Opportunities – How To Apply

Maintenance Coordinator

Maintenance Coordinator

(Position available)

the Maintenance Coordinator is responsible for day-to-day physical upkeep and safety of the equipment, systems, buildings, campground structures and landscaping as well as coordinating and scheduling other maintenance yogi’s

The Maintenance Yogi fosters the spirit of karma yoga in all duties. Karma yoga is a self-chosen discipline of dedicating one’s work and actions to the attainment of peace and the common good of our community.

Responsibilities & Qualifications:

  • Attend to repair requests reported by housekeeping, kitchen and other staff expediently.
  • Perform routine preventive maintenance to ensure that machines run smoothly, building systems operate efficiently, and the physical condition of buildings does not deteriorate.
  • Keep track of tools, equipment and stock and ensure all are in working order and are secured.
  • Ensure the safety of the buildings and campground from fire, flood and other hazards.
  • Assist with building projects and clean up from job sites as requested.
  • Organize and maintain all maintenance work areas.
  • Healthy communication skills.

Working Conditions:

The karma yogi commitment is 24.5 service hours per week as well as community hours (weekly meetings, community gatherings etc.).

  • This is a live-in full-time position, with participation in the practices of Classical Ashtanga Yoga as taught by Baba Hari Dass.
  • The successful applicant will receive a monthly stipend, accommodation, amenities (asana and theory classes, WiFi, laundry) and sattvic vegetarian meals.
  • The chosen applicant should have a strong desire to experience life in a vibrant intentional community based on yoga philosophy and practice and be willing to make a firm commitment for the entirety of the program season.
  • Applicants must be legally able to work in Canada.
  • Three month probationary period applies.

Continue to the Maintenance Coordinator Application Form

Kitchen Coordinator

Kitchen Coordinator

(Position available)

The Salt Spring Centre of Yoga is currently seeking a Kitchen Coordinator to support with our upcoming 2017 programs season. This role includes working to plan, oversee, and manage all aspects of kitchen operations. The ideal candidate would be willing to live on land full-time for the entire program season (currently – November 30th).

Previous experience living in a mindful intentional community is a huge asset and/or an authentic willingness to truly explore the deeper aspects of intentional community living.

The Kitchen Coordinator fosters the spirit of karma yoga in all duties. Karma yoga is a self-chosen discipline of dedicating one’s work and actions to the attainment of peace and the common good of our community.

The kitchen at the Yoga Centre is both a space that facilitates the preparing of food for community and guests while also supporting the practice of mindfulness.

The Salt Spring Centre of Yoga is the longest-running spiritual retreat centre on Canada’s west coast and is known for the excellence of its programs, delicious sattvic vegetarian cuisine, and productive organic farm.

Responsibilities & Qualifications:

  • a volition towards conscious food preparation
  •  working directly with the farm & garden team to utilize as much in-season goodies as possible
  •  experience cooking vegetarian meals for 50 people or more
  • ability to create menus (breakfast, lunch and dinner) for 50 people or more
  • excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to train, schedule and supervise kitchen staff
  • understanding of Food Safe requirements and proper kitchen sanitation
  •  experience with/willing to learn inventory and food ordering procedures
  • a desire to deepen their yoga practice, particularly karma yoga.

Working Conditions:

The karma yogi commitment is 24.5 service hours per week as well as community hours (weekly meetings, community gatherings etc.).

  • This is a live-in full-time position, with participation in the practices of Classical Ashtanga Yoga as taught by Baba Hari Dass.
  • The successful applicant will receive a monthly stipend, accommodation, amenities (asana and theory classes, WiFi, laundry) and 3 sattvic vegetarian meals a day.
  • The chosen applicant should have a strong desire to experience life in a vibrant intentional community based on yoga philosophy and practice and be willing to make a firm commitment for the entirety of the program season.
  • Applicants must be legally able to work in Canada.
  • Three month probationary period applies.

Thank you for reading.
Peace Om

Continue to the Kitchen Coordinator Application Form

Lead Cook

Lead Cook

(Position available)

The Salt Spring Centre of Yoga is currently seeking a Lead Cook to support with our upcoming 2018 programs season. This role includes working to prepare meals, lead the daily kitchen team and working directly with the Kitchen Coordinator in creating menus. The ideal candidate would be willing to live on land full-time.

Previous experience living in a mindful intentional community is a huge asset and/or an authentic willingness to truly explore the deeper aspects of intentional community living.

A Lead Cook fosters the spirit of karma yoga in all duties. Karma yoga is a self-chosen discipline of dedicating one’s work and actions to the attainment of peace and the common good of our community.

The kitchen at the Yoga Centre is considered a space that facilitates the preparing of food for community and guests while supporting the practice of mindfulness.

The Salt Spring Centre of Yoga is the longest-running spiritual retreat centre on Canada’s west coast and is known for the excellence of its programs, delicious sattvic vegetarian cuisine, and productive organic farm.

Responsibilities & Qualifications:

  • a volition towards conscious food preparation
  • working directly with the farm & garden team to utilize as much in-season goodies as possible
  • experience cooking vegetarian meals for 50 people or more
  • working directly with the Kitchen Coordinator to create menus (breakfast, lunch and dinner) for 50 people or more
  • understanding of Food Safe requirements and proper kitchen sanitation
  • experience managing and delegating kitchen duties in an efficient manner
  • a desire to deepen their yoga practice, particularly karma yoga.

Working Conditions:

The karma yogi commitment is 24.5 service hours per week as well as community hours (weekly meetings, community gatherings etc.).

  • This is a live-in full-time position, with participation in the practices of Classical Ashtanga Yoga as taught by Baba Hari Dass.
  • The successful applicant will receive a monthly stipend, accommodation, amenities (asana and theory classes, WiFi, laundry) and 3 sattvic vegetarian meals a day.
  • The chosen applicant should have a strong desire to experience life in a vibrant intentional community based on yoga philosophy and practice and be willing to make a firm commitment for the entirety of the program season.
  • Applicants must be legally able to work in Canada.
  • Three month probationary period applies.

Thank you for reading.

Peace Om

Continue to the Lead Cook Application Form


To volunteer with us, please fill out the General Volunteer Interest Form

If you are a returning Karma Yogi, please fill out the Returning Karma Yogi Form




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