Sat Manav Yoga Ashram is a traditional Yogic practice community in the mountains of western Maine, USA. We live together with our Gurus as families and individuals, as the Rishis did in ancient times. As such, we offer the visitor an experience of a spiritually centered way of life that has almost disappeared from the modern world, even in India.
At Sat Manav Yoga Ashram we put great attention on creating a unique environment conducive to full time, life enhancing meditation. This means that when you look around at our buildings, landscape, decorations, attire, meals etc.; you will be reminded of our true human nature and the teachings of the Gurus releasing you in to your meditation. Our life, practice and programs we offer are are designed to break limitations that will hinder spiritual development.
All adult ashram residents are initiated disciples who are yoked to our Gurus in the time-honored way. The primary purpose of our life is spiritual practice, and the flow of our activity revolves around this. We come together for formal group practice both morning and evening, and endeavor to practice constantly throughout the working day and even while sleeping.
Situated on 100 wooded acres, our beautiful home is a sacred retreat environment as far removed from the normal world as we can make it. To enhance our practice, we look to create and constantly refine the most supportive conditions possible for spiritual and physical health.
We are miles off-the-grid at the end of a long, dirt road. While we live very comfortably and efficiently, we intentionally do without modern “conveniences” like wi-fi, cell reception, electricity or flush toilets (we do have some solar-powered lighting and a cell phone for emergency use in our main building, Siddha Loka.) Our guest accommodations and other buildings are heated with wood, and water is heated with wood or propane. We eat a largely raw, 100% vegan diet.
This Yogic life of practice and devotion is a heart- and mind-changing path that aligns us with our true human nature. This enables us to benefit all beings—and ultimately to change humanity’s consciousness—by experiencing and emanating the fulfillment and happiness that we all seek, but which is so elusive otherwise.