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  • LGH: Full Bed – $655.00
  • LGH: 2 Twin beds – $655.00
  • LGH: Queen Bed – $655.00
  • Tent-Site – $435.00
  • (All prices include $295.00 base amount)

Accommodations include meals, yoga classes, and meditations
LGH or LOTUS Guest House are Private Rooms with Private Baths

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COVID Policy: At this time the Ashram is only welcoming participants and guests that are fully vaccinated and able to provide proof of their Vaccination at least 72-hours before their arrival. Thank you in advance for your understanding, if you have any questions please contact All participants will be required to provide proof of a negative PCR or antigen COVID-19 test taken within 3 days of arrival. You will be asked to submit a copy or photo of your test results through a form provided prior to arrival and/or bring the results with you. Yogaville will provide an antigen test upon arrival as part of the registration process, if the test is positive you will be asked to leave.

Registration: Please register at least 48-hours before Arrival

Transportaiton: Due to COVID, at this time the Ashram is unable to provide transportation service to/from the Charlottesville Airport/Train/Bus stations.

Children: Due to COVID, at this time the Ashram is only able to accommodate children 15+ that are fully vaccinated and accompanied by their legal guardian.
Children 15+ are full price.

Financial Aid: Financial Aid is available.
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Gentle Somatic Yoga® Weekend: Find Your Inner Yes

with James Knight, E-RYT 200, CHSE

May 20 - 22, 2022

Discover why Gentle Somatic Yoga® (GSY) has gained worldwide recognition as a method for an immediate and lasting solution to chronic pain, stiffness, and other tension-based patterns in the body. Experience a weekend of complete restoration and inspiration for renewed lifestyle choices. You will be guided through therapeutic corrective movement sequences called Somatic Movement Flows®. Instead of traditional stretching, these mindful sequences reprogram muscles to dissolve chronic pain, dramatically improve flexibility, and re-establish good posture. The results return us to our natural state, which is peace and well-being.

You will be invited to embody progressive and innovative techniques that combine Hatha Yoga, Hanna Somatic Education, Core Energetics, pranayama (breathing exercises), and healing visualizations. As the practice of Yoga continues to become mainstream, people are searching for more gentle, kind, and nourishing ways to move.

Dispel the myth of aging, discover your “inner yes”, and build confidence to take charge of your own health and wellbeing. Bring back comfort to the movement of your body, improve your health, and amplify the overall quality of your life.

This is a great introductory course for anyone wanting to build or enhance a daily home practice. Also, if you are a Yoga teacher, Yoga therapist, bodyworker, or health care professional you can learn new skills and immediately implement them into your group classes or customized personal sessions.

This weekend workshop program is included with the Gentle Somatic Yoga Level 1 Training, May 20–25, 2022—a longer, more in-depth certification program. Therefore, you are welcome to extend your stay for a few more days at Yogaville and continue with your Gentle Somatic Yoga education. During this in-person live event learn more about the method, neuroscience, history, and philosophy behind GSY. James Knight will teach you 25 Somatic Movement Flows along with “learning labs” and breakout sessions for questions and answers about healing your own body. At the completion of the 6-day program, you qualify to become a GSY Practitioner Level 1 with a Certification add-on option.

Continuing Education (CE) Opportunities


James is a fountain of knowledge and at peace with himself. He shares openly both aspects with his students in a playful, humorous way allowing me to understand his message in a light way. Somatics and slow movement Yoga are truly our medicine. — Alicia S.

James has an incredible way of showing and explaining. His teaching style encourages us to explore and make the movements our own. I am grateful to have been able to be a part of this special weekend. — Sharon B.

The program was great! I love Somatics, it is going inside yourself to discover so much about old patterns. If you’re willing, it is a perfect way to let go of old patterns and learn a better way of moving through life. — Donna C.

Gentle Somatic Yoga is accessible to many different types of bodies and it is so therapeutic. The Ashram is a welcoming, warm environment for hosting the learning experience. — Jane R.

Please Note: James Knight has every intent to come to Yogaville and share the Gentle Somatic Yoga® practice in person. Since COVID restrictions are still a concern, should traveling or large group gatherings be restricted, we wouldn’t cancel this event fully. It might become a hybrid of virtual and in-person, or fully virtual.


James Knight, E-RYT 200, CHSE
James has been an Integrative Therapist for over 25 years. He is a Yoga teacher (E-RYT 200) and Certified Hanna Somatic Educator (CHSE). From his combined experience as a lifelong yogi, intuitive bodyworker, psychotherapist, and movement educator, James created a method of Yoga that integrates what he discovered to be the most progressive, life-enhancing techniques into an embodied movement practice. Gentle Somatic Yoga was born out of years of exploring means of connecting and integrating the deeper aspects of the whole Self (Soma). James’ passion is to awaken the possible for people living with challenges related to physical limitations. He…
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