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Interested in having a yoga program at your facility? We are currently accepting a wait list for new facility partners.
Do you serve clients who are deemed marginalized, vulnerable, or at-risk? For nearly 20 years Yoga Outreach has been partnering with facilities to support yoga programing. We recruit, screen, train, and support volunteer yoga instructors in these settings.

Having a Yoga Outreach supported yoga program ensures relevancy, continuity, and safety for your clients. Our volunteers are certified yoga instructors who complete our 18 hour Yoga Outreach Core TrainingTM  and a practicum session with our qualified staff prior to placement in any service yoga setting. In addition to specific yoga teaching techniques, our training also discusses best practices for various service yoga settings, and an introduction to the challenges clients may be facing. We also provide ongoing support to volunteers and facility staff to maintain the highest quality yoga programs for your clients.

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Receive Yoga Outreach Programming
As a Yoga Outreach facility partner we ask you to contribute financially on a sliding scale of $25 – $75 per class and provide quarterly reports on the success of the yoga program. We also ask that you help us spread the word about what we offer. We may screen your facility for suitability to ensure the safety of our volunteers and do ask that you have valid insurance to cover volunteers and adequate secure storage for program props.

Apply to be on our wait list
Please complete our Application Form. We review applications on a monthly basis, and will place your facility on our wait list. We anticipate accepting new programs again in September of 2017.

Current facility partners

  • Alouette Correctional Centre for Women – Medium & Maximum Security
  • Burnaby Youth Open/Secure Custody – Boys & Girls
  • COAST Mental Health Centre
  • Pacifica Treatment Centre Level 1, 2, 3, & Alumni
  • Kitsilano-Fairview Mental Health Team
  • West End Mental Health Team
  • Older Adult Rehabilitation
  • St. Paul’s Hospital – Psychiatric Unit
  • Paul's Club
  • Gathering Place Community Centre

Reaching Out With Yoga Project Facility Partners
This five-year research project is bringing trauma-informed yoga to women, children and youth who have experienced violence and are using transition or second stage housing services in BC, as well as to those who support them. Yoga teachers from the community will be trained in trauma-informed yoga in order to teach these classes. The project will explore how this style of yoga impacts the health and wellbeing of women and children who have experienced violence, as well as anti-violence workers.This is a collaborative project between Yoga Outreach and  the BC Society of Transition Houses, a member-based, provincial umbrella organization that, through leadership, support and collaboration, enhances the continuum of services and strategies to respond to, prevent and end violence against women, children and youth. This project launched in 2015 and will run through 2020 and has been made possible through funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada.

  • Dixon Transition Society
  • Revelstoke Women's Shelter
  • Tamatik Status of Women Association
  • Westcoast Community Resources Society

Affiliate Programs

  • Connolly Lodge – Fraser Health Authority (formerly Riverview)
  • New Visions Supportive Housing
  • Strathcona Mental Health Team
  • Positive Women's Network (seasonal) 

Past Program Partners

  • BC Compassion Club Society Wellness Centre
  • Broadway Youth Resource Centre 
  • Chrysalis Society – New Dawn
  • Women's Place- Sources
  • NEC Native Education College
  • Crossroads – Coast Mental Health
  • Alder Gardens – YWCA
  • Centre for Concurrent Disorders
  • Evergreen Addiction Services
  • Family Services of Greater Vancouver
  • Kitsilano TLC
  • Munroe House
  • Britannia Community Centre- Red Fox Program
  • New Westminster Secondary School
  • New Westminster Mental Health Team
  • South Vancouver Youth Centre TAG Program
  • Surrey Women’s Centre
  • The Ellendale Program
  • Vancouver Addictions Matrix Program (VAMP)
  • Vancouver Womens Health Collective (VWHC)
  • Watari Youth, Family and Community Services
  • YWCA Single Mothers Support Services
  • Gordon Neighbourhood House S.E.A.R.C.H.
  • Take a Hike Youth At-Risk Foundation

We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

Yoga for Mental Health and Additions
Our weekly trauma-informed yoga programs offer individuals an opportunity to heal from trauma by learning to reconnect with and feel safe within their bodies (a key element when healing from trauma), while also re-establishing a sense of social safety by participating in group classes within service facilities they are already accessing and familiar with. Read more...