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!

    • 02/11/2023
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Via Zoom
    • 70
    Register


    This workshop is being held via ZOOM ONLY.


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    This workshop will provide a fundamental understanding and awareness of your state of being or state of your nervous system. Being Present in Chaos and Peace is the ability to correctly interpret the bodymind’s messages and respond appropriately under different levels of stress conditions. The basic premise of Judy's work is the concept that “being present” is physiological not psychological
    an individual has a felt sense inventory of all their body parts. Learn how you can develop an internal awareness of when and how to self-regulate by using the bodymind’s GPS, or vestibular system, to manage stress. Come away with an understanding of what the vestibular system is and how to interpret and integrate the body’s messages. Consciously integrating all these systems is our superpower to self-regulation and the foundation for mindfulness. 

    We will use evidence-based trauma-conscious yoga protocol—asana, pranayama, and meditation—to develop your inner awareness by synchronizing breath, movement, and consciousness for greater resiliency. 

    Recommended props: mat, blocks, and a strap

    A recording will be made available to registrants 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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    Judy Weaver is an author, yoga therapist, and teacher’s teacher with over 35 years of experience. She is the founder of Connected Warriors and 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.

    • 03/11/2023
    • 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 at Club Fit, click here.

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    The rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind and the harmony of the soul 

    create the symphony of life. 

                                                                            ~B.K.S. Iyengar


    As yogis, our actions honor what is sacred. Our practice is guided by the five niyamas of Patanjali, actions to purify body, cultivate contentment, invoke discipline, invite self- study, and surrender desire.   

    In every 24-hour cycle we experience an enlivening sunrise and expressive moon cycle. These are the bookends planet Earth relies on to awaken, grow, rest, and renewand we rely on them too! We can support the steadiness of our lives through morning and evening practices that become sacred rituals. Remember, a ritual need not take a lot of time; what makes it sacred is repetition and intention. 

    This workshop will provide the Ayurvedic and yogic theories and practice to align you with the forces that govern well-being. Specific mudras, mantras, asana, and pranayama for morning and evening will be introduced. Participants will receive a customized ritual to fit their lifestyle and ultimately align them with the forces of life. Remember, a ritual need not take a lot of time, what makes it sacred is repetition and intention. 

    Recommended props: blocks and a blanket

    A recording will be made available to registrants 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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    Deidre Breen is a health professional with a vision for optimizing life’s potential. Deirdre has explored and sought expert training in holistic health and healing for 35 years. Her organization, Self-Care Institute, Inc., is dedicated to enhancing health care through self-care.  Deirdre created an approach to health she calls Dosha Coaching, which blends the ancient practices of Ayurvedic lifestyle medicine and classical yoga practice with the modern science of health behavior.  She delivers programs for individuals and groups seeking greater fulfillment, including yoga teachers, health care professionals, and the community at large.  Deirdre advocates a "non-fixing" approach to healing and focuses her clients' awareness on discovering and cultivating a fluent body-mind-breath connection--considered the ultimate environment for well-being.

    • 03/11/2023
    • 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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    As yogis, our actions honor what is sacred. Our practice is guided by the five niyamas of Patanjali, actions to purify body, cultivate contentment, invoke discipline, invite self- study, and surrender desire.   

    In every 24-hour cycle we experience an enlivening sunrise and expressive moon cycle. These are the bookends planet earth relies on to awaken, grow, rest, and renewand we rely on them too! We can support the steadiness of our lives through morning and evening practices that become sacred rituals. Remember, a ritual need not take a lot of time; what makes it sacred is repetition and intention. 

    This workshop will provide the Ayurvedic and yogic theories and practice to align you with the forces that govern well-being. Specific mudras, mantras, asana, and pranayama for morning and evening will be introduced. Participants will receive a customized ritual to fit their lifestyle and ultimately align them with the forces of life. 

    Recommended props: blocks and a blanket.

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



    Deidre Breen is a health professional with a vision for optimizing life’s potential. She has explored and sought expert training in holistic health and healing for 35 years. Her organization, Self-Care Institute, Inc., is dedicated to enhancing health care through self-care. Deirdre created an approach to health she calls Dosha Coaching, which blends the ancient practices of Ayurvedic Lifestyle Medicine and classical yoga practice with the modern science of health behavior. She delivers programs for individuals and groups seeking greater fulfillment, including yoga teachers, health care professionals, and the community at large. Deirdre advocates a "non-fixing" approach to healing and focuses her clients' awareness on discovering and cultivating a fluent body-mind-breath connection, considered the ultimate environment for well-being.

    • 03/21/2023
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Via Zoom
    • 73
    Register

    Often revered as one of the most ancient and powerful mantras, each syllable of the Gayatri mantra from the Rig Veda has specific significance. Chanting the Gayatri mantra is said to proffer great wisdom and peace, and has lived through the oral traditions for thousands of years. The story has hues of mysticism to being a part of many sociopolitical movements. We will listen to the stories, revel in the sacred sounds and learn how to chant this potent mantra together.

    Story telling and chanting are powerful aspects of Yoga teachings, connecting esoteric concepts to everyday living. This offering is thus for all levels of yoga practitioners. There will also be space for questions and reflection.

    A recording will be made available to registrants 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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    Anjali Rao, E-RYT 500, YACEP, offers insight into the yoga stories and histories that have been obscured by heteropatriarchy and colonization. She brings an intersectional lens to integrating yoga philosophy and history, with storytelling, imagery, and poetry. 

    Anjali is an Indian American immigrant and a cancer survivor, and she believes that a dedicated practice of yoga in all its expansiveness can alchemize and heal the world by creating ripples of change within and around us. An aspiring writer, Anjali is currently president of the board of directors of Accessible Yoga, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to sharing the teachings and benefits of yoga with those who have been marginalized.

    • 04/08/2023
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • via Zoom
    • 74
    Register

    Since the pandemic, rates of depression and anxiety have skyrocketed (statistics for depression had been 1 in 10 people; it’s now affecting 1 in 4 people). What practices can we offer our students and ourselves to establish emotional balance, self-regulation, and resiliency, no matter what we see in the news? 

    Amy Weintraub experienced firsthand the relief that yoga can provide from mood disorders such as depression and anxiety and has spent her career helping others improve their mental with yoga. She offers accessible practices to everyone through her LifeForce Yoga® Healing Institute.

    Amy will give you the why, the how, and the practices to make a difference. Not only will these practices shift your mood, but they may change your life as they did for Amy and the thousands of students she has trained in LifeForce Yoga. 

    We’ll be meeting the mood and shifting it into balance with yoga breathing, mudras, visual imagery, yoga meditations, mantras, and accessible movements. Many of these practices are not taught in regular yoga classes. 

    Recommended props: mat, chair, blocks, cushion.

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    A recording will be made available to registrants 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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    Amy Weintraub, MFA, C-IAYT, E-RYT500, YACEP, is the founder of the LifeForce Yoga® Healing Institute, an acclaimed yoga therapist, and a pioneer in the field of yoga and mental health. In 1999 Amy wrote The Natural Prozac, Yoga Journal’s first article addressing yoga and mental health. Author of the best-selling Yoga for Depression, the new card deck from Sounds True, Yoga for Your Mood: 52 Ways to Shift Depression and Anxiety, and Yoga Skills for Therapists, she teaches and guides thousands of practitioners and therapists around the world. Her Silver Nautilus Award winning novel Temple Dancer was released in 2020.

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12/10/2022 Introduction to Gentle Somatic Yoga® with James Knight
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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