The Mentor Sessions

By Francesca Cervero

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Episodes: 133

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With amazing guests or solo, I explore the craft of teaching yoga, as its own practice. I’m seeking answers to the questions about why we teach something the way we do, how we could be more expansive and inclusive in our teaching, and how we can continue to grow and evolve in our teaching practice. I’m so glad you are here because I believe the depth that arises in teaching comes from inquiry and relationship. Join me as I 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. Francesca Cervero (she/her) has been a full-time yoga teacher since 2005. Her teaching is inspired by her foundational training with Cyndi Lee at OM Yoga Center, the years she spent as a dancer and the subsequent years she spent in physical therapy. Her teaching is also influenced by her love of Buddhist teachings and a constant curiosity about anatomy and biomechanics. She is in private practice teaching a full schedule of 1x1 clients, mentors yoga teachers in The Science of the Private Lesson™, hosts the podcast, The Mentor Sessions: Support & Strategy for Yoga Teachers and is the founder of the adjoining community, The Mentor Sessions Sangha.

Episode Date
131: What Practice Looks Like During Heartbreak with Sara Avant Stover
Jun 11, 2024
130: Coming Home To Ourselves with Miles Borrero
May 14, 2024
129: Do THIS To Make Your Teaching Even Better with Jivana Heyman
Apr 30, 2024
128: Neurology Is The Missing Link In Movement Education with Missy Bunch
Mar 19, 2024
127: Q+A Private Lesson: Body Stuff, Business Stuff And Dharma Teaching #4
Feb 28, 2024
126: Loving Kindness + Active Backbends (Practice with Francesca!)
Jan 30, 2024
BONUS: Inclusive Yoga Illustrations with Harmony Willow Hansen
Dec 22, 2023
125: How To Create And Lead Your Own Teacher Training with Cyndi Lee
Dec 18, 2023
124: Yoga and Dominant Culture with Anjali Rao
Nov 28, 2023
123: The Yoga Sutras with Vikram Jeet Singh
Oct 31, 2023
122: A Week In My Life (Updated for 2023!)
Sep 29, 2023
121: How To Teach When You're Not Feeling Inspired
Aug 29, 2023
120: Poses We're Not Teaching Anymore (A Sangha Convo!)
Jul 27, 2023
119: All About My Morning Routine (And Suggestions For Yours!)
Jun 27, 2023
118: My Group Class Planning Process
May 16, 2023
117: Yoga for Seniors with Chintamani Kansas
Apr 25, 2023
116: Integrating Buddha Dharma and Asana with Meredith Witte- Live Mentoring Session
Mar 28, 2023
115: The Case For Teaching Leveled Classes
Feb 14, 2023
114: Pelvic Health in Yoga Classes with Shannon Crow
Jan 24, 2023
113: How To Respond To Students Who Want "Correct" Alignment with Ariele Foster
Dec 13, 2022
112: How To Find New Private Clients with Mary Reddinger
Nov 15, 2022
111: Planning A Beginner’s Series with Dara Madigan
Oct 25, 2022
110: Q+A, Taking Time Off, Hamstrings, Continuing Ed + More!
Sep 27, 2022
Ep. 109: The Ten Things Saving My Life Right Now
Sep 16, 2022
108: Anti Capitalist, Anti Racist Yoga with Avita Bansee
Jun 28, 2022
107: The Science of Tissue Adaptation + Motor Control with Dr. Garrett Neill
May 10, 2022
106: The Power of Rest with Octavia Raheem
Apr 19, 2022
105: Yoga And Social Justice with Jivana Heyman
Mar 22, 2022
104: Postnatal Considerations in Asana with Deb Flashenberg
Feb 15, 2022
103: The Yoga Teachings Are Inherently Political with Jacoby Ballard
Jan 11, 2022
102: Decolonizing The Wellness Publishing Industry with Rebekah Borucki
Dec 14, 2021
101: Working With Injuries (A Solo Episode)
Nov 30, 2021
An Important Announcement + A Request
Nov 23, 2021
100: What Good Quality Teaching Looks Like with Dr. Janna Dresden + Dr. Ronald Cervero
Oct 26, 2021
99: A Collaborative Yoga Membership Model with Catherine la O'
Oct 12, 2021
98: Trauma-Conscious Yoga Is A Philosophy, Not A Specialty Class with Hannah Davis
Sep 28, 2021
97: Masks, Vaccines + Polarization In The Yoga Community with Wolf Terry
Sep 08, 2021
96: The "BEST" way to teach twisting movements!
Aug 17, 2021
95: How To Use Fascial Slings and Whole Body Cueing In Your Teaching (PLUS: The Biopsychosocial Model!) with Kearsten Lyon
Jul 20, 2021
94: What Compelling Marketing Looks Like with Mado Hesselink
Jul 06, 2021
93: Teaching Kids Yoga Has Lessons For Us All with Crystal McCreary
Jun 22, 2021
92: Q+A Planning And Progress In Private Lessons #3
Jun 08, 2021
91: Legal Protections For Yoga Teachers with Cory Sterling
May 25, 2021
90: Super Practical Answers To All Your Yoga-Tech Questions with Alex Haley
May 11, 2021
89: An Update On Online Teaching + A Deep Dive Into The Camera On/Camera Off Debate
Apr 27, 2021
88: How Not To Teach Yoga with Tori Lunden
Apr 13, 2021
87: The Nuances Of Trauma-Informed Yoga with Sangeeta Vallabhan
Mar 30, 2021
86: What It REALLY Looks Like to Regress or Progress Movement with Trina Altman
Mar 16, 2021
85: The Trans* Yoga Project with M Camellia + River Redwood
Mar 09, 2021
84: The Power of Pranayama with Mirabelle D'cunha
Feb 23, 2021
83: A Teacher Owned Co-Op with Shamina Rao + Elizabeth Barnett of The Connective
Feb 09, 2021
82: The 12 Routines That Saved Me Last Year
Jan 26, 2021
81: Yoga In India + Yoga In The West with Arundhati Baitmangalkar
Jan 12, 2021
80: An Evidence-Based Approach to Mindful Movement with Jenn Pilotti
Dec 22, 2020
79: Embracing Yoga’s Roots, Studentship and Anti-Racism Work with Susanna Barkataki
Dec 08, 2020
78: Injuries + Teaching Yoga with Monica Bright
Nov 10, 2020
77: Letting Go of Alignment (And What To Teach Instead) with Derek Cook
Oct 27, 2020
76: I Opened A Virtual Studio!
Oct 13, 2020
75: Where Do We Go From Here? with Amber Karnes + Susanna Barkataki
Sep 29, 2020
74: Where Do We Go From Here? with Theo Wildcroft + Matthew Remski
Sep 22, 2020
73: Where Do We Go From Here? with Jules Mitchell + Arundhati Baitmangalkar
Sep 08, 2020
72: Where Do We Go From Here? With Crystal McCreary + Monica Bright
Aug 04, 2020
71: Where Do We Go From Here? With Jesal Parikh + Bryn Chrisman
Jul 07, 2020
70: Yoga, Human Rights, and Accessibility with Jivana Heyman
May 19, 2020
69: Teaching Yoga Online
Apr 21, 2020
68: Teaching Yoga in Corporate Settings with Samantha Harrison
Mar 23, 2020
67: Evolving as a Yoga Teacher- A Live Mentoring Session
Feb 18, 2020
66: An Intro to Low Back Pain with Jesal Parikh
Jan 21, 2020
65: Marketing for Yoga Teachers with Nikki Naab-Levy
Jan 07, 2020
64: Yoga for Arthritis with Dr. Steffanny Moonaz
Dec 03, 2019
63: Self Care is Bigger Than You Think with Gracy Obuchowicz
Nov 19, 2019
62: Q + A About Private Lessons with Francesca #2
Nov 05, 2019
61: Rethinking Yoga Teacher Training with Cecily Milne
Oct 22, 2019
60: A Union for Yoga Teachers
Oct 15, 2019
59: ROM, Neuroscience + Yoga with Garrett Neill
Oct 08, 2019
58: All About The Shoulder with Diana Zotos
Oct 01, 2019
57: Building Strength with Kathryn Bruni-Young
Sep 10, 2019
56: Avoiding Burnout: Self Care, Boundaries + Daily Routines
Aug 22, 2019
55: Yoga is Dead with Tejal + Jesal
Jul 30, 2019
54: Unpacking Cultural Appropriation with Susanna Barkataki
Jul 16, 2019
53: The Science of Yoga with Ann Swanson
Jul 03, 2019
52: Cult Dynamics, Abuse + Healing in Yoga with Matthew Remski
Jun 18, 2019
51: An Applied Neuroscience Approach to Yoga + Movement with Erin Jade
Jun 04, 2019
50: Very Special Episode: Interview With My Two Best Friends!
May 21, 2019
49: How To Offer Modifications in a Group Class with Gabby DeLorenze
May 07, 2019
48: Not Teaching Yoga Anymore with Caitlin Casella
Apr 22, 2019
47: How To Hold Space with Octavia Raheem
Apr 09, 2019
46: Resistance Bands + Yoga with Giulia Pline and Laurel Beversdorf
Mar 26, 2019
45: Incorporating FRC Into Yoga Classes with Clayton Weakly
Mar 19, 2019
44: Taxes for Yoga Teachers with Michelle Linane
Mar 05, 2019
43: Practicing and Teaching Meditation with Cyndi Lee
Feb 26, 2019
42: How Side Gigs and Great Referrals Can Build Your Private Yoga Practice with Janie Ganga
Feb 05, 2019
41: Deep Dive Teaching in Luzerne, Switzerland with Karen Kurzmeyer
Jan 26, 2019
40: Full Time Teaching in Greenville, North Carolina with Samantha Harrison
Jan 21, 2019
39: Expansive Teaching Within Our Scope of Practice with Megan Spears
Jan 15, 2019
38: Full Time Teaching in San Francisco with Raquel Scalon
Jan 08, 2019
37: Q + A About Private Lessons with Francesca
Dec 11, 2018
36: How To Teach A 2 Person Private Lesson
Nov 27, 2018
35: The State of Yoga Education with Jules Mitchell
Oct 26, 2018
34: A Creative Use of Props with Guest Teacher Trina Altman
Oct 16, 2018
33: Accessibility and Community With Guest Teacher Dianne Bondy
Oct 02, 2018
32: Incorporating Non-Yoga Movements In Your Classes with Guest Teacher Cecily Milne
Sep 18, 2018
31: How To Work With Pregnant Yoga Students with Guest Teacher Deb Flashenberg
Sep 04, 2018
30: Expanding Your Lens with Guest Teacher Crystal McCreary
Aug 21, 2018
29: The Power of Simple Teaching Guest Teacher Sarah Capua
Aug 06, 2018
28: Hip Injuries and Yoga with Guest Teacher Ariele Foster
Jun 18, 2018
27: Yoga in a Clinical Setting with Guest Teacher Lara Benusis
Jun 11, 2018
26: What Real Body Love Looks Like With Guest Teacher Anna Guest-Jelly
May 28, 2018
25: Yoga and The Pelvic Floor with Guest Teacher Diana Zotos
May 14, 2018
24: The Myth of the Ideal Private Yoga Client
Apr 30, 2018
23: The Support / Challenge Matrix of Private Yoga Lessons
Apr 23, 2018
22: 7 Ways To Be A More Confident Yoga Teacher
Apr 19, 2018
21: How To Teach Private Clients Who are Yoga Skeptics
Apr 16, 2018
20: How To Teach Open Level Vinyasa Class- LIVE MENTOR SESSION
Apr 09, 2018
19: Integrating Spiritual Teachings Into Asana Classes
Apr 02, 2018
18: Staying Inspired in ALL Your Teaching with Guest Teacher Jennifer Brilliant
Mar 26, 2018
17: Why Yoga Research Matters with Ariana Rabinovitch
Mar 19, 2018
16: Creating Truly Inclusive Yoga Spaces with Guest Teacher Amber Karnes
Mar 05, 2018
15: A Week In the Life (A Peek Inside My Daily Schedule and Rituals)
Feb 19, 2018
14: How To Support + Inspire a Student's Home Practice
Feb 12, 2018
13: Obstacle As Path with Guest Teacher Cyndi Lee
Feb 05, 2018
12: Creating a Sustainable Movement Practice
Jan 31, 2018
11: The Yoga of Discernment—What It Is And How To Teach It
Jan 15, 2018
10: How Anatomy Studies Changes Our Teaching with Guest Teacher Jason Ray Brown
Jan 08, 2018
09: Useful Language + Our Scope of Practice with Guest Teacher Jules Mitchell
Dec 18, 2017
08: The Case for Teaching Without Demonstrating
Dec 04, 2017
07: Anatomy Informed Yoga with Guest Teacher Dr. Ariele Foster
Nov 20, 2017
06: How To Teach Better Private Yoga Lessons
Nov 02, 2017
05: Mindful Strength with Guest Teacher Kathryn Bruni-Young
Oct 27, 2017
04: How To Deal With Schedule Drama And Chronic Re-Schedulers
Oct 19, 2017
03: Yoga Deconstructed with Guest Teacher Trina Altman
Oct 10, 2017
02: No Right & No Wrong? Why Teaching Yoga Is So Scary!
Oct 10, 2017
01: Introducing the Mentor Sessions: A Conversation with Francesca Cervero + Rachael Cook
Oct 09, 2017