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

Workshop Fees


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YTA Member



Club Fit Member






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

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    • 09/22/2018
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • The Yoga Studio at Club Fit, 584 North State Road, Briarcliff Manor
    • 44

    Ganesha, the elephant deity, represents the lord of auspicious beginnings and is the great remover of obstacles. 

    With belly-breaking humor, he reminds us not to take life so seriously. Ganesha’s name is chanted at the beginning of new ventures to invoke blessings of grace and to bring forth the most benevolent outcome. During this workshop, you will explore the teachings and rich symbolism of Ganesha as they relate to your life. Come join master yoga teacher Todd Norian in this delightful workshop of awakening and transformation as he guides you to discover that this Ganesha power is already within you.

    The workshop will be followed by the YTA’s annual Prana Party. Join us for an opportunity to connect with your local yoga community over light refreshments and kirtan with Todd.

    Todd Norian, E-RYT 500, is the founder of Ashaya Yoga®. His style is one of precise therapeutic alignment infused with his passion for the esoteric teachings of tantra yoga. With warmth and humor, Todd creates a sanctuary of sublime transformation in which students step into the power of their own heart. Learn more at

    • 11/02/2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • 11/04/2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • Himalayan Institute, Honesdale, PA
    • 26

    We are thrilled to announce YTA's very first weekend program to be held at the Himalayan Institute!

    Join us for a special weekend with Luke Ketterhagen to discover how the many paths to renewal—yoga, meditation, pranayama, philosophy, relaxation, hiking, a supportive and like-minded community—can enhance your life.

    The weekend will focus on time-tested practices and philosophies to heal and renew, starting on Friday evening with a lecture on foundational yogic principles followed by a session of supportive and restorative asana. On Saturday we’ll discuss how a steady and grounded asana practice is a gateway to freedom from our habit patterns and explore the healing power of pranayama. We will wrap up on Sunday with a session on meditation, the practice that the great sages say is “that which introduces you to yourself” and can help you renew every day.

    There will be opportunities to connect with others over chai, on our group hike, and at Saturday night’s campfire, or you can choose to make your own path to renewal with a spa treatment, a walk in the woods, or other time on your own.

    Whether you are a teacher looking to add skills to your repertoire, a serious student wanting to refine and deepen your practice, or just ready to get away to a peaceful setting to relax and renew, this weekend is for you!

    Join your community and unplug with this blissful weekend led by Luke Ketterhagen. Discover new paths to renewal through the practices of asana, meditation, pranayama, philosophy, and restorative yoga.

    Register by September 15 to take advantage of early bird pricing!

    After graduating from Marquette University with a degree in biomedical sciences, Luke Ketterhagen immersed himself in the studies and practices of the Himalayan Tradition under the guidance of Pandit Rajmani Tigunait. He specializes in hatha yoga, meditation, and the yogic lifestyle and leads retreats and teaches nationally and internationally. Learn more at

    Important notes

    • Your registration through the YTA website is for the program fees only and includes all sessions with Luke, including a guided hike, plus a group campfire on Saturday night and chai gatherings.
    • You must make arrangements for lodging and meals separately through the Himalayan Institute. Please use the booking code provided in your registration confirmation when making your arrangements. Check out the lodging options here. The $30 meal fee covers three delicious vegetarian/vegan meals (often with gluten-free options) per day. Please be aware that it is going to be a busy weekend at the institute, so we encourage you to make your reservations as soon as you can.
    • YTA's cancellation policy: Cancellations of program fees made by October 15, 2018, will receive a full refund. Refunds for cancellations made between October 16 and October 30, 2018, are not guaranteed and will depend on whether we can meet the minimum requirements to cover program expenses without your participation. Please know that we will do our best to offer a full or partial refund depending on program enrollment. Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer any refunds for no-shows or cancellations made after October 30, 2018. (Please be aware that the Himalayan Institute has a separate but similar cancellation policy for accommodations.)
    • Massages and other spa treatments are available at the institute's PureRejuv Wellness Center


        Friday, November 2

        4 p.m.: Check in (rooms available after 3 p.m.)

        4–5 p.m.: Welcome chai in the tea room

        5 p.m.: Yoga class (optional)

        6–7 p.m.: Dinner

        7:30–9 p.m.: An Evening of Philosophy and Restorative Yoga

        9:30–10:30 p.m.: Evening prayers and meditation (optional)

        Saturday, November 3

        6–7 a.m.: Morning prayers and meditation (optional)

        a.m.: Yoga class (optional)

        7:30–8:30 a.m.: Breakfast

        10 a.m.–12 p.m.: Asana as a Gateway to Freedom

        12:30–1:30 p.m.: Lunch

        2–3 p.m.: Group Hike led by Luke

        3:15–4:45 p.m.: Pranayama for Fulfillment and Freedom, to Heal and Renew

        5–6 p.m.: Chai and Cookie Party (with presentation of HI products for resale)

        6–7 p.m.: Dinner

        7:30–8:30 p.m: Campfire at Sunset Pond

        9:30–10:30: Evening prayers and meditation (optional)

        Sunday, November 4

        6–7 a.m.: Morning prayers and meditation (optional)

        a.m.: Yoga class (optional)

        7:30–8:30 a.m.: Breakfast

        10 a.m.–12 p.m.: Meditation for Self-Understanding and Renewal

        12 p.m.: Room check out

        12:30–1:30: Lunch

        Depart after lunch

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