We offer various Work Opportunities
wellness STAFF (work trade)
Healer, therapist, yoga teacher extraordinaire. Come and share your healing in a conscious living retreat center. We are looking for multifaceted individuals with several gifts to share.
Within this position you are able to create your own abundance offering wellness services. Applicants must be certified yoga teachers with a minimum of two years teaching experience as well as training in at least one facet of massage therapy, with minimum one year experience sharing their healing services.
Ideal candidates will show initiative, be passionate about sharing their love for wellness, and connecting with Forest guests to enhance their retreat experience.
Minimum commitment is 6 weeks to be considered, longer commitments are prioritised. Please complete the Application Form to register. Potential candidates will be scheduled a Skype interview.
A $200 deposit is required to hold your position and will be refunded upon successful completion of your work trade. Shared accommodation is offered with full board.
WellNESS Team Leader (STIPEND POSITION)
Are you looking to lead a small conscious team of healers and teachers?
This role is designed to support the daily running of yoga classes and wellness services, and establishing The Yoga Forest's vision of a being a wellness destination whilst providing quality hospitality to retreat guests. Leading and organizing skills are required to manage a small team, host events, create schedules, lead wellness gatherings and train our Wellness Staff to offer individual Wellness Consultations for guests.
Willingness to support the Retreat Manager in daily and weekly operations of the Yoga Forest while running the Wellness Team and offerings. Fill out the above Wellness Staff Application and share your suitability for this new position.
Minimum commitment is 3 months to be considered for this role, 6 months commitment preferred. Private accommodation, full board and small stipend offered.
ARTIST YOGI (RESIDENTIAL WORK TRADE)
If you teach yoga and share amazing art work, you might fit our Artist Yogi profile. We are looking for a yoga teacher who specialises in murals and paintings for a work trade at The Yoga Forest to help decorate our beautiful space! Fill out our Wellness Staff Application to tell us about your yoga teaching experience and then get in touch with us with your artistic portfolio at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHEF (WORK TRADE + FUTURE Room & BOARD CREDIT)
Do you love to prepare delicious healthy food? Is your favorite time spent in the kitchen? We are looking for a vibrant individual with experience cooking for groups up to 30 people, specializing in vegetarian food, and raw Superfood snacks. Applicants should be experienced with fermentation and raw pro-biotic foods.
You will be responsible for implementing new wholesome vegetarian recipes, juice and smoothie bar, raw cakes and a snack menu to expand our cafe menu, and training our local Mayan ladies to prepare the recipes.
In exchange, the Chef will get to enjoy three delicious vegetarian meals a day, daily yoga practice, and a fulfilling role within our retreat center, as well as accruing Room and Board credit towards a training, personal or group retreat of their choice depending on commitment.
Please contact email@example.com with your resume and a sample menu to apply.
SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN (REMOTE WORK TRADE FOR ROOM & BOARD CREDIT)
Hourly commitment: 5 hours / week for 6-12 months
Criteria: This position begins with a one month trial training period. Expected length of commitment is at least six months. The position is online and can be based anywhere with secure and fast internet access. Experience in social media marketing, basic graphic design, and strong writing skills are required. Applicants portfolio of accounts managed and/or personal social media accounts will be reviewed for compatibility with The Yoga Forest’s Mission and Vision.
Job Purpose: The purpose of the Media Intern is to skillfully manage The Yoga Forest’s online social media presence through Facebook, Instagram and possibly other accounts, co-create two newsletters each month, and be a source of creativity for The Yoga Forest’s digital presence.
Compensation: After completing 6/12 month contract, Media Intern will be eligible for trade of Room & Board for accrued credited value as per the success criteria established in the Job Description.
(RESIDENTIAL WORK TRADE FOR ROOM & BOARD CREDITS)
Hourly commitment: 30 hours / week for 1-3 months
Criteria: This position begins with a one month trial training period. The position is residential and may require post residential editing work to be completed. Experience in photography and videography are required. Applicants portfolio of photo and video work will be reviewed for compatibility with The Yoga Forest’s Mission and Vision.
Job Purpose: The purpose of the Photography/Videography Intern is to create photo and video content for The Yoga Forest’s online social media presence through Facebook, Instagram, website, newsletters, articles and blog posts for online publications, and be a source of creativity for The Yoga Forest’s digital presence.
Compensation: After completing a 1-3 month contract, Intern will eligible for trade of Room & Board for accrued credited value as per the success criteria established in the Job Description.
RETREAT MANAGER (SALARIED POSITION)
Are you looking to learn to run a conscious business? The Yoga Forest is a dynamic conscious living retreat center running simultaneous group and personal retreats, wellness services and daily community yoga classes.
This role is to support the daily running of operations, restaurant, reception/ office for efficient functionality of the Yoga Forest, while providing quality hospitality to retreat guests and retreat facilitators.
This position requires a fluent Spanish language level, a minimum of 6 months commitment and experience in Hospitality or Retreat Center Management. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your resume of experience to open the conversation with us!
“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 and Feb - May 2018