Historically, a student of Yoga, learned orally from their teacher over many years. Sometimes teachers-in-training would live with their mentors so the subtle nuances of the Yogic principles were assimilated through daily life. Most modern models of training teachers are far more condensed. The person-in-training often will not see their teachers after the initial instruction. Though the acquiring of knowledge doesn’t stop (hopefully), it is likely to come from a wide range of sources. Sometimes this can lead to confusion and can leave a teacher feeling a bit solitary on their path.
When LauraLynn (executive director & founder of theYoke) sits in conversation with Yoga professionals a desire for support and overwhelm (especially new teachers) are common themes. Pay-It-Forward is a mentor program for Yoga Professionals. It is complimentary to all Yoga professional members.* Mentor and mentee meet every month (or as they arrange). "The power of being heard is so important.. and then being able to have supported action with follow up is the icing on the cake," Jansen says. She has been a co-active coach for over 10 years and is excited about what this program offers to both Yoga teachers and individuals heading up Yoga programming.
*Click here for more information on obtaining a Yoke Yoga Professional Membership