Yoga Teacher Training / Yoga Studies Program in Canada


We are happy to offer a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training / Yoga Immersion in Nelson BC, Canada. This course is designed primarily for those who are considering becoming yoga teachers, but is also appropriate for yoga students wishing to deepen their experience and practice of yoga without necessarily planning to teach yoga, as well as for yoga teachers who wish to enhance their training and experience. We’d love for you to join us on this powerful journey into the vastness of yoga practice and teaching.

Our school, Heart Yoga Center, is a Registered Yoga School with the internationally recognized organization Yoga Alliance, and follows their standards and recommendations. The course is offered in 3 modules, which may be taken in any order. The next module in 2018 is September 10-15. The dates for 2019 are May 5-10, and September 9-14. Certification of completion of each course will be presented at the end of each six-day training. Upon completion of all three modules, students are certified by Heart Yoga Center at the 200 hour level, and may become Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT 200) with Yoga Alliance.

Session One

When: September 10-15, 2018
Where: Nelson, British Columbia
Cost: $845 (+5% GST of $43)

Session Two

When: May 5-10, 2019
Where: Nelson, British Columbia
Cost: $845 (+5% GST of $43)

Session Three

When: September 9-14, 2019
Where: Nelson, British Columbia
Cost: $845 (+5% GST of $43)


Teachers: Karuna & Paul Erickson, and guest teachers TBA
To Register: Please download a registration form and email it to email hidden; Please enable javascript.. To reserve your space, please e-transfer a $150 deposit to email hidden; Please enable javascript., or you can mail your form and deposit to:
Karuna Erickson
2702 hwy 31
Queensbay, BC Canada
V1L 7E8



Our Yoga Teacher Training/Yoga Studies course is composed of three six day heart-centered intensives suitable both for yoga students who wish to become Registered Yoga Teachers with Yoga Alliance and for those who simply want to deepen their practice and understanding of yoga without necessarily wishing to teach yoga. It offers a deep experience of yoga, for people considering or already teaching yoga, and for those who love yoga and wish to immerse themselves in yoga practice and principles. This course is a profound integration of body, mind, heart and spirit, intended for yoga students of all levels who want to expand their experience of yoga as a spiritual practice and way of life.



Through an in-depth experiential investigation of our connection with the sacred energy of yoga, we will explore a wide range of topics, including:

*Yoga Practices – asana (physical postures), pranyama (breathing awareness), and meditation

*Yoga philosophy and psychology – Yoga Sutras, ethics, the body/mind connection

*Anatomy of the body and the asanas, as well as esoteric anatomy

*Teaching methodology- teaching and communication skills, assisting and adjusting, seeing and understanding bodies

*Therapeutic Yoga – yoga for injuries (back, knee, shoulder, neck, etc), medical issues, psychological issues (i.e., anxiety and depression)

*Yoga for a woman’s life cycle – yoga during menstrual cycle and menopause, prenatal and postnatal yoga,

*Creating a daily practice

*Sequencing practice and classes

*Practicum – practice teaching and observing

Reading and Independent Study:

Students will receive a Heart Yoga Teacher Training Manual on the first day of Level One. A list of recommended texts will be sent to you upon registration. These will include one book each on asana, yoga philosophy, and anatomy.

To support the depth of the transformation in this program, students will keep journals and write personal papers which will be opportunities for self-reflection. In this safe and inspiring environment, students will be supported to explore deeper connections with self, community, and spirit. We warmly invite you to join us as we explore together the heart and spirit of yoga.

Endorsements for Heart Yoga Teacher Training Program:

“This has been the greatest decision and adventure of my life. I feel so different inside and out…I am now positive that this was the right step for me in my life.”


“This course has given me the foundation for a lifetime of study.”


“During this course I feel that I have gained a real sense of the body as a temple and the asanas as prayers. Thank you for holding such a beautiful and sacred space for healing and centering. I’m so glad I came! ”


“I departed the yoga teacher training speechless. It was not for lack of words but rather because the experience was profoundly sacred. All that was left was blind loving silence. The teachers guided us in such away that the learning space created was full of nurturing joyful love. In this sacred space, each of us was able to recognize our already sacred presence. We were free to sit with our truths and practice quieting the mind and as a direct result; we experienced a profoundly deep connection.”


“I feel confident that I have the skills and tools to live my truth in a compassionate and loving way. My love for yoga has become richer and more authentic. Thank you for creating a safe and kind place for me to open up my heart. I feel empowered to teach others yoga from a place of unconditional love.”

“This experience has changed the way that I perceive the world. I now see the power of love, kindness and compassion embodied and expressed, and the uniqueness and beauty in every body and mind.”

“A complete transformation has happened in this past year. As I peel off layer after layer of needing to be a certain way, my true heart shines brighter and warmer.”

“My heart is full and ideas of all kinds are percolating for my continuing yoga journey. Karuna and Paul, you radiate such light in a world that has so much darkness.”

“I am confident that I have received strong teachings from you both which have prepared me well to go out on my own as a teacher.”

“This course has been rich and full and informative, but as well has had a flowing quality that has been harmonious and inclusive and somehow effortless. The group itself is balanced and attuned to a remarkable degree, and there is a real sense of unity, love and caring.”