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You have done such an amazing job, I'm not sure how you could improve - Jolene

This course has changed my life - for the better - Nichole

You gave us all the tools to be good yoga teachers - Carrie

All the teachers have been amazing - Aida

Very robust program - Kelly

I've learned what yoga is in all its aspects, not just asanas - Denise

Thank you for a great experience - Angie

I really enjoyed this whole experience - Laine

I am graduating this program with a sense of having found myself and my community here at AYC - Sara

Overall a good program - Parisa

The program covers all aspects of yoga and the faculty is fantastic - they all have so much knowledge and experience - Lauren

Great program, well organized and planned out - Chyna

The program covers a broad range for 200 hrs. Very impressive! - Anon

I don't think I could learn asana from more qualified teachers in Calgary - Jaadaas

I knew nothing about yoga before this and have learned so much. Thank you!!! - Sophia

Clear expectations, organized schedule allowing for preparation and individual time management - Laura


“I loved the course and would recommend it to anyone looking to know more about yoga.” – Sam

“Great experience. Professional faculty. Thank you Rob for this exciting journey!” – Oleg

“Very flexible program. Makes it work for our busy schedules.” - Lily

“So many great instructors with so much to share. A well rounded program.” – Judy

“Schedule is very organized and followed through. Studio is clean and full of daylight.” – Swapan

“It was an amazing program, amazing teachers and amazing classmates!” – Nataliia

“I have learned so much, and am so thankful to all the faculty for their enthusiasm and encouragement.” – Laura

“Will happily recommend this course to anybody interested in furthering their yoga knowledge.” – Shirley

“Enjoyed every minute of this course. I so appreciate the opportunity to get many apprenticing classes with different teachers!” – Tatiana

“I am very satisfied, that, after my research I picked AYC to do my teacher training.” – Cathy

“Non-judgmental environment made learning as a novice stress free. A real pleasure to come to class.” - Peter

“I like Rob’s adjusting, modifying for the asanas that is very experienced.” – Cam

“This is a great program. I have learned a lot . . . from great teachers. Being new in Calgary I was struggling before I started the program. But coming here three times a week started to make me feel happier and gave me a sense of community – for that I will always be grateful.” – Tamara

“It’s good to learn from a variety of teachers who are subject matter experts in their field.” – Bonnie

“I truly feel so blessed to have met you Rob. You have changed my outlook on yoga for the better and in the best way possible. I can’t wait to go out and start teaching yoga!” – Hanna

“I learned so much about yoga beyond the poses. I will take many of the great lessons here and use it in my everyday life and classes. It was an amazing life-changing learning . . . I have better posture and confidence because of this program,” – Luciana

“I have and will continue to recommend this college to others. The wealth of information each faculty brings is outstanding.” – Manasi

“I liked that everything was very punctual and described on the website. Communication was very good.” – Name withheld by request



"I loved it all. Life changing. Awesome, fabulous program!" - Cathy

"Such a great course that touches on so many different and important areas of yoga." - Ashleigh

"This course has been amazing. I've been inspired to try new things and think outside my comfort zone. I have developed some incredible friendships and will be forever grateful for my time here." - Claire

"I really appreciate how my perspective has been challenged, shaped and re-shaped through this course. Every week I walked away excited to learn more." - Deona

"I loved Rob's enthusiasm and wisdom." - Grace

"I appreciated that this program was open to various other philosophies, styles and teachers. I know this experience has made me a better teacher." - Rebecca

"I really enjoyed the specialty modules." - Mehgan

"Loved the program," - Chee Lam

"Thank you so much for providing this wonderful course. It provided me with the information I need to create my own unique yoga experience. All of the added support from Swati, Foster, Sara, Krista and Cliona helped me understand how versatile yoga can be." - Michelle

"Very well organized. Appreciate the flexibility so much. It's such a well rounded program." - Sachiko

"Included a very diverse and open minded overview of yoga." - Dana

"I came to AYC thinking I was knowledgable in yoga, but through the modules have realized this is just setting the groundwork for a life long journey of learning." - Colleen

"Really appreciated the program and how it was executed. . .how the program managed to cover so many aspects of such a vast practice." - Aileen

"I really loved meditations with Foster and David." - Olena

"A great journey. I really feel I got my money's worth." - Laurie

"There is not a single other person who could have done a better job that Foster." - Lena




“This program has changed my life in so many ways. Everyone has been so wonderful and supportive.” – Caitlin

“I learned about myself, found a community and found my voice. The faculty has created an environment of supportive and caring learning.” – Maria

“Thank you for empowering me for the rest of my life. My confidence in myself and my dreams are worth every penny spent on this program.” – Leah

“This training has been life changing. Each instructor passionately shared their knowledge in engaging ways.” – Laura

“I will forever recommend the Alberta Yoga College.” – Elly

“I love the binder with all the information and pictures.” – Christine

“I’m glad I trained in the right college. It’s life changing.” – Dale

“Super organized! I like the flexibility, yet structure.” – Yvonne

“I have been given the tools to effectively assist students in a safe practice.” – Sarah

“The entire program is relevant to yoga professionals.” – Laina

“I liked the efficiency of the program. Loved the instruction and opportunities to practice and receive feedback” – Heather

This program has deepened my understanding of yoga practice and encouraged me to align my values with the spiritual path of yoga. It has been amazing and heartwarming how quickly a group of individuals from such diverse backgrounds and demographics came together as a very warm and supportive community.” – Colleen

“Well run, well thought out. Appreciate the dynamic curriculum.” – Marino

“I am so incredibly grateful and blessed and humbled.” – Barbara

“Overall, the program has been worth the time and money.” – Amy



"I will recommend the AYC's program to anyone who will listen. Best investment I have made in myself. All week long I would look forward to Thursday nights and school." — Kaitlyn


"Modules in the evenings and weekends make the program accessible, and the ability to make up missed modules makes it flexible." — Stephanie


"I would highly recommend the program to anyone looking for a thorough yoga teacher training program." — Christine


"Overall I have really loved the program. I found that the faculty are incredibly knowledgable and bring so much to the program." — Melody


"I love this program, the faculty and overall experience. I couldn't think of a better place to expand my knowledge and personal yoga." — Maryssa


"This was an incredible opportunity to learn from Calgary's pioneers of Yoga. Rob and Cathy have a vested interest in your success and will push you to remove the barriers that stand in the way of you being an amazing teacher." — Melody


"I would recommend anyone to take this course. I also learned a lot from Rob's Saturday morning classes. I'm so grateful I got the opportunity to take them." — Twila


"Very professional. Great feedback. Instructors kept modules interesting." — Roxanne


"All the faculty was extremely welcoming and open. Found the program very professional. Was surprised on the wealth of knowledge I gained through the three months." — Erin


"I love the program: it was challenging and satisfying in regard to what we need to teach and be creative in how we want to go forward." — Evonne


"This is been a life-changing experience. I wanted to know every bit about postures and I'm walking away with more. " — Denise


"I gained so much out of this program and feel like all of the money was worth it. This is been an extremely positive and supportive place to learn and grow." — Alexandra


"Everyone was wonderful, and being around beautiful energy has been inspiring, delightful and has made my life even happier." — Catia 


"This program is TRULY like no other program in Calgary. I learned so many new things about myself and Yoga!" — Anastasia 


"I have waited a long time to take my teacher training, and it fulfilled my expectations beyond anything I could have asked for. You have a special studio.  Just know that you and your team made a difference." – Stephanie


"Overall, I think the program is well rounded . . . I have learned a lot." – Debbie


"I love the atmosphere of this studio. I loved that I was learning things about yoga that I’ve never known." – Csilla


"I didn’t expect the sense of community from the students. Everyone is very open and friendly." – Anon


"This is a well-run program and the passion and dedication that Rob and Cathy put into it, is supremely evident." – Anna


"I really appreciated having a ready-made binder to study from throughout the course." – Mark


"I really enjoyed the program and, even if I never teach yoga, I feel I’ve taken in so many new things that will positively impact my life forever." – Ashley


"The variety of teaching staff, wealth of experience, the supportive and welcoming environment that Rob and Cathy cultivate has been fantastic." – Sinead


"I’ve gone home each day feeling more and more confident in myself as well as becoming the teacher I know I will be." – Brittany


"Special thanks to Rob W. for a fantastic experience. It has been a game changer for me. I did not know what to expect. However, I have to admit the overall program is exceptional." – Madalina


"This class was a terrific introduction to the world of teaching yoga, touching on many points that, as a student, you wouldn’t even think need to be addressed. This class makes you want to learn more, read more, take more certifications. It ignites your passion for yoga even more." – Anon


"Would highly recommend to others. I’m proud to be a graduate of this program." – Jennifer P


"Great class! Very informative." – Eddie


"When I emailed Rob in November 2016, he invited me to come to the studio and sit down and talk to him about the process. That was the deciding factor." – Marie


"I’m very excited for the endless possibilities that are ahead because of this program; both personal and professional." – Anon


"I have grown as a person and I’m super happy I had this experience. Thank you." – Taylor


"I was very excited to see the emphasis on biomechanics and functional training. I was impressed it was body form over a crazy pose." – Heather


"So happy that I ended up taking teacher training at the AYC. I have learned so much." – Brandy



“Wow! What a great program! Very thoughtful planning and super versatile!” – Marina

“It is very professional, organized and well run program. No detail was overlooked.” – Shannon

“An organized, well-run program. Extremely informative, detailed and leaves the trainees well prepared. I couldn’t ask for a better program.” - Kate

“Wow! It’s hard to put into words how amazing and life changing this program is. The experience of the faculty is second to none.” - Maya

“This program is amazing. I grew and learned so much about myself and about yoga. We all started as strangers but we are leaving as family. I now have the knowledge and confidence to go out and teach.” – Rachel

“This program has changed my confidence, happiness and ability to cope. I did not believe I could ever be good enough to teach yoga and I’ve transformed to feel I can accomplish anything.” – Kerry

“Amazing staff, so much harmony, balance of knowledge, biomechanics and spirituality.” – Agnes

“The quality of the teachers is superb. They all bring something different to the program. Everyone is passionate about the program and about us as individuals.” - Careen

“I loved how the program gave me exactly what I needed as the right time. Great balance between asana, physiology and meditation.” – Jackie

“Such a great experience to learn more and become exposed to the world of yoga in way I never considered.” – Teresa

“Thank you for really caring and loving all of us as ourselves. It really gave me a chance to face my fears and grow.” – Darby

“The most wonderful environment to learn in. I love the diversity of people all coming together. So thankful to have chosen this program. The practice teaching was incredibly helpful.” - Vicki

“I loved this program, I am so grateful. My understanding and appreciation in all aspects of yoga has grown.” – Shari

“Overall it is a great program. Practice teaching is helping me understand how to teach and how to show personality.” – Ying

“It was an amazing experience. Covered so many things.” – Attila

“I am very satisfied with the program. The content was relevant and the faculty is very knowledgeable.” – Michelle



“Best decision I’ve made for me.” – Stephanie

“I am thrilled to graduate from such a widely inclusive and respected program.” – Brittni

“It was a very rich program. I feel confident to start teaching. The environment is like a big family; we became brothers and sisters.” – Nooshin

“The Alberta Yoga College has completely altered my perspective on and off the mat. I am so thankful for my experience here.” – Jess

“Understanding, flexible, supportive.” – Manpreet

“I have so enjoyed being a part of this program. It has become so much more than just certifying to be a yoga teacher. I am becoming a different person, taking new journeys and I’m so glad I did this.” – Jennifer

“This program transformed my life, holistically. Many other students felt this way.” – Jeff

“I have learned more about myself in the past three months than I have in the past three years. . . So grateful.” – Deanna

“The faculty, the space, the group, the pace, the information – all top level. So happy I chose this program.” – Jennifer

“This was a total transformation of the way I saw yoga. The program integrated so many aspects.” – Francine

“Very glad I signed up. Great program.” – Bailey

“The binder was a godsend. Helped keep me organized!” – Francie

“Learnt a lot and feel well prepared to go out and teach.” – Joanne

“I have thoroughly enjoyed the program and would highly recommend it to others.” – Michelle

“I enjoyed every moment. I cannot wait to continue learning.” – Barbara

“Thanks for providing this excellent introduction to teaching yoga.” – Alisa


"This course has brought so much joy into my life. I’m starting to gain more confidence and couldn’t be happier. I will take this experience with me for the rest of my life.” - Candace

“I am so pleased that I picked Alberta Yoga College for my teacher training. All of the instructors are knowledgable and I enjoyed all of the components. I feel prepared to teach a well-planned yoga class in a professional manner,” - Johanna

“I consider myself so lucky that I picked AYC; it must have been fate! Everything in my life seems to be falling into place since this program.” - Kristen

“Program is very professional, well structured, the variety of modules are extensive and I’ve learned quite a lot.” - name withheld

“I am very grateful to Rob and Cathy for developing such a great course. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to teach yoga.” - Rahul

“Clear and consistent. Practical and easy to understand. Many opportunities for open communication.” - Margo

“Thank you so much. I have learned more and had more fun than I imagined,” Nadine.

“I gained a greater understanding of asanas. I have done yoga for many years, but now feel that I am finally understanding them! I would like to thank Rob and Cathy for such an amazing experience.” - Vanessa.

“The program is very well organized and structured. The faculty is very knowledgeable and personable. They seem genuinely interested in helping students learn.” - Tracey 

“Program was extremely well planned and organized.” - Mark.

“I have truly seen a transformation in myself throughout these past few months. I would recommend this course to anyone interested in yoga or even for personal growth.” - Emma

“Great program with amazing staff. Loved every minute.” - Ashley

“The website is always current and easy to use.” - Erin.

“I loved every second of the program.” - Belu

“I love everything about this course. Thank you Rob and Cathy for this amazing time.” - Sergei

“This yoga teacher training has been a wonderful journey. I have learned more than I ever thought I would and am excited to continue on this path.” - Amy

“It was the best decision of 2015. It changed me, my life and my future.” - Urszula.

“So thankful for the weekly emails. They helped me to feel guided through the program and I as always prepared for what was coming. This entire program has been absolutely above and beyond what I expected.” - Dusti

“I would recommend this class or program to anyone who is looking to take this program.” - Farni

“Amazing course! Learned so much and also learned so much about myself. Felt like all the teachers and students are one big family. Will remember this course for life.” Trista




"Best thing I have done for myself in my adult life. I have grown leaps and bounds in the last three months. I am so grateful to have come across this amazing school." - Jesica


"Life-enriching, life-changing program. I am proud to be a graduate of this particular program. I have every confidence in Rob’s leadership and knowledge as well as the other faculty members." -  Maddie


"I had an amazing experience! Loved every minute of it. And definitely made new friends. Also my brain is much more full and wiser now!" - Caitlin


"This course exceeded my expectations. The highlight for me has been meeting and sharing this experience with so many beautiful people. Love the strong emphasis on correct alignment, but also the light-hearted atmosphere." - Katie


"I love the flexibility of the program and the amount of content. I have learned so much about the 'whole' of yoga." - Amy


"This program was fabulous, well-rounded, with emphasis on the importance of safety in yoga. The faculty, with their diverse backgrounds and passion for what they do, is truly an inspiration. I learned so much." - Erin


"So happy I went with this program. The time here has been so fun (and) I feel I have received so much knowledge." - Chantal


"I loved the program: it is a door to further personal development." - Maria


" The times and flexibility of the program is amazing. I would not have been easily able to do a different 200-hour program. Great teachers. Wish it was longer." - Christine


"Very happy I chose this program because of the flexibility, as well as amazing faculty. Enjoy the idea of being able to make up missed modules. Very excited to share with others." - Caylie


"This program has been a life-changing experience. I absolutely loved every aspect of the program. I enjoyed gaining knowledge from a variety of teachers with different backgrounds." - Priya


"Came in feeling intimidated, but quickly realized what a safe and friendly environment you have all created. Very knowledgeable in every module. I know I was taught the right way and am for ever grateful." - Dawn


"Extremely well organized and prompt. Really found the extensively stocked binder very helpful. Thank you for preparing us with well-rounded knowledge to teach healthfully and accurately." - Jillian


"I found it very well organized and structured, but there is also some flexibility which I appreciated. I loved the program. Not sure how improvements could be made." - Lindsay


"I love the strength-based, positive and constructive approach to teaching yoga. I can apply these skills to everyday life." - Christine


"Some of my favourite people in Calgary since moving here. Made me feel welcome and loved." - Shannon


"Thank you for instilling such a strong respect for alignment in me as a result of taking the Alberta Yoga College training program. I did a vinyasa sequencing training this weekend at another studio and it made me realize just how crucial alignment and body awareness is when practicing and instructing yoga.


"I have a new found respect for the Iyengar-based practice and I am so grateful that your training program has given me the opportunity to share this with others within the yoga community. Among the many teacher training programs offered in Calgary, I know that the Alberta Yoga College training was undoubtedly the right choice for me.


"Thank you for having such a life changing program!" - Maggie




"This has been one of the best experiences of my life!!!" - Lorena V.


"I have learned more about myself in the past 3 months than I have in 30 years. Thank you!" - Jill I.


"Whether I end up teaching yoga or not, this yoga teacher training has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. I got to explore so many different sides of yoga that I never knew about." - Jennifer T. 


"Grateful for all I've encountered, grateful for the wisdom and experience shared." - Melissa M. 


"Very well organized. Appreciated constant communication via email and was always very clear regarding expectations. Really appreciated the emphasis on safety." - Kim I.


"I am happy with the program. Our group was really close. That is a tribute to Rob. I really feel like I got my money's worth." - P.S.


"Overall a great experience and great introduction to yoga! I'm very grateful to be a part of this group. Lots of heart and soul has gone into this program and it shows very clearly!!" - Kayla Y.


"I love the community of like-minded, soul-searching, kind-hearted and loving individuals that came together through this program. Thank you!" - Ramona C. 


"I have enjoyed every bit of this training," - Lorena A. 


"I have really enjoyed this program. My knowledge has grown and made me want to know more and continue to learn. Thank you." - Kiera L.


"Completely satisfied." - Betty V.


Review from the Yoga Alliance website:


"The Alberta Yoga College was fantastic and so were all the faculty!! Absolutely loved this program!!" - Kayla


"The Alberta Yoga College training program truly is a program like no other. The instructors at the College are passionate and able to effectively communicate their expertise in each topic with great success. The learning objectives were clearly outlined and were met beyond my expectations. Any questions I had throughout the training were answered promptly and I felt that I was able to delve into the training program without any hesitation. My only regret with taking this program is that I finished it.. I can't wait to continue learning and will continue to visit Rob at the College for years to come!

The program is undoubtedly the best training program of its kind. The staff are well educated and not only effectively provide a strong base for students to acquire knowledge, but they also radiate passion and a genuine love for yoga. I have been instilled with a deep respect and appreciation for yoga as a result of my training and I hope to continue to train with the staff at the College as I evolve into a yoga teacher myself." - Maggie


"The Alberta Yoga College provided me with the most nourishing and well structured enviroment to become a confident and inspired 200 hour certified yoga teacher. The program is not only extremely well organized and professional, but also led by a faculty of very experienced and motivating teachers. As a student, you feel you are getting all the knowledge you need and beyod in order to graduate as a confident yoga teacher. The generosity and wisdom of the teachers make you feel encouraged at all times. I feel very fortunate to have chosen the Alberta Yoga College and I will be sure to return for their 300 hours program!" - Lorena


"Completed the 200 hours of yoga teachers training program 2014. My program was full of practicing, learning and doing new asanas. The course is intensive and covered lots of material. I found the recommended reading very helpful and beneficial in learning about yoga. Each asana was fully demonstrated in detail before performing it. The Alberta Yoga College faculty team are undeniably knowledgeable and very thorough! This is huge to me to learn each asana the right way before teaching it to the others to ensure complete understanding. We also focused every day on studying philosophy and learned the real principles of practicing yoga. Fully enjoyed the relaxation techniques and doing meditation and pranayama modules. Although,this program is just the basic first training program, I think I have learned and gained more insight than most 200-hour programs. The studio, is very welcoming and the faculty were giving, warm, friendly and continue to be a part of my life today. Thank you Rob Walker and Cathy Shea for the great experience and unforgettable yoga adventure!" - Jolene


"The Alberta Yoga College offers a fantastic program, lead by incredible and very educated and experienced teachers. I learned SO very much during my time with them, and was offered so much support and encouragement during the program. I have a huge respect for this school and all the teachers that are a part of this program. They really put their heart and soul into it, and have so much information and knowledge and experience to back up all their passion. I am so grateful that I was able to do my training with this school. They were a wonderful first stepping stone in my life long journey of learning and living my yoga!" - Lisa,  graduate April 2015


"I am so grateful for the education I've received at the Alberta Yoga College. The instructors are leaders in their profession; not only are they passionate about their vocation, but they all live a yoga-centered lifestyle, which inspires the students to do the same. The flexibility and accessibility of the program are unmatched, the goal of everyone there is for the students to succeed. I feel confidant and excited going forward with my yoga instructing capabilities, having graduated the 200hr program in June 2015. However, I'm not ready to leave such a nourishing, educating environment yet. That is why I am taking the 300hr program commencing in September. I know I won't receive as high a quality education from such caring, passionate instructors anywhere else." - Melissa M., 2015 graduate




From the Alberta Yoga College Yelp page:


"I took this Iyengar teacher training in Winter 2013 and graduated in April 2014 since I took my time completing my internship with a number of highly effective yoga teachers throughout the city. The training is composed of three parts - a theory section (which includes yoga theory, communication, Sanskrit and anatomy), an asana section (where you go through each of the poses and how to teach each one) and the internship (where you watch or teach in classes depending on which teacher you intern with). My experience with these classes was great because the community we established as students was a strong friendly one where we supported each other, helped each other and were reinforced each other's strengths. This was made possible by our experienced, kind and professional teachers. 

"Iyengar yoga places an emphasis on alignment, the use of props to progress through levels of yoga and safety. This is why I chose to study Iyengar, a decision I had made fifteen years before taking the course. The reason I decided to take this course was firstly because the location is central and in a yoga community (Marda Loop is a trendy yoga & fitness friendly area that's fun to visit) and also the commitment meant that I could work full time and become a certified yoga teacher simultaneously. Secondly, two of the most knowledgeable teachers I have studied under recommended Rob Walker's course. The final reason why I chose this course was because I wanted to learn the correct alignment for each pose, the anatomy associated with it, so that I could teach yoga safely. 

"This course helped me make a dream a reality, and I am proud to say that after being certified with the Alberta Yoga College I now have been hired by the yoga studio I wanted to work for. It's great to work full time at a job you love (as I do) and then moonlight as a yoga teacher in the evenings to maintain my own fitness goals." - Serena


"I've been a student at the college since January and it's been an amazing experience! I did a lot of research before I chose to do my YTT here.  Their program and format were by far the best. 

"Rob and Cathy are wonderful and supportive teachers with great knowledge. I will be sad to be done as its been awesome but can't wait to teach!" - Jazmine


Testamonials from regular evaluations:


"Taking this course has been the absolute best thing I have ever done that is just for me. I am finishing this program a happy,  healthier and more positive person, thanks to Cathy and Rob." - Jen K. 


"Such a warm environment to learn in. This program has taught me so much and has made me true understand how living an authentic life opens so many doors both on and off the mat." - Maggie H.


"I love the teachers. They are all warm, understanding and approachable. Life changing. I don't even have the words to explain the impact on my life. Best decision I ever made." - Laura C.


"Very organized and timely in responding to students. I loved the program. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in increasing their yoga knowledge." - Suman B.


"I love the program, the teachers, the students, the inclusivity and correct relationship building. You are creating community. I don't ever want to leave." - Jennifer S-R.


"Overall a wonderful course. Three months is a perfect time frame, not too rush or dragged on. Love the directors and the environment! I like the regular email memos, schedule is always on the website." - Colby S.


"Thanks for a transformative experience." - Janet A.


"Well organized binder, thorough content." - Anonymous. 


"You all are fantastic and have so much to offer. I appreciate how much of yourselves you put into each session. You have made this such a wonderful program. Thank you." - Lisa K.


"Always listened to everyone with empathy. Easy to contact." - Morgan K.




"This program set a great foundation of all aspects of yoga. I'm very inspired and encouraged to go out and teach. I made some great friends. Thanks to the great teachers." - Beate


"This is an incredible program that has positively impacted every aspect of my life. The instructors are sincerely committed to the happiness, health and success of every trainee. I am endlessly grateful to all the instructors and trainees I met in this program who encouraged me to blossom and become my true self." - Chelsea


"This program has been life changing for me. The learning environment created by Rob and team is so comfortable and inspiring." - Paige


"I am so glad I have taken this program. I feel ready to teach and I have grown as a person." - Marnie


"The program was well organized. I appreciated all classes being on time and well structured. As it draws to a close I realize how much I have learned and I so greatly value the community." - Caitlyn


"Very satisfied. Cannot believe it is just about over." - Elena


"I loved the program. I have gained a very solid foundation in my journey to become a yoga teacher. The community built with other students was so special." - Anonymous


"Pretty much perfect. Every instructor brought something wonderful to the table." - Kimberly


"A great foundation. So pleased with the program. Overall, I felt respected and noticed." - Jennifer


"This program is a great stepping stone to the world of yoga. It will open your eyes and satisfy your craving for more yoga knowledge. The faculty is amazing and I've gained way more knowledge that I ever imagined." - Keshnawe


"I really loved how organized and well thought out the program is, and how direct and concise the information was given to us." - Tanya


"Rob and Cathy, thanks for all of your guidance through the program. Personally and professionally this course has benefitted me. You have a great team of people at the college." - Tracey


"The administration and how organized everything is, is outstanding! Handouts are great and the manual is well designed and very well 

written. As a student I felt as if I was coming to a Professional Yoga school. It gave me a feeling of trust, a feeling that I had come to right place to learn about yoga and to learn to teach." - Rosemarie


"I’d like to take this opportunity to express gratitude for Iyengar yoga and props – I haven’t liked using props in the past, believing that I should push myself to do poses without props.  I see the folly in that idea now and am loving all the creative ways you and the other instructors are showing us to use anything – like walls for standing poses!  brilliant! – to enable everyone to do yoga, even if balancing on 2 feet is problematic.  I love the inclusiveness of Iyengar’s yoga.  Thank you for teaching us that." - Kimberly


"I am so pleased with your program and have enjoyed every minute. In a way, it is sad to graduate because I don't want it to be over. The friendships that have formed and the closeness of the group is heartwarming." - Irena


"I enjoyed the program. I am happy I finally decided to register. I really would recommend this program, it was great." - Dionne


"The program enables students to feel encouraged and confident. The staff is wonderful." - Sheila


"Very professionally ran school and teacher program, I would recommend to anyone interested." - Shripal


"I enjoyed my experience and would recommend this school. It was a very positive and challenging experience. I appreciate the efforts that went into the program. I also enjoyed all the instructors and the differences they brought to the experience." - Jodi




"I went into this course assuming I would come out with a teaching certificate, but came out with an amazing journey of self-discovery and a thirst for the deeper meaning of life." - Jillian


"Loved the program, everyone was helpful, kind-hearted and friendly. I learned so much and felt confident to start teaching after completing the program." - Chandelle


"Cathy and Rob’s focus on technique and form is impeccable and makes me strive to learn more in order to be a better and safer instructor.  I very much appreciated being pushed to instruct the other trainees in a safe environment.  The critiques were very informative and effective for my education.  I felt confident enough to go right into teaching which speaks volumes for the level and quality of instruction.  I respect and appreciate Rob’s approach on safety and his exceptional history with the practice of yoga.  His feedback is always constructive and he forced me out of my comfort zone on a number of occasions which deepened my understanding of the great privilege that comes with instructing others.  Cathy is one of the most special people I have met in my life.  Her beauty comes through in her instruction and exceptional ability to cue poses and push the limits to increase ability and pose technique.  Her feedback was direct, but kind.  She exemplifies respect and honesty.  It was a true gift to have been under the instruction of both.  And thanks to both of them for making meaningful eye contact something natural and normal.  I incorporate it at work and at home as well as in my classes as a sign of respect to everyone I come into contact with." - Robin


"The Yoga College teacher training has impacted me in such a positive way I am incredibly grateful for the informative teaching and friendly community that this program offers." - Mia 


"I am not usually able to give full marks courses that I have taken but it is so deserved for the 200 hr program at the Alberta Yoga College.  I have recommended the program to a number of people and will continue to do so because I got so much more than I expected out of it." - Robin  


"Thank you so much for your passion, dedication and energy. I am sad to be finished the course, however excited for my life-long journey down my yoga path. This program ignited a passion and love for yoga inside me that I didn't quite know the depths of." - Stephanie


"I've been wanting to thank you both for a long time. Thank you for building your program and thank you for making it work for those times when I had special requirements because of my health/pregnancy issues. Most of all, thank you for creating something that has now given me a completely different opportunity career-wise & created a different family life than I would have had in my previous work. I hope you know the impact you have on your students. Your program has literally changed my life." - Candace


I think you guys have a done a wonderful job with your program. You really try to incorporate as many aspects as you can! Much appreciated. - Krystine




"I like this course very much. Both teachers are amazing and they complemented each other. I learned so much and am now ready to start teaching my own class. Excellent job Rob and Cathy!" - Mila


"I cannot imagine there being a better yoga teacher training course than this in Calgary. All the teachers are great and seem to have great knowledge and experience. I learned so much, improved a lot too with my own practice. Every minute of class seemed used in a good, positive learning way." - Prajna


"An excellent, well-organized course. The faculty are a group of very well trained, knowledgeable individuals who create an open, welcoming learning environment. I appreciated the structure of the course, the website with the calendar, the handouts." - Carla, PT


"The program was very well balanced, giving me a solid understanding of all the facets of yoga. I feel confident moving forward in becoming a yoga teacher. Loved the comfortable, intimate environment and the connection with other teacher trainees." - Stephanie


"I was extremely satisfied with the course. It was everything I wanted it to be and more. It surpassed my expectations and has given me a real hunger to continue my education. Communication was excellent. Program was laid out well and very straight forward." - Jenn


"This program exceeded any expectations I had. It has been an immensely valuable resource to me on my journey. I am very grateful for it." - Jodi


"Very satisfied and glad I took this course. I think the contents were well thought out and relevant. I particularly liked the flexibility of missing and re-taking modules. Awesome faculty!" - Yvonne


"I am very grateful for everything I have learned from taking your classes as well as this course. I absolutely love teaching yoga!" - Chandelle


"I had a wonderful experience." - Carrie




“I am extremely impressed at how much I've learned, how much fun I've had. Initially, I was a little intimidated to teach yoga, but this program has given me the knowledge and confidence to write my own class plans and present them without worry.” – Connor


“This was absolutely wonderful, and more than I ever could have asked for. Thank you for creating such a wonderful program! I am so grateful!” – Heather


“All the faculty are very professional and responsive. I've had a rich and meaningful learning experience.”– Karoline


“I liked how efficiently the program was delivered.”– Krista


“Thank you, Rob, and the AYC faculty; I enjoyed every moment.” – Naliya


“My experience with AYC has been amazing. I came into this program with very little understanding and experience. Rob and the other instructors were very knowledgeable. Thank you so much.” – Cindy


“Excellent program” – Lisa


“At first I was nervous to learn the asanas via zoom and not be in the studio for corrections. This quickly passed after the first couple of sessions. Rob was able to correct me via zoom.” – Deana


“The program is very professional, science-based and follows a logical framework that makes it easy to learn without being overwhelming. The various faculty members are absolutely incredible at what they do, and their enthusiasm is infectious! Rob creates a professional but collegial atmosphere that allowed us to connect as a class even with COVID making things more challenging. The college managed the changing public health measures brilliantly and respectfully and we had a great experience whether we were in-class or on Zoom.” – Heather


“Thank you, Rob and the entire faculty, for your compassion, expertise, feedback, knowledge and wisdom. The training has exceeded my expectations on so many levels. All the teachings in this program can be incorporated in to my personal life, work life, and my future yoga teacher career. The training has come to an end but I know your door will always be open. I am leaving enlightened, educated, and confident to teach. Thank you again for allowing me to bring my passion to light.” – Tamara


“Your support is fantastic. I’m grateful for the feedback and support when I was trying to think of poses for a group of 15-year-olds!” – Wendy


“I've only been attending the Thursday night sessions but I've loved the instructors and the materials covered. The group has been great and very interactive. The instructors have been great in providing additional resources.” – Deb


 “I enjoyed this program and would definitely recommend it to friends and family. I have already mentioned it to a few of my close friends, as it has been an incredible journey.” – Deana


Rob and the faculty are knowledgeable, welcoming, approachable and helpful. This is a very well-rounded program touching many aspects of yoga with reliable and evidence-based information. Rob offers many tips and resources for reading and references for deepening our yoga understanding.” – Thi Kim. 


“Well organized and with great communication to help keep us on track. With most people working full-time while taking the program, it's nice to have reminders and information come right to our emails. I like it when I can make notes on the slides during the presentations.” ­– Stephanie


“I'm not sure where to start. I came into this excited about becoming a yoga teacher and would have been fully satisfied with learning the asanas with confidence for teaching. However, this program is SO much more!!! It really provided an opportunity for personal growth in ways that have forever changed how I see myself and others around me. This has become the single best investment I have made in myself so far!” – Stephanie


“I loved how it wasn’t just yoga poses and alignment but opened my mind to so many other aspects of yoga.” – Cori


“I have thoroughly enjoyed the entire program. I have learned so much about my own practice and am continually improving my postures as a result of the feedback from the classes. The practice teaching – and particularly the feedback offered by Rob and other students was extremely helpful. The apprenticing is invaluable.” – Michale


“I made the right decision to learn yoga in AYC. It is definitely a ‘program like no other.’” – Vino


“I have really enjoyed the program; it is run with great professionalism. The schedule makes for an enjoyable balance between your regular life and time spent learning, the content is diverse and thoughtfully presented .  . . The school adapted to (Covid to) suit all changing regulations in a way that worked for everyone.” – Connor


“I am very happy I took this training. I have learned a lot. The program also created a desire to learn more about yoga and to practice more.” – Jana



“I am so pleased with this program! Before I signed up, I read the comments submitted by past students and it’s what encouraged me to take the program. Now, having experienced it for myself, I echo the comments about this being such a well-rounded and fulsome program. You’ve done an excellent job curating a yoga training environment that fosters community, incorporates a variety of topics and has a staff of teachers who are extremely professional, knowledgeable and passionate about their craft. I left every module wanting to learn more and wishing the program were longer. I feel set up for success to teach classes. I was most concerned about that before joining the program, but you have included so much practical teaching in the various areas that I feel prepared to be a new teacher. I was amazed at how well you have adapted your program to take place during Covid-19. You’ve done an excellent job managing the content and participants on Zoom, you and Jocelyn made an awesome team! Well done! - Sara


“The heart and energy put into offering this course is palpable and I am so glad I took the dive into yoga teacher training through AYC. I was initially disappointed when COVID led us down the virtual path but truly what a great experience that in the end was well managed and I felt I got to know my class really well despite this novel format. Just as much valued by me are new connections and relationships with my teachers and peer students that I hope will continue beyond the boundaries of this course as I venture into my new journey as a yoga teacher” - Naminder


“I really enjoyed the program. I was a little unsure how it would go with being online, but I found the online class just as engaging as if you were in the studio. It was also very useful to be able to rewatch the class to get clarification on things. The recordings provided me with some valuable insight on how I look/sound when I am speaking in class or teaching poses/doing poses. All the instructors were knowledgeable on the topics that they taught. As well, all the instructors were super helpful when it came to the apprenticeship–open to answering questions, tried to apply it to our learning that was taking place in the course” - RaeAnn


 “Most enjoyable class I’ve taken. All the modules were relevant and informative” - Chelsea


“ I’m walking away from this a changed person...for the better!!!  I have realized how much more there is to learn and I’m planning to continue on my yogi path. . . It was a very beautiful and enriching experience...I loved every moment” - Diane


“Best Yoga school ever. . . I really like how Rob takes the time out to critique. It shows that he cares about our success. . . I am changed and regardless of where this course takes me, a new journey has begun.” - Erin


“ I am grateful for your excellent  teaching experience and knowledge of regular and modified poses; for your  ongoing, respectful and supportive communication with the students; for your inclusiveness of the students whose certain health conditions (chronic or temporary) does not allow an average flexibility” - Natalija


“Very organized, easy, consistent communication” - Ronda


“I learned a lot and feel like I’ve taken away the information that I enrolled to learn” - Pam


“ I think Rob has good practical experience in yoga teaching and handles all the issues with the asana practices very well. I never could imagine that I would learn so much in this short time. This is due to the expertise and patience from Rob!” - Maria


“ I enjoyed the program and the opportunity to be in a company of such wonderful people. This teaching program is a present to myself that I wanted to get for a long time” - Hanna 


“I liked all the materials covered in this course, and everyone is super friendly and respectful. I feel safe to share my ideas in class with others. Rob gives a lot of encouragement that makes everyone feel confident. He is always on time and always keeps us posted through emails. I appreciate the good work ethics from every teacher in this program” - Hannah




“The program far exceeded my expectations! I enjoyed the wide variety and constant attention to detail. A very warm caring environment,” – Lee

“I have learned so much about myself. It has been a journey of self-discovery,” – Julie Ruest

“It was super easy for me to sign up and all my emails were quickly responded to. The binder is a great resource,” – Nicole

“I enjoyed the training a lot,” Colleen

“Love the program and definitely will recommend to others. Very organized throughout,” – Cindy

“I was so nervous to begin the program as a mom of four kids. It has been life changing. It is for all levels and anyone who has a love of yoga,” – Tanis

“Excellent communication – timely and clear. It was a great overview!” – name withheld at her request

“I made some good friends who I can relate to and share my yoga journey with,” – Kavitha

“Very organized; appreciated the clear communication,” – Monica

“Learned a ton. Inspired to learn more,” – Lindsay 

“The course is very comprehensive and covers all aspects of yoga beyond the asanas. I would recommend this to anyone anytime!” – Maribel

“I am so glad this is the program that I chose and feel that I have learned so much,” – Brittany

“Rob replies to back to all emails asap. Any questions are always prompt and helpful,” - Alison



“The program is fabulous,” – Wanda

“This course has given me so much!! All the teachers are extremely knowledgeable and engaging. I would recommend this course for anyone who wants to teach or even know more about yoga asana and yoga philosophy,” – Sue

“Your organization and administration was more than excellent,” – Lucie


Excellent program that I will recommend to everyone! – Jenny

The program has truly changed my life and was beyond all my expectations – Colette

Everything was first class. I really am grateful to have learned from so many intelligent and experienced people – Lorraine

I am extremely satisfied. It is an amazing environment to be in. I loved everyone I met here . . .so kind. I would do it over again - Daniela

I love the flexibility of the hours and the time to take the course – Jolimar

I loved all the practice teaching – Amanda B

I have learned a lot in the program and am glad I went through it – Sylvia

I loved being her so much and I am so grateful for all that I will walk away with – Hannah

Really enjoyed the environment and people, a nice break from my work week – Ava

Overall the program was amazing – Alisa

It was a really good balance of all the aspects of yoga – Amanda Z

I so enjoyed all that I learned from all the teachers and my classmates. Made this one of the greatest experiences of my life - Lenny


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