Come and help us to build up an environment-friendly retreat center in Douliu City, Taiwan



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    A retreat center under construction ^_^ Building up a place for people to experience yoga and peace in nature.

    About me:
    Nono is the owner, one of its three co-founders and currently the only teacher permanently based in Douliu. He is a Taiwanese-born martial arts master and yoga instructor. He received his earliest influence from his grandfather, a renowned Tai Chi master and thus began a lifelong practice of martial arts, starting with Tae Kwon Do, by the age of 7. Now part of an elite group of 5th Dan Black Belt Take Kwon Do masters in Taiwan (numbering only in the hundreds), Nono is a skilled instructor of both Korean and Chinese martial arts systems and holds a wide range of accolades including first place in three national Kung Fu competitions. Spending his days teaching diverse styles of self-defense and yoga in studios and universities throughout central Taiwan, Nono has gradually built a following of students from many walks of life. For the past 10 years, Nono has been passionate about social work and is continually helping to empower the local community by teaching groups of at-risk youths to attain self-confidence and discipline through his many different skill sets. Alongside martial arts, Nono has gained a 500-hour yoga certification in India and holds the highest level of recognition offered to a yoga instructor by the Yoga Alliance (RYT500). In addition, Nono holds certifications in chiropractic care and Chinese-style massage and has learned acupuncture and other methods of healing from Traditional Chinese Medicine masters. Nono currently maintains a private practice as a massage therapist and offers workshops and trainings in traditional Chinese massage techniques.

    About Susan:
    Susan is one of the founders. Up until today, she has contributed expertise and ideas to the project and she has held various workshops at the centre.

    Her special expertise includes Children’s Yoga and Yoga for the Special Child, as well as Yoga Teacher Training.

    About Deev:
    Deev is one of the major contributors of the project. Over the years, he has represented a constant and reliable source of advice and inspiration.

    A true world citizen, Deev was born in India, currently lives in Germany and is involved in diverse projects in several different countries. His field of expertise spans from Yoga training to permaculture and experiential education.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Charity Work

  • Help


    1. Painting
    2. Furniture make over
    3. Gardening
    4. Animal care (goats and hens)
    5. Building up permaculture environment

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Chinese (Mandarin): Fluent

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  • Accommodation


    single room with double bed.

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    About stay:
    Will give you the project which we are going to work on. You can arrange your time. Do as much as you want in your own schedule which you tell me ahead.

    Breakfast around 7:30-8:30
    Lunch around 12:00
    Dinner around 6:30-7:30

    You can set your time here maximum for 2 weeks here first. If we get along well then you can extend the stay.

    How to get here:
    Free bus~(available every Wed. Fri. Sun.)
    From Doliu train station to a temple near us.
    Bus time:

    Around 330 NT
    9.5Km around 2 hours

    Pick up by us:

    About day offs:
    One day off on Thursday, another for your own choice.

    About the transportations wen you are here:
    Bicycle is available here.
    The time for free bus to go out.

    Wish every journey you made build up a piece of you^_^

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • 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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