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Yoga for Hips and Knees – Online

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

October 23 - 25, 2020
In this online workshop, 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.

Yoga2Sleep: Relax and Fall Asleep Naturally – Online

with Pamela Stokes Eggleston, MBA, E-RYT-500, YACEP

October 31 - November 1, 2020
In this online workshop, release stress, tension, and overwhelm with Yoga2Sleep, a Yoga therapy workshop designed to support a better quality of sleep. This workshop includes personal assessment, pranayama (breathing exercises), meditation, Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, intention, and mindset. Yoga2Sleep uses scientific research, in combination with ancient, traditional yogic practices to help you achieve better sleep for the best life.

Yoga for Arthritis Teachers Intensive Level 1 – Online

with Steffany Moonaz, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, Ph.D.

November 2 - December 7, 2020
In this online training, discover how to safely and effectively teach Yoga, with individually-tailored practices, to people with arthritis. This online teacher’s intensive training combines contemporary scientific rigor, Yoga philosophy, and heart.

Yoga for Bone Health Training – Online

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

November 6 - 15, 2020
In this online certification program, learn powerful, safe, and proven methods for reversing and avoiding osteoporosis and osteopenia. Given the increasing number of older students attending Yoga classes, teachers need solid, evidence-based training in order to effectively serve them. Dr. Fishman’s Method, consisting of 12 poses, has been proven to increase bone density for students with osteoporosis or osteopenia

Tuesdays with Mataji: Fall Online Series

with Swami Gurucharanananda "Mataji"

November 10 - December 1, 2020
Returning by popular demand again, Swami Gurucharanananda, lovingly called Mataji, will continue to offer spiritual talks throughout the fall, sharing her wisdom and light during these challenging times with another four sessions.

Be Your Own Best Friend – Online

with Sampada Desai, M.A., LPC, E-RYT 500, CLYL, CLYT

November 21 - 22, 2020
Receive loving guidance in becoming your own best friend during this online workshop. Learn to cultivate self-love and self-compassion through psychological principles, spiritual wisdom, Yoga, meditation, healing imagery, storytelling, and group work.

Everything Comes to You: Yoga of Gratitude – Online

with Bharata Wingham, E-RYT 200, CLYT

November 28 - 29, 2020
In this online workshop, learn to focus on what allows you to be effortlessly grateful in life. Drawing heavily from A Course in Miracles and timeless yogic teachings, you will learn practical tools to uncover the gratitude that is your natural inheritance rather than trying to become grateful.

Relax into the Holidays with Restorative Yoga – Online

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

December 2 - 16, 2020
In this online workshop, experience deep relaxation and rejuvenation during a time period when it’s needed most. Restorative Yoga places your body in gentle, supported asanas (poses) with the use of props, allowing your mind to truly let go. Restorative Yoga is a simple, effective antidote to stress, tension, and anxiety.

Moving into Bliss – Online

with Debora Nitya Jackson, E-RYT 500

December 4 - 18, 2020
Move into bliss as you explore the layers of our existence through the yogic koshas model and the practice of Yoga Nidra during this online workshop.

Take Back Your Power – Online

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

December 5 - 12, 2020
Yoga can teach you to reclaim your inner power and peace in a rapidly changing world. In this online workshop, you will learn simple Yoga tools to build resilience, release stress, and find strength in the midst of confusion.

Inspiration for the Spiritual Journey – Online

with Swami Asokananda, E-RYT 500 and Swami Ramananda, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT

December 6, 2020
Join Swamis Ramananda and Asokananda for inspiration and encouragement on your spiritual journey. During this online workshop, they will share how they maintain their steadiness in the life of the Spirit.

New Year’s Retreat – Online

with Swami Divyananda Ma, E-RYT 500 and Senior Staff

December 30, 2020 - January 2, 2021
Join us for the online New Year’s Retreat to gather the spiritual wisdom and strength needed to face day-to-day surprises with the guidance of your own inner light. This retreat offers support to handle life’s challenges.

21-Day Meditation Tune-up – Online

with Swami Divyananda Ma, E-RYT 500

January 3 - 23, 2021
Join Swami Divyananda from 12–1 pm for 21 days of guidance and practice of meditation. Starting with ten minutes, the meditation sessions will increase towards one full hour on the last day. Accept this challenge and invite your life to be fully transformed! Whether you are brand-new to meditation or experienced-but-struggling, these sessions will address your needs and give you the tools and support to sustain and advance a meditation practice.

Discovering and Maintaining Your Peace – Online

with Reverend Bhagavan Metro

January 16 - 17, 2021
One of Sri Gurudev Swami Satchidananda's most profound teachings was: "Always maintain your Peace". The philosophy and practices of Yoga support us as we pursue that goal.

Dissolving the Barriers to Joyful Living – Online

with Sampada Desai, M.A., LPC, E-RYT 500, CLYL, CLYT

January 23 - 24, 2021
Does the stress of daily living keep you from living a joyful life? This online workshop provides a safe, nurturing, and playful environment in which to learn and practice life-affirming ways to honor and celebrate your life.

Raja Yoga Teacher Training – Online

with Swami Karunananda, E-RYT 500 and Swami Priyaananda, E-RYT 500

January 26 - June 5, 2021
Pay in full by Dec 28, 2020 and get $100.00 off listed prices
Enrich your teaching and personal practice with Raja Yoga – Online, the science of meditation based on self-mastery. Raja Yoga presents the philosophy and psychology of Yoga in a systematic way, guiding one to greater peace and balance in life and spiritual realization.

Bringing Yoga Therapy into Hospitals and Academia – Online

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

February 11 - 15, 2021
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.

Neuroscience, Yoga, and Mindfulness: How Yoga Heals – Online

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

March 4 - 7, 2021
Neuroscience can explain how and why Yoga works for healing the body, mind, and emotions. In this online workshop, Dr. Cunningham will share with you some powerful techniques and strategies for increasing healing, happiness, and peace; and conversely, you will learn how to reduce negative emotions, thoughts, and behaviors that tend to take over our lives.

Yoga and Kayaking – June

with Bhaskar Deva

June 25 - 27, 2021
Join Bhaskar Deva for a weekend of Yoga and kayaking down the peaceful James River—connecting with nature, yourself, and new friends. This is a revitalizing way for beginner and intermediate kayakers alike to weave Yoga with the joy of the outdoors.

Yoga Nidra Training and Certification Level 1

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

September 3 - 8, 2021
Yoga Nidra Training will give you the tools and resources needed to lead others effectively in Yoga Nidra. Gain the know-how and confidence needed to be able to help your clients and students relax, increase body-mind awareness, make positive behavior changes.

Yoga Nidra for Complete Relaxation and Stress Relief

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

September 3 - 5, 2021
Discover the essential principles, practices, and benefits of Yoga Nidra, or “yogic sleep”. Go far beyond deep relaxation to a place of natural peace and quiet that is tremendously healing for the body, mind, and spirit.

Yoga Nidra Training and Certification Level 2

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

September 10 - 15, 2021
Gain the tools and resources needed to lead others effectively in the practice of Yoga Nidra, or “yogic sleep”. Yoga Nidra is 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.

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