Mentor Program

Practice and Teach Yoga from your Unique Self

A 10-Month (online) Mentor Program with Caroline Westling

This 10-month Yoga Mentor Program will lead you to discover your: 

  • Inner spark
  • Unique path and voice
  • Where you want to share yoga from

How do you find your yogic path?

This mentor program offers you the opportunity to find your own way on the yogic path. You’ll receive support to discover your potential and develop your unique qualities as a teacher.

Regardless of the style of yoga you practice, you’ll learn to enhance your strengths and be the best teacher you can be. Remember, a great teacher doesn’t make you what they are, they enhance your strengths and guide you to be the best teacher you can be.

My ultimate goal for this mentor program is to help you grow from the foundation you currently have. Together, we will strengthen this foundation as I share what I’ve learned from my teachers and experiences. From this foundation, we will work together so you develop your own style, at your own pace.

What can you do to discover your unique voice as a yoga teacher?

Through philosophical study of ancient texts, meditation practice, practice of asana at a deeper-than-physical level, and group discussions and practice, you’ll find your own voice as a teacher. In particular through sharing with each other through online discussion, you will learn what you like to share in a yoga class and how you best deliver. Your own unique voice—through words, body language, silence and energy—will arise from within as you come deeper in contact with your own practice and why you practice.  

Find your inner spark and teach from there!

As we study ancient texts, pranayama, meditation, asana and healthy living principles the yogic way, you’ll discover what sparks your inner flame to share yoga. To encourage reflection and discussion, I’ll share what I have learned from my teachers and my own study, and will ask you to reflect, journal and discuss these subjects.

Course Outline

This 10–month program is divided into two modules, outlined below. Material will be delivered via video and text, and we will have online discussions and practice. There will also be opportunities for one-on-one advising.

Module 1 (5 months) starting in August 2020

August Introduction and what is yoga? 

  • What is Yoga?
  • How to take the course successfully, story of Shiva
  • Beginning with the Yoga Sutra
  • How to deepen your practice and what that means?
  • Yoga of the mat
  • Building a foundation

September Asana

    • Yoga for beginners
    • Yoga as therapy
    • How to keep students safe and common injuries
    • What dose alignment mean?
    • Understanding the quality of an asana
  • Training your eye as a teacher and understanding different bodies 

October Sequencing 

  • Considerations in creating a sequence
  • Heating and cooling poses
  • Pose/counter pose
  • Dynamic vs. static
  • Building to a theme
  • Linking poses
  • Breaking down poses and component parts
  • Sequencing the time of your class
  • Levels of asana and how to determine level of a student

November Bhagavad Gita 

  • Introduction to BG
  • How to use the BG in your daily life and
  • How to use BG when teaching

December   Teaching

  • Best way to start teaching
  • Different ways to instruct
  • Unnecessary use of words, order of instructions and directions
  • Positive instructions
  • Pre-aligning 
  • Teaching beginner to advanced students, and everything in-between
  • How to each individuals within a group class
  • Finding your own voice 
  • Teaching scripts
Module 2 (5 months) starting in January 2021

January   Home practice

  • Building a home practice
  • Creating healthy habits

February Katha Upanishad

  • The story of Nachiketa and Yama – king of death
  • Finding Shraddha
  • Preya and Shreya

March Pranayama and Meditation

  • The importance of breath
  • What is meditation?
  • Samabuddhi an even mind
  • Unitive state

April What makes a great teacher?

  • Important qualities of a teacher 
  • Knowing the reason why? 
  • Being true 
  • Misunderstandings 
  • Do you need a teacher? The story of Ekalavia

May Finding your spark and inner voice 

  • What is your purpose?
  • Journeys of great teachers
  • How to find your spark and inner voice

Mentorship module 1 also includes

  • Access to all YogaMakes online classes during the duration of the mentorship program
  • Exclusive mentorship asana online classes
    • Yoga therapy
    • Theme based
    • Hatha Yoga
    • Restorative
    • Yoga with chair
  • Online study group 
  • 3 written theme-based sequences: level 1, level 1,2 and level 2
  • Feedback for 3 written sequences
  • Feedback for 3 teaching scripts
  • Looking at common mistakes in an asana and what to do
  • Opportunity to get feedback on one filmed 60 min classes
  • Opportunity for advice on an individual practice program
  • Opportunity for two Q&A sessions every month during the program
  • 30% discount on a Yoga weekend retreat at Hjorten (during the duration of the program)

Mentorship module 2 also includes:

  • Access to all YogaMakes online classes during the duration of the mentorship program
  • Two one-on-one sessions (online), one in the beginning and one in the end of the course.
  • Online study group 
  • Exclusive mentorship: asana online classes
  • Exclusive mentorship: pranayama and meditation online classes 
  • 3 written theme-based sequences: level 1, level 1-2 and level 2
  • Guest teachers who share their path and practice
  • Feedback on one written sequence 
  • Feedback on one written teaching script
  • Opportunity to get feedback on two filmed 60-min classes
  • Opportunity for advice on an individual practice program
  • Opportunity for two Q&A sessions every month during the program
  • 30% discount on a Yoga weekend retreat at Hjorten (during the duration of the program)

Payment options

Sign up registration fee 250 EUR

Mentorship program 10 months

Option 1:
Paid in full before program starts:  1450
EUR (registration fee included in the price)

Option 2:
140 EUR monthly payment,
automatically charged each month to the bank card you use to register  

Individual modules 

Module 1: 700 EUR, paid in full
Module 2: 700 EUR, paid in full

Application Form

  • Please describe any injuries or other current health information that you believe important for me to know & that may affect you during the course of this training

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