retreats & trainings
April 15th, 2018 | 4:00-6:00pm
Metta, also known as Loving-Kindness, can change your life!
Join Paula for a two-hour workshop, and learn to harness this powerful approach and set of practices for living joyfully.
This session will support us with tools we can use to relate more skillfully with ourselves and others. Includes lecture, yoga, meditation practice, and journaling.
$30 Members of Studio M | $35 Non-Members
June 22-28th, 2018
Join Paula Wild and Jana Kilgore on the journey of a lifetime! We will spend 7-days immersed in Yosemite’s unparalleled backcountry wilderness practicing yoga and living in community. Our mindful adventure will take us to some of the world’s most beautiful outdoor “yoga studios” and the very heart of Yosemite; Mt. Hoffman. We will prepare nourishing, organic, vegetarian meals and share them together as the sun plays over the Range of Light. For a true immersion into the wild aspects of yoga commit to this journey of deepening connection with nature and spirit.
October 2017-June 2018
This 300-hour program expands on Balanced Rock’s 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training by deepening our relationship to the five elements and their expression in our yoga practice and instruction. The full 300-hour program includes seven weekends, and two longer components.
A key aspect that differentiates WildYoga is the deep integration of the natural world with our yoga practice. The uniqueness of these teachings is not only doing yoga in a beautiful outdoor location, it is doing our practice with the wild world, integrating the flow of the Merced River, or the stability of El Capitan’s granite into our experience. Indeed the wild world will be much more than a backdrop to our journey, it will be a living part of our practice! We will also integrate connection with the natural world during our indoor sessions so you can practice and teach in any environment.
In addition to the fundamentals of teaching methodology, ethics, alignment, and extensive study of age-old wisdom, the WildYoga Teacher Training brings a focus to yoga as a form of environmental stewardship and explores its roots in the forest and mountain ecosystems where it originated. We will combine a focus on asana practice, meditation, pranayama, ayurveda, yoga philosophy, teaching methodology, and anatomy with the opportunity for deep connection to the natural world. Offered in the stunning, sacred landscapes in and around Yosemite National Park, this training will invite us to deepen our understanding of yoga and ecology.