Yoga Teacher Collective

Mentorship: Yoga Teacher Collective


Hone your craft. Update your knowledge. Build your career.

Are you a yoga teacher looking to hone skills, increase revenue and collaborate with other yoga professionals? Luma Yoga invites you to join senior instructors Dawn Hayes, Valerie Moselle and Robin Penney for a unique opportunity to take your teaching and your career to the next level. In an interactive and supportive environment, the Yoga Teacher Collective is here to help you do just that.

The Yoga Teacher Collective is committed group of yoga teachers meeting regularly to receive support from experienced instructors & trainers, steep themselves in burgeoning aspects of the field, and learn how to optimize business practices for maximum benefit.

The Yoga Teacher Collective is for you if are looking to:

  • Discover your WHY & establish a niche
  • Plan successful workshops, trainings & retreats of your own
  • Utilize your time more efficiently & navigate financial negotiations with confidence
  • Fill your classes and private practice
  • Avoid yoga teacher burnout
  • Upgrade your cueing and explore which cues you can retire
  • Understand methodology more fluently
  • Teach breathing so that your students will actually do it
  • Be inspired by (and inspiring to) other local yoga teachers

Structure, Commitment, & Investment

The Yoga Teacher Collective is a 12-week mentorship program, meeting on Fridays from 1:45 – 3:45 PM at Luma Yoga in Downtown Santa Cruz. Each 2-hour session is centered around a theme during which you will work towards personal goals for your teaching, gain further insight into your practice, receive support and feedback from other yoga professionals, and enjoy exposure, discussions, and group inquiries into some of the cutting edge topics of our field.

Additionally, you will receive a private 1-hour coaching session with one of the Yoga Teacher Collective lead teachers. Subsequent sessions are available at an additional cost.

 The next 12-week session begins Friday, September 6, 2019.

What you get with your investment:

  • 12 group mentorship sessions (valued at $2,400)
  • 1 private coaching session (valued at $250)
  • Access to discounted workshops by lead teachers and visiting faculty for the duration of the program session (valued at $100 or more)
  • A community of yoga professionals to bond with, learn from, and grow with (priceless!)

Combined total value of over $2,750, but your actual investment is only $995!

Submit your application by July 1 to qualify to save an extra $100.

Valerie Moselle

E-RYT 500, RPYT, YACEP is an author, advanced yoga teacher, and founder of Luma Yoga. A 20-year veteran of teaching yoga and breathwork, Valerie has taught alongside industry leaders including Shiva Rae, Seane Corn, and Eric Schiffman. She is known for classes that inspire a playful exploration of breath, movement, strength, and surrender.

A student of yoga for nearly three decades, Valerie has studied and taught in the San Francisco Bay Area, Southern California, India, and the U.K. She works in close collaboration with international Breathe to Heal teacher Max Strom coaching teachers around the world.

Valerie lives in Santa Cruz with her husband and two daughters, where she serves as the director of Luma Yoga and the Luma Yoga Teacher Training and Practice Enrichment program, and as Vice President of the Board of the Downtown Business Association.

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Robin Penney

E-RYT 500, YACEP teaches women who are 40+ to manage chronic pain through progressive movement woven into the relaxing cadence of a breath-based vinyasa yoga practice.

She runs a boutique private practice as her specialty and supplements her private work with public group classes at Luma Yoga, online offerings, workshops, and international retreats.

A student of yoga for over twenty years, Robin is deeply interested in how to use the applicable teachings of the practice to live a connected and thoughtful life in a somewhat chaotic modern-day environment. Therefore, much of her work centers on daily routines for mindful living to support healthy bodies, minds, and relationships. She lives with her husband and two teenagers in Scotts Valley.

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Dawn Hayes

RYT 500, began practicing yoga in 2001 and teaching in 2005. She finds herself continually curious about the ways that yoga and meditation intersect with life on and off the mat.

Her classes include a mix of flow and form inspired by classical yoga, modern functional movement, somatic movement practices, and mindful stillness. She enjoys using props as a tool for exploration – sometimes to support and adapt a pose and other times to offer more challenge and feedback.

As a teacher and teacher-trainer she encourages students to inquire into their changing sensory experience as a way to discover embodied insight. Through this inquiry, she offers students support as they evolve in their practice throughout the changing circumstances of life.

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