THE COLLECTIVE YOGA MENTORSHIP

July 14 to August 14, 2022 – Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays

You have your 200-hour yoga teaching certificate! What’s next?

The path to teaching yoga after obtaining your certificate can feel uncertain or daunting… What are effective ways to sequence a class? What muscles do I need to support an arm balance? How do I assist and adjust, especially in our current world? This program will answer all those questions and more.

The Collective Yoga Mentorship is a 5-week program from July-August 2022 specifically designed for teachers who:

 

  • Finished their 200-hour YTT recently and are looking for guidance,
  • Received their certificate via an online program and are craving in-person mentorship and feedback,
  • Completed their certification awhile ago and are ready to pick up teaching now,

During these five weeks, you will receive in-depth lectures on topics such as anatomy, philosophy, assisting, and sequencing. You will have dedicated practice days to hone your skills and receive coaching and feedback. You will group-teach weekly community classes that will be open to the public for real world experience.


This program satisfies the requirements for 40 hours of continuing education for Yoga Alliance.

APPLY HERE

“Like the butter hidden in milk, the pure consciousness resides in every being; that ought to be constantly churned out by the churning rod of the mind.”

The Upanishads

MENTORSHIP DETAILS

The Collective Yoga Mentorship will run for 5 weeks: Thursday, July 14 to Sunday, August 14. We will meet three times per week: Thursdays for Content, Fridays for Connection, and Sundays for a Community Class. Each week will focus on a specific theme — such as Anatomy or Philosophy — where you will learn on Thursday, hone your skills on Friday, and teach a real class on Sunday.

5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

THURSDAY EVENINGS

CONTENT LECTURE

Content Lectures will be a deeper dive into a specific topic every week. Lectures will cover concepts like Anatomy, Sequencing, Philosophy, and Assists & Adjusts.

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

FRIDAY EVENINGS

CONNECTION ACTIVITY

This time for Connection is a time to hone your skills. We’ll be doing activities like mock class teaching, partner teaching, and small group projects.

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

SUNDAY MORNINGS

COMMUNITY CLASS

Community Classes are group taught by the cohort, and free and open to the public to attend. This is your chance to apply the skills you learned to a real life setting.


BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and Financial Need scholarships available

PRICING AND LOGISTICS

All sessions will take place at the lululemon experiential store in Lincoln Park (944 W North Ave). Free garage parking is available, Divvy stations are nearby, and the North/Clybourn Red Line stop is two blocks away.

Syllabus:

  • Week 1: Teacher Tune-Up + Smart Sequencing
  • Week 2: Advanced Anatomy + Asana
  • Week 3: Yoga Philosophy + Dharma
  • Week 4: Physical/Non-Physical Assists + Adjusts
  • Week 5: Teaching in a Modern World

Program cost: $500

Because our mission is to break down the barriers of accessibility of the practice, we offer scholarships for BIPOC teachers, LGBTQ+ teachers, and scholarships for Financial Need. Please indicate on your application if you would like to apply for a scholarship.

APPLY HERE

CONNECT WITH US

YOUR MENTORS

Manny Garcia – Mentoring Lead

Manny is an E-RYT 500 and YACEP with nearly 10 years of practice and 6+ years of teaching under his belt. With 3 years of experience at a physical and movement therapy clinic, Manny’s teaching lens is highly anatomy, alignment, and education-driven.

 

Elena Katsulis, Izzy Carr, and Paco Garay – Mentoring Coaches

Elena, Izzy, and Paco will be present to assist in some lectures and offer feedback for some Connection and Community Class sessions. They are also available as resources for any questions that arise during our mentorship program.

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