Furthering Yoga Traditions Mentorship with Dylan Bernstein
A six-month semi-immersive mentorship plan
Sept 18th, 2021 – Feb 19th, 2022
Free introductory information meeting via zoom September 11th @ 15:00 (Istanbul time zone)
Meeting ID: 872 9777 0319
To support, guide and uplift practitioners on the journey to becoming experienced, grounded and confident resources of yoga and related practices.
Deliverables Throughout: (20 hrs/ month) 100
Bi-weekly Zoom calls (approximately 120 minutes) (4)
Monthly Workshop (2)
Monthly Focus Texts Readings (see below) (8)
Monthly Short Essay / Homework submission, review and comments (4)
Optional Journal submission, review and comments (1)
Online messaging and in-person conversations when needed (1)
In-Person Mentorship (during a short residence in Istanbul): 45
Three Mentorship group private classes (the entire group) (each at least 2 hours in length) (7)
Private (1-1) Meeting to discuss particular areas for growth (60-90 minutes each) (1)
Three Adjustment Clinics, led by Dylan (each at least 2.5 hours in length) (8)
Attendance of Dylan's classes (approximately 25 hours)
Observation (/Participation) of mentee's classes including constructive feedback (2)
Observation (/ Assist) of Dylan's classes including some discussion as to methodology (2)
Materials for Reading, Discussion, Essays will include
Patanjali Yoga Sutra
Zoom Meeting Dates:
Sept 18th, 2021
October 2nd, 2021
October 16th, 2021
October 30th, 2021
December 11th, 2021
December 18th, 2021
January 8th, 2022
January 16th, 2022
February 5th, 2022
February 19th, 2022
Istanbul Immersion Dates: (also via Zoom)
Group Discussion Sessions
“Ancient Art of Adjustments” Workshops
**All dates and meeting times to be confirmed at the start of the program.
Pricing and Payment Options
Mentorship Fee: 9000 TL /1100 USD *Payments can ben made in 3 instalments upon request
3000 TL / 400 USD - September 15th, 2021
3000 TL / 400 USD - October 15th, 2021
3000 TL / 300 USD - November 15th, 2021
Please feel free too contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have and questions regarding the program or the registration process.
Note: all online meetings will be recorded and can be shared with participants upon request in case schedule does not enable participation.
Dylan was fortunate enough to be introduced to yoga and meditation in 1989. These essential tools helped him negotiate the turbulent seas of his teens and twenties as he travelled North America. A lifelong interest in Asian philosophy, culture and poetics brought him to reside in Asia, where he has maintained his home base since 2001. Ashtanga yoga discovered Dylan at the end of his first year in India. He has maintained a daily practice ever since. He has learned immensely both by traveling widely and by living in Vietnam, India and now keeps a base in Hong Kong.
In addition to time spent in Mysore with Shri K Pattabhi, Saraswathi and Sharath Jois, Dylan has been blessed to connect with other dear and brilliant senior teachers from the Ashtanga lineage. Time spent working and residing in the monasteries of Venerable Thích Huyền Diệu has also proven immensely insightful. Dylan regularly teaches on four continents and continues to be influenced by many other teachers and diverse traditions. Perhaps his primary inspiration has become his dynamic and inquisitive students. He is forever indebted to all the teachers, students and fellow practitioners who have helped him along the way.
Dylan has a master’s degree in Buddhist studies, was authorised to teach Ashtanga by the Shri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute in 2012 and is EYRT-500 certified by Yoga Alliance. A student of teaching techniques, Dylan has a background in pedagogy and cognitive development. His classes are designed to put students into direct contact with their own true internal teachers. Yoga has never been limited to asana for Dylan and yet, he values the critical role that the physical practice can play in bringing light to one’s whole being. Essentially, Dylan remains a pluralist, believing in many kinds of truth and many manners of realization.
Though entertainment is not his focus in teaching, there is always room for laughter in his classroom. Though the land and conditions around him are often shifting, the practices keep him grounded internally, allowing for stability even when in the midst of change. Ashtanga vinyasa coupled with pranayama and other sitting practices continue to be the foundations of his understanding and teachings.