Mentoring, it's a thing!


Brilliant Mentoring

Yoga mentoring with Jennifer Brilliant

A mentor can help you find a healthy balance between your practice, your teaching, your business, and your life.

This mentoring program is meant for yoga teachers and yoga therapists at any point in their careers, whether you are just starting out, expanding into new areas of teaching, or have been teaching for many years and want to go to the next level. Everyone needs support.

It can be hard to launch a career as a yoga teacher or yoga therapist and to sustain your profession over a long period of time.

I’ve seen generations of teachers face the same challenges at different points in their path—challenges that I have faced myself:

Choosing a specialty or finding your niche in the yoga community.
Managing the business side of yoga.
Student commitment is sometimes inconsistent; class attendance may be low.
Merging your love of the practice with more practical concerns.

In our work together, you’ll…

use the principles and practices of yoga to manage obstacles, learning to see them as stepping-stones on the path.
come back to your own body, mind, and spirit to discover how to stay true to who you are.
grow personally and professionally, one step at a time, with guidance and support.
learn to draw on your strengths to navigate and resolve challenges.
find more joy, ease, and success in your teaching career.

Ways to Work with Me

I offer mentoring in person and virtually, in both one-on-one and small group settings.

IN-PERSON BRILLIANT MENTORING

For those of you who have easy access to my Park Slope, Brooklyn studio, we can meet one-one-one or in small groups for a series of mentoring sessions. Come to my sunny studio, where we can have a cup of tea and work on your becoming the very best version of your teaching self.

VIRTUAL BRILLIANT MENTORING

If you’re far away or even if you live next door, we can still work together in virtual meetings, either one-on-one or with a small group. For group mentoring, you’ll join with like-minded yogis in far-flung locales to form a supportive virtual community.

In these sessions, you’ll receive…

focused attention on whatever is most pressing for you. Share you triumphs, ask for help and get input on how to face your biggest challenges.
tools and exercises to help you formulate your goals for your business and your practice and take steps toward achieving them.
guidance, a trusted companion and personal champion who will hold the highest vision of you and will be committed to supporting you.

In group sessions, you’ll be part of a small group of supportive peers who are as motivated as you are and asking many of the same questions.

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Program Details:

Cost

  • Individual Mentoring
    $300 for (4) one-on-one sessions
  • Mentoring Groups
    $150 for (4) group sessions

Dates

In-Person Mentoring Group
meets Tuesday afternoons 3:30-5:00 pm on:

January 22
February 5 & 19
March 5

Virtual Mentoring Group
meets Wednesday afternoons 3:30 – 5:00 pm EST
(with Zoom):

January 30
February 13 & 27
March 13

ENROLLMENT

Complete and submit your application online by Friday, December 21.

GO TO APPLICATION

Once your application is submitted, you’ll receive an e-mail confirmation and a request to schedule a call to begin our journey.


SCHEDULE A DISCOVERY CALL

I’d love to hear from you to talk about the program.

Q & A’s

Who are these programs for?


This mentoring program is for yoga teachers and yoga therapists at any point in their careers, whether you are just starting out, expanding into new areas of teaching, or have been teaching for many years and want to go to the next level.

Who are these programs not for?


This program is not for you if you unable to make a commitment to yourself for these (4) Mentoring sessions. It is expected that growing as a yogi in the areas practice, business, teaching, and life will be a priority for you during Mentoring.

What will we focus on?


Before our first session, you’ll answer questions that will help to direct our work together. You’ll set goals that will determine the direction of our work. You’ll work on your own projects and together we’ll prioritize what’s important so that you create time and space in your life, your business, your practice and your teaching to accomplish them.

What does participation entail?


A Brilliant Mentoring Group is a commitment to help yourself and your colleagues grow. If you have to miss an In Person Group or Virtual Group session more than once, please apply to a future mentoring group. If you need to reschedule an Individual Mentoring session, I’ll be happy to arrange that with at least 24 hrs notice.

How long is Brilliant Mentoring?


Individual Brilliant Mentoring and Group Brilliant Mentoring will meet 4 times, once every two weeks.

When does the next program begin and end?


In Person Group Mentoring meets Tuesday afternoons from 3:30 – 5:00 pm on January 22, February 5 & 19, and March 5.

Virtual Group Mentoring meets Wednesday afternoons from 3:30 – 5:00 pm on January 30, February 13 & 27, and March 13.

How much does the program cost?


Individual Brilliant Mentoring – $300
Group Brilliant Mentoring – $150

Where is your studio?


The studio is located at 732A Carroll Street in Park Slope, Brooklyn and is convenient for many subway lines – 2, 3, R, F, Q, B

How do I pay now?


Once I receive your application, you’ll receive an e-mail confirmation and a request to schedule a call with me. After we talk, you’ll receive a link for payment.

What happens if something unexpected comes up with my schedule and I can’t make a meeting?


No problem if you’re part of the Virtual Mentoring Group because our sessions will be recorded and you’ll be able to listen at your convenience. But do keep in mind that a commitment to Mentoring is a top priority during this time.

Are sales final?


Yes, if you decide to participate in a Brilliant Mentoring program with me, I’ll welcome you with long, open arms. All sales are final.

I like the idea of Virtual Mentoring but I’m uncomfortable with technology. I’m worried that it will be too hard to figure out how to use the technology.


It’s truly amazing how technology can connect us so easily. It’s easier to connect than you could imagine, especially if you’re technophobic.

In the Virtual Group meeting, we’ll use an app called Zoom. It’s simple and fun to see and hear someone on your screen who’s far away. You’ll receive an invitation from me via e-mail to join.

New to Zoom? There’ll be a link to click and you’ll be prompted to download and run Zoom. A Zoom US Zip Launcher will also download. Click on the file and you can download the launcher. If you’re early and I haven’t started the meeting, you’ll see a message, “Please wait for the host to start this meeting.“ Once I start the meeting, a Zoom meeting window will appear where you can join your audio and connect your video. To join your audio, select “Join Audio Conference by Computer.” This will automatically appear. To select your video, simply select the little video camera icon in the bottom left hand corner of the Zoom meeting window.

PRAISE FOR MENTORING

Your willingness to share your own experiences, your wisdom as well as struggles, allowed me to let my guard down…as silly as I felt, I wasn’t afraid to be honest. Your support is invaluable and your guidance has given me more confidence, put my mind at ease…and I know that will translate into my work.
–Jana H.
Jennifer Brilliant created a warm and inviting atmosphere that made me instantly feel comfortable and safe. We talked about many aspects of teaching and my personal yogic practice, and I never felt as if any of my questions were dumb or irrelevant. Jennifer was able to relate on a personal level and her charismatic energy was contagious. Jennifer Brilliant is an invaluable resource to the yoga and fitness community.
–Thai.
Jennifer helped me develop strategies for working with a private yoga client. This client has particular injuries and challenges, and Jennifer was able to give me wonderfully helpful guidance. She suggested specific poses and practices, as well as helping me think through my basic teaching approach. Jennifer not only has an eagle eye as a yoga teacher; she has deep insights on a non-physical plane as well. In our work together, I felt heard and understood, and I knew I was in very capable hands!
–Pam N.
I recently sought Jennifer out for feedback on an advanced teacher training workshop I was developing. Our time together was focused, creative and inspiring. Jennifer offered incisive observations and asked me all the right questions. Not only was my class ultimately a great success, Jennifer guided me toward deeper work that will continue to bear fruit for a long time to come.
-Susan K.
I initially wondered if it would be somewhat lacking not speaking face to face, but instead I found myself focused and you were able to listen well. You asked the right questions, set clear priorities and guidelines, which in turn enabled me to achieve more clarity. I was disorganized beforehand but emerged much more grounded with a feeling of order, accomplishment and a positive sense of what’s ahead.
-Ronit S.