iRest Yoga Nidra Immersion Program

  • Yogaville - Satchidananda Ashram Yogaville - Satchidananda Ashram
  • 108 Yogaville Way, Buckingham, VA 23921, United States
  • Nov 8 - 11, 2019 (4 days)
  • Shared Dorm - Bottom Bunk - $605.00 Shared Dorm - Top Bunk - $605.00 Dormitory - Private - $735.00 LGH - Single (Full Bed) - $805.00 LGH - Double (2 twin beds) - $805.00 LGH - Family room (Queen Bed) - $805.00 Tent-Site - $520.00 (All prices includ

About This Event

Learn the principles and practice of iRest® Yoga Nidra meditation and experience the variety of ways iRest can be used on and off the mat during this iRest Yoga Nidra Immersion Program.

iRest Yoga Nidra is a research-based meditation, relaxation, and healing protocol that enables you to deeply calm your nervous system, integrate difficult thoughts and emotions and awaken to your essential nature. iRest meditation is an excellent personal practice as well as an adjunctive practice for healthcare and healing professionals. Research shows that iRest effectively reduces stress, insomnia, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and post-traumatic stress disorder and enhances joy, equanimity, and well-being in daily life.

Through experiential practice and dynamic dialogue you will:

Learn the 10-step iRest protocol to enhance your personal meditation practice

Explore how to integrate the practices of iRest into daily life

Foster well-being and resiliency to better manage stress and anxiety

Experience BodySensing in movement

Practice BreathSensing for increased energy and relaxation

Learn to skillfully meet difficult emotions and beliefs in daily life

Access an inner resource of well-being, ease, security, and peace

Awaken to your essential wholeness

Experiment with playful, improvisational movement, sound, and art activities to reflect on what opens up within yourself when actions flow spontaneously from your essential wholeness

This iRest Yoga Nidra Immersion fulfills the short retreat requirement of the iRest Certification Program.

This program is open to everyone—both newcomers and experienced iRest practitioners alike—wishing to sample the fullness that iRest has to offer for health, healing, and wholeness of being.

Continuing Education (CE) Opportunities

Yoga Alliance (YA):  Approximately 15 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).

Healthcare and Related Disciplines: Although CMEs are not offered, a certificate documenting CE hours may be available for your discipline. Please contact CEU@(contact info blocked) for details.



If you’re looking for a way—a way to be the best you (that) you can be, or find your way home: iRest is a path… Sourcing self is a gift that keeps on giving. The Self is waiting. — Julie Alter

Beautiful immersion in experiencing iRest. Wonderful combination of fun and learning and experience. — Past Participant

Excellent program and awesome facilitator. Robin Carnes and Lauren without question made the experience the best. I am learning how important the iRest practices are to open us to being receptive, welcoming creativity of our inner self, and of course more. — Jody Blankenship

I appreciated the personal aspects of the program, the support of staff, and organization. Yogaville is a great place to rest, rejuvenate, and learn so I can go out into the world to do what I need to do. — Connie Johnson

I am an iRest teacher and know both the material and the presenter well. I needed personal R&R. I got that and much more. It was all delightful. — 2017 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.


  • 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. (contact info blocked)HyMby4mr74t

Thank you!

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Why Retreat?

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It would my first vacation in the mountains. I think getting away and beginning a new routine would be good for me and a friend. Dianne

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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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