Service and Yoga Fellowship
The Service and Yoga Fellowship at the International Center for Meditation & Well-Being offers applicants a profound opportunity to practice selfless service in an atmosphere of silence, satsang, and sadhana. Thank you for completing this application truthfully and completely. Please send a photo to info@artoflivingretreatcenter.org to accompany your application. Your application will be considered complete once we have received your photo, the form and the $35 application fee. We will respond to your application within one week of receiving it.
What are the dates you are applying for? Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
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About You
First Name
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Last Name
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Date of Birth
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Gender
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Address
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City
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State
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Zip
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E-mail
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Phone
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Occupation/Field of Study
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Driver's License
License # and State
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Letter of Intention
What is your intention in joining the Yoga of Service program?
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How will you contribute while you are here at the center?
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What do you hope to take back with you after participating in the program?
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Do you have experience volunteering? Please describe.
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How has engaging in service affected your life?
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What is one strength and one weakness related to your communication and/or conflict resolution skills?
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How comfortable are you living and working in community?
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The Practice
What courses have you completed in the Art of Living?
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What other self-development programs, yoga courses or spiritual study have you undergone? What is your current practice?
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Service Activities
What field of activity do you have interest in working in? While preferences will be looked at, participants will be placed according to skills and the availability of positions.
What skills do you have that would be relevant to your service at the center?
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Overall Physical Condition
Some seva assignments are physically demanding. Some require lifting, bending, long sitting or standing, etc.
Please describe any physical limitations
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Please describe your medical history and any current medical conditions we need to be aware of.
e.g. prescriptions you may be taking, recovering from addictions, history of seizures, allergies etc.)
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Are you currently seeing a doctor or therapist? If yes, please indicate condition and treatment.
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Have you been injured or hospitalized within the last 3 years for medical or psychological care? If yes, please list:
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Are you currently taking any prescription medication for a physical or psychological condition? If yes, please indicate medication, dosage, condition being treated and length of time in treatment
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Community
Names, e-mail and phone numbers of two references, one professional and one from an Art of Living/yoga/meditation teacher who knows you
Please mail two letters of reference to intl.center@vvmus.org
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Emergency Contact Name
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Emergency Contact Phone
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Emergency Contact E-mail
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How did you hear about the Service and Yoga Fellowship?
Agreement: To expedite the application process, we ask your consent to contact by phone or letter any employer and other references that you indicate as having knowledge of your employment. By submitting this form, you are giving permission to The International Center for Meditation & Well-Being to contact any of the people listed in your application as a reference. By submitting this form, you are acknowledging that you understand that there are no medical practitioners on staff at the International Center for Mediation and Well-Being. You are also agreeing that in the event of an acute illness and/or injury, you will seek medical attention from a physician. By submitting this form, you are acknowledging that you understand that the volunteer program is a rigorous program designed for emotionally and physically healthy individuals. It is not a therapeutic program designed for individuals with acute conditions or otherwise in need of healing. You are also agreeing to cover any medical or psychotherapeutic costs you incur while a participant in the Inward Bound Seva Program. By submitting this form, you are aware that we require your full commitment to the program upon arrival. Individuals who fail to adhere to the boundaries of the program or are not seen as a good fit with the program (as determined by Volunteer Program administrators will be asked to leave the program. I acknowledge that I have read the agreement and that all information submitted in this application is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge. I understand that incomplete or inaccurate information may result in my non-acceptance or dismissal from the program. Checking yes below indicates your acknowledgment of the above and takes the place of your signature.
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