Personal Retreat and Saturday Satsang with Govind Das
December 8 - 10, 2023
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.
Enjoy your personal retreat for a day, an overnight stay, or for a longer visit. While you are here, take part in the vibrant and varied Ashram daily schedule.
Take advantage of all that Yogaville offers:
- Three vegetarian meals a day
- Group meditations (3 available each day)
- Hatha Yoga classes (2 available each day)
- Tour our beautiful Interfaith Shrine, LOTUS (Light Of Truth Universal Shrine)
- Various evening programs, scripture study groups, chanting
- Hiking and walking trails
Our Guest Services staff look forward to meeting you and helping to make your experience as rewarding as possible.
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.
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, breathing techniques, 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.
I have visited Yogaville several times for both programs and personal retreats. My first post-pandemic stay was as wonderful as ever. The Yoga classes are perfect for any level and meditation at LOTUS is an experience like none other. I brought my mom and aunt with me, both are yogis but have never experienced anything like Yogaville. They had a wonderful time as well and we are already planning our next visit. — Cassie Peters
My time at Yogaville felt like a nourishing gift to my spirit that I didn’t even know how much I needed. I left with a beautiful, profound connection to my Higher Self that I am carrying into my daily life. The Pranayama breath practices have been easy to incorporate into my meditation time, and the daily talks with the Swami’s left a beautiful impression on my soul. The entire experience was delightful and I especially enjoyed the talks with Mataji and Hasananda. Much gratitude! — Kathleen Schwartz
Yogaville is a sanctuary where one can find peace, solace, and time for reflection. The simple and modest nature of the lodging and food help to keep the mind focused on work/learning/personal growth while there. There is a “holy” feeling in this place that lacks pretension and remains traditional with minor changes as required to exist in our modern world. The staff – from the personnel to the Living Yoga residents to the Swamis are kind, helpful, and compassionate. I returned recently after more than a decade from my last visit and it somehow felt like home when I pulled up to Sivananda Hall. — Amy B. FitzGerald