Learning and Serving

Young Siddha Yogis Practicing the Siddha Yoga Teachings
Shree Muktananda Ashram

Families from around the world visit Shree Muktananda Ashram to offer seva in support of the SYDA Foundation. While staying in the Ashram with their families, children and young adults learn about the Siddha Yoga teachings and practices, including chanting, meditation, seva, dakshina, and hatha yoga. They often listen to stories from the scriptures of India and express these stories in creative play. They also share what they have learned through art and musical activities. The children enjoy offering seva, such as baking cookies and gardening. The young adults often offer seva supporting the younger children to learn and serve, along with learning skills in SYDA Foundation departments, such as multimedia and music.

This gallery shows some of the many ways that young Siddha Yogis have learned about and experienced the Siddha Yoga teachings on visits to the Ashram over the last several years.


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Looking at the photos of the children, I am grateful for the tenderness of their devotion, their curious, beautiful openness. I celebrate their aliveness and now sit in pristine silence—the thickness of the shakti enveloping me.

California, United States

Looking at the photos in this gallery, I feel that the children who are engaged in the Siddha Yoga practices will make the world a better place.  

Rosendahl, Germany

These images of the children melt my heart — seeing them walking in the rain, the expressions on their faces as they look out the window, the way the smaller ones stand in the Temple on tiptoes before the padukas. Several images caused me to pause a long time, my heart so full I simply couldn’t move on to the next image.

Washington, United States