Teacher Application Form

Lead Program Facilitators

New Leaf Program Facilitators are certified yoga teachers who offer our yoga and mindfulness-based programming for youth. These individuals are the heart of our work, carrying out the organization’s trauma-informed, inclusive and strengths-based programming with young people at our partner sites each week. These are contracted, paid positions and usually involve leading between 2 and 4 sessions weekly.

Assistant Program Facilitators

New Leaf Assistant Program Facilitators are certified yoga teachers who help our Lead Facilitators offer our yoga and mindfulness-based programming for youth. These are unpaid, volunteer positions perfect for people looking to build their confidence offering yoga to youth and grow into one of our Lead Program Facilitator roles.

Please take your time to read our prerequisites carefully, and answer the questions posted below.  The most poignant part of your application will be the personal essay portion. Please show us why you are passionate about doing this work.

Thank you in advance for your interest in helping us to spread the positive effects of yoga and meditation to young people in our communities.

Prerequisites and Requirements

  1. Fully accredited yoga teacher certification (minimum 200 hours)
  2. Minimum one year teaching experience
  3. Regular physical yoga practice
  4. Regular meditation practice/study
  5. Understanding of the issues that affect youth who are incarcerated or coming from “at risk” environments
  6. Ability to create a safe and caring environment in which people can learn and practice

Please note: We recommend saving your responses in a Word document prior to submitting your application.

There are no current teaching vacancies. Application submissions will be kept on file and reviewed when the application process is open again.

  • Teachers, styles of yoga, hours
  • Personal Essay (150 – 500 words)
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf.
    Please upload two reference letters from individuals who you feel can speak directly to your skills, strengths and qualifications for this specific work. *If application is time-sensitive, please feel free to simply provide contact information and your relationship to individuals.



Start by browsing our website. If you can't find what you're looking for, please contact us.


Interested in teaching with us? Start by completing our teacher application form.


Interested in partnering to host a program? Tell us about your facility or organization and the youth you serve in our Program Partner Application.