MENTORSHIP


YOGA VIDA

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The mentorship program at Yoga Vida provides 200 hour graduates with a platform to continue their studies. It strives to create a bridge between foundational training and teaching by gaining experience conducting classes, refining teaching skills and studying directly with one of our senior instructors. This program is designed to make participants strong, confident teachers who can lead a room and create an environment conducive to learning. It is open to anyone who holds a 200 hour Teacher Training certificate.

WINTER/SPRING 2017 MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
February 5, 2017 (Orientation) - June 1, 2017 (Final Exam)
Community Classes: February 13, 2017 - July 15, 2017
Application Deadline: January 8, 2017

 

MENTORS: Laura Brandel, Kajuan Douglas, Kat Fowler, Lindsay Hilscher, Danielle Horowitz, Samantha Moriarty, Todd Rengel, Andrea Russell, Domenic Savino, Aditi Shah & Sangeeta Vallabhan


MANDATORY GROUP LECTURES (For “Outside” 200-hour graduates):
Yogi Day Camp: Saturday, January 14, 2017 – 9:30am-5:30pm @ NoHo
This is an 8 hour overview of our 200 hour TT Program covering Anatomy, Yoga Philosophy, and an interactive Alignment & Posture Clinic.
Teachers: Laura Brandel, Eileen Goddard, Nathan Lowry & Todd Rengel 

Mentorship Prep Course: Sunday, January 5, 2017 – 10:00am-5:00pm @ Noho

Classes: You must also take at least 20 classes at Yoga Vida before the Mentorship Orientation.

FOR ALL MENTORSHIP STUDENTS:
Mentorship Orientation:
Sunday, February 5, 2017 – 2:00pm-3:30pm @ Noho

Philosophy Workshops:
6:30pm-8:30pm @ Noho – Baby Bond Studio, w/ Robert Lindsey
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Thursday, May 11, 2017

Advanced Adjustments & Sequencing Workshops:
2:00pm-4:00pm @ Union Square, Sunday, March 5, 2017 - Advanced Adjustments w/ TBD
2:00pm-4:00pm @ Noho, Sunday, April 9, 2017 - Sequencing w/ Danielle Horowitz

Privates & Auditions Workshop:
2:00pm-4:00pm @ Noho
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Anatomy Workshops:
7:30pm-9:00pm @ Noho
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - Breath & Circulation
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - Elbow & Wrist
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - Foot & Ankle
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - Hip
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - Knee
Thursday, July 13, 2017 - Shoulder

Final Exam: Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 6:00pm-9:30pm @ Noho

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

>> Schedule Two 1-on-1 In Class Private Lessons with your Mentor
>> Teach at least 8 Scheduled Community Classes (Weekdays, 2:00pm & 7:30pm) *
>> Assist 1 of your Mentor’s Flow Classes per week
>> Practice Yoga 4x per week
>> Attend Monthly Yoga Anatomy Class 
>> Complete 3 Monthly Assignments
>> Complete 2 Book Reports (Yoga Sutras & Bhagavad Gita)
>> Meditate Daily

    * Your scheduled community classes start the week that follows the Mentorship Orientation meeting, last the duration of the 12-week program, and are extended 9 weeks beyond the program’s scheduled Final Exam.

    REQUIRED TEXTS:
    "The Subtle Body: The Story of Yoga in America" by Stefanie Syman
    "Yoga Body: The Origins of Modern Posture Practice" by Mark Singleton

    Philosophy Lecture Curriculum: What is the connection between the yoga we practice in New York today with the pre-modern Yoga tradition of Patanjali? Is our modern posture focused yoga practice a unique tradition? How has yoga in the United States developed over the last 150 years since the first reported account of an American describing himself as a yogi? In the philosophy component of the mentorship program, we will explore these questions in an attempt to more fully understand the history of our modern yoga practice. We will pay particular attention to the tradition of Krishnamacharya in recognition of the enormous impact made by his students, specifically B.K.S. Iyengar and K. Pattabhi Jois, on the asana focused yoga practice so popular today.

    SELF INVESTMENT: $2,400
    Outside 200 Hour Graduate Self Investment: $2,700 *
    Application & Deposit Deadline: January 8, 2017 **
    * For “Outside” Applicants, price includes a two-day Yoga Vida Teacher Training Immersion (Yogi Day Camp + Mentorship Prep Course).

    TO REGISTER: If you’ve graduated from an “outside” 200 Hour Teacher Training Program:

    >> Register with Yoga Alliance as a 200 Hour Certified Teacher.
    >> Fill out a Mentorship Application online with your choice of Mentor. Mentors are assigned within two weeks of the final Application deadline. To maximize group utility,   you will be assigned one of your top three choices of Mentor.
    >> Once you submit the application, you will receive a supplemental questionnaire so that we can learn more about your practice and teacher training. 
    >> Make your $1000 non-refundable deposit by the Application Deadline.* We will run your transaction remotely.
    >> Attend our mandatory Yogi Day Camp & Mentorship Prep Workshops.
    >> Take 20 classes at Yoga Vida & study the Philosophy component of our Teacher Training Program.
    >> Email doyoga@yogavida.com your proof of Liability Insurance (we recommend Yoga Journal).
    >> Email doyoga@yogavida.com your picture & bio for our website.
    >> Pay in full ($2700) by the date of orientation. A limited number of Karma Payment options are available that reduce the cost of the program by $300 or $600.

    * Free yoga begins the weekend of yogi day camp and lasts until the end of your scheduled community classes. Tuition must be paid in full by Orientation. Your deposit secures your spot in the Program, and guarantees one of your top 3 choices of Mentor.

    TO REGISTER: If you graduated from Yoga Vida’s 200 Hour Teacher Training Program:
    >> Register with Yoga Alliance as a 200 Hour Certified Teacher using your Yoga Vida certificate.
    >> Fill out a Mentorship Application online with your choice of Mentor. Mentors are assigned within two weeks of the final Application deadline. To maximize group utility, you will be assigned one of your top three choices of Mentor.
    >> Make your $1000 non-refundable deposit by the Application Deadline.* We will run your transaction remotely.
    >> Email doyoga@yogavida.com your proof of Liability Insurance (we recommend Yoga Journal).
    >> Email doyoga@yogavida.com your picture & bio for our website.
    >> Pay in full ($2400) by the date of orientation. A limited number of Karma Payment options are available that reduce the cost of the program by $300 or $600.

      * Free yoga begins the weekend of yogi day camp and lasts until the end of your scheduled community classes. Tuition must be paid in full by Orientation. Your deposit secures your spot in the Program, and guarantees one of your top 3 choices of Mentor.

      If you have any questions, email us at doyoga@yogavida.com.

      UPCOMING MENTORSHIP PROGRAMS:
      Summer/Fall 2017 Mentorship Program
      July 9, 2017 (Orientation) - November 9, 2017 (Final Exam)
      Community Classes: July 17, 2017 - December 9, 2017
      Application Deadline: June 11, 2017

      Yogi Day Camp: Saturday, June 17, 2017 9:30am-5:30pm @ Noho
      Mentorship Prep: Sunday, January 18, 2017 10:00am-5:00pm @ Noho