Shoshoni’s Work Study program is for those wishing to delve deeply into a spiritual practice. Students participate in the yoga lifestyle, living in a community with other resident yogis.
Seva, or karma yoga, is a core practice in the Shambhava Yoga™ tradition. This selfless service is yoga-in-action as you work to be present with a particular task at hand. It is a priceless skill for a fulfilling life, because it teaches practitioners how to work with a sense of open-heartedness and shared purpose in support of community.
Throughout the day, ashram residents participate in different seva projects designed to maintain the ashram facility and offer a welcoming and nourishing environment for our guests. During work time, residents are encouraged to practice japa, or mantra repetition, to develop a conscious awareness and presence of mind. Seva projects include cleaning, gardening, chopping wood, grounds maintenance, or construction.
Work Study participants work six days per week and have one assigned day off each week. Accommodations are dorm style. We encourage Work Study volunteers to come with an open mind and a willingness to learn and contribute to our community. Our living teacher, His Holiness Rishi Maha Mandaleshwar Sri Shambhavananda, is a master of meditation in the Shambhava Yoga™ tradition.
Work Study Programs
1-month Yoga Immersion Program: June, July or August 2017, beginning on the 1st of each month. Work part time, 6 days per week. Attend morning/evening yoga and meditation classes. Participate in afternoon seva. $750/month
Three-month Summer Work Study: June 1-September 3, 2017. Work full time, 6 days per week. There is no charge for this program.
Five-month Full Season Work Study: May 1-October 1, 2017. Work full time, 6 days per week. There is no charge for this program.
Our work study program is competitive; we receive many more applications than we have spots available. Please be thorough and thoughtful in your application.
Work Study Daily Schedule
5:30 am Guru Gita chant and meditation
7:00 am Breakfast
7:45 am-12:00 Seva
12:45-4:00 pm Seva
4:00-5:00 Optional Evening Hatha Yoga
5:30-6:15 pm Cleanup
6:30-7:30 pm Evening Chanting and Meditation
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