Help needed at bohemian centre in Southern French Pyrenees



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  • Description


    We are an award-winning vegan yoga and meditation centre, located in a medieval village in the foothills of the Pyrenees. The building is a boho village chateau with a walled garden, where we host yoga and meditation retreats from May until October each year. During the retreat season, we offer those interested the opportunity to join us for a few weeks of morning yoga, silence until breakfast, glorious vegan food and 5 hours of karma yoga each day with breaks on the weekend or during the week.

    This is a cultural exchange for those interested in embodiment and mindfulness philosophies.

    In line with our yogic philosophies, we operate an alcohol free premises.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Volunteers who stay with us will have ample opportunities to learn about the surrounding region and Southern-French culture. The area is known for it's castles and stunning wilderness. We are in the foothills of the Pyrenees, littered with historic sites, hot springs, glorious walks, and fabulously eccentric locals.

    Volunteers will have the opportunity to practice building, maintenance, gardening and other practical skills in a creative and relaxed environment.

    Volunteers will also benefit from working with and learning from our wonderful Director and Hostess Gertrud, who is not only an experienced business woman and entrepreneur, but is also a passionate chef and expert nutritionist, masseuse and all round creative.

  • Help


    We would particularly welcome those of you have DIY or gardening skills, but also those who would be happy to assist in the kitchen and with housekeeping duties. If you are interested in natural and traditional building maintenance and renovation, we will be able to exchange experiences.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English (primarily), German, a little French

  • Accommodation


    You'll be staying in your own room, shared bathroom. Beds are comfy, rooms are large and beautifully decorated. You will be provided with three delicious meals a day and have time off to relax and explore the surrounding region of outstanding natural beauty. (There are many beautiful walks within 15 mins of the house and our local village shops are open six days a week).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our retreat center is a relaxed, tranquil and restorative environment and we are looking for volunteers who are respectful, reliable, warm and open-hearted to work harmoniously within our close-nit team.

    Join us, we'd love to have you!

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    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 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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