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Raja Yoga Now: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times – ONLINE Series

with Swami Karunananda, E-RYT 500

May 20 - June 10, 2020
The Yoga Sutras of Sri Patanjali is the foremost scripture on Yoga. It dates from antiquity, but the wisdom and practices it presents are extremely relevant for modern times and challenges. Explore the Yoga Sutras in-depth with Swami Karunananda in an ongoing monthly series. Sessions will include lectures, followed by the opportunity to ask questions. […]

Tuesdays with Mataji — June ONLINE Series

with Swami Gurucharanananda "Mataji"

June 2 - 30, 2020
Returning by popular demand, Swami Gurucharanananda, lovingly called Mataji, will continue to offer spiritual talks throughout the month of June, sharing her wisdom and light during these challenging times with another four sessions. Mataji is a senior sannyasi (monk) and disciple of Swami Satchidananda. She is a guided meditation leader, Hatha Yoga teacher, inspiring speaker, […]

Wellness Thursdays with Dr. Amrita — ONLINE Series

with Amrita Sandra McLanahan, M.D.

June 4 - 25, 2020
During this online series, you will have the opportunity to learn all about the health and wellness benefits of a Yogic lifestyle from Dr. Amrita McLanahan. For twenty years, Dr. Amrita served as director of stress management for Dr. Dean Ornish's research using Yoga and lifestyle changes to reverse heart disease and cancer. She now […]

Dr. Fishman’s Yoga for Arthritis – ONLINE

with Loren M. Fishman, M.D., B.Phil. (Oxon.)

June 6 - 7, 2020
For Yoga teachers and health professionals Arthritis disables more Americans than any other condition, and there are millions of people who are not formally disabled but yearn for the freedom, mobility, and reduced pain that Yoga can provide. In this workshop, learn the mechanics’ principles of different joints in the body and how they each […]

Summer Silent Retreat: Abiding in Your Light – ONLINE

with Swami Gurucharanananda "Mataji"

June 11 - 14, 2020
We all have many experiences in our daily life which challenge us and even veil our inner light. In response to current global events, this year Yogaville is bringing our annual Summer Silent Retreat to you, allowing you to livestream all the powerful programs and classes on your home computer for a comprehensive and uplifting […]

Create Your Happy Body — ONLINE

with Hope Mell, RYT 500, ATT

June 20 - 21, 2020
Explore how our bodies are designed to move and learn a powerful practice that has the ability to open up joints and create a body with freedom and ease. Freedom in our joints feels good and with that freedom we feel stronger and happier in all movements. Come and play by moving each joint through its natural range of motion and learning to correct our movement so every joint can be free. It is a simple practice that creates big results. Most of us have been moving a lot less than usual while sheltering in place and working from home.…

Stress Management Teacher Training — Online

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

July 7 - August 30, 2020
For Yoga teachers and health professionals In this online training, you will 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. Learn Yoga practices that can help your students recover from past stress, cope with stress as […]

Experience the Fullness of Your Feminine Nature — Online

with Nischala Joy Devi and Rukmini Ando, E-RYT 200, RYT 500, YACEP

July 11 - 12, 2020
In this online workshop, experience the fullness of your feminine nature by diving into the depth of intuition, sharings, and joyous self-expression. Invoke the presence of the heart in daily rituals, scripture study, and the physical practices of Yoga. Explore how we, as women, have the power to use each moment of our daily lives […]

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

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.

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 […]

Yoga and Kayaking – August

with Bhaskar Deva

July 31 - August 2, 2020
Join Bhaskar Deva for a weekend of Yoga and kayaking down the peaceful James River—connecting with nature, yourself, and new friends. This is an invigorating way for beginner and intermediate kayakers alike to weave Yoga with the joy of the outdoors. Each day begins with morning meditation, Hatha Yoga, and, of course, a delicious, hearty breakfast. After an instructional orientation, you’ll launch your kayak, and your adventure down the river begins!

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.

Kids Yoga Program – Aug.

with Nitya Griffith, E-RYT 200, CRYT

August 21 - 23, 2020
This is a childcare program for guests who come to Yogaville with children ages 5–11. While you are in your program, you can feel relaxed knowing that your children are being well looked after by our experienced staff. They will be entertained with arts and crafts, chanting, meditation, Yoga, swimming, hiking, and outdoor adventures that will keep them active and inspired.

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.

Saturday Concert with Sean Johnson and The Wild Lotus Band

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

August 22, 2020
Join us for a concert with Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band, one of the guiding voices of kirtan music in the United States. As part of their Bhakti Yoga and Creativity Immersion, Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band will perform a special concert for the Saturday night Satsang. All are welcome.

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.

Graceful Exit: Preparing for a Good Death

with Andrew Holecek

September 4 - 7, 2020
Learn rich teachings on death and dying from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, in this program for anyone interested in learning how to prepare for death, both spiritually and practically, for themselves or to help someone else who is dying.

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.

Coming Full Circle: Unleash the Power of Your Subconscious Mind

with Kambiz Naficy

September 11 - 13, 2020
Learn to impact the hidden belief systems buried in your subconscious mind with breathing meditation master, Kambiz Naficy.

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.

LifeForce Yoga® Practitioner Training for Depression and Anxiety Level 1

with Rose Kress, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, LFYP-2, YACEP

September 13 - 20, 2020
For Yoga teachers and health professionals LifeForce Yoga® is 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 […]

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.

Kids Yoga Program – Sept.

with Nitya Griffith, E-RYT 200, CRYT

September 24 - 27, 2020
Childcare for children ages 5-11, while you enjoy your program. The kids will be cared for by our experienced staff and entertained through a variety of fun activities.

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.

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.

Yoga and Writing: Prose and Pose

with Lisa Jakub

October 2 - 4, 2020
Explore the deep connections between writing and Yoga in this experiential workshop designed to help you get in touch with your innate creativity.

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.

Yoga for Hips and Knees

with Loren M. Fishman, M.D., B.Phil. (Oxon.)

October 23 - 25, 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.

Enhance Your Wellness and Naturally Detox

with Manu Dawson, CYT, CYNTh

October 23 - 25, 2020
Learn to upregulate your system and improve the natural detoxification function of your body with food, nutrients, exercise, and lifestyle changes.

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.

Letting Go is Easy When You Know How

with Mitra Somerville, RYT 500

October 30 - November 1, 2020
Many of us are holding onto detrimental beliefs, behaviors, and emotions that are no longer serving us. This can lead to stress, unhappiness, and dysfunction in our lives. Learn to bring in new positive beliefs, emotions, and actions that are aligned with your goals. Experience witnessing meditation and mental exercises to cut the ties that […]

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.

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

with Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.

November 13 - 15, 2020
Reveal the story of your spiritual journey through memoir writing. Allow other like-minded individuals to be your mirror, and come together to make meaning and share the legacy of your life by discovering the invisible thread of grace in your story.

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.

Elevate Your Soul with Divine Sisterhood

with Faith Hunter, E-RYT 500

November 20 - 22, 2020
Raise your vibration, gain clarity, and step into the fullest expression of your being. Faith will guide you through a spiritual journey layered with gentle flows, Restorative Yoga, meditation, pranayama, and Kundalini practices in a circle of supportive, inspiring, and radiant women on the path of deep soul work. In this workshop, your heart will

Everything Comes to You: Yoga of Gratitude

with Bharata Wingham, E-RYT 200, CLYT

November 27 - 29, 2020
Drawing heavily from A Course in Miracles and timeless yogic teachings, you will learn practical tools to uncover the gratitude that is your natural inheritance.

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.

Living in Your Truth: Be Fearlessly Free

with Tara (Becky) Eschenroeder, E-RYT 500, RCYT, YACEP

December 11 - 13, 2020
Navigate toward freedom from discontentment, attachments, and self-doubt by cultivating trust and acceptance during this weekend of self-exploration. Through Vinyasa flow classes accompanied by uplifting music, work from the inside out to discover how to cultivate trust and contentment. Strip away the distractions of everyday life and tune in to the ever-present and universal truth that lies within.

Relax into the Holidays with Restorative Yoga

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

December 11 - 13, 2020
During the holidays, we are often preoccupied with the season’s hustle and bustle. Experience deep relaxation and rejuvenation during a time period when it’s needed most. Restorative Yoga places your body in gentle, supported asanas (poses) with the use of props, allowing your mind to truly let go. Restorative Yoga is a simple, effective antidote […]

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