Osteoporosis, Yoga & Bone Building

Registration begins Friday 4:00 PM, Program begins Friday 8:00 PM and ends on Sunday at 12:00 PM


  • How can my yoga practice improve my bone density?
  • How does my diet affect my bones?
  • What do I need to know about calcium supplements?
  • What do bone density test numbers really mean?
  • Does stress affect my bones?

One of our major concerns as we grow older is the thread of osteoporosis, the loss of bone density. Medical doctors have found that through simple weight-bearing exercise, proper diet and lifestyle, we can reduce—and even prevent—this tendency toward soft, fragile bones.

  • Explore the positive relationship between yoga and bone health
  • Learn how to adapt yoga postures and techniques to maintain, sustain and regain bone density
  • Take a holistic approach exploring the many factors that affect bone health including diet, activity, supplements, medications, lifestyle, stress reduction and more
  • This workshop is open to all levels of yoga student and yoga teachers.

“Kay is an exceptional teacher – the program was exceptionally good – every woman in the world should be able to take this program. We had incredibly good karma!” –Program Participant


 

Osteoporsis yoga and bone building at Yogaville SMALLKay Hawkins, CYT, holds teacher credentials in Integral Yoga and from the American Viniyoga Institute, where she is also is certified as a yoga therapist. Kay and her colleague Dr. Nirmala Limaye, OB GYN, developed the osteoporosis intervention protocol following work done in the late 90s for the National Osteoporosis Foundation in Washington, D.C. Kay’s passion in yoga is in empowering mid-life stage women to take charge of their health and wellness. Contact Kay at: yoga4u2.com

 
Osteoporsis yoga and bone building at Yogaville2Mary Lynn Tucker, R.N., M.S.N., is a Family Nurse Practitioner and Certified Integral Yoga Instructor whose public health nursing career has been in providing patient, community, and professional education with a wellness and integrative medicine perspective.   She has taught Yoga since 1998, including group and individual sessions for people with cancer and chronic illness.  She served Integral Yoga Institute as faculty in teaching the Yoga for Cancer Patients Teacher Training.  While retired from nursing, she continues to practice and share the healing benefits of Yoga and meditation with others.

 

 

Vedic Thai Yoga Bodywork 

Program begins Friday 8:00 PM and ends on Sunday at 12:00 PM


 

Vedic Thai Yoga Bodywork- at Yogaville2Experience beautiful sequences of exotic stretches and Thai Bodywork techniques, also known as assisted Yoga. Thai Bodywork is marma therapy and synthesizes acupressure, rhythmic compressions, ancient breathing arts and meditation to produce profound rest and rejuvenation. Mantras for the marmas and chakras will also be included.

Features of this course:

  • Study a 3000-year old traditional Southeast Asian folk art, which creates inspired tranquility and radiant whole health
  • Enjoy strengthened vitality through bandhas, pranayamas, and meditation techniques for personal focus and effect
  • Experience simple procedures to assist in rapidly eliminating dis-ease, both physical and emotional
  • Discover how to balance and harmonize Shakti/Chi to enhance immune system and hormonal health, balance mental energy and stimulate higher levels of consciousness
  • Receive bodywork as you learn! We learn by giving and receiving. This is a hands-on course.
  • Learn self-thai for self care. This is a great thing to add on to yoga classes, or for the busy healer.
  • A manual with a 90 minutes sequence is included.
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Thai Yoga Bodywork is it’s own thing. Backgrounds in massage and yoga are helpful but no experience is necessary. In Thailand you don’t go to a preliminary massage school first, or yoga training. Maybe your father is a doctor and you learn from him and go with him to the herb shop or hospital. You learn Thai Massage with it’s pressure points, stretches and compressions from the beginning.

If you are continuing your practice we will have new asanas or katas to share. If you are beginning your journey you will leave with a foundation.

One Master in Thailand put it this way when asked about levels, “There is just one level. Then you die.” The best practitioner is always the best student. This is an open level course. Come begin or continue the healing journey.

16 NCBTMB (organization that grants national ce’s for massage therapists) units available for massage therapists  are available for the course as well. YA Credits available for yoga teachers. This course is suitable for yoga instructors, nurses, massage therapists, personal trainers, martial artists, medical professionals, health-enthusiasts, musicians, dancers and all interested in dynamic vitality and loving compassion (metta). Some people take it to learn and share with their family.

Testimonials:

“For the past two years I have trained closely under the guidance of Sudevi. She is the embodiment of the sacred  teachings that have been passed down to her and this ancient wisdom is expressed with grace during her trainings. Sudevi blends her extensive knowledge of yoga  and bodywork into her teaching style of Vedic Thai Yoga Bodywork. Sudevi is able to impart the medicinal and pranic healing aspects of the work which are part of the Thai culture and Thai Massage lineage. Keeping the Thai flavor fresh, she returns bi-annually to Thailand leading student study tours. ” I want to go again!!!”     —Ashley Semola, LMT, Integral Yoga Teacher


 

Thai Yoga Bodywork1Sudevi Linda Kramer, LMT, E-RYT-500, M.A. is a highly sought-after Vedic Conservatory certified teacher of Nuad Borarn/Vedic Thai-Yoga Bodywork. Studying annually in Thailand, she leads international student study tours. She trained closely with Mukti Michael Buck before teaching on her own and leading retreats. She is duly certified in Integral and Jivamukti Yoga and was graced by Sri Swami Satchidananda and yoga masters Sharon Gannon and David Life.

Sudevi is a licensed massage therapist and was inducted into the World Massage Hall of Fame for her contributions to Massage at Berea College in June, 2010. She has maintained a private healing practice for 17 years and is a frequent presentor at yoga and retreat centers, massage schools, and spas. Sudevi is also trained in Thai reflexology and herbal treatments. She maintains a strong meditation practice and considers it to be the foundation for her work. Additionally Sudevi holds a Master’s degree in Creative Writing from the University of Missouri as well as teaching certifications in various forms of energy medicine and healing technologies. Sudevi has been a student of esoteric studies since she was 19 and her certifications are too many to list.

To contact Sudevi about her courses email: Sudevi108@gmail.com

Loving Within: Women’s Yoga and Meditation Retreat—5 Years Running!

Registration begins Thursday 1:30 PM, Program begins Thursday 3:00 PM and ends on Sunday at 12:00 PM


 

Loving Within-Women's Yoga at Yogaville2In the heart of every woman lies a deep well of wisdom, compassion, creativity, skill, serenity and strength. Surrounded by nature, experienced instructors and supportive women we will tap into the inner self to reveal the power and wisdom of every woman.

We will uncover and face the inner obstacles that work against us so we reduce the struggle and begin to heal. In the serenity and beauty of a world renowned spiritual center in the beautiful mountains of Virginia, we will:

  • Practice Kundalini and Hatha Yoga, meditation, mantra, inspiring discussion, body and spiritual wellness and journaling
  • Lovingly unveil our most authentic selves
  • See the reflection of our deepest heart and fullest potential as women, daughters, mothers, sisters, partners, and friends

Loving Within-Women's Yoga at Yogaville3 resized smThe program is for all ages, capabilities and spiritual paths.  The retreat provides a toolkit of techniques created for the modern woman to help us continue the transformation and maintain stability while balancing home and work.

Expect to leave feeling luminous, transformed, enlightened and empowered.

“The retreat was so much more than a yoga and meditation retreat – it was a life transforming experience – and I felt like I made 20 great new friends! Can’t wait until next year!”
–Virginia Retreat Participant

“…The yoga and meditations taught by Mary and Suzanne provided a gateway to walk through that door to one’s heart–to experience it safely in all of its power of experience. I continue to feel the awe of that weekend… and continue to correspond with the women from the retreat. ”
–Massachusetts Retreat Participant

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“The yoga retreat weekend gave me the opportunity to connect with fellow women and Mother Earth like never before.”
–Pennsylvania Retreat Participant

“Not a day goes by that I don’t think about our wonderful yoga retreat in the mountains of Virginia and really look forward to the one next year. When I look back and reflect on the profoundness of the yoga retreat, I am once again transported to a place of perfect beauty, contentment and stillness.  It makes me smile big inside my very being because I know that it is mine whenever I want and always will be!”
–Maryland Retreat Participant

Other Participants

“Inspired, gifted teachers.”

“Sharing in small groups, laughing with other women, the teachings and the yoga…”

“Seeing old friends, making new connections, getting support from the group.”

“Experiencing such a warm and open welcome from every woman at the retreat.”

“I liked the opportunity to spend time in silence.”

“Awesome, lovely, heartfelt!”


 

Loving Within-Women's Yoga at Yogaville resize smMary Straub Pargas, B.A., E-RYT 500, has been instructing women’s classes, intensive retreats, and one-on-one therapy for over 15 years. She is a Certified Integrative Yoga Therapist (RYT 500), Certified Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Instructor (200 hour) with Advanced Certifications in Vitality and Stress, and Mind and Meditation. She is also a Certified Pregnancy Yoga Instructor as well as a Holistic Coach and Spiritual Guide. Mary holds certifications in CranioSacral Therapy, Massage Therapy, Acupressure, Reiki and other Healing Modalities.

Mary has degrees in Applied Health Science with a double major in Education and Public Health and a minor in Biology from Indiana University and University of Louisville.

Mary’s personal healing journey started at a young age. When Mary was sick for three years in her mid-twenties, 12 different western medical doctors could not find the reason for her pain and suggested she have some organs removed and apply for disability. Through yoga, diet, holistic healing, and embracing a new way of relating to the world, she healed herself in 9 months. Now 20 years later, with many years of lifestyle changes, certifications, and spiritual self-study, Mary dedicates herself to the service of women, children, and families, hoping to show others a path of
peace for the mind, body, and spirit.

Mary is passionate about healing through body movement and holistic therapies in conjunction with western medicine. She enjoys educating her students and clients with science and physiological changes as well as energy flow, chakras, emotional/mental healing techniques, and ancient yogic philosophies. Program design is one of Mary’s gifts as she continues her work with many years of creating and facilitating women’s classes, programs and retreats. She believes women are in their highest when gathered together with the purpose of healing and self-growth.

Mary has passionately facilitated her business with Yoga Therapy and Holistic Healing for 15 years. She is the co-director and co-teacher of the annual fall Loving Within Women’s Yoga and Meditation Retreat and she is the creator and director of the annual winter Anchor into Stillness Women’s Yoga and Meditation Retreat. She designed and facilitates a bi-annual Women’s Yoga Telecourse that is 5 years running called The Art of Being a Woman. Mary has designed and facilitated many women’s workshop series with topics like Healing the Chakras, Full Moon gatherings, Sutras for the Aquarian Age, and Holistic Healing for Stress and Trauma with yoga, acupuncture, and therapeutic group work.

Mary created and starred in a pregnancy yoga video in partnership with James Madison University to bring yoga and health education to low income pregnant women who need government assistance in the WIC (Women, Infants, Children) government program. Now, these women in Virginia and 3 other states can download for free a yoga program including yoga exercises for pregnancy, healthy tips for diet and lifestyle, and relaxation techniques.

Mary feels blessed to live in Virginia in the company of the mountains, her husband Fernando, and such kind, heart-centered people. She enjoys traveling, outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, biking, and swimming. During her daily home yoga and meditation practice, Mary is in constant gratitude for the health of her body, the peace inside, and the ability to serve others.

Find more information at MaryStraubPargas@gmail.com

Suzanne McCahill Perrine, BA, E-RYT 500, began teaching Yoga in 2005 after over 10 years of teaching ballet and Pilates. Inspired to connect to others in her community and spread the joy and healing potential of yoga, she opened The Center, Harrisonburg’s first dedicated yoga and Pilates studio. After two years of study in the Anusara Yoga tradition with teachers, John Friend, Desiree Rumbaugh, Christina Sell, Elena Browner, Suzie Hurley, Amy Ippoliti, and Douglas Brooks, Suzanne felt a strong desire to encourage her students to have fun, relax, and enjoy the splendid journey that yoga offers them both on their mats and in their lives.

Her teachings fuse inspirations received from every-day life, poetry, poignant articles, or current events with a solid bio-mechanical awareness and therapeutic alignment based asana. This combination helps students to get in touch with their bodies, replacing discomfort and fear with awareness and love, and elevates their appreciation for their bodies and the full spectrum life’s offerings. Her classes can be uplifting, humorous, and playful, or meditative, internally focused, and subtle. Suzanne is also a registered Thai Yoga Bodyworks teacher and delights in helping others through the powers of touch. She continues to find more joy in her life since discovering Yoga and meditation and sharing it with others. She is also eternally grateful to her husband, children, family, and teachers who have helped to pave this incredibly beautiful path and open doors she never even knew were closed before her yoga practice.

Find more information at  TheCenterDowntown.com

Joy of Health Through Yoga Retreat

 

Registration begins Friday 4:00 PM, Program begins Friday 8:00 PM and ends on Sunday at 12:00 PM


Join us for this relaxing, health-filled retreat, designed to help you detoxify and rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit and to give you tools and motivation to continue to make your health a priority when you return home. Every morning and evening, nationally recognized holistic health physician, Sandra Amrita McLanahan, M.D., and Sumati Steinberg, R.N will outline recipes for success in their healthy-living workshop.

They will discuss yogic techniques and dietary considerations that can assist you in:

• Losing weight

• Decreasing high blood pressure, cholesterol & stress

• Preventing & Reversing diabetes, heart disease & cancer

• Relaxing & Re-energizing

You will spend two restful nights and three relaxing days in our beautiful LOTUS retreat house overlooking the James River. Each morning you will greet the day with guided meditation and Hatha Yoga classes. You will continue to refresh and de-stress body, mind and spirit with optional noon and evening meditation and Hatha Yoga class.

“Sumati and Amrita were wonderful speakers and knowledgeable. Very helpful, going out of the way… to help us with our individual needs.”

—Program participant


Joy of Health Retreat at YogavilleDr. Amrita McLanahan, M.D., is a nationally recognized authority on preventive medicine, nutrition, stress reduction and primary family health care. As a Director of Stress Management Training at the Preventative Medicine Research Institute for the past 20 years, she worked with Dr. Dean Ornish to document the benefits of dietary change and stress management to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease and cancer. Dr. McLanahan is the author of the book Surgery and it’s Alternatives: How to Make the Right Choices for Your Health, and is the medical consultant for the book Dr. Yoga.

 

Joy of Health Through Yoga Retreat at Yogaville (2)Sumati Steinberg, R.N., B.S.N., C.Y.T., is a Nurse Wellness Coach and member of the Yogaville/Integral Yoga Community, since 1973.  As Dr. Amrita’s personal assistant for 8 years, she learned healing practices that promote wellness and prevent illness.  Sumati furthered her education by obtaining a bachelors degree in Nursing.  She currently manages the wellness program at Kyanite Mining Corporation.  For over 20 years, she has served her community by being on-call for physical, mental, emotional and spiritual emergencies.  Sumati lives in Yogaville with her beloved husband, children, and grandchildren.

 

Understanding the Bhagavad Gita

Registration begins Friday 4:00 PM, Program begins Friday 8:00 PM and ends on Sunday at 12:00 PM


The Bhagavad Gita is a 2,500 year old Sanskrit text that offers profound insight into the deeper practices of yoga. As the seeker in the Gita metaphorically prepares for the battle of spiritual transformation, he asks his teacher a series of questions. In his answers the teacher explains the many challenges and stages of the yogic spiritual path.

In this program we will explore themes from the Bhagavad Gita that are meaningful for us as modern yoga practitioners.

Each session of this retreat begins with a teaching from the Gita that adds insight to the practice of asana and pranayama. The daily schedule includes:

  • Early-morning internal practices
  • Late-morning pranayama and energy-raising practices
  • An integrative afternoon practice

Learn an active practice that raises the questions, allows you to apply the teaching, and helps you move beyond the obstacles of fear and doubt that have perpetually challenged yogis and yoginis.


Understanding the Bhagavad Gita at YogavilleYoganand Michael Carroll, E-RYT500 founded Pranakriya Yoga in 2005. He is a Master-Level teacher in the Kripalu Yoga tradition. Through many years of intensive study and practice of Swami Kripalu’s work, Yoganand has gained a profound ability to distill and interpret esoteric yoga texts and techniques.  After studying with Kripalu Yoga masters in India and America, Yoganand taught at the Kripalu Center for more than 15 years before founding Pranakriya Yoga, which he developed from the original teachings of Swami Kripalavandaji and reconfigured to meet the needs of Western yogis in today’s world without taking away from the ancient teachings.

Yoganand serves as the Founder and Dean of Curriculum for the Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts, leads trainings and retreats around the country and world and works to keep the history of Tantric Hatha Yoga alive. Students will find that Yoganand teaches from a place of deep experience and learning and that he shares his understanding in ways that allow them to cultivate and experience greater vitality in their own lives.  Yoganand is registered with the Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT500 level teacher and is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists -IAYT.

 

Raja Yoga Foundation Course

Registration begins Friday 4:00 PM, Program begins Friday 8:00 PM and ends on Sunday at 12:00 PM


Dive deep into The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the classical text on Raja Yoga, through lectures, guided exercises, journaling, and spiritual support sessions.

This course provides a unique opportunity to:

  • Study the Sutras in depth
  • Learn how to apply the teachings in life
  • Further enhance your experience as you learn some basic Sanskrit instruction of the Sutras

These teachings are a beacon of hope, a fountain of wisdom and a source of guidance for those who seek true happiness and fulfilment. Take the plunge! One week can change your life forever. 

This program is designed to be beneficial for both those new to the teachings of Raja Yoga as well as for experienced practitioners.

Please bring your book The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, by Swami Satchidananda.


Course Prerequisites

Please ensure that you have read the following Sutras:
Book 1: Sutras 1 – 16; 21 – 42   Book 2: Sutras: 28 – 55; 1-12 Book 3: Sutras: 1, 2, 3.


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Nalanie H. Chellaram is a modern spiritual teacher and a true soul doctor dedicated to selfless service. 

She was born in 1954 into the Harilelas, a distinguished Indian family. Swami Satchidananda, her beloved Guru, was a close family friend during her childhood. Now, Nalanie travels the world to spread a message of wisdom, compassion, and love based on the philosophy of Yoga.

She is the founder of the Integral Yoga Center Gibraltar and George Harilela Hall in Sotogrande. She gives satsang there and at international locations. 

In March 2008, Nalanie was placed on the Second New Years Honours List by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth for her “services to humanity.” She also received a Humanitarian Award from the Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville later that year. 

In 2009, Nalanie set up an association called Service in Satchidananda, a non-profit international collective of charities established in honour of Sri Swami Satchidananda and based on his core teaching of selfless service. You can access a playlist of her speeches on YouTube.

 


 

Raja Yoga Foundation Course at Yogaville

The Injury-Free Yoga Practice

Registration begins Friday 4:00 PM, Program begins Friday 8:00 PM and ends on Sunday at 12:00 PM


As our yoga practice progresses and we attempt new poses, it becomes more challenging to advance safely. We may ask, “How do I move deeper without causing harm? How do I use my practice as a therapeutic tool?”

In this fun, interactive, and informative workshop, we break down many of the basic Integral Yoga sequence to learn:

  • Correct and safe yoga alignment, based on human anatomy principles and current yoga concepts
  • Bringing refinement, precision, and Prana fully into practice
  • How to identify harmful misalignment and remove trauma from your practice
  • How to use practice therapeutically for existing injuries and prevent new ones

The class is an on-the-mat class, taught completely through asana practice. There is limited lecture, allowing you to learn while doing. This workshop is designed to immediately transform your practice with instructions you will use in every asana.  This is an excellent program for students who are ready to refine their practice and bring attain their next level. Yoga teachers of all traditions will benefit greatly from this workshop as they learn to recognize injuries and simple ways to share alignment principles with their students in classes or one-on-one sessions.

This workshop is taught by Steven Weiss, MS, DC, RYT. He brings more than three decades of yoga and professional knowledge to his students.  Dr. Weiss is the author of the texts, The Injury-Free Yoga Practice and The Integrative Alignment Yoga Therapy Workbook.


Injury Free YogaSteven Weiss, MS, DC, RYT is a holistic chiropractor and nutritionist, yoga therapist and yoga teacher. Dr.Weiss teaches anatomy, alignment principles, yoga therapeutics and nutrition for yoga teacher trainings in the United States and around the world. Steven has been a faculty member for twenty years at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in Rhinebeck, NY where he presented yoga-based workshops and served as the resident chiropractor and nutritionist. He continues to teach at the Omega Institute as visiting yoga instructor and is currently post-graduate faculty with New York Chiropractic College, presenting the ChiroYoga Seminars.

Steven’s teaching is strongly influenced by his extensive chiropractic background in various structural bodywork systems, bringing a unique, hands-on approach to his workshops. A life-long athletic, Steven instructs classes in long distance running that utilize yogic principles. Dr. Weiss practices yoga therapy and teaches in Sarasota, Florida. He has developed the Integrative Alignment Yoga Therapy system, an alignment-based bodywork that combines yoga therapy with hands-on structural protocols that can be utilized by yoga teachers and therapists. More information can be found at AlignByDesignYoga.com.

Steven is the author of the new and popular yoga text, The Injury-Free Yoga Practice, a comprehensive guide to alignment, anatomy and the prevention of yoga injuries. Visit Injuryfreeyogapractice.com for more book information.

 

Building Your Sadhana: The Sweetness of Steady Practice

Mid-Week Special Interest Retreat

Registration Times 4:00-4:45 pm


In Patajali’s Yoga Sutras, he tells us that our sadhana – our spiritual practice – must be well attended-to, without pause, for a long time and in all earnestness in order for us to see progress towards lasting happiness.  This can seem too difficult for us and we might be tempted to give up!  However, we can see wonderful results in a short time when we understand the benefits of practice and its obstacles.  Most importantly, we have to design a realistic plan for success in sadhana!  The results will encourage us to continue onward. 

In this retreat we will:

  • Identify the benefits of regular practice for a spiritual seeker

  • Look at the essential elements of a steady practice and discuss each in    detail

  • Figure out why it is so challenging for spiritual seekers to begin and maintain practice

  • Find specific ways to overcome these obstacles

  • Design a personal sadhana plan that is perfectly suited to the life of each participant

  • Discuss checks and balances and getting the support we need to continue to grow in spirit

 Building Your Sadhana - The Sweetness of Steady PracticePrashanti (Carroll Ann) Friedmann has been a yoga teacher since 2007 and has her 500-hour certification through Integral Yoga.  She is studying to become an Integral Yoga Minister.  She has graduate degrees in religion from Princeton Seminary and the University of Virginia.  She teaches Raja Yoga and religion classes at the University of Virginia and in the Charlottesville community.  Her “regular job” is Chief Financial Officer of Trademark Tours LLC.  Prashanti belongs to a “Yoga family” – her husband and four children all practice some form of yoga.  They travel to India each winter to study asana, meditation, pranayama, scripture, chanting and Sanskrit with venerable teachers.

Reigniting the Sacred Fires

Mid-Week Special Interest Retreat

Registration Times 4:00-4:45 pm


 The immortal soul (spirit) has plenty of time to decide on and to plan its Earth expedition(s). Well-supported with preparation and guidance from “Home”, we arrive flaming with spiritual purpose!

Then, daily life happened – the struggles, the dualities, the logistics of survival, the dense material merry–go–round. The fire, however, has not been quenched – but like a pilot light remains at the back of the burner, still glowing.

* This workshop will seek to re-ignite the sacred fires, to bring them into our awareness, and to experience the joy of inviting them back to living flame in a circle of like-minded seekers.

* We will work together, utilizing the wonderful teachings and practices of Sri Swami Satchidananda’s Living Yoga, as well as exercises, journaling, crafting, sharing and supporting the sacred fire of our spirits.

* We will experience the lessons of the Medicine Wheel and the connection to the power and vitality of nature as helper to the Sacred Child Fire.

“Great Spirit teaches us the sacred and the true and helps us to find our way back home into our hearts with you. ~From the prayer of Handsome Lake, prophet and elder


 

Rev. Dhyani Simonini is a longtime devotee of Sri Swami Satchidananda.  She became an Integral Yoga Minister in 1990.  She retired from Buckingham County High School, where she taught English, drama, and speech for thirty-one years and was instrumental in establishing the operation of a Student-owned Touring Theatre Company which specialized in public service tours.  She is currently captain of the Disaster Action Team (DAT) for Buckingham County through the American Red Cross.

Her lifelong love of Native American spirituality led her to becoming involved with phonetic transcription of the sacred songs and rituals.  She transcribed for Walker Calhoun, sacred firekeeper of the Cherokee nation, and for Doris Riverbird Woman, clan mother of the Lenape nation, who later adopted her and made her her legal representative for “all things Native American.”  She created a Native American medicine wheel on her property which she hopes will serve as a gathering place for Native ceremony and, later, intends to create a center for indigenous people on the property.

Energizing your Life

Mid-Week Special Interest Retreat

Registration: 4:00 pm-4:45 pm


Are you finding yourself low on energy? Unable to keep up with your daily routine?

Too tired at night to enjoy yourself? Losing your zest for life? Hummmm!

Then this may be just the retreat for you.

 In this workshop we will:

  • Learn simple practices to reenergize your life with Deep Relaxation, Breath work, meditations

  • Discover and remove blockages to your natural supply of energy

  • Recharge your heart chakra with a focus on gratefulness

  • Renew your body with easy yoga techniques

  • Balance work and play

  • N-joy the presence within the present

Energizing your Life at YogavilleRevs. Bhagavan and Bhavani Metro bring forty years of yogic experience and teaching into this retreat, offering freely of their own struggles, successes and insights. Over the last 33 years, their company, New Age Builders, built most of the buildings at Yogaville. Their large family is comprised of 5 generations living at Yogaville. Personally guided by Sri Swami Satchidananda, they have gleaned rich techniques from the Integral Yoga teachings to support an energetic, loving, compassionate, and joyful journey through life.

They invite you to come experience a restful, peaceful and enlightening retreat.