Yoga Instructor

3506 Gwynnbrook Ave, Owings Mills, MD 21117, USA Req #720
Friday, September 22, 2023
Founded in 1854, the Baltimore Jewish Community Center (JCC) has evolved into an organization of vitality and diversity. In keeping with its Jewish values, the JCC is committed to enhancing the general welfare of the total community.  If you are looking for a job where the work environment is both stimulating and supportive and the mission is focused on promoting and strengthening Jewish life and values, then the JCC could be the place for you.

Inspired by the work we do every day, the JCC is an organization centered by Jewish values and focused on creating meaningful experiences and opportunities to enrich, connect, and positively impact our community.

We pride ourselves on our inclusive and welcoming workplace and celebrate the diversity of our employees. 

We value all members of our team in a supportive environment in which everyone is treated with appreciation and respect and positioned to do their best work every day.

SUMMARY:

Instructors have a variety of job functions including, but not limited to, successfully leading a class through appropriately designed routines, with proper music selection to enhance overall fitness, strength, and endurance, while ensuring the safety of the members. Recording attendance is considered an after-class duty.

WHAT YOU WILL DO:

  • Teaching Yoga Classes: The primary responsibility of a yoga instructor is to lead yoga classes. This involves guiding students through various yoga postures (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), and meditation practices.
  • Creating Lesson Plans: Yoga instructors typically plan and structure their classes in advance. They design sequences of asanas that cater to the needs and abilities of their students, keeping in mind factors like skill level, physical limitations, and the style of yoga being taught.
  • Demonstrating Poses: Instructors must demonstrate proper alignment and technique for each pose to help students understand and execute them correctly.
  • Providing Modifications: A crucial aspect of a yoga instructor's job is to offer modifications or alternatives for poses to accommodate students of diverse ages with different skill levels or physical conditions.
  • Assisting and Correcting: During class, instructors should circulate among students to provide verbal or, with permission from the member, hands-on adjustments, alignment corrections, and encouragement to help students improve their practice and prevent injuries.
  • Safety and Injury Prevention: Ensuring the safety of students is paramount. Instructors should be knowledgeable about common injuries and how to prevent them during yoga practice.
  • Maintaining a Clean and Safe Environment: Instructors are responsible for maintaining a clean and safe practice space. Returning yoga accessories neatly to their proper storage units.

 

WHO YOU ARE:

  • Minimum 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher Training (RYT)
  • Adult CPR/AED Certification (Training will be provided through the JCC if needed)

PHYSICAL SKILLS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

The work environment may be fast paced and requires interaction with members and fellow instructors. The workspace may be noisy, at times.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:

Salary Range: Salary for a Yoga instructor in the process of attaining their 200hr RYT is paid $35 per hour.  An instructor who already has their 200hr RYT starts at $40 per hour and a 500hr RYT starts at $50 per hour. Each of those rates are increased with years of teaching experience.

Benefit & Perks: When an instructor has at least one weekly, on-going class on schedule, the JCC offers membership to the Jewish Community Center, discounts on programs including preschool and summer camp, and wellbeing programming.

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive, and incumbent will also perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by supervisor or other management, as required. The JCC reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the needs arise. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. In keeping with our Jewish values, we are dedicated to a policy of nondiscrimination in employment on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, marital status, citizenship, veteran's status, physical or mental disability that does not prohibit the performance of essential job functions (with or without reasonable accommodation) or any other basis protected by federal, or applicable, state or local law. We welcome everyone interested in our mission to join us. If you require accommodation, please contact us and we will make every effort to meet your needs.

The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore and its Agencies are equal opportunity employers, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, marital status, citizenship, veteran's status, physical or mental disability that does not prohibit the performance of essential job functions (with or without reasonable accommodation) or any other basis protected by federal, or applicable, state or local law.

Other details

  • Job Family JCC
  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave, Owings Mills, MD 21117, USA