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

Current Openings

  • 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