Mindful Strength Teacher’s Program

Progress your students to heavy lifting

Here’s what you get:


Small group training with only 15 participants


Monthly workshops with Kathryn and guest faculty


1-1 mentorship sessions with Kathryn


Learn how to progress from light bands/weights to heavier lifting


Up-level your education for stronger and more confident teaching

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Main topics…

  • Work on your own strength training and progress your lifting
  • Learn to build up to heavy lifting peaks and progress through percentage based training
  • Progress students from light weights and bands to heavier lifting
  • Get the right equipment into your space and use it with confidence
  • Write strength programs for students to follow, whether in group settings or 1-1
  • Recognize when students need to increase, decrease or manage load in more effective ways
  • Develop muscle and bone mass through exercise, especially for women 50+
  • Adapt and progress classic compound movements like deadlifts, squats, push-ups, pull-ups, lunges etc…
  • Understand long term programming, which exercises to rotate and the intricate benefits of various movements.
  • Teach strength training + basic conditioning in ways that still feel mindful, compassionate and holistic

Participant Requirements

In order to participate you must have a minimum of 3 years experience teaching some type of in-person exercise. You must also have access to a range of weights, either adjustable dumbbells, a set of heavy kettlebells, or barbell set. During this program you must have time to dedicate to your own strength training, we recommend 2-3x/week.

This program is designed for people who teach in-person, smaller groups or 1-1.


Kathryn Bruni-Young – Kathryn will be leading the majority of the training and all of the 1-1 mentorship calls.

Greg Lehman – Pain science and how to talk to people about pain when it comes up (because it will).

Gina Wright – Aerobic conditioning and basics of the cardio respiratory system. Progressing aerobic work for all levels.

Learn alongside a curious & intentional peer group

Everything is online, join from anywhere

Become the strongest teacher you can be


This program is 6 months long and includes a combination of group workshops/calls and 1-1 mentorship with Kathryn.

1-1 calls will be 60 minutes long and scheduled individually with Kathryn.

Workshops will be hosted online through Zoom and participants must attend the calls live. Exceptions can be made for illness/emergengy, but this program generally involves group participation and involvement. 

These calls will be on Friday’s from 12-5pm ET, with breaks included.

November 1st, December 6th, January 10th, February 7th, March 7th, April 4th


Also Included:

During your monthly 1-1 calls with Kathryn, you will get a personalized strength program and customized support to meet you exactly where you are. Developing your own strength is a component of this program.

You will also have time to ask questions about your teaching, class programming, and specific challenges.

Program Cost:

$1,900 CAD (+ tax where applicable)

Payment plans available



Application Deadline: Sept 1st

Payment Plans are available

Program Cost: $1,900 CAD

Program Benefits

  • Learn from someone who has gone through these exact steps, transitioning her teaching and incorporating heavy lifting into classes.
  • Get program sheets to print out and use in your classes to help students track their progressions.
  • Elevate your own strength training and learn through practical examples.
  • Individualized support/mentoring as well as small group engagement.
  • Connect with other teachers who are experiencing similar challenges and wins.
  • Feel confident, motivated and inspired in your own training and teaching.


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I love just about ANYTHING that Kathryn teaches! Her depth of knowledge and laid-back style of teaching is right up my alley. Not only do I enjoy and get great benefits from both Kathryn and Kyle’s classes, but everything I learn is so wonderful to incorporate into my own yoga/movement classes.

– Diane Murphy

About Kathryn

Kathryn (she/her) has been teaching yoga and movement since the age of 17. Growing up in her mother’s (Diane Bruni) yoga studio she has been learning about mindful movement her entire life. In 2012 Kathryn started exploring other modalities including powerlifting, gymnastics, and various forms of strength-based exercise. Kathryn now runs a small in person gym where she coaches mostly 50+ participants in heavy lifting. She has completed a professional pain science mentorship with physiotherapist Neil Pearson, has interviewed some of the world’s top researchers and teachers for her podcast, has taught workshops in over 10 countries, and is the author of the Mindful Strength Practice Deck and the host of the Mindful Strength Podcast.

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