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Mental Health, Brain Science, and Yoga – Online

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

August 12 - 18, 2020
During this online workshop, learn about integrating Yoga and mental health through research, theory, and practice sessions. Research has shown that mindfulness, meditation, and Yoga practices have the ability to positively impact mental and emotional health. Yoga, neuroscience, and mindfulness powerfully influence resiliency, emotional health, and healing related to anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, and mood states.

Yoga Nidra for Complete Relaxation and Stress Relief – Online

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

August 12 - 26, 2020
In this online workshop, 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. Yoga Nidra reliably reveals and awakens your inner reservoir of intuitive understanding and unconditional joy.

Open Your Heart: A Bhakti Yoga and Creativity Immersion – Online

with Sean Johnson, E-RYT 500

August 22 - 23, 2020
In this online workshop, join critically acclaimed spiritual music artist Sean Johnson 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.

Yoga for Low Back Pain – Online

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

August 29 - September 27, 2020
In this online workshop, Dr. Fishman will explain seven basic causes of low back pain and teach you how to identify the proper one, relieve the pain it produces, and also how to avoid the things that bring on pain in the first place.

Graceful Exit: Preparing for a Good Death – Online

with Andrew Holecek

September 4 - 7, 2020
In this online program, you will be guided through rich teachings on death and dying from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. For anyone interested in learning how to prepare for death, both spiritually and practically, for themselves or to help someone else who is dying. Experience talks, guided contemplations, meditations, and discussion groups to learn how to die a good death, and how to help others die.

Gentle Somatic Yoga Weekend: Awaken from Within – Online

with James Knight, E-RYT 200, CHSE

September 5 - 6, 2020
In this online workshop, discover why Gentle Somatic Yoga (GSY) has gained worldwide recognition as a method for immediate and lasting solutions to chronic pain, stiffness, and other tension-based patterns in the body. Experience a weekend of complete restoration and inspiration for renewed lifestyle choices.

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. Through blissful relaxation and breathing techniques, open and fill your subconscious mind with empowering thoughts and positive emotions. Experience a beautiful mixture of spirituality, deep relaxation, and breathing tools to cleanse negativity and empower you to change your subconscious mind.

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
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 findings in neurobiology.

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 – Online

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

September 19 - 20, 2020
In this online LifeForce Yoga® workshop, learn the power of an ancient discipline with current scientific findings to help you release what is no longer serving you—without a story attached! Join Amy Weintraub, author of the groundbreaking book Yoga for Depression, to guide 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.

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.

Yoga for Strong, Healthy Bones

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

October 16 - 18, 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

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.

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 […]

Yoga2Sleep: Relax and Fall Asleep Naturally – Online

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

October 31 - November 1, 2020
In this online workshop, release stress, tension, and overwhelm with Yoga2Sleep, a Yoga therapy workshop designed to support a better quality of sleep. This workshop includes personal assessment, pranayama (breathing exercises), meditation, Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, intention, and mindset. Yoga2Sleep uses scientific research, in combination with ancient, traditional yogic practices to help you achieve better sleep for the best life.

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.

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.

Relax into the Holidays with Restorative Yoga

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

December 11 - 13, 2020
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 to stress, tension, and anxiety.

Yoga and Kayaking – June

with Bhaskar Deva

June 25 - 27, 2021
Join Bhaskar Deva for a weekend of Yoga and kayaking down the peaceful James River—connecting with nature, yourself, and new friends. This is a revitalizing way for beginner and intermediate kayakers alike to weave Yoga with the joy of the outdoors.

Yoga Nidra Training and Certification Level 1

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

September 3 - 8, 2021
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.

September 3 - 5, 2021
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.

Yoga Nidra Training and Certification Level 2

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

September 10 - 15, 2021
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.

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