Barefoot Yoga is Hiring!

Customer Service/Office Support Position

Barefoot Yoga – Seattle, WA

Busy internet-based yoga supplies and apparel company is seeking a well-rounded and positive Customer Service & Office Assistant for our Fremont office/warehouse for this holiday season and beyond. We’re looking for someone who is dependable, motivated, efficient and personable with superb administrative skills to help keep our retail and wholesale customers happy and to contribute to our office running smoothly. This is an entry-level, temp-to-perm position with growth potential.

Primary responsibilities for this position include:
-Responding to a high volume of retail and wholesale customer inquiries in a timely manner ensuring that all customer service needs are met (phone and email)
-Establishing and maintaining relationships with customers (phone and email)
-Processing retail and wholesale orders (phone and online)
-Maintaining multiple logs with customer and business related data (a highly manual process)
-Maintaining our systems through accurate data entry and system updates
-Cross-selling and suggestive-selling with retail and wholesale customers (phone and email)
-Assisting Barefoot Yoga Manager
-Taking on and seeking out miscellaneous tasks and projects needed to support the company such as warehouse assistance when needed (pick/pack orders), cleaning and organizing office, restocking supplies, putting away new products and product building, SEO & Social Media Support (to name a few).

Please apply only if you have the following minimum qualifications:
-1-year experience in Customer Service in a retail, wholesale or call center environment (Ecommerce and/or apparel/consumer goods environments a big plus)
-1-year experience as an Administrative Assistant or working in an office setting
-Well-versed in Excel, Word, Outlook, & the Internet
-Strong typing skills

Desired qualifications (what we’re looking for in a candidate):
-Able to handle and prioritize multiple tasks with competing deadlines calmly and happily
-Strong organizational and time management skills with consistent accuracy and attention to detail
-Skilled at describing product colors, textures, and functions
-Better than average Excel skills (spreadsheets and formulas)
-Customer-focused, with an inherent awareness of current trends and styles
-Able to think on your feet and enjoy listening to, analyzing, investigating and solving problems on behalf of our customers and the company
-Strong work ethic. Enjoy taking ownership and pride in your work
-Openly receptive to feedback and guidance with a desire to learn and improve your skills in the workplace
-Able and willing to help with miscellaneous tasks within the company when needed, even if it is taking out the garbage, helping unload a shipment, sweeping, or packing orders
-Team player with strong communication skills who enjoys working out the kinks in a busy office setting
-Reliable, flexible, neat, mature, patient, giving and eco-conscious
-Familiar with the basics of yoga practice (not essential, but helpful)
-Pro-active and creative in seeking out sales opportunities for the company
-Blog writing and social media experience (not essential, but helpful)

If you enjoy a small, informal, fast-paced and growth-oriented work environment where you would perform several varied tasks throughout the day, and where your success will make an impact on the company, you’ll enjoy working at Barefoot Yoga.Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00-5:30 (with 1-2 weeks of Holiday Overtime hours in Dec)

About Barefoot Yoga:
In 1996, while studying and practicing yoga in a small town in India for a period of time, the idea for Barefoot Yoga and several of our signature yoga products were born. The company started doing business in San Francisco in 1998. We relocated to Seattle in 2003. We are well-known and established in the global yoga community with a solid reputation for friendly, knowledgeable and helpful customer service, authenticity, and for providing the highest quality yoga products available online and at studios and stores worldwide. We are designers, manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers of yoga products and apparel. The company has plans for expansion in 2016.

Compensation: DOE + Benefits
Employment type: full-time

To apply:
Please email us the following to
-A Cover Letter with a paragraph or two describing who you are and why you’re interested in the position
-Your Resume
-Minimum Salary Requirements

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This post was written by Barefoot Yoga on October 12, 2015

Yoga Revival – Week 13: Yoga Elation and the Mysore Practice Rug


I’ve discovered yoga practice can lead to feelings of elation. Endorphins are released, circulation palpably increases, and a peaceful synchronization occurs between mind and body. The cylinders are primed to fire at peak capacity.

I experienced some of this yoga elation the other day after finally dragging myself up and out for a morning hot Hatha Yoga class at YogaBliss on Mercer Island, lead by a seasoned instructor named Jonathan Bowra. His strength, lightheartedness, and insights helped push me through 90 minutes of mostly core movements, giving way to slippery sun salutations.

On the way out of my house, I grabbed my Manduka Pro yoga mat – considered by many the best of all mats. Its density provides a bouncing sensation that makes me feel like I have the strength of 10 Grinches when I practice on it. But in my hurry to get to class on time (nothing like a hurried yogi) I forgot to grab my rug – which is what I needed most – to lay on my mat and absorb all that sweat. And so I worked my core muscles hard to hold those sweat drenched downward dogs and triangles, but my feet did slip a few times, once in a way that felt dangerously close to causing a significant leg injury.

I’ve found the best surface for sweaty yoga is a thin or dense mat with a practice rug over it. So next time I won’t forget because the exhilaration of a hot yoga class is well worth it, and should be done in the safest way – on a non-slip surface.

For the rest of the day I felt heavily anchored to the ground, yet with energy surging upwards in kind of a perfect balance. Calmly elated simply to be!


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This post was written by David on October 2, 2015

September is National Yoga Month

Now in its 8th year, National Yoga Month promotes healthy living through the practice of yoga. Among its many benefits, yoga has been shown to reduce stress, improve cardiovascular health, and ease back pain. The Department of Health and Human Services recognized yoga’s positive influence on health and created National Yoga Month in 2008 to raise awareness.

This month-long celebration of yoga includes a number of events nationwide, as well as free classes for new students offered by hundreds of yoga studios. If you’re new to yoga or just looking to update and upgrade your yoga equipment, we have a number of suggestions for yoga essentials for your practice!


Barefoot Yoga Hybrid Eco Mats


Our signature Hybrid mats offer great performance and eco-friendly material at a low price that makes this mat perfect for beginners and experienced yogis alike. With our wide range of colors, you’re sure to find a mat that you’ll love!


Mysore Yoga Rugs


These traditional rugs are hand-woven in India, in the authentic style of the first mats ever used for yoga practice. They rest nicely over any mat and add cushion and traction while absorbing moisture.


Indian Rosewood Yoga Blocks


Made from the Shisham tree, sometimes called Indian Rosewood, these sustainable hardwood blocks will add support and length to your poses. They’re hollow for easy transport to the yoga studio without sacrificing stability and strength.


Silk Eye Pillows


Sivasana can be one of the best – and sometimes most challenging – parts of your practice. Our silk eye pillows make relaxation and reflection easier by quieting your mind with the soothing scent of real dried lavender flowers. The gentle weight of the pillow on your eyes will help you to get the most out of those final minutes of your practice.

Visit to shop for everything you’ll need to boost your practice during National Yoga Month!


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This post was written by Lauren on September 10, 2015