Mentoring reflects the traditional Yoga model of a strong student/teacher relationship.The 8 Limbs Yoga Teacher Training Program now offers a continuing education Mentorship Program in an effort to bring valuable classroom experience and one on one feedback to emerging teachers. This relationship offers individualized support and guidance from an 8 Limbs Senior Teacher to help the up and coming teacher gain confidence and skill with their teaching. The Mentorship Program is open to anyone who is currently enrolled in or has completed any Yoga Alliance-approved 200-hour Teacher Training Program. Enrolled Teachers will work with an 8 Limbs Yoga Centers Senior instructor to complete observation hours and assisting, leading yoga classes in their community, and passing a final. The final exam focuses on capacity to demonstrate good working knowledge of alignment, anatomy, modifications, philosophy, and sequencing.
Mentorship Program Includes:
Assisting in 5 consecutive classes with an 8 Limbs Yoga Centers Senior Instructor focusing on alignment, prop support, adjustments, and class room etiquette
Support in developing asana sequences and class themes
Design and submit 4 original asana sequences
Private session from Mentor to offer direct feedback with individual assessment of emerging teacher’s strengths and weaknesses
Alex Baker, E-RYT 200 – (Therapeutic, Ayurveda, Modifications, Philosophy)
Jonna Duvernoy, E-RYT 200 -(Restorative, Therapeutic, Asana Modifications)
Kate Bradfield, RYT 200
Sally Carley, E-RYT 200 – (Supporting Individual Body Awareness, Yoga Philosophy as Support for Challenging Times, Issues of Aging)
MJ Daniels, 200 RYT
Andreas Fetz, RYT 200 – (Supportive Challenging Vinyasa)
Karen Gamble, E-RYT 500 – (Flow, Yin, Mindfulness)
Chiara Guerreiri E-RYT 500 – (Anatomy, Communication, Working with Injuries)
Tami Hafzalla, E-RYT 500 – (Ayurveda, Adjustments, Sequencing)
Tracy Hodgeman, E-RYT 200 – (Therapeutic Asana, Anatomy/Alignment, Nidra)
Douglas Ridings, E-RYT 200 – (Individual Customization, Creative Sequencing)
Megan Sloan, E-RYT 500, RPYS – (All Levels Asana, Pre/Postnatal Yoga, Chakras, Gentle/Restorative)
Terilyn Wyre, RYT 200 – (Mindful, Bhakti- Infused)
Please submit copies of both the following questions and your answers along with your name, address, telephone number, email, the name of the Mentor you hope to work with and a current photo/headshot to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Printed copy of application to:
8 Limbs Yoga Centers
Attn: Mentorship Program
500 E. Pike St., Seattle, WA 98122
A $45 application fee is due with your application. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. All applications are strictly confidential and will be read and shared only by Teacher Training Staff Members. Application Fee is waived for all 500-hour Enrollees.
Are you a Yoga Alliance certified 200-hour teacher or currently enrolled in a 200-hour program?
Which 200-hour program are you participating in or a graduate of?
Are you currently teaching? If so, what style, level, and how often?
Is there a style of Yoga you are interested in learning more about?
Is there a specific population you would like more experience with? For example: Intro to Yoga, Yoga for 50+, Prenatal, Back Care, etc.
Is there a teacher you currently study with? If so, who?
What are you looking to gain from in the Mentor Program at 8 Limbs?
You will be contacted within one week of submitting your application to arrange the mentorship schedule.
Questions? Contact Melina Meza, ERYT-500 for further information.
This Program has helped me more than anything else to experience “real” teaching, reflect on my teaching, gain more confidence, and get feedback from students. Thank you so much for your support! – K.F..