Eco-Village with Traditional Ceremonies in Rural Antioquia, Colombia

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Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    Hola and Hello!

    We are a holistic healing center and young eco-village 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.

    We host volunteers outside of retreats, and when we have a healing ceremony with our community members, volunteers are invited to join. In addition, many of our volunteers also choose to stay with us as participants during our 10 day sacred medicine retreats that we have been running for the past 10 years. The retreat offerings are separate from the typical volunteer schedule and responsibilities, and have an additional cost associated with them. We reserve a certain number of spots on retreats for volunteers who are interested in that aspect of our offering.

    Important - Please Read!

    We are currently inviting volunteers who can help us to take care of young children (2-6 years old) and to 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.

    The ideal volunteer is someone who doesn't mind spending time alone in the quiet of nature, wants to fix problems and make things more beautiful, and is a self-starter who can also take instruction when needed.

    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, offering your skills and labor, bathing (mostly) 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.

    You are welcome to use any vegetables from our garden, where we grow tomatoes, beans, carrots, and some other organic veggies. However, you will need to bring food with you, as the garden is still small.

    IMPORTANT: Given the spiritual work that takes place in the land, drugs - including cannabis - are not allowed.

    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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Hospitality/Tourism
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    This is an opportunity to learn about oneself through ancestral healing ceremonies while living in a rural environment and helping us to build an intentional community

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    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


    STRATEGY :
    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


    ONLINE:
    Building website for Elders project
    Building Website for our Community
    Improving website for our Organization
    Building Backlinks
    SEO Work


    FAMILY, CHILDREN and HOUSEWORK:
    Care-taking of children
    Cooking meals
    Cleaning and laundry

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

    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.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Camping - We have tents outfitted with pads, blankets, and pillows.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Other activities in include: Hiking, occasional plant medicine and sweat lodge ceremonies, gardening, wood chopping, writing, yoga, meditation, fire building, music and songs, etc.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Starlink internet

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 739662618557

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