The Abbey is not just interested in supporting your growth as a yogi or Christ follower but as a leader in this sphere.
That’s why we devote an entire wing of The Abbey just to current and emerging Christ-centered yoga teachers. Members and Leaders in The Abbey receive the same content each month, but Leaders receive additional resources and discipleship designed to equip and empower you in your unique gifts and calling. These resources include…
Doors to join are currently closed and will reopen sometime in Spring 2020.
Leaders also receive $200 off the just-announced Leaders Training Retreat in Costa Rica this February!
Did we mention that you’ll also gain access to The Abbey Archives?
What’s in The Abbey’s Archives?
When you join The Abbey, you’ll gain access to our rich library of past content including over 25 hour-long yoga practices, guided Lectio Divina and Meditations, and playlists.
Leaders, that’s 27 class sequences, over 80 class themes, and 15 workshops on advanced teaching topics
2019 Theme: Journey Through The Parables
2018 Theme: The Story of Creation
embodied and explored through yoga, meditation, music, and art over 7 slow & savory months
Past workshops include:
Finding Your Voice: Translating Heaven While Teaching with Caroline Williams
The Anatomy of the Breath with Sarah Thibodeaux
This is A Good Body: Navigating Our Relationship With Our Body Through Yoga with Jenny Wade of Haven Yoga
Bringing Yoga to the People: Making Your Classes Accessible to All Bodies with Sarah Henderson
Where it All Comes Together: Pelvis 101 with Caprice Abowitt
An Introduction to Trauma-Sensitive Yoga with Amy Brady
Masterclass with Brooke Boon
Weaving Contemplative Prayer Practices into your Yoga Classes with Whitney Simpson
What To Do When A Pregnant Woman Walks Into The Room: An Introduction to Prenatal Yoga with Caroline Williams
Masterclass with Michelle Thielen
Yoga as Outreach: Getting outside your comfort zone to serve those in need with Christina Barnes
Energy & Chakras with Kelly McLellan
Masterclass with Sherrell Moore-Tucker
You’ll also gain access to Members-only bonus content including a 90 minute New Years Yoga + Vision Casting Workshop and behind-the-scenes flows from Caroline’s retreat in Greece!
Becoming a Leader in The Abbey is for you if…
You completed your teacher training but feel like you know less than you did when you started. While taking more trainings would be amazing, you don't have the time or money, but you still want to continue learning and growing as an instructor.
We totally get it, which is why we offer an advanced workshop every month on relevant topics to make you a smarter, wiser, and more insightful leader. Led by Caroline and other experienced yoga teachers, these workshops inspire deep questions and equip you with real tools to take into your classes and impact your students.
In 2019, we’ll be hosting four workshops with renowned Christ-centered yoga instructors giving our Leaders the opportunity to ask all the behind-the-scenes questions and learn from their expertise. In January, we’ll be hosting Brooke Boon, founder of Holy Yoga for our first workshop of the year!
You long for the kind of community and support you had back in teacher training but lack now that you've graduated.
It's no fun getting kicked out of the teacher training nest and out into the real world! The Abbey is a safe place to land whether you recently graduated or graduated a long time ago but aren't surrounded by a community of other Jesus-loving yoga instructors. We cultivate active community in our private Facebook Group where we host weekly conversation topics and share the highs and lows (and all the weird in-betweens) of following this calling.
You are looking for practical tools to help you teach your classes like sequencing ideas, theme ideas, and playlists.
We've got a lot of tools around The Abbey! Each month our Leaders receive a full sequence breakdown of the Power & Slow Flow practices for that month complete with stick figures, pose names, and cueing tips to help guide your students through the movements. We also wrestle the monthly theme into six different variations, pulling the threads of the one theme in many directions. We find other Bible verses, meaningful quotes, and deep questions and put each variation of the theme on a notecard so you can take it right into your class with you and guide your students into a deeper revelation of God in and around them. And no more playing the same playlist every class – each month we provide you with two new playlists so you can expand your music library and inspire your students!
You've been teaching for awhile and just feel stuck and maybe even a little bored. You're desperate for fresh inspiration and encouragement.
Not only will you gather tons of inspiration and encouragement from the monthly content bundles, but you'll find even more of it from fellow Leaders right in our Facebook Group. One of our weekly traditions is posting a pose and asking people to share one or two tips on how they would cue it. This is one of our favorite rituals as we all learn something new, learn how to say something in a new way, or learn how to make the pose more accessible to our students. You don't have to walk this path alone, friend! Let us pour into you with the same kind of intentionality and passion you pour into your students!
Hear from some of our Founding Leaders…
But wait, there’s more!
Grow even more by sharing your gifts within The Abbey
The Abbey greatly benefits from the richly diverse experiences and perspectives of the people within our community. As a way of celebrating that, we invite a rotating team of Leaders to join our quarterly Content Team to work alongside Caroline to help craft the resources that are provided each month in The Abbey. Others Leaders in The Abbey help guide the conversation in our Members Facebook Group and lead our Book Club. Being a Leader in The Abbey makes you eligible to apply to join our broader Leadership Team and respond to God’s invitation to fan into flame the gifts given you.
Past Leaders who have participated in these teams loved the added community, sharpening of their faith, and challenge to grow in their gifts.
Have you been wondering what it’d be like to start filming Christ-centered yoga practices but don’t know where to start? Itching to write more in-depth about a Bible study topic? Desiring to offer more contemplative prayer practices into your classes? Love hanging out on Facebook and passionate about building community there? We have a space for you!
All Leaders who share their gifts in these ways have their membership fee waived.