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  • Shared Dormitory: Bottom Bunk – $655.00
  • Shared Dormitory: Top Bunk – $655.00
  • Private Dormitory – $825.00
  • LGH: Full Bed – $915.00
  • LGH: 2 Twin beds – $915.00
  • LGH: Queen Bed – $915.00
  • Tent-Site – $555.00
  • (All prices include $325.00 base amount)

Date & Time Details:
Check-in: 4–6 pm
Check-out: 2 pm
Friday–Tuesday Workshop Schedule

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Gentle Chair Yoga 5-Day Retreat: Stay Healthy and Happy

with Swami Vidyananda, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT and Special Guests

May 1 - 5, 2020

Gain all the benefits of Yoga and mindfulness with Gentle Chair Yoga, a helpful practice after injuries, if you’ve put on weight, or if you simply feel out of shape. It benefits people struggling with the symptoms of health conditions, such as high blood pressure, anxiety, arthritis, depression, insomnia, fatigue, and chronic pain.

If you’ve tried a Yoga class and felt worse afterward, you may have given up on Yoga. With Gentle Chair Yoga, you are in for a treat!

Don’t have 5 days? Join us for the 3-Day Gentle Chair Yoga Weekend: Stay Healthy and Happy.

During this 5-day retreat, you will learn:

  • A personalized set of Yoga poses plus options and variations
  • Easy breathing practices for pain control and increased energy
  • Simple mindfulness, meditation, and ways of relaxation

No getting down on the floor, no complicated movements, just increased mobility, vitality, and peace. Now is the time to experience the benefits of Yoga for yourself.

Continuing Education (CE) Opportunities


Swami Vidyananda’s way of showing the teachings of Integral Yoga along with her experience and stories makes it all so accessible. It’s a blessing to be in her presence. — Nieda P.

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

The whole experience is well supported and wonderful. The whole community is heartful and helpful, especially for someone like me being here for the first time. Swami Vidyananda rocks! — 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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