Natural Immersion YTT200 Program Off-Grid In The Kootenays 2023

Kootenay Boundary E, BC V0H, Canada

22 reviews
Jul 8 - 22, 2023
Group size: 1 - 25
Natural Immersion YTT200 Program Off-Grid In The Kootenays 2023
Kootenay Boundary E, BC V0H, Canada

22 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 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, with 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
  • 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 Off-Grid Tent { Fully Equipped }
Deposit: $100
Dbl Occ Off-Grid Tent { Fully Equipped }
Available until June 8, 2023
Deposit: $100
Group Tent Off-Grid { Fully Equipped }
Available until 0 days before departure6 left
Deposit: $100


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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If you wanna do a YTT pick this one!! Michelle our teacher was amazing! She comes with the motivation, positivity and joy every single day. I learnd so much in those two weaks about Yoga and myself. Definetly above all the expactations i had. The place is lovely and so is everyone who works there. Also the food!!! Is amazing. Every morning i got excited for the breakfast! There is a pool and a beach close by ist which is lovely. I had an amazing experience at Kootenay Yoga School and would recommend it to everyone:)
By Lisa S for Lisa Studer - Sept 14 - 28 Inspired RYT200 Program-Isla Mujeres on 02 Oct, 2022
Kootenay Yoga School was exactly what I was looking for & honestly needed to receive my 200 hr Yoga Teacher certificate. Everyone associated with Kootenay was absolutely amazing & I felt very looked after during this intensive journey. Michelle made learning all the principals, limbs & postures of yoga relatable & easy to absorb, I never felt completely overwhelmed by the amount of information we had to learn. Not to mention the passion behind what not only Michelle but everyone who is associated with Kootenay is incredible to feel & be a part of everyday. The food absolutely amazing...cough, cough would buy a Kootenay cookbook. My fellow group of students were also amazing & I will forever be grateful for their support, laughs & friendships. I would highly recommend this program to anyone ready to embark on this journey.
By Ericka S for Sept 14 - 28 Inspired RYT200 Program-Isla Mujeres on 30 Sep, 2022
This was one of the best experiences of my entire life. From the moment that I landed everything ran smoothly. Lisa is absolutely incredible and is the best at what she does. Michelle was by far the best yoga teacher and I'm forever grateful for this company and all that I've learned. They set you up to Win and to truly understand all this yoga info. I came in thinking about doing yoga teacher training to heal my body but what I got was way more. I got reconnected back to myself, my heart, and my identity. I'm now wanting to make a difference and support others on this path. Everything about this experience was amazing, to the clean rooms, the food was amazing, the little surprises, and the beautiful energy. I'd say YES.... you will thank yourself for coming to Kootenay Yoga Teacher Training. 5 stars plus... I'm excited to continue my yoga education with this school. Thank you again. my heart is full.
By Sara H for Sara Mckay - Aug 30 - Sept 13 Sacred Journey RYT200 Program on 19 Sep, 2022
Kootenay Yoga school was the best thing that has happened to me on my travels through Mexico. The people there are so incredibly attentive and kind. The quality and care put into the Teacher Training really showed through my 15 days there. I didn’t want it to end. Michelle was such an engaging teacher and made learning the material more interesting and fun than it already was. I will definitely be coming back here to do my future trainings. 1000/10 recommend- if you’re on the fence, JUST DO IT! You won’t regret it
By Anna F for Aug 15-29 Inspired RYT200 Program-Isla Mujeres on 06 Sep, 2022
Best program ever!!! Totally transformative experience - everything from the teachers to the location to the curriculum to the food was 10/10. A very well-rounded program that fostered connection, knowledge, exchange, confidence, healing, accountability and more. I feel very prepared to begin teaching my first yoga classes and through the program I now have amazing new friends who I hope will be in my life for years to come. The only (arguable) negatives - or rather just things to potentially prepare for - were the heat/humidity (I didn't mind it but be prepared to SWEAT all day, all night lol - no AC does make quality sleep tough for sensitive sleepers; luckily the program provided ample fans!) and the mosquitoes (bring twice as much bug spray as you think you'll need or purchase it there - they were mostly annoying in the early morning and early evening, and the program helped alleviate that annoyance by having the place professionally sprayed and frequently lighting mosquito coils and incense). Seriously an extraordinary place and program - would do it again in a heartbeat!!!!! Love love loved everyone involved.
By Jessica H for Aug 15-29 Inspired RYT200 Program-Isla Mujeres on 04 Sep, 2022
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