Working one-on-one with a mentor is a powerful and enriching experience. The Laughing River Yoga Mentorship Program is a 55 hour, 3 month program for yoga teachers. It is one component of the 300 hour Teacher Training Program and can start at any time to coordinate with the availability of an LRY mentor.
Over the course of three months, you will collaborate with your mentor to co-create a customized mentorship program that meets your needs, challenges you, and inspires your growth as a yoga teacher and practitioner. Supported by your mentor, you will explore an area of interest for self-study, refine your asana practice, sharpen your teaching skills, and find your voice as a teacher. The program has flexible hours and is made up of the following components:
You will meet with your mentor twice per month for a discussion and check-in session. These sessions will be structured to outline your goals and objectives, discuss your progress, and how you can work together in support of these goals. Your mentor will assign reading and writing 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)
Observe six of your mentor’s classes and have a brief discussion afterwards to answer any questions that may have arisen regarding sequencing, assists, cues, etc. (Total 6 Hours)
Your mentor will assign you reading and writing projects to complete, customized based on your personal intentions and what your mentor deems most appropriate for you. Additionally, you will reflect and integrate what you've learned through private mentorship, asana practice, and observation.(Minimum 25 Hours)
Based on your interests and what you agree upon with your mentor, additional components of the mentorship could include:
Private yoga session with your mentor to refine your asana practice
Mentor observation of your class/teaching with feedback
Assist your mentor’s class
Lead a class/workshop at Laughing River Yoga
This program is uniquely flexible in order to best support you where you are while inspiring your growth.
This program is open to those who have completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training program (or equivalent), who currently practice at Laughing River Yoga or who are known to the LRY teaching team.
Our mentors are highly experienced in many facets of yoga and instruction. You can request a specific mentor or be paired with a mentor who will best serve your objectives. We will work with you to discuss your intention and coordinate mentors’ availability.
To begin the process, please complete the Mentorship Intake Form. Please allow for some coordination time as we work to accommodate your interests and schedule as well as mentors' availabilty.