September 28 & 29, 2024

Demystify Meditation, Cultivate Everyday Calm, Focus, & Clarity

Led by Meg McCraken

Offered Virtually or In Person

Join Meg McCraken and the Palisades Yoga & Experience Alaya Community for a weekend of guided meditation, mindful movement, and engaging lecture/discussion. This immersion is designed to be digestible, practical, and useful for all humans, curious inward travelers, and yoga teachers.

This immersion is designed to help you to:

  • Experience meditation in a way that is practical, relatable, and empowering for you
  • Understand the habits of mind
  • Harness the power of your mind
  • Develop a sense of abiding calm that you can tap into at any time
  • Cultivate mental wellness and resiliency
  • Revitalize, restore, and reinvigorate your body, mind, and spirit

Come as you are and leave feeling empowered to meet your life with presence, ease, discernment, and joy.

All levels are welcome.


In Person or Virtual


Saturday, September 28th: 9am – noon & 2pm – 5pm (pacific time)

Sunday, September 29th: 9am – noon & 2pm –  5pm (pacific time)


*Yoga Teacher Tract:

Monday, September 30th: 9am – noon & 2pm -5pm

Tuesday, October 1st: 9am – noon

*Plus 3 online forums held after the training is complete and a homework assignment

Who is this training for?

General Public: All who are open and curious are welcome to attend this Meditation intensive.  No yoga or meditation experience is necessary! Each of the practices will be suitable for any level, ability, age, etc.  This workshop will be very useful for:

  • Yogis of any level or ability who would like to deepen their practice in a profound way
  • Those who are affected by insomnia, anxiety, and/or trauma
  • Those who are seeking wellness from stress, injury, and/or disease
  • Psychologists, hospice workers, those who work with troubled youth, etc.
  • Yoga teachers who would like to learn more about the roots, practice, and goals of Meditation to share with private clients and/or in group classes

Alaya Yoga School Teacher Trainees: For those enrolled in the Alaya Yoga School Advanced Training Program, you have the option to register for the additional Meditation Teacher Training Tract to receive 25 hours towards your 300 hour certification.  To receive those 25 hours towards your certification, you will need to:

  • Register for the teacher training tract, which includes two additional days
  • Participate in and/or listen to the 3 online forums scheduled after the training is complete
  • Complete a short homework assignment
  • Have completed a 200 hour Yoga Alliance Certified teacher training

Yoga Alliance Registered Teachers: If you are a yoga teacher registered through Yoga Alliance, successful completion of this course will give you 25 Yoga Alliance Approved CEUs, or 25 CEUs if you complete the Teacher Training Tract


(The following is information for Yoga Teachers, however ALL are welcome to attend this powerful immersion)

This training is part of The Alaya Yoga School 300-hr Advanced Teacher Training Program.  You may combine this module with other 100,50, and 25-hr trainings to acquire your 500hr Yoga Alliance Certification.  If you are not part of the Alaya Yoga School Advanced Training Program, no problem!  You will earn 25 Yoga Alliance Approved CEUs for registered teachers.

Your Guide

Meg McCraken

Meg McCraken, E-RYT 500, is passionate about sharing the practices of meditation and yoga in order to help people live healthy and meaningful lives. She has been sharing these skills with all kinds of seekers for over 22 years. Meg is a passionate community builder and gives talks and leads yoga/meditation teacher trainings, meditation circles, workshops, and retreats – both online and all over the world.

Visit Meg’s Site

About the Experience

Palisades Yoga

Join us at the beautiful Palisades Yoga Studio in Olympic Valley, CA (Or Virtually from home!) for a fulfilling weekend of nourishing practice, engaging teachings, and a welcoming community.  The studio has all of the props you will need for the weekend, and lodging and food are available right in the Village at Palisades, where you are just steps away from the studio.  We are expecting both local and out-of-town students so there are lots of opportunities to share housing, rides, etc.  Once registered, you will be invited to connect with other participants.

Pricing & Policies

Meditation Immersion: (In-Person or Online)

$375 Includes:

  • Meditation Manual
  • Full weekend immersion
  • Audio recordings of the meditation Practices

A 50$ nonrefundable deposit holds your space in the immersion!

Teacher Training Track: (In-Person or Online)

$675 Includes:

  • Expanded Meditation Manual with teaching information
  • Full weekend immersion
  • Audio recordings of the meditation practices
  • 2 days of additional in-person teacher training sessions
  • 3 online teacher training sessions
  • Personal mentorship/feedback on the final meditation project

A 50$ nonrefundable deposit holds your space in the training!


  • If canceled in writing 30 or more days prior to the training a full refund will be issued, less a $50 deposit
  • If canceled in writing 9-30 days prior to the start of the training a 50% refund will be issued
  • If canceled in writing 7 days or less prior to the start of the training, no refund will be issued.

Alaya Yoga School reserves the right to cancel any program up to 14 days from the start of the program.  In the unlikely event that AYS must cancel, all monies paid will be fully refunded.

For any questions about programming or registration, please email Jackie, our studio manager, at


The training is at Palisades Yoga in Olympic Valley CA in the Village at Palisades Tahoe Ski Resort, or in your home virtually!

If you are flying in from out-of-tow, you will fly either into Reno, NV or Sacramento, CA.  The studio is then a 45 minute drive from Reno or a 75 minute drive from Sacramento.

Not necessarily!  Once you get to the studio in Olympic Valley, there are many lodging options within walking distance of the studio.  There are shuttles that operate from the Reno airport.  There may also be ridesharing options with other students.

Bring whatever you need to be comfortable each day.  This may include:

  • a water bottle
  • a notebook
  • comfy and active clothes
  • clothes to layer

You will not need to bring your own yoga mat or other yoga supplies, but you are welcome to if you’d feel more at home.

Outside of the immersion, North Lake Tahoe (the larger area in which Olympic Valley, CA, is located) is an amazing place to explore!  In the fall, there is incredible hiking and mountain biking, or enjoy a stroll through the Village around the studio.  Beautiful Lake Tahoe is only a 15-minute drive from the studio.  The surrounding areas have great restaurants, nightlife, art galleries, and cultural exhibitions nearby.

Not at all!  This training and immersion is for both the general public and yoga teachers.  Due to the subject matter, it is perfect for those looking for deep rest, profound healing, and aligned connection to self and inner wisdom.

We might be biased, but we believe everyone can truly benefit from learning and integrating meditation.

If you’d like to speak with us personally to find out if it’s right for you, email Jackie, our studio manager, at, and we’ll be happy to chat!