Founded on the principle of service, the Ashram is a living example of a generosity-based community. Karma Yoga is the practice of selfless service, and is an essential part of life here at Yasodhara Ashram.

“I’ve come to understand cleaning as a way of making sacred space for someone to enter into, and I acknowledge that when I do these things I’m creating that space inwards as well. Karma Yoga taught me that even the smallest acts in life can be an offering.” Maiya Irvine

Karma Yoga Programs & Stays

We offer many options for longer term stays on our popular Karma Yoga Programs:

Young Adult Program
This is a live and work program for young adults aged 18-30. Learn more.

One-Month Karma Yoga Program
This is a live and work program for adults and elders. Learn more.

Learning Residencies
This is a longer-term Karma Yoga program blending spiritual and career/life development opportunities. Learn more.

Karma Yoga is included in all of our courses and retreats. You may also choose to stay on after a course as a Karma Yogi or spend a day, a weekend or a week as part of our Karma Yoga team.

 

About Karma Yoga

“Selfless service will make you Divine.” Gurudev Sivananda

Karma Yoga teaches us how to work, how to work together and how to understand ourselves in relation to others. The yoga of action helps us take our theoretical knowledge of spiritual life and test it out in our daily lives.

It is the spirit with which we approach our work that transforms our actions into the practice of Karma Yoga. Karma Yoga is marked by willingness, care, consideration and cooperation. By spiritualizing our work, we can lift any task from the menial to the meaningful. This mental attitude/spiritual ideal can be carried with you, away from the Ashram into your daily life and work.

At Yasodhara Ashram, Karma Yoga is translated into our daily work as service to the community. We work together in the kitchen, garden and grounds, we build houses and repair our buildings, we clean and care for our spaces. Karma Yogis run our office and registrations, publish books and newsletters. We also meet together to reflect on the events of the day and support each other in our efforts.

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What Karma Yoga Program Participants are saying:

“Karma Yoga is a revelation for me. It has changed how I see my work and the value I place in my actions. It’s a practice I will take with me wherever I go.” Molly Askey-Goldsbury

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Upcoming Intake Dates
Jul
24
Tue
6:45 pm One-Month Karma Yoga Program – Free
One-Month Karma Yoga Program – Free
Jul 24 @ 6:45 pm
One-Month Karma Yoga Program - Free @ Yasodhara Ashram
Take this opportunity to experience yoga and work in a truly transformative way! The One-Month (OM) Karma Yoga program is for anyone interested in living in a spiritual community to explore work, develop self-knowledge and gain skills. This live-and-work program …
6:45 pm Young Adult Program – Free
Young Adult Program – Free
Jul 24 @ 6:45 pm
Young Adult Program - Free @ Yasodhara Ashram
Take this opportunity to experience yoga and work in a truly transformative way! The Young Adult Program is for people 18-30 interested in living in a spiritual community to explore work, develop self-knowledge and gain skills. This live-and-work program focuses on …
Aug
21
Tue
6:45 pm One-Month Karma Yoga Program – Free
One-Month Karma Yoga Program – Free
Aug 21 @ 6:45 pm
One-Month Karma Yoga Program - Free @ Yasodhara Ashram
Take this opportunity to experience yoga and work in a truly transformative way! The One-Month (OM) Karma Yoga program is for anyone interested in living in a spiritual community to explore work, develop self-knowledge and gain skills. This live-and-work program …
6:45 pm Young Adult Program – Free
Young Adult Program – Free
Aug 21 @ 6:45 pm
Young Adult Program - Free @ Yasodhara Ashram
Take this opportunity to experience yoga and work in a truly transformative way! The Young Adult Program is for people 18-30 interested in living in a spiritual community to explore work, develop self-knowledge and gain skills. This live-and-work program focuses on …
Sep
18
Tue
6:45 pm One-Month Karma Yoga Program – Free
One-Month Karma Yoga Program – Free
Sep 18 @ 6:45 pm
One-Month Karma Yoga Program - Free @ Yasodhara Ashram
Take this opportunity to experience yoga and work in a truly transformative way! The One-Month (OM) Karma Yoga program is for anyone interested in living in a spiritual community to explore work, develop self-knowledge and gain skills. This live-and-work program …
6:45 pm Young Adult Program – Free
Young Adult Program – Free
Sep 18 @ 6:45 pm
Young Adult Program - Free @ Yasodhara Ashram
Take this opportunity to experience yoga and work in a truly transformative way! The Young Adult Program is for people 18-30 interested in living in a spiritual community to explore work, develop self-knowledge and gain skills. This live-and-work program focuses on …
Oct
16
Tue
6:45 pm One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake
Oct 16 @ 6:45 pm
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake @ Yasodhara Ashram
Take this opportunity to experience yoga and work in a truly transformative way! The One-Month (OM) Karma Yoga program is for anyone interested in living in a spiritual community to explore work, develop self-knowledge and gain skills. This live-and-work program …
6:45 pm Young Adult Program Intake
Young Adult Program Intake
Oct 16 @ 6:45 pm
Young Adult Program Intake @ Yasodhara Ashram
Take this opportunity to experience yoga and work in a truly transformative way! The Young Adult Program is for people 18-30 interested in living in a spiritual community to explore work, develop self-knowledge and gain skills. This live-and-work program focuses on …

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