Teacher Mentorship

Enhance your teaching skills and discover your authentic voice through personalized yoga mentorship programs, tailored to your desired time commitment and budget.

PERSONALIZED GUIDANCE

ACCELERATED LEARNING

ACCOUNTABILITY & SUPPORT

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Guidance and Next Steps for Graduates

Discover Your Path After Completing Your
200-Hour Certification

Congratulations on completing your 200-hour Certification! Feeling a bit uncertain about what comes next or seeking that extra boost of inspiration to elevate your teaching?

Whether you’re refining your unique teaching style or aspiring to achieve your 500-Hour Certification, our fast track program is designed just for you. We’re here to help you seamlessly fine-tune your skills and discover your distinctive teaching approach.

Picture this: Writing safe, inspiring sequences effortlessly, with the ability to modify on the fly. Imagine offering themes that leave your students eagerly anticipating each class, ready for the next nugget of inspiration you have to share.

This training will guide you in spotting even the smallest misalignments and empower you with the knowledge to cue your students, enabling them to adjust seamlessly within their postures. It’s your time to shine and become the savvy yoga teacher you’ve always aspired to be. This training can also be used as one of the requirements to obtain your 500-hour certification.

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Have You Ever Thought About Refining Your Practice?

Who this Program is for

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Everything You'll Learn In Our Group Mentorship Program

Group Mentorship Overview

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Advanced Sequencing: Physical & Philosophical Theme-Based, Peak Pose & Energetic Sequencing utilizing the Long Island Yoga School Sequencing Method – in the making for over 10 years and now offered to you!
Teaching Methodology:  Learn a very specific & effective teaching method that will set you apart from the rest! You will learn a very specific format to create sequences that are not only safe and inspiring but easy to remember. No more skipping poses or losing your place in the sequence.
Teaching Practice: You will get feedback on vocal intonation and projection, body language, and overall teaching presence to fine-tune your teaching style.
Anatomy By Pose:  The easiest and most effective way to learn and apply anatomy in your classes and personal practice as well as being able to spot even the smallest of misalignments and know how to address them.
This training can also be used as a requirement for your 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training. 
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Mentorship Program Options

Explore our range of personalized mentorship options, with our 1 month 1-on-1 mentoring, or 3 month group mentorship programs, designed to support you in refining your teaching style, achieving your goals, and gaining the confidence to shine as a yoga instructor.
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1 Month (1-on-1 Mentoring)

A 1 month online journey, where you will receive personalized guidance and support to enhance your yoga teaching skills to reach your goals.

1 Month Mentorship

$750

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Group Mentorship Program (Hybrid)

Improve your sequencing, theming, cueing, anatomical postural alignments and more, while building a community of like-minded individuals.

Group Mentorship

$1600
(payment plans available)

Upcoming Group Mentorship Dates:

Mar. 28th – May 4th (We meet every Thursday online and Saturday in person.)

Enjoy both yoga classes and group mentorship

Group Mentorship & Yoga

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Get access to Thursday night yoga classes and 2 group mentorship classes per month.
For only $40
For only $50
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Experience the Convenience Of Online Mentorship

Personalized Guidance and Support

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Flexibility: Flexible scheduling to fit your busy teaching schedule, ensuring you receive guidance and support without compromising other responsibilities.
Accessibility: Connect with Laurie from anywhere in the world, whether you’re traveling or prefer not to drive, you can access from anywhere in the world.
Personalized Attention: Individualized guidance tailored to your specific teaching goals and challenges, ensuring that you receive personalized attention and support throughout the program.
Convenience: Participate from the comfort of your own home or studio, without compromising on the quality of mentorship.
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Meet Your Mentor

Laurie Ahlemann

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

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Laurie Ahlemann, with over two decades of yoga practice and teaching experience, is dedicated to making yoga accessible to all. Through her journey as a teacher, she developed a teaching blueprint that proved effective in her students’ practices. Inspired by her success, Laurie founded Long Island Yoga School in 2007, offering comprehensive teacher training. With certifications in various yoga styles, trauma-informed yoga, and extensive anatomy training, she brings a wealth of knowledge to her teachings. Laurie’s passion extends beyond the studio as she also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Hofstra University, sharing the transformative power of yoga with young adults. Her mission is to inspire others through this magical practice and make a positive impact on their lives.
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Meet Your Mentor

Laurie Ahlemann

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Laurie Bio Headshot
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Laurie Ahlemann, with over two decades of yoga practice and teaching experience, is dedicated to making yoga accessible to all. Through her journey as a teacher, she developed a teaching blueprint that proved effective in her students’ practices. Inspired by her success, Laurie founded Long Island Yoga School in 2007, offering comprehensive teacher training. With certifications in various yoga styles, trauma-informed yoga, and extensive anatomy training, she brings a wealth of knowledge to her teachings. Laurie’s passion extends beyond the studio as she also served as an Adjunct Professor at Hofstra University, sharing the transformative power of yoga with young adults. Her mission is to inspire others through this magical practice and make a positive impact on their lives.

Schedule A Call With Laurie

If you have questions about the group mentorship program or the 1-1 program, schedule a call with Laurie. Don’t forget to ask how the mentorship program can be used as a requirement for your 500-hour certification.

Laurie Ahlemann

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Hello! I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself to you. My name is Laurie Ahlemann and I have been practicing and teaching yoga for over two decades. My goal, since my humble beginnings as a new teacher was to teach in a way that was accessible to everyone and to do it in such a way that everyone would get what they needed whether they were a brand-new practitioner or a seasoned one. I did not succeed with this goal immediately, however, I knew that it was possible. Through trial and error, I was able to create a teaching blueprint that I am able to recreate time and time again – and seeing how effective it was in my students’ practices was so inspiring. I knew I had to share it in a bigger way.

My teacher training career started when the director of Nassau Boces, who had been taking my class at LA Fitness in 2005, asked me to train her PE teachers to sequence a 20-minute yoga class for their fitness curriculum. I was given 6-hours to do this. I succeeded. This got me thinking, if I could do that in 6 hours, what could I do with 200?

The idea for Long Island Yoga School was born!

I started the Long Island Yoga School in 2007 and have been training yoga teachers ever since. I was born to teach and I am very lucky to have the gift of taking complex subjects and breaking them down into their simplest form. Yes – even sequencing an awesome, anatomically & energetically balanced yoga class. Yes – even optimal postural alignment in 6 easy to remember steps.

In 2008, I was approached by a studio owner to become partners and have a permanent home for my teacher training. I became co-owner of Bonda Yoga in Great Neck. Bonda Yoga had been a part of the yoga community for 8 years and I am so grateful for the opportunity to have served many people for so long.

Here is a bit about my background & studies so you can get an idea of what is incorporated into my teachings and where it has come from.

I am certified at the 500-hour level in the ISHTA yoga style. I have taken additional certifications in Trauma-Informed Yoga and Yin Yoga. I did an online study program, Bhakti Sashtri, at the Bhaktivedanta College and also studied Raja Yoga Meditation at the Brahma Kumaris Spiritual Center.

As far as anatomy training, I studied Anatomy & Philosophy of Breath at The Breathing Project with Leslie Kaminoff and Anatomy Studies for Yoga Teachers (ASYT) with Jason R. Brown in NYC. I have also taken online anatomy courses with David Keil of Yoganatomy.

I am a Reiki Master and Master/Teacher of Magnified Healing.

My most recent addition is Adjunct Professor at Hofstra University where I teach Postural Alignment, Injury Prevention, Yoga Philosophy and Meditation Techniques for Stress Reduction. I am thrilled to be able to share this magical practice with young adults at a very stressful time in their lives. The transformation from beginning to end of the semester is nothing short of remarkable and a testament to this amazing practice of yoga and all the healing it brings.

I am the luckiest lady in the world to be able to teach what I love! I am inspired every day by this practice and would love nothing more than to share it with you!