Vikara Yoga Academy

Transforming Hearts, Opening Minds

Fall 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training – Referral Discount!

REFER A FRIEND and Receive $1,000.00 off the tuition!

We were inspired in our last training by two sister’s (or sister-in-laws) who embarked on this journey together!  Watching these two ladies support and encourage one another was a blessing.

Why not share this journey with someone who you love or admire!

Refer a friend and receive $1,000.00 off your training or share this discount with your friend and you each take $500.00 off the tuition.

One referral discount per person and there are ONLY 6 spots left so don’t delay!  Head on over to the registration tab and fill out the  registration form, you won’t regret it!!

Summer Intensive Yoga Teacher Training

Imagine spending 4 weeks this summer immersing yourself in the whole practice of Yoga!  Yoga immersion trainings tend to be well, intense.  Immersed in the study, philosophy and esoteric practices of yoga, we’ve designed a program over the summer that will allow students to discover and learn the teachings of yoga without being completely overwhelmed.

This 200 hr, Yoga Alliance accredited program will be taught over two full weeks in July and August, allowing students to immerse themselves but also encouraging introspection with time to rest and absorb the many teachings with a two week break in-between.

We take great pride in 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training program at Vikara Yoga because of it’s uniqueness and varied teachings.  Graduates will become knowledgeable in all ‘styles’ of yoga  with the ability to teach varied classes from Hatha, Restorative, Vinyasa Flow, Yoga Nidra, Pre & Postnatal Yoga and Kid’s to much much more!

Many people enrol in this program to deepen their personal practice with no desire to teach but rather use the teachings of yoga to navigate through life.

In order to foster growth and continue our focus on our mentorship program after the training, we limit out trainings to 15 people!  This training is already filling up so don’t delay!


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Holistic Healing for the Yogi

One of our mottos at Vikara Yoga is that we’re stronger as a community!  We believe wholeheartedly in collaborating with other likeminded professionals in their specific fields to bring anyone interested in deepening their practice  together for a unique and educational experience.

Like our friend Lauran Mary Ference, a local  Clinical Herbalist and Doula who’s making waves in our community with her inspirational workshops on healing herbs, tinctures and crafting!

We’re elated about this fun, tactile event where we’ll explore the world of herbology and organic chemistry deepening an interest in both herbs and essential oils.  We can’t have all the fun in the classroom making tinctures and home remedies to take home, so Friday evening will be devoted to Medicinal Movement combining the practice of yoga with an aromatic experience using essential oils!

Space is limited to don’t delay in registering here:


Yoga for Back Care Workshop

Check out our workshops page here for our upcoming list of information and unique workshops commencing in the Summer!

One of our motto’s at Vikara is “we are stronger as a community”!  So, we’ve teamed up with some influential educators in both the medical and holistic fields to offer in-depth workshops for anyone interested in keeping their knowledge in both anatomy and the esoteric!

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Yoga Teacher Training Information Night!

Join us Thursday, November 5th from 6:30 – 9:30 pm for a FREE yoga class and information night about our upcoming 200 hr Yoga Teacher Trainings!

The FREE yoga class will run from 6:45 – 7:45 pm and will be hosted by your teacher trainers, Jaya Amy and Clare Newman.

Can’t make the class?  Pop in after and say hello and meet Jaya Amy, Clare Newman and Heidi Mason.  Sip some tea, enjoy a few snacks and ask questions about our trainings!

Location:  #44 – 9 St. Thomas Street (red awning says Sharon Ryan Studio).  We’re upstairs!

Yoga Teacher Training Scholarship

VikaraLogoFINALYes, you read that correctly!  Vikara Yoga Academy is offering a FREE scholarship to one trainee for each of our Yoga Teacher Training programs!

It could be you or perhaps you would like to enrol someone whom you think embodies an imperfect, human form🙂

We feel fortunate to have the teachings of yoga in our lives and feel its both unnecessary and unfortunate for anyone interested in pursuing the teachings of yoga but perhaps do not have the means too.  At Vikara we believe in divine gifts and adore the mysterious of how the Universe works and so we are elated for this offering.

How to apply:

1).  Fill out our online registration form.

2).  Complete your enrolment by paying the training deposit to secure your spot in the training as space is limited.  If you win, we return your deposit.  If you do not have the financial means to pay the deposit, see Step 3🙂

3). Write a 1000 word essay on everything that is YOU!  How you came to find the teachings of yoga and what yoga means to YOU!  Please be as open and honest in these writings.

4). Send all entries to  All submission must be entered before December 15, 2015 for the training in January 2016!


Feedback Forum

Have you ever taken a yoga teacher training with Clare Newman or a yoga class with Jaya Amy?  If so, we would appreciate honest feedback, inspirational stories and your experience with their teachings to help others decide if Vikara Yoga Academy is a congruent fit.  Light & Love.


Vikara Yoga Teacher Training

Welcome to our temporary site!  Jaya Amy and Clare Newman are elated about their offering in the New Year!   Both Jaya and Clare (each a mother of three) wanted to create a program that fit the busy lives of families.  With the convenience of two nights a week, spread out over 6 months, this comprehensive yoga teacher training will take place in a private studio nestled in the heart of downtown St. Albert.  Offering smaller group sizes and ending the journey with a Graduation Ceremonial Retreat the week of July 24th – 26th with families welcome we hope to build on this loving community of kindred spirits!

Congrats Jaya <3

She is here!! Just a shade under ten lbs …she came blaring in at 12:03 with very little notice…I’m beyond words but simply had to share her with family who can’t be here…..this whole day has been beyond…gone beyond to the farthest shores – Jaya on the arrival of her third daughter Deity!

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