Soul Projects offer travellers a destination through which to reconnect with nature
Friday 14th May 2010
If you are looking for something just that little bit different and away from mainstream gap year volunteering projects, Soul Projects offer travellers a destination through which to reconnect with nature.
Their philosophy is "To enhance people’s awareness, feeling and sensitivity to life, the spirit, and the energy in the universe, through the interaction with other people from around the world, and our living breathing planet." Certainly not your average gap year or career break but do not dismiss it out of hand.
Soul Projects or Spiral of Your Life Projects, is a small, family run non profit organization that was set-up in early 2008, to give travellers the opportunity to have adventurous travel experiences that are deeply internally rewarding. While at the same time helping to support the local communities, in the most positively active and sustainable way as possible. Giving you the chance to really leave you mark, and make a difference.
Their ultimate vision is to set up a range of projects that will give people from all over the globe opportunities to work together in remote places, in different parts of the World, with different cultures. Giving real experiences that change lives and enhance spiritual development. Now that sounds like a gap year worthy of consideration.
At the moment Soul Projects has its first volunteer expedition on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. The expedition involves yoga & meditation in the forest and on the beach, teaching English & the creative arts to local schools, living in a homestay with a local Guatemalan family, learning Spanish and/or the Mayan language, exploring & cleaning-up Lake Atitlan by scuba diving, and helping to liberate baby Green turtles on Guatemalas southern shoreline.
All in all the project is halfway inbetween being an adventure expedition and a spiritual retreat, and would be suited to anybody looking for a "down to earth spirituality experience". It would also interest someone who wishes to find deeply rewarding adventures abroad or volunteering opportunities whilst travelling on their gap year. With the perfect balance of being able to get involved with some community work and conservation work at the same time.