ONLINE MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
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 six 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 teaching three public virtual community classes with proceeds going to a charity / organization of your choice. Additionally, you are required to take six of your peers’ community classes and observe their feedback session. 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.
Lead Mentors: Casey Layne Anderson and Molly Rice
Supporting Mentors: Amanda Gloria Valdes, Darby Rae, Dre Drummond, Jo Murdock
- Teach three 45 minute virtual charity classes and receive verbal and written mentor feedback
- Take six virtual peer charity classes and observe your peers receiving mentor feedback.
- Attend Monday Master Classes led by Y7 instructors each with a unique emphasis and intention
- 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
Program includes complimentary access to Y7 Online + 20% off all Y7 merch
Monday, October 4 – Friday, November 12
Meets three days each week @ 6pm – 9pm EST (3pm – 6pm PST):
Mondays for Master Classes
Wednesdays or Fridays for Community Classes (based on availability)
All sessions and classes hosted via Zoom
WEEK 01. COMMUNITY BUILDING
Led by Amanda Gloria Valdes | October 4
Explore your personal purpose (dharma) through outreach and selfless service (seva)
WEEK 02. THE POWER OF LANGUAGE
Led by Molly Rice | October 11
Examine and unlearn common and conditioned cues. Familiarize yourself with and practice empowered, empathetic, and direct language
WEEK 03. CREATIVE ENGAGEMENT
Led by Jo Murdock | October 18
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
WEEK 04. TRAUMA INFORMED
Led by Darby Rae | October 25
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
WEEK 05. DIVERSITY, EQUITY + INCLUSION
Led by Andre Drummond | November 11
Dialogue and learn ways to hold space as a leader for students of various backgrounds. Ensure your classes are accessible and inclusive
WEEK 06. VOCAL EMPATHY + DHARMA
Led by Casey Layne Anderson | November 8
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
WEDNESDAYS + FRIDAYS
You are required to take one peer class each week (6 classes total) and stay to observe feedback. Additionally, you are required to plan, promote, and teach three classes throughout the training.
All community classes will be held virtually and scheduled based on your availability Wednesdays and Fridays.
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.
MEET THE MENTORS
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.
Dre Drummond My duty as a healing artist is to go where others cannot or will not, to tell the stories that are being ignored and to reclaim the culture and identity of people of color. I feel called to decolonize many yoga spaces, festivals, conferences, and spiritual institutions. My hope is to be apart of the change I want to see, not only within the lineage of my family but, in the world we all inhabit. From a young age, I quickly realized that I felt an innate desire to speak up and show the strength of my beliefs. As I found different ways to do this, I discovered therapy within the art of dance and Yoga. Becoming a yoga teacher in 2018 I’ve earned over 300 RYT hours in Vinyasa and Traditional Hot while participating in workshops including Yoga Activism, Decolonizing Yoga Spaces, Finding Your Yogic Voice, and various Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Seminars. My art is both, my protest and my refuge. My introspective approach to yoga has become an accessible vehicle to engage with people, while cultivating radical conversation that weaves the mind, body and spirit.
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