• Canada
12 - 26 weeks
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Program Details

Remote Exploring Yoga
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Price Details
Tuition is $2775 CAD + tax for 3 months. This includes Karma Yoga programming and education, guidance and training from the onsite teachers and community, food & accommodation, as well as three nights on personal retreat in one of our meditation cabins.

Additional classes and guidance are offered by Teachers on the basis of dãna (generosity, an ancient transformative practice you will learn about during your stay). Budget $100 to $150 CAD per week for dãna and other personal expenses during your stay, such as going off site, eating out, and exploring the beauty of the surrounding area.
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Meals Wifi
What's Included (Extra)

Embodied Karma Yoga (eg. harvesting, eco-restoration, construction, cooking)
Applied Karma Yoga (eg. graphic design, writing)
Daily community meditations, contemplations and organic meals
Classes, retreats and in-the-moment teachings
3-night retreat in one of our cabins.

What's Not Included
Some Activities Airfare Airport Transfers Transportation Travel Insurance
What's Not Included (Extra)

While at Clear Sky you will learn about the ancient transformative practice of dana. Additional classes and programs offered by our founding Teachers, Doug and Catherine Sensei, are given on the premise of this practice.

Sep 24, 2023
May 06, 2019
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About Program

Are you yearning to bring more meaning, connection and richness into your life?

The Three Month Intensive at Clear Sky Centre is an immersive educational program, living with dynamic teachers in a conscious awakening community. This program brings ancient spiritual teachings and practice into the modern world. Working on your computer, cooking dinner or being in retreat, all become opportunities for insight and transformation.

Daily learning modules and teachings draw from leading-edge research and proven spiritual tools. The curriculum empowers students to hold and maintain a refreshed and engaged orientation to career, relationships and modern life in general.

Since 2005, Clear Sky has been a sanctuary for people with a heart for spiritual exploration. We embrace innovation and sustainability in all facets of life, and are situated on 300-acres of pristine mountain wilderness for deepening your meditation practice and reconnecting with nature.

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Program Highlights

  • Construct a meaningful personal vision (for this lifetime and beyond)
  • Build authentic connection with others
  • Cultivate a powerful and transformative meditation practice
  • Feel at home in your body and connected with natureCo-create achievable solutions for healing our planet (spiritually, environmentally, socially & financially)
  • Transform and transcend difficult mental/emotional patterns and blocks

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Challenge Yourself

Clear Sky is a brilliant place to find your edge and extend yourself further.
The people are warm and friendly. The food is healthy and delicious. The landscape is
breathtaking. The routine is fairly rigorous combining meditation and educational programs that stimulate the mind with manual work that strengthens the body. The centre is run in a holistic and sustainable way that promotes well being for people and the planet. The meditation sessions are interesting and effective and they even have a fun night once a week that may comprise of a movie or a game of pool. The Teachings are useful and are delivered in an entertaining way offering great solutions to stay grounded and find more peace, clarity and wisdom. I look forward to returning to Clear Sky in the near future.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Stick with the routine when the going gets tough. The uncomfortable feelings will shift and the inevitable resolution is joyous.
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Karma Yoga Program Review

If you are thinking to stay at Clear Sky, congrats! This will be a real, down to earth transformative experience. If you are a spiritual seeker that want to understand yourself better to have bigger sense of fulfilment and happiness in your life, this could be the experience that your depth is seeking. The power of this place is all the transformations that people there have made and the commitment of the community to keep high standards of communication, commitment, trust and honesty. People there have made so much work on themselves and can really help you to see clearer and transcend your own unwholesome patterns and they are committed to your growth. That made my experience at Clear Sky the most transformational of all my explorative experiences. There are a bunch of people over there that are ready to shine the light where the darkness crept in. It is not the easiest and relax exploration, I must say, but if you really want to become what you are meant to be, looking at the limiting views of yourself and others is essential and Clear Sky is providing the container for you to see, understand, acknowledge, and heal the parts of you that contribute to suffering. A life time opportunity.
The natural setting is absolutely wonderful and the food is of high quality. You will be involved in a wide range of activities and will have the opportunity to understand better what are your strengths and areas of development. I personally found what I wanted to do for my career through my process at Clear Sky.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
I did not think that meditation was so awesome. I discovered that this practice is essential to sustainable living and good mental health. Today, I can see how I am such in a better state and less victim of the ups and downs of life because of my meditation practice.
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Mindfulness and beyond!

There were many programs that I was looking at before attending the "Mindfulness and Beyond" program at Clear Sky, but what I resonated most with were the words "a challenge" and that this was NOT the program to do if I wanted a vacation or lots of free time. It really was like a modern day monastery and I LOVED it! We all helped cooked the meals during the week and I really felt like I was a part of the center while I was there. We not only studied Buddhism and various mindfulness techniques, we learned how to work better with others, which has greatly improved my career and relationships. I liked how we checked in everyday as a team, studied new things and reflected throughout the day. I really miss walking on the beautiful trails at the center, listening to the bird songs and I often saw elk, deer and the onsite horse. The food was local, organic and yummy! The onsite teachers ate with us almost every day and they and the team were so kind and answered any questions I had. I was impressed by their experience and sharing. I learned so much and it really did go beyond what I expected. It was "a challenge" as mentioned, but I really grew in just 3 months. Picking and eating fresh fruit in the food forest is a must! Thank you Clear Sky!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Walk the beautiful hiking trails when you have time! There are so many animals you will see like deer, elk, chipmunks and badgers. I loved the quiet as the bird songs resonate. There are sitting platforms all over the 310 acre property with amazing views. Also, make sure to walk up the mountain and check out Peter Creek.
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Diving deeper

This is so much more than farming and caring for a food forest. It is about learning to live in a mindful community and bringing buddhist meditation into everyday life.
Let's be clear though, there is some farming and at least half of each day was spent outdoors pruning, mowing, fixing irrigation, harvesting and keeping records of it all. There is also a decent size vegetable garden close to the main building.
The scenery at Clear Sky is absolutely breathtaking. It is ranch country with massive mountains all around with deer and elk often seen in large numbers.
The food is delicious and diverse. The residents are very helpful to help transition into what we could call the buddha mind set (buddhist teachings and daily meditation practice). If you are not seriously interested in questioning your asumptions, taking a closer look at your ego and changing your habits, then Clear Sky might not be your best bet. If you are though, I cannot think of a better container to go diving deeper.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Be ready to meditate and do other daily chores (cooking, cleaning etc)
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Best Experience

I travelled to Canada without a plan, and spending time at Clear Sky was an adventure in so many ways. I feel the impact of the Karma Yoga to this day, and the people I was able to spend time with are still so close to my heart. It sounds corny, but I really can't recommend the opportunity highly enough. If you know what you are looking for, go. If you are not sure what you are looking for, go. Transform your life and learn in a most beautiful place with beautiful people.
More specifically, I was at Clear Sky as a Karma Yogi during the building work on Sky Roots. One of the things that was so brilliant for me, which I think is true for all Karma Yoga tasks, was that I was supported in confronting my patterns of behaviour and thoughts through the "obvious" moments, like reflecting on meditation experiences, and also in the "less obvious" ones, such as preparing meals together and eating in the community. Being outside of my comfort zone and in a community of learners was so important for me. The people I met there were and are so strong in supporting each other in their personal growth, and have a lot of fun along the way.

What was your funniest moment?
Dancing without a care in the world. (I was terrified of dancing and being present in that way.) It was so freeing.
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