Help in a Yoga Retreat in Ibiza, Benirras Beach - Spain

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  • Description

    Description

    Since 1999 we own and run a yoga retreat in Ibiza , Spain which is one of the Balearic islands. With 19 years of operating experience this business has hosted volunteers from the beginning . We are a 3 minute walk to the beautiful Benirras beach . We offer a variety of accommodation, with a 24 hour breakfast, one cooked and served vegetarian meal and the basic ingredients provided for you to make your second meal of the day. We are looking for hard working, bright, energetic and enthusiastic volunteers who have a positive attitude and willingness to get stuck in and be part of a team. We mainly need help with the cleaning, maintaining and general day to day duties of the yoga centre. Some gardening and general ground work would be needed also at times, mainly in the winter months. The accommodation will be according to what is available at the time, from a room , to a tipi , a 1950's bus , the cube, the jail or a tent. Most accommodation is on a shared basis apart from in the winter months when having your own space is more likely. Your stay may require moving from one type of accommodation to another from week to week in the high season. High season will be 100% be shared May to Sept, low season Oct to April possible to have your own space. You can also join the daily yoga class on your day off for a reduced price of five euros.
    We give you the option of volunteering 4 hours a day 6 days a week should you prefer otherwise you can do the standard workaway package which is 5 hours 5 days a week.
    We are looking for volunteers all the time but due to high volumes of people being interested please only make your application brief to avoid disappointment. We try to answer everyone quickly but if we have our full quota we will answer with a standard reply that we are full at present . Please feel free to reapply at a later date if you are still interested and available to join us and we thank you for your understanding. If you are volunteering between October and May, if you are a driver, we suggest you hire a car as this can be done for very little money - the car hire companies would rather their vehicles are on the road rather then paying to store them so cars can be hired for as little as €25 a week. The bus service from outside our house only runs from May to September.
    Many Thanks. Sarah

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will be staying in (when available ) a beautiful, bauhaus designed yoga retreat near the famous Benirras beach. It is a lovely, relaxing environment and you will have access to yoga on a private outdoor yoga deck, alternative therapists and meet lots of interesting people. The yoga is not included in the volunteer program as the time the yoga is on is the time the volunteer duties need to be done.
    If you wish to learn Spanish, please note classes only take place in larger towns such as Ibiza town (which is a 25 minute drive away) and not in the Benirras area.
    The island of Ibiza is an amazing place to visit offering something for everyone, from relaxing, yoga to some of the best clubs in the world plus over 75 beaches to choose from. We are a 3 minute walk from one of the top 3.
    Ibiza Town is very cultural with the old town, an Unesco site, and museums and art galleries. We drive to town at least twice a week on shopping trips for the retreat , make sure to ask us for a ride - if you do decide to join our volunteer program. For those volunteers who do not speak very good English this is a good opportunity to learn this language.

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Help

    Help

    Help with cleaning, gardening, guest interaction and general daily duties involved with the yoga centre.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accommodation ranges from rooms in the 3 villas , a pagoda in the garden with outdoor shower facilities . Tipis with indoor shower facilities a Cube , Jail , tent and even a 1950's converted bus.
    You may need to move accommodations at busy times and accommodation can be shared (same sex) according to availability. Winter months it is usually possible to have your own room.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Time off can be spent on the beach which is a 3 minute walk along a private path or the many local walks available. There is a local cave to visit. The beach has 4 restaurants , a night market and is famous for the drumming sessions every Sunday , all year round.
    There are also some great local walks that take you to secluded beaches and lots of places to explore on the island. We haev a dog that you can take with you if you want some company. Although if it is a long walk you my end up carrying him as he gets lazy - dont worry he is only 4 kilos.
    There is a bus service that goes from the beach in Benirras to Ibiza Town or San Antonio, with connecting buses to take you to the rest of the island. You can also hire a car , scooter or take taxis. Note the bus is only available in Summer months. May to Sept.
    We require a copy of photo I.D. such as passport or driving licence on arrival. We realise that not everyone may be comfortable with this; if you are one of these people, please do not apply as we do not make exceptions to this rule. Thanks for your understanding.

    Winter season

    Please note that cafes etc. will be closed on the beach during winter. The public transport i.e. buses also stop running during the winter months. End of September to end of May.

    Benirras is beautiful at this time of year, sunny most days with beautiful walks. It does get chilly in the evenings so do bring warm clothing. There are no shops in Benirras but San Miguel is about an hours walk or cars are available to hire from the airport, if booked online in advance you can find good deals.

    A car does generally head into town once a week and you may be able to get a lift, although we cannot guarantee this.

    Benirras is very quiet, beautiful and tranquil this time of year, but we do like to emphasis that it is rural.

    We kindly ask that you bring the following items with you : Single fitted and flat sheet. Pillow case and a towel, .

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours per day. 5 days a week We give you the option of volunteering 4 hours a day 6 days a week should you prefer.

This shows our two yoga retreats Villa Roca and Villa Nova both a 2 minute walk to the famous Benirras Beach
The Dandy Man , our little dog - looking over the wonderful Benirras Beach on a winters day. Dandy would be more than happy if you were to take him out for a walk each day.
I took this photo flying on my many trips from Ibiza to London , a cool winters day on British Airways showing the island in all its Glory.
Sam who came for a week and stayed for nearly a year !! Like a mermaid she swam in summer and winter alike. Still in touch on Whats App from time to time . Great Lady .
A small yoga group , a common size in the winter , come the summer months the group can top 30 students.
One of the many teachers we hire to teach, at least 12 teacher per year service the hundreds of guest that pass through our doors annually.

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