Karma Yogi – Work Exchange Program *3 Month Opportunity*

  • Work Exchange
  • Cambodia

Exciting opportunities to join our retreat support team at the Hariharalaya Retreat Center in Siem Reap, Cambodia near the Ancient Temples of Angkor. Both of these positions are to be a part of our inspiring Teaching Staff with 6 international teachers – consisting of Founder/Director, Senior Teacher, Assistant Teacher, Retreat Manager and 2 Karma Yogis. Hariharalaya is a dynamic community-based learning center that offers 6 Day retreats to guests as well as ongoing teacher development through a structured learning program, intensive living yoga immersion and inspiring community framework.

The Work Exchange Program at Hariharalaya is a 3 month service-based learning program that integrates all aspects of yoga (asana, breathing, meditation, devotion, surrender, creativity, silence, and more) into daily life. The program is a mixture of study, service, practice, holding space and having fun. It is an intensive immersion in simple and conscious living. As a Karma Yogi at Hariharalaya, you are an integral member of the team in creating a space for people from around the world to come and reconnect with themselves and rediscover the joy of life. It is a truly rewarding and challenging process. Each day bring fresh experiences and unexpected moments. Community living is another core aspect of Hariharalaya. You will be a key member of the community, a role model and an open heart. The non-judgmental, inclusive atmosphere allows us to learn about ourselves by sharing with others.

At Hariharalaya we follow a traditional approach of Integral Yoga – awakening and tuning the body, heart and mind through postures, breath, meditation, creativity, silence, dance, laughter and simplicity. We use yoga as a training for living in the present moment. Our core message is the importance of dedicating some time for a regular daily practice of asana, breath and meditation (sadhana). A regular meditation practice is also a must and an important part of our retreat program.

A Karma Yogi should have an amiable, loving, sociable nature, as well as great people skills and a sharp attention to detail. He/She should be able to move and mix with everyone within the community and have perfect adaptability, mercy and cosmic love. He/She should be sympathetic and tolerant and able to adjust him or herself to the habits and ways of others. He/She should have an all-embracing and all-inclusive heart. He/She should always have a cool and balanced mind as well as a strong eagerness to selflessly serve the community.

October 15th, 2018
November 22nd, 2018
January 17th, 2019
February 26th, 2019
**Please include in your application your available start dates. Please note that these dates are not flexible. This is a 3 month Work Exchange**

200+ hours YTT
2+ years regular personal practice of yoga and meditation
Skills such as Social Media, Photography, Video Work, Musical talent, etc…
1+ years regular personal practice of yoga and meditation
Attended at least 2 residential yoga or meditation retreats
Time spent living in community
Experience in Hospitality and Customer Service

Help out with Daily Tasks of Retreat Center
Inspiring Community Presence
Organize Karma Yoga, Baking, and other Creative Projects
Assist Classes
Study Integral Yoga
Committed Daily Sadhana

Room & Board (3 delicious vegan meals during the retreat, laundry & cleaning) * valued at $500USD
2 free massages per month
Discount on Juice Bar, Spa and Wellness Center
6 Days on, 3 Days off (4 Days starting in January 2019)
$100 USD per month stipend in cash
++Visa expenses are not covered
++ Work Permit is not required for contracts less than 6 months

(1) Cover letter
(2) CV *Including all work/study experience, not just yoga

Please send your application to us at with the subject of the email “Karma Yogi Position”

We are a grassroots, community based, Integral Yoga Learning Center. Our retreats focus on community, creativity, nature, silence, and self-reflection, in order to feel more alive, creative and balanced. This is the core message of Hariharalaya and it is infused in the classes, schedule, events and the spaces. Our goal is to offer guests the tools and experience to develop a personal practice of yoga, breathing and meditation. Each day there is a full schedule of yoga and meditation classes, community sharing, delicious meals, quiet moments, fun activities, community sharing, healing sessions and Cambodian magic.

Thank you for your time and interest!