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          Winter Newsletter 2016


A Message from Larry Payne

Dear Amanda,

Wishing all of you a very happy, prosperous and healthy New Year. I continue to be blessed by a great staff, loving students  and new opportunities for expansion of our Prime of Life Yoga® and Yoga Therapy Rx™  programs across the country. I am especially pleased that I have found a great new venue for Yoga Days in Malibu at the Serra Retreat, and that I am now available for private sessions via Skype (contact the Samata Office at 310-306-8845 or info@samata.com).

Big Love,



Yoga Journal LIVE! in San Francisco


Larry and Richard Miller celebrating the 80th birthday of Lilias Folan at Yoga Journal Live! in San Francisco, along with many other old friends and great Yoga teachers.


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A Hall of Fame Yoga Moment with Lilias Folan, the 1st Lady of Yoga. Special thanks to Yoga Journal LiveYoga Alliance, Veridian Media/Wilder Bunke, and Singer/Songwriter Harold Payne


Prime of Life Yoga® Week with Larry Payne
February 27th - March 5th, 2016
Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Mexico

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RLP has been voted as the number-one fitness spa destination in the world three years in a row by Travel and Leisure magazine. It features more than 300 acres of hiking trails, Prime of Life Yoga® everyday as well as five fitness class choices every hour. There are also exceptional speakers and entertainers daily, a palace for a dining room with home grown organic foods topped off with complete spa services at reasonable prices. It is only a 3.5-hour drive from Los Angeles or the staff will pick you up at the San Diego Airport. Special 5% discount for first timers if you mention Larry!

Click here for more information!


Prime of Life Yoga® Teacher Training Program
Los Angeles, CA through Loyola Marymount University Extension
March 10-13th, 2016
with Larry Payne Ph.D.,YTRx; Robert Birnberg CYT, YTRx; Steve Paredes DC, YTRx; and Kyona Beatty, YTRx-800; Surendra Mehta CYT, YTRX

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This workshop is for Yoga teachers and serious students. It is a 4-day intensive workshop offering 25 hours in class and an on-line portion that is also 25 hours. This is a breath-oriented practice for mid-life and beyond, inspired  by the contemporary teachings of the late Professor Sri T Krishnamacharya and his son TKV Desikachar. Participants will receive a certificate of completion from the Loyola Marymount University Extension Program.

Click here for registration and more information!


Other Prime of Life Yoga® Teacher Trainings 2016:

Princeton Center for Yoga & Health
Princeton, NJ; April 14-17, 2016

Yoga Works 
Walnut Creek, CA; June 23-26, 2016

Princeton Center for Yoga & Health - NEW Level II POLY!
Princeton, NJ; November 3-6, 2016


Yoga Day in Malibu
with Larry Payne & friends
May 15, 2016 at the Serra Retreat Center

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Day will consist of 2 Prime of Life Yoga® classes with Larry, 2 great speakers, exceptional catered food, optional spa treatments, and entertainment. Contact Samata International to register: info@samata.com

Total cost $200, early bird discount $175. 

$50 deposit will hold your place.

Therapeutic Applications of Yoga Workshop
Altamonte Springs Yoga in Orlando, FL
July 23-24, 2016

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Saturday: Therapeutic Aspects of Yoga for  Mid-life and Beyond

This workshop offers an overview of postures that are user friendly, analysis of function over form, sequencing, Yoga classes, an 8 step Wellness Plan, including food choices, improving sleep, and more.

Sunday: Yoga Therapy for the Lower Back

Learn and experience the most frequently used postures, breathing techniques and visualizations, to relieve specific back conditions and more.



New Video Profile of Larry from superb filmmakers Sabine Wabnitz and Josef Rusnak

"I was very fortunate to have Sabine as a student in my Yoga Therapy Rx program at Loyola Marymount University.  She and Josef are internationally renowned and are available for video profiles. See their very creative website, or contact Sabine at sab.wabnitz@gmail.com."

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7-minute full version

35th Anniversary of Samata International
“The Gift that Keeps on Giving”
Year Long Celebration & Fundraiser 
New videos posted every 2 weeks on our YouTube channel!
Subscribe to our channel HERE

Click HERE to join Samata International and the Himalayan Institute in building library and health branch centers in Cameroon, Africa!

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50 of America’s finest Yoga & Health professionals share their free  “Pearls of Wisdom” on our new YouTube Channel!


Please subscribe to our YouTube channel, where we feature our 35th anniversary celebration, interviews, Yoga tips, retreat videos, and more!

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Yoga Therapy and Integrative Medicine: Where Ancient Science Meets Modern Medicine

by Larry Payne, Ph.D.; Terra Gold, L.Ac.; and Eden Goldman, D.C.
Published by Basic Health
NOW AVAILABLE from our online store! Click Here

Yoga for Dummies:  3rd edition
by co-authors Larry Payne, Ph.D., and Georg Feuerstein, Ph.D.

Now available from our online store! Click Here



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