What others say ...

"At age 60, I was delighted to find four other grannies in the intensive. This was truly a course for all levels, ages, and sizes."
~ JW, Chef, Austin, TX

"This program and more importantly, the people in it, have effected me beyond words. What a gift to oneself and the community to be able to come together and experience *yoga* on so many levels. It has truly been a holistic approach to yoga and a great inspiration to continue and deepen one's own practice while sharing the gift of yoga with others!"
~ Alexandra Mello, Whately, MA

“Doing yoga on the roof of the Radha Madhav Dham temple was as close to heaven as I’ve ever been.”
~ C.D., Staff Resources Director, Wimberley, Texas

The energy of this place is mind-blowing.
~ Rosemary, Austin, Tx

Everything happens for a reason. I’ve been thinking of doing the Living Yoga Program for some time, but needed to wait until the time was right, and I was in the best possible place to receive all the lessons. The sub-title of the program should be, “Gentle-Strength” because Ellen and Charles, along with all their support staff, gently guided us farther than we thought we could go, and were there to provide all the strength we needed to succeed. I am humbled by their knowledge and willingness to help each and every one of us. The loving energy at the Ashram is the icing on the cake. I cannot think of a more beautiful location to hold this training. Namaste.
~ Heidi S., Dripping Springs, Tx.

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feet in a circleAll of our training modules are held at the Ancient Yoga Center at Radha Madhav Dham ashram, a Hindu temple, ashram and retreat center located on 200 acres of land in the Texas Hill Country in Austin, Texas. It is a beautiful facility and while there, the students can participate in some of the ashram activities if they so desire. Please visit the Ancient Yoga Center web site for more information.

The Living Yoga Program is not affiliated with Radha Madhav Dham, but we are grateful to use their beautifully serene facilities. Previous participants of the Living Yoga Program felt the ashram-living experience had a very positive and deep impact on their yoga teacher training experience.

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The Living Yoga Program residential intensives are also held at the facilities of Radha Madhav Dham. Accommodation fees are paid directly to the Living Yoga Program. All beds are twin-sized, and linens (sheets, blanket, bath towel, wash cloth) are included in the price. If you like extra thick bath towels, you might want to bring one with you. There is a heater and air conditioner in each room. Below are the 2008-2011 rates for accommodations

Bath in hall, shared with other rooms
  • 3-4 people per room, $65/night
  • 2 people per room, $90/night
  • 1 person per room, $100/night
Private bath in room, shared with roommates
  • 3-4 people per room, $85/night
  • 2 people per room, $110/night
  • 1 person per room, $130/night

Important Note:
We will do everything we can to give you the type of accommodation that you have requested. Just as when you are staying in a hotel, the type of accommodation that you prefer might not be available during your stay. If that is the case, we will contact you to see if you would like to upgrade (for a higher price) or take a lower-cost alternative than your first choice of accommodation. You are welcome to come to Radha Madhav Dham prior to the intensive in order to have some time to settle in. In addition, feel free to stay at Radha Madhav Dham after the intensive ends before returning to your normal routine. Please let us know if you would like to arrive early or stay late and we will make those overnight arrangements.

Group process at Living Yoga Program intensiveTraining Facilities

Most of our training will take place at the Ancient Yoga Center, a two story building, featuring a dedicated yoga studio on the top floor, and dining room, library, meeting rooms, and lounge areas on the first floor. At right is a photograph of one corner of the 2nd floor yoga studio. Although the studio is large enough to hold 60 yoga students for asana, LYP prefers to keep classes smaller, giving students plenty of space to move around in.

loungeThe Ancient Yoga Center has several rooms that serve as lounges, meeting rooms, library etc. At left is the room that we use as reading room. During free time, and on breaks, students make good use of these spaces to read, visit, or even take a nap.
At Right is one of three break out rooms that we use for small group classes. Every day during the intensives, LYP students are provided with opportunities to practice teaching yoga classes and then receive constructive feedback from the LYP staff. Students invariably tell us that this is one of the most beneficial aspects of the training.
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Ashram Grounds

One of the nicest benefits of holding intensives at Radha Madhav Dham Ashram is that our students have access to the walking trails, gardens, temple and shrines. Around every corner you will find benches, scenic overlooks, and mandals, all created with one purpose in mind, to help visitors find their own inner silence.

Here is a link to an article entitled Hinduism’s Gifts to the World by Victor M. Parachin, which you might find interesting -- Victor M. Parachin is an ordained minister, yoga and meditation teacher in Tulsa. He is the author of a dozen books including "Eastern Wisdom For Western Minds."

Radha Madhav Dham Grounds

JKP Radha Madhav Dham Ashram
400 Barsana Road
Austin, Texas 78737
Visitor information and directions
Mapquest to Radha Madhav Dham Location


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