Explore ways to fly. This inversion immersion is open to all levels of students and teachers, and will develop the foundational tools to explore arm balances and inversions. The course will give you the opportunity to incorporate inversions into your practice, class offerings, and enhance your teaching skills. Training can be done entirely online or a hybrid of online and in-person.


March 26 – 27
11am – 6pm EST / 8am – 3pm PST
Online via Zoom

April 2 – 3
11am – 6pm EST / 8am – 3pm PST
In-person NYC: Lululemon Hub Seventeen
or Online via Zoom

Lead Instructor: Jo Murdock
Supporting Instructors: Amanda Valdes, Molly Rice, Dorian Shorts


  • Arm Balance and Inversion Alignment
  • Safety and accessibility while practicing arm balances and inversions
  • Practice teaching

  • Myths and Stories behind the asanas
  • How to incorporate arm balances and inversion in your practice
  • Using the breath and subtle body to amplify the execution and exploration of the shape

Program includes 20% off all Y7 merch.


The availability, practice and benefits of yoga have not been made accessible to most BIPOC communities.
Y7 is proud to offer full scholarship opportunities for BIPOC folx in our 25-Hour Fly Weekend Intensive program. Scholarships are available to those with financial need who are involved in service within their community and strive to share the practice and learnings of yoga through teaching.

Scholarship applications for Fly have closed. The recipient will be notified by March 7.


No prior yoga training is required to enroll in this program. All practitioners are encouraged to join.


Full Tuition: $500
Or 3 interest-free payments of $167/month.

Additional payment plans available for as low as $41/month. Click below to enroll and prequalify through Affirm.


Jo Murdock I am a New York Native and lover of all things that elevate the mind, body and spirit! Yoga found me in 2017 and that’s the year I started living intentionally, breathing with a purpose, and manifesting the life I envisioned in my mind. Before Yoga I studied dance my entire life and cultivated a deep love for movement. I am classically trained and have received my certification of completion from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. Once yoga became my life, I took my existing love of movement and explored the ways in which it could heal, teach, empower, and help. So, here I am today, doing my best to pay it forward. My mission as a yoga teacher is to bring yoga to communities that have historically been withheld from it and underrepresented within it.

Amanda Gloria Valdes I arrive in space with the mission to utilize the practice of Yoga, Meditation, and the Arts as a catalyst for social change and social equity. Community building has been a passion for me for as long as I can remember. I strive to support my community as a Yoga and Meditation guide, teacher training program manager/curator, and mentor. I take pride in creating non-traditional spaces to practice yoga, meditation, and arts enrichment by building programs centering BIPOC, LGTBQ+, and birthing folx. In 2012 I was certified as a Vinyasa Yoga teacher and began teaching in New York City. In the following years I became a 500+ hr E- RYT and YACEP member. My offerings are informed by History & Philosophy, Bhakti Yoga (studied in Rishikesh, India), Energy, Subtle Body, Ayurveda, Inversions, Meditation, Katonah Yoga and more. I am passionate about supporting birthing folx as a full spectrum doula via Sumi’s Touch, Prenatal/ Postnatal Yoga, Womb Wellness Education, and training. My Yoga and Meditation offerings and training span from Y7 Studio, New York University Global Spiritual Department, zoom, and maybe your local park!

Molly Elizabeth Rice I discovered yoga in my twenties at a donation based studio in NYC attracted initially by affordable exercise and profoundly impacted by the deep healing I found. With a background in the performing arts, I have always loved movement, music, and the mind body connection. On my mat for the first time I found a form of self expression that was entirely my own to explore. A space for self inquiry, self acceptance, and tools to transcend my self limiting patterns. I did my first 300 hours of teacher training in 2011 in NYC and have been studying, practicing, and teaching ever since! I’ve studied yoga in Nicaragua, Thai Massage in Thailand, and Ayurveda in India. I am personally passionate about the therapeutic applications of yoga in supporting anxiety, depression, and addiction, all of which I have personal experience with. I believe with the right combination of curiosity, compassion, and discipline, we can find more presence and purpose both on and off our mats..

Dorian Shorts (E-RYT 500 YACEP) has been serving communities in the NYC area since 2015.  His love of vinyasa and restorative styles stems from a lifelong pursuit of mental and physical balance and his goal as a teacher has been to expand the limits of possibility within his students, creating a deeper awareness of agency over one’s personal health.  Trained in Lotus Flow vinyasa, Dorian has been a private teacher as well as an instructor at Laughing Lotus Yoga Center, LL Studio, Harlem Yoga Studio, Chelsea Piers Fitness, Equinox and the Ali Forney Center.  “In order to create and sustain balance,  a physical practice must be a combination of exertion and rest, and that looks different for everyone!”  Dorian is thrilled to team up with Y7 in order to share his practice.