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Yoga Teachers Association Announces Workshop Lineup for the 2020 - 2021 Season

YTA workshop with Anneke Lucas, founder of Liberation Prison Yoga

The Yoga Teachers Association of the Hudson Valley (YTA) will kick off its 2020–21 season on September 12 with a workshop led by Cyndi Lee, one of the most influential yoga teachers in the United States.

Making Your Class a Refuge, Not an Escape will be held via Zoom, as will all YTA workshops until further notice, says the organization’s president, Audrey Brooks. “While we miss coming together with our community in person, the online platform enables more people to join us since it doesn’t matter whether they’re in Westchester, Rockland or Florida,” she says. “We’re also able to widen our pool of instructors, which allowed us to add an extra workshop to our 2020–21 season.”

The newly added workshop, Yoga for Everybody, will be held in January. Teacher Canada–based Dianne Bondy will discuss how to make yoga equitable and accessible for all kinds of bodies, and cover the roles of body image, race, diversity, wellness and diet culture in yoga. Other offerings in the season will be led by JillianPransky, Hunt Parr and Ellen Saltonstall among others, and cover topics such as yoga for osteoarthritis, mudras and the five elements in yoga.

YTA is an educational nonprofit run by volunteers. Membership is open to studio owners, yoga teachers and serious students of any tradition or style of yoga. Workshops are typically held on the second Saturday of the month, 1:30-4:30 pm, via Zoom until further notice. Continuing education credits are available for most workshops.

Cost: $45 for members, $65 for nonmembers in advance. For more information, email [email protected] or visit Yoga Teachers Association of the Hudson Valley.