Yoga for Your Dosha: Find Balance with Ayurveda
- Yogaville - Satchidananda Ashram
- 108 Yogaville Way, Buckingham, VA 23921, United States
- Apr 5 - 7, 2019 (3 days)
- Dorm - Bottom Bunk - $420.00 Dorm - Top Bunk - $420.00 Dormitory - Private - $510.00 LGH - Single - $560.00 LGH - Double - $560.00 LGH - Family room - $560.00 Tent-Site - $360.00 (All prices include $240.00 base amount)
The principles of Ayurveda, the science of longevity, can support us in adapting, adjusting, and accommodating our Yoga practice to our bio-energy body types or doshas. By taking a skillful, Ayurvedic approach to asana (posture), we can rectify physical and energetic imbalances and establish equilibrium. Conversely, signs that your Yoga practice may be creating an imbalance in the system are pitta tension, vata anxiety, and kapha lethargy.
In this dynamic workshop, you will learn how to fine-tune your practice with dualistic energetics: expanding and contracting, ascending and descending, heating and cooling, and tonifying and reducing. Explore how to practice postures and sequences informed by the knowledge of the five pranas (energies). Self-inquiry, discussions, and experiential practice will establish a deeper connection to your body type through an Ayurvedic approach to asana. You will return home with a renewed and invigorated practice that is best suited to your individual needs.
Knowledge of your predominant dosha. Click here to assess your dosha online. This workshop is open to all levels and styles of postural practice. Please bring a notebook if you’d like to take notes.
Continuing Education Opportunities
- Yoga Alliance (YA): Approximately 7 contact hours
- Integral Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA) can provide you a CE certificate of your program’s total contact hours. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I definitely got more than I expected. Michael is a wonderful teacher, a joy, and a blessing. — Past Participant
Michael Plasha really speaks to me and everyone in the class feels the same; he is able to connect with all of us on a personal level exactly where we are in our lives. He has a real gift of healing. — Jacki Ollinger
Truth is One, Paths are Many. ~Sri Swami Satchidananda, Yogaville Founder
Venue HighlightsYogaville 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.
- Air Conditioning in Rooms
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
- Tour Assistance
- Yoga Studio
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
Menu/CuisineOrganic, vegetarian/vegan food
Gluten-free and vegan options
Large herbal tea selection
Coffee is available for purchase at Mandala Cafe
AccommodationsThe 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.