Viveka Gardens is the yoga farm in Devon of Sivananda yogi Fiona Sundari Law.
Amongst a full schedule of classes and workshops, they also host workaway/work exchanges.
Viveka Gardens Yoga Farm is looking for work exchange volunteers/karma yogis. VG is a retreat where the community and visitors can connect through yoga practices, food growing and nature connection fully retreat and ground themselves. The land is in Mid Devon and very peaceful, size around 8.5 acres. If you are looking for a calm, spiritual,100% vegan place and are sincerely interested in an ashram-like lifestyle we would love to have you here for anything from a few days to a month.
In autumn/winter 17/18 we are planting a woodland and some extra hedging on the land – over 1000 plants! Your help is needed to prepare the ground, plant the trees and shrubs and mulch. The new woodland will give a place for guests to wander/meditate, build even more biodiversity, make a shelter for crops in the field below and link existing pieces of woodland. The trees are part funded by the Woodland Trust, a major UK charity, and we have their support. It’s early days here but I felt it was important to get on planting woodland. It’s very auspicious!
Also needed is someone with expertise to build a compost toilet and yoga platform. You will also have the chance to assist yoga workshops and retreats. And if you can cook vegan yogi food, that is wonderful too. You’ll likely get to know some of the other like-minded farmers and yogis around the area too.
From March 2018 also get involved with food growing and supporting yoga retreats. It’d be great to hear from you if you are planning ahead. For more info have a look here
For more information on work exchanges at Viveka Gardens contact Fiona.