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  • Shared Dormitory: Bottom Bunk – $775.00
  • Private Dormitory – $775.00
  • LGH: Full Bed – $775.00
  • LGH: 2 Twin beds – $775.00
  • LGH: Queen Bed – $775.00
  • (All prices include $775.00 base amount)

Program cost is $775 per person.
Complimentary accommodations are booked on a “first come first served” basis.

Date & Time Details: Check-in:*
3–5 pm
2 pm
*Photo ID (Drivers License or Passport) is required at Check-in for all Guests

Registration: Please register at least 48-hours before Arrival

Financial Aid: Financial Aid is available.
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Equity Discount: Equity Discount Application
Equity Discount and Financial Aid are limited and granted on a first come first served basis. If there aren't any Discount/financial aid spots available, we will let you know of the availability in similar programs.

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Ayurveda and Yoga: The Science of Life

with Michael Muktan Sullivan, D.C., D.Ay.

June 14 - 16, 2024

“The Science of Life” — that is the meaning of Ayurveda. With his own depth of experience, Dr. Sullivan takes participants on an exploration of the basic philosophy of Ayurveda. Through this immersion in the scientific and spiritual power of Ayurveda, you will learn how to apply its ancient principles for health, joy, clarity, and balance in your life.

During this weekend retreat:

  • Explore in depth instruction and experience of anatomy and physiology of the hatha yoga postures.
  • Learn how your individual Prakruti (constitution) type interacts with other dimensions of your life.
  • Learn how to enhance and balance your life in accordance with your age, the dailly and season rhythms, diet and nutrition.
  • Discover Rasayana (Rejuvenation) and Pancha Karma (Five Cleansing Actions) therapies.
  • Daily Hatha Yoga and meditation instruction and practice will help you fully experience the total meaning of peace and wellness of body, mind, and spirit.
  • Lectures in applying the principles of Ayurveda and the tri-dosha theory (vatta, pitta, and kapha) for digestive health, nutrition, detoxification, and longevity
  • Breathtaking views and hiking trails in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains along the banks of the James River

* Ayurvedic treatments, consultations, and chiropractic care available during non-program hours at the current Riverview Spa rate


Michael is accessible and humorous. — Past Participant

This should be required learning for anyone going into the healthcare field! — Past Participant

Awesome experience! It went beyond my expectations. Extreme depth of information and teaching. — Bhakti Lisa Ovencash

Amazing combination of practical information and experiential knowledge! I got much more than I expected! — Program Participant


Michael Muktan Sullivan, D.C., D.Ay.
Dr. Michael Sullivan, D.C., D.Ay., founder and director of Riverview Spa, is a diplomate of Ayurvedic medicine from the International Ayurvedic Institute, He has studied and worked at the Ayurvedic Hospital in Coimbatore, South India and completed advanced studies in Ayurveda in Pune, India. He has been a chiropractor and a Yoga teacher for over forty five years. Dr. Sullivan is a popular lecturer on back care, Yoga, meditation, holistic health and anatomy, and he has lead workshops on Ayurveda, nutrition, Yoga, and meditation at various Yoga and retreat centers throughout the United States and abroad. His twenty-eight years as…
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