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  • $125.00 – Program Price

Date & Time Details: Live Sessions with Sam
10:30 am–12 pm
2 pm–3 pm

10:30 am–12 pm

Live Event: The main program sessions are live and all sessions are in ET. The live sessions will be recorded and posted to the Online Programs access page if you are unable to join us live for that session. Recordings* are usually posted within one day and are available to program participants and presenter(s) only.
*You're welcome to turn off your camera if you don't wish your image to be recorded.

*You will have access to the video recordings for 8 weeks after the program ends, until Mar. 21.

Registration: Please register by 5 pm on Jan. 22

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Dissolving the Barriers to Joyful Living – Online

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

January 23 - 24, 2021

Does the stress of daily living keep you from living a joyful life? This online workshop provides a safe, nurturing, and playful environment in which to learn and practice life-affirming ways to honor and celebrate your life.

Interweaving her skills as a psychotherapist, Yoga teacher, and laughter leader, Sam will help you rediscover your radiant, joyful heart. Like a wise, compassionate friend, she will teach several highly effective practices that promote joy, personal empowerment, and the ability to laugh, sing, and dance with the flow of life.

In this workshop, you will learn techniques that will enable you to overcome difficult emotions like discontent or anxiety that may have reduced your happiness, no matter what their origin.

Live sessions with Sam on Saturday at 10:30 am–12 pm and 2–3 pm and Sunday at 10:30 am–12 pm ET.

In addition, you will have access to the Ashram’s Live Hatha Yoga classes at 5 pm ET and access to an online social community to connect and communicate with other participants about this course.

You will have access to the video recordings for 8 weeks after the program ends, until March 21, 2021.


Sam Desai is an awesome teacher—compassionate, wise, and very, very fun! I’ve taken many self-growth classes and have taught my own (as a health and life coach and psychotherapist) and I can honestly say that Sam’s class is one of my favorite experiences! — Karen Schachter

Sam is very loving and fun. She is a beautiful individual, a light shining strongly. She is an amazingly happy and loving person. Her warmth and generosity in sharing her experiences provided insight that met my needs. — Rivka Cilley

Thank you so much for the wonderful workshop! It changed my life! [It] gave me so many different inspirations about so many things! [Sam] was wonderful and warm and funny and brilliant! It has kick-started all sorts of new thoughts, realizations, understandings. — Irina Brook


Sampada Desai, M.A., LPC, E-RYT 500, CLYL, CLYT
Sam is a licensed professional counselor with training in clinical psychology and 30 years of psychotherapeutic experience. Additionally, she is trained as a certified laughter leader and teacher trainer. She currently works as a psychotherapist at Centra Health in Lynchburg, Virginia, and maintains a private practice at her agency, Desai Counseling and Yoga. An experienced and compassionate Yoga teacher, she routinely teaches Yoga at her studio, local colleges, and other community organizations. A gifted and engaging speaker, Sam brings to her workshops a unique blend of Western psychology and Eastern mindfulness practices including Yoga, meditation, deep relaxation, healing imagery, conscious breathing,…
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