Work Opportunities

KitchenWorkerThe Mystical Yoga Farm is a conscious spiritual living community of space holders from all walks of life, with all forms of talents and gifts to share.

The farm offers a unique opportunity to live intentionally with groups of healers and yogis. You are invited to join us to learn from the land as you dive deep into developing your personal practice.

You will experience the daily events of our retreat center, living a yogic lifestyle in a thriving transformational community. Spirited new staff are always welcome to join us on the farm. There is a vibrant conscious exchange program with opportunities for you in land development, permaculture gardening, sustainable food growth and preparation, and other areas.

Conscious staff keeps our communities thriving with their dedicated work ethic, expansive talent and open hearts.

If you are community minded, have a deep commitment to your spiritual practice, and feel called to share your passions with us, consider applying for one of the following positions.

Please contact us at info@mysticalyogafarm.com for availability and more information on the application process to join one of our loving and conscious communities in Guatemala at incredible Mystical Lake Atitlan.

Typical Daily Schedule

  • 5:30 – 6:00: Wake up to EPIC BEAUTY
  • 6:00 – 7:00: Guided Meditation
  • 7:00 – 8:30: Morning asana practice
  • 8:30 – 9:30: Breakfast
  • 9:30 – 10:00:Morning pages
  • 10:00 – 5:00: Karma yoga tribal work hours and lunch
  • 5:00 – 6:00: Optional afternoon spiritual classes, Spanish lessons and Special topics
  • 6:00 – 7:00: Dinner
  • 7:00 – 8:00: Evening Gatherings

Conscious Exchange Staff Positions

Ayani Farm Manager

Requirements

  • Positive experiences living in spiritual community.
  • Connection to SchoolYoga Institute values and a calling to hold space as Spiritual Guide.
  • 200 hour certified yoga teacher with 1 year of experience teaching.
  • Fluent in Spanish & English.
  • Passion for Yoga, Permaculture and Sustainable community living practices.
  • Leadership abilities, management experience, comfortable guiding groups and able to resolve conflict.
  • 6 days a week on site at farm.
  • 1 year commitment best (potential 6 months if the right situation).

Exchange

Contact us at info@mysticalyogafarm.com for details on the full compensation package available.

Overview of Position

  • Be an inspiration to others. Live the intention of the farm. As on site manager, we invite you to dance with your authentic beauty and represent the farm with integrity in all that you do.
  • Step into any positions that are not filled. Including Volunteer Coordinator, Spiritual Leader, Yoga Teacher, Project Manager, Sustainable Kitchen Leader and Permaculture Coordinator.
  • Communicate consistently with Farm Director to ensure the projects and accommodation coordinations are on track and running smoothly.
  • Manage guest accommodations from beginning to end.
  • Oversee and support in house group retreats. Work to create offerings as often as possible, coordinate bringing in healers or teachers and guests to enhance our in house retreat offerings.
  • Oversee/Support local staff.
  • Participating in community routine tasks.
  • Oversee social media and marketing positions and update as often as time allows with pictures and video on Facebook, twitter, instagram. Assist with promotion of upcoming events and YTT programs.
  • Work with volunteer coordinator to support programs at the farm.
  • Track farm finances.
  • Manage farm shuttle service.

Spiritual Guide and Space Holder

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Requirements

  • Experience living in spiritual community.
  • Connection to SYI values and calling to hold space as Spiritual Guide.
  • 200 hour minimum certified yoga teacher and confidence and experience teaching/guiding yoga & meditation.
  • Fluent in Spanish & English.
  • Passion for Yoga, Meditation, Permaculture and sustainable community living practices.
  • Leadership abilities, comfortable guiding groups, public speaking and able to resolve conflict.
  • 6 days a week on site at farm.
  • 6 month commitment (exceptions are made for the right situation).

Exchange

Contact us at info@mysticalyogafarm.com for details on the full compensation package available.

Overview of Position

  • Guide mediation and/or morning asana as needed.-Help to create activities and workshops for guests at the farm.
  • Work on site with farm manager to observe the community, assist with harmonizing the energy and actively take part in solutions when opportunities for improvement arise.
  • Hold a reverent, high vibrational energy and safe space for guests and staff.
  • Provide on site support to YTT facilitators and retreat group leaders to meet group needs, coordinating guests teachers, boats etc.
  • Warmly welcome guests and provide tours if needed.
  • Participating in community routine tasks.
  • Sit with guests and staff and offering guidance as needed in personal practice, etc. Holding spiritual space for personal transformation.
  • Hold sacred space for farm practices during meals and for evening satsang/kirtan bliss.

Permaculture Coordinator Position

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Requirements

  • 72 hr Permaculture Design Course certification.
  • Fluent in Spanish & English.
  • Experience with living in community.
  • Experience farming and gardening.
  • Leadership skills and comfortable guiding groups.
  • Present 6 days a week on farm.
  • 200 hr certified Yoga teacher (ideal but not required).
  • Passion for permaculture, sustainability, yoga & meditation.
  • 6 month commitment.

Exchange

Contact us at info@mysticalyogafarm.com for details on the full compensation package available.

Overview of Position

  • Coordinate, design, implement and teach permaculture principles onsite.
  • Lead permaculture inspired farm tours and onsite workshops.
  • Help create, market and promote sustainable workshops and permaculture programs.
  • Works closely, teach, collaborate and learn from our local gardener.
  • Coordinate planting schedule with harvest needed in the kitchen.
  • Provide harvest box daily to kitchen, keeping in close communication with kitchen staff and their needs.
  • Oversee work trade apprentices with permaculture projects.
  • Work with unique landscape opportunities to increase food growth (more vertical and floating gardens etc)
  • Enhance composting procedures at the farm.
  • Establish experiments in the gardens to test biodynamics, new seed types, etc.
  • Optimize grey water systems.
  • Offer workshops to increase farm revenue to sustainably finance upcoming projects.
  • Participate in community routine tasks.
  • Be present 6 days a week on site at farm.
  • Hold space for guests and local staff to connect to you and our land.
  • Represent MYF with the utmost integrity when traveling around lake.

Guatemala Building and Development Coordinator

Requirements

  • Professional experience with green sustainable building techniques (preferably in Central America).
  • Fluent in Spanish & English.
  • Familiar with and able to teach construction techniques with local staff.
  • Project management experience.
  • Have a good eye for projects that are sustainable and can improve the architectural flow and safety and sustainability of the land.
  • Ability to draw detailed design plans for projects.
  • Ability to work with local contractors.
  • Familiar with google docs & microsoft office suite.
  • 3- to 6-month commitment (exceptions made for certain projects).
  • Passion for permaculture, sustainability, community living, yoga & meditation.
  • Represent MYF with the utmost integrity when traveling around lake.

Exchange

Contact us at info@mysticalyogafarm.com for details on the full compensation package available.

Overview of Position on site at MYF

  • Oversee and prioritize design and building projects at farm.
  • Send project proposal forms with budget to SYI/MYF office for review. Provide both a weekly email update on projects status.
  • Ensure all approved projects are completed within a timely and efficient manner.
  • Provide daily support to local staff and oversee our local staff needs.
  • Take care of preventative repairs and overall maintenance to all farm facilities including water system, appliances and buildings.
  • Communicate with farm manager consistently.
  • Participating in community routine tasks.
  • Arrange weekly Skype check in with Farm Director as needed.
  • Development of upper land – developing systems for allowing water to be available on high altitude land, terracing land for future building projects, using sustainable permaculture ideas to further enhance and develop the beautiful land.
  • Designing plans for solar tower stand, possible agriculture areas, new kitchen, housing and living area design.
  • Help in hosting sustainable building workshops to share with local communities.
  • Increase farm revenue with workshops to fund future projects.
  • Working side by side with workers to build stone walls, small platforms, etc.

Overview at SOC in El Paredon Site

  • Provide support to our beach property staff.
  • Oversee contractors for any building projects.
  • Take responsibility for and ensure completion of preventative repairs and overall maintenance to all beach facilities including water system, appliances and buildings.
  • Resolve local staff conflicts and challenges with compassion and love.

Office Assistant

Requirements

  • Familiar with google docs & microsoft office suite.
  • 3 month commitment.
  • Passion for permaculture, sustainability, community living, yoga & meditation.
  • Represent MYF with the utmost integrity when traveling around lake.
  • Ability to hold space for the whole community in harmonious ways.
  • Ability to orient themselves and others around the farm with ease.
  • Familiarity with Farm traditions, songs and customs.
  • Some Spanish.
  • 200 hr RYT.
  • Strength in building relationships and leadership roles and a passion for serving in a spiritual community.
  • Experience in managing small groups and promoting events.

Exchange

Contact us directly at info@mysticalyogafarm.com for details.

Overview of Position

  • Help with marketing and events, website.
  • Help local staff with quick guests turnovers, aesthetics, housekeeping.
  • Coordinate activities and workshops while creating new relationships with people offering different activities on the lake.
  • Work to develop our reputation and platform as a co-op volunteer program working with other places on the lake and Chacaya.
  • Ensure excellent experience for all at the farm with attention to detail.
  • Assist with masterplan and farm documents to stay current.
  • Enhance the experience of visitors at the Mystical Yoga Farm.
  • Assist the farm director and/or manager.
  • Research new ideas involving farm harmony and promotions and helps co-create with talented people on the lake as an ambassador for the farm.

General Help Role

Requirements

  • Self motivated and hard working.
  • Desire to participate in spiritual community.
  • Desire for improvement of the community.
  • 1 month to 3 month commitment.

Exchange

Contact us at info@mysticalyogafarm.com for details on the exchange package available.

Overview of Position

  • Supporting the farm with arrivals of guests.
  • Rancho, dinning room, meal station preparations.
  • Helping with the general daily functioning of the farm.
  • Helping with miscellaneous tasks: restocking candles, creating signs, etc.
  • Being self motivated and flexible to help in any aspects needed at the farm.
  • Supplement in the kitchen creating nourishing goodies.
  • Adding to any aspects of the farm that you feel called to.
  • Generally 5 hours of work per day; varying day to day, sometimes a little and some times a lot.
  • Depending on time commitment 1-2 days off a week.

Sustainable Kitchen Leader

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Requirements

  • Experience cooking vegetarian meals for groups for 30 plus.
  • Experience and confident upholding standards for a safe and clean kitchen.
  • Fluent in Spanish & English.
  • Passion for vegetarian cooking, nutrition, yoga, permaculture, sustainability and community living practices.
  • Basic understanding of excel, WordPress and social media.
  • Positive experiences living in spiritual community.
  • Leadership abilities, comfortable teaching and guiding groups.
  • Present 6 days a week on site at farm.
  • Represent MYF with the utmost integrity when traveling around lake.
  • 3 to 6 month commitment is best. (3 month commitment option).

Exchange

Contact us at info@mysticalyogafarm.com for details on the full compensation package available.

Overview of Position

  • Work closely with our local chef and local gardener to bridge our farm to our table daily.
  • Collaborate with Permaculture Coordinator and Farm Manager to ensure efficiency and priorities are being met for the needs of our community meals.
  • Establish consistency and quality delicious gluten free, vegan and raw food options.
  • Be aware of anyone on site with dietary restriction, allergies or practices and work with kitchen staff and Farm Manager to meet their needs and safeguard their health on our end.
  • Uphold safety and cleanliness standards in the kitchen prep and food serving areas always.
  • Maintain awareness of planting cycles/harvesting patterns in the gardens to bring fresh herbs and veggies to the kitchen by communicating with Permaculture Coordinator and our local gardener.
  • Design and maintain systems to ensure we ferment and sprout more food consistently.
  • Assess and cultivate any sustainability opportunities in our kitchen.
  • Participating in community routine tasks.
  • Be a leader and guide to those on short work trade in the kitchen, sharing and teaching when possible.
  • Help to blog about new recipes and post on social media several times a week.
  • Help support the production of an MYF farm cookbook.

Farm Volunteer Coordinator

Requirements

  • 200 hour certified yoga teacher with 1 year minimum experience teaching.
  • Effective, positive communicator, fluent in Spanish & English.
  • Passion for permaculture, sustainability, community living, yoga & meditation.
  • Basic understanding of excel, WordPress and social media.
  • Positive experiences living in spiritual community.
  • Connection to SYI values and calling to hold space for spiritual growth.
  • Leadership abilities, management experience, comfortable guiding groups and able to resolve conflict.
  • Present 6 days a week on site at farm.
  • Represent MYF with the utmost integrity when traveling around lake.
  • 6 month commitment is preferred.

Exchange

Contact us at info@mysticalyogafarm.com for details on the exchange package available.

Overview of Position

  • Oversee and coordinate all volunteer/apprentice exchange programs.
  • Work on site with farm manager to observe and support the community, provide loving feedback on areas of opportunity and actively taking part in solutions.
  • Market, promote and grow our volunteer programs.
  • Lead on site housekeeping tours and orientations.
  • Participating in community routine tasks.
  • Oversee and follow up on projects and maintain a weekly schedule for day-to-day work /days off.
  • Work with kitchen and permaculture coordinator to ensure needs are being met.
  • Gather post program feedback, document karma yoga projects and share through social media.
  • Work with Farm Director as needed

Divine Artist in Residency

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Requirements

  • Passion for permaculture, sustainability, community living, yoga & meditation.
  • Have an eye for design, color and beautification.
  • Be sensitive to the uses of each space and how that energy needed in each area can be amplified through art or other creative projects.
  • Be creatively open and self driven.
  • Some Spanish would be nice.
  • Knowledge of how to work with paint, glass, tile on a number of different surfaces as well as how to make sure the work is protected.
  • Present 6 days a week on site at farm.
  • Represent MYF with the utmost integrity when traveling around lake.
  • 6 month commitment is preferred.

Exchange

Contact us at info@mysticalyogafarm.com for details.

Overview of Position

  • Enhance farm aesthetics (staining wood, varnish shelves, etc.)
  • Murals available for specifically selected artists.
  • Reuse projects for new lamps, vision boards, stained glass, tiling etc.
  • Photography, Videography, Writing/Blogging, Graphic Design.
  • Form workshops on creative projects to share knowledge (making candles, paper making, etc)

Space Holder in El Paredon at Beach Property

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Contact us directly at info@mysticalyogafarm.com for details on the Requirements, Exchange and Overall description for this position

  • We are looking for a 3 month commitment
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