Mentorship

How would it feel to have your own private teaching mentor for six months?

What could you accomplish on your path if you had someone you could ask all the yoga questions in the world to, who also gave you the hard-to-hear, yet loving, feedback that makes you a great teacher?

What could you do if you had a life coach for six months helping you refine all aspects of your life from heart to body to relationships to mind?

How far could your teaching and life practice reach if you felt supported in all ways?

Welcome to Evolve + Refine – A Mentorship for Yoga Teachers. Join Lauren and Shannon for a six month private yoga teaching and life practice mentorship program at SoulSpace Yoga Community. As yoga teachers and life practitioners, our inner and outer lives are constantly moving in and out of alignment with each other. The work of a respected leader and an effective teacher is to continue to bring these two worlds into balance, every single day and in all areas of our lives. From that place, we can best offer the gifts of this practice to our students and support our professional lives from a place of stability and growth.

How does Life Coaching help you become a better Yoga teacher?

The greatest yoga teachers live their lives in alignment with the spiritual principles they pass down to their students. Integral coaching will help you step into the best version of yourself so you can show up for your students with authenticity and power. By discovering your inner voice, you will be able to lead with grounded strength and wisdom.

The coaching Shannon does is called “Integral Coaching” because she includes everything about the client and the client’s world in the program. Through a custom designed program, you will work within every component of your life including how you represent yourself, how you investigate your social world, habits, relationship with your body, quality of self-care, spiritual life and rituals, amount of attention and energy available to take on change and much more.

During the six month mentorship program, you will meet one-on-one with her, once per month. Between sessions, you will have practices to do on your own to further growth.

How Does Having a Private Yoga Mentor Help Your Teaching?

Graduating from a 200-hr teacher training program is exciting! “I did it! Yesssss!” So many hours of sweat and tears and learning and exploring…and life is definitely different on the other side, if not better. But now what? Or, perhaps you’ve been teaching a while, years perhaps, and desire a mentor…someone you have for six months and beyond who gives you the live and direct feedback you need. Someone (local!) who tells you the things that your close teacher friends won’t because they love you, but it’s often those exact things that once known propel your teaching ahead. Someone who can help answer your questions like:

How can I teach a physically impactful class while leaving my students feeling moved, loved, changed, affected and always wanting to come back?

How can I incorporate pranayama, meditation or chanting into my classes?

How can I learn to teach more to a broad group, giving beginners the attention they need while still offering options for my seasoned yogis?

How do I get a job at a yoga studio?

How is my voice and language when I teach and what needs refining?

Shannon and Lauren will be there for you between sessions as a source of support. As your support team, they’ll meet about you often to make sure they are creating a specialized program just for you and providing the best platform for change.

How it all works:

Six, three-hour group workshops about once a month over the course of six months, to bring you tools to refine your teaching, business and life skills.
One 60-90 minute private per month with Lauren for live yoga teaching refinement. Lauren will also attend one of your yoga classes per month if you’re currently teaching.
One 60-90 minute private per month with Shannon for life coaching
Homework for the duration of the six months

This is an intimate, boutique program with five participants MAX. We are truly focusing on providing quality and ample attention to each participant.

We are currently in the middle of a mentorship program series. Please email to find out dates for the next series, cost information, application process, and expectations. Email Lauren at lauren@soulspaceyc.com.

The group weekend workshop topics are tailored to the needs group and will differ from series to series. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Honing your unique gifts and unique voice
  • Voice and Language
  • Yoga Teacher as Entrepreneur
  • Financial goals – finding multiple revenue streams
  • Refine the hard skills of teaching
  • The Business of Yoga
  • Social media
  • Building your brand
  • Bio
  • Build a website, plan a workshop, organize a retreat

Shannon is a certified coach through the International Coach Federation. The ICF is the leading global organization dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high standards, providing certification and building a worldwide network of trained coaching professionals. Shannon is also RYT-200 through Yoga Alliance. Lauren is ERYT-200 through Yoga Alliance, and over the last six years has personally taken the path from being an unseasoned yoga teacher to yoga studio owner, now leading retreats, workshops, and teacher trainings. She has accumulated much knowledge of walking this path over the years. Together, Lauren and Shannon own SoulSpace Yoga Community.