KOOTENAY YOGA SCHOOL AND RETREAT CENTER FAQS
Education And Retreats For Those Seeking Balance
Have a question for us? Want to find out more information? Have a look at the answers to our most frequently asked questions below. If you don’t manage to find the information you’re looking for, please let us know.
HOW MUCH EXPERIENCE DO I NEED TO JOIN A YTT200 PROGRAM?
We accept students of various levels of experience. The programs are designed to support students in whatever objective they arrive with, and guide them throughout the journey. If you have a question about if the program is for you - please reach us and we can walk you through a few questions that may help you to decide.
HOW DO I GET THERE?
Most of our programs are located on the small island of Isla Mujeres. The easiest way to arrive to the programs is to book your flight to the Cancun International Airport. After you confirm your booking, you can reach our administration team and they can help you to coordinate a fast and easy transfer to Isla Mujeres. *For other programs - see listing / travel instructions or reach us directly.
DO YOU OFFER PAYMENT PLANS?
Yes we do. We offer a variety of payment plan options, with the goal of being flexible. If we can create a unique arrangement for payments for a student - and that allows them to attend without financial stress, we are nearly always open. Students can message us for full details.
WILL I RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE?
Students participating in our educational programs will always receive a certificate. Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a certificate stating they have "Completed" the program. If there is more learning to be done, students will receive a certificate that stays " Participated" in the program. All past students are offered discounted spaced for future YACEP and other educational programs.
WHAT IS OUR SCHEDULE?
YTT200 programs follow quite an intensive schedule. Students can expect to be in the classroom in one form or another from about 6 am - 8 pm daily. Often students will have independent study time, or will be in a classroom around the pool. We try to keep the day interesting and diverse by moving around exploring the island whenever we can.
Retreats follow a much more relaxed day - with pure and utter laid back island vibe at the forefront. If you are attending a retreat, you can expect a morning practice around 8am and activities throughout the day at your leisure.
WHAT ABOUT THE FOOD?
The Caribbean offers a colorful bounty of local, regional, and seasonal offerings. A beautiful array of fruit and vegetable are available to our culinary team year round. Our goal is to provide nutritious foods that are clean, vibrant, and flavorful. We follow a vegetarian menu - working around dietary restrictions of our students as needed. * If you have a dietary restriction or allergy that requires attention, please let us know before arrival.
IS THE ISLAND SAFE?
For sure Isla Mujeres is a very safe community comprised of friendly, hardworking local Islanders. You can wander the colonials, visit the beaches, tour the ruins, or enjoy a coffee in the downtown without a concern. We ask that students limit recreation time when in an educational program and commit to immersing in study. With that said, relaxing and unwinding is all part of the learning. Students are welcome to travel around the island and learn about the beautiful community they are in.
WHAT IF I HAVE TO CANCEL?
We ask that students purchase travel insurance that includes " Cancel For Any Reason" as a feature in the insurance package. We accept a limited number of students and therefor it is important to protect your trip. All deposits and payments are non-refundable or transferable.