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_treasurer (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!

    • 12/10/2022
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • via Zoom
    • 36
    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 link will be shared with registrants by December 14 and will be available for 30 days 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. 

    • 01/14/2023
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Via Zoom
    • 73
    Register

    This workshop is taking place in-person at Club Fit, with a Zoom-only option.

    If you register from this page, you will be registered for Zoom-only day-of access (+recording).

    To register to attend in-person at Club Fit, click here.

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    Equanimity, or Upekkha, is a heart practice from the Buddhist teachings that keeps us still in the midst of chaos. It protects the heart from going into envy, the excitement of joy from becoming agitated, and compassion from sliding into pity. It stays present to whatever is arising without judging or reacting. 

    For those of us who are yoga teachers, health care providers, educators, social workers, and in other healing and caretaking roles, we are conditioned and even trained to hold the hearts and suffering of others, when they’re simply not ours to hold. 

    As our global community navigates this time of transition, we might be exploring how to emerge with grace as we heal from the impact of a period of collective trauma. 

    This workshop will be rooted in the Buddha’s teachings and will include a Dharma talk, formal meditation practice, a Yin Yoga practice, and a dialogue about how we take our practice off the cushion and into the world.

    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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    Leslie Booker brings her heart to the intersection of Dharma, embodied wisdom, and liberation. She earned her 200-hour certification with Dr. Jeff Migdow and her 300-hour certification in mindful yoga and meditation. She shared practice with vulnerable populations for over 12 years in NYC serving as the Director of Teacher Trainings for the Lineage Project, and cofacilitated a cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness intervention on Rikers Island. She is a cofounder of  the Yoga Service Council, and a contributor to several books including Yoga: The Secret of Life, Black Buddhists and the Black Radical Tradition, Georgetown Law’s report on “Gender & Trauma,” and Sharon Salzberg’s book Happiness at Work. In 2020, she was voted by her peers as one of the 12 Most Influential Women in the mindfulness movement, was a Sojourner Truth Leadership Fellow through Auburn Seminary, and graduated from Spirit Rock's Mindful Yoga and Meditation Retreat Teacher Training.  


    • 01/14/2023
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Club Fit, 584 North State Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510
    • 27
    Register

    This workshop is taking place in-person at Club Fit, with a Zoom-only option.

    If you register from this page, you will be registered for IN-PERSON day-of access (+recording).

    To register to attend in-person via Zoom, click here.

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    Equanimity, or Upekkha, is a heart practice from the Buddhist teachings that keeps us still in the midst of chaos. It protects the heart from going into envy, the excitement of joy from becoming agitated, and compassion from sliding into pity. It stays present to whatever is arising without judging or reacting. 

    For those of us who are yoga teachers, health care providers, educators, social workers, and in other healing and caretaking roles, we are conditioned and even trained to hold the hearts and suffering of others, when they’re simply not ours to hold. 

    As our global community navigates this time of transition, we might be exploring how to emerge with grace as we heal from the impact of a period of collective trauma. 

    This workshop will be rooted in the Buddha’s teachings and will include a Dharma talk, formal meditation practice, a Yin Yoga practice, and a dialogue about how we take our practice off the cushion and into the world.

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

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

    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.

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

    Leslie Booker brings her heart to the intersection of Dharma, embodied wisdom, and liberation. She earned her 200-hour certification with Dr. Jeff Migdow and her 300-hour certification in mindful yoga and meditation. She shared practice with vulnerable populations for over 12 years in NYC serving as the Director of Teacher Trainings for the Lineage Project, and cofacilitated a cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness intervention on Rikers Island. She is a cofounder of  the Yoga Service Council, and a contributor to several books including Yoga: The Secret of Life, Black Buddhists and the Black Radical Tradition, Georgetown Law’s report on “Gender & Trauma,” and Sharon Salzberg’s book Happiness at Work. In 2020, she was voted by her peers as one of the 12 Most Influential Women in the mindfulness movement, was a Sojourner Truth Leadership Fellow through Auburn Seminary, and graduated from Spirit Rock's Mindful Yoga and Meditation Retreat Teacher Training.  


    • 02/11/2023
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Club Fit, 584 North State Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510
    • 75
    Register

    This workshop is taking place in-person at Club Fit, with a Zoom-only option.

    If you register from this page, you will be registered for day-of attendance at Club Fit (+recording).

    To register to attend via Zoom, click here.

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    This discussion and experiential practice provides a fundamental understanding and awareness of your state of being or state of your nervous system. Develop internal awareness of when and how to self-regulate. Gain an understanding of the bodymind’s energy and communication systems (nervous systems, brain functions, and vestibular system). The experiential practice uses evidence-based trauma-conscious yoga protocol—asana, pranayama, and meditation—to develop your inner awareness and proprioceptive and kinesthetic senses to develop greater resiliency. Resiliency in all energetic beings is the ability to appropriately vacillate between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems as life demands.

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


    Judy Weaver is an author, yoga therapist, and teacher’s teacher with over 35 years of experience. Founder of Connected Warriors, Bodymind Recalibration, and cofounder of Yoga Unify–a new paradigm for yoga education and professionalism. Judy is an expert in post-traumatic-growth, developed evidence-based Trauma-Conscious Yoga protocols, and participated on Yoga Alliance Standard Review, Advisory Board, and IAYT’s Competency Evaluation team. She serves on two other 501(c)(3) boards: Israel Heart2Heart, which provides mentorship mindfulness in Israel; and South Florida Social Entrepreneurs, a chapter of Social Enterprise Alliance, catalysts for social enterprise and sustainable social impact. She lives in South Florida with her husband and their two Maine Coon cats.

    • 02/11/2023
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Via Zoom
    • 75
    Register

    This workshop is taking place in-person at Club Fit, with a Zoom-only option.

    If you register from this page, you will be registered for Zoom-only day-of access (+recording).

    To register to attend in-person at Club Fit, click here.

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

    This discussion and experiential practice provides a fundamental understanding and awareness of your state of being or state of your nervous system. Develop internal awareness of when and how to self-regulate. Gain an understanding of the bodymind’s energy and communication systems (nervous systems, brain functions, and vestibular system). The experiential practice uses evidence-based trauma-conscious yoga protocol—asana, pranayama, and meditation—to develop your inner awareness and proprioceptive and kinesthetic senses to develop greater resiliency. Resiliency in all energetic beings is the ability to appropriately vacillate between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems as life demands.

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

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

    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.

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~


    Judy Weaver is an author, yoga therapist, and teacher’s teacher with over 35 years of experience. Founder of Connected Warriors, Bodymind Recalibration, and cofounder of Yoga Unify–a new paradigm for yoga education and professionalism. Judy is an expert in post-traumatic-growth, developed evidence-based Trauma-Conscious Yoga protocols, and participated on Yoga Alliance Standard Review, Advisory Board, and IAYT’s Competency Evaluation team. She serves on two other 501(c)(3) boards: Israel Heart2Heart, which provides mentorship mindfulness in Israel; and South Florida Social Entrepreneurs, a chapter of Social Enterprise Alliance, catalysts for social enterprise and sustainable social impact. She lives in South Florida with her husband and their two Maine Coon cats.

11/12/2022 The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita with Devarshi Steven Hartman
10/08/2022 Yoga Nidra: Guided Relaxation for Healing with Nya Patrinos
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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