• Yogaville - Satchidananda Ashram Yogaville - Satchidananda Ashram
  • 108 Yogaville Way, Buckingham, VA 23921, United States
  • Mar 11 - 17, 2019 (7 days)
  • Dorm - Bottom Bunk - $1,075.00 Dorm - Top Bunk - $1,075.00 Dormitory - Private - $1,265.00 LGH - Single - $1,395.00 LGH - Double - $1,395.00 LGH - Family room - $1,395.00 Tent-Site - $915.00 (All prices include $595.00 base…

About This Event

Raja Yoga is a pathway to liberation—freedom from all sorrow, fear, delusion, and suffering. It explores the nature of suffering from philosophical and practical perspectives and explains how to overcome it. It shows the way to maintain equanimity when facing personal obstacles or dealing with global problems. Ultimately, the study and practice of Raja Yoga enables you to experience the highest spiritual realization and abide in peace and joy always.

This wisdom is beautifully presented in a comprehensive system that addresses all aspects of the individual—social, physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual.

Topics covered in this Raja Yoga intensive include:

The nature of the mind

The experience of suffering

Attachment vs non-attachment

Skill and method in spiritual practice

How to overcome obstacles

On this retreat, you will have a unique opportunity to dive deep into The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the classical text on Raja Yoga, and learn how to apply these teachings in your life. There will be daily, guided sessions devoted to meditation, Hatha Yoga, and pranayama, as well as lectures, discussions, guided exercises, journaling, and spiritual support sessions.

The centerpiece of the program is a day of meditative silence focused on the direct experience of these teachings. During the program there will be opportunities to receive personal guidance, and at the end of the week there will be a session for designing an individualized take-home plan for personal practice.

This program is open to all who wish to deepen their understanding and experience the broad and profound benefits Yoga has to offer. Retreat for one week and return home recharged and equipped to make your life healthier, happier, and spiritually focused.

Continuing Education Opportunities

Yoga Alliance (YA): Approximately 34 Training  hours

Healthcare and Related Disciplines: Although CMEs are not offered, a certificate documenting CE hours may be available for your discipline. Please contact CEU@(contact info blocked) for details.


This program was life-transforming! The knowledge, time, and love put into this program for each participant’s experience is more than I could ask for! — Megan Hainstock

I found the community to be wonderful and welcoming. The staff was excellent, and the instruction was warm and profound. I will continue on with what I have learned and will see you again soon. — Andrew Town

I love Swami Karunananda. I have heard her over the years and she really is knowledgeable and understandable. — 2017 Participant

Truth is One, Paths are Many. ~Sri Swami Satchidananda, Yogaville Founder


Venue Highlights

Yogaville is home to the Light of Truth Universal Shrine (LOTUS). The LOTUS is a unique temple dedicated to interfaith understanding and the Light within all faiths. Individual altars represent and honor the different world faiths and spiritual paths. The vision, design and inspiration of Sri Swami Satchidananda, LOTUS was dedicated in 1986. It demonstrates, “Truth is One, Paths are Many.” In the peaceful countryside of Virginia, the doors of LOTUS are open to welcome people of all backgrounds and beliefs.


The all-inclusive prices of our accommodations provides you with three delicious buffet-style vegetarian meals daily, meditation, and Hatha Yoga classes in addition to other activities.

The most popular accommodations we have are Dormitory Accommodations – shared room and shared bath. We have two dormitories, Vivekananda Vihar and Ramalinga Nilayam, which are centrally heated and air-conditioned and convenient to meals and programs.

Lotus Guest House (Private Room)
Each room in our six unit guest house is equipped with a small refrigerator, queen size bed and full bath. Each room in our nine unit guest house is equipped with a queen sized bed and full bath, and no refrigerator.

Set off in a quiet, wooded area adjacent to the Lotus Guest Houses are twelve campsites. Campers have use of the bathroom, shower, and laundry facilities nearby Vivekananda Vihar dormitory. Camping is available from March 15th to December 1st.


  • Air Conditioning in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Cafe
  • Yoga Studio
  • House-Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free


Organic, vegetarian/vegan food
Labeled ingredients
Gluten-free and vegan options
Salad bar
Large herbal tea selection
Coffee is available for purchase at Mandala Cafe


Yogaville offers transportation from the airport, train and bus stations in Charlottesville, VA. If you are driving Google Maps has reliable turn-by-turn directions. (contact info blocked)HyMby4mr74t

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