A month-long residential immersion…

The Living Yoga Training (LYT) program offers sincere individuals the opportunity to experience the yogic lifestyle in the peaceful environment of Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville. The program provides a month-long study of the various branches of Yoga. During your stay, you will have the chance to develop a steady practice that can be integrated into your daily life. If you are a dedicated student—21 years of age or older—this program can be a life-transforming experience, translating the timeless wisdom of Yoga into practical, everyday reality. Under the guidance of senior disciples of Swami Satchidananda, the LYT program combines spiritual studies and practices with selfless service.

Sadhana or Practices

As a program that offers a full immersion into the yogic lifestyle, the LYT Program emphasizes the importance of commitment to sadhana. Those who do not fulfill the following sadhana requirements will be asked to leave the program.

  • 5 Hatha Yoga Classes per week (6:20 am or 5 pm)
  • 10 Meditation sessions per week (5 am, 12 pm or 6 pm)
  • Early morning meditations (5 am)
    • 1st week – (3)
    • 2nd week – (4)
    • 3rd and 4th week – (5)


Tuition • $600 • Other Financial Options Prerequisite • Previous Guest StayDiscounts 10% for students, military/veterans, and residents of other countries. 30% for tenting • Discounts don’t stack • Questions? Email:  [email protected] Phone: (434) 969-3121 Ext 152


This LYT Program has been a wonderful, life-changing experience. I feel that my connection with my inner peace and joy has deepened and that I have developed skills that I can carry with me into the world and use in my daily life.

Turi H.


My experiences have made me question what an easeful, peaceful, and useful life requires me to do. I now have a flavor of what living like a Yogi entails. I feel I have begun to feel the benefits of this place that does all it can to help me ‘live the way.’ Reducing distractions, being in good company, following a routine of practice with established guidance has been key to my learning.

Andrew S.

Guest Stay

If you have never stayed at Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville, it will be necessary for you to come for a Guest Weekend. Guest Weekends are held from Friday to Sunday, and you may come on the Friday prior to the LYT program starting date. Upon acceptance into the LYT Program, the LYT office will make the reservation for you. Guest Stay: $170 ($42.50 of this fee will be credited toward your LYT tuition, unless a 10% discount was received). A Guest Stay visit consists of two (2) nights, including room, food, classes, and programs.

More Information


Our modern, air-conditioned dormitories are convenient to all activities. Rooms accommodate a maximum of two to three people (no single rooms are available). We are unable to accommodate children or pets.

Dress Code & What to Bring

Guests and residents are required to dress modestly. Read more…


We serve a strictly vegetarian diet: no meat, poultry, fish, or eggs.

Sample Schedule

(may vary depending on Ashram activities)

5:00 – 6:15 am Meditation
6:20 – 7:50 am Hatha Yoga class
8:00 – 8:30 am Breakfast
8:30 – 11:45 am Morning service shift
12:00 – 12:30 pm Silent Meditation
12:45 – 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 – 4:45 pm Afternoon service shift
5:00 – 6:30 pm Hatha Yoga/Meditation
6:45 – 7:30 pm Dinner
7:30 – 9:00 pm  Classes, programs, or free time


Email:  [email protected] Phone: (434) 969-3121 Ext 152

2018 LYT Program Entry Times Calendar:

Welcome Weekend/Guest Stay
1st Day as a LYT
Check-In after 4pm
Monday 9am
Last Day as LYT
Departure Day
7-Dec 9-Dec10-Dec6-Jan

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