Yoga of Recovery: Healing the Habits that Bind Us – Weekend

  • Yogaville - Satchidananda Ashram Yogaville - Satchidananda Ashram
  • 108 Yogaville Way, Buckingham, VA 23921, United States
  • Sep 12 - 15, 2019 (4 days)
  • Shared Dorm - Bottom Bunk - $550.00 Shared Dorm - Top Bunk - $550.00 Dormitory - Private - $680.00 LGH - Single (Full Bed) - $750.00 LGH - Double (2 twin beds) - $750.00 LGH - Family room (Queen Bed) - $750.00 Tent-Site - $465.00 LOTUS Conference C

About This Event

A weekend option for those who don’t have time to come to the full 7-day offering.

Yoga of Recovery® is the first comprehensive course to combine Ayurveda and Yoga with traditional recovery tools and 12-step principles to offer a more holistic mind, body, and spirit approach to addiction and self-destructive behaviors.

Explore a loving approach to recovery, one that integrates the most effective approaches of the East and the West. Using Yoga and Ayurveda, the science of self-healing, we can change our story from one of suffering to one of healing. During the Yoga of Recovery workshop, you will have the opportunity to engage in yogic practices that appeal to your emotional temperament, including physical practice, devotional practices, self-inquiry, psychology, and philosophy.

Embody your recovery by:

Practicing Integral Yoga Hatha

Learning about the roots of addictive personalities and behaviors (6 Tenets of YoR)

Understanding the chronic stress response and types of stress signatures

Regulating the emotions with simple self-soothing techniques

Understanding the cause of disease from a holistic perspective

Private Ayurvedic consultations and body treatments will also be available (additional fee and pre-booking required).

This weekend workshop program is also part of Yoga of Recovery – Module A: Healing the Habits that Bind Us—a longer, more in-depth certification program that is suitable for professionals and coaches who work with those on journeys of recovery.

More Information

Yoga of Recovery invites us to undertake heartfelt self-reflection in regards to our various addictive processes and guides us on how to utilize the many healing aspects of the Vedic sciences in the recovery process.

During the workshop, we’ll look at our own stories, tracing the roots of our addictive behaviors. This approach appeals to all types of people: those in long-term recovery, those reluctant to call themselves an “addict,” those who prefer secular self-help programs over the 12-Step Program, those who are not sure that they have “addiction” but know that they need help with some aspect of their life, those who “do” Yoga; and those who “can’t do Yoga”—that is, everyone!

This program offers recovery tools for people affected by addiction and self-destructive behaviors or for people who have family members with histories of addiction. All age groups and addictive/self-destructive tendencies are addressed.


Open to all. We suggest at least 3 months of continuous sobriety from alcohol/chemical addiction, as we are not a medical/detox facility (if this is the level of care you need, please seek appropriate help immediately). Please contact us if you feel able to attend in your early sobriety—we’d like to ensure that the program is the best option for you. Those with eating disorders or behavioral addictions (relationships, gambling, spending, etc.) should have enough stability to embark on this work.

Continuing Education (CE) Opportunities

Yoga Alliance (YA):  Approximately 12 contact hours.

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

Integral Yoga 300-hour Mentored Program: 12 hours towards RYT 500 designation

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).



Duga Leela is a fantastic teacher and visionary. — 2017 Participant

The sessions were great. Durga did an amazing job of blending and making sense of the Yoga and 12-step principles. — Past Participant

I thought this program would be a neat recovery boost and a fun getaway. It was so much more!  I got more than I could’ve ever imagined. — Past Participant

Just the best place ever. [The] training was thorough and fascinating. The experience was beyond words. Thank you. — Annie Marks

This was a much needed and wanted retreat. Incredible insight. A weaving of various traditions. Loved it!  — Maryellen T.

I did it last year, got a lot out of it, and wanted to both rekindle the experience and deepen my opinion. — Michael Gluck

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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