This unique program can start at any time to coordinate with the availability of an LRY mentor.
The Laughing River Yoga Mentorship Program is a 55 hour, 3 month training for yoga teachers. It is one component of the 300 hr Teacher Training. Scroll down to learn about the Rise Up Yoga Mentorship for non-teachers.
The LRY mentorship program provides a unique experience in continuing education. Over the course of three months, you will be guided through an in-depth study of asana practice, teaching skills and yogic study. Following your own path of research, you will be paired with an experienced teacher who will challenge and support you to find your own voice as a teacher. The program has flexible hours and is made up of the following components:
Private Mentorship Sessions
You will meet with your mentor twice per month for a discussion session. These sessions will be structured to outline your goals and objectives and discuss your progress. You will also be given reading and writing assignments relevant to your interests.
(Total 6 Hours)
You are required to practice one asana class per week with your mentor. The cost of these classes is included in the cost of the program.
(Total 18 Hours)
Observation / Assist
Initially, you will observe six of your mentor’s class and have a brief discussion afterwards to answer any questions that may have arisen regarding sequencing, assists, etc. If your mentor deems it appropriate, you may begin to offer assists within the class and, guided by your mentor, lead one or two poses in class.
(Total 9 Hours)
Towards the end of the program, you will have an opportunity to teach one full-length ”Featured Teacher” class for LRY or have your mentor come to a class that you are already teaching. Your mentor will observe and provide feedback.
Your mentor will assign you reading and writing projects to complete, custom-tailored based on your personal intentions and what your mentor deems most appropriate for you.
(Minimum 19 Hours)
This program is open to those who:
Have completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training program (or equivalent)
Have completed the mentorship application form.
Currently practice at Laughing River Yoga or who are known to the LRY teaching team.
RISE UP YOGA MENTORSHIP
The Rise Up Yoga mentorship is for any yoga student who has a consistent yoga and/or meditation practice. It looks at the ways in which we have allowed notions of dominance and inequity to take hold on our daily lives. We will explore how to use yoga as a practice that sheds light on the places in our consciousness where we have bought into these notions. We will practice using the tools of wisdom and skillfulness to shift our awareness in order work toward justice for all. This specific mentorship is with Candace Taylor. Instead of the final practice teach, students will be asked to create a final Personal Project (ex. talk, paper, video, plan) that demonstrates how they will integrate what they learned in the mentorship into daily life.
About the mentors
We have brought together a diverse range of senior teachers and instructors to offer mentorship. All are highly experienced in many facets of yoga and instruction. Requests for a specific mentor will be evaluated to ensure that you are paired with a mentor who will best serve your objectives.