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Positions: Sustainable food, groundskeeping & hospitality learning residencies
Organization: Yasodhara Ashram

Location: Kootenay Bay, BC (with housing)
Remun.: vol. + meals + accom., more (value of $1400 per month)

Yasodhara Ashram is a yoga retreat and study centre located in the rural community of Kootenay Bay. Established in 1963, we are a thriving spiritual community. We invite you to come and learn about the practice selfless service while you gain professional skills and experience for your future. We offer three to eight month Learning Residencies in Sustainable Food in the Garden, Orchard and Preserving Kitchen. We also offer Learning Residencies in Hospitality and Lands & Groundskeeping.

Sustainable Food: With a focus on food sustainability and resiliency, and a commitment to using our local land resources wisely, our Food Flow system includes opportunities to dive deeply into garden, orchard and preserving kitchen. Learn from our farm-to-table philosophy and help us continue to promote self-sufficiency and sustainability.

Hospitality: Learn how to oversee housekeeping and management in a large community; how to manage ordering and supplies; how to be a team leader and create a beautiful, welcoming living space for guests and residents.

Lands & Groundskeeping: Broaden and deepen your understanding of lands and grounds management, working with mulching, composting, pruning, mowing, irrigation, erosion and invasive weed control, trails, pathways and beach maintenance. The Ashram is on 115 acres of land in the Purcell mountain range of southwestern British Columbia, Canada, on the East Shore of Kootenay Lake. Much of this land is protected as natural, mountainside forest. The Ashram grounds are set across the lower 40 acres near to the beaches and most of the Ashram buildings. The grounds include lawns, fruit trees, sacred spaces, a fast running creek and over 20 flowerbeds.

These are three to eight month positions, with the opportunity to extend.

Learning Residents receive meals and accommodation for the length of their stay. Seasonal and primarily locally sourced meals are provided, with our kitchen able to cater to numerous dietary requirements.

Apply: Please check our website for detailed information and application process:

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jan 27 2021    ID: 58455