A Fresh Approach to Yoga Teacher Mentorship
Your teaching will come alive.
DYNAMIC and CREATIVE.
SUPPORTIVE and INSPIRING.
SHARPEN SKILLS and BUILD CONFIDENCE.
... 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
DEFINE & REFINE
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.
FILL IN THE GAPS
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.
DIVE DEEP & SOAR HIGH
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.
Immerse yourself in mentorship sessions that feed your spirit and grow your skills.
How To Get Started
Follow these 4 simple steps to expand your abilities as a yoga teacher, gain insight in areas that interest you, and connect more deeply with yourself and your students.
1. Start by taking a look at the Areas of Concentration. Notice what you're naturally drawn to or curious about, what you'd like to learn more about.
2. Scroll down to answer Common questions (or learn info you may not be aware of).
3. Check out the pricing packages and choose the one that works for you.
4. Contact us and we'll discuss the best approach to suit your needs.
Areas of Concentration
Cueing and Dialogue
Strengthen student's focus and attention on their practice.
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 an intuitive teacher.
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.
Iyengar, vinyasa, restorative, chair, yoga nidra meditation, acro yoga are highly regarded styles of yoga.
How do I schedule a Mentor Session?
Take these steps to broaden your scope as a yoga teacher:
Look through the different Areas of Concentration. If you don't see a topic you're looking for, ask! If it's not our forte, we will direct you to a qualified teacher.
Contact me to discuss your mentorship needs.
We will set up our first one-hour Mentor Session.
How do I set up a Yoga Class Review?
Let's coordinate with your class or workshop schedule, or audition some ideas you have and I will attend as your mentor.
Mentor attends your yoga class, workshop or audition
Post-Yoga Class Review with mentor
Customized homework assignment
What are the terms of service?
All rates are one-hour sessions unless otherwise noted and based in Temecula and the surrounding area.
Does this count as Yoga Alliance Continuing Education?
Yes! Mentoring hours, and hours accumulated throughout the mentorship including homework/study time can be counted as CEU hours for Yoga Alliance.
How is this mentorship program unique?
It's Personalized. We create a plan together to determine specific areas of focus and topics of interest and each sessions addresses your needs.
How do I set up a Follow-up session?
Discuss assignment findings
Review new skills & progress
Specific follow-up guidance
Thank you again for our last session together. Since then, I've made some big goals.... Thank you so much for your encouragement and inspiration. I'm so excited.
— Mentee student, yoga teacher