200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
With Meg McCraken, Assisted by Emily Williams,
and incredible Guest Scholars
Please stay tuned for future dates…..
Please join us for our second annual, 7-month transformational journey into the heart of yoga, where you will be invited to engage this practice as a lived experience that speaks authentically to you.
This course, is appropriate for those who:
- simply want to deepen their relationship with you yoga
- want to expand their capacity for a fulfilling and vibrant life
- want to feel more at ease in their bodies and more connected, body, mind, heart and soul
- want to become 200HR Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teachers
- are currently yoga teachers looking to enliven their experience with the practice and their students
- want to call more peace into their lives
- want to embody more authenticity in their lives and step into the power of that truth
- want to join in a community of mindfulness, wholeheartedness, connection and joy
Through this training, we will tap into the true power of yoga, by having a deeper conversation that can help bring this ancient tradition to life for you. One of the greatest intentions for this training is to take the powerful practices of yoga, and make them accessible, understandable, relevant and potent for you in your everyday living.
We will explore:
- Strong, foundational alignment techniques for the yoga poses, as well as the intention, effects, and modifications for each of the poses
- The art of sequencing a private or group practice for maximum, intentional effect
- Therapeutic Yoga – tapping into the healing power of yoga
- Pranayama (breath practices) to clear the mind
- Meditation and peace of mind
- Finding and empowering your authentic voice
- The 8 Limbs of Yoga, demystified for practice in everyday life
- The anatomy of the subtle bodies like the chakras, the vayus and the koshas
- Anatomy with Mike Lane, a world-class anatomist, teacher, chiropractor and functional movement specialist
- The philosophies and history of yoga with Hareesh Wallis, a profound scholar and teacher who brings the tradition of yoga to life
- The science and neurology of pain with Neil Pearson, chronic pain specialist, physical therapist, yoga therapist and world renowned speaker on the science of pain
- The Power of the Yoga Sutras with Nischala Joy Devi, yoga therapist, retired nurse, spiritual guide and author of the Healing Power of the Yoga Sutras and beautiful teacher who has lived yoga for most of her life and is just a joy, a light and a love to be around.
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On the longer weekends (1st and last) the times are as follows:
Thursday 8:00am – 6:00pm
Friday 8:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday 8:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday 8:00am – 4:00pm
Friday 8:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday 8:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday 8:00am – 6:00pm
Monday 8:00am – 4:00pm
The shorter weekends the times are as follows:
Saturday 8:00am – 6:15pm
Sunday 8:00am – 6:00pm
To Register: If you are interested, please email Emily or call (530) 836-1500 for an application. Upon approval of your application, you can pay Trails Within through cash, check or credit card. A $500 non-refundable deposit will reserve your spot.
About Meg McCraken, ERYT500:
The Short Story
Meg is a dedicated lover of life; a yogini, a meditator, a teacher, a writer and a forever student of living. A trail runner, rock climber, snow boarder, mommy, wife and devoted friend. Sometimes together, sometimes falling apart, but always inspired and empowered by love.
Meg is passionate about teaching the full spectrum of yoga (asana, pranayama, meditation, chanting and mudra) in such a way that helps to positively transform our whole experience of being alive. She has been sharing the yoga life with all kinds of seekers for over 10 years and has 1500+ hours of yoga therapy and teacher training.
The Long Story
I have always been an avid lover of life and particularly, life in the mountains. However, after years of rock climbing, trail running, mountain biking, snowboarding, mountaineering and surfing, I turned to yoga to heal my young, but failing body. What started out as a purely functional, physical practice, grew to so much more. As my body healed, heart opened and mind cleared, the stresses of life (big and little) began to simply roll through me and affect me less. My life became more vibrant and inspired than ever. Now, thanks to yoga, I continue play in the mountains with a renewed sense of passion and grace, excelling at the activities that once took such a toll on my body.
In 2007, after practicing and teaching yoga for several years, I opened Simple Yoga in Hamilton, MT and took on teaching yoga as my “full-time job”. But really sharing yoga is my passion in life and offering to this world. In total, I have been teaching for over 10 years and have 1500+ hours of teacher training and yoga therapy training.
Currently, I lead 200HR Wanderlust Yoga Teacher Trainings and am on the faculty of The Avahana School, leading their 200HR trainings as well as trainings for their advanced 300/500HR program. I also lead national and international workshops, teach group classes at my home base in Tahoe, and remain very dedicated to all of my private yoga-therapy clients.
Using the full spectrum of yoga (asana, pranayama, meditation, mantra, mudra, philosophy, energetics of the subtle bodies, ets.), I am fully committed to helping my students reap the amazing benefits of this practice and create a realm of boundless possibilities in their lives. Whether your body is old or young, healthy or challenged in any way, this practice is for you. I have students who are healthy and active and those with health challenges including: cancer, MS, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, arthritis, various structural disabilities and chronic pain issues. No matter who you are, the practice of yoga can help you to lead a healthy, integrated, vibrant, inspired life.
I am also passionate about helping the children of this world through seva (service). Recently, my husband and I have been working with the good people of Haiti to provide resources and possibilities for their children.
When I am not at the studio, you can find me with the loves of my life – Lilli, Mark, Laila and Libby exploring high in the mountains with freedom in my body and lightness in my heart.
Emily is the owner of Trails Within and has been teaching yoga for over 13 years; trained in Iyengar, Ashtanga, Vinyasa and the Anusara yoga traditions. Emily is also a wilderness guide, and leads day hikes and overnight trips for Trails Within. She has spent almost 1,000 hours in yoga training.
Emily encourages her students to find their own authentic practice through the deep wisdom, grace, and intelligence found within the body. Her desire is to share how yoga builds community, connects us to each other, and inspires us to reach our full potential.
In her spare time, Emily loves to adventure outside with her husband Ted, 3 year old daughter Juniper. When not outside or on her mat, Emily can be found nesting at home in the kitchen and garden, creating a happy and healthy home for her family.
Dr. Mike Lane
Dr. Mike Lane, DC is a well-respected Chiropractor, soft tissue specialist and educator. His intention is to help create a world of greater connection through Feeling. He specializes in soft tissue injuries by balancing functionality, mobility and stability. He integrates chiropractic adjustments, soft tissue mobilization, movement analysis (FMS and SFMA), and Foundation Training into his work. Dr. Mike is also inspired by teaching functional anatomy and movement to fellow teachers and bodyworkers. He has taught with some of the most influential yoga teachers and teacher training courses. His goal is to inspire his patients and students so they are empowered with the knowledge and tools to heal themselves.
Visit his website at www.mobilizethebody.com to learn more.
Christopher (Hareesh) Wallis
Hareesh was introduced to Indian spirituality at the age of six and initiated into the practice of meditation and yoga at sixteen. While traveling around the world in his early twenties, he felt an inner inspiration to study, teach, and practice Indian spirituality and meditation as the focus of his life. He now has over 20 years of practice, and has been studying and teaching the tradition full time since 1997.
Hareesh’s teaching balances accuracy with accessibility, profundity with clarity, and intellectual integrity with heart-expanding inspiration. As a gifted scholar, Hareesh holds an M.Phil. in Classical Indian Religions from the University of Oxford, and a Ph.D. in Sanskrit and Indian Studies from U.C. Berkeley. His doctoral work was on the role of spiritual experience in the tradition of Tantrik Shaivism. He currently teaches meditation, yoga darshana (philosophy), Sanskrit, chanting, and offers spiritual life-coaching and serves as Head Faculty at The Mattamayura Institute. His first book, Tantra Illuminated, is published by Mattamayūra Press.
Neil Pearson, PT, MSc, BA-BPHE, CYT, ERYT500
Neil is the founder and director of Neil Pearson Physiotherapist Corporation, which operates as life is now. He focuses on providing the knowledge and tools for effective pain self-management, through two avenues: Pain Care Education, and Pain Care Yoga.
Neil works as a registered physiotherapist, and a certified yoga therapist in Penticton, BC, Canada. He is an educator: Clinical Assistant Professor at University of British Columbia, faculty with the BC Medical Association enhancing knowledge and clinical practice of primary care MDs, and a faculty member in five yoga therapist training programs. Near home, he is active in providing, and researching the effectiveness of group pain education within both primary and secondary pain care. Neil is the founding Chair of the Pain Science Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, and the first PT recipient of the Canadian Pain Society’s top honour for Excellence in Interprofessional Pain Education.
Nischala Joy Devi
Nischala is a masterful teacher and healer. For many years she has been highly respected as an international advocate for her innovative way of expressing Yoga and its subtle uses for spiritual growth and complete healing. Her dynamic delivery and deep inner conviction empower each individual, allowing the teachings to expand beyond boundaries and limitations of any one tradition enabling her to touch people’s hearts.
She was graced to spend over 25 years as a monastic disciple with the world renowned Yogiraj Sri Swami Satchidanandaji, receiving his direct guidance and teachings. She also was blessed with teachings from great Yoga masters in US, India and worldwide.
Originally trained in Western medicine, she began to blend western medicine with Yoga, offered her expertise in developing the yoga portion of The Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease, and co-founded the award-winning Commonweal Cancer Help Program. Her book “The Healing Path of Yoga,” and her Abundant WellBeing Audio Series expresses these teachings.
With her knowledge of yoga and her experience in assisting those with life-threatening diseases (particularly people with heart disease and cancer), she created Yoga of the Heart®, a training and certification program for Yoga teachers and health professionals designed to adapt Yoga practices to the special needs of that population.
She is now dedicated to bringing the Feminine back into spirituality and the scriptures, in her book, The Secret Power of Yoga, a woman’s guide to the heart and spirit of the Yoga Sutras andSecret Power of Yoga Audio book Nautilus Book Silver Award Winner 2009! www.abundantwellbeing.com
Cancellation Policy for Teacher Training at Trails Within
Space is on a first come, first served basis. Your spot is not guaranteed unless you prepay for it.
The $500 deposit will reserve your spot and is non-refundable.
Cancellations with a 30 day written notice will receive a full refund.
For cancellations 30-15 days before the training, only 50% of the cost is refundable.
There are no refunds for cancellations within 2 weeks of the start of the training, or if you do not show up, or leave the training early for any reason.
Thank you for understanding.