Yoga for the Core: Understanding the Anatomy of Your Center
- Yogaville - Satchidananda Ashram
- 108 Yogaville Way, Buckingham, VA 23921, United States
- Sep 27 - 29, 2019 (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)
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 the joint integrity, muscle tone, breathing, and healthy organ functioning.
In this workshop, you will:
- Understand the role of the psoas muscle in core awareness and 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 affect the quality of your life.
This workshop is suitable for Yoga therapists, teachers, and devoted practitioners.
Program registration: 2 pm
Continuing Education Opportunities
- Yoga Alliance (YA): Approximately 13 contact hours
- Integral Yoga 300-hour Mentored Program: 13 hours towards RYT 500 designation
- Integral Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA) can provide you a CE certificate of your program’s total contact hours. For more information, email
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.
The anatomy information was most useful, as well as pranayama and the fellowship. I definitely got what I came for and more!—Past Participant.
The program was amazing; I learned a lot about my body and physical abilities. The program was structured wonderfully, providing valuable handouts, and well paced breaks in between classes.—Alia Lachmansingh
This weekend program definitely met my expectations. Well done!—Past Participant
This seminar arrived in my life when I most needed it; with “chronic” back pain, I needed a way forward. This class was perfect, thank you for offering this class! Padmasri is the best teacher I have ever experienced! Thanks Padmasri!—David Rapp
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.
- 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
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.