Our mentorship program is designed to help you bridge the gap between training and teaching. It's a hands-on program, giving you direct access to our incredible lead instructor and Yoga Therapist Samantha Wilkie. This program will provides weekly practical lessons with an emphasis on presence in the classroom, and the work that goes into preparing, creating and holding space as a yoga teacher.
For 6 or 12 weeks, you'll work 1:1 with Samantha Wilkie to advance your skills and practice teaching including weekly coaching sessions and opportunities to assist and observe in classes. This program is open to anyone who holds at least a 200 hr teacher training certificate
A note from your mentor:
" I still remember how I felt on my last day of my first 200hr teacher training. The panic, excitement, terror, joy, sadness and confusion all wrapped into a ball of mess. It was like this rebirth of myself just happened and I had no idea where to head next. I hopped on the plane and flew home. The months following the training were tough as everything started to settle and integrate. I was lonely and confused. No one from my training even lived in the same province as me and my teacher lived half way around the world. It was during that time of transition I wish I had someone to talk to, share my ideas with- a mentor of sorts. Not knowing what direction I wanted to take or where to even start was really heavy at times and lead to a disconnect from the practice. It took me many months to find the courage and confidence to begin again. I don't want this to be you. This practice is meant to be shared and its meant to be shared by you. If you are someone who just needs a gentle hand along your path than please apply to this program. I wish I had something like this when I started. Yoga is my heart and soul. I can't wait to meet you!"
Choose between a 6 or 12 week program which will includes:
6/12 weekly coaching sessions: Participate in 60 minute 1:1 coaching sessions with your mentor. Includes a kick off meeting to develop a tangible plan of action for your 6 week course.
Goal setting support: Together with your mentor you'll develop specific goals to personalize and ensure the mentorship meets your desired areas of learning. Some common topics are:
Restorative, yin and therapeutic yoga
Hands on Assists
Trauma informed training
6/12 observation classes: Join your mentor weekly as they teach (space permitting) to work on observational skills and become more comfortable in a studio setting.
6/12 assisting classes: Learn to provide assists by joining your mentor in their class once / week, becoming comfortable in a classroom setting and working on observational and teaching skills in a real studio environment.
2-4 60 minute classes taught by you to the community of Wilkie Wellness with the supervision of your mentor.
Unlimited free yoga: Receive complimentary drop-in classes for the duration of the program upon start date of your mentorship.
Regular feedback: Receive relevant feedback from your mentor throughout the program.
Designated practice space: During your mentorship, you'll have access to a designated space where you can practice teaching with your peers. This will be unsupervised and up to the participant to organize the day/time with your mentor.
A 200-hour yoga teacher training certificate is a pre-requisite for this program.
6 weeks $589 + GST
12 weeks $1,178 + GST
*Non refundable deposit of $200 is due upon registration*
*Payment plans are available*