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  • Shared Dormitory: Bottom Bunk – $420.00
  • Shared Dormitory: Top Bunk – $420.00
  • Private Dormitory – $510.00
  • LGH: Full Bed – $560.00
  • LGH: 2 Twin beds – $560.00
  • LGH: Queen Bed – $560.00
  • Tent-Site – $370.00
  • $240.00

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Meditation for an Active Mind

with Swami Vidyananda, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT

November 1 - 3, 2019

“Meditation is the key to everything.” — Sri Swami Satchidananda

If you’ve tried meditation or mindfulness, you may have discovered that your mind suddenly became very active. You spent your time reorganizing your “to-do” list, daydreaming, or getting lost in negativity. Perhaps you thought, “I’m no good at meditation”. If you’ve wondered what to do about the obstacles in meditation, then join us for a refreshing look at uncovering peace of mind.

In this workshop you will:

  • Learn body-based meditations
  • Make friends with the breath
  • Develop the witness (mindfulness)

If you’ve tried meditation and haven’t found the right approach for you, or if you need a tune-up, come learn how to use simple, enjoyable techniques to calm and focus the mind. Peace of mind is deep within all of us; Meditation is the key.

Continuing Education (CE) Opportunities

  • Yoga Alliance (YA): Approximately 7 contact hours.
    You can input your contact hours using your YA login information.
  • Integral Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA) can provide you a CE certificate with your program’s total contact hours for a $10 fee (free for IYTA members.) For more information, email [email protected].



Swami Vidyananda is so fun and spontaneous. She made meditation into something even I can do and showed us how to use it in daily life. — Program Participant

Swami Vidyananda was approachable, engaging, and inspirational. Highly recommend any program presented by her. — Beth

Swami Vidyananda’s advice/instruction was very practical and relevant. She is so knowledgeable, approachable, and kind. — Past Participant


Swami Vidyananda, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT
Swami Vidyananda began practicing Yoga in 1969 and has been teaching Integral Yoga® and training Yoga teachers since 1973. She became a swami (monastic) in 1983. She has taught and trained Yoga and meditation teachers throughout the US and Canada, as well as Australia, Europe, and India. She presently lives at Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville, VA, where she teaches all branches of Integral Yoga, including Hatha, Raja, and Jnana Yoga, meditation, and yogic lifestyle. She continues to travel widely, training Yoga teachers and offering workshops on meditation, stress management, Yoga and the emotions, and mid-life meaning. Before becoming a Yoga teacher, Vidyananda…
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