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Touch The Earth – volunteer program

The earth is a living, conscious being.
We call space, air, fire, water and earth sacred
because nothing can live without them.
To honour the sacred
is to make life and love possible.

Join our Volunteer program and earn a Loyalty Bonus (free weekend retreat!).  Conditions apply – see below.

We invite you to join us

So that you can take an active part in the change called for by this time of global transformation,
develop the tools you need to identify and shape your vision with renewed inspiration,
and practical ideas for making the transition to a truly abundant, just and resilient world,
we invite you to join us.

A vision of a positive future

As we head into times of great chaos and potential destruction,
we need a vision of a positive future.
If we lived in a socially just and environmentally balanced world, what art might we create?
What new forms of healing might we practice?
What unimagined realms of the mind might we be free to explore?

Read more about a vision of a positive future

Read more about a vision of a positive future

Can you envision a world that has survived ecological and social catastrophes
to become a place where no one goes hungry or homeless,
streams flow through former streets, gardens are everywhere,
and the culture has the strength and fortitude
to resist invasion without turning to violence.

Where might our vision take us?
What would it feel like to live in a world that celebrates diversity,
where art, joy, love and compassion take precedence over war and weapons?
How would we grow our food, produce what we need,
educate the young and care for the old?
What would it look like to live in harmony with nature?
How would it feel to dedicate your life to a worthy mission?
How can you inspire others by living your vision?
What are the best ways to form alliances with partners
in pursuit of a mission you share?

In this transformative time,
what is the colour of change?

Shanti Yoga Health Institute Australia is concerned with building a society that protects the earth by developing a deep understanding of the interdependence of our own mind and the environment.

Come to Nirvana and contribute to the rain-forest project or work in the garden or participate wherever help is needed, indoors or outdoors.

You will find awesome projects in which you can participate, which include:-

  • Building vegetable gardens or orchards
  • Building shaded groves in which to sit and reflect
  • Creating bushwalking trails in the rainforest
  • Tree pruning
  • Grass cutting
  • Weeding
  • Planting
  • General maintenance of regenerating sites.

VOLUNTEERS AT NIRVANA

  1. Volunteers must be a current Premium Members with 30-day or 90-day or annual passes.
  2. Volunteers participate in an average 4-hour seva (service) day.
  3. Examples of volunteers gardening time can be:

EITHER

8.30am-12.30pm (for those not attending morning session and breakfast)
includes complimentary buffet vegetarian lunch on the day

OR

9-1pm (for those attending morning meditation/yoga session (fees apply), and complementary Nirvana breakfast).

VOLUNTEER LOYALTY BONUS

FREE RETREAT – Conditions apply

Volunteers participating in Nirvana’s Touch the Earth Project
are entitled to a FREE weekend retreat in twin-share accommodation, valued at $595.

CONDITIONS

  1. Volunteers must be a current Premium Members with either a 30-day, 90-day or annual Premium Membership pass.
  2. Volunteers need to gain 24 volunteer hours of touch-the-earth service.

VOLUNTEER OPTIONAL RETREAT EXTRAS

Gardening volunteers, should you wish to participate in Nirvana’s regular pre-breakfast session,
please feel welcome to attend and start your healing by connecting with yourself first,
and then heal by connecting with nature and the green ‘touch the earth’ team after breakfast.

Fee for volunteer pre-breakfast session (7.30-8.30am Saturday) @ $30

Fee for extra meal: Breakfast: $20. Lunch $25

NON-PREMIUM MEMBERS

For the gardening session 8.30am-12.30pm a fee of $120 applies (or 30-day pass!).
This fee includes lunch on the day.

The Touch the Earth program is scheduled on those Saturdays whilst Shantiji is running a retreat and when the Nirvana kitchen is open and functional for catering.

2018 dates for your diary (Saturdays)

22 & 29 Sep
13 & 27 Oct
11 Nov
8 December

Times

EITHER

8.30am-12.30pm (for those not attending morning session and breakfast)
includes complimentary buffet vegetarian lunch on the day

OR

9-1pm (for those attending morning meditation/yoga session (fees apply), and complementary Nirvana breakfast).

Contact Name: Shanti Gowans
Phone: 07-5531-0511
Email: admin@shantiyoga.com.au

About Shanti Gowans

Shanti Gowans is the globally recognised author and founder of Shanti Yoga™, Meditation and Ayurveda for the self, family and community. Shantiji has brought the concepts and practices of a healthy body and a still mind to thousands of Australians through her Yoga and Meditation programs on national television.

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