Mentor style teacher training recreates the traditional yoga model based on a strong and trusted relationship between student and teacher.
Perfect for those who need a flexible training schedule.
Self-Discipline and motivation are requirements for this program.
In ancient times the bond between a teacher and student was considered sacred. When a teacher would take a student under their wing they became responsible for their spiritual development – it was not about learning yoga poses. Of course, we have moved far away from that tradition. Group trainings with specific required hours have become the norm. While there is still often a focus on philosophy, actual character development has fallen to the wayside.
The teacher’s seat holds a lot of responsibility. Not only should a teacher be knowledgable in anatomy, philosophy and teaching technique, a teacher needs to know and understand himself/herself deeply. This means acknowledging both the light and the dark of ourselves.
Leading many group and one-on-one trainings over the years has reinforced my belief in the old school way of yoga study.
The study of yoga should include a daily yoga practice on the mat and committed study to yoga philosophy toward self-knowledge and betterment – all supported by a mentor who will challenge you to work hard and be your best self.
When a student commits to a regular practice and honest self-study, the teacher inside will naturally develop. It is less about memorization and reading from a script. It simply becomes sharing what you know from your own personal experience and practice – you drop the brain and teach more from your heart.
My mentor style yoga teacher training recreates this traditional yoga model.
While specific topics and study are required, this study program is designed to be as individualized as needed. You determine your pace and a schedule that is convenient.
As your mentor, I will adjust your study to your needs based on your strengths and weaknesses demonstrated throughout the process.
The program is broken down into 12 Modules. Along with an introductory meeting, 11 other meetings will be scheduled upon completion of all assignments of that specific module. Meetings can be done in the studio or via Zoom. Typically they will run between 1-2 hours. Everyone is different, so the time between each meeting can run anywhere from no shorter than two weeks to no longer than one month. There will be continued communication via email between meetings.
Having a regular daily practice is mandatory to transition from student to teacher. Therefore, based on my years of experience teaching and training others to teach, the main component of this program is a committed mat practice. You will also be required to participate in a total of 60 yoga classes. 30 classes should be in person at the studio or a Zoom live stream class. The remaining classes will be from prerecorded classes uploaded to a private Facebook group. (A facebook account is required for this program.) Along with the guided practices, you will be required to practice on your own the power yoga sequence you are learning to teach. Every yoga teacher should have their own personal practice. This does not mean being led in a class, it means at home, on your mat, with only yourself guiding your practice.
You will be required to submit video recordings of yourself practice teaching. While a large group is not required, please be sure to have access to at least one person willing to be your “practice student”. You can teach either in person or via a Zoom session.
A unlimited class pass – for studio or live stream – is included for 6 months. You will have unlimited access to the Facebook group recordings for 12 months or until you complete training. Whichever comes first. You have 12 months to complete the course.
Upon completion of all contact and non-contact hours, you will receive a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate from Lyn Kehoe Power Yoga.
Please see below for detailed information about the curriculum and requirements.
$3500 + CT State Sales Tax
A $50 non-refundable application fee is required. Upon acceptance of application a $300 deposit is required within 48 hours. The balance will be due one week before the introductory meeting.
Apply HERE. You will be able to view, print and submit application with your $50 fee from this page.
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Techniques & Methodology
-yoga practices led by Lyn and the LKPY Team
-alignment of primary power yoga asanas
-how to “read” a pose, modifications of poses
-sequencing principles, learn a standard power yoga sequence
-alignment principles, cuing techniques, how to work the room
-techniques to teach an all levels class, teaching strategies, how to take the student beyond the physical
-create a professional bio and mission statement
-a Facebook and Dropbox account is required
Anatomy & Physiology
-online anatomy course with David Keil
-how to work with injuries, online workshop with David Keil (this is part of the final test)
Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics
-philosophy of power yoga- why power yoga, what it means to be a teacher, power yoga teaching philosophy
-the Yamas and Niyamas- the ethical principles and practices of yoga, applying them to real life and on the mat, understanding the direct correlation between mat practice and life practice
-theming the Yamas and Niyamas, how to write a theme and incorporate it into a power yoga class
-practice teaching, you will be required to submit video recordings of yourself teaching at least one student
-participation in studio and live stream LKPY yoga classes (total of 30)
-a regular home practice, which includes practice of the sequence you will be learning and access to prerecorded classes (total of 30)
-written testing: include essays and questions based on assigned reading, as well as, material covered during training sessions, viewing and written assignment for David Keil’s Working with Injuries online workshop
-practical testing: submission of a video recording teaching the entire power yoga sequence (when available a live community class at the studio or live stream via Zoom with be scheduled instead)
~12 in person or Zoom training sessions/meetings
~participation in 30 live stream or in studio classes
~completion of 30 prerecorded/home practices class practices
~completion of David Keil’s online yoga anatomy course
~all other program requirements that include reading, written assignments and video submissions of practice teaching
~completion of a final written test and a final practical test
Included in the cost:
~David Keil’s online yoga anatomy course
~an unlimited class pass to studio and/or live stream classes for six months
~access to a private Facebook group with prerecorded LKPY classes for 12 months or when training is completed, whichever comes first
~David Keil’s Working with Injuries online videos
~12 training sessions in person or via Zoom, unlimited email support between sessions
Book List (not included in the cost):
~The Yamas and Niyamas by Deborah Adele
~The Path of the Yoga Sutras by Nicolai Bachman
~Theme Weaver by Michelle Berman Marchildon
~Functional Anatomy of Yoga by David Keil
~How Yoga Works by Geshe Michael Roach