Citizen Yoga Careers

Citizens are grounded in a sense of exploration, expression and compassion for the student experience. We empower students through alignment-based teaching and powerful messaging. Teaching for Citizen is bigger than just teaching yoga. It is a journey of growth, confidence building and development for yourself as much as it is about connecting with the COMMUNITY!  

What does alignment-based teaching mean? It means there is a deeply integrated reason when and why you are doing a pose that generates a great impact on your physical and energetic body. A thoughtful and educated relationship with the body promotes a student to start experiencing the freedom that is felt when applying the optimal amount of boundary and discipline, like a parent to a child. An aligned practice provides a self-reflective space where one can see how each pose is similar to an experience or relationship they have off the mat. As a teacher, you will strive to help students refine their actions and reactions in poses. 

Citizen is rooted in a culture of feedback, support, and discovery. As a teacher, you are encouraged develop your own teaching consistently through continued education and internal clinics. Your personal journey of growth is equally as important to us as is your ability to teach yoga. You are our community.

we are a kula. 

We are a growing studio! To learn more about teaching for us, the best first step is to take a lot of classes and get to know our kula. 

CITIZEN YOGA CO-CAPTAINS

We are looking for Co-Captains to be a part of our Michigan and Cleveland teams! Our yoga studios are managed by teams of two who work alongside each other to grow local business, organize studio operations, and lead our Teaching and Experience teams with inspiration and integrity. We refer to these management partners as Co-Captains. While each team of Co-Captains is unique, we seek to create supportive, collaborative partnerships that capitalize on each individual’s strengths.  Together, the Co-Captain dynamic fuels enthusiasm for the Citizen Mission, clarity of the bigger vision, and confidence in business decisions. Our Co-Captains lead the charge of community building on the most personal level in each studio; they must be fearlessly welcoming, attentive to needs, with an eager readiness to creatively problem solve and serve their team. Co-Captains expertly utilize the resources available to them through the Citizen Administration Team, while innovating strategies and customizing endeavors to maximize their studio’s success.

The Co-Captain role is measured on bringing in new students into the studio and spreading the Citizen Yoga brand and mission. That includes taking all class types from all teachers, creating strong teacher and experience manager relationships, grassroots marketing efforts, event management and community partnerships.

CLEVELAND CO-CAPTAIN

Our yoga studios are managed by teams of two who work alongside each other to grow local business, organize studio operations, and lead our Teaching and Experience teams with inspiration and integrity. We refer to these management partners as Co-Captains. While each team of Co-Captains is unique, we seek to create supportive, collaborative partnerships that capitalize on each individual’s strengths. Together, the Co-Captain dynamic fuels enthusiasm for the Citizen Mission, clarity of the bigger vision, and confidence in business decisions. Our Co-Captains lead the charge of community building on the most personal level in each studio; they must be fearlessly welcoming, attentive to needs, with an eager readiness to creatively problem solve and serve their team. Co-Captains expertly utilize the resources available to them through the Citizen Administration Team, while innovating strategies and customizing
endeavors to maximize their studio’s success. The Co-Captain role is measured on bringing in new students into the studio and spreading the Citizen Yoga brand and mission. That includes taking all class types from all teachers, creating strong teacher and experience manager relationships, grassroots marketing efforts, event management and community partnerships.
We are currently seeking a Co-Captain to help lead our Cleveland studio. This Co-Captain will be the main point of contact for our Cleveland Experience Manager team and Kids Care Managers. The Co-Captain will complete day-to-day management and operations tasks in a thoughtful and thorough way to support clear and productive processes in the studio. The ideal candidate would demonstrate the following qualifications:

● Success managing and motivating a group of people, in any setting
● Experience in retail sales and/or customer service
● Ability to direct and delegate in a warm and inspiring way
● Confidence in self-taught skills and creative problem solving
● Love of accuracy and organization
● Passion for a cause and working toward a bigger vision
● Energy to continually generate new ideas and better ways to reach goals
● Familiarity with the business side of MindBody software

While both Co-Captains must have the skills and knowledge to run all aspects of studio
management, the delegation of your exact responsibilities will be customized to each Captain’s personal strengths and interests. Examples of some of your anticipated responsibilities are as follows:

– Studio Management: Cash drawer deposits, supply ordering, repair and maintenance coordination
– Personnel Management: Interview, train, review, and schedule Experience Managers and Kids Care Managers. Lead meetings and design growth incentives.
– Retail: Receive, enter, tag, inventory and organize a clean, attractive retail display. Educate Experience Managers on new products, and ensure retail is marketed on appropriate media outlets. Communicate retail needs to Retail Buyer.
– Sales: Work collaboratively with Co-Captain and COO to set and achieve studio sales goals. Present sales to leadership team along with relevant next steps/strategies for growth. Maintain and grow current corporate partnerships and work to seek out new corporate partnerships in each studio community. Lead grassroots marketing initiatives within the community. This is a full-time position, with paid vacation and a semi-flexible work schedule. Co-Captains are eligible to enroll in company sponsored health benefits after an introductory period. Citizen Yoga also offers complimentary unlimited yoga memberships for employees and spouse/partner, as well as discounts on retail, workshops, and events.

MICHIGAN CO-CAPTAIN

Our yoga studios are managed by teams of two who work alongside each other to grow local business, organize studio operations, and lead our Teaching and Experience teams with inspiration and integrity. We refer to these management partners as Co-Captains. While each team of Co-Captains is unique, we seek to create supportive, collaborative partnerships that capitalize on each individual’s strengths. Together, the Co-Captain dynamic fuels enthusiasm for the Citizen Mission, clarity of the bigger vision, and confidence in business decisions. Our Co-Captains lead the charge of community building on the most personal level in each studio; they must be fearlessly welcoming, attentive to needs, with an eager readiness to creatively problem solve and serve their team. Co-Captains expertly utilize the resources available to them through the Citizen Administration Team, while innovating strategies and customizing
endeavors to maximize their studio’s success.

The Co-Captain role is measured on bringing in new students into the studio and spreading the Citizen Yoga brand and mission. That includes taking all class types from all teachers, creating strong teacher and experience manager relationships, grassroots marketing efforts, event management and community partnerships. We are currently seeking a Co-Captain to help lead our three Michigian studios. This Co-Captain will be the main point of contact for our Michigan Teaching and Wellness teams. The Co-Captain will complete day-to-day management and sales strategy tasks in a clear and creative way, to grow the Citizen brand and community presence. The ideal candidate would demonstrate the following qualifications:

● Success managing and motivating a group of people, in any setting
● Experience in retail sales and/or customer service
● Ability to direct and delegate in a warm and inspiring way
● Confidence in self-taught skills and creative problem solving
● Love of accuracy and organization
● Passion for a cause and working toward a bigger vision
● Energy to continually generate new ideas and better ways to reach goals
● Familiarity with the business side of MindBody software
● Registered 200-hr RYT

While both Co-Captains must have the skills and knowledge to run all aspects of studio management, the delegation of your exact responsibilities will be customized to each Captain’s personal strengths and interests. Examples of some of your anticipated responsibilities are as follows:

– Studio Management: Manage, plan and source ideas for in-studio and community-based Events and Workshops. Seek and advocate new opportunities for Citizen Staff to grow their experience or following.
– Personnel Management: Interview, train, review, and schedule Teachers and Wellness Practitioners. Lead meetings, help identify continued education needs, and design growth incentives. Relationship building to field any issues and manage team expectations.
– Retail: Receive, enter, tag, inventory and organize a clean, attractive retail display. Ensure retail is marketed on appropriate media outlets. Communicate retail needs to Retail Buyer.
– Sales: Work collaboratively with Co-Captain and COO to set and achieve studio sales goals. Present sales to leadership team along with relevant next steps/strategies for growth. Maintain and grow Membership Loyalty and New Student Retention. Lead grassroots marketing initiatives within the community – Creating meaningful and strategic partnerships with local businesses that pair well with the brand and mission of Citizen Yoga; being out in the community, talking about Citizen, organizing strategic flyering efforts.

This is a full-time position, with paid vacation and a semi-flexible work schedule. Co-Captains are eligible to enroll in company sponsored health benefits after an introductory period. Citizen Yoga also offers complimentary unlimited yoga memberships for employees and spouse/partner, as well as discounts on retail, workshops, and events.

Call or text (text messages preferred)

DETROIT: 313-483-9343
BLOOMFIELD: 248-392-2168
ROYAL OAK: 248-607-6761