Residential Study Program (Karma Yoga)

Immerse yourself in the yogic lifestyle and ashram life by participating in our Karma Yoga Residential Study Programs. Allow the practice of selfless service to open your heart and connect you to the divinity within yourself and within all beings.

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Program Options

1-Month Karma Yoga Introduction

Participants in this program offer selfless service and enjoy the various programs that are offered in the ashram during satsangs (meditation, chanting and lecture) as well as some of the afternoon workshops. Spiritual guidance and advice can be requested from senior staff of the ashram.

The program’s daily schedule includes:

  • attendance at morning and evening satsangs (each 2 hours: meditation, chanting and lecture)
  • attendance at staff meeting
  • one 2-hour yoga class
  • five hours of selfless service

A 31-day minimum commitment is required. The cost is $899 per month November 20-May 31 and $682 per month June 1-November 19. If you would like to serve longer, additional days are calculated at $29/day November 20-May 31 and $22/day June 1 - November 19. This price includes accommodations*, meals, and yoga classes and participation in some of the Yoga Vacation Programs (depending on work schedule).

*From mid-November to mid-June: Tent accommodations only (please bring your own tent). From early to mid-June through mid-November, accommodations will be in dormitories and 10% hotel tax will apply.

Please email karmayogabahamas@sivananda.org to inquire further and request an application form.

3-Month Karma Yoga Immersion

This program is a complete immersion in ashram life. It is suitable for yoga teachers and those interested in fully committing to a spiritual life. Prior interview with the ashram manager is required.

The minimum length of stay under this program is three months; longer stays are also possible.

The program’s daily schedule includes:

  • attendance at morning and evening satsangs (each 2 hours: meditation, chanting and lecture)
  • attendance at staff meeting
  • one 2-hour yoga class daily
  • willingness to offer daily selfless service in any aspect of ashram life, generally 6 to 8 hours a day —and as needed by the ashram

There is no fee for this program. Participants receive accommodations*, meals, and yoga classes, and may participate in some of the Yoga Vacation Programs (depending on work schedule).

Please note An interview with the Karma Yoga Coordinator is required for the 3-month program. Please email karmayogabahamas@sivananda.org to inquire further and request an application form.

*From mid-November to mid-June: Tent accommodations only (please bring your own tent). From early to mid-June through mid-November, accommodations will be in dormitories.

 

Video: Ashram Director Swami Swaroopananda speaks about being Karma Yoga staff at the ashram.