Yoga is a life-long practice, and being a teacher is no different.
Working with a mentor is an opportunity for yoga teachers to develop their skills and deepen their knowledge of yoga through personal study under the guidance of an experienced mentor.
Bloom Yoga's mentorship program provides a unique experience in continuing education. Over the course of six to twelve 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 once 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. (Minimum 12 Hours)
You are required to practice two Asana classes per week, either both with your mentor or one with your mentor and a second with a teacher that your mentor will recommend. A generous discount for classes to Bloom Yoga is available for the duration of your training. (Minimum 60 Hours)
Observation / Assist
Initially, you will observe 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. (Minimum 20 Hours)
Towards the end of the program, you will have an opportunity to teach a minimum of three full-length ”Community” classes for Bloom Yoga.
Your mentor will observe and provide feedback. (Minimum 3 Hours).
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 20 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.
This unique program can start at any time to coordinate with the availability of a Bloom Yoga mentor.
Upon completion of the minimum required hours, you will be eligible to use these hours towards Continuing Professional Development hours with Yoga Australia and Yoga Alliance Australia. Upon completion of a 12 month mentoring program, you will be eligible for Level 1 Registration (350 hour) with Yoga Australia.
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. Payment plan options available.
If you have any questions or to register your interest, please contact: