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Continuing-education

Connect to Your Self through Five Elements in Nature

with Gita Kali Natarajan, RYT 500

May 1 - 3, 2020
Immerse yourself in the five elements of nature through Swakriya Yoga. Swakriya means the ‘movement’ (kriya) of ‘I’ (swa)—the Supreme Self in the form of movement. Practice Yoga poses, mantras, mudras (hand positions), and pranayama (breathing exercises) while calibrating your chakras to each element. Enjoy kirtan (devotional chanting) and homa (fire ceremony) and connect with nature by spending time in the forest and by the river, weather permitting.

Gentle Chair Yoga 5-Day Retreat: Stay Healthy and Happy

with Swami Vidyananda, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT and Special Guests

May 1 - 5, 2020
Gain all the benefits of Yoga and mindfulness with Gentle Chair Yoga, a helpful practice after injuries, if you’ve put on weight, or if you simply feel out of shape. It benefits people struggling with the symptoms of health conditions with no getting down on the floor, no complicated movements, just increased mobility, vitality, and peace.

Gentle Chair Yoga Weekend: Stay Healthy and Happy

with Swami Vidyananda, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT and Special Guests

May 1 - 3, 2020
Gain all the benefits of Yoga and mindfulness with Gentle Chair Yoga, a helpful practice after injuries, if you’ve put on weight, or if you simply feel out of shape. It benefits people struggling with the symptoms of health conditions with no getting down on the floor, no complicated movements, just increased mobility, vitality, and peace.

Prenatal Yoga Training: Embody a Luminous Pregnancy and Birth

with Rev. Dr. Viviana Collazo, E-RYT 500, CPYT

May 7 - 10, 2020
Nurses, doulas, Yoga teachers, and other health care providers will learn how to facilitate Prenatal Yoga practices in their classrooms, communities, hospitals or birthing centers. Learn breathing methods, adapted asanas (poses), and relaxation techniques that come from the Yoga tradition.

iRest Yoga Nidra Immersion

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

May 14 - 17, 2020
Book now and get 10% off listed prices. Offer valid until May 4, 2020.
Learn the practice of iRest Yoga Nidra meditation during this Immersion Program. iRest Yoga Nidra is a research-based meditation, relaxation, and healing protocol that enables you to deeply calm your nervous system, integrate difficult thoughts and emotions and awaken to your essential nature. iRest meditation is an excellent personal practice as well as an adjunctive practice for healthcare and healing professionals.

Mantra Initiates Reunion Weekend: Rekindling the Fire for Spiritual Growth

with Swami Asokananda, E-RYT 500 and Special Guests

May 15 - 17, 2020
This program is being held at our LOTUS Conference Center.
For more information about the retreat center please click here
Reinvigorate your enthusiasm for your spiritual journey as a mantra initiate and become re-inspired in your practice by senior monks, ministers, ashramites, and each other. Let’s come together to share how we are doing, to practice together, and to remind each other of the blessing of having a teacher, teachings, and a sangha.

Yoga of Devotion: A Retreat with Krishna Das

with Krishna Das

May 22 - 25, 2020
Join world-renowned musician Krishna Das in an experiential weekend filled with kirtan (chanting of sacred sounds). In this special concert and kirtan workshop, you will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to immerse yourself in chanting holy mantras with the Grammy-nominated “rockstar of Yoga.”

Kidding Around Yoga Training

with Haris “Harini” Lender

May 28 - 31, 2020
Get ready for four exciting days of hands-on instruction covering breathing practices, meditation, deep relaxation, asanas, games, activities, arts and crafts, business and marketing, and so much more. Incorporating Yoga poses and fun cardio activities, the huge catalog of Kidding Around Yoga music takes any kids' class up a notch. Kids love Kidding Around Yoga, and so will you!

Yoga Therapy in Cancer and Chronic Illness: YCat Level 1

with Sandra Susheela Gilbert, BA, C-IAYT, E-RYT500 and Senior YCat Teachers

May 29 - June 7, 2020
YCat training is for experienced Yoga teachers and health care professionals to learn how to work safely with people facing cancer, chronic illnesses, aging, and end of life. This ten-day intensive training of the Level 1 YCat curriculum is both knowledge-based and experiential.

Yoga for Hips and Knees

with Loren M. Fishman, M.D., B.Phil. (Oxon.) and Gabriella Barnstone, C-IAYT, RYT 500

June 5 - 7, 2020
Learn the anatomy of the hips and knees and the most common difficulties that befall them during our Yoga practices. Discover how to teach healing poses for conditions that affect each joint and the elements of proper alignment and ‘just right’ stretching to avoid injuring them in the first place.

Intermediate Integral Yoga Teacher Training

with Swami Asokananda, E-RYT 500 and Letícia Padmasri, M.A., E-RYT 500, C-IAYT

June 14 - July 5, 2020
Enrich your understanding and practice of Integral Yoga with the Intermediate Teacher Training (ITT). Dive deeply into the subtle aspects of Yoga and acquire the skills needed to teach safely and effectively. Learn additional asanas (poses), pranayama (breathing practices) and Yoga philosophy through a study of the Bhagavad Gita.

Yoga of Recovery MODULE: Between the Mat and the Meeting

with Durga Leela, E-RYT 500

June 18 - 25, 2020
Yoga of Recovery® – Module: Between the Mat and the Meeting is part of a longer, in-depth certification program suitable for professionals and coaches who work with those on journeys of recovery. Each Module is a stand-alone course.

Yoga of Recovery WEEKEND: Between the Mat and the Meeting

with Durga Leela, E-RYT 500

June 18 - 21, 2020
Learn Ayurvedic healing tools for all addictive tendencies. Ayurveda helps us recognize our acting out behaviors and addictive tendencies, and the needs and vulnerabilities that underlie them at the bio-psycho-social-spiritual levels. You'll discover ways to embody recovery and live empowered lives of emotional sobriety, one day at a time. Ayurveda is the science of self-healing through understanding our personal tendencies.

Experience the Fullness of Your Feminine Nature

with Nischala Joy Devi

July 10 - 12, 2020
Experience the fullness of your feminine nature by diving into the depth of intuition, quiet practice, lively sharings, and joyous self-expression. Invoke the presence of the heart in daily rituals, scripture study and the physical practices of Yoga.

Raja Yoga Teacher Training

with Swami Karunananda, E-RYT 500

July 13 - August 2, 2020
Pay in full by Apr 14, 2020 and get $100.00 off listed prices
Enrich your teaching and personal practice with Raja Yoga, the science of meditation and spiritual realization. During this training, you will study the Yoga Sutras, apply these powerful teachings to your daily life, and learn how you can skillfully share these subtle concepts with your students.

Yoga for Strong, Healthy Bones

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

July 16 - 19, 2020
Discover how Yoga asanas can help to build and maintain strong bones. A 10 year study by Dr. L. Fishman demonstrated an increase in bone mineral density and improved bone quality with regular practice of 12 Yoga poses. Yoga asanas also improve your balance, posture, strength, range of motion, and coordination, gr

Yoga for Everyone: Creating Inclusive and Accessible Yoga Spaces

with Dianne Bondy, E-RYT 500

July 17 - 19, 2020
Join Dianne Bondy for a series of sessions that seek to make Yoga an inclusive practice for bodies of all shapes, sizes, and abilities. Through in-depth, open forum discussions, practical hands-on asana labs, and interactive Yoga practices, you’ll learn how to deconstruct the values, norms, and perceptions that guide the current Western view of Yoga, beauty, and success.

Meditation and Movement

with Trace Sahaja Bonner, E-RYT 500

July 24 - 26, 2020
Meditation is a skill we develop over time to bring our hearts and minds back to a centered space. Experience a joy-based weekend that explores both meditation and movement as a way to get back to a centered space, and connect to our inner wisdom. Learn modern and ancient foundational tools of meditation that allow […]

Neuroscience, Yoga, and Mindfulness 5-Day Retreat: How Yoga Heals

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

July 24 - 28, 2020
Yoga and mindfulness practices can positively impact our neural pathways and change the brain. Heal the body and mind through neuroscience and Yoga.

Neuroscience, Yoga, and Mindfulness WEEKEND: How Yoga Heals

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

July 24 - 26, 2020
Neuroscience can explain how and why Yoga works for healing the body, mind, and emotions. Dr. Mala will share with you some powerful techniques and strategies for increasing healing and happiness.

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Part 1: Foundations

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

August 2 - 7, 2020
Pay in full by May 4, 2020 and get $100.00 off listed prices
Learn to teach Restorative Yoga, the practice of placing the body into specific Yoga asana (postures) using the support of props such as bolsters, pillows, blocks, blankets, or chairs.

Mental Health, Brain Science, and Yoga

with Amy Wheeler, Ph.D., C-IAYT and M. Mala Cunningham, Ph.D., C-IAYT

August 12 - 16, 2020
Research has shown that mindfulness, meditation, and Yoga practices have the ability to positively impact mental and emotional health. During this workshop, learn about integrating Yoga and mental health through research, theory, and practice sessions.

Laugha Yoga 3-Day Leader Certification

with Bharata Wingham, E-RYT 200, CLYT

August 14 - 16, 2020
Become certified to lead Laugha Yoga sessions. Experience firsthand how intentional laughter can lead to being happy for no reason. Through yogic laughter sessions, pranayama, meditation, and Laugha Nidra®, you can reach a profound level of peace, joy, and relaxation.

Stress Management Teacher Training

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

August 19 - 30, 2020
Pay in full by May 21, 2020 and get $100.00 off listed prices
Gain the essential skills and confidence to teach Yoga as stress management in a wide variety of environments, including the workplace, healthcare facilities, schools, and Yoga studios.

Yoga Nidra Training and Certification Level 1

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

August 21 - 26, 2020
Yoga Nidra Training will give you the tools and resources needed to lead others effectively in Yoga Nidra. Gain the know-how and confidence needed to be able to help your clients and students relax, increase body-mind awareness, make positive behavior changes.

Yoga Nidra for Complete Relaxation and Stress Relief

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

August 21 - 23, 2020
Discover the essential principles, practices, and benefits of Yoga Nidra, or “yogic sleep”. Go far beyond deep relaxation to a place of natural peace and quiet that is tremendously healing for the body, mind, and spirit.

Open Your Heart: A Bhakti Yoga and Creativity Immersion

with Sean Johnson, E-RYT 500 and The Wild Lotus Band

August 21 - 23, 2020
Join Sean Johnson and The Wild Lotus Band for a Bhakti Yoga immersion. Sing your heart out, tap into your inner poet, and rejoice in the awakening of your unique voice and creativity during this heart-opening weekend.

Free All-Day Integral Yoga Hatha Workshop

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

August 27, 2020
Experience the benefits of Integral Yoga, a balanced sequence of physical poses, breathing practices, deep relaxation, and meditation which may be adapted to your lifestyle.  

Mindfulness for Emotional Balance

with Michael Rhadeya Plasha, E-RYT 500, RPYT

August 28 - 30, 2020
Explore mindfulness strategies to stay grounded and peaceful at work and at home. Receive experiential support in meditation practices to self-regulate strong emotions when difficulties arise in relationships with others.

Yoga Nidra Training and Certification Level 2

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

August 28 - September 2, 2020
Gain the tools and resources needed to lead others effectively in the practice of Yoga Nidra, or “yogic sleep”. Yoga Nidra is 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.

Gentle Somatic Yoga Practitioner Level 1: Find Your Inner Yes

with James Knight, E-RYT 200, CHSE

September 4 - 9, 2020
Dive deeply into Gentle Somatic Yoga® (GSY), a method of movement re-education that strengthens the brain-to-muscle neuropathways and addresses the root cause of most chronic muscular pain.

Gentle Somatic Yoga Weekend: Awaken from Within

with James Knight, E-RYT 200, CHSE

September 4 - 6, 2020
Discover why Gentle Somatic Yoga® (GSY) has gained worldwide recognition for its method of offering immediate and lasting solutions to chronic pain, stiffness, and other tension-based patterns.

Discover the Heart of Yoga: Asana and Pranayama

with John Schumacher, CIYT, C-IAYT

September 11 - 13, 2020
Explore the path laid out by Patanjali as interpreted by Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar. In the practice of asana and pranayama, we can see the manifestation of all eight limbs of Ashtanga Yoga. Svadhyaya (the deep study of ourselves) can take us on a journey to our innermost Being and light the way for us to realize our full potential.

Yogic Science to Break Habits and Addictive Behavior

with Mukta Kaur Khalsa, Ph.D.

September 11 - 13, 2020
A life of freedom, health, and autonomy is your birthright. Discover practical techniques to heal from the effects of harmful substances and addictive behaviors during this instructive and experiential training.

Yoga for the Core: Understanding the Anatomy of Your Center

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

September 18 - 20, 2020
This isn’t a typical core workshop—you won’t work out to exhaust your center. You will learn practices that strengthen your core, but more than that, you will develop an awareness of your physical center. Awareness is the key to developing core stability.

LifeForce Yoga to Manage Your Mood

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

September 18 - 20, 2020
LifeForce Yoga® interweaves the power of an ancient discipline with current scientific findings to help you release what is no longer serving you. The author of the groundbreaking book Yoga for Depression guides you through evidence-based Yoga practices for managing your mood.

Adaptive Hatha Yoga Teacher Training

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

September 21 - October 1, 2020
Pay in full by Jun 29, 2020 and get $100.00 off listed prices
Yoga is for every body, regardless of shape, size, or ability level. Join Satya Greenstone to learn how to make the sacred practice of Yoga accessible to all students of varying levels and abilities.This ten-day course teaches you to adapt the Integral Yoga practices to meet the needs of any individual. You will explore the essential benefits of each asana and determine how to best implement them without strain.

Kirtan College: A Weekend Chanting Immersion

with David Newman "Durga Das"

September 24 - 27, 2020
This program is being held at our LOTUS Conference Center.
For more information about the 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.

Meditation for an Active Mind

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

September 25 - 27, 2020
If you’ve tried meditation or mindfulness, and wondered what to do about the obstacles that arise, then come join us for a refreshing look at uncovering peace of mind. Learn to use strategies such as body scans, breath, and mindful witnessing to calm your active mind.

Yoga for Arthritis Teachers Intensive Level 1

with Steffany Moonaz, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, Ph.D.

October 2 - 6, 2020
Discover how to safely and effectively teach Yoga to people with arthritis. This teacher’s intensive training combines contemporary scientific rigor, Yoga philosophy, and heart. Over 20% of US adults are living with arthritis, and 78 million people will be impacted by 2040. It is vital that Yoga professionals learn the tools and skills to work with this underserved and growing population.

Love Me Rituals: Self-Care for Yoga Teachers, Bodyworkers, and Healers

with Dana A. Smith, E-RYT 500, CLC

October 2 - 4, 2020
Do you spend most of your time taking care of others and little to no time taking care of yourself? Join Dana Smith to explore mindful meditation and eating practices, as well as Yoga asanas to balance the chakras, and daily “Love Me” rituals that will soothe your mind, body, and soul.

Integral Yoga Hatha

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

October 16 - 18, 2020
Integral Yoga is a complete system of traditional Yoga taught by Swami Satchidananda. Integral Yoga Hatha offers a balanced sequence for daily practice which consists of physical poses, breathing practices, deep relaxation, and meditation. You can experience the benefits of Integral Yoga through precise, guided instructions from a senior teacher, Satya who has over twenty years of experience in Integral Yoga. Discover the advantages of combining your asana practice with breath awareness, one-pointedness, and intermittent relaxation.

Introduction to Yin Yoga

with Biff Mithoefer, E-RYT 500

October 16 - 18, 2020
Yin Yoga uses long-held postures to access the deeper, more Yin (still) parts of yourself. Explore how this yogic practice can promote Qi (flow of energy) bringing health to your body and balance to your busy life.

Yoga for Prediabetes and Metabolic Syndrome

with Cinmayi Cynthia Moore, RDN, CDE, FAND, M.S.

October 16 - 18, 2020
Learn Yoga practices for healthy movement, mindset and mindful eating to retrain the body to reverse metabolic syndrome. For those with prediabetes, healthcare providers or Yoga instructors.

Yin Yoga Training Module 2

with Biff Mithoefer, E-RYT 500

October 18 - 23, 2020
Immerse yourself in this Yin Yoga training to envision our journey as humans and teachers through the archetypes of Warrior, Healer, Teacher, and Visionary.

200-hour Integral Yoga Teacher Training – Fall

with Satya Greenstone, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, Swami Karunananda, E-RYT 500 and Amrita Sandra McLanahan, M.D.

October 25 - November 22, 2020
Pay in full by Jul 25, 2020 and get $100.00 off listed prices
The Integral Yoga 200-hour Teacher Training at Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville provides a strong foundation for personal and spiritual development, a space for nurturing your own practice, and the skills necessary to become a knowledgeable Yoga teacher.

Yoga2Sleep: Relax and Fall Asleep Naturally

with Pamela Stokes Eggleston, MBA, E-RYT-500, YACEP

October 30 - November 1, 2020
Yoga2Sleep is a Yoga therapy workshop including personal assessment,pranayama (breathing exercises), meditation, Restorative Yoga and Yin asana, intention, and mindset.

Foundations of Integral Yoga Therapy

with Lakshmi Sutter, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, Ph.D. and Steffany Moonaz, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, Ph.D.

November 6 - 13, 2020
Pay in full by Aug 9, 2020 and get $100.00 off listed prices
Dive into therapeutic Yoga within the authentic lineage of Integral Yoga, learning anatomy, physiology, and adaptations for therapeutic practices.

Be Your Own Best Friend: Living Wholeheartedly Through Self-Compassion

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

November 6 - 8, 2020
Learn psychological principles, spiritual wisdom, Yoga, meditation, healing imagery, storytelling, and explore group work to help you develop deeper self-love.

Ayurveda and Cooking: Recipes for a Healthy Life

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

November 12 - 15, 2020
This program is being held at our LOTUS Conference Center.
For more information about the retreat center please click here
Discover the benefits of Ayurveda and learn to cook Ayurvedic recipes in this experiential workshop in which you will experience cooking lessons and taste food that is medicine. Ayurveda is a five-thousand-year-old natural system of healing that originated in India and is a preventative and holistic approach to health.

Taking Back Your Power: Finding Strength in a World of Conflict

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

November 20 - 22, 2020
Discover how Yoga can teach us to reclaim our inner power and peace in a rapidly changing world. Learn concrete, simple Yoga tools to build resilience, including gentle asanas (yoga postures) to reduce anxiety, pranayama (breathing practices) to release stress, and mental techniques to stay balanced and relaxed.

Yin Yoga and Storytelling Module 3

with Biff Mithoefer, E-RYT 500

November 29 - December 4, 2020
Join Biff Mithoeffer, author of The Yin Yoga Kit, for a Yin Yoga training that explores the impact of storytelling on your life. Storytelling is the most ancient of the healing arts. Stories remind us that our lives ebb and flow. Understanding how your life moves through the universe’s bigger story can help you recognize what stories to let go of and what stories to nourish.

200-hour Integral Yoga Teacher Training – Winter

with Swami Arivananda, RYT 500 and Lalita Dagny Vigander, E-RYT 500, LMT, RCYT

January 17 - February 14, 2021
Pay in full by Oct 18, 2020 and get $100.00 off listed prices
The Integral Yoga 200-hour Teacher Training is a comprehensive, month-long residential program where you will learn to teach asanas (Yoga poses), deep relaxation, pranayama (breathing practices), chanting, and meditation.

200-hour Integral Yoga Teacher Training – Summer

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

June 13 - July 11, 2021
Pay in full by Mar 14, 2021 and get $100.00 off listed prices
The Integral Yoga 200-hour Teacher Training is a comprehensive, month-long residential program where you will learn to teach asanas (Yoga poses), deep relaxation, pranayama (breathing practices), chanting, and meditation.

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