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  • Shared Dormitory: Bottom Bunk – $475.00
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Yoga and Kayaking – August

with Bhaskar Deva

August 2 - 4, 2019

Program is fully booked

Join Bhaskar Deva for a weekend of Yoga and kayaking down the peaceful James River—connecting with nature, yourself, and new friends. This is an invigorating way for beginners and intermediate kayakers alike to weave Yoga with the joy of the outdoors.

Each day begins with morning meditation, Hatha Yoga, and, of course, a delicious, hearty breakfast. After an instructional orientation, you’ll launch your kayak, and your adventure down the river begins! Explore many miles of the lush, historic James River under the expert guidance of our trip leaders.

This adventure is designed for your enjoyment. Experience the art of navigating the river by listening to and observing the currents. You’ll stop for meditation on the banks of the river, supported by the magical sound of the flowing water. Before returning, you will nurture your body with Yoga poses meant to soothe your muscles.

Tuition includes canoe/kayak rental. Sit-upon, tandem kayaks and canoes are also available.

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You may also sign up for this program on June 14–16

Ability to swim and to have fun.

Skilled staff will guide us in safety and proper paddling each day throughout the trip.

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Beginner to intermediate kayakers are most welcome.

Back up plan
If the river floods (very rare) kayaking will be on a lake.
Please register early for this program as space is limited.

What to bring
The 12 Essentials:

1) Swimsuit
2) T-shirt
3) Sun hat with neck strap
4) Sunglasses with neck strap
5) Sunscreen
6) Lip balm
7) Water shoes (such as Tevas)
8) Gloves (to prevent blisters) – optional
9) Lightweight rain jacket
10) Water bottle
11) Small towel
12) A sense of fun and adventure

Kayaks, life jackets, meals, and water will be provided.

Tentative Schedule

Evening introductions and a special tour of the Lotus Shrine

Kayaking on the James River and evening program at the Ashram

Half day kayaking (finishes after lunch at the Ashram)


I loved Bhaskar Deva. Lovely man and great energy. The James River was beautiful and the trip was fun. Lotus temple is always a gift and special… I loved the people who participated in the trip. — Beth Brigg

Thank you so much for this beautiful experience. It was everything that I had hoped for. Bhaskar is truly a wonderful instructor and guide. — Past Participant


Bhaskar Deva
Bhaskar Deva’s love of nature has drawn him to experience and lead groups in hiking, boating and kayaking whether it is in mountains, lakes, rivers, or even in the ocean. Bhaskar was a swami (monk) for many years at Yogaville, where he served as Development Coordinator, as an Ashram board member, and as Sri Swami Satchidanandaji’s pilot. Bhaskar, with his wife, Nischala Devi, founded the Abundant WellBeing Temple, a non-profit organization dedicated to embracing the loving spirit and one light in all. Gathering friends to share the flow of the river, and the serenity of nature is one of his…
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