KARMA YOGA WORK EXCHANGE PROGRAM "I" (10 Days/11 Nights) - $299 

"There is nothing so satisfying as working for the glory of God in the service of mankind".
 
 

Course Overview

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.


Venue

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
  •  Gardening
  •  Kitchen work
  • Organic farming
  • Construction work
  • Cleaning job

Eligibility:

To be eligible for the Karma Yoga Work Exchange Program you must meet the following requirements:

1. Any sort of intoxicants are not allowed at the retreat center so people addicted to           alcohol, drugs or tobacco are not allowed.
2. Both beginners and advanced on yoga practitioners can attend this program.
3. One needs to be punctual and open minded to learn and follow Karma Yoga Work Exchange Program.
4. Unskilled but eager workers are welcome, we will teach you what to do.


 

Course includes

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 environment

What 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)

 
 

    

 
 
 




 

KARMA YOGA WORK EXCHANGE PROGRAM II - 899$US


 
 

Venue:

Yoga Nature Village
Living in solitude, isolating oneself from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, detaching oneself from the technology and adopting the peace of nature, following yoga and meditation as 
daily activities; these are all means to free oneself from miseries of life, uplifting oneself to the higher value of life as compassion, awareness, wakefulness and the tranquility of a concentrative state of the mind.

This program will be held at Yoga Nature Village, Yoga Nature Village an extension of Sadhana Yoga Retreat is offering this karma Yoga Work Exchange to realize these higher values of life at an isolated peaceful place in the middle of nature with amazing views of Pokhara city and Fewa lake.
Our facility spread across 2 acres contains semi-finished buildings. 
There is no electricity available. You will not be able to charge your electronic devices during your stay.
We use solar energy for lighting.
All meals are prepared with help of wood fire.
Our facility is alcohol and smoke free.Yoga Nature Village is a communication free zone. Away from mobile, tab or laptop, you will spend much time observing nature outside and the nature within, appreciating it all and feeling alive.

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Date & Duration:

In this work exchange option one has to commit for minimum 30 days. Participants can extend their stay if they want.
This program begins on the 15th of every month.
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Transfer to center: 

We are located in Middle Western region of Nepal, which is 200 kms 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.

Morning schedule:
Participants will attend all these morning programs.

Wake up      7:00 am
Tea and fruits   7:30 am
Morning yoga  7:45 am
Work  9:00 am
Brunch      10:00 am

Work hours 9:00 am  to 10:00 am and 11:00 am to 4:30 pmAfter brunch volunteers will join for these different chores. Guidelines for work will be provided by manager or founder.
  • Gardening
  • Organic farming
  • Construction work
  • Landscaping
  • Cleaning job
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First session of working period 9:00 am to 10:00 pm (1 hour)
Brunch 10:00 am
Second session of working period 11:00 am to 4:30 pm (5 and 1/2 hours)
Total working hours six and half hours

Note: tea and popcorn will be provided at 3:00 pm

Evening schedule :

After 4:30 pm karma yoga work exchange program for the day is over. Volunteers will be guided with yoga and relaxation.

 Evening yoga session  5:00 pm
 Dinner 6:30 pm 
 Camp fire & talk after dinner     7:30 pm
 Retirement      8:00 pm


Eligibility:

To be eligible for the Karma Yoga Work Exchange Program you must meet the following requirements:
1. Any sort of intoxicants are not allowed at the retreat center so people addicted to alcohol, drugs or tobacco are not allowed.
2. Both beginners and advanced on yoga practitioners can attend this program.
3. One needs to be punctual and open minded to learn and follow Karma Yoga Work Exchange Program.
4. Unskilled but eager workers are welcome, we will teach you what to do.

Cost:


To attend any program at Sadhana Yoga Retreat costs  $65 to $100/- per day. Please note that this Karma Yoga Work Exchange is not totally free. We charge very nominal price of $899/- for your 30 days package.
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Cost includes:
  • Dome tent shared or single
  • Delicious healthy meals 2 times a day
  • Yoga practice  2 sessions (about 3 hours) a day
  • Filtered water, snacks (tea & popcorn)

Please note before you sign up:

    Sadhana Yoga Retreat is constructing another center in more rural area of Pokhara. Eighty percent of our construction work is done but we are still under construction. This new center will be dedicated to Silent Yoga Retreat. The area of this center is about 2 acres and we are farming here organically. We need more hands to complete this project, so we cordially invite you to support us by attending this Karma Yoga Work Exchange Program.

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. 

What to bring:

  • Yoga mat if you have one, if not we provide you
  • Sleeping bag
  • Torch light (we are in area where there is no electricity)
  • Water bottle
  • Warm clothes in winter (October, November, December, January & February)
  • Rain coat (May, June, July, August)
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Toilet paper