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Yogaville Employment Opportunities

Yogaville Staff

We have a mission at Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville — To practice, live, and impart the Integral Yoga teachings of Sri Swami Satchidananda, to experience supreme peace and joy, and to share that peace and joy with one and all.

We dedicate ourselves to our service while enjoying many Ashram offerings: Hatha Yoga, meditation, Satsang, Puja, Kirtan, scripture studies, programs, teacher trainings, sacred sites, nature, hiking trails, spiritual community, vegetarian meals, and more. All are encouraged to commit to their spiritual practice. We can all experience supreme peace and joy.

Guided by our values and lifestyle principles, staff members help to maintain the Ashram’s atmosphere for the benefit of all. Applicants are required to have successfully completed a month-long residential Teacher Training or Residential Program and be committed to the values of Integral Yoga.

Karma Yoga

The purpose of Yoga and of living in an ashram is to help you know your own true nature, true Self within. You are the Knower. You are the Self, but you have forgotten who you are. You identify with the “doer.” You may question, “Then, why do you ask me to go and dig the ground? I want to experience God.”

To prepare yourself to experience God you have to clean out all the impediments that are in the way. So, while you pull the weeds outside, you are pulling the weeds in the mind. When you remove the rock, you are taking out the rocks inside. That is the meaning, the purpose of Karma Yoga.

— Sri Swami Satchidananda

Core Values

We ask ourselves to bring a sincere, positive intention to every job and to hold love as the underlying motivation in our daily work. Our Core Values support our ability to work together in harmony.

  • Peace

  • Control of the Mind

  • Faith and Trust

  • Love and Compassion

  • Selfless Service

  • Integrity

  • Interfaith Harmony

  • Healthy Living

  • Harmony with Nature

  • Ethical Foundation

Equal Opportunity

My sincere wish and prayer is that one day we will all realize our essential oneness, enjoy our differences and live together as one universal family.

— Sri Swami Satchidananda

Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville encourages applicants of all backgrounds to apply. Our employment opportunities are provided without regard to race, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. The Ashram will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.


Full-time positions require 32-40 hours per week, part-time 15-25 hours per week.

Part-time Employees benefits:

  • Free community Hatha Yoga classes, meditation sessions, Saturday night Satsang, pujas, weekly evening talks, and spiritual discussion classes
  • Vegetarian meals based on hours worked
  • Free attendance of select weekend workshops/programs once per quarter – 3 community spots available on a first-come/first-serve basis
  • Free subscription to IYTV
  • 20% discount at the Integral Yoga Natural Food Store, 10% discount at LOTUS and Sivananda Hall gift shops
  • Discounted Teacher Training (after 1 year of employment)

Full-time Employee benefits:

  • All Part-time Employee Benefits plus…
  • 3 free vegetarian meals per day for yourself, your spouse and children
  • Dental insurance (after 6 months of employment)
  • 5 Holidays and 6 Wellness days per year (after 30 days of employment)
  • 5 Vacation days per year (after 1 year of employment), increasing with years of service
  • 50% discount on local Ashram workshops, programs, and retreats – when free spots are unavailable (after 3 months of employment)
  • A complimentary once-a-year, 2-night stay at the Ashram for an employee’s family or friends. Maximum of 2 LGH rooms. (After 6 months of employment).
  • Have student loans? You may qualify for, or be able to work towards, the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

Benefits related to in-person activity may be temporarily moved online or be unavailable due to the pandemic

Open Positions

Select a posting below to view more information

Ashram Reservation Center (ARC) Manager

Full-Time Position

The ARC Manager leads the team in the Ashram Reservations Center to serve guests by answering questions, creating reservations, and coordinating stays across Ashram departments.


  • Lead ARC staff members and operations
  • Assist guests with reservations and general inquiries about the Ashram over the phone and through email
  • Answer high-volume phone calls and emails with a high degree of professionalism
  • Interface with other Ashram departments
  • Generate reports on a regular and as-needed basis
  • Provide general administrative support as requested


  • Strong team leadership, computer literacy, verbal communication, and customer service skills
  • Completion of a month-long residential program at Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville

Contact Sherab at 
or call 434.969.3121 ext. 140.


Full-Time Position

The Ashram Kitchen is seeking a Cook to join our dynamic team dedicated to providing pure and balanced vegetarian meals for our Ashram and spiritual community.


  • Plan and prepare meals for 50 – 300 guests based on Sri Swami Satchidananda’s teachings on the yogic diet and the Ashram Cooking Guidelines
  • Lead and organize the prep team
  • Create a peaceful and safe environment for the prep team and guests
  • Practice kitchen sanitation and hygiene
  • Support overall kitchen needs, special projects, and other Cooks


  • Cooking experience, vegetarian cooking a plus
  • Ability to inspire kitchen staff with respect to nutrition and food preparation
  • A flexible and good-natured attitude in regard to serving with an ever-changing crew with different personalities, learning styles, and skill levels
  • Completion of a month-long residential program at Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville

Contact Sherab at

If you have any interest in employment at the Ashram, we welcome you to apply. Thank you!

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