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Satchidananda Ashram

Program Guide Winter/Spring January–June 2017

Workshops Day

, 2017

His Holiness Sri Swami Satchidanandaji Maharaj, Sri Gurudev


–, 2017

(1914–2002), founded Integral Yoga® in 1966, the worldwide Integral Yoga Institutes, and Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville, a dynamic Yoga community. An apostle of peace, he served as a living example of the teachings of Yoga and its goal of Self-Realization.

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The Light Of Truth Universal Shrine (LOTUS) is a holy site dedicated to the light of all faiths and to world peace. It is the realization of Sri Swami Satchidananda’s universal teaching that “Truth is One, Paths are Many.”

Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville, a non-profit organization, is

a vibrant spiritual center founded by Swami Satchidananda. A unique Yoga community, it serves as an oasis for spiritual unfoldment, benefiting residents and guests alike. Situated on the banks of the James River in Buckingham, VA, with the Blue Ridge Mountains as a backdrop, it encompasses over 700 acres of serene, wooded landscape. Five sacred sites, including LOTUS, provide a variety of options for meditation and spiritual gatherings. Our members have come together from a wide range of different backgrounds and nationalities to live the simple yet profound teachings of Integral Yoga, based on maintaining our natural condition of an easeful body, peaceful mind, and useful life. Our mission is to practice and live the Integral Yoga teachings of Sri Swami Satchidananda in order to experience supreme peace and joy, and to share that with one and all.


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International Integral Yoga has a worldwide family inspired by the timeless teachings of Sri Swami Satchidananda.

Integral Yoga is a complete system of Yoga that integrates all aspects of life and

enables us to maintain our natural condition of an easeful body, peaceful mind, and useful life. It combines various methods of Yoga, including the physical postures, breathing practices, and relaxation techniques (Hatha Yoga), selfless service (Karma Yoga), devotion and prayer (Bhakti Yoga), meditation techniques (Raja Yoga), mantra repetition (Japa Yoga), and Self-inquiry (Jnana Yoga).


Satchidananda Ashram– Yogaville, Buckingham, VA: the world headquarters of Integral Yoga


San Francisco, CA Fair Lawn, NJ Princeton, NJ New York, NY Montreal, QC, Canada Coimbatore, India

USA Centers

Santa Monica, CA Maui, HI Highland Park, IL Highland Park, NJ New Berlin, PA Richmond, VA

The second LOTUS Shrine opened its doors in 2014 in Chettipalayam, South India, Sri Swami Satchidanandaji Maharaj’s birthplace.

International Centers

Buenos Aires, Argentina Yandoit, Victoria, Australia Bello Horizonte, MG, Brazil Lavras, MG, Brazil Tampere, Finland Bobingen, Germany Town Range, Gibraltar Port Harcourt, Nigeria Milano, Italy Teramo, Italy Almancil, Portugal Barcelona, Spain Naller Jaffna, Sri Lanka Taipei, Taiwan Bath, England, UK London, England, UK Swindon, England, UK

Both LOTUS shrines serve as permanent monuments to interfaith peace and harmony for all generations, cultures, and nations.


For more information, see p. 45




Welcome to

Retreats for Inner Peace


Break away from your hectic life and take time to reflect, relax, and rejuvenate with an Integral Yoga Signature Retreat.

Get Certified to Teach


Earn your 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification at Yogaville. Our residential trainings allow you to expand your personal practice and fully experience the yogic lifestyle.

Professional Development

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We offer several opportunities, such as our 300-hour Program, for advancing your professional development as a Yoga teacher, therapist, or health professional.

8 Integral Yoga Academy 13 Continuing Education 14 Programs for Teachers and Health Professionals 15 General Schedule for Weekend Workshops 45 Integral Yoga Teachers Association 47 Personal Retreats 47 Kid’s Yoga Program 50 Our Community 51 Welcome Weekend 52 Accommodations 53 Discounts 53 Registration and Reservations

All Programs Explore engaging and inspiring Yoga teachings, techniques, and philosophies with expert presenters.

Host Your Own Group Retreat


Choose from two beautiful mountainside properties and create your own Yogaville experience. Your group will have the support needed to move at its own speed.

Residential Programs


Live the yogic lifestyle for a month or longer in our Living Yoga Training (LYT) program. Once you complete this program or take the Integral Yoga Teacher Training, you can deepen your experience through one of our residential programs.

Relax as a Guest

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Come as a guest and join us for a day, overnight, or longer. Enjoy daily Hatha Yoga classes, group meditations, delicious vegetarian meals, and more.


Events & Sacred

Ceremonies Valentine’s Day

A satsang dedicated to Bhakti Yoga Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Bring Your Children While you enjoy your programs’ sessions, your child will be introduced to Integral Yoga, Sri Swami Satchidananda, Ashram life, the study of nature, and our natural surroundings through art, crafts, music, dance, drama, hiking, games, and more. See p. 47

Maha Sivaratri Celebration

All-night vigil honoring Lord Siva with four pujas, plays, and stories Saturday, February 25, 2017

Passover (Pesach) Seder A service to commemorate the

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freedom of the Jewish people, celebrated with prayers and a

traditional meal Monday, April 10, 2017

Good Friday

Scriptural readings and reflections on love and sacrifice

Friday, April 14, 2017

Easter Worship service to the risen Christ Sunday, April 16, 2017

Wesak (Vesak)

Celebrating the birth, enlightenment, and mahasamadhi of Lord Buddha Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Mother’s Day

Stories and sharings about the Divine Mother and all Mothers Sunday, May 14, 2017

Father’s Day Morning puja at Chidambaram Tuesday, June 18, 2017

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Integral Yoga Natural Foods The highest standards available within the natural foods industry 923 H Preston Ave, Charlottesville, VA 434.293.4111





Silence is Golden

In an increasingly noisy world, we are seldom afforded times of stillness. The Integral Yoga Signature Retreats are rooted in silence, where we can learn to listen—to others and to ourselves.




Retreats For over forty-five years, the Integral Yoga Silent Retreats have provided the sanctuary and solace everyone needs from time to time. Yogaville is a perfect setting for an inner journey. Our collection of Signature Retreats takes place in a serene oasis nestled near the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This restorative setting nurtures your connection with inner stillness. The effects of a Signature Retreat don’t stop when the program ends—you’ll go forward with tools you can use to enjoy a more peaceful, useful, and happy life.

New Year’s Silent Retreat The Doorway to Reinvention

Revs. Paraman and Lakshmi Barsel (Retreat Directors) with Senior Staff December 28, 2016–January 1, 2017

Every new year, you close a door to the past and open one to myriad new possibilities. These possibilities allow you to recreate and redesign your life in ways that align you with your innermost desires. Taking a little time away from your busy life for relaxing and reflecting on where your journey has taken you (and how you want to proceed) is the best way to engage this process. This year, unwind from the holidays in the tranquility of Yogaville, with five days of silence, Hatha Yoga, guided and unguided meditation techniques, and a variety of talks from our experienced staff that will help you reach healthy new heights. You’ll find that away from the demands of daily life, it’s easier to reconnect with your ideals in a way that brings “regular life” into alignment. I came to this retreat to take a nourishing, mindful pause, and to dive deep within me. At the end of it, I was filled with love and peace, and so much gratitude to Yogaville and to myself for choosing this. I feel like instead of diving down, I dove up. Thanks!—Steve Van Dam Tuition: $295 Add four nights accommodation (see p. 52) Official time for check-in: 4 pm and check-out: 2 pm

What to Expect Participants immerse themselves in silence, while teachers offer experiential workshops and classes in:

Rev. Paraman Barsel and Rev. Lakshmi Barsel, Ph.D., see p.18

• Yoga philosophy • Meditation • Pranayama (breathing practices) • Asanas (Yoga postures)


Who Can Attend Spring Silent Retreat Budding Potential

Integral Yoga Retreat Directors with Senior Staff April 20–23, 2017

Spring is the season for growth and new beginnings. Use your time at Yogaville’s silent retreat to get in touch with your inner compass and create positive intentions for the year to follow. • • • •

Reconnect with your inner guidance and wisdom Unwind in the tranquil countryside Gain insight from the guidance of senior teachers Relax and strengthen the body and mind through classes in Hatha Yoga, Restorative Yoga, pranayama (breathing practices), and deep relaxation

These retreats are open to everyone— from beginners to advanced Yoga retreatants. Those who are new to meditation or to Yoga practices will receive full instruction; those with experience will have the opportunity to explore more deeply. Private mentoring is available. You will also have the opportunity to seek support or clarification by asking written questions.

This is my 3rd silent retreat here in the last 6 years. I came here because I knew it was what I needed. I have been taking annual retreats as a kind of yearly refresher/booster. I love the teachers and their talks.—Melissa Richards, Spring 2016 Tuition: $250 Add three nights accommodation (see p. 52) Official time for check-in: 4 pm and check-out: 2 pm

Ten-Day Silent Retreat

Nurture Your Connection Within 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. Now is the time to take time for yourself. Come to Yogaville and immerse yourself in silence for ten days. Allow yourself the luxury of going deep within to nurture your connection with your own inner guidance. Experience the natural beauty and the stillness of our sacred spaces. A keystone of the program will be the inspirational talks given each day. Some of Integral Yoga’s most inspired teachers will share insights, chants, and meditation techniques that will assist you on your journey. Within every heart is an ocean of peace and joy, which is our own true nature. Take time this year to rediscover your own inner pathways to that peace and joy.

If you cannot attend the full ten days, you may attend the first weekend of the retreat. First weekend only: $235 Add two nights accommodation (see p. 52) Tuition: $475 Add nine nights accommodation (see p. 52) Official time for check-in: 4 pm and check-out: 2 pm

I had been feeling burnt-out, stressed, and felt I needed some time to myself. My husband had done the silent retreat and suggested I try it. It has been wonderful. I feel renewed and refreshed. The time I spent in Hatha Yoga and meditation allowed me to re-center myself and find some inner peace.—Marti Peters





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Academy Staff

Our mission is to provide inspired training of outstanding quality to a worldwide community of Yoga practitioners, teachers, therapists, and healthcare professionals.

As the global center for Integral Yoga Teacher Training, the Integral Yoga Academy at Satchidananda Ashram– Yogaville is a vibrant learning center and one of the most respected schools of Yoga teacher training in the world.

1.434.969.3121 ext. 153


200-hour Teacher Training Integral Yoga Teacher Training (TT) has been offered for more than forty years. Our 200-hour training is a hands-on program designed to give you all the knowledge and qualifications you need to become a successful Yoga teacher.

What you can expect: • Instruction in teaching Yoga postures, deep relaxation, and breathing techniques • Guidance in your personal Yoga practices • Classes in yogic health principles, including vegetarian diet • Lessons in anatomy and physiology • Meditation and chanting workshops • An in-depth course in the philosophy and psychology of Raja Yoga, covering such topics as the nature of the mind, the science of meditation, and yogic lifestyle guidelines • How to set up, conduct, and publicize classes Rev. Vidya Vonne, E-RYT 500, MFA, CMT, began her spiritual journey in California in 1969. At the Integral Yoga Institute in Los Angeles, she taught Yoga in schools, colleges, churches, health clubs, corporations, and living rooms. Now an ordained Minister of Integral Yoga, Rev. Vidya divides her time between Yogaville and Santa Barbara, CA, where she offers teacher trainings, workshops, and therapeutic massage to residents and program participants. Lalita Dagny Vigander, E-RYT 500, LMT, RCYT, see p. 40

INDIA Tuition, texts, accom., and three daily vegetarian meals: $3,250 Price does not include airfare, airport transfers, or excursions. See p. 11


Ram Wiener, E-RYT 500, is one of our foremost administrators and teachers at Yogaville. Ram is also the vice president of Programs, overseeing the Integral Yoga Academy, the Department of Program Development, and Advertising, as well as the Ashram businesses. Sw. Priyaananda, E-RYT 500, is a senior disciple of Sri Swami Satchidananda with thirty years of experience in the practice of Integral Yoga. She is vice president of the Office of Spiritual Development and manager of Satchidananda Archives.

This has been a beautiful month. The course is well-structured and the staff is caring and supportive. Whether you want to teach or simply deepen your practice,I recommend it. —Stuart Thurman, 200-hour TT graduate

Immerse yourself fully into an ashram environment and live the life of a yogi for one life-changing month. As part of your daily Yoga practice, you will meditate in any of our three meditation halls, including Light of Truth Universal Shrine (LOTUS). During free time, you can enjoy the tranquility of nature on our 700-acre wooded property, watch the sun set from the overlook, walk to LOTUS Lake, swim in the James River, study in our Yoga library, or relax and socialize at the local cafes and dining hall. We also offer the option of splitting the 200-hour training into two two-week segments if your circumstances don’t allow you to take the entire four-week training. Contact the Academy for details.

2017 Winter: India

Satya Greenstone, E-RYT 500, see p. 24 or 43

YOGAVILLE Tuition, text: $2,225 Accom. for 28-night stay: $1,185–$2,800

Rev. Vidya Vonne, Lalita Dagny Vigander, Ram Wiener, and Swami Priyaananda January 16– February 12, 2017

Spring Satya Greenstone

April 9–May 7, 2017

Summer Satya Greenstone

Letícia Padmasri, E-RYT 500, ALC, M.A., see p. 31

July 9–August 6, 2017

Fall Letícia Padmasri & Raam Das Bell October 22–November 19, 2017 Approx. 220 Training Hrs

Raam Das Bell, E-RYT 500, is a former director of the Integral Yoga Teachers Association. He began practicing Yoga in 1992, has been instructing Integral Yoga (IY) since 2009, and has been involved with teacher training at the IY Academy since 2010. He is certified in Intermediate Hatha Yoga, Raja Yoga, Meditation, Stress Management, Yoga for Cancer, Heart Disease, and Arthritis.


Professional Development The Integral Yoga Academy offers several opportunities for advancing your professional development beyond our 200-hour Teacher Training (TT).


Program Leading to

RYT 500

Would you like to obtain your RYT 500 with flexible options and expert guidance? The Integral Yoga Academy offers a special program that allows you to decide how, what, when, and where you want to train. This unique 300-hour Mentored Teacher Training Program offers options tailored to your interests and needs, so that you can get your RYT 500 as easefully as possible! Graduates of our 200-hour TT are eligible for this program that provides: 1. Individual, customized options for completing the additional 300 hours of teacher training required to register with Yoga Alliance at the 500-hour level 2. Guidance from an experienced mentor who will assist you in selecting and scheduling your continued course of study and help you to fulfill your teaching goals with confidence and efficiency 3. Upon program completion, a credit for a future program, TT, or guest stay at Yogaville, equal in value to 15% of the tuition costs of the trainings that you took after registering for the 300-hour program For more information and to download a registration form, visit

Therapy Integral Yoga is regarded as a pioneer in the Yoga therapy† field, with numerous programs and trainings that address special populations and common health challenges. For decades, Integral Yoga has been introduced into medical and therapeutic settings through programs like Dr. Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease. ​ ​ e are currently developing a comprehensive, 800-hour Yoga Therapy Training Program, ​which we will W offer following accreditation by the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Please visit for more information on our Yoga therapy credentials​

† The Yoga therapy components of trainings offered by and through the Integral Yoga Academy, Satchidananda Ashram–

Yogaville, and its affiliate schools are based on the professional licensure, credentials, and other qualifications of our renowned interdisciplinary faculty, and not derived from our status as a RYS with Yoga Alliance Registry.


Continuing Education The Integral Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA) is delighted to help you fulfill Continuing Education (CE) requirements from Yoga Alliance and from other professional credentialing organizations. Each program in this guide lists an estimate* of the total training hours (contact + noncontact hours) it provides. IYTA can provide you a certificate that: • Documents your attendance • Lists the number of training hours your program includes • Provides the number of contact hours (training hours in the physical presence of a faculty member), and subtotal by the Yoga Alliance Educational Category A certified stamp from Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville will ensure the certificate’s authenticity. We offer this service free of charge to IYTA members (see p. 45)and on a donation basis for IYTA non-members. You will receive an application form for this CE certificate from a program staff member upon your arrival. We are making progress toward our goal of offering formal Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for several professional healthcare disciplines.

Questions? Call the IYTA at 434.969.3121. ext. 177, or email * The final program schedule will determine the actual total

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Programs for

Teachers & Health Professionals Through our four Registered Yoga Schools (RYS®), we offer a balanced curriculum of professional development and continuing education opportunities. Our residential programs provide full immersion in the practice and study of Yoga in a peaceful, supportive environment. On the following pages, Programs for Teachers and Health Professionals are differentiated from Workshops for the General Public and are highlighted with a beige background and red titles. The symbols described below are included to facilitate identifying training programs that correspond to your professional goals and areas of interest.


Denotes training programs in classical Integral Yoga® as developed by Sri Swami Satchidananda. This category includes: • 200-hour, Intermediate, and Advanced Integral Yoga Teacher Training (TT) • TTs in meditation, stress management, pranayama, and Raja Yoga • Trainings focused on bringing Yoga to all ages, all bodies, and for all abilities • TTs for specific populations, such as children and expectant mothers

Denotes trainings that address health challenges such as cancer, heart disease, arthritis, anxiety, and depression. TTs in this category are likely to be included in Integral Yoga’s 800-hour Yoga Therapy Training Program, which is under development.

Denotes shorter (often weekend) programs that can help you advance professionally and keep your teaching skills well-honed. Programs in this category cover such topics as assisting students effectively, advanced anatomy and physiology, and the business side of Yoga.

Denotes training programs inspired by Integral Yoga and developed by Integral Yoga trained teachers to serve special populations, including children on the autism spectrum and persons in recovery. Many of the programs in this category are offered by world-renowned presenters.


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Workshops for the

General Public November/December 2016

General Schedule for Weekend Workshops

Hacking Happiness with the Yoga Sutras


Rev. Sumati Govinda, RN November 25–27, 2016


Dissolving the Barriers to Joyful Living Sampada Desai, RYT 500, LPC, CLL, M.A. December 2–4, 2016

Relax and Rejuvenate with Restorative Yoga Satya Greenstone, E-RYT 500 December 2–4, 2016

Yoga Tune-Up for the Holidays Letícia Padmasri, E-RYT 500, ALC, M.A. December 9–11, 2016

4–7 pm Registration 5 pm Deep Relaxation or Hatha Yoga 6 pm Evening Meditation 6:30 Supper 7:30 Orientation 8–9:30 Evening Program

Saturday 6 am Morning Meditation 6:55 Hatha Yoga 8:30 Breakfast 9:30–11:30 Morning Program 12 pm Meditation at LOTUS 12:45 Lunch 1:45 Ashram/LOTUS Tour or Free Time 3:30–5:30 Afternoon Program 5:30 Supper 7:30–9:30 Program/Satsang

Sunday Continuing Education hours and Workshop Certificate of Completion available. Inquire upon registration. See p. 13

6:20 am Morning Meditation 7:30 Hatha Yoga 9 am Breakfast 9:45–11:15 Morning Program 11:15 Evaluations 12 pm Meditation at LOTUS 12:45 Lunch 12–2 pm Check Out For schedule details on longer programs and additional information, please visit our website at



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The Goal of Integral Yoga


The Goal of Integral Yoga (and the birthright of every individual) is to realize the spiritual unity behind the diversities in the entire creation and to live harmoniously as members of one universal family. This goal is achieved by maintaining our natural condition: a body of optimum health and strength, senses under total control, a mind well-disciplined, clear and calm, an intellect as sharp as a razor, a will as strong and pliable as steel, a heart full of unconditional love and compassion, an ego as pure as crystal, and a life filled with Supreme Peace and Joy.




Basic Meditation Workshops for the General Public Revs. Paraman and Lakshmi Barsel January 13–15, 2017

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

A calm and focused mind can achieve anything, and the science of meditation provides the perfect tools for attaining that focus. This ancient practice, which is backed by modern science, is profound, simple, and quickly rewarding. In this experiential and informative workshop, you will learn how and why meditation reduces stress and Bharata Wingham promotes spiritual, emotional, and psychological benefits. January 7, 2017 You’ll explore: • The experience of meditation • Techniques to enhance your practice Lakshmi and • Ways to use meditation in various situations Paraman are so If you have difficulty meditating or simply want to fortify your practice, this helpful, honest, easyworkshop will help you develop the clarity and concentration needed to going, intelligent, become the master of your own mind. and willing—they provided such Rev. Paraman Barsel has taught Raja and Jnana wonderful examples! Yoga, meditation, and all aspects of Integral Yoga® for over forty years. He served as director of the —Michele Fischer Washington, D.C. and New York Integral Yoga Institutes and as president of Yogaville–West and Yogaville–East. Presently, he serves on the Ashram’s Spiritual Life Board. Rev. Lakshmi Barsel, Ph. D., is a senior Integral Yoga teacher. She has taught Raja Yoga, meditation, and classes on the Bhagavad Gita and the Thirukkural. She has a Ph.D. in linguistic anthropology and presently serves as the director of the Satchidananda Prison Project.

Continuing Education: Approx. 12 Training Hrs Tuition: $235 Add two nights accommodation (see p. 52) Official time for check-in: 4 pm and check-out: 2 pm

Integral Yoga 101

An Introduction to Integral Yoga Revs. Bhagavan and Bhavani Metro January 20–22, 2017

Integral Yoga is a system of Yoga practices that are easy to understand and can improve every part of your life. This program introduces you to its founding principles—enabling you to take the practices home and begin your real journey. This hands-on weekend covers: • Japa Yoga: Concentrated repetition of mantra (divine name) • Raja Yoga: The path of wisdom based on study, analysis, and cultivation of awareness • Jnana Yoga: The path of wisdom, self-awareness, and mindfulness • Karma Yoga: The path of peaceful selfless service • Bhakti Yoga: The path of devotion to the Divine I was very satisfied • Hatha Yoga: Strengthening of the system with the presentation, through postures, breathing techniques, knowledge imparted, deep relaxation, cleansing practices, and diet and special individual enlightenments given. For beginners and intermediate practitioners. —Brenda Pinkleton Continuing Education: Approx. 12 Training Hrs Tuition: $235 Add two nights accommodation (see p. 52) Official time for check-in: 4 pm and check-out: 2 pm


Revs. Bhagavan and Bhavani Metro have been practicing and teaching Integral Yoga to all skill levels since 1973. As part of a lifelong dedication to Integral Yoga, they were ordained into the Integral Yoga Ministry by Sri Swami Satchidananda in 1980. With their great enthusiasm, joy, humor, and compassion, the Metros share their collective life wisdom and experiences by offering workshops year round.

The Art Workshops of Joyful Movement for the General Public Combining Alexander Technique and Pavanmuktasana


Hope Mell

January 26–29, 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. This program gives an overview of The Alexander Technique, which offers a revolutionary approach to finding your natural balance, seeing the connection between your thinking and movement, and creating change in your life. When complemented by Pavanmuktasana, which has the ability to rehabilitate your joints more efficiently than most practices, you’ll find that Joyful Movement can transform your mind and body. Hope Mell draws on her three decades of study and experience, guiding you through an easy approach to change. My experience was more than I could have “Hope”d for! I came in thinking I would learn how to move more freely; which I did. But the extra special touch for me was a spiritual and esoteric layer that opened me to be more free and happy.—Donna Davis Continuing Education: Approx. 12 Training Hrs Tuition: $270 Add three nights accommodation (see p. 52) Official time for check-in: 4 pm and check-out: 2 pm

Integral Yoga® 200-hour Teacher Training INDIA

Rev. Vidya Vonne, Lalita Dagny Vigander, Ram Wiener, and Sw. Priyaananda Jan. 16–Feb. 12, 2017 See p. 10, 12

Hope Mell, RYT 500, ATT, has a passion and purpose for helping people find freedom in their bodies— freedom of movement and movement without pain. She found Integral Yoga in 1967 and began her studies with Sri Swami Satchidananda. Over three decades, she has refined her skills and developed an approach that combines the powers of Yoga and the Alexander Technique.

Navigating Change

Managing Stress Through Life’s Transitions Rev. Devaja Ciccolella February 3–5, 2017

There’s nothing you can do about the speed of change in your life. The economy fluctuates, your career has ups and downs, and important family decisions often need to be made quickly. You can transition through challenges with balance. This retreat uncovers practices that will help you navigate changes—you’ll leave with more options than you thought possible. Stress can be the impetus to finding and mastering the vast power of your inner being. Yoga practices and ancient wisdom provide the key to managing life’s stressors while living a creative, joyful life. This workshop is for both beginners and experienced students who seek to develop mastery over the challenges of daily life.

This is honestly one of those experiences that I will take with me for a long time. So many profound moments! And being so recharged and renewed is a blessing.—Wendy Kump Continuing Education: Approx. 12 Training Hrs Tuition: $235. Add two nights accommodation (see p. 52). Official time for check-in: 4 pm and check-out: 2 pm Rev. Devaja Ciccolella, E-RYT 200, RYT 500, IYM, had a successful career as an electrical engineer and computer systems engineer. He also was involved in Emergency Response (EMS, Industrial Fire and Rescue) for over twenty years. He was introduced to Integral Yoga in 2001 and became a Yoga teacher in 2003. He now teaches Hatha Yoga, Raja Yoga, and Stress Management. In 2011 he was ordained as an Integral Yoga Minister and currently directs Yogaville’s Seminary Training program.




Valentine’s Partner Yoga, Thai Yoga, and Ayurveda General Public Teachers & Health Professionals A Deeper Bond with Your Beloved

Renata Gregori Sullivan and Dr. Michael Sullivan February 10–12, 2017

Renata Gregori Sullivan, CYT, is the director of the Yoga Program at Riverview Spa. She has been teaching Yoga for over eighteen years and leads retreats and trainings in Yoga & Thai Yoga Bodywork. She has several instructional DVDs and maintains a close relationship to Yogaville, where she teaches, lectures, and leads kirtan.

During this weekend, experience the joy and intimacy of Partner Yoga and Thai Yoga sequences in ways that are deeply nourishing and fun—all in the serenity of Yogaville. You’ll practice Thai Yoga, a natural extension of Partner Yoga. These beautiful stretches open the body and the heart and deepen your connection with your beloved. You’ll also learn the foundational principles of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of medicine, and how they apply to understanding your beloved’s and your own dosha (physical, mental, and emotional constitutional type), promoting a more harmonious relationship. This program will consist of: • Experiential participation in Partner It was amazing! Renata is Yoga and Thai Yoga sequences a talented teacher, patient, • The Yoga of loving communication skilled, and knowledgeable. I and the principals of Ayurveda loved every minute. —Lisa Cullden-War • Daily Yoga classes and group meditation at the LOTUS Continuing Edu.: Approx. 12 Training Hrs Tuition: $395 per couple Add two nights accommodation (see p. 52) Official time for check-in: 4 pm and check-out: 2 pm

Dr. Michael Sullivan, D.C., D.Ay., has been a Chiropractor and Yoga teacher for thirty-five years. He is a Diplomat of Ayurvedic Medicine from the International Ayurvedic Institute and has studied and worked at the Ayurvedic Hospital in Coimbatore, South India. He is the founder and director of Riverview Spa, an Ayurveda and Yoga Health Center near Yogaville.

Yoga Therapy and Healing Lifestyle Preventative Medicine of the Future Dr. Bob Butera

February 17–19, 2017

I think of you often and am very grateful for what I learned from your program and my ability to apply this knowledge to my life! Happier then I’ve been in years. Many thanks!—Toniann

In the future, “medicine” might mean “holistic lifestyle.” Imagine how happy your doctor would be if: • You felt inspired by each facet of life • Stresses were seen as temporary events filled with valuable lessons • You saw relationships as times to experience love fully and to purify your ego • Sleep, diet, and exercise were also your medicine The goal of this weekend is to offer tools to help you see each aspect of your daily life as an exercise in spiritual development.

Bob’s training at The Yoga Institute of Mumbai, India (1989), his Ph.D. in Yoga Therapy (1997), and 30 years of practice has helped him translate the esoteric teachings of Yoga into easy-to-follow lifestyle principles. During this weekend we will discuss principles from The Yoga Sutras and Bhagavad Gita, as well as the koshas and chakra systems. During the Hatha Yoga sessions, the goal will be to help devise short home practice routines and to develop self-awareness towards how you perform asana, opening doorways for renewal.

Prerequisites: None.

Bob Butera, Ph.D., director of The YogaLife Institute in Devon, PA, trains Yoga Therapists and Yoga Teachers. He publishes Yoga Living magazine in the Philadelphia area. His Ph.D. in Yoga from The California Institute of Integral Studies (1997) and training at The Yoga Institute, Mumbai, India (1989) certified him as a Yoga therapist. Bob has a Masters of Divinity from The Earlham School of Religion (Quaker). He has authored multiple books, and serves on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.


Continuing Education: Approx. 12 Training Hrs Tuition, text: $240 Add two nights accom. (see p. 52) Official time for check-in: 4 pm and check-out: 2 pm Books available at Integral Yoga Distribution

Yogic Science to Break HabitsGeneral and Addictive Teachers & Health Professionals Public Behavior Mukta Kaur Khalsa

February Valentine’s Day

February 17–20, 2017

February 14, 2017 See p. 3

This workshop offers practical techniques that can help you heal from the negative effects of harmful substances and behaviors, so you can live a life of freedom, health, and autonomy. This is your birthright. President’s Day This instructive and experiential weekend includes Kundalini Yoga sets, breathing exercises, meditation, February 20, 2017 nutritional therapeutic formulas, and detoxification recipes that support whole-body rehabilitation. Additionally, you’ll explore how the addictive personality is imprinted on the psyche and how to recalibrate its Maha Sivaratri patterning. February 25, 2017 See p. 3 This training provides a place for the profound personal transformation Prerequisites: None. needed to live a life of increased awareness and deeper insight. It is open to all those interested in their own personal healing process or This course offered an enlightening overall experience that I can bring back to everyday life with long lasting effects.­ seeking a renewed lifestyle. —Helena Approved for 12 CEUs for several healthcare professionals and their boards. Tuition, text: $270 Add three nights accommodation (see p. 52) Official time for check-in: 4 pm and check-out: 2 pm

Mukta Kaur Khalsa, Ph.D., is the director of SuperHealth® and personally trained with Yogi Bhajan for thirty years. She was the director of a specialized hospital in Tucson, AZ, that which was rated in the top 10% of all programs in the United States by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. She is the author of Meditations for Addictive Behavior.

Food for Thought, Spirit, and Health Be a Happier, Healthier You!

Dr. Amrita Sandra McLanahan and Sampada Desai February 24–26, 2017

This mid-winter pick-me-up retreat will add a heap of sunshine to your season. You’ll explore how Yoga and food choices can work for you, helping you to glow from the inside out. In this retreat, Dr. Amrita McLanahan, Yogaville’s celebrated integrative medical practitioner, and Sam Desai will discuss how to improve your health using Yoga, psychology, meal strategies, and plant-based foods. You will learn: Dr. Amrita is my favorite presenter...WOW!!! She is so full • Techniques to begin and maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle of knowledge and understanding. I could listen to her for hours and hours!! Her sense of humor is a bonus!!—Gigi throughout the year • Joyful and easy ways to add superfoods and spices to your life I have been in workshops before with Sam and had an idea of what to expect. My expectations were definitely • Emotional eating met. Sam is very knowledgeable and experienced and Enjoy this retreat as a gift to yourself and bring joy within. teaches with great warmth.—JoAnn Whiteley Amrita Sandra McLanahan, M.D., is a physician who holds a degree in Family Practice Specialty medicine from the University of Massachusetts. For twenty years, she served as Director of Stress Management for Dr. Dean Ornish’s research, which uses Yoga and lifestyle changes to reverse heart disease and cancer. She currently practices Integrative Medicine here in Yogaville. She is the co-author of two books, Surgery and Its Alternatives and Dr. Yoga. Dr. McLanahan also appears in two DVD’s, Health, Yoga & Anatomy, and Living Yoga.

Continuing Education: Approx. 12 Training Hrs Tuition: $235 Add two nights accommodation (see p. 52) Official time for check-in: 4 pm & check-out: 2 pm

Sampada Desai, M.A., LPC, RYT 500, CLL, is a licensed professional counselor with training in clinical psychology and over twenty-five years of clinical experience. She currently works as a psychotherapist at Centra Health in Lynchburg, VA, and maintains a private practice at her agency, Desai Counseling and Yoga. Born and raised in India, Sam brings to her workshops a unique blend of Western psychology and Eastern mindfulness approaches.




Yoga for Public Life General Teachers & Health Professionals Cultivating a Conscious Relationship with Yourself Gary Kraftsow March 1–5, 2017

Explore specific yogic teachings and practices that provide methods that will help you achieve your highest potential. This weekend includes lectures and practices to help move you towards optimum health by adapting various practices to your needs and interests, allowing you to individualize and actualize the process of self-discovery and transformation. Each day holds a new theme: • Thursday (asana): Focusing on the spine, you’ll explore how to use breath-centric asana as a functional tool to help you move through life with stability and ease • Friday (pranayama): Learn to use your practice to manage your energy by focusing on the autonomic nervous system. You’ll explore how to use pranayama as an additional tool to cultivate vitality and relaxation • Saturday (meditation): Gain clarity about who you are and where you are going and deepen your self-understanding by focusing on the mind. Explore meditation as a means to help you set a direction for your future • Sunday (tantra): Overcome troubling emotions and experience more happiness and love in your life through tantric practices that can transform dysfunctional patterns of thought, mood, and behavior Join Gary Kraftsow, the founder and director of the American Viniyoga Institute for this incredible journey. Gary Kraftsow, E-RYT 500, M.A., is the founder, director, and senior teacher of the American Viniyoga Institute. He is the author of Yoga for Wellness and Yoga for Transformation and the educational DVD series Viniyoga Therapy for Low Back, Sacrum and Hips; Viniyoga Therapy for Upper Back, Neck and Shoulders; Viniyoga Therapy for Anxiety; and Viniyoga Therapy for Depression.

Continuing Education: Approx. 22 Training Hrs Tuition: $395 Add four nights accommodation (see p. 52) Official time for check-in: 4 pm and check-out: 2 pm


Gary Kraftsow is a gifted instructor full of enthusiasm and knowledge. You feel his passion and he shares his wisdom and personality. —Wendy Bonvechio This program was very beneficial with quality staff/instructors. All services contributed to a quality experience of growth, insight, and well-being. —R. Hudson

Brain Science and Workshops for Yoga General Public Why (and How) Yoga Works


Rev. M. Mala Cunningham March 3–5, 2017

Yoga works—here’s proof. New technologies allow researchers to see directly into our brain and observe how mindfulness practices shape our brain and our physiology. It’s exciting to know that through Yoga practices we can alter and re-wire our neuropathways—and therefore change our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors—which will increase our ability to heal, achieve peace, and perform at our best. In this workshop, learn how Yoga and mindfulness affect your neurophysiology, along with hands-on techniques designed to help improve mental and physical health. You’ll also learn how to increase peak performance, and work through such negative emotional cycles as anxiety, depression, addictions, anger, and stress.

These techniques and tools are on the cutting edge of neuroscience and medical Yoga. Come learn what neuroscience, Yoga, and mindfulness have to offer you. Prerequisites: None.

Continuing Education: Approx. 12 Training Hrs Tuition, text: $240 Add two nights accommodation (see p. 52) Official time for check-in: 4 pm and check-out: 2 pm

Really truly life changing and just what I needed to ignite my spiritual spark again! So thankful!––Tammy Moore

Rev. M. Mala Cunningham, Ph.D., is a Counseling Psychologist in private practice in Charlottesville, VA, and is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia Nursing School, the President of Positive Health Solutions, and the founder and director of Cardiac Medical Yoga. She is a senior disciple of Sri Swami Satchidananda and has been practicing and teaching Yoga for over thirty-five years. She is also a widely recognized authority in the field of Yoga Psychology and Medical Yoga.

Yoga for People Over 50 Bhavani Marcia Miller March 10–12, 2017

As you age, you change—and so should your Yoga. Whether you are a longtime practitioner or a beginner, this workshop will offer you ways to meet your changing body and life, just as you are, in a community of your peers. Practices will include asanas that respect joints and chronic sore places while safely building strength, balance, suppleness, and stamina. You’ll focus on practices that are sustainable for aging bodies with youthful hearts. You’ll move all body parts each day and then rest deeply in poses that leave you feeling open, refreshed, and ready for the next adventure. Using her years of therapeutic Yoga experience, Marcia will show you ways to care for your body, including meditation and breathing practices that bring clarity, attention, and integration. Appropriate for people over 50 who want to continue caring for themselves physically, emotionally, and spiritually. You must be able to get on and off the mat (but it need not be graceful!) Bhavani Marcia Miller, E-RYT 500, has been teaching Yoga for forty years. She has taught all levels and types of students, from new beginners, to Yoga teachers, and everyone in between. In 2001 Marcia was one of the founders/ owners of Yoga on High. She is one of a few Master Teacher Trainers for the Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Trainings and directs the year-long trainings in Columbus, OH.

Bhavani has a vast knowledge base. I was impressed with the amount of technical and spiritual and experiential wisdom.—Joan Briggs Continuing Education: Approx. 12 Training Hrs Tuition: $240 Add two nights accommodation (see p. 52) Official time for check-in: 4 pm and check-out: 2 pm




General Public Teachers & Health Professionals Yoga for Detox Spring Cleaning for Body and Mind Satya Greenstone March 10–12, 2017

Spring is the perfect time to get out of the doldrums and shed your winter coat, both physically and mentally. This program provides a weekend of gentle yogic detoxification in a pristine environment away from the world’s distractions. Instructions and support will be given for all practices: • Yoga asana sequences for enhancing digestion and elimination I feel renewed and inspired. • Pranayama (yogic breathing) to eliminate toxins and calm the mind Thank you to Satya for the • Chanting sacred mantra to balance and harmonize your system wonderful workshop and to • Gentle kriya techniques (yogic cleansing practices) Yogaville for providing the • Vegan and vegetarian meals opportunity. • Instructions and opportunity for fasting —Elizabeth McGonagle • Restorative Yoga for rest and rejuvenation Satya Greenstone, E-RYT 500, has been a student of Sri Swami Satchidananda and Join us and begin your fresh start!

teacher of Integral Yoga for over forty years. She shares the teachings of Integral Yoga® in many diverse settings with students of all ages and backgrounds. She combines a natural, practical, down-to-earth approach to Yoga with gentle humor. First and foremost, she is a yogini, and her teaching is an extension of the experience gained from her Yoga practice.

Continuing Education: Approx. 12 Training Hrs Tuition: $235 Add two nights accommodation (see p. 52) Official time for check-in: 4 pm and check-out: 2 pm

Yoga Nursing

The Heart of Caring

We cannot change the nursing culture without changing the nursing consciousness.—Annette Tersigni, Founder of YogaNursing

Susan Turnage

March 10–12, 2017

It was one of the best presentation I have experienced using Yoga as a therapy. Personally I am very impressed with YogaNursing and highly recommending for anyone interested in the future of Yoga Therapy and the future of medicine.—Dr. Dilip Sarkar, President of International Association for YogaTherapists (IAYT)

YogaNursing is a revolutionary model of care that unites the ancient wisdom of Yoga with the science of modern Nursing. This program’s teachings of self-care can be used for nurses or for your patients. Join us and be part of a transformational, enlightened chapter in nursing history. Explore a simple prescription for transforming stress, anxiety, pain and suffering into peace, health, and wisdom. In this workshop you will learn to: • Describe the evolution of Yoga into nursing practice • Recognize the benefits of incorporating YogaNursing as an adjunct therapy into nursing practice • Describe, demonstrate, and teach therapeutic Yoga postures and breathing techniques • Explain any precautions, contraindications, or Tuition, text: $265 modifications needed in order to offer a safe practice to Add 2 nights accom. (see p. 52) clients’ various clinical health needs and diagnoses Official time for check-in: 4 pm • Recognize components of Yoga Nidra, meditation, and/or and check-out: 2 pm yogic relaxation techniques and their benefits to health • Describe incorporation of YogaNursing methodology into the Nursing process and interventions to increase quality of life for both nurse and patient Prerequisites: None.

Course Instructor: Susan Turnage, RN, CYN, RYT 500. Susan is a clinical nurse in pediatric oncology, pediatric head injury, corrections, home health, and case management. She teaches twelve weekly therapeutic Yoga classes in her community in Central Virginia and substitute teaches for Dr. Dilip Sarkar, president of the IAYT. CNE Provider: Annette Tersigni,


This program is for all licensed Nurses, Advanced Practice Nurses, and all healthcare providers. Professionals from other healthcare disciplines are welcome to attend.

This training is approved to award 3 Continuing Nurse Education contact hours. This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Approval for contact hours through the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) is based on an assessment of the educational merit of this program and does not constitute endorsement of the use of any specific modality in the care of clients.

Ashtanga TeachersYoga & Health Professionals Breath and Asana Tim Feldmann


General Public

Ashtanga practice is a breathing practice—the rest is just bending!—Pattabhi Jois

March 17–19, 2017

Balancing between Ashtanga Vinyasa methods and an exploration of your body’s mechanics, this workshop will teach you how to tap into a deeper, injury-free, and more informed practice. These sessions are rooted in the Primary Series (an asana sequence combining 41 postures), with time for explanations and questions. You’ll be offered useful hints for developing your practice, potentially bridging gaps between your body, the practice, and how it applies to your life off the mat. • Discover how to use your breath to both ground and free your practice • Have a clear physical understanding of the use of the bandhas (body locks) • Learn simple pranayama to help your mind to settle into one-pointed focus and to free your body from blockages Come experience how this ancient tradition holds many life lessons. Tim’s sincere yet humorous teaching style makes for a fun and focused sadhana session. Open to all levels of practitioners. Tim’s lightness, humour, intelligence, and experience enable you to safely explore depths you have not previously encountered or have feared to go to.—Lucinda Leachman Continuing Education: Approx. 12 Training Hrs Tuition: $260 Add two nights accom. (see p. 52) Official time for check-in: 4 pm and check-out: 2 pm

Tim Feldmann is the director of Miami Life Center, the Yoga shala (Yoga studio) he founded with his wife, Kino MacGregor, and Matt Tashjian. He was set on the Yoga path by his first teacher, Lino Miele, and is authorized to teach directly by the founder of the Ashtanga Yoga Method, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, and his grandson, R. Sharath Jois. A practitioner of the Advanced A series, Tim is dedicated to Ashtanga Yoga’s traditional method.

Family Yoga Weekend Haris Harini Lender and Rev. Sam Rudra Swartz March 17–19, 2017

Using the experience she developed as the former director of Camp Yogaville, the creative genius behind Kidding Around Yoga leads you and your family through a complete, immersive, and fun-filled Yoga experience. Your weekend of family fun includes a hodge-podge of activities fit for every age. Hatha Yoga (with extrasnuggly time in your secret garden, specialty arts and crafts, and serious movin’ and groovin’ to Haris’ own compositions). Chanting, dancing, cuddles, relaxation, and silliness are liberally sprinkled throughout the weekend. This Yoga is based on the teachings of Sri Swami Satchidananda, so you can be assured that you and your children will leave having a better understanding of his teachings. The experiences and inspiration from this family-bonding weekend will last long after you return home! Tuition: $240 per parent; $50 per child Add two nights accommodation (see p. 52) Official time for check-in: 4 pm and check-out: 2 pm

The instructors for the Family Yoga weekend were excellent. The program was very well thought through and the activities were a mix of fun/silly while also teaching Yoga principles. The kids had a blast and did not want to leave. —Ryann Wayne

Haris Harini Lender is the founder of Kidding Around Yoga. She is certified in Integral Yoga® at the 500hour level, Prenatal, Raja, Children’s Yoga, and Stress Management. During her eleven years of running Camp Yogaville, Haris wrote songs and skits, managed counselors, teachers, and kitchen staff, and developed skills that would help her along the way to create Kidding Around Yoga.

Rev. Sam Rudra Swartz, see p. 43




® Laugha Yoga Leader Certification Teachers & Health Professionals

Bharata Wingham March 17–19, 2017

Day Laugha Yoga is an ancient and new idea for reconnecting you to your true Self. Through yogic laughter sessions, pranayama, ,meditation, 2017 and Laugha Nidra®, you can reach a profound level of peace, joy, and relaxation. Experience firsthand how intentional laughter can lead to being happy for no reason. • Discover why prolonged, intentional laughter is being recognized as a therapeutic method • Learn how to use laughter as a form of social medicine • Receive a downloadable zip file filled with printable handouts and audio-video files After completion, you will have access to Dr. Madan Kataria’s Laughter Yoga Pro Zone website for six months free of charge. Prerequisites: None. Join us and release the imprisoned splendor within! This was an amazingly fun class to take. I can’t remember the last time I laughed so hard and for so long.—Eva Popaefthemiou

Continuing Education: Approx. 15 Training Hrs Tuition, text: $250 Reviewing without material: $135 Add two nights accommodation (see p. 52) Registration time: 2 pm and start time: 4 pm Check-out time: 2 pm Bharata Wingham, CLYT, E-RYT 200, is a Laughter Ambassador and a versatile teacher best known for teaching Laugha Yoga and laughing meditation. He was trained and certified by Dr. Madan Kataria, founder of the world-wide laughter clubs. Bharata is also an Integral Yoga® instructor, guiding students in physical postures, deep relaxation, and meditation. He is the author of Laugha Yoga: Combining the Joy of Laughter and the Bliss of Yoga.

Yoga Therapy in Cancer and Chronic Illness YCat Level I

Jnani Chapman with Senior YCat Intern Teachers March 17–26, 2017

YCat Yoga Therapy, founded in 1990, is a three-level, professional certification training for health professionals and experienced Yoga teachers; it is designed to enable them to work safely with people facing: • Cancer at any stage of illness • Common chronic illnesses • Aging • End of life

The intensive ten-day YCat Level I program provides 100 Yoga Alliance hours and includes some pre-program preparation and reading assignments. The program provides medical and scientific rationales for each aspect of the curriculum, along with Swami Satchidananda’s interpretation of the Yoga Sutras as they apply to dealing with pain and suffering, illness and disease, life and death, and daily challenges. Certificates of training are awarded upon completion of all three levels to Yoga teachers who hold a 200-hour Yoga teacher training certificate. Health professionals will receive certificates of attendance until they complete a 200-hour Yoga teacher training program. Contact to learn more about YCat Levels II and III.

Prerequisites: Any Licensed Health Professional (LHP) is welcome to attend all levels of the YCat training. LHPs will receive certificate of attendance. To receive certification of training, LHPs will need to obtain a basic 200-hour Yoga training certificate. Continuing Education: Approx. 90 Training Hrs Tuition, text: $1,395 Add nine nights accommodation (see p. 52) Official time for check-in: 4 pm and check-out: 2 pm


I can’t thank you enough for how your healing energies empowered me through surgeries. —L.S., Ph.D. Jnani Chapman, E-RYT 500, RN, BSN, an Integral Yogi since 1974, founded and directs YCat Yoga Therapy. She practices as an integrative oncology and stress management specialist at St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco and is a senior faculty member of the Commonweal & Smith Center’s cancer help programs. Jnani was the first executive director of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) and a founding clinician of the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine.

YogaProfessionals for Autism Teacher Training Teachers & Health General Public Level I

Sharanya Sharon Manner and Margabandhu Martarano March 24–28, 2017

Level II


Sharanya Sharon Manner, Margabandhu Martarano, and Dr. Marc Rosenbaum March 28–April 2, 2017

By combining Yoga and Western therapies, this training empowers you to peacefully guide those living on the autistic spectrum to their highest potential. This course is for parents and caretakers, as well as for physical therapists, occupational therapists, or anyone working with those on the spectrum. Level I teaches methods for healing symptoms associated Level II teaches advanced mindfulness and stress management with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) and prepares you tools to help support families and individuals with autism. to instruct individuals diagnosed with Autism. This course is also designed for parents of individuals with You’ll explore the symptoms associated with ASDs (such special needs who seek a mindful approach to creating balance as poor digestion, anxiety, and mania) and gain insight and harmony in the family environment. You will gain tools and into how Yoga can alleviate afflictions and heal individuals. techniques that will encourage wellness and healing for the You’ll become familiar with breathing techniques, relaxation entire family environment. The goal of this training is to improve methods, nutrition tips, and other practices beyond asanas the quality of home life for all individuals. that address the needs of people with autism. Prerequisites: Yoga for Autism Teacher Training: Level I. Prerequisites: None.

Taking Levels I & II together meets the requirements for 100-hour (stand alone, RCYT) certification with Yoga Alliance, and/or 100 hours of continuing education toward 500-hour certification through Samadhi Sun and IY.

Sharanya Sharon Manner, E-RYT 500, RCYT, is the creator and founder of Samadhi Sun Yoga School which is a Yoga Alliance approved Yoga school specializing in 200- and 500hour Yoga teacher trainings as well as a 100-hour Yoga for Autism Teacher Training. Sharon have successfully guided countless trainees towards becoming compassionate Yoga teachers. Margabandhu Martarano, E-RYT 500, B.A., has served as director of the New Jersey Integral Yoga (IY) Institute for 47 years. Margabandhu is a senior certified IY instructor, he has a B.A. in Education, is a certified massage therapist, and is a Master Herbalist. Margabandhu is also the director of the Well Being Center in Montclair, NJ. He is the co-creator for the Yoga for Autism Teacher Training.

Relieving Anxiety CBT and Yoga

Boris Bhagavan Pisman

Continuing Education: Approx. 50 Training Hrs Each Level Levels I and II: Approx. 100 Training Hrs Tuition, text: $750 each level or $1,250 both levels Add 4, 5, or 9 nights accommodation (see p. 52) Official time for check-in: 4 pm and check-out: 2 pm

Getting certified to work with children and young adults with autism is the most rewarding and beautiful opportunity. I witness miracles everyday as I continue my path helping them.—Nina Kelsch Dr. Marc Rosenbaum, Psy.D., holds an advanced degree in Applied Psychology and is the founder and director of Education for Excellence, an organization dedicated to enhancing the positive development of children through parent and teacher education and empowerment. His Self-Mastery programs have been presented to more than 4,000 parents, teachers, and students.

I religiously did all the exercises you [Boris] gave us and I felt so much calmer and relaxed and happier. I learned how to breathe properly, and my husband was amazed at the difference it made. We get along so much better since I don’t get so irritable anymore. Thank you for sharing your wisdom and experience with me…—Angela

March 24–26, 2017

Boris Bhagavan Pisman, LMHC, is a New

Join Bhagavan Pisman for a practical and profound weekend York State Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Prior to opening his private practice, he worked investigating Yoga-Based Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of for over nine years as a therapist at White Plains Anxiety™. If you or your clients experience panic attacks, Hospital, Westchester, OCD, social anxiety, general anxiety, phobias, or post-traumatic NY. He was featured on the NBC Universal’s stress, this workshop can change your or your client’s life. Today Show. Boris has The workshop includes: over twenty years of Yoga • Discussion of anxiety and fear and their origins teaching experience and is on the Board of • Breathing practices to calm and balance your Directors of the New York nervous system Integral Yoga Institute. • An introduction to non-dualistic meditation • Yogic techniques for managing anxious Cont. Edu.: Approx. 12 Training Hrs and dysfunctional thoughts Tuition: $240 • Cognitive therapy exercises to help you Add two nights accom. (see p. 52) learn how to approach and manage fear Official time for check-in: 4 pm and check-out: 2 pm • Introduction to exposure and response prevention exercises • Stress management exercises... and much more 1.800.858.9642 No experience with Yoga is required.



WeeklongPublic Raja Yoga Retreat & Health Professionals General Teachers Swami Karunananda March 27–April 2, 2017

Swami Karunananda, E-RYT 500, has had over forty years’ experience teaching all aspects of Yoga. She designed and conducts teacher training programs in Raja Yoga and in Meditation (see p. 38). She served as president of Satchidananda Ashram in CA and in VA, and as director of the San Francisco and Santa Barbara Integral Yoga Institutes. She is the author of “Awakening: Aspiration to Realization Through Integral Yoga.” Continuing Education: Approx. 32 Training Hrs Tuition: $595 Add six nights accommodation (see p. 52) Official time for check-in: 4 pm and check-out: 2 pm

Raja Yoga is a pathway to liberation—to freedom from all sorrow, fear, delusion, and suffering. It enables you to experience the highest spiritual realization and abide in peace and joy always. On this retreat, you will have a unique opportunity to dive deeply into The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the classical text on Raja Yoga, and learn how to apply these teachings in your lives. There will be daily guided sessions devoted to meditation, Hatha Yoga, and pranayama, as well as lectures, discussions, guided exercises, journaling, and spiritual support sessions. Topics covered will include: • The Nature of the Mind • The Experience of Suffering • Attachment vs Non-attachment • Skill and Method in Spiritual Practice • How to Overcome Obstacles Retreat for a week and return home recharged, able to make your life healthier and happier, with clear spiritual direction and focus. This program is open to all.

Karunananda very concisely covered Yoga philosophy in a way that was fun, attainable, and immediately applicable to my life. I am hoping for more of these awe-inspiring Raja immersions in the future.—Ann G. Carroll

Integral Yoga® 200-hour Teacher Training Satya Greenstone April 9–May 7, 2017 See p. 10, 11


Teachers & Healthand Professionals General Public Marketing Outreach for Yoga Teachers


Ram Bhakt

March 31–April 2, 2017

Marketing and outreach are essential elements for success as a Yoga teacher. In this workshop you will discover ideas and tools useful for sharing your passion and for making your Yoga business flourish. You will learn the best procedures for: • Website Design and Outsourcing • Social Media Strategies • Using Video and Pictures • Email Marketing • Effective Copywriting • Online Advertising After completing this workshop you will know how to: • Create an online presence that will generate teaching opportunities • Develop business communication skills • Find partners or professional help when needed • Use advertising to connect to your local community and beyond As part of the course, Ram Bhakt will personally review your current Ram Bhakt, E-RYT 500, is a Yoga teacher and entrepreneur. website and marketing materials. Bring questions and get answers on He founded Long Beach School of Yoga in 2012. He is known for using technology to share his gifts and inspiring his how to succeed and further your business. Prerequisites: None. Continuing Education: Approx. 12 Training Hrs Tuition, text: $245 Add two nights accommodation (see p. 52) Official time for check-in: 4 pm and check-out: 2 pm

teacher trainees to find their unique place in the current Yoga marketplace. His mission is to share the healing power of Yoga to as many people as possible by building connections within the community.

Ram Bhakt is a friendly, down-to-earth teacher with an endless source of knowledge from both study and experience. He steps up easily as a group leader/ facilitator and connects the community with ease.—Erika Faith

Enter the AUM

The Healing Power of Sound Paradiso and Rasamayi April 7–9, 2017

Sound is one of the manifestations of the Divine, used by spiritual healers of all paths to facilitate spiritual growth and healing. This workshop is charged with healing performances, hands-on practice, and transformative information sessions. In this vibrant weekend, you’ll be treated to meditative performances by award-winning sound healers Paradiso and Rasamayi. They’ll reveal Vedic and Himalayan protocols and use these and other powerful “keys” to help heal you. • Play and directly engage with gem-infused crystal alchemy singing bowls • Reduce discord, remove spiritual blockages, and augment the harmonious vibrations of love, health, abundance, and inner peace • Shift your perception and experience Activate the awakening frequency to enjoy a life overflowing with wisdom and joy regardless of what is occurring on the material plane. I can’t thank [you] enough... It was so blissful; I felt like I was in Nirvana. The healing I received on so many levels was absolutely incredible! Everybody loved it… I still feel blissed out even a day after the event and I know this experience will stay with me for a long time.—Rose S. Paradiso and Rasamayi, internationally renowned sound healers and four-time Best Album of the Year Award winners, deliver an utterly unique, powerful, and transformative meditative experience! Together, they have served in festivals, healing centers, studios, and New Thought churches nationwide. They have co-created projects and events with luminaries including Michael Bernard Beckwith, Jonathon Goldman, Neale Donald Walsch, Dr. Masaru Emoto, and Steven Halpern. Continuing Education: Approx. 12 Training Hrs Tuition: $240 Add two nights accommodation (see p. 52) Official time for check-in: 4 pm and check-out: 2 pm




LifeForcePublic Yoga® toTeachers Manage Your Mood General & Health Professionals Amy Weintraub April 7–9, 2017

Passover (Pesach) Seder April 10, 2017

Good Friday April 14, 2017


April 16, 2017 See p. 3

LifeForce Yoga interweaves the power of an ancient discipline with that of current science. In Yogaville’s safe and accepting environment, you’ll learn Yoga practices that can help you maintain your optimum mental health as well as methods to safely release chronically held tension and repressed emotion in your physical and emotional body. You’ll practice: • Breathing techniques that regulate the emotions (pranayama and kriya) • Meditations that lift the mood • Affirmations (sankalpa) • Guided visualizations (bhavana) • Tones that regulate the emotions (mantras) • Hand gestures that affect different areas of the chakra system and the body (mudras) • Yoga asanas suitable for all levels You’ll leave feeling refreshed and renewed, equipped with ancient strategies to revitalize your practice and manage your mood. Medical professionals and Yoga teachers will learn techniques they can use to help their clients focus, relax, and have greater access to their feelings. Fulfills the prerequisite for the LifeForce Yoga Practitioner Training. Amy Weintraub, E-RYT 500, MFA, YACEP, C-IAYT, is the founder of the LifeForce Yoga Healing Institute and has been a pioneer in the field of Yoga and mental health for over twenty years. She is the author of Yoga for Depression (Broadway Books) and Yoga Skills for Therapists: Effective Practices for Mood Management (W.W. Norton, 2012). Amy’s evidence-based LifeForce Yoga protocol is in use in healthcare settings worldwide and is featured on the award-winning CD and the DVD series LifeForce Yoga to Beat the Blues.

My patients can now experience the same effects as many medications— without having to take medication! —Deborah L.

Continuing Education: Approx. 12 Training Hrs Tuition: $260 Add two nights accommodation (see p. 52) Official time for check-in: 4 pm and check-out: 2 pm

Books available at Integral Yoga Distribution


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Spring Silent Retreat: April 20–23, 2017 See p. 7

Budding Potential

Retreat with A Course in Miracles Teachers & Health Professionals Bharata Wingham April 14–16, 2017

A Course in Miracles can be seen as a form of Christian Yoga—a practice of forgiveness—which accelerates your progress in reuniting with your true Self. This course’s principles guide you through those times when forgiveness doesn’t come easily. It can help you open your heart, restore your health and joy, and end conflicts.

General Public


Bharata Wingham, E-RYT 200, CLYT, is a versatile teacher best known for teaching Laugha Yoga® and laughing meditation. He hosted and produced an internationally distributed TV program on A Course in Miracles for thirteen years. Bharata is also an Integral Yoga® instructor and the author of A Course in Miracles: An Ancient New Idea and Laugha Yoga: Combining the Joy of Laughter and the Bliss of Yoga.

You’ll learn to: • Release guilt, fear, and worries about issues in your life • Regain control of your life by illuminating the link between forgiveness and karma • End long-standing conflicts, arguments, and criticisms, making peace with anyone or any condition in your life • Undo conditions or addictions that cause you to suffer • Strengthen the connection with your inner teacher and guide

Continuing Education: Approx. 12 Training Hrs Tuition: $235 Add two nights accommodation (see p. 52) Official time for check-in: 4 pm and check-out: 2 pm

I rediscovered where I need to put my attention. I was pretty lost in the world of form and illusion for a while and was suffering quite a bit. I feel reconnected to spirit thanks to you and all the loving people of Yogaville.—Melissa Alsbergas

Taking Ayurveda to the Mat Letícia Padmasri


April 28–30, 2017

Explore how Yoga and Ayurveda, the ancient Vedic healing practices, C function both alone and together to balance your body and mind. These B ancient healing practices are unique to each individual and will guide –, 2017 you and your clients towards a new realm of vitality. During this workshop, you’ll explore how lively, full-spectrum asana E sequences of Integral Yoga can help to balance one’s nature. You’ll • to E adapt your Yoga practice according to ayurvedic principles learn when needs arise—such as the change of seasons, aging, digestive complaints, insomnia, or anxiety. You’ll experience: • Classes tailored for each of the three main doshas (or individual natures), allowing you to feel the distinct effects of each asana sequence • How the doshas’ qualities vary throughout the day and how that affects your practice • Daily ayurvedic self-care regimens B, E-RYT, love. • The link between the Integral Yoga Hatha sequence and a balanced constitution Through discussions, practice, and inquiry, you’ll develop a new holistic way of approaching your health. This program is open and beneficial to Yoga therapists, teachers, and practitioners. Tuition: $ Add nights accommodation (see p. 52) Prerequisites: None. Official time for check-in: 4 pm and check-out: 2 pm Leticia is extremely knowledgeable and her presentation was very clear.

She really took the time to make sure we understood each point as she progressed through the program.––Elizabeth Fox


Letícia Padmasri, E-RYT 500, ALC, M.A., is an ayurvedic lifestyle consultant and a certified Integral Hatha Yoga teacher in the Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced levels, as well as a certified Raja Yoga teacher. She holds a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and a master’s degree in education, and she has dedicated many years towards the study of exercise physiology. Her interest in the body’s structure and function, combined with her love for the philosophy T.—PP of Yoga and Ayurveda, supports students in experiencing the true depth of the Yoga asanas. Continuing Education: Approx. 12 Training Hrs Tuition, text: $240 Add two nights accommodation (see p. 52) Official time for check-in: 4 pm and check-out: 2 pm See p. 47 for Kid’s Yoga Program offered during this weekend



Mindfulness, and General Public TeachersCompassion, & Health Professionals Difficult Emotions Dr. Susan Carol Stone April 28–30, 2017

In this interactive workshop-retreat, we will explore how to traverse the terrain of difficult emotions through mindfulness, presence, and compassion. Popular mindfulness instructor Susan Carol Stone will assist you in establishing a personal mindfulness program that will help you relax into the present moment and relate to difficult emotions from a new perspective. You’ll understand why it is essential to approach challenging emotions with compassion. This program is suitable for novice and experienced practitioners. An ability to be present to your difficult emotions as they arise is prerequisite to enrollment. These practices are a powerful compliment to therapy work. Silence outside of class sessions is encouraged.

Susan’s course was one of the best gifts I’ve given to myself. What could be more important than learning to embrace the moment and ultimately, the beauty of living?—Carrington Menzel

Continuing Education: Approx. 12 Training Hrs Tuition: $240 Add two nights accommodation (see p. 52) Official time for check-in: 4 pm and check-out: 2 pm

Susan Carol Stone, Ph.D., teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction at the University of Virginia. She has practiced mindfulness for thirty years. Ordained as a Zen lay priest, she has lived in Zen and Theravadan Buddhist monasteries. Susan co-leads the Insight Meditation Community of Charlottesville and teaches in a variety of settings, including at a middle school in Charlottesville and at a men’s and a women’s prison. She leads retreats in a multi-state area.

See p. 47 for Kid’s Yoga Program offered during this weekend

Yoga Anatomy for Graceful Living

How to Remain Supple and Agile on Life’s Journey Aramati Akke Hulburt April 28–30, 2017

Would you like to move with confidence and poise in your asana practice and other pastimes? By finding out how your body works, you can gracefully keep up with life’s activities. This workshop will help you identify how to achieve greater freedom of mobility and stability in your joints, improve your muscular strength, and get in touch with a sense of optimal health and well-being. • Explore how muscles, bones, and other connective tissue and the nervous system work in relation to your asana practice • Assess the range of motion in your ankles, knees, hips, wrists, elbows, shoulders, and spine • Engage your core through awareness of your anatomy You’ll come away with a more thorough understanding of the human body and with tools to apply to your practice as a Yoga student or teacher. I have been a student of Aramati Akke Hulburt, E-RYT 500, Akke for many years. She has been a student of Yoga since 1973 and has been teaching Yoga always explains muscle, to participants ranging from high joint, and body connection school students to seniors, as well as in her Yoga classes. To have in therapeutic settings, since 1988. a concentrated weekend Aramati has been involved with Integral devoted to this topic is a Yoga® Intermediate Teacher Training from 2001–2010. She is certified as very special offering from a Massage Therapist and a Structural an excellent teacher with a Yoga Therapist by Mukunda Stiles. lifetime of experience. —Dorothy Domermuth Continuing Education: Approx. 12 Training Hrs Tuition: $240 Add two nights accommodation (see p. 52) Official time for check-in: 4 pm and check-out: 2 pm


See p. 47 for Kid’s Yoga Program offered during this weekend

Spiritually Fly™ Teachers & Health Professionals Master Your Soul Faith Hunter

General Public


We are all seeking a path—a way—something to carry us through the hard times. As we look back on the challenges of day-to-day life, we rarely take note that we are typically the cause of our own suffering. Are you ready to dive deeper and live the life you desire? If so, begin to peel back the layers and uncover your own ability to realign with your true self. Address past and handle present life challenges with mindfulness, grace, and ease. Through a targeted weekend of personal skills building, you will walk away replenished, recharged, and ready to live a life rooted in your heart and guided by your soul.

May 5–7, 2017

Yoga, meditation, pranayama (breath work), mantras, and journaling will help you: • Sink beneath the surface of the body and mind • Reconnect to the Divine wisdom of the heart • Release negative thought patterns • Learn to live from an intuitive state of being This weekend, connect to the Divine within and master your soul.

Faith not only gave me a solid foundation from which to teach but also helped me find my voice. The program is very thorough and top of the line.—Monetta Wilson Continuing Education: Approx. 12 Training Hrs Tuition: $260 Add two nights accommodation (see p. 52) Official time for check-in: 4 pm & check-out: 2 pm

Faith Hunter, E-RYT 500, is a Yoga teacher and lifestylist, sprinkled with a dash of Louisiana charm. A next-generation Yoga teacher, Faith blends classic yogic principles and real-world personal experiences into an integrated flow that is totally grounded and Spiritually Fly™, a philosophy that celebrates every moment and encourages students to embrace their unique flow in life. Faith owns Embrace Yoga DC, a training and Yoga studio located in Adams Morgan—a multicultural nest in Washington DC.



Building Your Sadhana General Public Teachers & Health Professionals


The Sweetness of Steady Practice Prashanti Carroll Ann Friedmann May 5–7, 2017

Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras explains that sadhana (spiritual practice) must be well attended to without pause, for a long time, and in all earnestness in order for us to see progress towards lasting happiness. This can seem difficult for many, and you might be tempted to give up. However, you can see wonderful results in a short time when you understand the benefits of practice and its obstacles. Most importantly, you have to design a realistic plan for success in sadhana. The results will encourage you to continue onward. During this retreat, you will: • Identify the benefits of regular practice for a spiritual seeker • Look at the essential elements of a steady practice and discuss each in detail • Figure out why it is so challenging for spiritual seekers to begin and maintain practice • Design a personal sadhana plan that is perfectly suited to your life • Discuss checks, balances, and ways to get the support you need to continue to grow in your spiritual practice

Continuing Edu.: Approx. 12 Training Hrs Tuition: $235 Add two nights accommodation (see p. 52) Official time for check-in: 4 pm and check-out: 2 pm

Family Time at Yogaville Gita Zember

May 12–14, 2017

Bring your entire family for a weekend of wholesome fun at Yogaville! Gita Zember, beloved kirtanist, Yoga instructor, and mother of two, welcomes you to participate in Family Time at Yogaville whether or not you’ve ever experienced Yoga or Yogaville. Gita will lead your family through an exciting, 360-degree exploration of the various aspects of Yoga. • Family Yoga, kirtan (chanting), and children’s meditation • Laughter Yoga, outdoor time, and tasty vegetarian meals • Talks by longtime Yogaville residents • Storytime and more!

Prashanti Carroll Ann Friedmann, E-RYT 500, has been a Yoga teacher since 2007 and is studying to become an Integral Yoga® Minister. She has graduate degrees in religion from Princeton Seminary and the University of Virginia. She teaches Raja Yoga and religion classes at the University of Virginia and in the Charlottesville community. Her “regular job” is serving as Chief Financial Officer of Trademark Tours LLC.

Gita’s influence is as blinding as her gigantic smile. She can perfect people’s poses with the press of a finger and move from silliness to profundity in the span of a sentence. Her fresh, jubilant and always amusing methods are unique. What more do you want?—Andy Gita Zember, E-RYT 200, has been teaching Yoga, kirtan, and seva (selfless service) for the past 14 years to adults, children, children with special needs, and families. She is raising her own children in the presence of ashrams, kirtans, and swamis so that they can live Yoga daily. Gita also raises money and supports Yoga programs for girls rescued from sex trafficking in Kolkata, India.

Take this opportunity to have fun with your family members while experiencing with them the life-transforming benefits of Yoga and the healthy, peaceful environment of Yogaville. All ages are welcome.

Tuition: $195 per parent; $40 per child Add two nights accommodation (see p. 52) Official time for check-in: 4 pm and check-out: 2 pm



Teachers & Health Yoga Professionals Accessible Training

General Public


Jivana Heyman May 12–16, 2017

Wesak (Vesak)

If you have a mind and a body, you can do Yoga!—Jivana Heyman

May 10, 2017

Learn how to make the Yoga teachings available to everyone, regardless of their level of physical ability. You’ll focus on creating Integrated Accessible Yoga classes where all students can practice together and explore the many ways that Yoga practice can be modified to suit students with disabilities and physical challenges, as well as seniors. You’ll consider how to make your classes welcoming to everyone and how to approach students in a trauma-informed way. You’ll learn: • Sample gentle Yoga classes, Chair Yoga, and even bed Yoga classes • Ways for bringing Yoga teachings and meditation into your classes • Yoga to support health and healing for every body • Common medical conditions for a basic understanding of these issues Graduates of the program become Accessible Yoga Ambassadors and connect with a network of Accessible Yoga teachers and students around the world. Certified Yoga teachers will become “Accessible Yoga Certified” through this course.

Continuing Education: Approx. 30 Training Hrs Tuition, text: $550 Add four nights accommodation (see p. 52) Official time for check-in: 4 pm and check-out: 2 pm

Prerequisites: None.

Mother’s Day May 14, 2017

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Jivana’s Accessible Yoga Teacher Training was a tremendous experience... Accessibility is necessary and what Jivana is doing is creating a path for all to practice and teach with integrity so we can all be free from suffering.—Sarit Rogers Rev. Jivana Heyman, E-RYT 500, IYM, is founder of Accessible Yoga, an international organization dedicated to increasing access to the Yoga teachings. He has over twenty years of training and teaching in the Integral Yoga (IY) tradition. Jivana is an IY Minister, co-owner of the Santa Barbara Yoga Center, and manager of the IY Institute of San Francisco, CA.

Peaceful Weight Loss Brandt Bhanu and Anna Neiman Passalacqua


Six-Day Retreat

May 19–21, 2017

May 19–24, 2017

Join nationally recognized weight-loss facilitator and author of Peaceful Weight Loss Through Yoga, Bhanu Passalacqua, as he introduces you to the concepts and practices that have helped him and his students lose weight and find balance in their lives. Peaceful Weight Loss is a gentle, restorative practice that helped its creator and facilitator, Bhanu, lose over 100 pounds. It includes Yoga postures, breathwork, meditation, suggestions for dietary changes, and time for questions. Over the first three days, you’ll explore easeful, breath-based Hatha Yoga and meditation as the foundation for establishing balance. Then, you’ll have three more days to integrate these practices more deeply and fully experience their benefits so that you can go home stronger, lighter, and ready to continue a sustainable healthy lifestyle that will ensure weight loss. This program is for everyone—no previous Yoga or program experience is required. Continuing Education: Approx. 12 or 27 Training Hrs Tuition: $240 or $495 Add 2 or 5 nights accom. (see p. 52) Official time for check-in: 4 pm and check-out: 2 pm

I thought that this program was just going to provide steps for weight loss—but we went much deeper, getting into the actual root of overeating. What I learned surprised me and has put me on the right track. Learning this was priceless to me.—Past Participant

Brandt Bhanu Passalacqua, is a certified Integral Yoga teacher and Structural Yoga Therapist. After struggling with weight, food and substance addiction, and serious illness, he discovered an easeful, restorative Yoga practice. He teaches Yoga privately in Manhattan, NYC, and Northhampton, MA, for weight loss, injury, and chronic conditions. He is the author of Peaceful Weight Loss Through Yoga. Anna Neiman Passalacqua, is a food and lifestyle coach and certified Hatha and Peaceful Weight Loss Yoga teacher. After years of struggling with weight and body image issues, Anna discovered Yoga and the power of a daily practice. Today, in addition to teaching group Yoga classes, Anna works with private clients of all ages, helping them to connect with their own best selves and make lifelong change. She is co-creator of At Home with Peaceful Weight Loss.



® General iRest Public Teachers & Health Professionals Personal Practice Immersion

Robin Carnes May 18–21, 2017

Come join Robin for this iRest Personal Practice Immersion (iPPI), where you will learn the principles and practice of iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation and experience the ways iRest can be used on and off the mat to foster a greater sense of freedom, synchronicity, authenticity, and creativity in your daily life. Through practice and dynamic dialogue you will: • Learn the ten steps of iRest • Experience body sensing and breath-sensing • Form an inner resource of well-being • Learn to meet difficult emotions and beliefs skillfully • Experiment with playful, improvisational movement, sound, and art activities to reflect on what opens up to you and in you Prerequisites: This iPPI is open to everyone.

Both experienced iRest practitioners and newcomers alike who wish to sample the fullness that iRest has to offer for health, healing, resiliency, well-being, awakening, and the wholeness of being.

This iPPI qualifies as a “short retreat” requirement for those going through iRest Teacher Certification.

Working with Robin has been transformative. She has the rare combination of being nonjudgemental and supportive while guiding her students into places of growth and change. Working with Robin’s spirit and energy is a true gift.—Carol Regan

Continuing Education: Approx. 16 Training Hrs Tuition, text: $350 Add three nights accommodation (see p. 52) Official time for check-in: 4 pm and check-out: 2 pm


Robin Carnes, E-RYT 500, MBA, is a pioneering leader in bringing Yoga-based modalities, such as iRest, to mainstream healthcare settings. She has worked for many years with military communities and is a co-founder of Warriors at Ease, a non-profit that has trained over 700 Yoga professionals to work with veterans. Robin is an expert teacher and trainer of trauma-sensitive Yoga and meditation. She is a certified iRest teacher, a senior iRest teacher trainer, and an iRest certification supervisor.

Yoga of Devotion A Retreat with Krishna Das Memorial Day Weekend, May 26–29, 2017

May Memorial Day May 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.” A master kirtanist, Krishna Das will guide you in these ancient chants, making the practice exciting and simple. A personable, down-to-earth presenter, he’s gifted at lifting any hesitation or fear that beginners might feel and guiding everyone into lively, responsive chanting. Krishna Das takes time to share insights that he has gained on the spiritual path and to tell stories of his experiences in India. Join us and elevate your mind, relax your body, and open your heart!

Continuing Education: Approx. 17 Training Hrs Tuition: $395 Add three nights accommodation (see p. 52) Official time for check-in: 4 pm and check-out: 2 pm Satsang Saturday Concert: $40 in advance; $45 at the door Doors open at 7pm See p. 47 for Kid’s Yoga Program offered during this weekend

Krishna Das has been called Yoga’s “rock star,” layering traditional kirtan with instantly accessible melodies and modern instrumentation. With a remarkably soulful voice that touches the deepest chord in even the most casual listener, Krishna Das—known to friends, family, and fans simply as KD—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. His album, Live Ananda, (released January 2012) was nominated for a Grammy in the Best New Age album category.




General Meditation Public Teachers Health Professionals Teacher &Training Swami Karunananda May 30–June 11, 2017

Swami Satchidananda said: “Meditation is the most important practice. Most of our problems in life would be solved if we meditated regularly.” Why? Because our whole experience of life is based on the condition of the mind, and meditation enables us to gain mastery over the mind. During Meditation Teacher Training, you will learn not only how to deepen your own meditation, but also how to guide others in establishing a practice of their own. The curriculum includes studying meditation theory and techniques, learning how to overcome obstacles during meditation practice, integrating meditation into daily life, and discovering the importance of asana and pranayama. You will develop a personal practice plan and gain the knowledge, skill, and confidence to teach a six-week course, as well as meditation workshops. In a world that is so much in need of peace, meditation is a time-honored practice that will empower you—and your students—to discover the peace within. Prerequisites: Certified Yoga instructors of all traditions who have had a regular daily meditation practice for at least six months. Continuing Education: Approx. 104 Training Hrs Tuition, text: $1,450 Add 12 nights accommodation: $590–$1,430 Registration begins at 10 am Program begins at 2:30 pm and ends at 2 pm

10% OFF tuition for those taking Integral Yoga Pranayama Teacher Training in succession

Integral Yoga Pranayama Teacher Training Swami Karunananda, E-RYT 500, has had over forty years of experience teaching all aspects of Yoga and now specializes in workshops, retreats, and teacher training programs that focus on the science of meditation, the philosophy of Yoga, personal transformation, and yogic breathing techniques for better health and well-being. She developed and leads the Integral Yoga Teacher Training programs in Raja Yoga and meditation. She is the author of Awakening: Aspiration to Realization Through Integral Yoga.

It was a big privilege to hear her wisdom. —Luciano Vizzocini Amazing capacity to explain complex things in an easy way.—Participant


Swami Karunananda June 12–15, 2017

Breath is the link between the body and the mind. By regulating the breath, we can energize, strengthen, detoxify, and relax the body. There are methods to calm, balance, and focus the mind. Through regular practice, the dormant subtle energy within is released, leading to spiritual awakening. You will: • Learn how to refine, deepen, and develop your own Prerequisites: Completion practice and how to teach others to do the same of an Integral Yoga Teacher Training program, e.g., Hatha • Examine, in depth, pranayama theory and the Yoga, Meditation, Stress various techniques Management, or Raja Yoga. • Learn how to perform the various bandhas (locks) and how to incorporate them in your practice Topics covered will include: Continuing Education: Approx. 18 Training Hrs • Pranayama and Health Tuition, text: $395 • Pranic Healing Visualization Add three nights accommodation (see p. 52) • Dealing with Stress Registration begins at 2 pm Program begins at 4 pm and ends at 3 pm • Pranayama and Meditation • Spiritual Awakening

These ancient, classical teachings are a proven support to deal with modern challenges. Awareness and regulation of the breath can help you to move through life more easefully, peacefully, skillfully, and joyfully.

The Spiritual Art General of Memoir Public Discovering the Invisible Thread of Grace


Joan Borysenko 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. During our days of contemplative writing, the bones of your spiritual journey will begin to emerge through your writing and in the mirror of the other good people who have come together to make meaning and share the legacy of their life.

Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., is a Harvard-trained cell biologist, licensed psychologist, and spiritual educator. A pioneer in mind-body medicine and psychoneuroimmunology, she is founder of Mind-Body Health Sciences, LLC in Boulder, CO, and a New York Times best-selling author of sixteen books. She is a perennially popular national speaker and blogger for the Huffington Post and other websites. Her most recent book is The PlantPlus Diet Solution: Personalized Nutrition for Life.

In this workshop you will: • Choose ten stories to begin the process, focusing on at least two • Write, write, write about authentic emotion and experience • Find your voice • Identify one or more narrative arcs in your life • Laugh, cry, love, celebrate, and heal • See your life as a spiritual journey

Joan’s wisdom and heartfelt storytelling are powerful and transformational. I felt inspired to make changes in my life.—Past Participant I loved the program and gained the tools to continue on my soul’s purpose.—Martha Russell

Continuing Edu.: Approx. 12 Training Hrs Tuition: $270 Add two nights accom. (see p. 52) Official time for check-in: 4 pm & check-out: 2 pm

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Satya Greenstone June 2–11, 2017

Restorative Yoga is a deeply rejuvenating element that can be incorporated into any Yoga practice. Using props, the body is placed in gentle, supported asanas that can be held longer without physical effort. These poses can be offered to students low in energy, or during times of stress, illness, healing, or crisis. They release mental and physical tensions, elicit a deeper state of relaxation, and allow the body to return to its natural state of balance and peace. Prerequisites: 200-hour Integral Yoga Hatha Teacher Training or its equivalent.

Topics covered in this teacher training course include: • • • • • • •

Balanced sequences of supported poses for general relaxation, stress reduction, and special needs Safe and effective prop use and maintenance Incorporation of restorative poses into a regular Hatha Yoga practice or class How to instruct and adjust students in restorative poses Satya Greenstone, E-RYT 500, Yoga Nidra: supported relaxation poses see p. 24 or 43 Supported poses for enhancing Satya held such a large healing pranayama practice and supportive space for us. She Other healing aspects of Yoga teaches from the heart (and leads me to my own) while sneaking Continuing Education: Approx. 80 Training Hrs in academia under the radar… Tuition, text: $1,275 [Her students are] blessed Add nine nights accommodation (see p. 52) with knowledge, support, and Official time for check-in: 4 pm and check-out: 2 pm growth.—Past Participant




General Public Teachers & Health Professionals Signature Ten-Day Silent Retreat


Father’s Day June 18, 2017 See p. 3

June 9–18, 2017 See p. 7

Intermediate Integral Yoga Teacher Training Madhuri Flynn and Lalita Dagny Vigander June 18–July 9, 2017

Madhuri Fiona Flynn, E-RYT 500, has been teaching Yoga since 1997 and has trained hundreds of Yoga teachers internationally over the past nineteen years. She was a resident at the San Francisco Integral Yoga Institute for sixteen years, which afforded her the opportunity to be immersed in the teachings and to live a yogic lifestyle. There she served as head of teachers and as the main trainer for Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, and Children’s Yoga teacher trainings. Lalita Dagny Vigander, LMT, E-RYT 500, RCYT, has been practicing Integral Yoga since 1998, and in 2005 she became an Integral Yoga instructor. Lalita is certified in Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced Hatha, as well as in Stress Management, Raja Yoga, Meditation, Restorative Yoga, Yoga of Recovery Counselor, Children’s Yoga, and Yoga for People with Cancer. She is also a Reiki Master and licensed massage therapist specializing in Deep Tissue Massage and CranioSacral.

Intermediate Integral Yoga Teacher Training offers an opportunity to profoundly enrich your understanding and practice of Integral Yoga. As a student, you’ll dive deeply into the subtle aspects of Yoga and acquire the skills needed to teach them. • • • •

Learn important additional asanas, their benefits, and how to safely guide students into and out of the poses Explore making skillful sequencing choices and adaptations that will enhance your classes Gain a fuller understanding of prana and pranayama technique Study the Bhagavad Gita, which expounds the philosophy and practices of the four main paths of Yoga (Karma, Raja, Bhakti, and Jnana Yoga)

The number of new poses and subtleties of each were far more than I expected. The caring and effort of the teachers was more than I could have ever imagined! They were completely there for us. The experience was transformative.—Program Graduate Prerequisites: Integral Yoga teachers who have completed 200-hour Integral Yoga Teacher Training and who have at least six months of Yoga teaching experience. Certified teachers from other traditions may also apply.

Continuing Edu.: Approx. 175 Training Hrs Tuition, text: $1,750 Add 21 nights accom.: $890–$2,160 Official time for check-in: 4 pm and check-out: 2 pm


® Yoga of Recovery Teachers & Health Retreat Professionals

Wholehearted Recovery

General Public


Durga Leela

June 22–25, 2017

Explore a loving approach to recovery that integrates the most effective approaches of the East and the West. In this recovery program with Durga Leela, you will: • Learn and practice physical methods for healing from addiction • Understand and feel the benefits of a yogic diet, the daily practice of Yoga asanas (physical exercises suitable for all levels), pranayama (breathing exercises), and conscious relaxation • Explore, from many perspectives, the root causes of addiction and ways to heal, including healing the physical body, strengthening the mind, and cultivating sattva (a peaceful state of being) • Look deeper into aspects of healing through Ayurveda, which helps to deeply purify the body and mind This retreat offers a comprehensive program that integrates Ayurveda and Yoga with recovery tools and 12-Step principles for a holistic mind, body, and spirit approach for people affected by addiction and self-destructive behaviors or for people who have family members with histories of addiction. All age group and addictive/self-destructive tendencies are addressed.

Continuing Education: Approx. 17 Training Hrs Tuition: $295 Add three nights accommodation (see p. 52) Official time for check-in: 4 pm and check-out: 2 pm

I did it last year, got a lot out of it, and wanted to both rekindle the experience and deepen my experience. —Michael Gluck

Private Ayurvedic consultations and body treatments will also be available (additional fee and pre-booking required). Prerequisites: Open to all. We suggest at least three months of continuous sobriety for alcohol/chemically dependent guests, as we are not a medical/detox facility, so if this is the level of care you need please seek appropriate help. Please contact us if you feel able to attend in your early sobriety—we’d like to ensure that the retreat is the best option for you. Those with eating disorders or behavioral addictions (relationships, gambling, spending, etc.) should have enough stability to embark on this work.

Yoga of Recovery Immersion/Certificate Course Durga Leela

June 22–July 2, 2017

Yoga of Recovery is the first comprehensive course to combine Ayurveda and Yoga with traditional recovery tools to offer a more holistic mind, body, and spirit approach to addiction and selfdestructive behaviors. This course is for anyone interested in a more holistic and complete view of the problem and its solution. Bringing the teachings and practices of the West and the East together empowers us to strengthen our resolve to live our life free of compulsive and addictive disorders. Upon completion of the course, you will have the skills to introduce the healing potential of Ayurveda and Yoga into your own life and those around you. This course appeals to therapists, social workers, addiction counselors, sponsors, Yoga teachers, Ayurvedic practitioners—anyone who counsels people embarking on a program of recovery. For those in counseling roles, the course will offer you additional tools and a comprehensive approach to wellness, emotional sobriety, and sustained spiritual development using Ayurveda and Yoga as extension therapies to any talk therapy or 12-Step work.

Prerequisites: Same as Yoga of Recovery Retreat (see above.) Continuing Education: Approx. 95 Training Hrs Tuition, text: $995 Add ten nights accommodation: $460–$1,225 Official time for check-in: 4 pm and check-out: 2 pm

Durga Leela, E-RYT 500, is a practical, down-to-earth, and to-the-point speaker who has worked on her own path of recovery. Trained in Ayurveda in both the U.S. and India, she is the director of the Ayurveda Programs at the Sivananda Yoga Farm in Grass Valley, CA, and a professional member and conference speaker for the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) and International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). Durga has been interviewed for all Recovery 2.0 online conferences.

Wow, I came with expectations–I left with much more than I could have ever dreamed of. Yoga is so very much more than asana, Recovery is so much more than not drinking–together this program allowed me to truly experience the true sunlight of the Spirit. Durga is a true example and knowledgeable. She Rocks! —Kathllen, 27 years’ recovery, Ph.D. Psychology




Yoga for Public Lower Back Pain & Health Professionals General Teachers Dr. Loren M. Fishman 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. Though Dr. Fishman spent over three years studying Yoga in India (and over one year with B.K.S. Iyengar), his methods are rooted in physiology and anatomy. This course focuses on ways that people suffering from lower back pain can heal themselves, with the lowest risk of harm. Those attending will find that their skill set and knowledge base and practical efficacy will improve. The program will be 50% didactic and 50% experiential, but it will likely result in positive lifestyle changes for you and for those with whom you sincerely interact. Continuing Edu.: Approx. 12 Training Hrs Tuition: $260 Add two nights accommodation (see p. 52) Official time for check-in: 4 pm and check-out: 2 pm

Dr. Fishman, You saved me by diagnosing me and you have been so incredibly kind and helpful to me—you are number one among the thirty-plus health professionals I have dealt with in the last four years. —Angela

Loren M. Fishman, MD, B. Phil. (Oxon.), is a Rehabilitation Physician with an advanced degree from Oxford University, currently on the staff at Columbia University, who spent a year with B.K.S. before going to medical school. He has written ten books and over ninety articles. His work also shows Yoga’s efficacy in treating scoliosis, osteoporosis, rotator cuff syndrome, and other medical conditions as various as insomnia, overweight, PTSD, and restless leg syndrome.

Books available at Integral Yoga Distribution

Neurogenic Yoga™

A Revolutionary Technique in Trauma Healing Maria Alfaro

June 23–25, 2017

I came to this retreat to find peace again after my life got turned upside down. Little did I expect that I would leave renewed and PAIN FREE! Maria was amazing and gives individual care as needed. Thank you for a wonderful weekend!—Stephanie Subedi

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. Reported benefits include: This workshop not only allows you to experience • Release chronic tension Neurogenic Yoga within different varieties of Yoga • Discharge emotional and physical trauma classes, but it also gives you a foundation for • Increase energy and flexibility understanding the tremor response. Learn about • Improve sleep, mood, and digestion the history and origin of Neurogenic Yoga and how it • Decrease aches, pains, and symptoms of fibromyalgia and sciatica helps to release stress, tension, and trauma patterns. Maria Alfaro, E-RYT, Neurogenic Yoga Trainer and TRE® Certification Trainer, is a native Italian who lives in California. She has taught Yoga since 1997, and she is also a Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises® (TRE) trainer. Maria leads workshops and trainings nationally and internationally. She is one of two Neurogenic Yoga lead instructors. Cont. Edu.: Approx. 12 Training Hrs Tuition: $240 Add two nights accom. (see p. 52) Official time for check-in: 4 pm & check-out: 2 pm


Camp Yogaville Teachers & Health Professionals Sam Eberle and Rev. Sam Rudra Swartz

General Public


June 25–July 2, 2017

Camp Yogaville is Integral Yoga® for kids—a week-long summer camp, in the heart of Virginia for children ages eight to twelve. It’s a great opportunity for your kids to have fun and relate to one another in a yogic way. They will: • Enjoy 700+ acres for activities like swimming, hiking, and crafting • Learn about yogic ideals, like compassion and non-violence • Eat delicious, nourishing, and healthy vegetarian meals • Practice Hatha Yoga every morning • Learn about Pantanjali’s Yoga Sutras • Sleep in rustic cabins • Learn a few Sanskrit chants • Gain strength, confidence, and peace Sam Eberle, has lived in Yogaville for ten years and has served as a Camp Yogaville counselor for the last four years. Sam is the head of Shakticom, the Integral Yoga multimedia center in Yogaville, as well as the webmaster for He is also a member of Yogaville’s Leadership Team. His sole purpose in life is to have fun. Sam will entertain your children and teach them the benefits of enjoying every aspect of their daily activities during camp (even cleaning the dishes). Rev. Sam Rudra Swartz was introduced to Integral Yoga and the teachings of Sri Swami Satchidananda in 2001. Rudra graduated from Boston University’s College of Fine Arts and is an active musician. He is a graduate of the AllFaiths Seminary in New York, where he received ordination from the late Rabbi Joseph Gelberman as an Interfaith Minister. He is also an Integral Yoga Minister.

Tuition and accommodations: $695; $550 if registering two or more siblings Full details on activities, food, and staff available at

Yoga to Enhance Your Meditation Satya Greenstone 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 during 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: • Asana: physical postures to keep the body supple and strong, reduce tension, and to establish a comfortable meditation posture • Pranayama: breathing practices to regulate energy and thoughts • Mantra Japa: Mantra repetition that stimulates focus and love • Yoga Nidra: Relaxation to calm the mind and body • Restorative poses for breath awareness and relaxation • Meditation techniques that ease mental obstacles

Satya gets two thumbs up and five stars. She is approachable, friendly, caring, available, and genuine. Her love and knowledge of Gurudev’s teachings is apparent and appreciated. —Past Participant

Satya Greenstone, E-RYT 500, has been a student of Sri Swami Satchidananda and teacher of Integral Yoga for over forty years. She shares the teachings of Integral Yoga in many diverse settings with students of all ages and backgrounds. She combines a natural, practical, down-to-earth approach to Yoga with gentle humor. First and foremost, she is a yogini, and her teaching is an extension of the experience gained from her Yoga practice. Continuing Education: Approx. 12 Training Hrs Tuition: $235 Add two nights accommodation (see p. 52) Official time for check-in: 4 pm and check-out: 2 pm



Advanced Integral Yoga Teacher Training


Swami Asokananda and Letícia Padmasri July 7–23, 2017

There will be time to share experiences and new ideas and to address challenges that you may have encountered in teaching or in your personal practice. In Yogaville’s peaceful, supportive environment, you will further your own growth by deeply exploring the science of Yoga.

The Advanced Integral Yoga Teacher Training course enables your Yoga practice and teaching skills to flourish. Expand your teaching skills and learn how to instruct advanced classes. Topics covered in this training are: • Optional poses for this level, including advanced inversions and arm balancing poses • Advanced study, theory, and practice of pranayama, as well as bandhas and kriyas • Guidance on how to safely introduce advanced practices • Additional study and immersion in Raja Yoga • Study and guidance on how to integrate koshas, Patanjali’s Ashtanga (Eight Limbs of Yoga), and meditation into your teaching and personal practice

Prerequisites: All certified Integral Yoga teachers who have completed Integral Yoga Intermediate Teacher Training. Students from other lineages are welcome to apply.

Swami Asokananda, E-RYT 500, a monk since 1975, is one of Integral Yoga’s foremost teachers—known for his warmth, intelligence, and good humor. His teaching comes out of his own practice and experience, while absorbing the wisdom of his Guru, Sri Swami Satchidananda. He is one of Yogaville’s primary instructors for Intermediate and Advanced Hatha Yoga teacher trainings. He presently serves as president of the Integral Yoga Institute in New York.

Continuing Education: Approx. 180 Training Hrs Tuition, text: $1,750 Add 21 nights accommodation: $890–$2,160

Letícia Padmasri, E-RYT 500, ALC, M.A., see p. 31

Integral Yoga 200-hour Teacher Training Satya Greenstone

Letícia Padmasri and Raam Das Bell

July 9–August 6, 2017 October 22–November 19, 2017 See p. 10, 11

Yoga of the Heart

Yoga for Teens

Nischala Joy Devi

Erin Lila Wilson

Adaptive Yoga

LifeForce Yoga®

Satya Greenstone

Amy Weintraub

July 28–August 6, 2017 Continuing Education: Approx. 100 Training Hrs Tuition, text: $1,185 Add nine nights accommodation (see p. 52)

Teacher Training

August 25–September 3, 2017 Continuing Education: Approx. 80 Training Hrs Tuition, text: $1,275 Add nine nights accommodation (see p. 52)

August 23–27, 2017 Continuing Education: Approx. 34 Training Hrs Tuition, text: $675 Add four nights accommodation (see p. 52)

Practitioner Training Level I September 10–17, 2017 Continuing Education: Approx. 66 Training Hrs Tuition, text: $995 Add seven nights accommodation (see p. 52)

Yoga for the Special Child™ Teacher Training Sivakami Sonia Sumar, E-RYT 500 September 22–29, 2017


Continuing Education: Approx. 55 Training Hrs Tuition, text: $985; Add seven nights accommodation (see p. 52)

Integral Yoga Centers and Teacher Trainings Globally Since its early beginnings in 1966, Integral Yoga has established centers all over the globe, providing spiritual guidance, training, and support for sincere aspirants wishing to realize the Supreme Universal Truth by following the principles and teachings of Integral Yoga. Nearly fifty years later, the Integral Yoga global community includes nearly 5,000 Integral Yoga teachers, six Institutes, and twenty-three Centers on six continents. The Integral Yoga Academy has five affiliate schools, all registered with Yoga Alliance, that hold dozens of teacher trainings each year. In addition, our worldwide Institutes and Centers conduct teacher trainings in Asia, Australia, Europe, and South America.

The Integral Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA) is a membership organization founded in 1993 and is open to all Yoga teachers who have taken an Integral Yoga (IY) teacher training program. The mission of IYTA is to support Integral Yoga teachers, Centers, and Institutes around the world in the service of furthering the dissemination of the Integral Yoga teachings of Sri Swami Satchidananda.

Member Benefits • • •

• • • •

Visit or use the QR code below to find an Integral Yoga teacher, Center, Institute, class, workshop, or Teacher Training near you.

Interactive IYTA e-newsletter on Assistance with customization of your teacher profile in the new Integral Yoga Directory on our global portal, Facebook discussion group and a forum on Yahoo Groups, which: • Facilitate the exchange of ideas among teachers on topics such as teaching techniques and how to market your classes • Provide a place where Integral Yoga teachers worldwide can find and share knowledge, mutual support, and spiritual inspiration Archive of IYTA Newsletter and Integral Yoga Magazine, with quarterly issues from 1993–2016 in PDF format Teachers Notebook: a compilation of suggestions, comments, and experiences. A great resource for recent graduates of 200-hour TT! Teacher Handouts: useful aids for your personal practice or as material for teaching classes, including several Spanish-language documents Customizable templates for IY-branded business cards and signs, to facilitate your outreach

Discounts! • • • • • • •

45% discount at Integral Yoga Distribution: books, CDs, DVDs, Yoga accessories, essential oils, teas, clothing, and more 10% off guest stays and retreats at Yogaville 10% off programs and 5% off teacher trainings offered at Yogaville and the New York and San Francisco Integral Yoga Institutes Discounted liability insurance through Be Yogi Insurance Plus 20% discount on Jala clothing 15% discount at Shakticom—Integral Yoga Multimedia: CDs, DVDs, digital downloads, gifts, and more! Free digital access to the latest versions of IYTT manuals

Enjoy all this for less than $6/month!

Join the global community of Integral Yoga teachers today! Annual Dues: $70.00 (in U.S.) 1.434.969.3121 ext.177 45

Host Your Own

Group Retreat Want to create your own retreat? Group Services of Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville is here to serve you every step of the way. Your group can move at its own pace and have access to remote locations for activities catering to every style of Yoga and ability level. We can help you organize your retreat by offering a wide variety of services including: • • • • • •

Schedule planning Priority check-in Hatha Yoga and deep relaxation classes Lectures Private seating in dining halls ...and more!

Plus, when you come for a group retreat, the group leader comes for FREE! Get ready for your own unique Yogaville experience. Choose from two very special mountainside properties: Lotus Conference Center or Shri Nivas Retreat Center Main campus accommodations are also available. Please email or call Shankari Bowmaster at 434.969.3121, ext. 147 Lotus Conference Center

If you want to see a heaven on Earth, come to Yogaville. —Sri Swami Satchidananda

Shri Nivas Retreat Center


Personal Retreats Monday—Thursday Take the opportunity to relax, recharge, reflect, and go deeper Number of Mentoring Lotus Guest Dormitory on your spiritual journey. Nights Mentoring Session House PR/SB* Sessions Price PR/PB* Our Personal Retreats offer: • Private accommodations in our dormitory or motel-style 2 1 $60 $200 $240 guest houses 3 2 $80 $295 $355 • Three vegetarian meals daily 4 2 $80 $400 $480 • Three group meditation sessions daily • Two Hatha Yoga classes daily * PR/SB: Private Room/Shared Bath • Scripture study PR/PB: Private Room/Private Bath • Personal, spiritual mentoring by a monastic or minister Official time for check-in: 4 pm and check-out: 12 pm Your schedule can be open or more structured, depending on your needs. You can also choose to spend some or all of your stay in silence if you wish. One of our senior monastics or ministers will be available to support you throughout your stay.

You can meet with your mentor at the beginning of your retreat to help clarify your goals and design your program. Please use the QR code below, email, or call 1.800.858.9642 to register

I stayed with you Monday and Tuesday evening. Everything was wonderful and I will be returning often. (...) By allowing guests to visit for short stays, you make a positive impact on the world. I remember to treat others with compassion and to love peace much more clearly now after visiting.—Dan Saint

Kid’s Yoga Program Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville is starting a childcare program for guests who come with children ages 5–11! While you enjoy the programs’ sessions, Nitya and Shakti will introduce various topics to your child, including Integral Yoga®, Sri Swami Satchidananda, ashram life, the study of nature, and our natural surroundings through art, crafts, music, dance, drama, hiking, games, and more. Nitya Griffith is an Integral Yoga teacher since 2005. She has been offering creative children’s Yoga programs with asanas, meditation, mindfulness practices, and breathing practices through storytelling and original songs. Nitya has published the Yoga with Nitya Kid’s Yoga DVD, the Satchidananda Ashram Yogaville Coloring Book, A Child’s Journey into Yoga, and her latest, Yoga with Nitya Cookbook, Seasonal, Local, Vegetarian Meals for a Healthy Family.

Please note: Children can only be housed with their parents within the Lotus Guest Houses or in a tent.

April 28–30, 2017 Kid’s Program Fee: $108 per child Add two nights accommodation (see p. 52)

May 26–29, 2017 Kid’s Program Fee: $225 per child Add three nights accommodation (see p. 52)

July 30–Aug. 5, 2017 Kid’s Program Fee & accommodations: $680 See more at

Shakti Love Liebe is a certified elementary and K-12 science teacher who has taught many years in indoor and outside classrooms. She incorporates her love of all Yoga teachings, nature, music, and art. She has authored a children’s book, Titus and the Saber–Tooth. She is also certified in English as a Second Language (ESL) and Museum Studies. She currently lives and works at Satchidananda Ashram and is finishing a masters in Museum Education.



Residential Programs Living Yoga Training (LYT) Program We are not going to change the whole world, but we can change ourselves and feel free as birds. We can be serene even in the midst of calamities and, by our serenity, make others more tranquil. Serenity is contagious. —Swami Satchidananda

Learn the Art of Yogic Living The LYT Program is for sincere people who wish to live in a yogic environment with the intention of deepening their spiritual, mental, and physical well-being while learning to live harmoniously with others. This residential immersion integrates the timeless wisdom of Yoga into the practical reality of everyday life. The Integral Yoga teachings of Sri Swami Satchidananda enable you to better understand the mind and to gain mastery over it. Under the guidance of senior disciples and experienced teachers, the LYT program combines spiritual practices, daily service activities, and dynamic evening classes.

Experience: •

Hatha Yoga (asana and pranayama)

Jnana Yoga (self-analysis)

Raja Yoga (meditation)

Karma Yoga (service)

Bhakti Yoga (devotion)

Satsang (seeking truth)

In the LYT Program I learned the valuable lesson of detachment for inner peace. I learned to move in the direction of maintaining my peace, knowing that if I am at peace, I have much more to offer my friends and family.—Linda This LYT Program has been a wonderful, life changing experience. I feel that my connection with my inner peace and joy has deepened and that I have developed skills that I can carry with me into the world and use in my daily life.—Turi

Tuition*, accommodations, classes, and healthy organic meals: $500 per month For more information please email or call 434.969.3121, ext. 152 * Mandatory Welcome Weekend charge is not included in tuition


Residential Staff Programs Residential Staff Programs are open to those who have successfully completed one month in the Living Yoga Training (LYT) Program (see p. 48) and to graduates of the 200-hour Integral Yoga Teacher Training (see p. 10, 11) or any other month-long training at Yogaville.

Ashram Yogi Program Ashram Yogis commit to serving for three consecutive months in various Ashram departments.

Subsets of the program include: •

General Ashram Yogui

Serve in various Ashram areas, including kitchen, farm, housekeeping, and receptioning. •

Vegetarian Cooking Internship

Explore vegetarian cooking and kitchen procedures through hands-on experience. Learn the essentials of the vegetarian diet and acquire valuable cooking skills while preparing a variety of delicious vegetarian meals. You will also be trained in kitchen cleanliness and safety. •

Organic Farming Internship

Engage in organic, sustainable agriculture, including planting, harvesting, composting, weeding, mulching, and maintaining farm equipment.

General Support Staff Program General Support Staff members commit to one to six weeks of service in various Ashram departments. For more information, please email or call 434.969.3121, ext. 176



Our Community YES is mobile-friendly Visit on your phone or tablet for a customized experience. Throughout this guide, you will see a QR code next to each section. Using these codes, you can now easily access pages and programs of your interest. If you haven’t used a QR code, follow these easy steps: • Use your preferred QR reader app to scan the QR code • Find yourself transported automatically to the Yogaville website and even better, to the very page of the section you are interested in!

Yogaville Environmental Solutions Yogaville Environmental Solutions (YES) is an environmentally focused department designed to transform the way we live, work, and play. YES supports ideas that protect the earth and works to solve problems that threaten air, land, or water quality. YES is environmental stewardship in action. Improvements YES made in Yogaville include: • Removing all toxic cleaning products (such as bleach) from our Housekeeping Department • Transitioning from incandescent to LED lights • Using recycled paper and biodegradable trash bags • Developing a thirty-year sustainability timeline YES has joined national environmental groups in efforts against projects that do not support sustainability, including the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, which threatens our National Parks, natural resources, and the families of our community and many other communities. For more information on this initiative and all of YES’s successes, visit

Help Build Yogaville Yogaville, with its many diverse programs and tranings, continues to grow and to transform the lives of numerous individuals. Together, we are helping to manifest the dream of creating a Heaven on Earth! To support this goal by making an online donation, please visit: Thank you—and may your financial contribution come back to you tenfold! For more information please email or call 434.969.3121, ext. 102


Guest Stays You are invited to join us for the day, overnight, or longer. When you come to Yogaville, you are welcome to: • Join us for group meditation • Take Hatha Yoga classes • Explore our hiking trails • Visit our library • Take the Ashram tour • Visit our beautiful interfaith shrine LOTUS and our other sacred sites Chidambaram and Kailash • Enjoy delicious, buffet-style vegetarian meals • Come to Satsang, our Saturday evening program • Attend our scripture study classes and evening programs • Find personal support and mentoring from one of our senior monastics or ministers with our Personal Retreats (p. 47)

Choose your arrival and departure dates. We are open 365 days a year! Activities and charges will vary depending on the day(s) of the week and accommodation type See accommodation options and details on page 52

Welcome Weekend

General Daily Schedule* 5 am

Guided Meditation

6:20 am on Sunday


Guided Meditation

6:40 on Sunday


Hatha Yoga Class Monday—Friday

6:55 on Saturday 7:30 on Sunday

8 am

Daily Puja at Chidambaram

8 am



Karma Yoga

Talks: Saturday (9:30) and Sunday (10 am)


Kailash Puja

Most days

10 am Visit to LOTUS Shrine, Closed: 12:45–2 pm – 5 pm Chidambaram and Kailash on week days 12 pm

Daily Noon Meditation or Laugha Yoga on Monday, Friday, and Sunday



5 pm

Hatha Yoga Class Monday–Friday

5 pm

Deep Relaxation on Friday

6 pm

Guided Meditation Monday—Friday




Evening Program (varies)

4 pm on Saturday 4:15 pm on Sunday

5:30 on Saturday

Our Welcome Weekend is a program designed to help you experience, perhaps for the first time, the benefits of Yoga practices in your life. On Saturday evening there is a public program called Satsang, which includes chanting, a presentation by a senior member or a guest speaker and a video of Swami Satchidananda sharing his warmth and wisdom.

Welcome Weekend Schedule* Friday Evening 3–7 pm 5 pm 6 pm 6:30 7:30–8 pm 7:30–9:30

Check-In Deep Relaxation Class or Hatha Yoga Meditation Supper Orientation LOTUS is open and illuminated

Saturday 6 am Guided Meditation 6:55 Hatha Yoga 8–9:30 Breakfast 9:30–10:45 Talk on Yoga in Daily Life 12 pm Meditation at LOTUS 12:45 Lunch 1:45 LOTUS/Ashram Tour 4 pm Hatha Yoga 5:30 Supper 7:30 Program/Satsang

Sunday Morning 6:40 am Guided Meditation 7:30 Hatha Yoga 8–9:30 Breakfast 10–11:15 Talk on Expanding Your Practice 12 pm Check-out 12 pm Meditation at LOTUS 12:45 Lunch

* These schedules are subject to change



Accommodations Dormitory

Lotus Guest Houses

Shared Room & Bath

Private Room / Bath

These rooms can accommodate from two to eight people in upper and lower bunk beds.

Private rooms are available in our three Lotus Guest Houses. Each room is equipped with a single full-size or queen bed or two twin beds and a full bath. All rooms contain individually-controlled heat, air-conditioning, and free wireless access.

Private Room / Shared Bath

Private dormitory rooms with shared bathrooms are available for one or two people.

Tenting and Campers

Available March 16–November 30

Set off in a quiet, wooded area close to the Lotus Guest Houses are sixteen campsites. Campers have use of the nearby bathrooms, showers, and laundry facilities. Please bring your own tent, bedding, and towels. Please note: Rooms are available for those who are physically challenged. Couples may stay together in a room or tent site only if they are married or have been in a committed relationship for six months or longer. Please inform ARC if you cannot climb stairs.

Guest Stays and Welcome Weekend Rates include your choice of lodging, three delicious buffet-style vegetarian meals daily, and the opportunity to participate iin the Ashram’s scheduled practices and events (see p. 51). Official time for check-in: 4 pm and check-out: 12 pm Dormitory Shared Room & Bath

2017 Prices

Dormitory Private Room / Shared Bath

Lotus Guest Houses Private Room / Bath

Tenting and Campers Mar. 16–Nov. 30

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† No charge for children under six years of age. Full price for 15 or older.

Program Accommodations Rates include your choice of lodging and three delicious buffet-style vegetarian meals daily. Meditation, Hatha Yoga, and various other yogic activities are included as part of your program. Please see your specific program schedule for details. Official time for check-in: 4 pm and check-out: 2 pm 2017 Prices

2-Night Program 3-Night Program 4-Night Program


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Tenting and Campers Mar. 16–Nov. 30

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Discounts First Program Discount: Subtract $40 off your first program’s tuition. Not available for programs with Krishna Das, Nischala Devi, Gary Kraftsow, Joan Borysenko, Gita Zember,Teacher Trainings, Valentine’s Workshop, Personal Retreats, Welcome Weekend, or other online discounted programs. Extended Stay Discount: 15% off accommodations for stays of seven nights or longer. This discount is automatically applied to Teacher Training lodging. * Discount applies to both tuition and accommodations Limit of 20% total discount per guest stay or workshop

Senior Citizen*: 10% off guest stays or programs for all seniors, ages 65+. Student*: 10% off guest stays or programs for all full-time students. I.D. required. Military Personnel*: 10% off guest stays or programs for all people currently serving in the U.S. armed forces and retirees, the reserve, or the National Guard. I.D. required. Spouses not included. International*: 10% off for all guests and program participants permanently residing outside the USA. Integral Yoga Teachers Association Members*: 10% off guest stays or programs and 5% off Teacher Training programs for active members. Financial Aid: Limited partial scholarships are available for those who can demonstrate financial need.

Registration and Reservations Registration Pre-registration is suggested at least two weeks in advance for all programs. To receive the best housing options, reserve as soon as possible. Full payment is due at the time of registration with the exception of Teacher Trainings and Yoga Vacations. To Register Phone: 1.800.858.YOGA (9642) 1.434.969.2048 (outside U.S.) Fax: 1.434.969.1303 Email: Mail: Ashram Reservation Center (ARC) 108 Yogaville Way Buckingham, VA 23921 Online: Tuition/Accommodation Rates Unless otherwise noted, tuition and accommodation rates are listed separately. Tent sites are not available from December 1 to March 15.

Cancellation Policy Guests and Program Participants* If a reservation is cancelled more than 72 hours before the scheduled arrival date, then the payment is refunded minus a $50 administrative fee. For reservations cancelled within 72 hours of the scheduled arrival date, the payment is refunded minus the cost of the first night’s accommodations. No refund is available for no shows. * Not-applicable to Teacher Trainings or Yoga Vacations. Travel Charlottesville, VA is the closest city to the Ashram that provides air, bus, and train service. Call 1.800.858.9642 at least three days in advance to arrange pickup for a $45 one-way fee between 9 am and 8 pm. Transportation outside of these times is limited, subject to advance approval and additional $10 fee. Driving directions are available on request or at Arrival and Departure Times Unless otherwise noted, standard check-in time is 4 pm. Standard check-out time is 2 pm for programs and 12 pm for all other guest stays.

Bring Please bring a notebook and pen for notes, toiletries (including soap), Yoga mat or large towel for Hatha Yoga, alarm clock, umbrella and flashlight. Shoes are not worn inside the buildings, so you might want to bring slippers for indoors, slip-on shoes for walking between buildings, and a pair of walking shoes for walks in the woods. Please bring modest, non-revealing, loose-fitting clothing for your visit. Short shorts, spaghetti strap tops, halter tops, low-cut tops, pants or skirts that reveal midriffs, and bikinis are not allowed. (Shorts are not allowed at any of the shrines, meditations, or Saturday evening events. Please bring skirts or pants.) White clothing is appropriate for the Saturday evening program. Do Not Bring Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville is a tobacco-free, alcohol-free, and illegal drug-free community. Therefore, we ask you not to bring these items. Also, in an effort to maintain a peaceful and comfortable environment for our guests and residents, we do not allow pets. Disclaimer Our programs are intended to be educational in nature only and are not intended for use in the diagnosis, prevention, cure or treatment of any disease or ailment. Persons having health concerns and in need of diagnosis, cure or treatment should consult a medical professional.

Thank You Programming

Leadership Team Siva Moore Swami Priyaananada Ram Wiener Snehan DeSachy Sam Eberle

Executive Director Vice President, Spiritual Development Vice President, Academy and Business Vice President, Finance Webmaster

Nathalie Rukmini Ando Bharata Wingham Bhuvaneswari Maryandra Pipitone

Academy Ram Wiener Sita Rose Matthew Jivada Fritts Radha Coakley Katie Spero

Academy Vice President Academy Manager and Teacher Training Planning Coordinator Integral Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA) Director Teacher Training Administrator IYTA Membership Coordinator

Ashram Reservation Center

Director of Program Development and Editor Program Web Development Program Coordinator

Marketing Bill Geoghegan Sam Eberle Nathalie Rukmini Ando

Social Media and Marketing Manager Webmaster Graphic Designer

Catalog Contributors Photography: Bill Geoghegan, Sherry Gayatri Van Dyke, and Jyoti Sackett Cover: Madhavan Aubert

Daniel Huyer Ashram Reservation Center Manager

With much gratitude and appreciation to all departments, volunteers, and community members. Jai Yogaville!


Satchidananda Ashram

Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage PAID FARGO, ND Permit No. 684

108 Yogaville Way Buckingham, Virginia 23921-2229 USA 1.800.858.9642

Winter/Spring 2017 Calendar January Page Dec. 28–Jan.1 New Year’s Silent Retreat ..................................................



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



Basic Meditation.....................................................................


16–Feb. 12

Integral Yoga 200-hour Teacher Training: India ...................... 10, 11


Integral Yoga 101: An Introduction to Integral Yoga ...............



The Art of Joyful Movement ..................................................



April Page 7–9

Enter the AUM: The Healing Power of Sound .....................



LifeForce Yoga® to Manage Your Mood .............................


9–May 7

Integral Yoga 200-hour Teacher Training: Spring .............. 10, 11


Passover (Pesach) Seder .................................................



Retreat with a Course in Miracles .......................................



Good Friday .......................................................................



Easter ................................................................................



Spring Silent Retreat ..........................................................


Taking Ayurveda to the Mat ................................................



Navigating Change: Managing Stress ...................................




Valentine’s Partner Yoga, Thai Yoga, and Ayurveda ...............



Mindfulness, Compassion, and Difficult Emotions ...............



Valentine’s Day .....................................................................



Yoga Anatomy for Graceful Living .......................................



Kid’s Yoga Program ............................................................



Yoga Therapy and Healing Lifestyle .......................................



Yogic Science to Break Habits and Addictive Behavior .........



Food for Thought, Spirit, and Health .....................................





Spiritually Fly: Master Your Soul ..........................................



Building Your Sadhana: The Sweetness of Steady Practice



Maha Sivaratri .......................................................................



Wesak (Vesak) ....................................................................



Yoga for Life: Cultivating a Conscious Relationship ...............



Family Time at Yogaville ......................................................



Brain Science and Yoga: Why (and How) Yoga Works ..........



Accessible Yoga Training ....................................................



Yoga for People Over 50 .......................................................



Mother’s Day ......................................................................



Yoga for Detox: Spring Cleaning for Body and Mind .............



iRest Personal Practice Immersion .....................................



Yoga Nursing: The Heart of Caring.........................................



Peaceful Weight Loss Workshop ........................................



Ashtanga Yoga: Breath and Asana .......................................



Peaceful Weight Loss Six-Day Retreat ................................



Family Yoga Weekend ..........................................................



Yoga of Devotion: A Retreat with Krishna Das ....................



Laugha Yoga® Leader Certification ........................................



Kid’s Yoga Program ............................................................



Yoga Therapy in Cancer and Chronic Illness: Level I ..............


30–June 11 Meditation Teacher Training ................................................



Yoga for Autism Teacher Training: Level I ...............................



Relieving Anxiety: CBT and Yoga ..........................................


27–Apr. 2

Weeklong Raja Yoga Retreat ................................................



Writing Down the Light: A Conscious Retelling of Your Life


28–Apr. 2

Yoga for Autism Teacher Training: Level II ..............................



Restorative Yoga Teacher Training .......................................


31–Apr. 2

Marketing and Outreach for Yoga Teachers ...........................



Ten–Day Silent Retreat ........................................................



Integral Yoga Pranayama Teacher Training ..........................



Father’s Day ........................................................................


18–July 9

Intermediate Integral Yoga Teacher Training .........................



Yoga of Recovery® Retreat: Wholehearted Recovery ...........


22–July 2

Yoga of Recovery Immersion/Certificate Course ...............



Yoga for Lower Back Pain ...................................................



Neurogenic Yoga: A Revolutionary Technique ......................


25–July 2

Camp Yogaville ...................................................................


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Workshops Signature Retreats Yoga Teacher Trainings and Trainings for Teachers and Health Professionals Events and Sacred Ceremonies Celebrated at Yogaville Kid’s Yoga Program


30–July 2 Yoga to Enhance Your Meditation .......................................


Yogaville Program Guide Winter/Spring 2017  

A full listing of programs and workshops being held at Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville in the Winter and Spring of 2017

Yogaville Program Guide Winter/Spring 2017  

A full listing of programs and workshops being held at Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville in the Winter and Spring of 2017