If you have been dreaming about deepening your own practice or inspiring others by teaching yoga consider signing up for our 2017 teacher training!
Join Meg McCraken with assistant Shari Beard for a modular teacher training program inspired by the Wanderlust Festival experience. With special world-class guest scholars like Ashley Sergeant, Mike Lane, and Kevin Courtney The schedule is spread out so you can work and live in between the long weekends of training! Just like the Wanderlust festivals, you will be treated to world-class yoga instruction, and a journey of self-discovery and exploration. You’ll immerse yourself in a community of like-minded and inspired yogis dedicated to daily practice and learning.
EASY LONG WEEKENDS FORMAT 2017 –
July 14th – 18th
August 25th -29th
October 6th – 10th
November 10th – 14th
FRIDAY through TUESDAY 8am – 6pm,
200 Hour Wanderlust Yoga Teacher Training in 4 Modules (must be taken in order). All 4 Modules needed to complete your 200-HR certificate.
$800 per Module, discount available if you pay in full for all four mods!
**$500 non-refundable deposit holds your spot in all four mods
**$200 non-refundable deposit holds your spot in an individual module
Call the studio at 530.584.6140 to register for the full training or make a deposit
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 14th – 18th, 2017
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 25th – 29th, 2017
- 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 6th – 10th, 2017
- 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 – November 10th – 14th, 2017
- 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.
- “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.
- “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.
The Short Story
Meg is a dedicated lover of life; a yogini, a meditator, a teacher, a writer and a forever student of living. A trail runner, rock climber, snow boarder, mommy, wife and devoted friend. Sometimes together, sometimes falling apart, but always inspired and empowered by love.
Meg is passionate about teaching the full spectrum of yoga (asana, pranayama, meditation, chanting and mudra) in such a way that helps to positively transform our whole experience of being alive. She has been sharing the yoga life with all kinds of seekers for over 10 years and has 1500+ hours of yoga therapy and teacher training.
The Long Story
I have always been an avid lover of life and particularly, life in the mountains. However, after years of rock climbing, trail running, mountain biking, snowboarding, mountaineering and surfing, I turned to yoga to heal my young, but failing body. What started out as a purely functional, physical practice, grew to so much more. As my body healed, heart opened and mind cleared, the stresses of life (big and little) began to simply roll through me and affect me less. My life became more vibrant and inspired than ever. Now, thanks to yoga, I continue play in the mountains with a renewed sense of passion and grace, excelling at the activities that once took such a toll on my body.
In 2007, after practicing and teaching yoga for several years, I opened Simple Yoga in Hamilton, MT and took on teaching yoga as my “full-time job”. But really sharing yoga is my passion in life and offering to this world. In total, I have been teaching for over 10 years and have 1500+ hours of teacher training and yoga therapy training.
Currently, I lead 200HR Wanderlust Yoga Teacher Trainings and am on the faculty of The Avahana School and lead trainings for their advanced 300/500HR program. I also lead national and international workshops, teach group classes at my home base in Tahoe, and remain very dedicated to all of my private yoga-therapy clients.
Using the full spectrum of yoga (asana, pranayama, meditation, mantra, mudra, philosophy, energetics of the subtle bodies, ets.), I am fully committed to helping my students reap the amazing benefits of this practice and create a realm of boundless possibilities in their lives. Whether your body is old or young, healthy or challenged in any way, this practice is for you. I have students who are healthy and active and those with health challenges including: cancer, MS, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, arthritis, various structural disabilities and chronic pain issues. No matter who you are, the practice of yoga can help you to lead a healthy, integrated, vibrant, inspired life.
I am also passionate about helping the children of this world through seva (service). Recently, my husband and I have been working with the good people of Haiti to provide resources and possibilities for their children.
When I am not at the studio, you can find me with the loves of my life – Lilli, Mark, Laila and Libby exploring high in the mountains with freedom in my body and lightness in my heart.
I love YOGA and I am so blessed to share this practice with the world. In the last 18 years of practice and 10 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 to be my home since 1994. The mountains and this community have had an incredible healing effect on this being for the last 19 years and now I am exploring more of the healing aspects of water with rafting, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding. I am privileged to be called mama by a sparkly 9 year old and a 5 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 Wanderlust right here in Squaw Valley.
My most recent passion has been my daily meditation practice for the last five years. I have been blown away how it has completely transformed my life and can say that my life looks completely different than it did 2 years ago. It is my mission to get us all doing a home practice and meditate for at least 5 minutes a day. If we all did just that, I believe we would heal as a species and in turn the planet.
Ashleigh Sergeant is the Head of Yoga Content for Gaia.com, Director of Yoga and Movement for The Envision Festival in Costa Rica, co-founder of The Alaya School of Yoga, spent five years as the Global Yoga Trainer for adidas and was honored to be the youngest Certified Anusara Yoga Instructor in the world. Ashleigh’s yoga videos are featured on Gaia.com, Grokker and ShriTV. A regular presenter at the Wanderlust Festival, Ashleigh has contributed to Mind Body Green, YOGANONYMOUS, Latin Women’s Health and German Yoga Journal.
Ashleigh is a true embodiment of the teachings of yoga. Her life, presence and vibrant way of being in this world, radiate the effects of her dedicated practice. Steeped in a breadth of knowledge and depth of lived experience, Ashleigh has the unique gift of being able to guide her students in a clear, effective and inspiring way. With a solid foundation of the ancient teachings, Ashleigh is also on the leading edge of the evolution of yoga. Her revolutionary approach to the practices, breathes new life into the tradition and helps us to thrive in today’s ever-changing world.
Ashleigh’s first teachers included Bryan Kest and Baron Baptiste. She received her first 200-HR teaching certification at the Himalayan Institute with a strong influence from Rod Stryker’s ParaYoga, whom with she continues to study presently. For many years Ashleigh traveled with and assisted John Friend, the founder of Anusara Yoga, exploring the profound healing aspects of therapeutic asana. Ashleigh’s present passion is the deep exploration of the mystical and energetic side of the yoga practice and for this her primary teacher and long time inspiration is the great Sally Kempton.
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
Kevin Courtney began his relationship to movement and connection to nature as a child, surfing in San Clemente, CA. He has dedicated the last two decades to the pursuit of awakening consciousness by focusing on strength, energy cultivation, and mental clarity.
After having transplanted to New York City in his mid-twenties and becoming consumed by work in business development and consulting for Fortune 500 companies, Kevin was diagnosed with cancer. This life-altering diagnosis, compounded by witnessing the fall of the twin towers from just a few blocks away, inspired Kevin to make an abrupt choice to shift focus and rediscover his passion and purpose. All signs kept pointing back to his profound love for Yoga and in 2002 he began teaching in New York City.
He found inspiration in teachers like Dharma Mittra, Richard Freeman, and Swami Satchidananda and has now dedicated his study through the mentorship and guidance of Nikki Costello, Rod Stryker and a daily personal practice.
Kevin is co-creator of The Bridge Practice, a method which merges Yoga and Qi Gong into one powerful class experience. He is also on faculty at the Boston Yoga School, where he teaches philosophy through the art of Raja yoga. In 2013, Kevin founded INSIGHT – a program which awakens the consciousness of business leaders using the art and science of meditation.
Kevin facilitates annually at the Bonnaroo Music Festival and has offered at Wanderlust, Envision, and the Burning Man Arts Festival. His work has been featured in Well + Good, Vogue Magazine, VICE, Elephant Journal, and most recently in the new book Yoga Bodies: Real People, Real Stories, Real Transformation.
Merging his passion for music and yoga, Kevin is the creator of Nada Sadhana, a music project whose debut album, The Brooklyn Sessions Vol. 1 became one of the most listened to albums in yoga studios across the country.