Hari Om! Greetings of Peace and Love,
Thank you for all of your prayers and love during this time! Our hearts are missing you here, as our prayers continue to go out to you and all the world.
Based on the current guidance from the Governor of Virginia, we are extending the Ashram’s temporary closure through June 10, 2020.
If you have registered for an in-person program or guest stay between now and June 10, please contact the Ashram Reservation Center at [email protected] or 855.752.0437 to receive credit to your account and reschedule your visit for a later date. Or if you are financially able, we welcome you to donate your payment back to the Ashram to help support us through this closure.
While we are staying home and staying healthy, we are also practicing, living, and finding new ways to impart the Yoga teachings during this time. Yoga can help us understand anxiety and cope with it as it arises. We are growing new ways to connect online with Integral Yoga and the Ashram’s teachers:
- The Integral Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA) is offering live online Hatha Yoga classes and meditations, and other sessions.
- Clergy On Call offers a new way to connect with Integral Yoga sannyasin and ministers for spiritual support by phone or email.
- Satsangs, talks by our Swamis and Ministers, and Hatha Yoga classes continue to be added on LiveStream. We have plans to add more online programs soon.
This month, we welcomed almost 60 yogis from around the world for Yogaville’s first online silent retreat. We loved being with you and look forward to continuing to connect with you in silence, in speech, and, some day, in person. We will continue to come together as a community and support each other.
We appreciate all of your prayers and support with our whole hearts. For those comfortably able to do so, we welcome financial offerings to help the Ashram weather the impact of the pandemic and help keep us all serving together for a long time to come.
The moment you feel you’re forgetting the peace or it’s slipping away, immediately say:
“No, I care more for my peace than anything else. Even if you could give me the whole world in place of my peace, I wouldn’t trade that. I just want peace and peace alone. I’m worshipping my peace.”
—Sri Swami Satchidananda
Rev. Siva Moore