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Volunteer Openings in BurnabyUclueletKitimat, and Revelstoke!

Reaching Out With Yoga, is a research project led by the BC Society of Transition Houses in partnership with Yoga Outreach (funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada), that will explore the impact of trauma-informed yoga on the health and well-being of women and children who have experienced violence and are currently accessing Transition Houses across BC.

The experience of violence from an intimate partner is now widely understood as having the potential to cause trauma.The practice of yoga, and in particular trauma-informed yoga, is increasingly being recognized as a valuable practice in supporting the recovery of those who have experienced such violence.

The project is set to launch this June within four BC Transition House locations including Burnaby, Ucluelet, Kitimat, and Revelstoke, and will reach 16 Transition Houses in total across five years.

Get Involved

Yoga Outreach is currently looking for volunteer yoga instructors to provide yoga classes within the four Transition Houses. Volunteers are required to complete Yoga Outreach's Core TrainingTM, an 18 hour training that will empower qualified yoga teachers with the skills to build trauma-informed yoga classes for individuals facing multiple barriers, including domestic violence, PTSD, addictions, incarceration, and mental illness.

If you would like to be notified of the upcoming trainings in one of these four Cities in order to become a volunteer, please e-mail or call 604.385.3891. If you have already completed Yoga Outreach's Core Training TM please fill out a volunteer application form. Volunteer requirements are located here.

Detailed information about Reaching Out with Yoga:  Download Reaching Out with Yoga - Research Overview.pdf (699.54 KB)


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