The Yoga Foundation of Fredericksburg (YOFO) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization providing educational and enriching programs that promote wellness of the mind, body, and spirit to the Fredericksburg community. We envision a community without barriers to accessing education and experiences that enrich the individual and collective health of all.
- Assisting and coordinating groups that focus on mental and stress management such as:
- Mindfulness based stress reduction
- Mindful self-compassion groups
- Trauma informed yoga classes
- Other relevant stress management and mindfulness courses as they are developed
- Assisting and coordinating groups that focus on training educators including groups that:
- Teach educators mindfulness skills for their own stress management.
- Teach educators to run yoga and mindfulness classes for children.
- Assisting and coordinating trauma informed yoga teacher training. This may involve preparing and teaching a piece of the training (e.g., a module on the autonomic nervous system and stress or a module on the relationship between trauma and stress).
- Assisting and coordinating mindfulness and yoga classes at Gladys Oberle school, an alternative school serving children with a variety of disabilities including autism, emotional disturbance, intellectual disability, specific learning disability, other health impairment, visually impaired including blindness, hearing impaired, speech or language impairment and multiple disabilities.
- Assisting and coordinating (and if comfortable teaching a portion) mindfulness and yoga groups for preschool children at local Head Start and Virginia Preschool Initiative programs.
- Researching potential grants to help support the mission of the Yoga Foundation.
- Assist in grant writing.
- Marketing and preparing campaign materials for fundraising.
- Other administrative duties to support the mission of the Yoga Foundation.
Must meet all UMW and Department of Psychological Science internship requirements.
- Required Courses:
- CPRD – 104 – Contemplative Practices
- Psychology 211- Abnormal Psychology
- Psychology 231 – Infant and Child OR Psychology 232 – Adolescent/Adult
- Recommended Courses
- Psychology 315 – Introduction to Clinical Psychology
- Psychology 339 – Health Psychology
- Psychology 351 – Positive Psychology
- Psychology 320 – Psychology of Exceptional Child
42 hours of work per credit hour (most interns do 3 credits with 126 hours of work). Grade is based on on-campus supervision, agency evaluation, reflective journal, and a final paper