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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.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
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.
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.
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.
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).
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
maximum 25 hours / week
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