Help with landscaping, farming, reception, yoga and more at an Ayurveda Resort in Varkala, India

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  • Description

    Description

    Our organisation runs Ayurvedic Resorts in Varkala.
    One is located on the beautiful South cliff of Varkala, with breathtaking views over the Arabian sea.
    The other one is a peaceful and harmonious natural Valley Resort situated at Papanasam Beach.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Other
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will learn about Indian culture, Indian cooking and Ayurveda cooking and basic yoga. If you would like to learn more about Ayurveda our Doctors are always willing to sit down and talk with you. Volunteers will spend a lot of time working with local staff and therefore have a great opportunity to learn or improve their Malayalam.

    Festivals. You will get to participate in ALL the Indian festivals while you are here - There are generally A LOT of them!!

    Get the chance to re-connect with life at a slower pace, take long walk on the beach, watch the spectacular sunsets or meditate on our yoga deck overlooking the ocean. Living in India will enable you to experience simple living that is both culturally and spiritually rich.

  • Help

    Help

    We need happy & creative people to join our team! best would be for at least 4 weeks...!

    Longterm-volunteers wanted :

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️We are looking for Malayalam & English speakers to assist the management with the resort needs. Must have some experience in the Hotel Management industry. From March - July*️️️️️*️️️️️

    *️️️️️*️️️️️We are looking for Animal Lovers or TRAINER to care for our puppy soon to be dog Papaya. From April - June. She would be about 9 months when you arrive!*️️️️️*️️️️️

    We are looking for social people who are interested in our Culture and Tradition and good in team work but also comfortable in working independently.

    If you like teaching yoga, maintenance help, painting, landscaping, office help, socialising with guests or have an eye for room decoration, then you are most welcome.

    We will give you a shared room with a bathroom. Breakfast, lunch & dinner from our Ayurveda & Staff kitchen. If you can stay for 1 month or more that would be a big plus!
    Also we love to receive couples !

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Malayalam

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Room with toilet/bathroom (might be shared)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Varkala is a quiet and isolated sandy expanse where you can relax without the crowds and bustle of some of the busier beaches in Kerala. The mineral springs near Varkala Beach are considered to have medicinal properties, and many people come here to drink, and bath in the spring. The landscape in Varkala is unique, with a high rocky cliff ending abruptly and a stretch of clear sand extending down to the sea. The contrast between the cliffs, sand and sea makes Varkala Beach a striking and memorable sight.

    During you time off you can enjoy the local area:

    There are many beaches around the area. Scooters and bicycles can easily be rented to check out the surrounding area.

    Ponnumthuruthu (Golden) Island - About 10km south of Varkala, this island in the middle of a backwater lake is home to the Shiva-Parvati Hindu temple, also known as the Golden Temple. It's closed to non-Hindus but the main reason to venture down here is the scenic punt-powered boat ride to and around the island.

    Janardhana Temple - Varkala is a temple town and Janardhana Temple is the main event – its technicolour Hindu spectacle hovers above Beach Rd. It’s closed to non-Hindus, but you may be invited into the temple grounds where there is a huge banyan tree and shrines to Ayyappan, Hanuman and other Hindu deities.

    Varkala Aquarium - Varkala's new aquarium, between Black Beach and Odayam Beach, has large tanks, viewed from a spiralling walkway, that are full of exotic species including piranha, sea snakes, scorpion fish and the local karimeen. A worthwhile diversion from the beach.

    Sivagiri Mutt - Sivagiri Mutt is the headquarters of the Shri Narayana Dharma Sanghom Trust, the ashram devoted to Shri Narayana Guru (1855–1928), Kerala’s most prominent guru. This is a popular pilgrimage site and the resident swami is happy to talk to visitors.

    Anchuthengu And Anjengo Fort - If you’re into history, then Anjengo fort is a place where you can spend a couple of hours unraveling the good old time. Once an important site for the British Empire, the fort, today stands tall. The fort is clean, well maintained and is a must visit place, when in Varkala.

    Varkala Lighthouse - Climb up some 250 odd stairs and get bowled over by the stunning panoramic view of the humongous Arabian Sea and Kerala’s stunning landscape.

    Parasailing - Glide over breathtaking views along the cliffs with a professional.

    Surfing - Varkala is the surfing hub of Kerala and there are many surfing schools which will get you started in no time.

    Walk the North Cliff - With an amazing beach view on one side and interesting cafes and shop on the other a walk throughout the North Cliff is a must and may just help you plan your evenings.

  • 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

    5 hours a day 5 days a week

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Amazing Sunsets!!
Beach in front of hotel
Steps down to the beach
Ayurveda Hall
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