Volunteer at non-profit yoga retreat center in NSW, Australia

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    02/01/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a not for profit organisation seated on the edge of Royal National park. We welcome young enthusiastic people who are passionate about living a healthy and balanced Yoga-centered lifestyle. Now, through our residency program, we are offering a limited number of positions to sincere practitioners interested in a total immersion in the yogic way of life.

    The yogic path is one of personal challenge, which leads to a deeper fulfilment. It is not always easy, but it is always rewarding. At our Valley we offer you the opportunity to know yourself more completely than ever before through a complete program of traditional yoga practice -- hatha (asana/pranayama), sacred study (jnana), mantra (japa/kirtan), service (seva), moral observance (yama/niyama), and love and devotion (bhakti).

    Our intentional eco-yoga community is centered on the practice of selfless service — which allows us to be part of something bigger than ourselves. Through our daily practices and focus in service we are challenged to look inwards, to free our minds, and to bring ourselves back to a place of clear intention, love, and compassion.

    Help can take many forms from gardening to property maintenance, grounds clering, construction help, admin and marketing, teaching asana classes and running workshops for our volunteers.

    Service hours vary depending on the department. Service is performed 5 days a week, with 2 days off. In every role within every department the responsibility is the same -- to serve with awareness from a place of care and kindness.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    DIY and building projects
    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Teaching
    Gardening
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    We run a program based on healing, nurturing, and spiritual advancement.

    The program consists of a mixture of asana practice, meditation, and insightful workshops. Outside of service hours we are encouraged to participate in as much of the program as possible to further our progress.

    There are also opportunities for regular peer reviews, mentorship, and feedback to ensure we are all getting as much as possible from our time here.

  • Help

    Help

    To join the residency programme we require a minimum 1 month commitment.

    In addition to a 1 month probationary period, there will be a performance review 1 week from inception. After this, depending on progress and by mutual agreement, there may be a possibility to extend your residency for a further 3 months.

    Code of Conduct:
    We aim to provide an uplifting space dedicated to your health, wellness, and yogic immersion. To that end we ask that you respect the following guidelines during your stay:

    1. As part of living a healthy and balanced yoga lifestyle, we request complete abstinence from the consumption of drugs, alcohol, and other intoxicants during your time with us.

    2. All meals we offer are vegan. In addition, as per the yogic standard, we are strict in avoiding meat, fish, eggs, and dairy products.

    3. Being an intentional yoga community and retreat centre, we expect our residents to dress in a respectable and modest way.

    4. When it comes to any illegal or illicit activities such as substance abuse, sexual harassment, bullying, etc, we have a zero tolerance policy. Any infringements of our standards in these regards will result in your immediate departure from the retreat.

    Before you apply, please make sure you understand our Code of Conduct, and consider carefully whether or not you feel aligned with these values.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We provide various accommodation facilities for residents either in rooms or comfortable tents.

    Men and women live separately in their respective areas.

    If you wish to bring your own campervan or tent this can be accommodated.

    We provide three delicious vegan meals a day with plenty of fresh fruit, herbal teas, and chai.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Transport

    A 10 minute walk to the Otford train station. It take 1 hour to get to Sydney Central, and you can also reach places all along the coast (e.g. Wollongong).

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    maximum 25 hours / week

Mainbuilding
Large yoga hall

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