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Yoga and Creativity for Emotional Resilience

  • Yogaville - Satchidananda Ashram Yogaville - Satchidananda Ashram
  • 108 Yogaville Way, Buckingham, VA 23921, United States
  • May 3 - 7, 2019 (5 days)
  • Shared Dorm - Bottom Bunk - $655.00 Shared Dorm - Top Bunk - $655.00 Dormitory - Private - $825.00 LGH - Single (Full Bed) - $915.00 LGH - Double (2 twin beds) - $915.00 LGH - Family room (Queen Bed) - $915.00 Tent-Site - $545.00 (All prices includ

About This Event

Harness the healing power of Yoga and creativity to establish emotional stability and resilience during this weekend workshop. Yoga can help you lead a happier, more cheerful life. If negative thoughts and feelings keep you from happiness, Integral Yoga has practices to deeply transform and balance the emotions.

In this workshop you will explore:

The psychological impact of Yoga asana (posture) practice

Breathing practices to increase day-to-day coping skills

The healing power of art and creativity to access and process emotions

Grounding meditation for emotional balance

How to take Yoga off the mat and into daily life to develop healthy emotions

Our goal is to integrate the mind and heart so we feel peaceful always. Join us for a Yoga and Creativity workshop to collectively work toward this goal.

This is a great workshop for Yoga teachers as well as students.

Continuing Education (CE) Opportunities

Yoga Alliance (YA):  Approximately 20 contact hours.

You can input your contact hours using your YA log in information.

Integral Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA) can provide you a CE certificate with your program’s total contact hours for a $10 fee (free for IYTA members.) For more information, email (contact info blocked).


Swami Vidyananda was approachable, engaging, and inspirational. I highly recommend any program presented by her. — Beth

The whole experience is well supported and wonderful. The whole community is heartful and helpful, especially for someone like me being here for the first time. Swami Vidyananda rocks! — Past Participant

[Swami Vidyananda’s] advice/instruction was very practical and relevant. She is so knowledgeable, approachable, and kind. — 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.


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.


  • A/C 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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