The 200-hour Mentoring Practicum is the last training component of the 800-hour Somatic Yoga Therapist Training™. Comprised of two modules, that focus on the facilitation of Somatic Yoga Therapy for Individuals and Groups, the Mentorship Practicum is completed in your home community during the Fall and Spring semesters with a combination of group mentoring and 1:1 mentoring sessions, that guide you through navigating the ins and outs of practice, ethical business and marketing, planning and facilitating group work, and networking. This is a mentored soul journey done with very small groups of students only once each year. (These modules can be completed while you are also enrolled in your 300-hour training programs or may be completed the following year.) In addition to completing private online mentoring sessions, you will meet online with your mentoring cohort as you are walked through the process of researching, creating, and facilitating your own case studies in Somatic Yoga Therapy that is offered for groups or individuals.
The 200-hour Mentorship Practicum is the remaining requirement in the 800-Hour Somatic Yoga Therapist Certification Program. To enroll in the Mentorship Practicum, one must actively be enrolled or have completed the 300-hour Advanced Embodiment YTT in Somatic-Energetic Yoga Therapy, and/or the 300-hour Advanced Embodiment YTT in Somatic-Emotional Yoga Therapy.
The Mentorship Practicum provides:
Small Group Mentoring, 1:1 Mentoring and Support through a carefully designed step-by-step process for facilitating Somatic Yoga Therapy for Individuals and Groups
Opportunity to experience or observe Somatic Yoga Therapy in practice
Opportunity to put your training into purposeful applications and to connect with allied professionals who may support your work
Opportunity to establish your yoga therapy practice and work through difficult phases of beginning something new while having support
This is the final requirement in the 800-hour Yoga Therapist Training. Upon completion of the mentoring program and practicum, you will earn the designation of 1,000-Hour Somatic Yoga Therapist who specializes in Embodiment Yoga.
Mentoring sessions occur online and in your home community over the course of the Fall and Winter semesters. Students may begin the mentoring program after they have completed one of the 300-Hour Somatic Focused Yoga Therapy Trainings and may participate in the mentoring program while completing their 2nd 300-HR module, allowing them to complete their studies in 2 years' time. Each 100-HR module runs over the course of 5 months during the Fall or Winter semester.
Each 100-Hour Mentoring Practicum runs over 5 months, with a focus on Somatic-Emotional Yoga Therapy or Somatic-Energetic Yoga Therapy. Each 5 month module includes:
12 hours of online group mentoring sessions
3 hours of 1:1 online mentoring sessions and review of practice submissions
10 hours business focus (marketing research and design, workshop creation, creation of promotional materials or website work)
37.5 hours practicum focused on 1:1 sessions - focused on 5 clients (6 hours per client) and 7.5 hour case study, preparation, and research
37.5 hours practicum focused on group sessions - focused on one group session comprised of 4 students (3 hours spent 1:1 per student (12 hours) combined with 6, 3 hour sessions (18 hours) = 30 hours) and 7.5 hour program design, preparation, research, and case study
Accreditation for Graduates
Graduates of our professional programs are provided with T2202a form for educational tax reimbursement and RESP/RRSP eligibility.
Tuition: $3,750 (+ GST)
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Prerequisite: Must be currently enrolled in the 800-Hour Somatic Yoga Therapist Training