Reverend Bhagavan Metro has been a devotee of Sri Swami Satchidananda since 1973 and has lived at Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville, Virginia since 1981. Reverend Bhagavan is a certified Integral Yoga instructor and was ordained as a minister of Integral Yoga in 1980. He has served as a member of the Integral Yoga Ministry Board for over 15 years and has served as past chairman of the board. Bhagavan was the Integral Yoga Ministry Seminary director for many years and currently sits on the Spiritual Life Board. As co-owner of New Age Builders, he built many of the buildings at the Ashram and in the community. Reverend Bhagavan embraces and teaches all aspects of Integral Yoga with emphasis on married life and community life. He and his wife of over 50 years, Reverend Bhavani Metro, have 6 children, 15 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren—all have lived or now live at Yogaville. He also does laundry and washes dishes.