YOGA TEACHER TRAINING & IMMERSION
IMMERSE IN YOGA, NATURE & COMMUNITY
Imagine yourself practicing yoga at the top of High Camp, sitting in dharma talks at the base of waterfalls in Shirley Canyon, and making lifelong connections in the heart of the mountains.
Inspired by the Wanderlust Festival, you’ll explore the practice of yoga with world class teachers and like-minded friends, while embracing the stunning terrain of Squaw Valley. Led by Meg McCraken and assistant Shari Beard, our unique program blends studio training with outdoor learning in the fresh mountain air and sunshine. Along with special guest scholars Dr. Mike Lane, Kali Cathie, Michelle Linane and Lauri Glenn, our training shares a diverse array of wisdom and knowledge to help you find your True North and inspire others to do the same.
Pressed for time? Our training is spread out over 6 months with 4 (5-day) modules, giving you space to live your life and integrate the knowledge between modules. You have two years to complete the training so you can do Mods 1 & 2 this year and finish the training next year.
Not planning on teaching? This training will deepen your understanding of your own practice and your own heart. Many of our prior graduates choose not to teach, and we welcome all kinds of students!
It is our mission to provide a once in a lifetime experience in finding your True North while connecting to a community of lifelong friends, teachers, and mentors. Our intention is that you graduate from this training with the ability to integrate the teachings into your own life, and with the skills to share them with your own yoga students, if that is the path you choose to follow.
2019 WEEKEND FORMAT
|July 12th – 16th||August 30th – Sept 3rd||October 25th – 29th||December 6th – 10th|
FRIDAY through TUESDAY 8:00am – 6:00pm.
200 Hour Wanderlust Yoga Teacher Training in 4 Modules (must be taken in order).
All 4 Modules needed to complete your 200-HR certificate.
REGULAR: $3200 (all 4 modules)
SUPER EARLY BIRD: $2500 (all 4 modules) Available now through February 28, 2019.
EARLY BIRD: $2700 (all 4 modules) Available March 1 through April 30,2019.
INDIVIDUAL MODULES: $800
**$500 non-refundable deposit holds your spot in all four mods
**$200 non-refundable deposit holds your spot in an individual module
Our training includes free classes at Wanderlust Yoga Squaw Valley during the duration of training program.
Register online or call the studio at 530-584-6140
The Wanderlust Teacher Training program is for experienced yogis and genuinely curious practitioners alike. Whether you want to become a yoga teacher or deepen your practice – this is an opportunity for you to join a tight-knit community committed to self-discovery and personal transformation. Inspired by our festival experience, the Wanderlust Teacher Training offers direct, ongoing access to outstanding mentors and guest scholars.
Our modular curriculum is designed to fit your schedule. You may choose to complete the training all at once or take one 50-hour module at a time at our Wanderlust Yoga studios, partner studios or in a striking natural setting before a Wanderlust Festival. Wherever you study, you’ll benefit from our unique digital resources, including pre- and post-training online courses.
The Wanderlust Teacher Training’s core mission is to produce inspiring leaders with strong teaching skills. We don’t expect everyone who completes our Yoga Alliance® certified 200-hour training to become a teacher, but whatever your path, our training will guide you toward your true north.
Module 1 Roots – July 12th – 16th 2019
History of yoga, including an overview of the Eight Limbs
- Pranayama and breath work
- Chandra Namaskar, Cat/Cow, Surya A and Surya B
- Fundamentals of teaching vinyasa and opportunities to practice teach
- Basics of anatomy, adjustments and sanskrit
Module 2 Structure – August 30th – Sept 3rd 2019
- Bandhas, kriyas, and drishti
- Standing poses, backbending and twists
- Further exposure to anatomy, physiology, sequencing, practice teaching and adjustments, including self bodywork
Module 3 Voice – October 25th – 29th 2019
- Hips/arm balancing, seated postures, forward bends and balancing poses
- The Yoga Sutras
- An introduction to mantra, murtis, koshas, and ayurveda
- An in-depth review of anatomy, physiology, sequencing and practice teaching
- An introduction to “Vinyasa Rx”
Module 4 True North – December 6th – 10th 2019
- Yin/Restorative, yoga nidra and meditation
- Understanding the business of yoga and the path of a teacher
- Teaching Prenatal
What are graduates saying about our training?
- “If you are even remotely thinking about possibly taking this training, just do it!! It changed my life in ways I couldn’t even have imagined! Meg and Shari are rock stars, it is amazing to just be in the same circle with them. Namaste!” – Juli A.
- “There are no words for how much I appreciate Meg and Shari. What they do and how they do it is such a gift to the world. They have made me grateful for each and every moment. Even for my good friends “doubt”, “perfection,” and “self-judgement”…I have already invited them to tea a few times since I’ve returned home.
My sincerest compliments to you for an incredible teacher-training program! I can’t believe the difference in all of us from the first day sitting in that circle (terrified) and sitting in the circle on our grad night. It was a melting pot of warmth, love, kindness, friendship, devotion…there just are no words and I thank you from the bottom of my heart” – Julie S.
- “I feel immense gratitude for my yoga teacher training through Wanderlust with Meg McCraken and Shari Beard. As an older student who has studied various topics in various types of institutions, I sincerely appreciated the structure Wanderlust brought to the curriculum. This structure includes: consistent practice area, text books, accredited instructors and experts, as well as, teaching yoga from it’s history to present-day evolution not just a certain dogma.
More specifically, Meg and Shari, bring love, integrity and knowledge to the experience. Even if I chose not to teach, the training has solidified my home practice. My posture improved and I move through the world with greater intention and positivity. The Wanderlust teacher training experience creates ripples of love in the world.” Stacey C.
- “100% guaranteed to enrich your life massively. Forever. ” Gretchen K.
- “YES YES YES. DO IT!!! The best yoga teacher training around hands down (and legs up the wall!)” – Itzi CJ.
LEAD INSTRUCTOR: Meg McCraken, E-RYT
Lover of life, yogini, trail runner, climber, mommy, wife, teacher, speaker, spiritual guide, community builder, and loyal friend on the path. Sometimes together, sometimes falling apart, but always inspired and empowered by love!
I am passionate about sharing the full, rich teachings of yoga (asana, meditation, yoga nidra, chanting, philosophy, etc.) in a truly experiential way that helps us to positively transform and enrich our lives. Having worked as a yoga therapist for over a decade, I am continually inspired by the vitality of the human spirit and the power of yoga to help us tap into a source deep peace and well-being.
I have been sharing the yoga life with all kinds of seekers for over 18 years and am the Co-Founder of the Alaya Yoga School, a Wanderlust Presenter and Teacher Trainer; and the original founder of Simple Yoga and Wellness Studio. I am a passionate community builder and give talks, lead teacher trainings, satsangs, workshops and retreats all over the world. You can also find my classes featured online at www.Gaia.com/Meg .
The 7 years I spent as a yoga studio owner in rural Montana fueled my passion for building diverse and strong communities that foster true human connection. Though I no longer run the studio, I recognize community building as the urgent work of our times and remain dedicated to that in all that I do. I am currently inspired to create safe and sacred spaces where these genuine connections can be established, flourish and endure. Throughout 2019 and 2020 it is my intention to bring this work to the great divides that we face in our current society. Outside of the studio, I will be working with a tribe of inspiring souls to sprout these communities in our prisons and along the racial and political divides.
Beyond teaching and my community work, you will find me outside, high in the mountains, running wild or exploring with the loves of my life – Lilli, Mark and Mr. McGee.
ASSISTANT: Shari Beard
I love YOGA and I am so blessed to share this practice with the world. In the last 20 years of practice and 12 years of teaching I have learned so much about myself and have found this life is all one big journey of Self Love. I feel deep gratitude to be able to call the Tahoe/Truckee Area of California my home since 1994. The mountains and this community have had an incredible healing effect on me. I am privileged to be called mama by a sparkly 11 year old and a 7 year old pup. Both are wonderful gurus for me. I love to rock climb, ski, hike, run and be outside. Most of all I love bringing community together to help facilitate the opening of hearts so we experience deeper connection and as a result live life more fully.
I have studied with master teachers for the last 10 years with over 1000 hours of Teacher Training. I am passionate about teaching alignment to help students connect to their bodies, mind and heart. I bring together fellow healers to teach workshops and retreats with me in Tahoe and around the world. I love facilitating connection in a group and making people feel that they are loved and they belong. It is a great joy of mine to see transformation happen in an individual when they are given support and accountability. I feel so blessed to love what I do.
I have been privileged to teach yoga in the schools from little ones to high schoolers, to new parents and parents with their children, to teachers and big group conferences. I have been honored to teach yoga adventure trips as far as Chile and the Wanderlust Festival right here in Squaw Valley.
GUEST SCHOLAR: Dr. Mike Lane, DC
Dr. Mike Lane, DC is a chiropractor, soft tissue specialist and educator. His intention is to help people move, feel, and live better. He specializes in soft tissue injuries by balancing functionality, mobility, and stability. He uses Functional Movement Screening (FMS), Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) and soft tissue assessment to evaluate and treat his patients. He specializes in the Hendrickson Method and is certified in Active Release Technique (ART). He takes great care in the analysis of functional movement, gait, and foot biomechanics and how movement or lack thereof impacts the entire body. His goal in practice is to educate his patients so they are empowered with the knowledge and tools to heal themselves. He also teaches a unique form of functional anatomy to the Bay Area yoga communities. You can check out his website at www.MobilizetheBody.com
GUEST SCHOLAR: Michelle Linane
Topic: Career Development / Business of Yoga
Michelle Linane is a yoga lover, student and teacher. Over the years, her love for yoga has transformed into a deep passion for helping fellow teachers. She’s the author of The Thriving Yoga Teacher: How To Create A Sustainable Career Doing What You Love, the host of the Love Teaching Yoga Podcast and the creator of the Love Teaching Yoga website, a growing library of online resources to help yoga teachers refine their skills and build their careers. She’s also the founder of Be The Change Yoga & Wellness, a donation-based studio in California. With a strong community focus, Michelle took yoga outside the studio walls and brought yoga programs to local parks, schools and businesses.
Michelle wholeheartedly believes in these words from Robert John Meehan, “The most valuable resource that all teachers have is each other. Without collaboration, our growth would be limited to our own perspective.”
GUEST SCHOLAR: Kali Cathie
Topic: Archetypes of Life
Kali is a Wanderlust Certified Yoga Teacher who has been practicing yoga for nearly 20 years and meditating for around ten years. She is originally from New Zealand but calls Tahoe her Spirit home. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and is in her second decade of practicing Spiritual Hypnotherapy. Kali‘s spiritual teacher is Sally Kempton and much of her work with the yogic deities of the Hindu Pantheon is interlaced through all that she does.
Kali invites you to create True Health with her. It is her prayer that as more people conscious in their approach to life become truly healthy in their body-mind, and bank account, that we may collaborate intelligently for the greater good of ALL. On an entrepreneurial level she offers personal coaching to those who join her team in creating personal sovereignty from authentic and aligned visions for a sustainable future. www.KaliCathie.com
GUEST SCHOLAR: Lauri Glenn
Lauri is an outdoor enthusiast, passionate yogini, committed student to living well, and grateful Dog Mom. A dedicated student of Yoga, Reiki, & Meditation, Lauri is devoted to offering a sustainable and accessible approach to Well-Being. Her teaching is clear, mindful, alignment and breath focused and imbued with life-affirming philosophy. She deeply honors all her past and present teachers for their love and guidance: Meg McCraken, Ashleigh Sergeant, Eric Rubin, Jack Kornfield, Rod Stryker, Joseph & Lillian LePage & Richard Schactel. When she’s not working, you can find her playing outside in Tahoe with her pup, Milo in tow, and a big grateful smile on her face. Her motto: “You are the creator of your life. Create something wonderful.”
Lauri is a Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher at the E-RYT200 & RYT500 Level and a Continuing Education Provider (YACEP). She is a presenter for Envision Festival in Costa Rica & has presented for Wanderlust Festival & the Restorative Arts & Yoga Festival in Tahoe. She is a Yoga Wellness Coach, certified Classical Yoga Nidra Instructor, Certified Massage Therapist, Reiki Master, & Cranial Sacral Therapist. She is the owner of Bodhi Therapeutics, established in 2000, where she offers a blend of Empowering Holistic Wellness Therapies. Lauri also spent 8 years serving her community as a Firefighter/Paramedic and holds this noble profession dear to her heart.