The Forrest Yoga® Mentorship Program (FYMP) will take you through a journey of continued growth and learning so that you can embody your passion for teaching and become a more effective teacher. Taught by Cat Allen.
Who this training is for:
Graduates of the Forrest Yoga® Foundation Teacher Training OR
Yoga teachers of any style or background who want to learn more about the Forrest Yoga style.
This FYMP (51.5 total hours of training) comprises of a 7-day program of daily continuing education workshops/classes (includes teaching practicum w/feedback) followed by 4 bridge calls over a 4-month period. Throughout this program, you will get to hone your teaching and hands-on assisting skills, to become more skilled at working with injuries, to ask your questions about teaching Forrest Yoga®, and to get guidance with your Level 2 certification homework (if you’re not already Level 2 certified). The FYMP is undeniably a powerful continuum of the great work and deep processes you started in the Foundation Teacher Training.
All the workshop days incorporate a morning Forrest Yoga® intensive taught by Catherine, hands-on assisting clinic, Forrest Yoga® sequencing practice, and opportunity for mentees to teach and assist an afternoon Forrest Yoga class to the public (Mentees to get feedback from their Mentor). The focus of each workshop draws you deeper into the pillars of Forrest Yoga: Breath, Integrity, Strength and Spirit. For instance: One workshop follows of the theme of Authenticity. In this workshop, Mentees examine the truth of what they speak and why they teach what they do. This workshop helps Mentees build congruency between what they teach and who they are and offers training for Mentees to communicate clearly and effectively. We also explore ceremonial practices including Smudging, Calling in the Four Directions, and Talking Circle.
More benefits include:
Connection to the Forrest Yoga® community.
An opportunity to go deeper and walk your spirit path with more support.
Training toward assisting Ana and Forrest Yoga Guardians.
Assistance with growing your business as a teacher – i.e. growing classes or finding opportunities to teach.
Discounts on Forrest Yoga products & events.
Yoga teachers who aren’t graduates of the Forrest Yoga Foundation Teacher Training can teach Forrest-Inspired Yoga Classes and register continuing education credits with Yoga Alliance upon completion of the FYMP.
This FYMP will take place at the gorgeous Blackwood Educational Land Institute. Residential tuition covers shared lodging in a dorm, all farm-to-table meals, linens, training curriculum, and access to the breathtaking nature around you.
April 19-25, 2020:
April 19: 3:00-7:00pm
April 20-24: 9:00am-6:30pm
April 25: 9:00am-12:30pm
Blackwood is Gorgeous!
Blackwood Educational Land Institute is a nonprofit (for-purpose), 33- acre teaching farm in Waller County, Texas. Nearly four acres of the land are cultivated, and the remainder is preserved in three distinct ecosystems: coastal prairie, post-oak savannah, and pine barrens.
Blackwood Educational Land Institute is a teaching farm on a quest to model the indispensable role of sustainable food systems in all our lives. Together we can co-create better ways to grow and source food, eat and live—restoring natural systems, public health and animal welfare, and celebrating all it means to be human! Daily, we recommit to life-long-learning, diversity and gathering with our family, friends and community.
Blackwood grows healthy food to inspire the next generation and to connect us all. They are dedicated to harvesting and producing their food in a sustainable and environmentally-conscious manner, often employing key concepts of the day. Whether it’s biomechanics or permaculture, they’re integrating resiliency into their farming methods. The food grown here is at least 40% higher nutritional value than conventional food bought at a grocery store and its because of their nurtured soil.
You will be staying in the beautiful Baleyfield House. Retreatants will sleep on bunk beds in dorms. Built in 1990, the Baleyfield House is a straw bale construction and one of the first of its kind in Central Texas. The walls are two feet thick, full of straw, and painted with a clay exterior. The house needs one fourth less energy to power the central heat and air conditioning because of its efficiency. The ceiling insulation is made of shredded newspaper soaked in chrysanthemum flowers to act as a fire retardant insulation. Plenty of showers and bathrooms.
What airport can I use? Where is it? How do I get there?
You can use IAH or Hobby airports. IAH is about 1 hour and 10 minutes away from Blackwood. Hobby is about 1 hour 30 minutes away from Blackwood. You can use Uber or another taxi service or a rental car to get to Blackwood. Blackwood doesn’t provide transportation services.
Blackwood address is 27144 Rock Island Rd, Hempstead, TX 77445
Blackwood is located about an hour northwest of Houston city limits. There is parking space for your car.
What does tuition cover?
Residential tuition is all-inclusive. It covers all your farm-to-table meals, training curriculum, accommodations in a dorm with bunk beds, and shared bathrooms. There are plenty of bathrooms and showers. The meal schedule is:
Dinner on Day 1 (April 19)
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner on Days 2-6 (April 20-24)
Breakfast and Lunch on Day 7 (April 25)
What are check-in and check-out times?
Check-in on April 19th is 1pm (you are allowed to check-in earlier that day).
The training officially starts at 3pm on April 19.
Check-out is on April 25 at 1pm.
What are accommodations like?
You will be staying in the beautiful Baleyfield House. Retreatants will sleep on bunk beds in dorms. Built in 1990, the Baleyfield House is a straw bale construction and one of the first of its kind in Central Texas. The walls are two feet thick, full of straw, and painted with a clay exterior. The house needs one fourth less energy to power the central heat and air conditioning because of its efficiency. The ceiling insulation is made of shredded newspaper soaked in chrysanthemum flowers to act as a fire retardant insulation. Plenty of showers and bathrooms. Linens will be provided. Blackwood is immaculately clean. Click here for photos: http://blackwoodliving.com/
Can I stay an extra night?
Maybe. Fill out the message form below to inquire.
Can I smoke? Have a beer?
No smoking, recreational drugs, or alcohol usage during the training.
Is there a non-residential option?
Yes, there is. See rates near the bottom of the page.
What should I bring?
We’ll send you a complete list of things to bring with you about 1 month before the event. For now, we can tell you about yoga props you’ll need to bring: 1 yoga mat, 2 large yoga blocks like this, 1 yoga blanket, 1 rolled up mat or large beach towel, 1 strap, wristwrap gloves like this, and a back brace. The gloves and back brace can help support your wrists and back during partner spotting.
Residential Tuition (covers training, accommodations, and meals)
Early Bird Tuition by February 1: $2090
Regular Tuition after February 1: $2500
Non-Residential Tuition (doesn’t cover accommodations or meals)
Early Bird Tuition by February 1: $1500
Regular Tuition after February 1: $2000
Non-refundable deposit: All tuition rates and transfers include a non-refundable $500 deposit. If you transfer between residential and non-residential, a $100 admin fee will be applied to your balance.
All tuition rates and transfers include a non-refundable $500 deposit.
No refunds after March 1, 2020 . No credits will be issued.
A minimum of 5 residential trainees is required for this training. If the minimum isn’t met by February 1, 2020, then all registrants will receive a full refund.
Fill out the below form for payment instructions.