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Camp Karma Yoga

 

How would you like to spend a weekend in Seva (that’s Sanskrit for service), living and working in community, and helping to improve our ashram?

Camp Karma Yoga is just that occasion. Join us as we tend to the garden or make the ashram shine, and experience what it’s like to “Serve, Love, and Give” on a practical level. 

Karma Yoga is most impactful when you feel a sense of ownership and value in what you’re doing. We invite you to relate to the ashram as “Your Ashram.” As we pool our positive energy and enthusiasm, you’ll be amazed at what we can accomplish!

 

Since we are living in times of COVID, we are taking extra precautions to keep everyone safe. 

Day-visitors must: 

  • Wear a face mask
  • Practice social distancing
  • Wash hands often & use hand sanitizer

Overnight-visitors must:

  • All above protocol (Masks, social distancing, hand washing)
  • PLUS
  • 14-day self-quarantine prior to arrival at the ashram (Starting Friday, October 16)
  • COVID test during quarantine period
  • COVID test results sent to the ashram by Wednesday, October 28, 2020

After we have ensured everyone’s health and safety, we can have some fun! 

 

Arrival and Departure 

Check-in: 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 31

If you’d like to arrive a day ahead of time or stay an additional day, this is an option also. Please let us know of your schedule in your application.

 

Manu and Sita doing Karma Yoga, tending to the lychee trees

Daily Schedule

Saturday, October 31

  • 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Karma Yoga Projects
  • 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Personal Time
  • 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. – Dinner
  • 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. – Satsang (Meditation, Mantra Chanting, & Lecture on Yoga)

Sunday, November 1

  • 6:00 – 8:00 a.m. – Satsang
  • 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. – Hatha Yoga Practice
  • 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. – Breakfast
  • 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Karma Yoga Projects
  • 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Personal Time
  • 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. – Dinner
  • 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. – Satsang (Meditation, Mantra Chanting, & Lecture on Yoga)

Monday, November 2

  • 6:00 – 8:00 a.m. – Satsang
  • 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. – Hatha Yoga Practice
  • 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. – Breakfast
  • 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Karma Yoga Projects
  • 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Personal Time
  • 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. – Dinner
  • 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. – Satsang (Meditation, Mantra Chanting, & Lecture on Yoga)

 

What to Expect

Yogi Hari’s Ashram will provide accommodations, breakfast, dinner, Satsang in morning and evening, Yoga class, and guidance during Karma Yoga projects. We also have plenty of sunscreen, bug spray, drinking water, and a limited supply of work boots for you to use during the day.


What to Pack

  • Clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty
  • Work boots (if you have them) 
  • Protective gloves for gardening (May be purchased for $5) 
  • Raincoat or umbrella
  • Sun hat
  • Yoga mat (May be purchased for $20)
  • Toiletries (Unscented soap please. See note below.) 
  • Comfortable clothes for Hatha Yoga
  • Swimming suit
  • Phone & phone charger
  • Twin bed sheets (May be rented for $15)
  • Towel

Optional

  • Fruits & snacks for during the day
  • Notebook & pens
  • Mala beads for meditation
  • Cushion or pillow for sitting during lecture
  • Camera
  • Alarm clock
  • Mosquito repellant 
  • Small electric fan

 

Please note… 

The ashram is a drug-free environment.

If you choose to use of tobacco, drugs, or alcohol within the ashram premises you will be asked to leave the ashram.

 

The best smell is no smell.

At the ashram, you will be living in close quarters with others during classes and meditation. Please be respectful of those around you and refrain from using scented soaps, lotions, perfumes, and essential oils. These can be a distraction to others and can be harmful to those with allergies. 

If you have difficulty finding unscented soap, we have both liquid and bar soap available for purchase at the ashram. 

 

Getting to the Ashram

By Car

If you choose to drive, you may park your car at the ashram over the weekend.

From Ft. Lauderdale, take 1-595 west to I-75 south.

Or, from Miami, take I-75 north.

•Exit on Miramar Parkway East (Exit 7a) and go 1.5 miles.

•Turn right on 129th Ave.

•At the stop sign, turn left on SW 33rd St.

•Just after 128th Ave., you will see 12750 with the Ashram sign. 

•Turn right and drive 600 feet to the end of the driveway to the Ashram. 

From the Turnpike, exit on Red Rd. (Exit #43)

•Go north on Red Rd. to Miramar Parkway.

•Just after Flamingo Rd., turn left on129th Ave.

•At the stop sign, turn left on SW 33rd St.

•Just after 128th Ave., you will see 12750 with the Ashram sign. 

•Turn right and drive 600 feet to the end of the driveway to the Ashram.

 

By Airplane

Fly into Fort Lauderdale International Airport or Miami International Airport and take the Super Shuttle. This is your best option and costs around $50 one way. Uber is available for $30-$50 one way, depending on the time of day, or you may use public transportation.

Another option is to sign up for Uber and request a ride from the airport. This will cost you around $30 one way.


Meals

The food prepared at the ashram is according to a Yogic, vegetarian diet. Simple meals are nourishing and tasty. While we can offer some adjustments according to vegan and gluten-free diets, if you have a special way of eating, we please request that you plan on providing your own food, which you can store in the student kitchen and refrigerator. Herbal tea is provided throughout the day. 

Yogi Hari’s Ashram provides a clean and pure environment without illicit substances, tobacco, alcohol, caffeine, and meat. Students are expected to respect these terms or they are asked to leave the ashram.

 

Accommodations

Ashram living is modest, practical, and comfortable. The main goal of students who study at the ashram is to learn and practice authentic Yoga. You will not find a resort-style atmosphere, and the overall feeling of the ashram is that of functionality, efficiency, and a desire to learn. 

  • Dormitory style with twin size bunk beds. 
  • 4-8 students per room
  • Shared bathrooms separate from rooms. 
  • Men and women sleep in separate rooms.
  • Seasonal air-conditioning – in cooler months, we open the windows for fresh air. Ceiling fans throughout the ashram.
  • Use of washer and dryer available. Laundry soap is provided.
  • Pool
  • Wifi

 

If you agree to these guidelines and you’d like to sign up for Camp Karma Yoga, please fill out an application below! 

 

Apply Today!