Camille T. -Shared Group Tent-YTT200 Program Off-Grid In The Kootenays

Kootenay Boundary E, BC V0H, Canada

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Kootenay Yoga School
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104 reviews
Jul 8 - 22, 2023
Group size: 1 - 25
Camille T. -Shared Group Tent-YTT200 Program Off-Grid In The Kootenays
Kootenay Boundary E, BC V0H, Canada

Kootenay Yoga School
  • Email address verified
104 reviews

Jul 8 - 22, 2023
Group size: 1 - 25

About this trip

Celebrate a disconnect from all that distracts in the day to day.  Immerse in nature in an unique off-grid experience.  Our program is designed to support students in an authentic natural learning environment.  


The program will be  facilitated from our base camp, deep in the mountainous region of the Kootenay Boundary region.


Students will wake to the sounds so playful robins and squirrels, practice under old growth cedars, study creek side, and unwind by evening campfires under the stars.


The program is designed to follow the following elements :


Traditional and modern ethics of yoga

Meditation

Anatomy

Yoga Philosophy

Business

Nutrition

Development Of Authentic Practice

Asanas



Our base team will be providing you with a prepared and comfortable home camp.  We provide the tents / bedding / mattress / supplies.  You simply arrive with your personal belongings and your mat  / block / strap.


The team will be providing you with three vegetarian meals per day. Meals are designed with your nutrition in mind - healthy, fresh, energy sourced.


Our days will be diverse!  It's not all on the mat.  It's not all in the books.  The program is intended to be immersive and inspiring.  We will move, engage in fulfilling discussions, support one another, and celebrate all that nature has to offer - uninterrupted.  

What To Expect

You can anticipate four classes via zoom in advance of your arrival.  In these zoom classes we will cover some of the lessons, to allow us more time together in relaxation while on site.  


You can expect simple meals.  All of the meals are made with careful consideration to your nutrition and fueling your body in an energy sustaining way.  You can plan to enjoy plenty of hearty salads, vegetable rich soups, roasted vegetable medleys, and protein rich greens.


Fantastic sunny weather!  BUT, wit that said, there is always the possibility of rain or cool evenings.  We will not have access to a laundry service - please pack accordingly.  Those who chill easily should pack an extra blanket.


Expect a stunning background to your day.  Mountains, green surrounds, creeks in the distance and peace.  Our yoga space is natural.  Prepare for practicing on a surface that is not as consistently flat as your home studio!  


A supportive peer group!  And we appreciate that from you too!  Arriving with a sense of adventure and dedication to a remarkable experience is really appreciated.  Our aim is to form a positive and uplifting learning space out in the forest! 


What About Arriving?

Students will all meet in Grand Forks BC on the start date at 10 am.  Then, collectively we will travel to the site and get settled in.  Those who are flying, should plan to fly into Kelowna or Castlegar the day before the program starts.  If you are needing assistance with a shuttle service.  Please let us know so we can assist in coordination.

What Will We Cover Specifically?

 The 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Foundations course is designed to deepen your practice and give you the tools to guide your very own dynamic, original, safe and well-rounded yoga class upon graduation. Practice, Practice, Practice will be the central theme for this 15 day-long training. Daily practice of asanas, pranayama, meditation and by engaging in discussion, debate, and discourses the aim is to go beyond the theoretical and to embody the multidimensional yoga experience. After graduation student/teachers will be teaching from personal experiences rather than a memorized scripted  


 

This program follows the guidelines as required by Yoga Alliance.  Here is the breakdown of hours : 


Techniques, training, and practice - 100 hours

Teaching and methodolgy - 25 hours

Anatomy and physiology - 20 hours

Yoga philosophy, ethics, lifestyle - 30 hours

Practicum - 10 hours

Which Styles Will We Cover?

This program covers many styles and provides a well rounded level of exposure.  The program will primarily focus on : 


Hatha

Vinyasa

Yin

Restorative

What’s included

  • 14 Nights Accommodation
    14 Nights off-grid accommodation including your tent / mattress / bedding
  • 3 Vegetarian Meals Daily
    3 Homecooked vegetarian meals prepared for you daily. Meals will feature local offerings and the best of the Boundaries seasonal bounty
  • 4 Zoom Lessons
    Students will gather via zoom for 4 lessons in advance of the on-site training. These sessions will give us the opportunity to cover a little advance ground and prepare you for your natural immersion
  • Comprehensive Manual
    Our team has carefully constructed a comprehensive print manual for you to refer to and study from - both on-site and after the training
  • RYT200 Course
    Students will study all elements as indicated by Yoga Alliance and support one another in finding their own authentic practice.
  • Ongoing Support
    Our team is dedicated to supporting you even after the course ends! We commit to ongoing support and assistance as you return home and put your learning to practice
  • Evening Campfires
    Relaxing evening seminars around the fire - under the stars and in the quiet darkness of the Kootenay Boundary Mountain Range
  • Solar Showers
    Students will have access to sun warmed solar showers
  • Non-Flush Toilets
    Washrooms on-site

What’s not included

  • Flights
  • Transport To Grand Forks
  • Insurance
  • Alcohol

Available Packages

Trip Price
$1,527

Itinerary

Sample Day
Off Grid YTT200

6:00 am - 8:00 am - Morning practice and meditation

8:00 am - 9:00 am - Breakfast

9:00 am - 12 pm - Morning classes

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Lunch

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Afternoon sessions

4:00pm - 6:00 pm Evening practice and meditation

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Dinner

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Evening discussion

8:30 pm - Lights out

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Kootenay Yoga School
104 reviews
In the heart of our journey, Kootenay Yoga School was created from a profound belief in holistic well-being. Recognizing the challenges of modern life, where daily routines can become repetitive cycles of wakefulness, nourishment, work, and rest, we felt the need for a sanctuary that transcends the ordinary. Our vision materialized as Kootenay Yoga School, an embodiment of holistic living.

Reviews

The Program in Isla Mujeres with Stacy (teacher), Lisa&Addy (managers/organizers) is absolutely amazing. The villas (accomodation), food (OMG the food...delicious), activities, studying modalities and general energy/vibe is beyond perfect. I would totally recommend it and would go back today if I had the chance. I learned so much in such a comprehensive and useful way, I enjoyed all the activities proposed in the morning/afternoon/evening, and I truly loved the Island. If you are looking for a serious program, with kind and caring people, amazing food, beautiful location, and you are eager to expand your knowledge in yoga in a way that is respectful to tradition, but allows You to create your own Journey, this is the place. The price is VERY good for what You get. My only recommendation is that You want to stay few extra days before or after the program to explore the island and the mayan riviera, as the program runs all day everyday so You won't have time to be a tourist. I actually enjoyed this way of learning. This experience is great for the soul, mind, body, and breath 💙 thank You to all the amazing people at the punta sur villas and to my amazing group.
By francesca t for Mar 22 - Apr 5, '24 // Inspired RYT200 Program - Isla Mujeres on Apr 14, 2024
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An experience I will have with me forever. Lisa the owner of Kooteney is the sweetest person ever. She always checked in to make sure everyone is okay throughout the program. The yoga shala is absolutely beautiful. There are so many positive things to say about this training. My teacher Stacy is amazing. She has so much knowledge. She traveled around the world so it was so cool to get this well-rounded experience. This program allowed me to become my best self, (evolved self). I experienced so much transformation in my practice, myself, and in conversation. This is a place where you truly blossom. SOO grateful to have taken this program and excited to use the abundance of tools I learned here in a new journey. Thank you. The food is also delicious, you are so close to one of the most beautiful beaches, such a magical place to learn, practice, and grow.
By Aurora F for Mar 22 - Apr 5, '24 // Inspired RYT200 Program - Isla Mujeres on Apr 09, 2024
The two weeks I spent at the Joshua Tree location were truly incredible. I stayed in the shared accommodation set up and it was very comfortable and I really enjoyed the community of the shared living space. Every single day I was baffled by how delicious the food was!! Addy and Gael are kitchen magicians. The property is stunning and I loved the outdoor shower option and the bubble bath under the desert sky was nothing short of life changing. Our instructor Marcia is such an incredible human. She was so patient and so helpful. I will be holding the lessons and insights she shared with me for a long time. I couldn't have asked for a better experience. I am beyond grateful for the two weeks I spent in Joshua Tree and I couldn't recommend any more highly!!!!!
By Kelli I for Kelli I. // Shared Occupancy // Space in Joshua Tree 24' on Apr 04, 2024
Believe me when I say, just go for it! This experience was so transformative, our whole group came out as different people. From start to finish, the program was curated so beautifully. The team managed the schedule and details so well so all we needed to do was focus on immersing ourselves into the program. I truly couldn't have asked for anything better!
By Cassandra D for March 7 - 21 // Inspired RYT200 Program-Isla Mujeres // With EJ on Apr 02, 2024
This was one of the most amazing and important experiences of my life. I will never forget the kindness, generosity, dedication & just overall good vibes of everyone involved. The food was unreal! Everyday was a treat when we walked in for meal times and the knowledge I gained I will keep with me forever and continue to learn from. I can’t say thank you enough.
By Casey H for Inspired Yoga Teacher Training Joshua Tree/ 200HR / Mar 2 - 16 on Mar 25, 2024
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What an incredible experience. The staff at Kootenay provide the highest level of care. They go above and beyond to accommodate their students and ensure the highest standards in their meals and education. EJ was an incredible teacher and so encouraging. I felt so welcomed and at home in Joshua Tree. Thank you Lisa, Addy, and EJ!
By Ava E on 30 Aug, 2023
I have completed the 200-hour yoga teacher training with Kootenay Yoga School at their beautiful location in Isla Mujeres Mexico (a small Island in the Caribbean Sea). Where to start? Sign up and be totally comfortable that u’ll have the best experience. The location is in a jungle vibe, modest, clean & organized. The food is vegetarian, organic, super healthy prepared by a talented young lady - Addy the owner’s daughter, who works hard to make sure every dietary requirement is met. Lisa, the owner, is a professional woman who is very meticulous and follows up with every detail, making the experience worthy. The whole team, from Kandice, Silvia, to the kitchen staff are very helpful and kind. Stephania (Steff) our teacher made every lesson interesting and enjoyable, the fire and energy in her, the knowledge she shared in Anatomy, was outstanding as if a doctor is explaining. The course is intensive, however, well divided throughout the days. Steff is also flexible and no matter how tired one is, we would put the effort to be punctual in her classes and enjoy the information shared. I was lucky to be with amazing people from different countries and cultures, we clicked and had so much fun together. Yes, it’s hot and humid and u need mosquito repellent. It’s not that bad at all. The beach is 5’ walk from the school and it’s breathtaking. So is Punta Sur most easternmost point of Mexico and u get to see numerous iguanas in that region too. I felt so safe in the school and the whole island. 💜🧘🏻‍♀️
By Roula H on 18 Nov, 2022