September 2020 GSY Retreat Workshop Weekend ❧ Yogaville – Buckingham, VA


Liberating the Soma through Mindful Movement

GSY Spiritual Retreat Weekend: Awaken From Within

Enjoy restoring on all levels through taking GSY classes & workshops along with all of the Satchidananda Ashram offerings. 

Facilitated by James Knight

September 4-6, 2020


Hosted By:

Yogaville – Buckingham, VA

Check-in Friday afternoon, September 4th

Check-out Sunday, September 6th


All ages and abilities are welcome!


☟ See Full Details including Schedule and Map Below ☟


Registration for this workshop is through Yogaville, click here:

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This video is made from a compilation of photos taken from last year’s GSY Events at Yogaville

Gentle Somatic Yoga Weekend: Awaken from Within 

Discover why Gentle Somatic Yoga® (GSY) has gained worldwide recognition as a method for immediate and lasting solutions to chronic pain, stiffness, and other tension-based patterns in the body. Experience a weekend of complete restoration and inspiration for renewed lifestyle choices. You will be guided through therapeutic corrective movement sequences called Somatic Movement Flows®. Instead of traditional stretching, these mindful sequences reprogram muscles to dissolve chronic pain, dramatically improve flexibility, and re-establish good posture. The results return us to our natural state, which is peace and well-being.

You will be invited to embody progressive and innovative techniques that combine Hatha Yoga, Hanna Somatic Education, Core Energetics, pranayama (breathing exercises), and healing visualizations. As the practice of Yoga continues to become mainstream, people are searching for more gentle, kind, and nourishing ways to move.

This is a great introductory course for anyone would like to take charge of their health and learn practical tools to erase the effects of accumulated stress held withing the body. We have the added bonus to be holding this Retreat at the beautiful Satchidananda Ashram. This is the perfect environment to take your own spiritual pilgrimage while learning these valuable tools for aging gracefully. All of us will be encourage to take advantage of all the wonderful classes and events that are facilitated by the Ashram. Gentle Somatic Yoga classes and workshops will be offered every day along with the Ashram’s offerings. Please see schedule below. 

This is also a great program for Yoga teachers, Yoga therapists, bodyworkers, active seniors, and beginning Yoga students. Regardless of age or ability, you will learn practical and effective skills that you can immediately incorporate into your private sessions, classes, and home practice.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have the time and interest, please continue to stay on as our guest for a few more days and complete the full GSY Advanced Study Program ~ Practitioner Level 1 with Certification add-on option. You will take what you’ve experienced in this Spiritual Retreat Weekend and then dive a little deeper. From Sunday night, September 6, until check out on Wednesday September 9, you will continue to learning more of the therapeutic and corrective called Somatic Movement Flows® and of the philosophy, neuroscience, and method of GSY. These Flows and important information will guide you into unlocking and permanently erasing old patterns of holding of stress patterns throughout your Soma. Please follow this LINK to read about the full Program and register there. 

Weekend Schedule:

4:00–6:00 pm Registration
5:00–5:45 pm Deep Relaxation
5:00–6:30 pm Hatha Yoga Class
6:00–6:30 pm Evening Meditation
6:30–7:30 pm Supper
7:30–8:00 pm Yogaville Welcoming and Orientation
8:00–9:30 pm GSY Workshop Session
  Lights out by 10 pm
5:30 am Wake-up call (dorms only)
6:00–8:30 am Ashram Meditation and Hatha Yoga
8:30–9:30 am Breakfast
9:30–11:30 am GSY Workshop Session
12:00–12:30 pm Meditation at LOTUS
12:45–1:30 pm Lunch
1:45–3:15 pm Ashram Tour or Free Time
3:30–5:30 pm GSY Workshop Session
5:30–6:30 pm Supper
7:30–9:30 pm Satsang—Chanting, DVD of Sri Swami Satchidananda, Talk, Arathi
  Lights out by 10pm
6:00 am Wake-up call (dorms only)
6:20–9:00 am Ashram Meditation and Hatha Yoga
9:00–9:30 am Breakfast
9:45–11:30 am GSY Workshop Session
12:00–12:30 pm Meditation at LOTUS or Laugha Yoga
12:45–1:45 pm Lunch
2:00 pm Check Out


Tuition cost: $260 plus Accommodations & food (see prices below)  
Many discounts are available (contact Yogaville directly to discuss: (800) 858-9642) 
●  First Program Discount: Subtract $40 off your first program tuition. 

●  Senior Citizen: 10% off for all seniors, ages 65+. 

●  Student: 10% off for all full-time students. I.D. required. 

●  Military Personnel: 10% off for all people currently serving in the US Armed Forces and 
retirees, the reserve, or the National Guard. I.D. required. Spouses not included. 

●  International: 10% off for participants permanently residing outside the USA. 

●  Integral Yoga Teachers Association Members: 10% off programs and 5% off Teacher 
Training programs for active members. 

●  Early Bird Discount: 20% off if registration is low 45–60 days before the start of the program. 

●  Financial Aid: Limited partial scholarships are available for those who can demonstrate 
financial need.

Lodging & 3 meals a day

  • Shared Dorm – Bottom Bunk – $180
  • Shared Dorm – Top Bunk – $180
  • Dormitory – Private – $270
  • Lotus Guest House – Single (Full Bed) – $320
  • Lotus Guest House- Double (2 twin beds) – $320
  • Lotus Guest House – Family room (Queen Bed) – $320
  • Tent-Site – $130

To view accommodation options use this LINK

Transportation to and from the closest international airport and Yogaville: 

Transportation can be arranged through Yogaville to/from the Ashram and Charlottesville Virginia, at Charlottesville Airport, Train Station, or Bus Station only. Transportation is provided between the hours of 9 am – 8 pm and is $50.00 each way. Transportation to/from Washington, DC or Richmond, VA., is not available. If your plane arrives after 8pm, it is advised that you stay overnight at a hotel near the airport and the shuttle from Yogaville can pick you up in the morning. Contact them directly to arrange: 800-858-9642.

*See Frequently Asked Questions for details: FAQ



Meals at Yogaville are included in the cost of Lodging. Meals are served 3 times a day – breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Meals are structured around the Night, starting at the Dinner of your first arrival date, going until the lunch of your departure.

Vegan and Vegetarian Options are served buffet-style. There is a full hot line and a full salad bar. Anytime there is a dairy- or gluten-containing offering, an option that is gluten- or dairy-free is also served. If you have any concerns about a particular dish, please ask the cook, who will be happy to let you know what ingredients are included.


Date & Time Details
Friday Check-in: 4 – 6 pm
Sunday Check-out: 2 pm

EMAIL Yogaville with any logistical questions you have about this Program (reference: “Awaken From Within”).

About Yogaville — a place to honor the universality of all faiths, through the symbol of light which is shared by all cultures in the world.
Yogaville was founded by Swami Satchidananda. Swami Satchidananda, was an Indian religious teacher, spiritual master and yoga adept. He was the author of philosophical and spiritual books. He updated traditional handbooks of yoga such as the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the Bhagavad Gita for modern readers. Click HERE to visit their site and learn more.


This event is based on James’ bestselling DVDs and Encyclopedia.

For more information about Gentle Somatic Yoga, visit:

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