Making Happiness a Habit: Wisdom of the Yoga Sutras

  • Yogaville - Satchidananda Ashram Yogaville - Satchidananda Ashram
  • 108 Yogaville Way, Buckingham, VA 23921, United States
  • Aug 23 - 25, 2019 (3 days)
  • Shared Dorm - Bottom Bunk - $420.00 Shared Dorm - Top Bunk - $420.00 Dormitory - Private - $510.00 LGH - Single (Full Bed) - $560.00 LGH - Double (2 twin beds) - $560.00 LGH - Family room (Queen Bed) - $560.00 Tent-Site - $360.00 (All prices includ

About This Event

Are you tired of being dragged through life by your thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations? There’s an easier way to live. Come and discover the power within you to transform your experience of life. This weekend will illuminate how the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali can be used as a handbook for happiness.

You’ll be guided through a daily practice of gentle Yoga asanas (postures), pranayama (yogic breathing), meditation, deep relaxation, lectures, and Q&A, where you will learn new ways to transcend limiting thoughts and beliefs.

You too can make happiness a habit—discover simple methods for turning negative thoughts, feelings, or experiences into positive ones. Learn to be happy despite your challenging life circumstances, and realize that no one has the power to take away your happiness.

Sumati will address numerous topics from the Yoga Sutras, including:

The 8 limbs of Yoga

Yamas (abstentions) and niyamas (observances)

Practice and non-attachment

Kleshas (afflictions)

Koshas (subtle sheaths)

Yogic categories of thoughts and emotions

Obstacles and ways to overcome them

Pratipaksha bhavana (a technique to self-regulate and re-wire habitual neural pathways)

The four locks and keys (guidelines for interacting with others peacefully)

Signs that indicate you are making progress

The ultimate goal of Self-realization and liberation

Join us to dive into the wisdom of the Yoga Sutras and make happiness a regular practice in your life.

Continuing Education Opportunities

Yoga Alliance (YA):  Approximately 7 contact hours

Integral Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA) can provide you a CE certificate of your program’s total contact hours. For more information, email (contact info blocked).

Testimonials

Sumati was such a pleasure to learn from—she is a light in the classroom, a light as a person, and she lives what she teaches. I would recommend anyone who is looking for introspection to consider this course with an open mind. She is great!! — Alicia B., Past Participant

I love how Sumati weaves the wisdom of the ancients into her everyday conversations, not in a heavy-handed way, but off-the-cuff, as if she has known these sacred truths forever.  Sumati is a gem! — Meeraji Kerr, Owner, Big Yoga

Rev Sumati is astonishing in her ability to explain in plain English concepts that are otherwise difficult to understand.—Program Participant

Truth is One, Paths are Many. ~Sri Swami Satchidananda, Yogaville Founder

Schedule


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. (contact info blocked)HyMby4mr74t

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