The 19th Naatya Adhyayana Gurukulam summar camp at Yogaville Virginia, USA

A unique trend setting event in the US, attracting students from different parts of globe under the inspiring teachings of the Dhananjayans of Bharatakalanjali, Chennai concluded on 5th August 2007. Padmarani Canto very ably assisted in conducting this real Gurukulam, a "home away from home".

The junior camp commenced on 30th June and culminated on 21st July. There were 34 participants (maximum capacity) of which fifteen participants were new comers. Others have been attending the camp between 3 to 5 years continuously.

The second camp is usually open to senior performing artistes and teachers. Out of the 13 participants, 6 were full time Bharatanaatyam teachers. The second camp also culminated with a gala performance which attracted a large crowd from the Yogaville community and nearby towns. The participants' parents and friends also attended this event which lent a festive atmosphere in Satchidananda Ashram, otherwise very calm and quite with serene Yogic activities and retreats.

The Yogaville village always enthusiastically looks forward to this annual Naatya Gurukulam event. Next year (2008) is the twentieth (20th) year of this unique Gurukulam, completing 30 summer camps.

A great get together of Yogaville Fine Arts Society's alumni is being planned as part of the 20th year celebration. The first camp will commence on 28th June 08 and second two weeks camp from 20th July 08.

For details contact Smt. Rukmini Rasiah (President FAS) @ 434 969 3210 (telefax) or email:

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