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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 

  • Full refund: one week before  -10% processing fee.

  • 50% refund four days before -10% processing fee.

  • No refunds less three days or less before a workshop.

  • If you need to cancel due to a medical/family emergency, and if there are no recordings of the event, 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.

Yoga For Anxiety and Depression

All Levels

Sunday, January 15, 1-3 pm

Souk Studio, 12 West 27th St  


Unfortunately, for many, the holidays and the post holiday period remain one of the most challenging times of the year. In addition, the news has been reporting a general rise in both anxiety and depression across the US since the arrival of COVID 19, coupled with the political tension and divisiveness that have stressed the nation particularly since the storming of the Capitol.

My workshop, Yoga for Anxiety and Depression, on Sunday January 15 1-3pm offers tools to help us cope.

Studying in greater depth or learning something new is a tonic in itself. So join me for my now classic workshop, Your Amazing Shoulders and The Scapulo-Humeral Rhythm, on Sunday, January 22 1-3pm for an experiential workshop on how your shoulder-blades and arms move in relation to each other and in different poses and relations to gravity and leave with all kinds of fun ways to feel, sense and work with this important structural relationship. All levels. No prior knowledge of anatomy necessary.

In a warm, comfortable environment,

• Learn pose modifications suitable for anxiety and for depression.

• Learn simple breathing practices that can stimulate or calm.

• Develop your own emergency took kit.

• Develop short go-to practices.

Both workshops are at the beautiful new Souk studio at 12 West 27th Street, 2nd floor--practically next door to the old Yoga Union.

I look forward to seeing you there! Please contact Souk for any registration issues (929) 459-8938

To register for both classes, please follow the link here. $90


Your Amazing Shoulder!

All Levels

Sunday, January 22, 1-3 pm

Souk Studio, 12 West 27th St  


Alison has been in the vanguard of teaching the all-important Scapulo-Humeral Rhythm (coupled movement of shoulder blade, collarbone, spine and upper arm bone) nationally and internationally. She has developed vivid and accessible tools for understanding and teaching this material.

In your Amazing Shoulder: The Scapulo-Humeral Rhythm

• Learn in clear, simple language the anatomy of the shoulder.

• Learn how to protect your shoulders and your lower back through sound bio-mechanics. Understanding this can prevent injury and also increase your ease and confidence in weight-bearing poses.

• Apply this information to load-bearing poses like plank to down dog, and handstand and more, and see the progressive transformation.

• Develop the strength to support this important rhythm and get to love your serratus anterior! And see how understanding this rhythm can even help you with your leg raises!

• Teachers: learn a variety of useful tools to help you and your students enjoy ways to both explore the scapulo-humeral rhythm and make it both fun and interesting.

 Please contact Souk for any registration issues. (929) 459-8938

To register for both classes, please follow the link here. $90

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Intro to Yoga for Lumbar Herniation

Intro to Yoga for Herniation

Sunday, August 7 2022

10-12am & 1:30-3:30pm


Cost $80

Note: Registration ends Thursday, August 4.

Recording available through Saturday August 20.


Learn sound principles of movement and the importance

of a neutral spine as you develop a healthy

and supportive Yoga practice.


Note: You will receive extra visual material Friday August 5.

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Online Slings and Ropes On Wall or Door

Basic Certification Program Recording will soon be available ON DEMAND.

This is a rare opportunity to methodically discover the wonderful world of wall-ropes and wall-slings. You will be able to do this work on a door as well.


This unique Weekend Ropes Certification Program is open to both 200-Hour + Teachers and seasoned students. This is a rare opportunity to methodically discover the wonderful world of wall-ropes and wall-slings.  You will be able to do this work on a door as well.

Working with slings and ropes is one of the surest ways to enjoy effortless inversion, release the back and other joints, increase range of motion and develop strength, and practice restorative Yoga. But working safely and knowledgeably requires training and practice. 

  • Learn principles of practice and safety

  • Develop strength, range of motion, release, alignment awareness, and more.

Supplementary material

You will receive a link to a folder with extra material including how to set up a door as a rope wall. You are asked to review this material BEFORE the workshop. This is an ideal way to become familiar with door ropes/belts before we start.


2- and 4-Carabiner Slings for sale

If you would like to have a sling for the workshop, please order your sling asap.  Email me at


Certification Program: you must have been practicing for two years and either have done a 200 TT or be in the process of getting your 200TT certification. 


To register as a non-certification participant: You have must have at least one year of regular Alignment practice. Please send your practice to me:


Recording available for viewing for all registrants. Even if you cannot attend in person, you will be able to cover all the material. 

For work on door, please have two 8-foot Yoga belts. The nylon Mobilization Belt at the link below is a good substitute for Rope Wall work on a door. It has a strong quick release buckle.  Click here to view.  


On-demand: Yoga and The Amazing Dowel w/ Alison West

Six hours of recorded material

Bonus pdf of Alison’s Yoga Journal article on Yoga + Dowels.

On-demand: Yoga for Hyperextension and Hypermobility w/ Alison West

Six hours of recorded material

Bonus 53-page pdf on Hyperextension and Hypermobility.

On-demand: Yoga for Scoliosis Basics: 3-Part series

2-Hour Sessions + Extra Videos and Handouts

w/ Alison West

Bonus handouts and supplementary videos to help you with your studies.

Based on the online series of three 2-hour sessions.

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