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Up-Level Your Wellness Leadership

Mentors Empowering Engagement Training, or MEET, is Create Karma’s 300-hour advanced leadership program designed for current yoga industry leaders seeking to enhance your ability to become a leadership and wellness mentor to other teachers and community leaders. Experience the same amazing facilitators as our LEAP and AWE programs, plus expanded opportunities to hone your ability to hold space for your personal wellness while still supporting growth for those around you.

Over the course of 10 weekends, you will move your body, explore self-inquiry and participate in team-building activities with fellow MEET and LEAP trainees. You will also learn the keys to bring mindfulness and creative movement techniques to a broader population by becoming a “teacher of teachers” through mentorship work and a documented community outreach project.

All Brought to You by National Wellness Leaders

Create Karma is led by 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 Create Karma Founder Sarah Yukie Gingrich, who  brings over a dozen years of yoga practice, participation and leadership 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

What differentiates MEET from any other advanced yoga training? We’ve specifically designed MEET to provide you with the optimal opportunity and environment for personal development by integrating leadership training techniques with a variety of wellness practices. Plus, you’ll be part of a live cohort with fellow MEET trainees in each session and receive personalized coaching and support along the way! 

MEET combines physical movement, breathwork, meditation, and self-inquiry with team-building activities and action-based service projects to give you all the tools and practical experience you need 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 for yourself and any team you’re part of every day.

As a MEET Trainee, you will also participate in our Yoga Teacher Certification Weekend. Put what you’ve learned throughout the program into action by facilitating this final training weekend for LEAP participants! You’ll also receive feedback on your mentoring techniques and learn to creatively adapt workshop content in advance and on-the-fly to both your audience and environment. You’ll be so unphase-able, you won’t even recognize that leader in the mirror staring back at you!

Finally, the crown jewel of the MEET Program: You will design and complete a powerful outreach project that integrates your mentorship learning and wellness initiatives to create enduring wellness for any community of your choosing. Step fully into the wellness leadership you are called to!

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

PLUS all the amazing content in our AWE and LEAP programs!

MEET combines physical movement, breathwork, meditation, and self-inquiry with team-building activities and action-based service projects to give you all the tools and practical experience you need 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 for yourself and any team you’re part of every day.

As a MEET Trainee, you will also participate in our Yoga Teacher Certification Weekend. Put what you’ve learned throughout the program into action by facilitating this final training weekend for LEAP participants! You’ll also receive feedback on your mentoring techniques and learn to creatively adapt workshop content in advance and on-the-fly to both your audience and environment. You’ll be so unphase-able, you won’t even recognize that leader in the mirror staring back at you!

Finally, the crown jewel of the MEET Program: You will design and complete a powerful outreach project that integrates your mentorship learning and wellness initiatives to create enduring wellness for any community of your choosing. Step fully into the wellness leadership you are called to!

Convenient Online Training Weekends
  • Make your weekends a wellness summit that you look forward to, without sacrificing a whole season of your life! MEET is conducted on 9 weekends, spaced out over the course of 6 months, so that you can sustain your life as it is now, and implement the building blocks of expanded leadership sustainably throughout the program. We realize that mentoring others and coaching them through challenges can be scary at first, so our programs are intentionally designed to help you inspire the leader within everyone around you, and refine your style with the support of your accountability partner and the CK Team. Each weekend session includes Friday evenings, Saturday and Sunday mornings through late afternoons/early evenings.Online Fall 2020
    •  Weekend 1 – October 16, 17, 18
    • Weekend 2 – November 6, 7, 8
    • Weekend 3 – December 4, 5, 6
    • Weekend 4 – January 8, 9, 10
    • Weekend 5 – January 29, 30, 31
    • Weekend 6 – February 19, 20, 21
    • Weekend 7 – March 12, 13, 14
    • Weekend 8 – March 26, 27, 28
    • Weekend 9 – April 9, 10, 11

    If the state of our world allows us to gather in person over the course of the AWE training, our fabulous host studios Zia Yoga and Wellness and Willow Yoga would welcome Create Karma with open arms for in-person workshops and sessions. We are closely monitoring local regulations and will only offer in-person opportunities once it is deemed safe to do so.

Investment

For a limited time, we’re honoring your determination to step powerfully into the seat of mentorship with Early Bird Pricing. MEET is discounted to just $300, but this discount won’t be around for long! Apply and Enroll by July 31st, and you’ll secure your spot.

Space is limited, and we only offer this program once a year. If you’re on the fence for any reason, send us a note and we’d be happy to help you get clear on your wellness possibilities and make the best choice for you.

Requirements

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 to complete your online registration with them after you have received your completion certificate from Create Karma.