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  • Satchidananda Ashram Yogaville 108 Yogaville Way Buckingham, VA, 23921 United States (map)

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 affect 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.

Training Information


This workshop is suitable for Yoga therapists, teachers, and devoted practitioners.


  • Yoga Alliance (YA): Approximately 13 contact hours

  • 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

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