The Yoga Teacher Mentor

A Reflective Guide to Holding Spaces, Maintaining Boundaries, and Creating Inclusive Classes

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How do we generate enlivening relationships with our students? Create welcoming and inclusive spaces? Navigate common ethical issues? Remain inspired as we encounter the routine challenges of teaching yoga day-to-day? Full of practical information for new teachers, this book is also much more than a beginner's guide, considering questions that continue to arise through the course of a teaching life.

With reflective and experiential exercises throughout, the book is designed to create different lenses through which teachers of all stripes and vintages can view difficult situations and amplify their understanding of what it means to hold rich and meaningful classes. The intention is to invite self-reflection and offer possibilities, without being prescriptive. Emphasising the need for yoga teachers to know about more than alignment and sequencing, The Yoga Teacher Mentor accompanies the reader through the rich, complex and rewarding process of teaching yoga.

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Lizzie Lasater, Yoga Teacher and Designer

A valuable roadmap for our evolution as yoga teachers, this book is full of practical advice in a positive tone that enumerates what so often goes unspoken in our profession.

Greg Nardi, owner of Ashtanga Yoga Worldwide and co-founder of Amayu Yoga

This book is an invaluable resource for all yoga teachers and mentors. Jess offers us a framework for established and emerging protocols regarding the craft of teaching yoga. In clear and lucid language, she expresses some very complex teaching strategies, highlights common pitfalls encountered by yoga professionals, and offers numerous exercises to help teachers find clarity to enter the field with confidence.

Dina (Medina) Cohen, Yoga and Mindfulness Educator, Mentor and Teacher Trainer

With insight and wisdom, Jess skilfully and sensitively invites us to reflect on our path, offering the tools of inquiry with which to do so. Everything an aspiring or experienced yoga teacher wishes they'd known, things they hadn't thought to consider plus plenty more to contemplate and ponder.

Rebecca Ffrench, YogaLondon

This friendly handbook provides an essential companion for new yoga teachers embarking on their first teaching steps. Written not only from her own experience but also that of her peers, Glenny gives the inside scoop on how to 'keep on keeping on' in this new and daunting world of yoga teaching.

Theo Wildcroft, PhD

An extremely useful book full of practical advice for yoga teachers at all stages of their teaching journey. It covers issues that are both perennial and up-to-date, from being clear about financial agreements to handling consent in adjustments. Timely, accessible and sensitive to diverse needs and situations.

Dr. Graham Burns, yoga teacher and teacher trainer

In a rapidly changing yoga world, this is a very valuable resource, full of common-sense pieces of practical advice otherwise often only learned through trial and - frequently - error. As important for those who have been teaching for years as it is for those just starting out.

Jane Sleven, 37 years extensive Hatha & Astanga Yoga teaching experience in UK & internationally.

This wonderful book is rich with guidance & practical advice for new & trainee teachers, & is equally inspiring for experienced teachers. Jess has woven together many areas of expertise in a generous, warmly presented, very accessible way. It's like having Jess, with all her years of experience, in the room with you as you practice, plan or teach. Highly recommended.

Catherine Annis, Senior yoga teacher and founder of Intelligent Yoga Teacher Training.

An invaluable guide, Jess's book is clearly written and informative. Packed with practical exercises and advice, it offers realistic and wise counsel in navigating the range of common, yet tricky, situations faced by yoga teachers every day.

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