Yoga for the Core: Understanding the Anatomy of Your Center
- Yogaville - Satchidananda Ashram
- 108 Yogaville Way, Buckingham, VA 23921, United States
- Sep 28 - 30, 2018 (3 days)
- Dorm - Bottom Bunk - $455.00 Dorm - Top Bunk - $455.00 Dormitory - Private - $525.00 LGH - Single - $575.00 LGH - Double - $575.00 LGH - Family room - $575.00 Tent-Site - $395.00 (All prices include $275.00 base amount)
About This Event
This isn’t a typical core workshop—you won’t work out to exhaust your center. You will still learn practices that strengthen your core, but more than that, you will develop awareness of your physical center.
Awareness is key to developing core stability, the perfect balance between strength and mobility.
A major muscle impacting this process is the psoas muscle. Among the most common problems caused by dysfunction of the psoas muscle is lower back and hip pain, though many other areas of the body can also experience pain.
Join Padmasri to learn how a stable core and functional psoas muscle can enhance joint integrity, muscular tone, breathing, and healthy organ functioning.
In this workshop, you will:
Understand the role of the psoas muscle in core awareness and core stability
Learn to release and soften your psoas muscles
Learn Yoga asanas for improved core stability
Discover the connections between the core and breathing
Explore sitting habits and seated asanas for improved meditation experiences
Learning to develop core awareness and improve core stability can be nourishing, freeing, and will directly enhance the quality of your life.
One of the most important core muscles is the iliopsoas. Because of prolonged sitting and other habits, this muscle ends up restricted. A healthy psoas is the first step toward a steady and comfortable Yoga practice. In this workshop, you will explore the psoas, working with core awareness through the practice of Yoga asanas. By working with your center, you can develop the ability to consciously respond to life situations rather than react to them. You can refine your capacity to be alert, responsive, and open-hearted.
Bring your children with you this weekend!
Sign them up here for the Kid’s Yoga Program, a childcare program for guests who come to visit with children ages 5–11. While you enjoy your program, you can feel confident that the kids will be well looked after by our experienced staff and entertained through a variety of fun activities.
None. This workshop is suitable for Yoga therapists, teachers, and devoted practitioners.
Continuing Education Opportunities
Yoga Alliance (YA): Approximately 13 contact hours
Integral Yoga 300-hour Mentored Program: 13 hours towards RYT 500 designation
International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT): Approximately 13 contact hours
Integral Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA) can provide you a CE certificate of your program’s total contact hours. For more information, email (contact info blocked).
[This was an] excellent course with full, in detail explanations, illustrations, and take-home worksheets. We were also able to practice many positions to incorporate what we were learning. — Theresa Gilman
The program was beautifully presented with a wealth of knowledge, wisdom, and sincerity that can only come from a deep personal practice. […] I highly recommend this program. — Hridayan Stern
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
If you are an athlete that has found yourself an injury, plateau, or [you] just want to be a better athlete, this is a great course for that and much more. [There are] a lot of mechanics learned in this course that will be of value for sport fitness and life. — Shawn Retzer
Truth is One, Paths are Many. ~Sri Swami Satchidananda, Yogaville Founder
Venue HighlightsYogaville is home to the Light of Truth Universal Shrine (LOTUS). The LOTUS is a unique temple dedicated to interfaith understanding and the Light within all faiths. Individual altars represent and honor the different world faiths and spiritual paths. The vision, design and inspiration of Sri Swami Satchidananda, LOTUS was dedicated in 1986. It demonstrates, “Truth is One, Paths are Many.” In the peaceful countryside of Virginia, the doors of LOTUS are open to welcome people of all backgrounds and beliefs.
AccommodationsThe all-inclusive prices of our accommodations provides you with three delicious buffet-style vegetarian meals daily, meditation, and Hatha Yoga classes in addition to other activities.
The most popular accommodations we have are Dormitory Accommodations – shared room and shared bath. We have two dormitories, Vivekananda Vihar and Ramalinga Nilayam, which are centrally heated and air-conditioned and convenient to meals and programs.
Lotus Guest House (Private Room)
Each room in our six unit guest house is equipped with a small refrigerator, queen size bed and full bath. Each room in our nine unit guest house is equipped with a queen sized bed and full bath, and no refrigerator.
Set off in a quiet, wooded area adjacent to the Lotus Guest Houses are twelve campsites. Campers have use of the bathroom, shower, and laundry facilities nearby Vivekananda Vihar dormitory. Camping is available from March 15th to December 1st.
- Air Conditioning in Rooms
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
- Tour Assistance
- Yoga Studio
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
Menu/CuisineOrganic, vegetarian/vegan food
Gluten-free and vegan options
Large herbal tea selection
Coffee is available for purchase at Mandala Cafe