Job Title

Yoga Coach for Beginner Ladies and Women

Length Contract

6 Month


Duhok, Sharya Camp, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (KRI) with occasional travel to other areas of KRI

Compensation and Benefits

Competitive salary and benefits commensurate with skills and experience. National Compensation Package

Type of Position

Trainer contract / Per Day

No. of Vacancies


About Accepting Other Organizations
Established in 2014, Accepting Others Organization (AOO) is a non-governmental, non-profit, and non-religious entity operating in federal Iraq and the Kurdistan Region. Led by women and youth, our focus is on promoting and safeguarding human rights, particularly advancing women’s rights and empowerment nationwide. AOO is dedicated to fostering peaceful coexistence through tolerance and collaboration across diverse societal segments. Our efforts center on peacebuilding, social cohesion, and community engagement, believing in the power of dialogue to create inclusivity. A key aspect of our work involves advocating for crucial frameworks such as the Iraqi National Action Plan II and UN Security Council Resolutions 1325 and 2250, aiming to ensure gender equality and enhance women and youth participation in peacebuilding. Additionally, we provide support to governmental and non-governmental entities in developing policies aligned with international standards, striving to establish a just and equitable society. Through collaboration and community engagement, AOO seeks to drive positive change, promoting diversity, and inclusivity, and empowering women and youth to shape their communities actively.

Role of the Yoga Coach for Beginner Ladies and Women:

The Yoga Coach for Beginner Ladies and Women plays a vital role in introducing and guiding women through the practice of yoga, promoting physical health, mental well-being, and self-awareness. They create a supportive and inclusive environment where participants can explore yoga in a comfortable and non-intimidating setting, regardless of their experience or fitness level.

Specific Tasks:

  1. Introduction to Yoga Practice:
    • Introduce participants to the fundamental principles, postures (asanas), and breathing techniques (pranayama) of yoga in a beginner-friendly manner.
    • Provide clear and detailed instructions on proper alignment, posture modifications, and breathing cues to help participants safely and effectively perform yoga poses.
  2. Gentle Warm-Up and Stretching:
    • Lead participants through gentle warm-up exercises and stretching routines to prepare the body for yoga practice, focusing on increasing flexibility, mobility, and circulation.
    • Incorporate dynamic movements and gentle stretches to release tension, reduce stiffness, and improve range of motion in key areas of the body.
  3. Basic Yoga Sequences and Flow:
    • Teach basic yoga sequences and flow sequences that seamlessly transition between poses, emphasizing smooth transitions, breath awareness, and mindful movement.
    • Guide participants through a variety of standing, seated, and reclining poses, allowing them to explore different yoga postures and their benefits for strength, balance, and relaxation.
  4. Breath Awareness and Relaxation Techniques:
    • Introduce participants to breath awareness techniques (pranayama) to cultivate mindfulness, reduce stress, and enhance relaxation during yoga practice.
    • Incorporate guided breathing exercises, such as deep belly breathing and alternate nostril breathing, to promote a sense of calmness, focus, and inner peace.
  5. Mindfulness and Meditation Practices:
    • Guide participants through mindfulness meditation practices to cultivate present-moment awareness, mental clarity, and emotional balance.
    • Lead guided relaxation exercises, body scans, and visualization techniques to promote stress relief, mental relaxation, and overall well-being.
  6. Modifications and Props Usage:
    • Offer modifications, variations, and props (such as blocks, straps, and bolsters) to accommodate individual needs, limitations, and physical abilities during yoga practice.
    • Provide personalized adjustments and assistance to help participants find comfort and stability in yoga poses while respecting their body’s limitations and boundaries.

Essential Criteria:

  1. Yoga Certification and Training:
    • Certified yoga instructor with a recognized yoga teacher training (RYT) certification from a reputable yoga school or institution.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of yoga philosophy, anatomy, alignment principles, and teaching methodologies, with a specialization in beginner-level yoga instruction.
  2. Experience Teaching Beginner Women:
    • Proven experience teaching yoga to beginner women and female participants of various ages, backgrounds, and fitness levels.
    • Ability to create a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere that empowers women to explore yoga practice in a supportive and non-judgmental environment.
  3. Empathy and Compassion:
    • Compassionate and empathetic approach to teaching yoga, with a genuine desire to support women’s physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being through the practice of yoga.
    • Sensitivity to individual needs, concerns, and experiences, with the ability to provide encouragement, reassurance, and positive reinforcement to participants.
  4. Clear Communication Skills:
    • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and non-verbal, to effectively explain yoga concepts, demonstrate poses, and provide verbal cues during yoga practice.
    • Ability to articulate instructions clearly, concisely, and in a manner that is accessible and easy to understand for beginner participants.
  5. Safety and Injury Prevention:
    • Knowledge of injury prevention principles, contraindications, and safety guidelines related to yoga practice, with a commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of participants.
    • Ability to assess participants’ physical condition, limitations, and pre-existing health conditions, and provide appropriate modifications and alternatives as needed.
  6. Passion for Women’s Wellness:
    • Passion for promoting women’s health, empowerment, and self-care through yoga, recognizing its potential to enhance physical fitness, mental resilience, and holistic well-being.
    • Dedication to creating a nurturing and supportive space where women feel empowered to explore their bodies, minds, and spirits through yoga practice.

These essential criteria outline the qualifications, skills, and attributes required for the successful candidate to fulfill the responsibilities of the Yoga Coach for Beginner Ladies and Women role effectively.

How to Apply

To apply for the position of Director of Programs at our organization, please submit your CV to

Please note the following guidelines:

CVs should be in standard document format (e.g., Word or PDF). Submissions in the form of images, pictures, screenshots, or links will not be accepted.

Only candidates who are shortlisted will be contacted for further consideration.

Applications received after the expiration date of the advertisement will not be considered.

Thank you for your interest in joining our team. We look forward to reviewing your application.

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Published On: February 22nd, 2024 / Categories: Jobs /