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Mentorship programmes

Building Strength, Communities and Connections

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Do you want to make a difference in people's lives?


Then join our 2023 Step Up to Reach Out Mentorship Programme TODAY

Join our Step Up To Reach Out Training today!

You will learn to teach yoga - powerfully and sensitively - to a wide audience outside of a studio setting, including the elderly, people with disabilities, cancer patients and survivors and a range of community groups - including people who would never have thought yoga could be for them.  

Our next programme starts on 16 September 2023.  Apply NOW!

What the Programme Covers

  • Intro to the Foundation's values, mission, methodology and core classes

  • How to teach yoga in a community setting

  • How to teach chair yoga to students with reduced mobility

  • How to teach effective and safe classes to students with a range of abilities and needs

  • Group training sessions with your mentor and other mentees where you will explore different practical scenarios, practice teach and share teaching experiences

  • Observe, assist & teach Lumi Foundation community and chair classes with support and feedback of your own personal mentor

  • Evaluation of skills and experience gained, and understanding of what is required to teach for Lumi Foundation

Schedule and Logistics

Our next programme will run for six weeks from 16th September - 21st October.  The schedule is as follows:

  • Saturday 16 September:  Introduction session from 9am-12pm at the Quaker Meeting House (30-32 Bradmore Park Road, London  0DT)

  • Monday 18 September - 7 October:  Observe, assist and practice teach in a Foundation class; 1 session + 15 min feedback each week (session times to be allocated based on your availability)

  • Monday 2 October:  Week commencing 25 September, we will schedule a check-in session with all mentees; one hour via Zoom (date to be determined)

  • Monday 9 October - 28 October:  Observe, assist and practice teach in a Foundation class; 1 session + 15 min feedback each week (session times to be allocated based on your availability)

  • Monday 16 October:  Week commencing 9 October, we will schedule a check-in session with all mentees; one hour via Zoom (date to be determined)

  • Saturday 28 October:  In-person completion celebration from 11am-12.30pm at Lumi Power Yoga (121 King Street, Hammersmith W6 9JG)



The benefits of the mentorship programme include the following:

  • Gain invaluable teaching experience in Lumi Foundation's community and chair classes

  • Learn how to respond to a wide variety of students of differing abilities and needs - including how to modify classes to suit mat-based and chair-based students

  • Receive support and feedback from your own personal mentor throughout the programme

  • Practice teach, share teaching experiences and learn from other mentees

  • Gain a thorough understanding of Lumi Foundation - our mission, values, methodology and our classes

  • Be part of a friendly and welcoming community who will assist you throughout the programme

  • Receive a certificate upon successful completion of the programme


You must be a 200hr+ qualified yoga teacher to participate in the training.  In addition, you must also:


  • Demonstrate passion and enthusiasm for teaching yoga in a community setting

  • Commit to teaching for Lumi Foundation

  • Be London-based.  Mentees should be committed to attending and teaching classes in west London during the mentorship programme and if they begin teaching for Lumi Foundation



The cost of the mentorship programme is:


  • Standard:  £195 - this covers the cost of your place on the programme

  • Supported:  pay what you can afford - for those unable to afford the standard rate (suggested donation of £75.  Limited supported places available)

  • Sponsor:  £245 - a voluntary higher rate for those of you who wish to cover the cost of your own place on the programme and contribute to the cost of our supported places

Any surplus proceeds will contribute directly to the cost of running our community classes.

Join Us - Apply Today

There are 6 places available on our programme.  If you would like to join the programme, you will need to complete an application form by 5pm on Friday 28 July.  

If you are shortlisted, we will invite you for a short interview, following which we will select 6 mentees.

Apply today to reserve your spot.  Can't make this one?  Our next programme will be in January 2024. 

Teach for Lumi Foundation

Successful completion of the mentorship programme is the first step in joining our teaching team.  All Lumi Foundation teachers must participate in this programme so that we can ensure all of our teachers are well trained and have the necessary experience to teach at the Foundation.

The mentorship programme will give you an insight into what it is like to teach for Lumi Foundation.  Attending the mentorship programme does not guarantee that you will automatically join the Lumi Foundation teaching team.

To join our team, you will also need to demonstrate your commitment, passion and enthusiasm for teaching at Lumi Foundation.  Recruitment remains subject to the needs of the Foundation at the time.

"Be the change you want to see in the world"

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