Mentoring Program

Are you a Kindness Yoga Teacher Training graduate seeking intelligent feedback and guidance as you develop your authentic voice? Are you looking for a chance to teach regularly, sharpen your skills, and work towards nailing key auditions?

Would you jump at the chance to receive coaching and personalized, loving guidance from some of the most beloved teachers at Kindness Yoga?

Do you remember the camaraderie of your training, and wish you could return to the magic of deepening and discovering with a small group of peers?

If any or all of these questions move you, the Kindness Yoga Teacher Mentorship Program may be exactly what you need! You’ll join a group of five other aspiring teachers and receive a Senior Lead Teacher Training Mentor. Over the course of 13 weeks, you will design and refine a sequence that you will teach to your peers, friends, and family. You will meet every week to receive (and learn to offer) personalized, actionable feedback on the art of teaching yoga. You will practice, study, and complete drills and homework assignments to help you cultivate and consistently offer your best, most authentic self. You'll learn the skills of collaboration and leadership within your groups and as an honored part of the Kindness Yoga community. You'll receive three months of free yoga for the duration of your mentoring. Please note that this program is for Kindness Yoga graduates only. Upon graduation, you will be invited to participate in a special audition to teach on the Kindness Yoga schedule! Commit to your teaching and join us today!

What makes this program special?

It’s personal. If you don’t want to step forward and be seen, this program is NOT for you. Our student-to-faculty ratio is 6:1 - that's more personal than most Ivy League graduate programs. Everything you do will be customized to your group by your mentor. You’ll have the opportunity to learn exactly what you need to succeed and develop your own authentic, empowered style.

It’s powerful. Becoming a great teacher requires talent and it requires training. But it also takes dedication, reflection, and lots of experience. Our program focuses directly on these important and oft-neglected elements of learning. Through observation, peer feedback, and personalized coaching, you’ll discover your strengths and challenges, develop strategies to evolve your instruction, and take decisive action.

It’s affordable. We believe that spreading high-quality yoga can change the world. That’s why we’re committed to keeping our teacher development offerings as accessible as possible. Your entire 13-week semester costs just $550. That’s only $40 per week for individual and small group coaching and unlimited yoga for the duration of your Mentorship.

Structure

This program consists of 6 mentees and one mentor. Over the course of 13 weeks, you will:
  • Design and refine a sequence to teach
  • Receive personalized, actionable feedback
  • Hone your teaching skills
  • Delve deeper into sequencing, cuing, feedback, assists, and more
  • Clarify your teaching goals
  • Discover your authentic voice as a teacher

Space in this program is very limited and in high demand.

When you're ready, email Desiree, our Assistant Director of Teacher Training to apply for admission. Desiree will help place you into the mentoring group and schedule that's right for you.

Our Mentors


Elle Beau

Elle Beau, RYT-200

Elle began her journey with Yoga in 2013 on a quest for healing. Personal practice cultivated a seed of self-love that ignited a flame in her Soul. Elle believes that Yoga has the inclusive ability to heal hearts fully and give freedom to grow to our fullest potential, walking confidently in the direction of our dreams. Mindful and empowering flows with heartfelt themes and fun tunes will have you embracing the heat and basking in the comfort of our commUNITY. Well thought-out sequences will have you dancing to your peak and exploring your edge. 


Jen Capps

Jen Capps, E-RYT 500

Jen Capps has been teaching yoga since 2012, and teaches at several studios around the Denver area. Jen signed up for her first teacher training program at the Prada Yoga Center in Grand Blanc, Michigan, under the tutelage of Jennifer Whipple, and was immediately hooked on teaching yoga as a career/life path. She has since completed both the 200-hour and 500-hour training programs through Kindness Yoga, and is registered with Yoga Alliance at the E-RYT 500 level.

Jen teaches Vinyasa, Yin, and Beginner/Gentle style classes. Her Vinyasa classes are challenging to both the mind and body, for she believes the personal growth we can all achieve through yoga comes from exploring the murky outer fringes of our comfort zones. She has a particular knack for challenging her students even in poses we don't typically think of as difficult. Jen's meticulously designed classes will help you build strength, recover from (and prevent!) injury, and even unburden your tired mind! She has recently joined the Kindness Yoga Teacher Training team and is excited to share the knowledge she has gained through study and practice, as well as to continue her own process of learning and growth.



Jen Hicks

Jen Hicks, ERYT-200

Jen Hicks, ERYT is the teacher's teacher. She is in high demand as a mentor and these testimonials, taken directly from her mentorship graduates, explain why. "She pushes me beyond my comfort zone while still making me feel supported. Tough love, sounds cliche, but it's a great way to provide the balance Jen provides." "Every mentee comes in with different goals and Jen adjusts to those goals so you feel like it's a one on one mentorship, even though you're in a group. She inspires me to put in the extra effort and focus, especially knowing that I have her knowledge and experience as a resource. The growth of our group has been a direct reflection of Jen's involvement." "By the end of the program, you are prepared and confident to step into any studio or gym and teach. You will know more about the practice as well as the business of teaching." "Jen will take your teaching abilities to their edge, allow you the space to breathe deeper, improve, and then find a new level you didn't know was possible! More importantly she let's YOU shine!"



Jordan Smiley

Jordan Smiley, RYT-500

Yogic philosophy and meditation found Jordan when he was 13, and he undertook a devoted asana practice a decade later. Embodied meditation has been an integral part of his life and exploration since. He has studies and practiced a spectrum of yogic styles and movement practices, including Anusara, Astanga, Yin, spontaneous dance, hip-hop and break dance, running, and capoeira. Jordan offers yoga as moving meditation. His sequences are challenging, poetic, insightful and playful. Jordan sees yoga as a joyful medicine, and a miraculous way of life, and he is blessed to study and share it with you.


Kiayan Reuter

Kiayan Reuter, ERYT 200, RYT 500

Kiayan has transformed herself through her yoga practice. Dedicated meditation and asana practice with a deep passion for teaching yoga to others is credited to her amazing process. This devotion to her own mental and physical evolution continues every day with an open heart. Kiayan manages Kindness Yoga Capitol Hill. Being a part of the mentor program is an opportunity for her to share her unadulterated enthusiasm, love of yoga posture alignment and unshakable trust in the practice of yoga.



Kristen Boyle

Kristen Boyle, RYT-500

Kristen is a yoga teacher, thai massage practitioner, and lifelong student of the body. Movement is her creative outlet. She likens her yoga mat to a playground, and loves to ponder, “What will my body get to experience today?”

Classes with Kristen emphasize that by working with our bodies – or the outermost layer of our being – we are able to explore and embody new concepts, ideas, and spirituality that transcend the subtle body to the core of our being. Through this process, we can take our yogic education off the mat and into the world. Students can expect an alignment-based Vinyasa flow that is challenging, fun, unpredictable, and creative with a lot of soul!


Lindsay Gonzalez

Lindsay Gonzalez, ERYT-500

Lindsay Gonzalez began practicing yoga in 1999 to keep her body healthy for extreme sports. She fell deeply in love with the practice and is now an international yoga teacher in search of adventures both on and off the mat. She is known for her keen understanding of breathwork practices, body alignment, sense of humor and ability to empower her students to live fully! With over a decade of experience in her field, she leads 200 and 300 hour teacher trainings, workshops and retreats throughout the world. She is passionate about writing, teaching yoga, world travel and board sports. Follow Lindsay on Instagram @Breatheonboard for inspiration and upcoming workshops, retreats and trainings.