GIVING BACK

empowering change

Inside Our New
 Seva Program
and Its Impact

service project at local foundation
2023 YTT seva project @ magical moon farm, marshfield MA

“I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.”  – Rabindranath Tagore.

When someone thinks of yoga, they might conjure up an image of a person on a quest to self-improvement. Images that follow are often those of a white woman in tight leggings and painful backbends. While some of these depictions are fairly accurate and while the journey to yoga is a highly personal expedition of self-discovery, what many don’t realize is the profound sense of connection that comes from within the community of yoga. At Balance, we aim to honor the roots and spread our appreciation.  

We strive to stoke this fire of community by partnering with local organizations to give back in any way we can. 

This is where THE SEVA comes in.

Okay, so, what is Seva?

Sevā in sanskrit translates to ‘devotional service’. It is the concept of selfless service that is performed without any expectation of reward for performing it. Such services can be performed to benefit other human beings or society. Seva, Yoga in action, Karma Yoga…a more recent interpretation of the word is “dedication to others”.

In short, “The Seva” is the umbrella where all of our opportunities for service within our community fall under.

So, how can you get involved? 

The first step is to fill out our volunteer application. Once your application has been submitted and reviewed you will gain access to our volunteer portal. Here you will find details on upcoming projects, announcements and other related material such as CORI applications. 

Second step is to sign up for a project that calls to you! Volunteer opportunities will be listed in our app under classes.

Below is a list of organizations Balance has teamed up with:

Service Projects

MISSION/VISION: JPH is a nurturing and inclusive community whose passion is to provide a place offering holistic support for people seeking wellness so they can heal, build strength and transform pain into power.

MISSION/VISION: Provides healthy, organically grown food for the local community and fosters good stewardship of the land by educating all ages about the practices of conservation and sustainable farming.

MISSION: Harness the power of the yoga community to give life.

(This list is always changing and growing. If you have a group that you’re passionate about, we would love to hear about it! organizations can apply for assistance here)

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Yoga is so much more than poses on a mat; yoga is the daily decision to lead with your heart and live a more compassionate, loving lifestyle and then pass this love on to those around you. 

If you feel the pull to take your practice off your mat and get involved, please email: seva@balancestudiocohasset.com.

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