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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
(may vary depending on Ashram activities)
2018 LYT Program Entry Times Calendar:
|Welcome Weekend/Guest Stay|
|1st Day as a LYT|
Check-In after 4pm
|Last Day as LYT|