We are a retreat center situated on a hillside in the Green Mountains in Southern Quebec with breath-taking panoramic views of the green domain.
Our space is rented to groups and individuals for various retreats: yoga, meditation, personal growth workshops, sacred chants, sacred dance, permaculture and more...
The tranquility and energy of the surroundings brings about a sense of peace to our visitors - guests and helpers alike - and allows for rest and regeneration. It is also a true playground for anyone who enjoys building, renovating and gardening.
We expect helpers to work 25 hours a week in exchange of a cozy private room and great quality food. We are mostly raw vegans but will offer different vegeterian food to suit your diet. We eat local organic foods in season.
In the summer, we have our own garden and are in the ongoing process of developing a food forest. We have been told by many helpers that this is a great place to regenerate for weary travelers because of the quality of the food, water, air and the overall atmosphere.
We live 7 minutes away by car from a trendy-artsy-beautiful village called Sutton. It is a dynamic English and French speaking community with nice cafes and event , 10 minutes away from Mount Sutton, a winter ski resort and summer hiking destination and also 5 minutes away from the Vermont border in the USA. There are some really nice hiking paths around to be discovered. Only 1h30 from Montreal.
Are you meticulous with attention for detail?
We need your help preparing the space for a new group every week : cleaning, beautifying, enhancing - both indoors and outdoors.
Do you enjoy working with your hands, on the land or indoors?
You could do renovation alongside our main project leader on small projects, work in our gardens, tend to our trees.
Do you enjoy pioneering projects?
Creativity, problem solving and self-motivation are welcomed.
Do you enjoy living with others but also need solitary time?
We are 4 residents here each with our own schedule. So it is not rare to find either a kitchen full of people or a empty wide open room. Expect to do some tasks by yourself at times and with others at other times. You will have your own cabin in the forest.
Do you want to practice or improve your language skills, either English or French? Both are spoken here.
Landscaping, building yoga platforms and contemplation sites in the forest, maintaining trails, gardening, compost management, stacking wood, preparing the venue (vacuuming, dusting) for group arrivals, helping with food preparation, assisted or not assisted at times.
We aim to be present and attentive to anyone interested in our project.. Although we understand how travelling can be unpredictable, we kindly ask for your consideration in writing to us only if you are truly interested and capable of coming. This will help us make the best use of our time and energy. Note also that to honor the space of self-connection we live in, the retreat center is an alcohol and drug-free zone.
Thank you! Truly looking forward to welcoming you and knowing you!
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
Even if there is a work exchange, this is a beautful spiritual place to restore and regenerate your heart and body . The community life, the support of amazing nature and the quality of the food support the experience. French Canadian culture is welcoming, warm, open with a good sense of humor :)
We are looking for helpers in the garden, landscaping, cleaning, and for small building projects
Single Rooms or cabins in the forest- access to a big communal kitchen and living room with a beautiful view, organic vegetarian food
Sutton is place that draw
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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