"I've hand-picked these Guardians for their unique skills. They are incredibly equipped to run this program and have pledged to be Guardians of the Forrest Yoga Legacy and the Hoop of the Teachers. They have committed to shepherding Mentees to become great Forrest Yoga teachers and to making the Mending the Hoop of the People happen. These are big life pledges and I couldn't ask for a deeper loyalty to Forrest Yoga."
The Forrest Yoga Mentorship Program (FYMP) is an incredible opportunity designed to give you support after the Forrest Yoga Foundation Teacher Training.
Individuals that have successfully completed the Forrest Yoga Foundation Teacher Training and are a member of the Hoop of the Teachers.
Taught by a Forrest Yoga Guardian of your choice (in some cases assisted by a Forrest Yoga Guardian Trainee), this year-long program follows a streamlined curriculum that has been developed to offer you a continuing education program in the art of teaching Forrest Yoga® continuing the transformations you have started in the Forrest Yoga Foundation Teacher Training. Your Forrest Yoga Guardian will help you (the mentee) on your personal and professional development into an excellent yoga teacher and offer guidance to you on your journey to become a Forrest Yoga Certified Teacher.
Your Forrest Yoga Guardian will determine the schedule of the mentorship program with you and fellow mentees in your group which shall encompass:
Quarterly workshops that address:
Assisting a class
Working with injuries
Guided Writing Process for Setting Intent
Quarterly conference calls (bridge calls) with your Forrest Yoga Guardian and fellow mentees for instruction and discussion on a teaching topic provided by Ana Forrest. (The first call takes place approximately 6 weeks after the first workshop and thereafter one every three months)
In addition, you will have access to your Forrest Yoga Guardian by phone or e-mail for ongoing guidance regarding teaching Forrest Yoga and be teamed up to work long term with a fellow mentee (butt-kicker) to help you identify and achieve your goals, and be guided through your certification homework assignments to help you achieve your status as Forrest Yoga Certified Teacher.
Forrest Yoga Guardians
The Forrest Yoga Guardians are hand-picked by Ana Forrest and serve as Guardians of the legacy of Forrest Yoga and mentors to the Hoop of the Teachers. Each Forrest Yoga Guardian has gone through intensive training with Ana to learn the skills required to be a mentor for teachers. Each Forrest Yoga Guardian brings a unique experience and insight to your continuing education.
You can choose which Forrest Yoga Guardian
you would like to study with. Since it is a program requirement to physically attend the four workshops offered by your Forrest Yoga Guardian, we recommend that you choose someone in or near your region. However, the entire list is open to you so long as you can travel to your Forrest Yoga Guardian's workshops.
If a large enough group of Forrest Yoga Teachers from the same area wishes to enroll to the Forrest Yoga Mentorship Program and there is no local Forrest Yoga Guardian, it may be possible for a Forrest Yoga Guardian to travel to your location for the four quarterly workshops. Please inquire after this possibility with the Mentorship Program Liaison
Registration for the Forrest Yoga Mentorship Program
Step One: choose your Forrest Yoga Guardian and review his/her schedule for the Forrest Yoga Mentorship Program on his/her website (usually starts around 15 November of each year, however, there may be deviations)
Step Two: pay a non-refundable deposit of $400 or the full program fee of $1,200-$1,500 (please check the full program fee with your Forrest Yoga Guardian) to the Forrest Yoga Guardian directly (payment options may be available, please inquire after this option with your chosen Forrest Yoga Guardian)
Step Three: fill out the Online Registration Form under the Forrest Yoga Mentorship Program, here. The registration form is sent directly to your chosen Guardian