Karma Yoga Volunteering

Karma Yoga at The Ashram


At Kundalini Yoga Ashram we offer you the opportunity to practice Karma Yoga by doing selfless service in the ashram. This form of yoga stimulates feelings of love, peace, compassion and brings a joy and happiness that cannot be experienced any other way. When we learn to open our hearts and give selflessly of ourselves we invite positive and rewarding things into our life. By using our time in this manner we learn what it is to give of our time, energy and knowledge for a true and authentic purpose. Karma Yoga is one of the four forms of yoga that brings so much self satisfaction and personal reward and we are happy to be able to offer this type of yoga to our students. You will be welcomed into the home of Guruji Vishnu, living together as family and contribute to the successful running of the ashram.

Receiving your Spiritual Name


In India it is the tradition for parents to take their babies to ashrams and ask the Guru there to name them. The same applies in adult life when we ask and receive a spiritual name from a Guru it is like a rebirth. With our new name we are given the opportunity of a new spiritual life. Our new name is usually something that reflects a part of our nature or something that we would aspire to so when we use our new name it would remind us of this. It will also remind us of the Guru when we use our new name and this is important because it will help us on our spiritual path. All names and forms have a purpose in the world, they have a meaning, they have a dharma. You have a responsibility to live up to your dharma so by receiving a spiritual name it creates an awareness of our dharma. You become identified with it and it reminds you of your True Self. If you are focused on it, the name can really help you to realize your true nature.

Karma Yoga in Kundalini Yoga Ashram
Mantra Training in Kundalini Yoga Ashram

Mantra Initiation


A mantra is a word, phrase, or set of sounds that, according to the yogic tradition, was revealed to the sages and transmitted in a precise manner to seekers through the process of initiation. Because these related concepts—mantra and initiation—are complex and subtle, they have frequently been misunderstood and misrepresented as the practice of meditation has spread from traditional spiritual communities into the larger society.

Like a seed planted with the intention of blossoming into a beautiful perennial, a mantra can be thought of as a seed for energizing an intention. Much in the same way you plant a flower seed, you plant mantras in the fertile soil of practice. You nurture them and over time they bear the fruit of your intention Developing a daily meditation practice helps you to cultivate a more present, peaceful, and balanced lifestyle, which ripples out into every other aspect of your life. Mantras can help bring you back to that present state of mind.

This mantra is used in silent repetition during movement to help keep the mind focused. It's been said that in yoga, Asanas are postures of the body and mantras are postures of the mind. Mantras, when used in this fashion, are more like affirmations and help to keep you connected to a particular state of mindMantras, when spoken or chanted, direct the healing power of Prana (life force energy) and, in traditional Vedic practices, can be used to energize and access spiritual states of consciousness. Mantra as a spiritual practice should be done on a regular basis for several months for its desired effects to take place.

At the end of the day, the mantra is meant to bring you back to simplicity. We live in such a complex world that it’s easy to get lost in all the details. Mantras can help you circle back to the simplistic approach to life and focus on those things that inspire you and truly make you happy. Being initiated with a Mantra helps you on your spiritual path to find peace, joy and happiness.

To get a mantra you need to take an appointment from Guruji and in a proper time he will initiate you to the Himalayan Tradition. There are certain disciplines that need to follow during and after initiation that we inform you once you request.

Student Stories

Kundalini Yoga Ashram is one of the best place to get Yoga teacher Training in Rishikesh.The teachers, accommodation are very good and the founder, Guru Ji is very peaceful.I highly recommend this place.

Nicole Hnin

I recently completed 200 hours of Kundalini and 300 hours of Holistic training at Kundalini Yoga Ashram. The teachers were amazing, my life is forever changed. The food was really good too. My favorite part is that this is an authentic ashram, a lot of the other ones are more touristy. The Guru and his family live on site, so its kind of like doing a homestay. It's really special. I cannot wait to return!

Kat Fleming

I stayed at Kundalini Yoga Ashram as a volunteer and it was just AWESOME!!! I had such a great time with the most lovely people! Best food, best acommendation, best teachers! The staff is amazing and helpful and they do their best for u to have an incredible time. I can highly recommend to be part of this family. Love, Christian

Christian Mi

What an amazing place. A beautiful location and really really really competent and engaging teachers. Lovely food, friendly staff and a really amazing experience. I learnt so much in such a short space of time. The course was pretty intensive but I like things like that. I haven't felt this fit, healthy or happy in a really long time and I'm so glad I came. I did 200 hours kundalini yoga teacher training and will be back to do more. Would have stayed if my visa wasn't running out, for sure. Thank you

Alice Anderson

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