Inspire Your Teaching

Personal Guidance to Deepen Your Yoga Teaching

Open, Expand, Inspire

“What is a teacher?  I will tell you: it isn’t someone who teaches something, but someone who INSPIRES the student to give of her best in order to discover what she already knows.” – Paulo Coelho

“When the transformation happens their eyes light up, they settle into their body and share their love of yoga from their heart.”

This is one of my favorite moments when I train yoga teachers. The moment they fall in love with teaching. I am lucky, I have been able to observe this transformation in over 400 students over the last 10 years. It is part of my inspiration to take this next step in supporting yoga teachers on their teaching journeys.

Only so much can be included in a yoga teacher training program.

Often there are things you forget that might have been covered

After teaching a bit you realize there were gaps in your training

Maybe you’re just ready to change or enhance your teaching or yoga business

Know that I am here for you...

If this describes how you’re feeling and you’re wanting to go deeper into your yoga teaching career, take this quick survey and we can set up a time to talk.

 

Topics that I can support you with include:

Teaching themes

Sequencing and class planning

Alignment, variations and modifications

Mastering observation skills

Designing workshops

Leading retreats at home and abroad

Finding your voice / cuing / languaging

Build your pre / post natal yoga business

Build your gentle yoga business

And more…

Each mentorship is tailored to your individual needs. 

I can meet with you in person or online, via Zoom. Mentorship is open to 200-Hour, 500-Hour and Yoga Therapy teachers. Custom packages can be created – contact me to discuss.

Your Next Steps…

If you are ready to make a change or enhance your teaching or yoga business and feel that one on one mentoring is the answer, connect with me and sign up for a free discovery call. Just click below to fill out a short form so I can get to know you better and then I’ll be in touch to set up a time to chat.

1:1 Mentoring for Yoga Teachers

Monthly phone calls – up to 90 minutes

Unlimited basic emails

(emails that require a more in-depth answer will be added to the next call)

Minimum 3 month commitment

*Does not include retreat mentoring

1:1 Retreat Mentoring

6 – 60 minute phone calls over a 90-day period

I will walk you through the entire process of setting up the retreat

Homework to complete between phone sessions

Unlimited basic emails – emails that require a more in-depth answer will be added to the next call

1:1 DIY Retreat Planning

Beginning to End DIY

Using presentation-style videos, I will walk you through the entire process of setting up a retreat

Includes all worksheets that I share with my 1:1 mentoring plus a 60 minute call (must be used within 90 days of purchase) 

What people are saying about working with Jacci

Since 2012, I have experienced first hand Jacci’s dedication to and passion for teaching Pranakriya yoga, having been first a student, then a teacher-trainee and now a colleague of hers.  Jacci is a truly gifted, humble and natural-born instructor whether she is teaching Basic Prenatal, Gentle Yoga, Restorative Yoga or 200-hour teacher trainings. She brings enthusiasm and compassion to the classroom along with a mastery of the subject at hand and supports the students, ensuring their success in the training(s) and imbuing them with confidence to teach in the real world.  When I began substitute teaching, Jacci was always willing to provide thoughtful advice when sought, mentoring me through some unfamiliar situations and helping me to transition into teaching classes on a regular basis. Jacci’s love Pranakriya yoga is what inspired me to ultimately complete my second 200-hour basic yoga teacher training – I wanted to impart the inward, non-judgmental attention to the body that I learned from Jacci to my own students.  Simply put, my time under Jacci’s tutelage has been rewarding, enriching and utterly invaluable.

 

Jacci is a unique, dedicated, intuitive and joyful teacher. Her vast training and experience have shaped her presence and power as a teacher and as a person. She’s real and she has lived her yoga through hard and through happy times.  Whether it’s your first class or your hundredth class, the experience is special. In Jacci’s classes and trainings, the simplest and the most complex postures unfold in ways that spark wonder. Her cues are clear and inspiring. She creates a safe place for practice and exploration.  Always evolving yet staying close to the basic principles of Pranakriya yoga, Jacci is a gem.

– Maggie, NM

I had the opportunity to complete my 200 hour yoga teacher training with Jacci and I consider myself lucky to have the guidance of a teacher who fulfilled all the needs I held. I found her trainings to be filled with detailed knowledge that only comes with experience, study and passion for the subject.  She is adept at presenting all this knowledge in a way that was not too overwhelming to us new trainees and adapting, scaffolding or revisiting lessons when the need would arise. This speaks to her ability to read the group and infer what is needed for us to learn the material and become successful teachers.  I could sense she held the attitude of, “no teacher-trainee left behind,” as she would find a way to support us and help us toward success when we were struggling as a group or as individuals. We were never allowed to slip through the cracks! As a teacher trainer, Jacci is the right blend of professional and organized yet personable and engaging.  She is not afraid to give honest feedback yet I always felt encouraged and reassured. Importantly, she is quick to remind you that it is all just practice! I left my 200 hour training with the skills to be a new teacher and the excitement to keep exploring.

-Sara, NM

The nine months that I spent in YTT in 2018 were among the most rewarding and important in my development as a yogi, a teacher, and a person.  Of course, just the experience of deepening my practice and acquiring a new skill set was transformative enough, but I can state without reservation that having Jacci Gruninger as my teacher and mentor made the entire experience that much more profound and meaningful.  Jacci has a depth of experience and knowledge that I have encountered rarely in my practice, and she clearly dedicated herself to sharing every bit of that with me and my fellow trainees.

 

I remember each Friday night, looking at the “agenda” for the weekend and what would be expected, feeling overwhelmed and believing that there was NO WAY I could ever achieve those goals within just a couple of days, but sure enough, every single weekend, by the time I was asked to teach the specific class, I was fully prepared and able to do it.  I credit Jacci with these accomplishments fully. First of all, she has a lovely, sharing spirit and was always willing to take the time to make sure that we had the particular skill in question before moving on. She has a wonderful balance of approachability and friendliness, and focused, task-directed orientation when it was time to “get to work”.  She is patient and deeply committed to training the best teachers possible, utilizing a curriculum that is water-tight and comprehensive.

 

Jacci clearly loves what she does, and equally loves sharing it with others.  Although she is deserving of the highest respect for her accomplishments, she demonstrates none of the ego or narcissism that is often found among experts in yoga or any other discipline.  It is clearly about the yoga for Jacci, and it is obvious that she strives to live her life according to the yamas and niyamas. Having a teacher who is really living the practice is inspirational to her students and makes me want to model the same for my students.  

 

Seven months post-YTT, I am teaching two classes a week and am honestly astonished with how well Jacci prepared me for doing so.  I cannot imagine having received more expert training from a more wonderful mentor, and I have appreciated that Jacci has continued to help me when I reach out with questions.  I get frequent praise from my students for how well-designed my classes are, how thorough the explanations of the postures are, and how unique pranakriya is in the yoga community today.  Jacci is the reason for this feedback and why I continue to be inspired to learn more and teach more. Thank you, Jacci, for sharing who you are. 

– Michael, NM