Whistler Yoga Teacher Training

Whistler Yoga Teacher Training

whistler Yoga Teacher Training

Welcome to your 16 Day Intensive Immersion ~ Whistler Yoga Teacher Training at the Sea to Sky Retreat nestled in the coastal mountains of British Columbia, only 15 minutes away from spectacular Whistler!

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

Whistler Yoga Teacher Training Program Guide

Location | Sea to Sky Retreat Centre

whistler yoga teacher trainingYour Whistler Yoga Teacher Training takes place at the humble, zen Sea to Sky Retreat Centre!

For those who wish to step away from the distractions of everyday life to intensively study yoga, the Whistler Yoga Teacher Training is ideal.

Located within the forest, on the shores of Daisy Lake, surrounded by snowpeaks, the centre was built to be in balance with the natural resources that support it. You can expect delicious vegetarian food and simple, clean accommodations. You may be surprised to find how comfortable sustainable living can be! View the Centre’s Sustainability page.

This is a place for quiet contemplation and learning.

The only developed property on Daisy Lake, the Centre is completely surrounded by Garibaldi Provincial Park. Over 2 km of private-entry road further ensures peace and seclusion.

There is easy access to mountain hiking and backpacking trailheads to Black Tusk and Garibaldi Lake.

Integrated into a secluded natural setting, the teaching Pavilion, an elegant hexagonal building, will host our program.

The Centre is a Buddhist, Retreat Centre and by nature it is a humble setting. It provides the basic comforts (beds, heat, showers, hot water etc.). All rooms are equipped with single beds, heaters, bedding linens, clothes drying racks, storage for clothing, windows. However, be mindful that it is situated in a remote location high in Mountains and this is a sustainable Centre.  View details of what the Centre would like you to know.

Daily Schedule

Your Whistler Yoga Teacher Training will be filled with exciting challenges each day.

Please be prepared to focus your energy on the training. Ensure you are well rested each evening in preparation for the early morning start time.

Remember, this is an Intensive Immersion ~ it’s hard work, but wonderful work!

“On Day 1 of the Whistler Yoga Teacher Training, what time will I be expected to arrive?”

whistler yoga teacher training, semperviva, yogaStudents are expected on-site by 4:00pm. All Students who fly in for Whistler Yoga Teacher Training, will fly into Vancouver International Airport. After you land, you will still need to access land transport to Whistler Village (approximately 2.5 hours) .

Please review the “Arrival Logistics” section to review your transport options.

Many students opt to arrive a night earlier into either Whistler or Vancouver. 

Program Fees | Payment Dates | Refund Policy

Program Fees
$5,650 CDN (Canadian Dollars)

Apply Up to 3 Months BEFORE Start Date for Early Bird Pricing.
$5,085 CDN (Canadian Dollars)

Program Fees Include:
program tuition, 
double | shared accommodation with shared bath, all meals, program manual, asana manual, program workbook, journal, tote bag, certificate & documentation administration for graduation.(due to space limitations, there is ONLY 1 Single Occupancy accommodation available ~ additional cost of $980 CDN ~ email us if you would like this option, or to see if it is still available) ~ Textbooks are purchased directly by the Students as Ebooks or Printed Books)

Payment Dates
$1,800 CDN (Canadian Dollars)
due & payable 3 days after official acceptance issued via email

$3,850 CDN (Canadian Dollars)
$3,285 CDN (Canadian Dollars)* Early Bird

due & payable 35 days prior to start date of 
program (processed to credit card on file)

* airfare & land transport are not included in Fees

* all Fees are INCLUSIVE of Tax

* all Fees are QUOTED in $ ~ CDN (Canadian Dollars) ~ Convert Your Currency


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”!


“Bottom Line… What will the Whistler Yoga Teacher Training cost?”  

scotland yoga teacher trainingThe amount charged for the program is a total of $5,650 CDN (or Early Bird Pricing if applicable, of   $5,085 CDN) – this includes the program fees (as listed above) & taxes.

The additional expenses you will incur will be for Airfare & Land Transport.

You will also incur the cost of purchasing your Textbooks (printed or ebooks) 8 weeks before the program start ~ this investment is approximately $100 USD.

“Do I have to stay on-site and utilize the accommodations and meals?”  

This is an Intensive, Immersion program, and the very nature of it requires that all students are fully immersed.  Students are required to “live” on-site for the duration of the Whistler Yoga Teacher Training.

“Why do you request a Deposit for the Whistler Yoga Teacher Training?”  

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

Currency of Program Fees ~ IMPORTANT

Currency Conversion ~ IMPORTANT 

For the Whistler Yoga Training, all prices QUOTED & CHARGED in CDN (Canadian) Dollars.  All prices are inclusive of tax.

Curriculum | Course Materials | Admission Requirements

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

Pre-Program Requirements (Homework)

8 weeks prior to your program, we will send you details on Homework that must be completed. This will include reading, review of videos and attending 4 public classes.

These are part of your curriculum hours and are mandatory ~ at the end of each assignment we will ask you to verify completion via our on-line tool.

We expect that the average Student will take 15-20 hours to complete: Reading, Viewing Videos, Attending 4 Classes. If for some unforeseen reason you are unable to complete all items before the start of the program, these will need to be completed post-program and before official Certificates are issued.

Please Don’t Stress ~ the work is meant to be enjoyable. It will give you a bit of a feel for what lies ahead.  We will re-visit the items you have read in your homework during the program.  For those of you who have English as a Second Language, this will be helpful in getting some of the more challenging reading done.

Number of Students Per Session

Your Whistler Yoga Teacher Training program will be capped at 13 Students!  

Unique Benefits

Your Whistler Yoga Teacher Training is more than simply “learning to teach yoga.” The program is designed to show our COMMITMENT to you as you entrust us with your journey.

View the Unique Benefits of our programming.

Are you Ready for an Intensive?

When considering our Intensive Immersion program it is really important to ask yourself ~ Am I Ready for the Intensity?  We want to ensure that Students are prepared.

This program is living, eating, practicing, learning and breathing Yoga from the moment you arrive, until the moment you leave.

You have to be prepared mentally and physically as the days are long and a well-rested evening is important.  Even though we share this with all Students in advance, sometimes Students can be overwhelmed by the amount of learning and focus that is required.  It is hard work, hard play, but most importantly, it is a life changing experience.  If you read Reviews of graduates, you will sense a consistent theme… “So much learning, so much community, great Teachers, so wonderful… but be ready.”

Although we are practicing and learning in beautiful places around the world, during your training there is no allotted time to explore the area. Your training days are devoted to helping you become the very best Yoga Teacher you can be.

While we do provide periods of downtime in which you can catch your breath and process what has been taking place physically and mentally, these times of reflection will take place on-site.

Please plan to explore and discover the country you are visiting before or after your teacher training.

Common Questions

whistler yoga teacher trainingReview the most Common Questions we receive about our Whistler Yoga Teacher Training. 

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Are my Accommodations & Meals included?

Yes, your accommodations & meals are included in your Program Fees.


Are there official Evaluations & Examinations?

YES | All students will complete 1 Practicum (teaching a full class) & 1 Final Written Exam.


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.


Are Tips or Gratuities required from Students?

The policy for Tipping & Gratuities is listed on this page below the Packing List.  Please Review.


Why are Breakfasts (& some other meals) in Silence?

Your entire day of programming contributes to your hours for the Training.  The meals that are in Silence specifically contribute to your meditation practice and the hours we allot.  

It is part of your programming to understand how Silence “Speaks”.  It is one of the most challenging , yet most rewarding things one can learn.  Silence as a Teaching Tool is a key component of our program.


Is there an option to stay on-site or arrive earlier to the Venue?

Unfortunately, no. This Venue has turn around days for cleaning between groups. You can stay in the local town nearby if you opt to arrive early.


Is any Preparation or Homework required BEFORE I arrive?

FOR 200 HOUR PROGRAMS ONLY ~ 8 weeks prior to your program, we will send you details on Homework that must be completed. This will include reading, review of videos and attending 4 public classes.

These are part of your curriculum hours and are mandatory ~ at the end of each assignment we will ask you to verify completion via our on-line tool.

We expect that the average Student will take 15-20 hours to complete the 3 items: Reading, Viewing Videos, Attending 4 Classes. If for some unforeseen reason you are unable to complete all items before the start of the program, these will need to be completed post-program and before official Certificates are issued.

Students will need Textbooks in advance of their start date in order to complete their Pre-Program Homework Requirements.


How can you cover 200 Hours in 16 days?

We address this in Orientation, so that our Intention is clear and Students understand how important each moment of the program is.  Here is what we share:

In 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training 180 Hours must be contact hours ~ where you have access to 1 or both Lead Teachers.

Every hour you are in programming, starting on Day 1 and with the exception of lunch and dinner, is allocated to this total.

Silent meals are inclusive in your hours as they are teaching periods. During meals that are not silent, but require Karma Service, the time is also accounted for. This also applies if Karma Service happens outside of meal times.

Yoga is about an entire experience. How you carry yourself at ALL times, from the time you arrive in the Practice Studio in the morning until the final session of the evening, is part of the entire experience of Yoga and every one of its elements.

Focus on the present, every hour of every day. Let everything else go and be fully immersed. We ask that during this program you Live Your Yoga and that is much more than simply learning postures.

Additional non-contact hours are part of your pre-program requirements before you start the program. These are in addition to the 180 and are also accounted for and why they must be successfully completed.


Why do I need to purchase my own Textbooks or Ebooks?

Students come to our programs from every corner of the Globe.  The shipment of everyone’s Textbooks can be a large, logistical challenge. We have done this in the past and found that there were numerous issues in doing so.

It is best that Student’s purchase the Textbooks and bring them along to the program (we do not charge Student’s for these in our fees) ~ this simply works best.  

In the rare instance that a Student is in an extremely remote geographical area and cannot receive or place their own order for delivery, we will work with the Student to ensure they have everything they need.  This will be at a cost of $200 USD.  

Students will need Textbooks in advance of their start date in order to complete their Pre-Program Homework Requirements.


What is an Intensive Immersion?

We want to ensure that students are prepared for the intensity of the program. It is hard work, hard play, but most importantly, it is a life changing experience.

Although we are practicing and learning in beautiful places around the world, during your training there is no allotted time to explore the area. Your training days are devoted to helping you become the very best yoga teacher you can be.

While we do provide periods of downtime in which you can catch your breath and process what has been taking place physically and mentally, these times of reflection will take place on-site.

Please plan to explore and discover the country you are visiting before or after your teacher training.


How can I view my Ebooks if Electronic Devices are not allowed in the Yoga Classroom?

EReaders and Viewing Tablets are welcome in the space for the sole purpose of viewing your ETextbooks.  Phones are NOT acceptable viewing devices as they are far too small for images and general reading.

No data should be active on these devices while in the Yoga Classroom. This is the only exception regarding Electronic Devices.


Why do I see an International Exchange Fee or International Bank Fee on my Credit Card statement?

Some students will see a small charge to their Credit Card, and wonder why.

This charge is directly related to your Credit Card provider.  This charge is something that only some Credit Card providers will issue when you pay for something in a foreign currency (a currency other than what your Credit Card is in), or a foreign company processes a charge. Please contact your provider if you have any questions or concerns.  

Yogacara has no control over this fee, nor do we ask the provider to charge it.


Are all meals vegetarian?

Yes, all venues serve a vegetarian menu.

The only exception is Kalani (Hawaii) which also serves meat as an option (they are buffet style). If you are not a vegetarian normally, we suggest you bring along protein bars etc., to fill any void. The menus tend to allow for ample protein, but it can be a drastic change for those who are accustomed to meat daily.


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.


Weather in the Mountains?

Whistler experiences cool wet winters (with snow), and dry warm summers. On average Whistler receives approximately 11 days with temperatures over 30 °C (86 °F), and approximately 24 days on average with temperatures falling below -10 °C (14 °F).

Depending on the time of year, we recommend you dress appropriately, in the winter bring warm clothes and prepare for cold temperatures and possibly snow. In the summer, light summer time clothes will do, remember to bring a sweater for the evenings. Since you are in the mountains the temperatures cool off.


Is there time for other activities during my stay?

We suggest that you extend your stay, or arrive early if you would like to take part in other activities. During Yoga Teacher Training there is no allotted time to experience the local area.


What should I know about the Sea to Sky Centre?

Sea to Sky is nestled on forty pristine and peaceful acres beside Daisy Lake, surrounded by mountains and forest.  Though located in a wilderness setting, the facilities are comfortable and convenient.  Because of this auspicious setting and the retreat purpose of the Centre, there are certain guidelines and precautions.

It is requested that all visitors keep away from restricted retreat areas, where people may be in strict solitary retreat.  Upon arrival we will indicate which areas are open.

The Sea to Sky Centre generates their own electricity, and ask that you are mindful of your power consumption and not to bring any unnecessary electrical devices, such as hair dryers.  When you are not in the room please turn your lights off.  At the end of the evening before going to bed please make sure all of the common room lights and the inside foyers and porch lights are off. Be mindful of water consumption, usage of both hot and cold water.

Illegal substances and alcohol are not permitted. Smoking is restricted.

Due to fire concerns, open fires or candles are not prohibitied. Incense is permitted only while attended. 

There is no e-mail service available to retreatants at the Centre. In case of an emergency a cell phone is available during office hours. Charges apply for airtime ($0.30 per min.) and a phone card must be used for long distance calls.   Please bring your own cell phone or  bring phone cards.

The Sea to Sky Centre is on a septic sewage system, so please deposit only toilet paper in the toilet.

Only indoor footwear such as slippers or heavy socks are worn in cabins and buildings.


Closest Bank Machine?

We suggest that everyone arrive with ample funds upon arrival or withdraw funds at the airport on arrival.  Often times the Bank Machines in local areas are not easily accessible, and there is no guarantee that if you are in urgent need you will be able to get to one quickly. 

Come prepared!


Are special dietary needs accommodated?

Yes, with advance notice at the time of registration, we will try to arrange to have appropriate meals prepared for you.

The Chef on-site will advise what they are able to do and will try their best to accommodate requests. We cannot guarantee all requests, but we always try our best.

When applying, please provide detailed information about your specific dietary needs (vegan, vegetarian, gluten free) when registering. Dietary requests around medical issues are always priority.


Weather ~ if I am coming in the winter will I still be comfortable?

Join us any time of the year and you will be amazed! The Centre is completely winterized to ensure comfort. 


What do the travel logistics look like when I am considering arriving at the Centre?

All flights arrive into Vancouver International Airport (this is a 2.5 hour drive to the Retreat Centre).  Once you leave the airport, you will taxi to the Greyhound Bus Station (approximately 20 minutes away) and board a bus for Whistler Village.  There are only certain times these buses depart so ensure that you are on a bus that arrives in Whistler Village by 3pm.  We will be waiting for you upon arrival in the Village and shuttle you to the Centre (20 minutes away).

When considering flights – it’s best that your flight arrives early morning on Day 1 of the program or you travel into Vancouver the night before and stay over-night.

All students must be at the Centre no later than 4pm on Day 1 of the Program.


Is laundry service available?

Laundry is available ~ this is an additional cost to the student & is not included in fees.

What is the Karma Clean?

Everyone in the program will be assigned a small task (example: clearing the table, drying dishes etc.) that they will be responsible for during the program.  

In our support of the Buddhist tradition of the Centre we respect the protocol of providing a small service.

Is there a store nearby?

A small shop is available and provides toiletries, snacks and more. The nearest town is approximately a 20 minute drive, so there is no walking distance shopping. The location is remote and in the mountains, so be mindful of that when packing.  

Please bring along what you need.


What are the Driving Directions?

Download a copy of the Driving Directions to get to the Sea to Sky Retreat Centre.


I have problems sleeping. How will this work with shared sleeping arrangements?

All students are required to indicate sleeping behaviours or irregular patterns (example: restless sleepers, snoring etc.) when completing the application form.

We do our best to accommodate sleeping behaviours that match or compliment one other in order to ensure you have a good nights sleep, every night. We ask that all students bring along earplugs and eye patches for sleeping.  

If your venue is a dormitory style arrangement, this can be a larger challenge.  Come prepared with earplugs, eye patches etc.


Wi-Fi & Cellular Service?

Wi-Fi access is available & complimentary, but limited to certain areas and the connection tends to be slow – any connection that is utilized is meant solely for quick email checks, and not live streaming or downloads. Skype will not be accessible with these connections.

Cellular Service is available depending on your service provider.

During the training sessions NO electronic devices will be allowed for use.   There is little time to use services outside of the program, so be mindful of what you really need to bring along.  When in classes, we want you to “let go” and be present!  🙂

We ask that you ensure you have a data or calling plan on your phone if you need to be in touch with family and friends.  


Do I need my Yoga Mat?

Yes, please bring along your yoga mat.


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!


Do I pay additional Tax?

No.  The pricing you see is already inclusive of all tax.


Is the water safe to drink?

Absolutely! The water is filtered and safe to consume. Water is available to you all-day and we suggest you bring along a re-usable (NOT GLASS, and preferably not plastic) water bottle to re-fill through-out the day.

Coffee is available to everyone at breakfast. Water and tea is available throughout the balance of the day.


Will Coffee be available?

Coffee is served every morning at breakfast. After breakfast, both water and tea are available throughout the day.


Are the Program Fees truly all inclusive?

Yes!  Our Program Fees are posted by Destination and include EVERYTHING LISTED on every each page, under the tab Program Fees | Payment Dates | Refund Policy. 

Taxes are INCLUSIVE in all of our pricing.

Outside of transportation, the only additional items Students will have to purchase and invest in are the Textbooks for the program.  The cost is approximately $100 USD.  Please visit our Need To Know section to see the what current Textbook listing includes.   We make this clear on every Destination’s page so Students understand their full financial commitment. 

Please do NOT purchase any items before we issue the official notice 8 weeks before the start of your program.

Currency Conversion ~ IMPORTANT 

All prices QUOTED in US Dollars.

Prices are converted, then CHARGED in Canadian Dollar equivalency.  Your email receipts will indicate the Canadian Dollar equivalent of the charge.

Items are converted based on the exchange rates of Global Currency Rates on the date the transaction is processed.


Will I need an electrical adaptor?

All the locations of our abroad program (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF EUROPE & ASIA) have the same power as the United States: 110 volt, 60 cycle electricity. Plugs are typically the 2 pronged flat type outside of North America, so American or Canadian travelers will not typically need a converter or adaptor, however many outlets may only be 2 pronged so you may need an adaptor for any 3 pronged items you are bringing, particularly laptops.

If you are uncertain, please check with this Global Listing.


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 programs.  For 300 Hour Advanced Programming, you will need to have completed your 200 Hour programming first.

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.  When payments are made, we will automatically email you an official receipt. However, you will not receive a T2202 slip at the end of the year ~ our programming does not fulfill the criteria for T2202.  

Please retain all email copies of receipts your receive.

The official payment receipts we provide can be used for income tax purposes against Yoga Teaching income earned.

Please discuss this further with your accountant or tax provider as every Country allows for different self-employment allowances.


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!


Arrival Logistics

whistler yoga teacher training If you are flying into Vancouver International Airport, please ensure your flight arrives no later than 11:30am on Day 1 of the program.  All departure flights should be organized for after 2pm on Departure day.

All Students are expected to be on site by 4pm on Day 1, and all Students depart the Centre after Breakfast on Day 16.

If you’ll be arriving at Vancouver International Airport, information on bus, taxi, shuttle, limousine and rental car services is available on the airport’s web site. From the airport you can find accommodations in Vancouver or connect directly with bus service to the Retreat Centre (see below).

Greyhound buses depart regularly from Vancouver’s Pacific Central Station, 1150 Station Street (near the Main Street Skytrain Station). A ticket should be purchased to Pinecrest/Black Tusk. Travel time is normally two hours. Someone from SSRC will meet your bus given pre-arrangement with SSRC of your travel plans at least 72 hours before your scheduled arrival, please contact the Retreat Manager by email at ssrc@siddharthasintent.org. Once you are on the bus, please contact the Centre at 604-932-1677, to arrange for pick up and drop off to the Retreat Centre. You are also required to contact the Centre 72 hours in advance, so they can ensure pick up on arrival day. Otherwise, you will need to find an alternate mode of transport.

To get to the Greyhound station from the Vancouver International airport, you can take the “Sky” Train service from the airport. It costs approximately $8.75 CDN per person, depending on time of day. To take the Skytrain, ask at the airport for directions to the Airport Skytrain station. Take the Canada Line from the airport to Waterfront station, and then change at Waterfront station to the Expo Line.

Take the Expo Line to the Main Street Station. The Main Street station is at Main and Terminal, just a very short walk from Pacific Terminal. The Skytrain runs every 2-3 minutes so there is almost no waiting. Transit from the airport to Pacific Terminal should take about 45 minutes.

Alternatively you can get a taxi to Pacific Terminal (located at Main Street & Terminal Ave). The taxi costs approximately $25 CDN and will take about 25-30 minutes

Note that PINECREST / BLACK TUSK is the ONLY pick-up point by the centre Staff.

The Perimeter Bus runs directly from the Vancouver International Airport to Whistler Village, you would then be required to take a taxi from Whistler Village to the Sea to Sky Retreat Centre. We recommend using Resort Cabs Whistler as the location is quite remote, and we have utilized them in the past. Call a minimum of 24 hours in advance ~ 604.938.1515. The journey is approximately 20-30 minutes and a cost of approximately $90 CDN (one way). The Cab company REQUIRES you to have a hard copy of these driving directions printed as this is not a regular route for cabs.

SSRC Contact Information
Sea to Sky Retreat Centre
84 Retreat Road
Whistler, B.C. V0N 1B1

Phone: 604-932-1677
Email: ssrc@siddharthasintent.org

If you are driving yourself to the Centre, please review these detailed directions.  If you are driving, 3:30pm is an ideal arrival time.

Unfortunately, Students cannot arrive at the Centre prior to 2pm of Day 1, as Staff begins check-in at 2pm. No early arrivals, or earlier stays are accommodated, as this is not a Centre that is open to the public. 

Please DO NOT book flights for your Whistler Yoga Teacher Training until you receive the travel confirmation notice from our Group Leader.

Ready To Apply?

When you are ready to make the commitment to join us for the Whistler Yoga Teacher 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

Ready to Apply?  Apply for Your Whistler Yoga Teacher Training

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Whistler Yoga Teacher Training | Practical Items

Now that you have reviewed the administrative details, here is some specific information on practical matters when travelling for your Whistler Yoga Teacher Training.

What To Bring

When you travel for your Whistler Yoga Teacher Training, pack smart! Remember, this is a remote location.  There is a small, honour system “store” on-site for emergency toiletry items.  Make it simple and pack ALL the essential items listed below.

Whistler Packing List

* laundry service is available at an additional cost

* comfortable, loose clothing for teacher training sessions (nothing fancy required)

* yoga matwhistler yoga teacher training

* 2-3 Bath Towels (only hand towels are provided at the Centre)

* small, thin blanket for meditation

* bug spray & after-bite solution

* good walking shoes (running shoes) / sandals / gum boots / slippers – YES, bring all! Weather can change quickly in the mountains!

* 6-7 extra socks (if the weather turns rainy, its nice to have fresh socks)

* travel adapter as needed

* sleeping eye patch

* earplugs (highly suggested – we cannot cure a snoring room-mate)

* lightweight rain jacket (just in case)

* sunscreen

* alarm clock

* camera

* copy of travel insurance  (optional ~ if you choose to purchase insurance)

* passport & visa (if required based on your citizenship)

* flashlight & batteries (absolutely mandatory – you will need this in the evenings)

* long sleeve shirts (warm ones) for evenings / short sleeve shirts for day-time

* long & short pants

* money (Canadian Dollars) ~ no access to ATM

* water bottle (NO GLASS BOTTLES – BPA Free Bottles or Stainless Steel Only)

* sun-glasses

* warm sweaters (at least 3)  & a light coat for colder evenings

* writing instruments & notepad (please have at least 3 or 4 writing instruments as you are writing each and every day)

* course materials you have ordered

* electronic devices BUT these are not allowed for use during teacher training sessions at any time

* energy or protein bars (optional, but suggested)

* hand towel for your yoga mat (optional, but suggested, especially in warmer climates)

* Vitamin C, Zinc & Electrolytes (optional, but suggested when travelling long distances via air ~ it also helps when alcohol is not consumed during travel, and you stay hydrated along the way)

Tipping | Gratuity

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Tipping or Gratuities are not expected from Students attending a program at the Sea to Sky Centre.

The Centre is a not-for-profit and if you wish to offer a donation to the volunteer staff, it is at your discretion.  A suggested amount would be $50 CDN / student.  This may be left in the donation box of the Main Retreat House.

What You Should Know About the Centre

To make the most of your Whistler Yoga Teacher Training experience, the Centre would like you to consider these details. Though located in a wilderness setting, the facilities are comfortable & convenient.

· The Centre generates their own electricity, and ask that you be mindful of your power consumption and limit use of power-intensive electrical devices, such as hair dryers, electric tea kettles, or other devices with electrical heating elements.

· Since the centre is on a septic system, guests are requested to be conscious of how long showers are & to be mindful of not placing anything in the septic system other than tissue paper..

· Drugs & Alcohol are not permitted.  Smoking is restricted to 1 location on site.

· Indoor footwear (such as slippers or socks) are worn in all buildings.

· Wi-Fi access is available & complimentary, but limited to certain areas and the connection tends to be slow – any connection that is utilized is meant solely for quick email checks.

· Cellular Service is available depending on your service provider. Please ensure that you have a data or calling plan on your phone if you need to be in touch with family and friends.

Spectacular Whistler

whistler yoga teacher trainingWhistler is located in the spectacular Coast Mountains of British Columbia just two hours north of Vancouver. Whistler is Canada’s premier, year-round destination.

Whistler features two majestic mountains with a vibrant base Village, epic skiing and snowboarding, four championship golf courses, great shopping, restaurants and bars, accommodation to suit every budget, hiking trails, spas and arguably the best mountain bike park in the world.

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Training Dates

April 7 ~ 22, 2018 
Co-Lead Teachers
Angela Inglis & Juan Villegas 

September 15 ~ 30, 2018 
Co-Lead Teachers

Emily Kane & Mark Atherton

Earlier Dates Now Full

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Spaces Left For April

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