Kid’s Yoga Program – September

About This Event

Bring your children with you this weekend!

This is a childcare program for guests who come to visit with children ages 5–11!

While you enjoy your program, you can feel confident that the kids will be well looked after by our experienced staff and entertained through a variety of fun activities. Arts and crafts, music, dance, drama, hiking, and games will keep them busy and laughing throughout the weekend. In addition, they’ll learn about ashram life, Integral Yoga, and Sri Swami Satchidananda.

Kids arriving Friday can join in.

Schedule

Thursday

4 pm   Registration

6 pm   Connect with families and meet in Multi-Purpose Room of Sivananda Hall

6:30    Dinner (with parents)

7:30    Team Building activities, Hatha Yoga, deep relaxation, and chanting

Friday

Morning

8 am   Breakfast (with parents)

9:30    Nitya Living Hatha class, meditation, deep relaxation, chanting, inspirational storytime, coloring, and free time

10:30  Hiking

12 pm Free time: games, legos, coloring, playground

12:45  Lunch (with parents until 2 pm)

Afternoon

2 pm  Drive to LOTUS, swim at the lake (weather permitting) or walking meditation

3:45   Basic sound of OM, chanting. Reading: Brother Eagle Sister Sky. Make dream catchers with Dhyani.

5:15   Free Time: games, legos, coloring, playground

6:30  Dinner (with parents until 7:30)

Evening

7:45   Nitya Living Hatha class with meditation and Yoga Nidra

8:15   Reading: Inside Out – Discuss Raja Yoga

8:45   Free Time (LOTUS is lit up)

9:30   Back to Sivananda Hall for parents to pick up kids

Saturday

Morning

8 am   Breakfast (with parents)

9:30    Nitya Living Hatha class, meditation, deep relaxation, inspirational story, and chanting

10:30  Reading: The Bhagavad Gita for Children – Discuss Jnana Yoga. Walk to identify the Mother Tree in the woods and sing Earth My Body

11:30  Free Time

12:45  Lunch (with parents 12:45–2 pm)

Afternoon and Evening

2 pm  Visit the Yogaville Farm

3:30   Reading: Child’s Journey into Yoga – Japa Yoga, the Yoga of chant

4 pm  Yoga Nidra, meditation, chanting

4:30   Free Time

5:30   Dinner (with parents)

7:30   Evening Satsang (kids can stay with parents or watch part of kirtan and sit together with Nitya. Multi-Purpose-Room available for other activities)

Sunday

Morning

8 am   Breakfast (with parents)

9:30    Nitya Living Hatha class, meditation, Yoga Nidra, chanting, and reading: Beyond Words

10:15   Reading: The Tree

10:30  Outside meditation with a tree and collectively we will intuit its song

11 am  Free Time

12 pm Karma Yoga and Closing Circle

12:45  Lunch (with parents)

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.

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.

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

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.

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