Yoga Teacher Mentoring Course

The experience of a teacher training course is so intensely immersive that the reality of graduating and setting up our own classes can feel isolating and overwhelming.  It can be challenging to know where to go for advice and without the group support we may feel unsure about how to deal with a multitude of questions, including tricky teaching situations or how to sustain our energy.

Over the years, I’ve found my relationship with more established yoga teachers invaluable.  They have generously shared advice, thoughts and suggestions to help me develop my teaching and practice.

Now I’ve created a new mentoring course which offers practical advice,  emotional support, suggestions for developing your teaching and insights about practice and people.

Join this yoga teacher training mentoring course to:

* Explore how to translate your personal practice into powerful and individual teaching plans

* Understand the importance of language

* Create and sustain balance in your life

* Discuss touch and adjustments

* Consider boundaries and managing groups and individuals

* Learn how to create an ethical and sustainable yoga business

Each week, we’ll explore specific topics designed to support you in creating safe, creative spaces for your students and developing your teaching and practice skills, so that you feel nurtured and enriched throughout your yoga journey.

This Yoga Mentoring Course
is suitable for you if:

You're a teacher in training, a recent teacher training graduate or an established teacher looking for support, advice or assistance in managing your teaching career.

Continuing Professional Development

Provides approximately 8 hours of continuing professional development (CPD) with your awarding body.

YACEP
Yoga Allaince, YAP, teacher, training, course, London
Scaravelli Inspired Yoga, Alliance, Senior Teacher
BWY accredited, training yoga, course, London

Yoga Teacher Mentoring Schedule

We hope you can join us live but if you miss a class or have to leave early, the group session recordings will be available within 48 hours after the live event has ended.

DAY 1

Week One: Translating practice to teaching - part 1
3.00 - 4.30 pm

  • The value of your own curious and thoughtful personal yoga practice

  • Learn approaches to notating practice and creating a yoga practice journal

  • Understanding how to switch channels between thinking and feeling

  • Explore how to communicate your physical sensations in words

DAY 2

Week Two:  Translating practice to teaching - part 2
3.00 - 4.30 pm

  • Delivery – leading students from gross to subtle

  • The power of creative imagery and visualisation techniques

  • Layering cues, moving from simple to more complex movements

  • Learning how to support students interpret sensation  

DAY 3

Week Three:  Boundaries and managing people - part 1
3.00 - 4.30 pm

  • Communication: explore the different ways we convey ideas and practice, through words, touch and adjustments

  • Body language and our unconscious messages

  • The impact of words and our spoken language

  • The art of respectful touch and physical contact

DAY 4

Week Four:  Boundaries and managing people - part 2
3.00 - 4.30 pm

  • Explore how to create an ethical and sustainable yoga business

  • Create a positive and nourishing work-life balance

  • Recognise your needs and how to meet them

  • Examine approaches to negotiating a fair exchange of energy

  • Money:  learn how to value your time and skill and earn your worth

Dates & Prices

Yoga Teacher, Mentoring Course, Catherine Annis Yoga, Online, Scaravelli

About Catherine Annis

Originally a professional dancer, Catherine discovered yoga as a teenager, and has been practicing since the mid 1970s.  Having studied various styles of yoga including Sivananda, Iyengar, Astanga and various forms of Hatha yoga, she eventually gravitated to the teachings of Vanda Scaravelli.

Catherine’s daily yoga practice and teaching focuses on deepening physical awareness and alignment to reveal and release the natural freedom of the body, particularly the spine.  She holds a Masters degree in ballet studies, and is a qualified Thai massage practitioner, and it is this interest in the body which informs and inspires her teaching.

Catherine is well known for her imaginative and practical approach to yoga and is well respected in the yoga community.

Catherine was lead teacher on the triyoga teacher training course in London for many years. During this time she identified a need for a more modern and anatomically focused teacher training approach and created the Intelligent Yoga Teacher Training Course (iytt) in 2017.  Guest teachers on the course include Gary Carter, well known for his fresh and inspiring approach to anatomy and his depth of knowledge and experience in the world of fascia.  The course is deliberately provocative, requiring trainees to delve into their motivation and practice to answer the key question “what is it that we’re doing in yoga, and why are we practicing?”

How to join live streaming courses via Zoom

I will be using Zoom, a free online platform to live stream this workshop.  You will be able to connect directly to us from the comfort of your own home either through your PC, laptop, mobile or tablet.

It's easy to set up - please follow these simple instructions:

Download and create your free Zoom account.  Please do this well in advance to make sure audio and video are working.

We will send you a unique Zoom link at least an hour before the workshop starts so you can register well ahead of the start time.  You will then receive an email confirming your place with a link to the workshop.  Follow the simple online instructions.  Please log in 10 - 15 minutes before the start of each workshop so we can begin on time.

How to join Zoom Cloud Meetings for online classes:

If you’ve never used Zoom before, please take the time to download the free Zoom app on whichever device you use for joining live classes (on iPads and smart phones it is 'Zoom Cloud Meetings' from the App store). On computers and laptops it is: zoom.us. Follow Zoom's simple instructions to set up your account.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us by phone or email.  We will always be at hand if you encounter any problems or difficulties when logging into the workshop through the Zoom portal.

Yoga Teacher, Mentoring Course, Catherine Annis Yoga, Online, hatha

Have you ever thought about becoming a qualified yoga teacher?

Take a look at Catherine's BWY accredited Intelligent Yoga Teacher Training course with renowned guest yoga and anatomy teacher, Gary Carter.

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