KOOTENAY YOGA SCHOOL STUDENT REVIEWS
What They’re Saying
This was my 3rd 200hr and I learnt SO much. Marcia is such a wonderful teacher with so much passion and wisdom. The people I met were incredible, the food was incredible and we were so well looked after. Joshua Tree is a very special place. I am so so glad I picked this teacher training. A perfect balance of yoga philosophy, asana and teaching vinyasa safely.
Charlotte O - YTT200 Joshua Tree May 2023
What an incredible two weeks on Isla Mujeres! I am so glad I took the time to come do this training! From the very beginning, all of the staff were so great. Lisa was so friendly and quick to respond to emails, questions etc. Kandice brings such a warm and welcoming energy to the group and I feel incredibly lucky to have been able to practice and learn from our instructor, Marcia. She was so sweet and so kind, she gracefully held space for everyone in the group, and always brought laughter and fun to each session. Every morning she led us through beautiful flows and meditations and she passed on so much knowledge that has made me feel so excited and inspired to explore my yoga practice deeper and in ways that I didn't know how to before. The days are long, but SO fulfilling. The course content was well organized, thorough and I walked away with a deeper understanding of yoga, new explorations of my own practice and feeling confident to teach. Spending two weeks here made it so hard to leave! Thank you, thank you for such a lovely journey. I would highly recommend this experience with Kootenay Yoga School and would absolutely do it again!
Spencer O - YTT200 Isla Mujeres January 2023
This training was amazing from start to finish!!!! The shared rooms were very comfortable despite the Mexican heat. There are fans in every room, a large living room, a shared kitchen and a hot shower at all times! The food is super varied, colorful, tasty and delicious. Everything is fresh with lots of local specialties (tacos, guacamole, etc). The daily schedule is well defined. The program is full in two weeks but you still have time to rest: moment of solitude, small siestas, refreshment at the swimming pool etc. A magnificent small beach is accessible within 5 minutes of walking! My favorite was obviously our incredible teacher Marcia. She is super fun, attentive to students and very open-minded. It animates the theory with debates and participatory discussions. Everyone feels included and respected. She has a contagious joie de vivre and you can feel her passion through her teaching. Everyone loves it! Finally, Keven and Candice were present on site to answer our questions throughout our stay. You feel really good and taken care of with all the staff present on site. I recommend 100%
Audrey B - YTT200 Isla Mujeres March 2023
What can I say about this amazing program organized by these incredible thoughtful humans? This is the best retreat and program I've ever been to. The details, the space, the food, the location ... absolutely no complaints, 10/10, a life-changing experience individually on a soul, physical and mindful level. The food was incredible -- delicious vegetarian food -- all meals, and literally were never left hungry. The location is gorgeous, clean and right by the beach - both coasts. You can literally watch the sun rise and set every single day (and I did almost every day!) While outside you are practicing under some shade and the schedule really spaces all the teachings out. Our teacher, sent from the Yoga ancestors themselves, Stephanie is one of a kind incredible and excellent teacher. If you are serious about yoga for self-practice and to become a teacher beyond the idea of yoga but in adopting it's principles and understanding it's origin and respecting it's world through mind body and soul, book this retreat immediately. Especially for the price? A must must must. Thank you to Kevin Chef Diana and Kandice + staff you were all incredible <33
Fab R - YTT200 Isla Mujeres April 2023
I had an amazing time at this YTT! Everything was perfect!! Beautiful location near the beach with a beautiful yoga shala surrounded by trees. Stefania was an incredible teacher and shared so much knowledge. I felt incredibly lucky that she was our teacher and shared so much of her knowledge and energy with us. The food was incredible, super delicious! Kandice and Kevin were so friendly, supportive and helpful! The teaching was a perfect balance, the days were full and enriching, intense but not too intense, there was enough time to absorb the info and chill before the next day. I had such an amazing time, I would highly recommend this training to anyone who is looking to deepen their practice and have a very fulfilling enriching experience. I am so happy I chose to come to this school for this particular program! Nothing but great things to say about it!
Angela G - YTT200 Isla Mujeres April 2023
I loved my time at Kootenay Yoga School! I miss it so much and plan to go back for my Yin certification. Lisa and Addy run an amazing school, and Michelle is a fantastic teacher. She (Michelle) knows how to push yet hold space and create a psychologically safe space. She teaches a great blend of theory, practicum, anatomy, and history/philosophy while paying tribute to the Indian culture and proper Sanskrit pronunciation. She also infuses spirituality into the program and I felt like I had gone through accelerated therapy/a spiritual awakening. I highly recommend this school.
Sanjay G - YTT200 Isla Mujeres October 2022
Thanks a lot to the organizers and the teacher for having everything prepared and well thought in advance for every single details. The location was calm and beautiful which conciliated me with pure nature. My obssessed mind changed totally towards love for every tiny creature. The food was just awesome, energetic and in such a harmony with the weather and our level of activities while was so delicious and diverse. The good food and proper sleeping amenities associated with kind and warm care of the organizers provided the appropriate setting for me to learn, relax and do inner work. The teacher emphasis was on the essence of yoga while the classes was in harmony with students pace. The training built confident, courage and excitement for the steps forward and learning endlessly. Side activities were fun, adventurous and planned in right time. I highly recommend this program to all my friends and to whoever seeking inner peace.
I wish I could stay there for a year at least...lol
Farnaz - YTT200 Off Grid Canada August 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.
Lauren C - YTT200 Off Grid Canada July 2021
Calling the trip great would be a huge understatement. Lisa and Addy did everything To accommodate us and make us super happy. The food was just incredibly good. Considering the off grid setting I don’t even know what it must take to feed us every day like this. The tents were very comfortable and the site was just perfect to just escape and immerse into nature and yoga. There were not too many mosquitoes so it was very nice to sit outside in the evenings and do some extra yoga sessions during sunset . Sarah, the teacher was just mindblowing. She always adjusted to the needs of the group and inspired us to find our path. Her teaching was profound and very knowledgeable . Focus was on chakras and breathing . We had awesome extra activities such as hiking, horseback riding and water boarding. It was just perfection. Thank you Lisa and Addy and Sarah. I hope you’ll have more awesome people to share their journey with you Best wishes Sarah
Sarah T - YTT200 Off Grid Canada July 2021
An amazing experience in total! Teachers with true passion for yoga, very well thought and organized program and classes! So much knowledge in such a short period of time! The organizers always there and with a big smile for us, delicious food, nice accommodation facilities. Totally recommendable! Thank you very much
Illiana P - YTT200 Isla Mujeres May 2021
Had a beautiful YTT experience. Very well organized, felt taken care of and all the activities were wonderful. The food was incredible. The program was more than expected, I am so grateful for the experience, the incredible instructors, a really great group of ladies and an enjoyable journey all around. Felt a lot of support and guidance through the process. Very grateful for the organizer, Lisa who is a wonderful human being, always available if you need anything and a joy to talk to. I could not have found a better experience. Thank you!