RIMYI encourages all teachers to have a mentor. RIMYI is also setting requirements for who needs a formal mentor. Ideally, your mentor should be the teacher with whom you have the most consistent, committed, and connected relationship. This teacher should be someone you study with and interact with regularly in the process of developing your practice and teaching.
While all CIYTs are strongly encouraged to have a formal mentor, the following circumstances require formal mentors:
The relationship between mentor and mentee is an important relationship. Mentees should not name a mentor on their Certification Mark renewal before discussing and confirming with their mentor.
Per RIMYI Guidelines Trainers/Mentors for Level 3 are:
Teachers currently conducting general classes as per the syllabus of Level 3
Teachers certified at minimum Level 4 for at least three years (new system)
Teachers certified at Advanced Junior I, Advanced Junior II, Advanced Junior III, Advanced Senior I or Advanced Senior II
Should have visited RIMYI at least three times
However, the RIMYI Guidelines also make this important note: All certified teachers, who have rich experience in teaching but have not pursued further certification levels, and were granted special permission either by Guruji, RIMYI, or their Associations may continue to do so. Associations may consider similar requests on a case-by-case basis. RIMYI reserves the right to grant exceptions to the rules. Associations and RIMYI will inform each other about such requests to maintain a common list of trainers/mentors.