Heartwood Work Study Program is a work exchange program designed for the person who loves yoga oriented programs, but perhaps cannot afford tuition and is interested in trading karma hours for classes, workshops, Reiki or yoga teacher training.  We offer this program to anyone interested in training from the Florida Reiki Association as well. There is always work to be done and we can always use help. If you are willing to weed the garden, paint a deck, or help our decorator set up weddings, we have projects just waiting for helping hands. Other duties include evening receptionist hours at the front desk at Heartwood Studios in Sarasota or cleaning the studio on a regular timetable,We also have periodic work projects, such as helping to set up and man a booth at a festival or passing out flyers in neighborhoods.  If you are interested in a Karma exchange, your time helping at Heartwood can earn credit for classes, training or workshops at the Retreat Center or Yoga studio on University. Become a part of a creative, positive community of yogis & artists building a place of healing and learning for others. For more information or to explore what type of karma activity might be a good fit for you, please give us a call or contact us through the website to let us know your educational goals and what talents you have to share.

How It Works:  You must  do the work first, earning credits you can later spend on your yoga or other programs.  We assign a fair market value for your work ($10.00-$15.00 an hour depending on the work) and when you have a positive balance in your account, you can spend it towards whatever services interest you.  If you wish to sign up for an upcoming yoga training program and don’t have time to get all the work done beforehand, you can begin by paying a deposit and then work each month to pay all or part of your monthly payment. You just need to stay ahead of the game by putting in hours, or make a payment if you can’t fulfill your work exchange contract.

Work Study Opportunities