FNWYI is a unique, 80-hour trauma-informed curriculum and training that will prepare First Nations women and two spirited people to practice and offer culturally-responsive and trauma-informed yoga programs in their respective communities.

We are in the second phase of our project, focusing on curriculum development. We are collaborating with community leaders, Knowledge Keepers, and Elder women living in the North Island region of Vancouver Island to support curriculum development. The first cohort was offered virtually in February 2021. Our second cohort is set to launch in early 2022.

Project Partner CEDAR + GOLD

Cedar and Gold is an Indigenous-led initiative that facilitates the development of culturally-rooted health and wellness programs for Indigenous communities and organizations across Turtle Island. We collaborate with  Indigenous Knowledge Holders, Elders, artists, and health professionals to offer a variety of initiatives for youth, women, and men to promote balance in body, mind and spirit. Learn more about us at cedarandgold.ca.

Applications are now closed.

Thank you for your interest in the First Nations Women's Yoga Initiative
  • FNWYI is a unique, 80-hour trauma-informed curriculum and training that will prepare First Nations women and two spirit people to practice and offer culturally-responsive and trauma-informed yoga programs in their respective communities.
    This includes permission for both Cedar+Gold and Yoga Outreach to add you to their respective lists.
  • The first cohort gave preference to applicants of Kwakwaka'wakw descent because of the focussed nature of the FNWYI curriculum. We are asking you to provide this information so we can gauge interest for future cohorts and curriculum.
  • This also includes those of Inuit and Métis descent.

Phase 1 project funded by the Province of British Columbia