Sacred Sounds: Healing Sounds, Chakra Frequencies and the Divine Name

Discover the Secrets of Sound Healing with Internationally Acclaimed Teacher, Author and Chant Master Jonathan Goldman, who teams with his wife, Holistic Psychotherapist Andi Goldman for this special weekend.  Explore the scientific and spiritual basis of using sound for healing and transformation and find out how your own self-created Chakra Frequencies can enhance your health and wellness.

This presentation includes group exercises, sound healing techniques, extraordinary visual images, award winning healing music and cutting edge scientific and spiritual information.   Discover and learn about The Divine Name; a universal sound that has the ability to resonate both the physical body and subtle energy fields of anyone who intones it—irrespective of religion, tradition, or belief. It has the power to issue in a new era of human consciousness, uniting us in healing, peace, and oneness.

Learn how sound can:

·         Energize and balance our brain

·         Increase our immune system

·         Tune our nervous system

·         Resonate our DNA and cellular structure

·         Enhance relaxation

·         Reduce stress

·         Heighten our consciousness

Through teachings, meditations, and sonic exercises, Healing Sounds Pioneer Jonathan Goldman, and Andi Goldman will awaken the joyous and extraordinary healing power of sound in us all!

Experiential Workshop

Friday Night:

Multi-Media Presentation

2 hours


The workshop begins with exploring the power of breath and tone. This is followed by experiencing SACRED HEALING SOUNDS through the exercise Vowels As Mantras, which has a powerful resonance shift as your chakras, the energy centers of your body, are balanced and aligned for health, harmony and enhanced meditation.  Next, is The Fundamentals of Vocal Harmonics—learning to create two or more notes simultaneously and experience the resultant transformative effects, which include stimulating the brain, resonating the physical body and enhancing our ability to perceive reality. This is followed by learning to use using sacred sound ratios of Pythagorean Tuning Forks to align our nervous system and energy fields and induce deep states of relaxation and higher levels of consciousness.

The workshop culminates with learning to intone “The Divine Name”—a universal sound for healing, prayer, meditation and transformation. “The Divine Name” has the ability of creating deep and profound connection between ourselves and the Divine.  In addition, as an ultimate form of prayer, this extraordinary sound has the ability of bringing healing and harmony to ourselves and the planet. Our “SACRED SOUNDS: HEALING SOUNDS” workshop is a step by step process of vibratory initiation and activation.  It includes:

Vowels As Mantras—the power of your own self created sacred sounds to resonate your charkas
Fundamentals of Breath and Toning — the importance of breath in resonating our body, brain and etheric fields using self-created sounds and open the pathways that allow sound to be expressed comfortably
Pythagorean Tuning Forks–using sacred sound ratios to align our nervous       system and energy fields and induce deep states of relaxation.

·         The Fundamentals of Vocal Harmonics – learning to create and two or more notes simultaneously and experience the resultant transformative effects.

·         Sounding of the Divine Name—the culmination of this workshop—learning to intone and experience the power of this universal sound for healing, prayer, meditation and transformation.

Through use of Chakra Toning, Sacred Ratios and Vocal Harmonics, the sonic energies of The Divine Name will be transmitted. This extraordinary sound creates frequency shifts that align imbalances, invokes divine energy and initiates transdimensional communication.


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJonathan Goldman is an international authority on sound healing and a pioneer in the field of harmonics.  He has worked with masters of sound from both the scientific and the spiritual traditions and has been empowered by the Chant Master of the Dalai Lama’s Drepung Loseling Monastery to teach Tibetan Overtone Chanting.  Jonathan is author of HEALING SOUNDS, THE 7 SECRETS OF SOUND HEALING, CHAKRA FREQUENCIES (co-authored with his wife Andi), winner of the Visionary Award for “Best Alternative Health Book” of the year, and his latest from Hay House, THE DIVINE NAME: The Sound That Can Change the World, 2011 Visionary Award Winner for “Best Healing Book” of the year.  He is director of the Sound Healers Association and president of Spirit Music, Inc. in Boulder, Colorado.  A Grammy nominee, Jonathan has created numerous best selling, award winning recordings including “THE DIVINE NAME” (with Gregg Braden), “REIKI CHANTS”, “THE LOST CHORD” and “ULTIMATE OM”. His “CHAKRA CHANTS” and “2012: ASCENSION HARMONICS” both independently won the Visionary Awards for “Best Healing-Meditation Album” of the Year in 1999 and 2009. In Spring 2011, Jonathan Goldman was named as one of Watkin’s Reviews “100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People on the Planet.”   He is a lecturing member of the International Society for Music Medicine. Jonathan presents HEALING SOUNDS SEMINARS throughout the world.

Andi Goldman, M.A., L.P.C., is a licensed psychotherapist, specializing in holistic counseling and sound therapy.  She co-authored with Jonathan, CHAKRA FREQUENCIES: Tantra of Sound, winner of the 2006 Visionary Award for Best Alternative Health Book of the Year.  She is the Director of the Healing Sounds® Seminars, and Director of the Sound Healers Association.   Andi is the developer of Tele-Counsel, the nation’s first telephone counseling service specifically offering homebound clients structured counseling. She has been an educator at international schools in Japan, Germany, and Indonesia and has lived and traveled extensively throughout the world. She is a musician, teacher, sound healer, and the wife and partner of Jonathan Goldman.

Together, Jonathan and Andi have dedicated their lives to the path of service, helping awaken and empower others with the ability of sound to heal and transform. They lecture and give workshops worldwide. They live in Boulder, Colorado, with their son and may be reached at:,, (303) 443-8181, or by writing to P.O. Box 2240, Boulder, CO 80306.

Yoga for the Female Pelvic Floor: Demystifying “Down There”

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


Demystifying Down ThereIn this workshop we will be “Demystifying “Down There. Join Leslie Howard, a presenter for the Yoga Journal Conferences and Symposium on Yoga Therapy and Research, as she helps locate, assess, soften, stretch, strengthen and exercise the various muscle groups of the pelvic floor. She will discuss mula bandha, abdominal health and how to utilize the pelvic floor in asana.

Proper strengthening and stabilizing of the pelvic floor helps to create the correct foundation of each movement in the body. This is the true meaning of “core work.” Whether you experience any of these conditions, or are just plain curious about this region of the body, this workshop is for you:

  • pelvic pain
  • leak when laughing or sneezing
  • lower back, hip or groin problems
  • have to go the bathroom too often
  • discomfort during sex or while using tampons
  • prolapsed organs
  • skin irritation
  • pregnancy and birth

We will begin with anatomy, lecture and discussion, followed by subtle experiential movements to awaken your understanding of this often ignored area. A series of specific exercises and asanas for the pelvic floor will follow. Time permitting, asana that spotlights the pelvis and hip joints will be practiced. Handouts will be provided. Bring your friends, sisters, mothers and daughters. Although helpful, no previous yoga experience is required. This workshop qualifies for continuing education credits with Yoga Alliance.


Demystifying Down There2Leslie Howard
, a San Francisco-based yoga teacher, specializing in all things pelvic. Her own struggles with healing her pelvis led her to intense study of the anatomy, physiology, cultural messaging, history and energetics of this rich place. Her teaching is informed by over 3000 hours of yoga study with senior Iyengar teachers. She considers Ramanand Patel as her most important influence and mentor. She is a presenter for the Yoga Journal Conferences and Symposium on Yoga Therapy and Research. She is featured in the documentary, “Yoga Woman.”


Registration at 4:00pm
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Hatha Yoga Class
Guided Deep Relaxation Class (Friday only)
6:00 – 6:30 p.m. Evening Meditation
6:30 – 7:15 p.m. Dinner
7:30 – 8:00 p.m. Orientation
8:00 – 9:30 p.m. Introduction to the Female Pelvis
5:30 a.m. Wake – up
6:00 – 6:40 a.m. Morning Meditation
6:50 – 8:20 a.m. Hatha Yoga
8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Breakfast
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Cultural Messaging and Anatomy
12:00 – 12:30p.m. Meditation at LOTUS
12:45 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:45 – 3:15 p.m. Ashram/LOTUS Tour; Free Time, Massage, Sauna (Saturday only)
3:45 – 5:30 p.m. Finding your own pelvic floor
5:30 – 6:15 p.m. Dinner
7:30 – 8:00 p.m. Kirtan (chanting of sacred sounds)
8:00 – 10:00 p.m. Satsang (Program with a video of Sri Swami Satchidananda and a talk
by a program speaker or a senior disciple).
Sunday: Departure Day
6:00 a.m. Wake-up
6:20 – 7:20 a.m. Morning Meditation
7:30 – 9:00 a.m. Hatha Yoga
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:45 – 11:15 a.m. The Pelvic Floor and Asana
11:15 – 11:30 a.m. Evaluations
12:00 – 12:30 p.m. Meditation at LOTUS
12:45 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch
2:00 p.m. Check Out of Room

Partner Yoga and Massage: Gateway to a Deeper Bond with Your Beloved

Registration begins Friday 2:00 PM, Program begins Friday 4:00 PM and ends on Sunday at 2:30 PM

Partner Yoga and Massage at Yogaville2This weekend, experience the joy and intimacy of Partner Yoga, the blissful effects of Ayurvedic and Thai Yoga Massage and the profound tranquility of Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra (extended deep relaxation).

Dr. Michael Sullivan will offer a lecture and discussion about the art of healthy, loving communication through the lens of the 8-limbed path of Yoga and an overview of the foundational principles of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of medicine and how they apply to understanding your Beloved’s and your own Dosha (physical, mental and emotional constitutional type), promoting a better understanding toward cultivating a more harmonious relationship.

Partner Yoga is a path for consciously joining with others in ways that are deeply nourishing and heal our sense of separation. Through the practice of Partner Yoga, the dualities of self/other, giving/receiving and ego/divinity begin to dissolve and we experience directly the essence of Yoga – Union.  We will explore fun and dynamic partner yoga sequences in ways that are easy to implement and are playful and sacred.

Thai Yoga Massage is like having Yoga done to you!  Beautiful stretches open the body and increase mobility.  You will discover the pleasure you can give each other by giving and receiving these ancient techniques that tranquilize the body, inspire the soul and deepen your connection with your Beloved,

This workshop is open to all levels of yoga experience.

The fun and dynamic format of this program will consist of:

* Daily Yoga classes, accommodating beginner and advanced levels, including instruction in pranayama, meditation and chanting with the harmonium!

* Experiential participation in Partner Yoga sequences and Ayurvedic and Thai Yoga Massage to strengthen vitality and promote joy, tranquility and intimacy

* Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra (extended deep relaxation) to facilitate deep levels of healing, for body, mind and emotions.

* The Yoga of loving communication and the foundational principals of Ayurveda, the science of healthy living and longevity

Enjoy beautiful wooded hiking trails on the Ashram grounds, in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, along the banks of the James River and group meditation at the exquisite LOTUS Temple.

Partner Yoga and Massage at YogavilleRenata Gregori has been teaching Yoga for over 15 years.  She was a professional singer and actress, before devoting herself to the study and practice of Yoga, with some of the greatest Teachers and Masters of our time.  Her classes are dynamic and inspiring, combining luxurious Thai Yoga Massage informed adjustments, creative sequencing, transitions and variations, that make the postures more accessible, along with healing breath work and chanting with the harmonium, to create a joyful, heart opening and soul satisfying experience.  Renata teaches workshops, trainings and retreats in Yoga and Thai Yoga Massage and has several instructional DVDs.  She is the Director of the Yoga Program at Riverview Spa, the Ayurveda, Yoga and Chiropractic Center near Yogaville.  She maintains a close relationship to Yogaville, where she teaches, lectures and leads Kirtan.

Radiant Health and Serenity at Yogaville (2)Dr. Michael Sullivan, founder and director of Riverview Spa, The Ayurveda and Yoga Center near Yogaville, is a diplomate of Ayurvedic medicine from the International Ayurvedic Institute and has studied and worked at the Ayurvedic Hospital in Coimbatore, South India and has completed advanced studies in Ayurveda in Pune, India.  He also has been a Chiropractor and a Yoga teacher for over 30 years.  Dr. Sullivan is a popular lecturer on back care, Yoga, meditation, holistic health and anatomy and he has lead workshops on Ayurveda, nutrition, Yoga, and meditation at various yoga and retreat centers throughout the United States and abroad.  His 28 years as a student of Sri Swami Satchidananda, founder of Satchidananda Ashram – Yogaville (who was under his personal care many times) directly influenced and inspired his vast understanding of Ayurveda and the Yogic lifestyle, which he enthusiastically lives and passes on to all those who visit Riverview Spa.  He maintains a close relationship to Yogaville, where he lectures and teaches.



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Learning to Love Ourselves: The Wisdom of the Heart with Joan  Borysenko

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


Learning to Love Ourselves The Wisdom of the Heart at 2Spread too thin? All stressed out? Tired of listening to that grouchy self-critic?

Then join Joan Borysenko and get ready to unleash your creative genius. The root of human suffering is self-judgment, the belief that something is wrong with us, that we are not worthy of love. This fundamental lack of security translates into anxiety, depression, addiction, and burnout.

Learning to love ourselves is both a psychological and spiritual journey. In this retreat we will cultivate self-acceptance through reflection, inquiry, meditation, movement, writing, sharing and laughter. In the compassionate shelter of one another you will have the opportunity to lay aside your “false self” and step into the radiance of who you really are.

In this retreat, you will:

•Gain insight into the patterns that keep you from experiencing your full potential—the vastness of your own true nature
•Transform your emotional DNA and rediscover who you are without all the stress
•Use movement, music, and the tools of modern interpersonal neurobiology to retrain your brain and quiet your judgment circuits
•Practice body-based inquiry and present-centered awareness
•Learn how food changes mood and make friends with the gut microbes who manufacture your neurotransmitters
•Enjoy the beauty of nature, nourishing food, and soul friends
•Leave burnout behind and get your groove back
Bottom line. Life is beautiful. Love is possible. Every moment can be the blessing it is meant to be

Learning to Love Ourselves The Wisdom of the Heart at YogavilleJoan Borysenko, PhD, is a Harvard-trained cell biologist, licensed psychologist, and spiritual educator. A pioneer in mind-body medicine and psychoneuroimmunology, she is founder of Mind-Body Health Sciences, LLC in Boulder, Colorado, and a New York Times best-selling author of 16 books. She is a perennially popular national speaker and blogger for the Huffington Post and other websites. Her most recent book is The PlantPlus Diet Solution: Personalized Nutrition for Life.

For her books, see below; available CDs and DVDs can be seen on her website,

  1. Minding the Body, Mending the Mind (1987). Revised in 2007 and published as 20th anniversary edition by DaCapo Press (Perseus Books).

  2. Guilt is the Teacher, Love is the Lesson (1990)

  3. Fire in the Soul. A New Psychology of Spiritual Optimism (1993)

  4. With Miroslav Borysenko, The Power of the Mind to Heal. Renewing Body, Mind, and Spirit (1994)

  5. Pocketful of Miracles. Prayers, Meditations, and Affirmations to Nurture Your Spirit Every Day of the Year (1994)

  6. A Woman’s Book of Life. The Biology, Psychology, and Spirituality of the Feminine Life Cycle (1996)

  7. The Ways of the Mystic: Seven Paths to God (1997)

   In paperback: 7 Paths to God: The Ways of the Mystic (1999)

  1. A Woman’s Journey to God: Finding the Feminine Path (1999)

  2. Inner Peace for Busy People: 52 Simple Strategies for Transforming Your Life (2001)

  3. With Joan Drescher: On Wings of Light: Finding Hope When the Heart Needs Healing (1992, revised 2003)

  4. Inner Peace for Busy Women: Balancing Work, Family and Your Inner Life (2003)

  5. With Gordon Dveirin, Ed.D.: Saying YES to Change. Essential Wisdom for Your Journey (2006)

  6. With Gordon Dveirin, Ed.D.: Your Soul’s Compass: What is Spiritual Guidance? (2007)

  7. It’s Not the End of the World: Developing Resilience in Times of Change (2009)

  8. FRIED. Why You Burn Out and How to Revive (2012); 2012 Nautilus Silver Book Award

  9. The PlantPlus Diet Solution: Personalized Nutrition for Life; Hay House, October 1, 2014


Yoga for Teens Certification Program – 2015

Yoga Alliance Hrs: 19 (approximate)

teaching tt to teansThe Yoga for Teens Teacher Training is a comprehensive certification in yoga for teens. This training offers yoga as a transformative life practice for teens that fosters physical, mental, social, and emotional development through yoga practices and principles. It is suitable for yoga teachers, school teachers, social workers, therapists, parents, and anyone who would like to make a difference in the lives of youth through the practices and teachings of yoga. While the training includes guidance on teaching teens in various settings, it emphasizes teaching yoga in the school setting.

The course includes:

  • A teen approach to asana and class themes; teen appropriate sequences
  • Breathing and meditation techniques for teens
  • Teaching yoga in the school setting
  • Stress management for teens
  • Teaching yoga philosophy and the ethical principles of yoga in teen language
  • Introduction to working with at-risk and under-served populations
  • How to teach topics relevant to teens, including: self-confidence, healthy body image, sexual health, and anger management and forgiveness.
  • Teaching basic nutrition and the yoga of eating
  • How to help students identify negative self beliefs and replace them with positive belief systems and affirmations
  • Helping teens understand and cultivate mindfulness in daily life
  • Incorporating play and laughter into the teen yoga class
  • Classroom management and how to effectively address behavioral problems
  • Creative ways to build community, trust, and connection
  • How to facilitate group discussions with teens
  • Practice developing a teen yoga class
  • Inspiring teens to be ambassadors of peace in the world through selfless service

“Erin is a teen yoga master teacher. She inspires and creates a safe space for teens to explore yoga, whether for the first time or 100th. She relates to and understands the unique gifts and needs of this population and skillfully shares these tools with teachers in her trainings. Erin and her students rock.”
-Sarah Herrington, author of OM Schooled

erin lila wilsonErin Lila Wilson, E-RYT, received her beginning and intermediate teacher certification through Integral Yoga, and completed training for teaching at-risk teens through the Lineage Project. She has worked with youth for over ten years, teaching yoga to inner-city teenagers, including yoga and meditation to hundreds of youth in schools, studios, and incarceration facilities. She moved to San Francisco in January of 2012, where she now serves as the Executive Director of RISE Yoga for Youth.

Launch Your Yoga Journey

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

Launch Your Yoga Journey2Set in motion a experience that will enrich your life! With Yogini Cathy Woods.

Often in the beginning of the year we set New Year intentions but sometime by mid-year those intentions begin to fade. This program is a great way to empower & recharge your yoga practice. This is a significant program for those who want to: explore yoga, those wanting to renew and expand their existing practice, those fairly new to the practice, and for those wanting to gain a genuine understanding of yoga.

In this comprehensive program, participants will gain a clear, practical, concise, experience of yoga, on all of its levels, body, mind and spirit. Acquire a genuine understanding & fundamental grounding in yoga as it’s meant to be experienced.

Sometimes, there seems to be confusion about what yoga is and what it is not. Confusion about jargon, styles, systems, and “brands” of yoga. Many students seem to be learning a very “westernized” version of yoga based around exercise & getting fit. Often of these classes are missing the “essence” of the practice.

In this program we will capture that essence! Students leave with a positive experience, a strong, easy to follow base for embarking on their yogic journey, feeling rested, renewed, & empowered • The true meaning of yoga, an awareness practice yoking body, mind, spirit.

We’ll explore

• Asanas (postures)

• Guided/silent meditation

• Pranayama (breath work)

• Stress reduction/relaxation

• Yamas/Niyamas (inward/outward observances) & all 8 limbs of yoga

• Metaphors of yoga & how to incorporate them into ALL we do, on/off the mat

• Easy to follow guidelines as to how to take the practice home

• Experiential work, mindful walks, meditation in motion

NOTE: This isn’t an esoteric workshop, nor about yogic texts & the like, but a simple & authentic understanding of the practice.


Launch Your Yoga Journey at YogavilleCathy Woods
is a long time Yogini & Life Skills Retreat leader to learn more view bio below & visit; to view some of Cathy’s published works visit Confused About Yoga & Award winning video/article, Rural Yoga & CD, Deep Peace Inner Stillness Meet Cathy Woods Free Guided Meditation.

Delving into the Deep Rest of Authentic Yoga Nidra

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

Enjoy this short YouTube video for more information on this workshop.

This Yoga Nidra/Deep Relaxation weekend de-stressing program will deeply rejuvenate your body while fortifying and strengthening the mind allowing you to let go and rejuvenate.

Delving into the Deep Rest of Authentic Yoga Nidra 1Advanced Yoga Teacher, Transformational Life Coach and Meditation Master, Stacy Kamala Waltman (Kamala) will be leading this weekend workshop.  Her programs are world-renown for taking people on an inner journey of self-awakening.

Yoga Nidra is the ultimate power nap of deep healing and profound restoration.  It is the perfect antidote to stress, depression, exhaustion and overwhelm.  The best part of Yoga Nidra is that you don’t have to do anything other than lay in an easy and comfortable relaxation pose called Shavasana, listen to Kamala’s transformative voice and mentally follow her instructions.

Successfully practiced, Yoga Nidra helps calm the mind, teaches us how to let go rather than hold on, calms anxious energy, diminishes depression, increases access to inner knowledge, creativity, develops the memory and deeply relaxes the entire body.

Delving into the Deep Rest of Authentic Yoga Nidra 5Developing the capacity to witness thoughts rather than being attached to them is also cultivated in Kamala’s Yoga Nidra program.  As you learn how to deeply relax in Yoga Nidra and train the mind, you will transform your relationship with your entire life.

Throughout the weekend Kamala will be working with subtle energy levels in a scientific yet spiritual practice of Yoga Nidra. As a program participant you will be encouraged to journal as you develop the capacity to notice and experience these inner subtle states of being.


–“Yoga Nidra is a great tool, one that I turn to frequently. Training with Kamala in the art of relaxation through Yoga Nidra meditation has helped me tremendously and has started to spill over into my everyday life. The more I practice with the tools she gave me the more I am able to “meditate” throughout my day and during all things. Her practice has trained me to let go of thoughts and old patterns, which had previously turned into stress and tension in my body. Yoga Nidra has helped me “relax” into every task. Kamala is the ultimate guide for guided meditation/Yoga Nidra…she is warm, loving and compassionate!” ~ Julie Crane from North Carolina

–“Kamala’s voice is truly amazing.  It resonates with a depth and peace of many years of deep yoga practice.  It allowed me to reach a place I didn’t even know existed.  I recommend this program to anyone and everyone!” ~ Jim Wilkston

–“The Yoga Nidra weekend workshop with Stacy Kamala Waltman not only allowed me to deeply relax, it also helped me identify ways in which I distract myself. The successive Yoga Nidra meditation sessions allowed me to begin to learn to “disarm” distractions and work toward a more healthy way of being. Before participating in this workshop, I had taken and enjoyed individual Yoga Nidra classes. However, there is really no comparison between taking a single class once a week at your local yoga studio and the extensive positive work and deep rest that is achieved in this longer workshop with Kamala. I would sign up for her workshop again with great enthusiasm and will recommend it heartily.” ~ Christi A.

Enjoy an Integral Yoga article on Yoga Nidra:

Kamala WaltmanStacy Kamala Waltman is a Stress Management Coach and Yoga Nidra Master with numerous credentials including: Certified Integral Yoga Meditation Teacher, Yoga of Recovery Certified Teacher, Certified Life Coach, Certified Stress Management Teacher, Certified Integral Yoga Raja Yoga Teacher, Certified Yoga of the Heart – Cardiac and Cancer Teacher and she is also e-RYT500 certified.

In 1979 she received mantra initiation from Sri Swami Satchidananda’s Integral Yoga and has served in diverse settings ever since including the March of Dimes, Humane Society, Mercy Hospital as well as homeless and abused children’s centers. She is an accomplished facilitator — using her mediation skills for The Vibrant Economy Team on the Bend2030 Vision Project, and has served as a commissioner on the Oregon Governor’s Commission on Women.

Stacy Kamala’s Sleep Recovery Program was recently featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal and she offers a 5-CD Yoga Nidra program on  She is a sought-out presenter giving workshops and programs in a variety of subjects in several settings including Yogaville. For questions regarding this workshop, please contact her at or

Where Social Media and Yoga Meet: The Business Side of Yoga – 2015

Yoga Alliance Hrs: 13 (approximate)

Registration begins Friday 4:00 pm.
Program begins Friday 8:00 pm and ends on Sunday at 12:00 pm.

Integral Yoga Programs is pleased to offer you tools that can help your business propagate.

Kamala Waltman 2014 2You’ve taken all the Teacher Training certification courses you need to launch your business or career as a credentialed Yoga Instructor. Now it’s time to let the world know who you are and where prospective students can find you. You need to declare what differentiates you from other teachers in your area. The gap between being certified and marketing your message can be daunting.

This three-day workshop with Social Media Specialist, Stacy Kamala Waltman, will show you the basic tools of how to set up your business in the following social media vehicles: Pinterest, Facebook (personal and professional pages), YELP, e-Newsletter and Twitter. Interweaving these basic social media channels will help your marketing efforts and is integral to staying in front of your customers.

Kamala Waltman 2014 1 Course prerequisite: This is a basic social media course that can be applied to any setting – not necessarily yoga. Please come to class with laptop, notebook or similar device so you can work on your material during the workshop. You must have a logo to use (does not have to be professional) and a variety of photos available for hands-on application of these social media principles. You will need to know how to use your computer and access your files.

Kamala WaltmanStacy Kamala Waltman, E-RYT 500, gives social media training in a variety of settings and has served as Social Media and Marketing Director for Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville. Her extensive knowledge has helped hundreds of people thrive in the world of Social Media Marketing.

Stacy Kamala Waltman is also a Stress Management Coach with numerous credentials. Her Sleep Recovery Program was recently featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal and she offers a 5-CD Yoga Nidra program on She is a sought-out presenter giving workshops and programs in a variety of subjects in several settings. For questions regarding this workshop, please contact her at or

Foundations of Ayurveda and Yoga Certification Course – 2015

Yoga Alliance Hours: 55 (approximate)
CEUs available: Inquire with
Certificate issued jointly from American Institute of Vedic Studies (AIVS) and Yogaville

Course Details:

Yoga and Ayurveda are sister sciences for healing, integration and transformation on all levels of our being. Traditional Ayurveda focuses more on the treatment side of this process (Chikitsa) for body and mind, while Traditional Yoga aims more at self-development and Self-realization (Sadhana).

yoga_and_ayurveda_sws_and_durga1Modern Yoga has sometimes tried to create a therapeutic model, but, until now, this has been largely apart from Ayurveda or restricted to asana only. Such a model is limited and seldom reflects the greater Yoga tradition or the Ayurvedic ramifications of Yoga philosophy and psychology. This course aims at providing a more traditional model of Yoga therapy based upon Ayurveda, the medical aspect of the Yoga tradition.

Ayurveda is now recognized as one of the most important systems of mind-body medicine available and its popularity is spreading throughout the world. This comprehensive program covers the main Ayurvedic concepts and language.

This is a thorough, foundational course for students based on the books and distance learning programs of Dr David Frawley and taught in the Integral Yoga tradition. The course is designed for students of all kinds. There is no required medical background for those wishing to take the course. You may already have a background in Yoga, such as gained by graduates of our TT or some kind of previous Yoga training.

Topics of Study:

Philosophy of Ayurveda, 3 Gunas, 5 elements, 3 doshas, 20 Qualities, 5 Subdoshas of Vata, Pitta and Kapha, Subtle Doshas – Prana, Tejas and Ojas, Digestion (agni), and waste elimination (mala), Constitutional Examination, Mental Nature

Upon successful completion of the training students receive a co-certification signed by the Integral Yoga and the American Institute of Vedic Sciences (AIVS).

Yoga of Recovery Retreat Wholehearted RecoveryDurga Leela, E-RYT 500, is a Clinical Ayurvedic and Pancha Karma Specialist, trained at the California College of Ayurveda and also in Kerala, India. She leads several Ayurvedic Retreats at International Sivananda Yoga Ashrams. Durga has been involved with the 12-Step Fellowship for over 10 years. She completed her Sivananda Yoga teachers Training Course in May 2002, the Meditation Immersion Course in January 2005 and the Advanced Yoga Teachers Training Course in March 2006.

“Durga brings a profound understanding of the psychological issues associated with addiction and recovery to her knowledge of the powerful healing traditions of Yoga and Ayurveda in her retreats and teaching. A recovery retreat led by Durga initiates and supports the process of deep inner work to create lasting change. Attending one of the Yoga, Ayurveda and Recovery Retreats is a personal gift that can last a lifetime.”

Felicia M. Tomasko
Editor, LA YOGA Ayurveda and Health magazine
Board member, National Ayurvedic Medical Association
Boardmember, California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine


  • I liked the course very much. It has created an awareness of Ayurvedic wisdom that has almost instantly become part of our life. It has given a good foundation, to further explore Ayurveda.
  • The course met my expectations. My intention was to get a firm foundation in principles of Ayurveda to understand its application. The course did just that.
  • Truly higher than my expectations
  • Higher than my expectations

Can you share with us how it has helped you?

  • It has given me better understanding and appreciation of Ayurveda as a holistic healing science of the Vedas.
  • Given me, as a physiotherapiest, an extra/new way to see/explain/treat people. I consider it to be an excellent compliment to my western training.
  • I know basic knowledge on how to do constitutional assessment
  • Yes I do, this course is going to heal myself and my loved ones

Also, Did it help you personally to be more aware of your own issues?

  • Quite immediately! I was seeing the ‘play’ of doshas in my own body during the course.

Foundations of Ayurveda 6.12.15 ACADEMYv2

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Meditation Teacher Training – 2015

Yoga Alliance Hrs: 105 (approximate) RYT 500
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Yoga is now mainstream. People of all ages, in all walks of life, are taking classes in studios, universities, businesses, government offices and gyms. Once people experience the benefits of Yoga, they usually want to go deeper in their practice. Hatha Yoga is only the beginning, a doorway to the peace and joy that Yoga has to offer.

Our Meditation Teacher Training program will enable you to go deeper in your own practice and guide your students to go deeper in theirs. You will receive instruction in the theory and techniques of meditation, including mantra, visualization, breath awareness, witnessing, and prayer. You will also learn classic yogic breathing techniques and how to refine and develop them. You will learn different ways to incorporate meditation into Hatha Yoga classes. After completing the training, you will have the knowledge, skill and confidence to teach a six-week meditation course.

The course is available to certified Yoga instructors of all traditions who have had a daily meditation practice for at least six months.

Swami KarunanandaSwami Karunananda, E-RYT 500, has been an Integral Yoga teacher since 1971 and has taught in various settings, including hospitals, mental health centers, businesses, prisons, schools and colleges. She has led many workshops, retreats and teacher training programs, focusing on the science of meditation, the philosophy of Yoga and yogic breathing techniques for greater health and well-being. She developed the Integral Yoga Teacher Training programs in Raja Yoga and in Pranayama and meditation. Swami Karunananda has also served as President of Satchidananda Ashram in Virginia and in California, as well as Director of the Integral Yoga Institutes in San Francisco and Santa Barbara. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees and as the Chairperson of the Spiritual Life Board at the Ashram in Virginia.

 “Swami Karunananda is extraordinary. She brings so much knowledge, commitment, skill and inspiration to her teaching—all from the depths of her vast experience of Yoga. It was a joy to study with her.”

——Teacher Trainee

Swami PriyaanandaNew Year’s Silent Retreat-What Really Matters-Moving into the New Year with Vision and Focus at Yogaville December 2012, E-RYT 500, is a senior disciple of Swami Satchidananda with 30 years of experience in the practice of Integral Yoga. She began her studies at the IYI NY in the early 70’s and later moved to California serving in the LA, Santa Cruz, and San Francisco IYI’s. In the 80’s she moved to the Connecticut Ashram where she served with Dr. Amrita McLanahan at IY Health Services and later managed the Distribution Division. When the Ashram moved to Buckingham, she moved to Northern Virginia where she served as the Executive Secretary of the IYI for several years.

MTT 6.20.15 SKMv3

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