Workshops

Less is More: Make Room for Peace

with Swami Divyananda Ma, RYT 500 and Rev. M. Mala Cunningham, Ph.D., C-IAYT

August 18 - 20, 2017
We live in a culture where the motto is “More is better.” Compelled by this notion, we find ourselves trying to fulfill our spiritual needs with material objects. This workshop will offer you a pathway out of material and lifestyle clutter and guide you towards a simpler and more focused life.

Yoga and the Subtle Bodies: Working Through the Koshas

with Swami Vidyananda, E-RYT 500

August 25 - 27, 2017
The more we practice Yoga, the more we feel the power to face the challenges of life. Yoga doesn’t promise to change the world around us. Yoga can help us change our reactions, perceptions, and attachment to wanting life to be different. It can help us be healthy and happy in the present moment.

Soul-Nourishing Women’s Retreat

with Robin Carnes, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, MBA and Rosana Azar

September 1 - 4, 2017
Step out of your routine and take time for yourself this Labor Day weekend during our soul-nourishing women’s retreat

Labor Day Yoga and Ayurveda Retreat: Radiant Health and Longevity

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

September 1 - 3, 2017
This immersion into the scientific and spiritual power of Ayurveda and Yoga will help you understand how to apply these practices’ ancient principles for a life of health, joy, clarity, and balance.

TriYoga®: The Ancient Yoga for Modern Times

with Yogini Kaliji

September 8 - 10, 2017
Yogini Kaliji guides us in the world-renowned flow of TriYoga. Learn to increase prana as it flows from kundalini (the universal mother energy.) The TriYoga practice unites dynamic and sustained asana (physical postures), pranayama (breathing practices), mudra (hand gestures,) and meditation, woven together by Jnana, or Yoga knowledge.

Yoga Nidra for Complete Relaxation and Stress Relief

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

September 8 - 10, 2017
Yoga Nidra means “yogic sleep.” It’s a comprehensive practice for going far beyond deep relaxation to a place of natural peace and quiet that is tremendously healing for the body, mind, and spirit. It reliably reveals and awakens your inner reservoir of intuitive understanding and unconditional joy.

Joyful Living: Kickstart to a Healthy Lifestyle

with Amrita Sandra McLanahan, M.D.

September 8 - 10, 2017
Book now and get 20% off listed prices. Offer valid until Aug 21, 2017.
Renew, refresh, and recharge as you dive deeply into the aspects of Yoga and the yogic lifestyle that can be applied daily to improve your sense of Health and well-being dramatically.

LifeForce Yoga Practitioner Training for Depression and Anxiety – Level 1

with Amy Weintraub, E-RYT 500, MFA, YACEP, C-IAYT, Rose Kress, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, LFYP-2, YACEP and Rickie Simpson, LCC, Ph.D., E-RYT 200, LFYP-2, C-IAYT

September 10 - 17, 2017
Learn an empowering, evidence-based Yoga protocol to help your students and clients focus, relax, and have greater access to their feelings. These strategies can safely release chronic physical tension and repressed emotion and are appropriate for a clinical setting. This training interweaves ancient yogic wisdom with current findings in neurobiology.

Mind-Body Skills for People with Diabetes and Health Professionals

with Cinmayi Cynthia Moore, RDN, CDE, FAND, M.S. and Beth Frackleton, RN, BSN, CHWC, M.Ed.

September 15 - 17, 2017
Book now and get 20% off listed prices. Offer valid until Aug 28, 2017.
Assist your clients in using Yoga and other mind-body skills to improve mood and the willingness to invest in self-care for healthy glycemic control. Mindset, movement, and eating all matter for diabetes prevention and treatment. Learn the 7 aspects of well-being for diabetes self-management.

Basic Meditation

with Swami Gurucharanananda "Mataji"

September 15 - 17, 2017
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A calm and focused mind can achieve anything. The beautiful science of concentration provides perfect tools to reach that calm and focused experience called meditation. Meditation is a profound state of being, beyond the normal awareness. With sincere and regular practice, it can be experienced.

Kirtan College: A Weekend Chanting Intensive

with David Newman "Durga Das" and Mira

September 21 - 24, 2017

This program is being held at our LOTUS Conference Center.
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This in-depth course is designed to help all people explore kirtan and Bhakti Yoga.  It’s a concise training to deepen your understanding and practice of the rich tradition of Indian chanting.

The Art of Awakening: Yoga and Dharma

with Katchie Ananda, E-RYT 500

September 22 - 24, 2017
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Yoga and Dharma, two complementary schools, are used to guide the body back to ease and calm and to train the mind and open the heart. The goal is to heal our connection to the body and the earth, connecting with our soul and aligning with our authentic purpose.

Yoga for the Special Child® Teacher Training – Basic Part 1

with Sivakami Sonia Sumar, E-RYT 500

September 22 - 29, 2017
Yoga for the Special Child®, LLC, is a multi-level comprehensive program of Yoga techniques designed to enhance the natural development of children with special needs. Our style of Yoga is gentle and therapeutic—safe for babies and children with Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Microcephaly, Autism, and other developmental disabilities. These methods also provide an effective treatment for children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder, ADHD, and Learning Disabilities.

How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep: Mind-Body Skills for Deep Rest

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

September 29 - October 1, 2017
Book now and get 20% off listed prices. Offer valid until Sep 11, 2017.
Sleep is an essential function of human life, yet millions of Americans suffer from sleep problems. Whether you have difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or feeling rested upon waking, these sleep issues can impair your mental, emotional, and physical health.

Hands On or Off? The Art of Yoga Adjustments

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

September 29 - October 1, 2017
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In this workshop, we will discuss the purpose and the hows of Yoga adjustments, learn how to make adjustments effective and safe, and develop postural observation skills. We will study principles that give us more confidence to make decisions and to better help students.

Consciousness and Energy of Shiva and Shakti

with Marni Sclaroff, MAT, E-RYT 500

September 29 - October 1, 2017
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Shiva and Shakti represent consciousness and energy. They symbolize the sacred marriage of what makes us human, and they are the ground of all being. They are the auspicious and loving heart at the center of everything.

Fall Silent Retreat: Even Nature Takes Time to Renew

with Swami Gurucharanananda "Mataji," Retreat Director, with Senior Staff

October 5 - 8, 2017
Though we all have similar family, job, or societal challenges, there is uniqueness in the way each of us apply and benefit from them. During this retreat, the spiritual practices of Yoga will help you apply their fruits toward meaningful changes in your daily life.

Taoist Autumn Workshop: Restore Your Qi

with Paul Olko, ND, Dipl. CH, MST

October 13 - 17, 2017
This Taoist workshop will teach some of the fundamental practices of the Integral Way passed down from the Ni Family Traditions.

Therapeutic Medical Yoga: Learn and Restore

with Amrita Sandra McLanahan, M.D., Dilip Sarkar, M.D., FACS, CAP, C-IAYT and Rev. M. Mala Cunningham, Ph.D., C-IAYT

October 13 - 15, 2017
This course will introduce health professionals to a biopsychosocial-spiritual model of care for patients. Explore the field of mind-body medicine and medical Yoga through mindfulness meditation, stress management, guided imagery, and breathing strategies.

Ancient Wisdom for Changing Times

with Swami Karunananda, E-RYT 500

October 13 - 15, 2017
Change is everywhere. How can we navigate these waves of change skillfully and peacefully?

Experiential Retreat: The Four Main Paths of Yoga

with Swami Asokananda, E-RYT 500

October 20 - 22, 2017
When aligned, the hand, heart, and head form a wonderful ladder to help us climb to a more fulfilling life rooted in Spirit. Since an ounce of practice is worth tons of theory, Swami Asokananda gives thorough focus to the practical ways we can absorb each of these approaches and develop into to true Integral yogis.

Coming Home: Moving Deeper Into Mindfulness and Love

with Susan Carol Stone, Ph.D.

October 20 - 22, 2017
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.

Navigating Life Change: Stuff Happens, but Suffering Is Optional

with Michael Lee, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, Dip.Soc.Sci, Dip.T., M.A.

October 27 - 29, 2017
Whether facing issues in health, work, relationships, identity, purpose, or any other life change, join us to learn simple and profound techniques to respond to your experiences with awareness.

Introduction to Yin Yoga

with Biff Mithoefer, E-RYT 500

October 27 - 29, 2017
Guided by Biff Mithoefer, author of The Yin Yoga Kit, you will bring health to your body and balance to your busy, Yang-style life. Yin Yoga uses long-held postures that support you in accessing the deeper, more Yin parts of yourself.

Yin Yoga Teacher Training – Module 2

with Biff Mithoefer, E-RYT 500

October 29 - November 3, 2017
Since the beginning of mankind’s adventure here on Earth, indigenous societies throughout the world have sought guidance through their relationship with archetypal figures. These figures relate to the parts of ourselves that we all share. In this training, we will look at our journey as humans and teachers through the archetypes of Warrior, Healer, Teacher, and Visionary.

Yoga for All: Empowering Underserved Populations

with Dianne Bondy, E-RYT 500

November 3 - 5, 2017
Discover how Yoga can empower, inspire, promote self­-acceptance, and help you to embrace change. We will start with a critical review of how society, media, and culture affect the physical and spiritual practices of Yoga.

Awakening Bhakti: A Celebration of Divine and Human Love

with Jai Uttal

November 3 - 5, 2017
For everyone who loves and practices kirtan (chanting the ecstatic songs of ancient India), this workshop will fuel your soul. Jai will share and demystify some of the secrets of kirtan—for with just a little understanding of music and rhythm, and a lot of self acceptance, we all can sing, lead, and share our hearts with others. The practice of chanting can become our teacher, guiding us home.

Saturday Satsang Concert with Jai Uttal

with Jai Uttal

November 4, 2017
As part of Awakening Bhakti Weekend Workshop, Jai will perform a special concert for the Saturday night Satsang. All are welcome. Through singing kirtan you can explore, express, and share the deepest caverns of your soul—and ultimately find the eternal spring of love.

Yoga Nidra: Delving into Deep Rest

with Stacy Kamala Waltman, E-RYT 500

November 10 - 12, 2017
Advanced Yoga teacher, transformational life coach, and meditation master Stacy Kamala Waltman leads programs that are world-renowned, taking people on an inner journey of self-awakening. Come experience a transformational program whose effects remain long after the weekend is over!

Cultivating Trust: How Wild It Is to Let It Be

with Becky 'Tara' Eschenroeder, E-RYT 200, RYT 500, RCYT and Special Guest Brad Ellsworth of Druminyasa®

November 10 - 12, 2017
How much time do you spend moving towards where you want to be versus being content with where you are? Where can you create space in your life? What would that space allow you to let in?

Yoga for Babies: Foundational Practice – Levels 1 and 2

with Ellynne Skove, LCAT, NCC, BC-DMT, BCPP, E-RYT, M.A.

November 16 - 19, 2017
Join Ellynne Skove for a Yoga for Babies workshop that includes two levels of training. The Level 1 training focuses on work with babies from birth to creeping, with an emphasis on tummy time and infant anatomical development. Level 2 examines mobile babies from creeping to finding their feet on the ground, through crawling, sitting, pushing up, standing, and walking

Beyond Asana: The Joy of Classical Yoga

with Michael Rhadeya Plasha, E-RYT 500, RPYT

November 17 - 19, 2017
Posture can take us only so far. Go beyond asanas in your Yoga practice and join us for a weekend workshop exploring the more subtle aspects of classical Yoga.

Meditation for Everyone

with Rev. Sumati Govinda Steinberg, RN, BSN, RYT

November 17 - 19, 2017
Would you like to try meditation, but don’t know where to start? Join us for a weekend of lighthearted and joyful practice aimed at developing and expanding your experience.

Relax and Rejuvenate with Restorative Yoga

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

November 24 - 26, 2017
Restorative Yoga is a simple, effective antidote to stress, tension, and anxiety. In this practice, your body is placed in gentle, supported asanas (poses) with the use of props, allowing your mind to truly let go.

You Have the Key: How to Access Your Inner Wisdom

with Rev. Prakasha Shakti Capen, E-RYT 500

December 1 - 3, 2017
Heroes. Golden talismans. Challenges. Secrets to unlock. These are the elements of any good epic adventure. They are also the elements of your own life. You are that hero. You already have the talismans, the keys. You already know the secrets. If only you could unbury and unlock them. Yoga provides wonderful techniques to help you on this journey. With skilled discrimination to sort your true wisdom from extraneous thoughts, you grow in balance and health.

Raja Yoga: Observation, Action, Transformation

with Madhavan Mark Wolz, RYT 500

December 1 - 3, 2017
Raja Yoga opens the door between awareness and action, leading us to integrate body, mind, and spirit in a way that steadies our course and brings focus to our energy. Raja Yoga (the path of wisdom) is based on the eight limbs of Yoga as outlined by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras over 2,000 years ago.

Yoga Tune-Up for the Holidays

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

December 8 - 10, 2017
During the holidays, we’re often preoccupied with the season’s hustle and bustle, the tasty foods, and the tremendous amount of effort spent in giving! Join us for a Yoga tune-up this holiday season.

New Year’s Silent Retreat: Reaching Healthy New Heights

with Integral Yoga Retreat Directors with Senior Staff

December 28, 2017 - January 1, 2018
Every new year, we close a door to the past and open one to a myriad of new possibilities. These possibilities allow you to recreate and redesign your life in ways that align you with your innermost desires. Take a little time away from your busy life for relaxing and reflecting on where your journey […]

Free All-Day Laughter Yoga Workshop: Live, Laugh, Love! 2018

with Bharata Wingham, E-RYT 200, CLYT

January 6, 2018
Join us and spend a day Laughing for No Reason! And experience the Joy of Laughter and the Bliss of Yoga with Bharata Wingham, a "Laughter Ambassador." Laugha Yoga® is an ancient, new idea for reconnecting us to our true self. Through prolonged Laughter sessions, laughayama (breathing practices), meditation and Laugha Nidra® (guided deep relaxation) we can reach a profound level of peace, joy and relaxation.

Sound Affirmation Therapy: Recalibrating the Brain

with Mukta Kaur Khalsa, Ph.D.

February 15 - 18, 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.

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.

How to Cultivate Healing and Inner Peace

with Tom Spector, Ph.D.

March 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 […]

Yoga, Life, and Happiness

with Rina Jakubowicz, E-RYT 500

March 9 - 11, 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 […]

Nonviolent Communication for Yogis: Practicing Ahimsa and Compassion

with Bhavani Marcia Miller, E-RYT 500

March 16 - 18, 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: […]

3-Day Laugha Yoga® Leader Certification Weekend

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.

Yoga Vacation in Guatemala

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

March 24 - 30, 2018
Book now and get $100 off listed prices. Offer valid until December 31, 2017.
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.

Sacred Sounds: Healing Sounds

with Jonathan Goldman and Andi Goldman, M.A., L.P.C.

April 20 - 21, 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.

Peaceful Weight Loss Six-Day Retreat

with Brandt Bhanu Passalacqua and Anna Neiman Passalacqua

May 4 - 9, 2018
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
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

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.

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.

Laugha Yoga® 4-Day Teacher Training

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 […]

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