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

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    • 10/14/2017
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • The Yoga Studio at Club Fit, 584 North State Road, Briarcliff Manor

    A yoga strap is an amazing prop!

    It can be used in supine poses to create freedom and space in the hips and back, in standing poses to clarify the sense of direction and action, and even in inverted poses and backbends to provide support and help us stabilize. It has benefits both when we need to modify our practice and when we want to find ways to deepen it.

    In this playful workshop we’ll explore the many creative ways in which this prop can enhance the practice and teaching of yoga.

    Tzahi Moskovitz, E-RYT500, discovered yoga between rehearsals early in his acting career and soon trained in New York City at Be Yoga, which later became YogaWorks. With his focus and skill, he quickly became a senior teacher trainer there. Another senior teacher urged him to take an Iyengar class, and he was struck by its effects on his body and mind—it was a perfect fit. After completing a rigorous two-year Iyengar teacher training program at the NYC Iyengar Institute and  spending a month in 2012 with the Iyengar family in Pune, India, Tzahi is now a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher. His primary teachers are Mary Dunn, James Murphy, and Carrie Owerko. Renowned for his clarity and humor, he loves sharing yoga and enjoys observing his students make their own discoveries. Visit Tzahi at tzahiyoga.com.

    • 11/11/2017
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • The Yoga Studio at Club Fit, 584 North State Road, Briarcliff Manor

    Join us for a dynamic, interactive workshop to discover how to facilitate the wisdom of individuals and groups.  

    Ken and Lesli will show you how to empower yourself and others to heal, grow, and awaken by cultivating trust; getting clear about your own goals, strengths, and challenges; and using the tools of intention, attention, agreements, and conscious communication.

    By doing your own transformative work first, you can set the stage for inclusive solutions and sustainable results. This program geared toward yoga teachers is relevant to other teaching and leadership positions at home and at work. Create the conditions for transformation, accountability, and creativity in your groups, workshops, retreats, and trainings on and off the mat. 

    Ken Nelson and Lesli Lang offer workshops in mind-body wellness and the wisdom traditions. Ken is a former Fulbright lecturer and Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health scholar-in-residence and has offered workshops worldwide since 1975. Lesli has a background in theater and performing arts and two decades of experience assisting Fortune 500 executives to communicate their message more effectively. Drawing on a lifetime of yoga, self‑inquiry, and meditation, she enjoys supporting people in their quest for authenticity, freedom, and full expression. Learn more about Ken and Lesli at powerfulworkshops.com and sacredhealingarts.net.

    • 12/09/2017
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • The Yoga Studio at Club Fit, 584 North State Road, Briarcliff Manor

    Experience a mindful style of yoga movement that opens and stimulates, releases aches and pains, and de-stresses.

    This accessible, inclusive, stimulating, and empowering gentle yoga practice is noted for smooth, soothing movement to explore pain-free range of motion. 

    Using detailed alignment cues and specific breath cueing, Rudy will discuss innovative methods to safely serve the varied needs of those seeking out gentle yoga. He will also present a new approach to dirgha pranayama that will help you and your students breathe more deeply to enhance relaxation.

    Rudy Peirce, MA, ERYT-500, YACEP, has studied and practiced yoga for over 35 years. His passion is guiding self-empowering, mindful, deep-release yoga that is accessible to beginners and inspiring to experienced practitioners. Rudy’s style is inviting, wonderfully slow, and deeply relaxing. He has been a faculty member, teacher trainer, and mentor with the Kripalu School of Yoga, and he teaches regularly on the East Coast and annually in Tuscany. Learn more at gentleyogi.com.

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

    Pain is our bodies' best means of getting attention. Once it has our attention, how we respond deeply affects the outcome of our stories. Let's choose joy! Playing with the elements of sthira and sukha (steadiness and ease) during pranayama, asana and meditation, creates space, allowing prana to flow more freely. Spaciousness in our bodies, in our breath, and in our minds allows 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. 

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

    Did you ever play with a Slinky Toy? If you did, perhaps you’ll remember holding each end of the flexible coil and marveling at how a subtle shift rippled through the toy. ISHTA master teacher Deirdre Breen thinks of Ayurveda and Yoga as the two ends of the Slinky, each influencing and informing the other and sending ripples of energy through our entire system.

    As yogis it is our responsibility to value and express balance as a way of life and to have that balance radiate out into our lives, families, communities, and environment, according to Deirdre. 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 facilitate an in-depth exploration of this Slinky effect on body, mind, and spirit to demonstrate how pranayama, asana, and meditative practices effect 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). Specifically this workshop will empower individuals with the direct experience of understanding their prakriti (constitutional) and vrikriti (lifestyle) doshas, and how yoga’s multi-limbed approach can reestablish balance when ever one is out of sorts.

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

    The workshop will guide participants in answering the following questions: How do you know how to practice yoga from one day to the next? What are the questions to ask yourself as you approach the meditation cushion or yoga mat? How do you know you are balanced? What does balance feel like? What are the symptoms of your imbalance, i.e. how do you know you are having a ‘bad’ day? When you are irritable, quick-to-anger, overly emotional, spacey, insatiable, depressed, or anxious, which tools of yoga can you employ to balance your vrikriti with your prakriti?

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

    The focus of this seminar is to reclaim the beauty and grace that reside within our own heart. Our 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 life. Join us for this journey into the sublime regions of the heart.

    This seminar 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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