Lama S. -Shared Group Tent-YTT200 Program Off-Grid In The Kootenays

      Kootenay Boundary E, BC V0H, Canada

      48 reviews
      Jul 8 - 22, 2023
      Group size: 1 - 25
      Lama S. -Shared Group Tent-YTT200 Program Off-Grid In The Kootenays
      Kootenay Boundary E, BC V0H, Canada

      48 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



      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


      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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      love love love everything about this program and everyone involved
      By Tatum G for 5 Night Yin Yoga & Yoga Nidra 50HR Teacher Training - YACEP on 18 Mar, 2023
      Michelle is a great teacher. I love taking her classes. The food was great, and the accommodations were comfortable.
      By DeAnna L for 5 Night Yin Yoga & Yoga Nidra 50HR Teacher Training - YACEP on 17 Mar, 2023
      Awesome experience, would recommend!
      By Claire Q for Claire Q // Inspired Yoga Teacher Training 200HR // Feb 12 - 26, 23' on 15 Mar, 2023
      This program brought my headstand back :) My asana practice had fallen to the wayside in recent years and I signed up for this training with the hopes of bringing it back. It did! 10 fold. I got back from the program just over a week ago and I’m feeling more empowered in my yoga practice now than ever before. I am able to sequence a practice and work on mastering it with the tools given to me by the training: Marcia’s brilliant teaching of yoga concepts as well as her 2 hour asana class every morning, the asana workbook, peer teaching time, and asana lab for certain poses. The emphasis on asana is much appreciated but I was also thrilled to spend time almost every day reflecting as a group on the other 7 limbs of yoga. On the logistical end - Kootenay was a dream. The location of the school is exactly what I hoped for - 2 minutes to a swimming beach in one direction and 2 minutes to an oceanside walking/running trail in the other direction. The rooms of the villa are simple, clean, and comfortable - exactly what you need for a training like this. The food is next level. The outdoor gathering spaces for class and meals were so beautiful and comfortable. The kitchen and housekeeping teams were all spectacular - so grateful for the part they played in making this a wonderful experience.
      By Geraldine L for Feb 17-Mar 3 / Transformative RYT200 with Marcia Nott- Isla Mujeres on 12 Mar, 2023
      Wonderful, unique experience all around! Michelle is one of my most favorite yoga teachers and the staff is just amazing. Highly recommend to anyone looking for something different.
      By Gina R for 5 Night Yin Yoga & Yoga Nidra 50HR Teacher Training - YACEP on 11 Mar, 2023
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      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