• Christine B. Maldonado

Yoga Teaching Mentorship

After completing my 200 hour yoga teacher training program and giving birth to my son, I had no plans to teach yoga anytime soon. A month into motherhood, I knew that I wanted to recreate an entirely new work schedule based off of the needs of my child and my new role of motherhood. I immediately took a break from teaching dance to and only took on private clients when my scheduled allowed for it.


The moment that I cleared my schedule to just focus on being a mom, offers to teach yoga classes immediately started coming in. I was a bit overwhelmed as I didn't feel like I was quite ready to teach yoga to the public just yet. But I wanted to be. So I said yes to the opportunities that worked with the demands of my new mama life and signed up for a mentorship program with my yoga teacher to received support in my new role of being a yoga teacher.


This mentorship program allowed me to work alongside my teacher Daniella who is a master at holding space for her students and teaching transformational yoga classes. I was able to witness her in action on a regular basis from an assistants' point of view and learn how to really help students shift their physical, mental, and emotional energy through effective, clear, and direct movement instruction-as well her teachings in breath work and meditation.


Her mentorship program proved to be extremely effective. I was able to see where my strengths and weakness were as a teacher and make the necessary adjustments to develop the most effective teaching style that fits my personality, character, and the students I teach. There is power is taking the time to observe and learn from a teacher who is doing the thing you want to be doing.



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