Support Staff Program

3 days-6 weeks stay

Dive into sadhana (spiritual practice) while volunteering at the Ashram.  Volunteers stay in shared rooms or camp sites (March-November).

The program is open to those who complete the 28-day Living Yoga Training (LYT) or the Integral Yoga Teacher Training at Yogaville.

 

Sadhana (Spiritual Practice)

We study and practice the following Yogic approaches—Hatha (asanapranayama, deep relaxation); Raja (based on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali), Karma (perfection in action); Bhakti (puja, chanting); Jnana (wisdom or knowledge).

 

Avarage weekly sadhana (spiritual practice):

  • 10 Group meditations – five 5 am or 6:20 am sessions, and five 12 pm or 6 pm sessions
  • 5 Hatha classes – minimum of 2 group Integral Yoga classes, other three you may practice on your own
  • 1 scripture class per week
  • Support Staff discussion meeting
  • Saturday 7:30 pm Satsang
  • Karma Yoga shifts according to the schedule

Service/Financial Arrangements

21 hours of service/week 27 hours of service/week 33 hours of service/week
1 week 250 175 free
2 weeks 375 275 free
3 weeks 500 375 free
4 weeks 600 450 free
5 weeks 700 525 free
6 weeks 800 600 free

 

Questions?

Email
[email protected]

Call
434-969-3121, ext 178

Sample Schedule

(may vary depending on Ashram activities)

5:00 – 6:15 AM Meditation (also at 6:20-7:30)
6:20 – 7:50 AM Hatha Yoga class
8:00 – 8:30 AM Breakfast
8:30 – 11:45 AM Morning service shift or free time
12:00 – 12:30 PM Silent Meditation
12:45 – 1:30 PM Lunch
2 – 5:45 PM Afternoon service shift or free time
5:00 – 6:30 PM Hatha Yoga/Meditation
6:30 – 7:30 PM Dinner
7:30 – 9:00 PM Evening service shift/class/free time

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