Work Exchange (W.E.) Program
One hour of work + $5 co-pay* = one “Karma Yoga Credit”$5* is your contribution toward teacher compensation and is due at the time you redeem your W.E. hour
OptionsFront Desk - opening/closing studio, greeting students and signing in classesOutreach - distributing postcards/flyers at Farmers Market & around townLaundry - washing mats and blankets Cleaning - sweep/steam-mop floors
EligibilityThis is a critical role for Ojas Yoga Center, as it directly affects the day-to-day operation of the studio. Candidates chosen for the program will directly support a warm, welcoming and hygienic studio space for a thriving yoga community. Work-exchange staff must demonstrate respect, reliability, eagerness and accountability. To be eligible for the program you must:- Have attended Ojas Yoga Center classes for at least ten classes- Have availability to commit to a regular weekly shift (minimum 1 hr) - Be reliable, friendly and attentive to details- Eager to help serve our community and help keep our studios sparkling clean!
If you meet this criteria, please complete the application below with as much detail as possible. The studio manager will contact you via email soon if positions are available.
Karma Yoga An integral part of the Yoga tradition is Karma Yoga - the Yoga of Action, which is comprised of acts of Seva, or “service” to the community of your teacher/yoga school and neighborhood. Your contribution of your time and effort is seva - giving back to the place that provides you with the special gift of Yoga. As a student of yoga, your volunteer exchange is part of your sadhana (spiritual practice). It is a sacred reciprocal exchange that honors the value each brings to the others’ life.
Ojas contributes its own seva to the community by offering work-trade, discounts for seniors and kids, and personally subsidized scholarships to those with limited financial means.