60hr Mentorship Program

Botannix Yoga 10-week (60 hour) Mentorship Program

At Botannix Yoga we recognise that while a formal teaching qualification is a necessary step in developing a teaching career, to become a confident and inspiring teacher also requires experience at teaching.  To help bridge the gap, we have developed a Yoga Teaching Mentorship program.  This program gives newly qualified yoga teachers the opportunity to teach real classes to real students, to further explore the challenges that arise in the teaching environment and focus attention into areas that are of most interest.  The mentorship program involves weekly teaching opportunities, small group meetings and individual mentorship meetings with director of Teacher Training, Jeff Miller.  The mentorship is flexible and can be adapted to meet your personal needs.

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Our mentorship is inspired by this quote:

In many shamanic societies, if you came to a shaman or medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask one of four questions. When did you stop dancing? When did you stop singing? When did you stop being enchanted by stories? When did you stop finding comfort in the sweet territory of silence? Where we have stopped dancing, singing, being enchanted by stories, or finding comfort in silence is where we have experience the loss of soul. Dancing, singing, storytelling, and silence are the four universal healing salves.

Angeles Arrien PhD-in the forward to Gabrielle Roth’s Maps to Ecstacy

Through the Botannix Yoga Mentorship program, we explore these 4 healing salves.   Through asana sequencing we explore the practice of movement (Dancing);  Through music, mantra and chanting we delve into the practice of singing; through theming and dharma we practice story telling and through meditation we find silence.

For the duration of the 10 week program you will:

  • Teach 1 x 60 minute community class per week at Botannix Yoga  
  • Attend 2 practices each week with Botannix Yoga Director of Teacher Training, Jeff Miller
  • Observe and review one community class/week
  • Attend 5 x fortnightly group meeting (2 hours/meeting)
  • Attend 4 individual mentorship session with Jeff (1.25 hour/session)
  • Maintain a teaching log of all teaching hours
  • At least once, audio record your class for reflection & provide a 1000 word review of that class
  • Continue to study and develop your understanding of yogic texts/philosophy/lifestyle/practices
  • Maintain a daily yoga practice & keep a practice journal
  • Commit to and embrace the process of personal growth.

You may also have opportunities to cover Botannix Classes and become part of the regular teaching team when opportunities become available, and be give opportunities to assist on workshops and courses

We will provide on-going guidance and support specific to both the individuals’ the group’s needs.

More specifically, we well:

  • Provide on going direction in terms of theming classes, teaching the 8 limbs and the 4 paths of yoga and suggest appropriate readings, lectures, etc.
  • Help you further develop you understanding and competence at teaching both asana and meditation
  • Offer guidance on using music, finding appropriate music and preparing playlists.
  • Assist you in developing a home practice