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Building Satchidananda Ashram ­–Yogaville’s
Legacy of Peace through Estate Gift Planning

Who will be the happiest person? The one who brings happiness to others.

— Sri Swami Satchidananda

What will be Your Spiritual Legacy?

The Yogaville Legacy Giving was established to provide for Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville’s financial future through Estate Gift Planning.

Include Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville as a beneficiary of your Will, Trust, Investment Account, Life Insurance Policy, or other type of estate planning. These kinds of gifts will support us in our efforts to sustain and grow the Ashram during all economic conditions.

Your Spiritual Legacy will ensure that Sri Swami Satchidananda’s teachings and the community that he founded will continue to inspire seekers of peace and truth from all over the world and from all backgrounds and traditions.

Creating a Heaven on Earth

Sri Swami Satchidananda (Sri Gurudev) envisioned Yogaville as a heaven on earth. He foresaw a model community where residents and guests would have the opportunity to integrate the teachings and practices of Yoga into all aspects of their daily life. A community whose members practice non-violence in thought, word, and deed, serving and supporting one another with love and compassion. His vision has taken shape.

Our goal at Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville is to live a life of peace and joy and to share that peace and joy with everyone we meet. We respect all faiths and prescribe to the principle that “Truth is One, Paths are Many.” To date, we’ve welcomed thousands of people from all over the globe and from diverse backgrounds and traditions. Visitors come to experience our interfaith shrine, the Light Of Truth Universal Shrine (LOTUS), and to participate in our many varied workshops, trainings, silent and personal retreats, and guest stays.

Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville is the headquarters of Integral Yoga International, which includes Integral Yoga Institutes and Integral Yoga Centers all over the world. A thriving community of 200 permanent residents, including householders and monastics (swamis), its 700 acres of forested hills and fields are situated in Buckingham, Virginia, near the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and alongside the historic James River. Calm and pristine, promoting peace and well- being, Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville has supported thousands of people in their quest to enjoy more peaceful, joyful, and healthy lives through the teachings and practices of Integral Yoga.

Join the growing number of people worldwide

Join the community who, through estate gift planning, have chosen to include Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville as part of their Spiritual Legacy. Your gift will ensure the continued growth of the Ashram community, providing thousands of people with opportunities to enhance their physical, mental, and spiritual well-being through Sri Swami Satchidananda’s teachings and a healthy yogic environment.

Throughout the years, Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville’s growth and service have increased through the generosity of individual donors like you.

What is Estate Planning?

Estate Planning is a planning process that allows you to shape your Spiritual Legacy through charitable giving.

Including Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville in your Will, Trust, or as an IRA Beneficiary are some ways through which you can build your Spiritual Legacy.

“True love knows no bargains.  It is one-way traffic: giving, giving, giving.”

~ Sri Swami Satchidananda

Include Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville in Your Will

You can include Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville in your Will by naming
Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville as a Beneficiary of your Will

Please use the Will Kit and Other Estate Planning for more information on Wills, Trusts, and Beneficiary Designations.

Regardless of its size, your thoughtful estate gift will enable Yogaville to offer Sri Swami Satchidananda’s teachings to peace-seeking individuals for generations to come.

Notify Us

If you have already included Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville in your Will or other planning, please let us know. Your notification helps Yogaville plan for the future.

Memorial Giving

Given in memory of a loved one, Memorial gifts to Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville are used to support Yogaville’s mission of service.

The gift that you offer on behalf of your loved one will live on in service to others.

Support Yogaville’s Future

The ways through which you can leave a legacy gift to ensure the future of Yogaville

Memorial Giving

Give a gift in memory of a loved one

Endowment Giving

The income that the endowment fund provides will protect services from economic ups and downs and help us to expand them as needed

Planned Giving

To support Yogaville’s future, we have included ways that will help you in making your gift a reality.

About Us

Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville INC, is a 501 (c) (3), non-profit, Tax ID #: 271475200


Please contact us
Jeeva Abbate

Jeeva Abbate

Fundraising Team Coordinator
Board of Trustees Member
Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville

Mitra Somerville

Mitra Somerville

Fundraising Team Member
Ashram Reservations Manager
Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville

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