Take some time to read through our Reviews. These graduates voluntarily provided feedback about their experience and wanted to share it with others who are considering the program.

Please feel free to contact any students who have provided reviews & emails.
They would be happy to connect & answer any questions you may have!


Joanna Griffin (UK), Whistler 2015


“If you have a growing interest in yoga in any of its many forms then I would highly recommend taking this course! Even if you do not want to be a teacher. The knowledge base that you come away with is just amazing and will set you up as you move forward as a practitioner in this growing and varied industry. There is no judgement or pressure. You are encouraged to be you! It was the most organic and wonderful experience and I would recommend it to everyone! Thank you Yogacara!”  Contact Joanna



Kelly Krawchuk (Canada), Whistler 2015


“The program covers so much information, and you really have to completely devote yourself to learning all that is required. I believe that being so immersed in the program really places a standard on the instructor that you strive to be. The journey was life changing and I am so happy that I trusted my instincts and applied. I will always have a very special place in my heart for both the students that attended with me as well as the teachers. It was an unforgettable experience and I am honored to have been apart of it.”  Contact Kelly


Anna Johnston (Canada), Whistler 2015


“It’s scary at first, lots of information is shared and emotions come up to the surface. I learned a lot about myself. It was life changing. Be brave and kind and open. There is an amazing process that happens on this journey. Embrace every moment.”  Contact Anna



Michelle LeHegarate (Canada), Whistler 2015


“This program is far beyond asana. The knowledge you will gain from this program will stay with you for life. After looking at many different options in BC this is by far the best choice I could have made.”




Annette McQueen (Canada), Vancouver 2015

“This a great program to start a yoga practice, to deepen your knowledge and to learn to safely guide students in their practice. Well rounded and highly recommended.”  Contact Annette

Samantha Moore (Canada), Whistler 2015

“I would let them know to be prepared to get very close with your classmates and teachers, and to be prepared to leave them all at the end! It’s sad but is also a very amazing experience and the bonds you create with the other students there are unbreakable. It’s an amazing time.” Contact Samantha

Andrea Eilers (Canada), UBC 2015


“Yogacara will provide an professional teaching program where an emerging teacher could build community, spirituality, resources, precise, safe cuing and general readiness to feel equips to graduate and teach upon completion.” Contact Andrea


Sarah Blenkhorn (Canada), Spain 2014

“My Yogacara experience has been life-changing! Among other things, I attribute this to having amazing teachers… and a smaller group of students which for me is always conducive for learning, and which also made it feel more intimate and personal and afforded a lot of conversation and exploration. The 16 day program may seem intimidating, and there IS work involved and there are days that you feel tired but the program also allows some downtime and is paced very well..” Contact Sarah

Tanya Solvsten (Canada), Costa Rica 2014

“It’s intense, they are not joking, but every second of the roller coaster is worth it, the end of the program is only the beginning, both teachers are so different yet patient and welcoming, the whole experience is life changing.” Contact Tanya

Robert MacKenzie (Switzerland), Spain 2014

“Dedicate the time of the program to you, your rest and recovery and as much as possible. Do not plan to do other activities during the program (e.g. games, too many calls home, extra sports, work and emails). I followed my own advice during the program and feel rewarded for doing so. I stayed healthy, energetic and balanced, which (I believe) helped me extract a maximum from the program.” Contact Robert



Tracilyn Jones (USA), March 2015

“I had a wonderful experience. The program is very compacted and intense therefore I really takes a while to “soak in” after I got home. I didn’t realize all I was learning at the time. Even if you never intend on teaching yoga it’s one of the best gifts you can give yourself. I have had a major sleep disorder for many years and the skills I learned there about mediation, silence, being kind to yourself, and so much more has helped me over come it. I know I am only a few weeks out of the program but my sleep and my over all health is much better. Regardless if I ever teach yoga or not it was worth going for that reason alone. Also in my life moving forward I feel very grounded, as if I have a firm brick of knowledge to stand on.” Contact Tracilyn




Stephanie Billard (France), Spain 2014


Contact Stephanie

Courtney Snider (Canada), Costa Rica 2014

“Be prepared for the emotional side of things!! I did not expect it, but it was exactly what I needed and would NEVER give back this experience for anything in the world!”  Contact Courtney

Tobi Phillips (Canada), Costa Rica 2014

“This is an intense program, but such an amazing experience, if you really love Yoga and want to learn more about it and yourself this is the program for you, I would highly recommend it, this program has taught me so much and has made me want to learn more.” Contact Tobi

Catherine Pitura (Canada), Whistler 2014

“Great for those who wish to teach Yoga, deepen their Yoga practice, or just to learn more about themselves as a person.” Contact Catherine

Gina Marquez (Canada), Vancouver 2012

“…thank you for all the care and hard work and for making your YTT and your studio an honest, nourishing place for all.”

Francine Larocque (Canada), Whistler 2014

“This is an INTENSIVE program… be prepared to live and breathe yoga – all day, everyday! This is not a vacation, this is work! However, it’s the best kind of work I could ever dream of! With an open mind and heart you will have the opportunity to transform your life with daily meditation, and gain a deeper understanding of yoga, holistically. You will learn how to effectively cue and teach asana poses and really bring your personal practice to the next level.” Contact Francine

Kimberly Charbonneau (Canada), Vancouver 2010

“I would be happy to connect with anyone considering this program to share more about my training.” Contact Kimberly

Kimberley Turner (Canada), Vancouver 2013

“This program is geared for lots of hands on work. You will not graduate from a class of 30 people where maybe you taught for 10mins. You will graduate from a small class with tons of practical and theoretical knowledge and will have taught many times over, in turn feeling incredibly prepared to share your teachings to your own students.”

Catherine McLaughlin (Panama), Hawaii 2013

“Siobhan Keely is amazing, her teachings were good and all the information was there.”

Nicole Stratton (Canada), Vancouver 2012

“From the bottom of my heart I thank you. You have put together a beautiful program and provided a sacred space. Tomas is an outstanding teacher, and the material was truly life changing. All the work you have done for the sake of sharing the eye/heart/life opening knowledge of yoga is beyond appreciated.”

Kaleigh Mancha (USA), Costa Rica 2014

“A 200 hour training condensed into less than 3 weeks is work. If you are looking for downtime or vacation time, do that before or after the training. Additionally understand that this is not just a certification program, its a comprehensive program that allows for and promotes emotional and cognitive developments and insights.” Contact Kaleigh

Emily Long (Canada), Vancouver 2013

“I would definitely suggest this program to others because it is thorough and intimate. The progression was great and the information was balanced. I liked having philosophy, anatomy and other topics in the training. It was really well rounded and informative.”

Nicole Hermanson (Canada), Vancouver 2013

“If you’re thinking about it, sign up! This was a great life experience. I learned so much more than just the asanas. Learning about the 8 limbs and the yogic philosophy changed my life and I highly recommend taking the 200-hour program… but not just anywhere, you get such a unique experience at Yogacara and Thomas is such a knowledgeable and fantastic teacher!”

Veerle Dandoy (Netherlands), Whistler 2014

“Quality of the program, quality of the teachers, teachers were highly motivated and professional, serious program with exam, location, small group (11 people), healthy food,  zen environment with friendly people.” Contact Veerle

Kerri Considine (USA), Hawaii 2013

“Janet and Siobhan are so amazing its unbelievable how great they are together and I love them so much. When I finished the program I felt that I was totally prepared to teach yoga. I am a certified school teacher and never felt the security as I do from the teachings I received from Yogacara”

Blythe Kunderman (Canada), Vancouver 2013

“I would strongly encourage you to attend this training. The small class size, intimate space and integrity in which Yogacara operates really left a fantastic impression on me and I would recommend the program with confidence that others would also have a great experience.” Contact Blythe

Annika Clark (Canada), Costa Rica 2014

“The program goes by really fast. Be open. Be ready to learn. Remember the yoga teachings and where it can from.” Contact Annika

Ellie McMillan (Canada), Vancouver 2010

“Taking your teacher training at Yogacara will forever change your life, your practice and your outlook on the world.”

Amy Ku (Canada), Vancouver 2013

“This program is definitely worthwhile. I’ve learned so much over and I certainly feel well equipped to teach public classes. This speaks to the quality of the teachers here. The small size of this class is a huge advantage as we have much more individual attention & practice. I also love the atmosphere. I don’t believe I’ve ever seen such a wonderful, serene studio, which makes for a great learning environment.” Contact Amy

Angelika Sellick (Canada), Vancouver 2012

“As a recent graduate of Yogacara’s part-time Teacher Training program, I appreciate having had ample time to reflect on and integrate the material that was discussed and practiced. My understanding of yoga postures (asanas), anatomy, breathing techniques (pranayama), meditation, and key yogic philosophies was deepened, and my personal practice was beautifully cultivated and enriched.”

Kaylee Boyer (USA), Hawaii 2013

“Come as yourself, open minded, flexible, well rested. Understand you are going to change, the experience itself is extremely healing, and opens up a lot of your past for healing. Be prepared to cry, forgive and listen very closely to your teachers. You will become family. I’m so grateful and thankful I took this journey and I would highly recommend going through this experience.”

Scott Fitzgerald (Netherlands), Whistler 2014

“The program really prepares you to teach. I left the program feeling confident to go right out and teach a class. Another program we initially signed up for had 30+ students and 2 teachers. Yogacara is unbeatable in this respect.” Contact Scott

Nadine Hansen (Canada), Costa Rica 2014

“Janet is a amazing teacher learned so much from her I would recommend her for any teacher training. She knows her stuff and very passionate about what she does and cares for the students and gets done what is needed and more.”

Gwendolyn Penner (Canada), Whistler 2014

“Passionate teachers. Great information. Well organized. Lovely setting.” Contact Gwendolyn

Chaya Go (Canada), Vancouver 2012

“It has been a wonderful journey for me, continues to be, and I’m sincerely glad that I am with Yogacara in this journey! The sincerity and honesty that we are taught to bring into our teaching is wonderful… I am glad we are being taught to speak with our own voices, from a true place. I am very grateful!”

Jessica Hider (Canada), Whistler 2013

“You experience a major shift while you are there and it’s important to be ready for it. It’s a wonderful learning experience not just for yoga but about yourself.”

Dan Yu (Canada), Vancouver 2012

“The program has opened my eyes to so much more than just physical postures. It helped me so much with adjustments & alignments, and strengthening body and mind. I’ve also learned to teach with an open heart.”

Khatun Dhamji (Canada), Vancouver 2012

“The retreat experience was just wonderful. The location was perfect, and goes with out saying that food was superb – nourishing, simple, and yet, most enjoyable, prepared with love and dedication. The accommodation was very comfortable and the environment was so calming; I was struck by the serenity and calmness of the place which reflected so well in the two dogs. ”

Sarah Tambosso-McMillan (Canada), Whistler 2014

“It is a great opportunity to connect with like minded people. Fun, exciting and educational.” Contact Sarah

Katie Tribe (Canada), Vancouver 2013

“I am grateful for the Teacher’s ability to guide and teach us while encouraging us to find our own voices, answers, and opinions – this creates a very open and inquisitive environment, which is so helpful as we try to find and take steps on our own path. We are learning, but are also encouraged to work on ourselves, as opposed to just emulating someone else. It is truly a gift to be able to teach others while allowing them to grow in their own unique way.” Contact Katie

Jane Doe, 2015

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Jane Comes From:  Spain

Training Location:  Sea To Sky Retreat, Canada  (LINK IT TO OPEN IN NEW WINDOW)


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