The Yoga Mentorship at Three Jewels is designed for new teachers who want real world teaching experience and advanced studies. You will be paired with a Three Jewels senior teacher and supported by the entire mentor team for the duration of the program. Over the course of four months, you will be guided through structuring a class and finding your voice as a teacher.

Three Jewels prides itself on its community and its service-focused mission. You will have the opportunity to teach community classes at Three Jewels and at partnering non-profit organizations. You will receive one-on-one development sessions with your mentor, assist your mentor’s classes, give and receive in-class privates, receive feedback, and attend 8 advanced training workshops.


  • 8 Advanced Training Workshops (listed below)

  • 2 private consultations with your mentor

  • 2 In-Class Privates with your mentor. 1 given and 1 received.

  • 8 In-Class Privates with fellow mentees. 4 given, 4 received.

  • Assist your mentor’s class at Three Jewels once a week

  • Teach a weekly community class at Three Jewels or partnering community center

  • Homework and Class planning reports

  • Practice Yoga at Three Jewels 3 x a week

  • Daily meditation practice (at Three Jewels or at home)


  • Weekend 1: Kick Off Orientation

  • Weekend 2: Advanced Posture Clinic

  • Weekend 3: Assists Workshop

  • Weekend 4:  Sequencing + 3J elements + Class artistry

  • Weekend 5: Advanced Anatomy

  • Weekend 6: Assists Workshop + Partner Yoga

  • Weekend 7: Subtle Body & Tibetan Yoga

  • Weekend 8: Personal Marketing/ Branding & Graduation


  • How Yoga Works by Geshe Michael Roach

  • Essential Yoga Sutras by Geshe Michael Roach


200-hr Yoga Teacher Training certificate


Access to Unlimited Classes for the duration of the mentorship

20% off 3J cafe, merch, and workshops


100% attendance is required. Upon completion of the mentorship, teachers will be credentialed for participation in special projects through Three Jewels including in-house teaching, community initiatives and international service. Beyond Three Jewels classes, our instructors currently teach at corporate workplaces, shelters, schools and more. We do not guarantee employment upon graduating, but you will be more than ready to begin teaching and building your personal brand regardless.



$2200 for Three Jewels grads

Now accepting applications on a rolling basis

$500 non-refundable and non-transferable deposit due upon acceptance.
$1,000 of your tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable more than 31 days before the Program. Your full tuition payment secures your spot in the Program. The full cost of the program is non-refundable and non-transferable within 31 days before the Program begins. No exceptions.



Coco Korniczky has been practicing yoga and Tibetan Buddhism for over 25 years. She recently completed a traditional 3-year solitary meditation retreat in the Arizona desert. Coco has trained for thousands of hours in various lineages of yoga including Kundalini yoga through the Agni Teacher Training, the Yoga Dharma Teacher Training, the complete Tibetan Heart Yoga Series, and the Mysore Ashtanga and Anusara lineages. She graduated from the Asian Classics Institute, and the Advanced Studies in Vajrayana at Diamond Mountain University. She is licensed in numerous movement and healing modalities including pilates, gyrotonics, and Eastern and Western massage therapies.

 Yoga portraits at JR Studio on March 4, 2016 in NYC. (Photo by Ray Tamarra)

Rose Erin Vaughan, MSAc, is a Yoga practitioner and teacher, Anatomy specialist, Acupuncturist and Trigger Point Therapist. She holds a Master of Science in Acupuncture, a BS in Biology, published 2 books on the subject of Yoga and Meridians and has led numerous trainings and intensives in Yoga and Acupressure worldwide. She studied Yoga extensively with master Yogi Sri Dharma Mittra. Her other great teachers include Sri Bhagavan Das (Mantra and Bhakti), Geshe Michael Roach and Hector Marcel. Her training in a variety of modalities, techniques, sciences and philosophies has helped her to establish a contemporary and unique approach to Yoga, Physical, Emotional and Spiritual development.


Stephen McManus is the Co- Director of Three Jewels. He was originally introduced to yoga and meditation as a child from his mother. After spending many years resisting all religion and spirituality, he found himself practicing meditation as a way to cope with anxiety and stress. After moving to New York City in 2012, he discovered Buddhism through his partner and began a deep practice of meditation and yoga. He has completed a meditation teacher training at Three Jewels and private yoga teacher training with master yogini, Coco Korniczky. Stephen is currently teaching yoga and meditation classes in Manhattan. 


Rachel Webb is the Co- Director of Three Jewels. She has trained simultaneously in yoga and mental health for the past decade, and in Tibetan Buddhism for the past 5 years with the Asian Classics Institute. She has completed a meditation teacher training and private yoga teacher training in 2017 and is en route to complete a 6 year Buddhist philosophy training in 2019. She is a peer coach for social workers using the Motivational Interviewing counseling technique. She has over 6 years of experience working with people diagnosed with serious mental illness assisting them in achieving wellness goals. Rachel has hosted several therapeutic groups on relationship health over the past year and is currently working on relationship wellness workbooks that combine modern psychological approaches with Buddhist techniques. Rachel is currently teaching yoga and meditation classes in Manhattan, and takes clients for coaching sessions. 


Miriam Parker was born in the Lower East Side in New York City and grew up in a tight knit community of musicians, dancers, poets and artists. She has dedicated her adult life to the study of dance, art, dharma, and community engagement. Miriam encourages the graceful balance between hard work and the art of listening. She has been teaching meditation and dharma for seven years, and yoga for four years. Miriam is working to create and support opportunities that open up spaces where people’s voices are heard and place artists at the center of creative change making. She currently serves on the advisory board of the Lowline and is co-producer of the Under_Line Salon, a monthly donation-based gathering of artists and dreamers. Her art and dance is a constant in her life—informing and enriching her Yogic and Buddhist practice and teachings.


Yoshio Hama started practicing yoga in Caracas, Venezuela in 1999. Between 1999 and 2008 he had the opportunity to study Vinyasa Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga and Iyengar Yoga under the guidance of different yoga instructors. In 2008, he came to New York with the intention of practicing and studying all styles of yoga. The first studio he visited was the Dharma Yoga New York Center, and the same day he took his first class with Sri Dharma Mittra. He has never taken class in another yoga studio in New York to date. He is a 200, 500 and 800-Hour Dharma Yoga Certified Teacher.  For him, to teach Dharma Yoga means to transmit Sri Dharma’s message of compassion, collective mind and love for God.

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Henry Winslow is a dedicated yoga practitioner of 8 years, whose teaching is rooted in the Ghosh, Ashtanga, and Dharma Yoga traditions. Although fitness and mobility initially attracted him to the mat, his appreciation for the practice has since expanded. To Henry, yoga is above all else a tool for cultivating clarity. Through workshops, private and group classes, and his podcast Dharma Talk, Henry empowers students worldwide to connect to their innermost selves, where our natural resilience, unlimited power, and universal compassion reside.


Moun D’Simone is a transformational coach, meditation and yoga teacher. Born in Brazil, Moun moved to the U.S. at 15 years old, and after a decade of working as a model then photo editor at an international fashion magazine, she left NYC, on a one way ticket to India. She spent several years studying Yoga, meditation and Tibetan Buddhism in India, Thailand, Indonesia and Nepal, with some of the masters of our time. She became certified in Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga, MBSR Trainee, she also studied Contemplative Psychotherapy at Nalanda Institute in NYC. Her early life struggles with anxiety, self loathing and eating disorders have propelled her to explore the connection between mind, body and heart towards self healing and transformation. Leading her to create a unique trauma-informed method, combining modern science and ancient wisdom, based in meditation, yoga, breathwork and contemplative psychotherapy. Moun is passionate about supporting others restore their relationship with their bodies as a doorway into their hearts, and building a meaningful life. She is known for her contagious self expression, that compels you to want to be around her.


Javier Vergara has been practicing Yoga for more than 12 years and teaching for 4 years. Javier is a graduate of the Sarva Yoga Academy with Michael Hewett. Enthusiasm is contagious in Javier's class. His goal is to help you find balance, not just on the mat, but in Life.


Jennifer Kurdyla discovered yoga in college initially as a means to manage stress and supplement her dance training. After moving to New York, yoga and its many components became an integral part of her lifestyle—not only to complement the ever-beating pulse of the city, where she's also a book editor and writer—but for its deeply healing and restorative benefits. Her practice focuses on finding balance and strength on and off the mat, and she encourages students to translate the ways that we challenge our bodies in asana in order to release into relaxation in the real world. With an emphasis on clear alignment, breath, and flow, her sequences are dynamic, empowering, and above all joyful. She received her 500-hour teaching certification through YogaWorks.