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Hip-Opening Workshop

As irreverent yogini Susan “Lip” Orem says, “Hip openers: You love ’em or you hate ’em.” But love ’em or hate ’em, we can all benefit from them. The Yoga Teachers Association (YTA) will host Orem’s workshop Hips, Hips, Hips, or Does This Pose Make Me Look Fat? on Saturday, February 13.

Causes of tight hips range from sitting all day at an office job to activities like running and biking. The hip and pelvic area is also where unprocessed stress and other negative emotions are stored. All of these constraints can lead to inhibited mobility, circulation and even digestion. In this three-hour workshop, Orem, the self-described Brussels sprout of yoga, will guide participants through hip-opening poses to move prana through these areas and release physical and emotional tension, resulting in a sense of lightness in body and mind.

YTA workshops are held on the second Saturday of the month and are $45 for members and $65 for nonmembers. Continuing education credits are available for all workshops. Upcoming workshops include An Anatomical Understanding to Arm Balancing with Laurice Nemetz on March 12; De-Slouchology with Sandra Razieli on April 9; Slow Yoga and Qigong with Ken Nelson and Lesli Lang on May 14; and a special session with revered yogini Tao Porchon-Lynch on June 11.

Location: Yoga Studio at Club Fit, Briarcliff Manor. For more information, visit

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