CorePower Yoga

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CorePower Yoga Reviews

Updated October 5, 2014
Updated October 5, 2014
16 Reviews
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16 Reviews
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    Yoga Instructor

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    Current Employee - Yoga Instructor
    Current Employee - Yoga Instructor

    I have been working at CorePower Yoga as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Management is wonderfully supportive and helpful, the students and community are amazing to work with, and the work is truly gratifying and nurturing.

    Cons

    There aren't any cons to working for this company. The environment and support are top notch and the culture of students and instructors is amazing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Exploitative, Low-Quality Instructors Great Workout

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    Current Employee - Yoga Instructor
    Current Employee - Yoga Instructor

    I have been working at CorePower Yoga part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Free classes for you and a friend

    Cons

    low pay
    low quality instructors
    turns teachers into robots

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing as it seems to work for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Love it!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CorePower Yoga part-time

    Pros

    Working for CorePower has given me a chance to develop my personal voice, work with all kinds of awesome, passionate people, and the freedom to hone my creativity.

    Cons

    I don't have any ... not sure if the pay is average or could be better?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. Maybe do a few more 'get to know you' events for new teachers :)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Commercialization of yoga at its best...

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    Current Employee - YFT in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - YFT in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at CorePower Yoga as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Students and teachers receive good membership prices

    Cons

    CPY has taken every aspect of yoga out of the practice. Teachers are forced to get certified by the company and are required to spend another $500 on an extensions program that teaches them how to make the studio money. 95% of teachers make only $15/class and literally hope no one shows up. Teachers are compensated for selling teacher training courses and managers are threatened with termination if quotas are not met for participants in training programs, boot camps, and other non - yoga activities. The average teacher has approximately 6 weeks of training before being thrown out in front of students with little to no practical experience. Most don't know a deltoid muscle from a bicep muscle. The mantra during training is 'Take the sanskrit out of your teaching'. One training lead said that a teacher's main priority is to keep the majority of the class safe and if a student was injured or has to leave the class, the instructor has no responsibility to make sure the student is ok.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring immature, inexperienced 12 year olds to run your studios. Or take the word yoga out of your company's name. The only thing yoga about CPY is Surya Namaskar A and Surya Namaskar B. And even those traditional sequences are destroyed at CPY. There is no such thing as a 'chunkette' which at CPY is the first 7 poses of Surya Namaskar B. It's ridiculous to think that someone who has been teaching or practicing for less than a year can suddenly change the name of a series of poses. I am all for empowering employees but where there is merit. CPY has forgotten the true essence of yoga, the yamas, the niyamas, the peacefulness, and the meditation, and created an environment of Lululemon clad idiots who are forbidden to say Om.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Teacher training graduate

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    Former Employee - Yoga Instructor in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Yoga Instructor in Denver, CO

    I worked at CorePower Yoga part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great informative teacher training with very knowledgeable instructors. Great training content.

    Cons

    Huge profit center for the company. They don't tell you until the end of training that you have virtually no possibility of teaching for Corepower unless you have an in with one of the managers. They do not hire based on skill set, only based on nepotism. Pay is also very low. $25/hr for one hour of teaching + one hour of front desk. That is once you complete a 30 hour internship ( really 60 hours with front desk work) at minimum wage. Not worth it. Take the training if you have the ability to market yourself and teach privately. It would be worth it then.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees better! They are the best in the industry. I have been practicing for 8 years ( most with corepower) and they are gold! One hour of front desk + one hour of teaching is $12.50/hour. Not even considered a living wage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Reveiew

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    Current Employee - Instructor in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Instructor in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at CorePower Yoga full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Easy Going Culture and fun to work for

    Cons

    Low Pay and reduced benefits relative to other studios

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disorganized, exploitative, lack of clarity and lousy pay.

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    Current Employee - Teacher and Educator in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Teacher and Educator in Denver, CO

    I have been working at CorePower Yoga full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interacting with the student population

    Cons

    Gossip, lack of compensation, exploitative to students and teachers, training lacks value, have to sell programs to teach. Modern cult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your teachers more then minimum wage. Realize the value and potential of the people in your community.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work Trade Program is excellent

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    Former Employee - CorePower Work Trade Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - CorePower Work Trade Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at CorePower Yoga part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    you get unlimited yoga classes in exchange for a 3 hour shift of cleaning.

    Cons

    Some shifts are definitely harder than others. Some cleaners can relax and enjoy their shift, while others have to sweat immensely through get through it.

  10.  

    Nice facilities but can be a bit clicky

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA

    I worked at CorePower Yoga as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Clear structure and expectations are laid out

    Cons

    More hierarchical than most yoga institutions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A more inclusive atmosphere would be great

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Fun company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CorePower Yoga part-time

    Pros

    Fun, great people. Great benefits. Free Yoga!

    Cons

    Low pay, difficult to move through management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Low chance of advancement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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