Making Happiness a Habit: Wisdom of the Yoga Sutras
- 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
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).
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
Venue HighlightsYogaville 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.
AccommodationsThe 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
- Free Parking
- Tour Assistance
- Yoga Studio
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
Menu/CuisineOrganic, vegetarian/vegan food
Gluten-free and vegan options
Large herbal tea selection
Coffee is available for purchase at Mandala Cafe