Satchidananda Mission was inspired by Sri Swami Satchidananda and the teachings of Integral Yoga based on the premise that “Truth is One Paths are Many”. We are a community of people who have been quietly practicing together for many years. We are interested in Yoga as a path of human development. We come together for Hatha Yoga classes, kirtan, meditation, satsang, scripture study, community service, karma yoga, teacher trainings and spiritual support. We are dedicated to supporting each other in living a life style based on the principles of Yoga. We are also committed to serving the Athens community. 

The heart of Integral Yoga is located at Satchidananda Ashram near Charlottesville Virginia. Surrounding Satchidananda Ashram is the Yogaville Community – a community diverse in its make-up and unified in its dedication to living a Yogic lifestyle.

Yogaville includes all the Ashram and the surrounding private homes and businesses owned by devotees of Sri Swami Satchidananda and students of the Integral Yoga teachings.  With over 200 citizens, on 750 acres overlooking the James River it truly is a heaven on earth. If you would like to know more about Yogaville please visit

Several times a year a group from Satchidananda Mission makes a pilgrimage to Yogaville for workshops, programs or just to visit. We all enjoy the beautiful setting there where we immerse ourselves in Yoga. The Ashram academy has programs suited for everyone, the hiking trails are beautiful, the food is delicious and of course the Light of Truth Universal Shrine honoring all faiths is one of a kind. Please notify us if you would like to be included in our next trip!