Yoga and Kayaking – August

  • Yogaville - Satchidananda Ashram Yogaville - Satchidananda Ashram
  • 108 Yogaville Way, Buckingham, VA 23921, United States
  • Aug 2 - 4, 2019 (3 days)
  • Dorm - Bottom Bunk - $475.00 Dorm - Top Bunk - $475.00 Dormitory - Private - $545.00 LGH - Single - $595.00 LGH - Double - $595.00 LGH - Family room - $595.00 Tent-Site - $415.00 (All prices include $295.00 base amount)

About us

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 beginners 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, supported 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 canoe/kayak rental. Sit-upon, tandem kayaks and canoes are also available.

More Information

You may also sign up for this program on June 14–16

Prerequisite

Ability to swim and to have fun.

Staff

Skilled staff will guide us in safety and proper paddling each day throughout the trip.

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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:

1) Swimsuit

2) T-shirt

3) Sun hat with neck strap

4) Sunglasses with neck strap

5) Sunscreen

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.

Tentative Schedule

Friday

Evening introductions and a special tour of the Lotus Shrine

Saturday

Kayaking on the James River and evening program at the Ashram

Sunday

Half day kayaking (finishes after lunch at the Ashram)

Testimonials

I loved Bhaskar Deva. Lovely man and great energy. The James River was beautiful and the trip was fun. Lotus temple is always a gift and special… I loved the people who participated in the trip. –– Beth Brigg

Thank you so much for this beautiful experience. It was everything that I had hoped for. Bhaskar is truly a wonderful instructor and guide. — Past 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.

Amenities

  • 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

Menu/Cuisine

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

Accommodations

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.

Dormitory
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.

Tenting
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.

Directions

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. https://goo.gl/maps/HyMby4mr74t

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Yoga and Kayaking – August

at Yogaville - Satchidananda Ashram

  • Aug 2, 2019 - Aug 4, 2019 (3 days)

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