Why choose mentoring?
In the current climate setting out to teach Yoga and remaining motivated can be a challenge. In addition, if you’ve completed a 200 hour teacher training you may feel that there were areas which weren’t covered in enough detail or you’ve been teaching for a few years and you feel you’ve hit a bit of a ‘wall’.
I’ve been there a few times over the past 18+ years of teaching and when you largely spend a lot of time by yourself it can be a challenge to keep it fresh, fun and focused and wanting to keep offering your energy and time and earn a living.
Where to start
Rather than spending a lot of money on further training why not consider being mentored? One of reasons why I love teaching Yoga is the enjoyment from helping others and over the years I’ve helped a number of teachers who just need some methodology in their teaching, advice or just a chat and encouragement. After all Yoga is a huge subject and it can be daunting at times as it is a lifelong practice with always something to learn.
Mentoring areas for development
Setting up a beginner’s course over a 6 to 8 weeks.
How to sequences postures and suiting them to the group level.
Observing body language in class and adapting postures to suit individuals.
Working with common injuries.
The four phases of adjustments: Verbal, interactive one to one, light adjustment & hands on.
Thai massages stretches for adjustments.
Not getting stuck in the ‘posture is Yoga and Yoga is posture’ mind set of teaching, keeping it varied.
Adapting teaching for various outlets such as gyms or online.
When to demonstrate or not.
Creating and delivering workshops over a 2-4 hour duration.
Creating a plan for a day or weekend retreat.
Dealing with disruptive class issues such as talking, mobile phones.
Working with over eager students.
Introducing conscious breath work and Pranayama in a sequential method.
How to teach the cleansing practices of Uddiyana, Agnisara and Nauli Kriya.
Introducing Yoga philosophy.
Organising visiting teachers.
Looking after yourself
Observing your own energy levels when teaching and how to adapt classes.
Keeping the balance between teaching and other life duties.
Seeing Yoga teaching as a long term career and not burning out.
Keeping the faith, interest levels and remaining inspired to teach.
‘You are your own best investment’ and further training advice.
How much to charge and earning a living from Yoga.
Keeping tax records and planning ahead.
Social media promotion, finding what works for you.
Looking after and keeping your students.
Website creation and SEO.
The first session is just £20.00 (90 min) and thereafter £40.00 for 90 mins and this can be either in person or via Zoom (these can be recorded for future reference). I can also provide practice or action points for you to follow up on before the next one to one.
Get in touch
For information on classes and workshops, or to book, please don’t hesitate to contact me.