Summer Silent Retreat: Finding Peace and Contentment in Daily Life

  • Yogaville - Satchidananda Ashram Yogaville - Satchidananda Ashram
  • 108 Yogaville Way, Buckingham, VA 23921, United States
  • Jun 20 - 23, 2019 (4 days)
  • Shared Dorm - Bottom Bunk - $520.00 Shared Dorm - Top Bunk - $520.00 Dormitory - Private - $650.00 LGH - Single (Full Bed) - $720.00 LGH - Double (2 twin beds) - $720.00 LGH - Family room (Queen Bed) - $720.00 Tent-Site - $435.00 (All prices includ

About This Event

Through the many challenges that day-to-day life presents, it can be difficult to remain peaceful and contented in every moment. Join other like-minded seekers to go within and find serenity in daily life during the Summer Silent Retreat.

Peace is within us at any given moment—we have only to tap into it. By cultivating stillness and freeing the mind of disturbances, the ever-contented Self is revealed.

Through silence, yogic practices, and yogic philosophy, you will have the opportunity to access your inner peace and joy, love and light. Learn how to develop santosha (contentment) to experience sincere acceptance and satisfaction in your life. Receive guidance on how to break free of mental cycles of negativity and feel the joy that comes with acceptance of what is.

During the retreat, enjoy:

Silence in a tranquil, ashram environment

Daily practices in Hatha Yoga, meditation, and pranayama (yogic breathing)

Delicious, organic, vegetarian meals from the Yogaville Kitchen

Inspiring classes in yogic teachings led by Integral Yoga senior practitioners, ministers, and swamis (monastics)

Unwind, rejuvenate, and reconnect with your deeper Self during one of Yogaville’s annual silent retreats.

What to expect

For over 30 years the Integral Yoga silent retreats have been offering participants a safe, supportive space to focus on their spiritual practice. Surrounded by a serene woodland landscape, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in silence while seasoned teachers offer experiential workshops and classes in Yoga philosophy, meditation, deep relaxation, and more.

Private mentoring is available. You may also seek support or clarification during the retreat by asking written questions.

Who can attend

These retreats are open to everyone—from beginners to advanced Yoga retreatants. Those who are new to meditation or Yoga practices will receive full instruction, while those with experience will have the opportunity to explore more deeply.



[The retreat] was well-planned for a group of participants with varying backgrounds and familiarity with yogic teachings and Integral Yoga.

I was totally blown away by the depth and breadth of knowledge coupled with presentation skills.

The material was presented clearly and completely in a way that allowed me to come in as a beginner to much of it and receive a good foundation.

I learned more here than anywhere else and being completely new, I now feel part of a great community of people.

— Past Participants

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.

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

Rest and inner calm. Karen

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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