The Art of Assisting & Adjusting

2-Day WildYoga Weekend Workshop

with Heather Sullivan and Breezy Jackson
The Art of Assisting & Adjusting
Date: May 14, 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:


Join experienced instructors Heather Sullivan and Breezy Jackson for this 2-Day WildYoga Workshop! Learn to observe human bodies in poses and use verbal cues, supportive props, and hands-on assists to safely and effectively enhance your students’ practice. Refine your skillset in basic anatomy and physiology and increase your tools and confidence when teaching all types of bodies. Learn when to use permissive touch or informative verbal instruction to guide your students.

Our first day will take place in the tranquil Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort’s Yoga Studio, and our second day will be outdoors in magical Yosemite National Park!

What’s included?

Alongside daily asana, meditation, and pranayama practices, you can expect to dive deeper into the following areas of study:

  • Basic anatomy and physiology
  • Effective modeling of yoga poses
  • Verbal cueing best practices
  • Use of props when assisting
  • How to observe all types of bodies
  • Mindful practices for using your hands


Who is this for?

Whether you’re a seasoned yoga teacher, just received your 200-hour certification, or haven’t taught in a while, all you need is the curiosity and willingness to enhance your teaching skills! Upon completing the workshop, 20 hours of continuing education credits are available through Yoga Alliance.

Where is the workshop located?

There’s nothing quite like practicing in the Yoga Room at the magical Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort, nestled in the Sierra Nevada foothills of Midpines! Just 30-45 minutes from the west entrance of Yosemite National Park, get excited to explore the surrounding area and the beauty of Merced River Canyon. Our first day will take place at the Yoga Studio, and our final day will take place outdoors in Yosemite National Park!

How much does it cost?

$495/person (lodging not included)

Registration will close on April 30th, so don’t wait till the last minute! Sign up now to receive a Balanced Rock special gift as our thank you!

Balanced Rock strives to offer affordable programming to all interested participants, and no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Please inquire with our team if you seek tuition assistance.

Where can I stay?

While lodging is not included in the workshop package, the Yosemite Bug has a section of rooms available at 10% off for anyone who signs up by April 13th, 2022. Please contact Yosemite Bug directly if you are interested in reserving a room.

What should I bring?

We highly recommend bringing your own mat or personal props. Sanitized mats and props will be available as well.

Health & Safety Policies

To ensure the health and safety of our participants and staff, we require one of the following to attend any Balanced Rock program:

  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. Please read our Cancellation and Refund Policy upon registration.

**Registration will close on April 30th, so don’t wait till the last minute! Sign up now to receive a Balanced Rock special gift as our thank you!

Still on the fence about attending?

The Balanced Rock team is deeply committed to offering support to anyone interested in 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 (

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.