- The Yoga Outreach Certification™ Program (YOCP-200) offers participants a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the practices and philosophies of yoga using a trauma-informed, student-centred approach. Taught through a social justice lens, students will explore how yoga supports equity, inclusion, and community care inside the classroom and out in the world. Built on the foundation of Yoga Outreach’s 20+ years of experience providing yoga in social service and community based settings, this immersion will be like no other.
We recognize that folks may have different motivations for taking a program like this and as such have created two streams – one for students interested in teaching, and another for those not planning to share yoga in a class setting.
Please let us know if you have any health conditions that will require additional support. We want to ensure that we are able to provide access to the course as widely as possible so having an understanding of any specific needs you may have regarding this will be helpful. Some examples of this may be issues with fluorescent light if you have migraine or difficulty sitting on the floor for extended periods if you have chronic pain.
There are a limited amount of spaces offered at the middle and lower end of the scale. Please be mindful that if you purchase a price at the lowest end of the scale when you can truthfully afford the higher price, you are limiting access to those who truly need the gift of financial flexibility. Being honest with yourself and your financial situation when engaging with sliding scale practices grows strong and sustainable communities.
A 10% non-refundable deposit is required to hold your place. This means 10% of whichever payment tier you choose.
Payment plans are available – 3 or 6 months.
- Refund Policy
Training deposit is non-refundable. Training tuition is refundable, less a 10% administration fee, up to 21 days prior to the training start date. Notice of cancellation must be received in writing via firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a refund. No refunds will be issued within the 21 days prior and fee is non-transferable.
- Scholarships are available for those who face financial barriers to attend this training. There are two kinds of scholarships available:
Workstudy scholarships are for those who are able to pay a portion of the tuition (usually half) and do volunteer hours in exchange.
100% scholarships are for those who do not have the financial resources to attend. These spaces will be prioritized for folks who have a deep interest in bringing this work to impacted communities.
We encourage BIPOC and/or LGBTQ2SIA+, immigrant, and refugee folks to apply as well as those with a diversity of experience including but not limited to ability, mental illness, and/or neurodiversity to apply.
Application Deadline for scholarships are 21 days prior to date of the course.
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Yoga Outreach is committed to increasing access to yoga across marginalized communities however we also recognize that there are many barriers to accessing training including but not limited to a lack of diversity and inclusion within yoga in Canada itself. In order to work towards equity we are reserving a minimum of one 100% scholarship spot (more as funds allow) in each training for BIPOC and/or LGBTQ2SIA+ folks. We also encourage those with a diversity of experience including but not limited to ability, mental illness, and/or neurodiversity to apply for scholarship. In order for us to best determine your eligibility please take a moment to let us know how your lived experiences intersect with diversity, equity, and inclusion as you understand it.