8-Day Silent Retreat
with Integral Yoga Senior Staff
August 9 - 16, 2023
Are you ready to go deep into silence and reflection? Embark on a profound inner journey with the 8-Day Silent Retreat at Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville.
If you have taken a silent retreat before and feel eager to learn more and evolve your practice, this retreat is tailored for you. Skilled Integral Yoga practitioners will lead your exploration of the yogic path and provide guidance for those striving to live a spiritual life. In addition to an extended practice of silence, you will be uplifted by engaging talks on Yoga philosophy and refreshed by Hatha Yoga, pranayama (breathing practices), and meditation.
Integral Yoga promotes an easeful body, a peaceful mind, and a useful life. Developed by 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 meditation and Hatha Yoga, will help you to realize the peace which is your own true nature.
This program offers:
- Workshops on yogic lifestyle and philosophy led by senior Integral Yoga instructors
- Meditation for connecting with one’s inner peace
- Hatha Yoga practices for cleansing and rejuvenation
- Delicious, vegetarian meals for an enhanced immune system
- Guided hikes to experience the natural beauty of Virginia’s foothills
- Opportunities to practice Karma Yoga (selfless service) in various service areas*, including the Yogaville Kitchen, Farm, and grounds
* Please bring sturdy shoes and water bottles for Farm or Ground Karma Yoga Service
What to Expect
Since 1970, Integral Yoga Retreats have provided the sanctuary and solace everyone needs from time to time. Surrounded by a serene woodland landscape, Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville serves as an ideal environment for rest and relaxation while teachers offer experiential classes in Yoga philosophy, meditation, Yoga postures, and deep relaxation.
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.
Each presenter was a delightful combination of depth of specific knowledge and a wealth of practical “in the world” application of that knowledge. Each of the teachers offered different gifts—from each class I received a deepening of my own experience and something I could take back to share with my students. I enjoyed last year so I made as certain as I could that I could return this year. — Carol Deacon
The staff was amazing. Grounds are incredible. I’ll do it again. The food at SH was amazing. Yoga classes were awesome; I really improved my practice. It was peaceful and quiet. — Mary Beth S.
I just love this retreat—the staff does such an excellent job of supporting us and the schedule is a great balance of space and things to do and learn. — Ryann Lofchie