Letting Go is Easy When You Know How

About This Event

Many of us are holding onto detrimental beliefs, behaviors, and emotions that are no longer serving us. This can lead to stress, unhappiness, and dysfunction in our lives. Learn to bring in new positive beliefs, emotions, and actions that are aligned with your goals. Experience witnessing meditation and mental exercises to cut the ties that bind you and truly let go.

In this workshop you will:

Learn how to feel your emotions and release deep-seated unresolved difficult emotions

Use reflection to identify areas of your life that need healing and transformation

Release negative belief patterns using the fire ceremony

Practice cutting the ties that bind techniques to let go of detrimental conditioning and control issues

Experience the power of witness, forgiveness, meditation, and prayer

As we let go, we create space for our inner peace, happiness, and health to naturally arise. Letting go skills learned here will improve every aspect of your life.


I came with stress, having exhausted my usual methods of dealing with it. I am leaving in a relaxed frame of mind, with new methods of addressing stress when it arrives. — Powell Dagger

Mitra was a wonderful, peaceful, lively teacher. He was patient and I really enjoyed his company and learning his practices! — Casey Hayes

Mitra is one of those extraordinary teachers whose gentle words while teaching can resonate deeply into your inner being. He is extremely qualified and I have observed his teaching and coaching over an extended period of time. I would recommend Mitra as a teacher of Yoga teacher training, and for beginning, intermediate and advanced Yoga and meditation instruction. He is calm, centered, very dedicated and a wonderful person. — Marshall C. Ballou

Mitra’s class is a worthwhile experience. I was a stranger to anything of this nature, but with Mitra’s guidance, it was an intensive emotional healing process and a breakthrough experience for me. I highly recommend this class if you are ready to find pieces of yourself that you didn't know existed. — Jeanne T.

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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