Yoga teacher mentor groups provide a boundaried space for looking at some of what comes up for you in teaching yoga, in the company of supportive fellow teachers. This is a safe, non-judgemental environment for paying attention to your own feelings and reactions, noticing what excites and what triggers you, and exploring ways of accessing the resources that you already have (but may not have noticed) to deepen and facilitate your teaching.
Groups meet for six monthly sessions. At the beginning of each session there is always time to speak and be received without verbal responses. Beyond that, there is a possible syllabus with written resources, but the structure of the meetings is fluid and is responsive to the needs of the individuals in the group. We do discuss and offer suggestions when appropriate, but rather than talking, we will often use experiential techniques (moving, drawing, writing) to access what our bodies already know. There is also space for more skills-based meetings, so, for example, the group might generate a taught session on adjusting, we might spend time discussing ethical dilemmas, we could create mini teaching sessions in which you can receive feedback on your teaching. There are many possibilities. There is also a private facebook group where we can share our experiences confidentially, and you have ongoing access to my support via email for the duration of the group.
“In the best possible sense, the teacher acts as a crucible for the student's process of transformation.”—Donna Farhi