An Immersive Weaving of Somatic Psychology and Yoga for Teachers of All Styles
The 9-Month Mentoring Program is an innovative web-based mentorship and skill-honing process geared towards teachers of any style and discipline ready to further clarify their skills and build-in vital somatic psychology lenses and approaches into their work.
This program is perfect for both the newer teacher and veteran leader.
If you are newer to teaching, say in the first 5 years of teaching, this mentorship will support your emerging career by sharpening your skills and providing opportunities for deeper inquiry into why we do the things we do as teachers and the difference nuances in approaches make.
As a more experienced teacher, you will enrich your work with refreshing somatic psychology approaches to teaching and practicing. If you have a keen sense that yoga and Somatic Psychology are already related, these mentorship will help you integrate these threads seamlessly.
Regardless of style and expertise this intimate yet independent immersive program can serve you if you. So long as you are willing to do the hard work of personal growth, the humbling work of not being perfect, and the illuminating work of honing body wisdom.
Over the course of the mentorship you will...
Be asked to refine your teaching skills by building on your natural strengths and supporting your challenges.
Enhance your language, observation, touch, presentation and presence skills by incorporating somatic techniques that support your depth of awareness and strong boundaries.
Enhance your asana teaching skills by bringing in somatic techniques such as the Focusing technique, Various movement analysis lenses and systems awareness.
Be invited into seeing your own blind spots through a loving and thorough respect for the Shadow.
Be supported through solo and group supervision as you figure out the world of yoga from the seat of the teacher and in some cases a business owner.
Be asked to refine who you want to be and what you want to do as a yoga teacher.
Be supported by a group of peers and colleagues as well as someone who well, gets it.
Develop a bio, mission statement, and clear aim as a yoga teacher that grows with you.
Add to your critical thinking skills in the industry of yoga, application of yoga for special diagnoses and populations.
“I learned to teach yoga the old-fashioned way. I learned it as an apprentice to a trade craft. I learned to teach by being closely guided and mentored. Nowadays, this rarely happens. But I believe it still should.”
What You Receive:
One 60-minute private mentoring session with Livia per month (9 total)
One pre-recorded 60-minute lecture per month on teaching related skills drawing from Somatic Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Attachment Theory. (9 total)
Assignments to enhance and practice the skills related to lecture each month
One to three recorded yoga classes with Livia a month relating to the topic of the month.
3 class observations (either via video or in-person) with feedback over the course of the 9 months. (this may take up to 12 months)
A private online group forum for discussion, questions, idea sharing.
Readings, teaching aids, handouts as appropriate
Resources, business help and networking as appropriate
Automatic Enrollment in both online courses: The Psychologically Sound Classroom and Toeing the Line. (these are included in your tuition)
Weekend Retreat Option available (TBD at additional cost)
Basic Course Outline
Month 1 Body and Sensing: Deepening Personal Practice
Month 2 Seeing and Listening: Observation Skills
Month 3 Speaking and Articulating: Language and Voice
Month 4 Feeling: Heart Language, Themes and Metaphor
Month 5 Creativity: Music, Space, Art and Passion
Month 6 Intimacy: Creating Deeper Experiences with Students
Month 7 Dynamics: Knowing the Perils of the Path
Month 8 Destiny: Teaching from your calling
Month 9 Community: Building Sustainable Career
Each month is built around a theme that build upon one another in a precise manner following a developmental lens. Related to that theme and its inherent unfolding, we explore a variety of skill sets to refine, personal processes to engage, asana alignment to tune up, sequencing strategies to implement and lots of the psychological-bent and business savvy as well.
Please us the application button below to begin the enrollment process. Allow up to two weeks for Livia to get back to you.
Tuition: $1,600 for whole program
Does not include any books or materials you may choose to buy to augment your learning.
As part of your enrollment in this immersion you are automatically enrolled in both the Psychologically Sound Yoga Classroom AND Toeing the Line courses as well ($500 value)
Want to know more? Email Livia directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Before Enrolling In Our Program Please Read, Respect And Honor A Few Policies Regarding Refunds And Entering The Courses:
I ask that you enroll in our courses in an invested and committed manner. A great deal of time, energy, expertise and attention to students and detail goes into each course. I ask you extend the same to us and your classmates.
You have permanent access to the program materials of your cohort. Therefore I ask you please do not request a refund because you have not had time to go through the course in the way you expected or you could not attend specific sessions. I believe in the importance of responsible adult education. I am confident in both the importance and application of this work in enhancing and changing your personal and professional life.
No refunds. No Partial refunds for missed sessions. No partial refunds on payment plans. No exceptions.
In the event of major power outages, internet snafus, acts of god, mercury retrograde or other unexpected circumstances the session effected will be rescheduled in a manner agreed upon by all students rather than a refund issued.
We take pride in doing lots of stuff by hand, student by student. Please allow 48 hours for confirmation of your enrollment. A thorough welcome letter with all materials and access info is sent approximately 2 weeks before the start of the course.