The Energie EnCorps yoga mentorship program is designed for anyone who has already completed the Energie EnCorps 200h Yoga Teacher Training and is serious about putting into practice the skills they have learned over the course of the year, in a welcoming and open, community environment.
Completing a 200h teacher training program for some people is really only the tip of the iceberg. For many, the first year is simply about absorbing information, being introduced to new ideas and an opportunity to try to learn something new for the first time.
As with all things, to become good at something it requires practice and a good mentor to guide you along the way.
The YTT mentorship program allows the student to actively participate in current year Ashtanga Vinyasa 200h YTT as a senior student. In this new role, the mentor will be given the opportunity to absorb the subtleties of the practice from a more experienced standpoint and have the chance to practice teaching all they have learned to the new trainees. Every YTT weekend mentorees will be partnered with new students allowing them to play an active role in supporting their development. Every YTT weekend mentorees will be partnered with new students allowing them to play an active role in supporting their development. From time to time, mentorees will be assigned topics to discuss, teach or sharing their experiences with those who are just started.
As a senior student, the emphasis will be on the following: alignment correction hands on adjustments vinyasa sequencing incorporation of touch (relaxation massage, touch for breath awareness) leading pranayama and meditation restorative yoga exercises and drills to lead up to postures arm-balancing and inversions incorporation of philosophy into dialogue strengthening of verbal cueing and body language managing class environments PRACTICE AND FEEDBACK Senior students will have the opportunity to teach regular karma classes on the Energie EnCorps schedule, individually or in a team setting Each mentoree will meet with the lead instructor on a monthly basis to discuss what their individual goals are with respect to their practice. Homework will be assigned each month based on the mentoree's individual interests. Breakdown of hours
The 300h YTT consists of 200 in class hours in addition to hours dedicated to homework, karma class, touch point meetings with the lead instructor as well as hours dedicated to personal practice.
Teacher Training Schedule
11 weekends of 16 hours PLUS one get away 3 day retreat weekend. Weekend Schedule: Saturdays and Sundays 7:30am to 4:30pm
April :7-8 May : 26-27 June 9-10 July 7-8 August 18-19 September 22-23 (Weekend Retreat - Centre de Vie: http://www.centredevie.ca/) October 27-28 November 24-25 December 8-9 January 19-20 February 16-17
Ashtanga Yoga, Gregor Maehle The Bhagavad Gita, (also available in French) The Yoga Technique Guide, Bruce Bowditch The Key Poses of Yoga, Ray Long
Books will be made available at Energie EnCorps. Books are not included in the tuition.