The Seva Program

Also known as The Karma Yoga Program or Volunteer Program. 

Seva or Selfless Service is a sacred practice in many spiritual traditions referred to as Karma Yoga in yogic traditions. Seva/Karma Yoga is one of the four main paths of yoga and is considered the foundation of bringing True Yoga into everyday life.   It is through these practices of selflessly giving that we learn to transcend the ego and put love into action. 

Live in a sacred community in an inspiring off-grid location.  Spend your days surrounded by forest, mountains, wildlife and like-hearted beings.  Immerse yourself in a spiritually oriented lifestyle and deepen into yourself.  

The Seva Team is for those beings who feel a calling to experience yoga, meditation, and off-grid life while working hard and serving the ashram as an active member of the community. 
 

 

What's to be expected?

  • Rustic Off-Grid location

  • Community Life

  • Community activities twice a week
    (Yoga, Forest Bathing, Philosophy Talks, Movies etc.)

  • Simple Vegan & Vegetarian Meals

  • Silent Mornings

  • Spiritual & Philosophical Conversations 

  • Group Meditations 

  • Intimacy with nature 

  • Working on outdoor projects, rustic carpentry, cooking, gardening, cleaning

  • Accommodations = Camping 

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Changes to the Seva Program

We live within the Nisga'a Nation and wish to respect the closure and restrictions they have placed around their community. At this point, we can only host volunteers who have already been self-isolating. While you are traveling you must wear a mask and take every precaution against COVID-19. We have been an isolated community since February 2020 and we trust you to practice extreme caution while you travel here.

While here at the Ashram, you'll also have to follow all of the necessary protocols for our safety during the COVID-19 rules and regulations set forth for us by the government of British Columbia.  When you come to the ashram you will be expected to stay here and not tour the surrounding areas.  There will be one designated community member who will go to town on a bi-weekly basis to get supplies.  They will be able to pick up anything you need.  Please come prepared to stay. 

Time Commitment
 

There is a minimum commitment of one month in this program, and priority will be given to those who can stay for 1-6 months. Spaces are limited and there is an application process.  People who are willing to make a longer commitment and who have previous work experience or skills will be preferred.  Beings who have a strong personal Sadhana or spiritual practice will also have priority. 

 

We are open from May 27th to November 1st, 2021

Please before you commit to a set amount of time, recognize that a community will be depending on you and your service.   At this time we are seeking members to arrive by July 16th and stay until at least September 15th.


 

Arrival & Departure
 

There are specific days that you can arrive for this Program.  There is a free shuttle that goes into town on every second Thursday, to pick people up. If you're feeling that you are needing to come or go on a day other than the days specified there will be a $150 CAD pick up/drop off fee.  If you're driving yourself you can arrive and depart on whatever day best works for you.  

Free shuttle dates:
May 27 -- June 10 -- June 24 -- July 8 -- July 16 -- Aug 10 -- Sept 15 -- Sept 30 

Accommodation

All Accommodation will be camping.

Seva Program Postions 

Seva option 1: Kitchen & Cleaning Team

- cost: $10/day

- time: 5 hr/day, 4 days/week

- must commit from July 16 - Sept 15, or minimum 1 month afterward

- tasks: cleaning, meal prep, serving, gardening & harvesting, odd jobs

- includes yoga, meditation, spiritual community, meals, camping accommodation 

Seva option 2: Work Exchange Team

- cost: $0

- time: 7 hr/day, 5 days/week

- tasks: outdoor labour work and general land maintenance

- positions available beginning Sept. 15

- includes yoga, meditation, spiritual community, meals, camping accommodation 

If you are interested in coming to stay with us this season on a Seva team, please e-mail anuttara.bookings@gmail.com.