Seva is Selfless service 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, off-grid life, and living in an ashram while being active members of the community.
What's to be expected?
5 hours of service/5 days per week
2 days off per week
Rustic Off-Grid location
Community activities twice a week (Yoga, Forest Bathing, Philosophy Talks, Movies etc.)
Simple Vegetarian Meals
Spiritual & Philosophical Conversations
Intimacy with nature
Working on outdoor projects , rustic carpentary
Accommodations = Camping or Dormitories
Changes to the Seva Program
We live within the Nisag'a Nation and wish to respect the closure and restrictions they have placed around their community. At this point, we can only host Canadian 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 and we trust you to practice extreme caution while you travel here.
This season for us is not unfolding the way we anticipated. We have taken all of our programs online and remain closed to the public. Our community is much, much smaller than we anticipated so our needs for volunteers have changed. Typically we have a team of committed managers, cooks, and teachers from around the world. At this time, almost all of our managers and some of our teachers are still out of the country.
This means that the general layout of our Seva program has needed to undergo some serious changes. As of now, we need folks to help with building projects ie. cobbing, carpentry, digging, wood-splitting, and stacking. Nearly all of this work will be outside.
Because we don't have a cook or kitchen manager, we are usually having a simple, large brunch and a light dinner. We can offer occasional yoga classes and meditations. You would be welcome to do your personal practice in the Yoga hall in the mornings.
We ask for a donation of $150 CAD to cover the cost of having you at the ashram.
That being said, we do not turn anyone away for a lack of funds. If this is not affordable for you please let us know as scholarships are available.
There is a minimum commitment of 1 month in this program. However, 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.
Please before you commit to a set amount of time please 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 on Saturdays, 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.
All Accommodation will be camping or in a shared dormitory space.
Please review our COVID-19 Page to be aware of how this pandemic has effected our Seva Program.