WHO NEEDS A MENTOR?
In almost every profession, graduates of training programs follow up their basic instruction by apprenticing under a master practitioner. Most yoga teachers who complete basic teacher training realize that they have so much more to learn in order to teach safely and responsibly. Entering the classroom, they are often overwhelmed by the range and complexity of students’ individual needs—and may not have the tools to help.
Lois herself apprenticed under master teachers Leslie Kaminoff, John Friend, and Douglas Brooks, spending thousands of hours observing how they worked and how to put their skills into practice. She also studied under the world’s top scholars during her undergraduate years at Harvard and her Ph.D. program at Princeton, where she learned not only a lot of information but how to share that complex and important information with others.
While Lois continues to lead teacher training programs internationally, she is delighted to now offer teachers the opportunity to learn and to grow through one-on-one mentoring.
HOW IT WORKS
The mentoring program consists of 3-month modules with clear goals and specific content tailored to your needs. Topics might include:
What Goes Where? The Art of Sequencing
One Size Does Not Fit All: Teaching Private Lessons
Injury Healing and Prevention
Anatomy in Action
Course Planning for Retreats, Immersions, and Teacher Trainings
Why Yoga? What Makes Yoga Different from Any Other “Fitness” Program
Yoga History: The Facts, the Myths, the Meaning
The Business of Teaching Yoga: Be Professional!
Stand out! Making the Most of Your Unique Gifts
Each 3-month module includes:
phone or Skype calls focused on specific topics
review and assessment of teaching videos
reading and writing assignments
practical exercises to put what you are learning into practice
evaluation of progress and revision of goals as needed
The mentoring can be done “remotely” (via online work, phone/Skype calls, and video reviews) or include live assisting/apprenticing/observing Lois in action or having Lois observe you in action.
Contact Lois for a free 20-minute strategy session for becoming a great yoga teacher!
The 3-month commitment is a basic format to ensure that you have enough time to put what you are learning into practice. Of course, you may well not feel “finished” after 3 months, in which case you and Lois can decide the most productive way to continue your mentoring.