Yogaville was a harder place for me to adjust to than most. I'm extremely talkative, not very bendy, and it seemed like just as I was getting comfortable, it was time to leave. I spent too much time worrying what others might think of me — my awkward clothing, my loud laugh, the fact that I clearly wasn’t enlightened — instead of just existing. Yet I found myself in a place that was trying to teach me to do just that — and in an arena where people from all over the globe and all walks of life come together specifically to embrace differences, spiritually grow, and not make judgements. If you're hoping to expand your yoga and meditation practice or are just curious about trying something a little different and don't want to travel all the way to India to do it, book a stay at Yogaville in Buckingham, Virginia.