Work Exchange Yoga Program
To make yoga accessible to lower-income students, we have designed a work exchange program where students can earn classes through basic work at the studio. Bend + Bloom’s work-study positions are integral to the success of the studio and therefore come with a certain amount of responsibility and accountability. Our work-study positions require one shift per week (usually 2 hours) with a minimum commitment of 6 months.
Our Work Exchange positions are in the areas of
Front Desk - greeting students and signing in classes
Outreach - distributing postcards and other materials in the neighborhood
Laundry - washing mats and towels at the laundromat
Cleaning - deep clean of the entire studio once per week
Laundry + Cleaning Subs
Weekend Outreach - distribute postcards at local Farmer’s Markets, Craft Markets, parks, and neighborhood businesses
Front Desk Responsibilities
Work-study staff must demonstrate respect and reliability, and make every one of our students feel that each visit is an exceptional experience.
Provide outstanding sales and customer service - greeting customers, answering questions, recommending classes, troubleshooting, in person, or via phone.
Accurately checks in classes, rings up retail purchases, workshops, packages and gift certificates.
Maintain a clean and organized studio through regular tasks and chores, straightening boutique and organizing props as needed.
Be completely present and conscious of the vibe you are projecting, leave personal agendas and belongings away from the front desk.
Commit to the position for at least six months
Regularly attend Bend & Bloom Yoga classes
Be dependable, punctual and trustworthy
Must be willing to initiate tasks & perform duties without direction, including cleaning & tidying
Inform the studio as soon as possible in advance and work to find coverage for shift if unable to fulfill weekly duties
Provide adequate notice to the manager if you can no longer maintain a regular weekly shift
Front Desk + Outreach: Be a people person and possess exceptional communication skills
Front Desk: Be willing to be trained on our procedures and our software
For more information or to arrange an exchange, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.