Y7’s Mentorship Program is designed for certified yoga teachers who are ready to find their authentic voice and discover what it means to be a true leader. This program focuses on real world teaching experience, community building, breaking out of your comfort zone, and what it means to create and hold space for all bodies.

 Over the course of five weeks you will be encouraged to move away from self-limiting beliefs around teaching yoga and you will be immersed in a diverse and supportive cohort designed to give you the experience, tools and confidence to elevate your teaching and its impact. This course includes weekly teaching with feedback, and the opportunity to teach a public virtual community class with proceeds going to a charity or organization of your choice. Finally, you will attend master classes + workshops with Y7’s senior teachers on Monday evenings.

Y7’s Mentorship Program is accredited with Yoga Alliance and counts as 50 hours towards Y7’s 300-Hour Teacher Training.

Mentors: Casey Layne Anderson, Molly Rice, Amanda Gloria Valdes,
Darby Rae, Jo Murdock


  • Five weeks of immersive practice teaching and receiving 1:1 feedback
  • Master Classes with a unique emphasis and intention that will be integrated into your weekly practice teaching and workshopping
  • Learn tools for resume building, community engagement, and creating authentic educational online content
  • Learn how to adapt to your environment, navigate technology, and hold space virtually
  • Participate weekly in our internal online discussion boards. This includes reviewing shared resources, sharing personal reflections, and engaging with your peers
  • “Justify the Why” – explore why we cue the way we do and back it up with anatomically and energetically sound support
  • Learn how to translate philosophical themes into practical, tangible teachings
  • How to stand out and make a strong impression when auditioning for a yoga studio

Program includes 20% off all Y7 merch.



Program meets three days each week:

Mondays, Wednesdays, + Thursdays

6pm – 9pm EST / 3pm – 6pm PST

All sessions and classes hosted via Zoom

**Please note, Thursday November 24th we will not meet in observance of Thanksgiving.


Led by Casey Layne Anderson
Explore the finessed skill of using your voice as a vehicle to connect with students and empathize with what they are physically and emotionally experiencing in a class

Led by Molly Rice
Examine and unlearn common and conditioned cues. Familiarize yourself with and practice empowered, empathetic, and direct language

Led by Jo Murdock
Learn how to promote your classes in a way that feels authentic and impactful. Discuss the business of yoga and establish best practices for resume building, auditioning, and engaging with your community

Led by Darby Rae
Experience a trauma-informed asana practice and learn tangible tips and tools for bringing more awareness into your classes. Discuss potential paths for teaching yoga and healing in non-studio spaces

Led by Amanda Gloria Valdes
Explore your personal purpose (dharma) through outreach and selfless service (seva)

Practice Teaching + Feedforward

Various practice teaching exercises where you will receive in depth personalized feedforward (our empowered reframe on “feedback,” as this is meant to accelerate your growth with forward momentum). Throughout the training you will gain all of the tools to successfully plan, promote, and teach a final virtual class that is open to the public. All proceeds will go to the charity of your choice.


200-Hour Teacher Training certification from any program.

Whether you just graduated from your 200-Hour Teacher Training or have years of experience, this program meets you exactly where you are.


Total Tuition: $950
Or 3 interest-free payments of $317/month.

Additional payment plans available for as low as $60/month. Click below to enroll and prequalify through Affirm.


The availability, practice and benefits of yoga have not been made accessible to most BIPOC communities.
Y7 is proud to offer full scholarship opportunities for BIPOC folx in our Mentorship Empowerment Program. Scholarships are available to those with financial need who are involved in service within their community and strive to share the practice and learnings of yoga through teaching.

Scholarship applications for Mentorship Empowerment have closed. The recipient will be notified by November 8.


Casey Layne Anderson From Los Angeles to New York City, I have 10+ years experience teaching yoga, guiding meditation, offering Reiki healing, and promoting empowered, personalized wellness. With a BFA in theatre from Carnegie Mellon University, I bring dynamic insights to the power of human connection. I love to utilize my talents to create artistic and inspiring experiences, combining energy and fluidity both physically and philosophically. In addition to hosting workshops and retreats, I feel most in my purpose while working with newly certified teachers as well as business professionals seeking to improve their public speaking skills and confidence. I have worked in continuing education and as a mentor with Y7 for the past five years and continue to create modules and content to take yoga off the mat. Additionally, I have extensive experience with hiring, recruiting, and providing feedback to yoga teachers of all levels. I invite you to enter the experience of teacher training with openness to the abundance of possibilities that exist for you, even those you have not yet considered. This is the beginning of a great adventure!

Molly Elizabeth Rice I discovered yoga in my twenties at a donation based studio in NYC attracted initially by affordable exercise and profoundly impacted by the deep healing I found. With a background in the performing arts, I have always loved movement, music, and the mind body connection. On my mat for the first time I found a form of self expression that was entirely my own to explore. A space for self inquiry, self acceptance, and tools to transcend my self limiting patterns. I did my first 300 hours of teacher training in 2011 in NYC and have been studying, practicing, and teaching ever since! I’ve studied yoga in Nicaragua, Thai Massage in Thailand, and Ayurveda in India. I am personally passionate about the therapeutic applications of yoga in supporting anxiety, depression, and addiction, all of which I have personal experience with. I believe with the right combination of curiosity, compassion, and discipline, we can find more presence and purpose both on and off our mats..

Amanda Gloria Valdes I arrive in space with the mission to utilize the practice of Yoga, Meditation, and the Arts as a catalyst for social change and social equity. Community building has been a passion for me for as long as I can remember. I strive to support my community as a Yoga and Meditation guide, teacher training program manager/curator, and mentor. I take pride in creating non-traditional spaces to practice yoga, meditation, and arts enrichment by building programs centering BIPOC, LGTBQ+, and birthing folx. In 2012 I was certified as a Vinyasa Yoga teacher and began teaching in New York City. In the following years I became a 500+ hr E- RYT and YACEP member. My offerings are informed by History & Philosophy, Bhakti Yoga (studied in Rishikesh, India), Energy, Subtle Body, Ayurveda, Inversions, Meditation, Katonah Yoga and more. I am passionate about supporting birthing folx as a full spectrum doula via Sumi’s Touch, Prenatal/ Postnatal Yoga, Womb Wellness Education, and training. My Yoga and Meditation offerings and training span from Y7 Studio, New York University Global Spiritual Department, zoom, and maybe your local park!

Darby Rae McCullough I am a yoga teacher and avid lover of all things that cultivate a deeper understanding and appreciation of the human experience. I hold a 500 E-RYT with the Yoga Alliance and have been teaching Vinyasa, Hatha, and Trauma Informed Yoga for 5+ years. I have extensive training in trauma informed yoga, and yoga as a tool to engage in social justice. I believe that this practice has unlimited potential to create pivotal change within the individual and their community. Whether my students are simply interested in deepening their practice or becoming teachers themselves, it is my intention that I equip them with information and inspiration to prepare them to make their unique mark on the world.

Jo Murdock I am a New York Native and lover of all things that elevate the mind, body and spirit! Yoga found me in 2017 and that’s the year I started living intentionally, breathing with a purpose, and manifesting the life I envisioned in my mind. Before Yoga I studied dance my entire life and cultivated a deep love for movement. I am classically trained and have received my certification of completion from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. Once yoga became my life, I took my existing love of movement and explored the ways in which it could heal, teach, empower, and help. So, here I am today, doing my best to pay it forward. My mission as a yoga teacher is to bring yoga to communities that have historically been withheld from it and underrepresented within it.