Service & Yoga Fellowship: Summer 2013
"We come to realize that the true measure of our lives is not how much we have gained for ourselves, but how much we have given." – Sri Sri
For those interested in integrating yoga and service,
inner discovery and the outer offering of skill and time,
the Internation Center for Meditation and Well-Being invites you to apply for …
the Service and Yoga Fellowship this summer!
Expand your mind. Challenge your concepts. Find the freedom promised in seva or selfless service. For applicants interested in living in an atmosphere of inquiry and natural splendor, we invite you to strengthen your spirit of service while making a difference at the International Center for Meditation and Well-Being. Volunteers play a key role in the center’s goal of providing a retreat center for guests to rest, rejuvenate, learn and grow in a community of celebration and diversity.
Volunteers engage in an active schedule of service, group practices, knowledge and community. The day is marked by periods of rest and activity, with special programs presented during the week. The residential service program starts June 1, though applicants can apply for earlier or later start dates.
Volunteers contribute at least 35 hours of service per week to the following fields:
- Guest Services
- Facilities and Grounds
- Content Development and Communications
- Culinary Assistance and Dining Services
- Trails and Forestry
- Farm and Garden
While not doing service, volunteers engage in other great activities like:
- Adventurous Hiking
- Music Practice
- Movie Night
- Table Tennis
A sample of the daily schedule is available below. Participation in the schedule is a challenge, yet rewarding. Please be aware that participants follow the schedule during their period of service to maximize their experience here.
After successfully completing at least six weeks of the program, graduates can join in the Art of Living Part 2 course from August 8-11. The Part 2 fees for this August course are waived for all program graduates. The course is an ideal chance to dive deep within in silence and meditation, and participants come out feeling charged and full of energy. At the start of the program, the Art of Meditation retreat is available at a discounted
Housing & Food:
Housing and Food are provided. Housing is shared in single-sex rooms in private rooms with bathrooms. The center provides a wholesome diet of plant-based, vegetarian cuisine. If you have specific allergies, please e-mail us with our application.
The Center offers the chance to serve in a unique, inspirational environment that also offers a perfect setting to look deeper into one’s life. It is a program for yogis and humanitarians, and all those who aspire to live and serve in their spirit.
Please apply though the online application form here. There is also a one-time application fee of $35, which you may give here.
An interview will be scheduled with a program lead two weeks into the stay to see if a participant is suited to the community life and program of service, practice and celebration and is eligible to continue.
Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received. Preference will be given to applications on a first come, first-reviewed basis, with preference given to those who can commit for two months or longer. A minimum period of 6 weeks is required. You will receive a reply within seven working days.
for Yoga of Service Interns
Monday - Friday
6:00am Extra Yoga and Practice (optional)
6:30 Group Yoga and Meditation
9:30 Work Meeting/Work
5:00 End Work
6:00 Evening Program
Day off or Outreach (Morning practice and evening program are there, but not required)
7:00 Morning Practice
10:30 Group Activity
4:00 Wisdom Series & Discussion
6:00 Evening Program
Classes are 8:15-9:30 pm on Tuesday
Wisdom Series are 8:15-9:30 on Thursday
In addition to the daily schedule, students attend a wisdom series on Sunday afternoon and Thursday evenings and take one class, which meets once per week for six-week periods. Interns are expected to attend morning and evening group practice, Monday through Friday and Sunday morning. Saturday is a day off.
Some duties start and end at different timings. Other duties have a different rotation of on and off days, such as 3 day on and 1 off.
Interns have one full day off from the schedule (usually Saturday) and a later schedule on the other day off.