▼What is a gratitude retreat?
A gratitude retreat at the Sanctuary provides an opportunity to practice being of the heart and mindful in everyday life, participate in and contribute to a plant-based spiritual themed living, and develop self-love and honour. Learning you reality is full of reflectionary wisdom which will illuminate to you your true emotional state of being so you can feel the emotions that will be holding in you in certain behavioral, belief and experience patterns. Once you see these patterns you will be able to respond accordingly to create a new harmonic state of being for yourself. The primary aims of this retreat is for you to make a whole new level of self commitment, by learning the true essence of gratitude and love. This will illuminate aspects of your ego / persona / character you are ready to let go of and that are ready to let go of you - This will support you in arriving at an entirely new perception and state of being and you will be able to make conscious based decisions on how to construct and manifest a new life and direction for yourself.
Included in our gratitude retreat packages are:
- a comfortable bed in a shared room ( private rooms are available for an additional fee)
- delicious plant-based meals
- daily meditation and yoga (except Sunday)
- group self enquiry sharing circles
- group healing, group healings and jouneys, conscious communication, dance, creativitiy and joy based contributions and activities etc...
- some guidance in and use of a variety of healing modalities may also be availble.
Your service as a Gratitude Retreat participant is an essential aspect of the smooth functioning of The Sanctuary and The Pharm. We do our best to accommodate your desire to work on certain tasks, but flexibility in accepting work assignments, whether it be in the administrative, marketing, maintenance, kitchen, gardening or housekeeping departments, is important. This also serves directly our benevolent projects thats benifet the causes we support.
Long-term staff (Core Team) positions and Nurturing Team residencies are considered on a case-by-case basis, usually after you have worked a few weeks or a month as Karma Staff.
New gratitude retreat periods start on the first Monday of each month. We have a limited number of work retreat opportunities available which sometimes fill up several months ahead, so we it may be useful to book early.
▼What You'll Gain from this Experience
A completely new level of emotional awareness, understanding of yourself, and how your reality shapes itself in complete alignment with your frequency and vibration. This will give you a perfect platform to recognise and rise in to your awakened life's purpose.
▼How many hours of gratitude exchange are there?
We have four levels of gratitude exchange available:
10 hours/week (2 hours/day, 5 days/week)
15 hours/week (3 hours/day, 5 days/week)
20 hours/week (4 hours/day, 5 days/week
+ 15 hours self study/enquiry per week in addition to chosen option above.
Our gratitude retreat participants agree to partake and in some cases facilitate in some community work as part of the energy exchange for their stay. This is beneficial both for the gratitude retreat participant (learning to work and live as part of conscious group), and for The Sanctuary (passing our savings onto guests).
To be able to receive the full energetical benefits of staying at The Sanctuary, it is important that our work retreat participants willingly and gratefully complete gratitude tasks assigned dailly.
If we find a work retreat participants actions are not aligned with his or her initial committment, they may be asked to leave early without refund. There are no circumatances in which a refund is available for this program or your donation.
▼Length of Stay
Work retreats are scheduled in 3 week blocks, starting on the first Monday of the month. Positions are available for 2 x 3 week periods in consecutive months within a calendar year. If you wish to stay longer, please discuss with The Sanctuary staff during your first month here.
Sometimes, subject to current requirements, we may offer gratitude retreats of less than a month. If it is not possible to come for a full month or to start on the first of the month, please ask.
Once you have committed to a gratitude retreat, we count on your participation. We do not offer any refund under any circumstance if you cancel or leave early.
See our Schedule page for details. The schedule is subject to small adjustments based on the needs of The Sanctuary. Depending on your assigned tasks, you may have the morning and/or afternoon off. We aim to offer 2 days off per week provided you have worked your contracted hours.
NOTE: Peak Season Surcharge for Christmas / New Year & Easter
An additional charge of $10 USD per night is added to all retreats for Christmas & New Year weeks; Easter (Semana Santa) (9th - 22nd April 2017 inclusive) and Christmas (23rd December 2017 to 7th January 2018 inclusive)
For Karma Staff we require full payment upon approved application to secure your placement there is a PAYPAL fee already added. For other options we require a 60% deposit as per our terms and condition.
Early Departure: Your donation is non-reundable so please be certain in your heart that you want to make this commitment to yourself and supporting our vaules and purpose. There are no exceptions to this. Please therefore be sure that you wish to stay for the full period you book before accepting these terms.
After reviewing your application, we will write to you to discuss further.
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