Partner Studio and Teacher Criteria


WHAT ARE THE STUDIO CRITERIA?

Required

  • Strong commitment to offering yoga for healing purposes

  • Studio offers at least one gentle or restorative yoga class throughout the week

  • Not overly crowded

  • Ground level access or elevator

  • Welcoming and vibrant student population and community

  • Commitment to appoint a contact to maintain consistent communication with LYB during the program

  • Commitment to participate in LYB’s annual fundraiser, MindfulMarch, in honor of Brain Injury Awareness Month

  • Low teacher turnover rate

Preferred

  • Teachers are experienced in therapeutic yoga

  • Offers adaptive yoga classes, i.e., Chair Yoga

  • In close proximity to tertiary care facility that offers TBI in/outpatient care

  • Accessible via public transportation

  • Currently offers donation-based classes


WHAT ARE THE TEACHER CRITERIA?

Required

  • Minimum 200 Hour YTT Certification

  • Attends LYB Yoga Teacher Training Workshop

  • Has yoga teacher insurance

  • Embodies a compassionate, empowering, and gentle teaching style

  • Experience teaching gentle and/or restorative yoga

  • Experience teaching meditation and pranayama

  • Experience, or strong interest in, teaching people with TBI

  • Experience, or strong interest in, teaching individuals with physical limitations

  • Commitment to teach the 6-week LYB FUNdamentals Series and LYB friendly classes

Preferred

  • Registered with Yoga Alliance  

  • Actively teaching for minimum of 5 years

  • Experience teaching therapeutic and/or adaptive yoga

  • Planning to teach at current studio for the foreseeable future