Volunteer for 3-12 months through our Service and Yoga Fellowship

For those interested in integrating yoga and service, the Art of Living Retreat Center invites you to apply for this fellowship that’s rich in outward giving and inner discovery.

Find the freedom promised in seva or selfless service. Volunteers play a key role in the center’s goal of providing a retreat center for guests to rest, rejuvenate, learn and grow in a community of celebration and diversity.

“We come to realize that the true measure of our lives is not how much we have gained for ourselves, but how much we have given.”

- Sri Sri
The specifics.

Volunteers contribute at least 35 hours of service per week in the following fields:

  • Guest Services
  • Program Coordinator
  • Facilities and Grounds
  • House-keeping
  • Content Development
  • Outreach
  • Culinary Assistance and Dining Services
  • Trails and Forestry
  • Organic Farm and Garden
  • Spa Therapy


While not doing service, volunteers engage in other great activities like:

  • Adventurous Hiking
  • Music
  • Movie Night
  • Knowledge Discussions
Inward Bound volunteers

After successfully completing 3 months of the program, graduates can join in an Art of Living Silence course. The Silence course fees are waived for those who complete the 3-month period. Also, the Art of Meditation retreat is available at a discounted rate to participants new to meditation.

Housing and food and other details.

Housing and food are provided. Housing is shared in single-sex rooms in private rooms with bathrooms. The center provides a wholesome diet of plant-based, vegetarian cuisine. If you have specific allergies, please e-mail us with your application. The Center offers the chance to serve in a unique, inspirational environment that also offers a perfect setting to look deeper into one’s life.

How to apply
  • Please apply though the online application form here, which includes the $35 application fee.
  • An interview will be scheduled with a program lead after 2 weeks of  your service to review whether the program is a good fit for you and the community, after which point a participant will be invited to extend their stay. Permanent positions will be reviewed on an individual basis.
  • Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received. Preference will be given to applications on a first come, first-reviewed basis, with preference given to those who can commit for longer periods. A minimum period of 3 months is requested. Please expect a reply within seven working days.
Typical day for Service and Yoga Fellows.
6:30Group Yoga and Meditation
9:30Work Meeting/Work
6:00Kirtan and Meditation


Fellows are asked to attend morning and evening group practice to maximize the center experience, Wednesday through Monday morning.

Some duties start and end at different timings. Other duties have a different rotation of on and off days, such as 3 day on and 1 off.

Interns have one full day off from the schedule (usually Tuesday).


Questions? Please see the FAQs. document, and call us at (800) 392-6870.

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