Yoga Instructor

Mount Royal University
March 01, 2024
Offerd Salary:$45.00 - $65.00
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Job Title

Yoga Instructor

Requisition #


Job Type

Hourly (for Casual)

Union or Employee Group

MRSA Casual


Position End Date (if applicable)


MRU Main Campus - Calgary, AB T3E 6K6 CA (Primary)


About MRU

Founded in 1910 and located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Mount Royal University grew into a vibrant college in the 1930s and became a mid-sized university in 2009. Mount Royal has carved out a distinct niche by offering smaller class sizes, a robust liberal education and unique undergraduate programs. Currently, more than 15,000 credit students choose from 14 bachelor degrees and 40 majors.

Mount Royal University is located in the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the people of the Treaty 7 region in southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut'ina and the Iyarhe Nakoda. We are situated on land where the Bow River meets the Elbow River. The traditional Blackfoot name of this place is "Mohkinstsis," which we now call the city of Calgary. The city of Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation.

Mount Royal University is committed to removing barriers and fostering the inclusion of voices that have been historically underrepresented or discouraged in our society. In support of our belief that diversity in our faculty and staff enriches the work, learning and research experiences for the entire campus community, we strongly encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply and self-identify.

About the Department of Cougars Athletics & Recreation

Cougars Athletics and Recreation actively creates, promotes, and sustains an environment in which the Mount Royal University community is challenged and supported in pursuit of personal growth in Athletics and Recreation.

Mount Royal's Cougars Athletics & Recreation is seeking experienced Yoga Instructors to join our MOVE MORE group fitness team. We're looking for instructors who are passionate about their craft and capable of working with participants of all fitness levels. Our ideal candidate will have training in various yoga methods and years of experience as an instructor.

Reporting to the Fitness and Customer Experience Supervisor, Yoga Instructors are integral to our MOVE MORE group fitness team. The team is driven by our why: to inspire people to move so that they can be the best versions of themselves. We invite and welcome people to show up as their authentic selves; we develop people in ways that matter most to them; we build communities that connect people to what brings them joy; we build communities that connect people to what brings them joy; we create accessible and inclusive spaces, places, and programs; and we establish relationships that foster a sense of belonging. We are guided by equitable hiring best practices .

About the Role Responsibilities
  • Class preparation; facility and equipment set-up.
  • Program design for all levels of yoga.
  • Lead participants on proper breathing techniques and poses.
  • Document participant attendance.
  • Support and mentor developing student staff.
  • Supervision of participants to correct and improve experience techniques.
  • Regular input, feedback, and communication with the Fitness & Customer Experience Supervisor regarding operational enhancement of the MOVE MORE group fitness program.
  • Facility equipment inspection and maintenance; report as required
  • Build meaningful relationships by engaging and communicating with participants, assessing participant capability, actively listening, showing compassion, building rapport, and offering ongoing coaching/motivation.
  • Demonstrate professionalism (communication, uniform, punctuality).
  • Work effectively in a team environment.
  • Complete MRU online Risk Management training.
  • Qualifications


  • Current yoga certification
  • Completion of a 200-hour yoga training course
  • 1 - 3 years of yoga instructor experience
  • Preferred

  • Degree or diploma in a fitness/health-related area of study from a recognized college or university.
  • Additional specialty-related certifications.
  • What We Offer

    Talented and committed employees are the driving force behind student success. We strive to be an employer of choice among Canadian post-secondary institutions.

    At Mount Royal University, we recognize that people are a combination of many intersecting identities; we work to cultivate an environment that welcomes the whole person, and harnesses the strength that is available in our diversity, creating a rich and inclusive workplace.

    Salary: $45.00 - $65.00 per hour

    Closing Date: Open until a suitable candidate is found

    A cover letter and resume should be submitted in one .pdf formatted document. Please title your .pdf document as follows: Last Name, Requisition Number.pdf (ex. Smith, Coordinator, 999999.pdf).

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and others currently eligible to work in Canada will be given priority.

    Recent Mount Royal graduates who are foreign nationals may be eligible to work on campus. Please refer to the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website under Post-Graduation Employment athttps:// www.

    If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please notify [email protected] and we will work together on the accommodation request.

    We thank all applicants for their interest. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. After the close date, you can check on the status of your application through your Career Centre. New career opportunities arise frequently and are posted as they become available. Please check back often to view our latest postings on our Career Opportunities page. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Mount Royal University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to fostering diversity as a source of excellence, intellectual and cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome applications from those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, faculty and their scholarship including but not limited to Indigenous Peoples, women, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual or gender identity, ethnic, national or socio-economic background, religion or age.

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