professional development & mentoring program

Teaching yoga is a wonderful, transformative, and sometimes unexpected profession.

Availability: 3 spaces December 2022. Email to register your interest.

Often we decide to teach yoga because we’ve felt the benefit of practice in our own lives and wish to share it. 

The role of a teacher is one which requires us to continue to educate ourselves, as well as others, and for all its benefits this can sometimes be an isolating and confronting experience. We can feel alone and confused about where to go for advice, support and guidance once our formal training is over. 

Nourish’s Mentoring Program offers an opportunity for yoga teachers to support each other and grow together in a community of care, attention and learning. You’ll be able to seek advice, ask questions and share concerns that arise in your teaching practice. 

Through a mixture of small-group mentoring (3 people + Harriet per group) and one-to-one support, you’ll be guided through a 6 month program intended to look at every aspect of your teaching practice. Whilst the program may look quite detailed, we will enjoy and encourage the natural adaptability and flexibility we can enjoy in small groups to tailor to your needs and questions. 

A new group starts every three months or so, depending on demand, for a maximum of 12 students per year. Spaces are limited and you’re encouraged to honour your commitment to your group and the program.

Month-by-month breakdown

Month 1: Welcome

Our first month together focusses on welcoming you to the program, thinking about where you are in your journey and where you’d like to go next. We’ll set boundaries, intentions and expectations for the program, and do a comprehensive overview of what’s to come. You’ll consider your personal intention for the program, and what you’d like to cultivate for yourself over the coming months.

Contact hours: 1.5 hour zoom call
Non-contact hours: 2 hours observation, 1 hour reading

Month 2: Teaching Skills

We’ll begin to identify the areas of our teaching which we would like to develop and explore, and also consider how a workshop asks more of our teaching skills than a regular class.

Contact hours: 1.5 hour zoom call
Non-contact hours: 2 hours observation, 1 hour reading, decide your workshop theme

Month 3: Research

We’ll confirm your theme and begin to consider how we deepen and develop our research skills and critical thinking. You’ll be asked to compile a bibliography to help you plan and develop a 90 minute workshop on a topic of your choice, agreed upon with me. You’ll be asked to consider a range of sources, and how we can honour these sources whilst also developing a critical approach. We’ll consider our voice as yoga teachers, and the power of what we say and how we say it. A sample bibliography will be provided for you to consider.

Contact hours: 1.5 hour zoom call
Non-contact hours: 2 hours observation, 2-3 hours work on your bibliography

Month 4: Develop

Building on your research, we’ll consider how to develop a plan for your 90 minute workshop. You’ll consider how to blend asana, pranayama, philosophy and meditation appropriate to your topic.

You’ll receive an example workshop plan and a pre-reading to help support you developing your workshop.

Contact hours: 1.5 hour zoom call
Non-contact hours: 2 hours observation, 2-3 hours work on your lesson plan

Month 5: Lead

We’ll begin this month by coming together to reconnect and share your workshop plans for group feedback and support. You’ll have the opportunity to incorporate this feedback into your plans before teaching.

Then you’ll take your research and planning and put them into practice by leading your workshop with a group of Nourish’s 200 hour trainees, online via zoom. We also provide you with the registration information so you can invite any of your students/friends/family. I will participate and observe the session, and you’ll follow this up with a 30 minute one-on-one debrief session with me.

You’ll receive some questions to help prompt self-reflection on your workshop.

Contact hours: 1.5 hour zoom call (lesson plan feedback); 1.5 hour teaching of your workshop; 30 minute debrief call with Harriet
Non-contact hours: 1 hour journaling reflection

Month 6: Reflect

We’ll come together for a final mentoring session with me and your group to reflect on your journey and celebrate your success. We’ll think about where to from here, next steps and actions to take. You’ll reflect on your intentions, cultivate gratitude and recognise your strengths.

You’ll receive some questions to help guide your reflection, and some pre-reading.

Contact hours: 1.5 hour zoom call
Non-contact hours: 1 hour journaling reflection, 1 hour reading

Additional email support from Harriet will be offered as needed throughout the course. A set reading will be provided via pdf each month, and additional resources will be curated for you as needed.

How to join us

  1. Get in touch with Harriet by emailing to register your interest.
  2. Harriet will get in touch with you to arrange a commitment-free 20 minute phone call to discuss your needs and the program.
  3. If it feels like a good fit for both of us, we can begin the registration process by paying for the program.

Further information

Schedule and timings

This program is tailored and flexible to your lifestyle and schedule. Mentoring sessions are conducted via Zoom, and will be at times agreed upon by the group.  


You are provided with access to a Google Classroom, specifically for your group, which collects all your resources and work to be submitted in one place. You will also be given access to Nourish’s Community Library for 6 months, included in the cost of the program.

Who is this course for? What are the requirements?

This course is for any yoga teacher of any lineage/style. New and experienced teachers are all welcome to join our mentoring program. The more diverse your experience, the more diverse each group will become, meaning more experiences to share and learn from. 

This program is not suitable for teacher trainees. If you are currently completing your training and feel that mentoring is something that would be supportive for you, please contact Harriet to discuss one-to-one options.

Certification & Continuing Education

This mentoring program counts at 30 hours of continuing education, a certificate will be supplied upon completion. 

300 hour Advanced Teacher Training

This program is designed to contribute towards Nourish’s 300 hour advanced teacher training program, and must be completed by 300 hour trainees. 

Cancellation & Refunds

All fees are non-refundable. If you need to withdraw from your program due to illness or other reasonable excuse, we will hold a space in the next intake for you.

Beyond the program

Beyond the program, should your group wish, you are welcome to negotiate ongoing quarterly sessions with Harriet at a rate of £60 per hour, with email support as necessary.


We believe in the importance of this program, and have chosen to work with a tiered pricing system in order to make it as accessible as possible. You are able to select any of the pricing options below depending on your circumstances. Payment plans are available.

Community Price: £269
Standard Price: £299
Supporter Price:£329

Harriet's passion for yoga as a holistic practice is so very evident. Her enthusiasm is contagious, and her approach to teaching is both light-hearted and dynamic.