Outreach Certification

Join our family of over 750+ Yoga Gangsters trained national volunteers. Our programs are at work in 9 states across the country and we’ve got even more trainings right around the corner.  Want to be a part of the movement?  Simply take our 15 hr certification and you’re ready to roll out. All volunteers  must  complete our Outreach and At-risk Certification with Yoga Gangsters’ founder, Terri Cooper or Executive Director, Jodi Weiner.   All you need is to believe in our kids, love yoga and want to bring the two together. Yoga Teachers certification is not required. 

This Level 1 training is perfect for yogis and yoga teachers who want to learn to bring this practice to teens at risk or in crisis. School teachers, case workers, and other social service peeps are also a match for this program.

View Testimonials from Past Graduates!  

2013-2014 Training Schedule


Have Questions? Please refer to our FAQ for more information.


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Want to bring the YG crew to your ‘hood?

Send an email to Terri@305yoga.com 

Please mail donation checks to:

Yoga Gangsters, PO Box 771978, Coral Springs, 33077


34 thoughts on “Outreach Certification

  1. I am interested in volunteering. Are these certification classes above the ones I would need to take or is there a separate volunteer class? I think you are on to something GREAT bringing yoga to this population. As a social work student and beginning yoga enthusiast, I truly see both the need and the probability for results. Good work!

    • Hi Molly, our 3 day Outreach Intensive is the only course we require for one to volunteer with Yoga Gangsters. I guarantee that this will be an amazing experience to complement your education in Social Work. We are excited to connect with more individuals in the public health, social work, and psychology fields in order to bring more yoga to the populations most in need. Hope to see you in February!

  2. Hi!
    This is awesome and can’t wait to get involved when I make my way back to the States. Im a certified yoga instructor currently living in Cozumel Mexico with plans on returning to the Tampa area next summer 2013. Please keep us posted on the certifcation courses for next year!

  3. hi I am a physical therapisit that prectices yoga daily and currently training my dog to be a therapy dogs to help children in the hospitals I would love to attend your next cert ification thanks gina.isolino@yahoo.com

  4. Hi… Being in Delaware we don’t often have much available to us up here. Any possibility of workshops somewhat close by (DC, Philly, Baltimore). I am a special educator working with at-risk and “ED” teens. I run a meditation group for girls at school but want to bring more into our world up here. Would love to talk… blessings

  5. Hi… I am not sure what happened to my previous post. Well being in Delaware we are limited in access to programs and training. Anything you might be offering somewhat close to us in the future (DC, Baltimore, Philly, etc.)? I am a special educator, working with at-potential and “ED” kids in high school. I guide a meditation group for girls but would LOVE to bring more into their world. Blessings and thanks!

    • Hi Christine!

      We are currently adding dates to our 2014 schedule and encourage you to add your name to the email list. I know we are committed to a weekend in Soho, NY. I know it’s not that close but it’s our goal to align strategically next year with the DC area, Baltimore and other areas that could use a little more positive to go with Gangster!

      Keep up the energy and purpose of serving those amazing kids and our paths will cross soon!

      Executive Director

  6. I was reading through the comments, and thought I saw a training in Miami for June 2014, but can’t find it now! Is there a training in Florida other than the January dates. Unfortunately, I can’t make either one of those and I am very interested in pursuing certification with you! Please let me know. I have “liked” you on FB and will sign up on your mailing list too.

  7. Hi! How often do you do the trainings in Miami? I found out about the training in Weston too late, but would love to complete the next one!

  8. Any plans to have trainings in St. Paul/Minneapolis? I am a clinical social worker and have completed my 200 hour certification. This organization is exactly what I would love to be involved in.

    • Hi Ashley – at the moment we aren’t scheduled to share there…yet. :) Please connect with us via FB or our email list via our website and you can keep an eye on where we are next that way. You are also welcome to come to sunny, FLA!!!

  9. Peace & Love! I love the work this organization is doing and it is completely in line with why I decided to get certified to teach yoga. As a yoga instructor and an educator (I am also a professor of Sociology), I would love to volunteer! Do you offer the certification course in NYC? If so, please let me know! Peace & Love ~ Nicole http://www.AmeAiye.com

    • Hi Nicole – We just completed a certification course with Yoga Works, Westside. We hope to be back sooner than later as the area needs more support. Please stay connected with us, via Facebook or our email list you can sign up on via our website. We announce new training sites as they come on board.

      Thank you for your enthusiasm and if you know of a specific program that could use our trauma aware and tolerant trained YG volunteers, please email, Jodi@Yogagangsters.org

    • We have training’s scheduled in Miami the first week of May and in Boca Raton at Yoga Journeys the last weekend of July. Both workshop links will become active in the coming months. If you have not already, please add your email to our list so you will be notified about our schedule and awesome community events.

  10. I am very interested in taking your certification program. However, I am out of town the week that you are coming to Denver. I was wondering if you guys are planning on hitting never again next year. I would love the opportunity to take this training.

    • Thanks for the love Michelle! We encourage you to add your name to our email list so you can stay in tune with where we are with trainings around the country. Since we just wrapped up our training in Denver, odds are we won’t be back in the area until 2015. We are offering other locations and have a training in Miami in May and another in Boca in July.


  11. I want to learn more about the certification but I will be out of town for the May certification, will there be any more coming up this year?

    • Thank you so much for the love and support. We don’t currently have any commited dates, but add your name to our email list, follow us on FB and you will definitely hear when we do…we are sorta loud and proud when we host a training!

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