For teachers who are between trainings and have questions regarding methodology or therapeutic modifications, mentoring is necessary in the yoga tradition. Many styles of learning in this setting are offered. You can be less formal and ask questions as they arise, or you may wish to follow a lesson plan. Both approaches are valuable to learning. Subjects of mentoring typically include Sanskrit, philosophy, mythology, yoga psychology, classical and tantric contemplative practices, pranayama and basic Ayurveda.
Mentoring is also available to students who wish to explore deeper issues. These sessions are organic. You may be reading a yogic text, for example, and desire a fuller meaning; a mentoring session will guide you through various ways to understand. Perhaps you have begun to sense something is shifting inside since you have begun yoga. In yoga mentoring, you learn how to integrate your insights and discover new ways of looking at life.