The Work Exchange Program is an opportunity to experience PachaMama Eco Village and become an integral part of the community through service. It allows the participants of the program to cover a substantial part of their expenses through work while still keeping transformation as their main focus.
The minimum stay required for participation in this program is 2 months and can be extended to 6 months or a full year. Work Exchangers in PachaMama enjoy a good work/life balance, allowing them to devote time to meditation and personal growth as well as participate in workshops and community events.
Depending on the different branches of work, opportunities may be available to learn vocational skills such as gardening and cooking. The Ecology Education Program teaches theoretical approaches and practical ways to strengthen one’s connection to and understanding of what it means to be part of an ecosystem
The Work Exchange program affords one the chance to meet and connect with like-minded travelers from around the world, melt into the ways of PachaMama and become a part of the tribe. Each Work Exchanger’s contribution is honored and their commitment to the community is greatly appreciated.
Participation in the PachaMama Work Exchange program entails a responsibility and commitment to adhere to the community’s ecological guidelines and support its efforts at sustainability. Work Exchangers will take a radical pledge: to become part of the Solution, not part of the Problem. The guiding principle of this pledge is to Leave No Trace, make conscious changes to consumption habits and shift into a zero-waste lifestyle.
This means not bringing outside packaging, including tetra packs, plastic bags, straws, plastic water bottles, plastic wraps, aluminum foil, metal cans, one-time-use items and non-biodegradable hygiene products (shampoo, conditioner, soaps), etc. for the entire stay in PachaMama.
The village’s Jungle Shop sells food and hygiene products that are safe for the earth and this ecosystem – biodegradable and free from harmful, disposable packaging.
In addition, PachaMama is a vegetarian community and does not allow meat or fish products to be brought in from outside, including canned or dried items.
• Discounted Accommodation – depending on the length of stay, casitas are offered at a significant discount in exchange for service
• Lunch, Dinner (7 days) – a simple meal of freshly made local cuisine and organic salad are served for lunch and a nourishing soup for dinner
• DailyYoga & Movement Classes – free morning classes are available in the mornings and some afternoons
• DailyMeditation – the community meets for Silent Sitting each in the Osho Hall to collect and cleanse the energy, and to meet stillness; once a week, a Sharing Circle takes the place of Silent Sitting, to check in with one another and share in a receptive space, and each Thursday the PachaMama Heartbeat – an audio discourse of Tyohar’s Satsang followed by music
• Once a weekEcology Education Program, offering a range of topics to deepen one’s understanding of the ecosystem in alignment with PachaMama’s ways while gaining hands-on experience within the community.
WORK EXCHANGE COMMITMENT
The minimum commitment is two months (this includes the time spent in two workshops) Workweek consists of 25 working hours a week
Work Exchangers are expected to attend four evening meditations (daily Silent Sittings) per week
Discounts on accommodation, food, workshops, and events
Free Lunch every day
Free Dinner every day
20% discount on the restaurant
40% Discount on 2 Workshops
40% Discount on 3 Workshops
40% Discount on all workshops
*40% on all healing arts sessions.
*Due to weather conditions, camping is unavailable from May 1st to November 1st.
Accommodation prices vary according to the season. The price listed is per night.
Lunches every day in the Work Exchange Kitchen and dinner every night at Verde Restaurant. Lunches are a simple meals and dinner is a light meal consisting of soup and rice.
Additional meals can be purchased at a 20% discount in the organic, vegetarian restaurant.
Work Exchangers will also have access to a refrigerator in the Work Exchange Kitchen where they can store the food they purchase for any additional meals.