Tools For Change

Experience a diverse range of ancient and modern styles, discover new approaches and improve your practice. Whether you are an experienced practitioner or a novice this is unique chance to enjoy a great diversity of classes and teachers in the perfect setting.
Mindfulness and the stillness of nature go hand in hand. Sit in contemplation by the river, practice deep meditation in a quiet grove or learn from our many guided sessions. Take the first step towards a life of meditation or let Shensara be another strengthening place in your road to mindfulness.
A marketplace of ideas. Share your knowledge and learn from others about the tools to a happier life. Discover new ideas, perspectives and techniques: healthier cooking and eating, guided star gazing, the principles of permaculture, effective community organizing, sustainable living and more.
Join our community and celebrate the moment surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty. Relax to the sounds of Kirtan and chanting, lose yourself dancing to world music or end the night grooving to the rhythms of the drum circle around the bonfire.

When & Where

July 12th - 15th, 2018 | 1920 S Page Valley Rd. Luray, VA. 22835

Shensara 2018 Instructors

Marni Sclaroff

Marni Sclaroff is a celebrated Yoga teacher with over twenty years of experience in the healing arts. She leads workshops, retreats, mentoring programs, and teacher trainings throughout the US and abroad. She is also a writer and speaker on the transformative power of living Yoga and the healing work of anchoring the heart in the soul.

She came to Yoga after searching for a way to heal from her many years of suffering from depression and disordered eating. After attending her first Yoga class in 1996, she knew that she had come home. (more…)

Becky Eschenroeder

Becky Eschenroeder— a 500 hour RYT, 200 hour E-RYT, RCYT —is an accomplished Yogi who was voted as one of the top three yoga instructors by Richmond Magazine in 2015

Becky received her 200 hour RYT under Arlene Bjork and Grace Yoga Training Systems in late 2009.  Becky then obtained her 500 hour RYT through Om On Yoga under the guidance and wisdom of Jennifer Elliott. Becky made the conscious decision to dedicate her life to bringing her love of yoga, movement, and learning to all walks of life. Her ability to meaningfully connect with those she serves so selflessly arises out of her personal commitment and disciplined approach to deepening her own learning and practice of yoga, philosophy, and meditation.  (more…)

John Thurman

John L. Thurman, E-RYT 200, is a Washington, DC based yoga instructor who teaches vinyasa flow power yoga classes. He teaches in a style that focuses on providing a challenging and fun environment for all levels. He has been personally practicing yoga since 2001, and his training includes exposure to Rocket, Iyengar, restorative, and vinyasa style asanas, as well as pranayama and mediation. His physical background includes football, triathlons, weight lifting, high-intensity training, and running. John completed Mimi Rieger’s 200-hour Power Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Washington, DC, as well as a 50-hour Rocket Yoga training at Asta Yoga Studio, San Francisco, CA.

Jonathan Miles

Jonathan Miles, E-RYT 200, is a passionate yogi, and inspirational instructor. Combining over 15 years’ experience practicing kung fu, capoeira and studying the path of Yoga, Jonathan (Yogi J) Miles has been teaching yoga, and leading workshops and trainings since 2003, is the lead ERYT for the Om On Yoga teacher training program, and staffs the 300 hour advanced TT. In 2010 Jonathan co­-founded Project Yoga Richmond (PYR), whose mission is to help spread the joy and benefits of yoga to those with the least access, and to create a stronger, unified yoga community. “I believe that life can be lived playfully and skillfully, with joy and passion.”

Amber Karnes

Amber Karnes is a ruckus maker, RYT-200 yoga asana teacher, creator of Body Positive Yoga, and a lifelong student of her body. In Amber’s classes and workshops, students of all shapes and sizes will find tips, tricks, and modifications to make yoga asana work for their body type. She emphasizes safe alignment and mindful transitions, and guides each student to honor the body they bring to the mat today, while being empowered to learn about the body’s intelligence and power.


Kelley Carboni-Woods

Kelley Carboni-Woods is a mother, wife, business owner and wellness advocate. She decided to become a yoga teacher to make sure more people of color were introduced to the living practice of yoga. Her own practice has aided her in navigating marriage, the births of her two sons and most recently the death of a close family member. She is committed to making the healing power of this living practice accessible to all. Her style of teaching is focused on exposing each student to the aspects of yoga that go beyond the physical postures. Besides her weekly community class offerings, Kelley offers monthly workshops, private and corporate yoga sessions and seasonal retreats. (more…)

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