How many years teaching must a Yoga in Action yoga teacher have?
Teaching experience varies. While it is preferred that teachers have had at least two years yoga teaching experience, Yoga in Action also values professional, educational and life experience which support teaching in diverse populations.
What specific training must a Yoga in Action teacher have?
It is preferred that Yoga in Action yoga teachers have a minimum of 200 hour Yoga Alliance approved training, plus additional specialized training in teaching yoga to the community of interest. All Yoga in Action yoga teachers are expected to have some training in trauma sensitivity and trauma informed yoga practices. New Yoga in Action yoga teachers will be mentored by those who are more experienced. Yoga in Action Program Coordinators may recommend additional training and Yoga in Action may be able to assist teachers with funding for additional training.
Is this a volunteer position?
Yoga in Action Program Teachers receive a stipend for each class they teach, regardless of size. The stipend is intended to defray time and travel costs and is not considered pay that is commensurate with either value or experience or level of additional work they are asked to do. Yoga in Action Program Teachers are highly valued by Yoga in Action, our partner organizations and their students and we recognize that the work of Yoga in Action Program Teachers is indeed, of the highest level of SEVA, or selfless service.