Digital Events Calendar

Yoga Alliance hosts an ongoing series of digital events, including Community Events, Continuing Education (CE), and discussions on Scientific Research on Yoga. Members also have the opportunity to connect via social media and Facebook Live programming. Event topic examples range from yoga techniques, training, and philosophy to professional essentials and business-building to equity in yoga and social justice issues. Guests include a wide variety of field experts from the yoga community, providing participants with both tactical and emotional support in their yoga professions and personal lives. By coming together, we can promote and foster the high quality, safe, accessible, and equitable teaching of yoga for all.

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CE Workshop | Embodied Inclusion: Increasing LGBTQ+ and Body Positive Representation in Yoga, Part 3

with Pooja Virani. This three-part series discusses how to make yoga classes more LGBTQ+ and body positive inclusive by integrating modern social movements and ancient history. Topics explored include, the (mis)representation of LGBTQ+ persons in yoga and society, how this contributes to harm, and the need for greater representation in yoga and community spaces. Stories of LGBTQ+ historical and mythological figures are shared, as well as their lessons for the future. Take a critical look at the body positive movement and leave with tools to make yoga safer for LGBTQ+ folx. Part 3 takes a critical look at the body positive movement and explores how to make yoga spaces more welcoming of people of all sizes.

CE Workshop | Aging with Balance Through Yoga: Fall Prevention, Balance Training, and Transfers for the Aging Population, Part 2

with Laura Staton. In an older population, it is imperative to improve balance to decrease the risk of falls, which are common in day-to-day activities such as standing up from a chair, getting out of bed, or using the bathroom. Explore balance training strategies through occupational therapy and yoga therapy techniques and learn safe transfer techniques that strengthen the body and help prevent falls.

CE Workshop | Object-Driven Meditation and Social Action

with Christopher Rzigalinski (RYT 200). Yoga scholar, practitioner, and museologist Christopher Rzigalinski invites us to reconsider how we relate to the material day-to-day world. Discuss how social and environmental injustices are linked to histories of Western thought, resulting in social and political tensions that haunt us today. In addition, explore cultivating spiritual activism and turning intention into action with a guided object-driven meditation practice. This workshop empowers us to begin the collaboration and community-building needed for sustainable change.

CE Workshop | Understanding the Pelvic Floor in Yoga Practice

with Jenny Loftus (E-RYT 500, YACEP). Using the pelvic floor musculature as support for the breath and body is often misunderstood. Yoga practitioners are regularly encouraged to engage “Mula Bandha” without an understanding of what is involved, leaving students confused and tense from effort. This workshop shines light on the anatomy of the pelvic basin, creating awareness of physical patterns, and how to use the pelvis as a ground for support and freedom in practice.

Yoga Lineages | An Introduction to Integral Yoga

with Swami Asokananda and Kim Weeks (RYS 200, RYS 500, E-RYT 500, YACEP)
In this event, host Kim Weeks and Swami Asokananda, President and Spiritual Director of the New York Integral Yoga Institute, explore the origins, evolution, and modern-day story of Integral Yoga. This practice synthesizes six branches of yoga into a comprehensive lifestyle system: Hatha, Raja, Bhakti, Karma, Jnana, and Japa.
Yoga continues to evolve to include deeply varied styles and types of practice, all rooted in a shared ancient history. Yoga Lineages is a series of conversations that explores seven of today’s most widely recognized yoga lineages, revealing what is unique about these practices. Whether you’re seeking peace of mind, strength in body, or are simply interested in finding a more mindful way of living, yoga can help and is a practice for all.

CE Workshop | Making Your Yoga Class Accessible to Amputees

with Marsha Danzig (RYT 500, E-RYT 200, YACEP). Each year over 1 million people in the world lose a limb or limbs. This loss is multi-dimensional, from the physical rehabilitation to the changes in body image, relationships, and accessibility. This workshop explores the top ten tips to making your yoga classes more accessible to amputees. Marsha Therese Danzig, a below knee amputee and founder of Yoga for Amputees, offers expert guidance on how to safely, effectively, and compassionately offer amputees the opportunity to reclaim their wholeness through yoga.

CE Workshop | Chair Yoga for Kids and Teens

with Dee Marie (E-RYT 200, MA, CYT). Learn how to foster creating a healthy and compassionate approach to life. In this workshop, Dee Marie, founder of Calming Kids, teaches simple chair yoga movements and poses, youth-appropriate breathing practices to regulate the brain, relaxation skills to calm the nervous system, and compassionate concentration for social emotional learning.

CE Workshop | Yoga for the Family

with Nicolas de Alejo and Kaz Masud. Conflict resolution might be one of the most complex parts of family life. Yoga can help cut through tension and provide much-needed time for reflection, giving family members time to bond. Plus, practicing yoga together is a peaceful way to stay active and avoid too much screen time. Learn more about yoga and family in this practical workshop.