Programs

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Upcoming Programs & Workshops (62)

September 2019

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…

Pranayama for Overcoming Suffering

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with Swami Karunananda, E-RYT 500

September 27, 2019 - September 29, 2019

Relax, recharge, and recover your natural peace and ease. There is a saying: “Pain is unavoidable, but suffering is optional.” So much depends on our attitude, approach, and the tools that we use. The yogic breathing techniques enhance physical health…

October 2019

Yoga for the Core: Understanding the Anatomy of Your Center

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

October 04, 2019 - October 06, 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…

Refresh Your Meditation Practice

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

October 04, 2019 - October 06, 2019

Refresh and enliven your meditation practice with a weekend meditation retreat in the supportive atmosphere of Satchidananda Ashram. Take this time to go within, unplug, and disconnect from the distractions of daily life. We all can experience plateaus, obstacles, and…

Laugha Yoga 3-Day Leader Certification – Oct 2019

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with Bharata Wingham, E-RYT 200, CLYT

October 04, 2019 - October 06, 2019

A fun way to awaken yourself and others to the love of laughter. 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)…

Fall Silent Retreat: A Time for Inner Transformation

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with Swami Gurucharanananda "Mataji" (Retreat Director) with Senior Staff

October 10, 2019 - October 13, 2019

Autumn is a season of introspection. It is the perfect time for renewal, reflection, and self-growth. Join us for Yogaville’s annual Fall Silent Retreat to reconnect with your inner self and apply the timeless practices of Yoga to your daily…

Midweek Seminar: Relax, Renew, and Experience the Joy Within

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with Amrita Sandra McLanahan, M.D.

October 15, 2019 - October 17, 2019

When you feel relaxed, you can experience the joy that is always present within. Join us for a healthy measure of midweek wellness that will provide you with powerful yet simple tools to help you feel refreshed and at ease.…

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…

Joint Resolution: Yoga for Knees and Hips

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with Madhavan Mark Wolz, RYT 500, C-IAYT

October 18, 2019 - October 20, 2019

Knees and hips play a crucial role in the easeful movement of the human body. Learn how to keep them strong, light, and limber during this enlightening weekend with Madhavan. This experiential workshop combines asana (posture), pranayama (breathing practices), and…

Peace Filled Mama Weekend

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with Kelley Carboni-Woods, E-RYT 200, Amani Murray, E-RYT 500, Kiesha Battles, E-RYT 500, Jasiatic Anderson and Krissy Coggins

October 18, 2019 - October 20, 2019

$250 per adult $108 per child We often think of Yoga practice as a quiet, sacred time away from the excitement, energies, and moods of our children. However, that is not often the reality for most mothers. Treat yourself to…

200-hour Integral Yoga Teacher Training – Fall

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

October 20, 2019 - November 17, 2019

The 200-hour Integral Yoga® 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 is…

Awakening Bhakti: A Celebration of Divine and Human Love

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with Jai Uttal and Visvambhar "Vish" Sheth

October 25, 2019 - October 27, 2019

Bhakti Yoga is the path of personal relationship with Spirit, with God, with Goddess; it’s a relationship that includes all the flavors and moods of the human heart. In the journey of Bhakti, your emotions become the fuel to reconnect…

Yoga for Amputees Fundamentals: Teaching to Wholeness

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with Marsha T. Danzig E-RYT 200, C-IAYT, M.Ed.

October 25, 2019 - October 27, 2019

Learn how to safely adapt Yoga poses for above-knee, below-knee, and upper-extremity amputees by applying the Yoga for Amputees® protocol. You will study types of amputation, types of prosthetics, specific health conditions (including phantom pain and referred pain), and resources…

Kid’s Yoga Program – October

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with Nitya Griffith, E-RYT 200, CRYT

October 25, 2019 - October 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…

Saturday Concert with Jai Uttal

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with Jai Uttal and Visvambhar "Vish" Sheth

October 26, 2019 - October 26, 2019

$30 advance purchase / $40 at the door Join us for an intimate concert with Jai Uttal. As part of  Awakening Bhakti Weekend Workshop, Jai will perform a special concert for the Saturday night satsang. All are welcome. Through singing…

November 2019

Meditation for an Active Mind

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

November 01, 2019 - November 03, 2019

“Meditation is the key to everything.” — Sri Swami Satchidananda If you’ve tried meditation or mindfulness, you may have discovered that your mind suddenly became very active. You spent your time reorganizing your “to-do” list, daydreaming, or getting lost in…

Dissolving Your Barriers to Joyful Living

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

November 01, 2019 - November 03, 2019

Has the stress of daily living begun to keep you from living a joyful life? This experiential workshop provides a safe, nurturing, and playful environment in which you will learn and practice life-affirming ways to honor and celebrate your life.…

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,…

The Art of Ayurvedic Nutrition

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with Aruna Patki, BAMS, LMBT, NCBTMB, RYT 200

November 08, 2019 - November 10, 2019

Ayurveda, a 5,000-year-old holistic science, is the mother of all alternative medicine and the key to prospering psychologically, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Join us for an enlightening weekend in which you will learn Ayurvedic diet principles and how to achieve…

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…

Clarity of Mind: Essentials for Brain Longevity

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with Jane Stelboum, RYT 500, E-RYT 200, Certified Brain Longevity Specialist

November 15, 2019 - November 17, 2019

Looking to live life with clarity and vitality? Feeling forgetful and experiencing brain fog? Concerned about your brain health? Join Jane Stelboum to learn how Yoga practices and lifestyle choices can help you achieve brain longevity through this engaging and…

Midweek Seminar: Getting to Know Your Self

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with Swami Gurucharanananda "Mataji" and Siva Buechner, RYT 500, B.A.

November 19, 2019 - November 21, 2019

Explore the power of Yoga practices to purify and transform your body and mind. Reconnect to your True Self and let it shine through your life as peace, joy, love, and light. Topics include: How awareness, willpower, and prayer can…

Loosening the Knots

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

November 22, 2019 - November 24, 2019

Do stiff muscles prevent you from getting on the Yoga mat? Do you find it difficult to breathe fully and evenly? Are racing thoughts driving you crazy? Loosen the knots that bind you during a weekend designed to release physical…

How to Keep Improving as a Yoga Teacher

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with Swami Asokananda, E-RYT 500

November 22, 2019 - November 24, 2019

Becoming a true teacher of Yoga involves a never-ending quest to continue learning and improving your skills. After completing basic teacher training, you can safely teach an introductory level class. However, if you aspire to master the art of teaching…

Elevate Your Soul: The Power of Divine Sisterhood

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with Faith Hunter, E-RYT 500

November 22, 2019 - November 24, 2019

Raise your vibration, gain clarity, and step into the fullest expression of your being. Join Faith Hunter for a divine experience in a circle of supportive, inspiring, and radiant women on the path of deep soul work. This program into…

Everything Comes to You: Yoga of Gratitude

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with Bharata Wingham, E-RYT 200, CLYT

November 29, 2019 - December 01, 2019

“Gratitude is a lesson hard to learn for those who look upon the world amiss.” —A Course in Miracles Join Bharata Wingham for this weekend focused on what allows effortless gratitude in life. Going to the heart of what we can…

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 your life. Storytelling is the most ancient of the healing arts. Stories remind us that our lives ebb and…

Total Relaxation 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 relieve stress, tension, and anxiety. In this practice, your body is placed in gentle, supported asanas (poses) with the use of props, allowing a release of physical and mental tensions. Join us…

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…

The Art of Prayer

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with Prema Mayi and Eric Archer

December 06, 2019 - December 08, 2019

Immerse yourself in sacred sound and mantra study, discuss philosophy, enjoy Yoga, and practice meditation. Experience the intimacy of music, poetry, mandalas, and storytelling as foundations of meditation and spiritual practice. Prema Mayi has lived in ashrams extensively in the…

Finding Freedom: How Wild It Is to Let It Be

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with Tara (Becky) Eschenroeder, E-RYT 500, RCYT, YACEP and Narayani Noelle Whittington, E-RYT 500

December 13, 2019 - December 15, 2019

Navigate toward freedom from discontentment, attachments, and self-doubt by cultivating trust and acceptance during this weekend of self-exploration. Do you spend more time moving toward where you want to be than being content with where you are? What do you…

New Year’s Silent Retreat: Seek the Light Within

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with Swami Gurucharanananda "Mataji" (Retreat Director) with Senior Staff

December 27, 2019 - January 01, 2020

“You are not given the light by anyone—not even by a spiritual teacher. You are that light.” — Swami Satchidananda In a world of many distractions and difficulties, where do you look for guidance? The serenity of silence and the…

January 2020

Free All-Day Laughter Yoga Workshop: Live, Laugh, Love! 2020

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with Bharata Wingham, E-RYT 200, CLYT

January 04, 2020 - January 04, 2020

Start the New Year off with lots of healthy, hearty and healing laughter! 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.”…

Basic Meditation: A Journey to Peace

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with Rev. Bhagavan Metro and Janaka Avallone, RYT 500

January 10, 2020 - January 12, 2020

Meditation has the potential to significantly reduce stress and enhance how much you enjoy life. Your genuine desire to learn combined with self-discipline and the guidance of experienced practitioners is a powerful recipe for your ultimate freedom. This weekend, you…

Intermediate Integral Yoga Teacher Training – INDIA

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with Swami Ramananda, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT and Lalita Dagny Vigander, E-RYT 500, LMT, RCYT

January 12, 2020 - February 02, 2020

Travel to the birthplace of Yoga and earn your certification as an Intermediate Integral Yoga teacher. While in the motherland of Sri Swami Satchidananda, train with our master Yoga instructors in an intimate classroom setting. Near ancient temples and surrounded…

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

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with Swami Gurucharanananda "Mataji"

January 17, 2020 - January 19, 2020

Do you need to make a meaningful change in your life? Are you looking for a complete transformation? Join Mataji for a weekend dedicated to forming a practical plan to achieve your goals. The “4 A’s” are essential steps to…

Experience the Joy of Health

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

January 24, 2020 - January 26, 2020

If you know the scientific benefits which support living a healthy lifestyle, you can better navigate daily life. Even more, experiencing a retreat can establish you firmly on your road to achieving and maintaining optimum wellness. This health-filled retreat is…

Adapt, Adjust, Accommodate: Reduce Stress with Gentle Yoga

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

January 31, 2020 - February 02, 2020

Release tension in the body, calm the mind, and experience inner peace during a playful weekend with Ranjani and Rukmini. During this workshop, you will be supported on your healing journey with gentle and nurturing Yoga practices. You will be…

February 2020

Building Resilience: Winter Practices for Self-Care

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with Debora Nitya Jackson, E-RYT 500

February 07, 2020 - February 09, 2020

According to Ayurveda, Yoga’s sister science, Winter is a natural time to reflect inward and recharge to prepare for Spring’s renewal. During this retreat, you’ll enjoy: Contemplation, meditation, and nature walks Hatha Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and Yoga Nidra Ayurvedic drinks…

Agape AUM: Evolutionary Music Weekend

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with Paradiso and Rasamayi

February 14, 2020 - February 16, 2020

Treat yourself to a meditative weekend of sound healing with award-winning musicians, Paradiso and Rasamayi. Sound is a manifestation of the Divine, used by spiritual healers of all paths to facilitate growth and healing. This workshop is charged with healing…

Create Your Happy Body

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with Hope Mell, RYT 500, ATT

February 21, 2020 - February 23, 2020

Do stiff, painful joints restrict your movement? Learn transformative techniques to Do stiff, painful joints restrict your movement? Learn transformative techniques to relieve physical pain and limited mobility. Joyful Movement is a powerful practice that changes the way you move…

The Feng Shui of Yoga: Creating Harmonious Spaces

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with Nitya Griffith, E-RYT 200, CRYT

February 28, 2020 - March 01, 2020

This workshop weaves together two ancient philosophies and lifestyle practices to create an incredible path for harmony, health, abundance, and well-being. Nitya’s personal, authentic approach will give you tangible insights you can apply to your own home and life for…

Become a Better Guide: Powerful Tools to Teach Yoga Safely

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with Aramati Akke Hulburt, E-RYT 500

February 28, 2020 - March 01, 2020

When students show up to your class with pain and limited movement do you know how to accommodate them and keep them safe in their practice? Join Aramati Hulburt for a workshop designed to teach you how to keep your…

March 2020

Strengthen Your Container with the Chakras: Re-Membering Wholeness

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

March 05, 2020 - March 08, 2020

The power of your own energy system can help you move through life-altering, painful events. Designed to support you on your personal journey toward a natural state of wholeness, this retreat will assist you in exploring the deep wisdom held…

Laugha Yoga 3-Day Leader Certification

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with Bharata Wingham, E-RYT 200, CLYT

March 06, 2020 - March 08, 2020

A fun way to awaken yourself and others to the love of laughter. Experience firsthand how intentional laughter can lead to being happy for no reason. Through yogic laughter sessions, pranayama, meditation, and Laugha Nidra®, you can reach a profound level…

Loosening the Deep Seated Knots

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

March 06, 2020 - March 08, 2020

Do stiff muscles prevent you from getting on the Yoga mat? Do you find it difficult to breathe fully and evenly? Are racing thoughts driving you crazy? Loosen the deep seated knots that bind you during a weekend designed to…

Bringing Yoga Therapy into Hospitals and Academia

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

March 12, 2020 - March 15, 2020

Are you a Yoga teacher or Yoga therapist seeking work in 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…

Yoga for Detox: Spring Cleaning for Body and Mind

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

March 13, 2020 - March 15, 2020

In Spring, a time of rebirth, we yearn for vibrancy and rejuvenation within. Join Satya Greenstone to shed old habits and adopt new revitalizing practices in a supportive, healing environment. Under expert guidance and instruction, you will: Enhance digestion and…

Unlock Your Creative Inspiration: Breath, Sound, and Movement

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with HuDost

March 13, 2020 - March 15, 2020

Creativity is a powerful tool which can liberate your love and empathy in ways you have never previously known. Using creativity as a spiritual practice can open up space within your being and allow you to become a healthier, happier…

Taking Ayurveda to the Mat

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

March 20, 2020 - March 22, 2020

Yoga and Ayurveda, the ancient Vedic healing practices, function both alone and together to balance your body and mind. Unique to each individual, these ancient healing practices will guide you and your clients towards a new realm of vitality. Explore…

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

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with Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.

March 20, 2020 - March 22, 2020

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 many stories to tell. All stories have an inside and an outside. The outside is linear—it happened in…

Yoga for Arthritis Teachers Intensive – Level 1

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with Steffany Moonaz, MFA, RYT 500, Ph.D.

March 27, 2020 - March 31, 2020

Over 20% of US adults are living with arthritis, and 78 million people will be impacted by 2040. It is vital that Yoga professionals learn the tools and skills to work with this underserved and growing population. Discover how to…

April 2020

Spring Silent Retreat: Time to Reflect, Relax, and Renew

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with Rev. Prakasha Shakti Capen, E-RYT 500, (Retreat Director) with Senior Staff

April 02, 2020 - April 05, 2020

Escape to a natural sanctuary to reflect, relax, and renew during Yogaville’s annual Spring Silent Retreat. Take a few days to step back from your regular routine. Through stillness, silence, and Yoga practices, you’ll lift your spirit and refresh the…

Yoga of Forgiveness: A Course in Miracles Retreat

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with Bharata Wingham, E-RYT 200, CLYT

April 10, 2020 - April 12, 2020

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…

200-hour Integral Yoga Teacher Training – Spring 2020

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

April 13, 2020 - May 10, 2020

The 200-hour Integral Yoga 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…

Living in Your Truth: Be Fearlessly Free

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with Tara (Becky) Eschenroeder, E-RYT 500, RCYT, YACEP and Special Guest Christie Lenée

April 17, 2020 - April 19, 2020

How often do you wish for more instead of being content with what you already have? How could letting go of attachments allow you to live more fully and deeply? Explore these questions and begin to work toward answers as…

Transformation: Letting Go of Attachments and Making Changes

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with Swami Karunananda, E-RYT 500

April 17, 2020 - April 19, 2020

Feeling stuck in your habits, environments, or relationships? Wondering why you can’t let go? Now is the time to actualize your potential and realize your goals. Join Swami Karunananda to learn how to use yogic practices to make positive changes…

Mindfulness, Compassion, and Difficult Emotions

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with Susan Carol Stone, Ph.D.

April 24, 2020 - April 26, 2020

Difficult emotions can be overwhelming and stifle the joy in your life. How can you work with difficult emotions so you can peacefully live in the present moment? In this interactive workshop, you will: Learn mindfulness practices to help you…

Sacred Sounds: Healing Sounds

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

April 24, 2020 - April 26, 2020

Discover the secrets of sound healing with internationally acclaimed teacher Jonathan Goldman and holistic psychotherapist Andi Goldman. Explore the scientific and spiritual basis of using sound for healing and transformation to discover how sound can enhance your well-being. The workshop…

June 2020

Yoga Vacation in Lesvos, Greece

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

June 10, 2020 - June 17, 2020

Grant yourself the luxury of visiting Lesvos, Greece during a spectacular time of year. Savor the sunny days, blue skies, and warm weather with like-minded spiritual seekers. During this Integral Yoga® vacation, you will enjoy: Access to a beautiful beach…

October 2020

Love Me Rituals: Self-Care for Yoga Teachers, Bodyworkers, and Healers

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with Dana A. Smith, E-RYT 500, CLC

October 02, 2020 - October 04, 2020

Do you find that you spend most of your time taking care of others and little to no time taking care of yourself? Join Dana Smith to learn daily “Love Me” rituals that will soothe your mind, body, and soul.…

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