This programme is adapted for children between 8 – 15 years. Daily yoga and breathing exercises combined with the practice of meditation keep the body healthy and flexible and the mind focused. Following Swami Vishnudevananda’s teaching of “unity in diversity” and the idea of yoga as “union”, we encourage children to find themselves unified as a group. Kids Camp children come from many different backgrounds and cultures, and are encouraged to develop and live together as one completely integrated and cohesive group, like a family. Recognizing and respecting each camper’s unique differences be it in culture, religion, race, or social background, children grow to treat each other with dignity, respect, and compassion, and also apply yogic principles such as kindness, compassion, ahimsa (non-violence), and cooperation.
Morning and evening satsangs are adjusted for kids and consist of simple meditation practice, followed by singing and inspiring stories. The children also learn the value of karma yoga, or selfless service, as they help to maintain activity areas and participate in various projects. There is plenty of time for fun and games. Special activities outside the resort include horse riding, excursion tour etc. As children come from all over the world, with a variety of cultural backgrounds, they learn to appreciate and respect people of all religions while practising yoga.
A work-study program designed for teenagers aged 15-17 and adapted to their needs and interests to inspire, empower and establish a deeper sense of self-respect and self-discipline so they can live a more balanced and fulfilled life. This two-week work study programme is designed to help young people participate in ashram life. They will follow the ashram schedule and enjoy the benefits of yoga classes and meditation, while working in the karma yoga (volunteer service) program under the supervision of senior ashram staff. The ashram schedule is adapted to meet the physiological and psychological needs of this age group. Weekly outings and daily group meetings are incorporated into the program. Students are expected to take part in all activities and are guided to work in the spirit of cooperation and mutual respect.