WildYoga Teacher Training Program

A one-of-a-kind advanced yoga teacher training program that 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! 

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The WildYoga program is perfect for:

  • Students of yoga who want to take their 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

2018-2019 Schedule and Logistics Information:

Balanced Rock’s 200-hour WildYoga Teacher Training is a comprehensive learning experience spanning 6 months. This allows time to integrate the concepts between sessions. Modules can also be taken stand-alone. 

October 1-7, 2018 | Yosemite Yoga Intensive: Experiencing the 5-Elements.
November 2-4, 2018 | Earth Element: Teaching from a grounded & supported place.
December 7-9, 2018 | Water Element: Fluidity & adaptability in teaching.
January 4-6, 2019 | Fire Element: Discernment and precision in teaching.
February 1-3, 2019 | Air Element: Teaching from the heart.
March 1-3, 2019 | Space Element: Tapping into source for your voice.

We will begin another round in October of 2019 (please scroll to the bottom of the page for 2019-2020 dates). 

Each of the modules will be unique as we deepen our relationship with the 5-Elements through our yoga practice, in our bodies, and by the planet that sustains us. In October we will have seven days together to explore each element in-depth while receiving substantial asana and pranayama practice from faculty. November through March we will break-down and review the elements one by one and create ample opportunity for student teaching. 


Payment & Pre-requisites

Course tuition: $2,700 for full program ($2,500 if purchased by August 31, 2018)
Stand alone 7-Day Intensive (Oct 2018): $995 ($945 if purchased by Aug 31, 2018)
Stand-alone weekends (Nov 2018-Mar 2019): $375 

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

Space is limited. Advance course registration required. Full payment or an initial deposit of $350 will reserve your spot. Full payment is due before the course begins on October 1st, 2018 unless otherwise negotiated.  Please review our cancelation and payment policy.

Food and accommodation are not included in the course tuition. Students are responsible for making their own arrangements. Please see our accommodation recommendations and feel free to contact us with questions. 

At least one year of regular yoga practice is recommended as a pre-requisite.


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, Managing 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 Teacher Training
February 01 - 03, 2019

WildYoga Teacher Training

Air Element: Teaching from the heart

with Eliza Kerr and Dennis Eagan
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WildYoga Teacher Training
March 01 - 03, 2019

WildYoga Teacher Training

Space Element: Tapping into source for your voice

with Jana Kilgore and Heather Sullivan
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WildYoga Immersion
October 02 - 06, 2019

WildYoga Immersion

Experiencing the 5-Elements

with Balanced Rock Faculty
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WildYoga Teacher Training
November 01 - 03, 2019

WildYoga Teacher Training

Earth Element: Teaching from a grounded & supported place

with Balanced Rock Faculty
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WildYoga Teacher Training
December 06 - 08, 2019

WildYoga Teacher Training

Water Element: Fluidity & adaptability in teaching

with Balanced Rock Faculty
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WildYoga Teacher Training
January 10 - 12, 2020

WildYoga Teacher Training

Fire Element: Discernment & precision in teaching

with Balanced Rock Faculty
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WildYoga: Ayurveda Intensive
February 06 - 09, 2020

WildYoga: Ayurveda Intensive

4-day Intensive (200-hour Yoga Teacher Training)

with Balanced Rock Faculty
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WildYoga Teacher Training
March 06 - 08, 2020

WildYoga Teacher Training

Air Element: Teaching from the heart

with Balanced Rock Faculty
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WildYoga Teacher Training
April 03 - 05, 2020

WildYoga Teacher Training

Space Element: Tapping into source for your voice

with Balanced Rock Faculty
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WildYoga Teacher Training
May 01 - 03, 2020

WildYoga Teacher Training

Assisting, Adjustments, Anatomy and Support

with Balanced Rock Faculty
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