The 3 Wisdom Traditions (3WT) mentor sessions are a collection of case reviews to complement the online course 3 Wisdom Traditions: Core Concepts and the in-person 3WT learning labs.
You'll explore each case review with our 3WT wellness coach mentor team which includes Kathryn Templeton, Director of the 3WT Wellness Coach Program, C-IAYT, E‐ RYT 500, ayurvedic practitioner, and psychotherapist; Sarah Guglielmi, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, and ayurvedic health counselor; Laurie Dean, E-RYT 500 and ayurvedic health counselor; and June Hunt, E-RYT 500 and ayurvedic yoga specialist. We address the stress-related issues of the client as well as how to engage with clients by using counseling skills, holding space, creating healthy boundaries, engaging in active listening, and establishing and maintaining communication with their healthcare providers.
These sessions are part of the path to becoming a 3WT wellness coach, a program created to serve as a foundation for yoga teachers, ayurvedic yoga specialists, and therapists to integrate tools from all three disciplines into their work with clients and students.
Building resiliency, adaptability, and self-regulation are important for both our mental and physical health, and the 3WT program is designed to serve as a resource for providing a student or client with a day-to-day path to enhance their overall wellness and mitigate the negative effects of stress.
If you do not plan on getting certified as a 3WT wellness coach, there are no prerequisites to listening to the case study sessions.
If you would like to become a 3WT wellness coach, in order for these case study sessions to count toward your certification requirements, you must first take the online course 3 Wisdom Traditions: Core Concepts and submit your certificate of completion to Kathryn Templeton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After completing this course and submitting their hours, yoga teachers can get six CEUs with Yoga Alliance, and ayurvedic practitioners can get six PACE credits with NAMA.
Yes, this is one of the three steps to getting certified as a 3WT wellness coach.
Yes! In fact, yoga teachers are encouraged to listen to the 3WT mentor sessions not only to support their work as a 3WT wellness coach, should they wish to become one, but also to gain helpful skills to use in private yoga sessions and small group settings.
Yes, we have four mentors who can offer you support on a case-by-case basis. The mentors are Kathryn Templeton, Sarah Guglielmi, June Hunt, and Laurie Dean. Please see kathryntempleton.com for more information.
Mentoring supports both the coach and their clients. Bringing your case to a supervisor who can offer suggestions allows for a wider range of support for the client and assures that you are being transparent in your work, enhancing the safety and integrity of the sessions.
“After 30 years in my field, I continue to seek support from a mentor or supervisor on cases where my buttons get pushed, or when I’m unclear about how to proceed. Being open to support allows for a continued opportunity for me to learn and grow. I often share with my clients that I am going to bring their case to my mentor to get an additional opinion because it’s part of following best practices!” —Kathryn Templeton
Yoga teachers can get 6 CEUs by submitting their hours to Yoga Alliance after completing the course.
Ayurvedic practitioners can get 6 PACE credits with NAMA by submitting their hours after completing the course.