Community members volunteer 6 hours a week doing anything from cleaning, folding blankets, watering plants to signing in students.
In exchange for 6 volunteer hours per week, work study students enjoy free unlimited classes, discounts on specific workshops and trainings and opportunities to lead and inspire a growing yoga community. We ask for a minimum commitment of three months.
“I’ve been practicing Forrest Yoga with Karuna for close to a year now and I can honestly say it has done wonders for me. I started practicing while going through an especially tumultuous and stressful time in my life. Karuna takes her experience of nearly two decades along with her training in trauma sensitive yoga and carefully adjusts the practice to the needs of the student. Her classes are conducted professionally and at a steady pace. She puts a lot of planning and preparation into her classes and is careful not to go beyond the ability of the students. I cannot recommend this class highly enough and don’t know where I’d be right now without it.”
I have known Karuna as a colleague, a friend and a teacher. In every role her joyful laugh and deep heart lead the way. I happily write now about my experience in her uplifting yoga classes.
"As a student in Karuna's yoga classes I came with serious physical limitations but a strong sense of possibility inspired by her faith in our healing bodies. As she affirms our healing potential Karuna gracefully balances the delicate line of sharing between student and teacher. She shares enough about her personal healing path to reinforce the message of personal humility yet still creates a respectful boundary for each student to listen to their own body's needs. With that backdrop she then masterfully scaffolds each class from a quiet inner affirming beginning to a strongly grounded energized finish before shavasana. I always leave with a sense of the earth as my friend and the elements as partners in the flow of the day. Over my year and a half of always looking forward to Karuna's classes I have indeed grown stronger and more able. The steady beauty of her teaching has supported my soul and my body to make the most of every healing opportunity that comes my way. I have to believe that this is what yoga is meant to offer."
If you’re interested in work study with us, stay up to date on position openings by emailing us here.