YOGA TEACHER MENTORING
The Atman Yoga School® offers group and 1-on-1 mentoring programs designed to help support certified teachers as they deepen existing yoga teaching skills, clarify their message, and provide offerings into their local community. Mentoring is also offered as a continuation of the traditional studies of yoga and ayurveda.
LEVEL ONE: REFINE //
This program is designed for freshly-certified 200 hour teachers who are looking for a mentor who can answer their questions as they begin to teach to the public, and provide guidance and support for their blossoming yoga career. The Level 1 Mentoring is offered twice a year for the group format (Spring/Fall), and is ongoing for 1-on-1 sessions (also available via skype).
LEVEL TWO: EXPAND //
This program is designed for experienced teachers who have completed both a 200 hour and 300 hour training program (from any school), and are seeking mentoring on the business/yoga industry, teaching techniques, or traditional yoga studies. This program is only offered in the traditional format of 1-on-1/student-to-teacher (skype available), with a rolling admissions based upon program acceptance. For serious and dedicated students only- Level 2 mentoring requires a dedication to reading, journaling, and self-inquiry.
ASSIST A TRAINING* //
This 1-on-1 mentorship program is open to teachers who are certified at the 200 hour level and/or taken the AYS 200 Hour Vinyasa + Ayurveda Yoga Teacher Training, plan to attend the AYS 340 Hour Advanced Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training, and are interested in teaching and growing with the Atman Yoga School. You will learn valuable skills and techniques that are specific to yoga teacher trainings and you will have an opportunity to teach a section or topic/s in a training. This mentorship includes assisting the lead instructor, participating in group training sessions, 1-on-1 mentoring with the lead instructor to ask questions and get feedback, and learning logistical business skills. *Please note: acceptance into this program requires an application and interview process, and is competitive. Acceptance is not guaranteed.
EXAMPLE TOPICS FOR LEVEL 1 MENTORING:
What is your goal as a yoga teacher? We help you figure out how to flush out and streamline your vision to create tangible results.
Practice teaching and receive feedback from the mentor on suggestions to become a more powerful teacher (language, sequencing, theming, music).
We’ll help you with mock auditions for studio jobs (teaching, how to present yourself, what to wear, what to bring, questions to ask a potential employer).
Our mentors help with marketing advice including: how to brand, content recommendations, message development, social media channels…etc.
OUT OF THE STUDIO:
If you’re looking for work outside of a yoga studeio, our mentors help with teaching at festivals, setting up workshops, and planning retreats.
Where do you want to direct your energy to create mutually beneficial professional relationships? (Writing, volunteering, instagram challenges…etc.).
We help you get organized with things like getting insurance, keeping track of teaching hours, CPR certifications, drafting bios, LLC vs Sole Proprietorship…etc.
Get help choosing outfits, locations, photographers and poses to ensure a successful and dynamic photoshoot. Day-of photo shoot help with alignment, postures, and general assisting is also available.
If you’re curious about being an ambassador for a brand or business, we can help you figure out how they work and how you can participate.