Om Factory’s Vinyasa Apprenticeship Program is a 12-week mentorship program specifically designed for Teacher Training graduates and new yoga teachers. This program serves as an extension of Om Factory School of Yoga's 200-Hour Teacher Training program with a vision to provide recent graduates with the opportunity to gain experience teaching and further refine their skills under the guidance of a mentor. Each relationship is custom-tailored so as to match up the unique needs of the apprentice with a mentor can best support their personal development.
The process of working with a mentor provides space for new teachers to identify their target areas of growth, to cultivate their unique strengths and to receive feedback for accurate self-assessment. The role of your mentor is to help you clarify your vision as a teacher, establish your authenticity, integrating your knowledge into the classroom and guide you in creating an uplifting experience for students. This program counts towards the Continuing Education Unit (CEUs) requirements for Yoga Alliance Registered Teachers (RYTs). The 3-month apprenticeship includes 10-15 contact hours and 10-20 non-contact hours.
Tuition*: $750 for 12-week mentorship program ($550 for OFSY graduates)
*Tuition includes an Unlimited Class Pass for both Om Factory locations valid throughout the program period.
Summer 2017 Semester May - August
(Deadline to apply - April 10)
Fall 2017 Semester September - December
(Deadline to apply - August 15)
Winter 2018 Semester January - April
(Deadline to apply - December 15th)
The Apprenticeship Program application process is open to graduates of Om Factory's 200-hour Teacher Training program or an equivalent program. Teachers who have stepped away from teaching and would like a transitional step back are also encouraged to apply. Applicants are required to have prior teaching experience in a group classroom setting. Om Factory provides recent graduates with opportunities to teach community classes in order to fulfill this requirement.
Apprenticeship mentors are highly qualified Om Factory Teachers at the 500-hour level, 200 ERYTs or Master teachers in their style (teaching 5 years or more). Mentor requests will be considered. Final mentor assignments will also depend on scheduling availability and the compatibility of a mentor's strengths to the apprentice's needs.
Apprentices are accepted into one of three 4-month long semesters. The duration of the apprenticeship program is 12 consecutive weeks within the semester. The exact start and end dates of the program will be decided once the apprentice is accepted into the program and paired with a mentor. Apprentices will meet with their mentor at the beginning of the program to discuss their specific goals and develop a timeline to track their progress. The apprentice is responsible for teaching a weekly public class for 12 consecutive weeks during the Apprenticeship Period that will be observed by your mentor once every other week. OM Factory will work with the mentor and apprentice to find a class time and schedule that fits the needs of all parties involved.
A limited number of applicants will be accepted into the program to ensure that individuals receive the maximum amount of support. Applicants may be placed on a waiting list or considered for future apprenticeship periods, depending on the number of applicants.
For the duration of this program, Apprentices will not be compensated for teaching their weekly class.
Apprentices may teach additional community classes at Om Factory. Neither our Teacher Trainings or Apprenticeship programs guarantee employment at Om Factory during or after the program.
If you have specific questions about Vinyasa Apprenticeship, please contact us.