with Integral Yoga Senior Staff
February 2 - 4, 2024
Meditation is a powerful tool to calm and focus the mind. Combining both ancient wisdom with modern science, this retreat is designed for beginners who want to learn the basics of meditation including breathing techniques, posture, and how to focus your attention.
Meditation has a multitude of physical and mental benefits to enhance your overall wellbeing including improving concentration and creativity. Studies show that meditation can lead to a 65% decrease in overall anxiety levels and a 35% reduction in symptoms of insomnia. Bring these valuable practices home with you to uncover these benefits as you continue your meditation journey.
Nestled within the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Yogaville offers a peaceful and supportive environment to deepen your connection to self. Spend time in walking meditation as you explore the surrounding nature of Yogaville’s walking and hiking trails.
Experience a weekend of meditation and community alongside the guidance of Integral Yoga practitioners. Whether you are new to meditation, have difficulty meditating, or seek to refresh your practice, you are invited to join us at Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville to experience a nourishing weekend under the guidance of skilled Integral Yoga practitioners.
During the retreat, you will learn:
- Different types of meditation and how to choose the right one for you
- How to sit comfortably for meditation
- How to focus your attention and quiet your mind
- How to use breathing techniques to relax and reduce stress
You will also have the opportunity to practice meditation and breathing techniques in a variety of settings, including guided meditations, silent meditations, and walking meditations.
>The retreat will also include:
- Healthy vegetarian meals
- Accommodation in a shared or private room
- Access to nature trails and other outdoor spaces
What to Expect
The retreat will begin with a welcome and introduction on the first evening. On the second day, you will have a full day of meditation instruction and practice. On the third day, you will have a morning meditation session and then depart after lunch.
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.
What to bring
- Comfortable clothing for meditation and other activities
- A journal and pen
- Any personal items you may need
- All classrooms are equipped with props used for meditation and hatha yoga
During the retreat, you will have the opportunity to seek support and clarification from senior Integral Yoga instructors.
Private instruction on meditation is also available for an additional fee.
A safe and nurturing experience. I plan on repeating it many times over. — Elizabeth C.
I decided to take this program to “fill up my empty cup”. WOW did it happen…more than I could ever have imagined. The classes I attended were all excellent…The environment and atmosphere was so peaceful, loving, and secure; what I have always experienced at Yogaville and it was the same this visit, if not more than ever. Maybe it was the impact of the pandemic and the heightened need to be “cared for” the way Yogaville does. THANK YOU! from the bottom of my heart and the farthest depths of the universe. — Sara
I received more than I had the right to expect or hope for. I was welcomed warmly and there was always someone nearby that was willing to help with a smile at all times. Everyone from the ashram community expressed their happiness that we were here. Karma Yoga opportunity was uplifting and satisfying. The innovation and closing were exceptional. I will be back. — Stan