Yoga Garden/Moxie is seeking Group Fitness Instructors with experience in Personal Training, Barre, Mat Pilates, Calisthenics and/or  HIIT for in-studio instruction and program development. Our instruction is characterized by a high awareness of and responsiveness to students’ experiences during class; concise, timely, and relevant cuing; a clear understanding of the anatomy, kinesthesiology, and psychology of the taught practice based on personal experience in addition to theoretical learning, and a fluency in performance skills.

Yoga Garden/Moxie teachers often remain in our community for several years, establishing a strong connection to our students and community. Ideal candidates will be those looking for a “home studio” to build your following, engage with our community, and enhance our overall business with your unique voice and contribution.

Yoga Garden/Moxie has seven locations throughout San Francisco including NOPA/Lower Haight20th Street (Mission)Nob HillNoe ValleyInner SunsetBernal Heights, and Inner Richmond neighborhoods. Some classes are simultaneously in-person, live-streamed, and recorded for on-demand replay. Compensation is per performance plus replay revenue. These classes create the scenario of building a digital library, and online following, with live demonstration models, while giving in-person instruction.


Part-time, minimum 3 classes per week

An Instructor at YGSF is an enthusiastic people person, supporting the next-level growth of our organization and community. Working along a diverse team of dedicated teachers and administrators, you will help ensure a superior experience for all who walk through the door of Yoga Garden SF.

This part-time position with competitive pay, includes a yoga membership. As part of a team in a dynamic organization, this position has lots of interesting opportunities for personal and professional growth. Additionally, staff members receive discounted entrance to all special events and workshops as well as partial or full scholarships for select training.

Compensation: Starting Base Rate $26 per class plus $3 per in-person registration, and $1 per online registration. Maximum in-person student capacity 34; average number of participants 10; estimate hourly rate $45-$75.

Scope of Role: Teach group fitness classes which integrate a variety of training modalities, including: strength training using primarily body weight (calisthenics), HIIT, and other forms of metabolic conditioning using minimal equipment. Teach specific classes such as mat pilates and yoga sculpt. Workouts that integrate dance, boxing and kickboxing movements are encouraged. Work together with the lead fitness instructor to design class programs on a weekly basis and define monthly goals for students. Curate music playlists weekly.

Instructor Responsibilities

  • Arrive 15 minutes prior to class start time to set-up, write out class program (if necessary), welcome and check in students
  • Ensure that the class program is challenging, but safe and accessible to all students
  • Present the program flow (eg. amount of work/rest, structure of the program) 
  • Ask students about any injuries or other limitations and ask if anyone would prefer not to receive hands on adjustments 
  • Provide clear concise visual demonstrations with vocal cuing of each exercise
  • Balance teaching the group with providing individual assistance
  • Cue exercise progressions or regressions to adapt to individual fitness capacities and goals


  • Charismatic, compassionate personality and a desire to help people
  • 1 year teaching experience in a group fitness setting (preferred) or other relevant work experience
  • Valid group fitness or personal trainer certification from an accredited organization (preferred)

Perks and Benefits

  • 30% off Yoga Teacher Training, workshops, and events (up to $1800 value annually)
  • Studio Monthly Membership  ($169/month value)
  • 30% Employee discount on retail items

Only candidates who meet the requirements above, demonstrate an exemplary work ethic, and are willing to commit to our community will be considered.

Group Fitness Instructor

Please complete the following questions thoughtfully, allowing at least 20 minutes for this task. We look forward to reviewing your application!
  • Submit a 3-5 minute video to uploaded to youtube (as a hidden/unlisted link) answering the following questions: 1) Why did you get into teaching? 2) What are the key elements you look out for when teaching a new class? 3) What do you want to learn/improve as a teacher and in your life?
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