Current Volunteer Opportunities2018-12-05T10:19:37+00:00

Volunteer Opportunities for Yoga Instructors

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Current teaching opportunities

Maple Ridge – Alouette Lake
Women – Medium Security
Alternate Thursdays 5:45 – 6:45pm
Start date ASAP
1 teacher

Maple Ridge – Alouette Lake
Women – Maximum Security
Day & Time TBD
Start date ASAP
2 teachers

Burnaby Fraser Park
Youth – male (13 – 18)
Tuesdays 7 – 8pm
Start date ASAP
1 teacher

Burnaby Metrotown
Reaching Out With Yoga Program – children’s classes (12 & under)
Wednesday 4 – 5pm or 6 – 7 pm
Start date ASAP
2 teachers

Burnaby Royal Oak
Reaching Out With Yoga Program – youth classes (13 & up)
Day & time TBD
Start date ASAP
2 teachers

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

Vancouver Downtown
Wednesday 3:30 – 4:15pm biweekly
Start date ASAP
1 teacher

Nanaimo
Reaching Out With Yoga Program – Children’s classes
Day & Time TBD
Start date January
2 teachers

Surrey 68th & King George
Women’s classes – perinatal
Tuesdays 10 – 11am biweekly
Start date ASAP
1 teacher

Vancouver Eastside
Reaching Out With Yoga Program – Women’s classes
Day & Time TBD
Start date November or January
2 teachers

Squamish
Reaching Out With Yoga Program – Children’s classes
Day & Time TBD – biweekly or subbing
Start date ASAP
1 teacher

Surrey 92nd & King George
Women’s classes
Thursdays 10 – 11 am
Start date ASAP
2 teachers

Nelson
Reaching Out With Yoga – Women’s classes
Day & Time TBD biweekly
Start date January
2 teachers

Vancouver – Commercial Drive
Sundays 10:30 – 11:30am
Start date February 3rd 1 – 2 times/month
1 teachers

Coquitlam Burquitlam Station
Justice-involved youth project site
Weekday afternoon biweekly
Start date ASAP
1 teacher

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

Surrey Crescent Beach/South Surrey
Justice-involved youth project site – female
Weekday afternoon biweekly
Start date ASAP
1 teacher

Chilliwack
Day & Time TBD biweekly
Start date ASAP
2 teachers

Burnaby Metrotown
Reaching Out With Yoga – Women’s classes
Wednesday or Thursday between 10am and 12pm biweekly
Start date ASAP
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!