Nass Valley, BC

Group Size: 20 Max

May 1 - 31  and/or May 31 - June 30

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. 

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 building, gardening, landscaping, cooking & cleaning.



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The Reality of Off-Grid Living

It's very easy to get romantic ideas about living off-grid in the forest with community.  This program is not a retreat in the typical 'western sense' -- there will be no umbrella drinks here.  Joining the Yoga Program is, of course, an opportunity to study, learn and live in Yoga but you will also be considered part of our community and will experience first-hand what off-grid yoga life could be like.  We live and work intimately with nature, when it rains, our boots get muddy, we make almost everything we can with our own hands, taking only what we need from mother earth.  We poop, pee, and have hot showers outside! There is no cell reception and we keep the Wi-Fi to a minimum.  We're keeping it pretty real up here at the 'shram.  We're also dedicated to our spiritual practice with some silliness splashed in between.  If this sounds like something you could get down with then we'll be happy to have another earth-bound yogi in the mix. 


“This place and the practice's changed my life - there is more love and joy now.” 

—  Matt, France


Anuttara Yoga

Professional and experienced facilitators

Learn spiritual philosophy

Live in harmony with nature

Honours Authentic Yogic Tradition

Experience Authentic Yogic Living

Study in a light-hearted and humorous atmosphere

Discover Yoga through music & dance

Freedom to find your Yoga (not somebody else's)



What's Included...
28 days lodging at Anuttara Ashram, located in an old growth forest, surrounded by waterfalls and the sacred Nass River

Yoga & Meditation classes 

Share Circles

Spiritual Philosophy Classes 

Kirtans / Devotional Dance
Yagnas/Fire Ceremonies

Guidance in Karma Yoga Activities and Service

3 vegetarian/vegan meals daily plus unlimited tea (usually harvested from our own gardens and forest), and water

Round-trip transfer to and from Terrace BC (on program start and end days)

**This is a Certified Continuing Education Program - Yoga Alliance Yoga Teachers are eligible for 100 hours after completion**

Daily Schedule

Morning Chanting


Personal Practice (Optional)

8:00 - 9:00
Breakfast (silent) & Morning Meeting

9:00 - 1:00
Seva /Karma Yoga - Gardening, Cleaning, Cooking, Building Projects and/or Landscaping
(15 - 20 hours / week -- 6 days a week)

1:00 - 2:00

2:00 - 3:00
Free Time

Afternoon Class - Yoga, Meditation, Pranayama, Philosophy

5:00 - 6:00
Group Silent Meditation

6:00 - 7:00

7:00 - 9:00
Free Time/Occasional Evening Activity

Spiritual Movie, Sacred Dance, Sacred Fire Ceremony, Kirtan 

Silence is practiced 9:00 PM - 9:00 AM


Family meeting and share circle


Noble Silence is practiced 

(we refrain from partaking in unneccesary speech)

Tuesdays & Thursdays

Satsang/Philosophy Class

(1-2 per week)


Devotional Dance,
Movie Night

Desert Mountains

Full Moon / New Moon

Optional fasting or simple food 

Yagna (Sacred Tantrik  Fire Ceremony)



Thomas (Bhairav) English  
Co-Founder of Anuttara Yoga

Bhairav has been studying Yoga and Spiritual Philosophy for 20+ Years.  He is a wealth of knowledge, handy with a hammer and incredibly Funny! 


Emily (Artemis) Doyle
Co-Founder of Anuttara Yoga

Artemis is a beautiful blend of strength and sensitivity.  Her dedication and devotion to her practice, inspire hearts, especially when attending her Kirtans.

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."

  - Artemis

"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."

 - Bhairav


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.