Work Trade Opportunities

The Yoga Forest is a space dedicated to bringing together the principles of Permaculture and the philosophies of yoga. It is an experiment in self-reliant homesteading, green living and yogic practices. We are creating a healthy alternative lifestyle to bring people together through living more closely with nature, producing much of our own food with ecological consciousness and creating balance for individual, community and spiritual development through yoga.

Our work trade opportunities are all for minimum 3 month commitments. A one month trial period is required prior to commencing your work trade at a cost of US$300 for the first month, staying in our shared circus tent accommodations. During the first trial month, you will be oriented to our systems, your expectations and responsibilities and we hope to observe your commitment to service within the community. After the first trial month is completed, if both parties agree that you are a suitable fit, your work trade will commence for a minimum of two more months, however three to six month commitments will be preferred. 

After successful completion of a three month work trade, you will be refunded 100% of your initial US$300 deposit.

We offer three positions for a full work trade:

Wellness Warriors

Healer, therapist, yoga teacher extraordinaire. Come and share your healing in a conscious living community. We are looking for multifaceted individuals with several gifts to share.

Autonomous position where you are able to create your own abundance depending on your skill set. Opportunities to create your own day retreats, workshops and massage offerings. Applicants must be certified yoga teachers with a minimum of one year teaching experience as well as training in at least one facet of massage therapy. Each warrior is responsible for up to six yoga classes per week, in both hatha/vinyasa and restorative/yin styles as well as space holding shifts and performing karma yoga duties for the community.

Ideal candidates will show initiative, be passionate about sharing their love for holistic living, and be energetic space holders for our conscious community.

Minimum commitment of three months to be considered, six months commitment preferred. Please contact us if you are interested in co-creating an alternative living and learning center in the tropical mountains of Guatemala. Position may also be offered to the right person upon completion of our Yoga Teacher Trainings and Thai Massage Immersions.

If you are interested in joining our community please download the Application Form. Please send your completed application form and the necessary requirements to wellness@theyogaforest.org. Potential candidates will be scheduled a Skype interview.

Next Available three month position - June 2017 -Aug 2017 - Oct 2017



Carpentry/Permaculture Enthusiasts

Passion for Permaculture and sustainable living? We are looking for unique individuals with abilities to design, build, remodel, retrofit, maintain and repair various types of facilities and structures of The Yoga Forest. Understanding of Permaculture principles and green living are a must. Responsible for the care of forest animals, aquaculture systems and daily farm tasks. You will partner with our Permaculture Coordinator and be a present mentor to our interns.

Ability to work autonomously to design and implement your own projects as well as working in a team. Minimum commitment of three months to be considered, six months commitment preferred. Conversational Spanish is required.

In exchange, work traders will get to enjoy three delicious vegetarian meals a day, daily yoga practice, and a fulfilling role within our holistic friendly community. If you are interested in joining our community, please download the Application Form and email it back to wellness@theyogaforest.org

Next available three month positions - June 2017 - Aug 2017 - Oct 2017


 

Kitchen Karma Yogi

Do you love to prepare delicious healthy food? Is your favorite time spent in the kitchen? We are looking for vibrant individuals with experience cooking for groups up to 30 people, specializing in vegetarian food, and raw Superfood snacks. Applicants should be comfortable with fermentation and pro-biotic foods.

You will be responsible for managing all aspects of our kitchen and working alongside our local Mayan ladies as well as holding energetic space as a vibrant community member. Conversational Spanish required, applicants who are also yoga teachers will be prioritized.

In exchange, kitchen karma yogis will get to enjoy three delicious vegetarian meals a day, daily yoga practice, and a fulfilling role within our holistic friendly community. If you are interested in joining our community, please download the Application Form and email it back to wellness@theyogaforest.org

Next available three month positions  - Aug 2017 - Oct 2017


My time at The Yoga Forest in Guatemala has ended (for now). I am filled with immeasurable gratitude for the last six months. I grew as a teacher, a friend, a Spirit, and human in many ways, including some I believe I haven’t fully realized yet. I was able to live life fully outside, immersed in Mother Earth and within community, which has helped open my eyes to a different way of life that I wasn’t sure was possible before. I have made friends from all around the world and gotten to know people from so many different cultures, all while staying in the same place. I awoke each morning to see the sunrise painting the sky through pine trees, and Volcano Fuego erupting across the lake. I experienced my first two earthquakes (more experienced quakers said they were merely tremors, which was fortunate) and I swam in beautiful Lake Atitlan. I am so grateful for the love, support, great hugs, laughter, music, and empowerment that my Forest Family shared. I knew it would be hard to leave, but I left with a heart full of love, joy, gratitude, and beautiful memories. Words cannot fully express the appreciation I have for The Yoga Forest and the people Divine Source brought into my life there. What a beautiful meeting place for so many beings of Light to convene.
— Noelle Wallwork, Aug 2016 - Feb 2017

We look forward to hearing from you!