Workshops

Surfing the Sea of Change

with Swami Vidyananda, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT and Raama Das, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, YACEP

July 26 - 28, 2019
It may seem that there’s nothing you can do about the speed of change in your life and the world around you. Yet you have more control than you may think.

Yoga and Kayaking – August

with Bhaskar Deva

August 2 - 4, 2019
Join Bhaskar Deva for an invigorating weekend of Yoga and kayaking down the peaceful James River—connecting with nature and yourself.

Asana Unlocked: Reframe Your Understanding, Renew Your Practice

with Gary Kraftsow, M.A., E-RYT 500, C-IAYT

August 22 - 25, 2019
Join Gary Kraftsow in a workshop designed for students and teachers of all levels who are interested in gaining a deeper understanding of asana (Yoga posture).

Making Happiness a Habit: Wisdom of the Yoga Sutras

with Rev. Sumati Govinda Steinberg, RN, BSN, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT

August 23 - 25, 2019
You too can make happiness a habit. This weekend will illuminate how the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali can be used as a handbook for happiness.

This Journey Called Meditation

with Swami Gurucharanananda "Mataji"

August 30 - September 2, 2019
Join Yogaville's senior sannyasi and beloved teacher, Mataji, for a basic meditation workshop to establish and develop your practice.

Introduction to Yin Yoga

with Biff Mithoefer, E-RYT 500

August 30 - September 1, 2019
Guided by Biff Mithoefer, author of The Yin Yoga Kit, you will practice Yin Yoga to bring health to your body and balance to your busy, Yang-style life.

The Art of Joyful Movement: Alexander Technique and Pavanmuktasana

with Hope Mell, RYT 500, ATT

August 30 - September 2, 2019
Book now and get 20% off listed prices. Offer valid until Aug 12, 2019.
Joyful Movement is a powerful practice that combines the principles of the Alexander Technique with the age-old practice of the Joint Freeing Series.

Yin Yoga Training: Embracing the Yin Path – Module 2

with Biff Mithoefer, E-RYT 500

September 1 - 6, 2019
In this Yin Yoga training, you will look at our journey as a human through the archetypes of Warrior, Healer, Teacher, and Visionary.

Neuroscience, Yoga, and Mindfulness Workshop: How Yoga Heals

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

September 6 - 8, 2019
This workshop provides a foundational understanding of neuroscience to explain how and why Yoga works for healing the body, mind, and emotions.

Yoga Nidra Training and Certification – Level 1

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

September 6 - 11, 2019
Attending this Yoga Nidra training will give you the tools and resources needed to lead others effectively in Yoga Nidra and avoid dangerous pitfalls.

Midweek Seminar: Yoga for Strong Bones

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

September 10 - 12, 2019
Yoga has been shown to enhance bone health and strength. Join us for a midweek seminar to discover how Yoga can help you build and maintain strong bones.

Yoga of Recovery: Healing the Habits that Bind Us – Weekend

with Durga Leela, E-RYT 500

September 12 - 15, 2019
Yoga of Recovery® is the first course to combine Ayurveda and Yoga with traditional recovery tools to offer a more holistic approach to addictive behaviors.

Coming Home: Moving Deeper Into Mindfulness and Love

with Susan Carol Stone, Ph.D.

September 13 - 15, 2019
Many are familiar with mindfulness these days, and we have all experienced love in some form. The program is geared towards people who have already been introduced to mindfulness and who have seeking minds and open hearts.

Gentle Somatic Yoga: Awaken the Possible

with James Knight, E-RYT 200, CHSE

September 13 - 15, 2019
This introductory course is suitable for Yoga teachers, bodyworkers, active seniors, and beginning Yoga students. Regardless of age or ability, you will learn practical and effective skills which you can immediately incorporate into your classes and/or home practice.

Yoga and Writing: Peace on the Mat and the Page

with Lisa Jakub

September 20 - 22, 2019
Explore the deep connections between writing and Yoga in this experiential workshop designed to help put you in touch with your innate creativity.

Raja Yoga for Health and Wellness

with Amrita Sandra McLanahan, M.D. and Raama Das, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, YACEP

September 20 - 22, 2019
Raja Yoga is the royal yogic tradition of 8 major steps to enlightenment. In this workshop we will focus on the health and healing aspects of this journey.

Kirtan College: A Weekend Chanting Intensive

with David Newman "Durga Das"

September 26 - 29, 2019
This program is being held at our LOTUS Conference Center.
For more information about this 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.

Kid’s Yoga Program – September

with Nitya Griffith, E-RYT 200, CRYT

September 26 - 29, 2019
This is a childcare program for guests who come to visit with children ages 5–11! While you enjoy your program, you can feel confident that the kids will be well looked after by our experienced staff and entertained through a variety of fun activities.

Pranayama for Overcoming Suffering

with Swami Karunananda, E-RYT 500

September 27 - 29, 2019
In this workshop, you will explore the underlying cause of all suffering and how Pranayama (breathing practices) can be a tool to overcome it. You will refine and deepen your practice of the various yogic breathing techniques and utilize deep relaxation (Yoga Nidra), pranic (life force energy) healing visualization, and meditation to amplify the benefits.

Laugha Yoga 3-Day Leader Certification – Oct 2019

with Bharata Wingham, E-RYT 200, CLYT

October 4 - 6, 2019
Get your certification to lead Laugha 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.

Refresh Your Meditation Practice

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

October 4 - 6, 2019
Refresh and enliven your meditation practice with a weekend meditation retreat in the supportive atmosphere of Satchidananda Ashram.

Yoga for the Core: Understanding the Anatomy of Your Center

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

October 4 - 6, 2019
Join Padmasri for a workshop designed to help you develop core awareness and improve core stability through the practice of Yoga asanas.

Midweek Seminar: Relax, Renew, and Experience the Joy Within

with Amrita Sandra McLanahan, M.D.

October 15 - 17, 2019
Join us for a healthy measure of midweek wellness that will provide you with powerful yet simple tools to help you feel refreshed and at ease. Midweek Seminars not only offer special lectures to help you deepen your practice, but also allow the time, space, and guidance to relax and go within. This is the perfect opportunity to embrace the quiet of the Ashram and the knowledge of its teachers.

Peace Filled Mama Weekend

with Kelley Carboni-Woods, E-RYT 200, Amani Murray, E-RYT 500, Kiesha Battles, E-RYT 500, Jasiatic Anderson and Krissy Coggins

October 18 - 20, 2019
During this weekend, you will have the opportunity to engage in self-study and reflection in regards to your own patterns and stories of motherhood. By becoming aware of these patterns, you can reimagine the roles and interactions you have as a mother.

Joint Resolution: Yoga for Knees and Hips

with Madhavan Mark Wolz, RYT 500, C-IAYT

October 18 - 20, 2019
Knees and hips play a crucial role in the easeful movement of the human body. Learn how to keep them strong, light, and limber during this enlightening weekend with Madhavan.

Yogic Science to Break Habits and Addictive Behavior

with Mukta Kaur Khalsa, Ph.D.

October 18 - 20, 2019
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.

Kid’s Yoga Program – October

with Nitya Griffith, E-RYT 200, CRYT

October 25 - 27, 2019
Bring your children with you this weekend! This is a childcare program for guests who come to visit with children ages 5–11!

Yoga for Amputees Fundamentals: Teaching to Wholeness

with Marsha T. Danzig E-RYT 200, C-IAYT, M.Ed.

October 25 - 27, 2019
This program is appropriate for Yoga professionals, amputee Yoga practitioners, physical therapists, occupational therapists, prosthetists, and recreational therapists. You will leave this weekend with effective, repeatable, and inspiring tools for your amputee clients that are beneficial for the body, mind, and spirit.

Awakening Bhakti: A Celebration of Divine and Human Love

with Jai Uttal and Visvambhar "Vish" Sheth

October 25 - 27, 2019
Join Grammy-nominated artist Jai Uttal for a kirtan and Bhakti Yoga workshop that will fuel your soul and help reconnect you with the Divine.

Saturday Concert with Jai Uttal

with Jai Uttal and Visvambhar "Vish" Sheth

October 26, 2019
October 26, 2019, $30 advance purchase / $40 at the door As part of Awakening Bhakti Weekend Workshop, Jai will perform a special concert for the Saturday night satsang. All are welcome.

Dissolving Your Barriers to Joyful Living

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

November 1 - 3, 2019
Interweaving her skills as a psychotherapist, Yoga teacher, and laughter leader, Sam will help you rediscover joyful living.

Meditation for an Active Mind

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

November 1 - 3, 2019
If you’ve tried meditation or mindfulness, you may have discovered that your mind suddenly became very active, making it seemingly impossible to meditate.

The Art of Ayurvedic Nutrition

with Aruna Patki, BAMS, LMBT, NCBTMB, RYT 200

November 8 - 10, 2019

This program is being held at our Shri Nivas Retreat Center.
For more information about the this retreat center please click here.
Join us for an enlightening weekend in which you will learn Ayurvedic diet principles and how to achieve optimum health.

iRest Yoga Nidra Immersion Program

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

November 8 - 11, 2019
Learn the principles and practice of iRest Yoga Nidra meditation and experience the variety of ways iRest can be used on and off the mat during this experiential workshop.

Clarity of Mind: Essentials for Brain Longevity

with Jane Stelboum, RYT 500, E-RYT 200, Certified Brain Longevity Specialist

November 15 - 17, 2019
Looking to live life with clarity and vitality? Concerned about your brain health? Join Jane Stelboum to learn how Yoga practices and lifestyle choices can help you achieve brain longevity through this engaging and experiential workshop.

Application of Medical Yoga into Healthcare

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

November 15 - 17, 2019
Explore the field of lifestyle medicine and medical Yoga through mindfulness meditation, stress management, guided imagery, and breathing strategies.

Midweek Seminar: Getting to Know Your Self

with Swami Gurucharanananda "Mataji" and Siva Buechner, RYT 500, B.A.

November 19 - 21, 2019
Explore the power of Yoga practices to purify and transform your body and mind. Reconnect to your True Self and let it shine through your life as peace, joy, love, and light.

Elevate Your Soul: The Power of Divine Sisterhood

with Faith Hunter, E-RYT 500

November 22 - 24, 2019
This program into the self is ideal if you are open and ready to create a radical shift in your life. Throughout the weekend, Faith will guide you through a spiritual journey layered with gentle flows, Your heart will open with healing chants, transformational sounds, expressive creative writing sessions, and sister circle conversations. Come be inspired, awaken dormant energy, and take home practical tools to elevate your soul.

How to Keep Improving as a Yoga Teacher

with Swami Asokananda, E-RYT 500

November 22 - 24, 2019
Becoming a true teacher of Yoga involves a never-ending quest to continue learning and improving your skills. Join Swami Asokananda this weekend to enhance your teaching abilities so that you can better serve your students.

Loosening the Knots

with Raama Das, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, YACEP

November 22 - 24, 2019
Release physical tension that manifests in the body and mind. Join us this weekend to discover the secrets of the Tantric tradition and learn a complete, foundational toolkit for your yoga practice.

Everything Comes to You: Yoga of Gratitude

with Bharata Wingham, E-RYT 200, CLYT

November 29 - December 1, 2019
Join Bharata Wingham for this weekend focused on what allows us to effortlessly be grateful in life. Going to the heart of what we can undo, not on what we must do to be grateful. Centering on developing an ability to experience gratitude regardless of everything that might seem to get in the way.

The Art of Prayer

with Prema Mayi and Eric Archer

December 6 - 8, 2019
Immerse yourself in sacred sound and mantra study, discuss philosophy, enjoy Yoga, and practice meditation. Experience the intimacy of music, poetry, mandalas, and storytelling as foundations of meditation and spiritual practice.

Navigate the Holiday Season with Yoga and Ayurveda

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

December 6 - 8, 2019
During the holidays, we are often preoccupied with the season’s hustle and bustle. Join us for a Yoga tune-up this holiday season.

Total Relaxation with Restorative Yoga

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

December 6 - 8, 2019
Restorative Yoga is a simple, effective antidote to stress, tension, and anxiety. In this practice, your body is placed in gentle, supported asanas.

Finding Freedom: How Wild It Is to Let It Be

with Tara (Becky) Eschenroeder, E-RYT 500, RCYT, YACEP and Narayani Noelle Whittington, E-RYT 500

December 13 - 15, 2019
Navigate toward freedom from discontentment, attachments, and self-doubt by cultivating trust and acceptance during this weekend of self-exploration.

Free All-Day Laughter Yoga Workshop: Live, Laugh, Love! 2020

with Bharata Wingham, E-RYT 200, CLYT

January 4, 2020
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.

The Power of Conviction: Aspire, Ask, Act, Achieve!

with Swami Gurucharanananda "Mataji"

January 17 - 19, 2020
This weekend, bring an aspiration with you. You’ll apply the 4 A’s and witness how applying this sequence will move you towards success. The “4 A’s” are essential steps to achieve anything in life. Each “A” represents an intention to follow through until you succeed. You can even reach the highest goal of realizing spiritual union!

Agape AUM: Evolutionary Music Weekend

with Paradiso and Rasamayi

February 14 - 16, 2020
Treat yourself to a meditative weekend of sound healing with award-winning musicians, Paradiso and Rasamayi.

The Art of Joyful Movement: Combining Alexander Technique and Pavanmuktasana

with Hope Mell, RYT 500, ATT

February 21 - 23, 2020
Joyful Movement is a powerful practice that combines the principles of the Alexander Technique with the age-old practice of the Joint Freeing Series.

Strengthen Your Container with the Chakras: Re-Membering Wholeness

with Karla Helbert, LPC, E-RYT 200, YACEP, C-IAYT

March 5 - 8, 2020
This program is being held at our LOTUS Conference Center.
For more information about the retreat center please click here
The power of your own energy system can help you move through life-altering, painful events. Designed to support you on your personal journey toward a natural state of wholeness, this retreat will assist you in exploring the deep wisdom held in your energetic body.

Bringing Yoga Therapy into Hospitals and Academia

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

March 12 - 15, 2020
Are you a Yoga therapist seeking work in an academic or hospital environment? Join Dr. Mala Cunningham to learn planning strategies, marketing tactics, negotiation techniques, interviewing skills, and important formulas to successfully implement your ideas into a hospital environment or academic setting.

Yoga for Detox: Spring Cleaning for Body and Mind

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

March 13 - 15, 2020
In Spring, a time of rebirth, we yearn for vibrancy and rejuvenation within. Join Satya Greenstone to shed old habits and adopt new revitalizing practices in a supportive, healing environment. Rest and rejuvenate with Restorative Yoga sessions and enjoy delicious vegetarian and vegan meals

Taking Ayurveda to the Mat

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

March 20 - 22, 2020
Yoga and Ayurveda, the ancient Vedic healing practices, function together to balance your body and mind and improve vitality.

Yoga of Forgiveness: A Course in Miracles Retreat

with Bharata Wingham, E-RYT 200, CLYT

April 10 - 12, 2020
The course’s principles can help guide you through times when forgiveness doesn’t come easily. It can help you open your heart, restore your health and joy, and resolve conflicts.

Living in Your Truth: Be Fearlessly Free

with Tara (Becky) Eschenroeder, E-RYT 500, RCYT, YACEP and Special Guest Christie Lenée

April 17 - 19, 2020
How often do you wish for more instead of being content with what you already have? How could letting go of attachments allow you to live more fully and deeply? Explore these questions and begin to work toward answers as you contemplate yogic philosophy for guidance in trust and acceptance.

Mindfulness, Compassion, and Difficult Emotions

with Susan Carol Stone, Ph.D.

April 24 - 26, 2020
Difficult emotions can be overwhelming and stifle the joy in life. How can you work with difficult emotions so you can peacefully live in the present moment?

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