Yoga Teacher Mentorship
As a new teacher, no doubt you may feel a mixture of excitement, eagerness, yet uncertainty, and overwhelm.
Entry level teacher training courses rarely provide the complete skill set to step into a role of such great responsibility and honour. And you’re feeling it.
Know that you’re not alone.
A training is a huge financial investment, and without someone guiding you, perhaps you have a concern it may have been all for nothing?
Like you, I craved more depth and richness from this path. I wanted to always feel a great sense of dignity and integrity when sharing the wisdom of yoga with the community.
The traditional method of learning – Guru Shisha Parampara – is rare and difficult to have access to in our modern life. It can be a massive weight figuring out which way to turn and who to trust.
This special and unique mentorship program is an opportunity for you to receive direct support, guidance, and advice. The mentorship program offers one-on-one personalised coaching, to help you transition more smoothly into this life’s work.
LOVE for the program
Sharon Andersen - NSW
Emily Sorensen, Be Here With Love - NSW
Gislaine Nairn - VIC
Georgina Siddell - QLD
Alexandra McKeirnan - NSW
We learn much on teacher trainings, and we can also quickly forget the fine details.
A mentorship program can help to continually develop your range of skills, such as:
Dialogue and communication, assisting and adjusting, class sequencing, sustaining a healthy home practice, building confidence in pranayama and meditation, methodology for working one-on-one privately with students, managing student injuries, teaching to large groups, integrating Ayurveda into yoga, business and marketing, philosophy, workplace ethics, finances, and developing one’s place within the community.
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?
“I shall be gone. You shall continue. And when you’ll be gone, see that there is somebody to continue.”
A mentorship program is a joining of forces to create a continually high standard of yoga teachers and maintain integrity of the teachings.
As teachers we must be multi-skilled – not only within the studio, but also off the yoga mat. We are not perfect. I personally do not claim to be an expert. I simply wish to be an upholder of tradition and be a container to retain the essence of these traditional healing practices.
After our initial email correspondence, you will be required to fill out an online application form so I can learn as much about you as possible. This way I will 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
This program is for you if:
You’re comfortable receiving open, honest direction and feedback
You’re accountable and autonomous
You’re looking for a safe space to ask any and all questions
You’re committed to follow through and making time in your schedule
You have a committed personal practice of asana and pranayama
You value and respect tradition and know yoga is a system far beyond the postures
You’re seeking a life of studentship
You know true success isn’t defined by your online social media presence or numbers
You know this path is not about recognition or craving popularity
You know teaching yoga is not going to bring you richness, but that it may enhance other streams of work you’re immersed in (i.e. you don’t need to quit your day job)
This program is NOT for you if:
You’re scattered and bounce around between different interests, and therefore yoga may be a quick hit of fame and popularity for you
You’re interested in getting the most classes and the most students as one of your key priorities
You think a senior teacher is someone who has been in your area for a few years and has a big social media presence
You don’t care for pranayama, meditation, or other facets of the yoga tradition
You dread your current career or job, and think yoga would be an ideal transition/replacement
You’re unable to honour your monthly financial commitment
You’re comfortable receiving open, honest direction and feedback
You feel you don’t need to invest in further study for a while
You want to teach what’s popular
You haven’t got a regular yoga practice established
Ready to be a steady and aspiring beacon for the yoga tradition?
Here are all the official details you need:
Per month $185 AUD.
Payable monthly. Tax deductible.
Your Commitment: Minimum 6 month program – each month includes 1 x 50 minute session, plus unlimited email support and recommended resources. Sessions are via Zoom. $185 AUD deposit required initially to secure your place in the program. This is redeemable for your final session.
“You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself”
TERMS & CONDITIONS
REGISTRATION: The online application form must be completed prior to the commencement of the Mentorship Program.
DEPOSIT: 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 cease your commitment to the Mentorship Program, 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 CONTACT AMY.