New Moon Silent Retreat
with Integral Yoga Senior Staff
November 9 - 12, 2023
The New Moon is an opportune time for planting the seeds which allow for new beginnings. Representing the start of a new cycle, the New Moon reminds us to embrace change as a means of renewal and growth. Many also see the New Moon as a cosmic reset, balancing the light of the Full Moon with quiet, serene darkness. Setting intentions and engaging in spiritual practices during this powerful time help to attune one’s mind towards their higher purpose.
We invite you to take a pause and step back from your daily routines and join us for the New Moon Silent Retreat at Yogaville. Reconnect with yourself through inspiring talks, daily Yoga practices, and silent reflection to guide oneself towards your inner light. The New Moon is a phase of complete darkness and nature is generally quieter during this time, providing an ideal environment for deeper introspection and self reflection.The spiritual practices of Integral Yoga® will help you make meaningful changes in your daily life and uncover what makes your light shine.
At Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville you will experience a silent retreat under the guidance of skilled Integral Yoga practitioners. 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 practitioners
- 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 a refillable water bottle and sturdy shoes for farm or grounds Karma Yoga.
What to Expect
Since 1970, Integral Yoga® Retreats have provided to guests the sanctuary and solace we all need from time to time. Surrounded by the serene blue ridge mountains, Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville serves as an ideal environment for rest and relaxation in Virginia. Our community of Integral Yoga 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
Silent retreats are open to everyone, from beginners in Yoga to advanced practitioners. 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.
This retreat was one of the most powerful and memorable experiences of my life. Peaceful and loving environment, amazing staff and teachers, great sessions and incredibly delicious food. Every session felt really open, accessible and welcoming. Though challenging the first few days, I saw transformation and change as it was happening in me. Would definitely come back to do this again. — Mahesh Marisetti
The silent retreat at Satchidananda Ashram is wonderfully structured and deeply spiritual experience that helped me go inwards and deepen my spiritual practice. — Past Participant