Join a self-sufficient spiritual community!

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The experience

This Ashram was created to be a wellspring of Divine living. It is the mission of HYA to embody as many facets of enlightened living as possible, including becoming a self-sufficient community with environmentally sustainable systems. Our main projects are developing agricultural systems and building projects. We do not require experience of any kind, only a dedication to learn and be of service to others!


What you offer

30 hours of help per week

Building & Repairing: Help with a wide range of repairs or building.

Farming: Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.

Gardening: Help grow plants and cultivate gardens

Additional fee required

Amount: US$ 50 Per week

Fee pays for: Benefits for travelers

Description: Weekly cost of food; This fee is sliding scale and can be fully waived if financial help is needed! We do not deny anyone for lack of funds!


What you get

2 days off per week

Tent: You will sleep in a tent at a camping site.

Breakfast: You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.

Lunch: You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.

Dinner: You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.

Pick Up: We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.

Yoga classes: Take free yoga classes at our place.

Holistic Therapies: You can take part in any of our therapeutic activities for free.

Use our equipped kitchen: Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.


Requirements

Intermediate English

Over 18 years old

Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers


What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa


Program Details

Community life at The Ashram is vivid. We share all meals together, make art and music together, do spiritual practices together, community activities, etc.. You will be part of a loving community of people who deeply care about making a change in themselves and in the world. Here are the main projects we’ll be working on:

Agriculture and Food: We have a large organic garden and are developing an agro-forestry system. In the garden you will have the opportunity to do weeding, planting, harvesting, mulching, etc.

Building: We will be working on different conventional and natural building projects.


Activities & Shift

We operate on a 4-day work week. We work for 3 days, then take one day off, then repeat the cycle. On a work day we work for 6 hours. We take two breaks during the work period for communal breakfast and lunch. Everybody on our land is a part of this cycle. On our days off, a bunch of us usually go into nearby towns or swimming spots to have fun and radiate Love! Living accommodations will either be cabins, a large yurt-like shared tent, or individual tents.


Rules

At the heart of our community is a commitment made by each individual to cultivate more love in themselves and be of service to others. We are looking for volunteers who are serious about finding personal and spiritual growth at our ashram. As a new member of HYA, we will guide you through a 10-day program to learn our ashram’s system of spirituality. We will also offer a 1-on-1 mentorship relationship with a more advanced student. Our system of spirituality is primarily built around Eastern modalities; specifically the four main yogas of Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Raja Yoga, and Jnana Yoga. We expect new members of HYA to attend daily group spiritual practices through the 10-day program, and eventually maintain a personal daily practice afterwards. We are a substance-free community, so no substances are allowed at HYA. We are pet friendly and family-friendly so kids are welcome!