How do I register?
Download a registration form and send it to us with your deposit.

How do I get more information that is not provided on the website?
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Can I attend the camp as a beginning practitioner of yoga?
Karuna’s teaching is appropriate for students of all levels.  The classes focus on encouraging each participant to listen to their own body, and everyone is encouraged to practice at their own level of ability.

Where do we sleep at the tipi camp?
There are 3 spacious and cozy tipis which can sleep about 6 people each.  There are also camping sites in the meadow, trees or near the lake for those who wish to bring their own tents.

Where is the Tipi Camp?
It is located near Nelson, in beautiful British Columbia.  Nelson is 3 hours north of Spokane and between Vancouver and Calgary on Hwy. 3.  From Nelson, it is a 1/2 hour drive to Balfour where you board a ferry that takes you to the Eash Shore of Kootenay Lake.  From there you board a water taxi that takes you to the quiet, beautiful shores of the tipi camp.  We’ll send you detailed directions when you register.

How is the food at the tipi camp?
Local, organic and fresh foods are carefully and abundantly prepared with love by the dedicated cooks. There are three delicious meals, snacks, and sumptious desserts daily.  We are happy to accommodate your specific dietary requests; please let us know what you’d like!

What is the schedule? Do you get any time off?
The day begins with a meditation class and a personal practice, followed by breakfast. After breakfast there is a morning yoga class, which is usally active and energizing, while the afternoon clases will be more relaxing and introspective.  There is free time between lunch and the late afternoon yoga class to swim, hike, read, nap, have a massage, explore the beach or forest, canoe, write, or do whatever you wish.  After dinner there are evening circles,or time to gather around the campfire and relax.  There are approximately 6 hours of yoga and meditation daily,as well as plenty of time for exploring and enjoying the peace of this beautiful location.

How many people are accepted?
Enrolment is limited to 20, to safeguard the delicate environment of the Tipi Camp, and to ensure the intimacy of a small group process. Please register as early as possible to be sure of being able to attend at your preferred time.



Your deposit reserves your place in the course. Eight weeks prior to the beginning of a course, full payment is required.  If you choose to cancel before 8 weeks prior to the beginning of a course, you will receive a full refund, minus a $50 administration fee.

  • Within 8 weeks prior to the start of the course, a cancelled registrant will receive 50% of their deposit.
  • Within 6 weeks prior to the start of the course, a cancelled registrant will be charged 25% of the course fee.
  • Within 4 weeks prior to the start of the course, a cancelled registrant will be charged 50% of the course fee.
  • Within 2 weeks prior to the start of the course, a cancelled registrant will be charged 75% of the course fee.
  • No refunds are provided less than 2 weeks prior to courses, except in emergency situations which will be considered on an individual case basis.

In cases of cancellation, it may be possible to transfer payment to future courses. A percentage of the course fee will be charged, depending on the time of cancellation, with the remainder being applied to payment for the future course (6 weeks prior to course charge is 20%, 4 weeks 30%, 2 weeks 40%, less than 2 weeks 50%).

Heart Yoga Center and Karuna and Paul Erickson reserve the right to reschedule or cancel courses based on our minimum registration requirement. This decision will be made no later than 3 weeks before a scheduled start date.  If a course is cancelled or rescheduled, 100% of all payment will be refunded or transferred if desired by the registrant.