On The Mat Yoga Mentorship Program 2019/2020

This program is designed for teachers who have an existing 200RYT designation and are looking for a program that will enrich and enhance their existing skills and knowledge base, and provide a deeper level of understanding of what it means to be a yoga teacher. Above all else, this mentorship program will teach those enrolled to think critically about teaching yoga. Delivered in a small group setting by a variety of On The Mat’s teachers, this 50 hour program is a combination of practice, discussion, lecture, assisting, practice teaching and feedback.

Program is limited to 8 participants. 

Tuition is $950 plus HST and is payable over 6 months. Tuition includes 7 hours of group practice, discussion, lecture, practice teaching and study per month for 6 months (8:00-11:00 on Saturdays, 8:30-12:30 on Sunday), 4 hours of real time, in-class assisting/auditing, 2 Teacher’s Renewal Series of your choosing, and unlimited yoga at On The Mat for the duration of the program.  

Every weekend will include a class, and critical discussion following the class. Every weekend will also include practice teaching, and feedback.

Lecture weekend topics include but are not limited to:

The All Levels Class:

Interactive discussion on safety and modifications in a studio setting.

The 8 Limbs:

How yoga tradition shows up in modern day classes, and why it’s important.

Energy Management:

How to tune in to, and use the energy of a room to either dictate or drive the flow of your classes.

Being Trauma Informed:

Explore the ways in which teaching yoga and being Trauma-Informed intersect, and what that means for us as yoga teachers.

Assisting 101:

Focus on real-time hands on assists, and discuss the ins, outs, and everything in between of an effective assist.  

Sequencing:

Explore, practice and discuss the different ways to build and safe and effective sequence.