Dive Deep Within

Registration begins Tuesday 4:30 PM and Program ends on Friday at 12:00 PM

Dive deep within and experience your Cosmic Self.

That Self, as Peace and Joy, is always there, for THAT is the


During this retreat, we will go deep inside to reveal The True You.
As the deep Artesian well provides the purest water, venture below your normal surface living, to uncover the Light of the Ocean of Pure Awareness.

That Light of Awareness radiates from within you and inspires all the activities of your life.

Come, join this midweek retreat:

* Where through Yoga and meditation practices, you will explore deeper levels of your Self.

* Where deeper awareness enables you to uncover the abundance of peace and joy already within you.

* Where gaining steadiness in the Cosmic Self will allow this Peace and Joy to manifest in your life.


Dive Deep Within at YogavilleSwami Gurucharanananda, lovingly referred to as “Mataji” is a senior monk-disciple of Sri Swami Satchidananda Maharaj.
She is one of our most inspiring speakers and most popular teachers in Yogaville and sought out around the world for her counsel.
She enjoys waking you up! leading guided meditations, Hatha yoga classes and meditation workshops, and is a loved mentor/counselor to retreatants and guests.

She reads from Sri Gurudev’s talks and teachings during lunch, offers Guru-Puja and has a joy-filled smile for everyone!

Yoga Vacation in Tulum

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

With its white sand beaches, lush jungles, and mythic legacy, Tulum remains a magical destination for visitors from around the globe. Join Leticia Padmasri and Rukmini for a week of relishing and exploring this famed town in the Maya Riviera.

You will enjoy:

  • Daily Yoga practices in a private studio nestled in the jungle
  • Locally-sourced vegetarian cuisine prepared onsite at your villa
  • Discussions on a variety of topics (such as core awareness, Ayurveda, and Raja Yoga) woven throughout your experiences

The only difficult part of this restorative week will be deciding how to spend your free time—will you lounge on the nearby beaches, snorkel through the cenotes (underground rivers), traverse the abundant ancient ruins, or zipline in the canopies?

This nourishing vacation is the perfect way to experience being one with the body, breath, and mind in the divine presence of nature.

Letícia Padmasri, M.A., E-RYT 500 is a certified Integral Yoga teacher in Advanced Hatha level and Raja Yoga. She holds bachelor’s degree in exercise science, a master’s degree in education, and has dedicated many years towards exercise physiology, Yoga, and Ayurveda. She teaches and administrates workshops in Yogaville and Brazil, and is one of the main instructors for the Basic and Intermediate Integral Yoga Teacher Trainings.

Rukmini Ando, B.S., RYT 500 started her Yoga journey over ten years ago. She completed her Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced Integral Yoga Teacher Trainings at Yogaville and has been teaching since 2010. She is also a fine artist, specializing in oil on canvas and portraits. She holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering and currently serves as Program Development Director at Yogaville.

See her art at Rukmini’s Art



Prices per person*

Tuition = $860/person

Double Room
Triple Room
Time for Check-in: 2 pm & Check-out: 12 pm.

* Does not include airfare, airport transfers, or excursions in Tulum.

Couples or single accommodations are available. Children are welcome.

$50 off when full payment is received by September 25, 2015
Triple room 1: double bed, single bed

Triple room 2: double bed, single bed

Double room 1: single bed, single bed

Double room 2: single bed, single bed

Double room 3: single bed, single bed

*Double room 4: double bed

*Double room 5: double bed
Note: Triple rooms are about 30% larger than double rooms
* Extra single bed can be added to these rooms

Our standard capacity is 16 beds = 3 people in 2 triple rooms and only 2 people in 5 double rooms. We can boost our capacity from 16 to 18 if you place 3 people into double rooms.

Your room summarization

3 Rooms with =>   2 Single Beds each

4 Rooms with =>   1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed each

is correct but we can slighted change it if you like (for example if 2 adults comes with 2 children, we can move one single bed from double room to triple room so they can stay together).
6 nights



+ Tuition = $860/person

Retreat with A Course in Miracles: Yoga of Forgiveness

Registration begins Friday 2:00 PM, Program begins Friday 4:00 PM and ends on Sunday at 12:00 PM

Yoga of Forg Logo2  “Forgiveness is the key to happiness.”—A Course in Miracles


Join us on Easter weekend for this program based on Christian principles and terminology. A Course in Miracles focuses on “The Forgiveness Principle”– a crucial aspect of the path of Yoga and key to our emotional health. This weekend will explore the place of forgiveness in our spiritual practices. A Course in Miracles can be seen as a form of Christian Yoga, practicing forgiveness, which accelerates our progress in reuniting with our true Self.

Watch A COURSE IN MIRACLES -TV with Barry (Bharata) Wingham, Marianne Williamson and Guests

Forgiveness ends any conflict. The Course’s principles can guide us through those times when forgiveness doesn’t come easily. It can help us open our hearts and restore health to our bodies and joy to our hearts.

Through application of Course principles, you can learn to:

• Release any guilt, fear or worry about anything in your life
• Regain control of your life by illuminating the link between forgiveness and karma
• End long-standing conflicts, arguments and criticisms, making peace with anyone or any condition in your life
• Undo any condition or addiction that causes you to suffer
• Forgive mistakes, misdeeds or estrangements in your life
• Strengthen the connection with your Inner Teacher and Guide
• Forgive and be forgiven

Discover and use simple procedures of the Course like the “Holy Instant” to overcome fear, anger or depression. You can become a “Happy Learner” in life, and transform unhappiness to the happiness that is your birthright. Transform over-seriousness into happy laughter.


  • Why your part is essential in the world’s healing
  • How to tell Truth from error and reality
  • How our judgement injures us
  • Why there is nothing to fear, ever
  • Why we are never upset for the reason we think
  • Why we see only the past
  • That time is an illusion, “although a persistent one”
  • Why Peace cannot be outsourced

Join us in learning how forgiveness and Yoga can combine to catalyze a transformed experience of love for yourself, others and the world.


Thank you. My weekend at Yogaville was truly a life changing experience from me. The course in forgiveness came at the exact moment I really needed it in my life. And I am so grateful for the opportunity to meet you and everyone else that was there that weekend. I’m looking forward to moving forward down this path. ~Breia Allison

“Beloved Bharata you have shared such loving and peaceful spirit that really joined us all together. Thank you for sharing this powerful wake-up call. I am believing.” ~Damayanty Eberle

“Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the Retreat with A Course in Miracles and how it has inspired me. I rediscovered where I need to put my attention. I was pretty lost in the world of form and illusion for awhile and was suffering quite a bit.  I feel reconnected to spirit thanks to you and all the loving people of Yogaville.” ~Melissa Alsbergas

Wow!!! Bharata, thank you so much. I have thought of all the lessons learned in class all week long. This bonus is truly welcomed and will help in keeping me focused on the Holy Spirit ( not the Ego) and staying in peace. ~Ilka Chavez

“Bharata offered an intellectually stimulating program based on the Course in Miracles. A consummate professional knowing the information inside and out, he created the perfect container for the intrigued participants who were full of deep questions. Many commented that they wish the program was longer, a week if not at least 5 days long. Bharata’s humor came through subtly keeping a nice balanced atmosphere throughout the weekend.” ~Sita


Bharata IYTA Editor photoBharata Wingham, a student of A Course in Miracles since 1980, is a versatile teacher best known for teaching Laugha Yoga®, Laugha Nidra® and laughing meditation.

He hosted and produced an internationally distributed TV program on A Course in Miracles for thirteen years.

Bharata is also an Integral Yoga® instructor, guiding students in physical postures, deep relaxation and meditation. He is the author of A Course in Miracles: An Ancient New Idea and Laugha Yoga: Combining the Joy of Laughter and the Bliss of Yoga.

Satsang Concert with Krishan Das

Satsang with Krishan Das
Saturday, May 23rd 7:30 pm in Sivananda Hall

Click here to register for Yoga of Devotion Weekend



Krishna Das is a Western musician who has created a wave throughout the American Yoga scene with his rousing, soulful kirtans. He has led kirtan on a regular basis in Yoga centers all over the world, has taught with Ram Dass and sung for many saints and Yogis in the US and India.

By simply chanting from the heart and making kirtan fun, Krishna Das has ignited a new enthusiasm for chanting these ancient sacred mantras. His music was recognized by the American Recording Academy when his album ‘Live Ananda’ was nominated for 2012 Best New Age Album and he performed kirtan at the pre-telecast Grammy ceremonies in February 2013.

In 1970, he made his first trip to India and became a devotee of Neem Karoli Baba. Since then, Krishna Das has made numerous pilgrimages throughout India, meeting teachers and saints of many spiritual traditions on his quest to open and purify his heart. He has studied Buddhist meditation and has been initiated into Tibetan Buddhist practices by lamas from various lineages.


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 1:30 PM, Program begins Friday 3:30 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.

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

This is a great session for Yoga Teachers as well as students.

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.

Our goal is to integrate the mind and heart so we feel peaceful always. There is much more to Yoga than just the poses; 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 Yogaville

Swami 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.

She presently lives in Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville, Virginia, where she teaches all branches of Integral Yoga, including Hatha, Raja, and Jnana Yoga, meditation, and yogic lifestyle. She continues to travel widely, training Yoga teachers and specializing in workshops on Yoga and the emotions, stress management, and mid-life meaning.

Before becoming a Yoga teacher, Vidyananda worked as a broadcast news producer and reporter. Since 1983 she has produced and edited dozens of Yoga videos, audio recordings. and DVDs for Integral Yoga including the best-selling Yoga with a Master with Swami Satchidananda. Vidyananda herself is featured in the audios and videos: Yoga for Stress Management, Hatha Yoga Class for the Emotions, and the best-selling Deep Relaxation and Guided Visualization for Healing.

Over the years, Vidyananda has taught Yoga for many different populations, from college students to corporate managers, prisoners to pregnant women. She has taught Yoga in therapeutic programs such as the 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.Vidyananda founded the Integral Yoga Teachers Association, and directed it for seven years, and served as Chairperson for the Integral Yoga Teacher’s Council.

Outside of teaching, Swami Vidyananda served as director of the Montreal Integral Yoga Institute. For many years she traveled with Sri Swami Satchidananda, serving as his translator into French. She taught and translated at the European Yoga Union Conference in Zinal, Switzerland, for ten years.

Vidyananda’s wisdom and heartfelt enthusiasm have made her one of Integral Yoga’s widely traveled teachers. She has a practical approach to Yoga and spirituality, making it real for everyday life.


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 happiness and ease.  Hope to see you there!


Living a Yogic Life at Yogaville

Sumati Steinberg, R.N., is a gifted Spiritual Life Coach, senior disciple of  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, or unkind.

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

In this beautiful personal retreat, Sam will share with you:

  • The importance of cultivating compassion towards all aspects of yourself
  • Psychological principles, spiritual wisdom, Yoga, meditation, healing imagery, storytelling, pair and group work
  • Loving guidance in becoming your own best friend
  • Ways 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 twenty 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

During the holidays, we’re often preoccupied with the season’s hustle and bustle, the tasty foods, and the tremendous amount of effort spent in giving!

Explore and realign with the divine nature of being, while creating a well-disciplined routine during a time period when it’s needed most.

Learn to:

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

As a gift to your most sacred friend and family member—yourself—come to Yogaville for a weekend to decompress and charge your being with light and love, and learn new tips for managing the holidays with joy and peace.


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


Yoga Tune up

Letícia Padmasri, M.A., E-RYT 500, is a certified Integral Hatha Yoga teacher in 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 has many years of experience in applied exercise physiology.

Her interest in the body’s structure and function—combined with her love for the teachings of Yoga—helps her students reach new depths in the Yoga asanas. Padmasri is an active Hatha Yoga teacher and personal trainer, integrating Eastern and Western Philosophies.

She teaches workshops in the US and Brazil. Additionally, she is a trainer for the Integral Yoga Teacher Trainings at Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville, and the course’s primary Anatomy & Physiology teacher. She has been administrating Yoga teacher trainings and workshops at the Integral Yoga Academy since 2008.