Val Spies, owner/director of the Lotus Pond Center and Lotus Pond 200hr. and 500hr. Teacher Training Programs, is a certified Kripalu yoga teacher (E-RYT500) and currently studies with yoga philosopher, Georg Feuerstein. She specializes in the psychological quest for joy through the practice of asana, breathwork, and studies of the yoga scriptures. In addition to the Teacher Training Certification programs, Val provides workshops for all students wanting to deepen their studies. Some ot the workshop topics include meditation, breathwork, chakras, back pain relief, and tantra yoga.