Yoga Teacher Group Mentorship Program
with Elemental Moon Yoga School
So you finished your teacher training, now what?
Feeling isolated, or even burned out from the daily Yoga teacher hustle?
Or maybe you just want to stay connected to an amazing community of folks who LOVE to talk about Yoga, and not just the asanas?
New monthly group membership program is HERE!
A LOT of what I do today I had to figure out on my own. Or piece together through many years of workshops, thousands of hours of teaching, over-priced mentorships that left me unsatisfied, all while devouring all the books possible.
Oh, and I made A LOT of mistakes. :)
In this group-style mentorship, I’ll offer a framework to support you as a Yoga teacher, my direct feedback on projects, and a space to try new things, with a community that wants you to succeed.
Whether you are a new teacher, or seasoned and looking for a spark, this group mentorship program is ready to support you.
No gimmicks, promises of sales, or fantasy of one perfect path to success.
Join the waitlist for the November 2022 Kula and receive a free Yoga Nidra recording. :)
A support system for Yoga teachers
A framework for organization + growth
A awesome community of badasses
New-ish Yoga teachers
Teachers who have been on a hiatus, and want to sharpen their skills in this brave new world
Teachers craving a little spark, or seeking a community who gives AF
Help teachers get into groove
Give support for questions
Build a community of trust, accountability, and inspired passion
Meet Grace (she/her)
I'm currently located in Charlotte, NC (Catawba and Sugaree land). My passions are rooted in science and equality, which inform my teaching of Yoga, and how I show up in the world. I spent 5 years in the fast-paced, and high-pressure, scientist world where I conducted research for UNC-Chapel Hill in the intersecting fields of nutrition, genetics, and neuroscience.
I study, and teach, from a long lineage that believes that life is inherently beautiful, and that the path of Yoga is a tool set to better navigate the many twists and turns. Specifically, from the Tantra and Himalayan Traditions of Sri Vidya.
My classes, whether restorative or flow, are infused with my passions, and quest for magic and joy.
I am a student first, and humbled to call myself a teacher of Yoga. I honor Asana as one tool, of many. I am always willing to evolve and (un)learn.
I've created this program to help teachers works smarter, not harder; fill in gaps from YTT; share my experiences as a former studio director turned solo-preneur; and offer a space for feedback and community.
If you are into credentials:
B.S. in Psychology (AppState) and Biology (UNCC)
500 ERYT + YACEP
Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor
Additional extensive trainings in:
Learn more about me, my social location, spiritual lineage, and my heart's commitment to my highest truth here.
6 month commitment
Kula 1: March 2022- August 2022
Kula 2: November 2022 - April 2023
(see official dates below)
Includes 2 1:1 sessions with Grace
Wednesday dates (6pm-8pm)
Kula 1: 3/9, 4/13, 5/11, 6/8, 7/13, 8/10
Kula 2: 11/9, 12/14, 1/11/2023, 2/8/2023, 3/8/2023, 4/12/2023
Sunday dates (3pm-5pm)
Kula 1: 3/27, 4/24, 5/29, 6/26, 7/24, 8/27
Kula 2: 11/20, 12/18, 1/22/2023, 2/26/2023, 3/26/2023, 4/23/2023
Scholarships available with BIPOC and/or LGBTQIA applications to the front, included in the application, or feel free to email me directly with questions.
Payment plan options, let's make it work!
Scroll to the bottom for help with determining your rate.
And YEP, CEU's are most definitely available for Yoga Alliance (3 hours per month)
Are you looking for more direct, personalized support? I also offer a limited number of 1:1 mentorships with folks! Email me for my current rates, or to schedule a phone call to determine what is best for you.
1 lecture + discussion with Grace (2nd Wednesday of the month sessions)
Monthly co-working sessions (4th Sunday of the month - modified for Nov/Dec)
Quarterly live asana classes with Grace
Weekly check-ins through WhatsApp
Reading (listening) assignments
Usable materials to support you in your teaching
Quarterly practice teaching sessions
Special guest appearances from my friends
One of the best parts YTT are the conversations that come, the random tangents that are followed, and the connections of knowledge that are made. Let's keep it going.
Community truly is EVERYthing, and it's not guaranteed. Community requires a commitment to satya (truth) and a foundation of ahimsa (non harming).
With great power, comes great responsibility. We must hold ourselves accountable to the principles of Yoga. Always strive to evolve, and never stop learning.
Remembering to pause, and celebrate each accomplishment is almost as important as success. Otherwise, what's the point?! Celebrate each other, yourself, this opportunity to be alive and breathing.
Enrollment opens 8/11/2022
We begin by laying a solid foundation for growing together, then dives deeper into topics, and with opportunities for refinement, feedback and practice.
Enrollment happens twice a year, March and November 2022
10 spaces available.
Laying the Foundation
The Dreaded Bio
Intention vs. Impact
Pranayama + Meditation
Slow Flow Vs. Power Flow
Inclusive + Empowering Cues
If You Build It
Social media game plan
5-pillars of classes
Embrace the Elements
Sun, Moon, and Fire Teaching
Pitta and Vata season
Ignite Your Passions
Teach with reverence
Accessible, not just a buzz word
Sparkle and Shine
Creating unique offerings
Workshops, Retreats, 1:1's
Honor light and dark
"Grace is a generous and knowledgeable mentor. She freely shares any knowledge she has about a wide range of yoga and ayurveda topics. She would easily flow with whatever topics were on my mind during our sessions. With Grace's mentoring I became a more skilled and confident yoga teacher in a shorter time frame."
"Grace's teaching style is infectious, informed, and passionate! ... I loved that we had multiple sessions on diversity, inclusion, and allyship in the Yoga space. Highly recommended!"
"Grace is a truly special soul. As a teacher, she goes way deeper than the physical poses of yoga. She utilizes anatomy, psychology, and energy to create intuitive movements that you didn’t even know you needed. ... She also takes time to honor the histories and cultures of yoga, and addresses the responsibilities of being a teacher. Regardless of whether you’re interested in teaching vinyasa, deep stretch, meditation, or nothing at all, you’ll leave grace’s training with many new ways to contribute to the world."
Sliding Scale Considerations
I frequently stress about meeting basic needs, and may go without.
I rent lower-end properties, or my housing situation is unstable.
I am unemployed, or under-employed.
I qualify for government assistance (health, food, etc).
I have no savings, and live paycheck-to-paycheck.
I have little to no disposable income.
I rarely buy new items, because I am unable to afford them.
I can’t afford a vacation, nor can I reasonably take time off.
I may stress about my basic needs, but they are always met.
I may have stable housing, or may struggle to meet standard rent.
I am employed, and may have several jobs to make it work.
I have access to Health-care, but may not prioritize it.
I may have savings, and may also live paycheck-to-paycheck.
I have some disposable income.
I am able to buy some new items, but am budget-conscious.
I can take a vacation without major stress, yearly-ish.
Can comfortably meet all my basic needs.
I own my home OR rent a higher end apartment.
I am employed, or don’t need to work to meet my needs.
Health-care is easy to obtain.
I have access to financial savings; personal or familial.
I have disposable income.
I rarely pause before buying a new item.
I can afford an annual vacation, and I easily can take time off.
**Basic needs = food, housing+, transportation, etc.
Disposable income = coffee shops, new clothes, books, delivery services, etc.