Yoga Retreat and Organic Farming Assistant

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founded in 2012
NGO Taxi
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Coordinator | Alex
Coordinator | Alex
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High­lights

Learn about Permaculture and its implementation, and be part of a worldwide network, helping to promote an alternative way of living, connected to nature.
Dare to think and act differently. Change your perception of life and reconnect with yourself and your surroundings.
Practice Yoga every morning and eat healthily from the farm.
Wake up to inspiring landscapes, astonishing waterfalls, rivers and forests.
Live close to the epicenter of outdoors and adrenaline-rush activities of Colombia and practice your Spanish!
Volunteer at a Permaculture Farm to help incubate an alternative and conscious way of living. Dare to think and act differently. Be part of this adventure and journey. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

Come and join a small group of people, within a worldwide network of Permaculture farms and initiatives, helping to incubate an alternative way of living, a new consciousness for this world.

This project was founded with the idea of not wanting to change the world, but just trying to change the way people perceive things, their surroundings, nature, and how to live in connection and respect with those surroundings. What would happen if we all dared to think and act differently?

During your time at the project, you will participate in all permaculture and sustainable living activities to learn both theoretical, practical, and technical aspects with hands-on experience. 

Permaculture advocates agricultural methods that work within the natural structure and cycle of the soil, water sources, and animal and plant life, so as not to damage the earth, either now or in future generations. Among the central principles of permaculture are working with lunar cycles; composting and worm breeding; use of mulch and natural insecticides and pesticides; and alternative energy sources. You will be working outdoors, learning about revolutionary ways of food production.

Talks and workshops will be in English or Spanish depending on your language level and that of other volunteers.

But you will also have plenty of time for playing, creating, and exploring. And there will be Yoga every morning (not compulsory)!

Typical day

You will be volunteering 5 hours a day, including Yoga lessons in the mornings, volunteering 5 days a week.

We require that you commit to this daily morning routine so we can accomplish the goals of the day on time:

On a typical day you will:
5.30 - Wake up
5.40 - 6.10 Yoga / Meditation Class (optional, but highly recommended)
6.30 - 7.00 House love activities and breakfast prep
7.00 - 7:30 - Breakfast
7.30 - 8.00 Personal time, get ready for the organic farm activities
8.00 - 11.15 Working on the organic farm
11.15 - 11.45 Break
11.45 - 2.00 Working on the organic farm
2.00 - 3.00 Lunch
3.00 Personal time
6.00 Dinner time

These activities are examples and may change depending on the needs of the farm.

During your free time, you can explore the nearby town of San Gil, swim in the river, or practice extreme sports.

Free-time activities

You will be close to San Gil a beautiful small and very authentic town, which is also the epicenter of extreme sports in Colombia. You will be able to do:

  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Canopying
  • Canyoing
  • Rafting
  • Rappelling
  • Caving
  • Paragliding
  • Bird-watching
  • Or simply sightseeing, and sitting in the square people-watching while you have some local empanadas or some fresh juice.

Inside the project area, there is also a river with its own beach where you can go swimming. During your time at the project, you will also be able to practice yoga and meditation every morning. 

Swimming
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Hiking
Sports
Riding
Yoga/
Meditation

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level) or Spanish (basic level)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
No relevant skills, just be ready to work outdoors, with the earth, plants, and animals, you can't be scared of getting your hands dirty!
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by NGO Taxi
Included services:

  • Three meals a day, seven days a week (when you are present on the farm).
  • FREE Yoga every morning
  • Permaculture classes
  • Talks and guided visits to the jungle and nearby locations
  • Pre-arrival information pack.
  • 24-hour support.
Accommodation

You will be sleeping in rooms with bunkbeds, 2 people per room, so you will only be sharing with one more person.

Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

All meals are included and they are vegetarian and ovolactarian. No alcohol is allowed in the farm. The farm can alos cater to vegans or any special diets. The food is very healthy and organic, as it is grown on the farm.

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is El Dorado International Airport (BOG) in Bogota. We assist you to find cheap flights to Colombia.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Colombia provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Colombia you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Colombia.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Official Start dates:
1st and 3rd Sunday of the month

Individual camp dates:
+ € 150,00 – Start your placement any Sunday of the month

The project is closed the second half of December.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 4 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$1,149
4 weeks (max. stay)
$1,149
Average fees
$287 /week

The organization charges its fees in EUR. The price table in USD is subject to currency fluctuation. NGO Taxi will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with NGO Taxi during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Yoga Retreat and Organic Farming Assistant

Volunteer at a Permaculture Farm to help incubate an alternative and conscious way of living. Dare to think and act differently. Be part of this adventure and journey.

$287/week

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