Basic Information to apply for Seva at Finca Luz Serena
Please notice that this following option to come and participate with us is not available anymore. Soon newer options of participating will be available. The options of coming as guests, for a meal or as a visitors are still possible (please see the corresponding page).
Seva means ‘selfless service’ and refers to service offered without the expectation of reward or
gain. When offered from the heart in this way, seva can be a powerful form of spiritual practice. For a longer explication please visit yogapedia.com.
To anyone showing interest in coming to stay nearby, visit and experience “Finca Luz Serena” in Bajamar (Tenerife, Spain), we would love to share with you some of the background of this project to get a better understanding of what we are standing for:
We are investing our energy and finances to create an environment where people can learn and get inspired in many ways about sustainable living and its creative possibilities. Please visit (if you haven’t yet) this website in depth for the details.
We have launched a crowd-funding campaign (in which you are welcome to contribute) although until now most of resources came from the founders, and we are really looking forward to share and co-create the project with really motivated people, even looking for co-owners.
For this reason we are not offering a regular work ex-change program but rather sharing our lifestyle including diet, yoga and other healthy and consciousness raising activities and asking for people that come to do Seva to have a clear idea and motivation of what they would love to contribute while they come here.
Here the timetable we use to work with although it might differ:
– Not yet: Sunrise: Agni hotra
– after that: yoga (one hour) (the days we can with our busy schedule, sometimes it is chi-kung if the yoga platform is wet from rain)
– then: first meal of the day at 1PM and small sharing circle
– then creative space where everyone can contribute and focus on their own gifts towards the farm (with
some free time if needed)
– Second meal of the day at 6PM
– When in the flow: Sunset: Agni hotra
after that: free time and sometimes: chanting and meditation
– Two days a week free to flow
Through some years of experience working with volunteers (santuariosalud.jimdo.com), we really prefer to welcome beings who like to do Seva with a sense of engagement and motivation. Communicating regularly is important during your stay so the balance feels right for everyone.
We do ask to become a “seva” member of our association for 40€ to mainly cover food (good quality), gaz for cooking and shower, transportation expenses for one week (renewable every week) and you are most welcome to participate in the Yoga, Meditation, Agni hotra and whatever activity we are doing at the farm.
The farm is strictly vegetarian, free of alcohol, junk-food, drugs (including Marijuana) and Tobacco. Please do not come if you have any of these addictions and have no will to overcome it.
Please also bring and use only natural products for your hygiene, washing clothes etc…
Here again our exchange program on a clear view:
What we offer:
-A simple place to stay nearby the farm, at walking distance from the ocean.
-2 healthy, vegetarian, whole food, local grown veggies meals (1PM and 7PM) a day including good oil and some super foods and spices
-When we do it: Agni hotra
-When we do it, we love to share Yoga
-Learning as you go about sustainable living, Permaculture, plants in the sub-tropics, etc
-Lots of information about Tenerife
-Networking with lots of beautiful like-minded people and projects
What we require:
-Have a clear contribution plan
-Participate 5 hours per day for 5 days per week in making the farm a better place (basic tasks still need to be taken care of during the 2 free days but that time is discounted from the seva days)
-Not to use or being under the influence of alcohol or recreational drugs (includes Cannabis!) during my stay at the farm (this includes outside the farm while you stay with us too, please don’t come if you can’t commit to that)
-Become a “seva” member for 40€ (valid one week, renewable) to mainly cover the costs of 2 abundant meals per day and some fruits as snacks
-To fill the seva form (here after)
-Be honest and Share who you are
It is possible that after a few weeks we can make other arrangements if there is an interest for it.
How to apply:
We will then schedule a video call either through whatsapp or skype during which we will share more about the project and the practical details.
If we find an agreement, you would need to fill in the seva form online here.
And finally, send your non-refundable first week membership to the following paypal account: email@example.com