Energy Exchange Program

One of the many great things Halifax yoga has to offer is a program know as Energy Exchanging. Energy Exchanging is just what it sounds like, you exchange your energy for something in return. The way that Halifax Yoga runs it’s energy exchange program is simple, you work a 4 hour shift (same shift every week) and in exchange you get unlimited yoga. Part of what I think makes this program so great is that there are not just shifts at the studio (greeting clients, straightening props, tidying the studio, etc…) there are also laundry shifts, poster shifts, maintenance shifts, there really is something for everyone.

Energy Exchanging

I started the energy exchange program for many reasons. When I first started yoga I was on a tight budget, I wanted to be part of this great community but my bank account was telling me it wasn’t possible. When I went onto the Halifax Yoga website and I found out that they offered this program, it seemed like I had found the answer I was looking for. I work one 4 hour shift a week at a place I really love and, in exchange, I can participate in yoga without hurting my bank account.

Another reason I wanted to be a part of this program is to be a greater part of Halifax Yoga. I am a person who typically shows up 15 minutes early to wherever I am suppose to be. When it came to Halifax Yoga I found I was showing up 15 minutes early for 15 minutes early, and I found myself staying 20-30 minutes after class just to take part in this place. When I stopped to take a look at what I was doing I realized I needed more then just being a student of Halifax Yoga, I needed to be part of this team.

On top of being part of a great team, you also receive great perks as an EE (Energy Exchanger). Every other month there is a staff meeting (I know…staff meetings can be painful) but, at Halifax Yoga they are actually really fun! The first half of the meeting typically starts off with a really fun activity which is then followed by the meeting. Another great perk is that Halifax Yoga allows/encourages EE’s to attend workshops hosted by Halifax Yoga at a reduced rate. The workshops I have attended at Halifax Yoga have changed my yoga practice in ways I can’t even explain.

I suggest a lot of things for people. I suggest where you should go eat, what books you should read, what workshops you should take, and I do all of this because I am just like you….always striving to be the best me I can be. All of these things I suggest continue to make me the best me I can be. So, trust me when I say this, if you want to be a part of something great, something bigger then yourself, a community that will never reject you, sign up for the Energy Exchange program. You wont regret it!

Jennifer Toole

If you are interested in being a part of the Energy Exchange program please go to our website here for more information or email the Studio Manager, Laura at

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