Connect with nature and visit one of the most beautiful and sacred mountains near Bogota Colombia



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    I am a 15 years experienced yoga and tai chi instructor, I have been awakening my consciousness for 19 years, connecting with my inner world, my body, and outside the beautiful mother earth, Ive been learning permaculture and bioconstruction. I love connecting with the body, feeling, increasing sensitivity, meditating vipassana, but also dancing, every rhythm, but speacially the latin american ones. I also practice contemporary dance, dances of universal peace, sometimes capoeira, aereal silks, and tensegrity. I do tai massage and some other types of awakening therapies.

    We, the creators of this project are very interested on indigeous wisdom, and healing alternative therapies, our vision is a place where people can connect, enjoy, learn, and feel the amazing and healig energy of this sacred mountain.

    The project on the land is a healing place, with permaculture, bioconstruction, arts, music, and worldwide healing and meditating practices. More than physical, material, third dimension transformations we priorize on searching first inner transformations... we believe on the rebirthing of a planet full of love, peace, sustainable innovation, and joy.

    If someone, after visiting this place, feels a little more connected with itself, a little more trustfull of its self-love and power, then the experience was succesfull.

    The project is located on a natural and indigenous national park, and is full of beautifull places, such as caves, waterfalls, and amazing view points. The mountain is called "Quinini" which in indigenous language means "moon goddes". Is considered a femenine energetic portal activated and ready to charge and heal all visitors, it was a hospital for ancient cultures, the place where woman came to give birth, a place for ceremonies and even a cemetery.
    The indigenous that inhabited this mountain where also dedicated to arts and they left many drawings on rocks of more than 3000 years, that you can find in certain places of the mountain, including the land where the project is located.

    We are in contact with the local shamans and sacred plant medicine ceremonies. This is part of our healing process and awakening journey.

    We are just starting, so there are many things to do.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Art project

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    As a volunteer you can:
    -Learn spanish, english or portuguese, practive french and, learn a little bit of indigenous lenguages and culture.
    -Learn or practice medicine and healig music from the indigenous people, practice guitar.
    -Enjoy the beautiful nature of the place, a protected, biodiverse tropical forrest, very close to Bogota.
    -Learn permaculture, alternative and indigenous practices for construction, healing, cooking, gardening.
    -Learn and practice some meditative practices, like acroyoga, aereal silks, caveclimbing and slackline.
    -Learn how to do indigenous traditional handcraft.
    -Hike, enjoy amazing views, and visit the National park in which the project is located.
    -This is a very important place for indigenous traditions, one of the most important tribes of Colombia considered this mountain its most important place for ceremonies and gatherings, people interested on this knowledge and art will be highly benefited.

  • Help


    We need help on several areas, like:
    -Natural building (bioconstruction) which involves a range of building systems and materials, mainly indigenous, that place major emphasis on sustainability, of minimally processed, plentiful or renewable resources, as well as those that, while recycled or salvaged, produce healthy living environments
    -Gardening (permaculture) developing systems that collect resources at peak abundance, plantic native trees, creating spaces,

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    english, spanish, portuguese, a bit of french

  • Accommodation


    Our project is located on a protected forest, 3 hours from Bogota, We are at 1800 meters (5900 ft) above sea level.
    The day temperature is between 15 - 25 celsus degrees (59-77 farenheit). A little bit low at nigh.

    We can offer space for camping. Also we have a very primitive and old house were there are few beds, and hammack, for volunteers use. We use dry toilets.

    To get to the project you need to walk 30 minutes from the closest bus-stop. At this moment we dont have wifi access on the project.

    In order to mantain the water as clean as possible please only bring natural-ecological-biodegradable products such as shampoo, soaps, etc.
    We try as much as possible to transform, recicle, reuse and reduce our waste, as we live very far from big cities we dont have any public sistem to collect our waste, so please, the garbage you generate try to reduce, recicle or transform it, or if not possible, take it back to the city.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The Quinini mountain, is a sacred place, not only for the indigenous people that lived on the area. Is full of indigeouns arts and remains, principally on rocks and caves. As this is a natural and indigenous reservation, there are trails that provide beautiful landscappes of the Magdalena valley, and caves with indigenous paintings from 3000 years ago. Also there are some nice waterfalls close to the project.
    Some workshops and classes such as yoga, tai chi, indigenous handcraft and meditation practices may have additional cost.

  • 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

    3 hours/day, 5 days/week (no meals)

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    Optional payment of USD$5 for shared meals (only 15 hours a week help)

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