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On August 15, 1969, Sri Swami Satchidananda spoke at the opening ceremony of the Woodstock music festival, calling music ?the celestial sound that controls the whole universe.? Devoting his life to the pursuit of unity, he founded Satchidananda Ashram - Yogaville, located on the banks of the James River with a distant view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Encompassing more than 600 acres of wooded landscape, the community provides a retreat for practitioners of varied skill levels who join one another to relax and practice the tenets of Integral Yoga, a synthesis of six branches of yoga developed by Sri Swami Satchidananda. At the center, the Satchidananda Ashram houses five sacred sites, including the Light of Truth Universal Shrine, or LOTUS, in which altars for every major religion let visitors of all faiths discover their personal enlightenment. Committed to the harmonious teachings of Sri Swami Satchidananda, the ashram?s instructors carry on the founder?s legacy by leading everything from workshops to multiple-day retreats.
108 Yogaville Way
Buckingham,
VA
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Throughout the centuries, Virginia's James River has served as a home to native Powhatan, Monacan, and Haudenosaunee peoples, followed by early English settlers. Today, the river's waters host leisure and thrill seekers. James River Float Company's experienced guides lead these thrill seekers, plying the waters between Lynchburg and Richmond on a range of aquatic excursions. They embark on whitewater-rafting and standup-paddleboarding trips on specialty crafts designed for the river, and teach classes in basic or advanced sit-in kayaking; during which they teach turning to avoid rocks and rolling to avoid owl rush hour at midnight. On four types of canoe or kayak excursions, paddlers drift past old stone walls, Civil War encampments, waterfalls, and bubbling currents. Guides also pilot flat, handcrafted white-oak bateaus—each up to 60 feet long and 8 feet wide—on guided and overnight trips. On many overnight boating trips, Float Company staffers furnish all tents, sleeping pads, and sleeping bags, as well as meals.
122 Rocky Hill Rd
Madison Heights,
VA
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A photojournalist by training, Anthony Krysiewicz perfected his mastery of light and motion while snapping pictures during live concerts. The owner and head photographer of Studio 424 Photography has photographed Elton John, Eddie Vedder, and Blake Shelton, as well as bands such as Bush, St. Vincent, and Lady Antebellum, and incorporates the same artful presentation into his wedding and portrait photography. The studio also hosts two-hour photography classes each month, which teach students to take pictures outdoors, use a tripod, and change the camera’s clock and date settings, allowing them to travel back in time.
113 Whipporwill Circle
Madison Heights,
VA
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Lick your plate clean at Southern Inn Restaurant — this Southern-inspired restaurant is a hit in Lexington's Lexington district. There are no low-fat options here, though, so save a few extra calories for your next visit. You'll find a wonderful selection of drinks from Southern Inn Restaurant's full bar to top off your meal. Tots and tykes will be right at home at Southern Inn Restaurant with its kid-approved food and ambience. Southern Inn Restaurant is known for its happy hour, which includes food and beverages. At Southern Inn Restaurant, you won't have to wait for your large or small group to be seated. Complimentary wifi is available as well. Fridays and Saturdays really bring in the crowds, so make sure there's space for you by calling ahead for a reservation. Great place to bring the whole family with great food and a business casual dress code. Or, take your grub to go. Southern Inn Restaurant will even bring the amazing food from their kitchen to yours. Parking is made simple at Southern Inn Restaurant, a local restaurant with nearby street and lot parking options. Expect your bill at Southern Inn Restaurant to come in at around $30 per person. At Southern Inn Restaurant, you have the option of paying by major credit card. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but reviewers rate the dinner menu the highest.
37 South Main Street
Lexington,
VA
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You won't be disappointed at Brix in Lexington, where well-prepared eats and delicious drinks rule the menu. Low-fat eaters will need to take care, however, since the menu does not feature any skimmed-down fare. With Brix's wide selection of refreshments available, you can tap into the drink menu early in the evening. Be sure to check out Brix's outdoor seating when the climate is right. Great place to bring the whole family with great food and a business casual dress code. Catering makes it easier to organize any event, and Brix will ensure that it is delicious. If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go. Parking spaces are available curbside near the restaurant. Brix offers various parking options, including bike parking. Checks are bigger than average at the restaurant, so prepare your wallet. You can stop by at almost any time, since Brix offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
4 E Washington St
Lexington,
VA
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Build your own burger at Ruby Tuesday — this restaurant serves all-American food. Both low-fat and gluten-free menu items are offered at Ruby Tuesday. Complement your meal with a beer or wine from Ruby Tuesday's delightful drink menu. Don't miss out on the great happy hour deals at Ruby Tuesday. It doesn't get much more laid-back than Ruby Tuesday, so dress for comfort when you come. For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go. Travel by bike to Ruby Tuesday and store your bike at a nearby rack. Typical diners should plan to spend about $30 per person on Ruby Tuesday's moderately priced fare.
1120 N Lee Hwy
Lexington,
VA
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