Finding our authentic voice as a teacher can be the main barrier between effectively communicating with your students, or just moving them through the motions.The support of having effective feedback at the right time, can allow newer yoga teachers to begin the work of growing confidently into an effective teacher, that has an impact on their students, and is also personally evolving throughout their teaching career.
In 2012, was nominated as Fitness First’s Flow Victorian Champion. This role was my first step into becoming a mentor, and I undertook training within Fitness First and Power Living to bring through the first round of teachers who headed up the Flow Class Format. Within this role, I worked closely with the Flow Teaching Team, moving the program from a Group Exercise focus, into the stream of Yoga experience for members participating in Flow Yoga Classes.
From 2010 to 2014, I was on the national BodyBalance presenting team and had the opportunity of launching the BodyBalance program to Victoria trained teachers, and also shadowed on stage at several Filex Shows, soaking up the wisdom of Jackie Mills (Program Director) and receiving mentorship from the amazing Kylie Gates (Creative Director, Les Mills Asia Pacific)
I am currently on the facilitation team for the 200hr Teacher Training held at Move Yoga. Working closely with students who are training to step into a teaching role, some not coming from any kind of teaching background, has encouraged me to expand my skills in area’s of a fuller understanding of the different processes we go through when we venture from being a student of yoga, to becoming a teacher of yoga.
The Mentorship Program is available to all teachers from diverse trainings and yoga lineages.
It can be taken individually as a one off session, or delivered to a small group.
Reasons why you may choose to have a mentor include:
- A new teacher may need guidance within the structure or delivery of their classes
- An experienced teacher wants to further their training and is not sure what direction to go in
- A teacher wants to create a home practice
- An experienced teacher wants to clarify his/her personal unique approach to teaching
- A teacher wants to learn business skills to support themselves more effectively with their yoga teaching
What happens during a mentor session?
Mentoring involves discussion, and sometimes practice, to extend the mentoree’s abilities as a yoga teacher. This can involve Michelle attending a class that you teach, or creating a private session, addressing direct concerns you may have about your teaching or deliver. Small group work will give each teacher time to practice a delivery of a teaching component, and to work together to encourage and create feedback for the growth of the teacher
It is recommended that initial sessions are 1.5 hours – subsequent sessions can be 1 hour long. Mentoring sessions are held at your location or can by held by skype for long distance teachers. Sessions can be one-off, monthly or whatever suits you. Appointments are neccessary for all sessions. Sessions are strictly confidential. The wide array of yoga paths are all respected.
1 hour session $90
1.5 hour session $130
2 hour group session $220 (group of 3 $75 each)
Enquire about yoga mentorship
Please book your time slot by filling in the below form
Payment can be made online before your appointment, or by cash on the day of your appointment