A 6-month journey broken into three week-long sessions, this training celebrates community and authenticity in the high desert at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Get on the interest list for the 200 hour program
Infuse Your Life with the Wisdom of Yoga
Spread out over 6 months, this training is specifically designed for rich experience and true integration. You will be invited to cultivate a deep and meaningful relationship with the teachings of yoga and then bring them to life in your own unique and authentic way. Rather than simply acquiring more knowledge, you will be guided to transform what you learn into wisdom so that your experience of yoga becomes integrated into your everyday life.
In this training you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself as a student to fully experience the teachings for yourself. You will also learn how to be an effective, safe, authentic and potent yoga teacher.
We will meet for 3 one-week sessions. Each session will be an immersive dive into a variety of topics like: asana (pose) workshops, philosophy, anatomy, sanskrit, meditation, business, etc.
Between our sessions, you will be guided through a rich integrating process designed to help you:
* deepen your understanding of the information and practices explored,
* cultivate your voice and strengthen your skills as a teacher
* commit to your practice,
* build lasting bonds within our circle of yogis and yoginis,
* integrate the practices, and the "little awakenings" you have into your everyday life.
Upon successful completion, you will be a Certified 200 HR Alaya Yoga School Teacher (which can be registered through Yoga Alliance). From here, you may go on to be an incredible teacher or you may decide not to teach at all. Where ever your path leads you, know that you will go with a sense of authenticity and support. The true gems from this training are sure to be:
* a new level of self discovery, acceptance and understanding,
* lasting and meaningful friendships,
* a wellspring of inner-resource that you can draw on at any time to cultivate, courage, inspiration and peace,
* a capacity to ride the wild and mysterious tides of life with purpose and grace.
2019 200HR Intensive/Teacher Training RENO, NV August 2019-Feb 2020
3 Sessions | August 17-23 | Nov. 9-15 | Feb 1-7
Led By: Meg McCraken | Teaching Assistant: Lauri Glenn Special Guests: Ashleigh Sergeant and Dr. Mike Lane, DC
Please join us for a 6-month transformational journey into the heart of yoga, where you will be invited to engage this ancient practice through lived experiences that speak authentically to you. This long-range format is specifically designed to help you integrate the teachings into your everyday life, thus allowing the learned knowledge to transform into experienced wisdom.
Travel & Logistics
Our home for this 200HR training will be at the foot of the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountains in Reno, NV. The Reno/Tahoe area is a treasure in and of itself, come for the training and stay for the majestic scenery, diverse wildlife, abundant recreational activities, and budding arts and cultural community.
If you will be traveling in for the training, Reno is both convenient and affordable.
Please note that once you have registered for the training you will be connected with the others registered for the training to coordinate shared lodging with other out-of-town students, guest stays with local students, shared rides, etc.
Here are some initial travel logistics to consider.
- You would fly into the Reno/Tahoe International airport.
- There are many very affordable air-bnb, VRBO and hotel room rentals in the area. We will be solidifying the exact address of the training by the 1st of February so you can secure housing close to the studio.
- Reno is bustling with health-food stores and delicious restaurants where you can find truly wonderful local, organic, sustainably farmed/raised food.
- If you are interested in exploring the area, you will want to rent a car. Here are a few of the area's secret gems:
- Fabulous foothill hiking trails everywhere, some approximately 5 minutes from the training,
- Truckee River Park in downtown Reno (and many other wonderful spots to enjoy the river),
- The Nevada Museum of Art,
- Lake Tahoe 45 minutes away,
- Sierra Nevada Mountains, just 30 minutes away.
Co-Founder, Lead Teacher of the Alaya Yoga School, E-RYT 500
Meg is passionate about sharing the full, rich teachings of yoga (asana, meditation, yoga nidra, chanting, philosophy, etc.) in a truly experiential way that helps us to positively transform and enrich our lives. Having worked as a yoga therapist for over a decade, she is continually inspired by the vitality of the human spirit and the power of yoga to help us tap into a source deep inner-peace and well-being.
She has been sharing the yoga life with all kinds of seekers for over 18 years and is the Co-Founder of the Alaya Yoga School, a Wanderlust Presenter and Teacher Trainer, and the original founder of Simple Yoga and Wellness Studio. She is a passionate community builder and give talks, lead teacher trainings, satsangs, workshops and retreats all over the world. You can also find her classes featured online at www.Gaia.com/Meg .
E-RYT 200, Reiki Master, Massage Therapist
Lauri is an outdoor enthusiast, passionate yogi, committed student of life, and grateful Dog Mom. A dedicated student of Yoga, Reiki & Massage, Lauri is committed to offering a sustainable and accessible approach to Well-Being. Her teaching is clear, mindful, alignment and breath focused, and imbued with life-affirming philosophy. She deeply honors all her past and present teachers for their love and guidance; Meg McCraken, Ashleigh Sergeant, Rod Stryker, Eric Rubin, Jack Kornfield, Tara Brach, Joseph & Lillian LePage & Richard Schachtel. When she's not working, you can find her playing outside in Tahoe with her pup Milo in tow, and a big grateful smile on her face. Her motto: "You are the creator of your Life. Create something extraordinary".
Lauri is a Yoga Alliance Registered instructor at the 500 Hour Level and a presenter for Wanderlust Yoga Festival. She is a Certified Classical Yoga Nidra Instructor, Certified Massage Therapist of 18 years, Reiki Master, & Cranial Sacral Therapist. She is also the owner of Bodhi Therapeutics, established in 2000, offering Reiki, Massage, Meditation & Yoga Therapy/Coaching. Lauri spent 8 years serving her community as a Firefighter/Paramedic and holds this noble profession & experience dear to her heart.
E-RYT 500 Co-Founder, Lead Teacher of Alaya Yoga
Ashleigh Sergeant is the Head of Yoga Content for Gaia.com, Director of Yoga and Movement for The Envision Festival in Costa Rica, co-founder of The Alaya School of Yoga, spent five years as the Global Yoga Trainer for adidas and was honored to be the youngest Certified Anusara Yoga Instructor in the world. Ashleigh’s yoga videos are featured on Gaia.com, Grokker and ShriTV. A regular presenter at the Wanderlust Festival, Ashleigh has contributed to Mind Body Green, YOGANONYMOUS, Latin Women’s Health and German Yoga Journal.
Anatomist, Foundation Training Instructor
Dr. Mike Lane, DC
Dr. Mike Lane, DC is a specialist in the field of functional movement and wellness. He is a chiropractor, bodyworker, foundation training instructor and anatomy teacher. His intention is to help people move, feel, and live better.
Since selling his successful San Francisco-based chiropractic practice in 2016, Mike and his wife have been traveling the United States in their RV home, sharing the importance of health and wellness through workshops, retreats and festivals. Dr. Mike loves to witness people understand and experience Anatomy in a way that they thought wasn't possible.
Anatomy is a challenging subject and it doesn't have to be. Dr. Mike will make AnatomySense in a whole new, fun and dynamic way.
A $500 non-refundable deposit will reserve your spot.
In addition to the deposit the cost is:
- $2100 Early Bird Rate for the First 10 People to pay-in-full (total $2600)
- $2400 Regular Rate (total $2900)
Note: a 3% processing fee will be added at the time of payment.
At the completion of your 200 Hour Training/Intensive, you will receive an Alaya Yoga School Teacher Training Certification at the 200 Hour Level. If you choose you can then register your certification with Yoga Alliance for your 200 Hour Registration.
The $500 deposit is non-refundable.
If cancelled in writing 60 days prior to the training, a full refund (less the deposit) will be issued.
If cancelled in writing between 31 and 59 days prior to the training, and 80% refund (less the deposit) will be issued.
If cancelled 30 days or less prior to the training, no refund will be issued.