Yogaville Programs

Building Resilience: Winter Practices for Self-Care

February 7 – 9, 2020

Immerse yourself in the yogic lifestyle and enjoy thoughtfully designed practices of Hatha Yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda, to align with the cycles of nature, build resilience and boost your immune system.

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

APRIL 2 – 5, 2020

Escape to a natural sanctuary to reflect, relax, and renew during Yogaville’s annual Spring Silent Retreat.

Create Your Happy Body: Combining Alexander Technique and Pavanmuktasana

FEBRUARY 21 – 23, 2020

The Alexander Technique and the Joint Freeing Series offer simple and accurate movements to rehabilitate joints and gently open the body. The opportunity is here to learn the techniques that have transformed the lives of many who have suffered from pain and difficult movement.

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Silent Retreats

Weekend Programs

Continuing Education

Residential Programs 

Silent Retreats

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

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

April 2 - 5, 2020
Escape to a natural sanctuary to reflect, relax, and renew during Yogaville’s annual Spring Silent Retreat. Take a few days to step back from your regular routine. Through stillness, silence, and Yoga practices, you’ll lift your spirit and refresh the body and mind.

Summer Silent Retreat: Abiding in Your Light

with Swami Gurucharanananda "Mataji" and Senior Staff

June 11 - 14, 2020
We all have many experiences in our daily life which challenge us and even veil our inner light. During this retreat, the spiritual practices of Yoga will help you make meaningful changes in your daily life and uncover what makes your light shine. Join us to reconnect with your Self through talks, daily Yoga practices, and silent reflection to enable you to abide in your inner light.

Ten-Day Silent Retreat: The Inward Journey

with Swami Divyananda Ma, RYT 500 and Senior Staff

August 7 - 16, 2020
This program is being held at our LOTUS Conference Center.
For more information about the retreat center please click here
Allow yourself the luxury of going deep within to realign yourself with inner guidance during Yogaville’s annual ten-day silent retreat. Reconnect with the Higher Self and see beyond external messages with the help of yogic practices. Come to Yogaville and immerse yourself in peace and silence for ten days.

Continuing Education

Building Resilience: Winter Practices for Self-Care

with Debora Nitya Jackson, E-RYT 500

February 7 - 9, 2020
Immerse yourself in the yogic lifestyle and enjoy thoughtfully designed practices of Hatha Yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda, to align with the cycles of nature, build resilience and boost your immune system. Create a daily and seasonal self-care routine that is nourishing and stabilizing based on your dosha, individual constitutional type according to Ayurveda.

Create Your Happy Body: Combining Alexander Technique and Pavanmuktasana

with Hope Mell, RYT 500, ATT

February 21 - 23, 2020
The Alexander Technique and the Joint Freeing Series offer simple and accurate movements to rehabilitate joints and gently open the body. The opportunity is here to learn the techniques that have transformed the lives of many who have suffered from pain and difficult movement.

Become a Better Guide: Teaching People with Limited Mobility

with Aramati Akke Hulburt, E-RYT 500

February 28 - March 1, 2020
Book now and get 20% off listed prices. Offer valid until Feb 10, 2020.
When students show up to your class with pain and limited movement, do you know how to accommodate them and keep them safe in their practice? Join Aramati Hulburt for a workshop designed to teach you how to keep your students safe on their journey to better movement.

Residential Programs

Living Yoga for your body, mind, and spirit

Living Yoga Training

Every four weeks

A 28-day program for living a yogic lifestyle. Come be a part of the Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville community and discover the life-transforming practices to integrate into your life.
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Kitchen Yogi Program

flexible dates.

Learn vegetarian cooking as a volunteer at the Ashram kitchen for 2 months or more.
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Farm Yogi Program

flexible dates. 

Learn organic farming for 2 months or more while diving deeper into Integral Yoga teachings and practices.
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All Programs

Full listing, by date, of all programs at Yogaville

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.
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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 […]
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Building Resilience: Winter Practices for Self-Care

with Debora Nitya Jackson, E-RYT 500

February 7 - 9, 2020
Immerse yourself in the yogic lifestyle and enjoy thoughtfully designed practices of Hatha Yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda, to align with the cycles of nature, build resilience and boost your immune system. Create a daily and seasonal self-care routine that is nourishing and stabilizing based on your dosha, individual constitutional type according to Ayurveda.
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Agape AUM: Evolutionary Music Weekend

with Paradiso and Rasamayi

February 14 - 16, 2020
Book now and get 20% off listed prices. Offer valid until Jan 27, 2020.
Treat yourself to a meditative weekend of sacred sound healing with award-winning musicians Paradiso and Rasamayi with healing performances and hands-on practice.
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Create Your Happy Body: Combining Alexander Technique and Pavanmuktasana

with Hope Mell, RYT 500, ATT

February 21 - 23, 2020
The Alexander Technique and the Joint Freeing Series offer simple and accurate movements to rehabilitate joints and gently open the body. The opportunity is here to learn the techniques that have transformed the lives of many who have suffered from pain and difficult movement.
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Become a Better Guide: Teaching People with Limited Mobility

with Aramati Akke Hulburt, E-RYT 500

February 28 - March 1, 2020
Book now and get 20% off listed prices. Offer valid until Feb 10, 2020.
When students show up to your class with pain and limited movement, do you know how to accommodate them and keep them safe in their practice? Join Aramati Hulburt for a workshop designed to teach you how to keep your students safe on their journey to better movement.
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The Feng Shui of Yoga: Creating Harmonious Spaces

with Nitya Griffith, E-RYT 200, CRYT

February 28 - March 1, 2020
Book now and get 20% off listed prices. Offer valid until Feb 10, 2020.
Discover the wisdom of two ancient philosophies and lifestyle practices, Yoga and Feng Shui, to create an incredible path for harmony, health, abundance, and well-being. Bring a copy of your home’s floor plan and receive tangible insights you can apply to your home and life for immediate results.
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Strengthen Your Container with the Chakras: Re-Membering Wholeness

with Karla Helbert, LPC, E-RYT 200, YACEP, C-IAYT

March 5 - 8, 2020
Discover the power of your sacred energetic centers, the chakras, to help you move through life-altering, painful events. Explore your chakras with guided meditations, visualizations, journaling, art, movement, and sharing with like-minded spiritual seekers. This program is for people who are facing challenges of all kinds including grief, trauma, and loss.
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Loosening the Deep-Seated Knots

with Raama Das, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, YACEP

March 6 - 8, 2020
Learn practical, scientifically proven yogic tools from the Tantric tradition to loosen the deep-seated knots that bind you during a weekend designed to release physical and mental tension. Let go of stress with Yoga Nidra, discover how to achieve your highest goals by implementing sankalpa (yogic resolution), and explore mantras, chakras, and the powerful benefits of brahmari pranayama (humming breath).
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Laugha Yoga 3-Day Leader Certification – March 2020

with Bharata Wingham, E-RYT 200, CLYT

March 6 - 8, 2020
Experience firsthand how intentional laughter can lead to being happy for no reason. Through yogic laughter sessions, pranayama, meditation, and Laugha Nidra®, you can reach a profound level of peace, joy, and relaxation.
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Bringing Yoga Therapy into Hospitals and Academia

with M. Mala Cunningham, Ph.D., C-IAYT

March 12 - 15, 2020
Are you a Yoga teacher or Yoga therapist seeking to bring Yoga into an academic or hospital environment? Join Dr. Mala Cunningham to learn planning strategies, marketing tactics, negotiation techniques, interviewing skills, and important formulas to successfully implement your ideas into a hospital environment or academic setting.
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Unlock Your Creative Inspiration: Breath, Sound, and Movement

with HuDost

March 13 - 15, 2020
Creativity and spiritual practice are both powerful tools that can liberate your love and empathy. Join award-winning musical duo Hudost for a weekend designed to foster health, prosperity, love, and connection with the source. This workshop will explore breath, sound, movement, rhythm, emotion, and presence through spiritual work with creative expression.
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Yoga for Detox: Spring Cleaning for Body and Mind

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

March 13 - 15, 2020
Yearning for vibrancy and rejuvenation this Spring? Come shed old habits and create new revitalizing practices in a supportive, healing environment. Enjoy delicious vegan meals, opportunities for fasting, Restorative Yoga sessions, as well as yogic practices to cleanse the mind, body, and soul.
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Transformation: Practical Approaches for Letting Go

with Swami Karunananda, E-RYT 500

March 20 - 22, 2020
Feeling stuck in undesirable habits, environments, or relationships? Wondering why you can’t let go? Make a change using yogic principles and practices. Join Swami Karunananda to learn about the nature of attachment and how to harness the energy of your will, emotions, and intellect to free yourself from suffering and affect positive change in your life.
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The Spiritual Art of Memoir: Discovering the Invisible Thread of Grace

with Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.

March 20 - 22, 2020
Reveal the story of your spiritual journey through memoir writing. Allow other like-minded individuals to be your mirror, and come together to make meaning and share the legacy of your life by discovering the invisible thread of grace in your story.
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Adaptive Hatha Yoga Teacher Training

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

March 22 - April 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.
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Discover the Heart of Yoga: Asana and Pranayama

with John Schumacher, CIYT, C-IAYT

March 27 - 29, 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.
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Yoga for Arthritis Teachers Intensive – Level 1

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

March 27 - 31, 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.
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Spring Silent Retreat: Time to Reflect, Relax, and Renew

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

April 2 - 5, 2020
Escape to a natural sanctuary to reflect, relax, and renew during Yogaville’s annual Spring Silent Retreat. Take a few days to step back from your regular routine. Through stillness, silence, and Yoga practices, you’ll lift your spirit and refresh the body and mind.
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Yoga of Forgiveness: A Course in Miracles Retreat

with Bharata Wingham, E-RYT 200, CLYT

April 10 - 12, 2020
The course’s principles can help guide you through times when forgiveness doesn’t come easily. It can help you open your heart, restore your health and joy, and resolve conflicts.
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200-hour Integral Yoga Teacher Training – Spring

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

April 13 - May 10, 2020
Gain a strong foundation for personal and spiritual development, a space for nurturing your own Yoga practice, and the skills necessary to become a knowledgeable Integral Yoga teacher. This comprehensive, 200-hr Yoga teacher certification is a month-long residential program where you will learn to teach asanas (Yoga poses), deep relaxation, pranayama (breathing practices), chanting, and meditation.
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Christie Lenée Friday Concert

with Christie Lenée

April 17, 2020
Join us for an intimate concert with Christie Lenée. Enjoy the integration of melodic pop lyricism with catchy hooks that excite both modern commercial listeners and classic purists. With a menu of percussive and sonic effects, and larger than life sounding instruments, her solo shows embody layers of orchestral elements with a wide array of dynamics and harmonic textures. All are welcome.
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Living in Your Truth: Be Fearlessly Free

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

April 17 - 19, 2020
Navigate toward freedom from discontentment, attachments, and self-doubt by cultivating trust and acceptance during this weekend of self-exploration. How much time do you spend moving toward where you want to be versus being content with where you are? What do you cling to mentally, physically, or emotionally? How could you let go of what you’re clinging to and allow yourself to live more fully and deeply in the present?
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Taking Ayurveda to the Mat

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

April 17 - 19, 2020
Yoga and Ayurveda, the ancient Vedic healing practices, function both alone and together to balance your body and mind. Unique to each individual, these ancient healing practices will guide you and your clients towards a new realm of vitality. Explore how lively, full-spectrum asana sequences of Integral Yoga can help to balance one’s nature.
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Sacred Sounds: Healing Sounds

with Jonathan Goldman and Andi Goldman, LPC, M.A.

April 24 - 26, 2020
Discover the secrets of sound healing with internationally acclaimed teacher Jonathan Goldman and holistic psychotherapist Andi Goldman. Explore the scientific and spiritual basis of using sound for healing through group exercises, sound healing techniques, award-winning healing music, and cutting-edge scientific information.
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Mindfulness, Compassion, and Difficult Emotions

with Susan Carol Stone, Ph.D.

April 24 - 26, 2020
Difficult emotions can be overwhelming and stifle the joy in your life. Learn to traverse the terrain of difficult emotions through mindfulness, presence, and compassion, so that you are able to peacefully live in the present moment. This program is appropriate for newcomers as well as seasoned mindfulness practitioners.
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Connect to Your Self through Five Elements in Nature

with Gita Kali Natarajan, RYT 500

May 1 - 3, 2020
Immerse yourself in the five elements of nature through Swakriya Yoga. Swakriya means the ‘movement’ (kriya) of ‘I’ (swa)—the Supreme Self in the form of movement. Practice Yoga poses, mantras, mudras (hand positions), and pranayama (breathing exercises) while calibrating your chakras to each element. Enjoy kirtan (devotional chanting) and homa (fire ceremony) and connect with nature by spending time in the forest and by the river, weather permitting.
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Gentle Chair Yoga 5-Day Retreat: Stay Healthy and Happy

with Swami Vidyananda, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT and Special Guests

May 1 - 5, 2020
Gain all the benefits of Yoga and mindfulness with Gentle Chair Yoga, a helpful practice after injuries, if you’ve put on weight, or if you simply feel out of shape. It benefits people struggling with the symptoms of health conditions with no getting down on the floor, no complicated movements, just increased mobility, vitality, and peace.
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Gentle Chair Yoga Weekend: Stay Healthy and Happy

with Swami Vidyananda, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT and Special Guests

May 1 - 3, 2020
Gain all the benefits of Yoga and mindfulness with Gentle Chair Yoga, a helpful practice after injuries, if you’ve put on weight, or if you simply feel out of shape. It benefits people struggling with the symptoms of health conditions with no getting down on the floor, no complicated movements, just increased mobility, vitality, and peace.
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Prenatal Yoga Training: Embody a Luminous Pregnancy and Birth

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

May 7 - 10, 2020
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 asanas (poses), and relaxation techniques that come from the Yoga tradition.
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iRest Yoga Nidra Immersion

with Robin Carnes, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, MBA

May 14 - 17, 2020
Learn the practice of iRest Yoga Nidra meditation during this Immersion Program. iRest Yoga Nidra is a research-based meditation, relaxation, and healing protocol that enables you to deeply calm your nervous system, integrate difficult thoughts and emotions and awaken to your essential nature. iRest meditation is an excellent personal practice as well as an adjunctive practice for healthcare and healing professionals.
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Mantra Initiates Reunion Weekend: Rekindling the Fire for Spiritual Growth

with Swami Asokananda, E-RYT 500 and Special Guests

May 15 - 17, 2020
This program is being held at our LOTUS Conference Center.
For more information about the retreat center please click here
Reinvigorate your enthusiasm for your spiritual journey as a mantra initiate and become re-inspired in your practice by senior monks, ministers, ashramites, and each other. Let’s come together to share how we are doing, to practice together, and to remind each other of the blessing of having a teacher, teachings, and a sangha.
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Yoga for Everyone: Creating Inclusive and Accessible Yoga Spaces

with Dianne Bondy, E-RYT 500

May 15 - 17, 2020
Join Dianne Bondy for a series of sessions that seek to make Yoga an inclusive practice for bodies of all shapes, sizes, and abilities. Through in-depth, open forum discussions, practical hands-on asana labs, and interactive Yoga practices, you’ll learn how to deconstruct the values, norms, and perceptions that guide the current Western view of Yoga, beauty, and success.
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Kids Yoga Program

with Nitya Griffith, E-RYT 200, CRYT

May 22 - 25, 2020
Bring your kids with you while you enjoy the Yoga of Devotion Retreat with Krishna Das! This is a childcare program for guests who come to Yogaville with children ages 5–11. While you are in your program, you can feel relaxed knowing that your children are being well looked after by our experienced staff. They will be entertained with arts and crafts, chanting, meditation, Yoga, swimming, hiking, and outdoor adventures that will keep them active and inspired. In addition, they’ll learn about ashram life, Integral Yoga®, and Sri Swami Satchidananda.
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Yoga of Devotion: A Retreat with Krishna Das

with Krishna Das

May 22 - 25, 2020
Join world-renowned musician Krishna Das in an experiential weekend filled with kirtan (chanting of sacred sounds). In this special concert and kirtan workshop, you will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to immerse yourself in chanting holy mantras with the Grammy-nominated “rockstar of Yoga.”
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Krishna Das Saturday Concert

with Krishna Das

May 23, 2020
As part of his annual Yogaville 4-Day Retreat, Krishna Das will perform a special concert for the Saturday night Satsang. All are welcome.
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Kidding Around Yoga Training

with Haris “Harini” Lender

May 28 - 31, 2020
Get ready for four exciting days of hands-on instruction covering breathing practices, meditation, deep relaxation, asanas, games, activities, arts and crafts, business and marketing, and so much more. Incorporating Yoga poses and fun cardio activities, the huge catalog of Kidding Around Yoga music takes any kids' class up a notch. Kids love Kidding Around Yoga, and so will you!
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Yoga Therapy in Cancer and Chronic Illness: YCat – Level 1

with Sandra Susheela Gilbert, BA, C-IAYT, E-RYT500, YACEP and and Senior YCat Teachers

May 29 - June 7, 2020
Pay in full by Feb 29, 2020 and get $100.00 off listed prices
YCat training is for experienced Yoga teachers and health care professionals to learn how to work safely with people facing cancer, chronic illnesses, aging, and end of life. This ten-day intensive training of the Level 1 YCat curriculum is both knowledge-based and experiential.
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Yoga for Hips and Knees

with Loren M. Fishman, M.D., B.Phil. (Oxon.) and Gabriella Barnstone, C-IAYT, RYT 500

June 5 - 7, 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.
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Yoga Vacation in Lesvos, Greece

with Swami Divyananda Ma, RYT 500 and Ram Wiener, E-RYT 500

June 10 - 17, 2020
Milelja Retreat Center in Lesvos, Greece
Pay in full by Mar 10, 2020 and get $100.00 off listed prices
Travel to the beautiful Greek island of Lesvos to enjoy a Yoga vacation with like-minded spiritual seekers. At the retreat center in the small town of Molyvos, a ten-minute walk to the sea, you will find natural beauty, pleasant accommodations, and a warm and nurturing environment. Immerse yourself in a calm and intimate atmosphere while enjoying the sweeping views of Molyvos and the sea.
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Summer Silent Retreat: Abiding in Your Light

with Swami Gurucharanananda "Mataji" and Senior Staff

June 11 - 14, 2020
We all have many experiences in our daily life which challenge us and even veil our inner light. During this retreat, the spiritual practices of Yoga will help you make meaningful changes in your daily life and uncover what makes your light shine. Join us to reconnect with your Self through talks, daily Yoga practices, and silent reflection to enable you to abide in your inner light.
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Intermediate Integral Yoga Teacher Training

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

June 14 - July 5, 2020
Pay in full by Mar 14, 2020 and get $100.00 off listed prices
Enrich your understanding and practice of Integral Yoga with the Intermediate Teacher Training (ITT). Dive deeply into the subtle aspects of Yoga and acquire the skills needed to teach safely and effectively. Learn additional asanas (poses), pranayama (breathing practices) and Yoga philosophy through a study of the Bhagavad Gita.
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Yoga of Recovery – MODULE: Between the Mat and the Meeting

with Durga Leela, E-RYT 500

June 18 - 25, 2020
Yoga of Recovery® – Module: Between the Mat and the Meeting is part of a longer, in-depth certification program suitable for professionals and coaches who work with those on journeys of recovery. Each Module is a stand-alone course.
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Yoga of Recovery – WEEKEND: Between the Mat and the Meeting

with Durga Leela, E-RYT 500

June 18 - 21, 2020
Learn Ayurvedic healing tools for all addictive tendencies. Ayurveda helps us recognize our acting out behaviors and addictive tendencies, and the needs and vulnerabilities that underlie them at the bio-psycho-social-spiritual levels. You'll discover ways to embody recovery and live empowered lives of emotional sobriety, one day at a time. Ayurveda is the science of self-healing through understanding our personal tendencies.
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The Fifth Key: Unlock the Door to Your Spiritual Potential

with Brother Arjavan

June 19 - 21, 2020
Discover what’s holding you back and transcend it through the practices of Integral Yoga®. Integral Yoga is a meditative and mindful approach that integrates the multiple branches of Yoga into a complete lifestyle system. Sri Swami Satchidananda taught that Truth is One, Paths are Many. During this workshop, you will be assisted in exploring your unique spiritual path.
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Yoga and Kayaking – June

with Bhaskar Deva

June 26 - 28, 2020
Join Bhaskar Deva for a weekend of Yoga and kayaking down the peaceful James River—connecting with nature, yourself, and new friends. This is an invigorating way for beginner and intermediate 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!
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Yoga of Recovery Symposium

with Durga Leela, E-RYT 500 and Reverend Jan M. Brown, MSc, B.A.

June 26 - 28, 2020
This symposium offers something to everyone affected by addiction in our communities. Join us and contribute to this movement to make a change and raise awareness about all issues surrounding addiction and how we, our families and communities, can heal from these issues.
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Camp Yogaville

with Nitya Griffith, E-RYT 200, CRYT

July 5 - 19, 2020
Yogaville Vidyalayam School
Pay in full by Apr 17, 2020 and get $100.00 off listed prices
Camp Yogaville is a great opportunity for kids to learn about yogic principles, practice Hatha Yoga daily, swim, hike, craft, camp in cabins and build lasting friendships. For children ages 7-14 (we’re flexible!), this two-week-long Yoga summer camp is Integral Yoga® for kids.
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Experience the Fullness of Your Feminine Nature

with Nischala Joy Devi

July 10 - 12, 2020
Experience the fullness of your feminine nature by diving into the depth of intuition, quiet practice, lively sharings, and joyous self-expression. Invoke the presence of the heart in daily rituals, scripture study and the physical practices of Yoga.
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Yoga and Kayaking – July

with Bhaskar Deva

July 10 - 12, 2020
Join Bhaskar Deva for a weekend of Yoga and kayaking down the peaceful James River—connecting with nature, yourself, and new friends. This is an invigorating way for beginner and intermediate 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!
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Raja Yoga Teacher Training

with Swami Karunananda, E-RYT 500

July 13 - August 2, 2020
Pay in full by Apr 14, 2020 and get $100.00 off listed prices
Enrich your teaching and personal practice with Raja Yoga, the science of meditation and spiritual realization. During this training, you will study the Yoga Sutras, apply these powerful teachings to your daily life, and learn how you can skillfully share these subtle concepts with your students.
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Total Relaxation with Restorative Yoga

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

July 17 - 19, 2020
Relax and rejuvenate with Restorative Yoga, as your body is placed in gentle, supported asanas. This practice is a simple, effective antidote to stress, tension, and anxiety
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Neuroscience, Yoga, and Mindfulness – 5-Day Retreat: How Yoga Heals

with M. Mala Cunningham, Ph.D., C-IAYT

July 24 - 28, 2020
Yoga and mindfulness practices can positively impact our neural pathways and change the brain. Heal the body and mind through neuroscience and Yoga.
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Neuroscience, Yoga, and Mindfulness – WEEKEND: How Yoga Heals

with M. Mala Cunningham, Ph.D., C-IAYT

July 24 - 26, 2020
Neuroscience can explain how and why Yoga works for healing the body, mind, and emotions. Dr. Mala will share with you some powerful techniques and strategies for increasing healing and happiness.
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Yoga and Kayaking – August

with Bhaskar Deva

July 31 - August 2, 2020
Join Bhaskar Deva for a weekend of Yoga and kayaking down the peaceful James River—connecting with nature, yourself, and new friends. This is an invigorating way for beginner and intermediate 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!
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Restorative Yoga Teacher Training – Part 1: Foundations

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

August 2 - 7, 2020
Pay in full by May 4, 2020 and get $100.00 off listed prices
Learn to teach Restorative Yoga, the practice of placing the body into specific Yoga asana (postures) using the support of props such as bolsters, pillows, blocks, blankets, or chairs.
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Yoga as a Peace Practice: Creating Resilience in Our Communities

with Jana Long, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, Maya Breuer, E-RYT 500, Gail Parker, Ph.D., E-RYT 500, C-IAYT and Dana A. Smith, E-RYT 500, CLC

August 7 - 9, 2020
Yoga as a Peace Practice is a training that offers Yoga philosophy and restorative practices to address the impact of trauma from violence in individuals and communities.
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Ten-Day Silent Retreat: The Inward Journey

with Swami Divyananda Ma, RYT 500 and Senior Staff

August 7 - 16, 2020
This program is being held at our LOTUS Conference Center.
For more information about the retreat center please click here
Allow yourself the luxury of going deep within to realign yourself with inner guidance during Yogaville’s annual ten-day silent retreat. Reconnect with the Higher Self and see beyond external messages with the help of yogic practices. Come to Yogaville and immerse yourself in peace and silence for ten days.
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Mental Health, Brain Science, and Yoga

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

August 12 - 16, 2020
Research has shown that mindfulness, meditation, and Yoga practices have the ability to positively impact mental and emotional health. During this workshop, learn about integrating Yoga and mental health through research, theory, and practice sessions.
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Laugha Yoga 3-Day Leader Certification

with Bharata Wingham, E-RYT 200, CLYT

August 14 - 16, 2020
Become certified to lead Laugha Yoga sessions. Experience firsthand how intentional laughter can lead to being happy for no reason. Through yogic laughter sessions, pranayama, meditation, and Laugha Nidra®, you can reach a profound level of peace, joy, and relaxation.
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Stress Management Teacher Training

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

August 19 - 30, 2020
Pay in full by May 21, 2020 and get $100.00 off listed prices
Gain the essential skills and confidence to teach Yoga as stress management in a wide variety of environments, including the workplace, healthcare facilities, schools, and Yoga studios.
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Kids Yoga Program – Aug.

with Nitya Griffith, E-RYT 200, CRYT

August 21 - 23, 2020
This is a childcare program for guests who come to Yogaville with children ages 5–11. While you are in your program, you can feel relaxed knowing that your children are being well looked after by our experienced staff. They will be entertained with arts and crafts, chanting, meditation, Yoga, swimming, hiking, and outdoor adventures that will keep them active and inspired.
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Yoga Nidra Training and Certification – Level 1

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

August 21 - 26, 2020
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.
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Yoga Nidra for Complete Relaxation and Stress Relief

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

August 21 - 23, 2020
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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Open Your Heart: A Bhakti Yoga and Creativity Immersion

with Sean Johnson, E-RYT 500 and The Wild Lotus Band

August 21 - 23, 2020
Join Sean Johnson and The Wild Lotus Band for a Bhakti Yoga immersion. Sing your heart out, tap into your inner poet, and rejoice in the awakening of your unique voice and creativity during this heart-opening weekend.
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Saturday Concert with Sean Johnson and The Wild Lotus Band

with Sean Johnson, E-RYT 500 and The Wild Lotus Band

August 22, 2020
Join us for a concert with Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band, one of the guiding voices of kirtan music in the United States. As part of their Bhakti Yoga and Creativity Immersion, Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band will perform a special concert for the Saturday night Satsang. All are welcome.
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Mindfulness for Emotional Balance

with Michael Rhadeya Plasha, E-RYT 500, RPYT

August 28 - 30, 2020
Explore mindfulness strategies to stay grounded and peaceful at work and at home. Receive experiential support in meditation practices to self-regulate strong emotions when difficulties arise in relationships with others.
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Yoga Nidra Training and Certification – Level 2

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

August 28 - September 2, 2020
Gain the tools and resources needed to lead others effectively in the practice of Yoga Nidra, or “yogic sleep”. Yoga Nidra is a comprehensive practice for going 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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Graceful Exit: Preparing for a Good Death

with Andrew Holecek

September 4 - 7, 2020
Learn rich teachings on death and dying from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, in this program for anyone interested in learning how to prepare for death, both spiritually and practically, for themselves or to help someone else who is dying.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Yoga TWOgether

with Raama Das, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, YACEP and Satya Lynn

September 18 - 20, 2020
Come explore connection, support, trust, and communication as you dive into the foundations of partner Yoga TWOgether ™. Sign up with a friend, loved one, sibling, co-worker, neighbor, or just yourself. All ages and ability levels are welcome.
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LifeForce Yoga to Manage Your Mood

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

September 18 - 20, 2020
LifeForce Yoga® interweaves the power of an ancient discipline with current scientific findings to help you release what is no longer serving you. The author of the groundbreaking book Yoga for Depression guides you through evidence-based Yoga practices for managing your mood.
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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.
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Kirtan College: A Weekend Chanting Intensive

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.
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Yoga for Strong, Healthy Bones

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

September 24 - 27, 2020
Discover how Yoga can help to build and maintain strong bones with safe and proven methods for reversing and avoiding osteoporosis and osteopenia, the precursor to osteoporosis. Dr. Fishman’s Method, consisting of 12 Yoga poses, has been proven to increase bone density.
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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.
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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.
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Fall Silent Retreat: Finding Balance in the Midst of Change

with Ram Wiener, 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.
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Yoga to Deepen Meditation

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

October 16 - 18, 2020
The goal of all Yoga practice is to realize the true self, which is described as permanent peace and happiness. Meditation is the doorway to this experience. Yoga practices are preparation for meditation. Each practice has a purpose and a particular focus. In this workshop, we will practice Integral Yoga with the intention of deepening our meditation experience.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Fulfilling Your Soul’s Journey

with Eben Alexander III, M.D. and Karen Newell 

October 23 - 25, 2020
Join Dr. Eben Alexander, to discuss the brain’s role in allowing greater consciousness into our awareness and Karen Newell’s Sacred Acoustics, brainwave sound compositions, to quiet incessant mind chatter, release emotional traumas, and find meaning and purpose in your daily life. Dive into infinite awareness through reflection, discussion, meditation, group sound journeys, and embodied exploration.
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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.
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Be Your Own Best Friend: Living Wholeheartedly Through Self-Compassion

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

November 13 - 15, 2020
Learn psychological principles, spiritual wisdom, Yoga, meditation, healing imagery, storytelling, and explore group work to help you develop deeper self-love.
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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.
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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.
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Silent Retreat for Experienced Seekers

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

December 3 - 6, 2020
This program is being held at our LOTUS Conference Center.
For more information about the retreat center please click here
If you have taken an Integral Yoga Silent Retreat before and feel ready to go deeper into the Yoga practices of Hatha Yoga, pranayama and meditation, this retreat is tailored for you.
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Adaptive Hatha Yoga Teacher Training – India

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

December 6 - 15, 2020
Integral Yoga Institute in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Pay in full by Oct 2, 2020 and get $75.00 off listed prices
Travel with Satya Greenstone to southern India for the Adaptive Hatha Yoga Teacher Training to learn how to accommodate students of varying levels and abilities.
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