Yogaville Employment Opportunities

Employment & Volunteer Opportunities

Working as staff at the Ashram provides a wonderful opportunity for Self exploration and growth in a truly unique environment. Being here allows us to discover and understand who we are.

All employees are asked to participate in morning and evening meditation programs and Hatha classes. This is where you can absorb the teachings and meditative practices that will help you experience your own inner light. However, this is not required but it is highly suggested.

We ask our staff to bring a sincere, positive intention to every job. This will greatly support our ability to work together in harmony. Love should be the underlying motivation in our daily work and task. Maintaining and protecting Ashram atmosphere for the benefit of all should be the goal of every staff member.

If you have any interest in being a part of staff or volunteering at the Ashram please apply. Based on departmental needs, Management will determine the placement of applicants according to their qualifications and experience. If no positions are available we will hold applicant on file and forward to all qualified positions.

Completion of a 30-day residential program at Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville is the prerequisite for becoming an employee with us. It is the best way to get an introduction to life here. Successful completion of a month-long Living Yoga Training (LYT) Program or one of the Ashram’s residential Integral Yoga Teacher Training programs would fulfill that requirement.

Details

Full Time Positions

Our full time positions require 32-40 hours per week of Ashram service and part time require 15-25 hours per week. As an Ashram employee we offer meals, access to Ashram programs and facilities. Some housing is available on campus for a cost, along with many local homes offering possibilities.

Volunteer Opportunities

Our Volunteers are needed mostly on weekends, although some programs run longer. Please add any information you feel we should know and where in particular you would to volunteer. As a Ashram volunteer we offer meals, possible housing, and a full heart after performing karma service at the Ashram.

Desired Skills

  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Problem Solving
  • Self-Management
  • Self-Motivation
  • Decision Making
  • Organizational Skills
  • Computer/Microsoft Office

Current Employment Positions

Our full time positions require 32-40 hours per week of Ashram service and part time require 15-25 hours per week.

Click/touch a job title below to see the description and requirements 

IYTA Administrator

Part-Time Position (15-20 hrs/week)

The IYTA Administrator position is best suited for an outgoing, social media savvy Integral Yogi with an interest in serving our international sangha. This position requires supporting and regularly communicating with over 20 remote Integral Yoga (IY) centers and their teacher trainings. Using social media and other creative modes, the IYTA Administrator will also help to further the education of IY teacher training graduates and disseminate the teachings of Sri Swami Satchidananda.

Responsibilities:

  • Track and support remote IY teacher trainings and IYTA members
  • Use social media, including FaceBook, newsletters, teacher directory, forums, and blogs, to reach out and connect with IYTA members and centers beyond Yogaville
  • Find and create more ways to support our teachers and connect remote centers back to each other and the IYTA
  • Learn how to navigate WordPress to keep the website updated
  • Assist in the setup, scheduling, editing and promotion of newly created Integral Yoga Podcast
  • Create and maintain affiliate marketing partnerships
  • Schedule meetings, take notes during meetings, and follow up on action items

Requirements:

  • Completion of a 30-day residential program at Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville: Basic 200-hr Integral Yoga Teacher Training preferred
  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational abilities
  • Ability to work on a team
  • General knowledge of computers; Word, Excel proficiency
  • Ability to have perspective, keep the big picture in mind, and not sweat the small stuff
  • A strong code of ethics and integrity which honors commitments and words spoken
  • Bonus skills would include social media marketing, photography and video experience

Questions?
Please contact Avi at [email protected]

Programs Coordinator

Full-Time Position

The Program Coordinator arranges and prepares all that is needed to run weekend workshops and retreats in the Workshops Department with ease, peace, and professional care. As the manager of the department, the Coordinator has overall responsibility for the successful operation of programs.

Responsibilities

  • Communicates with contracted presenters to coordinate program needs and Ashram accommodations
  • Coordinates with various Ashram departments
  • Coordinates Silent Retreats with the Retreat Director and Program Administrator
  • Orients participants, including some public speaking
  • Recruits and maintains strong rapport with volunteer staff
  • Develops program schedules and volunteer staff schedules
  • Oversees the Program Administrator
  • Meets with supervisor weekly, Outreach Team weekly and Department Heads bi-monthly

Requirements

  • Organizational proficiency (especially scheduling & prioritizing)
  • Ability to respond under pressure
  • Strong leadership, customer service, and communication skills
  • Stamina and willingness to work some longer days
  • Ability to work weekends
  • Attention to details
  • Basic computer skills (MS Office Suite); familiarity with Google Docs/Wordpress is a plus
  • Willing to drive a 15-seater van
  • Successful completion of either the LYT program or a month-long Teacher Training

Questions?

Contact Rukmini at [email protected]

 

 

Academy Administrator

Full-Time Position

The Integral Yoga Academy is seeking a dynamic individual to serve in the Academy full-time. This position offers the opportunity to be part of the Academy team and Integral Yoga teacher trainings, as well as participate in the Ashram’s daily schedule of group meditations, Hatha Yoga classes, and other community events.

Responsibilities

  • Leading a team of volunteer staff, whose goal is to lovingly serve presenters and participants
  • Coordinating between various ashram departments to ensure each program runs smoothly
  • Corresponding with presenters to establish program schedules and logistical needsAddressing inquiries about various yoga teacher trainings
  • Interviewing teacher training applicants

Requirements

  • Completion of the Integral Yoga 200-hour Teacher Training program
  • Good communication and listening skills
  • A high standard of professionalism and attention to detail.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft and Google software
  • Previous event coordination or program management experience is helpful
  • Willingness to laugh for seemingly no reason

Contact Siva Buechner at [email protected] with any questions.

 

 

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Applicants must have successfully completed a month-long Residential Program and be committed to the values of Integral Yoga.

Employment Benefits

Full-time Ashram employee benefits:

  • 3 free vegetarian meals per day for you, plus your spouse and children
  • Dental insurance (after 6 months of continuous employment)
  • 20% discount on all purchases at the Integral Yoga Natural Food Store
  • 6 paid “wellness days” per year (after 30 days of employment)
  • Community Hatha Yoga classes, meditation sessions, Saturday night satsang, pujas, weekly evening talks, and spiritual discussion classes
  • 50% discount (after 3 months of employment) on local Ashram workshops, programs, and retreats, as well as free attendance (3 free places available on a first-come/first-serve basis) at various weekend workshops
  • A free once-a-year, 2-night (3-day) stay at the Ashram (after 6 months of employment) for your immediate family members
  • 25 to 40 hours of Vacation (after 1 year of employment)
  • 6 paid holidays
  • Discounted Teacher Training
  • Have student loans?  You may qualify for, or be able to work towards, the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

Part-time Ashram employees benefits:

  • 3 free vegetarian meals per day
  • 20% discount on all purchases at the Integral Yoga Natural Food Store
  • Community Hatha Yoga classes, meditation sessions, Saturday night satsang, pujas, weekly evening talks, and spiritual discussion classes
  • Free attendance (3 free places available on a first-come/first-serve basis) at various weekend workshops
  • Discounted Teacher Training

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