Danielle Bejarano - Natural Immersion YTT200 Program Off-Grid

Kootenay Boundary E, BC V0H, Canada

14 reviews
Jul 27 - Aug 10, 2022
Group size: 1 - 25
Danielle Bejarano - Natural Immersion YTT200 Program Off-Grid
Kootenay Boundary E, BC V0H, Canada

14 reviews

Jul 27 - Aug 10, 2022
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



Yoga Philosophy



Development Of Authentic Practice


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 : 





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
  • Flights
  • Transport To Grand Forks
  • Insurance
  • Alcohol

Available Packages

Private Tent


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
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Hmmm.. where to even start?! Life changing, incredible, more than I could have expected, sensational??? Everything about this 200hr training was a dream. Stephania is one of the most educated and passionate teachers I have ever experienced. And fun!!! She is a gift. The location is perfection, right by a beautiful beach and a 15min walk to anything you’d need. The rooms are clean, a lil warm, but I loved it and the fans they provided. The food… the FOOD! Addy knows what she is doing. I’ve traveled the world and I still crave her dishes. You, will, not, be, hungry while training. The most abundant and delicious food ever! Silvia and everyone who worked on site were a blessing. I felt incredibly safe and taken care of. Anything we needed, they had it covered. I miss everyone so much. Honestly, I can’t think of any negative things to say… I want to do it all over again. Thank you so much! Derrick
By Derrick S for May 20-June 3 Transformative RYT200 - Isla Mujeres -Steph Spitzer on 19 Jun, 2022
omg absolutely amazing from the welcoming ceremony to graduation. The classes were great, challenging. I definitely felt like my own personal practice improved 100 percent during these 2 weeks. I would highly recommend to anyone looking to further their practice or if anyone is interested in teaching. Also Addy's meals were absolutely incredible!!! Vegan gluten free for 2 weeks (and although I already eat gluten free) I am not 100% vegan (just the occasional meatless monday), I never felt like I was doing without or lacking in protein. The meals were inventive and varied, we never once had a repeat. And her desserts were to die for. Will definitely buy her cookbook when and if she publishes it. All in all, top to bottom, an absolutely irreplaceable experience that I am so grateful to have experienced and would 100% endorse to anyone. Hoping this school starts doing 100 hr trainings or 300 hr trainings so I can come again.
By Raquel B for Raquel Buckle - May 20-June 3 Transformative RYT200 - Isla Mujeres on 10 Jun, 2022
Maybe a little overpriced but it did take the guess work out of arranging it myself and made it super easy to just show up and go.
By Raquel B for Transport Airport To Training - One Way / Round Trip on 10 Jun, 2022
Well looked after. Comfortable surroundings and Stef was a great teacher!
By Luke R for Luke Balance - May 20 - Jun 3 Inspired RYT200 Program-Isla Mujeres on 05 Jun, 2022
Do it! This was such an incredible experience! I was shocked by how much I learned in just two weeks, but also how much I got out of it emotionally and spiritually. I wouldn't say going into it, that I am a particularly spiritual person, but I can't say enough about how healing the two weeks were for me. I loved the structure of the program. It felt intensive but not overly so. I was immersed but there was still plenty of time to lay in the sun, jump in the pool, or go to the beach each day. The beaches and island of Isla Mujeres were beautiful and friendly. Also, the food they provided was incredible. I was nervous about being on my own without knowing anyone, but the group was incredibly welcoming and supportive. I made lifelong friends that I hope to visit throughout the country! I am so grateful I had the courage to just jump in because it was so worth it. Thank you so very much Kootenay Yoga School and Michelle! If you have a chance to do the training with Michelle, you will be supported and encouraged. She met me where I was at and was so gentle while also challenging me. Her style of yoga is really lovely, so I am excited to carry that forward in the way I teach. There were so many other things Kootenay did for us that were so much beyond my expectations but most of them are meant to be surprises, so I'll leave it at that. I don't usually write reviews, but I just had to for this because it was such a powerful expereince. Go if you can!
By Corilyn W for May 5-19 Inspired RYT200 Program-Isla Mujeres on 24 May, 2022
Thank you so much ( like SOOOOOOOOOOOOO much ) for your feedback. It was a true pleasure to have you with us - and what a beautiful group you were with......We hope you will be with us again in the future!
By Kootenay Yoga School on 25 May, 2022
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