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Programs

All-inclusive
  • 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
Check-out:
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

Schedule: View Tentative Schedule

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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Bhakti Yoga Retreat

with Swami Asokananda, E-RYT 500 and Narada Williams

September 19 - 22, 2024

Join us for a Bhakti Yoga Retreat, led by senior sannyasin (monk) Swami Asokananda, and Narada Williams to explore the devotional practices of Bhakti Yoga that will open and nourish your spiritual heart, including kirtan (mantra chanting), puja (worship), japa (mantra repetition), and more.

Swami Asokananda and Narada are both devoted bhaktas whose wisdom extends beyond the mind and into the heart space. Feel the depth of your own bhav (spiritual devotion) as you spend a weekend immersed in the practices of bhakti. Throughout the retreat, Swami Asokananada will be sharing lectures on the Bhaghavad Gita to further deepen our understanding of yogic devotion.

Bhakti Yoga is the Yoga of love and devotion. It is a spiritual path within the yogic tradition that is rooted in an intense longing for the Divine. Through love, faith, service, and constant remembrance of the Divine—however we conceive of this—we can rise above the illusion of a separate self and experience union with the spirit that dwells dwithin everything.

This program offers:

  • Lectures on the path of Bhakti Yoga
  • Exploration of the Bhagavad Gita
  • Daily group Kirtan and introduction to bhajan (devotional songs)
  • Introduction and practice of traditional puja (worship)
  • Hatha Yoga practices for cleansing and rejuvenation
  • Delicious, vegetarian meals for an enhanced immune system
  • Opportunities to practice Karma Yoga* (selfless service) in various service areas, including the Yogaville Kitchen, Farm, and grounds

* Please bring appropriate clothing, sturdy shoes, and water bottles for outdoor 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, breathing techniques, Yoga postures, and deep relaxation.

Support

During the retreat, you will have the opportunity to seek support and clarification from Integral Yoga instructors.

Private mentoring is also available upon request.

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.

Testimonials

The talks by Swamiji and the guests were wonderful. I also enjoyed the opportunities to chant and meditate as a group. This was my first time doing a retreat with Swamiji. I enjoyed his humor, storytelling, and clear explanations. — Jivani Lisa Drago

I am always grateful for the chance to spend time with Swami Asokananda and hear his take on Yoga philosophy and living in the current day. He asks thought-provoking questions and finds meaning in what his students have to offer. No matter what the course or lecture topic, he offers help with meditation and yoga “off the mat.” — Amy Weinstein

Swami Asokananda is so knowledgeable and willing to share with honesty. It’s always a pleasure to hear him speak. — Devi Peterson

Presenters

Swami Asokananda, E-RYT 500
Swami Asokananda, a monk since 1975, is one of Integral Yoga’s® (IY) foremost teachers—known for his warmth, intelligence, and good humor. His teaching comes out of his own practice and experience while absorbing the wisdom of his Guru, Sri Swami Satchidananda. While he enjoys sharing the practical wisdom of yogic philosophy (especially the great Indian scripture, the Bhagavad Gita), he also loves his practice of Hatha Yoga. He is one of Yogaville’s primary instructors for Intermediate and Advanced Hatha Yoga Teacher Trainings. He presently serves as president of the IY Institute in New York City. Before this position, he served…
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Narada Williams
Exploration of the mind, self-inquiry, and a search for deeper spiritual meaning set Narada Williams on a journey that led him to Yoga. His pursuit of teacher training brought him to Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville in 2014, where he completed his 200-hour Integral Yoga training with Satya Greenstone. He taught Hatha Yoga classes in Radford, VA, while completing his degree in Tourism and Special Events Management. He returned to his spiritual home, Yogaville, in 2017 to teach and serve. A father and husband, Narada seeks to live a dedicated life, find joy in every moment, and recognize life for the divine miracle…
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