Experience life in a spiritual community dedicated to serving others. Spend your days with like-minded workers while serving the Divine in a high vibrational and devotional environment. Work exchange is a fun and life-changing experience.We invite people in who can contribute to the center's growth and expansion while they in turn are getting to explore themselves – physically, psychologically and spiritually. Sadhana Yoga Retreat offers a Karma Yoga Work Exchange Program for those interested in working at Sadhana and Yoga Nature Village in exchange for yoga & meditation. For guests interested in a longer stay with us (10 days to 1 month or longer), we encourage you to consider our volunteer program. In exchange for 5-6 hours of work a day, provide accommodation, three healthy meals and a guided yoga class every day at a maximum reduced rate. Your work placement may include work in our kitchen, organic farm, gardens, office, and construction work or with any ongoing projects.
Date & Duration :
In this work exchange option one has to commit for minimum 10 days. Participants can extend their stay if they want.This program begins on the 15th of every month.
We can customize date & duration if you are in a group of more than five participants.
This program will be held at Sadhana Yoga Retreat, Pokhara/Nepal
Morning Schedule :
In the morning participants are attending these programs.
Wake up 5:30 am
Morning meditation 5:45 am
Herbal tea and fruits 7:00 am
Neti kriya (Nasal flushing) 7:25 am
Reflexology 8:00 am
Morning yoga 8:15 am
Breakfast 10:00 am
Work hours 10:30 am to 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
After breakfast volunteers will join for these different chores. Guidelines for work will be provided by manager or founder.
- Office work
- Kitchen work
- Organic farming
- Construction work
- Cleaning job
To be eligible for the Karma Yoga Work Exchange Program you must meet the following requirements:
In $30 per day you get shared accommodation, 3 meals, yoga & meditation teaching (more than 3 hrs), beautiful location away from crowds and pollution.
Transfer to center:
We are located in Middle Western region of Nepal, which is 200 km west from Kathmandu (the Capital). Your flight will land in Kathmandu International Airport since this is the only International airport in Nepal.
From Kathmandu to Pokhara, a tourist bus costs roughly Rs. 700-2,000 and takes 6 hours.
Evening schedule :
After 4:30 pm karma yoga work exchange program for the day is over. Now volunteers will catch up ongoing programs at Sadhana Yoga Retreat.
Chanting and talk 4:45 pm
Evening yoga session 5:30 pm
Dinner 7:00 pm
Candle light meditation 8:00 pm
Retirement 8:30 pm
Cost:To attend any program at Sadhana Yoga Retreat costs $30 per day. Please note that this Karma Yoga Work Exchange is not totally free. We charge a very nominal price of $299/- for an 10 days package.Cost includes:
- Shared accommodation
- Delicious healthy meals 3 times a day
- Meditation 2 times (about 1 and half hour)
- Yoga practice 2 sessions (about 3 hours)
- Filtered water, snacks (milk tea or herbal tea & popcorn)
- Spiritually uplifting environmentWhat to bring?
- Sleeping bag (if you don't have no worry, we provide you blankets)
- Water bottle
- Warm clothes in winter (October, November, December, January & February)
- Rain coat (May, June, July, August)
- Mosquito repellent ( summer season)
With this volunteering option one has to compromise with a basic toilet, cold spring water, simple fire wood kitchen, outdoor yoga or yoga in semi-finished yoga hall and completely isolated area. We provide one dome tent and bedding for 2 persons. Single tent is provided on the request.