VI-SION [vizh-uhn] noun

  1. The act or power of sensing with the eyes; sight.
  2. The act or power of anticipating that which will or may come to be: prophetic vision; the vision of an entrepreneur.
  3. An experience in which a personage, thing, or event appears vividly or credibly to the mind, although not actually present, often under the influence of a divine or other agency: a heavenly messenger appearing in a vision.
  4. Something seen or otherwise perceived during such an experience: The vision revealed its message.
  5. A vivid, imaginative conception or anticipation

The Canadian Yoga Alliance Vision

CANADIAN YOGA ALLIANCE'S vision is Manifest an off-grid YOGA Retreat and School of teachers and students. The environment contains all aspects of harmonic living and pro-active participation in a place of True Unity.

The vision ideally consists of a non-monentary environment that sustains itself through the efforts of it's participants and members. Off-Grid Ancient Technologies, Solar, Wind etc. are implemented to provide the retreat and school with the necessary energy for living,education and growth.

Nelson Mandela discusses the definition of "ubuntu"

The philosophy of UBUNTU is contained within the CYA Vision.

UBUNTU (Zulu/Xhosa) English pronuciation : oo-BUUN-too. Ubuntu is a humanist philosophy focusing on people's allegiances and relations with each other. The word ubuntu has its origins in the Bantu languages of southern Africa. The philosophy, however, is mirrored in cultures around Africa and the world.

The Administrative component will remain as is with it's main office on site. The structure of the CYA will remain status quo with membership registrations; however, memberships dues will now include:

  • Skills, Gift or Talent that benefit the CYA Retreat School
  • Services that benefit the CYA Retreat School
  • Products that benefit the CYA Retreat School
  • Technologies that benefit the Energy Requirements of the CYA Retreat School
  • Money if none of the above applies to the registrant

Members will choose from a sub-list of skills, services,products & technologies. If they are not able to provide one of the above,they then may use money to register (our current method of payment received).

CANADIAN YOGA ALLIANCE retreat and education centre will teach us how to live together, how to educate and how to sustain ourselves in a globally evolving and transforming environment.

The Canadian Yoga Alliance is a national YOGA ALLIANCE open for Yogic and Health minded individuals. The Canadian Yoga Alliance Unites through Fellowship of Yoga teachers and Complementary Health care professionals who have received training indicative or complementary to the International Yoga Federation standard.

Current Benefits of Membership

  • INSURANCE starting at $150/1 Million liability premium
  • Ask for discounts on workshops or events offered by CYA members to CYA members
  • Free advertising in CANADIAN YOGI, our free quarterly on-line journal for members and public
  • Select deals from Yoga & Health Related Suppliers
  • Continuing Education courses offered by CYA Registered Schools
  • Ask for discounts on Continuing Education programs offered by registered Teacher Training Schools for CYA-RYT members
  • Free Advertising on CYA Facebook Pages

Future Vision

The future vision of the Canadian Yoga Alliance is each and every Human Being to be of healthy mind, body, spirit and environment become manifest today. Check back soon to learn more about our plan to build an Eco-Dome Retreat/School. Get involved! Partner with us and share your experiences in renewable technology, eco-living, and off-grid eco-building. For more information on our future vision contact us at and state 'Future Vision Eco-Dome' in the subject line.