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Yoga, Service and Community Program Scholarship: Event Setup & Coordination

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Mount Madonna Center | Watsonville, CA
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Mount Madonna Center


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Published 4 months ago

Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


Mount Madonna Center offers a unique opportunity for those interested in living, studying and serving within a well-established residential yoga and retreat Center. Participants will qualify for a scholarship of $675 toward the program tuition (of $1345), which includes meals and lodging.


Our Community:

Mount Madonna Center is located on 355 acres of redwood forest and meadows overlooking Monterey Bay on the central coast of California. The community and its activities have been inspired by the yoga teachings and example of Baba Hari Dass. Please visit our website for more detailed information about our community.


Program:

The Yoga, Service and Community (YSC) Program offers daily classes in the practices and philosophy of yoga, including physical positions (Asana), breath control practices (Pranayama) and aspects of Meditation Practice. Selfless service (known in the yoga teachings as Karma Yoga) is one of the Program’s central components. This program is intended to help develop the qualities of mindfulness, discernment and a generous attitude towards serving others. There are weekly theme discussions and reflection circles, and experiential service learning. There are also opportunities to participate in a variety of other classes, community activities, and events. You can find more details about the program on the YSC page of our website.


Service Learning Placement:

The service component offers a unique opportunity to explore the essence of service. In providing for the needs of programs, events, and personal retreats, and a commitment to assisting guests, program participants will expand their understanding and experience of the meaning and importance of service, develop a greater sense of self-awareness, and learn communication and leadership skills within an intentional community setting.

Those selected for this program scholarship will meet weekly with two other leaders to discuss and plan for upcoming events, retreats, and workshops, and will be responsible for directing small groups of other volunteers to setup the meeting spaces. An ideal participant has an ability to be a part of a team, as well as create teams, expresses good communication skills, generosity and affability, and is dedicated to helping others.


Program specifics for qualified applicants:

The volunteer receives a scholarship that includes tuition, single (private) room accommodation with shared bathroom, three vegetarian meals a day, and access to daily yoga classes.

The upcoming program dates are June 11 -- August 25, 2019, with the option of applying for another 4-month session (September 2019 -January 2020).


Applicants should be open to living in an intentional yoga community, engaging with others in a positive way, and keeping a clean and sober environment (no drugs or alcohol on the property). The community asks everyone to abide by the vegetarian guidelines while on the property. A valid driver's license is required.

Mount Madonna Center offers a unique opportunity for those interested in living, studying and serving within a well-established residential yoga and retreat Center. Participants will qualify for a scholarship of $675 toward the program…

Details at a glance

  • Fee Required
  • On-site Location
  • Training Provided
  • Housing Available
  • International Volunteers Welcome

How To Apply

If this invitation is of interest to you, please submit your application, and note your interest in the Event Setup scholarship on your application.

If this invitation is of interest to you, please submit your application, and note your interest in the Event Setup scholarship on your application.

Location

445 Summit Rd., Watsonville, CA 95076

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