Island Yoga Vista (CYA-RYS Gold Member)

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  • Phone: 250-754-0939
  • Address: 1330 Discovery Avenue
  • Location: Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada
  • Website:
  • Service Offered: Therapeutic Yoga & Ayurveda Yoga Therapy
  • Type of Certification Granted: RYT 200hr RYT 550hr C-AYT 1000hr
  • Years in Operation: 22
  • Date Joined: October 06, 2014

School Info

Island Yoga Vista is well established in the blending of Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy, with 22 years of service offering Ayurveda Yoga Therapy group programs and individual sessions as well as teaching classical yoga classes. The purpose of this training is to make this broader perspective of Yoga available through a traditional apprenticeship style of training with a strong focus on Ayurveda and Yoga for Therapeutic purposes.

This program grew out of an inspired vision based on trainings in Integrative Yoga Therapy, Bihar School of Yoga and Chakrapani Ayurveda to create a unique offering focused on equipping individuals thoroughly with these timeless skills and offering lifelong mentorship and support. It began with a group of 6 apprentices all committed to serving their local communities as well as continuing their own evolutionary growth under the guidance of Sandra Sagarmurti Shotton.

Sandra has been a member of the Yoga Alliance and the International Association of Yoga Therapists since 1997. Island Yoga Vista is a Member School of the IAYT and fully supports the newest educational standards for Yoga Therapists. The process is underway for IYV to be reviewed as an accredited school.

The requirements for a student to be eligible for this apprenticeship are one year of dedicated yoga practice, strong motivation and positive attitude. The program is limited to eight apprentices per year per level.

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Course Outline


1000hrs of training are offered in three levels, they are:

1. 200hr Integrative Yoga Therapy - Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training

2. 350hr Professional Ayurveda Yoga Therapy Apprenticeship
(RYT 550hr)

3. 450hr Professional Ayurveda Yoga Therapy Apprenticeship
( C-AYT 1000hr)

Details on the website



Wendy Anthony (Class of 2014)
Joanne Cooper (Class of 2014)
Cathie Griffith (Class of 2014)
Regina Pfeifer (Class of 2014)