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Join this retreat to renew the awareness of your practices. Autumn is a season of introspection and even nature is ready to retreat. This is the perfect time for you to go within, reflect joyfully, and move from daily learning to daily living. During this retreat, the spiritual practices of yoga and meditation may help you transform the fruits of your spiritual practices into lasting changes in daily life.
During this retreat you will stay either in a private room, a shared dormitory, or if you prefer, there is also a camping site for tents.
The most popular accommodation is the shared dormitory with a shared bathroom. There are two dormitories, Vivekananda Vihar and Ramalinga Nilayam, which are centrally heated and air-conditioned. The rooms are able to comfortably accommodate from two to eight people in upper and lower bunk beds.
A limited number of private dormitory rooms with shared bathrooms are also available for one or two people. Dormitory accommodations are not coed. Please advise if you are not able to climb stairs.
The Lotus Guest House is divided in two units; the six unit an the nine unit. Each room in this six unit guest house is equipped with a small refrigerator, a queen size bed, and a full bathroom. Each room in the nine unit guest house is equipped with a queen sized bed and a full bathroom, and no refrigerator.
The newest Lotus Guest House has twenty-two private rooms with private baths. Twelve have a full size bed, two have a single bed, and eight have two single beds. They have rooms available for the physically challenged and all guest houses have wireless internet access.
Set off in a quiet, wooded area adjacent to the Lotus Guest Houses are twelve campsites. Campers can use the bathroom, shower, and laundry facilities nearby the Vivekananda Vihar dormitory. Camping is available from March 15 to December 1. Please bring your own tent, bedding, and towels. Also, all tent sites have tent platforms for a more comfortable and dry tenting experience.
The goal of Integral Yoga and the birthright of every individual is to realize the spiritual unity behind all the diversities in the entire creation and to live harmoniously as members of one universal family. This goal is achieved by maintaining the natural condition of a body of optimum health and strength, senses under total control, a mind well disciplined; clear and calm, an intellect as sharp as a razor, a will strong and pliable as steel, a heart full of unconditional love and compassion, an ego as pure as crystal, and a life filled with supreme peace and joy.
Hatha Yoga: Physical postures of Yoga
Karma Yoga: Yoga in Action. Practicing Yoga and mindfulness through activity.
Workshop Session: Includes offerings lead by senior Integral Yoga members. Offerings vary between music, dance, talks on the different 6 branches of Yoga, Laugha Yoga and Q&A.
One tour around the ashram is included in this retreat.
Swami Gurucharanananda, lovingly referred to as “Mataji,” is a senior monk-disciple of Sri Swami Satchidananda. She is one of the most inspiring speakers, and is a loved mentor and teacher at Yogaville and abroad.
This retreat will be held at Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville in Virginia, USA. Situated on the banks of the James river in Buckingham, Virginia with the Blue Ridge mountains as a backdrop, it encompasses over 600 acres of serene, wooded landscape. Satchidananda Ashram is blessed with several sacred sites where prayer and worship services, holiday celebrations, and meditation sessions are regularly held.
The holy vibrations that result from all the devotional and meditative activity fill the Ashram with healing energy and an atmosphere of peace and harmony. This beautiful, serene environment attracts devotees, students, and spiritual seekers from around the world who come to recharge and progress on their path.
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During this retreat, you will be served three daily delicious and nurturing vegetarian or vegan meals. The meals include an organic, vegetarian, and vegan buffet with labeled ingredients, lacto-vegetarian, gluten-free, and vegan options. Meals do not include eggs and also available is a salad bar, a herbal tea selection, and coffee is available at mandala cafe for an additional price.
During your free time, you may use the sauna for women or also available is a hot tub for men and women.
Yogaville is not able to provide pick-up or drop-off services from any city but Charlottesville. The standard fee for transportation is 45 USD each way from 09:00 to 20:00 and fro 55 USD from 20:00 to 21:30. If you need transportation from Charlottesville, it is necessary to confirm your travel needs at least 10 days prior to arrival.