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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.

Each day:

  • starts with a one-hour Hatha Yoga class
  • ends with Satsang, a community gathering of devotion/meditation.

Week 1 includes:

  • orientation
  • training & work in different areas
  • workshops introducing practices and self-development processes
  • reflection day

Weeks 2-4:

  • 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

Amenities:

  • 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.

Upcoming program dates in 2016 and 2017 are:  

2016: Nov 14 – Dec 12, Dec 12 – Jan 9 

2017: 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

Applications:

Young Adults (18-30):

Download 2016 & 2017 Young Adult Application

Adults & Elders:

Download 2016 & 2017 Adult & Elder Application

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

Upcoming Intake Dates
Dec
12
Mon
6:45 pm One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake
Dec 12 @ 6:45 pm
One-Month Karma Yoga Program Intake @ Yasodhara Ashram
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