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Sydney
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 60
Persons: 10
Category: Accommodation Business
Host ID: 27103
Region: New South Wales

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Last Updated: May 26, 2020

We are an intentional community-based Yoga retreat located in a beautiful natural bush setting on the edge of Sydney.

We have included some general information below. If you have any questions please ask.


What type of person are we looking for?
We are looking for community-minded hardworking people who are respectful and helpful to be part of our team.
Since we are an intentional community-based yoga retreat, we expect people to work together. The people that live here, are not volunteers - but karmic yogi's.

Tasks:
The tasks are generally the maintenance and running of the Yoga centre. The work depends on what skills you have or what you'd like to do or learn how to do. We're happy to train you and provide references upon request (Which can be helpful in the future). Important is that the work is often unsupervised so you must be self-motivated.

Currently, we are looking for people with the following skills - and most importantly: experience.

- Cooking (We are a vegetarian yoga retreat, so it must be important that you know your way with veggies)
- Yoga & meditation teacher (We currently offer traditional hatha, vinyasa and yin - but are open to any style)
- Housekeeping & cleaning
- Office (emails, bookings, phone calls)
- Marketing/Branding. (Social Media: facebook posts, Instagram posts. Graphic design, photography, copy, strategies: ways to improve the retreat)
- Trades: Electrician, plumbing, building, gardening, painting, handyman
- Elderly care

We like for people to stay for a minimum of 3 weeks, to really become part of our community. We're open for longer stays, if available. Often people stay much longer than initially planned, but this all depends on availability and suitability.

*???????When emailing us, please answer the following questions:
1. How would you like to help our community?
2. How would you like us to help you?
3. What is your definition of karma yoga?
4. Some work days will be longer, some will be shorter: is this something you feel comfortable with?
5. When would you like to arrive, and for how long would you like to stay?


Our preferred induction days are Monday & Friday.

We're looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Accomodation:

The shared accommodation is comfortable and there is WIFI.

Please note there is limited availability so the more notice you give us the more likely we can accommodate you.

Food
We supply healthy vegetarian food. We love cooking and eat very well. You will be expected to help with cooking, food preparation and cleaning up afterward. This is not part of the 5 working hours a day and everybody is part of it. Besides this, everyone is expected to clean up after themselves.

Special Food Needs.
We mainly eat vegetarian food. We can cater to different food needs too i.e vegan and gluten free. If you have any preferences please notify.

We don't eat meat, drink or smoke and ask all of our guests and karmic yogi's not to do so on the property. We have had previous volunteers who had different expectations and it caused some tension as they were constantly craving what we didn't offer.

We are a very diverse and open-minded community and love to learn from other cultures.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Namaste,

Sanjay & team

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Helper: Renee and Furkan Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Netherlands Date: May 27, 2020
Thank you for having us Sanjay, Swami,Graham and team! Helping out at Swami'... view complete review

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From: France, Metropolitan Date: March 4, 2020
Hello Sanjay, Wonderful place ! Great people, a lot of things to do which... view complete review

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From: Belgium Date: January 18, 2020
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From: Turkey Date: October 25, 2019
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From: Germany Date: September 28, 2019
I enjoyed Swami's soo much :) I stepped into the community of about 15 volunt... view complete review

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From: Netherlands Date: September 13, 2019
I stayed at Swami's for just 2 weeks and was sad to leave. The wonderful peop... view complete review

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From: France Date: September 2, 2019
I spent one month at Swami's and I wish I could have stayed longer. The centr... view complete review

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From: Finland Date: May 3, 2019
Staying at the Swami’s yoga retreat was life changing. The energy was amazing... view complete review

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From: China Date: April 9, 2018
I have been Swami's for about a month and if I could I would stay there for e... view complete review

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From: United States Date: October 24, 2017
Sanjay, Leanne, and all of the wonderful people and animals at Swami's, thank... view complete review

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From: Germany Date: October 18, 2017
Thank you so much Sanjay and Team, we had a wonderful month at Swami's! A gre... view complete review

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From: Aruba Date: October 10, 2017
I have been at Swami's twice, once for a month and then I came back after a m... view complete review

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From: China Date: April 25, 2017
We are two girls from China. We had never seen each other until we met in Swa... view complete review

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From: Germany Date: March 6, 2017
Came for a couple of weeks, ended up staying a total of 6 months with some br... view complete review

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From: France Date: February 11, 2017
Max and I loved Swami’s place so much, we kept on extending our stay! :) Prio... view complete review

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From: China Date: October 19, 2016
This has been a fantastic experience for me, Sanjay and Lyndon have created s... view complete review

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From: China Date: September 4, 2016
haha,i spent about 20 days in this yoga retreat,it is so wonderful !!!!!!! At... view complete review

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From: China Date: August 22, 2016
We spent 17 days at Swami's Yoga Retreat, it's a really relaxed place to stay... view complete review

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From: United States Date: May 13, 2016
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Helper: Laurine LUDINARD Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: March 23, 2016
I really enjoyed my stay in Swami's retreat. I discovered a new culture, and ... view complete review

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From: France Date: February 27, 2016
I spent 10 days at Swami's retreat in February and it was an amazing experien... view complete review

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From: Ecuador Date: December 14, 2015
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From: United States Date: October 26, 2015
Swami's Yoga Retreat is a super relaxed place and so great for hanging out wi... view complete review

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From: Australia Date: September 21, 2015
I stayed at Swami's for about 6 weeks. During my stay I found Sanjay to be ve... view complete review

Helper: Jenny Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: September 14, 2015
I have been here from 10th August to 18th August. People here :) When I s... view complete review

Helper: Mathieu Heraud Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France, Metropolitan Date: June 22, 2015
I ve been to Swami's from early January to mi February, I forgot to write a r... view complete review

Helper: Rebecca Livesey Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: May 31, 2015
Swami's retreat & Sanjay himself are laid back, peaceful, happy & unforgettab... view complete review

Helper: Sunil Bhatla Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: May 30, 2015
Sanjay is a extraordinary and unique person, and you will benefit from meetin... view complete review

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From: Poland Date: March 23, 2015
Swami Yoga resort is amazing place. We spent there two fantastic weeks and we... view complete review

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From: United Kingdom Date: March 5, 2015
Wow, where to start! Swami's is such a unique place. It was my first help x... view complete review

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From: Germany Date: March 4, 2015
My stay at Sanjays retreat was my first Helpx and an incredible experience.... view complete review

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From: United Kingdom Date: March 2, 2015
| stayed with Sanjay and Swami for 6 weeks and it was a truly amazing experie... view complete review

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From: United Kingdom Date: February 5, 2015
Jake and I stayed with Sanjay and Swami at their yoga retreat for 3 weeks. We... view complete review

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From: Canada Date: February 2, 2015
I stayed at this awesome retreat and worked with Sanjay for a well-enjoyed 2 ... view complete review

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From: Netherlands Date: January 20, 2015
Namaste Sanjay & Swami, You really are amazing and nice persons and we sho... view complete review

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From: Germany Date: January 8, 2015
I stayed at the retreat for about 4 weeks. It was a really great experienc... view complete review

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