Are you a Yoga Teacher? Teacher Trainee? Or a new graduate of Teacher Training?
This special and unique mentorship program is an opportunity for me to advise, support, direct, and caution newly trained yoga teachers within the global community. The mentorship program offers one-on-one personalised coaching, to help you transition more smoothly onto your new path. A new teacher can feel a mixture of excitement, uncertainty, overwhelm, and eagerness once having completed their first training. However, entry level courses do not provide us with the complete skill set to step into a role of such great responsibility and honour, guiding others into this deep, ancient practice.
We learn much on teacher trainings, and we can also quickly forget the fine details. A mentorship program helps up to continually develop a broad range of skills such as:
Dialogue and communication, assisting and adjusting, creative class sequencing, sustaining a health home practice, building confidence in pranayama and meditation, working one-on-one privately with students, managing student injuries, teaching to large groups, business and marketing, philosophy, and developing one’s uniqueness.
You may have questions that remain unanswered…
How do I gain my first teaching position?
Should I teach for free?
How much should I earn per class?
How do I best approach my local studio/s for work?
How do I best market myself?
How do I develop my ‘voice’, better dialogue, and my uniqueness?
What resources can help me along my teaching journey?
How can I consistently create good class sequences?
Do I need a website? A Facebook page?
How can I promote myself, without seeming egotistical or generic?
What further training should I look into to further my skills?
What should I do if… a student leaves my class? a student gets injured in my class? a student complains?
How to organise special events, like workshops, courses, retreats, etc?
Should I register with a membership body? Get insurance? What company is best?
How do I make money doing what I love?
Should I quit my ‘day job’?
My family does not support my desire to teach. What should I do?
A mentorship program is a JOINING OF FORCES to create a continually high standard of yoga teachers to retain the integrity of the teachings. As teachers we must be multi-skilled – not only within the classroom, but also off the yoga mat. We are not perfect. I personally do not claim to be an expert. I simply wish to be a part of the conversation, the growth, and be a CONTAINER to RETAIN to essence of the traditional healing practices. If this resonates with you, I encourage you to email me to express your interest in this ongoing program. After our initial email correspondence, you will be required to fill out an online registration form, so I can learn as much about you as possible so I know how best to SERVE you.
The first role of the teacher is to be humble…the character, the courage, the grace, and the magnitude of a person is in practicing humility. One who cannot go under can never grow. The first power of the seed is to go under, and then grow.
– Yogi Bhajan
Are genuinely excited about a career as a yoga teacher (and not just to give up your day job)
Wish to embody and represent this ancient practice in a genuine and professional way
Are committed to investing in ongoing education and learning
THEN READ ON…
How we will work together:
During our time together you will receive open and honest feedback and direction. I will help you stay both accountable and creative. If you decide this is a good fit for you, you will begin the program by completing a detailed questionnaire, for me to get to know you even more, and most importantly for me to find out how I can serve you best. Our sessions will be like coaching sessions, with actionable steps to take away each time. I will give you any notes I may take during our sessions as a resource, and will offer you unlimited email support during our program.
A few things we might cover…
- Creating your WHY – getting a lot of clarity around why you teach, to help facilitate how you teach.
- Consider your own health and wellness – maintaining this is crucial to being a successful teacher long term.
- Developing a more refined home practice – for your constitution, the seasons, injuries, etc
- Guidance around class planning, theming, and sequencing – pulling from my experience of around 2000 classes.
- Guidance around creating workshops, unique offerings, corporate group programs, retreats, etc
- General advice for various class scenarios – in class injuries, class behaviour and communication, teacher/student relationships (on all levels), effective teaching techniques and communication, etc
- Business and mindful marketing i.e: website, social media, general promoting, resources, etc
- Creating and developing your unique voice
- Guidance around teaching private lessons
- How to price yourself, when to work for free, when not to work for free
- Much more!
***Worth noting, these kinds of relationships often develop into wonderful opportunities where I may ask you to assist me on workshops, retreats, yoga festivals and more – extra bonus!
If you wish to join forces together, here is my current program pricing:
“RAPID SUPPORT SYSTEM”
Your INVESTMENT: Per month $150 AUD (plus GST if applicable). Payable monthly. Tax deductible!
CONTACT ME NOW to book your spot.
** NOTE – The Mentorship Program is available for all new teachers, not only within the Newcastle area, but also globally via Skype or FaceTime. A registrant form must be completed before approval and acceptance into the program. The program itself can be tailored to suit each individual, however a minimum 3 month commitment is required.
Terms and Conditions
REGISTRATION: The online registration form, supplied by Amy Landry, must be completed prior to the commencement of the Mentorship Program.
An initial deposit is required to be made prior to the commencement of the program, and is redeemed on the last and final session. This deposit is non refundable and non transferrable.
CANCELLATION: In the event that you decide to cancel your Mentorship Program at any time, your initial deposit is non refundable and is forfeited.
PAYMENT: Payment for each session must be made to Amy Landry prior to each session commencing. Payments can be made online via Direct Deposit or PayPal.
For questions or clarifications, please email firstname.lastname@example.org