Yoga for Prediabetes and Metabolic Syndrome

About This Event

One in 3 Americans has pre-diabetes and 50% of the cases of type 2 diabetes can be prevented. 

Learn skills for healthy movement, mindset and mindful eating. Yoga practices help to manage stress, regulate blood pressure, regulate blood sugar and reduce heart disease risk factors. This workshop will be most helpful to people with prediabetes or elevations of blood pressure, blood sugar or blood fats, who want a refresh on the lifestyle skills that reverse metabolic syndrome or insulin resistance.

Learn to engage the parasympathetic/stress balancing part of the nervous system for brain and body harmony. Practice skills to use at home to retrain the body and brain for health, ease, and balance.

Healthcare providers, such as diabetes educators, RNs, RDs, NPs, health coaches, or pharmacists and Yoga instructors who are interested in learning to offer group health coaching with mind-body skills in their own practice setting will benefit.

Preliminary webinars will be available and will enhance the growth, experience, and learning during and after the weekend.

Continuing Education (CE) Opportunities

Yoga Alliance (YA): Approximately 7 contact hours. You can input your contact hours using your YA login information.

Integral Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA) can provide you a CE certificate with your program’s total contact hours for a $10 fee (free for IYTA members.) For more information, IY(contact info blocked).


Being a lifelong learner of personal growth and wellness in body and mind; the class helped me both pull together, re-call to mind and affirm previous knowledge as well as to learn to implement new ideas, update outdated views an perceptions and discover new science which gave me a fresh kick start to my goals. — N.H.

Your calm facilitation, inspiring insights, your direct and gentle probing, your sense of humor that can lighten the moment and your openness invites a level of safety and trust that evokes acceptance and deep sharing. — C. H.

Thank you again for your guidance and your gentle way. I felt safe and not judged by you and I greatly appreciate that in you. — P.H.

Thanks for the excellent counseling and education. I’ve lost 23 lbs and have never felt better. It goes to show that even a travel and food writer with irregular hours who’s surrounded by food can do it! — J.P.

Venue Highlights

Yogaville 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.


The 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.


  • A/C in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Cafe
  • Yoga Studio
  • House Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free


Organic, vegetarian/vegan food
Labeled ingredients
Gluten-free and vegan options
Salad bar
Large herbal tea selection
Coffee is available for purchase at Mandala Cafe


Yogaville offers transportation from the airport, train and bus stations in Charlottesville, VA. If you are driving Google Maps has reliable turn-by-turn directions.

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