Karma Yoga

Prema Lakshmi is the person to contact when you want to arrange to book onto the program. There is an application form on the last page of this document for you to complete which will assist us in organising your stay here. Prema Lakshmi  is the ashram manager and home care volunteer co-ordinator and will orientate you to the home space and a senior member of staff will guide you through your daily karma yoga (work assignment) each day.

Working Hours: Karma Yogis/volunteers are expected to work in a contemplative mood. For those on the Karma Yoga Retreat Program, the main work period is usually from 9.30 am – 1.30 pm or 14.00 to 18.00 and in addition includes lunch preparation from 12.45 pm or 15 minutes clearing away after lunch depending on your working shift. There is a meeting at 9.15 am for participants with the staff and day co-ordinator where we check-in, and after which karma yoga assignments are given.

Food provided is breakfast, superfood smoothie (banana, hemp milk, superfood powder, spirulina, ginger) and fresh fruit, muesli and hemp or rice milk, plus herbal tea), and lunch (usually a soup or a curry and rice, fresh salads, seeds, dressing, etc). Evening food – volunteers can make up a plate at lunchtime to eat in the evening, or prepare something later themselves from the kitchen. Occasionally an evening meal is made collectively.

Filtered, alkaline, activated water, fresh fruit and herbal teas are available to you throughout the day. Lunch is always the main meal of the day here at the Ashram.

The accommodation 
provided on the Karma Yoga Retreat Program is in the cabin space where you will be sharing with others (mixed gender).

~ Daily Programme ~

Up until 7.00 am
Self-practice yoga/exercise in the group room (optional)
7.00 am until 8.00 am
Arati & Kirtan
8.00 am until 8.30 am
Group meditation in the temple room
8.30 am
9.15 am – 9.30 am
Morning Check – In & Orientation
9.30 am – 1.30 pm
Morning Work Period (including lunch prep. below)
12.45 pm – 1.30 pm
Lunch preparation (except Wednesday’s which is at 12.15pm)
1.30 pm – 2.15 pm
2.00 pm – 6.00 pm
Afternoon Karma Yoga period

If you have any questions or would like to discuss any of the above further, please contact Vrnda Devi, she will be pleased to assist you.

Please be aware that when you have agreed to come here on this program, you are making a commitment to yourself and to us, and we are relying upon your participation. Payment of £65 for the program is payable in advance.
 Please Note: Payments are non-refundable. They are also non-transferrable with less than 4 weeks notice.

Download this information and application by clicking the following link: KarmaYogaExchangeProgramme.

Or call us on 01458 832 300 for further details and to book.