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Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

Yoga Teachers Association of the Hudson Valley : Upcoming Workshops in December 2016 and 2017

Dec 28, 2016 10:00PM

Corina Benner

Yoga students will have the opportunity to hit their internal “refresh” button through the workshop Yin/Vinyasa: Harnessing the Power of Stillness to Maximize Your Inherent Mobility, scheduled from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., December 10, at Club Fit in Briarcliff Manor. Corina Benner will lead the class, which is offered by the Yoga Teachers Association (YTA) of the Hudson Valley.

The workshop will begin with yin yoga poses to open the hips, hamstrings and shoulders and then transition into a vinyasa yoga practice, during which participants will experience familiar yoga poses in a whole new way. As the rhythm and repetition of breath-led movement cause the muscles to warm up and fill with blood and energy, students will notice the absence of tension and resistance that they typically feel in asana practice. In addition to the physical benefits of this combination of practices, participants will feel more energetic, mentally and emotionally cleansed and more connected to themselves.

An RYT 500 and founder and director of Wake Up Yoga in Philadelphia, Benner has been teaching vinyasa yoga since 1999 and yin yoga since 2004. She views asana practice as an entry point to self-study and weaves the tenets of yoga philosophy into her teaching.   

The workshop will be held at the Yoga Studio at Club Fit, which is located at 584 North State Road in Briarcliff Manor. The cost is $45 for YTA members and $65 for nonmembers who register in advance, or $55 and $75 at the door. Those interested should preregister at YTAYoga.com. Ample parking is available. Bring a yoga mat and arrive early to check in and set up. For more information, contact Audrey Brooks at [email protected] or 914.582.7816.   

YTA’s 2016–17 program year will continue with Connecting to Source through Meditation, Mantra and Sound, with Jeff Migdow, on January 21; followed by LifeForce Yoga for Anxiety and Depression, with Deborah Lubetkin, on February 11; and Pranayama, Bandha, Mudra: The Power of the Breath, with Daniel Orlansky, on March 11.

The nonprofit Yoga Teachers Association provides affordable continuing education for yoga teachers and committed students. For more info, visit YTAYoga.com.