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Swami SivanandaSwami Vishnu

Serve, love, give, purify, meditate, realize.

—Swami Sivananda

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Karma Yoga Experiences

“Older” Karma Yogis Find a Yoga Home

Service have been the mainstay of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat since it was founded in the 1960s by Swami Vishnu Devananda. Staying from one to three months — or longer — in a residential study program, Karma Yogis are assigned to service in the k …
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We’re Recruiting: Cook and Assistant Cooks Needed

Karma Yoga (work-service) Positions Available   Add this unique experience to your C.V. whether you just graduated from culinary school or are an experienced cook. By expanding your expertise and expressing your creativity in healthy, nutritious m …
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10 Amazing Things About Living at the Ashram

  The Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat welcomes students, yoga vacationers, spiritual aspirants, distinguished presenters from around the world — and Karma Yogis for the Residential Study Program. Karma Yogis enroll for at least one to three months o …
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Karma Yogis Return to Serve Again

“The first step in the spiritual path is the selfless service to humanity.” —Swami Sivananda Karma yoga, or the path of active selfless service, is one of the main yogic paths. The Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat offers a 36-day Karma Yoga Introduction P …
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Karma Yoga Couple Discovers Serenity at the Ashram

When Hoa Tran, 50, and Kevin Wicks, 40, came to the ashram as karma yogis, they were already trained as yoga teachers but sought something deeper. “We wanted to do something more profound with our practice, so we came here to learn more,” Hoa says. In …
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4 (More) Hard Lessons I Learned From Karma Yoga

In 2014, Katie Papo (Ambika) wrote Three Hard Lessons I Learned from Karma Yoga, describing the culminating lessons of her experiences in the Karma Yoga/Residential Study Program at the ashram. After several more years in the karma yoga program, here s …
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Karma Yoga: Three Inspiring Stories

“The first step in the spiritual path is the selfless service to humanity.” —Swami Sivananda Karma yoga, or the path of active selfless service, is one of the main yogic paths. The Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat offers a 36-day Karma Yoga Introduction P …
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Joining the Brunch Team as a Karma Yogi in the Bahamas Kitchen

by Karma Yogi Barbara Clarke It may sound daunting to show up for kitchen duty as a Karma Yogi at 6.30 am on your first day, but the smell of homemade bread, freshly mixed cinnamon granola and ginger-infused sauces is enough to lift anyone’s spirits. T …
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Chanting Ahimsa

by Nicole Vahlkamp (Nirmala) It is 6 o’clock in the morning and 200 people are sitting cross-legged on a large wooden platform surrounded by palm trees made slightly iridescent by the contrast between the slowly rising sun and the shadows of the dissol …
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