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Yoga Teachers Association Announces Workshop Lineup

Tias Little

Tias Little

The Yoga Teachers Association of the Hudson Valley (YTA) will kick off its 2021-22 season on September 11 with the Zoom workshop Lifting the Sails of the Lungs: Yoga, Pranayama and the Art of Breathing, which will cover how to make the lungs more responsive and expandable in order to increase circulation and the body’s natural defenses. The workshop will be led by Tias Little, the New Mexico-based cofounder of Prajna Yoga and creator of SATYA (Sensory Awareness Training for Yoga Attunement), a somatic practice that combines dance, yin yoga, Feldenkrais and myofascial release. 

Stephen Cope, Jovinna Chan and Shraddha Hilda Oropeza are among the others who will be leading YTA workshops this season. 

“We are hoping to return to holding workshops in person at Club Fit in Briarcliff Manor in October, with a Zoom option for those who prefer the virtual format,” says YTA president Lorraine Burton. “However, after a year of remote workshops, we realized that we were no longer limited by geography to bring the best instructors to our community, and some of this season’s workshops will be held only via Zoom because of the instructor’s location.” 

YTA is an educational nonprofit run by volunteers. Membership is open to studio owners, yoga teachers and all students. Workshops are usually held on the second Saturday of the month, from 1:30 to 4:30p.m. Continuing education credits are available for most workshops. 

Cost: $45 members, $65 nonmembers in advance. For more information, visit or email [email protected]  See ad, page 11.

Yoga Teachers Association of the Hudson Valley

The Yoga Teachers Association (YTA) is a not-for-profit, educational organization dedicated to continuing, improving, and deepening the quality of yoga teaching in the Hudson Valley. The ... Read More »