VOLUNTEER AT KARAKAYA

Volunteering at Karakaya

If you are looking for a different holiday experience, think about joining us at Karakaya Retreat as a volunteer. We would love to hear from you!

Every year the Karakaya family has been growing with visiting volunteers from all over the world. Each leaves their unique touch on our space and our community; inspiring us, co-creating, bringing their hearts, ideas, stories and talents to Karakaya. Staying with us as a volunteer means that you will get to participate in some daily meditations, yoga, and partially in workshops and retreats too, as well as embracing both the fun and challenges of keeping the ball rolling. Volunteers have their allocated jobs, which contribute to the daily tasks that keep the center flowing and functioning; each does their individual bit to make sure the community is fed, comfortable and safe!

You can come to help us out in our busy and vibrant vegetarian kitchen and cafe, by working in the gardens, getting down to necessary handy work and maintenance, welcoming guests, playing with kids, meditating, doing yoga and more.

 

What do we offer our volunteers?

  • Delicious vegetarian/vegan food and accommodation.
  • Access to at least one yoga or meditation class per day.
  • Enjoying being part of an international community of seekers that are committed to awakening and growth.
  • 1 day off per week
  • Wifi access only in the restaurant/cafe area
  • Accommodation: All volunteers will stay either in shared rooms of 2-4 people, or in a tent. Toilets and showers are shared with other volunteers. If you stay in a tent you will share toilets & showers with guests using the public bathrooms.

What will you be doing?

  • Welcoming people
  • Serving at the cafe bar & restaurant
  • Watering the gardens
  • Playing with kids
  • Designing projects for kids
  • Making raw sweets & fermented drinks
  • Baking gluten free breads & cookies
  • Preparing veggies
  • Washing dishes
  • Maintaining compost

…And depending on your skills, much more is possible and welcomed.

Contact us at; melania@karakayaretreat.com if you are interested in joining the team as a volunteer.

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  • “It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon.
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I want to know if you have touched the center of your own sorrow, if you have been opened by life’s betrayals or have become shriveled and closed from fear of further pain!
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I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own, without moving to hide it or fade it, or fix it.”
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“Ay´ının etrafında hangi gezegenlerin döndüğü beni ilgilendirmiyor.
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Kederinin merkezine dokunup dokunmadığını, hayatın ihanetleriyle daha da mı açıldın veya daha fazla acıdan korkup kendini mi kapattın onu bilmek istiyorum.
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Saklamaya, azaltmaya ya da düzeltmeye çalışmadan benim ya da kendi acınla oturup oturamayacağını bilmek istiyorum. “
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May this be a weekend that we can sit with ourselves.
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Kendi kendimizle oturabildiğimiz bi haftasonu olsun.🙏🏻
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#inspirationalquotes #oriahmountaindreamer #therealthing #retreat #weekendwishes #happyfriday .
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Excerpt from “The Invitation” by Oriah Mountain Dreamer
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@karakayaretreat .
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#sunset #wintersunset #ismagical #retreat #nature #cloudshow #redsunset #karakayaretreat .
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Photo credit: @0jij0
  • If you have eyes to see, you will find god everywhere,
good everywhere: scriptures in silence 
and sermons in stones. 
Osho
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Görecek gözlerin varsa, Yaratan’ı her yerde bulacaksın,
ve iyiyi:
sessizlikteki kutsal metinleri
ve taşlara yazılı vaazları.
Osho
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#meditation #karakayaretreat #oshoquotes #wisdomquote #eyestosee #earstohear #silence #nature
  • Gözümüzün değdiği her yerde, en zor anlarda dahi, bir güzellik görebildiğimiz bir yıl olsun.
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May this be a year of being able to see a beauty in each corner that our eyes touch, even in the hardest times.
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#happynewyear #karakayaretreat #newyearresolutions #selflove #selfinquiry #nofilter #skies
  • Tüm doğru ve yanlışların ötesinde bir yer var; seninle orda buluşacağım. Rumi
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#mevlana #rumi #nojudging #transcend #retreat #karakayaretreat #fridaymood #freedom #beyondjudgement #understanding #loving
  • Karakaya çocuklarından hepinize iyi tatiller. Ve tabi ki Namaste 🙏🏻 🧘‍♂️ •
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Karakaya boys wishing you happy holidays. And of course Namaste 🙏🏻 🧘‍♂️ •
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#merrychristmas #lotus #happyholidays #holidaysbitches #karakayaretreat #happyfaces #holidayjoy
  • Öğle saatlerine yaklaşırken Cuma neşesi sardı mı?
Güzel ve renkli bir haftasonu olsun.
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Almost noon! Can you feel the Friday joy?
Wishing all a colourful weekend!
💚💜💙🖤
#tgif #retreatyourself #treatyourself #spices #allcolours #happyfaces #coldbuthappy #lettheweekendbegin #karakayaretreat
  • December 21,
Winter solstice,
On one hand
the longest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere is inviting us to slow down,
to look inside, 
to look at our darkness and embrace it;
on the other hand is reminding us,
after tonight, days will be getting longer and longer.
And this cycle will just repeat itself, over and over again.
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May all of us find the courage to face our darkness,
the compassion to embrace it,
and the power long been waited for to take action.
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Here is a video from the Karakaya 
to drop a bit of warmth in you.
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21 Aralık Kış Gündönümü,
Kuzey Yarımküre'de en uzun gecenin yaşandığı bu gece bizi yavaşlamaya,
içimize dönmeye,
kendi karanlığımıza bakmaya ve onu kucaklamaya davet ederken,
bir yandan da bize hatırlatıyor,
bu geceden sonra günler uzayacak.
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Herkese karanlığıyla yüzleşebilecek cesareti,
Onu kucaklayabilecek şefkati,
Harekete geçmek için beklediği gücü bulacağı bir gündönümü diliyoruz 🙏🏻
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En uzun gecenin yaşanacağı bu soğuk günde, içinizi belki bir damla ısıtacak bir video Karakaya'nın kalbinden. 
#karakayaretreat #rainbowsmiles #wintersolstice #gündönümü #meditation #embraceyourdarkness

Thank you for the video @0jij0
  • Hoşgörüyü ve kabulü deneyimleyebildiğimiz bir hafta olsun.
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May this be a week during which we can experience more tolerance and acceptance.

Sept'17 ~ Breath Festival
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#retreat #meditation #surrender #tearsofjoy #tearsofhealing #love #sharing #openyourheart #understandeachother #happyfaces #yoga #breathwork #traumarelease #biodynamic #breathe
  • Kim bilir kaçımız,
tam da burdan, 
başka başka niyetleri, aşkları 
veya anıları 
aynı batan güneşe anlattık sessizce?
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How many of us I wonder,
have silently told our intentions,
loves and memories
to the same sun,
from this very exact spot?
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#retreatyourself #karakayaretreat #happyfaces #sunset #charm #solitude #peace #meditation #sunsethealing
  • Nefes Festivali'nden bir an
Eylul'17
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A moment from the Breath Festival at @karakayaretreat 
Sept'17
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#yoga #meditation #karakayaretreat #traumarelease #biodynamicbreath #breathwork #selfhealing #selfinquiry #catharsis #solitude #connecting #bonding #norainnoflowers #sisterhood #divinelove
  • Yinside Mindfulness Festivali'nden neşeli bir an.
@didecelen @fulyaleela @berivanaslansungur 
Bu anı yakalayan hocamız @denizbagan 'a teşekkürler.
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#tbt to a joyful moment during Yinside Mindfulness Festival.
Thank you for capturing the moment @denizbagan • • •
#yin #yoga #festivals #feeltheyogahigh #meditation #retreat #joy #sharing #spreadthelove #spreadthejoy #yogaeveryday #happyfaces #sisterhood #empoweredwomen