We all serve at Solstice!
One of the ways we practice mindfulness and being in community at the 3HO Solstices is through camp-wide Karma Yoga (selfless service). Karma Yoga is the act of exalting ordinary work into an experience of the Divine. It’s an essential part of Solstice, as we each contribute through service to create our shared Solstice experience.
We are all part of making the event run smoothly. From chopping vegetables to preparing the grounds, your participation sets the energy and intention of manifesting a joyous and fulfilling Solstice for all. Your Karma Yoga Team becomes your small family within the big family. This is your time to reach out to each other. The energy of giving elevates our consciousness as we embrace the spirit of the Aquarian Age with our brothers and sisters.
- All Camp Karma Yoga sign up occurs when you register on-line, or on-site if you do not register on-line.
- All camp attendees participate in Karma Yoga. The more people who show up for their karma yoga assignment, the more time everyone has for other activities. Not participating in your karma yoga creates more work for your team and less opportunity for you to experience spiritual growth through service.
- Karma yogis and yoginis can expect to serve 1-2 hours a day, but you can always choose to contribute more if you are so inspired.
- Karma Yoga Teams meet once a day to connect and plan for the events of the day. If you need help finding your team meeting, please go to registration and they will help you connect. Also there is a poster in the Registration Tent listing Karma Yoga Team meeting locations.
Karma yoga is like whistling while you work. Your personal joy in helping others will grow exponentially.
All Camp Karma Yoga* opportunities include:
First Aid: Keep the first aid building tidy and clean so that medical professionals can assist those in need.
Green Team: Manage landfill bin removal as well as recycling and composting efforts.
Grounds: General maintenance, soap and hand sanitizer team, restocking toilet paper, bathroom cleaning, etc.
- Veggie Washers: Scrub-a-dub-dubbing the veggies prior to chopping.
- Veggie Choppers: Aaaah, the joy of making bite-size portions for the ease of edibility and digestion.
- Sadhana Soup Sevadars: Start to heat up the soups each morning at 5 am.
- Bean and Rice Brigade: Tend the beans and rice to perfect completion. Sort and rinse rice, then follow the recipe to add veggies and spices. Set up and cook carrots and beets.
- Hot Sauce : Make hot sauce. Rotate hot sauce and evaluate spices.
- Dinner Setter Uppers and Soup Starters: Come to the kitchen 1½ hours before dinner is served and transfer the food from pots to buckets and wash enough pots to get the soup started early. Cook the soup until the veggies are soft, then turn the soups off for what is left of a good night’s sleep. This may take place during the last exercise on White Tantric Yoga® days.
- Tabouli Titans: On non-Tantric days, make our delicious lunch. Work on the langar and special meals and help out in any other area on Tantric days.
- Outside Dish Washing: Setting up and tearing down the outdoor washing station for campers.
- Kitchen Clean Up: Keep the kitchen as clean as possible all the time.
- Pot Washing: Feeding lots of people requires lots of big pots and clean pots at that.
- Rock Reconnaissance Team: These mighty defenders of the purity of mung beans sort out rocks and soak beans in buckets every night for the next day’s dinner.
- Meal Brigade: Transport and serve meals to the Siri Singh Sahib Cabin, Registration, Medical, and Security teams before each meal.
Meal Serving: Serving breakfast, lunch, or dinner daily.
Programming: In Program Hosting, we serve the teachers and students in all of the various classes. We ensure that the teacher’s needs are met (beverages, hand-outs distributed, sound team coordination, etc.) the students are welcomed and the venues are tidy.
Security: Various security duties, including monitoring the safety and policies of the camp.
Tantric Burgers: Preparing special vegetarian burgers in the early morning for lunches on the three White Tantric Yoga® days.
Yogi Tea and Golden Milk: Prep and serve Yogi Tea daily and Golden Milk during the Tantric days.
Solstice Youth Co-op: If you are a parent or guardian, your Karma Yoga will be to serve in any area of the Co-op on one Tantric day. Generally, less parents are needed for the teen program so please sign up for one of the other programs if the teen area is full.
- Baby Co-op (0-2)
- Pre-school Co-op (2-4)
- Children’s Co-op (5-7)
- Youth Co-op (8-11)
- Teen Co-op (12-17)