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.

Questions? Call or write Audrey Brooks at 914-582-7816 or ytapresident@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!

    • 01/12/2019
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • The Yoga Studio at Club Fit, 584 North State Road, Briarcliff Manor
    • 44
    Register

    We were born to dance! Human beings have used dance to celebrate, build community, and feel a sense of well-being from our earliest days on this earth. It is time for you to reclaim this birthright. Bring new inspiration and freedom to your body and mind with Shake Your Soul, an integrative dance, meditative movement, and mindfulness-based practice.

    Dan Leven, one of the cofounders of Kripalu’s much-loved daily dance experience, Kripalu YogaDance®, invites you to a safe, supportive, and inspiring space where you can:

    • move with the rhythm, aliveness, and passion of your heart.

    • learn “organic” exercises that massage and mobilize the energy in your organs.

    • connect with the natural dancer inside you through guided movement and creative movement explorations set to dynamic and inspirational world music.

    • commune with your spirit as you are supported in heartfelt community.


    Dan Leven is founder and director of LIFE Movement, Leven Institute for Expressive Movement. Drawing on 40 years of experience, Dan created Shake Your Soul® and SomaSoul®: Somatic Therapy, integrative approaches to body-mind healing and wellness. As a former professional dancer and current program director at the Kripalu Center, where he co-founded Kripalu Danskinetics™ (now Kripalu YogaDance®), Dan has led numerous workshops and professional certification trainings at the Omega Institute and Kripalu. Dan holds a masters in pastoral counseling and is a faculty member of Hartford Family Institute’s Body-Centered Gestalt Psychotherapy Training Program, training psychotherapists and healers in this work. For more information, visit leveninstitute.com.

    • 02/09/2019
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • The Yoga Studio at Club Fit, 584 North State Road, Briarcliff Manor
    • 45
    Register

    Leading students into healthy postural alignment has as much to do with what not to say as it does with what to say. 

    In this workshop, we’ll examine common verbal cues about the pelvis and shoulder girdle and their ripple effect over time should a student continue to practice them for months or years to come. While it may be an appropriate cue for them today, will it continue to be a healthy cue over time, or will it eventually lead to an imbalance and/or injury? Furthermore, how do you incorporate anatomical and biomechanical information in a group yoga class without overwhelming your students with language that they may not understand? Join Jason to explore the karma of the yoga cues you offer in class and learn alternative strategies and cues to preserve the health of the hips and shoulders.  

    Jason Ray Brown has over twenty years of collective experience as a yoga and meditation teacher, clinical massage therapist, and functional anatomy educator. He was the owner of Zenyasa Yoga & Wellness Studio and creator of Zenyasa®, a contemporary movement practice synthesizing slow-flow yoga, Zen Buddhism, biomechanics, and functional strength and conditioning. Jason most recently launched Functional Anatomy Academy for yoga teachers and other movement professionals. Learn more at jasonraybrown.com. 


    • 03/09/2019
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • The Yoga Studio at Club Fit, 584 North State Road, Briarcliff Manor
    • 45
    Register

    With the significant increase in stress-related disorders in the Western world, teachers need to be even more aware of the many expressions of anxiety that show up in our yoga studios and in our lives. 

    This workshop will help the teacher understand anxiety from a yogic framework to better observe and respond to students who show up in anxious states. We will discuss the stress response and how it relates to anxiety, address the myths in the yoga world related to what students with anxiety really need in their practice, and then learn how to modify classes to meet students’ needs. Participants will be guided through a practice to meet the anxious mood using the key elements of LifeForce Yoga and including bhavana, pranayama, mantra, mudra, meditation, and yoga nidra. This will be an interactive, experiential workshop that will allow you to truly feel in your own body what it really means to “meet the mood on the mat.” 


    Deborah Lubetkin is a licensed psychologist with a private practice in New Jersey. A certifed yoga therapist (C-IAYT), Deb completed her LifeForce Yoga certification in 2011 and her Kripalu training in 2013. She is director of the Lifeforce Yoga mentoring program and is also on the faculty of the LifeForce Yoga training programs at Kripalu. Deb’s practice incorporates Eastern philosophy with the challenges of Western living to create a forum for her clients to develop an integrative plan to address a wide variety of mood-related imbalances. Learn more at drdeborahlubetkin.com.


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
09/09/2017 Tantra Yoga with Todd Norian: Alignment Refinement for Body, Mind, and Heart
06/24/2017 Fundraiser for Liberation Prison Yoga Project
06/21/2017 Get on Your Mat for Mental Health
06/10/2017 From Sweat to Bliss with Luke Ketterhagen
05/13/2017 Teaching Chair Yoga with Julia Hough
04/08/2017 Celebrating Life with Tao Porchon-Lynch
03/11/2017 Pranayama, Bandha, Mudra: The Power of the Breath - Daniel Orlansky
02/11/2017 LifeForce Yoga for Anxiety and Depression - Deborah Lubetkin


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