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'Naomi’s style is like none other I have come across - while being greatly informed by theory and academia, her approach is steeped confidently in experience based practise and is led with incredible intuition.

In my ten years of teaching no one has ever presented a movement training where the teacher is supportively led into honestly and productively deconstructing their own practise, their teaching style, in fact, their whole self.'

- Tasha Bermingham

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Teacher mentoring - Liberate & elevate


Why ongoing Mentoring:

L&E is more than a teacher mentoring, or a training - we believe it is a creative recovery for the individual. 

We view teaching as an act of creativity and we help people understand where they might be blocked.

I have been teaching in London for fourteen years and mentoring yoga teachers for seven years. 

Learning alignment, sequencing, practical and therapeutic ways of assisting students are just primary steps to get you to the point of delivering a class. Pretty much anyone can do this….and lots of people do.

The real art of teaching and what will set you apart from the great number of qualified teachers and why this mentoring is unique – is in learning how to sensitively balance and integrate our own necessary development, self-enquiry and reflection with the essential techniques for holding space for others in a powerful, yet non-intrusive way. It is this combination that builds resilient, robust and embodied teachers in the face of growing pressure, fierce competition and energetic pulls.

The programme is not an easy opt out as we understand that picking apart some very unhealthy patterns is central to essential clarity and growth. We will encourage you to find out who you really are and what motivated you to teach in the first place. We will support you in understanding how you best work, what inspires and sparks you. And we will pretty much insist that you drop some bad habits.

Newer teachers do not have the necessary experience to work at such depth, it can be confronting, their needs are different as they require more practical support and guidance.

For more experienced teachers this work is central to determining whether breakthroughs will occur.

I have now separated the programmes into two progressive offerings - we recommend everyone view what we do as a longterm endeavour and start at the beginning regardless of experience.

LIBERATE - L&E Foundation is for anyone currently teaching yoga for at least 6 months - we highly recommend every teacher’s mentoring journey to start here as it is the foundation for everything we offer.

ELEVATE - L&E Master is for teachers with a minimum 4 years teaching experience. (Do not be misguided by the 4 years bit. We do not recommend you start here, however in order to be considered for Elevate you must have at least 4 years teaching experience).

The two programmes work very well together and Elevate naturally springboards from the work we do in Liberate. Please give it the space it requires.

Excellent teachers are born from eternal students – deeper practices bring up different and important questions about teaching.


In a city full of fantastic yoga teachers Naomi stands out. Her honesty, creativity and embodiment of what she is sharing at that moment, whether it be through meditation, chanting or movement, draws you deep into the practice and into yourself.

There’s always an undeniable shift both personally and in the collective energy in the room by the end. Attending Naomi’s classes and workshops has helped elevate my own practice and deepen my exploration of yoga.
— Hanhah Verghese
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What drew me to Naomi in particular, amongst many accomplished yoga teachers is her authenticity likely rooted in her continuous effort to challenge the boundaries of her practice fearlessly.

Throughout the mentorship, Naomi has encouraged us to do the same; offering more questions than answers, extending invitations rather than providing instructions. Within the safe space which she anchors so intuitively (in person and online), she allowed for the organic unfolding of our respective journeys as we navigate through as a growing community.

Liberate & Elevate 2017 has been a major catalyst towards celebrating my voice as a teacher, an artist and a person. Naomi continues to inspire me to share from a place of integrity by simply being a living example of that.
— David Kam

Studying with Naomi is transformational. She holds a soft power that catches and sparks your mind. This has been amazing for my teaching practice - I’ve felt myself become more confident. resilient and vibrant. Teaching - with love - what I love and knowing how to protect myself. She inspires me to be curious, creative and passionate.’
— Kat Basquill

The longer I sit with the programme content, the more I am hit by what an incredible support system it is. Naomi could easily choose to be just another teacher but she puts herself out there and creates a safe yet challenging space for teachers to grow. That’s hard! And she does it with such strength.

I have developed in the past 6 months not just as a teacher of many things but as a person. I’ve faced personality traits and hang ups that have been there for years that I didn’t even realise or know how to address but through the course I’ve really started to identify and deal with. It’s made me a more confident teacher and facilitator.

Every time I do a mindfulness session I am so much more aware now of my voice and my confidence - today I led a meditation and it was my best yet - confident, calm, strong and firm. I really surprised myself!

There are so many trainings out there and this is totally different - because Naomi shares how people can hold their own space and strength. With that knowledge we have all the training we need: the rest is technicalities!!
— Laila Manji
 
 
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‘liberate’ - online Foundation 2019 - 6 month programme

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Minimum 6 months experience

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • 6 x 90 minute live, interactive monthly calls via Zoom (all recorded)

  • Links to all the recorded calls for you to watch at your convenience

  • separate calls specifically for Q&A’s

  • 1 monthly workbook per module sent to you on the Monday before the live call

  • access to a private membership area

  • access to downloadable pdfs

  • access to a private facebook page for community updates, support and shares.

Venue:

Your home and my office!

2019 Dates :

1x monthly call at 10.30GMT on:

  • Tues April 16 The Download

  • Friday May 10 You’re In There Somewhere

  • Friday June 7 Teaching Practice

  • Friday July 5 The Business of Yoga

  • Friday August 2 You Are Magic

  • Friday September 6 Into the World

* See Terms & Conditions below

Pay in full:

550.00
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secure your place with a Deposit:

Balance due early March 2019 (email for payment plans)

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‘elevate’ - 6 month in person Master Programme 2019

(details TO BE ANNOUNCED soon)

Minimum 4 years experience

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

6 x 4hr sessions + access to a private membership area

2019 Dates & Topics

Fridays in:

  • December The Axis

  • January Amore & Psyche

  • February The Electric Body

  • March Elegant Alignment

  • April Bridging The Traditional & Original

  • May Don’t Go Back To Sleep

* See Terms & Conditions below

 

Venue

Union Station Yoga, Battersea, London

Time: 2-6 pm

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One to one sessions

For individuals via phone or Skype £50

These sessions can be a one off to discuss something in particular or part of a few over a period of time. 

Each call generally lasts up to 45 minutes and take place on a Tuesday and Wednesday morning.

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TERMS & CONDITIONS L&E TRAININGS

CANCELLATION

  • All deposits are non refundable.

  • If you cancel your place more than 60 days before the start date of the program we will refund you your payment (less the deposit).

  • If you cancel your place less than 30 days before the start date of the program we will do our best to transfer your place to future course/ program.

  • If you choose to pull out of the program whilst in progress we will not be able to offer you any refund.

 
 

COLLABORATORS

Collaboration and community is at the heart of Liberate & Elevate.

Together we grow.

We believe it is that simple.  We make a point of sharing knowledge. We become mirrors for one another. We provide support, feedback and guidance.

It is of the utmost importance that every single person teaching on the programme not only has exceptional skills and experience to share but that they live yoga with unparalleled integrity. 

We work with excellent teachers who are doing the work, we can help you.

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Ana Muriel

Jivamukti Yoga Teacher, Mentor, Holistic health coach with a background in marketing and communication.

www.anamuriel.org

Ana and I met 2 years ago and I knew instantly she was a sister for life. She is an integral part of L&E, a constant source of inspiration and my biggest muse and mirror. Her experience, knowledge and creativity is vast as is the heart she shares from. Her commitment to the path is unshakeable. Ana co-writes and co-teaches the Master Programme and also assists the Foundation. She is unique and totally brilliant and we are both prone to an inapropriate fit of the giggles. 

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Carolyn Cowan

Kundalini Yoga teacher, Teacher Trainer and Psychosexual Therapist specialising in addiction & trauma recovery.

www.carolyncowan.com

I first came into contact with Carolyn when we were both on the Sadhaka schedule. Years later we sat on a panel together for a triyoga symposium. I was immediately impressed by her enigmatic personality and fearlessness. Her multi-layered experience as therapist and artist plus her fascinating history made her a no brainer to work with. Carolyn currently teaches the Elegant Alignment module on the Master Programme.

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Mollie Morris

Yoga teacher, Teacher Trainer, Franklin Method facilitator and Co-director of Sadhaka Yoga Centre.

www.molliemorris.com

Some people you meet and you know they will always be an ever present in your life. Mollie is such a person. Her interest in and fascination with all things movement keeps her at the forefront of a scene which is ever evolving. Despite her huge experience the humility and grace with which she practices and shares makes her the perfect addition to the L&E facutly. I have always been inspired by Mollie's commitment to transformation. Mollie is teaching on the L&E teacher's retreat in October. 

 
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NIKKI SLADE

Kirtan leader and trainer, leading pioneer in the field of chanting and sound work in the UK.

www.nikkislade.com

I first met Nikki in the same way many yoga teachers do - at one of her kirtans at triyoga. Her voice blew me away but more than that her ability to lead a room and hold space in a beautifully wise way. Nikki then asked me to work as an assessor on her 'Learn to Lead Kirtan' training. It was a wonderful experience and I knew I wanted to work with her again. Nikki will be teaching on the 2018 Liberate & Elevate teacher's retreat in June. 

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kristi Rodelli

Forrest Yoga Teacher, Mentor, Writer & currently....new mama!

www.kristimaeyoga.com

Kristi and I met at Indaba Yoga where we both teach. She likes to remind me of the time we first met (I stuck a post it note with my name on it on her foot during a workshop -classy!) Our friendship has blossomed into something really beautiful ever since. Along with Ana she was the first person that came to mind when I decided to embark on the mentoring. She is the Earth to our Air and Fire. She has such great insight, is brave, beautiful and articulate. Kristi is currently on maternity leave but we hope she will be back with us in 2018.

 

 
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