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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 

  • Accommodations = Camping 

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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 Spring to Fall. Please before you commit to a set amount of time, recognize that a community will be depending on you and your service.

 

ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE
 

There are specific days that you can arrive for this Program.  There is a free shuttle that goes into town every 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.  

ACCOMMODATION

All Accommodation will be camping. 

We have a beautiful forested camping area by our bubbling creek. You could even can bring your own camper--- sorry we have no electric or water hook-up available.

SEVA PROGRAM POSTIONS

Seva Option 1: Kitchen & Cleaning Team

- cost: $10/day

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

- minimum 1 month commitment

- 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

- labour work begins Sept. 15. Until then, tasks will be harvesting, kitchen assistance, and cleaning.

- 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.