MEET Program Overview
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 6-months, 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 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
2019-2020 MEET Training Dates
Each weekend session includes Friday evenings and Saturday and Sunday days.
• Intro Weekend – October 4, 5, 6
• Weekend 1 – October 18, 19, 20
• Weekend 2 – November 8, 9, 10
• Weekend 3 – December 6, 7, 8
• Weekend 4 – January 10, 11, 12
• Weekend 5 – January 24, 25, 26
• Weekend 6 – February 7, 8, 9
• Weekend 7 – February 21, 22, 23
• Weekend 8 – March 6, 7, 8
• Weekend 9 – March 13, 14, 15
The MEET program includes 10 weekends of training and unlimited yoga at ZYW for the duration of the training (6-months).
Once accepted into the program, your $108 application fee and $200 deposit secure your space in the program (this is included in the price below).
Early Bird: $2640 paid in full before July 31st
Full Tuition: $2940 paid in full before October 1st
Payment Plan: $108 application & $200 deposit paid by October 1st then $455/ month for the duration of the training (6-months)
Tuition for this program is non-refundable. In some extreme cases, paid tuition can be used as a credit and applied to future trainings. Exceptions are handled on a case-by-case basis, are not guaranteed and must be requested in writing directly to the Create Karma Program Director.
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.
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.