Jo Munkenbeck - Natural Immersion YTT200 Program Off-Grid

Kootenay Boundary E, BC V0H, Canada

KY
9 reviews
Jul 27 - Aug 10, 2022
Group size: 1 - 25
Jo Munkenbeck - Natural Immersion YTT200 Program Off-Grid
Kootenay Boundary E, BC V0H, Canada

9 reviews

$NaN
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

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
  • Flights
  • Transport To Grand Forks
  • Insurance
  • Alcohol

Available Packages

Shared Group Tent
$1,243

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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Reviews

So I enjoyed my experience here. The food was great, and there was a lot of it -- three large, delicious meals a day. That kind of leads into why I only give this experience three stars, though -- it did feel more like a fun retreat than a serious yoga school. It felt like we skimmed the surface of some serious philosophy topics rather than diving in. That being said, the people were really nice, the island a pleasant place to be for a couple of weeks, and I did learn about sequencing, cueing and asanas. I would recommend it to beginner yogis looking to deepen their practice or have a unique vacation, but not to anybody seriously on a yogic path.
By Ilana D for SOLD OUT April 5-19 Inspired RYT200 Program-Isla Mujeres on 28 Apr, 2022
Hello Ilana, Thank you from your feedback. As you know, the program is registered under Yoga Alliance and we have a committed responsibility in offering / facilitating a well rounded program that covers fully the curriculum that is required as such. Our program follows the required elements - Ethics, History, Philosophy, Business, Anatomy, Asanas, Meditation, Teaching / Planning / Practical Movement. We also add in programing about the Chakras, about safety in the classroom, and about maintaining a yogic lifestyle. We have had beautiful reviews about the diversity of the program, the flow of the seminars, the quality of the classes, and the overall supportive community that we have built for our students...before arrival, during our time together and after. Regarding your comment about not diving deeper into the philosophy, I would like to remind you that we do cover very thoroughly the meaning of yoga, walk through the history, and cover yoga sutras. We also cover thoroughly the 8 limbed path and do a deep dive into the Yamas and the Niyamas. We overview all things Ayurveda - the sister science of yoga :) Additionally we have a seminar on the meridian system and the Nadis.....We discuss and cover the different schools / styles of yoga and really do a nice deep dive into the Chakras. Further to that, we had wonderful feedback from your peers on the seminar / classes that covered mantra, bandhas, and kriyas. We are super disappointed that you did not feel the experience met your expectation - we certainly wish you would have shared that feedback to us directly while with us. We had conversation daily, check ins....likely if you would have addressed your concern to us then, we could have either explained why the program is balanced as such or could have directed you to the supplementary reading list that was provided in the class group chat. In any case - we wish you nothing but the best as you continue on your beautiful path in the wellness world! Much love
By Kootenay Yoga School on 04 May, 2022
KY
The trip was fantastic! Easy and very enjoyable from start to finish. Loved and would happily recommend it to everyone!
By Thomas H for Transport Airport To Training - One Way / Round Trip on 30 Dec, 2021
NR
This training was a great investment. Training was solid, food was amazing, people were spectacular, and the island was one of the coolest places I have ever been. I highly recommend joining Kootenay for yoga training!
By Nathan R for Nov 7-21 - YTT200 With Stacey Sinclair * on 26 Nov, 2021
I cannot describe with words what I feel after this YTTC, definitely a life changing experience. I started doing yoga during lockdown, didn't have a huge experience as a yogi, but despite my fears and insecurities if I was going to be at the right level for this course, I applied for it and I can't be happier and more proud of myself for making this decision. After these 2 weeks of intense training, I feel full of love, energy, confidence, vitality, and extremely excited to share everything I've learnt during the course with everyone around me. I couldn't have asked for a better group/team/family to go through this training. Emma always available for any questions or requests before and during the course. Lisa, amazing human being and chef (even if she says she doesn't know how to cook, she does know, and very well!!), she has fed us every day with the most tasty, colourful and nutritious food that helped us go through all our sessions fully energised. This has been a huge part of the training so massive thank you for that. Luisa and Sky, my two companions on this trip, always supportive, helpful and open to share with pure love, really grateful to have them as my friends now. Last but not least, Michelle, the best teacher I could ever ask for. She has been my reference, inspiration and guide along this journey, and she will always be. Michelle has an incredible intuition to understand the needs of each person and adapt those to the whole group, she chose the very best pace for teaching both the physical and the theoretical sides of the training, enabling us to learn, adapt our bodies and minds and really important avoiding any kind of injury, which in my case it's huge this hasn't happened. And of course, she is pure love and beauty inside and out, open to share her experiences, which helped me and the whole group to feel safe and confident to share also our ideas and thoughts without judgement but pure support and understanding. When I was about to choose which YTTC to go to, I read these reviews many times to see the feedback from the people attending to this courses. And this is my chance now. I would recommend to everyone to take this course, honestly, the best decision you will ever make. If you want to deepen your knowledge as a yoga practitioner or teacher, whatever your level is, being immersed in a peaceful space of love, support with amazing food and people, this is the YTTC you should choose :)
By Ainhoa P for Ainhoa Prieto - Oct 21-Nov 4 2021 - YTT200 w/Michelle LeHegarate on 18 Nov, 2021
Lisa and Addy were amazing organizers!!! This mother-daughter duo is unmatched with their work ethic, kindness, spontaneity, and creativity. They are very experienced in the hospitality industry and it showed! All of the meals were well thought-out and delicious :) Sarah the instructor was so kind, flexible and knowledgable! She shared so much of her wisdom with us and it was truly life-changing! We had a wonderful group full of amazing and inspiring people. I would highly recommend this yoga teacher training experience.
By Lauren C for Lauren Coutts-YTT200 Program Off-Grid In The Kootenays on 29 Jul, 2021
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