As a leader in Yoga Education, Cora Wen has certified yoga programs to individuals around the world including 200RYT, 500RYT, restorative yoga and Specialty Yoga Certification. Over the last few years, students have asked for a Mentoring program that provides a personalised community for support in learning and developing connection.

A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.”

– Oprah Winfrey

Why mentoring is important


Mentors guide, motivate, inspire and support, helping mentee achieve their highest aspirations. The sharing of knowledge, skills, professional and personal support facilitates success on all levels. Mentoring is a relationship focused on the growth and development of the mentee, offering valuable sustainable support and guidance. Mentoring works through the unique relationship developed over time, so mentoring works when the relationship works.


The education of yoga teachers is challenging. Other health professions require an undergraduate degree in a related field, while most yoga teacher training programs can be taken with no experience and no degrees. Many students get a certificate and never return to the studio or teacher trainers. There is no Teacher Student relationship, so no possibility of mentorship.

Mentoring is important because of the knowledge and skills students can learn over time; and mentors provide professional and personalized support to facilitate success on all levels as they observe the growth of the mentee. Mentoring is a relationship focused on the growth and development of the mentee, offering valuable support and guidance for long-term growth.


The knowledge, advice, and resources an experienced mentor can shares are key to the nature of the mentoring relationship. A mentor may share their own path’s evolution, as well as provide guidance, emotional support, and motivation. A mentor can be a source of all these things, so mentoring is a unique relationship, developed between a mentor and the individual mentee. The mentor can be a source of wisdom, teaching, and encouragement.

Many people attribute part of their growth to the guidance of a mentor who challenged them to think differently and open to different perspectives. Each of us develops at our own pace, yet this type of supportive influence can have lasting positive effects.

7 Key Qualities of an Effective Mentor

Good teaching cannot be reduced to technique; good teaching comes from the identity and integrity of the teacher.
Parker Palmer


This course runs for 6 months, and sessions are limited to 8 participants. Recorded Classroom sessions will be delivered weekly, with bi-weekly online conference classrooms. You earn a 20-hour Intro to Anatomy Certificate upon completion of all hours and the final project. In addition to video classroom, a private bulletin board is available to communicate with the group. This allows participants to share in an interactive, small cohort format to gain response to situations that arise, and to gain skills that are applicable. An online community can be a place to open to new ideas and possibilities, and develop discussions that encourage listening and collaborating.

This course includes two hours of One-on-One Mentoring with Cora, available by video conference – each session is recorded and lasts from 30-60mins. This is invaluable time to spend with a Mentor, and not an opportunity that is commonly available in our technological age.


  • 10 Hrs – Online Video Conference Classroom
  • 8 Hrs – Prerecorded Practice Sessions
  • 2Hrs – One-on-One Mentorship with Cora (phone/video)
  • Final Term Paper
  • 20Hr YACEP or Hours for 500RYT
  • Yoga Alliance Member: 200RYT|500RYT|YACEP

All conference calls will be recorded. No more than 3 missed Video Conference allowed for certificate.


Do You Need More Anatomy Training?

Human anatomy is the study of the structures of the human body. Many yoga teachers do not feel strong in their anatomy knowledge, especially if they only have the minimum requirement of a 200RYS or 300RYS.

Yoga Bloom Online Mentoring is a program of Anatomy to study the structure and function of the human body. Learning anatomy aids in building good knowledge and understand the structure and function of body. An understanding of anatomy is key to the practice of health.

6 Month Course April-August 2019

Yoga Alliance YACEP & CEU
20Hr Anatomy Certification

Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga School – 200RYS, 300RYS, YACEP

Online Mentoring

Cora believes that mentoring works through the unique relationship that develops between a mentor and a mentee. It is a relationship focused on the growth and development of the mentee, offering valuable support and guidance for long-term growth, to share knowledge, advice and resources.

Yoga Bloom Online Mentoring – Anatomy offers 20 hours towards YACEP or for your certification towards our 300RYS registration with Yoga Alliance. These hours will be broken into monthly Online classroom (6Hrs), Video learning and practice classes (6Hrs), One-on-One Video Call with Cora (3Hrs) and a Final Written Project (5Hrs). TOTAL Hours = 20 Hours

Yoga Bloom is a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance, providing a 500-hour training program that meets and exceeds Yoga Alliance highest standards. Yoga Bloom is held in high regard with the community, and Cora sits on several Advisory Committees for Yoga Alliance. Students who complete the full hours needed for requirement, are eligible to register as RYT 500.

This program prepares you to build on previous knowledge and offers the opportunity to explore advanced theory and practice as safe, knowledgeable, and professional practitioners. Its aim is to hone the skills of teachers to prepare you for leadership in our profession. The yoga educator is charged with teaching a diverse body of students, so I developed this curriculum with guidance from International Association of Yoga Therapist curricular guidelines. 

Almost all leading university programs include distance-learning components in their curriculum. In order for students to gain the experience required during online coursework, they must be motivated and adept at sourcing. This reflects dedication, communication and friendly relations with others; which are highly sought after attributes in yoga. Distance learning programs do not offer clinical preceptors, which means students must source their learning, requiring skills in research, application, out-of-the-box thinking and persuasion. 

Online programs draw students across the nation and around the world, and teachers attending these classes benefit from insights presented by peers who can expand discussions and understanding past what is found in a specific geographic locale. This access to learning becomes a collaboration which contributes to an incredible wealth of knowledge to exchange information and ideas with professionals from around the globe.

The concept of mentoring has application in every forum of learning, and an effective mentoring relationship is characterized by mutual respect, trust, understanding, and empathy. Since you are in different time zones, I want to be able to offer the group conference calls at a time that most can meet. We can come to agreement on a schedule that works for you all. Additionally, each of you will have 3 hours of one to one time with me on video conference calls.

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