4 Week Yoga Teacher Mentorship
Are you committed to deepening your yoga practice and teaching skills?
Our yoga mentorship is an opportunity for you to develop skills and expand your knowledge of yoga through personal study. Over the course of four weeks, you will be guided through an in-depth study of asana practice, teaching skills and yogic study. Following your own path of research, you will be challenged and supported to find your own voice as a teacher.
Please don’t hesitate to email or call me at 207-703-6290 with any questions.
Nancy Garnhart, IRYT, E-RYT 500, MS, LMT
MENTORSHIP PROGRAM COMPONENTS
PRIVATE MENTORSHIP SESSIONS
You will meet with Nancy once per week for a discussion session. These sessions will be structured to outline your goals and objectives and discuss your progress. You will also be given reading and writing assignments relevant to your interests. (4 contact hours)
You are required to practice minimum of two Asana classes per week with Nancy or another approved teacher. A membership to Yoga in ME for the duration of your training is included in the cost of the program. (minimum 8 contact hours)
One class per week. Initially, you will observe a class and have a brief discussion afterwards to answer any questions that may have arisen regarding sequencing, assists, etc. If appropriate, you may begin to offer assists within the class and/or lead some of the class. (4 contact hours)
Towards the end of the program, you will have an opportunity to teach one full-length class at Yoga in ME. Nancy will observe and provide feedback. (1 contact hours).
You will do reading and writing projects based on your personal intentions and what your mentor deems is most appropriate for you.
This program is open to those who are in the process of or have completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training program (or equivalent).
This unique program has flexible hours and can start at any time to coordinate availability.
Registered Yoga Teachers must complete 30 continuing education training hours every three years to maintain their registration with Yoga Alliance. Each 4 week mentorship consists of a minimum 17 contact and 8 non-contact hours (total 25) which can be applied towards CEU requirements for either the 200 or 500 hour level of registration with Yoga Alliance.
Nancy is owner and director of Yoga in ME in Eliot, Maine and the founder and executive director of FREE Yoga for Veterans. She first started a serious yoga practice in 1999 to ease the stress of parenting three young children, running a household and being a full time graduate student. She was hooked by a vigorous style of yoga that helped bring the craziness in her head down to a dull roar and create a sense of calm in her life. The physical benefits of yoga were also unmistakable. Recurring incapacitating lower back pain disappeared and postpartum urinary incontinence vanished.
Nancy uses the practice of yoga in all areas of her life. She endeavors to be mindful and compassionate whether she is teaching yoga, doing massage, walking in the woods, playing with her grandchildren or gardening.
Nancy is a 500 hour graduate of The Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute with Beryl Bender Birch and a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance. She enjoys teaching a Power Yoga practice and modifying her classes to be accessible to everyone. She especially loves to teach brand new beginner classes, classes for “Boomers” and yoga for veterans.