KARMA YOGA WORK EXCHANGE PROGRAM

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 centre'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, provideaccommodation, 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.

KARMA YOGA WORK EXCHANGE PROGRAM I

Retreat Centre


Venue

This program will be held at Sadhana Yoga Retreat, Pokhara/Nepal

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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.

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Yoga session at Sadhana Yoga Retreat

Transfer to centre

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.

For a transfer from Kathmandu airport to the centre (via Kathmandu) contact

Manoj Shrestha

Crown Earth Treks and Expedition pvt. Ltd.

Sorakhutte, Kathmandu, Nepal

Mobile: +977 9841161466

E-mail: info@rownearthtreks.com


Pranayama (breathing) class at Sadhana Yoga Retreat

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)   7:30 am
  •  reflexology   8: 00 am
  •  morning yoga   8:30 am
  •  breakfast   10:00 am

Group after nasal flushing at Sadhana

Work hours 10:30 am -1:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 4:30 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

having tea at Sadhana

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

Testimonial by our participants

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 centre 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

4. Unskilled but eager workers are welcome, we will teach you what to do.

Meditation practice

 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 a very nominal price of $200/- for an 11 day package.

Cost includes

  •  shared accommodation
  •  delicious healthy meals 3 times a day
  •  meditation 2 times (about 1 and half hour)
  •  yoga practice  2 session (about 3 hours)
  •  filtered water, snacks (milk tea & popcorn)
  •  spiritually uplifting environment

Neti kriya (nasal flushing)

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

Garden work

KARMA YOGA WORK EXCHANGE PROGRAM II

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.

Yoga fun in rain

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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On the way Yoga Nare Village

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 centre
 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.
For a transfer from Kathmandu airport to the centre (via Kathmandu) contact
Manoj Shrestha
Crown Earth Treks and Expedition pvt. Ltd. 
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Yoga practice at Yoga Nature Village

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 -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

Breakfast at Yoga Nature Village

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

Relaxing at balcony with great views of Fewa lake

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 centre 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
4. Unskilled but eager workers are welcome, we will teach you what to do.
Wood fire kitchen at Yoga Nature Village

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 $300/- 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)

Location from distance for work exchange program
Please note before you sign up


Sadhana Yoga Retreat is constructing another centre in more rural area of Pokhara. Eighty percent of our construction work is done but we are still under construction. This new centre will be dedicated to Silent Yoga Retreat. The area of this centre 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 beddings for 2 persons. Single tent is provided on the request. 

 
Cleaning Job
 

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