New Year’s Silent Retreat: Seek the Light Within

  • Yogaville - Satchidananda Ashram Yogaville - Satchidananda Ashram
  • 108 Yogaville Way, Buckingham, VA 23921, United States
  • Dec 27, 2019 - Jan 1, 2020 (6 days)
  • Shared Dorm - Bottom Bunk - $800.00 Shared Dorm - Top Bunk - $800.00 Dormitory - Private - $1,010.00 LGH - Single (Full Bed) - $1,120.00 LGH - Double (2 twin beds) - $1,120.00 LGH - Family room (Queen Bed) - $1,120.00 (All prices include $395.00 bas

About This Event

“You are not given the light by anyone—not even by a spiritual teacher. You are that light.” — Swami Satchidananda

In a world of many distractions and difficulties, where do you look for guidance? The serenity of silence and the practices of Integral Yoga will help you to realize the guiding light already within you.

Join us for the New Year’s Silent Retreat to gather the spiritual wisdom and strength needed to face the day-to-day surprises in life with the guidance of your own inner light. Offering support to handle all of life’s challenges, this retreat provides:

Silence to experience inner and outer peace and tranquility

Instruction in pranayama (yogic breathing techniques), meditation, and Hatha Yoga for focus and rejuvenation

Delicious, vegetarian meals for health and well-being

Opportunities to absorb the teachings through talks given by Integral Yoga senior practitioners, ministers, and swamis (monastics)

Remember, these days away from the demands of daily life are intended to invite deep reflection. This guidance will help you to make inspiring goals for 2020!

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.

 

Testimonials

Mataji – I don’t even know how to express what she inspires in me. The light shining out of her is blinding. When she looked at me I could feel her love. — Amy V.

The speakers were so enlightening. Morning meditation with Mataji was a sacred and magical gift I will cherish. — Kathryn Biegman

I’m so impressed by the warmth, love, commitment to detail, and making everything as perfect as possible. You have high standards for yourselves and your program, but you are so flexible and loving at the same time. — Kathryn Biegman

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

Thank you!

We're glad you've joined our retreat community. See you around :)

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Why Retreat?

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

Mind training for post-retreat life! Renate
 

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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