Apply to be a KMA Volunteer Class Assistant

Once you experience or observe KMA's impact on a community, you may wish to participate at a deeper level and be a part of KMA's programming by serving as a volunteer. Being a volunteer can be rewarding in many ways - starting with the fulfillment of helping others to achieve their goals. As a volunteer, you can also learn valuable skills on how to be a teacher of the movement arts.

Keoni Movement Arts is now recruiting volunteer class assistants for our 2019 - 2020 program year, which will start this September and end with a performance (date TBD) next spring.

Those with a high aptitude for teaching and a deep desire to learn to be a teacher of movement arts may also be invited to KMA’s teacher training program.  If you are interested in becoming a KMA Volunteer Class Assistant, review the job description below and complete the Application Process.

Job Description

The volunteer assistant position provides support by assisting students with movements and positions and helping the teacher maintain control of the classroom and class flow.

Essential Functions

  • Physically assist students

  • Demonstrate movements and positions for students

  • Verbally guide students

  • Work in tandem with primary teacher and other volunteers to facilitate class exercises and flow


  • Experience doing yoga, dance, and/or gymnastics

  • Complete application process, which includes initiating a background check and filling out KMA waiver and release forms

  • Attend a KMA volunteer orientation session, which includes doing a training on Sexual Abuse and Molestation Issues

  • Assist in a minimum of 2 classes per month

  • Attend on-going trainings (short sessions offered at regular intervals to learn techniques for assisting students)

Additional information
This opportunity is ideal for persons who have received a yoga teaching certification and wish to improve their teaching skills with hands-on teaching experience. Also, for persons who are currently enrolled in a yoga teacher training program, this is an ideal way to get your “Karma Yoga” hours requirement completed. Note: this is a selective process.

It is truly inspiring to work with these young people. Their pure joy when participating in class gives me so much more in return! I always look forward to the next class assisting as a KMA Volunteer. Thank you Paul, for this gift.
— Cleopatra Georgiou, KMA Volunteer in the Special Needs Class

Application Process

  1. Check our schedule and arrange to view a KMA class in action.

  2. Email with a short explanation of why are you interested in volunteering.

  3. Complete our online Keoni Movement Arts Employment and Volunteer Application.

  4. Complete our Release and Waiver Form.

  5. Complete a background check (Cost to applicant is $22).

  6. Complete our Sexual Abuse and Molestation Training.

  7. Attend trainings in how to assist students in doing yoga, dance, and gymnastics. Next trainings will take place in August and September.