WildYoga Weekend Intensive: Assisting & Adjusting

3-Day Yoga Teacher Training Workshop

with Heather Sullivan and Breezy Jackson
WildYoga Weekend Intensive: Assisting & Adjusting
Date: May 13, 2022 - May 15, 2022
Location: Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort & Health Spa
Early Bird Price: $445 if purchased by February 15th, 2022
Regular Price: $495
Type of Program:


Program Details

The Art of Assisting and Adjusting is a powerful weekend of learning! Effective assisting and adjusting has many components beyond hands on adjustments. Participants will learn and practice the importance of observing human bodies in poses and verbal cueing along with using props to support poses, an overview of basic anatomy, and safe and supportive hands-on adjustments. Training participants will leave with the tools and confidence to safely guide students into and out of poses, utilize anatomical landmarks to enhance instruction, perform effective verbal teaching, and discern when touch is supportive or not.  

During this training we will gather in the tranquil Yoga Room at the Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort, tucked into the Sierra Nevada foothills in Midpines, CA. The Yoga Room will serve as our sacred container to explore The Art of Assisting and Adjusting as well as offer opportunities to learn, share and connect within an intimate cohort. This training will be led by Breezy Jackson and Heather Sullivan, and you can learn more about them via their bios below!

What is included?

This 3-day training will cover several areas of study:

  • Overview and review of basic anatomy and physiology
  • Effective modeling of poses
  • Practice verbal cueing
  • Use of props for assisting
  • Observing bodies
  • Ethical discussion on using touch
  • Practice with hands on adjustments
  • Daily Asana with Pranayama and Meditation
  • Small group and partner work

Ideal for current and aspiring yoga teachers, and passionate practitioners who wish to deepen their practice and/or teaching through practices verbal cueing, experiential anatomy, and supporting and being supported in postures. Sanitized yoga mats and props will be available, but participants are welcome to bring their own as they wish. Participants are eligible to receive 20 hours of continuing education credits through Yoga Alliance.

Note: this curriculum is subject to change based on COVID-related factors affecting recommended health and safety guidelines.

Sample Weekend Schedule

Please note this schedule is tentative and subject to change based on the needs of the group.

Check back for an updated schedule soon!

Where will this event take place?

This event will take place in the Yoga Room at the magical Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort, nestled in the Sierra Nevada foothills of Midpines, CA. Just 30-45 minutes from the west entrance of Yosemite National Park, participants can explore the area and the beauty of the Merced River Canyon.

How much does it cost?

$495/person (lodging is not included in program price)

Balanced Rock strives to offer affordable programming to all of our interested participants, and no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Please inquire with our team if you are seeking financial assistance to attend this program.

Where can I stay?

Lodging is not included in the program price, however the Yosemite Bug has blocked off a section of rooms for participants of this training to book at a discounted rate of 10% off, available until April 13th, 2022. Please contact the Yosemite Bug if you are interested in reserving a room on property for this training. Our team is here to answer your questions on accommodations, offer recommendations, and help you plan your trip to the area!

What should I bring?

We will have sanitized yoga mats and props on-site for participants to use, but please feel free to bring your own as you desire. Please feel free to bring anything else you need to attend this training.

Health & Safety Policies

In order to ensure the health and safety of our participants and staff, we will require one of the following for attendance to any Balanced Rock in-person program in 2022:

  1. Proof of full vaccination status against COVID-19
  2. Proof of a negative COVID-19 test performed within 24hrs of the event start date

All participants will be required to read and sign the Health & Safety Policy for 2022 Programs at registration.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

We understand plans change. As a small nonprofit, we can offer a partial refund of the program price minus a $50 administrative fee up to 30 days before the program start. Any cancellations after this deadline will not be eligible for a refund. All participants will be required to read and accept our Cancellation and Refund Policy upon registration.

Still on the fence about attending?

The Balanced Rock team is deeply committed to offering support for all interested participants for our programming. Schedule a zero-commitment 15-min call with one of our team members to get your questions answered and receive further info about this program!

About Your Facilitators

Heather Sullivan has lived in the Yosemite area for 20 years. The steep granite valley walls, seasonal change of the river song, and community of animals and humans have deeply shaped her being and world-view. She co-founded and served as the first Executive Director of Balanced Rock. She now serves as Managing Director using her skills of non-profit management and leadership, group facilitation, community building, mentorship, and program development to hold the vision for Balanced Rock and lead the organization through its continued evolution. She delights in creating unique, powerful programs and supporting staff and instructors to shine their magic in the world. She is a gifted teacher and seasoned mountain guide at heart and makes sure to get in the field as an instructor each season.

Balanced Rock is Heather’s life work which blends her passions of yoga and mindfulness practices, creative writing, play, connecting community, creating transformative and healing experiences for individuals and groups and emphasizing the importance of healthy local food.

She is 200hr E-RYT and 200hr CRYT certified with Yoga Alliance. Her latest joy and success is creating a Kid’s Yoga and Mindfulness Program for grades K-6 in the El Portal School System.

She is a CMT in Shiatsu and Lomi Lomi massage, an Ayurvedic body-worker and a certified Birth Doula.

Other passions include: river boarding, rock-climbing, skiing, mountain rambling, and music. She seeks new experiences and learnings with a child-like twinkling curiosity and hopes to share that joy and zest for life with others.

Website & Social:

Yosemite Healing Arts (yosemitehealingarts.com)

IG @heathasulli

FB @Heather Sullivan

Breezy Jackson, RYT 500,  is a 7th generation Californian whose grandmother took the stage coach into Yosemite Valley to vacation as a girl. Deeply familiar with Sierra Nevada ecology, Breezy completed her doctorate in Ecosystem Ecology. For her dissertation work, she studied how past and present forest fires affect streams and rivers in Yosemite. Breezy began practicing yoga in 2003 to enhance her balance, core strength, and mental acuity as a collegiate rower. Later she studied Iyengar Yoga for five years with Jeri Stewart at the Moscow Yoga Center in Idaho. Breezy’s teaching style is vigorous and playful while drawing on a foundation of proprioception and breath awareness. She enjoys spontaneous self-discovery and contemplation enhanced by wilderness travel and simplified living in a stunning landscape.