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Work-Study Program

What is the Work-Study Program?

One Yoga’s Work-Study Program is a volunteer program where participants earn one (1) yoga class for each one (1) shift completed. We regard Work-Study participants as vital and integral parts of our nonprofit organization. We are looking for dedicated and dependable individuals who highly value the opportunity to build community and earn free classes.


Work-Study shift duties include front door greeter, front desk check-in, and studio cleaning. Offering warmth and hospitality, ensuring easy check in, and answering space and class questions has a powerful impact for students and for instructors. Shift duties may also include waiting by the front door of the Ivy Building to let students in when the front door is locked (after 5pm on weekdays, all day on weekends). Shift times revolve around our current class schedule, which includes daytime and evening classes 7 days a week.


We are looking for people who can commit to a regular schedule of weekly or bi-weekly shifts for a minimum of three months.


How do I join?

If you are interested in joining our Work-Study program and earning free yoga classes at One Yoga, please complete our interest form.


Work-Study FAQs

How long are shifts?


Most shifts are 30 minutes. We ask Work-Study volunteers to arrive 20 minutes prior to the start of class and stay 10 minutes after the start of class. There is some availability to work back-to-back shifts. We have flexibility in whether you’d like one shift or several, and you might think about how they fit together with classes you’d like to attend regularly.


Can I take a class before or after working a shift? 


Yes! We encourage this! It can work well to take a class, and after Savasana ends, transition into your Work-Study role to help welcome in the next class. If you choose a shift before a class you’d like to take, we ask that you stay available for greeting at the front door of the building or at the front desk for 10 minutes after class time begins. After that, you are welcome to join the class in session.


How do I use my class credits?


You’ll keep track of your shifts worked in a digital spreadsheet. Once a week, class credits are added to your MindBody Account. Through the app or the website, you can use those credits to register for classes of your choice.


Do my class credits expire?


No! Work-Study class credits never expire.


How do I get trained to be a Work-Study participant?


Once you fill out the Work-Study Interest Form, our Leadership Team will be in touch to set up a time to meet in the studio and learn more about the role. Each individual will spend time setting up a MindBody Staff account, familiarizing themselves with the Front Desk procedures, and learning their way around MindBody Online, the Front Desk Laptop, Shift Log, Front Desk Log, and other tools used. 

Work-Study Participant Testimonials

"Once I saw that One Yoga was moving to Seward, I knew I had to look into how I could participate and support this beautiful addition to the community. The mission of One Yoga to make practices accessible, open and in a safe space is so essential and inclusive. After 2020, yoga had fallen off my radar (as I think it did for many), although I love yoga and wellness topics as both a healing arts practitioner as well as being a student. Immediately once I saw the posting about the program, I reached out. Within my first week, I jumped on two shifts which was wonderful to get introduced to the space and meet a couple of the instructors and community members. I'm so looking forward to both attending classes as well as spending time caring for the space.”


“I volunteer at One Yoga because I believe in the power of community. The One Yoga sangha is dedicated to diversity and inclusion. This encourages all to commit to their practice via the many offerings at the studio. It is a community vibrant with radical compassion!”


"I volunteer at One Yoga because I believe in the mission of the studio and because I found a lot of personal enjoyment and healing from the classes I took when I first joined. One Yoga gives students a wide range of classic yoga options that are not always found in mainstream yoga studios. I have been volunteering since February of 2020 at the front desk at the studio and checking people in at the outdoor classes we did in the parks.”


“I’ve been volunteering [at One Yoga] since 2019. I love this community, and at the start I felt so welcomed. I also love that it doesn’t just feel like a yoga studio; we’re also so closely connected to the local Minneapolis community, which is really important to me after moving back to Minnesota in adulthood. Particularly now, I believe it’s so critical for us to stand beside our BIPOC, women, and LQBTQIA+ neighbors, and I am thankful One Yoga feels like a place that supports and empowers these humans.”

Get Involved!

Please complete our interest form if you are interested in joining our Work-Study program and earning free yoga classes at One Yoga!

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