Workshops

Self-Transformation Through Affirmation

with Rev. Lakshmi Barsel, Ph.D. and Rev. Paraman Barsel

January 26 - 28, 2018
Experience self-transformation during this weekend workshop of uplifting affirmation. Explore one of Sri Swami Satchidananda’s greatest gifts to the world—his Affirmations for Inner Peace—in which he recorded the essence of Integral Yoga in brief and potent form.

The Art of Joyful Movement: Combining Alexander Technique and Pavanmuktanasana

with Hope Mell, RYT 500, ATT

February 2 - 4, 2018
Combining the movement principles of the Alexander Technique with the age-old practice of Pavanmuktasana (the Joint-Freeing Series), Joyful Movement is a powerful practice that has transformed lives.

Sweethearts Holiday

with Revs. Bhagavan and Bhavani Metro

February 9 - 11, 2018
Join us at Yogaville for a sweethearts’ holiday together celebrating and learning ways of being a couple in a loving, fun, and enlightened way.

Yogic Wellbeing and Sound to Recalibrate the Brain

with Mukta Kaur Khalsa, Ph.D.

February 15 - 18, 2018
Book now and get 20% off listed prices. Offer valid until Jan 29, 2018.
Clearing the subconscious mind can give direct relief from the effects of nightmares, haunting thoughts, past psychological trauma, and fears. The system of sound or self-affirmation therapy is a process to unload the subconscious mind of these hindrances. It is a helpful tool for people to experience and enjoy life more fully.

Access to Higher Guidance: Learning to Listen to Intuition

with Swami Vidyananda, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT

February 23 - 25, 2018
Book now and get 20% off listed prices. Offer valid until Feb 5, 2018.
Guidance and protection are available for everyone at every moment in the form of Higher Intuition. Too often, we don’t hear our inner guidance.

Be Your Best Friend: Wholehearted Self-Compassion

with Sampada Desai, M.A., LPC, E-RYT 500, CLL

February 23 - 25, 2018
Often, we find it easier to offer compassion to others than ourselves. Learn to cultivate self-love and self-compassion during this weekend program.

Master Keys to Greater Wellbeing

with Mitra Somerville, RYT 500

March 2 - 4, 2018
You will be given time-tested master keys in the form of experiential practices and exercises.  These keys will allow you to access greater happiness in your life.

Yoga, Life, and Happiness

with Rina Jakubowicz, E-RYT 500

March 2 - 4, 2018
Meta description: We each hold the formula to a successful, joy-filled life—we just need to learn how to access it! Join Rina Jakubowicz for a workshop designed to help you find happiness in life through Yoga. Title: Yoga, Life, and Happiness Presenter(s): Rina Jakubowicz, E-RYT 500 Date: March 9–11, 2018 Tuition: $250 We each hold […]

Blissful Bhajans: The Art of Chanting and Yoga

with Shankari Bowmaster, RYT 500

March 9 - 11, 2018
Book now and get 20% off listed prices. Offer valid until Feb 19, 2018.
Come on a journey to discover the depths of chanting, its vibrations, and the effects of it on your system. Experience bhajans to balance energy.

Brain Science and Yoga: Why (and How) Yoga Works

with M. Mala Cunningham, C-IAYT, Ph.D.

March 9 - 11, 2018
Book now and get 20% off listed prices. Offer valid until Feb 19, 2018.
We can now understand the power of Yoga and mindfulness practices to promote healing, happiness, and compassion thanks to modern brain science.

The Dynamic Power of Breath

with Swami Karunananda, E-RYT 500

March 9 - 11, 2018
The science of pranayama, or breath control, is a powerful key to a fulfilling life. These classical teachings enable us to realize our highest potential.

Yoga for Detox: Spring Cleaning for Body and Mind

with Satya Greenstone, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT

March 16 - 18, 2018
Spring is the perfect time to get out of the doldrums and shed our winter coat, both physically and mentally. This program provides a weekend of gentle yogic detoxification in a pristine environment away from the world’s distractions.

Nonviolent Communication for Yogis: Practicing Ahimsa and Compassion

with Bhavani Marcia Miller, E-RYT 500

March 16 - 18, 2018
Book now and get 20% off listed prices. Offer valid until Feb 26, 2018.
Meta description: As yogis we are guided by the first two yamas of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: nonviolence (ahimsa) and truthfulness (satya). Nonviolent communication (NVC) is the perfect complement to Yoga that supports us to embody these great vows. Title: Nonviolent Communication for Yogis Subtitle: Practicing Ahimsa and Compassion Presenter(s): Bhavani Marcia Miller Date: […]

Laugha Yoga® 3-Day Leader Certification

with Bharata Wingham, E-RYT 200, CLYT

March 16 - 18, 2018
Get your certification to lead Laughter Yoga sessions and bring the healing and uplifting practice of intentional laughter to others. Laugha Yoga is an ancient, new idea for reconnecting us to our true Self. Through Yogic Laughter sessions, Laugha Nidra® (guided deep relaxation following the laughter), pranayama (yogic breathing practices) and meditation we can reach a profound level of peace, joy and relaxation.

The Living, Healing Tradition of Yoga Therapy

with Gary Kraftsow, M.A., E-RYT 500, C-IAYT

March 22 - 25, 2018
Join Gary Kraftsow as he demonstrates the Viniyoga Therapy approach to managing structural, physiological, and psycho-emotional conditions.

Yoga Vacation in Guatemala

with Swami Ramananda, E-RYT 500 and Ram Wiener, E-RYT 500

March 24 - 30, 2018
Discover the breathtaking vistas of cobalt-blue Lake Atitlan uniquely surrounded by some of Guatemala’s largest volcanoes. Join us and watch your workday blues vanish into thin air.

Finding Peace in Chaos

with Nalanie Chellaram

March 29 - April 2, 2018
With knowledge of the Spirit comes an understanding of who you truly are. With practice of the great tools that Yoga offers, you too can return to a place of tranquility. During this retreat, you will focus on utilizing the tools of Yoga to help maintain equanimity of mind so that you can lead an easeful, peaceful, and useful life.

Yoga of Forgiveness: A Course in Miracles Retreat

with Bharata Wingham, E-RYT 200, CLYT

March 30 - April 1, 2018
Join us on Easter weekend for this program based on Christian principles and terminology. A Course in Miracles focuses on “The Forgiveness Principle”– a crucial aspect of the path of Yoga and key to our emotional health. This weekend will explore the place of forgiveness in our spiritual practices. A Course in Miracles can be seen as a form of Christian Yoga, practicing forgiveness, which accelerates our progress in reuniting with our true Self.

Spring Silent Retreat: A Time for Fresh Potential

with Rev. Prakasha Shakti Capen, E-RYT 500 Retreat Director with Senior Staff

April 5 - 8, 2018
Spring is the season for growth and new beginnings. Use your time at Yogaville’s silent retreat to get in touch with your inner compass and create positive intentions for the year to follow.

Teaching Through the Subtle Bodies

with Swami Vidyananda, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT

April 11 - 15, 2018
This workshop will focus on designing Yoga classes for mind-body wellness by working through the koshas. By understanding these subtle bodies, you can use them as a tool to design a deeper Yoga practice.

Ayurvedic Thai Yoga Bodywork

with Renata Gregori Sullivan, CYT and Dr. Michael Sullivan, D.C., D.Ay.

April 13 - 15, 2018
  Presenter(s): Renata Gregori Sullivan, CYT, and Michael Sullivan, D.C., D.Ay. Date: April 13–15, 2018 Tuition: $295 Learn the extraordinary healing art of Thai Yoga Bodywork in this hands-on, experiential workshop. The unique healing system of Thai Yoga uses beautiful exotic stretches, Yoga postures, acupressure, rhythmic compressions, and therapeutic breathwork based on Yoga, Ayurveda, and […]

LifeForce Yoga® to Manage Your Mood

with Amy Weintraub, E-RYT 500, MFA, YACEP, C-IAYT

April 13 - 15, 2018
LifeForce Yoga® interweaves the power of an ancient discipline with that of current science. In Yogaville’s safe and accepting environment, you’ll learn Yoga practices that can help you maintain your optimum mental health. Title: LifeForce Yoga® to Manage Your Mood Presenter(s): Amy Weintraub Date: April 13–15, 2018 Tuition: $260 LifeForce Yoga® interweaves the power of […]

Sacred Sounds: Healing Sounds

with Jonathan Goldman and Andi Goldman, LPC, M.A.

April 20 - 22, 2018
Discover the secrets of sound healing with internationally acclaimed teacher, author, and chant master Jonathan Goldman during this special weekend. Presenter(s): Jonathan Goldman and Andi Goldman Date: April 20–22, 2018 Tuition: $260 Discover the secrets of sound healing with internationally acclaimed teacher, author, and chant master Jonathan Goldman, who teams with his wife, holistic psychotherapist […]

Mindfulness, Compassion, and Difficult Emotions

with Susan Carol Stone, Ph.D.

April 20 - 22, 2018
In this interactive workshop-retreat, we will explore how to traverse the terrain of difficult emotions through mindfulness, presence, and compassion.

The Spiritual Art of Memoir: Discovering the Invisible Thread of Grace

with Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.

April 27 - 29, 2018
In this workshop, the bones of your spiritual journey will begin to emerge through your memoir writing and in the mirror of the other good people who have come together to make meaning and share the legacy of their life.

Peaceful Weight Loss Six-Day Retreat

with Brandt Bhanu Passalacqua and Anna Neiman Passalacqua

May 4 - 9, 2018

This program is being held at our LOTUS Conference Center.
For more information about the this retreat center please click here
Join nationally recognized weight-loss facilitator and author of Peaceful Weight Loss Through Yoga, Bhanu Passalacqua, as he introduces you to the concepts and practices that have helped him and his students lose weight and find balance in their lives.

Peaceful Weight Loss Workshop

with Brandt Bhanu Passalacqua and Anna Neiman Passalacqua

May 4 - 6, 2018

This program is being held at our LOTUS Conference Center.
For more information about the this retreat center please click here
Join nationally recognized weight-loss facilitator and author of Peaceful Weight Loss Through Yoga, Bhanu Passalacqua, as he introduces you to the concepts and practices that have helped him and his students lose weight and find balance in their lives.

Relieving Anxiety: CBT and Yoga

with Boris Bhagavan Pisman, LMHC

May 4 - 6, 2018
If you or your clients experience panic attacks, OCD, social anxiety, general anxiety, phobias, or PTSD, this CBT and Yoga workshop can be life-changing.

iRest Yoga Nidra Immersion Program

with Robin Carnes, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, MBA

May 17 - 20, 2018
Learn the principles and practice of iRest Yoga Nidra meditation and experience the variety of ways iRest can be used on and off the mat during this experiential workshop.

YogaNursing®: The Heart of Caring

with Susan Turnage, RN, CYN, RYT 500

May 18 - 20, 2018
YogaNursing is a revolutionary model of care that unites the ancient wisdom of Yoga with the science of modern Nursing. This program’s teachings of self-care can be used for nurses or for your patients.

Aging Agelessly

with Barbara Prema Brown, E-RYT 500 and Satya Greenstone, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT

May 18 - 20, 2018
The timeless practices of Yoga help practitioners to age agelessly—maintaining the energy, strength, and keen perception of their younger years.

Kid’s Yoga Program

with Nitya Griffith, E-RYT 200, CRYT

May 25 - 28, 2018
Kid’s Yoga Program Presenter(s): Nitya Griffith Date: May 25–28, 2018 Tuition: $225 Bring your children with you this weekend! This is a childcare program for guests who come to visit with children ages 5–11! While you enjoy your program, you can feel confident that the kids will be well looked after by our experienced staff […]

Krishna Das Saturday Concert

with Krishna Das

May 26, 2018
$40 Advance Purchase/$45 at the door Join us for an intimate concert with Krishna Das, the Grammy-nominated master kirtanist who bridged the East and West through music As part of his annual Yogaville 4-Day Retreat, Krishna Das will perform a special concert for the Saturday night Satsang. All are welcome. Krishna Das—known to friends, family, […]

Go with the Flow

with Trace Sahaja Bonner

June 1 - 3, 2018
Tap into the divine flow of the Universe as it moves through you. Join Trace Sahaja Bonner, director of Holy Cow Yoga Center in Charleston, SC, for a dynamic and liberating weekend of movement for both body and breath.

Meditation for Everyone

with Rev. Sumati Govinda Steinberg, RN, BSN, RYT 500, C-IAYT

June 8 - 10, 2018
Would you like to try meditation? Join us for a weekend of lighthearted and joyful practice aimed at developing and expanding your meditation experience.

Taking Ayurveda to the Mat

with Letícia Padmasri, ALC, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, M.A.

June 8 - 10, 2018
Yoga and Ayurveda, the ancient Vedic healing practices, function both alone and together to balance your body and mind. Unique to each individual, these ancient healing practices will guide you and your clients towards a new realm of vitality. Explore how lively, full-spectrum asana sequences of Integral Yoga can help to balance one’s nature. You’ll […]

Awakening the Sacred Body

with John Jackson

June 8 - 10, 2018
In the Tibetan tradition, the body is seen as a doorway that contains the pathway to enlightenment. Discover Tibetan practices for awakening the sacred body during this experiential workshop. Title: Awakening the Sacred Body Presenter(s): John Jackson Date: June 8–10, 2018 Tuition: $240 In the Tibetan tradition, the body is seen as a doorway that […]

Yoga for Osteoporosis: Strong to the Bones

with Loren M. Fishman, M.D., B. Phil. (Oxon.) and Caryna Wong, B.S., RYT 200

June 15 - 17, 2018
Osteoporosis and osteopenia affect more than 55 million Americans. Learn proven methods for reversing and avoiding osteoporosis and osteopenia.

Yoga of Recovery® – Ayurveda Weekend: Between the Mat and the Meeting

with Durga Leela, E-RYT 500

June 21 - 24, 2018
Yoga of Recovery® helps us to recognize our impulsive behaviors and addictive tendencies as well as the needs and vulnerabilities that underlie them

Yoga and Kayaking

with Bhaskar Deva

June 22 - 24, 2018
Join Bhaskar Deva for a weekend of Yoga and kayaking down the peaceful James River—connecting with nature and yourself.

Soul Food: Nurture Your Nature

with Marni Sclaroff, MAT, E-RYT 500

June 29 - July 1, 2018
Your soul is your essence, your nature, your wisdom, and the foundation of who you are. Nourish yourself with soul food during this exploratory workshop.

Releasing Victim Consciousness

with Sid McNairy, E-RYT 500, M.S., B.A.

June 29 - July 1, 2018
Releasing Victim Consciousness is a program of self-study that will help you dive deeper into yourself to uncover hidden layers that are holding you back from living the life you wish to lead.

Yoga for Teens Certification Program

with Erin Lila Singh, RYT 500

July 4 - 8, 2018
This comprehensive Yoga for Teens certification course focuses on how Yoga can serve as a transformative life practice for teens by fostering their physical, mental, social, and emotional development.

Everything Comes to You: Non-Dual Awakening

with Bharata Wingham, E-RYT 200, CLYT

July 6 - 8, 2018
What you are seeking is seeking you: Clarity of vision. Purity of feeling. In this workshop, you are going to draw from several spiritual traditions including Yoga, and particularly from A Course in Miracles. Experience how everything comes to you with the Yoga of prayer and ground yourself in the expectation of infinite good and the power of Being.

Couples Weekend

with Revs. Bhagavan and Bhavani Metro

July 13 - 15, 2018
This couples weekend will use the powerful techniques of Integral Yoga to renew and recharge your relationship. It includes practices to support an open, loving, and fulfilling partnership.

Neuroscience, Yoga, and Mindfulness Workshop: Powerful Tools for Healing

with M. Mala Cunningham, C-IAYT, Ph.D.

July 20 - 22, 2018
The retreat and workshop will provide a foundational understanding of neuroscience to explain how and why Yoga works for healing the body, mind, and emotions.

Joyful Living: Kickstart to a Healthy Lifestyle

with Amrita Sandra McLanahan, M.D. and Lalitha Stone

August 31 - September 3, 2018
Lotus Conference Center
Relax, renew, and recharge as you dive deeply into the aspects of Yoga and a healthy lifestyle to dramatically improve your sense of well-being.>

The Power to Heal

with Nischala Joy Devi

August 31 - September 3, 2018
In this workshop we will focus our awareness on the subtle nervous system, chakras and nadis. With great attentiveness, the dynamic energy within (kundalini) gradually awakens. We are then blessed with unlimited energy and vitality. This is the energy we employ for healing. If your regular practice includes the more subtle aspects of Yoga but you have not become acquainted with this dynamic energy, this workshop is for you.

The Art of Joyful Movement: Combining Alexander Technique and Pavanmuktanasana

with Hope Mell, RYT 500, ATT

August 31 - September 3, 2018
Combining the movement principles of the Alexander Technique with the age-old practice of Pavanmuktasana (the Joint-Freeing Series), Joyful Movement is a powerful practice that has transformed lives.

Yoga Nidra: Delving into Deep Awareness

with Stacy Kamala Waltman, E-RYT 500

September 7 - 9, 2018
Yoga Nidra is the ultimate power nap of deep healing and profound restoration—the perfect antidote to stress, depression, and exhaustion.

Kama Shakti: The Path of Desire and Unbridled Purpose

with Katie Silcox

September 7 - 9, 2018
Come learn how to more fully embody who you are and who you are meant to become during this workshop to explore the path of desire as a means to fulfill your purpose.

Yoga to Enhance Meditation

with Satya Greenstone, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT

September 21 - 23, 2018
The Yoga practices you’ll explore in this weekend are designed to bring a state of equanimity and balance in order to enhance meditation.

Kirtan College: A Weekend Chanting Intensive

with David Newman "Durga Das"

September 27 - 30, 2018

This program is being held at our LOTUS Conference Center.
For more information about the this retreat center please click here
Open your heart with song and devotion at Kirtan College. This in-depth course is designed to help all people explore Kirtan and Bhakti Yoga.

Kid’s Yoga Program

with Nitya Griffith, E-RYT 200, CRYT

September 27 - 30, 2018
Bring your children with you this weekend! This is a childcare program for guests who come to visit with children ages 5–11! While you enjoy your program, you can feel confident that the kids will be well looked after by our experienced staff.

Yoga and Ayurveda: Radiant Health and Longevity

with Renata Gregori Sullivan, CYT and Dr. Michael Sullivan, D.C., D.Ay.

September 28 - 30, 2018
This immersion into the scientific and spiritual power of Ayurveda and Yoga will help you understand how to apply these ancient principles for a life of health, joy, clarity, and balance.

Yoga for the Core: Understanding the Anatomy of Your Center

with Letícia Padmasri, ALC, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, M.A.

September 28 - 30, 2018
Deepen your understanding and practical application of core stability—a topic often discussed, but seldom understood. A strong core is nourishing and freeing.

Surfing in the Sea of Change

with Swami Vidyananda, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT

October 5 - 7, 2018
It may seem that there’s nothing you can do about the speed of change in your life and the world around you. Yet you have more control than you may think.

Laugha Yoga® 4-Day Teacher Certification

with Bharata Wingham, E-RYT 200, CLYT

October 7 - 10, 2018
In this 4-day Laugha Yoga teacher training, you will be trained and qualified to certify other Laugha Yoga Leaders. Laugha Yoga is an ancient new idea of combining the practices of Yoga with prolonged intentional laughter. This combination is extremely potent and therapeutic. Learn to instruct other laughter Yoga leaders in how to: Fully bring […]

The Power of Touch: The Art of Asana Assists

with Giselle Mari, E-RYT 500, YACEP

October 18 - 21, 2018
Being able to offer asana assists to Yoga practitioners not only enriches their experience but also provides another effective and potent tool for a teacher to communicate alignments and refinements of an asana practice.

Coming Home: Moving Deeper Into Mindfulness and Love

with Susan Carol Stone, Ph.D.

October 19 - 21, 2018
Through interactive practices and challenging inquiry, this program will focus on the convergence of mindfulness and love in order to broaden and enliven your spiritual path.

Introduction to Yin Yoga

with Biff Mithoefer, E-RYT 500

October 26 - 28, 2018
Guided by Biff Mithoefer, author of The Yin Yoga Kit, you will practice Yin Yoga to bring health to your body and balance to your busy, Yang-style life.

How to Cultivate Healing and Inner Peace

with Tom Spector, Ph.D.

November 2 - 4, 2018
How to Cultivate Healing and Inner Peace Presenter(s): Tom Spector Date: March 2–4, 2017 Tuition: $240 Join Tom to enjoy a meditation, healing, and inner peace course designed for everyone, even those who believe they could never meditate. With over 40 years’ experience, Tom’s teachings are crystal clear and easy-to-follow, combining profound meaning with light […]

Ashtanga Yoga: Sthira Bhaga–Strength and Grace

with Tim Feldmann

November 9 - 11, 2018
Are you curious about Ashtanga Yoga but concerned that it might be too athletic? Does your asana practice need a tune-up? Then this workshop is for you!

Yoga Nidra for Complete Relaxation and Stress Relief

with Julie Lusk, E-RYT 500, M.Ed.

November 9 - 11, 2018
  Title: Presenter(s): Julie Lusk Date: November 9–11, 2018 Tuition: $240 Join in and learn the essential principles and practices of Yoga Nidra and why it matters during this Yoga Nidra workshop. Yoga Nidra means “yogic sleep.” It’s a comprehensive practice for going far beyond deep relaxation to a place of natural peace and quiet […]

Bridging the Divide: Yoga, Asana, and Empowering Communities

with Dianne Bondy, E-RYT 500

November 16 - 18, 2018
Join Dianne Bondy in an accessible Yoga workshop designed to help you bridge the divide of social limitation and experience the inclusive nature of Yoga.

Yoga Tune-Up for the Holidays

with Letícia Padmasri, ALC, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, M.A.

November 16 - 18, 2018
Join us for a Yoga tune-up this holiday season. Explore and realign with the divine nature of being while creating a well-disciplined routine.

Relax and Renew with Restorative Yoga

with Satya Greenstone, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT

November 30 - December 2, 2018
Restorative Yoga is a simple, effective antidote to stress, tension, and anxiety. In this practice, your body is placed in gentle, supported asanas.

Curb Your Cravings: Overcoming Emotional Eating and Compulsive Behaviors

with Amrita Sandra McLanahan, M.D. and Sampada Desai, M.A., LPC, E-RYT 500, CLL

December 7 - 9, 2018
Comfort foods can be discomforting in the long run. Learn the skills to protect yourself from the effects of emotional eating and other addictive behaviors.

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