This is a unique opportunity to dive into the practice, study and teaching of Yoga.
YogaBloom® LAB Therapeutic Teacher Training YB LAB is a community to share this profound practice of Yoga as a comprehensive and life-affirming tradition.
YB LAB stresses developing your personal voice and inspires you to develop discerning and educated observation skills. There is a strong focus on philosophy, as well as functional anatomy and kinesiology.
YogaBloom® LAB Mentoring
Mentoring is a way of taking deeper inquiry into the vast ocean of knowledge within the values, beliefs, and practices of Yoga. This deeper foundation of knowledge can translate into a more productive, efficient, and effective teacher.
The word “mentor” means a “wise and trusted guide”. In Greek mythology, Mentor Μέντωρ was a friend of Odysseus, and when Odysseus went to the Trojan War he entrusted Mentor with his son, Telemachus. Mentor’s wise counsel, teaching, parental concern and protection was integral to Telemachus’s education and development.
To mentor a student is to take the time to guide learning to a path that takes you beyond simply being a provider of information. It is the time to guide you towards educating and inspiring yourself and your students.
Along with that, you need to understand how to manage your business, communicate and strategise with peers, contractors and employers, and manage personal practice and teaching time. There are ways to do this successfully, and this programme is structured to give you those skills.
Teacher trainees will learn more than just to teach Asana postures. You will learn how to structure and manage classes and workshops, develop themes and curriculum, work with emotional and physical injuries in students and keep boundaries. You will also see the skills necessary to be a mentor and role model, and the blessing of learning how to inspire and motivate students.
The YBTT Trainee must commit to learning, take responsibility for personal development, and work diligently and independently. This takes time beyond just taking classes and workshops. The additional homework hours may take a lot of time for reflection and review, rather than just straight right/wrong answers.
We will focus on:
Questions that encourage self-reflection, critical thinking, and dialogue
Helping others in service and cooperative learning
Curriculum planning and choices in learning experiences
Self reflection and evaluation
Creating personal standards and code of ethics