Would you like to spend three months on a wonderful Greek island doing yoga and work on a yoga retreat? Do you want to spend a few months knowing yourself, improving your yoga practice, socialise with wonderful people? Then, we can talk.
I am Lina a yoga instructor. I shall run a yoga retreat on this Greek island from January to April. The retreat takes place in a very unique energy zone of the Greek goddess of beauty. Aphrodite. Thousands of women are attracted to this region which is associated in Greek mythology with femininity, beauty and love.
Our yoga retreats are all about giving personal attention and care to those who wish to improve their lives through yoga and meditation. We work here with passion and care. Our team are passionate, happy, positive people, some of who have changed their lives through yoga. If you are a yoga lover, our Yoga volunteering program will help you deepen your understanding of yoga. It will help you find your true self on a physical and spiritual level. You will work closely with our expert yoga instructor and help her in yoga sessions and with life of retreat.
We’ve found that it’s best to arrange a three month stay to get the most from this experience. Our volunteers organize music, dance, movie and karaoke nights, meditations, excursions and offer workshops to each other. How rich your life will be depends on how much you share with others.
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
At the end of 12 weeks of service you will have a chance to relax, lay back and be a guest at the retreat for an intensive 1 week long yoga retreat for yourself absolutely free of charge. A division of labour allows everybody to work as a team but also take responsibility for various aspects of life on retreat. You would be invited to enrich life of resort by sharing your talent - and of course developing yourself.
Accommodation and all meals are free. Basic staff food is included, vegetarian option available, tea coffee etc. .
As a Yoga Volunteer you will be enrolled in a residential program for a minimum of 3 months for energizing the community life. You will work hard to give a wonderful experience to retreat guests as a host. You will make all guests feel at home and give them cheerful hospitality. You will enrich community life by helping all aspects of life on the retreat. You will learn to work as a team member but also work alone with individual responsibility. You will be humble and yet take leadership and responsibility , through friendly communication with a dozen people from many countries and cultures to create harmony and joy on the retreat. You will learn to be an assistant to yoga teachers and join in yoga sessions most days. Your schedule will be four to five hours of work each day in cooking, serving, washing dishes, cleaning, laundry, room cleaning, shopping, tending to gardens and joining in daily culture fests and games. We are looking for independent and positive thinkers who can make the best of everything they are faced with in staying with us.
The sun is still shining in Cyprus, however we are at low season now (until April 2017) and so when there are less guests, we are required to help with general jobs around the place. Yoga is your priority, but please be ready to help with other jobs and be aware that some quiet weeks there may be less classes of yoga.
We have retreats planned for January and February 2017, and around these dates there will be other yoga classes and jobs to be completed.
Shared twin or double rooms on site with small lounge area & kettle, fridge and sink. Ensuite bathrooms. Volunteers are in charge of keeping their rooms clean. Laundry facilities are available for free. No access to main kitchen.
- be minimum of 22 years of age. There is no upper age limit
- have done some yoga practice and have an interest in yoga.
- have completed university or a graduate degree
You should be a positive person, healthy and fit , readily willing to embrace physical effort and work.
This is not desk volunteering. Physical stamina and effort is necessary
Your personality and character must be happy, helpful, spiritual, yogic, teacher, team player, good communicator, flexible, accommodating with a good sense of humor
you must have a strong desire to develop yoga practice or to study yoga
Accepted applicants must submit the information below:
- A clear recent head & shoulders photograph of yourself
- A copy of your travel insurance to cover you for loss of possessions and personal injury. If you do not have a scanner or photo phone you can present of the insurance on arrival at the retreat.
- Brief CV
- A copy of your Travel Health Insurance Card
- EU ID or Visa for Greece
Terms and Conditions
Accommodation and meals are free.
Use of any drugs of any kind is prohibited.
If you are in poor health or have medical condition that requires medical attention, please do not apply as we are in a remote location without medical services.
You must bring warm clothing.
You should have no past criminal or police record. We are required by law to do a background check.
You must be an EU citizen or resident. If you are an American, Canadian or Australian, you must have valid travel documents.
This is not employment and there is no promise of employment.
Our retreat operates with strict code of yoga ethics and a zero tolerance policy on ethics.
Flight and Transfers:
The volunteer pays his / her own flight and transfers to and from airport to our place. We can advise on how to reach us.
Weather on our island in months of November till April can be windy, rainy with lots of sunshine and some days of cold. Indoors are colder than outdoors. You must always dress warm!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week