Karma yoga and Volunteer with us

sm-karma-2Karma Yoga is the Yoga of Action and the path chosen primarily by those of an outgoing nature. It purifies the heart by teaching you to act selflessly, without thought of gain or reward. By detaching yourself from the fruits of your actions and offering them up to God, you learn to work from your heart, not your ego.

It’s not what you do that counts, it’s the attitude while doing it that determines if a job is a karma yoga job, i.e. a liberating job, or a binding job. “Work is worship“ according to Swami Sivananda, who advises us to “give your hands to work, and keep your mind fixed at the lotus feet of the Lord.”

Each job is a teacher of some sort. You can learn different skills by doing different jobs. Each job has different requirements in terms of time, degree of concentration, skills or experience, emotional input, physical energy, will. Try to do whatever job you are doing, well.

The Sivananda Ashrams and Centers around the world are open to receive volunteers, who wish to spend a period of time immersed in a lifestyle that is conducive to the practice of yoga and meditation, and that also provides the venues for practical spiritual learning on a day to day basis. Being part of the staff means one learns not only how to share and live in peace and harmony with others, but most of all, how to respect everyone and everything as a manifestation of our very being.


Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre Montreal

5178, St-Laurent blvd
Montreal, Quebec
H2T 1R8
(between Laurier and Fairmount)


(514) 279 3545



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