Internship training programs: learning by doing.
Look at Nature. There are no teachers and students. In the wild, symbiotic relationships form naturally. Between the bee and the flower. The shade and the moss. By allowing things to unfold naturally, great growth happens. This is the basis for our internship study programs. The art of allowing.
A typical day at the school starts in silence. Interns embrace their own morning practice such as yoga, meditation, Nature walking, cycling, running or the very sacred horizontal meditation practice known as ‘sleeping in’.
By 9 AM we meet for our herbal tea circle. After some simple meditations and personal sharing, we plan the day. Most interns disappear into the food forest with one of our permaculture enthusiasts. Some like to go wild with shovels and machetes, getting muddy and sweaty whilst others prefer to hide in the shade, talking to fairies or reading a book.
Around midday, we gather for lunch. We keep it very light and vibrant, lots of raw and cooked fresh food, fermented goodness, foraged greens, some soups and salads and delicious fruits. It all depends on what the gardens are offering that day!
Afternoons and relaxed and diverse. It’s a great opportunity for personal practice, social connection, visits to the local hot springs, garden walks etc.
Dinner is usually light and simple, as we really focus on one big meal a day. This helps to keep our energy levels high. Having said that no one goes hungry at the school (unless you are purposely fasting), and there’s always plenty of delicious food around. Some evenings we hang with (homegrown) hot chocolate, watch documentaries on the big screen, practice crystal bowl meditations or play the ukulele.
Interns can stay for anywhere between 3 days and several months. We charge a contribution fee to keep our school running. It does NOT include flights, accommodation or laundry service. We can recommend and arrange local and affordable accommodation as well as reliable transport.
We welcome interns with a passion for holistic health, whole foods, Nature, healing arts etc. We do not require specific skills as we believe everything can be taught, our most important requirement is a willingness to grow, to be vulnerable, humble and open for change.
Do you feel we can support each other? Say hello! Hello@newearthcooking.com or use the form below.