The Mentor Sessions | Support + Strategy for Yoga Teachers
About This Show
Francesca Cervero is a full-time yoga teacher and yoga teacher's mentor. She has been teaching yoga in New York City and Washington, DC since 2005 and the foundation of her teaching practice comes from OM Yoga Center’s style of alignment-based vinyasa. Her teaching is also inspired by the years she spent in physical therapy, a constant curiosity about anatomy and biomechanics, and her love of Buddhist teachings.
Francesca believes that introducing more people to the deeply healing benefits of yoga has the power to completely transform our world and the best way to get more people practicing (mindful, therapeutic) yoga is to raise the bar of professionalism for yoga teachers. She hopes that yoga teaching can be a career path that is respected and allows for sustainable income. She believes that the responsibility is on us as teachers to be worthy of, and demand such respect. It is for this reason she has maintained a thriving business teaching 15 private yoga clients a week and added a full practice teaching and mentoring yoga teachers in The Science of the Private Lesson™.
Here is the plan for The Mentor Sessions: Support + Strategy for Yoga Teachers--->
Making the deeply healing benefits of yoga and its sister practices more accessible has the power to transform the world we live in. An important part of making smart, mindful, therapeutic yoga more widely available is for all of us to continue to deepen and evolve as teachers.
I believe the depth that arises in teaching comes from inquiry and relationship, not from collecting information from gurus.
I want the yoga world to have higher standards for quality teaching AND better support networks for teachers, and I want this podcast to be at the forefront of those discussions.
I’m here to offer nourishing support to help you feel more confident in your teaching and realistic strategy to help you find more clarity on your career path.Read more »
Most Recent Episode
28: Hip Injuries and Yoga with Guest Teacher Ariele Foster
6 days ago
Do you have hip pain? Today’s episode is all about the hip joint and hip injuries that are common in yoga practitioners. Many of you may already know this story, but I tore my hip labrum when I was 23 years old and I spent the first two years of my yoga teaching career walking with a cane and was in incredible pain. I had a slow, but amazing recovery from that injury, and now almost 12 years later I am stronger, healthier and more pain free than I have ever been in my life! If you are in pain, or have students who are struggling with hip problems, this episode is for you! I invited my friend Ariele Foster to join me in this conversation because in addition to being a doctor of physical therapy, yoga teacher since 2001 and an anatomy teacher for yoga teacher trainings, she also had a hip injury. In this episode you’ll hear: The stories about our own hip injuries and subsequent healing. (There is hope if you have a hip injury!) The anatomy and structure of the hip joint. Specific poses and movements that increases the chances of a hip labral tears. Some warning signs and sensations that a person might not recognize as a problem until after damage it done. The relationship between “hip opening” poses, hypermobility of the hips and injuries. Learn More From Ariele: Check out our previous interview on The Mentor Sessions to get to know more about Ariele and her Anatomy Informed Yoga approach in Episode 7. A sequence for cranky hips. A sequence for posterior chain awakening. Facebook Group for Hypermobility and Yoga. Ariele’s website’s here and here.Read more »
Rated 5 out of
Inspiring teacher, excellent show
Francesca is an inspiring teacher who is incredibly intentional about what she preaches. I've been following her blog for years now, and her podcast does not disappoint. This podcast will help you think more critically about your teaching and your practice.
Date published: 2017-10-31