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Certified Yoga Fitness Instructor

Skagit Valley Family YMCA

Skagit Valley Family YMCA

Mt Vernon, WA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2024

Job Details

Skagit Valley Family YMCA Mount Vernon Hoag Road - Mount Vernon, WA
$17.00 - $25.00 Hourly


POSITION SUMMARY: We are looking for an experienced Yoga fitness instructor who knows they have the power to change lives for the better! Working with people of all ages, you will lead fitness classes to motivate members to move their bodies and achieve their fitness goals. As an instructor, you are passionate about health and fitness and love to empower people to achieve their goals. You are energetic self-motivated, and a natural teacher, dedicated to helping others.

OUR CULTURE: Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.


  • Plan and teach scheduled classes and update regularly to incorporate current health and wellness, seasonal topics, or themes being promoted by the YMCA.
  • Asks and answers questions from program participants and members to support them in achieving their goals related to health and well-being.
  • Builds effective, authentic relationships with members; helps members and program participants connect and the YMCA.
  • Provide ideas and suggestions for class offerings.
  • Conduct fun, safe, and educational classes. Instruct members on proper fitness forms/techniques/safety.
  • Organize and put away equipment, report damaged equipment, and pull damaged items as appropriate.
  • Maintain working knowledge of the fitness industry and YMCA trends to provide effective information and training to members.
  • Keep accurate class attendance records.
  • Promote and communicate information for activities and events.
  • Encourage participation in other activities and events.
  • Enforce facility rules and regulations.
  • Be able to respond and follow all YMCA policies and procedures.


The requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • The ability to conduct classes and activities relating to fitness. Must be able to perform all physical aspects of the position; including walking, standing, bending, reaching, and lifting to 50 pounds at a time.
  • Must be able to respond to emergencies.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, and can occasionally reach high volumes.
  • Aerobic exercise programs should meet the following components; warm-up, cardiovascular conditioning, cool down, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility
  • Frequency of class can range from 2 to 5 times a week

Qualifications & Benefits


  • A nationally accredited Yoga Instructor certification with a minimum of 200-hour yoga instructor certification and 6 months teaching experience
  • National Certification (ACE, NETA, AFAA, NASM, ASFA, ISSA) in group fitness instruction or YMCA Foundation of Group Exercise Certification or equivalent
  • Certifications for CPR/AED and Bloodborne Pathogen Training, or willingness to obtain before the start date.
  • Abuse Prevention and Mandatory Reporting training required within 90 days of hire
  • Bilingual skills preferred (with a $0.50 increase in hourly rate!)
  • Possess excellent verbal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community
  • Must have excellent time management, attention to detail, and organizational skills
  • Preferred 1-year minimum of customer service


  • Paid Vacation & Sick Time
  • Two paid personal days per year
  • Paid birthday off
  • Free YMCA membership
  • 403(b) Saving Account
  • Medical, Dental & Life Insurance (must be scheduled for 30-hours or more a week to qualify)
  • Additional bilingual, premium pay of $0.50 for those who are fluent bilingual Spanish, Triqui, Mixtec, Russian and Ukrainian speakers. Ability to write or translate written materials is not required to receive this premium.