This is a unique opportunity to dive into the practice, study and teaching of Yoga. YogaBloom® LAB is an online community to share this profound practice of Yoga as a comprehensive and life-affirming tradition.
YBTT stresses developing your personal voice and inspires you to develop discerning and educated observation skills. There is a strong focus on Buddhist and Yoga philosophy, along with functional anatomy and kinesiology.
YogaBloom® is Environment of 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” usually 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 YB LAB 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
Cora has over 40 years of Buddhist studies and 20+ years of teaching Yoga around the world. Her experience and expertise adds a deep dimension of wisdom and depth not usually offered with such availability. The curriculum is a comprehensive introduction to a “wholistic”practice of Yoga. Traditional Yoga includes Asana-poses, Pranayama-breathwork, meditation, and philosophical guides to daily living.
Cora’s teaching style and philosophy is safe, inclusive, curious and playful. She respects and honours tradition, while encouraging you to develop individual style and trust inner guidance. Yoga for on and off the mat. Yoga for life and daily living. The traditional limbs of Yogic philosophy, which incorporate, integrate and transform mind, body and spirit.
Teaching yoga is a gift and a privilege. My hope is that you will approach your time in this program with curiosity — staying open to what calls you and following its lead.
May our time together be of benefit.