Food for Thought, Spirit, and Health: Be a Healthier, Happier You!

with Dr. Amrita McLanahan, M.D. and Sampada Desai, M.A., LPC, E-RYT 500, CLL

February 24 - 26, 2017
This mid-winter pick-me-up retreat will add a heap of sunshine to your season. You’ll explore how Yoga and food choices can work for you, helping you to glow from the inside out. In this retreat, Dr. Amrita McLanahan, Yogaville’s celebrated integrative medical practitioner, and Sam Desai will discuss how to improve your health using Yoga, psychology, meal strategies, and plant-based foods. You will learn: Techniques to begin and maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle throughout the year Joyful and easy ways to add superfoods and spices to your life Emotional eating Enjoy this retreat as a gift to yourself and…

Yoga for Life: Cultivating a Conscious Relationship with Yourself

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

March 1 - 5, 2017
Explore specific yogic teachings and practices that provide methods that will help you achieve your highest potential.   This program includes lectures and practices to help move you towards optimum health by adapting various practices to your needs and interests, allowing you to individualize and actualize the process of self-discovery and transformation. Join Gary Kraftsow, the founder and director of the American Viniyoga Institute for this incredible journey. Each day holds a new theme: Thursday: The Relationship with your Spine Are you living for your yoga practice, or using your yoga practice to help you live your life? Focusing on the…

Brain Science and Yoga: Why (and How) Yoga Works

with Rev. M. Mala Cunningham, Ph.D.

March 3 - 5, 2017
Yoga works—here’s proof. New technologies allow researchers to see directly into our brain and observe how mindfulness practices shape our brain and our physiology. It’s exciting to know that through Yoga practices we can alter and re-wire our neuropathways—and therefore change our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors—which will increase our ability to heal, achieve peace, and perform at our best. In this workshop, learn how Yoga and mindfulness affect your neurophysiology, along with hands-on techniques designed to help improve mental and physical health. You’ll also learn how to increase peak performance, and work through such negative emotional cycles as anxiety, depression, addictions,…

Yoga for People Over 50

with Bhavani Marcia Miller, E-RYT 500

March 10 - 12, 2017
As you age, you change—and so should your Yoga. Whether you are a longtime practitioner or a beginner, this workshop will offer you ways to meet your changing body and life, just as you are, in a community of your peers. Practices will include asanas that respect joints and chronic sore places while safely building strength, balance, suppleness, and stamina. You’ll focus on practices that are sustainable for aging bodies with youthful hearts. You’ll move all body parts each day and then rest deeply in poses that leave you feeling open, refreshed, and ready for the next adventure. Using her…

Yoga for Detox: Spring Cleaning for Body and Mind

with Satya Greenstone, E-RYT 500

March 10 - 12, 2017
Spring is the perfect time to get out of the doldrums and shed our winter coat, both physically and mentally. This program provides a weekend of gentle yogic detoxification in a pristine environment away from the world’s distractions. Instructions and support will be given for all practices:   Yoga asana sequences for enhancing digestion and elimination Pranayama (yogic breathing) to eliminate toxins and calm the mind Chanting sacred mantra to balance and harmonize your system Gentle kriya techniques (yogic cleansing practices) Vegan and vegetarian meals Instructions and opportunity for fasting Restorative Yoga for rest and rejuvenation Join us and begin…

YogaNursing & the Art of Caring: Medical Yoga for Stress and Pain Relief

with Susan Turnage, RN, CYN, RYT 500

March 10 - 12, 2017
We cannot change the nursing culture without changing the nursing consciousness.—Annette Tersigni, Founder of YogaNursing YogaNursing is a revolutionary model of care that unites the ancient wisdom of Yoga with the science of modern Nursing. This program’s teachings of self-care can be used for nurses or for your patients. Join us and be part of a transformational, enlightened chapter in nursing history. Explore a simple prescription for transforming stress, anxiety, pain and suffering into peace, health, and wisdom. In this workshop you will learn to: Describe the evolution of Yoga into nursing practice Recognize the benefits of incorporating YogaNursing as…

3-Day Laugha Yoga Leader Certification

with Bharata Wingham, E-RYT 200, CLYT

March 17 - 19, 2017
A fun way to awaken yourself and 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. Get your certification to lead Laughter Yoga sessions and bring the healing and uplifting practice of intentional laughter to others. In this program you will: Play freestyle “laughter games,” which release endorphins and T-Cells to produce immediate and profound boosts to your mood, immunity, health, creativity and confidence levels Discover why…

Family Yoga Weekend

with Haris “Harini” Lender and Rev. Sam Rudra Swartz

March 17 - 19, 2017
 It’s time to unplug from the world’s distractions—and reconnect with your entire family! Using the experience she developed as the former director of Camp Yogaville, the creative genius behind Kidding Around Yoga leads you and your family through a complete, immersive, and fun-filled Yoga experience. Chanting, dancing, cuddles, and silliness are liberally sprinkled throughout this weekend. The schedule includes a hodge-podge of activities fit for every age. It all begins on Friday night with energetic Yoga games and icebreakers, followed by a Yoga class with extra-snuggly time in your Secret Garden. Saturday activities include more Hatha Yoga, followed by arts…

Ashtanga Yoga: Breath and Asana

with Tim Feldmann

March 17 - 19, 2017
Ashtanga practice is a breathing practice – the rest is just bending! – Pattabhi Jois Balancing between Ashtanga Vinyasa methods and an exploration of your body’s mechanics, this workshop will teach you how to tap into a deeper, injury-free, and more informed practice. These sessions are rooted in the Primary Series (an asana sequence combining 41 postures), with time for explanations and questions. You’ll be offered useful hints for developing your practice, potentially bridging gaps between your body, the practice, and how it applies to your life off the mat. In this program you will: Discover how to use your breath…

Relieving Anxiety: CBT and Yoga

with Boris Bhagavan Pisman, LMHC

March 24 - 26, 2017
Join Bhagavan Pisman for a practical and profound weekend investigating Yoga-Based Cognitive Behavioral Treatment (CBT) of Anxiety™. If you or your clients experience panic attacks, OCD, social anxiety, general anxiety, phobias, or post-traumatic stress, this workshop can change your or your client’s life. The workshop includes: Discussion of anxiety and fear and their origins Breathing practices to calm and balance your nervous system An introduction to non-dualistic meditation Yogic techniques for managing anxious and dysfunctional thoughts Cognitive therapy exercises to help you learn how to approach and manage fear Introduction to exposure and response prevention exercises Stress management exercises and…

Marketing and Outreach for Yoga Teachers

with Ram Bhakt, E-RYT 500

March 31 - April 2, 2017
Marketing and outreach are essential elements for success as a yoga teacher. In this workshop, you will discover ideas and tools useful for sharing your passion and for making your Yoga business flourish. You will learn the best procedures for: Website Design and Outsourcing Social Media Strategies Using Video and Pictures Email Marketing Effective Copywriting Online Advertising After completing this workshop you will know how to: Create an online presence that will generate teaching opportunities Develop business communication skills Find professional help when needed Use advertising to connect to your local community and beyond Find partners to expand your audience…

Enter the AUM: The Healing Power of Sound

with Paradiso & Rasamayi

April 7 - 9, 2017
Sound is one of the manifestations of the Divine, used by spiritual healers of all paths to facilitate spiritual growth and healing. This workshop is charged with healing performances, hands-on practice, and transformative information sessions. In this vibrant weekend, you’ll be treated to meditative performances by award-winning sound healers Paradiso and Rasamayi. They are the largest Traveling Temple for Crystal Tones and they will bring the world’s largest crystal didgeridoo, crystal bowls infused with gems and minerals (diamond, gold, platinum, tanzanite, and citrine), a kundalini serpent didgeridoo, and more. They’ll reveal Vedic and Himalayan protocols and use these and other…

LifeForce Yoga® to Manage Your Mood

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

April 7 - 9, 2017
LifeForce Yoga® interweaves the power of an ancient discipline with that of current science. In Yogaville’s safe and accepting environment, you’ll learn Yoga practices that can help you maintain your optimum mental health, as well as methods to safely release chronically held tension and repressed emotion in your physical and emotional body. You’ll practice: Breathing techniques that regulate the emotions (pranayama and kriya) Meditations that lift the mood Affirmations (sankalpa) Guided visualizations (bhavana) Tones that regulate the emotions (mantras) Hand gestures that affect different areas of the chakra system and the body (mudras) Yoga asanas suitable for all levels You’ll leave…

Retreat with A Course in Miracles: Yoga of Forgiveness

with Bharata Wingham, E-RYT 200, CLYT

April 14 - 16, 2017
Forgiveness is the key to happiness. — A Course in Miracles 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. Watch A COURSE IN MIRACLES -TV with Barry (Bharata) Wingham, Marianne Williamson and Guests Forgiveness ends any conflict. The…

Taking Ayurveda to the Mat

with Letícia Padmasri, E-RYT 500, ALC, M.A.

April 28 - 30, 2017
Explore how Yoga and Ayurveda, the ancient Vedic healing practices, function both alone and together to balance your body and mind. These ancient healing practices are unique to each individual and will guide you and your clients towards a new realm of vitality. During this workshop, you’ll explore how lively, full-spectrum asana sequences of Integral Yoga can help to balance one’s nature. You’ll learn to adapt your Yoga practice according to ayurvedic principles when needs arise—such as the change of seasons, aging, digestive complaints, insomnia, or anxiety. You’ll experience: Classes tailored for each of the three main doshas (individual natures),…

Mindfulness, Compassion, and Difficult Emotions

with Susan Carol Stone, Ph.D.

April 28 - 30, 2017
In this interactive workshop-retreat, we will explore how to traverse the terrain of difficult emotions through mindfulness, presence, and compassion. Popular mindfulness instructor Susan Carol Stone will assist you in establishing a personal mindfulness program that will help you relax into the present moment and relate to difficult emotions from a new perspective. You’ll understand why it is essential to approach challenging emotions with compassion. This program is suitable for novice and experienced practitioners. An ability to be present to your difficult emotions as they arise is prerequisite to enrollment. These practices are a powerful complement to therapy work. Silence outside…

Yoga Anatomy for Graceful Living: How to Remain Supple and Agile on Life’s Journey

with Aramati Akke Hulbert, E-RYT 500

April 28 - 30, 2017
Would you like to move with confidence and poise through your Yoga asana practice and other pastimes? By finding out how your body works, you can gracefully keep up with life’s activities. This workshop will help you identify how to achieve greater freedom of mobility and stability in your joints, improve your muscular strength, and get in touch with a sense of optimal health and well-being. In this program you will: Explore how muscles, bones, and other connective tissue and the nervous system work in relation to your asana practice Assess the range of motion in your ankles, knees, hips, wrists, elbows, shoulders,…

Spiritually Fly: Master Your Soul

with Faith Hunter, E-RYT 500

May 5 - 7, 2017
We are all seeking a path—a way—something to carry us through the hard times. As we look back on the challenges of day-to-day life, we rarely take note that we are typically the cause of our own suffering. This Yoga and meditation weekend, connect to the divine within and master your soul. Are you ready to dive deeper and live the life you desire? If so, begin to peel back the layers and uncover your own ability to realign with your true self. Address past and handle present life challenges with mindfulness, grace, and ease. Through a targeted weekend of personal…

Building Your Sadhana: The Sweetness of Steady Practice

with Prashanti Carroll Ann Friedmann, E-RYT 500

May 5 - 7, 2017
Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras explains that sadhana (spiritual practice) must be well attended to, without pause, for a long time, and in all earnestness in order for us to see progress towards lasting happiness. This can seem difficult for many, and you might be tempted to give up. However, you can see wonderful results in a short time when you understand the benefits of practice and its obstacles. Most importantly, you have to design a realistic plan for success in sadhana. The results will encourage you to continue onward. During this retreat, you will: Identify the benefits of regular practice for a…

Family Time at Yogaville

with Gita Zember, E-RYT 200

May 12 - 14, 2017
Bring your entire family for a weekend of wholesome fun at Yogaville! Gita Zember, beloved kirtanist, Yoga instructor, and mother of two, welcomes you to participate in Family Time at Yogaville whether or not you’ve ever experienced Yoga or Yogaville. Gita will lead your family through an exciting, 360-degree exploration of the various aspects of Yoga. In this program you will explore: Family Yoga, kirtan (chanting), and children’s meditation Laughter Yoga, outdoor time, and tasty vegetarian meals Talks by longtime Yogaville residents Storytime and more! Take this opportunity to have fun with your family members while experiencing with them the…

iRest® Personal Practice Immersion

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

May 18 - 21, 2017
Book now and get 15% off listed prices. Offer valid until Apr 5, 2017.
Come join us for this iRest Personal Practice Immersion (iPPI), where you will learn the principles and practice of iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation and experience the ways iRest can be used on and off the mat to foster a greater sense of freedom, synchronicity, authenticity, and creativity in your daily life. Through practice and dynamic dialogue you will: Learn the ten steps of iRest Experience body sensing and breath-sensing Form an inner resource of well-being Learn to meet difficult emotions and beliefs skillfully Experiment with playful, improvisational movement, sound, and art activities to reflect on what opens up to you and in…

Peaceful Weight Loss Workshop

with Brandt Bhanu Passalacqua and Anna Neiman Passalacqua

May 19 - 21, 2017
Join nationally recognized weight-loss facilitator and author of Peaceful Weight Loss Through Yoga, Bhanu Passalacqua, as he introduces you to the concepts and practices that have helped him and his students lose weight and find balance in their lives.  You’ll explore easeful, breath-based Hatha Yoga as the foundation for developing eating and lifestyle patterns that will help you find your balance. Peaceful Weight Loss is a gentle, restorative practice that helped its creator and facilitator, Bhanu, lose over 100 pounds. It includes Yoga postures, breathwork, meditation, suggestions for dietary changes, and time for questions. This program is for everyone—no previous Yoga…

Yoga of Devotion: A Retreat With Krishna Das

with Krishna Das

May 26 - 29, 2017
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.” A master kirtanist, Krishna Das will guide you in these ancient chants, making the practice exciting and simple. A personable, down-to-earth presenter, he’s gifted at lifting any hesitation or fear that beginners might feel and guiding everyone to dive into lively, responsive chanting. Krishna Das takes time to share insights that he has gained on the spiritual path and…

Saturday Satsang Concert with Krishna Das

with Krishna Das

May 27, 2017
$40 Advance Purchase/$45 at the door Join us for an intimate concert with Krishna Das, the Grammy-nominated master kirtanist who bridged the East and West through music As part of his annual Yogaville 4-Day Retreat, Krishna Das will perform a special concert for the Saturday night Satsang. All are welcome. Krishna Das—known to friends, family, and fans as simply KD, has been called Yoga’s “rock star.” He has taken the call-and-response chanting out of Yoga centers and into concert halls, becoming a worldwide icon and the best-selling western chant artist of all time. KD now travels the world sharing his kirtan practice and wonderful stories of…

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

with Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.

June 2 - 4, 2017
If you’re thinking about this workshop, you weren’t born yesterday. You’ve lived and loved, won and lost, celebrated and grieved. You have a lot of stories to tell. All stories have an inside and an outside. The outside is linear—it happened in what the Greeks called chronos—or clock time. But inside, there is a hidden thread of grace, an archetypal story of awakening that lives in the multidimensional world of Kairos—the timeless dimension. During our days of contemplative writing, the bones of your spiritual journey will begin to emerge through your writing and in the mirror of the other good…

Yoga for Lower Back Pain

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

June 23 - 25, 2017
Lower back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide. Dr. Loren Fishman, Oxford graduate and lifelong yogi, outlines powerful, safe methods for relieving lower back pain in yourself and in your students during this hands-on weekend workshop. Though Dr. Fishman spent three years studying Yoga in India (and over one year with B.K.S. Iyengar), his methods are rooted in physiology and anatomy. This course focuses on ways that people suffering from lower back pain can heal themselves, with the lowest risk of harm. Those attending will find that their skill set and knowledge base and practical efficacy will improve.…

Neurogenic Yoga™: A Revolutionary Technique in Trauma Healing

with Maria Alfaro, E-RYT, Neurogenic Yoga Trainer and TRE Certification Trainer

June 23 - 25, 2017
Neurogenic Yoga™ is a revolutionary new technique in trauma healing and stress reduction. This integrative method combines Yoga asana and pranayama with Self Induced Therapeutic Tremors (SITT). These tremors are the nervous system’s natural way of discharging long-held tension and unconscious muscle contraction in order to restore the body to wholeness. Neurogenic tremoring is based on Dr. David Berceli’s technique of Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises® (TRE), which has been taught successfully for decades worldwide. Benefits include: Release chronic tension Discharge emotional and physical trauma Increase energy and flexibility Improve sleep, mood, and digestion Decrease aches, pains, and symptoms of…

Yoga to Enhance Your Meditation

with Satya Greenstone, E-RYT 500

June 30 - July 2, 2017
The goal of meditation is to realize the True Self, which is felt when you awaken to your True Nature—a state of permanent peace and happiness. Meditation is the portal to this experience. The Yoga practices you’ll explore in this weekend are designed to bring a state of equanimity and balance. Each has a unique purpose of either preparing you for or deepening your meditation experience, with the objective of establishing or strengthening a regular, meaningful meditation practice. In this program you will explore: Asana: physical postures to keep the body supple and strong, reduce tension, and to establish a…

Mastering Alignment: The Key to a Skillful Yoga Practice

with Steven Weiss, RYT 500, M.S., D.C., C-IAYT

July 14 - 16, 2017
The secret is out! Yoga can offer a highly effective form of therapy for existing injuries and it can help prevent future ones! The key to utilizing Yoga as a successful therapeutic method is that you have a good working knowledge of postural alignment and of how to respect the body’s natural design. Have you ever wondered how to move your body to go deeper into a pose, decrease pain, or overcome limitations? Are you confident in knowing exactly how to move safely into a pose, or does going deeper cause apprehension or confusion? Yoga’s popularity has brought immense benefits…

Yoga, Mindfulness, and Neuroscience Workshop: Tools for Healing

with Rev. M. Mala Cunningham, Ph.D.

July 14 - 16, 2017
New technologies enable scientists to observe how meditation and Yoga practices positively shape our neurochemistry and neuro-pathways. Over the last twenty years, research has proven that Yoga and mindfulness techniques can increase empathy, compassion, healing, and optimism and can significantly reduce stress, anxiety, depression, and negative thinking. The retreat will focus on this fascinating new field  and provide answers as to how and why Yoga works for healing your emotions, body, and mind. Having an awareness of neuroscience illuminates how Yoga creates states of calmness, peace, and compassion, encouraging a greater capacity for self-healing and happiness.  Dr. Mala will share…

Everything Comes To You: Yoga of Prayer

with Bharata Wingham, E-RYT 200, CLYT

July 21 - 23, 2017
What you are seeking is seeking you. Clarity of Vision. Purity of Feeling. In this workshop we will draw from several spiritual traditions including yoga and particularly from A Course in Miracles. How to develop the attitude of Everything Comes to You and Prayer, with the expectation of infinite good, Now. When you stop chasing stuff in your lives and instead turn your attention to your inner development, a change takes place where in the words of Sri Swami Satchidananda, “things start chasing you!” This weekend will focus on: The power of feeling and acceptance in prayer The “ego-nomic” system and its…

The Art of Joyful Movement: Alexander Technique and Pavanmuktasana

with Hope Mell, RYT 500, ATT

August 4 - 6, 2017
Combining the movement principles of the Alexander Technique with the age-old practice of Pavanmuktasana (the Joint-Freeing Series), Joyful Movement is a powerful practice that has transformed lives. This 3-day workshop gives an overview of The Alexander Technique, which offers a revolutionary approach to finding your natural balance, seeing the connection between your thinking and movement, and creating change in your life. When complemented by Pavanmuktasana, which has the ability to rehabilitate your joints more efficiently than most practices, you’ll find that Joyful Movement can transform your mind and body. Hope Mell draws on her three decades of study and experience,…

Yoga and Kayaking

with Bhaskar Deva

August 11 - 13, 2017
Join Bhaskar Deva for a weekend of connecting with nature and yourself—by kayaking down the peaceful James River. This is an invigorating way for beginners and experienced 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! You’ll explore many miles of the lush, historic James river under the expert guidance of our trip leaders.   This adventure is designed for your enjoyment. You will experience the art of…

Yoga and the Subtle Bodies: Working Through the Koshas

with Swami Vidyananda, E-RYT 500

August 25 - 27, 2017
The more we practice Yoga, the more we feel the power to face the challenges of life. Yoga doesn’t promise to change the world around us. Yoga can help us change our reactions, perceptions, and attachment to wanting life to be different. It can help us be healthy and happy in the present moment. This workshop will focus on mind-body wellness. By understanding the five koshas, or the physical, energetic, emotional, intelligence, and bliss layers of the self, we can use them as a practical and profound tool to design a deeper Yoga practice. We’ll work through the koshas with…

Labor Day Yoga and Ayurveda Retreat: Radiant Health and Longevity

with Renata Gregori Sullivan, CYT and Dr. Michael Sullivan, D.C., D.Ay.

September 1 - 3, 2017
This immersion into the scientific and spiritual power of Ayurveda and Yoga will help you understand how to apply these practices’ ancient principles for a life of health, joy, clarity and balance. Join the founder and director of Riverview Spa and its Yoga director for: Daily Yoga classes, meditation, chanting and music Lectures in applying the principles of Ayurveda and the Tri-Dosha theory (Vatta, Pitta, and Kapha) for digestive health, nutrition, detoxification, and longevity Pranayama practices to deepen your capacity for breath and access to prana (life force) for increased energy and vitality Meditation and stress reduction techniques to balance…

Yoga Nidra for Complete Relaxation and Stress Relief

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

September 8 - 10, 2017
Yoga Nidra means “yogic sleep.” It’s 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. Reliably reveal and awaken your inner reservoir of intuitive understanding and unconditional joy. During this workshop, you will learn: Progressive relaxation skills Specialized breathing techniques Guided imagery Mindfulness to easily create a deep meditative state Unique skills for handling stress and tension in the short term and for the long run Join in and learn the essential principles and practices of Yoga Nidra and why it matters.…

Joyful Living: Kickstart to a Healthy Lifestyle

with Dr. Amrita McLanahan, M.D. and Raam Das Bell, E-RYT 500

September 8 - 10, 2017
Renew, refresh, and recharge as you dive deeply into the aspects of Yoga and the yogic lifestyle that can be applied daily to improve your sense of Health and well-being dramatically. Learn how to develop healthy choices in Yoga, nutrition, and exercise through: Yoga postures and breathing Optimal nutrition and the best diet for you Meditation in action and the practice of mindfulness in every moment The place of exercise in a healthy lifestyle In this workshop, relax with practices to reduce stress and increase the capacity to have fun. Take time to renew and refresh yourself with natural tools…

Kirtan College: A Weekend Chanting Intensive

with David Newman "Durga Das" and Mira

September 21 - 24, 2017
This in-depth course is designed to help all people explore kirtan and Bhakti Yoga.  It’s a concise training to deepen your understanding and practice of the rich tradition of Indian chanting. Join David and Mira for a weekend of celebration and learning: Sanskrit mantra pronunciation and translation Methodology for practicing and leading kirtan Musical guidance and support Teachings and practices of the Bhakti Yoga tradition Storytelling of India’s ancient myths This workshop is designed to deepen your relationship with kirtan and help you gain more confidence leading kirtan. This program is open to everyone! No musical background required. Testimonials David…

Yoga for the Special Child® Teacher Training – Basic Part 1

with Sivakami Sonia Sumar, E-RYT 500

September 22 - 29, 2017
Book now and get $100.00 off listed prices. Offer valid until Jun 23, 2017.
Yoga for the Special Child®, LLC, is a multi-level comprehensive program of Yoga techniques designed to enhance the natural development of children with special needs. Our style of Yoga is gentle and therapeutic—safe for babies and children with Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Microcephaly, Autism, and other developmental disabilities. These methods also provide an effective treatment for children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder, ADHD, and Learning Disabilities. Our therapeutic program includes: An integrated series of balanced Yoga poses to increase body awareness and strength Specialized breathing exercises and relaxation techniques to improve  concentration An early intervention program to assure the healthy formative development…

Hands On or Off? The Art of Yoga Adjustments

with Letícia Padmasri, E-RYT 500, ALC, M.A.

September 29 - October 1, 2017
Yoga adjustments can be beneficial in a number of ways, having the potential to take students to a level of deeper awareness and more self-refined practice. Yoga students and teachers appreciate the power and art of adjustments. But an essential consideration before providing hands-on assistance is to make clear why one might need it and then decide how to approach it: verbal instruction, physical adjustments, or other teachings. In this workshop, we will discuss the purpose and the hows of Yoga adjustments, learn how to make adjustments effective and safe, and develop postural observation skills. We will study principles that give us…

Shiva and Shakti

with Marni Sclaroff, MAT, E-RYT 500

September 29 - October 1, 2017
Shiva and Shakti represent consciousness and energy. They symbolize the sacred marriage of what makes us human, and they are the ground of all being. They are the auspicious and loving heart at the center of everything. In the Yoga tradition, there are hundreds of stories that speak, metaphorically, to profound truths. These stories can uplift and inspire our lives and all relationships. In this workshop, you will: Be skillfully guided to your own center through stories, mantra, discussion, asana practice, and journaling Begin with a story in each session that will inspire your inner work Chant mantra in order…

Coming Home: Moving Deeper Into Mindfulness and Love

with Susan Carol Stone, Ph.D.

October 20 - 22, 2017
Many people are becoming familiar with mindfulness these days, and we have all experienced love in some form. What is less clear is that mindfulness and love are inextricably related and, when followed as a spiritual path, they lead far beyond stress reduction into our heart’s deepest yearnings: awakening and peace. Through interactive practices and challenging inquiry, this program will focus on the convergence of mindfulness and love in order to broaden and enliven your spiritual path. In order to deepen your experience, silence will be encouraged during non-program hours, though it is not required. The program is geared to…

Introduction to Yin Yoga

with Biff Mithoefer, E-RYT 500

October 27 - 29, 2017
Guided by Biff Mithoefer, author of The Yin Yoga Kit, you will bring health to your body and balance to your busy, Yang-style life. Yin Yoga uses long-held postures that support you in accessing the deeper, more Yin parts of yourself. Explore how this ancient yogic practice can promote the flow of Qi (energy) through the meridians (energy channels) of your deep Yin core. You will learn how to incorporate Yin postures and philosophy into any Yoga practice by: Applying Taoist philosophy Following the movement of prana (life energy) in the body and explore how to affect it with Yin…

Yin Yoga Teacher Training – Module 2

with Biff Mithoefer, E-RYT 500

October 29 - November 3, 2017
Since the beginning of mankind’s adventure here on Earth, indigenous societies throughout the world have sought guidance through their relationship with archetypal figures. These figures relate to the parts of ourselves that we all share. In this training, we will look at our journey as humans and teachers through the archetypes of Warrior, Healer, Teacher, and Visionary. This training includes: The practice of holding space Body and energy literacy: deepening our range of perception, learning to follow our inner teacher, and supporting others to do the same Embodiment: grounding our teaching in our body Collaboration and Community: encouraging mutual support…

Beyond Asana: The Joy of Classical Yoga

with Michael Rhadeya Plasha, E-RYT 500, RPYT

November 17 - 19, 2017
Posture can take us only so far. During this workshop, you will: Discover how the roots of Yoga provide the tools for transformation Fall in love with the philosophical, psychological, and spiritual roots of Classical Yoga Joyfully explore how you can apply the teachings of the wisdom masters on the mat, contemplating what you can learn about yourself while in the asanas Learn how to understand the complexities of the mind through Yogic psychology, which is similar to cognitive psychology Examine some key verses from the Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutras, and other important texts for self-inquiry and contemplation Practice…

Meditation for Everyone

with Rev. Sumati Govinda, RN, BSN, RYT

November 17 - 19, 2017
Would you like to try meditation, but don’t know where to start? Join us for a weekend of lighthearted and joyful practice aimed at developing and expanding your experience. You will: Learn simple and time tested techniques to help you develop a regular and enjoyable daily practice routine Try several different types of meditation and choose the one that best suits your personality, taste, temperament, and lifestyle—by meditating in a variety of settings, you will become aware of how your environment affects your experience Discover the spiritual, psychological, and medical benefits of meditation Learn what to expect from your daily…

Relax and Rejuvenate with Restorative Yoga

with Satya Greenstone, E-RYT 500

November 24 - 26, 2017
Restorative Yoga is a simple, effective antidote to stress, tension, and anxiety. In this practice, your body is placed in gentle, supported asanas (poses) with the use of props, allowing your mind to truly let go. When your body is at rest and your mind becomes calm, you can experience the peace within. This workshop offers complete instruction in gentle restorative poses, as well as: Balanced Restorative Yoga sequences Other methods for stress management, relaxation, and rejuvenation Gentle poses that enhance the breathing capacity Simple poses for everyday practice Other healing aspects of Restorative Yoga All props will be supplied.…

Yoga Tune-Up for the Holidays

with Letícia Padmasri, E-RYT 500, ALC, M.A.

December 8 - 10, 2017
During the holidays, we’re often preoccupied with the season’s hustle and bustle, the tasty foods, and the tremendous amount of effort spent in giving! Explore and realign with the divine nature of being, while creating a well-disciplined routine during a time period when it’s needed most. Learn to: Have fun while practicing moderation Create and/or maintain a healthy lifestyle through yogic and Ayurvedic principles Truly begin to appreciate the nature of the mind-body connection Understand better the physiology of the body and its patterns/responses to our habits Relax, rejuvenate, and recharge your batteries for the season As a gift to…

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