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New York Edge Youth Yoga Instructor (FAR ROCKAWAY) in Far Rockaway, New York

About Us:

New York Edge is the largest provider of after school and summer camp programs in New York City public schools. Each year, programs in academics--including STEM, the arts, sports & wellness, and college access help 40,000 students develop leadership skills and succeed in school. Click here to see us in action ( . Working parents count on our programs to provide safe and enriching environments for their children.


New York Edge is seeking an energetic, enthusiastic, and caring person to fill the role of Youth Yoga Instructor at our Far Rockaway, Queens school location. In this part-time position you will be in charge of leading students in our after school programs through age appropriate yoga exercises. As the youth yoga instructor, you will build positive relationships with participants in our care and foster mutual support between participants, a desire to learn, and the positive development of each child as well as the overall group.

Job Type:

Part-Time, Year Round


Mon-Fri, 9-12 hrs/wk (schedules vary based on location)


No. This position requires you to be in-person.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Develop weekly age appropriate lesson plans involving yoga related games and wellness education.

  • Deliver fun, motivational, empowering, and educational yoga classes to ensure students are engaged in their yoga experience and remain motivated.

  • Support students in developing personal goals.

  • Foster empathy, communication, and community building through the teaching of yoga practices, poses and breathing exercises.

  • Teach students mindfulness, self-awareness, and discipline through fun activities.

  • Communicate with the Program Director in a timely fashion regarding any materials needed.

  • Explain principles, techniques, and safety procedures to participants in the activities, and demonstrate proper use of materials and equipment.

  • Maintain accurate attendance records and anecdotal logs.

  • Follow all procedures and guidelines including those pertaining to health and safety.

  • Keep immediate supervisor informed daily of any concerns regarding participants, staff or the facility.

  • Ensure program staff and students maintain hygiene habits/practices in accordance with CDC guidelines.

  • Actively participate in training sessions, designated meetings and special events.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

    Experience and Skill Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent required

  • Minimum of 1 year teaching yoga to youth ranging in ages 5-17

  • Certifications and credentials in respective skill-based activity highly preferred

  • Must have passion for New York Edge mission and demonstrated interest in the field of education and youth development

  • Must pass pre-employment background investigation including but not limited to employment history and criminal background check

Covid-19 Related Requirements:

  • Proof of Vaccination is required.

  • Must be willing to adhere to all federal, state, and local mandates regarding the Covid-19 virus which include but are not limited to wearing PPE and remaining socially distant.

    At the time of offer and acceptance, the job requires safety and security clearances through the Department of Education and Department of Health.

    New York Edge is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

    Disclaimer: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.

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