Rev Nora Vimala Pozzi, E-RYT 500, PRYT, is Director of Integral Yoga® Center of Richmond, becoming director of the Richmond Integral Yoga® Teacher Training Program in 1999. Nora Vimala created the Richmond TT curriculum (based on Yogaville’s) to meet the needs of prospective teachers who could not take a month off for an immersion program due to work or family constraints. Her understanding of the Yoga Philosophy, which she considers the foundation of this program, is perhaps the most comprehensive and demanding aspect of the program, since those enrolled in it, are required to apply the ten ethical principles of yoga, the Yamas and Niyamas, and other relevant sutras, such as Practice and Non-attachment, to their daily lives, journal daily, share in class and learn from them.

Additional instruction and support has been provided in the past by the Richmond Integral Yoga® Teacher Training staff.   Special assistant and counsel to the program since 1999, Senior Integral Yoga® teacher, Karuna Jane Gordon. Last year’s Training our teaching staff included  assistant trainer Raam Das and eight mentors, all certified Integral Yoga Teachers, offering a weekly mentorship to our students in a ratio of 1:2. They were Kavita Kathy Sullivan, Jagadamba Jane Barr, Nitika Collins Achalam,  Kalyani Karen Levitt, Nalini Debbie Fazenbaker, Nitya Lydia Griffith,  Siv Ariaka Ranko, Karla Dharmini Helbert. Other integral yoga® teachers who have been part of the program over the years, were Lakshya Laura Trow, Abhaya Darryl Norton,, Lalita Joan Wilder, Padma Penny Sedgley, Supriya Butz, and Dr Goldschmidt and Dr. Amrita Mclanahan, as part of the Anatomy curriculum. Overall counsel and special advisor to the curriculum and operation of the TT over the past years, Gigi Jyothy Robson, CPA and Integral Yoga® teacher.

In addition many other teachers and experts in specific fields, including swamis and disciples of Swami Satchidananda who reside in Yogaville, have been part of this program over the years, offering workshops, retreats, and hands-on lectures to our course participants.

The presenters for the Yogaville Retreat, and the workshops and lectures offered in Richmond, are senior disciples of Sri Swami Satchidananda, with more than 30 years experience in the teaching of yoga and known lecturers in the United States and abroad.

For more detailed information, see Nora Vimala Pozzi’s bio page.

DISCLAIMER: The yoga therapy components of my instruction and/or practice are based on my Certification by PRYT, not derived from my status as an RYT® with Yoga Alliance Registry

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