Yoga and Kayaking
Join Bhaskar Deva for a fun weekend of paddling down the James River. We will rise early to start our river journey on our individual sit-upon kayaks. After an orientation we launch our kayaks for an adventure down the river.
We will experience the art of navigating the river by listening to and observing the currents. The magical sound of the water flowing will prepare us to meditate on the banks of the stream. The undisturbed nature may reveal to us her wonders, and we might possibly spot a soaring eagle.
In the late afternoon we return to Yogaville for a Hatha yoga class and for the evening program (Satsang).
Skilled staff will guide us in safety and proper paddling each day throughout the trip. Meals, water and life jackets will be provided.
Levels: Beginners to advanced kayakers are all welcome
Pre-requisite: ability to swim and to have fun.
Bhaskar Deva’s love of nature has drawn him to experience and lead groups in hiking, boating and kayaking whether it is in mountains, lakes, rivers, or even in the ocean. Bhaskar was a swami (monk) for many years at Yogaville, where he served as Development Coordinator, as an Ashram board member and as Sri Swami Satchidanandaji’s pilot. Bhaskar, with his wife Nischala Devi, founded the Abundant WellBeing Temple, a non-profit organization dedicated to embracing the loving spirit and one light in all. Gathering friends to share the flow of river, and the serenity of the nature, is one of his great joys.
I just love kayaking and being on the water, listening to the sounds of the river and the nature as I float along. I love hearing the river lapping upon the kayak’s sides and listening to the water whoosh as the paddle gulides along. I love the rhythm of kayaking and soon find my body sings as it pulls the paddle with one arm and pushes with the other, engaging my core muscles I watch my breathe, it becomes effortless like walking, except now on water. And the river always brings something interesting around the next bend. Join me and let’s discover what is waiting for us, together on the river…
What to Bring
3. Sun Hat
6. Lip balm
7. Water shoes (such as Tevas)
8. Gloves (to prevent blisters)
9. Lightweight rain jacket
10. Water bottle
11. Small towel
12. A sense of fun and adventure