Work Exchange

WExWork Exchange Program

GIVE, SERVE, LOVE

“I feel that by loving service you can conquer the whole world. You can be a good friend to all.” —Sri Swami Satchidananda

TAKE CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS IN EXCHANGE FOR SERVICE!

The Work Exchange program provides opportunities for students to contribute to Integral Yoga Institute through service.

Program participants volunteer their time and talents in these areas of IYI.

  • Kitchen: prep and cleanup
  • Shop: cleaning and alphabetizing
  • Events: dinner and dance events and helping with the Day for Your Health fair
  • Office work: clerical duties
  • Housekeeping
  • Kirtans and concerts
  • Facility work: light maintenance

Participants also enjoy the opportunity to become part of the larger IYI community, working side by side with staff, teachers, and other volunteers.

THE WORK EXCHANGE EXPERIENCE

The basic Yogic teachings of our founder, Sri Swami Satchidananda, are the guidelines that govern our activities. Karma Yoga, or selfless service, is the ideal we strive for in our work.

We can turn our work into a spiritual practice that aids the natural unfolding of our innate happiness. Karma Yoga teaches that we try to apply our whole selves—body, mind, spirit—without any expectation for the results of our actions.

YOUR COMMITMENT TO IYI AND OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU

In exchange for a minimum of 90 minutes of your time in service, you will receive a pass allowing you to take one class at any level of our Integral Yoga Hatha classes. Multiple passes allow one to take selected workshops. The Institute offers programs and workshops to help people develop healthy bodies, minds, and lifestyles. After six months of regular service we offer a discount card to Integral Yoga Shop, Natural Foods, and Natural Apothecary.

 


Join Us

If you are interested in applying to the Work Exchange program, please fill out the application form.

Download Work Exchange Application

Questions? Call the Work Exchange coordinator at 212-929-0585, ext. 77, or e-mail  workexchange@iyiny.org

Testimonials

“With the Work Exchange program, I needn’t be wealthy to practice regularly. That in itself speaks volumes. I give but get so much in return. Where else can one go to receive nourishment for mind, body, and spirit but also be encouraged to accept one another and ourselves just as we are?”
—Jo Pendola

“The Work Exchange program truly is a godsend. To say I live paycheck to paycheck would be an understatement, but at IYI I am able to immerse myself in a wonderful environment and continue to practice my passion. The workload is simple and enjoyable with a very flexible, ‘make your own schedule’ system that yields vouchers for free Yoga classes.”
—Charlie B. Garfunkle

“It’s great being a part of the Integral Yoga Institute community. It’s a peaceful little oasis in the heart of the city, a place where everyone is treated with respect and dignity.”
—Adriana Dalpio