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Residency/Membership

An opportunity for peopple who like to become permanent residents at Polestar Gardens

We are actively seeking permanent residents who would like to explore our path of yoga and who find our community lifestyle enriching and fulfilling.

Please note that Polestar Gardens is a alcohol and recreational drug free community.

Polestar is seeking:

  • Sincere individuals who are focused on their spiritual path and willing to try to harmonize their individual energy with the larger group energy
  • Those who resonate with our core ideals; Spirit, Community and Lifelong Learning, and feel a connection to the universal teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda.
  • Those who are willing to selflessly embrace the hard work and rewards offered by the energetic lifestyle Polestar offers.
  • Those who would find an abundant flow of energy, of giving and receiving in community life, along with the humility and patience required to resolve conflict and misunderstandings.

Polestar invites participation in community on many levels.

If you resonate with our ideals and would like to get involved, there is plenty of opportunity whether you permanently reside here or not! Come to some of our weekly satsangs or events, sign up for a month of work study, volunteer at an event, take or teach a class, or visit for a week or two on “spiritual vacation”. We are seeking those who share our values and are willing to embrace the hard work and rewards offered by this energetic lifestyle.

The Membership Process:

The membership process begins with some type of participation in the life of the community. Joining the Ohana, attending events, retreats, or volunteering are all a starting point for exploring further involvement. Eventually, a residential program such as the Internship or Polestar Community Builders programs offer a full immersion in community life, and a solid grounding in the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda. By mutual consent, this can be lengthened to an extended residency which is the beginning of our “potential member” program. This is a time to go deep in the teachings of yoga, to develop one’s service within the community, and to solidify his or her financial opportunities for supporting oneself here. A potential member is eligible for full membership after 24 months of residency and/or community involvement. New members are accepted by a simple majority vote of all current members and board members.

We are also creating a residency opportunity specifically for seniors (we're looking ahead!). For the right individuals, a thriving yoga community can provide the perfect environment for retirement: enough privacy for rest and relaxation and plenty of opportunity to participate in the life and yoga practices of the community. For more information contact us.

You can get involved in two ways...

Polestar “Ohana”

This program is for those who are inspired by Polestar’s vision and would like to offer their financial and / or energetic support. Your monthly contributions make Polestar’s ongoing programs possible while receiving discounts on various products and programs. 

Resident Membership

We are actively seeking those who would like to explore our path of yoga and the community lifestyle. Members may contribute to our Housing Pool” and have many of the advantages of home ownership.