Work for Us – Job Opportunities with Breathing Space

Breathing Space is a mobile program that offers classes at schools and community venues around the Washington DC metro area. We are looking for a few more team members in a variety of capacities.

Yoga Teachers

Children’s and Family Yoga Instructors

Are you a creative, dedicated educator with a passion for supporting children and families through yoga? We frequently have opportunities to teach after-school and weekend kids (ages 4+) classes as well daytime opportunities for early childhood (newborn-4 yrs). Specialized training through us or another reputable children’s yoga program is required to teach children; adult yoga certification is required to teach teens. Instructors must also undergo background checks and comply with public health requirements set by us or partner venues.  We anticipate the following openings for the 2023-24 school year:

    • Elementary and middle school after-school classes at public, private, and charter schools.
      • Most classes are 1 hr once per week, starting between 3:15-4 pm and running from late September and running through December, with an option to renew through June.
      • School partners are located in Capitol Hill, NE, and NW DC, and in near suburbs in Maryland and Virginia.
      • Teaching multiple days per week is an option.
    • Baby & toddler yoga classes at community venues in a parent-child format or at childcare centers.
      • Early childhood classes are typically scheduled on weekday or weekend mornings between 9:30 and noon, but occasionally in the afternoons at childcare centers.
      • Most classes are 30-45 minutes and scheduling 2-4 in a row in the same location is common.

Prenatal Yoga and Postnatal Instructors

We are looking for both weekly and guest instructors to occasionally fill in for our prenatal and baby yoga classes on Capitol Hill. Our guest instructors are where we turn first to fill permanent openings. Yoga teacher certification with 200+ hrs of training and specialty training in prenatal yoga (at least 20 hrs) is required.

instructor assists child in yoga trapeze postureYoga Trapeze Instructors

Are you a yoga teacher with substantial experience with Yoga Trapeze or Aerial Yoga? We are looking for both regular weekly and guest instructors for our Yoga Trapeze classes on Capitol Hill. Our classes are a blend of traditional mat-based asana, pranayama, meditation, and relaxation, along with adaptations for your YogaBody-style Yoga Trapeze rigs. Yoga teacher certification with 200+ hrs of training is required. Lesson planning guidance in our Yoga Trapeze format will be provided. Experience teaching youth and/or training in children’s yoga is required for weekly instructors of our classes for 8-15 yr olds. Our guest instructors are where we turn first to fill permanent openings. Yoga teacher certification with 200+ hrs of training and specialty training in prenatal yoga (at least 20 hrs) is required.

Adult Instructors

We have a much more limited need for adult instruction. Our adult clientele tends to be older than the young professionals we often see at DCs vinyasa flow and power yoga classes. Read our class descriptions here. If you are able to commit to building a student following on Capitol Hill over the long term, please reach out.

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Other Opportunities

Our positions are largely filled. School year camps follow the DCPS schedule. We are typically open on PD days but closed on most federal holidays.

  • Yoga Camp Teachers and Aftercare Coordinators – We are looking for experienced fun-makers to help run our DCPS day-off and summer camps. Teachers work with the camp director to develop and execute activities to fit the camp theme. Experience teaching camps, arts and crafts, games, or outdoor activities is highly desired. Candidates must be 18 years or older and pass a background check. Yoga teaching experience is not required; personal yoga practice is strongly desired. Summer teaching hours are 8:15-4:30 pm M-F, must work full weeks. Aftercare coordinators work from 3-6 pm or 11 am-6 pm M-F depending on staffing needs and interest.  Apply!
  • camp asssistYoga Camp Assistants – We are looking for candidates who love kids to help run our DCPS day-off and summer camps. Our assistants are part of our leadership team, but do not need yoga teaching experience. Our day shift is 8:15 am-4:30 pm M-F. Our afternoon shift is variable by week, 11 am-6pm or 3-6 pm M-F. We are looking for candidates who can work full weeks or a regular multi-week schedule (ie. Tu/Th) for the afternoon shift. Teens 14 yrs+ welcome to apply. Candidates 18 yrs+ must present a recent background check or be willing to undergo one. Apply!
  • Yoga Camp CITs – Counselors in training ideally are at least 12-year-old volunteers who participate in summer camp and assist counselors in group management and activity preparation or logistics. Rising 5th and 6th graders will also be considered. This is a volunteer position.

Apply to work at camp!

Contact us for more details on any of the above positions. To apply, along with your resume (optional for teens), please submit a cover letter or email and outlining:

  1. teaching or work experience,
  2. relevant training,
  3. interests or class proposals,
  4. availability (including which summer camp weeks are preferred, if applicable),
  5. and two references along. Background check required for any position involving children.
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