• Dorm - Bottom Bunk – $405.00
  • Dorm - Top Bunk – $405.00
  • Dormitory - Private – $485.00
  • LGH - Single – $535.00
  • LGH - Double – $535.00
  • LGH - Family room – $535.00
  • Tent-Site – $355.00
  • (All prices include $235 base amount)

Date & Time Details:
Check-in: 4 pm
Check-out: 2 pm
General Program Schedule

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Basic Meditation

with Swami Gurucharanananda "Mataji"

September 15 - 17, 2017

Join Yogaville’s senior sannyasi (monk) and beloved teacher, Mataji, for a basic meditation workshop to establish and develop your practice. 

A calm and focused mind can achieve anything. The beautiful science of concentration provides perfect tools to reach that calm and focused experience called meditation. Meditation is a profound state of being, beyond the normal awareness. With sincere and regular practice, it can be experienced.

Meditation soothes the mind, reduces stress, and puts you in touch with the peace within. It provides documented emotional and physiological benefits. These enable you to become the master of your own mind.

In this meditation workshop, you will discover:

  • Daily life as a preparation for meditation
  • Ways to develop a “be-here-now” consciousness
  • The joy in learning about and transforming yourself
  • A variety of approaches as you begin meditation practice

Regardless of your previous experience, you will go home with knowledge and inspiration to develop your mental clarity, calmness, and concentration that can lead to success in all areas of life.


Everything was wonderful. Mataji is a great yogi master. She teaches extremely well and it is a joy to be in her presence. — Past Participant

The meditation program was excellent. Swami Mataji—most interesting and an excellent speaker. Thank you, thank you. — Rebecca K.

I came to increase my knowledge of meditation and definitely got what you came for. — Past Participant


Swami Gurucharanananda “Mataji”
Swami Gurucharanananda, lovingly called Mataji, is a senior sannyasi (monk) and disciple of Gurudev, Sri Swami Satchidanandaji Maharaj. She serves in the Spiritual Life Department and is on the Sannyas Board. Mataji is a regular guided meditation and Hatha Yoga teacher; an inspiring speaker, Integral Yoga mentor, and private retreat guide, both in the US and abroad. She loves to offer pujas (worship service), read Sri Gurudev’s teachings at lunch, and play the violin as a wake-up call in the dorms! In 2014 she was awarded the Swami Satchidananda Lifetime Service Award. Mataji always has a loving, joy-filled smile ready…
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