Opportunities at Anahata!

Dear Friend,

As 2018 gets underway, Anahata is rededicating itself to providing evolutionary programs, events, and retreats — and developing itself as a model permaculture community. To this end, Anahata is looking to fill the following two positions. This situation is ideally suited for a conscious couple or two individuals looking to live and thrive in a holistic community setting in beautiful Floyd Virginia.

BUILDINGS & GROUNDS MANAGER/GARDEN MANAGER
March – November 2018
An 8-month paid internship at Anahata Education Center in Floyd Virginia.

Requirements:
Passion for holistic living, living in harmony with nature
General handyman skills
Proficiency with tools and light farm equipment
Gardening/permaculture experience
Building & carpentry skills
Love of the outdoors
Flexible positive vibes

BUILDINGS & GROUNDS:
Buildings – maintenance and repair, painting, carpentry, light construction
Grounds – mowing, landscaping, brush and overgrowth clearing, maintenance of pathways/roads and riverside.
Event facilitation – logistics, parking, facilities set up and break down
Artistic/creative – opportunities to enhance the beauty in and around the land and buildings

GARDEN:
Permaculture and other sustainability projects
Help with creation of rooftop garden
Planning and cultivation of large vegetable garden
Orchard maintenance

OTHER:
Participation in community living – meetings, celebrations, connections
Working as a team with other interns & community participants

Average of 30 hours per week, flexible schedule.

What is provided: $400 per month stipend. Living space, all utilities, high speed internet, land line, many amenities in and around the land and education center. Mostly organic whole foods (you will supplement as you like your own specialty foods), free participation in some events, guidance and support from our Executive Director, Luke. Occasional opportunities for additional income for special projects outside of the scope of this position (depending upon interests and skills). Opportunity to work and play with other interns. The fun and friendliness of Floyd. The beauty of nature, river fishing/kayaking/swimming; local hikes. Field trips to other organic/holistic centers in the area. Possibility of extending your living space through the winter months.

“Anahata is truly a hidden paradise of Floyd County. Lush grounds running down to the beautiful Little River offer both the wild and the delightfully landscaped. The position of Grounds Manager demands creativity and love of this role as well as a desire to find areas that need extra love. I was daily rewarded for my efforts with the river and fly-fishing for it’s elusive smallmouth bass.” – Nikita L., Grounds Manager 2017

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GUEST & EVENT COORDINATOR
March – November 2018

An 8-month paid internship at Anahata Education Center in Floyd Virginia.

Personal Qualities:
Passion for holistic living, alignment to living in harmony with nature
Friendly, communicative, flexible, creative, self-organized
Skills in enhanced holistic living a plus – such as massage, holistic healing arts, meditation, music, visual art, yoga, creative expression

FARM TO TABLE:
Tending/harvesting of garden, greenhouse, wild edibles, herbs & hen house
Whole foods cooking – sometimes for large groups
Putting up food (canning, freezing, dehydrating)
Kitchen management/organization

BEAUTIFICATION:
Plant care
Team participation in guest/event laundry, cleaning & enhancement of indoor/outdoor spaces – some landscaping

GUEST & EVENT COORDINATION:
Planning & coordination of events
Greeting and orientation of guests
Creativity and skill-sharing encouraged!

OTHER:
Participation in community living – meetings, celebrations, connections
Artistic/creative projects that beautify the environment
Opportunity to pursue your bliss/share your gifts as you are inspired
Average of 30 hours per week, flexible schedule.

Intern will work with other interns and have the guidance and support of Ashera, Luke and others. Opportunities for additional income on occasion, ie cooking for an event, presenting a class and otherwise, depending upon interests and skills.

What is provided: $400 per month stipend. A nice living space, all utilities, high speed internet, land line, many amenities in and around on the education center facilities. Mostly organic whole foods (you will supplement as you like your own specialty foods), free participation in some events, mentoring support. Opportunity to work and play with other interns. The fun and friendliness of Floyd. The beauty of nature, local hikes. Field trips to other organic/holistic centers in the area. Possibility of extending your living space through the winter months.

“I interned at Anahata for about a month, and loved it! The work was nice and varied, sometimes working on the farm and other times working on a project that needed to be done in the community. The community was very welcoming and I was able to attend their meetings- I learned a lot about what it takes to maintain an intentional community. Also, the host couple is incredible! Ashera makes delicious dinners and is so sweet and loving. And Luke is a kind of “holy man” with tons of energy and always willing to have a meaningful conversation. I really enjoyed my stay there and hope to visit again, soon!” Katherine M, Intern 2017

Contact Ashera at kathrynashera@gmail.com or call 571-422-3024

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