Yoga Service and Community

For those passionate about living, learning, and serving in community...

The YSC program offers a truly unique, experiential opportunity for healthy transformation. Immerse yourself in a weekly schedule dedicated to your own growth, while being part of a bigger movement supporting holistic education and spiritual growth. 

Classes are focused on philosophy and practice, living a meaningful life, and mind-body awareness through yoga and healthy living. There is also free time for rest, study and recreation, and time to explore the nearby communities and natural beauty of Santa Cruz, Monterey, and Big Sur. 

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Healthy Transformation

  • Single accommodations
  • Vegetarian meals shared communally
  • Daily classes in yoga practice and philosophy
  • Weekly reflective dialogue sessions
  • Connecting with a small cohort within a greater community
  • Healthy living in the hills above Santa Cruz
  • Participation in community events, activities, retreats and celebrations 


Program Dates
  • Jun 6 - Aug 27, 2017 FULL
  • Aug 29 - Dec 3, 2017 *
  • Dec 5, 2017 - Mar 11, 2018 *
  • Mar 13 - Jun 10, 2018

* Now accepting applications

"Community living has instilled and facilitated a new, profound essence in me. I feel grateful for the experiences I got through work, music, rituals, discussion, and the land." ~Sarah C.

Experiential service learning as a path to peace

The YSC program is made up of two 3-month sessions, YSC1 and YSC2. Curriculum draws upon the collective wisdom of community members, many of whom have decades of experience practicing and teaching yoga, and community living. The program is ever-evolving as a living piece of the Center, and is the main gateway of entry for those interested in committing themselves to a longer stay. 

The program provides the opportunity for true service learning, gained through direct experience in a variety of environments. YSC participants develop flexibility, responsiveness, adaptability to new situations, and communication skills, and form lasting meaningful relationships.

Delve Deeper

Service, satsang, and self-study provide a pathway to peace in the overall mission of the Center; these values also provide the foundation for the structure of the 
Yoga, Service, and Community program.

Because of the small group size, space is always limited.

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Scholarships & Skilled Placements

We always welcome help from those skills in:

Maintenance, Cooking, Construction, Event coordination, Marketing, and Office Administration.

Visit our Idealist page for a list of scholarship offerings!

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