The first part of the training programme takes place in Chinmaya Vibhooti, in Kolwan, India. The facility covers 70 acres of serene, pictorial landscape surrounded by the Sahyadri Mountains. It is situated in India's Kolwan Village, housed between Mumbai and Pune.
Chinmaya Vibhooti provides lodging, food, classrooms and outdoor space for activities. Students are introduced to a simple lifestyle that is conducive to learning. Medical facilities are also available on an as-needed basis.
YEP is a free of cost program for those who will serve for a year on a full-time basis. This initiative is sponsored entirely by Chinmaya Mission which takes care of all the Yuva Veers basic needs during the 12-month programme. During the service period, the Yuva Veer gets a minimum monthly stipend with which he or she can cover their basic personal needs