Small Group Mentoring

Building a deeply meaningful and financially sustainable career as a yoga teacher in today's world is challenging — and it is possible. Trying to do it all by yourself can leave you feeling isolated and depleted.

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Accessible Mentorship

This small-group mentoring program evolved out of my desire to make the in-depth, personalized support I offer in my signature Science of the Private Lesson™ training and one-on-one mentorships available to a wider cohort of teachers.

The support you need could take many forms

Confidential, trusted feedback on your private client work
  • Consult with me about specific anatomy and injury questions
  • Get suggestions for keeping your clients physically and emotionally engaged in their practice
  • Process challenging 1x1 lessons in an intimate, safe space with someone who's been there
Practical advice for a sustainable yoga career
  • Work through schedule drama, deciding which classes to give up, or what to add
  • Create and structure a new offering -- a workshop, series, online offering, or teacher training
  • Structure your class planning, self-care, and schedule to support rather than deplete you
Resources to help you elevate your teaching
  • Clarify what you are teaching in your group classes
  • Get resources and advice around teaching mindful vinyasa flow
  • Learn how (and why) to teach leveled classes, including how to teach beginners and advanced students
  • Learn how to effectively teach functional movement within the container of a group class
  • Break down how to ethically use hands-on touch as a communication tool
Support for the emotional challenges of teaching
  • Process the sticky situations teaching brings up -- such as imposter syndrome or self-doubt -- with a trusted support system
  • Get support for working on boundaries with clients who are pushing your buttons or a studio director you have a tricky relationship with
  • Feel supported in being a messy, imperfect, beautiful human
Strategies for growing your yoga business
  • When and how to raise your prices
  • Tips for how to market a new offering
  • How to grow your email list
  • Find or keep new clients
  • Launch a teacher training or online offering
  • And so much more

How the Small-Group Mentorship Works

  • We will meet online in a video conference room as a small group (limited to 5 people) where we can both hear and see each other.
  • Our meetings will be 2 hours long, twice a month, for 3 months from March through May (check out exact dates below).
  • You must show up live for this mentorship — your participation in group phone calls is your opportunity to ask questions, discuss your challenges, get feedback, and offer support to fellow teachers.
  • This small-group mentorship is by application to ensure that I am the right person to support you on this part of your path.
  • In between the group calls with Francesca, you will have access to a private, online portal to communicate with your cohort right from your phone or computer.

Your Investment


Per month for 3 months


One-time payment

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Cohort A

Mondays, 3pm - 5pm ET

Monday, June 1
Monday, June 15
Monday, June 29
Monday, July 13
Monday, July 27
Monday, August 10

Cohort B

mondays, 3pm - 5pm ET

Monday, June 8
Monday, June 22
Monday, July 6
Monday, July 20
Monday, August 3
Monday, August 17

Dates don't work? Get on the waitlist for the next cycle coming this summer; let us know what date and time works for you!


What if these dates and times don't work for me?

Email us at [email protected] to get on the wait list for next cycle coming this summer; let us know what date and time works for you!

What if I have to miss one of the calls?

It's imperative that you actively participate in your cohort portal and each mentoring group call. If you know you will be unable to attend one of the dates, but you feel this program is still worth your investment, please note this in your application. If you will miss more than one date, we recommend waiting until a future round of Small-Group Mentorship so that your space can be given to another participant.

Will I have access to the phone calls after they're completed?

Yes! While showing up live is crucial — it is your opportunity to ask questions, talk through challenges, get access to Francesca's brain, and share advice with fellow small-group participants — we don't want you to have to worry about writing every single thing down, so all calls will be recorded, and yours to keep. Feel free to go back and listen again, write down resources, take more notes, whenever you need.

What if I don't work with private clients?

That is absolutely fine! I love helping teachers create the teaching career that is right for them. I can help you with your group classes, workshops or other offerings, marketing, boundaries, and so much more.

When will I be notified if I'm selected?

Francesca will review your application and will share her decision by early February, if not sooner. When each seat is filled, the application process will be closed until next time!

How will I meet my cohort?

You'll be introduced to your colleagues via email and welcomed to your special cohort portal where you'll communicate directly amongst each other to discuss challenges, offer advice, and celebrate successes!

What if I'm assigned one cohort but feel the other will work better because of my experience level or schedule?

No problem, email [email protected] and we'll talk about it!

Will we engage with Francesca outside of the cohort calls?

Francesca will only be available during your scheduled calls but will be cheering you on and checking in with you in-depth every other week. If questions come up during the calls for which she has a resource to recommend — even a document she's written up for a teacher training, etc. that is not otherwise publicly available — she'll share it with you right then and there. You're getting insider access to her wisdom and resources during these 2-hour phone calls, but due to her full schedule, she will not be available for questions in between mentoring calls.

Hear from Previous Mentoring Clients

Mentoring with Francesca was by far the #1 best decision I made for my yoga business in 2017. Francesca was an invaluable resource for me to consult with about private clients, managing a yoga studio, planning my maternity leave, and re-organizing my yoga teacher training program. She really is a teacher's teacher and mentor. I can't recommend mentoring with her enough!

Samantha Harrison

I've had the opportunity to mentor with Francesca and I cannot speak highly enough about the experience. She has been instrumental in helping me refine my teaching and the way I think about our super important role as yoga teachers. She met me exactly where I was at and her wisdom, support, and tough love has moved me closer to where I want to be as a person and a teacher. Highly, highly, highly recommend!

Larissa D'Silva


Francesca will review your application and will share her decision by early February, if not sooner.
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