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Guest Stay

Flexible Dates
Come visit Yogaville! People of all faiths and backgrounds enjoy the natural beauty and spiritual inspiration found at Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville®. They come for many different reasons: to study and practice the teachings of Integral Yoga®, to experience the yogic life in a spiritual community, or to get a little rest and relaxation in this spiritual setting in the midst of the rural Virginia countryside.

Personal Retreat

Flexible Dates
Monday – Thursday ONLY Take the opportunity to relax, recharge, reflect, and go deeper on your spiritual journey, reduce stress and take the time to relax. Yogaville is an oasis from the hustle and bustle of your daily life where you can wrap yourself in the timeless teachings of Yoga. Use the peaceful atmosphere of […]

Clergy On Call

Open Dates
Now is a time when many people may want the solace of being able to reach out to Integral Yoga sannyasins and ministers to talk on the phone. We are here for you. We can offer spiritual discussions about the teachings and community connection during these difficult times. […]

Silent Retreat Online: Time to Reflect, Relax, and Renew

with Rev. Prakasha Shakti Capen, E-RYT 500

Open Dates
Reflect, relax, renew, and turn your home into an oasis of peace. Enjoy previously recorded classes from Yogaville’s Spring Silent Retreat in meditation, Yoga philosophy, Hatha Yoga, and much more. In these challenging times, dive deep into your Yoga practices and emerge refreshed and at peace. During this retreat, you will: Reconnect with your inner […]

Healing Heart Flow Yoga with Uplifting Music

with Tara (Becky) Eschenroeder, E-RYT 500, RCYT, YACEP and Christie Lenée

Open Dates
Experience a day of Yoga and sweet music to ground deep within your roots, and return to your heart space. Enjoy a recorded 90-minute rhythmic Vinyasa flow Yoga class with international Yoga instructor Becky (Tara) Eschenroeder accompanied by uplifting music performed by guitarist/singer/songwriter, the 2017 International Fingerstyle Guitar Champion, Christie Lenée. You will have access […]

A Day with Yogaville Level 1

Open Dates
Experience a day with Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville, with the full offerings of the Ashram daily schedule, now available through an online platform for you to enjoy at home. Integral Yoga is a synthesis of the various branches of Yoga and a scientific system for the harmonious development of every aspect of the individual. Our daily schedule […]

Sage Insights with Swami Hamsananda

with Swami Hamsananda

Open Dates
In this self-paced workshop, you will have a rare opportunity to benefit from the sage wisdom and humor of Swami Hamsananda during these challenging times. Sw. Hamsananda is a senior sannyasi (monk) and disciple of Swami Satchidananda. She is a guided meditation leader, engaging speaker, Integral Yoga mentor, and private retreat guide. This workshop includes […]

Experience the Fullness of Your Feminine Nature – Online

with Nischala Joy Devi and Rukmini Ando, E-RYT 200, RYT 500, YACEP

July 11 - 12, 2020
In this online workshop, experience the fullness of your feminine nature by diving into the depth of intuition, sharings, and joyous self-expression. Invoke the presence of the heart in daily rituals, scripture study, and the physical practices of Yoga. Explore how we, as women, have the power to use each moment of our daily lives […]

Give Sorrow Words: Exploring Grief and Loss Through Writing – Online

with Karla Helbert, LPC, E-RYT 200, YACEP, C-IAYT and Jamie Fueglein, MFA

July 18 - 19, 2020
In this online workshop, we’ll attempt to unknit our broken hearts as we explore grief, loss, and sorrow through writing, supported, and inspired by other modes of creative expression. Your writing process will be combined with meditation and guided visualizations along with easeful, creative movement as well as mandala creation and time in nature to supplement your creative, expressive process.

Meditation and Movement – Online

with Trace Sahaja Bonner, E-RYT 500

July 25 - 26, 2020
In this online workshop, experience a joy-based weekend that explores both meditation and movement as a way to get back to a centered space, and connect to our inner wisdom. Learn modern and ancient foundational tools of meditation that allow inspiration and insight to arise. And, spend the weekend looking at the movement of the body and breathwork as ways to bring our hearts and minds into alignment with our highest Self.

Spiritual Experience: Where Ancient Wisdom Meets Modern Neuroscience – Online

with Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.

August 1 - 2, 2020
In this online workshop, you will be guided through fascinating lectures with Joan Borysenko that bring science and spirituality together in a whole new way. You will experience a variety of practices that are scientifically proven to enhance psychological wellbeing and cultivate spiritual experience.

Prenatal Yoga Training: Embody a Luminous Pregnancy and Birth – Online

with Rev. Dr. Viviana Collazo, E-RYT 500, CPYT

August 6 - 9, 2020
In this online training, nurses, doulas, Yoga teachers, and other health care providers will learn how to facilitate Prenatal Yoga practices in their classrooms, communities, hospitals, or birthing centers. Learn breathing methods, adapted asana (poses), and relaxation techniques that come from the Yoga tradition. Add to your toolbox, mindfulness, and pain management approaches that can aid in the labor process.

10-Day Meditation Tune-Up – Online

with Swami Divyananda Ma, E-RYT 500

August 7 - 16, 2020
Join Swami Divyananda from 12–1 pm for ten days of guidance and practice of meditation. Starting with ten minutes, the meditation sessions will increase to one full hour on the tenth day. Accept this challenge and invite your life to be fully transformed! Whether brand-new to meditation or experienced-but-struggling, these sessions will address your needs and give you the tools and support to sustain and advance a meditation practice.

Mental Health, Brain Science, and Yoga—Online

with Amy Wheeler, Ph.D., C-IAYT and M. Mala Cunningham, Ph.D., C-IAYT

August 12 - 18, 2020
During this online workshop, learn about integrating Yoga and mental health through research, theory, and practice sessions. Research has shown that mindfulness, meditation, and Yoga practices have the ability to positively impact mental and emotional health. Yoga, neuroscience, and mindfulness powerfully influence resiliency, emotional health, and healing related to anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, and mood states.

Yoga Nidra for Complete Relaxation and Stress Relief – Online

with Julie Lusk, E-RYT 500, M.Ed.

August 12 - 26, 2020
In this online workshop, discover the essential principles, practices, and benefits of Yoga Nidra, or “yogic sleep”. Go far beyond deep relaxation to a place of natural peace and quiet that is tremendously healing for the body, mind, and spirit. Yoga Nidra reliably reveals and awakens your inner reservoir of intuitive understanding and unconditional joy.

Graceful Exit: Preparing for a Good Death – Online

with Andrew Holecek

September 4 - 7, 2020
In this online program, you will be guided through rich teachings on death and dying from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. For anyone interested in learning how to prepare for death, both spiritually and practically, for themselves or to help someone else who is dying. Experience talks, guided contemplations, meditations, and discussion groups to learn how to die a good death, and how to help others die.

Gentle Somatic Yoga® Weekend: Awaken from Within – Online

with James Knight, E-RYT 200, CHSE

September 5 - 6, 2020
In this online workshop, discover why Gentle Somatic Yoga (GSY) has gained worldwide recognition as a method for immediate and lasting solutions to chronic pain, stiffness, and other tension-based patterns in the body. Experience a weekend of complete restoration and inspiration for renewed lifestyle choices.

Discover the Heart of Yoga: Asana and Pranayama

with John Schumacher, CIYT, C-IAYT

September 11 - 13, 2020
Explore the path laid out by Patanjali as interpreted by Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar. In the practice of asana and pranayama, we can see the manifestation of all eight limbs of Ashtanga Yoga. Svadhyaya (the deep study of ourselves) can take us on a journey to our innermost Being and light the way for us to realize our full potential.

Coming Full Circle: Unleash the Power of Your Subconscious Mind

with Kambiz Naficy

September 11 - 13, 2020
Learn to impact the hidden belief systems buried in your subconscious mind with breathing meditation master, Kambiz Naficy. Through blissful relaxation and breathing techniques, open and fill your subconscious mind with empowering thoughts and positive emotions. Experience a beautiful mixture of spirituality, deep relaxation, and breathing tools to cleanse negativity and empower you to change your subconscious mind.

Yogic Science to Break Habits and Addictive Behavior

with Mukta Kaur Khalsa, Ph.D.

September 11 - 13, 2020
A life of freedom, health, and autonomy is your birthright. Discover practical techniques to heal from the effects of harmful substances and addictive behaviors during this instructive and experiential training.

LifeForce Yoga® Practitioner Training for Depression and Anxiety Level 1

with Rose Kress, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, LFYP-2, YACEP

September 13 - 20, 2020
LifeForce Yoga® is an empowering, evidence-based Yoga protocol to help your students and clients focus, relax, and have greater access to their feelings. These strategies can safely release chronic physical tension and repressed emotion and are appropriate for a clinical setting. This training interweaves ancient yogic wisdom with current findings in neurobiology.

Yoga for the Core: Understanding the Anatomy of Your Center

with Letícia Padmasri, M.A., E-RYT 500, C-IAYT

September 18 - 20, 2020
This isn’t a typical core workshop—you won’t work out to exhaust your center. You will learn practices that strengthen your core, but more than that, you will develop an awareness of your physical center. Awareness is the key to developing core stability.

LifeForce Yoga® to Manage Your Mood – Online

with Amy Weintraub, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, MFA, YACEP

September 19 - 20, 2020
In this online LifeForce Yoga® workshop, learn the power of an ancient discipline with current scientific findings to help you release what is no longer serving you—without a story attached! Join Amy Weintraub, author of the groundbreaking book Yoga for Depression, to guide you through evidence-based Yoga practices for managing your mood.

Adaptive Hatha Yoga Teacher Training

with Satya Greenstone, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT

September 21 - October 1, 2020
Yoga is for every body, regardless of shape, size, or ability level. Join Satya Greenstone to learn how to make the sacred practice of Yoga accessible to all students of varying levels and abilities.This ten-day course teaches you to adapt the Integral Yoga practices to meet the needs of any individual. You will explore the essential benefits of each asana and determine how to best implement them without strain.

Kids Yoga Program – Sept.

with Nitya Griffith, E-RYT 200, CRYT

September 24 - 27, 2020
Childcare for children ages 5-11, while you enjoy your program. The kids will be cared for by our experienced staff and entertained through a variety of fun activities.

Kirtan College: A Weekend Chanting Immersion

with David Newman "Durga Das"

September 24 - 27, 2020
This program is being held at our LOTUS Conference Center.
For more information about the retreat center please click here
Open your heart with song and devotion at Kirtan College. This in-depth course is designed to help all people explore kirtan and Bhakti Yoga.

Meditation for an Active Mind

with Swami Vidyananda, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT

September 25 - 27, 2020
If you’ve tried meditation or mindfulness, and wondered what to do about the obstacles that arise, then come join us for a refreshing look at uncovering peace of mind. Learn to use strategies such as body scans, breath, and mindful witnessing to calm your active mind.

Yoga for Arthritis Teachers Intensive Level 1

with Steffany Moonaz, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, Ph.D.

October 2 - 6, 2020
Discover how to safely and effectively teach Yoga to people with arthritis. This teacher’s intensive training combines contemporary scientific rigor, Yoga philosophy, and heart. Over 20% of US adults are living with arthritis, and 78 million people will be impacted by 2040. It is vital that Yoga professionals learn the tools and skills to work with this underserved and growing population.

Love Me Rituals: Self-Care for Yoga Teachers, Bodyworkers, and Healers

with Dana A. Smith, E-RYT 500, CLC

October 2 - 4, 2020
Do you spend most of your time taking care of others and little to no time taking care of yourself? Join Dana Smith to explore mindful meditation and eating practices, as well as Yoga asanas to balance the chakras, and daily “Love Me” rituals that will soothe your mind, body, and soul.

Yoga and Writing: Prose and Pose

with Lisa Jakub

October 2 - 4, 2020
Explore the deep connections between writing and Yoga in this experiential workshop designed to help you get in touch with your innate creativity.

Fall Silent Retreat: Realizing Your Inner Strength

with Rev. Prakasha Shakti Capen, E-RYT 500 and Senior Staff

October 8 - 11, 2020
Discover the Yoga practices that will enable you to embrace unexpected changes and difficult situations while maintaining your peace and joy. During this Silent Retreat, experience a safe and peaceful environment in which you are able to tune in to your inner intelligence and make space for unique growth.

Introduction to Yin Yoga

with Biff Mithoefer, E-RYT 500

October 16 - 18, 2020
Yin Yoga uses long-held postures to access the deeper, more Yin (still) parts of yourself. Explore how this yogic practice can promote Qi (flow of energy) bringing health to your body and balance to your busy life.

Yoga for Prediabetes and Metabolic Syndrome

with Cinmayi Cynthia Moore, RDN, CDE, FAND, M.S.

October 16 - 18, 2020
Learn Yoga practices for healthy movement, mindset and mindful eating to retrain the body to reverse metabolic syndrome. For those with prediabetes, healthcare providers or Yoga instructors.

Yoga for Strong, Healthy Bones

with Satya Greenstone, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT

October 16 - 18, 2020
Discover how Yoga asanas can help to build and maintain strong bones. A 10 year study by Dr. L. Fishman demonstrated an increase in bone mineral density and improved bone quality with regular practice of 12 Yoga poses. Yoga asanas also improve your balance, posture, strength, range of motion, and coordination, gr

Yin Yoga Training Module 2

with Biff Mithoefer, E-RYT 500

October 18 - 23, 2020
Immerse yourself in this Yin Yoga training to envision our journey as humans and teachers through the archetypes of Warrior, Healer, Teacher, and Visionary.

Yoga for Hips and Knees

with Loren M. Fishman, M.D., B.Phil. (Oxon.)

October 23 - 25, 2020
Learn the anatomy of the hips and knees and the most common difficulties that befall them during our Yoga practices. Discover how to teach healing poses for conditions that affect each joint and the elements of proper alignment and ‘just right’ stretching to avoid injuring them in the first place.

Enhance Your Wellness and Naturally Detox

with Manu Dawson, CYT, CYNTh

October 23 - 25, 2020
Learn to upregulate your system and improve the natural detoxification function of your body with food, nutrients, exercise, and lifestyle changes.

200-hour Integral Yoga Teacher Training – Fall

with Satya Greenstone, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, Swami Karunananda, E-RYT 500 and Amrita Sandra McLanahan, M.D.

October 25 - November 22, 2020
Pay in full by Jul 25, 2020 and get $100.00 off listed prices
The Integral Yoga 200-hour Teacher Training at Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville provides a strong foundation for personal and spiritual development, a space for nurturing your own practice, and the skills necessary to become a knowledgeable Yoga teacher.

Yoga2Sleep: Relax and Fall Asleep Naturally

with Pamela Stokes Eggleston, MBA, E-RYT-500, YACEP

October 30 - November 1, 2020
Yoga2Sleep is a Yoga therapy workshop including personal assessment,pranayama (breathing exercises), meditation, Restorative Yoga and Yin asana, intention, and mindset.

Letting Go is Easy When You Know How

with Mitra Somerville, RYT 500

October 30 - November 1, 2020
Many of us are holding onto detrimental beliefs, behaviors, and emotions that are no longer serving us. This can lead to stress, unhappiness, and dysfunction in our lives. Learn to bring in new positive beliefs, emotions, and actions that are aligned with your goals. Experience witnessing meditation and mental exercises to cut the ties that […]

Be Your Own Best Friend: Living Wholeheartedly Through Self-Compassion

with Sampada Desai, M.A., LPC, E-RYT 500, CLYL, CLYT

November 6 - 8, 2020
Learn psychological principles, spiritual wisdom, Yoga, meditation, healing imagery, storytelling, and explore group work to help you develop deeper self-love.

Foundations of Integral Yoga Therapy

with Lakshmi Sutter, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, Ph.D. and Steffany Moonaz, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, Ph.D.

November 6 - 13, 2020
Pay in full by Aug 9, 2020 and get $100.00 off listed prices
Dive into therapeutic Yoga within the authentic lineage of Integral Yoga, learning anatomy, physiology, and adaptations for therapeutic practices.

Ayurveda and Cooking: Recipes for a Healthy Life

with Letícia Padmasri, M.A., E-RYT 500, C-IAYT

November 12 - 15, 2020
This program is being held at our LOTUS Conference Center.
For more information about the retreat center please click here
Discover the benefits of Ayurveda and learn to cook Ayurvedic recipes in this experiential workshop in which you will experience cooking lessons and taste food that is medicine. Ayurveda is a five-thousand-year-old natural system of healing that originated in India and is a preventative and holistic approach to health.

Taking Back Your Power: Finding Strength in a World of Conflict

with Swami Vidyananda, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT

November 20 - 22, 2020
Discover how Yoga can teach us to reclaim our inner power and peace in a rapidly changing world. Learn concrete, simple Yoga tools to build resilience, including gentle asanas (yoga postures) to reduce anxiety, pranayama (breathing practices) to release stress, and mental techniques to stay balanced and relaxed.

Elevate Your Soul with Divine Sisterhood

with Faith Hunter, E-RYT 500

November 20 - 22, 2020
Raise your vibration, gain clarity, and step into the fullest expression of your being. Faith will guide you through a spiritual journey layered with gentle flows, Restorative Yoga, meditation, pranayama, and Kundalini practices in a circle of supportive, inspiring, and radiant women on the path of deep soul work. In this workshop, your heart will

Everything Comes to You: Yoga of Gratitude

with Bharata Wingham, E-RYT 200, CLYT

November 27 - 29, 2020
Drawing heavily from A Course in Miracles and timeless yogic teachings, you will learn practical tools to uncover the gratitude that is your natural inheritance.

Yin Yoga and Storytelling Module 3

with Biff Mithoefer, E-RYT 500

November 29 - December 4, 2020
Join Biff Mithoeffer, author of The Yin Yoga Kit, for a Yin Yoga training that explores the impact of storytelling on your life. Storytelling is the most ancient of the healing arts. Stories remind us that our lives ebb and flow. Understanding how your life moves through the universe’s bigger story can help you recognize what stories to let go of and what stories to nourish.

Silent Retreat for Experienced Seekers

with Swami Asokananda, E-RYT 500, Swami Ramananda, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT and Senior Staff

December 4 - 7, 2020
This program is being held at our LOTUS Conference Center.
For more information about the retreat center please click here
If you have participated in an Integral Yoga® Silent Retreat before and feel ready to go deeper into the Yoga practices, this retreat is tailored for you. Swami Asokananda and Swami Ramananda will share the lessons they have learned over their decades of steady practice.

Living in Your Truth: Be Fearlessly Free

with Tara (Becky) Eschenroeder, E-RYT 500, RCYT, YACEP

December 11 - 13, 2020
Navigate toward freedom from discontentment, attachments, and self-doubt by cultivating trust and acceptance during this weekend of self-exploration. Through Vinyasa flow classes accompanied by uplifting music, work from the inside out to discover how to cultivate trust and contentment.

Relax into the Holidays with Restorative Yoga

with Satya Greenstone, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT

December 11 - 13, 2020
Experience deep relaxation and rejuvenation during a time period when it’s needed most. Restorative Yoga places your body in gentle, supported asanas (poses) with the use of props, allowing your mind to truly let go. Restorative Yoga is a simple, effective antidote to stress, tension, and anxiety.

200-hour Integral Yoga Teacher Training – Winter

with Swami Arivananda, RYT 500 and Lalita Dagny Vigander, E-RYT 500, LMT, RCYT

January 17 - February 14, 2021
Pay in full by Oct 18, 2020 and get $100.00 off listed prices
The Integral Yoga 200-hour Teacher Training is a comprehensive, month-long residential program where you will learn to teach asanas (Yoga poses), deep relaxation, pranayama (breathing practices), chanting, and meditation.

200-hour Integral Yoga Teacher Training – Summer

with Satya Greenstone, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT

June 13 - July 11, 2021
Pay in full by Mar 14, 2021 and get $100.00 off listed prices
The Integral Yoga 200-hour Teacher Training is a comprehensive, month-long residential program where you will learn to teach asanas (Yoga poses), deep relaxation, pranayama (breathing practices), chanting, and meditation.

Yoga and Kayaking – June

with Bhaskar Deva

June 25 - 27, 2021
Join Bhaskar Deva for a weekend of Yoga and kayaking down the peaceful James River—connecting with nature, yourself, and new friends. This is a revitalizing way for beginner and intermediate kayakers alike to weave Yoga with the joy of the outdoors.

Yoga Nidra Training and Certification Level 1

with Julie Lusk, E-RYT 500, M.Ed.

September 3 - 8, 2021
Yoga Nidra Training will give you the tools and resources needed to lead others effectively in Yoga Nidra. Gain the know-how and confidence needed to be able to help your clients and students relax, increase body-mind awareness, make positive behavior changes.

Yoga Nidra for Complete Relaxation and Stress Relief

with Julie Lusk, E-RYT 500, M.Ed.

September 3 - 5, 2021
Discover the essential principles, practices, and benefits of Yoga Nidra, or “yogic sleep”. Go far beyond deep relaxation to a place of natural peace and quiet that is tremendously healing for the body, mind, and spirit.

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