Workshops

For online workshops, unless otherwise stated, the Zoom  link 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. We cannot guarantee registration or technical help the day of the workshop.

Club Fit members, please contact us at the email below to get the discount code. Please include your CF member number.

For any questions or registration issues, contact us at 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. 

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    • 03/09/2024
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Via Zoom
    • 69
    Register

    Don’t miss this unique opportunity to meet sacred business mentor Laura Cornell, who will share tips and inspiration to grow your business, increase income, and boost confidence. In this interactive workshop, you’ll discover five practical steps to turn your passion into a thriving business, whether online or in person:

    • Make marketing feel like genuine service, so you naturally attract clients you adore.

    • Bust the #1 money myth that holds back women and other entrepreneurs and instead invite abundance on all levels.

    • Avoid the top three spiritual business mistakes that hinder your success.

    • Harness the archetypal power of the Divine Feminine (regardless of your gender) to supercharge your results.

    • Tap into your purpose as the guiding light for your dream business.

    Are you ready to step into a life of expanding service and freedom? Join us for this transformational experience!

    A recording will be made available to all registrants for 30 days following the workshop.


    Laura Jean Cornell, PhD, is a seasoned yogini, best-selling author, and the founder of Align Your Divine Business. Her mission is to guide spiritual women entrepreneurs, whether they are just starting their journey or have a wealth of experience, to build sustainable, purpose-driven businesses. Laura brings over 13 years of experience empowering over 1000 students to turn their dreams into reality, both online and in person, helping them thrive in their practices.


    • 03/23/2024
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Nyack Yoga Center, 85 South Piermont Avenue, Nyack, NY 10960
    • 75
    Register


    Please join us for a special bhakti yoga gathering to welcome the coming of spring.

    Kirtan is a call-and-response style of singing a mantra invoking one of the Hindu gods with roots in the Vedic tradition. The repetitive chanting of the same sounds has a hypnotic effect on the mind, thus releasing it from stress, transferring it into a state of higher consciousness and concentration and out of negativity. The musical vibrations lead you to a place of well-being as we create a unique experience together.

    You don't need to know how to sing or read music. If you are unsure or nervous about participating, you are welcome to simply observe and enjoy! 

    Here is a rough schedule for our time together:

    • 1:45–2 p.m.: Arrive and mingle
    • 2–2:20: Welcome + gentle movement to prepare to sit
    • 2:20–2:30: Opening meditation incorporating breathing, affirmations, and/or loving kindness
    • 2:30–3:00: Kirtan
    • 3:00–3:10: Break for bathroom and mingling
    • 3:10–3:30: Movement practice after having sat and to prepare to sit again
    • 3:30–4: Kirtan

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

    As a special education teacher, Jane Slotnick found herself exhausted by the end of the day. Wanting to give her students her best, she embarked on a spiritual journey to find inner peace. She found the world of meditation, and her spiritual journey began. One day after mediation class she was invited to a kirtan. Curious yet nervous since she couldn't even read music, she set off on a new journey. Expecting to be an observer, she walked into the yoga center and quickly found a seat way in the back. As the music played and others began to sing, she found herself quietly starting to sing along. The magic of the melodies carried her away to a place of peace. She was hooked after the first night. After attending many kirtans, she decided to treat herself to a harmonium and signed up for classes. She then ventured out to yoga studios, wellness centers, and retreat centers to share her passion and love for this sacred healing modality.

    • 04/13/2024
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Club Fit/Briarcliff Manor and via Zoom
    • 75

    It has been traditional to treat the ‘foundation’ of the feet as having ‘four corners’ that are meant to be equally ‘grounded.’ But this idea is both static, and doesn’t really fit the anatomy of the feet. This session will offer a different, more dynamic perspective on the feet that stands on firmer anatomical ground.

    Our feet — and knowing how to use them — provide a key to not only the health of your feet and ankles, but also your knees and hips. The most fundamental poses of yoga — the standing poses — are tools for improving wellness in these joints, and strengthening the muscles that maintain their health.

    We will link principles of working dynamically with the feet to techniques for assessing movement and posture, and how improvement of these patterns is possible through asana work focused on actions of the feet.

    The practice will include further reinforce these simple principles for working with your feet, knees, and hips, and an all-levels practice that involves moving through series of poses while keeping these principles in mind.

    This is both a ‘learning’ and ‘doing’ experience. You’ll find the explanations insightful and accessible, and that you’ll easily be able to incorporate these ideas into your own body, as well as inspiration to carry this practice forward in your own life, even if for just a few minutes a day.



    Doug Keller’s background reflects a lifelong commitment to the vast field of yoga. After receiving degrees in philosophy from Georgetown and Fordham University and teaching philosophy at a college level, he pursued a practical experience of yoga at the ashram Gurudev Siddha Peeth in India—which in turn also led him to the practice of hatha yoga as part of his overall experience of yoga. From years of study, practice, and teaching, he has produced widely used and highly respected books on asana, yoga as therapy, pranayama, and yoga philosophy, and he teaches hatha yoga workshops and trainings in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. He has been a regular columnist for Yoga International magazine for three years and continues to provide courses and trainings for YI online, and has also written on therapeutic topics for Yoga Journal. His popularity as a teacher comes from his ability to deepen people’s experience of yoga through clear, simple, and direct instructions that are easy to practice and remember. And he does it with lightness and light.

    • 05/11/2024
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • TBD
    • 75
    More information coming soon!














    • 06/08/2024
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Club Fit/Briarcliff Manor and via Zoom
    • 75
    More information coming soon!














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