Teachers

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

Raama Das is a former director of the Integral Yoga® Teachers Association and has been instructing Integral Yoga since 2009. He is a lead trainer for the Integral Yoga 200-hour TT at Yogaville and co-presents both the 200 and 500-hour Yoga Alliance programs at Heal Me Institute in Fredericksburg. Raama recently received certification as a Yoga Therapist through the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT), having studied Yoga programs for specific health conditions, including, anxiety, depression, cancer, heart disease, arthritis, and addiction. He is also certified as a teacher of Intermediate Hatha, Raja Yoga, Meditation, Stress Management, Yin Yoga, and Yoga for our Elders. 

Raama has studied and served extensively at the Integral Yoga Academy at Yogaville and currently manages the Integral Yoga Therapy Program. In addition, he has participated in many months of deep Tantric and classical Yoga sadhana (practice) at the Scandinavian Yoga and Meditation School in Sweden under the direction of Swami Janakananda.

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

200-hour Integral Yoga Teacher Training – Summer
July 14, 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, and meditation. Additionally, you will explore: Classes in vegetarian diet Instruction in basic anatomy and physiology Chanting instruction—for personal practice and class settings Raja Yoga (the science of the mind and yogic lifestyle) Jnana Yoga (the study of Self-inquiry) Bhakti Yoga (the path of devotion; including chanting, worship, and self-surrender) Karma Yoga (the practice of selfless service) Conducting and publicizing…

Surfing the Sea of Change
July 26, 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 quickly. Yet you have more control than you may think. The stress of change can be an impetus to find and master the vast power of your inner being. Yoga can teach you to live from your center to balance your thoughts, your emotions, and the way you manage challenges. This workshop will teach you: Yoga postures, breathing, and relaxation…

Raja Yoga for Health and Wellness
September 20, 2019

Raja Yoga is the path of kings—the royal yogic tradition of eight major steps to enlightenment. Following this path of wisdom, you can experience the answers to the basic questions of life, including who you are and what you are supposed to be doing here, from the inside out. In this workshop, you will focus on the health and healing aspects of this wisdom journey. You will: Gain an understanding of each of the 8 limbs of Raja Yoga Explore Raja Yoga in the context of health and disease Use Yoga to address the root causes of illness Learn helpful…

Loosening the Knots
November 22, 2019

Release physical tension that manifests in the body and mind. Join us this weekend to discover the secrets of the Tantric tradition and learn a complete, foundational toolkit for your yoga practice. This weekend, you will: Learn essential pranayama (breathing techniques) to increase vitality and clear the mind Practice a simple, powerful, and effective meditation technique for inner focus Experience deep relaxation for stress management Establish daily habits for a balanced and harmonious life This workshop is perfect for beginners, elders, and those recovering from illness or returning to Yoga after a break. It will also benefit experienced Yoga practitioners…

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