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. 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:
- 5 half-days of training & work in different areas
- 6 half-day 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 dialogue with Ashram teachers/leaders
- 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: Young Adults (18-30) $600; 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 Young Adults and Elders on fixed income. Shared accommodation and meals included.
Length: Minimum four week commitment required.
2016 Program dates are: January 4 – February 1, February 1 – February 28, March 7 – April 4, April 18 – May 16, May 2 – May 30, May 30 – June 27, June 27 – July 25, July 25 – August 22, August 22 – September 19, September 19 – October 17, October 17 – November 14, November 14 – December 12, December 12 – January 9
Young Adults (18-30):
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:
“It’s a unique experience at the Ashram. I’m surrounded by people who offer support with such sincerity. I get to participate in fantastic weekly workshops. Last year, I also took a course with other guests and I was just glowing afterwards. The life-long gifts I receive here are amazing.” Molly Askey-Goldsbury