Organic Farming Internship

Apply for the Organic Farming Internship

farm signThe goal of the farm intern program is to create a joyful spiritually uplifting environment and experience for the people who serve at the farm and to understand and serve the plants we grow through awareness and prayer. We deliver a steady stream of fresh picked organic veggies to the Ashram Kitchen.

Our six-acre, fenced farm contains one well-equipped greenhouse and two hoop houses for growing crops in early spring and winter.

Water from a spring-fed pond located along the banks of the James River irrigates these fields.  Interns are needed during the regular planting and growing season from March through November.

Regular Activities

  • Getting acquainted with farming basics such as crop planning, seed starting, transplanting, soil preparation, irrigation techniques, handling row covers, trellising, and insect control techniques
  • Hands-on work, such as weeding, mulching, composting, harvesting crops
  • Working in the herb and flower garden
  • Maintaining farm equipment and facilities
  • Coordinating the Yogaville Farmer’s Market
  • Visits to other farms and weekly outings (eg: the Richmond Botanical Gardens, the Monticello garden, and Luray Caverns)


  • Successful completion of at least one month of the Living Yoga Training (LYT) Program, with the recommendation of the LYT Coordinator; one of the Ashram’s Integral Yoga Teacher Training programs, with the recommendation of the main Yoga Teacher Training Instructor; or the Ashram Yogi Program.
  • A commitment to serve three (3) consecutive months, with a monthly review, renewable with the approval of the Residential Services Supervisor.
  • A commitment to live in harmony with the Yogaville community and to conform to the Integral Yoga Lifestyle Principles is part of this Program.
  • Physical demands of the farm require that applicants be able to lift 35 lbs comfortably and work in 3-hour shifts

For financial information, please visit the Financial Options for Ashram Yogi & Internship Programs webpage.


For more information contact the Resident Services department
1-434-969-3121, ext. 176