We run many different types of wellness retreats around NSW: such as yoga, meditation, rhythmic meditation and silent retreats. When you volunteer with us, you'll be joining us in up-keeping our home, and hosting the range of these programs (as well as potentially travel with us to various venues).
Our main location is in the beautiful Blue Mountains - it's our base and where we run the bulk of our retreats. However, you will also have the option to accompany us to Glenrock National Park (close to Newcastle). While our team tends to shift as members leave and return, we can describe it as being close-knit, heart-centred and fun-loving. You will be valued for your individual qualities and for what you bring into the mix. We recognise that the best projects and work environments, are ones which are collaborative... and that's the approach that we take here. Everyone's view is respected and if you think there's a better way of us doing something - we want to know!
We offer 20 hours of paid work per week, and you must have a valid visa, insurance and working rights in Australia.
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
You'll be working with a fun cultural mix of Australians and travellers, learning about holistic health through good food. Plus, you are welcome to learn more about yoga and meditation with us. We offer yin yoga, dynamic yoga, yoga nidra, meditation talks and rythmic meditation exercises to our clients: all areas which you are welcome to dive into with us. We actually encourage you to join our programs during your time here - so you can really get an idea of what we're about, and why your role here matters!
This host offers accommodation and payment.
Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.
We're looking for enthusiastic team members to help us out with:
Food preparation: This means preparing (and/or assisting the cooking of) meals. We serve our retreat guests vegetarian, hearty but healthy, buffet-style food.
House keeping: This includes tasks like cleaning guest bathrooms, bedrooms, making beds and so on.
Event set up: Here we mean preparing different rooms for different activities. For example, setting up a yoga hall with mats and bolsters prior to class.
Outdoor work: We also do have some outdoor work, such as garden maintenance and pool cleaning.
We provide twin share rooms, with clean and cosy accomodation.
Our team (and potentially you!) reside in a building close to (but not a part of) the guest hotel. You'll have access to a swimming pool, kitchen and fireplace.
All of the above is located near Wentworth Falls station, in the gorgeous Blue Mountains. We're within walking distance to a few cute cafes and local eateries - and about 10 minutes drive from the quaint little town of Leura. There are endless hiking trails in the area, such as the Charles Darwin Walk, Fairy Falls and Nymph Falls. Our team often chill out at Wentworth Falls Lake (only about a 15 minute walk from us).
We create an atmosphere of purpose, mixed with creative space.
Your work for us is valued and important - but we also want you to have the room to develop on your own journey. Tucked away in nature, there is a lot to do and learn at our home... what you choose to make of it, is really up to you.
We have share a passion for music - something that is embedded in our retreats - so there is always access to an array of instruments; from pianos and guitars to djembe drums. You could choose the time to be social and better your language skills. Or, you could get creative with music. You can always explore nature, and the history of aboriginal culture of the area. There are many bush trails around (and a waterfall walk on the property!). It's really up to you.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
20 hours per week