Join our yoga community and take part in the life of our beautiful ashram in Raasiku Vald, Estonia

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  • Description

    Description

    Satnaam! Welcome to our Ashram!

    **we are open for last- minute workawayers and also short stay**

    It is our blessing to welcome you to our home in Estonia, located 25 km from Tallinn (20 km from Tallinn Airport) and close to Aruküla in Raasiku vald. We started building it and blessing it with since 2012, and now is an active place for Sikh Dharma / Kundalini yoga community, including sadhana, sangat’s gatherings, teacher training, ashram experience, women’s camps, gong evenings, spiritual warrior camps and other spiritual events in the tradition of Sikh Dharma, Karam Kriya and Kundalini Yoga. We are a growing community of humans who love living in the forest and respecting nature.

    The main concept of the Ashram is to be very down-to-earth, to experience a humble and simple lifestyle while enjoying the bounty of the forest around us and the elements in their pure form. When you come to our events, you will be spending most of your the day outside! This was a deeply meditated decision by Sukhdev, who is also and architect and urban planner. She has drawn inspiration from her experiences in those fields as well as all the retreat places she visited for over 15 years all over the world. The main intention was to make all buildings separate so that you experience being outside all the time – it has a fantastic added effect on the human psyche, specially for those who live in cities and spend most of their time indoors. The prana charge is fantastic, sometimes even overwhelming! We have off-grid electricity solely coming from solar panels, pure water coming from a deep well, outside showers and dry toilets. We ask our guests to kindly respect the use of all resources and to experience the power of this simple lifestyle while their stay at the ashram. Less is more!

    ** We have groups coming and then the ashram is very busy with a full schedule of morning yoga and other activities (listening in the training space is upon agreement). If we dont have groups then the ashram is very quiet and we mostly have garden work and general maintenance things, but it might be that there is few or no other volunteers around and you are the only one staying, please take that into account.

    ** We will kindly ask volunteers to read our Ashram House rules before your stay to make sure you agree with how things work around here.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We will be offering an international experience, with the practice of Kundalini yoga and Sikh Dharma lifestyle, with Sadhana (early morning yoga - *only when we have groups around*), Gurdwara, and learn a lot of these cultures. Besides this, the off-grid forest lifestyle in the estonian countryside with low impact sustainability, including traditional sauna, dry toilets, walks to the nearby bog, berry and herb picking etc. Teet is a wood restorer so you could also learn how traditional methods of wood recycling and restoration work.
    Language practice in english, spanish, estonian and very likely russian and other languages. We also have children and if there is interest you could also organize some activities with children.

  • Help

    Help

    During the summer months, we open the ashram to volunteers and different yoga courses, Kundalini yoga teacher training, and such. Travellers can work in different fields depending on their interests and abilities: vegetable garden, general maintenance of buildings, cooking meals for the volunteer groups, mow the grass with the tractor, etc. The main focus during the 2022 spring season is to prepare the ashram for the summer events. Please be aware that we do not allow alcohol, smoking, drugs or meat in the premises.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Estonian: Fluent
    Italian: Intermediate
    Punjabi (Eastern): Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have 3 cabins for travellers, each has 6 beds. Travellers and volunteers will be sharing one of the cabins (we plan to host 3-6 travellers per one time) and during courses or trainings others will also sleep in the remaining beds (only selected days per month). You can chose amongst yourselves to share one cabin or to have a cabin on your own, depending on availability. We may also ask you to relocate to another cabin etc based on group requirements. The washing facilities are shared and are located outside of the cabins. Food will be prepared by the volunteers, and will be mainly vegan (with certain vegetarian -milk- options).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located 25 km from Tallinn city (the capital of Estonia). In your free time you can bike around the area, walk to the bog, or visit Tallinn (the train station is 5 km from the ashram, train ride is 15-20 minutes to Tallinn).

  • 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

    Wifi is available in all the spaces

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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