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Karma Yoga: Voluntary Service for Sivananda Teachers

The Ashram works mainly on the principle of karma yoga (voluntary service). All the teachers are karma yogis. Volunteering creates a cheerful atmosphere in which to meet other people and develop a positive attitude towards life, yourself and others.

“Help and serve, but do not fight. Create harmony, peace, but not dissention, discord and split.

Pocket insults when offered. Blame and praise are sheer vibrations in the air. Soar above them.

Do every work perfectly well with concentration and devotion. Be absorbed in work. Give your full heart, mind and soul.  Do not care for results. Do not think of success or failure.

Do not think of the past. Have complete confidence. Practise self-reliance. Be cheerful always. Keep a cool, balanced mind. Work for work’s sake. Be bold and courageous.  You are bound to succeed in any undertaking.  This is the secret of success.”

Swami Sivananda

 

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What does a Karmayoga stay look like?

The dynamic daily schedule consists of:

•  Karma Yoga

•  guided yoga and meditation practice

•  personal study

 

This programme is effective in demonstrating how yoga can be integrated in daily life and in expanding our horizons.

With a minimum donation you contribute to the costs of your stay, which can last a month or longer.
Two nutritious vegetarian meals daily are included.


Accomodation:

October – April: in shared rooms (3-6 beds).
May – September: please bring your own tent, airbed and sleeping bag.

 
 

Karmayoga duties: 

we mainly need support in our kitchen and housekeeping departments but depending on your skills and the length of your stay you will also be trained in fields such as gardening, interpreting lectures, doing the reception and helping in the yoga boutique.
For Sivananda Yoga teachers who stay longer than 3 months there is also the possibility of assisting and teaching asana classes.

You can choose among two different kinds of Karmayoga programmes:

•  Part time karma yoga programme :

minimum stay one month, five hours of karma yoga per day. Minimum donation required: 460 € per month
You can participate in the daily morning and evening meditations and one asana class a day.

•  Full time karma yoga programme :

minimum stay one month, eight hours of karma yoga per day.
Minimum donation required: 100 € for the first month
You can participate in the daily morning and evening meditations and one asana class a day.

  

Conditions for applying for our Karma Yoga programmes:

  • All Karmayogis need to be graduates of the Sivananda Yoga Teachers’ Training Course.   
    If you have not yet taken the Sivananda Yoga Teachers’ Training Course please book a one week stay as a yoga vacation guest during which you talk to a senior staff member about Karmayoga possibilities.
    If you are not a Sivananda Yoga teacher but have been a longterm student and Karmayogi in any of the Sivananda Yoga Centres, please contact the Ashram for a phone interview.

  • Minimum stay for a karmayoga programme is one month

  • All Karmayogis need to be ready to commit to serving and sharing the spirit of Yoga and to perform all assigned Karmayoga duties with joy and dynamism

  • All Karmayogis need to be keen on building up a disciplined spiritual personal practice and therefore are requested to attend the daily morning and evening meditations and one yoga class a day.

  • All Karmayogis need to be willing to follow instrucions and guidance from senior staff members regarding  Karmayoga duties and spiritual practice

  • As a Karmayogi you agree to stick to a yogic-vegetarian diet and will not smoke or take drugs of any kind during your Karmayoga stay

 

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