Promoting the Wellness of All Albertans Through Yoga
Watch for a totally new website coming up near year end. In addition to a new look, you’ll see exciting new features that will help build community and support teachers and students with expanded resources.
With your help, we’re working hard to create a world where all people can experience well-being, wholeness and community through yoga.
The Yoga Association of Alberta (YAA), a registered charity founded in 1976, is Canada’s longest-standing, inclusive umbrella yoga organization — a caring community of yoga practitioners, students and teachers from diverse backgrounds, styles and lineages. We welcome anyone with an interest in yoga to become a member and connect with our vibrant and engaged YAA community.
There are so many benefits to membership! Get to know us — first year Associate Memberships are FREE for all Alberta residents, and then are only $10/year to continue enjoying membership perks. Sign up or upgrade now, and your membership is good until the end of December 2024!
The Yoga Association of Alberta (YAA) was founded in 1976 by dedicated local yoga teachers who came together from a variety of yoga lineages. From the beginning, one of its main mandates has been to reach out to underprivileged communities and bring them the healing benefits of yoga.
As a registered charity, the YAA brings yoga to poverty-stricken areas, indigenous communities, schools, prisons, and a variety of other underserved groups through its active Outreach Program.
Alberta’s Best Teachers – Workshops & Teacher Training
Currently Canada’s only provincial umbrella organization for yoga, the YAA supports the work and activities of yoga practitioners and yoga teachers province wide, and is highly regarded across North America for its high standards for teacher certification. The YAA offers a province-wide Calendar of Events, free for all members, and also sponsors its own top quality Workshops by internationally recognized teachers.
*NEW* 100-Hour Immersion Program: The YAA’s 100-Hour Immersion program is geared towards experienced yoga students who wish to deepen their understanding of the practices and philosophies of hatha yoga, but do not have intentions to teach.
The YAA Teacher Training Program is recognized as having some of the highest standards of training in North America. Customize your own training with a flexible schedule, personal mentorship close to home, and in-person or Zoom modules. Start anytime and pay-as-you-go.
Advanced Training Levels are offered at the 500-, 750- and 1,000-Hour Levels with opportunities to serve as Mentors for students in Teacher Training.
The YAA Equivalency Certification Program offers individualized assessment, credit for previous training and upgrading opportunities, welcoming all yoga teachers in Alberta to join the YAA family.
Why Certify? If you are a yoga teacher, or are considering Teacher Training, see this article from the Yoga Bridge.
Looking For A YAA Certified Teacher? Find a yoga teacher in your community who has a high level of certification, ensuring you are provided with a safe and consistent yoga practice.
We offer a wide variety of high quality yoga props, mats and accessories. Locally sourced where possible.