Hola and Hello!
We are a holistic healing center based outside of Carmen de Viboral, Antioquia, Colombia. Our mission over the past decade has been to conserve land in the Amazon, be responsible stewards of the land we live on, and protect the traditions, elders, and sacred medicines that make so much healing possible for people from around the world.
Through wellness retreats, we are able to provide sacred plant medicine ceremonies, sweat lodges, wisdom talks, yoga, meditation, song circles and an opportunity to reconnect to Mother Earth to people from around the world. These ceremonies put individuals in touch with their inner light, their wisdom, and their intuition, so that they can overcome fears and live healthier, happier, and more fulfilling lives.
Important - Please Read!
We are currently inviting volunteers who can help us fulfill our vision of expanding the center to include a yoga pavilion, health consultancy, earth-based educational center for our children, and more beautiful and bountiful gardens. We also need help landscaping, building houses, and maintaining the road which gives us access to the land.
It's hard work living out here on this gorgeous piece of land, and we have a lot to do. If you are not a hard worker and you do not enjoy physical labor, this might not be the best fit for you. We have to be realistic about who we accept and it's a bit sad having to turn away lovely people who just aren't the right fit right now.
You will be staying in a tent, eating healthy, offering your skills and labor, bathing with cold water fresh from the mountain, talking with Colombians and foreigners, swimming in the river, and experiencing the sacred ceremonies that are offered as part of our service to humanity and to Mother Earth. Please let us know what your true skills and passions are so that we can move forward in the best way possible.
Volunteers come for 2 week stays, and if it's a good fit, stay for another 2 weeks.
Thanks for reading this and for wanting to help us build something that is of benefit to the rest of the world.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
This is an opportunity to learn about oneself through ancestral healing ceremonies while being exposed to local culture in a small town environment and meeting traditional medicine men from around the Americas. The house is at 2,300 meters and offers incredible views of the valley and city below.
CONSTRUCTION / DYI PROJECTS:
DIY projects - construction of decks
Building garden beds
Framing the teepee grounds
Building compost bins / Composting system
Building Wood storage racks / Roof
Sanding floor of main house
Help building house of our elder
Putting tongue and groove wood panel on main house walls
Mapping the territory and its waterways
Planning the food forest
Planning Future constructions
Marking and cleaning the path to the river
Designing structures: Yoga pavilion, Consultation space, Schoolroom for the children
Building website for Elders project
Building Website for our Community
Improving website for our Organization
FAMILY, CHILDREN and HOUSEWORK:
Care-taking of children
Cleaning and laundry
This host offers a language exchange
This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
You can contact them directly for more information.
Volunteer will alternate between a studio ''gingerbread house'', a tent, and the house of our healer.
In terms of meals, we cook as a family and eat 2 to 3 times a day. We eat fresh, healthy food and expect everyone to contribute with the dishes and cooking. Whenever possible we eat greens and vegetables from the garden. .
Other activities in include: Hiking, plant medicine and sweat lodge ceremonies, gardening, wood chopping, writing, yoga, meditation, fire building, music and songs, etc.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Our internet is not fast, but people do work online from here.
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week