Vale de Moses Yoga Retreat, central Portugal



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  • Description


    We run yoga retreats every week from our home in the forests of central Portugal between mid March and October every year. We were featured in The Guardian as one of the best 25 yoga retreats in the world to go to in 2017.

    We have space for 1 Karma yoga volunteer a month although we also consider couples. Please message us with the months you are interested in, and we'll email you the link to an online pack that has more detail on the role, the dates available and what to detail in your CV and covering letter.

    We look forward to hearing from you.

    Kind regards

    Andrew & Vonetta

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will learn to put your hosting skills into a yoga retreat context. You will meet and get to know 60 or 70 guests during your stay from dozens of countries with a wide variety of backgrounds, ages and experience of yoga. You will eat (and sometimes help prepare when necessary) incredible healing Ayurvedic vegetarian food 3 times a day under the supervision of Chef Raul or Chef Miguel. You will work alongside a team of committed professional staff, therapists, teachers and local people and while doing so, have the chance to be conisidered for a permanent paid host position as it comes available in the seasons to come.

  • Help


    We have space for a Karma Yoga volunteer (couples also considered) on our yoga retreats, to help in a variety of tasks through the week including helping cooking and cleaning up, creating magical spaces outside for guests to relax in, taking photos of those spaces uploading to Instagram, hosting mealtimes, tending the kitchen gardens and helping tend the guests who come on retreat with us.

    All food, accommodation and morning yoga classes are covered by your volunteer work, and if you would like any massage or acupuncture treatments these can be paid for directly with the therapists.

    We have a Karma Yoga Volunteer Pack with more info on the role, the dates available and details of where to apply with a covering letter and CV, explaining your experience of creating and holding space for people and your fluency with social media.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Portuguese

  • Accommodation


    Staying in our neighbours farmhouse, 500m round the corner, along with the rest of the Yoga Retreat team including teachers, chef and therapists. Set in a beautiful farm with a river running through it, it's an old rustic building with basic facilities, but dripping with charm. Our teams have thoroughly enjoyed being able to get off site every day and to walk along the valley to work every day. We hope you will too.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Places are limited for our Karma Yoga Volunteers and we usually receive over 500 applications every year. To apply, you'll need to understand the role as described in the Karma pack and send us a covering letter with your CV, explaining why you would like to be considered and what you would like to learn from your time with us in the mountains of central Portugal. Please also detail your experience of hosting spaces and people, as well as your experience of promoting or communicating through Instagram and Facebook. We will be making final decisions on successful candidates at least a month before start date.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

    Yoga classes 9 to 11am. Help in kitchens and gardens 6 hours a day til 9pm, Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons.

Host ref number: 291339752958