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One-on-One Mentoring with Lois

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STANDOUT  YOGA TEACHER

ONE-ON-ONE MENTORING

With Lois Nesbitt

WHO NEEDS A MENTOR? 

417ac032 3eeb 41f5 b97e 7bc4f91f6e00In almost every profession, graduates of training programs follow up their basic instruction by  apprenticing under a master practitioner. Most yoga teachers who complete basic teacher training realize that they have so much more to learn in order to teach safely and responsibly. Entering the classroom, they are often overwhelmed by the range and complexity of students’ individual needs-and may not have the tools to help.

Lois herself apprenticed under master teachers Leslie Kaminoff, John Friend, and Douglas Brooks, spending thousands of hours observing how they worked and how to put their skills into practice.  She also studied under the world’s top scholars during her undergraduate years at Harvard and her Ph.D. program at Princeton, where she learned not only a lot of information but how to share that complex and important information with others.

While Lois continues to lead teacher training programs internationally, she is delighted to now offer teachers the opportunity to learn and to grow through one-on-one mentoring.

 

HOW IT WORKS

The mentoring program consists of 3-month modules with clear goals and specific content tailored to your needs. Topics might include:

  • What Goes Where? The Art of Sequencing
  • One Size Does Not Fit All: Teaching Private Lessons
  • Injury Healing and Prevention
  • Anatomy in Action
  • Course Planning for Retreats, Immersions, and Teacher Trainings
  • Why Yoga? What Makes Yoga Different from Any Other “Fitness” Program
  • Yoga History: The Facts, the Myths, the Meaning
  • The Business of Teaching Yoga: Be Professional!
  • Stand out! Making the Most of Your Unique Gifts

THE PROGRAM 

Each 3-month module includes:

  1. phone or Scype calls focused on specific topics
  2. review and assessment of teaching videos
  3. reading and writing assignments
  4. practical exercises to put what you are learning into practice
  5. evaluation of progress and revision of goals as needed

The mentoring can be done “remotely” (via online work, phone/Skype calls, and video reviews) or include live assisting/apprenticing/observing Lois in action or having Lois observe you in action.

 

GETTING STARTED

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First, sit down and make a list of what you’d like to learn/refine in your teaching.

Then email lois@blueskyyoga.com to set up an initial phone consultation on your desires and aspirations. From there, Lois will work with you to create a program that meets your needs and more!

The 3-month commitment is a basic format to ensure that you have enough time to put what you are learning into practice. Of course, you may well not feel “finished” after 3 months, in which case you and Lois can decide the most productive way to continue your mentoring.

 

 

 PROGRAM FAQS

  1. How long is the Standout Yoga Teacher Mentoring program?

10 weeks, with an option to extend over 12 weeks if holidays, travel, or unforeseen events conflict with your ability to complete certain weeks’ assignments.

  1. What will I learn?

This is a one-on-one program tailored to your specific needs and interests. Topics include:

  • What Goes Where? The Art of Sequencing
  • One Size Does Not Fit All: Teaching Private Lessons
  • Injury Healing and Prevention
  • Anatomy in Action: How our bodies work in yoga
  • Course Planning for Retreats, Immersions, and Teacher Trainings
  • Why Yoga? What Makes Yoga Different from Any Other “Fitness” Program
  • Yoga History: The Facts, the Myths, the Meaning
  • The Business of Teaching Yoga: Be Professional!
  • Weaving inspiring themes into your asana instruction
  • Stand out! Making the Most of Your Unique Gifts
  • Any combination of the above topics
  • And anything else that’s coming up in your practice and teaching!
  1. How much “live” time with Lois will I have?

One hour per week, or two hours every other week, for a total of 10 hours. This can include conversations via phone or Scype, private lessons, and Lois observing you teach.

  1. How much time will I be putting in?

The time you devote to learning is truly endless! And varies greatly from teacher to teacher. A recommended minimum would be:

  • 1-2 hours of assigned reading
  • 1-2 hours of writing assignments
  • 1-2 hours of teaching or practice teaching
  • Asana practice: varies with each teacher’s needs
  • 1 hour of “live” or “contact” time with Lois

TOTAL: 4-7 hours

  1. Can I get a certificate upon completing the program?

Lois is registered as E-RYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher), the highest caliber of Yoga Alliance teachers. Currently any study with her beyond her 200-hour teacher trainings can count as Continuing Education credits with Yoga Alliance. If you have already completed a Yoga Alliance 200 are interested in weaving your mentoring into an advanced (300-hour) Yoga Alliance teacher training program, please contact loisnesbitt1@gmail.com.

  1. What are the costs and payment options?

Investment in the program is $1200. Payment plans available.  Work-study exchanges and other barters also possible. Never let costs get in the way of becoming the best teacher you can be! Contact loisnesbitt1@gmail.com with any questions.

  1. How do I get started?

Contact Lois via email (loisnesbitt1@gmail.com) or tel/text (917)975-8009 to create your unique program. Have in mind some topics you’d like to include so we can get the conversation rolling ☺_

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