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.
What mentees say
“I really enjoyed every moment we spent in this lovely group, talking, experiencing, listening, feeling, supporting each other, being. Jess is a great teacher and I am very grateful to her for offering the mentor group.”—Larissa“
I absolutely loved the mentor group. It was a great opportunity for me to start gaining more confidence in my teaching and self-practice. Having the guidance and support of a mentor and fellow teachers during this process has been invaluable, in addition to all the information and skills that we have shared and practised.”—Eva“
I was in the mentor group for a year and thoroughly recommend it. I joined when I was feeling very overwhelmed by all the perils and pitfalls of setting up my own yoga classes and covering for other teachers while juggling this with another demanding job, my own practice and two operations. A year later I would say that I – and my students – have benefited enormously from the support of the group. This is also a wonderful way to do some continuing professional education – especially the adjustment workshops. Jess is very skilled at training teachers and generous with passing on her knowledge.”—Geraldine
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