Join Yoga Corps and Teach Yoga in Underserved Communities

Yoga Corps

Our Yoga Corps program is a staple of our Direct Service work. In order to serve our growing list of partners, we recruit Certified Yoga Teachers to teach the transformative practice of Dynamic Mindfulness.

Dynamic Mindfulness is a practice of Transformative Life Skills that includes mindful action, mindful breathing and mindful centering. It is taught in 15-20 minute sessions in academic classrooms or as full mat-based yoga classes.

Yoga Corps teachers are bringing Dynamic Mindfulness to underserved communities in schools, juvenile halls, hospitals, shelters, and many other sites.

As part of the Yoga Corps, yoga teachers have the opportunity to serve selflessly, deepen their practice, and develop skills for working with diverse communities, while earning a living wage.

Yoga Corps

Required Qualifications

  • Certified Yoga Instructor
  • Experience working with youth and/or vulnerable populations
  • Non-studio teaching experience
  • Reliable and Punctual: shows up early and leaves time after class to connect with students
  • Team player and a willingness to identify and pursue opportunities for program growth and improvement
  • Strong communicator: must be responsive by email and phone
  • Demonstrate cultural humility and the ability and desire to work in diverse communities


Preferred Qualifications

  • Background as an educator or mental health professional
  • Experience working in schools, detention facilities, or homeless shelters



  • Become part of Niroga's established teaching community
  • Opportunity to serve and earn a living wage
  • Logistic and teaching support from Niroga's senior teachers and Program Managers
  • Opportunities for personal and professional development, including access to Niroga's comprehensive Dynamic Mindfulness trainings and curriculum


Yoga Corps

How it works

Teachers hired as part of Yoga Corps have varying schedules ranging from teaching one to twelve hours per week. There is also opportunity to sub for other Yoga Corps teachers.

Each site has a Program Manager who will work as the liaison between the instructor and the site, as well as provide support to the instructor and assist in subbing requests.

Join Yoga Corps

If you are interested in joining Niroga's Yoga Corps, send an introductory email and resume, which includes yoga teaching experience, other work experience, and education to [javascript protected email address].

We don't always have immediate openings, but we are always interested in qualified yoga teachers to be available for the next opportunity.

Current Teaching Opportunities

Please note: We occasionally post opportunities here. If there is not a specific posting we still encourage you to submit your resume and letter of interest.

We are looking for people to teach our Dynamic Mindfulness curriculum in schools to students and teachers. A background in yoga or mindfulness is essential, and experience working within a school environment helpful. These teaching positions can lead to a staff position managing our programs in a multitude of sites across the Bay Area. If interested, please email a letter of interest and your resume to Annika Malik at [javascript protected email address].


"Before Niroga, I was leading therapeutic yoga/mindfulness and expressive arts groups at Willow Rock, a psychiatric hospital for youth. Throughout my time there, I began to experience pretty severe vicarious trauma, secondary PTSD. One of the most important pieces I've taken with me from my trainings and work with Niroga is healthy boundary setting and self-care practice. I find that the trauma-informed training not only helped me rethink and redesign my classes to take care of students who have experienced trauma, but they also gave me tools I needed to keep myself safe and able to do this work."
–Hannah Michahelles, Yoga Corps since 2014, Street Academy, Coliseum Prep, Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center, El Cerrito High
"I have been a participant at some point in, I believe, almost all training's offered through Niroga and have been able to volunteer at many of Niroga's events and fundraisers. It has been a privilege to be a part of such a dynamic and committed group of people."
–Tricia Tangeman, Yoga Corps since 2010, Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center, Alta Bates Cancer Center, MPI Recovery Center, school site programs for grade/middle/ and high school students and staff in under served communities, Diabetes Group

"Being a part of Yoga Corp has helped me clarify the work I want to be doing as my career, and has provided me amazing mentorship and support in becoming the best teacher I can be!"
–Olivia Barber, Yoga Corps since 2013, Mission High School in SF and Manzanita Middle School in Richmond