Online 1:2:1 private sessions designed for your personal needs to help you navigate your yoga journey and improve your asana technique and teaching skills.
Deepen your understanding of Yoga Philosophy. Find your 'inner' dharma. Release your voice and authentic self. Begin a spiritual practice.
Get fresh eyes on your asana practice. Receive personal attention with someone who can help you become the yoga teacher you want to be.
‘Mentorship’ has a long history in the yoga world. The Guru/Disciple relationship has been around since Vedic times. While I’m not making any claims to be your Guru, it can be difficult to find a teacher you like who will take you under her wing. I will give you that ‘special attention’ that you need for your personal growth as a student and teacher of yoga.
I often meet practitioners who yearn for a spiritual path, a meaningful yoga practice and an authentic life. Young teachers often feel like they’re swimming in uncharted waters. Maybe you’ve just finished a Yoga Teacher Training and not sure what to do next? You’ve spent time and money on trainings and workshops, but still don’t have the confidence to teach. It can be challenging to find a balanced lifestyle teaching yoga where you are paid what you’re worth.
You need someone who is doing what you want to do. And who can help you achieve your goals to become the kind of teacher you want to be with the career you’d like to have. A bespoke mentorship program, will give you ‘special attention’ to find your voice, step into your power and become an extraordinary yoga teacher.
If you’re a yoga teacher who wants to improve your teaching skills or needs direction to build your career, or are practitioner who wants advice on asana technique, then mentorship is for you. We’ll have an initial conversation to determine your needs, or goals, and create a bespoke program just for you. There is a gulag of information out there, but no one tells you what to do.
We’ll have an initial conversation so I can hear where you want to go with your practice and determine how I can help you. We’ll create a program based on the number of sessions you choose. Mentorship subjects can cover all 8 limbs of yoga, including the Business of Yoga and advice on your career. There are two streams of Yoga Mentorship – one for practitioners and the other for teachers.
In a nutshell, teachers study asana technique (specific to various ‘families of asana’ with me and then create short video (shot on your smartphone) teaching what you learned in class, focusing on verbal cues and demonstration skills. I will send you a detailed assessment, breath by breath, that points out your strengths, where you could improve, as a voice recording that you can use during self-practice to further embody the techniques and grow in your personal your practice. The process helps you to build asana vocabulary, structure vinyasa sequences and, finally, teach a yoga class.
If you are a yoga practitioner with no ambition to teach, you can study asana technique and work on specific areas of your practice where you feel you need better technique. Or develop a Pranayama or Meditation practice, study Mudras and the subtle energy body, yoga philosophy, or spiritual practice.
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I’ve practiced Modern Postural Yoga since 1986 and have taught yoga full-time, in public classes and privately, in London since 2004. A few private clients have been in my care for sixteen years, so I’m ideally suited to private mentorship. I’ve taught 21 Yoga Teacher Training programs, and as many international yoga retreats and workshops. I take people on spiritual tours in the Himalayas – Bhutan, Nepal and India – where we practice and study yoga philosophy ‘On the Road’ within the cultural context of living Tantra. I have a wealth of knowledge and experience about yoga. I have the ideal ‘blessed’ yoga life. And I’m deeply grateful for the richness and texture of my life. I can help you find your true dharma. At the very least, I can help you find Sanity in your life and a yoga practice that will sustain it.
For a detailed bio check out the About page.
“Heather’s main strong points: wealth of knowledge; bringing us deep; not afraid of whatever emotion might come up. Thank you very much for that. I cannot imagine many teachers who I would have dared to go in the trauma of my lower back by exploring backbends. I recommend this if: you’re looking for a journey inwards and confrontation with self; love precise alignment and eager to learn about props; love for finding your own yoga voice.” – Houkje Berger
“It is amazing how skilfully Heather can tailor a program to the individual needs of the students. She is always present, encouraging and dedicated to imparting not only asana techniques but, more importantly, the philosophy of yoga and how to bring yoga off the mat. Highly recommend.” – Raffaella Resta Diana
“Heather’s teaching stands out from the fray. What is particularly inspiring is her ability to speak with authority and hold a very firm class, whilst teaching spiritual wisdom in a way which says “I’m still getting my head around this too”. It is refreshing for a teacher to teach non-dualism in yoga whilst not sitting on a cloud. A spiritual polymath, Heather is able to draw on an enormous range of secular and spiritual sources to demonstrate the union of wisdom teachings, from Gandhi to Tagore, from Nagarjuna to something she read in the paper last week.” – Jonathan Ekstrom
“Heather’s teachings, profound knowledge and the precise details of asana technique, have given me a more conscious practice to become a better human being, which is always my ultimate goal.” – Flavia Ambrosetti
“Thank you for inspiring me to see a world beyond my limitations. I’m truly grateful that I can walk away with more knowledge, understanding and growth than I could have imagined. I’m ready to embark on a new path, personal and professional, with deep spiritual growth and the willingness to let go of old habits.” – Brittany Kimmet
“Heather is a wonderful teacher and inspiration. She encompasses everything one could want from a teacher and sheds light on all the important aspects and fragments of a sustainable and nourishing yoga practice and teaching technique. She is wise, supportive, kind, hands-on, straightforward and extremely knowledgeable. I especially loved her complex examination of each asana backed by her deep understanding of movement, anatomy and philosophy in one…Thank you, Heather, from the bottom of my heart.” – Andrea Vytlačilová
“Heather is wonderful, she’s honest and disciplined – devoted to yoga. She has continued to support me providing advice on how to sequence a series of classes and how to grow business ideas into reality. She’s dedicated to her student’s success after the training – a true teacher.” – Laura Beckett
“Heather is an extremely knowledgeable and experienced teacher who guides people through their own experience of being challenged by yoga and the growth in awareness that accompanies the journey. Heather provides a safe and nurturing environment geared to the individual’s pace of learning and development. It was a profound experience and left me feeling more confident in my yoga practice and deeply contented.” – Ellie Roberts
“The detailed audio feedback on my asana videos really enhanced my learning. Every single piece of audio feedback that I have received has helped me tremendously and I’ve been listening to them multiple times over because there is so much in each one to explore.” – Sonia Mansata
“Heather’s words are filled with compassion and I’m very grateful. The in-depth and personal feedback was of huge value. I really feel that it has helped me to cue better as a teacher, and deepen my understanding of technique as a practitioner.” – Camilla Riddiford
“The online method really took my teaching and understanding a step forward, especially the detailed support with cues.” – Larissa Wood
“The online sessions worked well. The recorded feedback to my practice and teaching videos was brilliant to receive. It was completely focused on me. So very detailed and dedicated feedback which was invaluable to help me improve.” – Allan Burns
90 minutes – £100
60 minutes – £75
30 minutes – £50
3 x 60 minute sessions – £200
6 x 60 minute sessions – £350
3 x 90 minute sessions – £275
6 x 90 minute sessions – £500
If due to Covid, you are experiencing financial difficulty, but Mentorship with me is important to you (and especially if you are a past student), please let me know.
Contact me to start your Yoga Mentorship program now