All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 1.5
Persons: 6 or more in tents
Host ID: 35604
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Last Updated: February 5, 2019
-yoga centered experience, everyone at the ashram is expected to join in the yoga program
-Waterfall, swimming, jungle
-yoga, meditation, massage
-excellent organic vegan/raw food
-bed/hammock/tent, hot showers, indoor bathroom
-Kirtan: sing mantra in the evening, drum, chant
-hula hoops, inversion table, pilates balls, singing bowls
-Spiritual Integration with your Self via the yogic lifestyle
-all your needs are met
-Languages spoken: English, French
Belize's only yoga ashram is a unique experience unlike any other ashram.
Laine and Evan, teachers, kombucha brewers, herbalists, and healers, draw from many traditions and techniques.
-Healing with Sound
-Healing with local herbs...Jungle herbal infusion bath under the stars
-keys to Vegan/Raw Food
-help on the grounds/permaculture
-kitchen and cleaning
-construction according to the skills of the volunteer
-commit to a stay of at least 10 days
-commit to the yoga program, daily practice of up to 2 hrs/day Tues to Fri, and Sunday
-6 hrs / day service at the ashram, except Monday which is a day of rest at the ashram
-$15 US/day for the first 10 days, you may then be offered an extension at a lower rate
-Volunteers able to stay less than 2 weeks pay $25/day or $150, whichever is less reflecting 10 days in the program
-Our regular fee is $55 USD/day
-if for any reason you are unable to volunteer we reserve the right to ask that you pay the full fee
-Massage is an additional charge, starting at $25 US for 30 minute foot reflexology
-Transport between San Ignacio and the Ashram is available for $10 US per trip
-Transport is available from Belize City or the airport for $100 US
-Monday is a day off as the ashram is closed for Director retreat
-alcohol, cigarette, and dog free
Day Off is Monday: Go Explore!
-ancient Mayan ruins, stunning pyramids
-much more that can be accessed within minutes of the ashram
-local tour companies have many options, caving, ziplining etc.
LONG TERM POSITION:
-a month or more
-extended reduced fees negotiable
-to ensure a position is held for you we require date of arrival, and
projected date of departure
-We will send you an invoice for a deposit
reflecting ten days at $15/day through Paypal
-We place a high value on our volunteers, and consider it a yoga of service to
the ashram, maintaining a sacred space for international yogis
Chaya Garden Ashram is an independent organization founded in 2012.
As a new organization we look forward to being able to fully support our volunteers in the future. At this time we are re-investing in the ashram, making it a better place for the people who come, while enhancing the sustainability of the ashram for the future. We can continue only if everyone makes a financial contribution.
A DAY AT THE ASHRAM what to expect...
Our schedule is somewhat flexible and subject to change without notice to meet the needs of the day or a particular project.
7:30 to 8 am... tea and preparation for meditation
8 am... chanting meditation, learn to chant the Morning Call
8:30 am... local fresh fruit for breakfast
10 am to noon... daily yoga practice, everyone must attend
1 pm...vegan lunch, our main meal of the day
Reserved for volunteer activities. We will try to match you with a job that suits your abilities and inclinations, although someone has to clean the toilet too.
- A relaxed integrative experience facilitated by ashram Directors Laine and Evan
- make the most of your stay with a healing massage, a wonderful way to deepen and integrate the yoga experience
- intimate atmosphere where people get to know each other
- herbs and energy freely shared, an ashram like no other
- fruit available everyday, all day
- Sat Sang, spiritual fellowship and conversation
- incredible wildlife, up close with birds, butterflies, insects and reptiles
- alcohol, cigarette, dog and chemical free environment, (no deet please) we provide a neem based bug repellant