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Workshops

Spring Silent Retreat: Time to Reflect, Relax, and Renew – ONLINE WEBINAR

with Reverend Prakasha Shakti Capen, E-RYT 500 and Senior Staff

April 2 - 5, 2020
Escape to a natural sanctuary to reflect, relax, and renew during Yogaville’s annual Spring Silent Retreat. Take a few days to step back from your regular routine. Through stillness, silence, and Yoga practices, you’ll lift your spirit and refresh the body and mind.

Yoga of Forgiveness: A Course in Miracles Retreat – ONLINE WEBINAR

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 – ONLINE WEBINAR

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

April 17 - 19, 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.

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.

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.

Relieving Anxiety: Yoga and Psychotherapy

with Boris Bhagavan Pisman, LMHC

May 15 - 17, 2020
Learn to relieve anxiety through a combination of practical and profound Yoga practices and psychotherapy. If you or your clients experience panic attacks, obsessive thinking, anxiety, phobias, post-traumatic stress, and even depression or mood fluctuations, this workshop will greatly benefit you.

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.

Kids Yoga Program – May

with Nitya Griffith, E-RYT 200, CRYT

May 22 - 25, 2020
Bring your kids with you while you enjoy the Yoga of Devotion Retreat with Krishna Das! 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. In addition, they’ll learn about ashram life, Integral Yoga®, and Sri Swami Satchidananda.

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.”

Krishna Das Saturday Concert

with Krishna Das

May 23, 2020
As part of his annual Yogaville 4-Day Retreat, Krishna Das will perform a special concert for the Saturday night Satsang. All are welcome.

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 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.

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.

The Fifth Key: Unlock the Door to Your Spiritual Potential

with Brother Arjavan

June 19 - 21, 2020
Discover what’s holding you back and transcend it through the practices of Integral Yoga®. Integral Yoga is a meditative and mindful approach that integrates the multiple branches of Yoga into a complete lifestyle system. Sri Swami Satchidananda taught that Truth is One, Paths are Many. During this workshop, you will be assisted in exploring your unique spiritual path.

Yoga and Kayaking – June

with Bhaskar Deva

June 26 - 28, 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!

Yoga of Recovery Symposium

with Durga Leela, E-RYT 500 and Reverend Jan M. Brown, MSc, B.A.

June 26 - 28, 2020
This symposium offers something to everyone affected by addiction in our communities. Join us and contribute to this movement to make a change and raise awareness about all issues surrounding addiction and how we, our families and communities, can heal from these issues.

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.

Yoga and Kayaking – July

with Bhaskar Deva

July 10 - 12, 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!

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Fulfilling Your Soul’s Journey

with Eben Alexander III, M.D.and Karen Newell 

October 23 - 25, 2020
Join Dr. Eben Alexander, to discuss the brain’s role in allowing greater consciousness into our awareness and Karen Newell’s Sacred Acoustics, brainwave sound compositions, to quiet incessant mind chatter, release emotional traumas, and find meaning and purpose in your daily life. Dive into infinite awareness through reflection, discussion, meditation, group sound journeys, and embodied exploration.

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

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.

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.

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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