"If you are good, then the whole world will be good for you". Swami Sivananda

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The discipline of yoga and fun of camp

The camp combines the discipline of yoga and the fun of camp. The program allows children to understand the principles of vegetarianism, respect for all religions, develop a love and respect for nature. Children are able to identify with the inner self within a group setting by practicing yoga. Yoga asana, meditation, breathing, relaxation, swimming, games, chanting and lectures are some of the daily activities. Organised day trips to places of interest are also part of the program. The camp is for children between 7 - 11 years of age.



Children stay in separate boys' and girls' dormitories supervised by counsellors. The dormitories are simple and comfortable. Bathroom facilities have cold water only.Two sheets, pillow, pillowcase and mosquito net are provided.

06:00 hrs     Wake up
06:30 hrs     Satsang (group meditation, chanting and talk)
07:30 hrs     Tea & snacks
08:00 hrs     Hatha yoga class
10:00 hrs     Vegetarian meal
11:00 hrs     Karma Yoga (selfless service)
12:00 hrs     Bhagavad Gita lecture or chanting class
13:30 hrs     Tea & snacks
14:00 hrs     Arts & creativity / workshop / discussions
16:00 hrs     Swimming / games
18:00 hrs     Vegetarian meal
19:00 hrs     Silent time - reading stories, writing home, likita japa etc.
19:30 hrs     Satsang (group meditation, chanting and talk)
20:30 hrs     Happy assembly - indoor games
21:30 hrs     Lights out

The program is taught by ashram staff that are available throughout the course to care for the children's needs. Children learn the value of karma yoga (selfless service) as they help to maintain the ashram with their daily task. Yoga asana and meditation help to keep the body healthy, flexible and the mind focused. Your child will have fun with new friends and discover new interests. A unique and exciting way for your child to spend the summer.

A course certificate is awarded on successful completion of the course.

Children are free to leave after graduation. Parents are invited to meet the staff on the day of graduation. Both children and parents are welcome to stay at the ashram on the night after graduation. Accommodation on the night of graduation is free of charge for both children and parents.

Dates and donations are subject to change without notice. For all programs guests are subject to the suggested donation in effect at the time of final payment.

Children need to bring any medication they require, swimming costume, towel x 3, yoga asana clothes (loose pants & T-shirts), water bottle, note book, pen, torch with spare batteries, clothes for day trips and a passport size photograph. Most of these items are available from the ashram boutique.

  • Children are not allowed to bring the following items into the ashram: Walkmans, Ipods, radios, electronic games, mobile phones or teen magazines to maintain the serenity and atmosphere of the ashram.
  • Children will not be admitted for partial stay, they must stay for the entire duration of three weeks.
  • Children are not allowed to receive or make phone calls during their stay.
  • Parents are not allowed to visit during Kid's Camp.
  • Ashram cannot be responsible for any item of value.
  • No pocket money - but deposit can be left with the ashram.
  • Laundry service available free of cost.

For any further information or queries, please contact yogiaindia@sivananda.org

To reserve a place for Kids Camp, we require a non-refundable deposit of US$ 300 - for non Indian nationals and Rs 1000 for Indian nationals. Payment can be made by credit card (contact us for a credit card remittance form), Demand Draft (in India only), or bank draft. We do not accept direct bank transfer or personal cheques.

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