Integral Yoga Sadhana Weekend: Hatha
with Zac Parker, RYT 500
December 16 - 18, 2022
“An ounce of practice is worth a ton of theory” — Swami Sivananda
Roll out your mat and join us at Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville for an experiential Hatha Yoga Sadhana weekend. A branch of the vast and ancient system of Yoga, Hatha Yoga includes practices such as asanas (postures) and pranayama (breathing techniques) that help maintain flexibility, strength, and overall health.
Hatha Yoga is more than just physical stretches—it’s a complete methodology for purifying the entire body/mind system. Through the practices of Hatha Yoga, we can enhance our breathing, find steadiness and comfort in our bodies, balance our prana (vital energy), and discover new depths to the richness of our lives. Additional possible side-effects include uncontrollable smiling and spontaneous bouts of joy.
Whether you are seeking relaxation, instruction in Yoga practices, or support in your personal practice, the Integral Yoga Sadhana weekend will provide the perfect foundation for your personal journey.
This program offers:
- Workshops on Hatha Yoga practices for rejuvenation, cleansing, and resiliency
- Meditation for connecting with one’s inner peace
- Delicious, locally-sourced, vegetarian meals for vibrant health
- Time in the beautiful natural environment of central Virginia, including a guided hike and outdoor Hatha Yoga class
- The support of a loving spiritual community (satsanga), a network of like-minded people mutually helping one another realize their fullest potential
What to Expect
Integral Yoga promotes an easeful body, a peaceful mind, and a useful life. Developed by Sri Swami Satchidananda, the path of Integral Yoga uses every aspect of life as a stepping stone to one’s supreme goal—lasting happiness and inner peace. The practices of Integral Yoga, including pranayama (yogic breathing), meditation, and Hatha Yoga, will help you to realize the peace which is your own true nature.
Sadhana (practice) refers to any spiritual exercise that is aimed at progressing the aspirant toward the ultimate expression of their life. When done intentionally, everything can be sadhana—the way you think, move, eat, and interact with others.
During the retreat, you will have the opportunity to seek support and clarification from senior Integral Yoga instructors.
Private mentoring is also available.
All Are Welcome
These retreats are open to everyone, from beginners to advanced Yoga retreatants. Those who are new to meditation or Yoga practices will receive full instruction, while those with experience will have the opportunity to deepen their practice.
Yogaville is a safe haven for my soul. Having this rare and beautiful space to rest, to learn and to connect and to grow is a true gift and I am truly grateful. A true escape from my hectic city life. I finally feel like I can breathe. All parts of me feel alive again. — Elissa Gross
Disconnect from the everyday life stuff and experience yourself over and over. A beautiful, peaceful, and simple place to call home for a couple of days. — Yvonne Kelly
Beautiful and restorative experience. I was able to reset, rest, and access an important part of myself. I feel deeply nourished and ready to reintegrate back into my homelife. — Claire Pallandre
Zac Parker has been teaching Yoga since 2014. He is certified as an Advanced Hatha Yoga and Restorative Yoga instructor. Zac’s teaching is a natural extension of his own practice. He approaches his teaching with a balanced blend of light-hearted ease and focused awareness on the subtle sensations of Yoga practice. Zac currently serves in the Audio and Visual Department at Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville, as well as regularly teaching a variety of Yoga classes.
Learn more about Zac Parker, RYT 500