with Bhaskar Deva
Tuition includes canoe and kayak rentals
Registration begins Friday at 4 pm; program begins Friday at 8 pm and ends Sunday at 2 pm
Join Bhaskar Deva for a fun weekend of kayaking down the James River.
The day begins with early morning meditation, Hatha Yoga, and of course, a hearty breakfast. After an instructional orientation, we launch our individual sit-upon kayaks (tandem kayaks and canoes are also available)—and our adventure down the river begins!
We will experience the art of navigating the river by listening to and observing the currents. The magical sound of the water flowing will invite us to meditate on the banks, allowing us to connect with nature as she reveals her wonders. If we are lucky, we might spot a beautiful soaring eagle!
- Friday: Evening introductions and special tour of the Lotus Shrine
- Saturday: Kayaking on the James River; Evening program with Ashram
- Sunday: half day kayaking (finishes after lunch at the Ashram)
Staff: Skilled staff will guide us in safety and proper paddling each day throughout the trip.
Levels: Beginners to Intermediate kayakers are most welcome.
What to Bring:
3. Sun Hat
6. Lip balm
7. Water shoes (such as Tevas)
8. Gloves (to prevent blisters)
9. Lightweight rain jacket|
10. Water bottle
11. Small towel
12. A sense of fun and adventure
Kayaks, life jackets, meals, and water will be provided.
Back up plan: If the river floods (very rare), kayaking will be on a lake.
Prerequisite: ability to swim and to have fun.
Please register early for this program to insure a place. It will be limited to twenty people.
“Thank you so much for this beautiful experience. It was everything that I had hoped. Bhaskar is truly a wonderful instructor and guide.” –Program Participant
About the Presenter
Bhaskar Deva’s love of nature has drawn him to lead many groups kayaking. He was a monk for many years at Yogaville, where he served as Development Coordinator, Board Member and Swami Satchidanandaji’s pilot. Bhaskar and Nischala Devi founded the Abundant WellBeing Temple, a non-profit organization dedicated to embracing the one light in all. Visit Bhaskar’s Website