Volunteer at a shamanic ashram near Cochabamba, Bolivia!



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    This is an ecological community, a school to learn how to live and a chamanic Ashram, an opportunity to experiment the community life inspired by the ancient wisdoms. It was found on September 20 of 1990 by an ecological quechuan leader and author. He wrote more than sixty-seven books and imparted conferences in more than 1300 cities within the five continents.

    Here an intense educational activity is being realised, therapeutically and culturally and with the objective of creating a critical attitude and an ecological conscience. When the leader is not traveling, he gives conferences about ancient wisdoms and about the sumak kawsay, "good life or living in fulfillment", in which the volunteers may participate if they wish. He doesn't live in the community, he comes to visit one or twice a week to give conferences.

    We don't receive any financial help from any institution it maintains itself partially by its educational activities and it is financed by its founder - benefactor who bought, designed and constructed the totality of the installations. We are not a religious institution, nor do we have any affiliation with any religion, we don't have dogmas, we are not a spiritual group either, everyone is free to believe whatever he/she decides to. Our philosophy of life is based on the ancient indigenous wisdoms; we live without private property and in an ecological and free way, since the life in community is a reflection of this.

    For us, living in community doesn't mean that we do everything together, nor being with other people all the time; we are a multiple team in the hours of service, where the individuals can be alone, two by two or in a group, based on the common need. The free time can be spent by the whole group or by people who want to do the same. Living in community doesn't mean being together all the time, it's about exploring relations in a free way and paying attention to the affinity of shared interests. We don't support nor allow the consumption of tobacco, cannabis, alcohol or any other psychoactive substance.

    Our principles are based on reinstalling the sacred relations with Pachamama, achieving a balance in the ecosystem via healthy and organic alimentation, meditation, reflection and observation of ourselves, in other words, via the precaution and respect for nature, which you are part of as well.

    We are located in Marquina, Cochabamba, Bolivia, between the thermals of Liriuni and the mountain of Tunari. It’s about an architectural complex constituted by various ecological round houses, where the multicultural symbology of diverse people of the continent and the ecology brought to praxis, in form of organic cultivations and the use of solar energy, is abounded.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The volunteer work is an excellent opportunity to experiment the muliculturality and learn to be world citizens via sharing with people from all different kind of countries of the world and learn to share and value the differences through the community service. So our intention is unite the community service with personal growth.
    You will have the opportunity to develop an ecological conscience, which leads to a more respectful way of life towards our Mother Earth. In this sense, you will have a wide space free of smoke and free of all other types of substances that can harm your body and soul. You will have a completely healthy alimentation together with a natural environment made up of the singing of the birds, frogs and more than 60 species of plants and trees. In addition we offer activities of reflection, meditation, dancing, yoga, etc., which will give you the opportunity to experiment a process of detoxification.

    In your free days you can enjoy visiting the tourist attractions that are located in this same áreas, just like the thermal waters of Liriuni, go up the Tunari mountain, visit the traditional markets, enjoy cultural markets and events around the region, visit the city and its museums or simply enjoy our natural oasis.

  • Help


    we have a lot of things to do every day. We like to improve ourselves every day and beautify our environment, just like beautifying our lives. Therefore, we hope for responsible people, who are engaged and mature. People, who are not only looking for a bed to sleep, but who also want to share and get to know another culture and ideology, people who value and respect the visited places and people who see an experience and an opportunity to learn something in every place. Every volunteer should respect our rules and our way of life. When being with other people, this includes taking care of oneself, of one’s personal objects and waste products that are generated. All of us can make your stay comfortable and it will turn out as a great experience of live.
    Being a volunteer means helping to achieve a common objective and grow with the experience of giving one’s best in every momento. So we need you to help with:
    Artistic Painting
    Marketing in Social Media
    Computers/ Internet
    Filming/ fotograpraphy
    Graphic design
    Some days, we will need help with the garden (watering, general maintenance).

    We are always around 15 – 20 people at our place, including members of Ashram, volunteers and students of our Spanish school. Some live here for some years, months or only weeks, just like you. You should understand and speak basic Spanish and have all of the enthusiasm to share this marvelous experience with us.

    Workaway stay 1 week - if you want to stay longer after that and we see that you have the right attitude the possibility is open.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Basic English, Basic French, Spanish

  • Accommodation


    We provide our rustic ecological houses, made of stone in a circular form that come from our indigenous roots, and vegetarian meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner).

    Here we use solar water heaters and have a sustainable sewer system that’s works by bio-degradation.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are situated 20 min from the hot springs of Liriuni, if you want some urban site, we are 45 minutes from the town of Cochabamba, a city that was named “The Eternal Spring” after its beautiful, year round, temperate climate. From there, you can take a bus and visit many little towns, that are near of Cochabamba.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Ecological House

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