Mentors Empowering Engagement Training- MEET 300-Hour

Mentors Empowering Engagement Training, or MEET, is Create Karma’s 300-hour advanced leadership program geared towards existing wellness leaders who want to bring mindfulness and creative movement techniques to a broader population through mentoring other leaders. This training is designed to enhance your ability to become a mentor to other wellness teachers and community leaders. You will experience the same amazing facilitators as our LEAP program, plus expanded opportunities to hone your mentorship skills.

Over the course of 10 weekends, you will move your body, explore self-inquiry and participate in team-building activities with LEAP participants. You will also learn the keys to becoming a “teacher of teachers” through mentorship work and a documented community outreach project.

Facilitated by National Wellness Leaders

Create Karma is excited to bring together some of the country’s leading wellness professionals to give participants an unparalleled training experience. Each weekend session is led by a renowned instructor or expert who specializes in a unique area of leadership development, wellness, and/or community outreach. You will see firsthand how they have become powerful leaders in their own communities and gain tips and insight for doing the same. The training’s diverse curriculum is overseen by our Program Director and Create Karma Founder Sarah Yukie Gingrich, who brings over a dozen years of experience in international yoga trainings to our program.

Empowering Communities by Empowering Leaders

Similar to our LEAP training, MEET encourages you to “Pay it Forward” by sharing the lessons you’ve learned as a wellness leader with your community and mentees. Through your coursework and role as a mentor, you will learn to create an environment of health and empowerment. You will also learn from some of the country’s leading wellness experts how to share your strengths to give others the tools they need to become healthy and successful.

Comprehensive Curriculum and Experiential Learning

MEET provides you with an optimal opportunity for personal development by integrating leadership training techniques with a variety of wellness practices. We combine physical movement, breathwork, meditation, and self-inquiry with team-building activities and action-based service projects to generate enduring wellness in your life and community. By completing this leadership-in-action training, you will transform your relationship with yourself and your ability to create wellness and empowered leadership every day.

As a MEETer, you will also participate in our Yoga Teacher Certification Weekend in September. In addition to facilitating the weekend for LEAP participants, you will receive feedback on your mentoring techniques and learn to creatively adapt workshop content to both your audience and environment.

Finally, you will complete an outreach project that integrates your mentorship learning and wellness initiatives to create enduring wellness for the community.

MEET Curriculum Includes…

  • Ayurveda: Stabilize your inner and outer environment through nutrition and daily life practices
  • Physiology of Wellness: Learn how the systems of wellness regulate health
  • Functional Movement: Ground and energize through inclusive yoga and movement
  • Connection: Create partnership and community by sharing yourself authentically and generously
  • Leadership: Integrate your leadership as a natural extension of your being
  • Mentorship: Give and receive tools to effectively foster development
  • Sustainability: Nourish and support your body with daily wellness
  • Service: Impact the lives that matter to you
  • Facilitation Experience: Empower others to be leaders

2020 Training Weekends

Each weekend session includes Friday evenings, Saturday and Sunday mornings thru late afternoons/early evenings. NEW for 2020

  • March 27, 28, 29 MEET the FEET
  • April 3, 4, 5
  • April 24, 25, 26
  • May 15, 16, 17
  • June 5, 6, 7
  • June 26, 27, 28
  • July 17, 18, 19
  • Aug. 7, 8, 9
  • Aug. 28, 29, 30
  • Sept. 11, 12, 13: Graduation Weekend (YTC weekend is highly recommended but not required)

Interested in a training this fall? Check our our Exton program at Zia Yoga and Wellness.


$3600 or $3300 before February 1

Payment plans for the entire program are available. Once accepted, $308 (your $108 application fee and $200 deposit) will secure your space. Choose to pay your tuition by the beginning of the program or as six monthly payments deducted over the course of training.

Includes March 29-31 MEET the FEAT Weekend and Sept. 6-8 Yoga Teacher Certification Weekend


To be eligible to enroll in our 300-hour program, you must have previously completed our LEAP program OR a 200-hour training with an accredited yoga or wellness school and have taught regular yoga classes. Once you are accepted, you must attend all training hours, complete all coursework, training homework, and mentorship work. In addition to serving as a mentor to LEAP participants, there is a commitment to serve at least 20 hours giving back to a community by initiating healthy living programs or leading movement or meditation classes. Learn More.

Yoga Teacher Certification

Upon completion of MEET, you are eligible to become a certified 500-hr yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance®. Please note, if you choose to register with Yoga Alliance®, you will need complete your online registration with them after you have received your completion certificate from Create Karma.

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