3 Advantages of Discovering a Yoga Mentor

Katie Tetz is Energy Dwelling’s Studio Enterprise Supervisor and Bondi Studio Supervisor. She shares her expertise of getting Gina Brescianini as a private mentor.


All these years in the past after I stepped into my first yoga class, I by no means might have predicted how my journey as a pupil would evolve. And I most definitely couldn’t have predicted that sometime I’d be on the instructor’s mat. However because the years glided by, my love of yoga finally grew and I started to discover the thought of a 200HR yoga instructor coaching. Out of the blue, earlier than I knew it, I used to be standing on the instructor’s mat gazing my very first group of scholars. 

Anybody who walks down the trail of instructing yoga is aware of how daunting it may be when beginning out. One of many best presents you might give your self as a brand new instructor is to discover a mentor to information you alongside the way in which!


Listed below are 3 issues I’ve gained from working with my mentor, Gina Brescianini.

  1. Develop a transparent focus for each class

There’s no simple method to do away with that heart-thumping feeling earlier than you train a category, however the primary factor I’ve realized from Gina is to be very clear about what you will train. It sounds easy and apparent, however when there are such a lot of issues you might share together with your college students, it may be overwhelming for you (and for them when you attempt to share it abruptly!) 

Have a transparent instructing level, and weave that instructing level all through your class. It acts as a guiding gentle, protecting your self and the scholars targeted. This one-pointed focus aids in us discovering what the yogis name dhyana, or focus. By staying aligned together with your instructing level, you create a stronger class and provides your college students one thing clear and tangible that they will take into their subsequent follow. This straightforward factor helps flip all of the nerves into readability and confidence!

  1. Sequence for all ranges

One different tough a part of stepping onto the instructor’s mat is whenever you uncover that your college students will not be all on the identical stage; one other seemingly apparent aha second! However how do you handle all the completely different ranges in a category because the instructor? That is when sensible sequencing, and having an skilled mentor that can assist you develop methods is so useful! 

Having an intelligently created sequence, with a transparent instructing level, ensures that your lessons are well-balanced, secure, and include the correct amount of issue and regressions for all ranges of scholars. As a instructor, adapting and creating sequences will be such a enjoyable a part of the method, the place your entire studying comes alive and clicks collectively. It’s so useful to have somebody with years of expertise to work on sequences with as they are going to provide help to sidestep a number of the combos that don’t circulate collectively. When you will have a tremendous sequence that you’re excited and assured in sharing, irrespective of who arrives on your class, it could carry a way of accomplishment and pleasure, additionally taking your instructing to a complete new stage. 


  1. Get suggestions and training in your instructing

That is invaluable however will be exhausting to seek out when you end your instructor coaching and begin instructing lessons. Whereas it’s nice to listen to a pupil say that they preferred your class, that suggestions isn’t the sort that’s going that can assist you proceed to develop. There are such a lot of sides of instructing that carry a method collectively; your sequence, your vitality, your tone, your quantity, your precision together with your phrases, how a lot house you give or don’t give, and the checklist goes on! Most college students wouldn’t have the ability to articulate clear, sincere suggestions about all the issues that carry a category or sequence collectively. 

Having a mentor to expertise your lessons and provides suggestions on all of these parts is so useful. Gina’s teaching all the time left me with clear, tangible, achievable, steps to take into my subsequent class. 

Through the years, Gina has been a mentor and an inspiration to lots of our lecturers at Energy Dwelling. She is so gifted at seeing what she calls the ‘superpowers’ we’ve, after which coaxing them out of us so we will go into our lessons and be essentially the most genuine instructor we will be for our college students. Generally these ‘superpowers’ – the issues that make us uniquely and brilliantly ourselves – get clouded with nerves, self-doubt, and the overwhelm that may happen after we first start our instructing journey! I might have by no means seen the instructor that was in me with out Gina’s encouragement and expert steering. Gina helped me remodel the overwhelm into simplicity, the nerves into readability, and the self-doubt into authenticity.


If you’re in search of mentorship you will need to make sure that the instructor coaching or instructor you’re working with is a method that you just like and need to train in, so be sure to are an energetic pupil in your yoga group, practising loads and attending to know your lecturers. Discover out in case your studio provides instructor coaching or mentoring applications, and you should definitely specific overtly that you just want to be taught from somebody skilled on a deeper stage.


This July, we’re offering a workshop with Gina that can assist you hone your yoga instructing abilities and develop your private fashion whereas on the mat. This 3-day program will earn you 30 hours in direction of your 500hr RYT and shall be offering worthwhile insights that can assist you develop your information and expertise. Evolve Your Educating is led by Gina Brescianini herself. Be taught from the one who has given a lot worthwhile recommendation with most grace and understanding. 

Be taught Extra in regards to the Evolve Your Educating workshop operating 7-9 July.

Written by Katie Tetz
Studio Enterprise Supervisor | Ever Inspiring Author & Yoga Instructor for Energy Dwelling Australia

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