Workshops

Midweek Seminar: Yoga in Daily Life

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

February 19 - 21, 2019
Did you know that the teachings of Yoga can uplift every dimension of your day? Join us and you will see! Explore ways the light of Yoga can shine more abundantly throughout your days to benefit everyone and everything.

The Art of Joyful Movement: Combining Alexander Technique and Pavanmuktasana

with Hope Mell, RYT 500, ATT

February 22 - 24, 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.

Aging Agelessly

with Barbara Prema Brown, E-RYT 500

February 22 - 24, 2019
The timeless practices of Yoga help practitioners to age agelessly—maintaining the energy, strength, and keen perception of their younger years.

Getting Started with Ayurveda

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

March 1 - 3, 2019
Ayurveda, a 5000-year-old natural system of health and healing that originated in India, is a sophisticated, preventative, holistic approach to well-being.

The Paths of Yoga: Aligning Hand, Heart, and Head

with Swami Asokananda, E-RYT 500

March 1 - 3, 2019
Truth is one, but the paths of Yoga are many. The paths of Yoga correspond to the hand (action), the heart (love), and the head (intelligence).

Awakening the Breath of Life: Integral Yoga Pranayama

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

March 8 - 10, 2019
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Pranayama, the Yoga science of breath control, is one of the most powerful elements of Yoga. Pranayama practices effectively energize and relax the body.

Brain Science, Mindfulness, and Yoga: Powerful Strategies for Healing

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

March 8 - 10, 2019
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Yoga works—here’s proof. New technologies now allow researchers to directly observe how Yoga and mindfulness practices shape the brain.

Going Deeper in Raja Yoga

with Swami Karunananda, E-RYT 500

March 15 - 17, 2019
Raja Yoga is a pathway to liberation—freedom from all sorrow, fear, and suffering—enabling you to experience the highest spiritual realization.

Yoga for the Female Pelvic Floor: Demystifying ‘Down There’

with Leslie Howard E-RYT 500, C-IAYT

March 15 - 17, 2019
A pelvic floor requires more than just kegels to stay healthy. Proper strengthening of the pelvic floor helps to create the correct foundation of each movement in the body. This is the true meaning of "core work."

TRE: A Natural Way to ‘Shake Off’ Stress

with Jacy Sundlie, TRE Trainer, LSW, CCA

March 22 - 24, 2019
Book now and get 20% off listed prices. Offer valid until Mar 4, 2019.
Release tension and trauma with TRE (Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises), a cutting-edge technique in stress reduction.

Yoga for Detox: Spring Cleaning for Body and Mind

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

March 22 - 24, 2019
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Spring is the perfect time to get out of the doldrums and shed our winter coat, both physically and mentally. Yoga for Detox provides a weekend of gentle yogic detoxification in a pristine environment away from the world’s distractions.

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

with Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.

March 29 - 31, 2019
In this workshop, the bones of your spiritual journey will begin to emerge through your memoir writing and in the mirror of the other good people who have come together to make meaning and share the legacy of their life.

Integral Health and Healing

with Amrita Sandra McLanahan, M.D. and Margabandhu Martarano, E-RYT 500, B.A.

April 5 - 7, 2019
Integrate Yoga, herbs, and Western medicine into your life and the lives of others for conscious healing. Learn how to use Yoga to heal the body and mind.

Yoga for Your Dosha: Find Balance with Ayurveda

with Michael Rhadeya Plasha, E-RYT 500, RPYT

April 5 - 7, 2019
The principles of Ayurveda, the science of longevity, can support us in adapting, adjusting, and accommodating our Yoga practice to our doshas.

Midweek Seminar: Using Your Voice, Mantras, and Devotion

with Gita Zember, RYT 500

April 16 - 18, 2019
Join Gita Zember of Gita’s Dream Kirtan for an empowering midweek seminar and learn to come more fully into the confidence of your voice.

Yoga of Forgiveness: A Course in Miracles Retreat

with Bharata Wingham, E-RYT 200, CLYT

April 19 - 21, 2019
Join us on Easter weekend for this program based on Christian principles and terminology. A Course in Miracles focuses on “The Forgiveness Principle”– a crucial aspect of the path of Yoga and key to our emotional health. This weekend will explore the place of forgiveness in our spiritual practices. A Course in Miracles can be seen as a form of Christian Yoga, practicing forgiveness, which accelerates our progress in reuniting with our true Self.

Mindfulness, Compassion, and Difficult Emotions

with Susan Carol Stone, Ph.D.

April 26 - 28, 2019
Difficult emotions beset everyone at times, stifling joy in life. Learn mindfulness and compassion practices as means of coping with difficult emotions.

The Art of Giving and Receiving: Vedic Thai Yoga Bodywork

with Sudevi Linda Kramer, LMT, E-RYT 500, M.A.

April 26 - 28, 2019
Experience exotic stretches and Thai Yoga bodywork —a synthesis of acupressure, rhythmic compressions, ancient breathing arts, and meditation.

Yoga and Creativity for Emotional Resilience

with Swami Vidyananda, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT and Shanti Norris, C-IAYT

May 3 - 7, 2019
Harness the healing power of Yoga and creativity to establish emotional stability and resilience during this weekend workshop.

Interfaith Renewal Retreat: Refresh, Recharge, and Reconnect

with Swami Jyotirmayananda, Rev. Sumati Govinda Steinberg, RN, BSN, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, Sari Heidenreich and HuDost

May 3 - 5, 2019
Join like-minded seekers for an Interfaith Retreat. Treat yourself to a weekend of spiritual nourishment and connection with other interfaith believers.

Cultivating Radical Gratitude

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

May 17 - 19, 2019
Gratitude is part of every spiritual tradition, and now modern science shows that it enhances every aspect of our health—physical, mental, and emotional.

Yoga as a Peace Practice: Creating Resilience in Our Communities

with Jana Long, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, Maya Breuer, E-RYT 500, Gail Parker, Ph.D., E-RYT 500, C-IAYT and Dana A. Smith, E-RYT 500, CLC

May 17 - 19, 2019
Yoga as a Peace Practice, the first national initiative of the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance, addresses the impact of trauma and violence on communities.

Kid’s Yoga Program – Krishna Das Weekend

with Nitya Griffith, E-RYT 200, CRYT

May 24 - 27, 2019
Bring your children with you this weekend! 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. Arts and crafts, music, dance, drama, hiking, and games will keep them busy and laughing throughout the weekend. 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 24 - 27, 2019
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 25, 2019
As part of his annual Yogaville 4-Day Retreat, Krishna Das will perform a special concert for the Saturday night Satsang. All are welcome.

Ancient Text – Modern Times

with Trace Sahaja Bonner, E-RYT 500

May 31 - June 2, 2019
Ancient Yoga wisdom still holds relevance for current times. Join Trace Sahaja Bonner for a delightful, activity-based weekend exploring the ancient texts of Yoga and how they can be utilized in our modern, daily lives.

Yoga Secrets: Arm Balancing, Leg Balancing, Inner Balancing

with Rina Jakubowicz, E-RYT 500

June 7 - 9, 2019
Join Rina Jakubowicz as she shares Yoga secrets for finding and maintaining balance both in Yoga practice and daily life.

Total Yoga Nidra Immersion Experience

with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, Ph.D., C-IAYT

June 7 - 9, 2019
Immerse yourself in the nourishing, restorative, and transformative practice of Yoga Nidra, or yogic sleep, during this practical workshop.

Bridging the Divide: Creating Inclusive Yoga Spaces

with Dianne Bondy, E-RYT 500

June 7 - 9, 2019
Join Dianne Bondy in an accessible Yoga workshop designed to help you bridge the divide of social limitation and experience the inclusive nature of Yoga.

Yoga and Kayaking – June

with Bhaskar Deva

June 14 - 16, 2019
Join Bhaskar Deva for an invigorating weekend of Yoga and kayaking down the peaceful James River—connecting with nature and yourself.

LifeForce Yoga to Manage Your Mood

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

June 28 - 30, 2019
The author of the groundbreaking book Yoga for Depression guides you through evidence-based Yoga practices for managing your mood. LifeForce Yoga® interweaves the power of an ancient discipline with current scientific findings to help you release what is no longer serving you—without a story attached!

Open Your Heart: A Bhakti Yoga and Creativity Immersion

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

July 5 - 7, 2019
Join critically acclaimed spiritual music artists Sean Johnson and The Wild Lotus Band for a Bhakti Yoga and creativity immersion that will open your heart.

Saturday Concert with Sean Johnson and The Wild Lotus Band

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

July 6, 2019
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.

Couples Retreat: Revitalizing the Love in Your Relationship

with Revs. Bhagavan and Bhavani Metro

July 19 - 21, 2019
Join the Revs. Metro for a time of renewal, rekindling of hearts, and emotional intimacy with your beloved during this couples retreat.

Surfing the Sea of Change

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

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.

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 – Labor Day

with Hope Mell, RYT 500, ATT

August 30 - September 2, 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 – Module 2

with Biff Mithoefer, E-RYT 500

September 1 - 6, 2019
In this Yin Yoga training, we will look at our journey as humans and teachers 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 Weekend: Wholehearted Recovery

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.

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.
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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.

Yoga for the Core: Understanding the Anatomy of Your Center

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

September 27 - 29, 2019
Join Padmasri for a workshop designed to help you develop core awareness and improve core stability through the practice of Yoga asanas.

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.

Awakening Bhakti: A Celebration of Divine and Human Love

with Jai Uttal

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

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, CLL

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.

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.

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.

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.

Relax and Rejuvenate 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.

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