Workshops

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.”

Saturday Satsang Concert with Krishna Das

with Krishna Das

May 27, 2017
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 his life and discusses bringing chanting into our lives through retreats and workshops.

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.

Ten-Day Silent Retreat: Nurture Your Connection Within

with Integral Yoga Retreat Directors with Senior Staff

June 9 - 18, 2017
The world is constantly drawing our attention outward into its swirling eddies of activities and responsibilities, joys and sorrows, pleasures and pain. We have trouble finding the time to tap into our inner reality and connect with our innermost desires and aspirations. Gardens of peace and beauty await us within, but opportunities to explore them and re-establish ourselves elude us.

Yoga of Recovery® Retreat: Wholehearted Recovery

with Durga Leela, E-RYT 500

June 22 - 25, 2017
During the Yoga of Recovery Retreat, we will explore a loving approach to recovery, one that integrates the most effective approaches of the East and the West. Let's change our story from one of suffering to one of healing, making use of yogic practices that appeal to our emotional temperament: physical practice, devotional practices, self-enquiry techniques, psychology, and philosophy.

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.

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.

Camp Yogaville

with Sam Eberle and Rev. Sam Rudra Swartz

June 25 - July 2, 2017
Camp Yogaville is Integral Yoga® for kids—a week-long Yoga summer camp for children ages eight to twelve, held at Satchidananda Ashram - Yogaville. It’s a great opportunity for kids to enjoy a week in the country, learn about Yoga and have lots of fun doing traditional camp activities, such as hiking, swimming, sitting around a campfire and telling stories.

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.

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.

Yoga, Mindfulness, and Neuroscience: Five-Day Retreat

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

July 14 - 18, 2017
The field of neuroscience shows that we can actually change our brain patterns—and therefore change our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors—which can introduce healing into our system. This retreat will focus on strategies for healing the body and mind through Yoga and mindfulness techniques, introducing you to the concepts and practices that Dr. Mala uses with her clients. You’ll have the time and space to work with these practices under Mala’s guidance and support.

Yoga, Mindfulness, and Neuroscience Workshop: Tools for Healing

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

July 14 - 16, 2017
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.

How to Ignite Your Yoga Practice: A Workshop for Beginners

with Chelsea Jackson, Ph.D., E-RYT, RCYT

July 21 - 23, 2017
Looking to start a Yoga practice but not exactly sure where to begin? Join Chelsea for a weekend focused on setting the foundation for a Yoga practice that is both accessible and sustainable.

Everything Comes to You: Yoga of Prayer

with Bharata Wingham, E-RYT 200, CLYT

July 21 - 23, 2017
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!”

Yoga for Grief and Loss: Strengthening Your Container

with Karla Helbert, LPC, E-RYT 200, YACEP

July 27 - 30, 2017
Grief, loss, and trauma are some of the most difficult experiences imaginable and possible. When you have experienced loss so profound there is no “getting over it,” you can learn only how to hold and to carry it.

Vedic Thai Yoga Bodywork

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

July 28 - 30, 2017
Experience exotic stretches and Thai bodywork—a synthesis of acupressure, rhythmic compressions, ancient breathing arts, and meditation.

Couples Workshop: A Time for Us

with Revs. Bhagavan and Bhavani Metro

August 4 - 6, 2017
Healthy, loving relationships are worth investing in. Bring your partner and join in on this special retreat for couples. Dive into the depths of what a loving relationship means to you and explore how to keep it alive, while learning to meet the challenges that careers, child-rearing, householding, and society can bring to bear on your relationships.

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.

Blissful Bhajans: The Art of Chanting and Yoga

with Shankari Bowmaster, RYT 500

August 11 - 13, 2017
Come on a journey to discover the depths of chanting, its vibrations, and the effects of it on our systems. You can chant in any language, but the power, meaning, and purpose behind Sanskrit chanting can be profound. This blissful weekend workshop will take you on a journey into contemplation and witnessing techniques to balance energy. Build the skills to truly step into your soul power.

Yoga and Kayaking

with Bhaskar Deva

August 11 - 13, 2017
Join Bhaskar Deva for a weekend of Yoga and kayaking down the peaceful James River—connecting with nature and yourself. This is an invigorating way for beginners and experienced kayakers alike to weave Yoga with the joy of the outdoors.

Less is More: Make Room for Peace

with Swami Divyananda Ma, RYT 500

August 18 - 20, 2017
We live in a culture where the motto is “More is better.” Compelled by this notion, we find ourselves trying to fulfill our spiritual needs with material objects. This workshop will offer you a pathway out of material and lifestyle clutter and guide you towards a simpler and more focused life.

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.

Soul-Nourishing Women’s Retreat

with Robin Carnes, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, MBA and Rosana Azar

September 1 - 4, 2017
Step out of your routine and take time for yourself this Labor Day weekend during our soul-nourishing women’s retreat

Labor Day Yoga and Ayurveda Retreat: Radiant Health and Longevity

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

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.

TriYoga®: The Ancient Yoga for Modern Times

with Yogini Kaliji

September 8 - 10, 2017
Yogini Kaliji guides us in the world-renowned flow of TriYoga. Learn to increase prana as it flows from kundalini (the universal mother energy.) The TriYoga practice unites dynamic and sustained asana (physical postures), pranayama (breathing practices), mudra (hand gestures,) and meditation, woven together by Jnana, or Yoga knowledge.

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. It reliably reveals and awakens your inner reservoir of intuitive understanding and unconditional joy.

Joyful Living: Kickstart to a Healthy Lifestyle

with Amrita Sandra McLanahan, M.D. and Raam Das, 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.

LifeForce Yoga Practitioner Training for Depression and Anxiety – Level 1

with Amy Weintraub, E-RYT 500, MFA, YACEP, C-IAYT, Rose Kress E-RYT 500, LFYP-2, YACEP, LFY Educator and Rickie Simpson, LCC, Ph.D., E-RYT 200, LFYP-2, C-IAYT

September 10 - 17, 2017
Learn an empowering, evidence-based Yoga protocol to help your students and clients focus, relax, and have greater access to their feelings. These strategies can safely release chronic physical tension and repressed emotion and are appropriate for a clinical setting. This training interweaves ancient yogic wisdom with current findings in neurobiology.

Basic Meditation

with Swami Gurucharanananda "Mataji"

September 15 - 17, 2017
A calm and focused mind can achieve anything. The beautiful science of concentration provides perfect tools to reach that calm and focused experience called meditation. Meditation is a profound state of being, beyond the normal awareness. With sincere and regular practice, it can be experienced.

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.

The Art of Awakening: Yoga and Dharma

with Katchie Ananda, E-RYT 500

September 22 - 24, 2017
Yoga and Dharma, two complementary schools, are used to guide the body back to ease and calm and to train the mind and open the heart. The goal is to heal our connection to the body and the earth, connecting with our soul and aligning with our authentic purpose.

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.

How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep: Mind-Body Skills for Deep Rest

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

September 29 - October 1, 2017
Sleep is an essential function of human life, yet millions of Americans suffer from sleep problems. Whether you have difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or feeling rested upon waking, these sleep issues can impair your mental, emotional, and physical health.

Hands On or Off? The Art of Yoga Adjustments

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

September 29 - October 1, 2017
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 more confidence to make decisions and to better help students.

Consciousness and Energy of 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.

Fall Silent Retreat: Even Nature Takes Time to Renew

with Swami Gurucharanananda "Mataji," Retreat Director, with Senior Staff

October 5 - 8, 2017
Though we all have similar family, job, or societal challenges, there is uniqueness in the way each of us apply and benefit from them. During this retreat, the spiritual practices of Yoga will help you apply their fruits toward meaningful changes in your daily life.

Taoist Autumn Workshop: Restore Your Qi

with Paul Olko, ND, Dipl. CH, MST

October 13 - 17, 2017
This Taoist workshop will teach some of the fundamental practices of the Integral Way passed down from the Ni Family Traditions.

Therapeutic Medical Yoga: Learn and Restore

with Amrita Sandra McLanahan, M.D., Dilip Sarkar, MD, FACS, CAP, C-IAYT and Rev. M. Mala Cunningham, Ph.D.

October 13 - 15, 2017
This course will introduce health professionals to a biopsychosocial-spiritual model of care for patients. Explore the field of mind-body medicine and medical Yoga through mindfulness meditation, stress management, guided imagery, and breathing strategies.

Ancient Wisdom for Changing Times

with Swami Karunananda, E-RYT 500

October 13 - 15, 2017
Change is everywhere. How can we navigate these waves of change skillfully and peacefully?

Experiential Retreat: The Four Main Paths of Yoga

with Swami Asokananda, E-RYT 500

October 20 - 22, 2017
When aligned, the hand, heart, and head form a wonderful ladder to help us climb to a more fulfilling life rooted in Spirit. Since an ounce of practice is worth tons of theory, Swami Asokananda gives thorough focus to the practical ways we can absorb each of these approaches and develop into to true Integral yogis.

Coming Home: Moving Deeper Into Mindfulness and Love

with Susan Carol Stone, Ph.D.

October 20 - 22, 2017
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.

Navigating Life Change: Stuff Happens, but Suffering Is Optional

with Michael Lee, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, Dip.Soc.Sci, Dip.T., M.A.

October 27 - 29, 2017
Whether facing issues in health, work, relationships, identity, purpose, or any other life change, join us to learn simple and profound techniques to respond to your experiences with awareness.

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.

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.

Yoga for All: Empowering Underserved Populations

with Dianne Bondy, E-RYT 500

November 3 - 5, 2017
Discover how Yoga can empower, inspire, promote self­-acceptance, and help you to embrace change. We will start with a critical review of how society, media, and culture affect the physical and spiritual practices of Yoga.

Awakening Bhakti: A Celebration of Divine and Human Love

with Jai Uttal

November 3 - 5, 2017
For everyone who loves and practices kirtan (chanting the ecstatic songs of ancient India), this workshop will fuel your soul. Jai will share and demystify some of the secrets of kirtan—for with just a little understanding of music and rhythm, and a lot of self acceptance, we all can sing, lead, and share our hearts with others. The practice of chanting can become our teacher, guiding us home.

Saturday Satsang Concert with Jai Uttal

with Jai Uttal

November 4, 2017
As part of Awakening Bhakti Weekend Workshop, Jai will perform a special concert for the Saturday night Satsang. All are welcome. Through singing kirtan you can explore, express, and share the deepest caverns of your soul—and ultimately find the eternal spring of love.

Yoga Nidra: Delving into Deep Rest

with Stacy Kamala Waltman, E-RYT 500

November 10 - 12, 2017
Advanced Yoga teacher, transformational life coach, and meditation master Stacy Kamala Waltman leads programs that are world-renowned, taking people on an inner journey of self-awakening. Come experience a transformational program whose effects remain long after the weekend is over!

Cultivating Trust: How Wild It Is to Let It Be

with Becky 'Tara' Eschenroeder, E-RYT 200, RYT 500, RCYT and Special Guest Brad Ellsworth

November 10 - 12, 2017
How much time do you spend moving towards where you want to be versus being content with where you are? Where can you create space in your life? What would that space allow you to let in?

Yoga for Babies: Foundational Practice – Levels 1 and 2

with Ellynne Skove, LCAT, NCC, BC-DMT, BCPP, E-RYT, M.A.

November 16 - 19, 2017
Join Ellynne Skove for a Yoga for Babies workshop that includes two levels of training. The Level 1 training focuses on work with babies from birth to creeping, with an emphasis on tummy time and infant anatomical development. Level 2 examines mobile babies from creeping to finding their feet on the ground, through crawling, sitting, pushing up, standing, and walking

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. Go beyond asanas in your Yoga practice and join us for a weekend workshop exploring the more subtle aspects of classical Yoga.

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.

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.

You Have the Key: How to Access Your Inner Wisdom

with Rev. Prakasha Shakti Capen, E-RYT 500

December 1 - 3, 2017
Heroes. Golden talismans. Challenges. Secrets to unlock. These are the elements of any good epic adventure. They are also the elements of your own life. You are that hero. You already have the talismans, the keys. You already know the secrets. If only you could unbury and unlock them. Yoga provides wonderful techniques to help you on this journey. With skilled discrimination to sort your true wisdom from extraneous thoughts, you grow in balance and health.

Raja Yoga: Observation, Action, Transformation

with Madhavan Mark Wolz, RYT 500

December 1 - 3, 2017
Raja Yoga opens the door between awareness and action, leading us to integrate body, mind, and spirit in a way that steadies our course and brings focus to our energy. Raja Yoga (the path of wisdom) is based on the eight limbs of Yoga as outlined by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras over 2,000 years ago.

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! Join us for a Yoga tune-up this holiday season.

New Year’s Silent Retreat: Reaching Healthy New Heights

with Integral Yoga Retreat Directors with Senior Staff

December 28, 2017 - January 1, 2018
Every new year, we close a door to the past and open one to a myriad of new possibilities. These possibilities allow you to recreate and redesign your life in ways that align you with your innermost desires. Take a little time away from your busy life for relaxing and reflecting on where your journey has taken you, on how you want to proceed, and on the present moment during this silent retreat. This year, unwind from the holidays in the tranquility of Yogaville, with five days of silence, Hatha Yoga, guided and silent meditation techniques, and a variety of talks…

Free All-Day Laughter Yoga Workshop: Live, Laugh, Love! 2018

with Bharata Wingham, E-RYT 200, CLYT

January 6, 2018
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® is an ancient, new idea for reconnecting 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.

Yoga Vacation in Guatemala

with Swami Ramananda, E-RYT 500 and Ram Wiener, E-RYT 500

March 24 - 30, 2018
Book now and get $100 off listed prices. Offer valid until December 31, 2017.
Discover the breathtaking vistas of cobalt-blue Lake Atitlan uniquely surrounded by some of Guatemala’s largest volcanoes. Join us and watch your workday blues vanish into thin air.

Finding Peace in Chaos

with Nalanie Chellaram

March 29 - April 2, 2018
With knowledge of the Spirit comes an understanding of who you truly are. With practice of the great tools that Yoga offers, you too can return to a place of tranquility. During this retreat, you will focus on utilizing the tools of Yoga to help maintain equanimity of mind so that you can lead an easeful, peaceful, and useful life.

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