The mentorship program at Yoga Vida provides 200 hour graduates with a platform to continue their studies. It strives to create a bridge between foundational training and teaching by gaining experience conducting classes, refining teaching skills and studying directly with one of our senior instructors. This program is designed to make participants strong, confident teachers who can lead a room and create an environment conducive to learning. It is open to anyone who holds a 200 hour Teacher Training certificate.

 

UPCOMING MENTORSHIP PROGRAM:
Summer/Fall 2020 Mentorship Program

  • TBD (Orientation) – TBD (Final Exam)
  • Community Classes: TBD
  • Application Deadline: TBD

 

MENTORS: Prerna Bhatia, Emma Bowen, Laura Brandel, Erica Chen, Juan Gamboa, Eileen Goddard, Danielle Horowitz, Dina Ivas, Nathan Lowry, Jamie Lugo, Benn Rasmussen, Todd Rengel, Sangeeta Vallabhan, Connie Viglietti, Jeffrey Villanueva, Adam Vitolo & Loren Yandoc

 

CLASSES: You must also take at least 20 classes at Yoga Vida before the Mentorship Orientation.

 

FOR ALL MENTORSHIP STUDENTS:

  • Mentorship Prep Course: TBD – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm @ Noho
  • Mentorship Orientation: TBD – 2:15 pm – 3:45 pm @ Noho

 

WINTER/SPRING 2020 MENTORSHIP LECTURE DATES:

4 Philosophy Lectures – 6:30pm-8:30pm, @ Noho, w/Robert Lindsey

  • TBD
  • TBD
  • TBD
  • TBD

 

ANATOMY WORKSHOPS

6:45pm-8:15pm @ Noho w/ Tracy Maltz & Nathan Lowry

  • Thursday, TBD – Breath & Circulation
  • Thursday, TBD – Lumbar & Cervical Spine
  • Thursday, TBD – Hip
  • Thursday, TBD – Knee
  • Thursday, TBD – Foot & Ankle
  • Thursday, TBD – Shoulder & Wrist

 

ADVANCED ADJUSTMENTS WORKSHOPS

2:15pm-4:45pm, Noho

  • Sunday, TBD – Adjustments I w/ Nathan Lowry – Bond Room
  • Sunday, TBD – Adjustments II w/ Nathan Lowry – Baby Bond

 

ADVANCED SEQUENCING WORKSHOP

2:15pm-4:15pm, Noho – Baby Bond Room

  • Sunday, TBD – Sequencing w/ Lindsay Hilscher

 

PRIVATES & AUDITIONS WORKSHOP

Sunday, TBD at 2:15 pm – 4:15 pm, Noho – Bond Room w/ Lindsay Hilscher
Final Exam: TBD – 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm @ Noho

 

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Schedule Two 1-on-1 In Class Private Lessons with your Mentor
  • Teach at least 8 Scheduled Community Classes (Weekdays, 2:00pm & 7:15pm, Weekends 1:00pm)*
  • Assist 1 of your Mentor’s Flow Classes per week
  • Practice Yoga 4x per week
  • Attend Monthly Yoga Anatomy Class
  • Complete 3 Monthly Assignments
  • Complete 2 Book Reports (Yoga Sutras & Bhagavad Gita)
  • Meditate Daily

* Your scheduled community classes start the week that follows the Mentorship Orientation meeting, last the duration of the 12-week program, and are extended 9 weeks beyond the program’s scheduled Final Exam.

 

REQUIRED TEXT: “Yoga Body: The Origins of Modern Posture Practice” by Mark Singleton
OPTIONAL TEXT: “Roots of Yoga” by James Mallinson & Mark Singleton

 

HISTORY & PHILOSOPHY CURRICULUM: 
What is the connection between postural yoga as it is commonly practiced in contemporary New York with pre-modern yoga traditions of South Asia?  Is modern posture focused yoga practice a unique tradition?

In the philosophy component of the mentorship program, we will explore these questions in an attempt to more fully understand the history of transnational modern yoga practice.  We will pay particular attention to the tradition of Krishnamacharya in recognition of the enormous impact made by his students, specifically B.K.S. Iyengar and K. Pattabhi Jois, on the asana focused yoga practice so popular today.

 

SELF INVESTMENT: $2,400 **
Outside 200 Hour Graduate Self Investment: $2,700 **
Application & Payment Deadline: June 3, 2020
* For “Outside” Applicants, price includes a Yoga Vida Teacher Training Immersion (Mentorship Prep Course).

 

TO REGISTER: If you’ve graduated from an “outside” 200 Hour Teacher Training Program:

  • Register with Yoga Alliance as a 200 Hour Certified Teacher.
  • Fill out a Mentorship Application here with your choice of Mentor. Mentors are assigned within two weeks of the final application deadline. To maximize group utility, you will be assigned one of your top three choices of Mentor.
  • Once you submit the application, you will receive a supplemental questionnaire so that we can learn more about your practice and teacher training.
  • Pay your tuition in full ($2700) to secure your spot.* We will run your transaction remotely.
  • Attend our mandatory Yogi Day Camp & Mentorship Prep Workshops.
  • Take 20 classes at Yoga Vida & study the Philosophy component of our Teacher Training Program.
  • Email doyoga@yogavida.com your proof of Liability Insurance (we recommend Yoga Journal).
  • Email doyoga@yogavida.com your picture & bio for our website.
  • A limited number of Karma Payment options are available that reduce the cost of the program by $300 or $600.

* Free yoga begins the weekend of Mentorship Prep and lasts until the end of your scheduled community classes. Your payment secures your spot in the Program, and guarantees one of your top 3 choices of Mentor.

 

TO REGISTER: If you graduated from Yoga Vida’s 200 Hour Teacher Training Program:

  • Register with Yoga Alliance as a 200 Hour Certified Teacher using your Yoga Vida certificate.
  • Fill out a Mentorship Application here your choice of Mentor. Mentors are assigned within two weeks of the final Application deadline. To maximize group utility, you will be assigned one of your top three choices of Mentor.
  • Pay your tuition in full ($2400) to secure your spot.* We will run your transaction remotely.
  • Attend our mandatory Mentorship Prep Workshop.
  • Email doyoga@yogavida.com your proof of Liability Insurance (we recommend Yoga Journal).
  • Email doyoga@yogavida.com your picture & bio for our website.
  • A limited number of Karma Payment options are available that reduce the cost of the program by $300 or $600.

 

* Free yoga begins the weekend of Mentorship Prep and lasts until the end of your scheduled community classes. Your payment secures your spot in the Program, and guarantees one of your top 3 choices of Mentor.

 

**$1,000 of your tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable more than 31 days before the Program. Your full tuition payment secures your spot in the Program. The full cost of the Program is non-refundable and non-transferable within 31 days before the Program begins. No exceptions. There will be an additional $750 administration fee charged if you transfer out of the program at any point.

If you have any questions, email us at doyoga@yogavida.com.