Join us for a powerful and compelling retreat, to deepen your understanding of the Yoga practices and learn about the teachings of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of medicine for health and longevity.
This week will be packed with a wealth of knowledge, information and insight, to show you the joy and potential of a life in balance with Yoga and Ayurveda.
This retreat will include:
• Daily Yoga classes, accommodating all levels of students (accompanied by chanting with the harmonium!)
• Restorative Yoga
• Yoga Nidra (Extended guided deep relaxation)
• Instruction in Pranayama, meditation and the meditation postures
• Learning to understand the principles of Ayurveda and how to apply them toward health, nutrition, rejuvenation and longevity
• Lecture on Patanjali’s 8-limbed path of Yoga, its purpose, health benefits and practical applications in daily life
Ample free time to enjoy beautiful wooded hiking trails on the Ashram grounds in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains along the banks of the James River, group meditation at the exquisite LOTUS Temple and private time for reflection.
(Private Ayurvedic consultations, Ayurvedic treatments, therapeutic massage and Thai Yoga Bodywork will be available at an extra cost.)
Renata Gregori serves as the Director of the Yoga Program at the Riverview Spa, the Ayurveda and Yoga Center near Yogaville, as well as Ayurvedic and Thai Yoga Massage therapist. She has been teaching Yoga for over 15 years and leads workshops in Advanced Asana, Restorative Yoga, Prenatal, Postpartum and “Mommy & Me” Yoga, Thai Yoga Massage and Partner Yoga. Strongly influenced by her beloved teachers, Sri Dharma Mittra and Sri Andrei Ram Om, her classes are inspiring and purposefully challenging, to catapult students to their highest potential, leading to a joyful and soul-satisfying experience. Born to opera singer parents, Renata has a background as a professional singer and actress and is a Kirtan artist. She took her initial teacher training in Yogaville in 1997 and has devoted herself to the study and practice of Yoga ever since. She maintains a close relationship to Yogaville, where she teaches, lectures and leads Kirtan.
Dr. Michael Sullivan, founder and director of Riverview Spa, The Ayurveda and Yoga Center near Yogaville, is a diplomate of Ayurvedic medicine from the International Ayurvedic Institute and has studied and worked at the Ayurvedic Hospital in Coimbatore, South India and has completed advanced studies in Ayurveda in Pune, India. He also has been a Chiropractor and a Yoga teacher for over 30 years. Dr. Sullivan is a popular lecturer on back care, Yoga, meditation, holistic health and anatomy and he has lead workshops on Ayurveda, nutrition, Yoga, and meditation at various yoga and retreat centers throughout the United States and abroad. His 28 years as a student of Sri Swami Satchidananda, founder of Satchidananda Ashram – Yogaville (who was under his personal care many times) directly influenced and inspired his vast understanding of Ayurveda and the Yogic lifestyle, which he enthusiastically lives and passes on to all those who visit Riverview Spa. He maintains a close relationship to Yogaville, where he lectures and teaches.