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.

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    • 01/30/2021
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM (EST)
    • Via Zoom
    • 61

    "Namaste—the light in me sees the light in you."

    Does it?

    Join Dianne Bondy for lecture and practice to explore the intersection of yoga, body image, race, discrimination, and perceptions of yoga in the media. What is diversity in yoga and who gets to define it? Why are some bodies deemed more valuable than others? What is racism, and how is it different from prejudice? How do we invite others to the practice? We'll take a deep dive into our belief systems and how they affect our teaching, practice, and the lives of others.

    Focusing on accessibility and adaptability, Dianne will share strategies to shift the paradigm and combat the “yoga body” narrative to engage underserved communities. You will learn techniques to adapt asana to different body types and practical methods to create space for all bodies to feel safe and flourish. We'll discuss the power of language, consent on the mat, methods of teaching in non-traditional spaces, and accessible class planning and execution. Leave with actionable tools to help you take your yoga off the mat and into your larger community

    Please plan to have the following props for practice: 2 blocks, a strap, a blanket, and a pillow and/or bolster.

    A recording of the workshop will be shared with registrants for a limited time.

    Dianne Bondy, E-RYT 500, YACEP, is a social justice activist, author, accessible yoga teacher, and the leader of the Yoga for All movement. Her inclusive approach to yoga empowers anyone to practice, regardless of their shape, size, ethnicity, or level of ability. Dianne is revolutionizing yoga by educating yoga instructors around the world on how to make their classes welcoming for all kinds of practitioners. Her commitment to increasing diversity in yoga has been recognized in her work with Pennington’s, Gaiam, and the Yoga & Body Image Coalition, as well as in speaking engagements at Princeton, Duke, University of Buffalo and UC Berkeley on Yoga, Race, and Diversity. Her writing is published in Yoga and Body Image Volume 1, Yoga Renegades, and Yes Yoga Has Curves. Dianne is the author of the internationally bestselling book Yoga for Everyone, co-author of Yoga Where You Are (to be released in December 2020), and a frequent contributor to Yoga InternationalDoYouYoga Girl, and Omstars. She has been featured in publications such as The GuardianHuffington PostCosmopolitan, Mashableand People.

    Find Dianne online at,, and

    • 02/13/2021
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM (EST)
    • Via Zoom
    • 75

    A thing of beauty is a joy forever.
    John Keats, from “Endymion”

    Whether we are struck by the beauty of a painting, a person, a dance, a piece of music, or a field of golden daffodils, we tend to stop in order to take in the loveliness. And when we discover that the word “pose” derives from the Latin word “pausare”, which means "to halt, rest, cease, or pause", the practice of Asana in Yoga opens to a greater richness of possibility.

    Spend a special afternoon taking in the beauty of poses from a variety of Yogic and Jewish Mystical traditions. Experience Vishnu the Sustainer, Lightning Bolt of Shiva, Krishna the Flute-Player, Reclining Buddha, and unique variations of Warrior. Then enter the mystery realm through Otiyot Hayyot, a lyrical and expressive movement practice based on Kabbalistic understandings of the Hebrew alphabet. Discover ancient wisdom secrets through the embodiment of the sacred.

    Come to pose, to play, and to pause!

    NOTE: A link to handouts will be provided in your registration confirmation; please print these out ahead of the workshop or have them handy for reference on a computer, iPad, tablet, etc.

    Judith Rose, the founder of Vital Movement™, is an experienced educator, choreographer, poet, and movement artist. She has an extensive background in a variety of movement arts and therapeutic modalities. Her yoga practice began at 16 when she dedicated herself to studying Richard Hittleman’s handbooks! Judith offers frequent workshops and ritual events at Birchwood Center where she teaches her long-standing Monday evening class. Her private practice in therapeutic wellness is located in Nyack, NY.

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11/01/2020 Meditation for Anxiety with Gina Callender
10/10/2020 Ancient Insights: Four Great Attitudes with Karen Lee
09/12/2020 Making Your Class a Refuge, Not an Escape with Cyndi Lee
08/23/2020 Delivering a Successful Yoga Experience via Zoom—Part 2, with Jennifer Netrosio
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07/26/2020 Deconstructing White Privilege with Elisha Simpson
06/13/2020 A Celebration of Tao Porchon-Lynch's Life and Legacy with Renee Diamond
05/24/2020 Teaching Tips: Delivering a Successful Yoga Experience via Zoom with Jennifer Netrosio
05/09/2020 Yoga for Pain Relief: Steps To an Extraordinary Life with Lee Albert
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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
12/14/2019 Lions and Tigers and Elephants, Oh My! Exploring the Hatha Yoga Pradipika with Sandra Anderson
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
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
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02/11/2017 LifeForce Yoga for Anxiety and Depression - Deborah Lubetkin

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