Join the team at Yoga Sutra Shala

If you love yoga and meditation; if you are a yoga teacher, a chef, and 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 working 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 team members - 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.


All positions are self-employed
and so you need to be able to invoice from a home address that is within the European Union.
Please only apply if you are a resident of a country within the European Union.

During your time with us you could...


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.

We ask you to stay with us for a minimum of 12 months
and our preference is that you have some experience in preparing plant-based meals as well as a good understanding of the philosophy of yoga.

The retreat centre is open throughout the year.
Retreats run from Sunday to Friday and we have an average of 12 retreat guests.

Teacher Training courses run for 4 consecutive weeks, for a maximum of 8 trainees.

All events are conducted in English - though Spanish is also spoken here.

Team members each work around 30 to 40 hours per week and have 2 days off work every week

to rest and recuperate. There are also whole weeks off during the year.

In return we provide your full-time accommodation and while the retreat is open, your organic, plant-based meals and a modest allowance which you can easily save if you want to.

"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.

Our classes will be held in English therefore a reasonable level of spoken English is essential!



Ideally you have experience of food preparation for groups and knowledge of natural nutrition and can prepare delicious, plant-based, nutritionally balanced meals
and naturally sweetened desserts as well as dishes
for specific diets and allergies, such as

Manager Roles:
Retreat Manager

or Guest Manager

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.


& Breakfast

Karma Yogi

Ideally you are a newly qualified yoga teacher with 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.
You can read about this position, here:
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.