RESILIENCE: Nervous System Reset

November 9 & 10, 2024

A full nervous system reset for tired hearts in turbulent times

Led by Meg McCraken & Jenna Minnes

Offered Virtually or In Person

Retreat into this weekend immersion of nourishing movement, luxurious yoga nidras, guided meditations, enriching conversations, and wholehearted community. Rest, restore, rejuvenate, and reemerge with a sense of resilience, capacity, and vitality.

This immersion is designed to help you to:

  • Provide a powerful experience of rejuvenation and resilience
  • Empower you to understand and work with your nervous system for optimal mental, emotional, and physical well-being
  • Cultivate a deeper understanding of stress and how to regulate and engage your stress response in a skillful way
  • Elicit a sense of harmony in body, mind, and spirit so that you can live a vital and meaningful life

Join us for this transformative exploration of the nervous system. Come as you are and leave feeling refreshed and ready for all of the ‘come what mays’ that are on their way.

All levels are welcome.


In Person or Virtual


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

Sunday, November 10th: 9am – noon & 2pm –  5pm (pacific time)


*Yoga Teacher Tract:

Monday, November 11th: 9am – noon & 2pm -5pm

Tuesday, November 12th: 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 nervous system reset intensive.  No yoga or meditation experience is necessary! Each practice 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 calming the nervous system 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 Resilience Teacher Training Track 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 Track


(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 Guides

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

Jenna has over 1,000 hours of training, primarily in the Tantra Vinyasa tradition. Her main teachers are Brenna Geehan and Jean Mazzei of Sri Yoga. Guiding retreats and teacher trainings are some of her favorite ways to learn. She also has over 2,000 hours of training in massage, bodywork, and Rolf Structural Integration. She also is training as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, which she intends to integrate into her offerings.

Visit Jenna’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

Resilience Immersion: (In-Person or Online)

$375 Includes:

  • Nervous System Reset Manual
  • Full weekend immersion
  • Audio recordings of the practices

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

Teacher Training Track: (In-Person or Online)

$675 Includes:

  • Expanded Nervous System Reset Manual with teaching information
  • Full weekend immersion
  • Audio recordings of the 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!