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Yoga Teacher Mentorship Program: Confidence Module | Minneapolis, MN

  • Devanadi Yoga | Minneapolis, MN 4401 Upton Avenue South Minneapolis, MN, 55410 United States (map)

Prajña is a knowledge that does not come from what we read or take in with our senses; it’s the possibility of another higher knowledge capable of confirming the teachings through direct experience. 

We seek for wisdom not in sense experience at all, but in that other way of knowing whatever called, in which the mind is alone and engaged in being. -Plato.

This monitorship program aims to support teachers synthesize the knowledge they attained in prior training by developing a greater commitment to svadyaya or self study. 

Our goal is to guide teachers to expand and cultivate their own self knowledge, to be better practitioners and teachers. After a 200 or 500 hour program, we tend to lose the sangha community we built during our training. When we loose our support at times we become less stimulated or uninspired or, we are just un sure how to digest all the information and bring into our lives. 

When we stop learning as an educator, we are missing something, when we create community and begin to intelligently discuss our role as a teacher, we not only fulfill our purpose. This program was developed to keep teachers learning, and when we learn and are inspired, our students, also learn are inspired and thrive. 

The mentorship program is committed to developing your skills as a student which in turn make you a better more qualified and refined teacher. We should remember that the goal of yoga and our responsibility as yoga teachers is to lead students to living a more healthy, joyful life, not only with how we conduct our classes but how we lead our own lives.

Pre-requisite: Enrolled in or graduated from a 200hr Yoga Teacher Training program from ANY school. NON-Devanadi teacher are encouraged to enroll!

Dates: 5 Saturdays: Nov 11, Dec 2 & 9, 2017 + Jan 6 & 20, 2018
Time: 1-5pm (1-4pm on Jan 13) + 1 hour yoga private with Chanti
Investment per module: $300; can be paid in monthly installments of $100 with a deposit of $100 | Space is limited to 10 students per module
CEs: 25 hours (20 Contact Hours / 5 Non-Contact Hours of home practices, reading, etc)

Understanding and defining your role as a teacher
• Your daily Home Practice
• Developing a personal practice that informs, inspires your teaching
• Asking questions that come from your teaching experience
• Creating and keeping healthy boundaries

Observing the students in your class
• Observation “Lab”
• Assistance to the teacher, in class hands on learning
• Adjustment, corrections and teaching modalities from observation first

Developing your voice
• Speaking for experience rather than queues
• Confidence
• The use of creative insight for class theming & intentions Theming, class intentions and higher purpose
• Inspiring yourself

Variations, props, modifications and kramas
• Safety in the classroom
• How and when to use props

Sequencing in the classroom
• appropriate poses/ sequencing in the basic class (pranayama, meditation, asana)
• appropriate poses/ sequencing in all levels (pranayama, meditation, asana)

ONE-ON-ONE: For Module 1 only, each student will receive a 1 hour one-to-one session with Chanti to discuss personal practice. The student is responsible for scheduling the one-to-one session with Chanti within the 3 months of the mentorship program.