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Living Yoga Training

Live the Life of a yogi for 28-days in spiritual community
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The Living Yoga Training (LYT) program offers a transformative experience for those seeking spiritual growth.

In the peaceful setting and nurturing environment of Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville and guided by dedicated teachers well-versed in the Integral Yoga teachings and practices of Sri Swami Satchidananda, the revered founder of Integral Yoga, participants can deepen their practice through a balanced blend of Hatha Yoga, meditation, spiritual studies, and Karma Yoga (selfless service).

The LYT program’s immersive, comprehensive approach significantly enhances one’s ability to lead a healthy, balanced, and joyful life.

Typical Schedule

(may vary depending on Ashram activities)

5–6:15 am Ashram Meditation
6:20–7:50 am Hatha Yoga class
8–8:30 am Breakfast
8:30 or 9–11:45 am Morning service or free time
12–12:30 pm Ashram Meditation
12:45–1:30 pm Lunch*
2 or 2:30–5:45 pm Afternoon service or free time
6–6:30 pm Ashram Meditation
6:30–7:30 pm Dinner
7:30–9 pm Classes, service, or free time
*Lunch cleanups are at 1:30 pm; supper cleanups are at 7:30 pm

 

Information

Program Fee: $750
Deposit: $100, due upon acceptance
Additional Financial Information 

Application Fee: $25, non-refundable

Refund policy: Program fee – less the $100 deposit – is refundable if you cancel 14 days or more prior to your arrival date; 50% of your payment is refundable if you cancel less than 14 days prior to your arrival date. The program fee is not refundable on or after the arrival date. If you need to postpone your program, it must be taken within a year. The application fee and the deposit are non-refundable.

Questions?
Email:  lyts@yogaville.org

As the LYT program requires dedication and discipline, our screening process is designed to admit only those individuals who are committed to living Yoga on and off the mat.

Requirements

Applicants addicted to drugs or alcohol would have to have been in a recovery program and sober for a minimum of one year and must provide a reference letter from a sponsor, counselor, therapist, or physician. Those who are or were addicted to tobacco and vaping need to have abstained for a minimum of six months.

Please apply at least 2-weeks in advance for any LYT start dates.

7 + 11 =

If you have completed the LYT program,
you are welcome to apply to:

Notice

The LYT program is not an 200-hour Integral Yoga Teacher Training program. You can earn 16 contact hours with Yoga Alliance (YA)

Hatha Yoga

Asana (postures), pranayama (breath control), and deep relaxation.

Karma Yoga

Action through selfless service without attachment to the results of the action.

Japa Yoga

Repetition of a mantram (a sound structure of one or more syllables which represents a particular aspect of the Divine Vibration).

Raja Yoga

Balance and control of the mind through ethical practices and meditation.

Jnana Yoga

The path of knowledge and self-inquiry.

Bhakti Yoga

The path of loving devotion, through chanting, ritual, and service

Sadhana (practice) and Karma Yoga (service) Weekly Requirements

Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4
Group Meditations:
Morning
Total

3 to 6
8 to 17

4 to 6
10 to 20

5 to 6
10 to 20

5 to 6
10 to 20
Group Hatha Yoga: Morning or Afternoon4 to 125 to 145 to 145 to 14
Yoga Philosophy Classes3333
Satsang (community gathering)1111
Karma Yoga (service)15 hours21 hours21 hours21 hours

Dress Code & What to Bring

Guests and residents are required to dress modestly.

Accommodations

  • Complimentary dormitory accommodations
  • Clean, simple rooms accommodating up to three people
  • Centrally heated and air-conditioned dormitories
  • Camping from Mar. 15–Dec. 1 (Please bring your own tent and gear; platforms available)
  • No accommodations for children and pets

Diet

  • Three organic vegetarian meals per day, including Yogaville farm produce (no meat, poultry, fish, or eggs)
  • Organic salad bar
  • Vegan and gluten-free options
  • Food items that may contain traces of gluten, peanuts, and other allergens

LYT Program Calendar

Please apply at least 2-weeks in advance for any LYT start dates.

1st Day – Monday
Arrival 4-6 pm
Last Day – Sunday
Departure by 2 pm
Jun. 3, 2024 Jun. 30, 2024
Jul. 1, 2024 Jul. 28, 2024
Jul. 29, 2024 Aug. 25, 2024
Aug. 26, 2024 Sep. 22, 2024
Sep. 23, 2024 Oct. 20, 2024
Oct. 21, 2024 Nov. 17, 2024
Nov. 18, 2024 Dec. 15, 2024
Dec. 16, 2024 Jan. 12, 2025
Jan. 13, 2025 Feb. 9, 2025
Mar. 10, 2025 Apr. 6, 2025
Apr. 7, 2025 May 4, 2025
May 5, 2025 Jun. 1, 2025
Jun. 2, 2025 Jun. 29, 2025

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