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I’m half way through my time at the Sivananda Ashram, so I thought it’d be a good time to do a wee review of what it’s like to live the life of a Karma Yogi.

Just so we’re all on the same page, a Karma Yogi is a voluntary member of staff who lives and works at the ashram, doing whatever needs doing around the place. In return for this ‘selfless service’ you get fed and watered, the chance to do your yoga asanas every day, plus chanting and meditation sessions, and hopefully you get to advance in your practice little by little. For this reason it’s also known as a work/study program.

So, where to begin? Well first off I can tell you that I’ve certainly gone up in the world in terms of accommodation. I mean here’s where I started out on the TTC,

old digs

then I got moved…

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Ok, so this review is a little overdue, and for that I apologise. I can only plead mitigating circumstances. Poor online access plus a lack of free time (and rarely the two together!) makes for a very slack blogger.

But you don’t care about that, you want to know what the course was like don’t you? And see what it was like too no doubt. Well, as best I can without giving too much away, here is my review of the Sivananda Teacher Training Course in Reith, Austria (September 2012).

Sivananda Yoga Centre in Reith, Austria

Food and Accommodation

As I’ve mentioned a couple of times before, the food to me was great. Good, solid, well cooked, veggie food and plenty of it.

the yogic diet

Unlike other Sivananda Ashrams most of the guests in Austria stay at the bio-hotel next door to the yoga centre, so our meals were provided by the hotel.

the bio-hotel

But they cooked to the…

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