Veda Del Soul


3 Week Immersion in October 2022

Veda del Soul – Knowledge of the Soul

Immerse yourself into an all-inclusive, Yoga and Ayurveda Lifestyle Teacher Training on North Carolina’s beautiful, Outer Banks!  

Join Charlee Austin and the Village Yoga staff in this special opportunity for transformative experiences while you delve deeper into your yoga practice and beyond.

Sample schedule

Daily Sample Schedule This schedule is fluid and may change daily to accommodate lessons and guest presenters.
6:45am – 7:00amJournal and Reflection; Tea + Light Snack
7:00am – 9:00amMorning Meditation, Pranayama + Asana Practice
9:00am – 9:30 amAyurvedic Breakfast
9:30am – 12:30pmMorning Lecture / Lab
12:30pm – 1:00pmAyurvedic Lunch + Discussion
1:00pm – 2:00pmBreak
2:00pm – 3:30pmAnatomy Lab
3:30pm – 5:30pmAfternoon Lecture / Lab
5:30pm – 7:00pmEvening Meditation, Pranayama, Asana Practice
7:00pm – 7:30pmAyurvedic Dinner + Discussion
7:30pm – 8:30pmMovie + Tea + Dessert
8:30pm – 8:45pmJournal + Reflection
* Training staff will update students on schedule changes with as much notice as possible

Training Dates:

Tuesday, October 11th – Saturday, October 29th

Monday – Saturday, 6:45am – 8:45pm (with an afternoon break)

Sunday, 6:45am – 12:30pm

Training will begin at 2 pm on Tuesday, October 11th with a modified afternoon schedule. Our Training will conclude on Saturday, October 29th at 12:30pm.

During your training, you will:

▴ Learn the foundational practices of Yoga + Ayurveda

▴ Deepen your personal practice on and off your mat

▴ Learn how to confidently lead a safe and effective yoga practice

▴ Learn the benefits of daily routine and how to incorporate the practices into your life

▴ Develop personal and professional skills to live a more balanced lifestyle

▴ and more!


Written and created out of love and passion for the ancient practices of Yoga + Ayurveda; this 200-hour training is designed to be informative, transformational, accessible, and fun! The training will take place in a beautiful beach house in the heart of Duck, NC; within walking distance to the beach, food and shopping, the Duck boardwalk, and Village Yoga.

We will work together to learn and understand the foundations of Yoga + Ayurveda and how to bring them into our lives, on and off the mat. Through practice, discussion, and reflection, you will learn how to safely and confidently lead an effective yoga class to a variety of populations.

The training is steeped in the Hatha tradition, however, we will explore different methods and lineages of the yoga practice.

Throughout the training, we will be learning about Ayurveda, the “sister science” to Yoga- the study of life. We will be eating nourishing foods based on the six tastes and balancing qualities. Mealtime will be a time of turning inwards and learning how to prepare food to be used as medicine for our bodies and minds.

To learn if this training is for you, send us an email or give us a call at 252-564-2219.

Training curriculum

a retreat experience – Accommodations and food

Our retreat-style training has been designed to allow trainees to fully immerse themselves into the Yoga + Ayurvedic lifestyle. Most of the training will take place in the retreat house; we will also practice on the beach and at Village Yoga occasionally during the training. Nourishing, Ayurvedic meals will be prepared in-house to complement the information being covered in the training. We will be eating a full, balanced vegetarian diet to fuel our bodies and minds. The food that we prepare and eat will be as local and organic as possible. Please let us know if you have any food allergies upon registering; we will do our best to accommodate these needs, however, some extra costs may occur.

Click here to view our accommodations located within walking distance to the beach, local restaurants and shops, the Duck Boardwalk, and Village Yoga.

2022 Accommodations and Rates

If you are in need of financial assistance and/or interested in a work-trade position for the training, please email us today!
Availability is extremely limited.

PRIVATE King Suite


Private Room & Bathroom

200 Hour Teacher Training

Ayurvedic Meal Plan

Shared Twin Suite


Shared Twin Room & Bathroom

200 Hour Teacher Training

Ayurvedic Meal Plan

Shared Bunk Suite


Shared Bunk Room & Bathroom

200 Hour Teacher Training

Ayurvedic Meal Plan



No Accommodations

200 Hour Teacher Training

Ayurvedic Meal Plan

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Training Leaders + Guest Presenters

Charlee Austin, 500ERYT + YACEP + Training creator and lead

Charlee is a certified Ayurvedic Life Coach and 500ERYT. She began practicing regularly in the Spring of 2014 and registered with Yoga Alliance in the Fall of 2014 after completing her 200 hour certification with Village Yoga & The Kunga Yoga School in Duck, North Carolina. She completed the 300 Hour Kunga Yoga Service and Leadership Certification in 2017 at Wilmington Yoga Center; with training in 5Elements Flow, Restorative Yoga, Power Vinyasa, Yoga for Seniors, Pre-Natal, and Kids Yoga. She received her Ayurvedic Lifestyle Coaching Certification through Katie Silcox and The Shakti School in 2019.  Charlee received her Reiki 1&2 Certifications through the Reiki Wellness & Meditation Center in Virginia Beach, VA during the Spring of 2022.

Her primary teachers include Jessica Moody, Katie Kennis, Kristin Cooper-Gulak, Noelle Whittington, and Katie Silcox. She has also had the honor of practicing and studying with Hilary Garivaltis, Rachel Brathen, Rolf Gates, Emilie Perz, and Meredith Hogan. Charlee has lead yoga classes in retreat settings in Costa Rica, India, and Hawaii with her primary teachers.

As studio owner, she strives to carry-forward the heart and soul, along with the foundational visions Village Yoga was founded upon. In 2022 she launched Veda del Soul, a 200 Hour Yoga + Ayurveda Lifestyle Teacher Training. Her intention is to keep her classes lighthearted and fun, hoping to allow her students to find freedom in their ever-changing bodies and minds.

Kennedy Long, 200RYT + Studio Manager + Training Assistant

Kennedy is 200-hour RYT certified in Kunga Yoga, a style of not only teaching but living that focuses on using yoga as a path of service. She began a steady practice in 2015. Kennedy registered with Yoga Alliance in the Spring of 2017 after completing her 200 hour certification with Village Yoga & Wilmington Yoga Center in Duck, North Carolina during the Fall of 2015. Her primary teachers include Noelle Whittington, Jessica Moody, and Katie Kennis.

Since teaching Kennedy has continued her education and completed a 5 elements flow training, Yin yoga training, and a Stand up paddleboard (SUP) yoga certification. In 2019 Kennedy started a year long Ayurvedic Lifestyle Coaching program led by internationally recognized Ayurvedic Practitioner, Katie Silcox.

Kennedy dedicates herself to helping, healing, and empowering others through yoga and Ayurveda. She places a strong emphasis on self love, cultivating positivity, and the elements in her classes while also inspiring students to unlock their highest self. With a strong love for the calming effects of the water and yoga; Kennedy is passionate about SUP Yoga and the joy the practice brings.

Olivia Lifsey, 200ERYT + 500RYT + YACEP + Ayurveda Health Coach + Training Assistant

In 2013 Olivia attended Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Traditional Eastern Arts with a concentration in Yoga, as well as completing over 1,000 hours of yoga teacher training. Upon graduation in 2015, Olivia registered with Yoga Alliance and began her teaching career while traveling throughout Central America, and in her hometown of Chagrin Falls, Ohio.

Olivia came to the Outer Banks in 2016 to complete the Kunga Yoga Lifestyle Program, a program dedicated to educating yogis how to use their practice as service for others. After completing the Kunga program, through Village Yoga and Wilmington Yoga Center with her teachers Jess Moody and Kristin Cooper, Olivia was offered a full time teaching position at Village Yoga, in Duck North Carolina.

Since moving to the Outer Banks, Olivia has completed a year long Ayurvedic Lifestyle Coaching program led by internationally recognized Ayurvedic Practitioner Katie Silcox, offered a a yoga and ayurveda retreat, ‘Svastha’, as well as completed a SUP yoga teacher training.

Inspired by her own life long healing journey, Olivia is dedicated to educating and empowering others to learn how to heal themselves through Ayurveda, mindful movement, and self-love.

Noelle Whittington, 500ERYT + YACEP

Noelle is an author, Yoga educator, mentor, retreat leader, Coach, and musician. Although Noelle is based in Wilmington NC, you can catch her in weekly public Yoga classes, Live music events, Yoga and Music Festivals, and International Yoga retreats.

A lifetime of dance training led Noelle to become a full-time Yoga instructor in 2006 upon graduation from Nosara Yoga Institute (Don and Amba Stapleton’s Interdisciplinary 200 hour Yoga residential immersion), and in order to dedicate herself to solely teaching Yoga she has taught every kind of class under the sun! Her journey started with teaching in fitness studios and Pilates training, where she gained a full Mat  (PHI Pilates) and Cadillac (Body and Soul Studios – Raleigh NC) certification. She went on to study with her primary teachers Ashley Ludman in Anusara/Alignment-based Yoga, Kristin Cooper-Gulak in Kunga Yoga, Thomas Ashley-Farrand in Mantra and Sanskrit Studies, and Bill Mahony and Douglas Brooks in Yogic Philosophy. Noelle served as the Co-Director of Wilmington Yoga Center 2013-2105. As the Senior Kunga Trainer for the Kunga Yoga School since 2012, Noelle has led Kunga Yoga Teacher Training Immersions at Village Yoga since 2014, was one of Charlee Austin’s primary teachers and mentors, and has served as a mentor to former studio owners Jess Moody and Katie Kennis. 

Noelle’s offerings are a deeply meaningful and creative combination of breath, music, dynamic movement,Yogic philosophy, Mantra, Meditation, and Devotion. A former ambassador for Lululemon and Manduka, Noelle’s mission is to help others find their way back to Love- manifested as freedom in their bodies and voices through creative expression- in order to serve in their own way. Because of this vision, Noelle founded Soul Alchemy Course in 2020- an online group coaching program to help people live their most fulfilled, authentic lives. Noelle’s book, “Morning and Evening Affirmation Journal” is on sale through Amazon and all online book retailers. Connect with Noelle and find out more about her book and offerings at and

One of the special things about this training is that we’ll have the opportunity to learn from the highly trained staff at Village Yoga and other guest presenters. Understanding the importance of learning from our community and sharing our different strengths!

Allison Broughton, 500RYt + 200ERYT + YACEP

Allison came to yoga over 20 years ago for the physical practice, and stayed for the calm, clarity, and peace of mind she found there. She enrolled in her first 200-hr yoga teacher training primarily to deepen her own practice, but after completing the program with Amalam School at Outer Banks Yoga, she couldn’t wait to share her newfound knowledge with others, and immediately began teaching.

In 2017, Allison attended a workshop with Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy founder Michael Lee at Satchidananda Ashram – Yogaville, and was inspired by the Phoenix Rising method of tuning into the body to stay present and aware, allowing attention to temporarily shift away from the constant hum of the narrative mind and toward the present-moment experience. The method worked for her, and Allison enrolled in Phoenix Rising’s 500-hr yoga teacher training in January of 2018. She completed the program in August 2019.

Allison is a strong believer in the benefits of yoga as an adjunct to treating addiction, eating disorders, stress, and anxiety, as well as yoga’s overall benefits to physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. She has trained in Yoga for 12-Step Recovery and is certified in Restorative Yoga.

Over the years, Allison has experienced first-hand the benefits of yoga and has turned to her practice time and again to stay present and grounded, even during times of change and upheaval. She is so grateful to have the opportunity to share the gift of yoga with her students, and looks forward to each and every class with tremendous joy and gratitude.

Amy Dougherty- Yoga Training Guest Presenter

Amy Dougherty, PT

Amy M Dougherty is the owner and lead PT of Outer Banks Physical Therapy.  She is a 1990 graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Specializing in orthopedics and sports medicine, she prides herself on exceptional patient care and her skills are second to none in the area.  She has a tremendous working relationship with the local and regional doctors which helps to produce the best outcomes for her patients.

Amy also has a regular yoga practice and is a long-time practitioner at Village Yoga.

Ashley Lynaugh, 500RYT

When Ashley found yoga, she started to experience mindfulness for the first time, bringing calmness to the mind she sought for. What had started as a physical practice, quickly evolved into an inner development. She began to feel a sense of purpose, creating a harmony in her life she’d longed for. It sparked the transformation into the woman you meet today. Since embracing yoga and forming a steady practice, she took a step to deepen her knowledge by enrolling in a 200hr certification in Kunga Yoga through Village Yoga studying under Katie Kennis & Jess Moody. She registered with the yoga alliance in 2018 and has been teaching ever since. Ashley teaches an approach to yoga, rather than a style and believes in using yoga as a path of service.

Ashley continues to learn and grow, and has completed a Yoga Nidra certification under Aiyana Athenian & Krishna Peter Perry through the ShivaShakti School of Yoga and the Healing Arts (Swami Satyananda Saraswati lineage). She has earned a certification of Kunga Hands On Assisting with Noelle Whittington. She has studied Barre with Denise DeCarlo. She completed her 300YTT in June 2021 in the Authentic Movements school with Stephanie Gongora, Erin Kelly and Bianca Scalise.

Ashley hopes to spread knowledge on all the 8 limbs of yoga and the power of its entirety. She is privileged to teach this modern style of yoga while honoring the roots and foundations of this ancient practice. She strives to appreciate, not appropriate, continues to learn remaining a student first. Her classes are built around meditation, breath awareness, and dynamic movements. She has created the AromaFlow and developed workshops cultivating community and mindfulness.  Ashley hopes to empower all humans through her teachings, and encourages a practice within. She values integrity, education, compassion, and connection.

Denise DeCarlo, 500RYT + 200ERYT

Denise began practicing yoga in the 1990s as a complement to a rigorous fitness regimen.  She completely fell in love with the varied movement and the fact that yoga can serve everyone at every age.  She became certified to teach in 2002 through AFPA and went on to complete her 200-hour certification with Vimala Ren Fields of the American Healing Arts Studio in Virginia in 2007, certified in Hatha Integral Yoga.  She completed her 300-hour certification with My Vinyasa Practice and Michelle Young in 2021 with focus on Yin, Restorative, Trauma Informed, Adaptive Yoga, and Yoga Nidra.

In addition to her yoga, she is an exercise physiologist and certified personal trainer with experience working in studios, fitness, and medically based wellness centers. Denise brings a deep knowledge of anatomy and an ability to help all students find love of their shape and stillness in every pose.

She also holds an ACE Therapeutic Exercise Specialty certification that addresses cardiac and pulmonary conditions, and populations with obesity, diabetes, and pre-natal/post-natal concerns. Additionally, she is certified in Pilates, Barre Above, and Spinning.

Denise feels that as a teacher, it is imperative to continue learning and being a student, constant inquiry, constant curiosity, and continued growth. Her desire is to bring laughter, light, and love to her students so that they can leave with a smile, walk a little lighter, and love a little stronger.

Jessica Rienerth, 500ERYT + Village Yoga co-Founder

Jess completed her 200-hour and 300-hour Kunga Yoga Lifestyle and Teacher Trainings with Kristin Cooper and the Kunga Yoga School. She went on to complete a professional development mentorship with Kristin Cooper and Loren Gulak and has been co-leading 200-hour Kunga Yoga Teacher Trainings since 2014. Jess has been dedicated to a yogic lifestyle since 2007, and in 2013 she co-founded Village Yoga, a social entrepreneurship and yoga studio on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Jess has also taught with non-profits and in retreat settings in Mexico, Costa Rica, and India.

She has received a certificate in 5Elements Vinyasa Flow, with advanced studies under the Kunga Yoga Methodology in Power Vinyasa, Restorative & Senior Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Kids Yoga, and Yoga for PTSD and trauma sensitive populations. She has also studied with other inspirational teachers such as Kathryn Budig, Michael Johnson, Rolf Gates, Katie Silcox, Maty Ezraty, and Tiffany Cruikshank. Jess contributed in the creation of the Veda del Soul Manual and Training.

In 2019, after transferring ownership of Village Yoga to Charlee Ulmer, Jess continues to follow her passions professionally within socially responsible companies, and continues to be an active part of her Yoga community in Duck, North Carolina. Within her classes Jess enjoys creating a spiritually and physically progressive yoga practice that challenges her students to unlock their ultimate potentials and strive for their highest selves. When she’s not on the mat you can find her in the ocean riding waves, or searching for beach treasures with her dog, Waylon.

Cancellation Policy:

In the event of cancellation, the following policies apply:

60 days or more prior to the training: Your payment can be refunded for a $250 administration fee, or transferred to another Village Yoga training at no cost.

59-31 days prior to the training: Payments are not refundable, but are transferable (less $50 administration fee) to another Village Yoga program.

15-30 days prior to the training: Payments are not refundable, but are transferable (less $150 administration fee) to another Village Yoga program.

14-2 days prior to retreat: Payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Withdrawals from active events or workshops will result in the loss of all fees paid. Active withdrawal applies to any cancellation made within 48 hours of the event/workshop start time. Withdrawals from active training will result in the loss of all fees paid.


What about COVID?

Space in the training house will be limited, ensuring that there is plenty of space for everyone. We will not be requiring masks at this time, but you are welcome to wear them if you prefer. The house will be cleaned and disinfected regularly. We ask that you please do not enter the training house if you are not feeling well.

Are all the practices and sessions required?

Yes! To receive your certification, all practices and training sessions are required. In the event that more than 15 minutes of a session are missed, you will need to schedule make up time with the training leaders. Make up time is $95/hour.

What kind of food will we be eating (I have an allergy)?

Our chef will be preparing a variety of vegetarian meals. We will use as locally and organically sourced foods as possible. If you have any dietary allergies, please let us know upon booking. We will try to accommodate allergies as best we can, extra costs may occur.

How far away is the beach?

The beach is about a five to ten minute walk, depending on your own pace!

Do we have free time?

This is an intensive immersion style training, but you will have free time. Monday – Saturday there is a break in the afternoon. Training on Sunday is until 12:30pm and you will have the whole afternoon and evening free.

Is my family allowed to come stay in the house with me?

No. In efforts to respect the experience and privacy of your fellow trainees and the staff, no visitors are allowed in the training house at any time. If family wishes to come to the Outer Banks during your retreat, we can refer them to great airBNBs.

Can I bring my pets?

No pets are allowed to come to the training.

Will there be alcohol?

Alcohol will not be provided, nor permitted in the training house.

Who is this training for?

This training is for anyone who is ready to deepen their personal yoga practice and/or interested in learning how to confidently lead others through a safe and effective yoga practice.

What if I want to share a single room with a friend/significant other?

We are definitely able to accommodate that request! Email us to let us know which room you’d like and we can let you know the pricing options.

What is the closest airport?

Norfolk International Airport (ORF). About 1.5 hours from Duck.
(2200 Norview Ave, Norfolk, VA 23518)

How do I get to the OBX?

Coming from the North: Follow I-95 South to Richmond, VA. Take I-64 East toward Norfolk/Virginia Beach, Va. Take I-64 or I-664 to Chesapeake, Va. From I-64, take Exit 291B to Route 168, the Chesapeake Expressway.* Once in North Carolina, Route 168 turns into US-158 East. Follow this road to The Outer Banks. *Chesapeake Expressway is a toll-road with new rates that took effect May 1, 2011. EZPass and SmartTag accepted.

Coming from the South: Take I-95 to Rocky Mount, NC. Take US-64 East toward Rocky Mount. Follow US-64 east through Williamston and Plymouth, NC. From Plymouth, NC keep going east to Roan

Do I have to come for the entire training?

Yes! To receive your certification, all practices and training sessions are required. In the event that more than 15 minutes of a session are missed, you will need to schedule make up time with the training leaders. Make up time is $95/hour.

I can’t afford the training, but I really want to join! Are there any financial aid opportunities?

Absolutely! We understand that retreat can be expensive, we offer payment plans, as well as work-trade positions to make our training more affordable. If this interests you, contact us as soon as possible before these positions fill up!