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A Fresh Approach

to Mentorship

 Your teaching will come alive





... the way you designed our sessions for the specific things I struggled with really helped me a lot! I gained so much more with our sessions than the last teacher training I took. 
- Mentee, 200 Hr. Yoga Teacher


Address key elements to stay inspired, maintain openness to learning, engage more fully with your own practice and your students'. Enrich and up-level your teaching skills.

Many paths, one destination. As you go through the Mentorship option of your choice: having your mentor attend your yoga class and receiving valuable feedback, or working one-on-one on topic/s of interest, you will receive strategies and tools customized to your needs with support along the way.


Yoga teacher training is life-changing, providing you with overwhelming amounts of information. Amidst self-transformation and learning about yoga, guidance is crucial to navigate the reality.


Get a  refresher, learn more basics, refine and expand your teaching skills, deepen your understanding of a specific topic. Partner with a trusted mentor to become the teacher you're meant to be. Options are personalized to guide you through your challenges and delve into the topics that interest and inspire you.


In this specialized program each session is tailored to fit your needs and interests. This is your opportunity to immerse yourself in in-depth subjects that resonate with you. Deconstruct poses, learn clear cueing techniques, subtle body reading that address your students' needs. You will be rewarded with authentic confidence and deeper compassion as you strengthen your skills and understanding.


Ready to work together? Here's where we can help: Areas of Concentration.


Combined, over two decades of teaching and 4+ decades as yoga students, Lorrie Shepard and Brian Yuen have worked with yoga teachers and teacher trainings as both instructors and mentors starting in 2011.  We know the significance of support, advice and inspiration. Having someone to ask complicated questions is a tremendous boost which avoids the dreadful feeling of being stuck. This program meets you where you are, offers check-ins with someone who understands where you're at, and provides useful feedback. It's designed to provide solid guidance on next steps, useful advice on critical teaching skills, and compassionate support.

We look forward to assisting you in crafting a practice and career that illuminates the joy of yoga.

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Iyengar Yoga Class Triangle


Engage fully in mentor

sessions that feed your spirit and enrich your skills.

Yoga Session
Yoga Pose


Expand as a yoga teacher, gain insight in areas that interest you, and connect more deeply with yourself and your students.



Go to Areas of Concentration.

What are you naturally drawn to, curious about or want to learn more about?


Cueing and Dialogue

Strengthen student's focus and attention on their practice.

Artful Sequencing

Empower your students to explore and authentically experience.

Class Plans & Themes

Your teaching and classes become vibrant and powerful.

Pranayama & Bandhas Techniques

Breath and connections are the cornerstones of Yoga.

Deconstruct Asanas Sharpen Your Vision

Linking intelligence and the attribute of intuition.

Your Teaching Voice

Fortify the unique framework for your yoga offerings.

The Seat of the Teacher

Create a safe container for your students to feel at ease.

Yoga Styles

Vinyasa, restorative and gentle, chair, yoga nidra, meditation, acro yoga.

Dive Deep

Find out if Yoga Mentorship is right for You.

Mentor FAQ
  • How is this mentorship program special?
    It's Personalized We create a plan together to target areas and topics of focus, and each session addresses your needs. You will receive strategies and tools that are customized specifically for you. Each mentoring session will thoughtfully challenge you and yield results for you personally and as a yoga teacher at your own pace and with specialized guidance from Lorrie or Brian (you choose your mentor). Schedule Flexibility Set up your sessions to fit your schedule. No need to stress about the schedule cutting in to work or other responsibility time. Share the Cost You have the option to take the Mentorship Program with up to two others. How it works: Sign up with up to two of your yoga teacher colleagues and take these sessions together as a small group. Sessions are designed with your group's needs in mind with dynamic content to inspire and move you all forward. With richly concentrated content in each session, you will have tools to confidently work on specific areas to Expand and Amplify as an amazing yoga teacher — with our support and advice along the way! More Info
  • How do I schedule a Mentor Session?
    Three Steps 1. Look through the topics in Areas of Concentration. If you don't see what you're looking for, ask! 2. Contact us to discuss your needs. 3. We'll set up your first Mentor Session. The initial Mentor Session is 1-hour minimum. This includes a clear agenda to ensure a productive meeting. Topics for your session is set by both mentor and you, prior to your session. More Info
  • How do I set up a Yoga Class Review?
    We'll coordinate schedules with your class or workshop or audition ideas you have. Contact me We (Lorrie or Brian) will attend as your mentor (you may choose your mentor). This is a Game-Changer Feelings of vulnerability can run high, so we'll work as a team and together get you to the next BIG chapter of teaching: "I Found My Teaching Groove". Yoga Class Review Includes: Mentor attends your yoga class, workshop or audition Post-Yoga Class Review with mentor Customized homework assignment More Info
  • How do I set up a Follow-up session?
    After completing the Yoga Class Review or Mentor Session, there may be loose ends or questions that have come up for you. This follow-up session will answer those questions, recap your previous review, discuss your homework experience, highlight noted areas of strengths, and provide you with additional 1:1 assistance. Follow-Up Session Includes: Discuss assignment findings Review new skills & progress Specific follow-up guidance More Info
  • What are the terms of service?
    All rates are one-hour sessions unless otherwise noted and based in the Temecula and surrounding area. Multiple Session rates are based on prepayment. For travel outside the Temecula and surrounding area, an additional fee may apply. A 12-hour notice is required for cancellations without forfeiting the session fee. Sessions to be used within one year of purchase. More Info
  • Does this count for Yoga Alliance Continuing Education?
    Yes! Mentoring contact hours and hours accumulated throughout mentorship including non-contact hours such as homework and study time can be counted as CEU hours for Yoga Alliance.
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