LHY TT Mentoring
Jock Orton and Lucinda Pimlott

In many body work and therapeutic professions, regular supervision or mentoring is a requirement. We believe the same is true of the yoga profession, regardless of whether you are newly qualified or have been teaching some years.

For newly qualified teachers, mentoring offers the opportunity to continue your professional development as well as getting support with questions and situations that may arise during your teaching. Starting out as a yoga teacher can be daunting and it is natural that as you encounter new situations you will need guidance and support on your journey.

Starting out as a yoga teacher can be daunting and it is natural that as you encounter new situations you will need guidance and support on your journey.

For experienced teachers, regular supervision and mentoring provides a safe space in which to discuss the student/teacher relationship, as well as to work through your own challenges. You should come away feeling more aware, more informed, more skilled and confident with the ability to self-reflect and receive constructive feedback on the issues you are working through at that time.

The LHY Mentoring Program is facilitated by senior teachers Jock Orton and Lucinda Pimlott, who have a combined teaching experience of over 35 years. The program is designed to provide:

 

  • A safe and supported environment to bring questions and concerns

 

  • An opportunity to seek specific advice and guidance

 

  • A chance to create connections and benefit from peer support

 

  • Learn new techniques and gain feedback on teaching practice

Yoga Teacher CPD and Mentoring workshops

Sundays – 2hr workshop (in-person)

£40

Each of these sessions will have a different theme, relating to different aspects of teaching yoga. The structure of the sessions will be more like a mini workshop, including group work, teaching practice, and feedback from the teachers. Please see specific dates for the themes of each session.

 

20th March 10:30-12:30pm

The Art of Sequencing – including preparatory poses, counter poses, how much time to give to different sections of your class and theming.

 

26th June 5:30-7:30pm

The Art of Modification – add to your toolbox of creative and appropriate modifications for a range of different poses, including how to make suggestions in a way that reinforces a student’s confidence.

 

11th September 5:30-7:30pm

The Art of Adjusting – how to give verbal and manual assistance to enable students to practice safely, as well as supporting them to make progress in their practice.

 

 

Other mentoring options

 

1:1 mentoring – use this time to discuss whatever is important to you at this time, from adjustments to pricing to ongoing support with individual issues. £65 for 1 hour

 

Class observations – your teacher will observe one of your regular classes and provide detailed feedback to help you reflect on your teaching and get support with any areas for improvement. Price on application.

About your Teachers

 

Jock: I did my first two teacher training’s with no intention of ever teaching yoga, I just wanted to further my knowledge for my own practice. It was my first teacher Bridget Woods-Kramer who dropped the bombshell on me that she needed cover for that Saturday’s class and there was no one else to do it that forced me into teaching my first class. I absolutely loved it…….. completely terrified……… but loved it!

 

It is said that we all come to healing in our own time and this was true for me when in 2000, I fell down a mountain snowboarding, breaking my back in four places and shattering my collarbone. After numerous unsuccessful operations, I decided to take matters into my own hands so that I might stand a chance of being mobile by the time I hit forty.

 

I began a regular yoga practice and as the ancient saying goes – ‘when the student is ready the teacher will appear’, I moved back to Cornwall at the same time as Bridget Woods-Kramer, a world renowned Anusara teacher. I spent six years studying and teaching with Bridget and have developed a style that is physically challenging with attention to posture and alignment and above all, playful. My experience has taught me to cherish the physical practice of yoga, but it is the connection between mind, body and soul that inspires my practice.

 

In the last few years my personal practice has moved towards Ashtanga and have undertaken Ashtanga teacher trainings with David Swenson, Manju Jois and John Scott.

 

I have been teaching for 19 years and over this time I feel deeply privileged to have been taught by some of the worlds best teachers from a range of different schools of yoga, including Richard Freeman, David Williams, Sianna Shermann, Rod Stryker, Doug Keller, Bruce Bowditch, John Friend, Nancy Gilgoff, and Doug Swenson. In my classes I call upon the teachings of all of my teachers to best serve my own students, with a blend of the styles, techniques and adjustments I’ve learnt along my yoga journey. I am also co-founder and director of Lime House Yoga and The Retreat with my partner Emma and a dad to two wonderful daughters who constantly inspire and challenge me to be more present in the world and on my mat.

 

Lucinda: She combines dynamic sequencing with uplifting philosophy to help students connect with their own hearts. Her approach to teaching draws on a mixture of ancient yogic philosophy and contemporary texts to bring spiritual wisdom to students in a way that is meaningful to their everyday lives.

 

Apart from teaching at Lime House Yoga, she runs her own yoga business – Yoga in Penryn – Yoga in Penryn Falmouth, teaching weekly classes in Penryn. She also offers yoga teacher training, weekend workshops, yoga therapy/one-to-ones and women’s yoga.

 

Her formal training to become an Anusara Inspired Teacher included intensive study with Bridget Woods Kramer, Carlos Pomeda, Sianna Sherman and Beth Shay. She began practising yoga and meditation over 20 years ago and has been teaching for 12 years. In order to deepen her knowledge and find new ways to bring the benefits of yoga to her students, she continues her studies in yoga, ayurveda and meditation.

Suitable for teachers and teacher trainees.

 

If you have any questions please contact us on 07774311227 or email info@limehouseyoga.com

Dates: 

Online Yoga Teacher Group Mentoring Sessions

25th Jan

15th Feb

26th April

24th May

19th July

18th Oct

22nd Nov

Times: 7 – 8:30pm 

Cost: £20 (Free for 12 months to LHY graduates)

Dates: 

Yoga Teacher CPD and Mentoring workshops

Sundays – 2hr workshop (in-person)

 

20th March 10:30-12:30pm

The Art of Sequencing – including preparatory poses, counter poses, how much time to give to different sections of your class and theming.

 

3rd July 5:30-7:30pm

The Art of Modification – add to your toolbox of creative and appropriate modifications for a range of different poses, including how to make suggestions in a way that reinforces a student’s confidence.

 

11th September 5:30-7:30pm

The Art of Adjusting – how to give verbal and manual assistance to enable students to practice safely, as well as supporting them to make progress in their practice.

Cost: £40