Karma Yoga Programme

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre

Interested in serving others? In deepening into yourself?

Karma Yoga, or selfless service, is the first of the Four Paths of Yoga, and according to the great yogis like Swami Sivananda, it is the foundation on which all Yogic practice is based.

Time and again, great yogis guide us to the wisdom of purifying our heart. There is no better way to achieve this than through selfless service.

Our Karma Yoga programme at the Centre is an opportunity to be a part of a non-profit Sivananda organization that extends the world over – a global community of practitioners looking to do good in the world, to deepen their practice, and to live for something bigger than themselves.

Come experience the unique gifts of Karma Yoga. Open into yourself. Cultivate lasting friendships. Observe the transformation that comes with selfless service.

Serve. Love. Give. Purify. Meditate. Realize.

Karma Yoga | Sivananda London | England

The Yoga of Selfless Service

What is Karma Yoga?

Karma Yoga is the practice of giving our actions for the good of the action itself, with no thought of personal reward. It is where we begin stepping into our highest expression by aligning our focus to the benefit of humanity.

When action is done without the expectation of fruits, then all the negative qualities like egoism, hatred, jealousy, ideas of superiority, and selfishness begin to vanish. We develop a broad and liberal outlook on life and feel oneness and unity.


The London Centre provides the perfect setting to put the teachings of Karma Yoga into practice. As part of a community of like-minded practitioners we deepen our knowledge and practice of Yoga, open our heart, develop useful skills, and enjoy the variety of programmes in our free time.

Joining the full-time Karma Yoga practitioners at the London Centre, you become part of a tight-knit group of Sivananda-trained yoga teachers with a strong willingness to serve and to learn to lead a Yogic life.

Swami Sivananda - Practical Vedanta | Sivananda London | Classical Yoga

“The mind is filled with likes and dislikes, jealousy… What is really wanted is practical Vedanta through ceaseless, selfless service. Selfless service is the only way to remove the impurities lurking in the mind.”

– Swami Sivananada

A Foundation of Practice

Yoga has thrived in India for thousands of years, having passed down from generation to generation in the spirit of Karma Yoga (selfless service to others). This dynamic force has been the backbone of all activities of the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres since their foundation 50 years ago. The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre is a peaceful oasis for intensive yoga practice, open to people from all walks of life.

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Karma Yoga Programme

Serving at the London Centre while studying what classical Yoga has to offer can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. Whether you come for a short time or an extended stay, participating in the community both spiritually and physically helps with the upkeep of the centre and also helps to foster and deepen the values instilled by a Yogic lifestyle for all who commit to the Karma Yoga Programme.

Opportunities for Service

The work of the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre is entirely based on the practice of karma yoga. Many helping hands support the centre in its various departments, from the kitchen, the household and maintenance to the laundry and the boutique.

Would you like to contribute to the work of the centre? Do you have time and energy to share, even for a couple of hours a week? Come and explore the unique treasures of karma yoga and witness the personal transformation that comes through selfless service.

To Apply

Please contact london@sivananda.net. Kindly attach a short CV and photograph to your e-mail, and be sure to indicate when and where you took the TTC.