Current Volunteer Opportunities2019-03-26T10:18:08-07:00

Volunteer Opportunities for Yoga Instructors

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Current teaching opportunities

Maple Ridge – Alouette Lake
Women – Maximum Security
Thursdays between 10am – 11:25am (alternating with established teacher 2x month)
Start date ASAP
1 teacher

Burnaby Fraser Park
Youth (13 – 18)
Tuesdays &/or Thursdays 7 – 8pm
Start date ASAP
1 or 2 teachers for Thursdays alternating weekly
1 teacher for Tuesdays alternating with established teacher

Burnaby Metrotown
Reaching Out With Yoga Program – children’s classes (12 & under)
Saturdays 2 – 3pm (biweekly)
Start date Feb – Apr
1 teacher

Burnaby
Reaching Out With Yoga Program – women’s classes
Wednesday 4:15 – 5:15pm (flexible) biweekly
Start date ASAP
1 teacher

Williams lake
Reaching Out With Yoga Program – children’s classes
TBD
Start date ASAP
2 teachers

Castlegar
Reaching Out With Yoga Program – women’s classes
Flexible
Start date ASAP
1 teacher

Vancouver Downtown
Fridays 10:30-11:30am (alternating with established teacher 2x month)
Startdate ASAP
1 teacher

Vancouver East
Women’s Only classes
Monday 2-3pm, 2 times a month-some possible flexibility on time/day
1 teacher needed ASAP

Nanaimo
Reaching Out With Yoga Program – Children’s classes
Day & Time flexible (biweekly)
Start date ASAP
1 teacher

Vancouver Eastside
Reaching Out With Yoga Program – Women’s classes
Day & Time flexible
Start date late spring
2 to 4 teachers

Surrey 92nd & King George
Women’s classes
Fridays 10 – 11 am
Start date ASAP
1 teacher to rotate weekly with established teacher

“Sunrise” on E Hastings/Slocan and “Brightspot” on Cambie/King Ed
Older Adults-chair yoga
Mondays and/or Wednesdays at Sunrise Location: Monday 11am, Wednesday 11:15am. These classes scheduled in 4 or 8 week sessions.
Start date ASAP

Commercial Drive
Addictions Recovery Centre
Tuesdays 1:30-2:30 (men’s classes)
AND
3-4pm (women’s classes)
Start date ASAP
1 – 4 teachers (rotating weekly for either both or one class)

Surrey North Surrey
Justice-involved youth project site
Weekday afternoon biweekly
Start date ASAP
2 teachers

Valemont
Reaching Out With Yoga Program – Children’s classes
Day & Time flexible (biweekly)
Start date ASAP
1 teacher

St.Paul’s Hospital Psych Unit
Mental Health – co-ed
Saturdays 10am – 11am (rotating weekly with established teacher 2x month)
Start date ASAP
1 teacher

“The most important thing in a trauma-sensitive yoga class is to really convey and reiterate over and over again that the participants are in control. They are in control of their experience, they are in control of what they do what they don’t do. We let them know that it is fine if they just want to lie on their backs in savasana for the entire time. Trauma sensitive yoga class is very much grounded in consent.”

Pacifica Treatment Centre Volunteer

“I volunteer with Yoga Outreach because yoga has brought so much value to my life and I want to share what yoga can offer. I continue to volunteer because of the personal connections that I have formed with the group of seniors I teach – I ‘get’ just as much as I ‘give’. The time I spend with this group is one of the bright spots in my week. They are inspiring as human beings living their lives with joy.”

Paul's Club Volunteer

“Some of the women shared with me the impact that the class had on their lives and I felt so thankful for the opportunity to share it with them. Despite the challenges here and there, it was an experience that is close to my heart and I feel ever grateful to have had the opportunity to spend time with those women in that way. Thank you!”

Women's Prison Volunteer

“I wanted to emphasize that I really would love to teach this class again. I really enjoyed the people and the teaching and also the community centre. I am excited!I am super happy to teach the next session. I love teaching this class!”

West End Mental Health Volunteer

Benefits for Volunteers

The benefits experienced from volunteering differ as much as the motivations that drive people to give their time in service to their community. In addition to the wonderful feeling of giving back that comes with offering ourselves in service to people experiencing complex challenges here are a few added benefits that come with volunteering with Yoga Outreach.

  • Providing program continuity to yoga students within social service settings;
  • An opportunity to integrate best practices for service yoga settings;

  • Opportunities to expand your peer network and build community;

  • Ongoing yoga program support and mentorship opportunities;

  • Access to affordable, continuing education training;

  • Opportunities to co-teach; and

  • All the screening and liaising with facility staff is handled by us!