The Relevancy of Yoga Today

2-Day Online Workshop

with Paula Wild
The Relevancy of Yoga Today
Date: September 10, 2022 - September 11, 2022

Early Bird Price: 20% off if purchased by June 15th, 2022
Regular Price: $285
Type of Program:


Program Details

We are living in a time of rapid change, and as lifelong students and teachers of yoga, we must ask the important questions:

How is this ancient practice and philosophy relevant today? How does yoga serve us in this emergent moment?

How can we offer yoga to our students and communities in a way that supports rapidly evolving needs?

And even perhaps, how can yoga be a tool for social justice, and where might it fall painfully short of this and even be harmful?

Join Balanced Rock for a heartful discussion around these topics. Our time together will include practice (meditation and gentle, restorative yoga asana), presentations, and an engaged deep dive together into this generative conversation. Let’s see what we can co-create together in the space of uncertainty! 

What is included?

Balanced Rock is an accredited RYS (Registered Yoga School) through Yoga Alliance. Through attending this program, participants are eligible for 8 hours of continuing education credits toward their existing teaching certification.

Tentative Schedule

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

Sat, Sept 10th | 9am-12pm

  • Arriving together with breath & meditation
  • Introductions and shared agreements
  • Lecture presentation
  • Breakout groups & conversation
  • Bio Break – 15 min
  • Meditation


  • Group sharing
  • Short lecture presentation
  • Gentle & restorative yoga practice
  • Closing & opportunities for evening reflection

Sun, Sept 11th | 9am-12pm

  • Reconnect, share reflections from yesterday and evening
  • Short lecture presentation
  • Bio Break – 15 min
  • Breakout groups & conversation
  • Closing & commitment 

Where will this event take place?

This event will take place in the virtual space via Zoom. Upon registration, participants will be sent an initial informational email. Closer to the program date, we will be reaching out with the login credentials for this program via email.

How much does it cost?


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.

What should I bring?

We recommend having a way to take any notes during this program, as well as items you need to be comfortable and supported during these sessions (food/snacks, beverage, cushions, etc).

We kindly ask that every participant treat any of our online programs as in-person by reading and understanding our Zoom Etiquette for Online Programs.

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 Facilitator

Paula Wild (E-RYT 500, YACEP, MSc, WFR) has been guiding wilderness trips and offering yoga classes and trainings from a perspective of accessibility and inclusion for over a decade. Paula’s intention is to provide opportunities for more people to explore and enjoy the wild world within, AND around us. She believes that the tools yoga and time in nature offer are the most effective ways to connect with our own inner wisdom and expand our potential in the world.

Paula holds over 1,000 hours of yoga teacher training certifications and became a certified Yoga Therapist in 2015 through Niroga Institute, which promotes equity through trauma-informed mindfulness practice and education in Oakland, CA. She also holds a Masters Degree in International Agricultural Development from UC-Davis, a certificate in Permaculture Design from the Regenerative Design Institute, and has studied extensively with Joanna Macy in the Work That Reconnects. Paula has been facilitating the Work That Reconnects in various contexts since 2016. She is inspired and driven by the connections between adventure, wilderness travel, the practices of yoga and mindfulness, and the design of sustainable livelihoods. 

Paula is deeply committed to exploring topics of social and environmental justice in the wilderness as well as on and off the yoga mat. She was a part of establishing the Mariposa, CA chapter of SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice), and offered weekly yoga classes at the Mariposa Heritage House – Drop-In Recovery Support Center through 2018. From 2019-2020, Paula was a Program Specialist at the Esalen Institute, and sat on the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee there. She is deeply committed to inquiring; with compassion, honesty and humility, how we can do better to create just, equitable and liberated spaces; within ourselves, in all of our relationships, and within the institutions we are a part of. 


Keep up with Paula on social media: IG: @wildawakewellness | FB: Paula Wild