Become a Facilitator in Residence (FIR) at One of Our Centres

Throughout the season, workshop participants and other community members in the Centres, have access to holistic services offered by our Facilitators-in-Residence (FIRs).

jackie leads Feldenkrais

Over the years our FIRs have offered all types of yoga, massage, art therapy, voice and singing, Feldenkrais method, theater, dance, aromatherapy, creative writing, meditation, astrology, Sociocracy etc.

As our scheduled workshops and retreats typically occupy the mornings from about 9:30 to 1:30, and the afternoons are beach and leisure time, FIRs usually offer their holistic arts in the early evenings from about 6:30 – 7:45 pm, and occasionally after evening dinner cleanup (about 9:30-10:30 pm).

Facilitators-in-Residence offer both group and 1-1 sessions, usually for a modest fee, or a donation. They arrange private sessions via an offers board. Most FIRs charge 15 to 35 euros per private session; some work on a donation or exchange basis.

What is it like to be a Facilitator-in-Residence (FIR) here?

Our Facilitators in Residence (FIR) program welcomes practitioners of any holistic discipline to join as part time staffers for two or more weeks and to offer their services to our guests and other staff on an ad-hoc basis. Virtually any holistic skill or healing art is welcome. For a €135/week reservation fee (minimum two weeks), we offer food and accommodation (shared*) to a limited number of qualified facilitators.  FIR is an inexpensive working holiday. (*Shared accommodation is often in a triple or quad room. A single room can be booked with the usual single supplement of €150/week.)

tai chi at Anilio

Qigong at Anilio

Do note that FIRs are part time staff, with a weekly work load of about half that of an ordinary staff member. In addition to the 7 hr of rota shifts that all community members do, FIRs typical will attend three morning sharing circles and work three morning shifts in the week. Facilitators who are new to us and ecovillage life receive a basic staff orientation during their first week here.

Staff Hours for FIR    (these may vary slightly from campus to campus)

All community members: staff, participants and guests do about 7 hr of “karma yoga” working together to build and maintain our community

  • 1 evening cooking shift, 6:15 – 8 pm   (1.75 hr)
  • 2 evening washing up shifts, 8:45pm – 9:30 pm (1.5 hr)
  • adopt a garden bed (1.5 hr divided up as desired)
  • Friday morning cleanup and Centre restore, 9:30 – 11:30 am (2 hr)

FIRs and Staff Adjuncts do an additional 11 hr:

  • 3 morning work shifts, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm, minus a 20 min tea break (8 hr)
  • 1 breakfast layout, 7:30-8:30 am + 9:10 – 9:30 am (cleanup)  (1.5 hr)
  • 1  lunch layout and cleanup , 12:45 – 1:30 pm + 2:10 – 2:30 pm (cleanup)  (1.5 hr)

The booking buttons below will allow you to book in as an FIR for 2, 3 or 4 weeks at any one of the three campuses. However, we ask that you first email us at to be sure that we have a vacancy for the weeks that you want.



2021 Season Facilitators-in-Residence

As we book Facilitators in Residence, we will list them here. For further information please contact the specific center.