Fellowship Program

 Are you ready to transform your teaching practice, parenting, business, and/or self-care?

JOIN The Education Revolution

Apply for an all-inclusive, transformational fellowship opportunity with Life Project Education

Mission: The mission of Life Project Education’s fellowship program is to extend our holistic outreach, through empowering educators, parents, administrators, policy makers, conscious business professionals, and students to embody and share holistic life practices with children. We seek to help adults understand that the primary pathway for teaching holistic principles is first to LIVE holistically. Our fellowship program therefore is a multi-tiered system of empowerment:

Tier One: SELF

The Life Project Education fellowship program empowers our fellows to examine and optimize their own personal health and wellness routines, mindfulness practices, connection to nature, interpersonal communication, and personal philosophies. Through yoga, meditation, nutrition workshops, outdoor adventures, team building exercising, and journaling, fellows dive deep into recognizing their own habits, routines, and perceptions. Ongoing self-awareness and self-care is the ultimate commitment to being an authentic representation of holistic education. Our team personally supports this personal, and thus professional transformation.

Tier Two: Practicum

Our fellowship program includes multiple professional, research-based and integrative workshops on topics such as the history of public education, holistic education principles, mindfulness, nutrition, project-based learning, and conservation learning. Fellows receive and discuss in depth research-based theories, literature, and media, share personal and professional experiences, and engage in proactive dialogues regarding the current state and future of education.

Additionally, our fellowship program fully integrates all participants into our educational center for children. Fellows will witness holistic principles first hand, integrate into our community projects, and collaborate with LPE mentors and other fellows to explore, support, and lead within our school day. We believe that the optimal way to learn is by DOING, and thus our fellows will be expected to be fully engaged with our children and curriculum, daily.

Tier Three: Application

The long-lasting goal of any training program is your authentic integration of these principles into your personal and professional life. Working with Life Project Education mentors and specialist affiliates, we will guide your transfer of experience and knowledge to your own personal and professional practice. As each fellow seeks unique transformation, these goals are customized and evolve during your time with us. Each fellow identifies a personal “Life Project” that they wish to create and implement upon completion. Previous fellows have transformed and applied their experience with us in the following ways:

Vanessa Ortiz, November 2016: Founded “Globally Exclusive” alternative education center in Los Angeles, California: http://globallyexclusive.com/



Ashley Grewe, June 2017: Founded “Obsidian Education” home school in Bend, Oregon: www.facebook.com/obsidianeducationbend/



Jessica Lewis, July 2017: Developed an 8-week mindfulness program to be implemented in her ESL classroom at New Hartford Central School, and developed a private after school mindfulness and nutrition camp for kids.


Lauren Cummings, July 2017: Studied and developed a deeper passion for children’s yoga while at Life Project Education, resulting in acceptance to an internship and certification program with ExtendYoga in Bethesda, Maryland.


What’s Included in Your Fellowship Experience

  • Pick-Up from San Jose International Airport (within designated timeframe)  
  • Private jungle suite with private attached bath on site at our secure jungle home school campus
  • Shared open-air jungle kitchen/wellness center with laundry room
  • All amenities including Wifi
  • Organic, plant-based morning snack and vegetarian lunch on school days
  • Two dinners at local restaurants with Life Project Education team (arrival and departure)
  • Personalized integration into Life Project Education instructional routine
  • Professional workshops on topics such as: holistic education, history of education, project-based learning, alternative learning theories, conservation education, and nutrition education
  • One-on-one mentoring from Life Project director and mentors to identify personal “Life Project” goals (your personal project!)
  • Guidance and support to start your own home school or alternative education program
  • Complete access to Life Project Education curriculum and resources
  • Complete integration and participation in our community projects such as Turtle Conservation, Sloth Conservation, and Wilderness Survival
  • Yoga and wellness package : weekly classes at local wellness studio: Spa Holis http://spaholis.com/holiswellnesscenter/
  • Full-day waterfall adventure to the breathtaking Nauyaca Waterfall
  • Half-Day tour of world-renowned Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Weekly private conversational Spanish lessons

 Optional Add-On Services:

Plant-based cooking classes

Sacred cacao ceremony

Private yoga and/or pilates classes

Juice cleanse and customized detox program

Medicinal healing plant medicine ceremony

Conscious business development and website design

Discounts on adventure packages including whitewater rafting, parasailing, horseback riding, and ziplining

2017-2018 Fellowship Schedule

March 1-March 30, 2018: Cosmic Connections

A major principle of holistic education is nurturing a deep sense of the vastness of our universe, and our unique connectedness to and within it. Join us as we explore our infinite, mysterious universe beyond planet Earth! Learn about interactions between celestial bodies, moon phases, constellations, the history of space exploration, and space innovation.  Fellows will support our development and instruction of our out-of-this-world, interconnected learning journey, and support the coordination our final event, “School at Night”, March 30!

Available Spaces: 3

Cost: 2-weeks: $1,500

          4- weeks: $2,650


May 2-May 31, 2018: Civilization, Culture, Community

Our children’s journey with holistic education principles expands as we find deeper identity, meaning, and purpose in life through connections to the community, structures of civilizations, and components of culture and diversity. Fellows will support our project-based learning challenge in which children will creatively design their own sustainable communities complete with alternative economies, language systems, belief systems, geography, and culture. Join us in our final presentation, our annual Cultural Festival in which children will present their projects.

Available Spaces: 3

Cost: 2-weeks: $1,500

           4- weeks: $2,650

Summer Season: Elementary Sloth Challenge, in partnership with The Sloth Institute

Join us in our partnership with The Sloth Institute as we support their efforts to raise awareness about sloth conservation in our community and internationally. Fellows explore holistic principles such as humanitarian values, advocacy, and civic responsibility. As an Advisory Board Member for The Sloth Institute, Life Project Education founder Alys Robinson proudly commits to advancing conservation and guiding children through hands-on conservation work. This fellowship is ideal for candidates who wish to work alongside professional non-profit conservation specialists and support our children’s journeys as wildlife ambassadors.

Session 1: June 4-June 29, 2018

Available Spaces: 3

Early Bird Cost: 4-weeks: $2,950 (deposit submitted by January 1, 2018)

Session 2: July 2- July 27, 2018

Available Spaces: 3

Early Bird Cost: 4-weeks: $2,950  (deposit submitted by January 1, 2018)

Available Spaces: 2


November 5-December 7, 2018: Marine Biology and Sea Turtle Conservation

Aligned with our famous marine biology module, your November fellowship includes participation in all of our school events such as releasing endangered baby sea turtles, touring endangered mangrove habitats, tidepooling, and learning about marine conservation from local specialist biologists and our community partners, Matapalo Turtle Conservation. This fellowship is ideal for witnessing and applying conservation education, project-based learning, and community service.

Available Spaces: 3


5-weeks (Nov 5- Dec 7): $3,000

6-weeks (Nov 5- Dec 14): $3,250



Email us today to apply!


We are currently accepting applications for 2017-2018 fellowships.

We can’t wait to hear from you! 


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