One-Month Karma Yoga Introduction
Take this opportunity to experience yoga and work in a truly transformative way! The One Month (OM) Program is for anyone interested in living in a spiritual community to explore work, develop self-knowledge and gain skills.
Through Karma Yoga I have found a new way of learning and working. It’s not about recognition; it’s about offering my work based on what I can do and what I know, within an environment of abundance and support. Ametisse Gover-Chamlou
This live-and-work program focuses on Karma Yoga —the yoga of action and selfless service—and also introduces participants to Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini Yoga — tools that can help expand awareness. Yasodhara Ashram is an intergenerational community where people of all ages — from youth to elders and everyone in between — work together. This program is run jointly with the Young Adult Program. Young Adults (18-30) are offered a reduced fee structure and Elders (60 and over) can choose to work six-hours instead of eight. The program helps you deepen self-knowledge, integrate as a valued working member of the community and take away a life-changing experience.
- starts with a one-hour Hatha Yoga class
- ends with Satsang, a community gathering of devotion/meditation.
Week 1 includes:
- training & work in different areas
- workshops introducing practices and self-development processes
- reflection day
- 5.5 days of full-time Karma Yoga (working in different areas)
- daily reflection breaks including writing/sharing in small groups
- weekly evening class
- weekly half-day workshop
- weekly reflection day
- final week includes review and planning as well as exit interviews
- library; bookstore; meditation rooms; beach and forest walks
Participants are also welcome to attend lunch-hour activities (such as sacred dance/music or learning sessions on various topics), as well as special events. Each participant is assigned an Ashram contact person to help with ongoing questions.
Cost: Adults $825; Elders (60+) $825 (six hour work day option available); Deposit $100 when you are accepted into the program. Bursary Applications are available for Elders on fixed income. Shared accommodation and meals included.
Length: Minimum four week commitment required.
2017 program dates: Jan 10 – Feb 6, Feb 7 – Mar 6, Mar 7- April 3, April 4 – May 1, May 2 – May 29, May 30 – June 26, June 27 – July 24, July 25 – Aug 21, Aug 22 – Sept 18, Sept 19 – Oct 16, Oct 17 – Nov 13, Nov 14 – Dec 11, Dec 12 – Jan 8
Adults & Elders:
For more information, please contact us.
ONE MONTH PLUS PROGRAM
After completing the one-month program participants can apply to extend their stay. Those staying for three months or longer are invited to attend a weekend course as part of the program.
What OM Program Participants are saying:
“The Karma Yoga program is well organized. I love the sharing circles because everyone is an oracle. Our group came together rapidly, which is a reflection of the person holding the space. The honesty was there; there were always beautiful, wise sharings.” Cat Gibbs