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Be our guest and take part in the vibrant and varied Ashram daily schedule we have. We encourage you to take advantage of all that Yogaville offers to open yourself to inner peace, joy, love, and light. People of all faiths and backgrounds enjoy the natural beauty and spiritual inspiration found at Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville. They come for many different reasons: to study and practice the teachings of Integral Yoga, to experience the yogic life in a spiritual community, or to get a little rest and relaxation in this spiritual setting in the midst of the rural Virginia countryside.
The most popular accommodations are the dormitory accommodations which have shared rooms and baths. Yogaville Satchidananda Ashram have two dormitories, Vivekananda Vihar and Ramalinga Nilayam, which are centrally heated and air-conditioned and convenient to meals and programs.
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 us if you are not able to climb stairs.
The private and double rooms are in one of our three Lotus Guest Houses. Each room in Yogaville Satchidananda Ashram's six unit guest house is equipped with a small refrigerator, queen size bed and full bath. Each room in the nine unit guest house is equipped with a queen sized bed and full bath, 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. We have rooms available for the physically challenged. All of the Guest Houses have wireless internet access.
If your stay is over Saturday evening, enjoy our weekly spiritual gathering called Satsang, which includes kirtan (chanting), a presentation by a senior member or a special guest, and a video of Sri Swami Satchidananda sharing his warmth and wisdom with us.
This program is open to our guests and program participants, alike. Saturday morning enjoy a talk on Deepening Our Yoga Practices and Sunday morning you may choose to sit in on a talk about applying yoga in daily life. Enjoy a stroll around the property, visit the sacred shrines, see the Yogaville Farm.
We hope you will stop by our bookstores where you can find spiritual gifts and many books and videos to support your exploration of Yoga. Our Guest Services staff looks forward to meeting you and helping make your stay as rewarding as possible.
Yogaville Satchidananda Ashram is located in Buckingham, Virginia. Public transportation from your area into Charlottesville is available via Amtrak, Greyhound Bus, or the following airlines: US Air, United Express (United Airlines), American Eagle (American Airline) and Comair (Delta). There is no public transportation from Charlottesville to Yogaville. You may wish to rent a car: Avis, Budget, and Hertz rental car companies are located at the airport and in Charlottesville.
The profound support of a yogic environment, including yogic diet of delicious, nutritious and organic vegetarian meals is included in this retreat. The Ashram kitchen prepares wonderful, balanced lacto-vegetarian meals. When a dish contains a dairy product, there is always an alternative without dairy.
Our kitchen does not serve coffee; so, if you are a coffee drinker, you may want to have some instant coffee with you, or you may find this an excellent opportunity to take a break from caffeine! Please do not bring non-vegetarian food, alcoholic beverages or recreational drugs.