MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

A crucial step to becoming the yoga teacher you aspire to

is having a helpful road map to get there.

 Our mentorship is uniquely tailored to support your educational development and personal interests.

Witness Your Teaching Come Alive.

 

DYNAMIC and CREATIVE. 

SUPPORTIVE and INSPIRING.

SHARPEN SKILLS and BUILD CONFIDENCE.

DEFINE AND 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 how to teach 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.

COMPASSIONATE SUPPORT

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 recognize the significance of support, advice and inspiration. Having someone to ask complicated questions is a tremendous boost which avoids the dreadful feeling 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.

Iyengar Yoga Class Triangle

IMMERSIVE STUDY

Immerse yourself in mentorship sessions that feed your spirit and grow your skills.

Yoga Session
Yoga Pose

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 Learn More for questions you have (or info you may not be aware of).

3. Check out the Mentorship 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 & 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, 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.

Yoga Styles

Iyengar, vinyasa, restorative, chair, yoga nidra meditation, acro yoga: highly regarded styles of yoga.

Learn More

How do I set up a Yoga Class Review?


We'll coordinate with your class or workshop, or audition some ideas you have and Brian or Lorrie will attend as your mentor (you choose your mentor). This is a real game-changer! Feelings of vulnerability can run high so we will 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




How do I schedule a Mentor Session?


Three steps to broaden your scope as a yoga teacher! 1. 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 are happy to direct you to a qualified source. 2. Contact us to discuss your mentorship needs. 3. We will set up our first one-hour 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.




What are the terms of service?


All rates are one-hour sessions unless otherwise noted and based in the Temecula area. Multiple Session rates are based on prepayment. For travel outside the Temecula area an additional fee may apply. A 12-hour notice is required for cancellations without forfeiting the session fee. All sessions to be used within one year of purchase.




Does this count for Yoga Alliance Continuing Education?


Yes! Mentoring hours and hours accumulated throughout mentorship including homework and 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 and topics of focus, and each session will address 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). It's Flexible. Set up your sessions to fit your schedule. Plus you have the option to take the Mentorship Program with up to two others. Sign up with up to two of your yoga teacher colleagues and take these sessions together as a small group and split the cost. 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!




How do I set up a Follow-up session?


You've completed the Yoga Class Review or Mentor Session and want another related session to tie up loose ends or answer questions that have come up. This 45 minutes session will recap your previous review, discuss your homework experience, highlight noted areas of strengths, and provide you with additional one-on-one assistance. Follow-Up Session Includes: - 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

I loved learning from you.

All my questions were addressed and I felt you respected where I was coming from. I would 100% recommend your mentoring program.

—  Mentee, yoga teacher

Thank you so much for bringing your wonderful energy and expertise to the studio.

—  Yoga Studio Owner, for yoga teacher training session

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MENTORSHIP PACKAGES

SELECT an option below to receive additional information and take this step on your path of continued growth.

 

Find out if Yoga Mentorship is right for you.