Whistler Village Yoga Teacher Training

Whistler Village Yoga Teacher Training

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Welcome to your 2 month, part-time ~ Whistler Village Yoga Training at the Whistler | Yogacara Studio

This program is ideal for Whistler Locals and those willing to commute from neighbouring communities (Squamish, Pemberton & others).  With our Studio located along the stroll in the heart of Whistler Village, it makes it accessible to everyone.

Accredited with Yoga Alliancethe Whistler Village Yoga Training program certifies  graduates as 200 Hour Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga Teachers.


Whistler Village Yoga Training | Program Guide

The following is your guide to the Whistler Village Yoga Training Program. 

Daily Schedule

Monday & Tuesday
10:45am – 4:45pm

9:00am – 4:45pm

10:45am – 4:45pm

Program Fees | Payment Dates | Refund Policy

Application Fee
$125 Canadian Dollars
due & payable upon submission of Application

Program Fees
$2,650 Canadian Dollars
Program Fees Include: program tuition ($990), all course materials | workshop events | public class access | media materials ($1,380), certificate & documentation administration for graduation ($280)

Deposit Payment Date
$800 Canadian Dollars
due & payable 3 days after official acceptance issued via email

Balance of Fees Payment Date
$1,850 Canadian Dollars
due & payable 10 days prior to program start date (automatically processed to credit card provided on file)

* Application and Deposit Fees are NON-REFUNDABLE

* Balance of Fees become NON-REFUNDABLE 60 days prior to program start date – this is the final date to withdraw. After such time, the entire Balance of Fees will be processed on scheduled dates.

* all Fees are subject to 5% Canadian, Goods & Services Tax

“What will my Whistler Village Yoga Training cost?”

The total is $2,913.75 Canadian Dollars – this includes the application fee, program fees (as listed above) & taxes.

“Why do you request a Deposit?”

The Deposit is required by accepted students who are prepared to commit to the program. Once the Deposit is received, we immediately plan, prepare and incur costs associated for that student, in full anticipation of them attending the program.


Whistler Village Yoga Training | Refund & Payment Policy

Please review the full policy to ensure you understand our commitment as well as yours.  We don’t believe in “fine print”!


Curriculum | Course Materials | Admission Requirements

whistler village yogaOur Need to Know section goes through each of these items in detail as they relate to your Whistler Village Yoga Training.  It is important that each prospective student review the details.

For the Whistler Village Yoga Training, course materials will be on-site on Day 1 of your program. 

Meet Your Teacher ~ Emily Kane
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Emily Kane

Emily Shares | I started my yoga journey during my first year of high school. I quickly recognized there was more to this than simply cross-training for sports. Yoga’s non-competitive nature was so different than anything I’d experienced. It was difficult as an athlete at first, but I eventually realized how it brought holistic well-being which went so much deeper than conventional activities.

It was during this time that I also discovered snowboarding – although I was still heavily involved in team sports, I absolutely loved to snowboard. Since then I’ve become more focused on the outdoor activities that I love which include snowboarding, hiking, longboarding, surfing… it’s a long list that goes on, but I feel blessed to live in a place where these are accessible.

My love for health and sport lead me to pursue my Kinesiology degree at the University of British Columbia – my original intention was to continue studying rehabilitation but I decided to re-route my plan by opening Yogacara Studios in Whistler, B.C. This way, I could pursue my passions on and off my mat.

Transitioning from a yoga teacher to a teacher/studio owner was a big step but I feel the values I hold helped me do both successfully. These same principles such as organization, leadership and respect are key as a yoga teacher as well. It also gave me the opportunity to integrate the skills I learned in Kinesiology to apply to my teaching style – which includes safety, injury prevention and rehabilitation. I love being able to break these down in a teacher training since it passes on the knowledge in non-traditional format. This allows for a practical approach that tends to be more interactive and “hands-on.”

Teaching in Whistler has been an amazing opportunity which lets me lead students from around the world. It is also a place that requires an adaptable practice to suit all levels since you never know who will be showing up on the mat. Given the access to thrill seeking sports in the area, we also tend to have students with different injuries. This encourages me to create an inclusive practice so everyone is able to participate. I emphasize the importance of inclusivity in teacher trainings since it applies under many different circumstances.

One of the greatest lessons I’ve learned was an unexpected one – the growth I experienced when I broke my wrist last year. I’d never had a major injury and it was a severe break that required surgery. When it first happened I said to myself “I’m not going to let this stop me from doing what I love” so I continued to teach with my arm in a sling. It made me realize the importance of strong verbal cues, and the insignificance of a physical body as a teacher or a yogi. Society tends to place physicality on a pedestal, and as an athletic person I have this tendency as well, but this experience made me reflect on what is truly important. It required me to be vulnerable, to ask for help, and to re-evaluate my priorities.

I am very grateful to teach students in a public setting, but I also really enjoy teacher trainings where we are able to delve deeper. I love passing on the essential knowledge to create effective teachers; providing these tools can also have a profound effect on their own personal journey.

Unique Benefits

whistler village yogaYour Whistler Village Yoga Teacher Training has some wonderful benefits that we feel sets us apart from other programs in the community.

♥  We believe that the minimum 180 contact hours is not enough to provide teachers in training with the essential tools to be successful teachers. Therefore, we provide additional in session hours.

 13 Students Maximum in any Program Session

 Our program includes Kirtan; a wonderful experience of this ancient art.

 Our program follows the set guidelines created by Yoga Alliance. In addition, we offer students the opportunity to learn more than just asana. Our sections of topics include the Chakras, Pranayama, Drishti, Mudras and  Ayurveda (and more) as well as an introduction to the styles of Yin & Restorative Yoga, giving you a truly holistic experience.

 Our program includes Kirtan; a wonderful experience of this ancient art.

 Every student is evaluated in a complete Practicum Class ~ no student will ever leave the program without having taught a full class to their peer group, teachers and others we may invite when space allows. Students also take part in Written Evaluation ~ its is important for both you and us to know that the curriculum has been learnt.

 Our pricing is truly all inclusive – and includes a 2 Month Membership to the Studio during your Whistler Village Yoga Training.

 Alumni will receive a discount of 10% off of future programming.

♥  Please email us if you need discuss a payment plan!

Try A Class At The Studio

whistler village yoga teacher trainingWe would like to invite you to try a Class. This will help you to get a good sense of the Studio and what we offer.

View the Studio schedule and then Sign-In for a class. When you go through the ON-LINE check-out, use promo code: YTT, and your class will be complimentary.

This code can be used twice.

Common Questions
whistler village yogaReview the most Common Questions we receive about our Whistler Village Yoga Training. 


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Are there official Evaluations & Examinations?

YES | All students will complete 1 Practicum (teaching a full class), 2 Multiple Choice Quizzes, 1 Final Written Exam ~ totalling 150 Marks.


Do I Automatically Graduate if I Attend?

No. | In order to successfully graduate from any Training program we offer, you must successfully meet the graduation criteria. Unfortunately, it serves no purpose for us to simply pass students who are not ready or able to teach. It is unfair to you, to the public you may teach and to the integrity of our programming.

At the beginning of reach program (during Orientation) the criteria will be clearly laid out as to the requirements for successful graduation.

It is our aim & commitment to ensure Students leave our programs ready. If the rare case this does not happen, the Student will not be certified to teach.


I would like to bring along a family member or friend to my training ~ Is that an option?

The ONLY location that has space & allows for this is the Kalani (Hawaii) Training, as they have a large facility, & your family/friends can stay on-site in a different area from you. There is NO reduction in cost if you opt to stay in their room. The full price applies to you as the student as we book our set area based on specific numbers. You can be in touch with Kalani directly to book these additions if you choose.

At all other locations there is no allowance for this due to space limitations. If you truly want them to come along, they would have to pay the full amount of a registered student or join the program as they would be taking up that space that another could attend.

We suggest that this is a time for YOU! It is intensive program and there is little or no time to spend with people outside your peer group.


Do I need a Yoga Mat?

No ~ we have mats available at the Studio.


Is parking available?

There is limited free parking in the Village, however, there are free parking spots located in the day lots ~ a quick 5 minute walk to the Studio.

Find out more about the parking options.

Is this just for people wanting to teach Yoga?

No, absolutely not! Anyone wishing to delve deeper into their practice is welcome to join us. The skills and tools we learn in the program can be applied to many aspects of life… Yoga does not just happen on the mat – it happens in every moment!


Are the fees truly all inclusive?

Our Program Fees posted by program include everything listed.


Is this the initial training for Yoga Teachers?

Yes, this is first program that all prospective teachers attend. There are opportunities for teachers to continue on with advanced programming thereafter.

When you complete our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training program you will be certified to teach Hatha & Vinyasa Classes.  Specific programs such as Yin or Restorative are continuing education programs that you will take after this initial training, if you choose to do so.


Is Age an issue?

Yoga knows no age and it is never too late or too early to start. All students must be a minimum of 18 Years of age to take the program, but from there on everyone is welcome in our program.

If it is any inspiration, our oldest graduate (Khatun, December 2012) was in her late 70’s!


What if I am new to Yoga?

Everyone is new to Yoga each and everyday. There is no perfection in Yoga, so everyone is welcome at the level they are at. In the program, we all start from the beginning, together!


When I leave the program, will I be able to teach public classes?

Absolutely! Rest-assured that our program is not just a cookie-cutter program designed to get students in & out the door as quickly as we can. Our focus is you, the student, and the student becoming the teacher. Your teaching will be a direct reflection of our program and our intention is based on providing you with all the tools you need to succeed. We will have failed our students if we have provided them with anything less.


Do I need to be fluent in English?

We welcome students from all backgrounds and ethnicities. Due to the intensity of the program, we require all students be fluent in the English language (reading, writing & speaking).


I am Canadian, will I receive a T2202?

No, for this program you will receive an official receipt for all payments received, however you will not receive a T2202 slip at the end of the year. Based on our current tuition structure, we are not required to be registered with PCTIA and therefore do not provide the T2202 slips.

The official receipt we provide can be used for income tax purposes against your income earned. Should you need to apply for a BC Student Loan, PCTIA programs are the only ones that can offer that additional benefit.


Policy on alcohol, smoking & drug use?

We ask that all students do their best to refrain from alcohol and drug use during the program. Prescription medication is acceptable assuming it is not being used recreationally.  

Smoking is acceptable, but only in the designated areas.  If you are a smoker, please ensure you list it on the application.  

NOTE:  Some of our Locations are NON-SMOKING Facilities.  Suncokret, Croatia & Te Moata, New Zealand are NON-SMOKING facilities.

All that being said, when possible, we will provide some local wine during your graduation celebration for students who would like to enjoy a glass!


Ready To Apply?
When you are ready to make the commitment to join us for the Whistler Village Yoga Training, please follow these steps:

STEP 1:  Apply On-Line

STEP 2:  Await Confirmation of Acceptance (via email within 3 days)

STEP 3:  Our Team Leader will Guide You Through the Balance


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Studio Location

Yoga Teacher Training (2nd Floor) ~ 4433 Sundial Place, Whistler, BC

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Training Dates


July 6 – August 27, 2015
Lead Teacher
Emily Kane

September 19 – November 17, 2016
Lead Teacher
Emily Kane

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