Programs

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Upcoming Programs & Workshops (59)

April 2019

The Art of Giving and Receiving: Vedic Thai Yoga Bodywork

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

April 26, 2019 - April 28, 2019

Experience exotic stretches and Thai Yoga bodywork —a synthesis of acupressure, rhythmic compressions, ancient breathing arts, and meditation. Utilized therapeutically in Thailand, Thai Yoga produces balance and harmony within the body, mind, and spirit. You will: Study a 3,000-year-old traditional…

Mindfulness, Compassion, and Difficult Emotions

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with Susan Carol Stone, Ph.D.

April 26, 2019 - April 28, 2019

Difficult emotions beset everyone at times, darkening your days and stifling joy in life. How can you work with difficult emotions in order to live in the present moment with love, acceptance, and peace? In this experience-based, interactive workshop, you…

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training – Part 1: Foundations

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

April 28, 2019 - May 03, 2019

 Part 1: April 28–May 3, 2019 Part 2: September 22–27, 2019 10% Off Tuition for those registering for Parts 1 and 2 Restorative Yoga is the practice of placing the body into a specific Yoga asana (posture) using the support…

May 2019

Interfaith Renewal Retreat: Refresh, Recharge, and Reconnect

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

May 03, 2019 - May 05, 2019

Join like-minded seekers for a special Interfaith Renewal Retreat. Treat yourself to a weekend of spiritual nourishment and connection with other interfaith leaders and believers. Come to Yogaville and: Go deep with interactive spiritual discussions Participate in silent meditation, Hatha…

Yoga and Creativity for Emotional Resilience

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

May 03, 2019 - May 07, 2019

Harness the healing power of Yoga and creativity to establish emotional stability and resilience during this weekend workshop. Yoga can help you lead a happier, more cheerful life. If negative thoughts and feelings keep you from happiness, Integral Yoga has…

Stepping Beyond Basic TT: Developing as a Yoga Teacher

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with Raama Das, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, YACEP and Lalita Dagny Vigander, E-RYT 500, LMT, RCYT

May 10, 2019 - May 19, 2019

After completing a 200-hr Yoga teacher training and eagerly entering the modern Yoga market, many new Yoga teachers realize that additional skills are required to meet the needs of today’s students. Join dedicated Integral Yoga® teachers Raama Das and Lalita…

Yoga as a Peace Practice: Creating Resilience in Our Communities

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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, 2019 - May 19, 2019

Yoga as a Peace Practice (YPP) is the first national initiative of the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance. It offers a self-help intervention for individuals and communities impacted by trauma, chaos, and violence. YPP highlights the contemplative approach of Yoga to…

Cultivating Radical Gratitude

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

May 17, 2019 - May 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. Not only that, but the most grateful people in the world are also the happiest. In this…

Yoga of Devotion: A Retreat with Krishna Das

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with Krishna Das

May 24, 2019 - May 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…

Kid’s Yoga Program – Krishna Das Weekend

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with Nitya Griffith, E-RYT 200, CRYT

May 24, 2019 - May 27, 2019

Bring your children with you this weekend! 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…

Krishna Das Saturday Concert

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with Krishna Das

May 25, 2019 - May 25, 2019

$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…

Nitya Living™ Kid’s Yoga Training

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with Nitya Griffith, E-RYT 200, CRYT

May 29, 2019 - June 02, 2019

If you love kids and love Yoga, join us for a Nitya Living™ Kid’s Yoga teacher training to combine your passions and share the healing practices of Yoga with the youngest generation. Nitya Griffith has developed a unique approach to…

Ancient Text – Modern Times

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with Trace Sahaja Bonner, E-RYT 500

May 31, 2019 - June 02, 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 daily life. Through conversation, drawing, journaling, singing, movement, and…

June 2019

Bridging the Divide: Creating Inclusive Yoga Spaces

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with Dianne Bondy, E-RYT 500

June 07, 2019 - June 09, 2019

  Join celebrated Yoga teacher and social justice activist Dianne Bondy for a workshop that seeks to bridge the divide and make Yoga an inclusive practice for all shapes, sizes, and abilities. Through in-depth, open forum discussions, practical hands-on asana…

Total Yoga Nidra Immersion Experience

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

June 07, 2019 - June 09, 2019

Registration, check-in, and orientation: Friday evening Program starts on Saturday morning Immerse yourself in the nourishing, restorative, and transformative practice of Yoga Nidra, or yogic sleep. The practice of Yoga Nidra provides an experience of altered states of consciousness—essentially meditative…

Yoga Secrets: Arm Balancing, Leg Balancing, Inner Balancing

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with Rina Jakubowicz, E-RYT 500

June 07, 2019 - June 09, 2019

Join Rina Jakubowicz as she shares Yoga secrets for finding and maintaining balance both in Yoga practice and daily life. Gain strength and clarity as you find balance in your body, responsibilities, and priorities. Explore techniques and alignments that will…

Yoga for Bone Health Training

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with Loren M. Fishman, M.D., B.Phil. (Oxon.) and Gabriella Barnstone,C-IAYT, RYT 500

June 13, 2019 - June 16, 2019

Learn powerful, safe, and proven methods for reversing and avoiding osteoporosis and osteopenia during the Yoga for Osteoporosis Training. Given the increasing number of older students attending Yoga classes, teachers need solid, evidence-based training in order to effectively serve them.…

Yoga and Kayaking – June

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with Bhaskar Deva

June 14, 2019 - June 16, 2019

Join Bhaskar Deva for a weekend (or two—Aug. 2–4) of Yoga and kayaking down the peaceful James River—connecting with nature, yourself, and new friends. This is an invigorating way for beginners and intermediate kayakers alike to weave Yoga with the…

Meditation Teacher Training

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with Swami Karunananda, E-RYT 500

June 17, 2019 - June 30, 2019

Swami Satchidananda said: “Meditation is the most important practice. Most of our problems in life would be solved if we meditated regularly.” This is because our whole experience of life is based on the condition of the mind, and meditation…

Summer Silent Retreat: Finding Peace and Contentment in Daily Life

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with Raama Das (Retreat Director) with Senior Staff

June 20, 2019 - June 23, 2019

Through the many challenges that day-to-day life presents, it can be difficult to remain peaceful and contented in every moment. Join other like-minded seekers to go within and find serenity in daily life during the Summer Silent Retreat. Peace is…

Intermediate Integral Yoga Teacher Training

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with Louis Mahadev Carlino, E-RYT 500, M.A., LPC and Swami Arivananda, RYT 500

June 23, 2019 - July 14, 2019

Profoundly enrich your understanding and practice of Integral Yoga with the Intermediate Integral Yoga Teacher Training. Enhance your teaching skills as you dive deeply into the subtle and more advanced aspects of Yoga and learn how to share them with…

LifeForce Yoga to Manage Your Mood

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

June 28, 2019 - June 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…

July 2019

Adaptive Hatha Yoga Teacher Training

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

July 03, 2019 - July 12, 2019

Have you ever had a student who’s unable to perform even the most basic Hatha poses? You want to help them, but you aren’t sure how. Join Satya Greenstone for the Adaptive Hatha Yoga Teacher Training to learn how to…

Open Your Heart: A Bhakti Yoga and Creativity Immersion

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

July 05, 2019 - July 07, 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 and rekindle your soul. Sometimes in life and Yoga practice, we yearn for creative inspiration…

Saturday Concert with Sean Johnson and The Wild Lotus Band

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

July 06, 2019 - July 06, 2019

$30 Advance Purchase/$40 at the door 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 weekend workshop, Bhakti Yoga and Creativity…

Integral Yoga 200-hour Teacher Training – Summer

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with Lalita Dagny Vigander, E-RYT 500, LMT, RCYT and Raama Das, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, YACEP

July 14, 2019 - August 11, 2019

This comprehensive Yoga teacher certification is a month-long residential program consisting of over 200 class hours. You will learn to teach each portion of the Integral Yoga Level I class, including asanas (Yoga poses), deep relaxation, pranayama (breathing practices), chanting,…

Camp Yogaville 2019

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with Sam Eberle, Reverend Sam Rudra Swartz, IYM, E-RYT 200, RCYT, YACEP and Meera Ellen Mangum, E-RYT 200, B.S.

July 14, 2019 - July 28, 2019

Camp Yogaville is Integral Yoga® for kids—a two-week-long Yoga summer camp in the heart of Virginia for children ages 7 to 14. We’re flexible! It’s a great opportunity for your kids to share and relate to one another in a…

Camp Yogaville 2019 – Week 1

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with Sam Eberle, Reverend Sam Rudra Swartz, IYM, E-RYT 200, RCYT, YACEP and Meera Ellen Mangum, E-RYT 200, B.S.

July 14, 2019 - July 21, 2019

Camp Yogaville is Integral Yoga® for kids—a two-week-long Yoga summer camp in the heart of Virginia for children ages 8 to 12. We’re flexible!. It’s a great opportunity for your kids to share and relate to one another in a…

Yoga of the Heart: Cardiac and Cancer Certification Training

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with Nischala Joy Devi and Bhaskar Deva

July 18, 2019 - July 27, 2019

Would you like to share Yoga with those at risk for or living with heart disease, cancer, or other life-altering illnesses? In this program, you’ll learn how the theory of Yoga can be applied to disease and general health. Yoga…

Couples Retreat: Revitalizing the Love in Your Relationship

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with Revs. Bhagavan and Bhavani Metro

July 19, 2019 - July 21, 2019

It is love that gives the deepest meaning to our lives. It is our highest calling, our greatest purpose, our finest achievement, and our sacred responsibility. It’s a gift we give to each other, our families, and the world we…

Surfing the Sea of Change

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

July 26, 2019 - July 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. The economy fluctuates, your career has ups and downs, and important family decisions often need to be made…

Advanced Integral Yoga Hatha Teacher Training

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

July 28, 2019 - August 18, 2019

Take your Yoga practice and teaching skills to the next level with the Advanced Integral Yoga Hatha Teacher Training course. The Advanced Integral Yoga Hatha Teacher Training enables you to expand your teaching skills by learning how to instruct advanced…

August 2019

Yoga and Kayaking – August

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with Bhaskar Deva

August 02, 2019 - August 04, 2019

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 beginners and intermediate kayakers alike to weave Yoga with the joy of the…

10-Day Silent Retreat: Look Within, Find Your Truth

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with Reverend Sam Rudra Swartz (Retreat Director) with Senior Staff

August 09, 2019 - August 18, 2019

Allow yourself the luxury of going deep within to realign yourself with your own inner guidance during Yogaville’s annual ten-day silent retreat. With today’s myriad outside influences, what means most to our own hearts can easily get muddled and lost.…

The Art of Joyful Movement: Alexander Technique and Pavanmuktasana – Labor Day

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with Hope Mell, RYT 500, ATT

August 30, 2019 - September 02, 2019

Joyful Movement is a powerful practice that changes the way you move and alleviates pain and discomfort. Combining the principles of the Alexander Technique with the age-old practice of Pavanmuktasana (the Joint Freeing Series), this workshop offers a revolutionary approach…

Introduction to Yin Yoga

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with Biff Mithoefer, E-RYT 500

August 30, 2019 - September 01, 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. Yin Yoga uses long-held postures that support you in accessing the deeper,…

September 2019

Yin Yoga Training – Module 2

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with Biff Mithoefer, E-RYT 500

September 01, 2019 - September 06, 2019

Since the beginning of humankind’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 Yin Yoga training,…

Yoga Nidra for Complete Relaxation and Stress Relief

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

September 06, 2019 - September 08, 2019

Yoga Nidra, or “yogic sleep,” 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. Yoga Nidra reliably reveals and awakens your…

Yoga Nidra Training and Certification – Level 1

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

September 06, 2019 - September 11, 2019

Yoga Nidra, or “yogic sleep,” 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. Yoga Nidra is based on authentic Yoga…

Neuroscience, Yoga, and Mindfulness Workshop: How Yoga Heals

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

September 06, 2019 - September 08, 2019

With the advent of new technologies, researchers are now able to understand how Yoga and mindfulness practices can help us to heal, restore vibrancy, and increase resiliency.  Over the last twenty years, research has proven that Yoga and mindfulness techniques…

Neuroscience, Yoga, and Mindfulness 5-Day Retreat: How Yoga Heals

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

September 06, 2019 - September 10, 2019

The field of neuroscience shows that you can actually change your brain patterns—and therefore change your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors—which can promote healing in your system. This 5-day retreat will focus on strategies for healing the body and mind through…

Midweek Seminar: Yoga for Strong Bones

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

September 10, 2019 - September 12, 2019

Yoga has been shown to enhance bone health and strength. In this workshop, you will learn safe and proven methods for reversing and avoiding osteoporosis and osteopenia, the precursor to osteoporosis. Dr. Fishman’s Method, consisting of 12  Yoga poses, has been…

Yoga of Recovery Weekend: Wholehearted Recovery

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with Durga Leela, E-RYT 500

September 12, 2019 - September 15, 2019

Yoga of Recovery® is the first comprehensive course to combine Ayurveda and Yoga with traditional recovery tools and 12-step principles to offer a more holistic mind, body, and spirit approach to addiction and self-destructive behaviors. Explore a loving approach to…

Yoga of Recovery: Healing the Habits that Bind Us

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with Durga Leela, E-RYT 500

September 12, 2019 - September 19, 2019

Yoga of Recovery® is the first comprehensive course to combine Ayurveda and Yoga with traditional recovery tools and 12-step principles to offer a more holistic mind, body, and spirit approach to addiction and self-destructive behaviors. This program invites you to…

Alaska Yoga Cruise

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with Ram Wiener, E-RYT 500 and Swami Divyananda Ma, RYT 500

September 15, 2019 - September 22, 2019

Alaska is one of nature’s miracles. Take an unforgettable journey to the northernmost state in a mid-size cruise ship designed to bring you closer to Alaska’s natural wonders and pristine beauty. Experience amazing cobalt-blue glaciers and primeval fjords as you…

Living Integral Yoga: A 2-Week Immersion

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with Lalita Dagny Vigander, E-RYT 500, LMT, RCYT and Mitra Somerville, RYT 500

September 15, 2019 - September 29, 2019

Live the life of a yogi at a traditional Yoga ashram during this transformative two-week immersion in Integral Yoga. Would you like to become rejuvenated, happier, and healthier while learning new knowledge and skills for your daily life? This comprehensive…

Raja Yoga for Health and Wellness

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with Amrita Sandra McLanahan, M.D. and Raama Das, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, YACEP

September 20, 2019 - September 22, 2019

Raja Yoga is the path of kings—the royal yogic tradition of eight major steps to enlightenment. Following this path of wisdom, we can experience the answers to the basic questions of life, including who we are and what we are…

Yoga and Writing: Peace on the Mat and the Page

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with Lisa Jakub

September 20, 2019 - September 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. Join author and Yoga teacher Lisa Jakub to work with writing prompts, practice Yoga asana (postures), and…

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training – Part 2: Therapeutic Applications

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

September 22, 2019 - September 27, 2019

In Restorative Yoga Teacher Training – Part 2, you will explore the therapeutic applications of the rejuvenating practice of Restorative Yoga. Restorative Yoga is the practice of placing the body into a specific Yoga asana (posture) using the support of…

Kid’s Yoga Program – September

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with Nitya Griffith, E-RYT 200, CRYT

September 26, 2019 - September 29, 2019

Bring your children with you this weekend! 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…

Kirtan College: A Weekend Chanting Intensive

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with David Newman "Durga Das"

September 26, 2019 - September 29, 2019

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.  It’s a concise training to deepen your understanding and practice of the rich tradition of Indian…

Yoga for the Core: Understanding the Anatomy of Your Center

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

September 27, 2019 - September 29, 2019

This isn’t a typical core workshop—you won’t work out to exhaust your center.  You will still learn practices that strengthen your core, but more than that, you will develop awareness of your physical center. Awareness is key to developing core…

October 2019

Yogic Science to Break Habits and Addictive Behavior

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with Mukta Kaur Khalsa, Ph.D.

October 18, 2019 - October 20, 2019

Learn the yogic science of addiction, including the effects of various substances on the nervous, glandular, and circulatory systems, and explore how to re-calibrate addictive patterning in the brain. This dynamic workshop provides a place for the profound personal transformation…

Integral Yoga 200-hour Teacher Training – Fall

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

October 20, 2019 - November 17, 2019

The Integral Yoga® 200-hour Teacher Training at Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville provides a strong foundation for personal and spiritual development, a space for nurturing your own practice, and the skills necessary to become a knowledgeable Yoga teacher. This comprehensive Yoga teacher certification…

November 2019

iRest Yoga Nidra Immersion Program

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

November 08, 2019 - November 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 iRest Yoga Nidra Immersion Program. iRest Yoga Nidra is a research-based meditation, relaxation,…

Application of Medical Yoga into Healthcare

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

November 15, 2019 - November 17, 2019

Explore the field of lifestyle medicine and medical Yoga through mindfulness meditation, stress management, guided imagery, and breathing strategies. This course will introduce health professionals to a bio-psycho-social-spiritual model of care for patients. Learn how to assist patients in decreasing…

December 2019

Yin Yoga and Storytelling – Module 3

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with Biff Mithoefer, E-RYT 500

December 01, 2019 - December 06, 2019

Join Biff Mithoeffer, author of The Yin Yoga Kit, for a Yin Yoga training that explores the impact of storytelling on our lives. Storytelling is the most ancient of the healing arts. Stories remind us that our lives ebb and…

Relax and Rejuvenate with Restorative Yoga

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

December 06, 2019 - December 08, 2019

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. Join us for a…

Navigate the Holiday Season with Yoga and Ayurveda

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

December 06, 2019 - December 08, 2019

During the holidays, we are 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. Explore and realign with the divine…

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