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Teaching Yoga in Nepal

Yoga Teaching Volunteer Program of VIN

Teaching Yoga in Nepal Project aims to give the underprivileged people of marginalized communities a means of harmonizing the body and mind for a healthy life. Yoga Teaching Volunteer is meant for bringing yoga to Nepalese society. Nepal is a beautiful country of contrasts and natural riches, struggling to find its modern identity and development in the midst of political struggles. The burdens of poverty and marginalizing cultural traditions weigh heavily on the most vulnerable ones, women and children. This country’s youth is in desperate need to heal the wounds inflicted upon them. Bringing yoga to Nepal and making it accessible to poor and marginalized communities would be an invaluable gift to support positive change in this country.

Despite its closeness, similarities and relation to India, Yoga has not been widely spread in Nepal. Often seen as a luxury in the West, Yoga is somewhat perceived far from its original form and idea. Yoga is meant to bring us to a state of awareness, where we can recognize our own divinity and keep centered and balanced, cultivating a daily positive attitude and physical health. Bringing Yoga to Nepal is an initiative to give people a chance to live a better life that comes from within, independently of the challenges and changes taking place outside of people’s own power. VIN moves for this through yoga teaching Volunteer.

 

WHAT WILL BE YOUR ROLE?

During your placement, you will be placed in one of the VIN host program locations: Buddhist Monastery, Jitpurphedi Community Host Family or Kathmandu City Orphanage/Family. You will be conducting yoga workshop and sessions focusing on simple yoga poses and breathing techniques. Meditation and motivational speech could be another arena of involvement. You can also conduct a few sessions on stress management, physical exercise, workout techniques etc. depending upon your experience.

 

HOW WOULD A TYPICAL DAY LOOK LIKE?

07:00-08:00 Tea/Leisure Time
08:00-09:00 Breakfast/Brunch (Nepali meal – Daal-Bhaat)
09:00-10:00 Preparation for sessions
10:00-13:00 Deliver Yoga sessions
13:00-14:00 Lunch (Packed lunch)
15:00-17:00 Deliver sessions/Extracurricular activities with group
17:00-20:00 Preparation for next day/Leisure time
20:00-21:00 Dinner (Nepali meal – Daal-Bhaat)

 

WHO CAN APPLY?

Anyone with knowledge and experience in yoga can apply for this project. Certified Yoga teachers and Intermediate to advanced Yoga students all over the world willing to volunteer to bring yoga in Nepal are welcome!

 

PROJECT AT A GLANCE

Program Teaching
Project Teaching Yoga in Nepal
Start Dates 1st and 15th  of each month
Language Requirements English (Basic Nepali is provided)
Food and Accommodation Nepali standard at host family
Key Activities Organizing yoga sessions
Beneficiaries Children, Women and Community people
Working Hours 4 to 6 hours a day / 5 to 6 days a week
Required Skills Passion to sharing culture, Positive attitude, Excellent communication skills

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