Yoga Retreat Australia – This is a small yoga retreat that is in the process of opening up and needs help with painting shed rooves, irrigation piping, track maintenance, cleaning, running retreats, digital SEO marketing and web design. Mowing, vegetable gardening, planting orchard and many small maintenance jobs. Yoga teaching is also possible.
What category best describes your hosting arrangement? 🏡
Location – Where is your volunteer project located?🌏
What are you looking for help with?
- Building 🛠
- Cleaning 🧹
- Computer/Web 💻
- Teaching 🧑🏫
- Farming/Gardening 🌿🐄
- General Help 💁♀️
- Marketing 📈
What’s the mission of your community? 🎯
In due time, this place will transform into a yoga ashram spiritual community, flourishing with resident yogis. Typically, volunteers are expected to commit to at least a week, though exceptions may be considered upon mutual agreement. For further details, please refer to the contact links provided below.
Volunteers’ age restrictions 🔞
We can host volunteers of all ages (senior volunteers and minors are welcome) 💪
Volunteers with disabilities ♿
Volunteers with disabilities are welcome ♿ ✅
How many volunteers could you host? 🎎
- A couple of volunteers
How many hours of help per day? ⏱
- 6 hours of help per day
How many days of help per week? 🌒
- 6 days per week – 1 day off
We ask you to do more hours here than normal volunteering because you get a lot more here. 6 hours a day work is required not including meal preparation.
Note about the volunteer work and other expectations 📝
If you decide to proceed you need to avoid eating meat, dairy, drinking alcohol, smoking or taking any intoxicants including coffee, till you come here. And to do at least 15 minutes of yoga and meditation at dawn and dusk every day.
What to bring
Make sure you bring a torch (not one in a mobile), toiletries, cosmetics, moisturisers, etc that are ORGANIC ONLY. A towel and yoga mat, yoga clothing and work clothes and boots. Sunscreen and insect spray.
Do not bring any food or snacks here at all unless it is organic vegan and you wish to donate for all and you have consulted a week prior to arrival.
Work exchange is daily helping out with the ashram is part of the program and is very flexible so you feel comfortable doing the tasks that suit you, makes you feel more connected to the retreat and keeps the retreat cost so low. It can be food preparation, cleaning, gardening, making bush paths, handyman jobs, or even computer work. The retreat tries to be sustainable in all its energy needs and growing organic food. The emphasis is to be meditating and enjoying your work.
Are accommodation and food included? 🏠🍜
Yes, we offer food and accommodation
What type of accommodation can you provide? 🏕
- Dormitory/shared rooms 🛌
- Private Room 🔑
- B&b 🅱🅱
- Tent 🎪
Diet – nutrition information 🥗🥤
It is entirely vegan and raw foods. No alcohol, no smoking.
Fee transparency 🆓🔍
Volunteers’ benefits 🏆🏅
Volunteering includes refreshing early morning beginners to intermediate Ashtanga-Sivananda mixed yoga classes with pranayama, afternoon some deep inner meditation or yin yoga or relaxation yoga nidra daily, two or three boutique gourmet organic vegan meals daily, selected organic herbal teas.
If you wish to engage in a juice fast or combine such with your stay, then let me know asap so you can be catered for. Some evenings there is also Kirtan singing, chanting and music or meditation, or a Satsang lecture on spirituality of Ascension. Zen art classes are also available. For a very reasonable additional cost you can get massage, healing sessions, do kayaking, and local adventure sports.
This is a real opportunity to work on yourself without distraction and get some very experienced help one on one from a yogi who is from your culture. To put aside the stress of the workplace and reconnect to your primal self, that has disconnected you from nature. This is the place in remote bush to do that transformation and ascend to the state of UNdividuality – undivided from nature.
What are the available activities during free time? 🚴🚣🦒
- Kayaking, bushwalking.
You may get a day off each week to explore the area or do a tour with the group here or kayak.
Geography & weather 🌳
Subtropical eucalyptus forest in hills of Great Divide near Coffs Harbour, north NSW.
Nymboida is sub-tropical, but the nights can still be quite cool especially between April to September and you will need some warm clothes too, but during the day in winter it is about 18-22 C and sunny. The rest of the time it is humid and hot. There is a 100-hectare private valley in a large secluded native forest on the property to go walking and meditate – quite literally surrounded by millions of hectares of native state forest, national park and very quiet. February to April is the wet season, it is cloudy, often rainy and hot. August to February is dry and sunny and bushfire season and precautions are necessary here then.
How to get to your site ✈ 🗺
Fly to Gold Coast or Coffs Harbour. You will be picked up at Clarence Valley Airport or bus or train station in Grafton, not far from Coffs Harbour, all-inclusive.
Unless you have your own car.
Is there internet access? 🌐
“Paying guests” Option. Could you accommodate “solidarity” tourists? 🎎
Yes, we can accommodate eco/responsible tourists & paying guests 👌
CONTACT DETAILS 🔍📧
Interested in a hospitality exchange in Australia? 🇦🇺
To connect with the host, kindly email your brief introduction to firstname.lastname@example.org. Use the subject line “Free Volunteer Yoga Retreat in Australia with Dhyan” for quicker access to host contact details.