THE YOGA SEED COLLECTIVE
The Yoga Seed Collective’s mission is to offer mindfulness programs with a unique, trauma-informed approach to restore personal agency in a multitude of settings, to enrich and empower diverse communities. At The Yoga Seed, we take our practice off the mat and into the world through activating our teachers, students, and staff to become advocates and change-makers in a shifting culture.
The Yoga Seed’s Trauma informed programs have been developed and refined by a team of experts with diverse backgrounds. We seek to provide yoga as an evidenced-based practice specifically geared towards the unique needs of traumatized populations in Sacramento.
We provide a variety of programs for different populations who have experienced trauma. Our curriculum is developed with input from experts in the field and incorporates elements from Restorative Justice and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Our programs actively promote distress tolerance, personal agency and mindfulness.
The Yoga Seed Collective is seeking two teachers with a depth of experience and/or training around a trauma-informed yoga practice within sensitive environments. Our programs include teaching in jails, psychiatric hospitals, recovery homes, and special education schools for children and adults with cognitive and/or developmental disabilities. Following our own specifically designed trauma-informed curriculum, teachers are expected to provide a safe and welcoming space for their students, serving many whom are receiving yoga for the first time in their lives, and may be experiencing various physical, cognitive, and mental health concerns in which yoga could aid in their recovery.
We are accepting applications from teachers hold specialized experience in one or more of these environments and/or have an interest in working with these populations. We have opportunities to work in one – or a variety – of our programs.
Requirements for Teaching in Outreach
Experience and/or training in trauma-informed approach
Teachers must be prepared to redirect students – whom often can lose focus and/or become disruptive – in a calm manner and de-escalate situations.
Psychiatric Hospital Teaching Position
There are currently openings available to teach in psychiatric settings:
Yoga Teacher Certificate
CPR certification specifically accredited by The American Heart Association
Proof of a current flu shot and TB test, which is to be completed annually
FBI background check with a clear record per hospital protocol
Copy of state ID or passport required
Read and sign each hospital policy handbook
Dress appropriately to the standards of the hospital dress code
On-site Non-violent Crisis Intervention (NCI) training ( This is provided by each hospital annually, in which there is no cost to obtain the required certification as well as compensation for your time in the training)
Reliable transportation to travel to one or both hospitals we currently serve, which are located in East Sacramento and South Sacramento
You will be required to be on site for 3.5 hours and teach two, 30 – 45 minute classes.
You will be required to collect data and chart patients each shift.
Shifts are scheduled on:
Wednesdays from 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm (East Sacramento location),
and Saturdays/Sundays 10:00 am – 12:45 pm (East Sac.)
and 2:30 pm – 5:15 pm (South Sac.)
You select the days you can commit to teaching every 2 months, and the schedule is distributed amongst the team. This means that you will not always get all of the classes you select, but you will get a select number with advanced notice.
Children in Special Education Teaching Position
There is currently an opening for a sub to teach at a special education elementary and middle school in the Arden-Arcade area. Many of these children are on the autism-spectrum, using yoga as a way to calm and ground themselves from the stressors of school-life and everyday living. This program is provided on Mondays, in three 30 minutes classes taught from 9:30 am – 11:00 am.
Experience working with children, preferably in teaching yoga to children.
Applications accepted until September 15th, 2019
Interviews will be conducted at the end of Sept.
October 15th approximate start date
Please submit your resume and cover letter.
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