shala mentorship program
an opportunity to deepen your study and teaching skills alongside approved senior shala yoga teachers. build confidence and experience in the classroom with specific one on one attention and guidance.
The Shala Mentorship Program provides yoga practitioners, teacher trainees, and established teachers with an effective platform for continuing education and experience. It is designed to refine your existing skill set, develop your confidence, and support your evolution as a teacher, so that you are fully equipped to serve your students. Our mentorship program can be taken alone or as part of our 200-hour or 300-hour advanced teacher trainings.
Additionally, the Shala Mentorship Program is open to individuals who are curious about how yoga can be incorporated into their existing (perhaps seemingly unrelated) professions, interests, or studies. One need not be a yoga teacher, or interested in teaching yoga, to benefit from the focus and support a Shala mentorship provides.
As a mentee, you will work directly with a senior Shala teacher on structuring and scheduling your mentorship curriculum. Our teachers offer a wealth of knowledge gained from many years of dedicated practice. Potential mentors include Kristin Leigh, Barbara Verrochi, Maria Cutrona, Ashley Dorr, Jenny Meyer, Joe Miller, Annie Piper, Maria Rubinate, Jenny Campbell, Sherry Russell, and Domenick Schiavone.
Students are invited to create their own mentorship major to fit their interests, needs, and goals.
Possible majors include:
- Learning how to apply yogic techniques to your academic or professional field
- Learning how to bring yoga practices and ethics into your workplace or business model
- Exploring Bhakti Yoga through chanting and harmonium
- Sequencing and assisting (verbal and hands-on)
- Co-teaching classes, workshops, and retreats
- Classical texts of the yoga canon
- Reading, speaking, writing, and memorizing Sanskrit
- Anatomy, yoga therapy, and teaching to differently-abled students
- Developing a signature teaching style
- The relationship between Ayurveda and yoga
- Writing and delivering effective dharma talks that support and illuminate asana practice
- Teaching to all ages
Requirements will vary slightly depending on duration of training. General requirements will likely include:
- Mentor meetings (10 hours for 40-hour program, 20 hours for 80-hour program)
- Maintaining a daily asana and meditation practice
- Class observations
- Attend relevant workshops and lectures
- Complete 2 book reports
40 hours: $2000 (6 month limit for 40 hours)
80 hours: $3500 (1 year limit for 80 hours)
50% off class cards (5, 10, 20, 50), 25% off one month unlimited
for more information or to apply email firstname.lastname@example.org