support staff

Click Here to apply for the Ashram Support Staff Program!

Support Staff members volunteer their service at Yogaville, on a short-term basis in various capacities, while participating in sadhana (spiritual practice) and ashram activities. Usually Support Staff shifts will be in housekeeping, the kitchen, or a specific ashram department.

Support Staff is open to those who have served for at least one month in the Living Yoga Training (LYT) Program, with the recommendation of the LYT Coordinator, and to graduates of one of the Ashram’s Integral Yoga Teacher Training programs, with the recommendation of the main Yoga Teacher Training Instructor.

Participants agree to comply with the Integral Yoga Lifestyle Principles and complete the weekly sadhana requirements. A minimum commitment of one (1) week is required, renewable at the discretion of the Resident Services department. Support Staff members may serve a maximum of six (6) weeks. Accommodations for Support Staff are shared dorm rooms or tent sites, when available.



  • Group Meditation ~ 8 sessions per week
  • Hatha Yoga ~ 3 classes per week
  • Karma Yoga ~ 24, 31, or 38 hours of service, including two kitchen cleanups each week
  • Evening Programs/Classes/Special events ~ 2 per week, including Satsang

Support Staff Financial Options

Shifts per week Kitchen Cleanups per week Cost for one week Cost for two weeks Cost for three weeks Cost per month
10 2 $0 $0 $0 $0
8 2 $200 $275 $350 $400
6 2 $250 $350 $425 $500


For more information or if you have any questions, contact the Resident Services department at
1-434-969-3121, ext. 176 or email us at [email protected]