Using Shri Mataji’s advice on education, the teacher is responsible for teaching Sahaj Yoga practices and beliefs as well integrating Sahaj Yoga methods into teaching of academic subjects. The teaching method used demonstrates to the children how the life of the spirit is not distinct from daily life and learning.

Specifically, the teacher is responsible for:
  • Taking turns with the other teacher to lead morning and evening meditations and participate in footsoaking (cleansing of the lower chakras).
  • Preparing lesson plans which integrate religious topics, primarily in social sciences classes.
  • Teaching academic subjects including language arts (reading, listening, speaking, writing), mathematics (sorting, patterning, numbers, graphing, measurement and money), science (including life science, physical science and earth science), and social studies (geography, political, social and economic aspects of life).
  • Teaching music (singing, playing instruments, creating, moving and listening); teaching and leading bhajans (devotional songs), and teaching physical education (safety, health, exercise and games).
  • Team-teach Sahaj values with other teacher in daily afternoon classes including basic Sahaja Yoga and meditation techniques, songs, and crafts.
  • Lead and participate in weekend havans (clearing bonfires) and pujas (worship ceremonies). 
Job Duties Between Terms: The International Sahaj School has two three month terms per year, from March through June and from September through December. From January through March, teachers are expected to revitalize materials and supplies to make ready for the upcoming school term, focusing on developing new materials or improving existing materials for the Sahaja Yoga Value classes. The teacher also leads efforts to index Sahaj audio, video and book materials, writing synopses for those that can be used for teaching and seeking new and upgraded reference materials from other Sahaja Yoga Schools for use at the Canajorharie school.
Vacation Time Off: School vacation months are July and August and teachers are free to stay on location or travel during vacation months.
  • Established practitioner of Sahaj Yoga with a deep understanding of Sahaja practices.
  • Experience as a teacher at another Sahajaschool, or courses in early childhood education or the Montessori method, or experience working with small groups of children in an educational setting. 
  • Some experience teaching basic reading and math as a teacher, teaching assistant, tutor or home-schooling parent.
  • Must enjoy working collectively.
  • The teacher should have a desire to achieve enlightened education and help fulfill Shri Mataji’s vision for Her children.

“Teachers have big responsibility to make their life such that the children learn, and they have a great personality as an example for them. Children should remember in future that they had a teacher who had this special quality in him.“ 

- H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Sahaj Temple, Delhi, 15 Dec. 1983 (Translated from Hindi)


Current Teacher Openings for Spring 2012: 2 positions available (March - June 2011)

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