work-exchange-kaliyogaTashi Dawa has been teaching yoga since 2000 and since 2010 has been traveling around the world teaching on world class yoga retreats, intensives, workshops and teacher trainings. The retreats are full of learning opportunities for new teachers and are developed in response to requests made by early career practitioners looking for opportunities to gain a daily self-practice rhythm as well as a hands-on teaching skills.

Tashi teaches in world-class yoga retreats who are widely recognised as leaders in the retreat field, this learning opportunity offers a rare insight into the industry.


An opportunity to really find out what is missing in your practice and teaching toolbox and give it some attention and space. It is an intensive learning experience that offers life-long practice and teaching skills.

Most people who complete the mentorship already have at least a 200hr Yoga TTC qualification but it’s not essential. The Mentorship month is a very different experience from a TTC because it’s a customised and responsive month of enquiry. If you are easily grasping adjustments & teaching one-on-one then we’ll discover more about your personal practice and grasp of the philosophical teachings, if your personal practice is steady then we’ll extend your ability to design classes & workshops… 

In 2017 there are 7 positions for the Yoga Practice and Teaching Mentorship program.
Portugal from March 26th – April 23
Cost: €2000 (Euros)
Find info and apply here >>
Italy in May, June, July, Sept or October
Cost: £2500 (full fee) or £2000 (student or low waged rate)
Find info and apply here >>
The month is unique to you and your needs, it’s a customised program based on your interests and existing skills.
Once your application is received and if you are successful in being offered a position you will work with Tashi to refine and define what you might achieve during your month. Reading lists and a daily self-practice program is sent 2 x weeks before your mentorship month begins.
The program covers 2 weeks before you arrive and the 4 x residential retreat weeks. Every week for 4  x weeks you meet with Tashi before the retreat begins to set-up learning & practice objectives for the week. You then enjoy a mid-week workshop exclusive to the Mentorship program that focusses on one of the learning areas. 
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The 4 main learning areas are: 
  • Week 1: adjustments and assisting
  • Week 2: anatomy and alignment
  • Week 3: sequencing
  • Week 4: yoga philosophy
Daily Mentorship Program
  • 6.30 Kriyas
  • 7.00 Self Practice
  • 8.00 Guided meditation
  • 8.30 morning yoga class
  • 10.30 breakfast of fruit, muesli and juice
  • 11.00 free time and study
  • 14.00 buffet lunch
  • 17.30 evening yoga class
  • 19.00 Dinner
  • 20.00 evening chanting or meditation
Shared accommodation in a large sized Soul-Pad bell tent. Usually reserved for retreat guests the Soulpads are quirky bell tents furnished with beds, chest of drawers, a reading lamp and even a heater. The showers and toilets are nearby and you have sound of the river streams to lull you to sleep at night. You are invited to live with the other mentorship student in this comfortable and spacious outdoor accommodation. 
Private accommodation in our staff house, a traditional trullo residence that we rent from a local family for our retreat season. It’s not nearly as glamorous as the main retreat but it’s quirky and fun, think youth hostel chic! Our staff are international travellers who are staying with us doing work-exchange for up to 2 months, the team are all busy and it’s a very communal way of life..
If you are interested to join Tashi Dawa in 2017 fill out the application form via the links above and we can make a time to talk if you have questions or concerns.

We also have WORK EXCHANGE opportunities in Italy in 2017 now open..