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 | How to Find New Clients Online

with Mado Hesselink (E-RYT 500, YACEP). Connecting with the people who can benefit from your work online is easier than ever once you understand the three basics to getting noticed in the virtual space. Whether you are an experienced yoga teacher who has had great success in-person or you are a brand-new teacher with no following at all, this workshop will help you design a reliable strategy for consistently attracting new students online.

Panel Discussion | Evolution of Yoga Summit and Blueprint, Part 3: Cultural Appropriation

with with Susanna Barkataki (E-RYT 500, RCYT, RPYT, YACEP, C-IAYT), Rina Deshpande (Ed.M., MS.T., E-RYT 500), Kelley Palmer, Luvena Rangel Krishnamurthy, and Dr. Tria Blu Wakpa. With the confluence of Yoga teachers of various lineages and cultures, the Cultural Appropriation Track at this conference invites practitioners to explore questions and nuances raised within the context of Yoga and cultural appropriation. We will consider the fine line between cultural appreciation and cultural appropriation. We will also assess the impacts within the Indian and South Asian diasporic context as well as within Black and Indigenous Native American cultures. Cultural appropriation involves a degeneration of primordial cultural rituals and wisdom, so we will also explore the depth, creativity, and richness of indigenous rites and practices that are often missing from Modern Postural Yoga practices. We will explore and practice restoration of ancestral wisdom and other Yogic cultural elements.

CE Workshop | Mantra Mālā – Mantra as Prāṇāyāma, Part 2

with Mirabelle D'Cunha. Traditionally in India, mantra is the first introduction and practice of pranayama. In each Mantra Mālā offering, yoga lovers will befriend a Sanskrit Saṃskṛtá alphabet in its physical form, learn how it sounds, and what the esoteric significance of the alphabet is. We will also look at how it occurs in a few familiar yoga words. Learn a mantra and how to chant it with correct Vedic intonation, so the sound strikes in the body and energetically precisely where it should, bringing the visceral magic and abundance of this practice alive. Please note: this event is in a meeting format. Participants and the presenter are able to see each other and communicate in an open forum.

CE Workshop Series | From Doing Yoga to Being Yoga: Embodying Three Sacred Teachings of Our Tradition, Embracing Transformation

with Barrie Risman (E-RYT 500, YACEP). We can "do" yoga for years, but it's only when we infuse our practice with the wisdom of the tradition that we fully embody yoga's transformative power. This is when we go from simply doing yoga to being yoga. Inspired by presenter Barrie Risman’s best-selling book, Evolving Your Yoga: Ten Principles for Enlightened Practice, this three-part series explores powerful and foundational understandings that will unlock greater meaning for your practice and teaching, and profoundly shift the way you approach and share yoga. Each session includes contemplative inquiry, meditation and breath work practices, and concrete, practical ways to bring the wisdom of yoga into your classes. Part 1 focuses on embracing transformation.

Panel Discussion | A Conversation with Professionals: COVID-19 and its Vaccine

with Dr. Loren Fishman, Dr. Stephanie Epps, and Dr. Nadine Kelly. This panel discussion features both yoga and health care professionals who offer valuable insight on the coronavirus pandemic. Viewers can listen in as panelists share their knowledge, respective expertise, and perspectives on COVID-19, its corresponding vaccines, and the health and wellness of the communities they serve.

CE Workshop | Q&A on the SI Joint

with Jenny Loftus (E-RYT 500, YACEP). Presenter Jenny Loftus facilitates a Q&A based on her previous workshop, All About the SI Joint. Event participants have the opportunity to ask questions in real time and review information that will deepen their understanding of SI joint anatomy and its application(s) in yoga. For reference, the original workshop recording can be found archived on or on our YouTube channel.

Community Sangha | Teaching Yoga and Meditation

with Monique Schubert and Vice President of Cross-Cultural Advancement Maya Breuer (E-RYT 500, YACEP). Presenter Monique Schubert (E-RYT 500, YACEP) shares reflections from her explorations into meditation and contemplative practices. Drawing on more than 20 years of experience, she also addresses the importance of personal practice and how to adapt the teachings of mindfulness and meditation to fulfill your intentions as a teacher, meeting students where they are as they are.