The Shala Mentorship Program

An opportunity to deepen your study, enhance your teaching skills, and explore particular dimensions of yoga alongside esteemed senior Shala yoga teachers.

The Shala Mentorship program can be taken as a standalone program or as a supplement to the 200-hour or 300-hour teacher trainings. It is designed to support your continued education and evolution as a teacher so that you are able to serve your students with confidence and integrity.

Our Mentorship is also open to individuals who are curious about how to weave yoga into their lives and work. You do not need to be a yoga teacher, or interested in ever teaching yoga, to benefit from the focus, support, and one-on-one guidance a Shala Mentorship offers.

Our teachers offer a wealth of knowledge gained from many years of diligent practice. Potential mentors include Kristin Leigh, Barbara Verrochi, Maria Cutrona, Ashley Dorr, Jenny Meyer, Joe Miller, Annie Piper, Maria Rubinate, Jenny Campbell, Sherry Russell, Shevy Katan, Sasha Ginnetti, Virginia Carey and Domenick Schiavone.

Students are invited to create their own mentorship “major” to suit their needs, interests, and goals. Potential areas of study include:

  • Developing a signature teaching style
  • Confident in creating a class sequence
  • Calling out asanas with clear transitions and alignment
  • Assisting students safely (verbal and hands-on)
  • Discussion of classical texts of the yoga canon 
  • Writing and delivering effective dharma talks that support and illuminate asana practice
  • Teaching to all levels within one class
  • Teaching basic students
  • Teaching to support differently-abled students
  • Integrating yoga practices and ethics into your academic or professional field
  • Applying yoga ethics to social justice work
  • Yoga for children and adolescents
  • Exploring bhakti yoga through chanting and harmonium
  • Understanding the relationship between Ayurveda and yoga
  • Learning the history and philosophical underpinnings of yoga
  • Alignment, therapy, and anatomy of asanas
  • Develop a meditation program or teaching practice
  • Pranayama practice and teaching


  • 20 hours: $1200 (3 month limit for 20 hours) (10 x 30 minute one on one sessions with mentor)
  • 40 hours: $2200  (6 month limit for 40 hours) (20 x 30 minute one on one sessions with mentor)
  • 80 hours: $3500 (1 year limit for 80 hours) (40 x 30 minute one on one sessions with mentor)
  • 30% off class cards
  • For more information or to apply email