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.

Amy Landry Yoga Teacher Mentorship

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

Amy Landry
Working with Amy was above and beyond my expectations. I felt her support both during and in between all of our sessions. Amy gently pushed me outside my comfort zone, which was like being supported by a dear friend who points out your room to grow whilst imparting generous wisdom. Amy reminded me that my work is not about me - it’s about passing on the teachings and tradition. She gave me more confidence and something rich every session, and guided me to stop adding things to my “stress bowl”!
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Amy Landry
I knew instantly that Amy’s vision and values were very much aligned with mine. All of her information was so well communicated, genuine, and in depth. Amy is extremely efficient, professional, and supportive. From the very beginning I felt guided. I loved having the support of a local senior teacher. She genuinely cared about the progress of my career and learning. I left each session together feeling motivated and inspired! Working with Amy has opened up more teaching opportunities. I feel like I have a clearer direction of where I am headed in my teaching career and also feel more confident in defining how I want to be teaching.
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Amy Landry
This program has probably benefited me more on a personal level rather than my teaching. Overall my most memorable learning has been to stay true to myself - realising that I no longer enjoy teaching big group classes, that I can choose what style of yoga I am willing to teach, and how to navigate social media. I also felt Amy’s teaching and message was authentic and traditional.
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Amy Landry
As a newly certified yoga teacher I felt anxious and overwhelmed. Despite having never met or practised under Amy prior, I felt a connection and instinctively knew that her she was the right person to help me navigate the ups and downs of being a new yoga teacher. Amy's desire to preserve the integrity of yoga, and empower new teachers to share this ancient healing practice with modern 'householders' resonated deeply. Our session covered a huge range of topics. Amy was generous with her time and created a safe space where I was able to discuss challenges, errors and perceived shortcomings, without fear of judgement. I never felt alone. On a practical level, Amy's feedback on my class sequencing and delivery boosted my confidence, encouraged me to question why I say and do certain things when teaching, and provided practical tips to enhance my teaching. I have been given information, tools and techniques to help me become a better teacher. But above all, I have confidence and clarity. As a result I am now being paid to teach weekly group classes, and have organised a number of independent events. Under Amy's guidance I have created a powerful 10 year vision and have a clear understanding of who I am here to serve.
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Amy Landry
Amy assisted me to find how yoga could change someone's life first hand. She was extremely professional as a teacher and inspired me as a student. I was extremely happy the program was structured to my need and not a blanket approach with regards to a set program. Amy was able to gently guide me to explore my interests and challenged my teaching style. This helped me to improve my classes by providing me with practical hints and tips that I was able to implement. Throughout the program I have been extremely grateful that I was able to discuss my plans, learnings, and challenges. I can not begin to put into words the benefits I have gained from this program - both personally and professionally.
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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.”

Yogi Bhajan

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.

What next?

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:

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You’re comfortable receiving open, honest direction and feedback

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You’re accountable and autonomous

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You’re looking for a safe space to ask any and all questions

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You’re committed to follow through and making time in your schedule

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You have a committed personal practice of asana and pranayama

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You value and respect tradition and know yoga is a system far beyond the postures

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You’re seeking a life of studentship

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You know true success isn’t defined by your online social media presence or numbers

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You know this path is not about recognition or craving popularity

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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:

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You’re scattered and bounce around between different interests, and therefore yoga may be a quick hit of fame and popularity for you

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You’re interested in getting the most classes and the most students as one of your key priorities

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You think a senior teacher is someone who has been in your area for a few years and has a big social media presence

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You don’t care for pranayama, meditation, or other facets of the yoga tradition

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You dread your current career or job, and think yoga would be an ideal transition/replacement

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You’re unable to honour your monthly financial commitment

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You’re comfortable receiving open, honest direction and feedback

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You feel you don’t need to invest in further study for a while

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You want to teach what’s popular

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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:

PRICING

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”

Galileo

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.

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