Internships & Employment
Internships are for people who have a skill base and/or experience that lends itself to a particular area of the Ashram. In an internship you will spend approximately 75% of your time in your designated area. You may also be assigned to the general work schedule of the Ashram (Grounds, Maintenance, Accommodations/Hospitality, Garden/Orchard, Kitchen/Summer Kitchen or general administration) as needed.
The program is based on experiential and self-led learning within a guided mentorship. This is a unique opportunity to deepen your skill-set at the same time as you offer service and expand your own self-understanding. Interns participate in Karma Yoga six days a week and receive the support of an Ashram liaison person, in addition to your area mentor. Weekly classes, daily reflection, morning yoga classes, and evening satsangs enrich this program. We are a carbon neutral organization and use sustainable/green practices.
An internship will provide the opportunity to explore and practice:
- Practical skills and knowledge related to that area
- Organizational tools and people skills such as
- Time management
- Planning and facilitation
- Coordination and communication
- Sustaining harmonious work/service environment
While these are not paid staff positions, they are spiritual and career/life development opportunities. Modest stipends are available to those who have a financial need (please note that modest stipends are available to Canadian citizens only). Internships offer free room and board, which includes shared accommodation and meals.
Length of Stay
Internship lengths vary between 4 – 12 months. All internships have a one-month trial period.
There are occasionally full-time employment opportunities available at Yasodhara Ashram. We are a positive, supportive workplace where communication and personal growth are highly valued. Interest in yoga is helpful but not required. You will work with both paid and unpaid workers, guests at the Ashram and residents. As a community we try to cultivate the spirit of Karma Yoga, the yoga of selfless service. If working in this kind of environment is of interest to you, please check back for postings.