We all face challenges throughout our teaching life – issues in relationships with students, struggles to teach with integrity in environments that may not be set up to foster mindful practice, making a living without burning out ... Mentoring provides a safe supportive space to reflect on your experience honestly and from the heart. This is an invitation to notice what’s working for you and what isn’t, and to explore new approaches and ways of being as a teacher that may make your work more effective.
Sessions are friendly and supportive and, as well as offering information, guidance and resources, are also designed to foster your capacity to connect with your inner teacher and access what you already innately know. When you start from your own internal source of feeling, knowing and communicating, you discover a natural depth and authority in your teaching that is a unique expression of you.
For me, teaching is a practice in itself, arising out of the primary foundation of our own daily personal practice. It is here, in this foundation, that we find ways of becoming more present to our own experience, and so more present to our students. When we work from our own authentic practice, we are able not just to correct alignment and pass on techniques but to co-create a practice with our students in a way that includes all of their humanity on the mat.
I have particular experience as a yoga / dance movemnt teacher in working with:
Ehlers-Danlos / hypermobility
Autistic / neurodivergent adults
And can offer specialist mentoring in these areas.
Who is it for?
Mentoring is for anyone who teaches yoga or dance movement – from trainees teaching practice classes through to seasoned teachers of many years. You may be seeking support as a new teacher just starting out, encountering issues that you’d like to discuss with an experienced teacher, looking for feedback on your teaching or more input on a specific teaching skill, or in need of a space to reconnect with the source of your inspiration and refresh your commitment to teaching. Wherever you are in your yoga teaching practice, mentoring can offer you a safe, non-judgemental space to speak, receive and be witnessed.
What mentees say
“I found the mentoring sessions with Jess invaluable to my development as a confident, competent yoga teacher. After observing my teaching, Jess offered constructive, manageable feedback for me to trial in my next classes. I was able to draw on what we'd talked about and bring it into play successfully, delivering a class that I felt proud and in control of. I found it reassuring to work with such an experienced and knowledgable teacher who was there to answer any questions and give advice in a non-judgemental, personal manner. I couldn't have imagined how helpful Jess's feedback and advice would be. I would recommend it to anyone starting out, or to experienced teachers wanting to check in and have someone to talk to!”—Jessamin
Where: In person, in my own space in London SE18, and online.
Cost: £80 for a one-hour session. There are some reductions for blocks of sessions if you decide to continue longer term. (Please note that for international payments, there is an additional 10 per cent charge. This is to cover transfer fees.)
Booking: Please contact me.