Yoga and Kayaking – August
with Bhaskar Deva
August 31 - September 2, 2020
Space is limited. Sign up early.
Yoga and Kayaking workshop is being offered on three weekends this summer:
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 beginner 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, inspired 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 kayak rental.
Ability to swim and to have fun.
Skilled staff will guide us in safety and proper paddling each day throughout the trip.
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:
3) Sun hat with neck strap
4) Sunglasses with neck strap
6) Lip balm
7) Water shoes (such as Tevas)
8) Gloves (to prevent blisters)
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.
Evening introductions, orientation, and a special tour of LOTUS–Light Of Truth Universal Shrine
Meditation, Hatha Yoga, breakfast, and then kayaking on the James River. The trip starts with 2 hours of kayaking, a break on an island for stretching, meditation, and lunch. Continue with another 2 hours of kayaking. Deep relaxation class, dinner, and evening Satsang program.
Meditation, Hatha Yoga, breakfast then kayaking on the river for 1–2 hours. Lunch at the Ashram.
It was a great opportunity to experience the community of Yogaville and also get the experience of kayaking on the beautiful James River. — Dan Sanford
The kayaking and yoga weekend is a great way to experience all that the ashram has to offer while adventuring on the James River. All of the staff and teachers are extraordinarily friendly and helpful. — Jocelyn Bradley
It was a good time, very different from my normal life. Best sleep I’ve had in years. Body feels great. Would return. — Will Grossman
Bhaskar Deva has been a dedicated Yogi since the age of 18. He lived as a monk for 17 years at Satchidanada Ashram–Yogaville where he served as development coordinator, board member, and pilot to Sri Swami Satchidanandaji. A former teacher of Adaptive Yoga classes at the Dr. Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease, Bhaskar now shares his wisdom and expertise in Yoga of the Heart® Cardiac and Cancer Certification Trainings. Bhaskar has been co-teaching Yoga of the Heart® internationally since its inception in 1998, leading adaptive asana classes that allow experienced yogis to return to the beginner’s mind as…
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