Mentor Teacher Program

Want a Structured Timeline to Complete your Online Certification?

The number one question we get about our Certification programs is …
“Is their a timeframe to start and a deadline to complete?”

Our online courses, workshops and certification programs were created to fit into your life! That means they are self-paced… start, stop, begin again. Take 2 months or two years! Remember the process of learning should not be rushed. Breathe, enjoy, embrace! But, if you want to “Get ‘er Done!”, then you might want to consider our FastTrack Mentor Program.

FastTrack Mentor Program Overview

Our FastTrack Mentor Program is a one-on-one relationship with an Academy-Certified Yoga Teacher who will assist you in completing your Online certification in a virtual group setting. Our goal is to empower you with structure, support and accountability to put you on the FAST TRACK to completion of the course within six months. You will be on a virtual team with other teachers so that you can support each other towards your common goal!

You will be given the tools and guidance you need to successfully finish the course with the help of your Mentor. Your Mentor will help hold you accountable to yourself and your goals of completion.


Open to anyone who is currently enrolled in our Online Yoga Teacher Training and Certification Programs! (Get ‘er done!)

Mentor Program Details

  • Course Syllabus with suggested monthly assignments and homework to help you reach your completion goal!
  • Bi-weekly (every two weeks) check in
  • Email access to your Mentor
  • Private Facebook Group page
  • Coursework Tips and Strategies
  • Final Teachback guidance and preparation tips
  • Monthly group calls
  • Access to the “Ask the Expert” Academy resource
  • BONUS Gift! upon Graduation!

We Understand and Support You!

Pittas – goal-setters and over-achievers who want to set a date for completion so you are motivated forward.
Vatas – those easily distracted by creative ideas and a variety of life events who may need more structure and accountability around your coursework
Kaphas – who are slow, thoughtful movers may need some help to “light a fire of motivation” toward completion of the course.

FastTrack Mentor Program

Accelerated Program to Graduation! Connecting in Cyberland!

YVA-logo-lg-community2Get Connected in Cyberland with other Gentle, Senior and Chair Yoga Teachers from around the World!

Stay tuned for the next scheduled Mentor Program date.

Meet Josee Madison, Your Mentor Teacher

Born in Canada, this French and English speaking recovered workaholic from the corporate & fast pace music business world, turned happy military housewife, health conscious gluten-free home chef and RYT-200 Yoga instructor, Josee started her spiritual journey and Yoga studies in 2011 which took her around the world including living with Swamis in a Yoga Ashram in Tyrol, Austria and obtaining her certification in Sivananda Yoga.

Josee’s interests also brought her to broaden her studies in Gentle, YIN, Power and Vinyasa Yoga.  Her passion is to bring her students peace of mind one asana at a time and to help them reach their goals, spiritually, physically and emotionally.

Benefits of the Mentor – Teacher Program

  • Complete course within 5-6 months
  • Feel connected to a community of Yoga Teachers that share your passion
  • Receive encouragement, support when you get stuck or off track
  • Access to Academy Staff and Teachers
  • Discuss challenges and/or brainstorm ideas in your Checkin Sessions


Monika Schweizer, Männedorf, Switzerland

Chair Yoga Teacher

THANK YOU for your wunderful email! I feel loved, energised, vital and I’m on my flow IN TO ME!!!

Jane Waterman, Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada

Yoga Vista Academy Chair Yoga Teacher

Corey is a treasure – I am SO glad to have had her support in this journey. Thanks to her encouragement, I am through the final exam. I just need to spend more time watching videos and continuing to build on what I’ve already done, and in the next month or so, I can record my teachback. I already know what I will be writing for my field assignment, based on two friends in my class.”

Susan Rowan, Ontario, Canada

Yoga Vista Academy Certified Chair Yoga Teacher

The mentoring program was truly a stroke of genius. I doubt I would have finished the course without it. The idea of online courses is great but personally I love live, in person learning (probably a factor of age!) The online learning is dry and isolating so the mentoring gave it back the human connection that was so special.

Rebecca Layne, Incline Village, Nevada, USA

Yoga Vista Academy Certified Chair Yoga Teacher

I want to thank you for offering the mentoring program. I don’t know if I ever would have finished my program without the motivation, deadlines, and help offered in the program. I’m going to start by offering free classes at some of the homes and senior centers until I feel comfortable with this population.

Vicky Welch, Durham, North Carolina, USA

Yoga Vista Academy Certified Chair Yoga Teacher

Thanks so much for everything. You don’t know what this program has done for my self confidence. I am so motivated working with the seniors and I just keep learning more. My gratitude also to Justine and Viki for all of their cheerleading and kind words.

Katie Brandes, Orlando, Florida, USA

Yoga Vista Academy Certified Chair Yoga Teacher

You’ve been a terrific motivator. Probably the best there ever was 🙂

Deb Mix, Wenonah, New Jersey, USA

I had my doubts last winter if I could make it through with everything going on in my life but I will say with no doubt that you inspired me Corey to finish. After you helped me with the timing and schedule I was reenergized.

Judy R., Inverness, Illinois, USA

Chair Yoga Teacher

I do love the course materials, You Tubes, newsletters, etc. but somehow I became, in Corey’s nice word, “stalled.” A few days after Corey emailed me, I finished the section on the spine and took the tests. Thank you for creating the mentor/cheerleader position. I feel I’m not alone now.

M.J., Chair Yoga Student Teacher

How can I offer help to others when I still can’t help myself? I think I just made a very large step forward………. I’m talking right now at this very moment as I typed the words “how can I help others when I can’t help myself”. Thank you Viki for contacting me today with your encouraging thoughts. It prompted me to reach out to you to explain why I’m off track in my course. In doing so my heart and mind just became full of enlightenment and emotion’s.

Renay Bayer, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Yoga Vista Academy Certified Chair Yoga Teacher

Your occasional personal emails were great for staying motivated and finishing the course. If you didn’t send me that final email checking in to see how I was and letting me know how close I was to finishing (just needed the final teach back), I would still have it hanging over my head. Your personal touch made it much more than an impersonal online course for yoga.

Karen Langevin, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Certified Chair Yoga Teacher

I must say that the material, videos and various teaching methods were fantastic. I did not know what to expect in an online course but I feel that I learned more than the face to face format as I as able to control the pace, access the information any time and remain focussed. I loved the mentoring and coaching offered by Corey as it kept me interested and I was able to connect with others who were experiencing the program at the same time. I also enjoyed receiving your newsletters and Corey’s cheerful e-mails which brought so much fun to the program.

Joanne Puglia, Florida, USA

Yoga Vista Academy Certified Chair Yoga Teacher

I want to let you know that I think Victoria is wonderful. I feel her energy through the screen. She is a motivator for sure.

Lynda Sandoval, Fredonia, New York, USA

Yoga Vista Academy Certified Chair Yoga Teacher

But even after enrolling in the course, the task seemed daunting. Enter Corey Stiles, professional mentor extraordinaire and all around amazing woman. Because of her and Sherry’s unwavering positive encouragement during the Fast Track Mentor Program, never giving up on me, even when I gave up on myself for awhile, I was not only able to complete the course, I developed a level of confidence with designing classes and teaching seniors that I truly hadn’t expected.

Lisa Johansson, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

Yoga Vista Academy Certified Chair Yoga Teacher

Corey was an excellent mentor, even though I didn’t use her to full advantage! Just knowing that someone was there and keeping touch was great motivation to continue on. She quickly recognized where I was at and let me do my thing my way! Invaluable!!!