Community-oriented yoga studio in Washington, D.C.

3221 Mt. Pleasant St. NW, Washington, DC 20010


Mentorship Program

The Past Tense Mentorship Program provides “in-action training” to help yoga teachers develop their skills and deepen their knowledge under the guidance of a mentor. Over the course of six months, you’ll be guided through an in-depth study of asana practice, teaching skills and yogic study. You’ll be paired with an experienced teacher who will support you as you find your own voice as a teacher and fine-tune skills like cuing, sequencing and adjusting. Mentees can expect the following, though all program guidelines can be customized to suit the needs and direction of the mentee.

Private Sessions
You will meet with your mentor once a month (in person or over the phone) to outline goals and objectives and discuss your progress.

Asana Practice
You are required to practice two Asana classes per week, either with your mentor or with a teacher he or she recommends. A membership to Past Tense is included in the cost of the program.

You will observe your mentor’s class and discuss any questions that may have come up regarding cuing, sequencing, assists, etc. When your mentor deems it appropriate, you may offer assists within the class.

Practice Teaching
Throughout the course of the program, you will teach three full-length community classes (free and open to the public). Your mentor will observe and provide feedback.

This program is open to those who:
* Have completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training program or equivalent
* Have completed the mentorship application form.
* Currently practice at Past Tense or who are known to the PT teaching team.

The program can start at any time to coordinate with the availability of a PT mentor.