The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves. — Steven Spielberg
If you have chosen yoga as your career or path in life, and you are committed to it, the one tool you will need along the way — along with perseverance — is an experienced teacher who is passionate about their work and who truly cares about your personal development. Choosing the right mentor can have great benefits, because this could be the one person who guides you, advises you and encourages you when you need it the most.
I hope that you will consider teaming up with me to learn the aspects to creating a yoga business that centers around the heart and serving others with disabilities or special needs. This mentoring program will be a roadmap for you to learn the techniques and methods of teaching yoga to a unique population and there will be a strong emphasis on neurological conditions.
A mentor may share with a mentee information about his or her own career path, as well as provide guidance, motivation, emotional support, and role modeling. … A mentor may help with exploring careers, setting goals, developing contacts, and identifying resources.
What You Will Discover
- Understanding your why
- Your own confidence as a teacher
- Clarity around your offerings
- Shed comparison and embrace your uniqueness
- How to develop unique offerings
- Find a road map as to what is next
Adaptive Yoga Mentoring
Adaptive Yoga is taking the principles of Yoga and making them accessible to any ability. It is important to remember and review the Yoga Sutras and to understand that the physical body is just one aspect to the practice of Yoga. Our intention as Adaptive Yoga teachers is to provide our students the opportunity to experience all of the limbs of Yoga. By learning how to modify the postures to reach any body type or ability, we can bring the practice to them. Sometimes that may mean that you will be moving their paralyzed body for them, or your will be omitting the physical aspect all together.
An important part of Adaptive Yoga is to remember that we are helping people find connection within themselves, a true Union with their mind, body and spirit. When we can help to bridge this connection, we then open a space for them to feel a sense of value and purpose in the world.
Much like a ripple effect of tossing a pebble into a lake, we then encourage the person to take responsibility for their thoughts, words and actions and become part of something. This something can be a new community within their world, another person, and something greater than themselves. When this occurs, there is a natural space for being included in the world.
As you step into deepening your Yoga teaching you will be asked to be accountable and committed to the process. Ideally some of this would be in person if the location permits otherwise we will use technology to stay connected and complete the requirements.
- Reading and study time
- Weekly meetings
- Attend observation of sessions
- Teachback and practice sessions
- Questions and answers
- Completion of 200 hour YTT
- Willingness to learn, engage and ask questions
Reading & Study
You will be required to read the following:
Discussion of each book will be scheduled once the mentoring begins.
The Benefits of this Mentoring Program
Mentorship is an important element of someone’s personal and career development. Having the opportunity to learn from someone else’s mistakes is a gift. Mentorship is meant to enhance your learning experience through one-on-one interactions with someone who possesses years of experience and knowledge. The relationship between mentor/teacher and student is one that can be both intimate and profoundly transformative.
In addition to learning what is outlined in the mentoring program, you will also receive from me:
- Support and guidance
- Opportunity to shadow and learn hands on
- Ongoing mentoring and direction
When you choose to deepen your teaching and step into a heart based service to those with unique abilities you will not only become a more informed teacher but you will be touching the lives of others in a remarkable way.
This 12 week program includes weekly one hour mentoring sessions, six observation sessions where you will observe me teaching, and four opportunities for you to offer a teachback to build your confidence as an adaptive Yoga teacher.
Valued at over $1000, this program is deeply discounted with an additional 20% off for a limited time.
To apply for this mentoring program, please complete the following application. There will be an interview once the application is reviewed the and mentees will be selected following the interview.
* The hours accumulated throughout the mentorship can be counted as CEU hours for Yoga Alliance.
* fee non-refundable after two weeks of the mentorship starting. Once selected applicant and I will determine when mentorship will begin and a deposit is then required. After the 12 weeks of mentoring, ongoing coaching is available at a discounted rate for those who have completed the mentorship program.
Stacie believes that it is her life purpose to share the gift of Yoga with anyone who is willing to say yes. In addition to raising a family and being an advocate for those with disabilities, Stacie is founder of Embracing Spirit Yoga which specializes in bringing adaptive Yoga into community centers and rehabilitation clinics. Bringing her depth of compassion to the mat–or the chair–she offers students the opportunity to grow as an individual in all aspects of their life. Stacie is currently contracted across the country in a variety of residential programs for adults with traumatic brain injuries and other disabilities.
With over fourteen years experience, Stacie Wyatt is a E-RYT 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance, a Certified Brain Injury Specialist, Life Wellness Coach, Senior YogaFit Instructor, Mind/Body Personal trainer, Stress Reduction and Meditation Instructor, Pilates Instructor, and Barre Instructor. Stacie is also certified in Integrative Movement Therapy™and is also a believer in the power and application of essential oils for health and wellness and proudly shares doTERRA essential oils.
Stacie brings her personal life experience of raising a daughter with a disability and over 12 years working in special education to her everyday Yoga classes. In addition to teaching classes in her studio and in the community, Stacie also continues to offer Yoga and Wellness coaching individually to those seeking private sessions.