Yogic Life

Living in Bhakti

A 1-month living experience of Yoga

‘Yogic Life’ in Divinya offers the unique opportunity to make a profound living experience among the yogic Sangha of Divinya. In so many people the understanding grows that Yoga is much more than just a mere asana practice. ‘Yogic Life’ answers the thirst of people who have the wish to understand Yoga on a deeper level and imbibe it into our everyday living. It is an opportunity to explore what it means to live a yogic life – a life in harmony with oneself, each other and nature.

The Path of the Yogi

Yoga in Divinya is not understood as some exotic practice, but as a way of life. Divinya’s yogic Sangha thrives to integrate Yoga in all thoughts, words and actions, making it into a lived reality of every moment.

The beauty of joining the Sangha for a ‘Yogic Life’ experience is that it helps one to understand the essence of Yoga and to dissolve one’s need for performing and becoming. This dissolving of oneself brings union with life – that is the path of Yoga. In Divinya, we recognize Yoga first and foremost as a spiritual path to rediscover our true Self. Therefore, ‘Yogic Life’ is ultimately about igniting a journey of self-transformation. Participants have the chance to deeply inquire into the questions ‘Who am I?’, ‘What is the meaning of life, and how can I bring union between me and this life?’ This union is called Yoga. We ask ourselves, ‘Is it about becoming ‘somebody’ and performing better in life, or is it about dissolving the performer?’

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Living with a Yogic Sangha

‘Yogic Life’ takes place in Divinya – home of a yogic Sangha and a sanctuary of contemplation, awareness and personal transformation.

Participants receive the unique opportunity to directly experience a reference of a yogic way of life in practice by living with the Sangha for one month. Participants will live and serve alongside like-minded spiritual seekers. During their stay in Divinya, Yogic Life participants are exposed to a complete yogic environment and actively take part in all areas of the community life, including morning meditations, yoga classes, devotional gatherings, sacred music, karma yoga (selfless service), study circles, Satsang and much more. During Karma Yoga participants join in all the different community projects and engagements, such as organic farming, ecological building and maintaining the center.

Divinya’s Sangha

The Sangha of Divinya is a non-religious and non-dogmatic community, dedicated to creating a living experience of union, harmony and peace. The community is active and self-motivated on the path of self-realization, joyfully committed to live the essence of yoga in their daily life. Many Sangha members are on the yogic path since several decades and have deeply imbibed the yogic values in their way of being. The community is inspired by the Liberation Teachings of the enlightened Master Guruji Sri Vast. ‘Yogic Life’ participants have the rare opportunity to attend regular Satsang (Teachings) with the living Master.

The 4 Paths of Yoga 

Divinya offers a holistic perspective of all the different aspects of a yogic life. Although asana practice is often the most well-known aspect of Yoga, it is considered to be only one small part of the tradition of Yoga. In Divinya the four basic paths of Yoga – Raja Yoga, Karma Yoga, Jnana Yoga and Bhakti Yoga are practically being put into practice. Raja Yoga is the path of self-discipline, where Asana, Pranayama, Meditation and the ethics and morals of life lead one to awareness and harmony of body and mind. Karma Yoga is the practice of action by participating in all life activities, without expecting any rewards. Karma Yoga is a beautiful way to enter into meditation during every action. Jnana Yoga is the path of wisdom. Knowing oneself and knowing one’s purpose in life gives clarity to one’s actions.

Bhakti Yoga, the path of devotion, is the ultimate path towards Total Liberation. Devotion is the greatest tool to surrender one’s ego, to surrender one’s ignorance. When the ego is surrendered, dualism is surrendered and union arises.

All yogic paths lead to Bhakti – devotion. How to understand devotion? Devotion is love which has no reason. A love which is not revocable – where you and me are not separate from each other anymore. That is the state of devotion. When devotion arises, naturally the ego dissolves, naturally you want to participate and naturally you become one with this life.

“The goal of spirituality is the state of ‘non practicing – just living’. 
In that 'just living' nothing exists separately as spirituality, because that in itself is spiritual. 
We pray for 30 minutes, we do Yoga for 30 minutes or we chant or meditate for 30 minutes.
But what about the rest of the time?
We have to learn living meditation. Meditation is not a separate practice but a way of being. 
My way of being needs to be meditative. The way I talk with you must be prayer. The way I sing is chanting the glory of life. The way I walk needs to be dancing. The way I sleep needs to be creative. Life is complete. Life is beautiful. Take this one great opportunity – in this human body, in this beautiful planet, in this way – as a great possibility to liberate yourself.”

Guruji Sri Vast

Joyous community singing
Participants are fully integrated in the community life, joining all the daily activities and communal projects. The daily program includes early Morning Meditations, Yoga classes, eating together, devotional gatherings, singing, silent gatherings for self-inquiry and reflection, nature walks, and much more. In the afternoons, participants join the karma yoga (yoga of action), where they are practically engaged along with the community, in the permaculture garden, nature conservation and maintenance of the premises.
Divinya provides a healthy, vegan-vegetarian diet. Participants are served 3 meals a day. Many of the fruits and vegetables come directly from Divinya’s permaculture garden and ecological fruit orchards.

Divinya offers comfortable accommodation in spacious safari tents with camp beds, foam mattresses, duvet and bed sheets. For an additional charge fully furnished Deluxe tents are available. The stay in Divinya is without distraction of telephone, internet, etc., supporting the serene living experience. Divinya offers various nature trails and river walks. Let yourself be touched by the serene landscapes of Divinya with its old oak forests, fields and meadows, lakes and rivers, gardens and parks.

Note: Alcohol, smoking, and drug use are strictly prohibited in Divinya.

Divinya is a very child-friendly place, and participants are welcome to apply for joining the Yogic Life program together with their children. It will be important that parents feel they can apart from the parental responsibility still take active part in the community living experience.

Parents maintain the responsibility for their children during their stay.

Children under the age of 16 years pay half the fee.

For infants up to the age of 2 years, there is no additional fee.

Divinya’s Healing Center offers a holistic healing program called Divya Deha – The Divine Body. The Divya Deha approach is to honor each individual’s divine body, mind and soul. The aim is to release stored imprints in the body and support one’s consciousness to transcend into an awakened state. The Center also provides Ayurvedic cleansing and rejuvenating treatments, which can be booked separately as a 3-day, 5-day or 7-day program during your stay.

All treatments are provided on request and are charged separately.

1-month: 1400€ / 14 400 SEK 

Fully furnished Deluxe tent:
additional 50€ / 500 SEK  person/night

Fee includes: 3 meals a day, accommodation, 2 robes and a Yoga outfit to lend during your stay. The Yogic Life includes the active participation within the community with yoga, meditation, Satsang, singing gatherings, seva, evening gatherings etc.
The Yogic Life starts with an introduction week where community members share the Divinya experience and philosophy.

Starting dates:

2 October 2021

30 October 2021

4 December 2021

The starting date of the Yogic Life program is correlating with the starting day of the 1-week Introduction course, which participants will be attending.

Covid Regulations
Divinya is following the current covid regulations from the official Swedish government website. Please make sure you are informed about current travel regulations via the Public Health Agency.
Coming to Divinya requires a negative covid test (max. 48hours). You will be provided with private accommodation for the first 5 days, during which social distancing will be followed to ensure everyone’s wellbeing. On your fifth day an in-house covid test will be given after which all regulations will be lifted.