Nass Valley, BC
Group Size: 20 Max
Every Saturday from May 4 -September 28, 2019
A Yoga Alliance 100 hr Continuing Education Program
Choose To Live A Conscious Life
Escape to the remote and magical Nass Valley. Located in an ancient forest in the heart of the Nisga'a Nation. This program will provide you with the perfect opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of life and will open your heart and your perspective to what could be.
The Yoga program provides you with an opportunity to discover yoga beyond the mat. Learning to live a yogic life in union with nature and like-hearted spiritual seekers. Learning to love ourselves and others more deeply, forming new friendships and experiencing the unique environment of off-grid living.
This program provides the opportunity to practice yoga in a variety of different ways that go beyond basic asana. Each Month this program focuses on a different tradition or practice within the vast and wildly misunderstood topic of Yoga.
Together we will explore the four main paths of yoga Bhakti Yoga, Raja Yoga, Jnana Yoga, and Karma Yoga. Bhakti Yoga will be practiced through ritual, song, mantra & dance. Raja Yoga will be practiced through asana, pranayama, & meditation. Jnana Yoga will be practiced through Self-inquiry, observation and a recognition of the witness consciousness. Karma Yoga will be practiced through selfless service in the kitchen, in the garden and other general light tasks throughout the ashram.
THE YOGA PROGRAM
28 days lodging at Anuttara Ashram, located in an old growth forest, surrounded by waterfalls and the sacred Nass River
Daily Yoga & Meditation classes
Daily Share Circles
Weekly Spiritual Philosophy Classes
Weekly Kirtans / Devotional Dance
Guidance in Karma Yoga Activities and Service
Monthly Yagnas (Fire Ceremony)
Discounted Cacao Ceremonies and Retreats (depending on the time of year)
3 vegetarian/vegan meals daily plus unlimited tea (harvested from our own gardens and forest), and water
Round-trip transfer to and from Terrace BC (on Saturdays)
**This is a Certified Continuing Education Program - Yoga Alliance Yoga Teachers are eligible for 100 hours after completion**
Morning Chanting, Yoga, Mediatation, Pranayama
8:00 - 9:00
Breakfast (silent) & Morning Meeting
9:00 - 1:00
Seva /Karma Yoga - Gardening, Cleaning, Cooking or Art Projects
(1 - 2 Hours of Seva is required per day)
1:00 - 2:00
2:00 - 3:00
Afternoon Class - Yoga. Philosophy, Meditation and/or Pranayama
5:00 - 6:00
6:00 - 7:00
7:00 - 9:00
Free Time, Spiritual Movie, Sacred Dance, Sacred Fire Ceremony or Kirtan depending on the day
Silence is practiced 9:00 PM - 9:00 AM
Full Moon / New Moon
Optional fasting or simple food
Yagna (Sacred Tantrik Fire Ceremony)
What’s the goal of the Anuttara Yoga Program?
"I think in a lot of ways we're trying to break the western portrayal of Yoga. Yoga is not something you do on a mat; Yoga is not a breathing exercise; Yoga is not even a practice. Really, Yoga is what we all innately are. Yoga is when otherness, self-ness and all separateness has completely dissolved.
There are practices that we teach that you can do that may lead to Yoga but they themselves are not Yoga."
"The Anuttara Yoga Program could be said to have a range of diverse goals, but really, we're honouring the ancient tradition while providing practical tools for the modern person to use in their daily lives. Living the Yogic lifestyle with conscious minded people is something that a week-long retreat just can't offer."
A limited number of scholarships are available for those with financial hardships. Please contact us to request an application form.
Located in a secluded and peaceful setting, Anuttara Ashram is 100 acres of stunning mountains, old-growth forest, waterfalls, wildlife and more. The property has cliffs that back on to the sacred Nass River and is completely off-grid with no cell reception. Wi-Fi is available on weekends.
To be in a place with this much purity, preservation and stillness is a rare occasion in our modern world.