WildYoga Teacher Training Program & Special Trainings

Our one-of-a-kind advanced yoga teacher training program integrates a focus on asana practice, meditation, pranayama, Ayurveda, yoga philosophy, and anatomy with the opportunity for deep connection to the natural world.

Offered in the stunning, sacred landscapes in and around Yosemite National Park, the WildYoga Teacher Training invites us to deepen our understanding of yoga and nature, and to share this with the world by becoming a Yoga Alliance certified instructor.

A key aspect that differentiates WildYoga is the integration of the natural world with our yoga practice, and a focus on yoga as a powerful form of environmental stewardship. Re-connect to yourself in the clarity of the outdoors, be inspired by the wilderness, and gain extensive knowledge to carry with you into your community and life at home! 

The WildYoga program is perfect for:

  • Students of yoga who want to take their personal practice to the next level, deepen their experience and gain new knowledge
  • Students of yoga who want to become certified instructors
  • Yoga instructors who need continuing education credits
  • Yoga instructors who want to gain skills in teaching outdoors and incorporating the natural world and environmental sustainability into their offerings

2020 Schedule and Logistics Information:

Balanced Rock’s WildYoga Teacher Trainings in 2020 offer flexible formats and diverse content. We host immersions, intensives, weekend modules and one-day trainings, highlighting professional local instructors and visiting teachers alike. Our 2019-2020 200hr program continues with weekend modules every month January through May, and is open for enrollment on a single weekend basis or available to join the full course (email our team for information). These monthly modules can also be taken stand-alone for continuing education credits.

Each of the WildYoga modules is unique as we deepen our relationship with the 5-Elements through our yoga practice, in our bodies, and by the planet that sustains us. More information on upcoming individual modules is listed below.

In 2020, Balanced Rock will be hosting special yoga trainings from outside instructors that vary from weekenders to one-day trainings. Please visit our Programs Calendar for further details on individual courses.

Payment & Pre-requisites

Full Course Tuition for 2019-2020 WildYoga 200hr: $3,000

WildYoga 5-Day Immersion: $750 ($700 early bird, if by Aug 13, 2020)

Special 1-Day Trainings: $108 ($98 early bird), scroll down to register for a specific training.

Stand-alone weekend modules: $375, scroll down to register for a specific module.

Tuition assistance is available for all trainings. Payment plans are available for a small additional administrative fee. Please email info@balancedrock.org or call (209) 379-WILD (9453) if you would like to inquire about tuition assistance or arrange a payment plan.

Space is limited. Advance course registration is recommended. Full payment or an initial deposit of $350 will reserve your spot (for the full WildYoga course). Full payment is due before the course begins unless otherwise negotiated. Please review our cancellation and payment policy.

Food and accommodation are not included in the course tuition. Students are responsible for making their own arrangements. Certain courses boast discounted lodging rates depending on location. We are happy to offer suggestions and advice, feel free to contact us with questions. 

At least one year of regular yoga practice is recommended as a pre-requisite for our Yoga Teacher Training programs, but is not required.

Balanced Rock’s WildYoga Faculty

Dennis Eagan, E-RYT 500 began practicing yoga in 1989 and has been teaching since 1998. As founder of Wild Yoga, he weaves nearly four decades of wilderness guiding and study/teacher training courses, workshops, and wilderness yoga retreats throughout the west from Baja to Alaska.Dennis Eagan

Eliza Kerr, CAS is passionate about supporting people on their journey towards well-being by sharing the tools of yoga and Ayurveda in the natural world. Co-founder of Balanced Rock, Eliza has been teaching yoga in Yosemite for 20 years, and practicing as a certified Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist (CAS) for 13 years. She has studied a variety of styles including Iyengar, Bikram, and Ashtanga.Eliza Kerr

Jana Kilgore, E-RYT 500, CAP Jana’s passion for holistic medicine and respect for Nature inform all areas of her life. She has been teaching Yoga since 2000 and integrates her study in Iyengar, Ashtanga and Restorative Yoga. A long time Chef, Jana is also a Holistic Nutritionist, Certified Ayurveda Practitioner, Bodyworker and Reiki Master.

Heather Sullivan, RYT 500 Yosemite’s steep granite walls, seasonal changing river song and community of animals and humans have shaped Heather’s being, world-view, and are fundamental blocks of her yoga and teaching practice. Her adventurous spirit and classes inspire inward and outward exploration. She’s Co-Founder, Executive Director, and Lead Wilderness Guide for Balanced Rock.

Paula Wild, E-RYT 500, MSc. Paula’s teaching blends alignment based, heart-centered, therapeutic yoga with her love and knowledge of ecology and natural history. Since 1999 Paula has been exploring the overlap between yoga and sustainable living, and her greatest intention is to support people in connecting to the wild world within, and around us.Paula Wild

More information on stand-alone modules

WildYoga Immersion
November 11 - November 15, 2020

WildYoga Immersion

Celebrating 20 years and experiencing the 5-Elements

with Balanced Rock Co-Founders Eliza Kerr & Heather Sullivan
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Yoga Tune-Up
December 05, 2020

Yoga Tune-Up

3-hour workshop on gratitude and inward reflection

with Heather Sullivan
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