mastering the Basics and a frequent contributor to Yoga International’s online magazine. Sandra is a senior faculty member at the Himalayan Institute, where she resides, and teaches yoga, meditation, and philosophy nationally and internationally.

    • 01/11/2020
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Club Fit, 584 North State Road, Briarcliff Manor
    • 45
    Register

    In this 100 percent experiential workshop, Ingrid will share how to dramatically increase ease and flow in your yoga practice by integrating principles based on the Alexander Technique, a famous approach to movement education that has often been called Western Zen. Like yoga, the Alexander Technique is all about the quest for effortlessness and inner calm. By introducing the two disciplines to each other, each of them deepens and becomes more rewarding. 

    Join Ingrid to discover how the Alexander Technique’s approach to somatic self-awareness can improve all your yoga asanas as well as your meditative practices. You will explore using specific thought processes to release unconscious tensions in your body, the critical role that the neck and hip joints play in fostering tension or ease, and how to move more easily by releasing these joints. You will also learn how to continually initiate, moment by moment, more freedom of movement in everything you do.

    Ingrid Bacci, PhD, CST, CAT, is an Alexander Technique teacher, yoga teacher, and craniosacral therapist in private practice in Cortlandt Manor, New York. She is the author of three books on self-healing, one of which was a best-seller (The Art of Effortless Living) and another of which has been featured in Oprah’s magazine (Effortless Pain Relief). She has taught her unique approach to self-healing throughout the United States, Europe, and South America. 

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