Satchidananda Ashram—Yogaville will be temporarily closed until 2021 - Learn More
—— Many workshops and trainings are now available online - Click to View Offerings——

Guest Stay

Flexible Dates

Be our guest for a day, an overnight stay, or for a longer visit. People of all faiths and backgrounds enjoy the natural beauty and spiritual inspiration found at Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville®.

Personal Retreat

Take some time for yourself at Yogaville and receive mentoring from one of our senior monastics or ministers.

Group Visit

Serene mountainside properties, multiple classrooms, organic vegetarian cuisine, and customizable amenities make it easy for you to create an ideal program for your group.

Karma Yoga Weekend

A cost-free opportunity to stay at the Ashram while practicing Karma Yoga in a variety of different service areas

Guest Stay

Be our guest for a day, an overnight stay, or for a longer visit. Experience the relaxation of yogic life in a spiritual community.

Personal Retreat

Take some time for yourself at Yogaville and receive mentoring from one of our senior monastics or ministers.

Karma Yoga Weekend

A cost-free opportunity to stay at the Ashram while practicing Karma Yoga in a variety of different service areas

Group Retreat

We’ll help you create an ideal program for your group! Enjoy multiple classrooms, organic vegetarian cuisine, and more…

Upcoming Programs

Guest Stay

Flexible Dates
Come visit Yogaville! People of all faiths and backgrounds enjoy the natural beauty and spiritual inspiration found at Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville®. They come for many different reasons: to study and practice the teachings of Integral Yoga®, to experience the yogic life in a spiritual community, or to get a little rest and relaxation in this spiritual setting in the midst of the rural Virginia countryside.
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Personal Retreat

Flexible Dates
Monday – Thursday ONLY Take the opportunity to relax, recharge, reflect, and go deeper on your spiritual journey, reduce stress and take the time to relax. Yogaville is an oasis from the hustle and bustle of your daily life where you can wrap yourself in the timeless teachings of Yoga. Use the peaceful atmosphere of […]
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Clergy On Call

Open Dates
Now is a time when many people may want the solace of being able to reach out to Integral Yoga sannyasins and ministers to talk on the phone. We are here for you. We can offer spiritual discussions about the teachings and community connection during these difficult times. […]
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Silent Retreat Online: Time to Reflect, Relax, and Renew

with Rev. Prakasha Shakti Capen, E-RYT 500

Open Dates
Reflect, relax, renew, and turn your home into an oasis of peace. Enjoy previously recorded classes from Yogaville’s Spring Silent Retreat in meditation, Yoga philosophy, Hatha Yoga, and much more. In these challenging times, dive deep into your Yoga practices and emerge refreshed and at peace. During this retreat, you will: Reconnect with your inner […]
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Healing Heart Flow Yoga with Uplifting Music

with Tara (Becky) Eschenroeder, E-RYT 500, RCYT, YACEP and Christie Lenée

Open Dates
Experience a day of Yoga and sweet music to ground deep within your roots, and return to your heart space. Enjoy a recorded 90-minute rhythmic Vinyasa flow Yoga class with international Yoga instructor Becky (Tara) Eschenroeder accompanied by uplifting music performed by guitarist/singer/songwriter, the 2017 International Fingerstyle Guitar Champion, Christie Lenée. You will have access […]
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Wisdom and Light with Mataji – Online Series 1

with Swami Gurucharanananda "Mataji"

Open Dates
In this previously recorded self-paced series, you will have a rare opportunity to benefit from the wisdom and light of Swami Gurucharanananda, lovingly called Mataji, during these trying times. Mataji is a senior sannyasi (monk) and disciple of Swami Satchidananda. She is a guided meditation leader, Hatha Yoga teacher, inspiring speaker, and Integral Yoga mentor.
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Experience the Fullness of Your Feminine Nature

with Nischala Joy Devi and Rukmini Ando, E-RYT 200, RYT 500, YACEP

Open Dates
In this prerecorded workshop, experience the fullness of your feminine nature by diving into the depth of intuition and joyous self-expression. Invoke the presence of the heart in daily rituals, scripture study, and the physical practices of Yoga. Explore how we, as women, have the power to use each moment of our daily lives to reflect our authentic self.
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Joint Freeing Series Practice Videos

with Hope Mell, RYT 500, ATT

Open Dates
Explore how our joints are designed to move and learn a powerful practice, the Joint Freeing Series, that has the ability to open up joints and create a happy body with freedom and ease. Freedom in our joints feels good and with that freedom, we feel stronger and happier in all movements.
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A Day with Yogaville Level 1

Open Dates
Experience a day with Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville, with the full offerings of the Ashram daily schedule, now available through an online platform for you to enjoy at home. Integral Yoga is a synthesis of the various branches of Yoga and a scientific system for the harmonious development of every aspect of the individual. Our daily schedule […]
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Dr. Fishman’s Yoga for Arthritis

with Loren M. Fishman, M.D., B.Phil. (Oxon.)

Open Dates
In this previously recorded self-paced workshop, learn the mechanics’ principles of different joints in the body, and how they each work. Experience the Yoga poses that relieve suffering and liberate the joints to move more freely with less discomfort. With increased movement in the joints, every activity will improve mobility further.
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Sage Insights with Swami Hamsananda

with Swami Hamsananda

Open Dates
In this self-paced workshop, you will have a rare opportunity to benefit from the sage wisdom and humor of Swami Hamsananda during these challenging times. Sw. Hamsananda is a senior sannyasi (monk) and disciple of Swami Satchidananda. She is a guided meditation leader, engaging speaker, Integral Yoga mentor, and private retreat guide. This workshop includes […]
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LifeForce Yoga to Manage Your Mood – Online

with Amy Weintraub, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, MFA, YACEP

September 19 - 20, 2020
In this online LifeForce Yoga® workshop, learn the power of an ancient discipline with current scientific findings to help you release what is no longer serving you—without a story attached! Join Amy Weintraub, author of the groundbreaking book Yoga for Depression, to guide you through evidence-based Yoga practices for managing your mood.
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Yogic Science to Break Habits and Addictive Behavior – Online

with Mukta Kaur Khalsa, Ph.D.

September 25, 2020
In this online workshop, discover practical techniques to heal from the effects of harmful substances and addictive behaviors through instructive and experiential training. A life of freedom, health, and autonomy is your birthright. Learn the science of addiction, including the effects of various substances on the brain, nervous system, and glandular system, and explore how to re-calibrate addictive patterning in the brain.
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Kirtan College: A Weekend Chanting Immersion – Online

with David Newman "Durga Das"

September 25 - 27, 2020
Open your heart with song and devotion at Kirtan College – Online. Deepen your understanding and practice of the rich tradition of Indian chanting and the Yoga of loving devotion. This in-depth online course is designed to help all people explore kirtan and Bhakti Yoga.
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Yoga for Low Back Pain – Online

with Loren M. Fishman, M.D., B.Phil. (Oxon.)

September 26 - 27, 2020
In this online workshop, Dr. Fishman will explain seven basic causes of low back pain and teach you how to identify the proper one, relieve the pain it produces, and also how to avoid the things that bring on pain in the first place.
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Meditation for an Active Mind – Online

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

October 3 - 4, 2020
In this online workshop, learn to use strategies for meditation with an active mind. If you’ve tried meditation or mindfulness, and wondered what to do about the obstacles that arise, then come join us for a refreshing look at uncovering peace of mind. Learn to use strategies such as body scans, breath, and mindful witnessing to calm your active mind.
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Love Me Rituals: Self-Care for Yoga Teachers, Bodyworkers, and Healers – Online

with Dana A. Smith, E-RYT 500, CLC

October 3 - 4, 2020
Do you spend most of your time taking care of others and little to no time taking care of yourself? In this online workshop, join Dana Smith to explore mindful meditation and eating practices, as well as Yoga asanas to balance the chakras, and daily “Love Me” rituals that will soothe your mind, body, and soul.
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Fall Silent Retreat: Realizing Your Inner Strength – Online

with Rev. Prakasha Shakti Capen, E-RYT 500

October 8 - 11, 2020
In this online silent retreat, venture deeper into the Yoga practices that enable you to maintain balance through unexpected changes and difficult situations. Experience a safe and peaceful environment in which you are able to tune in to your inner intelligence and make space for unique growth.
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200-hour Integral Yoga Teacher Training – Online

with Swami Arivananda, E-RYT 500, Marc Mukunda Morozumi, E-RYT 500, CMT, Swami Priyaananda, E-RYT 500 and Amrita Sandra McLanahan, M.D.

October 15, 2020 - January 17, 2021
The Integral Yoga® 200-hour Teacher Training – Online at Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville provides a strong foundation for personal and spiritual development, a space for nurturing your own practice, and the skills necessary to become a knowledgeable Yoga teacher.
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Yoga for Strong, Healthy Bones – Online

with Satya Greenstone, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT

October 17 - 18, 2020
Discover how Yoga asanas can help to build and maintain strong bones. A 10-year study by Dr. Loren Fishman demonstrated an increase in bone mineral density and improved bone quality with regular practice of 12 Yoga poses. Yoga asanas also improve your balance, posture, strength, range of motion, and coordination, greatly reducing the risk of fracture.
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Yoga for Hips and Knees – Online

with Loren M. Fishman, M.D., B.Phil. (Oxon.)

October 23 - 25, 2020
In this online workshop, learn the anatomy of the hips and knees and the most common difficulties that befall them during our Yoga practices. Discover how to teach healing poses for conditions that affect each joint and the elements of proper alignment and ‘just right’ stretching to avoid injuring them in the first place.
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Enhance Your Wellness and Naturally Detox – Online

with Manu Dawson, CYT, CYNTh

October 28 - 30, 2020
In this online workshop, learn to upregulate your system and improve the natural detoxification function of your body with food, nutrients, exercise, and lifestyle changes. Explore the physiology of detoxification, and those factors that enhance or weaken your body’s ability to detox.
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Yoga2Sleep: Relax and Fall Asleep Naturally – Online

with Pamela Stokes Eggleston, MBA, E-RYT-500, YACEP

October 31 - November 1, 2020
In this online workshop, release stress, tension, and overwhelm with Yoga2Sleep, a Yoga therapy workshop designed to support a better quality of sleep. This workshop includes personal assessment, pranayama (breathing exercises), meditation, Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, intention, and mindset. Yoga2Sleep uses scientific research, in combination with ancient, traditional yogic practices to help you achieve better sleep for the best life.
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Yoga for Arthritis Teachers Intensive Level 1 – Online

with Steffany Moonaz, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, Ph.D.

November 2 - December 7, 2020
In this online training, discover how to safely and effectively teach Yoga, with individually-tailored practices, to people with arthritis. This online teacher’s intensive training combines contemporary scientific rigor, Yoga philosophy, and heart.
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Yoga for Bone Health Training – Online

with Loren M. Fishman, M.D., B.Phil. (Oxon.)

November 6 - 15, 2020
In this online certification program, learn powerful, safe, and proven methods for reversing and avoiding osteoporosis and osteopenia. Given the increasing number of older students attending Yoga classes, teachers need solid, evidence-based training in order to effectively serve them. Dr. Fishman’s Method, consisting of 12 poses, has been proven to increase bone density for students with osteoporosis or osteopenia
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Everything Comes to You: Yoga of Gratitude – Online

with Bharata Wingham, E-RYT 200, CLYT

November 28 - 29, 2020
In this online workshop, learn to focus on what allows you to be effortlessly grateful in life. Drawing heavily from A Course in Miracles and timeless yogic teachings, you will learn practical tools to uncover the gratitude that is your natural inheritance rather than trying to become grateful.
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Relax into the Holidays with Restorative Yoga – Online

with Satya Greenstone, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT

December 2 - 16, 2020
In this online workshop, experience deep relaxation and rejuvenation during a time period when it’s needed most. Restorative Yoga places your body in gentle, supported asanas (poses) with the use of props, allowing your mind to truly let go. Restorative Yoga is a simple, effective antidote to stress, tension, and anxiety.
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Raja Yoga Teacher Training – Online

with Swami Karunananda, E-RYT 500 and Swami Priyaananda, E-RYT 500

January 26 - June 5, 2021
Pay in full by Dec 28, 2020 and get $100.00 off listed prices
Enrich your teaching and personal practice with Raja Yoga – Online, the science of meditation based on self-mastery. Raja Yoga presents the philosophy and psychology of Yoga in a systematic way, guiding one to greater peace and balance in life and spiritual realization.
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200-hour Integral Yoga Teacher Training – Summer

with Satya Greenstone, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT

June 13 - July 11, 2021
Pay in full by Mar 14, 2021 and get $100.00 off listed prices
The Integral Yoga 200-hour Teacher Training is a comprehensive, month-long residential program where you will learn to teach asanas (Yoga poses), deep relaxation, pranayama (breathing practices), chanting, and meditation.
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Yoga and Kayaking – June

with Bhaskar Deva

June 25 - 27, 2021
Join Bhaskar Deva for a weekend of Yoga and kayaking down the peaceful James River—connecting with nature, yourself, and new friends. This is a revitalizing way for beginner and intermediate kayakers alike to weave Yoga with the joy of the outdoors.
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Yoga Nidra Training and Certification Level 1

with Julie Lusk, E-RYT 500, M.Ed.

September 3 - 8, 2021
Yoga Nidra Training will give you the tools and resources needed to lead others effectively in Yoga Nidra. Gain the know-how and confidence needed to be able to help your clients and students relax, increase body-mind awareness, make positive behavior changes.
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Yoga Nidra for Complete Relaxation and Stress Relief

with Julie Lusk, E-RYT 500, M.Ed.

September 3 - 5, 2021
Discover the essential principles, practices, and benefits of Yoga Nidra, or “yogic sleep”. Go far beyond deep relaxation to a place of natural peace and quiet that is tremendously healing for the body, mind, and spirit.
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Yoga Nidra Training and Certification Level 2

with Julie Lusk, E-RYT 500, M.Ed.

September 10 - 15, 2021
Gain the tools and resources needed to lead others effectively in the practice of Yoga Nidra, or “yogic sleep”. Yoga Nidra is a comprehensive practice for going far beyond deep relaxation to a place of natural peace and quiet that is tremendously healing for the body, mind, and spirit.
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