Teaching and Volunteer opportunities

Om Namah Sivaya

Blessed Self,

Thank you for your interest to be with us.

Blue Indigo Cottage is regularly looking for teachers and volunteers. Please check with us frequently as there will always be a job opening for the right person. The best way to stay in touch is to follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/blueindigoretreatcenter)

Yoga is emerging in Cambodia, and Siem Reap is a good place to practice and also enjoy the wonderful hospitality and genuine kindness of people of Cambodia, and the magnificent Angkor temples.

Please let us know if you have questions, we’ll be glad to help and perhaps share time together at the retreat.

Please carefully read carefully the information below, complete the  application form at the end of the page, we will do our best to reply within 24 hours.

Om Shanti

Jean

Blue Indigo Yoga Cottage – Founder.

Blessed one. We hope you truly enjoy yoga and teaching/learning yoga,  that you are passionate, kind, balanced, and with good communication skills.

Tons of details below for your information, but if you feel you have what it takes, apply below and see you soon!


Volunteers and Teachers get the same benefits (see below), with exception of a monthly pay for teachers.

The differences between a teacher and a volunteer are explained here:

  • certifications: teachers have completed standard and for some, advanced certifications
  • experience: teachers have successfully taught in professional yoga studios/retreats/ashrams and are able to provide references
  • depth of knowledge: teachers are expert in on or more fields (flying yoga, vinyassa,…) but have practiced and can teach most common yoga branches/variations to beginners
  • reputation: teachers have built-up a reputation in the community thanks to their values, integrity, passion and skills
  • TTC and retreats: experienced teachers can teach TTCs, organize and run focused retreats

Volunteering is the best path towards becoming a professional Yoga instructor,  learning along with seasoned teachers in an environment dedicated to Yoga.

Our focus remains to provide the best possible experience to our customers, and you, as a teacher or volunteer, are integral part of providing that experience.

As a customer, you would understand that we look for volunteers and teachers who demonstrate the qualities, behavior and talent to best teach you Yoga in all its subtleties.

Coaches and retreat organizers: please see our section for coaches.

Volunteers, Karma yogis and yoginis

Here are the benefits for a volunteer tenure at Blue Indigo:

  • full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner) just like guests
  • accommodation with attached restrooms/toilet in fan cottage or room. You will likely share a 2 person fan cottage with a same-gender yoga volunteer or teacher.
  • access to all classes based on your schedule
  • Involved in outings (except Angkor temples where ticket fees are involved)
  • airport pickup
  • learn flying yoga as a bonus
  • wifi, water, tea,…
  • classes with external students are revenue share (60% for you) so you are free to prepare/conduct workshops and advertise them
  • Visa fees are taken care by us (30 day visa on arrival, $35), with extensions afterwards depending on your stay.
  • Sorry we cannot pay for your flights and travel to/from Cambodia.

 

Expectations for a volunteer:

Please kindly be aware of our expectations for our volunteers.

  • Set yourself meaningful and realistic objectives for your tenure: improvements, milestones, ability to teach, meditate, do handstands, do lectures on spirituality and health,…
  • Impeccable attitude, behavior and speech:
    • Clean/decent yoga/sports clothing (covered shoulder and knees in religious areas),covered body in classes and gardens.
    • On-time or before-time to all classes, meals, and group activities
    • No alcohol, smoking, drugs on the cottage premises
    • Positive, helpful, problem solving attitude
    • Continue self-practice between classes for self-development: Yoga, meditation, lectures,…
    • Back to cottage before 10PM (or sleep outside)
    • Awareness of customers and their physical and spiritual condition, and assist as needed
    • Be impeccable with your speech
  • Two classes to assist or teach daily, more if you’d like to create workshops. One Hata or Vinyasa, and one meditation or lecture. This is something you will discuss with us upon arrival with other teachers.
  • If you create workshops or classes, review first with teachers and the owner
  • When you post pictures taken in the cottage on social media
    • check with guests if they are comfortable with pictures taken/shared
    • mention Blue Indigo Cottage as the place pictures were taken.
    • Do not post pictures of children/orphans/local people unless you preview with staff first
  • There are no scheduled days off but you can arrange with other teachers and Jan at least 3 days prior your time off, so there are no disruptions in classes.
  • One month tenure minimum, 6 month maximum

 

Experience needed for a volunteer:

  • Successfully completed a TTC (200 hours) or comparable formal experience
  • Self-practice for over 2 years
  • Ability to meditate regularly
  • Experience teaching
  • Good spoken English, other languages are a plus (Japanese, French, German, Dutch,…)

 

Note for non-yoga volunteers:

We look also for volunteers specialized in marketing, media, web publishing,…  if you have formal experience (with examples of your talent), you can stay with us under the same conditions as yoga volunteers, but instead of teaching yoga you would help with your talent 4 hours per day.

Teachers, Instructors, Gurus

Thanks for considering teaching at Blue Indigo Cottage. We appreciate your enthusiasm to get practical, real experience with us, alongside other professional teachers, volunteers and guests.

 

Please read carefully the benefits and expectations below and let us know if you have any questions. They may appear formal at first, but please understand that the well-being and development of our guests is our primary target, and we want to make sure our staff helps them get the best experience. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Here are the benefits for a teacher tenure at Blue Indigo:

  • a monthly salary (please contact us for the amount, which depends on the season and your experience)
  • full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner) just like guests. Vegetarian only.
  • accommodation with attached restrooms/toilet in fan cottage or room. You will likely share a 2 person fan room with a same-gender yoga volunteer or teacher.
  • access to all classes based on your schedule
  • Involved in outings (except Angkor temples where ticket fees are involved)
  • airport pickup
  • learn flying yoga as a bonus
  • wifi, water, tea,…
  • classes with external students are revenue share (60% for you) so you are free to prepare/conduct workshops and advertise them
  • Visa fees are taken care by us (30 day visa on arrival, $35), with extensions afterwards depending on your stay.
  • Sorry we cannot pay for your flights and travel to/from Cambodia.

 

Expectations for a teacher:

Please kindly be aware of our expectations for our teachers.

  • Set yourself meaningful and realistic objectives for your tenure: improvements, milestones, ability to teach, do handstands, do lectures on Buddhism,…
  • Impeccable attitude, behavior and speech:
    • Clean/decent yoga/sports clothing (covered shoulder and knees in religious areas, Covered body in classes and gardens.
    • On-time or before-time to all classes, meals, and group activities
    • No alcohol, smoking, drugs on the cottage premises
    • Positive, helpful, problem solving attitude
    • Set the example, motivate, mentor others
    • Continue self-practice between classes for self-development: Yoga, meditation, lectures,…
    • Back before 10PM (or sleep outside)
    • Awareness of customers and their physical and spiritual condition, and assist as needed
    • Be impeccable with your speech
  • 2 to 3 classes to assist or teach daily, more if you’d like to create workshops. One Hata or Vinyasa, and one meditation or lecture. This is something you will discuss with us upon arrival.
  • If you create workshops or classes, review first with other teachers and Jan
  • Guide volunteers to help them reach their goals
  • When you post pictures taken in the cottage on social media
    • check with guests if they are comfortable with pictures taken/shared
    • mention Blue Indigo Cottage as the place pictures were taken.
    • Do not post pictures/selfies of children/orphans/local people unless you preview with staff first
  • Days off  are not scheduled and need to be arranged with other teachers/volunteers and Jan at least 3 days prior your time off, so there are no disruptions in classes.
  • One month tenure minimum, 6 month maximum

 

Experience needed for a teacher:

  • Successfully completed a TTC (200 hours), advanced TTC us a strong plus
  • 2 years professional teaching experience in one of these: Hata, Vinyassa, flying yoga, Ashtanga
  • Good knowledge of Buddhist philosophy, able to lead discussions and lectures
  • Self-practice for over 4 years
  • 2 references from 2 different yoga studios
  • Ability to meditate regularly
  • Good spoken English, other languages are a plus (Japanese, French, German, Dutch,…)

Apply here!

Kindly be accurate and genuine in your application, provide as much details as possible… certificates, pictures, websites, video…. Thank you 🙂

 

Also please carefully read the information above it is meant to inform you and answer most questions. We unfortunately receive  many applications with questions already answered above (you can guess our reaction) but we would love to answer any specific question.

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