YSS Coordinator Needed

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Yoga Service and Study Coordinator
May 1st to September 15th, 2014

The YSS Coordinator is responsible for overseeing all aspects of our Yoga Service and Study Immersion (YSSI) program, a three month intensive residential program which operates between June 1st and August 31st. The YSSI program hosts 15-20 participants who will be immersed in the study of yoga and the performance of karma yoga, or selfless service. The YSS Coordinator will participate in recruiting and interviewing participants, scheduling and supporting all program classes and activities, as well as coordinating work/study schedules for each program participant.

Applicants must be legally able to work in Canada and should have knowledge of and experience in supporting and directing volunteers who are engaged in the service of a common purpose. The ideal candidate has strong administrative abilities, is highly organized, has excellent computer skills, and possesses effective communication skills. This person also has a well-established yoga practice and a good understanding of yoga philosophy, particularly karma yoga. The YSS Coordinator must be capable of establishing and maintaining cooperative, effective working relationships with all those contacted in the course of work assignments, including volunteer staff, YSSI program participants, and guests to the Centre.

This position receives a monthly stipend of $600, as well as room and board (delicious vegetarian meals, laundry facilities, access to internet, etc), and a variety of yoga classes including meditation, asana, and philosophy. The work week is approximately 40 hours, which includes time for community meetings. This position will cover the period of May 1 – August 31, 2014. Applicants should have a strong desire to experience life in an upbeat, vibrant working community based on yoga philosophy and practice. We accept sincere applicants of all ages, nationalities and religious traditions who wish to further their spiritual development through the practice of selfless service.

Being a full-season resident at the Centre has been a unique and precious opportunity to practice selfless service and contribute to learning and sharing in spiritual community. It is a life gift for which I am deeply grateful to Baba Hari Dass and his teachings, and everyone who participates in this sacred practice. Much love.” 

~ Georgia Greetham, 2013 Karma Yoga Coordinator

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