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International voluntary service of natural living in Institute of Natural Medicine
 
Are you interested in learning more about yogic lifestyle, naturopathy and natural medicine? Are you ready to explore Nepal through spreading the message of natural way of living through creative and empowering educational activities in astonishing villages around Nepal? Institute of Natural Medicine is welcoming you to join International voluntary service of natural living. This voluntary service will give You insight in theory and practice of natural living as well as opportunity to travel around Nepal and deliver gained knowledge and skills for local communities.
 

Institute of Natural Medicine was established about 2 years ago and has brought together wide team of health specialists- health doctors and therapists. While located in Katmandu, it expands in providing knowledge through educative activities as well in furthest corners of Nepal. Institute specially promotes the living art. It leads to successful life once applied through the viewpoint of spiritual beauty, natural beauty, social beauty, mental beauty.


Institute also serves people providing Naturopathic treatment to the chronic/acute pressure, diabetes, asthma, leaver, arthritis and heart diseases. Almost all problems are curable by Yoga & Meditation. Institute highly values the healing power of nature and manpower for positive social change in the World of today. Institute of Natural Medicine is non-profit driven institution. All its income goes for practical educational activities in different communities and sustaining the institute itself. Institute arranges free classes for locals when financially it is possibly to introduce naturopathy as integral part of every day life as to maintain qualities as peace and harmony in oneself and surrounding world. More information on Institute you can find on http://www.nepalmeditation.com.

  About Natural living:
 
Naturopathy means one way to another is a Nature centric system that either you eat, live, drink or make any activities must be the natural. This is the natural art of living through which we activate all of our immunity with out medicine. Yoga and Meditation is an art of living, which perpetually has to be associated with human life to make it peace, energetic and success. Ayurvedic herbals and Yoga is another synonym of proper health. Proper health here means reasonable by mind, accountable by physic and trustworthy by soul. Achieving these three means of parameters in ones life is the grateful life. We have been loosing the natural health in this busy and tense world However the natural health has to be revived. Body, soul and mind have to be well united and have to let them work in their full capacity so that the given task can be done in its fullest satisfaction. But mind, physic and soul can blossom together only in the happiest and balanced personalities. The mentioned personalities can be developed one and only through the performance of Yoga & Meditation. Yoga itself is a Medicine, can help us to angiography and by pass surgery with out any operation; Yoga is the permanent solution of pressure, diabetes, asthma etc. Once you start performing Yoga never you become a sick. As the Yoga and Meditation grows and matures the mind goes on becoming more pure. From this, mind becomes free from impurity and then slowly it progresses unconscious to sub-conscious, from sub-conscious to conscious and conscious to super conscious state, that is the state of "Samadhi" and if Samadhi is achieved that's the final goal of human value.
  About Nepal:
 
Nepal is a Himalayan Country situated in between China and India possessing the richest geographical and biological diversity amongst the world. Nepal has been the synonyms of the Natural beauty and cultural heritage. This place also has been the birthplace and the playing ground of the lord Shiva and the Lord Buddha-are the great personalities of religiously the eastern philosophy. Philosophy says the "Vedas" are the oldest scripture ever found in the world. These spiritual scripts are the description of Natural beauty, Natural medicine, Natural herbals, natural way of living etc. and obviously the scripture is the great science and the science of spiritual philosophy where science and spirituality moves together, this kind of unity is "Yoga". While being a developing country, we see a big threat to indigenous knowledge and habits of living environmentally friendly. Globalization has brought western practices of eating junk food, using pharmaceuticals without knowledge of side effects and discarding garbage without effective waste management system. We believe that there is huge opportunity to preserve existing life patterns and determine development with increased educational opportunities, increased manpower and renewal of existing indigenous knowledge of eco-lifestyle.
  About Voluntary service:
 

Initially you will receive 10 days long training on yogic lifestyle, environmentally-friendly lifestyle and natural medicine
Training includes:
• Basic knowledge on environmentally-friendly and balanced lifestyle
• Basic philosophy on yogic lifestyle
• Basic theory on naturopathy.
• Daily yoga and meditation practice
• Basic training on of Nepalese language
• Tips on making educational activities for local communities.

After the training you will travel to remote villages and lead workshops, interactive lectures for local communities, mostly schools and other educational institutions. Institute of Natural Medicine will coordinate your stay in placements as after completion of training you will receive especially for you designed route of schools and communities to be visited.

As well you will be able to experience traditional Nepal by living, eating and enjoying your free time with local village families.

  Placements include:
 
• Designation of educational activities both for children and adults.
• Running several activities in each community. You are expected to bring painting, music, dance, language teaching or your own cultural elements into every class.
• Staying in village with local host family for few days and then moving on to another village. The number of villages visited and classes performed & will depend on length of your stay and motivation to work hard.
  Requirements for the volunteer:
  • Some previous knowledge on naturopathy and motivation to learn more on natural way of living.
• Strong will-power to travel independently and deliver educational activities alone as well as in team.
• Creative skills to deliver classes both with children and adults in interactive way.
• Patience and flexibility to live out of western standards and experience real Nepal & Other practicalities.
  Expenses:
 
The voluntary service starts from 3 till 8 weeks and can be prolonged in some cases. It is important to note that Institute uses the gained profit for delivering the message on natural living further to community. The voluntary service fee is following:

• 3 weeks (10 days training- 1 week placement)  USD 462.00
• 4 weeks (10 days training- 2 weeks placement) USD 519.00
• 5 weeks (10 days training- 3 weeks placement) USD 575.00
• 6 weeks (10 days training- 4 weeks placement) USD 632.00
• 7 weeks (10 days training- 5 weeks placement) USD 688.00
• 8 weeks (10 days training- 6 weeks placement) USD 745.00

The fee includes:

• Airport pickup and drop off.
• Initial 10 days theoretical and practical training.
• Food and accommodation during the placements.
• Accommodation during the training.
• Administration and support during placement in remote villages.
• Transportation to and from placements.
• Basic Nepali language training.
• General information of Nepal.
Two Half day Sightseeing in Kathmandu.
• Welcome and farewell dinner.

The fee excludes:

•  Visa (60 days tourist visa is only US $30; extensions are US $30 per 30 days with three renewals possible).
•  Travel Insurance.
•  Any additional costs for personal items, beverages and entertainment.
• Any additional sightseeing. Note that you will need around $20 for your personal expenses apart from the basic expenses that will be covered by the voluntary service fee.
 
  Accommodation & food:
 
 
During Training: During the training, volunteers will stay in a hotel in Thamel in Kathmandu. The cost of hotel is included in the program fee. Each volunteer will be provided single room with attached bath room and the hotel will have hot shower facilities. Training will be held at the rooms of the Institute of Natural Medicine. Nearby here are many international and Nepali restaurants and you can choose your food preferences.
During Placement: While at the placement the volunteer will live with a local family, which will provide you the place to stay and 2 main meals during your stay in the particular village. You will be eating the same food as the family eats and follow the rhythm of the family life, having closer contact traditional Nepal. Note that you will need around $20 for your personal expenses apart from the basic expenses that will be covered by the voluntary service fee.
  Possible starting date:
 
 1st and 15th day of every month. If you expect any different date than this please let us know and we will keenly see the possibilities.

At the end of your stay you will receive certificate confirming received training and practical experience in different placements. If you have any further questions, doubts, curiosities, or if you have decided to apply for the voluntary service of naturopathy, please contact us: info@nepalmeditation.com and we will provide you with application form and further details on service practicalities, costs and available dates.
 
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