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  • LGH: Full Bed – $865.00
  • LGH: 2 Twin beds – $865.00
  • LGH: Queen Bed – $865.00
  • Tent-Site – $550.00
  • (All prices include $360.00 base amount)

Accommodations include meals, yoga classes, and meditations
LGH or LOTUS Guest House are Private Rooms with Private Baths

Date & Time Details: Check-in:
2–3 pm
2 pm

Neuroscience and Yoga Schedule

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*Photo ID (Drivers License or Passport) is required at Check-in for all Guests.

COVID Policy: At this time the Ashram is only welcoming participants and guests that are fully vaccinated and able to provide proof of their Vaccination at least 72-hours before their arrival. Thank you in advance for your understanding, if you have any questions please contact [email protected]

All participants will be required to provide proof of a negative PCR or antigen COVID-19 test taken within 3 days of arrival. You will be asked to submit a copy or photo of your test results through a form provided prior to arrival. Yogaville will provide an antigen test upon arrival as part of the registration process, if the test is positive you will be asked to leave.

Registration: Please register at least 48-hours before Arrival

Transportaiton: Due to COVID, at this time the Ashram is unable to provide transportation service to/from the Charlottesville Airport/Train/Bus stations.

Children: Due to COVID, at this time the Ashram is only able to accommodate children 15+ that are fully vaccinated and accompanied by their legal guardian.
Children 15+ are full price.

Financial Aid: Financial Aid is available.
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Credits: Program offers Integral Yoga 300-hour creditsIAYT-APPROVAL-MARK

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Neuroscience and Yoga Workshop

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

July 14 - 17, 2022

For the general public

Neuroscience can explain how and why Yoga works for healing the body, mind, and emotions. In this certification training, Dr. Cunningham will share with you some powerful techniques and strategies for increasing healing, happiness, and peace; and conversely, you will learn how to reduce negative emotions, thoughts, and behaviors that tend to take over our lives.

Researchers are now able to understand how Yoga and mindfulness practices can help us to heal, restore vibrancy, and increase resiliency. Over the last twenty years, research has proven that Yoga and mindfulness techniques can increase empathy, compassion, and optimism, and can significantly reduce negative emotions such as chronic stress, anxiety, and depression. We now know that certain Yoga and mindfulness practices can have a positive impact on our neurobiology and our neuropathways.

Explore and discuss:

  • Scientific ways you can rewire the brain, releasing old patterns and introducing new, healing energy into the body, mind, and emotions
  • Powerful hands-on healing methods designed to help with emotional balance through their positive impact on anxiety, depression, addictions, anger, stress, and other emotional and mental issues
  • Established tools for helping with physical healing

These ideas and tools are on the cutting edge of neuroscience and therapy. Come learn about this fascinating new field and discover what neuroscience, Yoga, and mindfulness have to offer you.

This workshop, July 14–17, is part of the In-PersonNeuroscience and Yoga Teacher Training Certification or the Online Yoga for Neuroscience Training and Certification.

The Neuroscience and Yoga Teacher Training Certification is made up of 3 parts:

Part 1 Part 2 (this workshop) Part 3
19 hours 18 hours 8 hours
Online self-paced This in-person workshop, July 14–17 July 17–18
Open to the general public Open to the general public For training certification and/or IAYT-APD credits

Part 1
Part 1 provides a foundational understanding of Neuroscience and Yoga. Part 1 is recommended but not required for the general public.
Online Self-Paced Part 1 costs $196 (not included in the tuition at Yogaville).
Sign-up here for Online Self-Paced Part 1: Neuroscience, Yoga and Mindfulness.

Part 2
This in-person workshop is Part 2. It provides an in-depth understanding of how and why Yoga works and how the intersection of Yoga and neuroscience provides a more complete framework for healing physically, emotionally, and mentally.

Part 3
Part 3 is only offered to those who have signed up for the Neuroscience and Yoga Teacher Training Certification, July 14–18, 2022.
Sign-up here for the Teacher Training Parts 2 & 3 IN-PERSON OR LIVE ONLINE.

Course Information


Anyone can take this workshop for their own learning experience.

Continuing Education (CE) Opportunities



Dr. Mala is an expert in her field and she knows how to present dry, scientific material in a way that makes it fun, engaging, and easy to learn. I was fascinated by the scientific evidence that explains why doing yoga makes us feel like we do and how it creates lasting changes in our brain and physiology. — Premadas Boles, B.S. in Medical Technology 

This class was well worth the time and cost. It would be hard to find a more qualified or passionate teacher. — Elissa Levin


M. Mala Cunningham, Ph.D., C-IAYT
Mala Cunningham is a counseling psychologist and certified Yoga therapist in Charlottesville, VA. She is an assistant professor at the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Nursing where she teaches courses in Foundations of Medical Yoga for Health Professionals. Dr. Cunningham is also the co-director of Medical Yoga at UVA where she has developed and teaches continuing education courses in Medical Yoga for physicians and healthcare workers offered through the UVA Professional Development office. She is also the president of Positive Health Solutions and is the founder and director of Hospital Bed Yoga and the Cardiac Medical Yoga Teacher Training Program.…
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