Workshops/Immersions - Join Us!

These upcoming programs are unique workshops, day-long, weekend and week-long retreats from our Directors that are separate from our certification programs.

The Mystical Path of Yoga

Yoganand_20160621-1Director(s): Yoganand Michael Carroll
Dates: August 24-26, 2018

Location: The Yoga Center

For students with min. 6 months yoga or meditation experience.

We practice yoga for many reasons: health, vitality, a sense of well-being, strength, flexibility. In its earliest stages of development, however, yoga was created as a path to the soul. It was designed to lead us to the direct experience of spirit.

In this retreat for experienced practitioners, we look at applications of asana, pranayama, and meditation that have been lost from many traditions—techniques that were once central to yoga practice as a path to the mystery within. We focus on techniques that can easily be taken home and incorporated into a daily practice.

This program includes:

  • Morning practice just for our group
  • The study of ancient yoga symbols and stories that hold meaningful secrets
  • Esoteric asana and pranayama techniques.

Come practice in a safe community with like-minded seekers as together we explore the mystical path of yoga.

Cost: $325, Earlybird: $275 by July 24, 2018

Yoga from India to the West

Yoganand_20160621-1Director(s): Yoganand Michael Carroll
Dates: October 20-21, 2018

Location: FUN Yoga Studio

We pick up the history of yoga with the development of Hatha Yoga in 1000 a.d., and follow its development, decline and revival through the Muslim conquests, the British Raj, the Indian Renaissance, and its ultimate transmission to the West.  We will compare hatha yoga then and now, consider the western changes to the practices and goals of hatha yoga, and explore what a hybrid path might look like that straddles both the old and new in the development of an authentic yoga in the 21st century.  Practice sessions will be interspersed with lecture and discussion sessions.  Practices will introduce and include pranayama, khumbaks, the bandhas and incorporate these into the asana practices where appropriate.  Those already familiar with the practices will be encouraged to move and practice at a depth that supports them, while those new to the practices will be led in a guided and structured experience.

Program Times:  Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm, Sunday 10am-4:00pm

Program Cost:

  • $350 Full Price
  • $250 Early bird price for entire weekend by 8 weeks out (August 20, 2018)
  • $300 Earlybird price for entire weekend by 4 weeks out (September 20, 2018)

Fight Stress & Find Serenity: A Yoga for Stress Management Weekend (16 hours)

Director(s): Jacci Gruninger
Dates: January 26-27, 2019

Did you know… stress is a factor in five out of six leading causes of death and an estimated 90% of all doctor visits are for stress-related issues?  Peter Schnall, author of Unhealthy Work and Director of the Center for Social Epidemiology, worked out the numbers and found that stress is a $1 trillion epidemic.  Many, many studies over the years have shown yoga, breathwork and meditation to be some of the most effective ways to relieve and manage stress.

In this two-day intensive we will define what stress is, the brain’s relationship to stress, how the nervous system works with stress, the General Adaptation Syndrome, the concept of “fight, flight or freeze” and current research on using yoga, pranayama and meditation to combat stress.

Through a variety of activities, students in this workshop will investigate their own stress triggers and stress personalities; enjoy yoga practices and techniques designed specifically to manage stress, on the mat and off; and will leave with the ability to manage their own stress more effectively.

Program Times:  Saturday and Sunday 9am – 5pm
Program Cost:

  • $350 for entire weekend
  • $315 Earlybird price for entire weekend by December 15th
  • $190 one day (Saturday only)

Yoga As Play, Yoga As Practice

Director(s): Jacci Gruninger
Dates: February 9-10, 2019
Location: FUN Yoga Studio

Join Jacci for a retreat weekend filled with fun, laughter and yoga. We’ll add some spice to your yoga practice, look at the yamas and niyamas (the ethical precepts of yoga) and learn how to design a home practice .  We will spice up our practice with humor, fun yoga postures and yoga games in addition to practicing pranayama (breathwork) and meditation. We will eat a delicious potluck lunch together each day as well as enjoy a walking meditation after lunch.  Take a yoga sta-cation with us!

Program Times:  Saturday – Sunday 9:00am-4:00pm
Program Cost:

  • $350 Full Price
  • $250 Earlybrid price for entire weekend by 8 weeks out (December 9, 2018)
  • $300 Earlybird price for entire weekend by 4 weeks out (January 9, 2018)

The Deep Roots of Yoga

Director(s): Yoganand Michael Carroll
Dates: April 26-28, 2019
Location: Evolation Yoga

“Yoga is 6,000 years old, right?”  We will explore the historical beginnings of yoga, the early yogis and their Upanishadic philosophy, influences of Samkyhya and Buddhism, and the medieval development and decline of Tantra Yoga and its ultimate reformation into Hatha Yoga.  While the yogic practices have changed dramatically over the millennia, the goals of the practitioners have remained remarkably stable; and so we find these philosophies rich and fertile areas for the development of a meaningful and dynamic context and personal intention for practice today.  Practice sessions will be interspersed with lecture and discussion sessions.  Practices will introduce and include pranayama, khumbaks, the bandhas and incorporate these into the asana practices where appropriate.  Those already familiar with the practices will be encouraged to move and practice at a depth that supports them, while those new to the practices will be led in a guided and structured experience.

Program Times:  Friday 6-9:00pm, Saturday – Sunday 9:00am-4:00pm
Program Cost:

  • $350 for entire weekend
  • $35 Friday Evening
  • $190 per day
  • $300 Earlybird price by March 26, 2019

Illuminating Your Yoga Practice With the Wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita

Director(s): Yoganand Michael Carroll
Dates: May 10-12, 2019
Location: Bodywork Bistro Living Arts Center

Many yoga practitioners respect the Bhagavad Gita as a source of inspiration. It offers the metaphor of the “spiritual battle,” and presents the yoga path as having three aspects that must be balanced: action, knowledge, and devotion.

But the Gita has much more to offer. Swami Kripalu believed that it detailed both the willful and surrender paths of hatha yoga. He wrote that every sincere practitioner would someday need to ask a teacher the same questions Arjuna asks Krishna on the mythological battlefield.

Each session of this immersion begins with a teaching from the Bhagavad Gita that adds insight to the practice of asana and pranayama. This discussion will be followed with an in-depth practice of asana and pranayama.  We’ll close each day with an integration exercise to support digesting the experience and material so students will leave grounded and inspired for further practice.

Program Times:  Friday 6:30-9:00pm, Saturday – Sunday 9:00am-4:00pm
Program Cost:

  • $350 for entire weekend
  • $35 Friday Evening
  • $150 per day ($300 if register for both)
  • $300 Earlybird price for entire weekend by 4 weeks out April 10, 2019

The Deep Roots of Yoga

Director(s): Yoganand Michael Carroll
Dates: June 21-23, 2019
Location: Main Line Yoga Shala

“Yoga is 6,000 years old, right?”  We will explore the historical beginnings of yoga, the early yogis and their Upanishadic philosophy, influences of Samkyhya and Buddhism, and the medieval development and decline of Tantra Yoga and its ultimate reformation into Hatha Yoga.  While the yogic practices have changed dramatically over the millennia, the goals of the practitioners have remained remarkably stable; and so we find these philosophies rich and fertile areas for the development of a meaningful and dynamic context and personal intention for practice today.  Practice sessions will be interspersed with lecture and discussion sessions.  Practices will introduce and include pranayama, khumbaks, the bandhas and incorporate these into the asana practices where appropriate.  Those already familiar with the practices will be encouraged to move and practice at a depth that supports them, while those new to the practices will be led in a guided and structured experience.

Program Times:  Friday 6-9:00pm, Saturday – Sunday 9:00am-4:00pm
Program Cost:

  • $35 Friday Evening
  • $175 per day ($350 if register for both)
  • $350 for entire weekend
  • $300 Earlybird price for entire weekend by 4 weeks out by May 21, 2019

Yoga from East to West

Yoganand_20160621-1Director(s): Yoganand Michael Carroll
Dates: September 7-8, 2019

Location: Evolutions Annapolis

We pick up the history of yoga with the development of Hatha Yoga in 1000 a.d., and follow its development, decline and revival through the Muslim conquests, the British Raj, the Indian Renaissance, and its ultimate transmission to the West. We will compare hatha yoga then and now, consider the western changes to the practices and goals of hatha yoga, and explore what a hybrid path might look like that straddles both the old and new in the development of an authentic yoga in the 21st century. Practice sessions will be interspersed with lecture and discussion sessions. Practices will introduce and include pranayama, khumbaks, the bandhas and incorporate these into the asana practices where appropriate. Those already familiar with the practices will be encouraged to move and practice at a depth that supports them, while those new to the practices will be led in a guided and structured experience.

Program Times:  Saturday and Sunday 9:00am-5:00pm

Program Cost:

  • $350 Full Price
  • $315 Early bird price for entire weekend by August 9, 2019
  • $190 per day

Illuminating Your Yoga Practice With the Wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita

Director(s): Yoganand Michael Carroll
Dates: October 25-27, 2019
Location: Whole Body Yoga

Many yoga practitioners respect the Bhagavad Gita as a source of inspiration. It offers the metaphor of the “spiritual battle,” and presents the yoga path as having three aspects that must be balanced: action, knowledge, and devotion.

But the Gita has much more to offer. Swami Kripalu believed that it detailed both the willful and surrender paths of hatha yoga. He wrote that every sincere practitioner would someday need to ask a teacher the same questions Arjuna asks Krishna on the mythological battlefield.

Each session of this immersion begins with a teaching from the Bhagavad Gita that adds insight to the practice of asana and pranayama. This discussion will be followed with an in-depth practice of asana and pranayama.  We’ll close each day with an integration exercise to support digesting the experience and material so students will leave grounded and inspired for further practice.

Program Times:  Friday 6-9:00pm, Saturday – Sunday 9:00am-4:00pm
Program Cost:

  • $35 Friday Evening
  • $150 per day ($300 if register for both)
  • $300 Earlybird price for entire weekend by September 25, 2019

Creating Better Movement: Human Anatomy for Safer Yoga

Director(s): William Hufschmidt
Dates: October 25-27, 2019

Location: Village Yoga

A key to successful yoga learning and teaching requires an understanding of the human body’s fundamental design and ability.  This course creates an experiential environment for discussing, seeing, feeling and understanding the human body’s anatomical structures that create the yoga practice on the mat.  Participants will survey the human body, focusing on the major muscles and bones, to understand how our anatomy can enhance and limit our yoga practice. We will also explore how we can train our eye to see more accurately the anatomy of the person in front us.  The program will explore some of the more common postural misalignments that our students demonstrate in class, while giving you an opportunity to learn more about your own body and alignment.

Program Times:  Friday 6-9:00pm, Saturday – Sunday 9:00am-4:30pm
Program Cost:

  • $350 for entire weekend
  • $35 Friday evening
  • $300 Earlybird price for entire weekend by September 25, 2019
  • $165 per day ($300 if register for both

The Deep Roots of Yoga

Director(s): Yoganand Michael Carroll
Dates: November 1-3, 2019
Location: Salt Tree Yoga

“Yoga is 6,000 years old, right?”  We will explore the historical beginnings of yoga, the early yogis and their Upanishadic philosophy, influences of Samkyhya and Buddhism, and the medieval development and decline of Tantra Yoga and its ultimate reformation into Hatha Yoga.  While the yogic practices have changed dramatically over the millennia, the goals of the practitioners have remained remarkably stable; and so we find these philosophies rich and fertile areas for the development of a meaningful and dynamic context and personal intention for practice today.  Practice sessions will be interspersed with lecture and discussion sessions.  Practices will introduce and include pranayama, khumbaks, the bandhas and incorporate these into the asana practices where appropriate.  Those already familiar with the practices will be encouraged to move and practice at a depth that supports them, while those new to the practices will be led in a guided and structured experience.

Program Times:  Friday 6-9:00pm, Saturday – Sunday 9:00am-4:00pm
Program Cost:

  • $35 Friday Evening
  • $175 per day ($350 if register for both)
  • $350 for entire weekend
  • $300 Earlybird price for entire weekend by 4 weeks out October 13, 2019

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