Fall Silent Retreat: A Time for Inner Transformation

  • Yogaville - Satchidananda Ashram Yogaville - Satchidananda Ashram
  • 108 Yogaville Way, Buckingham, VA 23921, United States
  • Oct 10 - 13, 2019 (4 days)
  • Shared Dorm - Bottom Bunk - $520.00 Shared Dorm - Top Bunk - $520.00 Dormitory - Private - $650.00 LGH - Single (Full Bed) - $720.00 LGH - Double (2 twin beds) - $720.00 LGH - Family room (Queen Bed) - $720.00 Tent-Site - $435.00 (All prices includ

About This Event

Autumn is a season of introspection. It is the perfect time for renewal, reflection, and self-growth. Join us for Yogaville’s annual Fall Silent Retreat to reconnect with your inner self and apply the timeless practices of Yoga to your daily life.

In spiritual practice, we observe the activity of the mind and develop an awareness of our thoughts and emotions. These shifting thoughts and emotions form a colorful inner landscape. During this silent retreat, witness your internal state and understand how you can create positive inner transformation.

Through the practice of silence and the teachings of Integral Yoga, you’ll go deep within and return home with greater peace and self-awareness.

The silent retreat talks, practices, and reflections will help you to:

Observe inner quiet; witness your calming mind, thoughts, and emotions

Develop immediate goals that can be achieved leading to inner transformation

Remember frequently: We are all one in Spirit but unique in all other ways!  Be proud of your gifts, talents, and goals. Develop them.

Be childlike! Express the joy of wonder, amazement, and awe as each day comes and goes.  Life is ever-new!

Take home the gifts of the Retreat!  Apply them in your daily: in family, prayer, meditation, the spirit of serving. Continue to train and calm your mind. Keep your body healthy through Hatha yoga and diet. Deepen your communion with the Divine in you and all creation!

What to expect

For over 45 years the Integral Yoga silent retreats have been offering participants a safe, supportive space to focus on their spiritual practice. Surrounded by a serene woodland landscape, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in silence while seasoned teachers offer experiential workshops and classes in Yoga philosophy, meditation, deep relaxation, and more.

Private mentoring is available. You may also seek support or clarification during the retreat by asking written questions.

Who can attend

These retreats are open to everyone—from beginners to advanced Yoga retreatants. Those who are new to meditation or Yoga practices will receive full instruction, while those with experience will have the opportunity to explore more deeply.



I needed to recharge, unwind, unplug, renew commitment to my spiritual path. I got all that and more. The program was full but flexible. I did not feel pressure. Thank you. I’ll be back. — Nellie Lazar

You were all such examples to me of love and service and kindness. I saw such confidence in every person that was inspiring to me. Your registration process to the administration of this program was so efficient and yet personal. You didn’t waste my time with inefficiencies. Excellent work! I know that it takes a lot of work behind the scenes. Thank you 10,000 times! Jai! — Martha F.

Thank you for such a memorable experience and for creating a space where we can all be reminded of who we are and how to practice love and joy and bliss in our daily lives. — 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.


  • 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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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

My inspiration sparks from my innate charge to connect with a collective innate goodness. I aspire to live in a way that continuously blossoms and embraces my wise and compassionate human nature. Freundl

Retreat Guru's Vision

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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