Photo: Meditation amid the 650-acres in the Central Virginia countryside.

Join us for the reopening of Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville to experience a fall silent retreat in the beauty of the Shenandoah Valley of Central Virginia, under the guidance of skilled Integral Yoga teachers. Whether you are seeking relaxation, instruction in Yoga practices, or support in your personal practice, the Integral Yoga Silent Retreat will provide the perfect foundation for your spiritual retreat.

In spiritual practice, we observe the activity of the mind and develop an awareness of our thoughts and emotions. By practicing silence one can witness the internal state and understand how you can create positive inner transformation.

Integral Yoga promotes an easeful body, a peaceful mind, and a useful life. Developed by Sri Swami Satchidananda, the path of Integral Yoga uses every aspect of life as a stepping stone to one’s supreme goal—lasting happiness and inner peace. The practices of Integral Yoga, including meditation, and Hatha Yoga, will help you to realize the peace which is your own true nature.

This program offers:

  • A different theme each week based on the essential teachings of Swami Satchidananda
  • Workshops on yogic lifestyle and philosophy led by senior Integral Yoga practitioners
  • Meditation for connecting with one’s inner peace
  • Hatha Yoga practices for cleansing and rejuvenation
  • Delicious, vegetarian meals for a enhanced immune system
  • Opportunities to practice Karma Yoga (selfless service) in various service areas, including the Yogaville Kitchen, Farm, and grounds (for Farm or Ground Karma Yoga Service, please bring sturdy shoes and water bottles.)

What to Expect

Photo: The LOTUS shrine in Yogaville.

Since 1970, Integral Yoga Retreats have provided the sanctuary and solace everyone needs from time to time. Surrounded by a serene woodland landscape, Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville serves as an ideal environment for rest and relaxation while teachers offer experiential classes in Yoga philosophy, meditation, Yoga postures, and deep relaxation.


During the retreat, you will have the opportunity to seek support and clarification from senior Integral Yoga instructors. Private mentoring is also available.

All Are Welcome

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 deepen their practice. More info/register here.