Yoga teacher for Surf Lodge in Panama

  • Work Exchange
  • Panama

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Location: Playa Venao, Panama
Start Date: ASAP
Commitment: 1 month, possibly longer if you/the management wants to continue

6 yoga classes a week. 3 classes for kids/teens, 3 classes for adults/surfers. Classes are complimentary to guests
Light help with activities around the lodge such as cinema night, barbecue, bar when needed. Very flexible and only when needed
1 private room in their sister hotel (it is a hostel) about 15-20 mins walking away from the main lodge.
Shared kitchen and shared bath
15% Discount at their restaurant
Free Wi-fi
Type of Teacher:
Fun, bubbly, personable, energetic, confident with interacting with new guests and people, loves to surf and the environment and can teach to surfers, non-surfers and kids/teens.
The lodge has never had yoga before so I am looking for a teacher who understands this will be new to the lodge and the guests and is a teacher who is very proactive and will do their best to help it succeed. Shouldn’t be hard – who says no to free yoga!? But still you will need to brainstorm with management to, for example, make a sign with class times and figure best place to post it, be creative on how to let guests know of classes and encourage them to come, maybe during evening activities you always make an announcement of tomorrow’s yoga class etc. You need to be okay with helping the lodge figure out a system to incorporate yoga into their lodge activities
Someone who isn’t afraid to take charge and be proactive with getting people into classes and is okay with teaching yoga to kids/teens for 3 classes a week.
Lodge does not have any mats or props (yet) so you will need to be okay with teaching yoga on beach blankets and whatever else is available. They do have a deck, grass area and are right on the beach so you have space to teach the classes but just know it will not be a well established yoga space.
Some Spanish preferred but not mandatory.

This is not for
A shy, reserved and quiet demeanor
a yoga teacher looking for a well established yoga center/space with mainly yoga clientele.
someone looking to make money. This is more for the experience and to enjoy Panama and it’s surfing/culture
someone looking for luxury accommodations or looking for a retreat environment.
a yoga teacher looking for class scheduling to be established and just show up to teach.
Things to know:

The guests who come here are mainly surfers and people looking to enjoy the beach. After yoga classes (and your light help with other activities) you will have a ton of time off so the teacher needs to be okay with this. After researching the area it looks like there are a lot of tours to take on your time off and there are some dance parties. So definitely a younger crowd looking to relax, surf and have a good time. So the yoga teacher needs to be okay that this will most likely not be a super sophisticated and uber spiritual environment. Teacher needs to be okay with living off campus at their sister business which is a hostel.

If interested:

Respond with:
– when you can start and if you can stay for longer than a month if needed
– where you’re coming from
– that you are okay with teaching kids, surfers and non-surfing guests
– that you are confident in encouraging people to help yoga and excited to help the lodge implement yoga into their activities
-any and all questions you would like to ask me
– your number (if in the US) and/or your whatsapp if you’re out of the US and that its okay if I call you to discuss this further
– Your Resume & References