We are a simple, hardworking married couple (Pooja and Padmesha) - I am from the UK and Padmesha is Canadian. Both of us love spending time outdoors in nature - trekking (love mountains!!), swimming, and admiring fauna & flora!
There are many places we want to travel to which give us the opportunity to spend time in nature, learn about Organic Farming, DIY/Building projects, living off Grid, etc. Especially developing skills and knowledge about Organic farming/Permaculture is something we are looking to achieve (we are complete novices, as we have grown up in cities). Also building things using natural/recycled materials is also of great interest to us (again we are inexperienced!). The world needs to become more conscious- what we eat, how we treat life, and more importantly how we are within ourselves.
We are Classical Hatha Yoga teachers. We can teach you yoga if you are willing and committed. Our whole aim is to raise the consciousness of the planet, by offering simple tools through which human beings can become joyful and blissful by their own nature.
We are happy to undertake whatever tasks are required according to the situation. We are enthusiastic, adaptable, and easygoing. This is a great opportunity for us to meet people from all over the world and positively contribute...we are super excited for this journey to begin!!
InterestsMountainBeachNatureCampingFitnessYoga / WellnessDancingOutdoor activitiesHikingFarmingGardeningCarpentrySustainabilityLanguagesArchitectureVegetarian or veganSelf developmentPlant care
Skills and knowledge we'd like to share or learn
We're interested in:GardeningDIY and building projectsGeneral MaintenanceLife at a FarmstayEco Projects
Some knowledge of:Helping around the houseLanguage practiceHelping with Computers/ InternetTeaching
More details about your skills
As mentioned both of us are Hatha Yoga Teachers - pretty much full-time volunteers - we don't have regular jobs.
In 2019, I quit my full-time job (I have a Masters in Chemistry, I was working in Healthcare Diagnostics, and previously in R&D for a Decorative paints company) in the UK. I decided to move to a Yoga Center in India (where both of us did our teacher training program in 2017 for 21 weeks). On and off since 2018, I have been volunteering at the Yoga Center in India, It is a very fulfilling and satisfying experience for me.
Padmesha is strong and fit - no surprise given his military background (6 years). In 2017 he quit the Army and moved to India to become a trained Yoga teacher. Since then is stayed at the Yoga Center volunteering for 2.5 years. He is suited to all types of physically challenging activities. He loves to dig holes, lift things and build things. He aspires to learn about Farming and Carpentry. His dream is to own a piece of land, grow food and build tiny houses...Oh and teach yoga!
Both of us were in Indonesia, then Costa Rica and now we are in India (volunteering at the Yoga Center).
We have complementary skills - I can do admin, communication-type activities, whilst Padmesha prefers more physical activities.
More details about my language interests
We can both teach English. We would love to learn Spanish!
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What else ...
Padmesha is learning to play the guitar.
Some more information
Special dietary requirements
Vegetarian -No eggs or fish. Preferably vegan, if there are options!
The advantage of being a part of this workaway program is that you learn so much in a day and feel very productive. You always get a