Seva Study Application Form

Conversation in the Lawn.

Studying in the nice weather.

Browsing books in the library.

Working in the garden.
Sex: Male     Female    
Marital Status:
Address, City, State:
Day Phone:
Evening Phone:
  Medical and Emergency Information
Kindly list any ailment or physical or mental limitations:
Prescribed Medications:
Emergency Contact:
Emergency Contact Email:
Emergency Contact Phone:
Emergency Contact Address:
Other emergency contacts:
  Experience and Skills
Education (formal, informal, or specialized):
Work Experience / Skills:
Other Skills:
  Please list three personal references:
Reference 1 (Name, Email, Phone):
Reference 2 (Name, Email, Phone):
Reference 3 (Name, Email, Phone):
Religious Affiliations:
Yoga and Meditation Experience (include names of teacher's systems and include teacher training dates and locations):
How regular is your yoga practice?
How regular is your meditation practice
If you are interested in advancing your practice of yoga postures and meditation, specifically how would you like to do this?
If you have a criminal record, please provide details:
Please describe your history of drug or alcohol use:
If you have ever suffered from any mental illness or been in a mental institution, please explain:
Describe any dietary needs or restrictions:
Are you able to work independently and willing to do the duties assigned to you? yes     no    
Are you ready to learn new skills and help in areas you are not familiar with? yes     no    
Are you able to take directions? yes     no    
Are you willing to open yourself to new ideas and teachings? yes     no    
If you are a member of or have been a part of a Sivananda Ashram or Center, which one?
How did you learn about the Yoga Farm?
Is there anything else we should know or that you would like to tell us:
Please write a brief explanation of your understanding of karma yoga and your reasons for wanting to come to the ashram, including what you hope to achieve during your stay:
  Please Read: The program of Seva Study (Karma Yoga) is a residential program, with the spiritual volunteers fully immersed in the ashram for a minimum of one month . The idea of selfless service (seva) is an important concept in most Indian religions and yogic traditions. Because God is perceived as having a relationship with others, as well as oneself, serving other people is considered an essential devotional practice of indirectly serving God. Therefore this residential program is designed following that religious formula. It is designed to help you to practice selfless service (Karma Yoga) in action and spirit in daily life. You are required to live in our ashram during the program period and take meals at our ashram and participate in all programs and classes. For tax purposes, according to our legal advisor, your stay is not taxable according to IRS because of the schedule requirement (daily schedule of the ashram starting at 6am meditation and ending at 10pm meditation) as well as because accomodations in the vicinity of the ashram is not possible, the ashram is being in a secluded valley, away from town. Kindly consult your own tax advisor at your own discretion.
I (insert name) agree to be in a yoga immersion program of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm.