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with Amrita Sandra McLanahan, M.D., Sumati Steinberg R.N.

Official time for check-in: 4 pm and check-out: 2 pm

Join us for this health-filled retreat, designed to help you detoxify and rejuvenate your body, mind, and spirit and to give you tools and motivation to continue making your health a priority when you return home.

Dr. Amrita and Sumati will outline recipes for success, discussing yogic techniques and dietary considerations to assist you in:

  • Losing weight
  • Decreasing high blood pressure, cholesterol and stress
  • Preventing and reversing diabetes, heart disease and cancer
  • Relaxing and re-energizing

Spend relaxing days in our beautiful LOTUS retreat house overlooking the James River.

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Each morning you will greet the day with guided meditation and Hatha Yoga classes. You can continue to refresh and de-stress body, mind and spirit with optional noon and evening meditation and Hatha Yoga class.

Sumati and Amrita were wonderful speakers and knowledgeable. Very helpful, going out of the way…to help us with our individual needs.—Program participant

 About the Presenters

Joy of Health Retreat at YogavilleDr. Amrita McLanahan is a nationally recognized authority on preventive medicine. As a Director of Stress Management Training at the Preventative Medicine Research Institute for the past twenty years, she worked with Dr. Dean Ornish to document prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease and cancer. She is the author of Surgery and Its Alternatives and medical consultant for Dr. Yoga.


Joy of Health Through Yoga Retreat at Yogaville (2)Sumati 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 bachelor’s 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.


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