Workshops

The YTA offers ongoing yoga instruction by providing monthly workshops led by nationally recognized yoga teachers and highly accomplished local area instructors.

See our current and upcoming workshops below.

Questions? Call or write Audrey Brooks at 914-582-7816 or ytapresident@gmail.com.


Workshop Fees

Advance
Registration

Day of
Registration

YTA Member

$45

$55

Club Fit Member

$55

$65

Nonmember

$65

$75

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!

    • 01/13/2018
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • The Yoga Studio at Club Fit, 584 North State Road, Briarcliff Manor
    Register

    Pain is our body’s best means of getting attention. Once it has our attention, how we respond deeply affects the outcome of our story. Let’s choose joy!

    Discover how to connect to life force to appreciate anything that comes your way. Learn to play with the elements of sukha and sthira (steadiness and ease) during pranayama, asana, and meditation to create space and let prana flow more freely, allowing gratitude in. Gratitude in its expanded state is pure joy. Come be inspired!

    Patty’s personal journey with a painful autoimmune condition is the inspiration for this workshop, which is especially useful for anyone who has physical, mental, or emotional pain. 

    Patty Holmes (E-RYT 500) has been teaching yoga for 20 years and continues to be an active student as well. She is inspired by the teachings of TKV Desikachar, who emphasized a breath-centered, individualized approach to yoga. Her studies with Leslie Kaminoff at the Breathing Project in New York City and her position as anatomy and breath clinic coordinator from 2013–2017 continue to have a profound and dramatic influence on her personal and professional life. She takes great joy in sharing the deep benefits that were passed on to her.

    • 02/10/2018
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • The Yoga Studio at Club Fit, 584 North State Road, Briarcliff Manor
    Register

    As yogis, it is our responsibility to value and express balance (sattva) as a way of life and to have that balance radiate out into our lives, families, communities, and environment.

    To do so, it is essential that we are able to quickly assess when we go out of balance and have the tools both on and off the mat to reestablish sattva.

    In this workshop, Deirdre will demonstrate how pranayama, asana, and meditative practices affect the doshas—kapha (earth and water), pitta (water and fire), and vata (air and ether)—and the gunas, or qualities of sattva (balance), rajas (action), and tamas (inertia). Individuals will gain an understanding of their prakriti (constitutional) and vrikriti (lifestyle) doshas and how yoga’s multi-limbed approach can reestablish balance whenever one is out of sorts. 

    Learning to assess one’s vrikriti is a primary focus of this workshop.  

    Deirdre Breen, E-500 RYT, is an ISHTA-certified master yoga teacher. Her training at Duke Integrative Medicine emphasized the mandate of health behavior change as the root of health and healing and led her to develop Dosha Coaching, a dynamic blend of health coaching, yoga, ayurveda, meditation, and addiction recovery. Find out more at deirdrebreen.info.


    • 03/10/2018
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • The Yoga Studio at Club Fit, 584 North State Road, Briarcliff Manor
    Register

    The heart is like a flower whose petals hide its true fragrance until it’s time
    to unfold. 

    Our duty is to strengthen our practice of asana, breath training, pranayama, and meditation to support the heart in revealing its secrets to us in a manner that is organic and rich, tasteful and profound. It is up to us to find the quiet, through our intention and our practice, for the heart to whisper its truth and guide us to greater freedom and fulfillment in our lives. Join us for this journey into the sublime regions of the heart.

    The focus of this seminar is to reclaim the beauty and grace that reside within our own hearts. It is not a substitute for medical care. If you have heart health concerns, please see your doctor.


    Shari Friedrichsen, a teacher of yoga for more than 39 years, is a key facilitator of the Himalayan Institute teacher certification program and a member of the 500-hour teacher training faculty at 8 Limbs Yoga in Seattle, Washington. Shari has studied asana, meditation, and philosophy with respected teachers Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Rolf Sovik, Amma Sri Karunamayi, and BKS Iyengar. An expert in subtle anatomy, her unique style integrates breath, alignment, and anatomical awareness to draw the student into the inner experience of each posture. Her approach uses yoga as a vital, powerful, and compassionate component in healing the body and the psyche.



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