We are always looking for former students to support our work in The Yoga Village. Our Karma Yoga program allows alumni the opportunity to return to idyllic Patnem or extend their stay and become part of the Kranti Yoga family. In order to qualify for this program, you must have completed 2 courses at Kranti Yoga, including a YTTC (200hr, 300hr or 100hr +).
What is a Karma Yoga Volunteer?
Being a Karma yoga volunteer is a life changing experience. Whether you are volunteering to travel, meet new people, learn new skills, explore a new way of life, or all of the above, our Karma Yoga program offers alumni the opportunity to further their studies through a mentorship program within the Yoga Village.
Your time is one of the most precious gifts you have to offer. As a volunteer you are stepping into the role of a Karma yogi; a person that makes self-less service and helping others their focus. In the Indian yoga tradition, Karma yoga is recognised as the practice of purifying the heart by putting the needs of others ahead of your own. In a world that is so pre-occupied with “who I am” and “what is mine,” discovering the simple joy of giving and loving can be a truly rewarding experience.
As a Karma volunteer at Kranti Yoga, you will be making sure each group and every person who comes to the village is welcomed and cared for. We embrace and embody the following values in everything we do – and we invite you to do the same.
We give people space to be, without judgment. We accept people as they are, wherever they are. We take the same approach with all our daily tasks - openly, and fully present in every project we take on.
Generosity & kindness
We are generous with our time and energy, choosing to share what we have instead of holding back. We understand the nature of giving and putting the needs of others before our own. We extend the hand of kindness and compassion in our actions.
Have fun and spread positive vibrations
We aim to spread positivity and joy as much as possible. We seek to have as much fun in the connections we make as with the work we do. There is plenty of time for silence and stillness here, but there’s also time for creativity, dance, art and music.
“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” - Plato
The whole team here at Kranti Yoga works hard every day to make sure the experience for our guests is the best it can possibly be. Every day is different and there is always something to do. As so many of the lovely people who come to The Yoga Village take photos to share with their friends and family back home, it often feels like we are preparing a stage set. The care and time you spend cleaning and arranging each space, creates an atmosphere that allows guests to find effortless relaxation in nurturing environment.
Below is a list of some of the things you will be asked to help with:
Holding space - prepare and be present so that everyone feels welcome and at ease.
Eat with our guests at meal times. Engage in conversations with guests and students to ensure that they feel at home with us here at Kranti Yoga.
Every day, pop by the chill out zones to check in with guests to see how they are doing and offer support, joy, and love where you can.
Photography & Social Media
Capture a daily record of life in the shala, posting guests or your own best photos to our Instagram and Facebook pages.
Help the kitchen team clear away the dining area after each meal.
Illuminate communal areas, including the yoga shalas, bathrooms and eating areas with a little tidying, flower arranging, incent burning, etc.
Depending on the season: weed, water, plant and harvest!
Although our housekeeping team looks after all bedding and towels, there are always smaller face towels to be collected daily, washed, dried outside on the lines, folded and stored.
Course Preparation - Group Change Over
We have an amazing housekeeping team to change over the rooms and clean. Between courses, however, part of the Karma yoga responsibilities are to make sure every bedroom and communal space is fashioned to the highest level possible. It is essential for each group & every course that the students and guests feel as welcome as possible. Beautifully prepared bedrooms and bathrooms full of fluffed pillows & folded towels does just the job!
Please note, this list is by no means exhaustive. If you have any special talents or applicable skills that can be incorporated into creating the best possible experience for our guests, please let us know.
8 hours a day, 6 days a week. It’s a long day, but you have the opportunity to develop your own practice. You will also have a full day off each week and a minimum of 2 consecutive days off between courses allowing you the opportunity to experience and explore beautiful Goa.
Typically your day will start around 7:00am and end around 6:30pm. Usually you will have a specific set of tasks or areas of responsibility each week. You will also be given the chance to take 1 yoga class daily, either in the morning or afternoon.
Although you are free to enjoy the shala facilities we have found that people usually prefer to retire to their home or go walking to give themselves space away from team mates and guests, which can get a bit overwhelming if you’re used to spending a lot of time by yourself. It is also worth bearing in mind, that if you are onsite, even if you arent scheduled for a specific task, we still consider you ‘on-duty’ and are free to answer guests questions.
What’s In It For You?
In exchange for your time, your willingness and your positive attitude, you will be offered insight and experience into how to care for groups of people plus the following:
- Daily yoga classes 7 days a week
- 3 healthy meals a day
- The opportunity to live in and experience a beautiful and tranquil part of India
- The chance to meet like-minded and interesting people from all over the world
- Personal development of your practice and experience
If you are interested in applying to our Karma Yoga program here at Kranti Yoga, please send your details to Robert at [email protected]
Enrollment is on a first come first serve basis. Once we are at capacity, we must stop recruitment.
'Undisturbed calmness of mind is attained by cultivating friendliness toward the happy, compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous, and indifference toward the wicked.'
Patanjali's Yoga Sutras