Promoting the Wellness of All Albertans Through Yoga
The YAA is a family — a thriving, caring community of mutual inspiration and cooperative peer support. The YAA welcomes all students and teachers of yoga, from all backgrounds, lineages and styles.
As a member of the Yoga Association of Alberta, you are:
- supporting and encouraging the growth and unity of yoga in the province,
- assisting in the service of those who may not otherwise be able to experience the numerous benefits of yoga, and
- helping to maintain a high level of expertise amongst Alberta teachers.
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. Now a registered charitable organization, the YAA’s Outreach Program brings yoga to indigenous and rural communities, schools, prisons, and a variety of other underserved groups.
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.
October 14-19/22 the YAA is offering ‘No Mirror to Polish’: An Online Retreat with Richard Miller. Find more info here.
iRest BodySensing Source Yoga is a form of non-dual meditative inquiry from the Kashmir Yoga tradition. It is a deeply healing approach to meditation that restores us to the innate fullness of our body and mind, using the body as an entry point for integration to our wholeness. The practice invites us to re-discover the source of our essential nature that is always spacious, timeless, perfect and free.
Deepening Your Body Sensing Practice
Looking for some direction – a place of calm from within yourself?
Watch introductory video here and then download the in depth introductory series.