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ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION INITIATIVE

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We are looking for individuals in the Northern New Jersey area, who are certified yoga instructors and who are passionate about physical activity, along with its importance in maintaining good mental health. These individuals should be responsible, reliable, punctual and be interested in helping others to safely embark on a physically active lifestyle through our Active Life for a Healthy Mind program. They should be interested in sharing their passion for yoga with individuals who are striving to embark on having a more active and healthy lifestyle.

Volunteer yoga instructors are expected to lead and/or assist in teaching a yoga class, or volunteer in any other capacity, at least once per month in the northern NJ area (typically on Saturday mornings). Other volunteer opportunities for the organization include, community outreach, facilitating educational workshops, administrative work and event planning. They should be proficient in teaching yoga to individuals at a beginner level with participants having little or no experience with yoga. Volunteer yoga instructors should also hold the appropriate certifications to teach yoga and insurance covering their instruction. We require copies proof of certification and insurance for our records.

The yoga sessions provided through our Active Life for a Healthy Mind program are open, free of charge, to the community, especially those individuals living with anxiety and/or depression, and who are seeking an outlet for an active and healthy lifestyle.

While NOT required initially, volunteer yoga instructors are expected to eventually have/get certification in CPR & First Aid and Mental Health First Aid to lead classes independently. We can help new volunteers who do not have these certifications in finding low cost ways of getting them. Until volunteers have these trainings, we can provide volunteers that have the required certifications.

Through this program, we also offer a variety of other outdoor and indoor activities in the community to help participants to find activities that they enjoy participating in. Some of the activities offered include: hiking, walks, yoga, group fitness, and indoor rock climbing. You are welcome to help in facilitating these activities as well.

If the above sounds like a way that you would like to give back to your community, we would love to hear from you so we can start the next steps and get you on board.

ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION:
The Active Life for a Healthy Mind community activity program is offered by a grassroots, nonprofit organization, called the Anxiety & Depression Initiative, that promotes the mental health benefits of physical activity in the community. We do this by providing opportunities for physical activity, education about the benefits of physical activity, giving access to the tools to meet physical activity goals. You can find more information about our organization and its programming at: www.TheADI.org

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About ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION INITIATIVE

Location:

PO BOX 126, LITTLE FALLS, NJ 07424, US

Mission Statement

The Anxiety & Depression Initiative seeks to promote the benefits of an active and healthy lifestyle while living with anxiety, depression and related disorders, to provide general information about mental health resources and to overall help lessen the stigmas associated with anxiety, depression and related disorders.

Description

The Anxiety & Depression Initiative is a New Jersey based nonprofit organization incorporated in 2015, recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

The Anxiety & Depression Initiative is dedicated to promoting and supporting the use of an active and healthy lifestyle as a means to reduce the symptoms of anxiety and depression in our community.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

537 Totowa RoadTotowa, NJ 07512

(40.9036,-74.21789)
 

SKILLS

  • Coaching
  • Fitness Instruction

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • 80 Minutes (10 min of Setup + 60min of Instruction + 10min of Breakdown)
  • REQUIRED: Certified as a Yoga Instructor and Insurance covering yoga instruction PREFERRED: CPR & First Aid Certification

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