WildYoga Advanced Studies & Teacher Training

Moving Online for 2021! Balanced Rock is thrilled to celebrate a decade of learning and growing in community. More info on the upcoming WildYoga Teacher Training coming soon!

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

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

The Relevancy of Yoga Today
September 10 - September 11, 2022

The Relevancy of Yoga Today

2-Day Online Workshop

with Paula Wild
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Roots of Resilience: Yoga & The Work That Reconnects
October 17 - October 21, 2022

Roots of Resilience: Yoga & The Work That Reconnects

5-Day Intensive

with Paula Wild at the Yosemite Bug Yoga Studio
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WildYoga Immersion
November 14 - November 18, 2022

WildYoga Immersion

5-Day Writing & Yoga Retreat

with Heather Sullivan & Eliza Kerr at the Yosemite Moonstone Retreat
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