Help with our jungle retreat centre in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

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    Due to extremely high demand and overload of emails we need you to please:

    1. SPECIFY IN THE SUBJECT LINE WHICH POSITION you are applying for
    2 . CHECK OUR CALENDAR OF AVAILABILITY BEFORE CONTACTING US.
    3. Write on your message your exact TRAVEL DATES (Make sure it matches our availability) and please explain your PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE in the position.

    We will do our best to respond to all of you, however, if you are applying for any of the positions listed under "Not Currently Looking For" or if you are applying for dates that are not open, we will NOT have time to answer. Thank you for understanding and take this into consideration if you do not hear back from us.

    Thank you very much for understanding. For those that follow the above instructions, please give us 3-5 days to respond & thank you for your patience! We are trying very hard to stay on top of the high flow of messages! :)

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    1. TWO positions -Marketing Assistant: Content Creator / Photographer / Videographer / Journalism / Blogger -- MUST have experience creating content with impact for Digital marketing purposes. Social media, blogging, website etc and be familiar with Google keywords, SEO, wordpress and writing for visibility. Eager to bring on someone with branding and marketing expertise. A background in web development with KAJABI is huge plus. Experience with google analytics, sales conversions, SEO, branding/marketing all pluses! Also, a background or interest in yoga, other healing arts, and wellness as a lifestyle is desirable. You should additionally have in your skillset: content creation for social media. Previous experience within the yoga field is a plus, but not necessary. We're mostly interested in your willingness to contribute towards our project and your desire to learn more about and practice yoga. 20 hours of work per week is required.

    2. TWO positions : Organic Gardener / Groundskeeper: Our garden team is looking for some good help. (MUST have experience in landscape horticulture, organic gardening, herbalism, permaculture or something of relevancy) We need self-motivated people that love gardening and want to work hard. Must be in good physical condition for hard physical labor in the Caribbean heat. Our goal is to provide our garden/jungle the best general maintenance care that we can. From time to time we will also initiate new projects (i.e. updating compost systems, creating new garden beds, building hoop house, bodega or storage clean outs/organization etc.) Here at our yoga retreat center, we have established gardens, a new nursery and fruit trees to care for. If you have some knowledge and experience in cultivating send us your details...


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    yoga teachers, massage therapists, chefs, restaurant help

    THERE IS NO SMOKING PERMITTED ON SITE.
    *No food is Included
    Work-traders receive a 40 % discount on all items at our Vegan/GF eatery, complimentary public yoga classes and shared housing with other work-traders at our jungle retreat center is provided as compensation.

    The expected exchange is 20-25 hours of work weekly.

    Our center is nestled into the jungle area of Puerto Viejo: an original, reggae, surf town on the southern tip of Costa Rica. This is both a jungle lodge as well as a yoga retreat and training center. The location offers ocean views, wildlife interaction, organic farming, easy access to the bustling city below, as well as ample room for relaxation.

    Puerto Viejo itself is a close community that enjoys embracing nature throughout the day, whether that be a $1 bus-ride to one of the neighboring National Parks in Manzanillo or Cahuita or a relaxing day on one of the local beaches (ie. Playa Negra or Cocles). At night the city sparks with a fire show at local bars or live music performed by local artists.

    The goal of our center is to provide a safe, near-to-nature sanctuary to reconnect with yourself and natural world around you. There are many ways of doing that here!

    Depending on what position you are applying for you may learn: marketing skills for the wellness field, meet members of the local wellness community, learn organic gardening skills, get sneak peeks at the back end of the retreat, yoga studio, and yoga teacher training industry, learn about alternative parenting/childcare in the Caribbean and more!

    You will interact with 4 to 8 local, full-time employees, in some case work side-by-side with them and be managed by the owners or management of the facility.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Help around the house
    Hospitality/Tourism
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Helping out here will broaden your perspective. With a relaxing environment, you will understand the value of connecting with yourself in nature as well as how to interrelate with others around you in a gracious, compassionate way.

    Puerto Viejo will expose you to the tranquility of slowing down and indulging in activities that you may not otherwise have time for, whether that be reading a book or gazing out toward the horizon while listening to the ocean waves. Nightlife sparks the inner fire of Puerto Viejo. You will learn to embrace the shakti of true living, the vibrancy of letting go of inhibitions.

  • Help

    Help

    Since this is such a holistic space, there is much help needed! From organic farming, to marketing, to organizational and promotional tasks, childcare, pet care and more. For us, it is about what you can offer in conjunction with your goals and passions in life.

    We want your help to fulfill you, we want to operate as a family.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accommodation provided is a dorm room with 2 or 3 volunteers in the room. There is a shared bathroom / shower and a shared kitchenette. The goal is to find a healthy balance between give and take so that there is cohesiveness among the collective. Each volunteer receives complimentary public yoga classes weekly in addition to their accommodation as well as a 40% discount at our on-site vegan/GF eatery.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In your time off there are many beaches, national parks and hikes to explore. There is an abundance of wildlife and unique flora in the zone. If you are up for surfing, biking, hiking, snorkeling, swimming and more, this is the place for you! We seek health-minded, active and hard-working individuals who will enjoy their time volunteering with us AS WELL AS branch out and seek community connection and connection to nature outside of the center.

  • 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

    Our on-site vegan/GF cafe is a popular spot for digital nomads to get their work done. We have free fiber optic internet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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