Join the team at Yoga Sutra Shala

If you love yoga and meditation; if you are a yoga teacher, a chef, or an individual with an interest in healthy living; if you have good language skills, communication skills, and/or administration or management experience; if you want to contribute as a team member and share happiness with others, then we would love to have you here volunteering with us as a fellow Karma yogi*.

Yoga Sutra Shala is a unique and homely yoga retreat centre located in the beautiful Vall de Gallinera in the Valencian Community of Spain.
Our yoga students come to us from all around the world - as do our volunteers - which contributes well to the friendly, open-minded and positive environment that we wish to nurture here.

*A Karma yogi
fulfills their tasks selflessly
– for the good
of the whole;
without attachment
to the deed
or the outcome;
doing the deed
for it’s own reward; with kindness, compassion and happiness.
Through a balance
of rest and action,
a Karma yogi improves
their knowledge of
the true Self.

As a volunteer


lots about yoga, meditation and pranayama by attending regular classes at the retreat.There are also opportunities to practice speaking Spanish with some of the locals if you're interested in learning.


during your time off: The experience of living in a beautiful valley in a traditional village with lots of opportunities for mountain hiking is too good to miss!  The exciting and historical cities of Valencia and Alicante are both an hour and a half away.For some beach time you can visit the coastal towns of Denia and Oliva, just half an hours drive from the retreat.


your rest time either at the retreat or at the team-shared accommodation in a lovely house, 10 minutes walk from the retreat centre.

Our preference is that you stay with us for a minimum of 3 months.

The retreat is open from Sunday to Friday each week and we have an average of 12 retreat guests.
Retreats are conducted in English - though Spanish is also spoken here.

Team members each work around 30 hours per week and have
2 days off work each week (one of these being the whole of Saturday) to rest and recuperate.

"My actions are my only true belongings."

Thich Nhat Hahn


Ideally you want to develop
your own practice and
support others in theirs
and can approach your
team duties** with an
equal enthusiasm.

Plant Based


Ideally you have experience of food preparation for groups and knowledge of natural nutrition and can prepare delicious, plant-based, nutritionally balanced meals and dishes for specific diets and allergies, such as
vegan and gluten-free.


Ideally you are responsible, reliable and personable;
you are a people's person, you like to communicate with guests, you are flexible, you can adapt to various situations and you are a problem solver.

A reasonable level of spoken Spanish would be a bonus
but is not essential.

Apprentice Yogi 

& Breakfast


Ideally you have experience in food preparation and you have regularly practised yoga for at least 2 years, so that you have an understanding of the ethos of yoga and the discipline that it involves, and you want to join our
Yoga Teacher
Apprenticeship programme

Our motivation is to make
a big positive change in peoples lives.
This can mean really hard work at times -
lots of responsibilities and commitments

and a need for emotional strength,
compassion and patience.
So please only apply if you really want to

- and are able to - dedicate yourself

to helping make these changes.