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Do you serve clients that are marginalized, vulnerable, or at-risk? Are you looking to provide the people you serve with programming that creates a safe space for re-connection with self & community, where participants can learn and practice skills for managing emotions, triggers and the complexities of daily living?

What We Provide

For 26 years Yoga Outreach has been partnering with facilities to support yoga programming in social service settings serving communities of people experiencing significant life challenges.

When you become a partner facility with Yoga Outreach we provide you with yoga mats and qualified volunteer yoga teachers to lead the yoga programs. All our volunteer yoga instructors are certified teachers who have also completed our 20-hour Yoga Outreach Core Training™ and a practicum session with experienced and qualified staff prior to placement in any Service Yoga setting.

The Yoga Outreach Core Training™ provides students with the skills that they will need to deliver trauma-informed yoga classes that are strengths-based, invitational and based on participant choice. Our training also covers best practices for the various Service Yoga settings, and an introduction to the challenges clients may be experiencing in their lives and on the mat.

As a program partner with your facility, we recruit, screen, train, and mentor, volunteer yoga instructors to deliver trauma informed, strengths-based yoga classes on-site at your facility. We provide ongoing support to volunteers and your staff to maintain the highest quality yoga programs for your clients.

If you can afford to pay $50+ per class we will process your application and rather than administer your program we will pair you with a selection of potential yoga teachers from our pool of training alumni. This supports increased capacity both for our organization to support those organizations that do not have budget and to support yoga teachers in finding paid work.

We process new applications on a monthly basis, and will be in touch with you about your application as soon as we can.

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FEE: Sliding Scale of $35-$75/Per Class

Submit biannual reports for yoga program

Have commercial general liability insurance and adequate secure storage for props

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Current Facility Partners

  • Alouette Correctional Centre for Women – Medium & Maximum Security
  • Britannia Lodge – Mental health residential facility
  • Burnaby Youth Open/Secure Custody – Boys & Girls
  • Carlile Youth Concurrent Disorder Centre (Hope Centre)
  • Healthiest Babies Possible Program – Options Community Services Surrey
  • Pacifica Treatment Centre
  • St. Pauls Hospital – psych unit
  • Turning Point Recovery Society (Vancouver, North Vancouver, Richmond)

Past Programs Partners

  • BC Compassion Club Society Wellness Centre
  • Broadway Youth Resource Centre
  • Chrysalis Society – New Dawn
  • Sources Women’s Place
  • 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
  • Kitsilano-Fairview Mental Health Team
  • South Vancouver Youth Centre TAG Program
  • Surrey Women’s Centre
  • The Ellendale Program
  • Vancouver Addictions Matrix Program (VAMP)
  • Vancouver Women’s 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
  • Positive Women’s Network
  • Reaching Out With Yoga Project – Revelstoke Women’s Shelter
  • Reaching Out with Yoga Project- Northern Society for Domestic Peace
  • First United Church Shelter
  • Crabtree Corner Community Resource Centre YWCA
  • West End Mental Health Team
  • Coast Mental Health
  • Emily Carr Students Union
  • Foundry Granville
  • Maxxine Wright Women’s Community Health Centre
  • PLEA Community Services
  • Osprey Program – Phoenix Society
  • Oasis Program – John Howard Society of the North Island
  • Vancouver Native Housing-Kwayatsut residences
  • Vancouver Native Housing-Marilyn Mura residences
  • Pacific Community Resource – DEWY
  • Rosedale Intensive Residential Treatment
  • Reaching Out With Yoga Project – Helping Spirit Lodge Society
  • Reaching Out with Yoga Project – Burnaby Family Life
  • Reaching Out with Yoga Project – Vancouver and Lower Mainland Multicultural Family Support Services
  • Reaching Out With Yoga Project – Nelson Community Services
  • Reaching Out With Yoga Project – Kamloops YMCA YWCA
  • Reaching Out With Yoga Project – Cariboo Friendship Society
  • Reaching Out with Yoga Project – Castlegar & District Community Services
  • Reaching Out with Yoga Project – Cowichan Women Against Violence Society
  • Reaching Out with Yoga Project – Howe Sound Women’s Centre
  • Reaching Out with Yoga Project – Kootenai Community Centre Society
  • Reaching Out with Yoga Project – North Coast Transition Society
  • Reaching Out with Yoga Project – SAFE Society
  • Reaching Out with Yoga Project – South Okanagan Women in Need Society (SOWINS)
  • Reaching Out With Yoga Project – PEACE Program Kamloops YMCA YWCA
  • Reaching Out With Yoga Project – PEACE Program Howe Sound Women’s Centre
  • Reaching Out With Yoga Project – PEACE Program Cariboo Friendship Society
  • Reaching Out With Yoga Project – PEACE Program Robson Valley Support Society
  • YWCA Metro Vancouver-Stopping the Violence Outreach Group
  • Surrey Pretrial Service Centre – Secure Custody adult males
  • Mothers Recovery Society
  • Dixon Transition Society
  • Fraser Regional Correctional Centre – Open, medium and secure custody adult males
  • H.E.R.S. FOUNDATION- newcomer, refugee, immigrant women (Victoria)
  • Victoria Women’s Transition House
  • Paul’s Club