*️️️️Seeking yoga teachers and Reiki Masters who are multi-talented and willing to clean! We love it when volunteers can stay for longer periods of time! (2 weeks or more)*️️️️
We are a small yoga retreat centre offering reiki and yoga teacher trainings in Ao Nang, Krabi, Thailand. Situated on top of a hill with the stunning cliffs of Ao Nang in the distance, we aim to create a peaceful, joyful atmosphere for our guests and volunteers, as well as our many dogs and cats!
As part of our team, you will need a caring disposition and a love of yoga and animals. You will have a broad range of responsibilities beyond teaching yoga or giving Reiki. Making breakfast, cleaning the kitchen, bathrooms and yoga shala, walking and bathing the animals, and cleaning the animals' area are but a small sample. We also require volunteers to teach our public yoga classes 4-5 times a week (more if there is no teacher training in session), and assist Marina with Reiki and healing sessions. Therefore, we are looking for people who have completed a 200 hour Yoga Alliance registered program. All duties are shared, and although those who do not teach yoga will take on other tasks, volunteers work as a team to keep the centre clean and running smoothly. Extensive teaching experience is not necessary, only a willingness to learn, an open heart and pride in a job well-done.
Volunteers must be self-sufficient, caring and possess a love of community and animals. The work is simple, and though it can be finished quickly as a team, care is needed throughout the day as public areas are used. Though we ask for an average work time of four hours a day, five days a week, often this is broken up into smaller periods so we can make sure that there is always a volunteer around when the other staffs are occupied.
Free times can be spent in peaceful nature, attending our public yoga classes, swimming in our neighbor's pool, playing with the animals or hanging out with the guests. We provide bicycles free of charge and a scooter to rent if you want to go to town or to the beach nearby, as long as someone is always around the centre. We can accommodate up to 3 volunteers at a time, so when someone wants to take a day off or spend the night at the beach, arrangements can usually be made. Couples are welcome, as long as at least one of you can teach yoga!
This Workaway is perfect for those looking to learn about yoga, reiki, meditation and healing. Marina is always looking for an assistant to help her out, and you will have the opportunity to learn many things as you sit in on classes and treatments. The energy here is amazing and all we ask is that you regard your tasks with honor and treat our home as if it were your own.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
In the morning, we provide a simple breakfast for our guests which you will prepare. After breakfast we clean up and attend or teach the morning yoga class. One person will stay behind on a rotating basis to clean the kitchen more thoroughly and attend the common area.
After class, the volunteers team up and tackle the laundry, bathrooms, yoga shala as well as other rotating duties such as dog walking and washing, ironing, and other tasks. More information can be given upon arrival. With happiness and diligence, this can all be completed in just a few short hours, but as you go about your day, make sure to pop in the kitchen, bathroom and yoga shala as you walk by to make sure that someone hasn't left a mess!
Usually the afternoons are free, and we can relax, swim, read, practice or paint! if someone wants to leave the centre, we only need to confirm with the other volunteers that someone will stay around. Sundays are very quiet, and we need to make sure that one volunteer is always hanging around the common area as no other staffs are present on this day. It's a good time to catch up on reading, yoga, practice, or to paint us a mural! If you've chosen to take some days off during the week, then Sunday will be your day. Volunteers have the freedom to divide tasks and days off for themselves, and it is expected that the work is always done before anyone leaves for the day.
If you are a Reiki Master, you will also be asked to assist with healing sessions throughout the day, and if you are an eager learner, you will have the opportunity to assist Marina and learn some new skills, including Reiki for those who show promise and dedication.
We offer yoga classes in the styles of Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative, Yin and meditation. If you are not familiar with teaching some of these than you will have the opportunity to learn, and diversifying your teaching style is expected.
Whether you are a yoga teacher, Reiki master or travelling yoga enthusiast, all of our volunteers share responsibilities. We work as a team to keep the centre clean and running smoothly, and the longer you stay with us, the more you will learn in your new home away from home!
This workaway is perfect for those who have recently completed a yoga teacher training and are looking to gain skills, experience and knowledge. Couples are ok, as long as at least one of you is a yoga teacher!
Deutsch, English, a little Thai
A simple, but nice room in a very quiet and natural setting is provided to you behind the Yoga Shala with a shared bathroom and cold water shower. Hot water shower is available, but in a separate area not far away. Decent WiFi and shared, fully equipped, vegetarian cooking facilities. The room may be shared with one other person or private depending on the availability of the facilities upon your booking. Drinking water, towels and bedding are provided and there is a coin-operated clothes washing machine and exercise equipment on site. Volunteers are welcome to join any public yoga classes for free, schedule permitting.
Breakfast is included (fresh fruit, muesli and yogurt to name a few things) and also up to 80 baht per day to be reimbursed to you to cover the cost of lunches and dinners. We have a vegetarian cooking facility to prepare your own meals and we go to the market and grocery as a group 2 times per week.
Our centre is about 3-4 km from Aonang and 10 km from Krabi Town, where the airport is located. To get around, we offer bicycles free of charge, as well as a scooter to rent. You can also rent scooters from neigboring businesses. We have numbers posted for our favourite TukTuk drivers, who you can always call for a ride into town, the beach or back for a very small fee.
The coast in the south of Thailand is a luxurious tropical paradise. Towering limestone cliffs shelter incredible beaches, the most beautiful is Railay. Isolated from the mainland, the peninsula of Railay is surrounded by the warm Andaman Sea, lush jungle, and twisted rock. It contains enough activities for the most adventurous while allowing those who just want to chill out in paradise the opportunity to do just that.
What to do?
If you've arranged a day away from the yoga centre, there are many fun things to do in the area! Sea kayaking, diving, rock climbing, snorkeling, jungle trekking, cooking, white water rafting and quad biking or lazing on the beach, you can do it all from here. Often, you will make plans with other volunteers and guests to have an exciting day off!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
If you have an interest in learning about yoga and reiki, this is the place for you! Opportunities abound, and whether as a teacher, a student, an assistant, or simply through conversations with the people who flock here, you will certainly leave enriched with knowledge. Come to learn more about the yoga life style. Engage in karma yoga and depending on your schedule you will have the ability to attend most of the daily asana (yoga) and meditation classes. What's more, you will have the opportunity to live in a yogic environment of caring and healing. You will meet a variety of people here from all over the world. If you want to learn more about healthy living, healthy cooking, yoga and meditation then we have a great place for you to come share and learn. Learn about Reiki and different healing techniques, and spend time with animals. We attract guests and volunteers with much knowledge and many skills, and we look forward to what we can learn from you, as well! Immerse yourself in Thai culture, trying local foods and recipes, and living a simple, natural life alongside our Thai neighbors.
20 hours / week
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