Workshop teachers and musicians:
Wonderful that you want to share your love, your capacities and energy on the Kundalini Festival December 19 to 23 2019, so we will make a beautiful event all together!
Here some guidelines for workshop leaders:
You are working on the base of SEVA (selfless service) and you’ll guide a workshop or several workshops. Without you there would be no festival. Our gratitude is huge. We’ll do our utmost to give you a beautiful stage, and radiate lots of light and good energy towards you by our social media activities.
You can participate for free.
You pay 25,- euros a night allowing to pay the location.
Partners and children, who are coming with you, do pay for their stay.
Here some guidelines for musicians:
You are working on the base of SEVA (selfless service) play music, during sadhana, the workshops, the all night kirtan or the all camp yoga. Without you there would be no festival. Our gratitude is huge. We’ll do our utmost to give you a beautiful stage, and radiate lots of light and good energy towards you by our social media activities.
You can participate for free.
Partners and children, who are coming with you, do pay for their stay.
We hope after reading this it is clear on which conditions the festival is made possible, and that you are looking forward just as much as we do, to create an uplifting, unforgettable experience.
Seva is selfless service and you are spiritual people. Serve the spirit of others. You will be bountiful, blissful and bright. Yogi Bhajan 1/17/93
Seva is to be of service, this can be natural for you but for someone else it can be a challenge. To be of service, to practice and to experience, there is Karma Yoga at the Festival, helping or also called ‘corvee’.
To give everyone that experience of selfless service, to give 1/10 of your time to the universe, during the festival you spend 1 1/2 to 2 hours on Karma Yoga. For example cutting vegetables, handing out food, cleaning etc. You can go for something familiar, something that you like or you can challenge yourself!
Every morning at 10 o’clock there is a meeting with the group you work with, this is called DE MISSEL. Here is explained what exactly you are going to do, where you start and at what time. It is your little “family” at the festival among all the people there, you can ask your questions and you will get information about the festival in your missel.
“You will never find a community leader who doesn’t know how to give—Seva. Giving is the only way. Don’t give only to those who ask. Give to those who don’t ask. Keep on giving. Become a giver. Your faculty and God’s faculty will become the same. That’s absolute divinity”. Yogi Bhajan 9/4/01
“Seva means selfless service. It’s the character of Santa Claus, giving gifts without asking for anything”. Yogi Bhajan 12/25/92
For Sevadars who have been to a Yoga Festival before, there is the Seva STAFF team. A wonderful opportunity to serve the Sangat! These tasks start in the morning the day the festival starts (Thursday, December 19). It brings responsibility to the festival and contributes to a good group awareness. The Seva takes 4 or 8 hours a day. You will probably miss part of the program. Through your selfless action, the effect of the festival will be the same (or even more intense).
Discount Festival price
There is a limited possibility to receive a half or full discount on the festival price * by participating in the Seva STAFF. In gratitude from the organization for your selfless actions you get 50% discount on your festival ticket with a Seva task that takes about 4 hours a day and full discount for Seva that takes about 8 hours a day.
* (at the normal festival and bedroom price, not on the costs for the upgrade to a 2 or 3 person room)
“Serve people. Don’t expect results. Don’t put your harpoon into another person. Just serve. It will be an everlasting friendship”. Yogi Bhajan
How to registrate as a Seva STAFF member:
Step 1: Contact the Seva Coordinator for the type of Seva that you are interested in by sending an email to the indicated e-mail address (see below).
Step 2: If a Seva task is available in the relevant work area, the Seva Coordinator will send you a STAFF form. Fill in the STAFF form and send it back to the Seva Coordinator, who will send it to the Yoga Festival Office.
Step 3: You will receive a message from the Seva Coördinator.
Step 4: If you are accepted, the Seva Coordinator will send you an email with a link to purchase the seva ticket, buy the ticket online and state which seva task you are going to do.
Step 5: You will receive the Seva Handbook from the Seva Coordinator and if you are a Missel leader the Missel Leaders Handbook, go through these documents!
Step 6: When you arrive, go to the Seva registration and then start with the Seva according to the needs / agreements of the work area (see turn and handbook). Please note: if you do not start your Seva STAFF task as agreed, your Seva Coordinator will cancel your seva ticket and you will still have to pay the full Festival price.
Work areas and contact details
- First Aid email@example.com
- Gurdwara firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kitchen email@example.com
- Cleaning firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kids email@example.com
– Toddlers 0 to ± 5 year
– Kids 5 to ± 9 year
– Pre-teens 9 to ± 14 year
– Teens 14 to ± 18 year
- Meals and tea firstname.lastname@example.org
- Registration email@example.com
- Security and parking BPT@kundaliniyogafestival.nl
- Maintenance BPT@kundaliniyogafestival.nl
- Bring and get car service BPT@kundaliniyogafestival.nl
- Red Tent firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mancave email@example.com
- The Rainbow group firstname.lastname@example.org
- Music, Wakeup Call email@example.com
- Caretaking team firstname.lastname@example.org
Description of some work areas
Missel Leaders, several sevadars needed
This job is for Kundalini yoga teachers who have already attended a yoga festival and have participated in a missel group and seva activities. Missel leaders have a friendly, positive and inspiring attitude towards seva. They are flexible and have a number of organisational skills. Every morning from 10 am – 11.15 am you lead the missel (arranged by seva). You create a family atmosphere within the group, share information about the entire festival and coordinate the seva activity of your group.
- Room cleaning
- Spiritual cleaning spaces
- Sanitary cleaning
- Music, wakeup call!
- Serving food, morning and evening
- Tea and Golden milk
- The dishes
- Vegetables shopping
- BPT, Security, Parking and Maintenance
The missel leader receives a seva description that contains the required information, The Seva Handbook and the Missel leader Handbook.
During the dinner there is a meeting of missel leaders for feedback from the missel group and for sharing the experience as a missel leader. It is also a time for passing on important festival information, i.e. changing the program, activities, etc.
Missel leaders must arrive at the festival on Thursday before noon for a general orientation and the introduction meeting with all missel leaders at 2 pm!
Registration, multiple sevadars required
This task requires that you have been to a yoga festival at least once. You register people who arrive at the yoga festival on site, for the Festival, their Room or Seva. The Registration is closed during lessons. We need people who are friendly and good at organisation and paperwork. This is a Seva of 4 hours a day.
You must be present on Thursday at 11 am for a training meeting.
Security, Parking and Maintenance, several sevadars required
Job description: At the Yoga Festival the BPT team is responsible for the first communication and for all security areas, such as:
- Welcome visitors
- Information, indicate rules
- Giving and checking parking instructions
- Manage parking places
- Bazaar area, supply supervision
- Ensure that people follow the rules
Security can also take action in emergency situations such as accidents, illness, security risks or other unusual situations. The main responsibility is to observe and report. As a Guardian you will check the castle and the cars. The guards maintain mobile contact with each other.
Required skills: you must be at least 21 years of age or older, be able to speak fluent Dutch and ENGLISH, be good at non-violent communication, be physically and mentally healthy. On the one hand you need to be friendly, calm, open and intuitive and on the other hand you need to be confident, direct, clear and strict. The challenge of doing security at the Yoga Festival is to always be focused, even if you have just done yoga exercises or meditation.
Please note: these vacancies are NOT FOR PEOPLE WITHOUT FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE !!!
Services – 4 hours – Half discount, 8 hours – Full discount
BPT meeting on Thursday at 11 a.m.
Care, four people are needed for this area:
In the hospitality we work in the castle and offer the service to the guests. It will be a great experience, especially if you like teamwork. You welcome the people at the festival, answer their questions, help them with registering, finding their room and finding the Missel group and Workshops. The work is 4 hours a day, 2 times, in the morning and 2 hours in the afternoon. You wear a special t-shirt so that you are easily recognizable
We welcome you to our team.
Offering care and support to our future Yogis is an incredible honor! All Sevadars in the children’s groups have love for children, patience, flexibility, creativity and teamwork skills. It is also important to be an excellent communicator, calm, reliable and punctual. It is a requirement that all the Children’s Sevadars are willing and able to stay at the yoga festival all the time. A part of the Seva is also required prior to the festival, this is the proper organization of the activities, planning and arranging the necessary stuff within the team of the age group. You communicate about this via email, whatsapp and messenger. Every Sevadar receives a script to prepare you.
On the first day of the festival, Thursday, the first Meeting for All Children’s Group leaders is at 3 p.m. The other days this takes place during breakfast in the Children’s room. Attendance at the first meeting and the daily meeting is essential.
- All positions are full-time or part-time.
- Full-time Sevadars receive a 100% discount and are in action from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm during the festival.
- Part-time Sevadars receive a 50% discount and serve from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 12 a.m. to 4.30 p.m., with a half-hour break. There is a half hour overlap between the morning and the afternoon group at 4 o’clock seva, so that the transition goes smoothly.
- All Sevadars help set up the children’s camp at the start of the festival and break down the camp at the end.
- Head leader (full-time) – 8 positions available
Goal: Your task is to take care of the children (in a certain age group) during the day’s program of the Festival by incorporating Kundalini yoga principles in fun and innovative activities. An important part of this role is to be fully present in the NOW with the children and to offer them a safe place to explore and play.
Requirements: You are 24 or older. You take the lead in the preparations, make plans, come up with ideas and communicate this with the assistant group leaders before the festival. The Seva Coordinator for the Festival also arranges a declaration of behavior with you. You are on Thursday at 12:00 at the Festival until Monday at 12:00.
Assistant Group leader (full or part time) – 12 positions available
Goal: your task is to take care of a small group, to provide support for activity planning, organisation and problem solving when they occur. An important part of this role is ensuring that your group has what it takes to have a great experience.
Requirements: For the festival you are available for planning and organisation and the Seva Coordinator arranges a declaration of behaviour with you. You are at the Festival on Thursday before 3 p.m. until 12 p.m. on Monday
Special project leaders (full-time or part-time) – 2 positions available
Goal: You organize 1 special activity in consultation with the Head of Group Leaders.
You also help coordinate morning snacks, lunches and afternoon snacks every day. You work directly with the Children’s cook, serving meals, ensuring that everything runs smoothly, help where necessary!
Requirement: You are at the Festival on Thursday before 3 p.m. until 12:00 p.m.
In the first place, working in the kitchen is a wonderful blessing and an experience worth having. You are cordially invited to join our team. There are some requirements. Preparing food for more than 500 people can only go smoothly if you like to work in a team. And teamwork requires reliability and punctuality. The work in the kitchen is subdivided into different teams, such as cooking, breakfast, cutting, afternoon snack, dinner, tea, Golden milk and the dishes. All groups share the same place and tools, so we have to be on time to keep up with the festival schedule. In this way we can all be connected by staying relaxed and sharing the same smile. The kitchen is a physically challenging place because we work with hot and heavy pans and the kitchen is also hot. You must stick to the task.
Here is more information and facts:
– Discounts: 4 and 8 hours of work per day with 50% and 100% discount respectively (Full discount is for newcomers ONLY under special circumstances).
– All kitchen sevadars must arrive at the Festival on Thursday before 14:00.
– The application for seva tasks starts from October 1.
The Gurdwara is the festival’s place of dedication and is managed by Seva, selfless service. If you want to serve in the Gurdwara, then become Sevadar of the Gurdwara Missel. For the Gurdwara Missel you must have been to a yoga festival at least twice. The seva of this Missel starts on the opening day of the Festival with the design of the Gurdwara.
If you have experience with the Gurdwara, you are attracted to it, and you want to spend a large part of your time in the Gurdwara then this is for you. Wahe Guru.
The tasks include:
- Akhand Path organisation
- Operate projector
- Set-up, maintenance and cleaning up
- Make and distribute Prashaad
The program in Gurdwara runs from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., with some events and tasks also at night. The Seva Coordinator determines your working hours.
Requirements: being able to communicate in English. You arrive in the morning on the day of the festival starts (Thursday).
“Blessed are those who overpower their passion by compassion, their character by grace, their identity with virtues and values and serve those who are in need, as a call of duty. May these beings be blessed forever and their families and their life be blessed with prosperity and virtues. May we all understand there is one God; in His oneness He has given us one strength of breath of life. May we expand it to be pure, powerful and project to serve all human beings and life on this Earth, for the sake of goodness, so we may create an impact of good living, goodwill and good manners. Sat Nam”.
Yogi Bhajan 10/7/99
If you are interested to rent a space on the Bazaar, you will find here all the necessary information.
This is how it works:
1. Sign up for the Winter Soltice (weekend or full tickets only)
2. Sign up for the Bazaar by sending a mail to the Bazaar manager (email@example.com) with in attachment your paid Festival ticket, explaination of your sales or services (pictures, website) and how many meter space you will need.
You can only sell the dates your Festival ticket is valid.
3. If you get accepted, you will receive a link for payment.
Once we receive your payment, we will be sending your number of stand as a final confirmation.
4. We limit the number of suppliers selling the same type of products to ensure a good variety.
2019 prices for the Winter Solstice Bazaar.
– Depth of your space will be approximately 2 meters and you pay 20 euro for 1 meter length (1 X 2 square meters= 20 euro).
– Tables or chairs can be requested if needed, by email.
Included: chairs, tables (on request)
Not included: electricity cables, multiple power plugs, insurance, cleaning
Set up: from 11 AM Wednesday18th of December
Cleaning up: before 8 AM Tuesday, 24th of December
Opening hours Bazaar: 5 PM – 9.30 PM
We will have dinner together and you will get some tasks with serving the food and cleaning up.