Volunteer Quotes & Volunteer Blogs

This page is an invitation to submit your volunteer quotes and volunteer blogs.

Although the purpose of this page is primarily a place for potential and existing volunteers to The Sanctuary Holistic Healing Retreat Center to start a blog, you are also invited to submit an entry a a volunteer from other retreat centres, communities, farms and Wwoof places.

The Sanctuary started receiving volunteers at our original premises back in November of 2012. Since that time until now (September 2013) we have probably had at least fifty volunteers come and go, some staying just for one day and some for three months or more. 

We are learning from everyone who visits us and constantly improving both ourselves, and what we offer both to volunteers and guests. This page is a place to help us improve further, by sharing your experiences, making suggestions and telling others; both potential guests and volunteers, what they might expect from a visit to The Sanctuary. Our intention is to allow all volunteer quotes, volunteer blogs, and volunteer comments to immediately go live without approval.  So what you see here should be the raw truth, warts and all!

So, please share in the space provided in the "volunteer quotes" form below, about your intention to volunteer at The Sanctuary, your actual experience of volunteering at The Sanctuary, or even elsewhere.

You are also invited to share information which may prove useful to other volunteers and guests coming to The Sanctuary. You could for example suggest bringing a sunhat :-), or suggest the best place to learn to surf in Puerto Escondido, or where to find the post office, or whatever takes your fancy.

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The information you submit will be turned into a web-page like this one, which readers can add comments to, and/or ask questions of you. Your web page will have a unique address on this Healing Haven website, which you can share on Facebook, Twitter or via e-mail with friends and family.

You could even choose to (and we ask our volunteers to) use the page you create here as your own blog, adding further comments at the bottom of the page every day, every week, or whenever you have something further to add.

Your new page will be indexed by the search engines which will enable people who are searching for the information you are offering, to find it more easily. This whole process is easy. Just write your information in the form below and the rest is automatic.


Volunteer Quotes - Share your volunteer experiences HERE

Share your volunteer quotes / volunteer blogs here. Thank you for your generosity in sharing.

What Other Violunteers Have Said

Click below to see contributions other visitors to Healing-Haven.com have submitted...

A new moon, 3 birthdays and an invitation. 
Dear friends, family, lovers and dreamers, on this new moon & anniversary ( May 6th 1961 ) of the birth of the physical body named Peter John Adams, i …

Volunteering at The Sanctuary  
Hola everyone! My name is Kimberly, my friends call me Kimi so you are welcome to as well. I hope to come to the Sanctuary first possibly as a Seva guest …

Highly intrigued volunteer!! 
Hello from Madrid! My name is Cassandra and I found this wonderful place on helpx and am very very interested in a position this spring. I am available …

volunteer in Healing Heaven 
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” – Rumi Namaste ! …

Looking to become a part of the Healing Haven family.  
Hello, my name is Holland Hook. I am hoping to become a part of The Sanctuary's family in upcoming months. I am highly interested in being a part of the …

Volunteer introduction - All the Best in Your Life - by Anjali Kundalinidas (Paolo) 
Who I am: I'm Italian, no longer a young guy, but my age has allowed me to add up many years of experience, practice and study. I am graduated as a correspondent …

Volunteer Introduction from Aimee 
My name is Aimee Bourget and I'm a longterm traveler, volunteer and yoga vinyasa instructor. I have recently fallen head-over-heels in love with leading …

Volunteer in Waiting 
The Sanctuary somehow seems to provide everything that I am looking for in terms of physical, emotional and spiritual healing. I was looking for a community …

Volunterring to help healing the world 
I´m sebastien, a 27 years old frenchmen that secretly took on the mission to heal the world. Having recently discovered a bigger truth about what life …

Traveler pit-stops at The Sanctuary 
A beautiful retreat center in a beautiful area in Puerto Escondido. It was great to pit-stop at The Sanctuary for a few days, I met lovely people who …

Offering Chiropractic and Neuro Emotional Technique at The Sanctuary 
My name is Lawrence Bakur and I will be joining The Sanctuary Healing Team during January and February 2014. I was born in Brooklyn, New York and grew …

Volunteering at The Sanctuary 
Hello I am Rachel from Australia... I would love the opportunity to volunteer at The Sanctuary. I was ecstatic when I came across this website and knew …

Volunteer from Samuuuu!!!!!! 
I see myself and i see the world. I see myself and i see my world with pain. I see myself and i see my world with pain and hope. Every answer is in …

Possible Volunteer for Healing at The Sanctuary - Bob 
I'm a 30 year old who just finished a seminary program and discovered it wasn't quite right. So I'm looking to do an extended volunteer program to help …

Volunteer for Healing at The Sanctuary, by Drew 
Tengo un año antes de que tenga que regresar a los ciclos de la vida. Es una oportunidad de crecer, aprender, descubrir y creo que The Sanctuary podría …

Volunteer 
I have chosen to pursue a Volunteer Position at The Sanctuary because I share and support their vision. Through self work, cleansing, proper nutrition, …

Volunteer Quotes by Cori Ellingson 
I am so inspired to become part of this amazing healing place. It is am opportunity to "live" that which I have been aspiring towards and have experienced …

Things that I've learned at The Sanctuary 
With my departure from The Sanctuary coming closer and closer, I would like to share a couple of insights I've had while staying at this healing center …

Oh to Volunteer, from Kara Sian Mason 
I read a quote the other day that made my heart kind of stop... It goes something like this; 'And then my soul saw you and it kind of went, 'Oh, there …

Volunteer at The Sanctuary by Lizette 
Hi! I'm looking to volunteer at the Sanctuary :) Based on what I've read it seems like a little paradise for evolution of self. This summer I was in Namibia, …

Volunteer Introduction 
Nine years ago I decided to start a journey, ostensibly to India, which I was unaware would be the beginning of my own self discovery. What initially …

The Truth about Chocolate 
When I announced I’d be running a workshop called ‘The truth about chocolate’ and added that there would be raw treats provided, I don’t think …

Volunteer introduction from Owen. 
Hello. My name is Owen and I have fallen madly in love with Oaxaca. I have spent 1.5 of the past three years there, in locations ranging from the southern …

Volunteer Experiences from Bex vanKoot 
"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." ~Anais Nin Hello and bright blessings, fine folk! I'm Bex, a freelance writing, goddess worshipping, …

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Week Two: The Ebb & Flow of Things 
My second week at The Sanctuary has been a valuable experience, which has taught me a lot about myself. Better yet: about how I use, can, and at times …

Volunteer Quotes from Danielle 
Hello! My name is Danielle and I live on the beautiful western coast of Canada. I am grateful to have stumbled upon the the Sanctuary, such a beautiful …

Volunteer quotes by Kait 
Hi everyone! My name is Kait I'm an Australian girl looking to be a volunteer at The Sanctuary from November. I am currently living in London - needing …

Alex Volunteer Application 
Hi Everyone, my name is Alex It is really wonderful to get in touch with you. I notice the common interest and visions we share, a Holistic approach …

Volunteer Update from Christian 
So I have been at the Sanctuary for about two and a half months, but it feels like an absolutely lifetime. So I have been at the Sanctuary for about two …

Volunteer quotes from Klarissa (4) 
We had a workshop one night of our self-empowerment retreat with Christian that intrigued me. It was on the theory of entrainment and sound frequencies. …

Pete's Volunteer Blog. A new Grandson and a Retreat in India. 
Namaste. I'm Pete, one of the founders of The Sanctuary, and a volunteer. Amazingly this is my first blog here. I'm not in Mexico now as Doris and I …

Volunteer Blog from Will 
I've been in the house as a volunteer for one week now. Much has changed from the time I had originally signed on (i.e. management, duties, structure) …

Volunteer Update by Klarissa 
In my last blog I was finishing a juice cleanse. Now I am nearing my three month mark of being here at The Sanctuary. This has been an interesting …

Volunteer blogs from Klarissa 
This is an update on my juice fast. I am now on day 5 of the cleanse! Day three- was similar to day one and two, but i had a little less energy. I …

Volunteer Quotes, Healing without dangerous drugs or surgery 
I have been in the health care field as an Acupuncturist for over a decade. My objective has always been to empower patients to take charge of their health. …

Volunteer Introduction — Ayla  
"Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” ― Brené Brown. "Breathing in, I see myself as …

Jean-Paul Volunteering for duty  
My name is Jean-Paul I am currently a marketing student here in Madison, Wisconsin. It is so nice to hear that a place like the sanctuary exists, I have …

Volunteer Selva, próxima etapa 
Escuchando, con cuidado, el corazón me llama a seguir fluyendo. Me llama a descubrir, a compartir, a expandir la vida. Para seguir el camino de vuelta …

Volunteer Moss Inspiration 
I feel deeply inspired and aligned with the Healing Haven vision and would love to get involved. My partner and I are body-mind-spirit therapists on the …

Awakening to my True Self 
Am i awakening to my true self? I think so. Who am i? The name of this body is Peter Adams but that is not my true self. i am unbounded consciousness. …

Volunteering to give back!  
Hola Sanctuary bloggers! Hellow internal journey travellers! I am ready to share, my time, my effort,my experience, my smiles...and of course my fears, …

Canadian Vegan, Holistic Nutritionist and new Yoga Teacher ready to volunteer and share my passion for holistic wellness :) 
Hi everyone! I have just returned from taking my 21 day intensive YTT in the jungle of Puerto Limon, Costa Rica. This was by far the most amazing experience …

A Volunteer's Journey by Christopher 
Hi! I'm Christopher, 22 years of age and quite fresh when it comes to the spiritual side of this world. I'm originally from Sweden but I have roots …

Volunteer 
I am Brooke. I've chosen to slow down and learn about life and living. I should have done it years ago.

What volunteering/working and studying abroad means to me 
Hi, My name is Heidi and I'm from Wisconsin, United States. Every time I travel abroad and meet citizens of a different country, I feel a bridge has …

General Manager Required at The Sanctuary 
The Sanctuary is seeking an integral soul to help nourish & manage all aspects of the day to day running of our busy healing retreat center. -------- …

Volunteer Organic Awaken Souls 
After 4 life decades, we could label ourselves as Organic Awaken Souls who want to create and fulfill a new spiritual nature-oriented journey in their …

Volunteer in search of mexican heavens :)  
The sanctuary fully captured my attention in a search for holistic communities to learn from, share, dance, create, cook, garden, teach, develop, unravel, …

Volunteer Words and Intentions from Sheila 
Hi there, I'm Sheila Hernandez, I'm a writer, dancer and yogini. The Sanctuary looks like a beautiful place to work, live and grow. I love this part …

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Missing Motorbike in Mexico 
Hey everyone. I'm pete, founder of The Sanctuary. Last night my motorbike went missing from outside The Sanctuary. Although I release it to the universe, …

Volunteer Potential November 2014! 
I was super excited to find your website! Healing Haven is exactly what i have been looking for.... To continue my own journey to full healing, and to …

how i wish to volunteer!! 
I was ecstatic coming across The Sanctuary healing retreat - to find a community that embodies all of the values i share is just miraculous! i would love …

Your Vegan and Raw Food Chef volunteer 
I love making delicious vegan and raw food dishes!!! I also love giving workshops and sharing my recipe and passion with people! Here is one of my …

Intuition Never Lies 
Hello brothers and sisters, I feel a strong connection with the healing sanctuary. My sister came to visit me in Bali (where I have been living for …

Volunteer application of Betty Fog 
Hi, my name is Bettina. I'm 22 and just quit university in search of spiritual growth and more meaning in life. I traveled to the US and I'm currently …

Volunteer Intent from Vanessa Taal 
They say that 25 is the Year of Unfolding. This alludes, I think, to the very real decisions made, and profound life intentions set, in this phase/year …

A Fine Prospect of Volunteering 
Hi all I'm Scott from Scotland, and I'm looking at coming along to The Sanctuary and being a part of the community there. I am a teacher of yoga, …

Sun salutation and key to wellness 
I teach yoga in different yoga retreat in India on hire basis. It is since 28 years of my experience and involvement on yoga through practice with prescribed …

Hoping to volunteer at the sanctuary 
Hello, my name is Maike and I'm from the Netherlands. Ready to give up my job and all the routines that keeps you stuck in one place too much and keeps …

Volunteer in progess 
My name is Jeroen. I'm 34 years old and on a great journey discovering myself and life! The main reason why I would love to come and work and live …

Volenteer Valentino 
My name is Dalton. I was fortunate to have moved to Puerto as a teenager for two years. I was able to teach myself to be conscious of my breath and how …

Volunteer Anabella :-) 
Estoy muy agradecida y emocionada por poder ser también una de las voluntarias que visite el Santuario en el próximo mes. Hace dos meses estoy en Puerto …

Change = Growth My upcoming Seva work-exchange with the Sanctuary!  
Hi, my name is Christina Wells. I have been living in Puerto Escondido on and off since January 2010. Last year, I was working at Casamar Suites and …

Celebrate 2014 at The Sanctuary 
Celebrate 2014, this fantastic new year that crept up and then suddenly and swiftly arrived. I have now been living in Mexico for a month which has also …

Volunteering at The Sanctuary - Luna 
As 2014 starts, I'm continuing my travels towards the south of Mexico wishing to encounter its mystical landscapes and people. Along the journey I …

Volunteer Quotes 
Hi, I'm Lydia. The Sanctuary looks like a marvelous place to practice karma yoga. I would love to teach some yoga classes myself, help with all the behind …

Merry Christmas from The Sanctuary in Mexico 
The interesting events and fascinating people who are drawn to The Sanctuary continues. Two new staff members are now here to create the evolving team. …

Durga Devi Seva Guest 
Melanie, also under the name of Durga Devi, a goddess of India that she represents as the strength riding a tiger, also being the motherly love of all …

This place inspires me as my direction ... (Cet endroit m'inspire tant ma direction à suivre...) 
Since I discovered the Sanctuary located in Mexico, this inspiring and peaceful place, I already feel a great energy and calm. Also, the lifestyle it offers …

The Journey of a Volunteer 
Aloha! As the gates of my winter journey open, I am setting intentions for growth, spiritual abundance and alignment with my highest gifts. When I dream …

Challenge Accepted: Volunteering for Mindfulness 
"Meditation is not to escape from society, but to come back to ourselves and see what is going on. Once there is seeing, there must be acting. With mindfulness, …

First week in the Sanctuary by Mar  
The state of my mind is much clear and bright like the sky from Puerto Escondido The state of my body is much toned and relaxed as I was in heaven The …

Embarking on a Volunteer Yoga Journey 
In two days I will be making my way to Sanctuary Healing-Haven, Puerto Escondido, as one of the volunteer stuff. I chose the Sanctuary as an opportunity …

Volunteer at the Sanctuary by Nav Prem Singh 
I was afraid to volunteer in a community before I've found the Sanctuary. Would my need of freedom and independance be respected ? Would my own practice …

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Mar Bufi; I am an I (background) 
Mar Bufi was borned in Barcelona 28 years ago. In a wonderful and honest family; her parents are Miquel and Maria Jose; a Catalan man and Andalusian lady. …

Mis primera semana en The Sanctuary 
Hace tan solo 10 días que llegue a The Sanctuary, sin embargo tengo la impresión que llevara mas tiempo, los días aquí se suceden tranquilo, con una invitación …

volunteer ready new life experiences 
namaste, my name is rael, and i have been an organic farmer for many years, ready to be part of a community with like minded lifestyle and visions. i am …

Volunteer Sanctuary from Elysia Vetter 
Recently I got accepted to do an independent study with my Psychology professor for my winter quarter and decided I want to use this opportunity to volunteer …

Volunteer Aspirations From Afar 
“The only way that we can live, is if we grow. The only way that we can grow is if we change. The only way that we can change is if we learn. The only …

Volunteer quotes from Angela Williams 
I am just beginning my volunteer journey... I hope to share a beautiful and educational experience... If you would like to help Angela with her …

Volonteer blog from ET 
Namaste, I'm on my way to Mexico in November and would love to volunteer at the Sanctuary. I see a future world of permaculture farms, natural buildings, …

Volunteer introduction from Line  
Hallo :) My name is Line, a 20 year old Norwegian who stumbled upon and discovered the healing magic of the sanctuary. When I came to puerto escondido …

Volunteer blog from Klarissa (6) 
My journey at the Sanctuary is rapidly coming to a close. A week from now will mark the end of my five month stay here. I came to the Sanctuary unsure …

Volunteer Blogs from Klarissa (5) - Aloe Vera 
This week I decided to do a little research on the benefits of Aloe. While taking care of the plants here, I have noticed our abundant supply of aloe! …

An interest to volunteer - from Alex Henneberry 
Heya ! :) I'm a gymnastics coach and beginner yoga instructor, currently living in Canada. I'm looking forward to traveling to Mexico soon, to visit …

Volunteer Blog Exchange and Flowing of Energy The Sanctuary 
As I get off the plane in Puerto Escondido, my heart feels bouncy and excited: what will the following six weeks have in store for me? I’ll admit I …

Volunteer Quotes from Jean 
Mi experiencia en el Santuario ha sido un catalizador para comprender el rol de mi individuo en un sistema comunal, la gente aquí a manera empírica, entiende …

Volunteer Quotes from Maria 
After a month of being here, The Sanctuary has been the main character of a big step in my path of spiritual, physical and intellectual transformation. …

Lo que he vivido aquí  
Hola!, me llamo Carolina y soy de Cuernavaca. En general creo que todos deberíamos en algún momento de nuestras vidas frenar los ciclos en los que nos …

Volunteer blog – first week at the Sanctuary from Christian 
Well I can't believe that we finally made it. After almost overstaying our US visa, a cancelled flight to Mexico City due to a volcano ash cloud, finding …

Steffi's Volunteer Blog 
I arrived at The Sanctuary close to 2 weeks ago, and am currently on day 4 of the Juice Fast. As the universe does, I was given the information about The …

Volunteer Quotes from Jordan 
Day six of my juice cleanse at The Sanctuary and I'm suddenly in another dimension. I began to hallucinate last night before bed. It wasn't one of those …

Volunteer blogs from Klarissa (1) 
I came across The Sanctuary when i was searhing for work trade in Oaxaca, Mexico. I had been living in The Quintana roo area of Mexico on and off for a …

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