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.

program includes:

The Shala Mentorship Program provides yoga practitioners, teacher trainees, and established teachers with an effective framework 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 well-equipped to serve your students. 

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 Maria Cutrona, Ashley Dorr, Edward Jones, Kristin Leigh, Brian Liem, Bibi Lorenzetti, Frank Mauro, Joe Miller, Annie Piper, Maria Rubinate, Sherry Russell, Domenick Schiavone, Julianna Takacs, Barbara Verrochi, and Carla Waldron.

Students are invited to create their own mentorship major to fit their interests, needs, and goals. Possible majors or projects include but are not limited to:

  • Exploring Bhakti Yoga through chanting and harmonium-playing
  • Sequencing and assisting (verbal and hands-on)
  • Co-teaching classes, workshops, and retreats
  • Close study of canonical yoga texts 
  • Reading, speaking, writing, and memorizing Sanskrit
  • Anatomy, yoga therapy, and teaching to differently-abled students
  • Developing a signature teaching style
  • Bridging Ayurveda and yoga 
  • Teaching to all ages
  • Prenatal and postnatal 
  • Writing and delivering effective dharma talks that support and illuminate asana practice


Our mentorship program can be taken alone or as part of our 200-hour or 300-hour advanced teacher trainings. Requirements will vary slightly depending on duration of training and the mentee's chosen area of focus, but nearly all trainees will be required to: 

  • Attend mentor meetings (10 hours for 40-hour program, 20 hours for 80-hour program)
  • Maintain a daily asana and meditation practice 
  • Sit in on classes and submit observational notes 
  • Attend relevant workshops and lectures
  • Complete two 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, 6 month autopay and one year autopay

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