Workshops

Elevate Your Soul: The Power of Divine Sisterhood

with Faith Hunter, E-RYT 500

November 22 - 24, 2019
Raise your vibration, gain clarity, and step into the fullest expression of who you are with a spiritual journey layered with gentle asana flows, Restorative Yoga, meditation, pranayama, and Kundalini practices. Your heart will open with healing chants, expressive creative writing sessions, and deep sister circle conversations.

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.

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 relieve stress, tension, and anxiety. In this practice, your body is placed in gentle, supported asanas (poses) with the use of props, allowing a release of physical and mental tensions. Join us for a Restorative Yoga workshop to relax and rejuvenate. When your body is at rest and your mind becomes calm, you can experience the peace within.

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
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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® reconnects 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.

Basic Meditation: A Journey to Peace

with Reverend Bhagavan Metro and Janaka Avallone, RYT 500, B.S.

January 10 - 12, 2020
Walk away from this workshop feeling refreshed and inspired, with your questions answered regarding how to build and establish your transformative meditation practice. Learn effective ways to calm the mind, powerful concentration techniques, and guidance on addressing the obstacles that arise during meditation, all based on the core teachings of Integral Yoga.

Make Your New Year’s Resolution Last: Aspire, Ask, Act, Achieve

with Swami Gurucharanananda "Mataji"

January 17 - 19, 2020
Do you need to make a meaningful change in your life? Are you looking for a complete transformation? Create a practical plan to achieve your goals using the “4 A’s”: aspire, ask, act, and achieve. Each step represents a strong intention to follow to achieve anything in life.

Experience the Joy of Health

with Amrita Sandra McLanahan, M.D. and Ramakrishna Sackett

January 24 - 26, 2020
Experience the joy of living a healthy lifestyle by establishing a sustainable Yoga and meditation practice, learning the importance of sangha (good company), and learning about lifestyle changes that will decrease stress, and prevent disease. When you return home, you will have the motivation and tools to make your health a priority.

Adapt, Adjust, Accommodate: Reduce Stress with Gentle Yoga

with Ranjani Bayne, RYT 200 and Rukmini Ando, E-RYT 200, RYT 500, YACEP

January 31 - February 2, 2020
Release tension in the body, calm the mind and experience inner peace with gentle and nurturing Yoga practices including sessions of Chair Yoga, Restorative Yoga (asanas with props), Yin Yoga, and Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation).

Building Resilience: Winter Practices for Self-Care

with Debora Nitya Jackson, E-RYT 500

February 7 - 9, 2020
Immerse yourself in the yogic lifestyle and enjoy thoughtfully designed practices of Hatha Yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda, to align with the cycles of nature, build resilience and boost your immune system. Create a daily and seasonal self-care routine that is nourishing and stabilizing based on your dosha, individual constitutional type according to Ayurveda.

Agape AUM: Evolutionary Music Weekend

with Paradiso and Rasamayi

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

Create Your Happy Body: Combining Alexander Technique and Pavanmuktasana

with Hope Mell, RYT 500, ATT

February 21 - 23, 2020
The Alexander Technique and the Joint Freeing Series offer simple and accurate movements to rehabilitate joints and gently open the body. The opportunity is here to learn the techniques that have transformed the lives of many who have suffered from pain and difficult movement.

Become a Better Guide: Teaching People with Limited Mobility

with Aramati Akke Hulburt, E-RYT 500

February 28 - March 1, 2020
When students show up to your class with pain and limited movement, do you know how to accommodate them and keep them safe in their practice? Join Aramati Hulburt for a workshop designed to teach you how to keep your students safe on their journey to better movement.

The Feng Shui of Yoga: Creating Harmonious Spaces

with Nitya Griffith, E-RYT 200, CRYT

February 28 - March 1, 2020
Discover the wisdom of two ancient philosophies and lifestyle practices, Yoga and Feng Shui, to create an incredible path for harmony, health, abundance, and well-being. Bring a copy of your home’s floor plan and receive tangible insights you can apply to your home and life for immediate results.

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
Discover the power of your sacred energetic centers, the chakras, to help you move through life-altering, painful events. Explore your chakras with guided meditations, visualizations, journaling, art, movement, and sharing with like-minded spiritual seekers. This program is for people who are facing challenges of all kinds including grief, trauma, and loss.

Loosening the Deep-Seated Knots

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

March 6 - 8, 2020
Learn practical, scientifically proven yogic tools from the Tantric tradition to loosen the deep-seated knots that bind you during a weekend designed to release physical and mental tension. Let go of stress with Yoga Nidra, discover how to achieve your highest goals by implementing sankalpa (yogic resolution), and explore mantras, chakras, and the powerful benefits of brahmari pranayama (humming breath).

Bringing Yoga Therapy into Hospitals and Academia

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

March 12 - 15, 2020
Are you a Yoga teacher or Yoga therapist seeking to bring Yoga into 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.

Unlock Your Creative Inspiration: Breath, Sound, and Movement

with HuDost

March 13 - 15, 2020
Creativity and spiritual practice are both powerful tools that can liberate your love and empathy. Join award-winning musical duo Hudost for a weekend designed to foster health, prosperity, love, and connection with the source. This workshop will explore breath, sound, movement, rhythm, emotion, and presence through spiritual work with creative expression.

Yoga for Detox: Spring Cleaning for Body and Mind

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

March 13 - 15, 2020
Yearning for vibrancy and rejuvenation this Spring? Come shed old habits and create new revitalizing practices in a supportive, healing environment. Enjoy delicious vegan meals, opportunities for fasting, Restorative Yoga sessions, as well as yogic practices to cleanse the mind, body, and soul.

Transformation: Practical Approaches for Letting Go

with Swami Karunananda, E-RYT 500

March 20 - 22, 2020
Feeling stuck in undesirable habits, environments, or relationships? Wondering why you can’t let go? Make a change using yogic principles and practices. Join Swami Karunananda to learn about the nature of attachment and how to harness the energy of your will, emotions, and intellect to free yourself from suffering and affect positive change in your life.

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

with Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.

March 20 - 22, 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.

Discover the Heart of Yoga: Asana and Pranayama

with John Schumacher, CIYT, C-IAYT

March 27 - 29, 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.

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.

Christie Lenée Friday Concert

with Christie Lenée

April 17, 2020
Join us for an intimate concert with Christie Lenée. Enjoy the integration of melodic pop lyricism with catchy hooks that excite both modern commercial listeners and classic purists. With a menu of percussive and sonic effects, and larger than life sounding instruments, her solo shows embody layers of orchestral elements with a wide array of dynamics and harmonic textures. All are welcome.

Living in Your Truth: Be Fearlessly Free

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. How much time do you spend moving toward where you want to be versus being content with where you are? What do you cling to mentally, physically, or emotionally? How could you let go of what you’re clinging to and allow yourself to live more fully and deeply in the present?

Taking Ayurveda to the Mat

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

April 17 - 19, 2020
Yoga and Ayurveda, the ancient Vedic healing practices, function both alone and together to balance your body and mind. Unique to each individual, these ancient healing practices will guide you and your clients towards a new realm of vitality. Explore how lively, full-spectrum asana sequences of Integral Yoga can help to balance one’s nature.

Sacred Sounds: Healing Sounds

with Jonathan Goldman and Andi Goldman, LPC, M.A.

April 24 - 26, 2020
Discover the secrets of sound healing with internationally acclaimed teacher Jonathan Goldman and holistic psychotherapist Andi Goldman. Explore the scientific and spiritual basis of using sound for healing through group exercises, sound healing techniques, award-winning healing music, and cutting-edge scientific information.

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 your life. Learn to traverse the terrain of difficult emotions through mindfulness, presence, and compassion, so that you are able to peacefully live in the present moment. This program is appropriate for newcomers as well as seasoned mindfulness practitioners.

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 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 – 2020

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

May 14 - 17, 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.

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.

Yoga for Everyone: Creating Inclusive and Accessible Yoga Spaces

with Dianne Bondy, E-RYT 500

May 15 - 17, 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.

Kids Yoga Program – May 2020

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.

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!

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

August 31 - September 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!

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.

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