Varsana Eco Aldea Yoga Village

Eco Farm Supporter

Granada Cundinamarca Bogotá , Colombia show on map

Our program is designed especially for those who want to experience the life of an eco village, engage in sustainable activities such as organic farming and much more.

Life at the Eco Farm 

At the same time, you will be able to experience the tranquility and harmony that Hatha Yoga and Meditation provide. It is also a great opportunity to meet people from around the world who constantly visit us, and exchange experiences.

Volunteers work 4½ hours in the morning. Tasks include organic farming, eco construction & vegetarian cooking. We provide daily yoga classes, 3  meals, and accommodation.

Volunteer Tasks

As a volunteer you'll: connect or reconnect with nature. Volunteer activities include organic gardening, environmentally friendly construction/design projects, working in the vegetarian restaurant-kitchen, and working with art and educational programs for the children living in and around the community.

In exchange for 4 hours of work per day (usually in the morning) you receive 3 vegetarian or vegan meals per day, accommodation in the volunteer casa, and access to many of the farm's other activities in your free afternoons like daily yoga, hiking, cinema, cooking classes, volunteer teaching english in Granada, philosophy class, various spiritual workshops and so much more!

Other Activities

In the afternoon you can participate in the activities of the Eco Village: Hatha Yoga and relaxation, meditation with Tibetan bowls, music therapy with oriental instruments, Pranayama workshop, nature walks, film on a giant screen, etc. Throughout the year, volunteers of all ages and from all over the world come to Varsana to discover their skills, get in touch with Mother Earth, help to improve our community, learn languages ​​and enjoy an engaging experience in a natural environment.

Varsana Eco Yoga Yoga Village also functions as an Asram (School of Yoga). Daily Hatha Yoga classes (to harmonize mind, body and spirit), meditation (to connect with your inner self) and workshops are taught including Oriental Philosophy. Participation in any of the activities is voluntary.

We encourage volunteers to bring comfortable clothes for classes of Hatha Yoga and meditation, and work clothes (bring warm clothes for cold weather). Personal hygiene items, towel and an open mind to share and learn.

We ask that volunteers do NOT bring foods made with meat, eggs, alcohol and all kinds of intoxicants or drugs.

Typical day

6:00 am  If you are feeling motivated, you are welcome to join the daily meditation.

8:00 am  We serve a delicious an healthy  breakfast

9:00 am to 13:00 pm  Volunteer work: Volunteers work 4½ hours in the morning on different activities, depending on your skills and our necessities at the time. Some of the possible activities are: organic farming, eco-building, eco-tourism, helping the vegetarian / vegan restaurant, gardening, art, filming, teaching in our rural school (in case of longer stay), teaching English to members community, etc.

13:00 am to 14:00 am  Lunch

14:00 am to 18:00 am  Complementary activities

4:00 pm  Yoga class: The class is suitable for yogis of all levels and usually last about and hour and a half.

8:00 pm  Dinner is served.

If you stay for more than two weeks, you will have a day off to rest and relax on Sundays. You will be sure to discover new skills with your stay as well as connect with nature, meet people from all over the world and learn about life in the village.

Free-time activities

In the afternoon you can participate in the activities of the Eco Village: Hatha Yoga and relaxation, meditation with Tibetan bowls, music therapy with oriental instruments, Pranayama workshop, nature walks, bonfires and films on a projector, etc. 
Swimming
Hiking
Yoga/Meditation

Program 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 (basic level)
Education Requirements
at High school level
Required Documents
Passport and any form of identification
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 09:00 - 13:30

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

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Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
Varsana Eco Aldea Yoga Village (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
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On-site services

Services by Varsana Eco Aldea Yoga Village

The fee includes lodging, meals and activities. Payment is possible in $ COL or USD, considering the current exchange value. Fees are charged as a way of covering the costs of food that is not grown here as well as accommodation. The idea is you pay for your food and accommodation and the volunteering is a service you give voluntarily.

Accommodation

We provide volunteers with comfortable accommodation in female or male dorms which include linen, hot water, and wifi. There is also a cozy common area for you to relax and chat with other volunteers.

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

We provide three nutritious vegetarian/vegan meals a day combining Hindu and Latin American cuisine with exquisite recipes.

Internet Access
Good 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.
Costs (Prices in USD)
1 week (min. stay)
$64.00
2 weeks
$128.00
3 weeks
$193.00
4 weeks
$257.00
8 weeks
$515.00
16 weeks
$1,030.00
30 weeks (max. stay)
$1,932.00
Average fees
$64.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Granada Cundinamarca Bogotá /Colombia between 1 week and 30 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Varsana Eco Aldea Yoga Village will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Colombia.
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 Varsana Eco Aldea Yoga Village during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
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