Teacher mentoring - Liberate & elevate
Why ongoing Mentoring:
I have been teaching in London for thirteen years and mentoring yoga teachers for seven years.
More than ever I see a need to support teachers to take a necessary step into the deeper layers of their teaching practice which can only be accessed through continuous and regular mentoring and support in combination with intelligent practice and reflection.
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 glut 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 and embodied teachers in the face of growing pressure, fierce competition and energetic pulls.
L&E is more than a teacher mentoring, we believe it is a creative recovery for the individual.
The programme is not an easy opt out as we understand that picking apart some very unhealthy patterns is central to 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 identifying that which no longer serves (no, really). Newer teachers do not have the necessary experience to work towards these questions in such depth, it is confronting work and 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 different offerings: L&E Foundation (Liberate) and L&E Master (Elevate).
L&E Foundation is for anyone currently teaching yoga for at least 6 months but we highly recommend everyone to start here.
L&E Master is for teachers with a minimum 4 years teaching experience - there is no negotiation on this, you have to have 4 years to even begin to get close to understanding what needs to be looked at!
Excellent teachers are born from eternal students – deeper practices bring up different and important questions about teaching.
‘liberate’ - online Foundation 2019
Minimum 6 months experience
6 month online programmE
via live calls + access to a private membership area
Bi weekly calls on a Tues or Friday tbc:
April The Download
May On Your Voice
June Teaching Practice
July The Business of Yoga
August Your Brain is Magic
September Taking it into the World
Your home and my office! All calls will be recorded so you can watch at a time convenient to you.
Pay in full: £550
OR secure your place with a Deposit: £150
Balance due early March 2019 (email for payment plans)
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8-9 90 minute bi weekly calls (all recorded)
time for Q&A’s
access to a private membership area where all calls will be uploaded for you to watch at anytime
access to downloadable pdfs
access to a private facebook page for community updates, support and shares.
‘elevate’ - in person Master 2018-2019 (waitlist only)
Minimum 4 years experience
6 month in person programme
6 x 4hr sessions + access to a private membership area
2018/2019 Dates & Topics
December 7 The Axis
January 18 Amore & Psyche
February 8 The Electric Body
March 8 Elegant Alignment
April 5 Bridging The Traditional & Original
May 3 Don’t Go Back To Sleep
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.
Up-coming events and retreats for yoga teachers
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.
Jivamukti Yoga Teacher, Mentor, Holistic health coach with a background in marketing and communication.
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.
Kundalini Yoga teacher, Teacher Trainer and Psychosexual Therapist specialising in addiction & trauma recovery.
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.
Yoga teacher, Teacher Trainer, Franklin Method facilitator and Co-director of Sadhaka Yoga Centre.
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.
Kirtan leader and trainer, leading pioneer in the field of chanting and sound work in the UK.
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.
Forrest Yoga Teacher, Mentor, Writer & currently....new mama!
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.