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