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!

    • 03/14/2020
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Club Fit, 584 North State Road, Briarcliff Manor
    • 44
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    Pali Mudra, for trusting inner guidanceJoin Deirdre Breen for an introduction to the ancient art and science of mudra. Mudras are gestures—hand mudras (such as Pali Mudra for trusting inner guidance, right) being the most commonly recognized—that shift the flow of prana through the nadis and immediately affect one’s consciousness. Mudras are a powerful tool of self-care that, when paired with pranayama, meditation, and asana, influence the expression of the doshas (kapha, pitta, and vata), the biological forces that govern the expression of nature’s five elements both within and around us.

    In this workshop, you will explore the effect of mudras in a pranayama, meditation, and asana practice designed to pacify kapha dosha’s earth and water, which is most aggravated in the spring. Participants will take home a practical guide for using mudras in their yoga practice and in life beyond the mat.

    Deirdre Breen is creator of Dosha Coaching, a system of accessing one’s vital nature by blending the ancient twin sciences of Ayurveda and yoga with the modern neuroscience of behavior. She is an Ayurvedic Health Counselor, Master Yoga Teacher in the ISHTA Lineage, and a board-certified Health and Wellness Coach with over 30 years of experience in holistic health and healing. She is delighted to return to YTA to offer this dynamic workshop.



    • 04/11/2020
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Club Fit, 584 North State Road, Briarcliff Manor
    • 43
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    Join Stan to be led by the traditional sweet sound of Sanskrit counting through the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga with emphasis on posture, breathing, and a steady gaze. These three pillars of Ashtanga Yoga help develop the witness inside of us by calming the mind through concentration. Through the witness, we begin to develop Viveka, the ability to distinguish between the real and unreal perceptions and beliefs we have about ourselves, others, and the world around us. With Viveka comes Vairagya, the sense of clear physical, mental, and spiritual discernment. 

    The workshop will begin with some simple chanting followed by a discussion of the three pillars and how to develop the witness within. Come explore ways to use your daily practice as a means to experience unconditional happiness, nonattachment, and a deeper sense of love!

    Stan Woodman is a Level 2 Authorized Ashtanga Yoga teacher for the K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI) in Mysore, India. He took his first yoga class in 1991 and began a dedicated Ashtanga practice in 1997. Having first met Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in New York City in 2001, Stan eventually went to the source in 2003 to study with Guruji and continues his yearly pilgrimages to Mysore today. An avid extreme sports enthusiast, Stan lives in Connecticut and teaches Mysore programs in Ridgefield and Greenwich. Learn more at allthingsashtanga.com.

    • 05/09/2020
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Club Fit, 584 North State Road, Briarcliff Manor
    • 39
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    Do you or your students struggle with tight hamstrings, sore knees, hips that just won’t open, or back or neck pain? Is there an effective way to deal with these conditions through yoga? There sure is. 

    Most pain is foundational, resulting from imbalances in the musculoskeletal system. Yoga can correct these imbalances in a relatively short time with the practice of appropriate postures to stretch or strengthen targeted muscles. This tutorial will teach how to identify the most common misalignments and to develop a quick and simple approach to getting back into balance to reduce or eliminate the pain. You’ll learn the five major muscle imbalances; specific poses and sequences for low back and neck pain; which poses to avoid for those who have these conditions; the best way to stretch; and simple breathing and meditation exercises for stress and pain relief.

    Lee Albert, NMT, is a national presenter and highly popular neuromuscular therapist and yoga instructor at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health. Dedicated to helping people help themselves, Lee created, practices, and teaches Integrated Positional Therapy (IPT), protocols to reduce and often eliminate chronic pain. He is the author of Yoga for pain Relief: A New Approach to an Ancient Practice and Live Pain Free without Drugs or Surgery. Lee is trained in neuromuscular therapy, orthopedic massage, positional therapy, yoga therapy and myofascial release. Learn more at leealbert.com.

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
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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