Mentorship

In the spirit of authenticity and the linage of Yoga, we offer a Teacher Training and Yoga School that is a Mentorship Study. This means you will receive personal, tailored, and customized instruction. We integrate your personal practice and your personal goals with specific, authentic and mindful instruction to arrive at a yoga destination that is uniquely yours. We create a learning schedule that fits your schedule. This means we will not meet in a weekend study/cramming session with other teachers in training. We will not require you to give up one full weekend every month for the next 9—12 months. 

To be considered for our Mentorship, the student is required to practice at Kai for at least one year, and practice with Sonja for at least 6 months of that year.

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Private Mentorship Instruction

You will meet with your mentor when it works for your schedule for a discussion session. These sessions will be structured to outline your goals and objectives and discuss your progress. You will also be given reading and writing assignments relevant to your particular yoga interests.

 Body Mapping is an important tool to use while learning about our own personal practice. Body Mapping is indispensable when teaching yoga, and we teach you how to "Map the body" of your students.

Body Mapping is an important tool to use while learning about our own personal practice. Body Mapping is indispensable when teaching yoga, and we teach you how to "Map the body" of your students.

Personal Daily Practice/Study

You will be required to have a personal daily practice. Yoga is not just about moving your body and your practice will reflect that.

 In the Kai Mentorship Program you will learn the Art of Adjusting yoga postures. Not every adjustment is appropriate for each student. With the knowledge of Body Mapping, you will know what adjustment is suited for your students.

In the Kai Mentorship Program you will learn the Art of Adjusting yoga postures. Not every adjustment is appropriate for each student. With the knowledge of Body Mapping, you will know what adjustment is suited for your students.

Assist/Teaching

You will have the opportunity to observe a Registered Yoga Teacher who is teaching the type of Yoga you wish to pursue. After you gain confidence, you will have an opportunity to help teach, teach your own classes, and develop and teach your own class.


The Kai Mentorship (School of Yoga) is a Yoga Alliance approved program. Upon completion of our program, you will be qualified to apply to the Yoga Alliance to be a Registered Yoga Teacher.