TEACHING AT SHALA
Shala Ashtanga Yoga Centre Inc.
Contract Teaching Positions & Independent Teachers are welcome to apply.
Shala Ashtanga Yoga Centre Inc (SAYC) is an Ashtanga Yoga Studio committed to the lineage of the late Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois and his grandson R. Sharath Jois. We are Edmonton’s only studio dedicated to the practice, teaching and dissemination of the Ashtanga Yoga system. We are dedicated to offering the practice to all students regardless of experience with compassion, support, encouragement, knowledge and passion.
Shala has been in operation since 2016 offering classes for every level of student from beginner to advanced. Although Ashtanga and the Mysore Practice is the core and backbone of our studio, we do feel it's important to offer various yoga disciplines as a through line to support the students and growing community.
We are looking for teachers who are knowledgeable, experienced and dedicated to a regular practice, and are committed to the continued learning of yoga. Teachers will lead 1-4 classes per week depending on their teaching discipline, experience and availability.
We are looking for teachers for the following yoga disciplines:
Ashtanga Classes - 1-4 class commitment
Teachers must have an established Ashtanga Practice, be Authorized or Certified by KPJAYI or a 200 hr Yoga Alliance Teacher Training Certification with an Ashtanga Focus or any combination of the above.
Mysore (2 class min commitment)
Led Primary Series
Led Half Primary Series
Class Duration: 45 min - 2 hours
Ashtanga Inspired, Power Yoga & Vinyasa Flow (Flow) - 1-2 class commitment
Teachers must have 200hr Yoga Alliance Certification with a focus on Ashtanga, Power Yoga or Vinyasa Yoga styles yoga to apply. The Ashtanga Inspired sequences we lead at Shala are adapted from Matthew Sweeney's Vinyasa Krama sequences. A willingness to learn new sequences and a good understanding of Ashtanga and or Vinyasa Style practices is required to teach these classes.
Class Duration: 45-90 min
HATHA Classes - 1-3 class commitment
Teachers must have 200hr Yoga Alliance Certification with a focus on Hatha Yoga. We are looking for teachers with a minimum of 1 year experience teaching in studio and or online.
Class Duration: 45-90 min
Yin & Restorative Classes 1-3 class commitment
Teachers must have 200hr Yoga Alliance Certification and a focus in Yin or a Restorative practice. A knowledge of an Ashtanga/ Vinyasa practice so the Yin and Restorative classes can align with students practices.
Class Duration: 45-75 min
What we offer:
Flexibility with schedule taking into account the needs of the teacher, studio and students
currently we have early morning, lunch hour, evening and weekend time slots available
Access to unlimited yoga ($150.00 value)
Friend and family discounts on passes
Open and supportive environment
Discounts on merchandise, in studio workshops, space rental for classes and private sessions
Roles & Responsibilities
Teach & lead students within the scope of your discipline with a high standard of care, compassion and professionalism
Work cooperatively with teachers and students in a team approach to health and wellness
Maintain and grow your students
At SAYC we operate as a team. We work together to grow individually and as a team we help each other out whenever we are able.
Compensation: Profit Share Model.
Must provide proof of Certification (200 hr Yoga Alliance Teacher Training Minimum)
Carry your own insurance according to the mandates of your profession, and make available to SAYC
Have been practicing your discipline for min of 2 years
End Date: ongoing
Please send resume and cover letter to Kellie at firstname.lastname@example.org to apply. Cover letter should include details of your education, specialty, references workshops attended and experience. A demonstration class will be required as part of the job application.