Volunteer Opportunities for Yoga Instructors

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Current teaching opportunities

Burnaby South
Youth in custody
Tuesdays  7-8pm 2X/month
Also looking for a volunteer to provide regular sub/back up for current Tues/Thurs volunteers (1-3hrs/month, variable)
start date ASAP

East Vancouver (Commercial Drive Area)
Chair Yoga
Mental health, Seniors, possible dementia, limited mobility
Sunday or Monday mornings TBD
2 teachers to alternate weekly
Start ASAP
1 to 2 teachers

Williams lake
Reaching Out With Yoga Project
Tuesdays 10-11am (women’s classes) need 1 teacher to alternate with existing teacher
Fridays 3:15-4:15pm (children’s classes) need 1 teacher to alternate with existing teacher
Start date September 2019
2 teachers

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

North Vancouver
Youth 13-19: mental health, addictions
1) Wednesdays at 7pm (1 more teacher needed, 1x per month)
2) Saturdays: 1pm (2 teachers to alternate weekly)

Start date ASAP

Downtown Vancouver
mixed genders-drop in program, mixed chair/mat
Mondays, 1:15-2:15pm
1 teacher to alternate with established teacher 2x/month
Start date ASAP

Vancouver East
Women’s Only classes
Monday 2-3pm, 2 times a month-some possible flexibility on time/day
Start up fall 2019
1 teacher

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

Vancouver East (Fraser & Broadway)
men/women/youth who are residents of housing units
3 class session: Tuesday September 24, October 29, November 26 2019  11am to 12pm
1 teacher

Surrey 92nd & King George
Women’s classes-prenatal/postnatal/babes in arms
Fridays 10 – 11 am
Start date September to December 2019
1 or 2 teachers

“Sunrise” on E Hastings/Slocan and “Brightspot” on Cambie/King Ed
Older Adults-chair yoga
Thursday at Cambie
Monday at Hastings
Monday 11am, Wednesday 11:15am. These classes scheduled in 4, 6, or 8 week sessions.
Start date TBD
1 or 2 teachers

Commercial Drive
Addictions Recovery Centre
Tuesdays 1:30-2:30 (men’s classes)
Sundays 10:30-11:30am
Start date ASAP
1 teacher Tuesdays (rotating weekly with established teacher)
1 teacher Sundays (teaching 1 to 2 classes per month)

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

Vancouver Downtown (Robson Street)
Social and recreational club for Adults living with Young onset Dementia-CHAIR YOGA
Wednesdays, 11am-12pm
Start date ASAP
1 or 2 teachers (weekly or alternating every other week)

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

Women’s classes, addiction treatment centre
Mondays 2-3pm, but could be flexible on any afternoon Monday – Thursday
Start date fall 2019
1 or 2 teachers

Reaching out with Yoga Project, Women’s classes
Fridays, 10:45-11:45am
Start date fall 2019
1 or 2 teachers

“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!