Workshops and classes will be online until further notice due to COVID-19 related restrictions.

We are using the Zoom platform. Please register as usual, and a link will be sent to you.

YU Workshop & Events Policy

  • Pre-registration for workshops is required. 

  • If you need to cancel a Monday night workshop, you must do so by 6pm the preceding Wednesday. If you need to cancel a weekend workshop, you must do so by 6pm the preceding Monday. 

  • Refunds will be processed with a 10% cancellation fee.

  • Yoga Union cannot provide refunds if cancelling less than a week before the scheduled workshop.

  • If you need to cancel due to a medical/family emergency, then we process the refund without penalty or fee. 

  • Yoga Union reserves the right to cancel any workshop within 48 hours, as well as on the day of in the event of inclement weather or other emergency.

Core Strength for Herniation w/ Kaitlyn Hipple - ONLINE

Sunday, April 5, 2-3:30p

A light, fun workshop to keep you going.

Maintaining a strong core is critical to back health and remaining pain free. Studies have shown repeatedly that a weak back leads to back pain, while strengthening the core can help to prevent or eliminate it. And in case you think the core is only the front of the abdomen, it also comprises the sides of the trunk and the back!

Working with a herniation means understanding what movements to avoid while working to strengthen the core which is a three-dimensional support system enveloping the trunk.

Level: Minimum of 6 months regular practice.

Cost: $30

Yoga for Hypermobility & Hyperflexibility w/ Alison West - ONLINE

Saturday, April 18

Wrist, Elbow, Shoulder: 9-12p

Ankle, Knee, Hip: 2-5p

Hyper-mobility of the joints can lead to instability, chronic hyper-extension and wear and tear on the tissues. Discover how to center the joints through proprioception (spatial self-awareness) exercises in supported Yoga poses and how to practice safely while maintaining balance in the joints. You may have instability in only one knee or elbow, or in both arms or shoulders but not in the legs, or in the lower back and pelvis. We will address the major joints of the limbs as well as the pelvis and lower back and help you find your balance. For teachers as well.

Level: Minimum one year of sustained practice


Cost: $125

Yantras: The Art of Visual Meditation w/ Sarah Tomlinson - ONLINE

Sunday, April 19, 1-5p

Limited numbers! Register early. 


MAKE YOUR OWN YANTRA, a brilliant visual mediation, with Sarah Tomlinson, one of the few Americans trained to teach this material in the West. As with asana, pranayama and meditation, yantra painting alters the internal landscape, changes the vibratory content of one's being and can bring about profound healing. This is a rare occasion to spend time focused on the beauty and precision of line and color while experiencing the transformative effects of this ancient practice.


Sarah Tomlinson studied with Harish Johari, one of India's great Yantra masters, until his death.

Please bring: Pencil, Ruler, Compass, Eraser, Coloring pencils, Gold & Silver pens (gold fine; silver medium point), folder for your 12" x 12" drawing (one foot square--bigger than a normal folder, but if you bring several that will work)

Sarah will provide the 12" x 12 " paper and offer her sustained guidance throughout the process of creating your own Yantra

Cost: $75 (including paper). Early bird by April 5, $65.

Intro to Meditation w/ Soto Zen Priest Shokuchi - ONLINE


October 7, 2019

January 13, 2020

April 20, 2020


Yoga Union is excited to welcome for the first time Soto Zen priest Shokuchi for a methodical, accessible three-part introduction to meditation. 

The benefits of meditation are undisputed, but finding a genuine, experienced teacher can be challenging. This is a perfect opportunity to begin--or refresh--your practice and develop it over time with a skillful, warm and compassionate teacher.

You will leave with tools to start your meditation practice the next day! Each session includes: 
• teachings on meditation 
• instruction in meditation practice 
• periods of guided meditation 
• discussion.

Shokuchi (Deirdre Carrigan) was ordained a Soto Zen priest in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, founder of San Francisco Zen Center in 2010, and has been teaching yoga since 1988. She met her teachers, Zen Master Tenshin Reb Anderson Roshi and Senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher, Donald Moyer, in a Zen and Yoga retreat at Green Gulch Farm 35 years ago and has been practicing both Zen meditation and yoga since that time. She is currently Tanto (Head of Practice) at Brooklyn Zen Center and teaches yoga classes at 100 Smith in Brooklyn.


Cost: $55/session, $135 all three

The Amazing Dowel w/ Alison West - ONLINE

Saturday, May 16, 9-12pm and 2-5pm

The wonderful and slender dowel can create a strong sense of alignment, develop range of motion, offer support, challenge your strength, enliven your practice by becoming an extension of the limbs, aid balance, create space in the joints, and offer leverage. 

Come explore this light, versatile tool, which you can easily add to your daily practice. 


Level: at least one year of sustained practice

Cost: $125, Earlybird by 5/2  $115

Spring Sound Bath w/ Kaitlyn Hipple & Mariana Orozco


Rest. Release. Resonate.


Experience the restorative and healing power of the gong. In a deep state of physical and mental repose, these special harmonies invite you to rise to another level of awareness where resolution and healing can occur.

This timeless space of prayer is full of magnificent vibrations that have the power to alter the conditioned mind of the ego, make visible solutions to unsolvable problems, dissipate physical, mental, and emotional tension, and help eliminate patterns that cause dis-ease. One often emerges from a profound experience that words cannot fully describe.

Gongs have existed for thousands of years, and have been used for a variety of purposes, including the healing of physical, mental, and emotional ailments. Their vibrations can cause subtle shifts inside the listener, which allow for a freer energy flow and this in turn allows natural healing to occur. As is known to multiple traditions, the world is composed by vibrations and these instruments provide some of the most powerful harmonics known to man. Mar and Kaitlyn will bring their personal collection of these ancient instruments in order to create a powerful sound scape where you will experience a wide variety of tones.

Come vibrate with the voice of the gong, accompanied by bowls, chimes, bells and other inspired sounds. 

Kaitlyn and Mar are graduates of Master Don Conreaux's Gong Training. Kaitlyn is a seasoned YU teacher who specializes in a holistic approach to a broad range of back issues and mentors teachers. Mar has studied various forms of Yoga, Qi Gong, and Ayurveda for several years, is an experienced Kundalini Yoga teacher, and regularly leads sound meditations. We gong because we love to share the power of holistic resonance, and look forward to bringing it to the Yoga Union community.

$40 in advance / $45 same day

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