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.

Unless otherwise stated, the Zoom link for each workshop will be included in the registration confirmation that is sent automatically upon receipt of payment. Please locate this e-mail well ahead of the workshop's start time. Check your junk/spam folder if you don't find it in your inbox.

If you have a question or trouble registering, send an e-mail to yta_membership (at) ytayoga.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 yta_membership (at) ytayoga.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!

    • 10/08/2022
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • via Zoom
    • 67
    Register

    Yoga Nidra, also known as “yogic sleep,” is a highly effective evidence-based yoga therapy technique. The entire practice is done lying down and is similar to a guided meditation. Yoga nidra activates the parasympathetic nervous system (the part of your nervous system that controls rest and digestion), allowing the practitioner to enter a state of ultimate calm. Through yoga nidra, one can access a realm of consciousness that exists between waking and sleeping, combining an alert awareness of the mind with total relaxation of the body. Yoga nidra has been proved to help manage anxiety, stress, immune function, blood pressure, and cortisol levels and induce restful sleep. It is a practice where science and spirit meet. 

    In this workshop, we will begin with a discussion about what yoga nidra is and an overview of its therapeutic properties, continue with an 8-stage yoga nidra practice, and conclude the session with a discussion about how the practice landed in our individual bodies.

    Recommended Props: Blanket, bolster, eye pillow/eye mask, and thin pillow. Whatever you normally use for a long Savasana.

    A recording will be made available to participants for two weeks following the workshop.

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    The Zoom meeting link will be sent to registrants automatically in the registration confirmation upon receipt of payment.

    Please ensure you have the link well before the start of the workshop—check your junk/spam folder! We cannot guarantee technical help the day of the workshop.

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    Nya Patrinos, MFA, C-IAYT, ERYT500, YACEP, is trained in a combination of East and West. She has a Diploma of Merit in Yoga Therapy from The Ghosh College of India in Calcutta and an 800-hour Certificate in Yoga Therapy from Integrative Yoga Therapy in Massachusetts. She is certified in Satyananda Yoga Nidra from the Yoga Academy of North America.

    • 11/12/2022
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • via Zoom
    • 74
    Register

    Come explore why this ageless poem has been a guide for much of the world in how to attain true happiness and live a life in accordance with a loving, all-powerful God by your side.  We will dive into the main concepts set forth in the Gita as guiding principles to live by. The Bhagavad Gita is the quintessential text on yoga–not Hatha yoga, the yoga of postures–but Bhakti yoga, the yoga of love.  All yoga practices rest on the foundation of this fearless love and how to attain it, set forth in this scripture. All interested yogis and yoga teachers should be familiar with its origins and essential teachings. 

    All this may sound “heady” but our time together will be lively, interactive, and stimulating. The principles set forth hit the core of our belief systems and challenge us about what we imagine the nature of reality is. What is the purpose of living? How do I find my dharma/purpose? How do I live a “Godly “ life? How can I find happiness and contentment in this crazy world? Where do I go when I die? How do I guide myself every day through difficulty? All good questions that make for a very rabble-rousing, and possibly life-altering, conversation.

    A recording will be made available to participants for two weeks following the workshop.

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    The Zoom meeting link will be sent to registrants automatically in the registration confirmation upon receipt of payment.

    Please ensure you have the link well before the start of the workshop—check your junk/spam folder!

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    Devarshi Steven Hartman, ERYT, Founder of Pranotthan Yoga School, former dean of the Kripalu School of Yoga, and former Director of Professional Trainings at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health.  Devarshi has been a yoga student and teacher for over 40 years and is a former longtime Kripalu Ashram resident where he lived for nearly a decade living, studying, and teaching yoga. Devarshi is the creator of two best-selling audio series called,  “The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita,” and “Satori--Simple Secrets to Inner Peace,” produced by Nightingale-Conant. Devarshi leads workshops and retreats around the country, teaches Pranotthan Yoga Teacher Trainings at the 200-hour, 500-hour, and advanced levels. Devarshi has studied and trained with almost every leading yoga teacher in the country and world due to his position at Kripalu, where the best of the best came to him. He is the founder of The Acharya Intensive–a 12-person yearlong transformational program which he coleads with Jovinna Chan. He is the creator of the PranaKosha Facilitation Methodology for personal transformation and trauma recovery. His most recent years have been dedicated to bringing yoga and mindfulness tools to the realm of drug and alcohol addiction.


    • 12/10/2022
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • via Zoom
    • 74
    Register

    Repattern Muscles from Head to Toe!

    Join James Knight, founder of Gentle Somatic Yoga®, and discover for yourself why Gentle Somatic Yoga has gained world-wide recognition for offering immediate and lasting relief from chronic pain, stiffness, and other tension-based patterns. In this workshop, you will be invited to explore this innovative method that combines Hatha Yoga, Hanna Somatic Education, Core Energetics, pranayama, quantum physics, and healing meditations.

    Learn how to address the root cause of muscular pain through therapeutic and corrective sequences called Somatic Movement Flows®. These Flows can significantly improve flexibility, strength, posture, and freedom in everyday movement. Through a process of brain-to-muscle repatterning most people find beneficial results that are immediate and long lasting. In this experiential 3-hour workshop, be ready to be inspired into deeper levels of self-care and self-healing.Gentle Somatic Yoga® is unparalleled in terms of its capacity to nourish, liberate, and enhance the vitality of the Soma (whole self).

    In this experiential 3-hour workshop, be ready to be inspired into deeper levels of self-care and self-healing. All sessions will be recorded and available for up to 30 days after each event. You will be guided through therapeutic movement sequences called Somatic Movement Flows®. 

    These easy and reliable sequences will help you dissolve internal stress holding patterns, significantly improve flexibility, and re-establish good posture. Instead of traditional stretching, you will learn how to reeducate the mind to muscle connection through a technique called pandiculation. 

    After each movement class within the workshop, there will be a “learning laboratory” to review each Somatic Movement Flow in detail, along with tips and modifications so you can tailor this practice for your specialty niche. Also, there is a presentation in every course to review the history, neuroscience, philosophy, and method of Gentle Somatic Yoga.

    Recommended props: blankets, blocks, a chair--whatever helps you to feel comfortable!

    A recording will be made available to participants for two weeks following the workshop.

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    The Zoom meeting link will be sent to registrants automatically in the registration confirmation upon receipt of payment.

    Please ensure you have the link well before the start of the workshop—check your junk/spam folder!

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    James Knight, E-RYT, CHSE, is one of the early pioneers to bridge yoga and Somatics. Gentle Somatic Yoga® (GSY) is the culmination of his life’s work as an experienced yoga teacher, certified Hanna Somatic Educator, body-oriented psychotherapist, movement educator, and author. James trains and certifies yoga teachers, yoga therapists, bodyworkers, and other healthcare professionals through in-person, online, and livestreaming courses. As well, he leads international Somatic Wellness and Adventure Retreats. 

09/10/2022 IN-PERSON: Yoga Pedagogy—Dogma, Somatics, and the Language of Empowerment with J. Brown
09/10/2022 ZOOM-ONLY: Yoga Pedagogy—Dogma, Somatics, and the Language of Empowerment with J. Brown
06/11/2022 REST (Reclaim, Embrace, Surrender, Transform) and Arrest Stress with Paula Heitzner
05/14/2022 Yoga and Lifestyle Practices for Hormonal and Immune Health, Vitality, and Well-Being with Jeff Migdow, MD
05/07/2022 POSTPONED: Memorial Workshop for Audrey Brooks
04/30/2022 Spring Ayurvedic Practice: Yoga for Kapha Season with Colleen Breeckner
04/09/2022 The Dowel as a Tool for Alignment and Support: Working with a Neutral Spine with Alison West
03/12/2022 Krama: Creating Sacred Connections for Practice Through Order and Sequencing with Carla Stangenberg
02/12/2022 Yin Yoga for Endurance and Resiliance in Times of Grief and Loss with Shraddha Hilda Oropeza
01/29/2022 Trauma-Conscious Yoga and a New Paradigm for Yoga with Ravi Singh and Judy Weaver
01/08/2022 PostureTweak: A Joint-by-Joint Approach to Accessing the Subtle Body and Tapping into the Mind’s Spaciousness with Al Bingham
12/11/2021 The Sadhana of Love with Jovinna Chan
11/13/2021 Refining the Path to Your Greatest Self with Luke Ketterhagen
10/09/2021 The Anatomical Body: Perception and Practice for Yoga with Lauri Nemetz
09/11/2021 Lifting the Sails of the Lungs: Yoga, Pranayama, and the Art of Breathing
06/12/2021 Practice to Empower Personal Possibilities
05/08/2021 Kung Fu Yoga with Nina Crist
04/10/2021 Yoga and Bodymind Ballwork for Osteoarthritis with Ellen Saltonstall
03/13/2021 Moving into Stillness: An Afternoon of Meditation and Yoga with Hunt Parr
02/13/2021 Beautiful Poses from the Worlds of Yoga and Kabbalah with Judith Rose
01/30/2021 Yoga for Everybody with Dianne Bondy
01/09/2021 The Five Elements in Yoga with Colleen Breeckner
12/12/2020 Expanding into the Heart of Winter with Jillian Pransky
11/14/2020 Mudras: Empower Your Practice and Your Teaching with Deirdre Breen
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
08/23/2020 Delivering a Successful Yoga Experience via Zoom—Part 1, with Jennifer Netrosio
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
04/11/2020 Tristana: The Three Pillars of Ashtanga Yoga with Stan Woodman
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
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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