with Bhaskar Deva
Join Bhaskar Deva for a weekend of connecting with nature and yourself—by kayaking down the peaceful James River. This is an invigorating way for beginners and experienced kayakers alike to weave Yoga with the joy of the outdoors.
Each day begins with morning meditation, Hatha Yoga, and, of course, a delicious hearty breakfast. After an instructional orientation, you’ll launch your kayak, and your adventure down the river begins! You’ll explore many miles of the lush, historic James river under the expert guidance of our trip leaders.
This adventure is designed for your enjoyment. You will experience the art of navigating the river by listening to and observing the currents. You’ll stop for meditation on the banks of the river, supported by the magical sound of the flowing water; and, before returning, you’ll nurture your body with Yoga poses meant to relieve your muscles. .
Price includes canoe/kayak rental. Sit-upon, tandem kayaks and canoes are also available. See web for full program schedule.
Loved Bhaskar Deva. Lovely man and great energy. The James River was beautiful and the trip was fun. Lotus temple is always a gift and special. Loved the people who participated in the trip. — Beth Brigg, Yoga and Kayaking 2016
Thank you so much for this beautiful experience. It was everything that I had hoped. Bhaskar is truly a wonderful instructor and guide. — Past Participant
Official time for check-in: 4 pm and check-out 2 pm
What to Bring:
- Sun Hat
- Lip balm
- Water shoes (such as Tevas)
- Gloves (to prevent blisters)
- Lightweight rain jacket
- Water bottle
- Small towel
- A sense of fun and adventure
Kayaks, life jackets, meals, and water will be provided.
Friday: Evening introductions and special tour of the Lotus Shrine
Saturday: Kayaking on the James River and evening program at the 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.
Back up plan: If the river is in floods (very rare) kayaking will be on a lake.
Prerequisite: the ability to swim and to have fun.
Please register early for this program as space is limited.
About the Instructor
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 Satchidananda’s pilot. Bhaskar and Nischala Devi founded the Abundant WellBeing Temple, a non-profit organization dedicated to embracing the one light in all.
See more at AbundantWellbeing.com