SELF-DISCOVERY * HOLISTIC HEALING * EMPOWERMENT * NATURAL HEALTH * SPIRITUAL AWAKENING * COMMUNITY LIVING * YOGA * SUSTAINABLE LIVING *
AWAKENING SOUL INTERNSHIP
The Awakening Soul Internship program is designed for people who are ready to go to new depths of personal empowerment, health, and transformation. The mission of the Awakening Soul internship is to assist in self-discovery and awakening, as well as provide guidance and hands-on experience with new skills and concepts. The Internship is an opportunity to learn about how to live an empowered healthy life. We provide hands-on opportunities for learning skills such as healthy meal preparation, herbal and dietary therapies for gaining better health, organic gardening, natural healing, making natural remedies from medicinal plants, food preservation, yoga, meditation, emotional healing, leadership skills, and more.
This program is best for those who are seeking a spiritual path. We believe that we are much more than just human beings… we are spiritual beings created to walk in union with the Great Spirit, and in union with one another. Our healing center is based upon the philosophy that we are multi-faceted beings and that all parts of our selves are connected to all parts of life. We see healing as a holistic endeavor – honoring the body, mind, emotions, soul, and spirit. Part of this way of living is to connect deeply with nature. Our center is located in the mountains and surrounded by tropical rain forest. Living here is an immersion in nature. We have experienced and witnessed that by living close to nature we begin to become healthier, happier, and more at peace with our inner and outer realities- thus gaining even greater health and empowerment.
We assist interns in the voyage of self-discovery and healing through one-on-one meetings, group meetings, guided healing programs which include physical cleansing programs and fasting for those who desire, classes such as yoga, hands on activities, and daily interactions while living and participating at the farm.
Our leadership team has been on the conscious journey of self-discovery, healing, and of surrender to Spirit for many years. Interns will interact deeply within our community, and will be challenged to greater self-discipline in in regards to spiritual, bodily, emotional, and mental health . We seek students who are serious about their own journey of the heart.
The Awakening Soul internship program is designed to be challenging – physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. We call those who are eager to take their lives to the next level… to truly heal and awaken.
Let it be clear now before reading or considering any further. Our program is designed to sharpen the intern in every way. Great emphasis is placed on discipline. We do have a lot of fun, and seek to maintain a playful and light-hearted approach to life, while also continuing on a very self-disciplined path. Those who are not seeking, or are not ready for greater discipline, need not apply. Likewise, those seeking to continue in patterns of drug or alcohol abuse, or other forms of self abuse or apathy, need not apply.
Please note: All program fees received help to pay the basic expenses of the intern. Any remaining funds help to support the building and maintenance of the farm, food and living expenses, scholarships for other interns, and supplies for further outreach, and eventually to build a global network of self-sustaining communities, schools, healing centers, and orphanages. We are a non-profit organization. A limited amount of scholarships are available based on financial need.
We do not seek to change or convert people to any particular religion. Our program is an experiment in living simply. This is not a fancy resort. We live very humbly. Our farm is surrounded by virgin rainforest and we have all kinds of wonderful bugs and other critters. Some bugs bite, some crawl, some scamper. If you are afraid of or uncomfortable with bugs…come with the intention to overcome the fear. The farm can get muddy when rains come.
CELL PHONES AND INTERNET:
The sanctuary is a Cell Phone Free zone. There is no Wi-fi access here. We have implemented this guideline to help create a space that allows us to connect with each other, nature, and the Divine without distractions and potentially habit-causing technologies.
Many people come to Awakening Soul for healing. Having a space to be unplugged and dive into the personal journey of healing and self-discovery has been an importation aspect to our program.
Another reason for this guideline is that some people are very sensitive to wi-fi and cell vibrations. The EMF’s and radiation emitted by these technologies can contribute to the inhibition of health and vitality.
There is an internet cafe a short distance from the farm if needed. Cell phone use is allowed in designated areas at a few locations away from the community and living areas. All phones and similar devices are asked to be kept off in the main living, working, and community gathering areas.
DAY OF REST: Saturdays are our day of rest (Sabbath.) There are no circles, classes, or group activities on Saturdays. Some of us may choose to fast from eating and talking on Saturdays. We encourage interns to join us in this discipline. We have found it is an excellent way to go deeper spiritually. It is also an excellent way to love ourselves, care for our bodies, promote health, and intuition. For those who do not wish to fast, food will be provided.We do request that everyone respect this day as a mellow and quiet day .
INTERNSHIP TUITION INCLUDES-
- Lodging (lodging varies from private room or shared room in a community house, dormitory, or tent.)
- Personal empowerment counselling sessions in physical, emotional, and spiritual growth (for those who desire)
- Personal health guidance for diet, cleansing, fasting, healing, and more.
- Interns are asked to contribute a minimum of 4 hours of selfless service (Seva) work per day – with Saturdays off to rest
- Seva will vary and may include: assisting with care for healing guests, helping make natural medicines and teas, weeding/planting/and maintaining gardens, natural building, kitchen clean-ups, meal prep, household chores, organizing, children’s classes, arts and crafts, and other projects.
- Meals on Awakening Soul property included (organic, freshly prepared, vegetarian, gourmet meals!)
- Eats meals with community
- Includes hands-on experiential instruction, workshops, and classes. Topics can include – yoga, organic gardening and farming, medicinal plants, making natural remedies, healthy meal creations, body care therapies, meditation, cleansing and fasting, and more.
- Access to rainforest trails for exploring and hiking, and swimming in the nearby river.
- Use of the Awakening Soul library of books and literature, as well as community instruments and art supplies (when available.)
Awakening Soul Internship Tuition Costs:
1. 3 Month program – $4000 USD
2. 6 Week program – $2200 USD
*Start date is varied and flexible.
*A $500 deposit payment is required prior to arrival to reserve your space in the program. This fee is NOT an additional fee – it is included as part of your total internship tuition. Reservation deposits can be made via Paypal or Bank Transfer.
It is important for us to express that the internship is not simply a flurry of exciting events and action, rather, there is a great deal of time for deep personal reflection, alone time, and simply digging in the dirt on the farm. Please do not come with the expectation of constant activity. In fact, letting go of expectations is one of the principles we are learning here at Awakening Soul. We are finding that life is like a river, and so is journey we call Soul. As the final destination of a river is oneness with a lake or the ocean, the final destination of life is oneness with the Great Spirit. As we continue to surrender as an organization, we are finding that our own expectations are continually being challenged to a greater and more exciting flight. So…we encourage you to begin your conscious revolution now in your own heart, to let go of attachments, expectations, and judgments of what things “should” look like, now in your life, and when you arrive here to Awakening Soul. Let the river flow…
$500 down payment is required (in advance) to reserve your space in the program.
Full payment for the program is due prior to or upon arrival at Awakening Soul.
Internship fees are non-refundable.