Workstudy Program

Nature – Silence – Community – Diversity – Fun – Learning – Collaboration

The Workstudy Program at Kientalerhof has been the insider tip for alternative and transformative time out for 20 years. Dozens of participants of all ages have been enriched and have found a new vision for their lives. Often they are still connected to the Kientalerhof and their former co-workstudies.

The value of learning and working together (Work/Study) is based on a healthy rhythm of life: the balance between structure and free space, stability and playful exploration, engagement and recreation, everyday tasks and the possibility of co-creation. In this way you can make a meaningful contribution on a larger scale, but also discover many new qualities and talents and get to know yourself in a completely new way.

We welcome you to become part of this experience!


Individual design – choose and experience three introductory courses from our offer according to your interests

You can choose from a variety of one or two-day introductory days of our high-quality training courses to select and experience exactly the forms of therapy that will make you curious. This results in a very individual workstudy program, adapted to your needs. The contents are also deepened in regular bodywork classes with Philine.


Are you interested in a body-therapeutic training?

In the Workstudy you have the opportunity to orientate yourself!

If you are interested in starting an apprenticeship at Kientalerhof, the Workstudy Program offers a good opportunity to experience the different approaches of the different forms of therapy and to feel them on your own body. This helps to find out which method appeals to you the most. For many participants, this experience has already formed the basis for a new orientation in their professional life and a new path in life.


Daily practice in physical exercises and meditation and deepening of the experiences

The program includes daily practice in meditation and physical exercises. The morning exercises from the areas of Qi Gong, yoga and mindfulness contribute to making your everyday life more conscious, learning to regulate inner processes and developing stability within yourself.


Experience community – enjoy silence

In addition to the official program, joint activities often take place at Kientalerhof. A campfire, singing and dancing together, hikes, sauna or a common jump into the Chiene or the bio swimming pond during lunch break make the time in the Kiental very rich.

Even in phases of inner reflection and retreat, the wondrous nature in the Kien Valley offers valuable spaces for regeneration and integration.


Living together and helping in the house

You will live in shared rooms with other Workstudy participants, divided by gender.
Each week you will work 20 hours (4 hours a day, 5 days a week) in different areas such as housekeeping, kitchen, dishwashing or setting up course rooms. This will give you an insight into the processes in our house and, as a side effect, you will establish valuable contacts with our employees and guests. The two days off can be arranged as you wish. Occasionally one of the days off is used for the course offerings.
The Kientalerhof is an open and undogmatic house with a great variety. Everyone is welcome with his or her individual character traits, views and attitudes.

Mutual esteem and respect for the basic values of the Kientalerhof create a conducive space for togetherness. It is based on tolerance, service and participation in a larger organism, attentiveness, conscious experience in community and self-reflection, mutual support and sharing of joy and suffering.

In 3-4 afternoons during your stay our chef Andi Bossert will introduce you to his philosophy of life and culinary art “Cooking for people and the world”.


You can choose three from this offer (click on the method to learn more about it):



Craniosacral Therapie

Trager Therapie

Esalen Massage

Systemische Aufstellungen

Tibetan Cranial Therapie


Butoh Tanz


(depending on availability)


Data, costs and further information:

Dates: February to July / July – December

Monthly costs Fr. 500.
incl. accommodation, meals, program and introductory courses

If you need more information or are interested, please contact Pablo:
You can also find more information on the Workstudy Facebook page.
We want to support people to find their own way and to follow it. We want to help them find out what is really important to them and fits them, what their values and priorities are and from which sources they can draw strength.


Further Information

Course manager

Pablo Donzé

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