Living Yoga Training

Experience the yogic lifestyle in the peaceful environment of Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville

Living Yoga Training – A month-long residential immersion…

The Living Yoga Training (LYT) program offers you the opportunity to experience the yogic lifestyle in the peaceful environment of Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville. The program provides an immersion into the yogic lifestyle and the study of Integral Yoga. During your stay, you will have the chance to develop a steady Yoga practice that can be integrated into your daily life. If you are committed to your spiritual growth and are 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

The LYT Program offers a full immersion into the yogic lifestyle through study and practice of the essential Yoga approaches: Karma Yoga (selfless service); Bhakti Yoga (devotion); Hatha Yoga (asana and pranayama); Raja Yoga (concentration and meditation); Jnana Yoga (self-analysis). We emphasize the importance of commitment to sadhana (spiritual practice). Those who are not able to fulfill the following 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)
  • 24 hours/week of Karma Yoga (including kitchen, farm, housekeeping, and more)
  • Satsang (sacred gathering)
  • 3 Spiritual Study Classes




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

The Living Yoga Training (LYT) program is not for individuals who are without a home and need a place to stay. Responsible individuals who are dedicated to the spiritual path, can perform physical work, are positive thinking, and self-disciplined are welcome to apply.




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: $180 (25% of this fee will be credited toward your LYT tuition unless another discount was received). A Guest Stay visit consists of two (2) nights, including room, food, classes, and programs.

More Information


We provide clean and simple rooms that accommodate up to three people (no single rooms are available). No children or pets.

Dress Code & What to Bring

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


Strictly vegetarian: 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 or free time
12:00 – 12:30 pm Silent Meditation
12:45 – 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 – 4:45 pm Afternoon service shift or free time
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 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

2019 LYT Program Calendar is coming soon!

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