On The Mat Yoga Mentorship Program 2019/2020


This program is designed for teachers who have an existing 200RYT designation and are looking for a program that will enrich and enhance their existing skills and knowledge base, and provide a deeper level of understanding of what it means to be a yoga teacher. Above all else, this mentorship program will teach those enrolled to think critically about teaching yoga. Delivered in a small group setting by a variety of On The Mat’s teachers, this program is a combination of practice, discussion, lecture, assisting, practice teaching and feedback.  This program provides the flexibilty of signing for weekends as they are available to your schedule as well as your area of interest in teaching.

Each weekend is limited to 10 participants and runs Saturdays from 9-1, and Sundays from 8:30-12:30.  Every weekend will include yoga, critical analysis, lecture, discussion, practice teaching, and feedback.

Lecture weekend topics include but are not limited to:


"Energy Management" with Nikki Martin and Tori Jarvis Grant:

Learn how to tune in to, and use the energy of a room to enhance your classes.  Also work with techniques that can direct the energy of a class with voice, tempo, sequencing and assisting.


November 2/3

"Giving and Receiving Feedback" with Barbie Leggett and Robin Thompson:

As humans, communication is essential to growth in all of our relationships.  As a yoga teacher let's dig in and decipher what is useful, and what is fluff in order to expand our teaching.


Nov 30/Dec 1

"The All Levels Class" with Ali Sangster and Tori Jarvis Grant:

What does an "all-levels" class really mean?  How do we keep everyone safe, challenged, stimulated, and coming back to see us?  Eeek!  Join Ali and Tori for an interactive discussion on safety, modifications, planning for, and teaching ALL bodies.

January 4/5

"Being Trauma Informed" with Cleo Burke and Michelle Marshall:

Explore the ways in which teaching yoga and being Trauma-Informed intersect, and what that means for us as yoga teachers.  This material is highly recommneded for new as well as experienced teachers.


"Sequencing" with Kirsten Malloy:

Explore, practice and discuss the different ways to build a safe, engaging, anatomically aware, and effective sequence.

March 7/8:

"Assisting and Adjustments" with Robin Thompson and Liseanne MacPherson:

Focus on real-time hands on assists, and discuss the ins, outs, and everything in between of an effective assist.  

April 4/5