Yoga Volunteer2020-10-04T22:30:55+00:00

Volunteer

For guests interested in a longer stay with us (one month or longer), we encourage you to consider our volunteer program. In exchange for 10-15 hours of work a week in our kitchen, gardens, or with any ongoing projects – we provide accommodations, three healthy meals, and a guided yoga class everyday at a reduced monthly rate of $600.

Over the years, our volunteer program at the Yoga Farm has become one of the most enjoyable aspects of life here. Each month we share a new experience – living, learning, and growing together in a beautiful and challenging environment. Many, many people have now stayed with us under this arrangement, and while it’s always different, it is always rewarding for everyone.

Because we have such a high volume of interest in work trade, a part-time volunteer program like this maximizes the amount of people able to stay with us long term. We enjoy the community atmosphere created by such a division of labor, and it allows everybody to be both involved and free to pursue whatever other activities they’ve come to enjoy.

While we have hosted WWOOFers in the past and other full-time volunteers, our current needs are met by a beautiful local couple who work with the Yoga Farm full-time. However, we do offer full work trade to our resident yoga instructors. We host at least one resident yoga instructor each month. In exchange for 6 classes a week, we provide a large private room and three healthy meals a day. Instructors are encouraged to offer private lessons or bodywork to guests and volunteers. We do not ask a percentage, only that the price of services is affordable. We do receive a lot of applications to teach here at the Yoga Farm and we try to take as many new instructors as possible each season. We can’t, however, host everyone. If you don’t hear back from us, don’t hesitate to apply again the following season and keep us informed of your interest in teaching here.  If you are interested in exploring other opportunities similar to the one we offer here, take a look at the work trade and yoga jobs on Yoga Trade. It’s a great way to travel the world and find a lot of other wonderful opportunities.

Finally, many people are looking to stay for several months or longer with us. We’ve found that it’s best to plan on one month at first, and then we can go from there in person. It is much easier not to overcommit. That being said, we have had many lovely people over the past few years stay with us for months at a time.

If you have any trouble with the application form, or have questions not answered here, please feel free to contact us at theyogafarm@gmail.com.

Volunteer Accommodations

All of our volunteers receive three meals per day, one yoga class per day, and a place to lay their happy heads.

Our base rate of $600 USD per month includes dormitory accommodation in the Yoga House. Both our dorm rooms are open air, co-ed, and house a maximum of 4 persons each.

Volunteer Dorm

We have other housing options:

Two private rooms are also available in the Yoga House, the Green Room and the Orchid Room. Both can house two people. Monthly volunteer rate for these rooms is $750 per person. If two people choose to share a private room, the price is $700 per person.

Green Room

The Top House is a funny little two story cabina in the trees at the top of the property. This is our most rustic lodging. It has its own shower, and shares a composting toilet with another cabina. The Top House is a great place to get some solitude, soak up some shade, and watch the monkeys. Monthly rate for the top house is $750 per person for one occupant, $700 per person for two to three occupants.

The Sunrise Cabina holds a special place in our hearts. A little open air structure at the edge of the forest, the Sunrise Cabina can sleep one or two people, has an outdoor shower, shares a commode with the Top House, and is also a great monkey-watching location. Monthly rate for the Sunrise cabina is $850 for one person, $800 each for two people.

Two twin cabinas, Tiny House 1 and Tiny House 2, allow for privacy while still being a stone’s throw from the Yoga House. Each little house has four walls (that’s not normal for us!), a balcony with a hammock, a double bed, and its own shower. Tiny house dwellers share composting toilets with Yoga House dwellers. Monthly prices for the Tiny Houses are $850 for one volunteer, $800 each for two volunteers.

Tiny House Numero Uno

If any of these housing options appeal to you, please let us know via email! If the space you’re looking for is available we’ll send you a link to make a separate deposit.