Loosening the Deep-Seated Knots

About This Event

Do stiff muscles or racing thoughts prevent you from getting on the Yoga mat? Learn practical, scientifically proven yogic tools from the Tantric tradition to loosen the deep-seated knots that bind you during a weekend designed to release physical and mental tension. Let go of stress with Yoga Nidra, discover how to achieve your highest goals by implementing sankalpa (yogic resolution), and explore mantras, chakras, and the powerful benefits of brahmari pranayama (humming breath).

This weekend, you will:

Increase strength and flexibility in the legs, hips, and back to improve blood circulation and range of motion

Experience deep relaxation for stress management

Learn essential pranayama (breathing techniques) to increase vitality and calm and clear the mind

Loosen physical knots using Tantric exercises

Build prana (vital energy) with essential breathing techniques

Unblock subtle energy channels by utilizing mudras (attitudes) and bandhas (locks)

20% off tuition if you take Raama Das' Loosening the Knots, November 22–24, 2019.

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Continuing Education (CE) Opportunities

Yoga Alliance (YA):  Approximately 11 contact hours. You can input your contact hours using your YA login information.

Integral Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA) can provide you a CE certificate with your program’s total contact hours for a $10 fee (free for IYTA members.) For more information, email (contact info blocked).


The program was just what I needed to inspire me to fit a little bit of Yoga into my busy life. It included so much more than asana. — Deirdre Turner

I enjoyed this weekend very much, and I am very much inspired to live a healthier life. Thank you for making my light shine a little brighter. — Debbie Bennett

Joint pain from impact sports and muscle fatigue from standing long hours at work kept me from enjoying Yoga. This class educated and helped me with stretching to prepare me for comfortable Yoga practices. — Mary Beth Sanders

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.


  • A/C 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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