TriYoga®: The Ancient Yoga for Modern Times with Yogini Kaliji

Registration begins Friday 4:00 PM, Program begins Friday 8:00 PM and ends on Sunday at 12:00 PM

Experience world-renowned Yogaflow, the ancient Yoga for modern times. The practice of Yogaflow, Yoga nidra, pranayama, dharana and dhyana are woven together by Jnana flow. Systematically introduced, TriYoga sequences unite pranayama and mudra with dynamic and sustained asanas.

Experience the inherent qualities of this magical flow including:

  • Rhythmic pacing
  • Relaxation in action
  • Wavelike spinal movements
  • Economy of motion

TriYoga, the art and science of YogaFlow, includes the full range of Yoga practices. It is taught over forty countries by over 1,400 certified teachers. Fifty-four TriYoga centers and communities have been established, in areas including in Australia, Austria, China, Denmark, Germany, India, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan and the United States.


“Once again, I am overwhelmed with gratitude for your willingness to help so many along the path to wherever we need to go this lifetime. It’s simply a blessing to behold and I am so truly grateful.” —Risa, USA, Dec. 2014

“You are the gift of bliss in the sacred flow, opening mystic doors, unveiling the truth, making it real until we feel a spark ignite the magic sight revealing our own pure inner light, flickering in the brilliant glow of devi’s super conscious might.”
—Anasuya, USA, Feb. 2015

“Blessings to the Supreme for inspiring you with Kriyavati thirty-five years ago. Utmost gratitude to you for surrendering to this inspiration, for developing it into the most beautiful spiritual practice and for sharing it so purely and generously with all of us!”
—Detlef, Germany, Jan. 2015


Devi Dance, Mysore, India


Yogini Kaliji in Tirupati, India

TriYoga - The Ancient YogaYogini Kaliji
is internationally renowned as a yogini and founder of TriYoga®. Traveling extensively, she has taught TriYoga on a daily basis for over thirty years. Integrating Eastern thought and Western tradition, she has presented more than forty keynote addresses at Yoga conferences and other venues worldwide, and has been featured widely in the media. She was featured in the book Secrets of the World’s Inspirational Women.

Kaliji, guided by Kriyavati siddhi, has systematized asana (posture), pranayama (breathing practices), and dharana (concentration techniques) from Basics to Level 7, and over 1000 hasta mudras (hand gestures) have expressed through her.

In addition, Kaliji is co-founder of Chant Club®, a music ensemble presenting Sanskrit chants in call-and-response style. She is a vocalist and plays harmonium and keyboard. Inspired by her love of animals,Kaliji has practiced the vegan plant-based lifestyle for over thirty years.

Kaliji was given the title “Yogini” by H. H. Sri Ganapati Sachchidananda Swamiji of Mysore, India. In 2006, in recognition of Kaliji’s global humanitarian service, Sri Swamiji and Datta Peetham honored her with the Vishwa Bandhu award. Vishwa Bandhu translates as friend of the universe, a caring relative of humanity. Kaliji’s presence, her mastery of the flow and the ageless wisdom inherent in TriYoga have inspired and transformed countless lives.”

Yoga for Emotional Balance: Transcending Fear, Anger, & Depression

Registration begins Friday 4:00 PM, Program begins Friday 8:00 PM and ends on Sunday at 12:00 PM

How often do negative thoughts and feelings keep you from happiness? Learn to transform your emotions by calming and balancing the body first through Yoga postures and breathing.

After balancing your body, you’ll be ready to use the power of the mind to understand and transcend fear, anger, and depression. Using the subtle practices of Yoga, you can release the energy that gets blocked in negative patterns, freeing yourself to lead a more dynamic, creative life.

This workshop includes:

  • Exploring the psychological impact of Yoga postures
  • Relaxation techniques to heal stress
  • Breathing practices to increase day-to-day coping skills
  • Simple, enjoyable imagery to feel and heal emotions
  • Four keys to protect yourself from other people’s negativity
  • How to take Yoga off the mat and into daily life

Our goal is to integrate the mind and heart so we feel peaceful always. This is a great session for Yoga Teachers as well as students. There is much more to Yoga than just the poses and this workshop will explore many levels of emotional release. 

I love Swami Vidyananda—she is unpretentious, funny, incredibly knowledgeable, honest, and very real. – Past participant


Yoga for Emotional Balance YogavilleSwami Vidyananda began practicing Yoga in 1969. She has been teaching Integral Yoga® and training Yoga teachers since 1973. She became a Swami (monk) in 1983. She has taught and trained Yoga teachers throughout the US and Canada, as well as Australia, Europe, and India. For many years she traveled with Swami Satchidananda, serving as his translator into French.

Vidyananda presently lives at Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville, Virginia, where she teaches all branches of Integral Yoga. She continues to travel widely, teaching about Yoga and the emotions, stress management, and its impact on mid-life meaning. She has a gift for adapting classical Yoga for the modern mind with warmth and humor.

Vidyananda appeared on national TV speaking on Yoga and stress management. She has taught Yoga in many therapeutic programs, including Smith Center Cancer Retreats and Yoga for persons with eating disorders. She trained as a hospital chaplain at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville.

Living a Yogic Life: Yoga off the Mat

Registration begins Friday 4:00 PM, Program begins Friday 8:00 PM and ends on Sunday at 12:00 PM


This year, treat yourself to a gift that will enrich every aspect of your life!

Join us for this joyful weekend and:

  • Learn ways to rest in your natural state of happiness, which is your birthright
  • Discover how to lengthen the experience of peace, joy, and content that you feel after your Yoga class
  • Explore practical, time-tested ways to assist in maintaining your peace
  • Discover how to minimize your suffering and maximize your well-being by focusing on self-care
  • We will we discuss how to take these teachings home by learning simple methods to develop a regular and enjoyable spiritual routine.

This is the perfect opportunity for anyone who would like to recapture their childlike, carefree happiness and ease.  Hope to see you there!


Living a Yogic Life at YogavilleSumati Steinberg, RN, is a gifted Spiritual Life Coach, senior disciple of H.H. Sri Swami Satchidananda and an Interfaith Minister who grew up in Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville, Virginia. Born with an intense spiritual desire to realize her true nature, she began joining her father in meditation before the age of two. In 1979, by the grace of her guru, she received mantra initiation thus beginning her earnest daily spiritual practice.

She and her three children were blessed to attend the school in Yogaville, where they were taught to love and feel compassion for all beings. By maintaining a healthy balance of worldly and spiritual life, Sumati obtained a bachelors degree in Nursing from UNC-W and has served in the medical field for over 20 years. She currently heads the comprehensive wellness program at Kyanite Mining Corporation in Dillwyn, Virginia.

As a Raja Yoga teacher, meditation instructor, nurse wellness coach, and lively public speaker, she loves bringing the joy of Yoga into all aspects of her life. As a humanitarian, Sumati serves on several boards to help promote wellness, prevent illness, and to promote peace. She serves her local community by responding to physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual emergencies as needed. She embraces each moment fully and enjoys sharing her wisdom to help others live their lives to the fullest. Sumati, her beloved husband, children, and grandchildren continue to call Yogaville their home.

Be Your Best Friend:  Living Wholeheartedly through Self-Compassion

Registration begins Friday 4:00 PM, Program begins Friday 8:00 PM and ends on Sunday at 12:00 PM

 Often, we find it easier to offer compassion, kindness, and unconditional positive regard to others. Yet when it comes to ourselves, we are more likely to be highly critical, unforgiving, and unkind.  We use harsh, self-deprecatory statements like, “I am so stupid,” or “I am a failure and will never make it in life.” Most people would be horrified at the thought of ever talking to loved ones (or even strangers) this way.

Over time, depriving ourselves of compassion (our own or that of others) has adverse cumulative effects on our confidence, creativity, productivity, relationships, and overall happiness.

Research has shown that individuals who are self-compassionate are more likely to be resilient, optimistic, creative, and happy.

In this retreat, Sam will share with you:

  • The importance of cultivating friendliness and compassion towards all aspects of yourself
  • Psychological principles, spiritual wisdom, Yoga, meditation, healing imagery, storytelling, and pair and group work
  • Loving guidance in becoming your own best friend
  • Soul-affirming practice of self-compassion
  • Ultimately, you will be able to encourage and inspire others to be self-compassionate as well.

“Sam is very knowledgeable and experienced; she teaches with great warmth.” –Participant


Be Your Best Friend at YogavilleSampada Desai, MA, LPC, RYT, CLL, works as a psychotherapist at Centra Health in Lynchburg, Virginia, and maintains a private practice at her agency, Desai Counseling and Yoga in Virginia.  Sam is also a Yoga Alliance registered Yoga teacher (RYT)) and laughter therapist.  Born and raised in India, Sam brings to her workshops a unique blend of Western psychology and Eastern mindfulness approaches like Yoga, including  meditation, deep relaxation, healing imagery, and conscious breathing.  A talented, engaging and joyful speaker, Sam has given numerous talks on personal empowerment and wellness for over 20 years.


Yoga Tune Up for the Holidays

Registration begins Friday 4:00 PM, Program begins Friday 8:00 PM and ends on Sunday at 12:00 PM


When temptation arises, the door of opportunity in all aspects becomes wide open. During the months of November and December, we seem to be systematically occupied with an abundance of “hustle and bustle,” lots of food consumption, and a tremendous amount of effort in doing! Come to Yogaville for a weekend to decompress and charge your being with light, love and new tips to deal with the holidays with joy and peace.

As a gift to your most sacred friend and family member, yourself, explore and realign with the divine nature of being while simultaneously learning how to create a well-disciplined routine during a time period where it may be needed the most.

Padmasri will share with you how to:

Have fun while practicing moderation and self- discipline
Create and/or maintain a healthy lifestyle through yogic and ayurvedic principles
Truly begin to appreciate the nature of the body/mind connection
Understand better the physiology of the body and its patterns/responses to our habits
Relax and rejuvenate to charge your batteries for the season

This program exceeded my expectations. I felt really supported and able to apply many of the teachings into daily life. –Participant


Yoga Tune upLetícia Padmasri, M.A., E-RYT 500, is a certified Integral Hatha Yoga teacher in the Basic, Intermediate and Advanced levels, as well as a certified Raja Yoga teacher. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science, a Master’s Degree in Education and many years of dedication towards Exercise Physiology.

Her interest for the body’s structure and function combined with her love for the teachings of Yoga support students in experiencing the depth of the Yoga asanas. Padmasri teaches Hatha Yoga classes along with personal training where she integrates the Eastern and Western Philosophies.

She teaches workshops in Yogaville and Brazil, and is one of the Trainers for the Integral Yoga Teacher Trainings, as well as the Anatomy & Physiology Teacher. She also has been administrating Yoga teacher trainings and workshops at the Integral Yoga Academy since 2008.

Celestial Chakras: Astrology a Guide for Exploring the Chakras

Registration begins Friday 4:00 PM, Program begins Friday 8:00 PM and ends on Sunday at 12:00 PM

The chakras are powerful centers in our body/mind/spirit field of energy. They serve to channel the subtle energies that animate our lives. Through our practice of yoga we bring these energies into balance and develop greater awareness of their effects. Astrology identifies patterns in the heavens above us that are reflected in our individual psyches, providing insights into our character.

In this workshop you will:

  • Explore the chakras and learn ways to experience them energetically with Yoga
  • Make use of clues from your individual astrology chart to see how your chakras and life issues resonate with each other
  • Learn how to use the symbolism of the planets with asana, pranayama and the vibration of sound and light
    Enliven your sense of subtle energies in Yoga practice and promote conscious healing
  • When you register for the weekend, we’ll collect your birth information (date, time and location) so we can set up your astrology chart.

“I would highly recommend this workshop to anyone curious about the subtle forces that govern our daily lives.” — Virginia Thomas


Celestial Chakras at YogavilleMadhavan Mark Wolz, RYT-500, teaches yoga and meditation and practices therapeutic yoga in New York; he is trained in the Integral Yoga tradition. Mark also practices astrology; he is certified for both consulting and teaching. He has served on the board of the National Council for Geocosmic Research, and he lectures at meetings and conferences.

Mark holds a B.S. in psychology and an M.A. in anthropology and Southeast Asian studies. Mark is committed to using both yoga and astrology to cultivate individual and collective responsibility as we integrate body, mind and spirit and reach toward conscious healing for ourselves and the planet.


Awakening: Realizing Your True Self

Registration begins Friday 4:00 PM, Program begins Friday 8:00 PM and ends on Sunday at 12:00 PM


Awakening Realizing Your True Self at Yogaville


Sages and mystics from various faith traditions throughout the ages have experienced and described an awakened state, characterized by perfect peace and unending bliss, filled with wisdom and compassion.

In this exploration into the theory and techniques of Raja Yoga, Bhakti Yoga and Jnana Yoga, you will discover ways to deepen your own spiritual journey.

Experience in this workshop:
· Time-tested methods of Yoga
· Proven systems to ultimately attain the awakened state
· Practices that will lead to a more balanced, healthier harmonious life

“I took this course to have space to reflect and rejuvenate as I move forward into some decisions I’ve made. I feel refreshed, at peace and energized along with gaining insight, awareness and an epiphany or two.” –Participant


Awakening _Realizing Your True Self at Yogaville

Swami Karunananda, E-RYT 500, has been an Integral Yoga teacher since 1971 and has taught in various settings, including hospitals, mental health centers, businesses, prisons, schools and colleges. She has led many workshops, retreats and teacher training programs, focusing on the science of meditation, the philosophy of Yoga and yogic breathing techniques for greater health and well-being.

She developed the Integral Yoga Teacher Training programs in Raja Yoga and in Pranayama and meditation. Swami Karunananda has also served as President of Satchidananda Ashram in Virginia and in California, as well as Director of the Integral Yoga Institutes in San Francisco and Santa Barbara. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees and as the Chairperson of the Spiritual Life Board at the Ashram in Virginia.

 “Swami Karunananda is extraordinary. She brings so much knowledge, commitment, skill and inspiration to her teaching—all from the depths of her vast experience of Yoga. It was a joy to study with her.”

—Teacher Trainee


Health Matters A Guide to Conscious Healing

Registration begins Friday 4:00 PM, Program begins Friday 8:00 PM and ends on Sunday at 12:00 PM

Remarkable progress has been made in the scientific understanding of how Yoga and a healthy lifestyle can prevent and reverse disease.

Integrate Yoga, herbs and Western medicine into your life for conscious self-healing.

In this informational and experiential workshop you will:

  •    Learn how to apply the latest research in the root causes of illnesses
  •    Learn ways essential mind-body-spirit approaches can be applied for optimum health
  •    Discover how herbs can be used to nourish and help the body and mind
  •    Use simple formulas to improve eyesight, immune system, digestion, hair growth, etc.
  •    Learn about what is missing in your diet and real concepts about vitamins, minerals and environmental toxins

Explore the power of a Yoga framework to create and maintain healthy choices, experience enduring love within and fully understand the spirit of the human journey.


Health Matters at Yogaville

Amrita (Sandra) McLanahan, M.D., is a nationally recognized authority on preventive medicine, nutrition, stress reduction and primary family health care. As Director of Stress Management Training at the Preventive Medicine Research Institute for twenty years, she worked with Dr. Dean Ornish to document the benefits of dietary change and stress management to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease and cancer. Dr. McLanahan is the author of the book Surgery and its Alternatives: How to Make the Right Choices for Your Health and is the medical consultant for the book, Dr. Yoga.


Health Matters

John Margabandhu Martarano has served as Director of the New Jersey Integral Yoga Institute, at the request of Sri Swami Satchidananda, for almost forty years. Margabandhu is a Senior Certified Integral Yoga Instructor, proficient in all aspects of Yoga, having learned directly from Swami Satchidananda in the early years.

Professionally, Margabandhu has a BA in Education, is a Certified Massage Therapist, specializing in Acupressure and Reflexology, is a Master Herbalist and has been in practice as a Holistic Health Educator and Herbal Specialist for forty years.  He has studied with many experts over the years including Viktoras Kulvinskas, Smoky Santillo and Dr. Ralph Alan Dale.  Margabandhu is also the Director of the Well Being Center in Montclair, NJ, a wholistic center specializing in all aspects of health and healing.

Born to Balance

Registration begins Friday 4:00 PM, Program begins Friday 8:00 PM and ends on Sunday at 12:00 PM


What is balance, and how to make it work for you and your students.

Born to balance.  Is it our sixth sense?

Balance is essential for everything we do with our bodies. It is important for health and wellbeing, and crucial for safety and independence in the later years.  Balance is contingent upon the “use it or loose it” factor.  Yet, it is never too late to begin working on one’s balance.  As yoga practitioners and yoga teachers, we should have a thorough understanding of how it works and how to make it work efficiently for ourselves and our students.

This workshop is appropriate for personal use and for teaching.

Our sense of balance depends on three systems: the vestibular system, proprioception (awareness of the position of one’s body) and mental focus.  In addition, there are two focuses: primary and secondary.

In this workshop, you will learn the importance of a healthy vestibular system and how to maintain vestibular health, how to enhance proprioception, and what the primary and secondary focuses are and how to improve your use of them.

The feet are the base: he ankle, ball of the foot and the toes.  In this same order, the feet control our weight shifts, stabilization and the finer nuances of balance.  You will learn techniques for developing a stronger mind/foot connection.  You will learn how to apply these techniques to specific yoga poses such as Warrior I, II and III, Triangle, Tree and others.  You will learn the actual role of core strength in balance and posture and how moderate core strength is essential for good posture and, likewise, assists our balance.

In addition, there are many techniques to train the arms and legs to help us with our balance as well as assisting us in regaining and maintaining our balance.  Many of these techniques are adopted from the circus arts and dance.  For example, imagine you have tilted slightly off balance.  Often we flail our limbs around in a very frantic inefficient manner.  With training, as you tilt off balance, the arms and/or leg will move in the opposite direction of the fall and counterbalance you back to center.  It’s oriented around developing motor memory in a way that our limbs move in the necessary direction without conscious thought at time of imbalance.

Yogi Jacob uses a logical progression of techniques for moving through the various stages of balance. All techniques are appropriate for personal use and for teaching.  There are sets of techniques suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced uses.

The first series is excellent for developing a strong foundation and is geared toward beginners, people with limitations and senior citizens.

The second level adds more challenge to the foundational skills for people who are strong and comfortable with the basics.

The third level is for those who possess exceptionally strong balance and want to train for activities such as sports, teaching and the performing arts.  Please note: inversions will be addressed, i.e., how to apply these techniques to inversions.  However, we will not be emphasizing inversions.


Yogi Jacob has released:

Yoga Two-gether™ DVD:

Gentle Yoga DVD:

Book, Meditation: The Awareness Approach™:

Born to Balance at YogavilleJacob Felder, E-RYT 500 has been teaching Yoga and Meditation since 1985. He began practicing Yoga in 1969 and has remained faithful in his practice ever since .  In the early 80’s his passion took him to Satchidananda Ashram, Yogaville, VA where he lived, studied and trained for 4 transformative years.

Over the decades Jacob’s passion for body awareness has led him into the performing arts.  In 2001 he began studying and training as a professional circus style acrobatic balancing artist. Since that time he has developed spell-binding performances for such events as festivals, parties and conventions.  He is also a professional dancer and choreographer.

He has trained in a wide array of dance genres including Ballroom and Latin Rhythms as well as Modern, Jazz, Ballet and Acrobatic dance forms.   He has spent years studying the anatomy behind balance and yoga along with the science behind meditation. Using this wealth of integrated knowledge Jacob has produced two DVD’s: “Yoga Two-gether”  and “Gentle Yoga with Yogi Jacob”.  He authored the book “Meditation: The Awareness Approach” as well as written numerous articles and has been interviewed on Public Radio.

Jacob Felder is certified with Yoga Alliance at the E-RYT 500 level.  He continues to further his yoga education in order to share his expertise and keep current.  Visit his website at:

Taoist Autumn Retreat: Cultivate & Contemplate

Registration begins Friday 4:00 PM, Program begins Friday 8:00 PM and ends on Sunday at 12:00 PM


Peter Stege and Paul Olko will lead the retreat in the practices of the Tao which will enhance you to embrace the moment that you are in.

This four day retreat will teach some of the fundamental practices of the Integral Way passes dwon from the Ni Family Tradotions. The Ni Family Tradtion is heir to the wisdom and experience transmitted through am unbroken succession of 74 generations of Taoist masters dating back to the Han Dynasty 216 B.C.  This tradition is maintained by Grandmaster Ni Hua-Ching(known as OmNi) and his sons Master Mai Shing NI(Dr. Mao) and Dr. Dao Shing Ni.Taoist Autumn Retreat at Yogaville2

Participants will be introduced to:

  • Tai Chi
  • Eight Treasures QiGong
  • Ba Gua Circle Walking(merry-go-round)
  • Taoist meditation
  • Study Group of the Tao Te Ching
  • Wisdom of the I-Ching
  • Taoist Medicine
  • Taoist Yoga

The Purpose of the retreat is to cultivate our Energy and Contemplate on our place in the Subtle Realm of the Universe.

Taoist Retreat at YogavillePaul Olko, ND, Dipl. CH, MST, is a Naturopath, Herbalist and Asian Bodywork Therapist. He has been associated with theNI Family Traditional practices since 1989 and travels to Los Angeles each year to advance his ownpractice. He is certified by the Chi Health Institute of the college of Tao in the NI family’s Eighteen-Step Harmony-Style Tai Chi. and has been a yoga teacher since 1972. He lives in Charlottesville, Va.  where he has an active practice in the healing arts and teaches Taoist movement arts there on a regular basis.



Taoist-Autumn-Retreat-at-YogavillePeter Stege, DOM, is certified by the Chi Health Institute of the College of Tao in Los Angeles, Ca. in meditation, Cosmic Tour Ba Gua, and Harmony style Tai Chi. He is a senior instructor in Eight Treasures Qigong,  several forms of Tai Chi. Peter has completed the Infinichi Medical Qigong  and is the director of the Advanced Traditional Practice Program.

He currently lives in Las Vegas, N.M. He is a licensed by the state of N.M. as a Doctor of Oriental Medicine. He has taught classes in the movement arts since 1980 and continues to enjoy working with other on the path of self-cultivation