What is PCTIA and why do they matter to you, the student at a yoga school?
The Private Career Training Institutions Agency (PCTIA) is the regulatory board in British Columbia for any private career training program. Any yoga teacher training program in BC must be registered with PCTIA. As such, O2 Yoga Teacher Training is registered with PCTIA.
According to PCTIA’s website:
“The Private Career Training Institutions Agency (PCTIA) was created in 2004 to carry out the important role of student protection. PCTIA sets basic education standards for registered private career training institutions in British Columbia and establishes standards of quality which must be met by accredited institutions. In BC, private career training is regulated. Any institution offering a career training program with tuition of $1,000 or more and 40 hours or more in duration is required to register and adhere to basic education standards.”
There are a few ways that PCTIA helps you, the student.
- REGULATES SCHOOL INSTRUCTION, FACULTY AND FACILITY- The application process for the institution is quite extensive. PCTIA ensures that institutions are through in their bookkeeping and instruction and safe at their institutions.
- RETURIBUTION FOR STUDENTS– Students can file official complaints with PCTIA for a multitude of reasons including, but not limited to, if the institution didn’t teach what they said they would, if the student has a grade dispute, or if monies were taken without services render.
- TAX CREDIT!- If you attend a school that is registered with PCTIA you may claim the total tuition amount as a tax deduction under the Tuition Tax Credit.
O2 Vancouver Yoga Teacher Training Dates
Summer Full-Time Intensive – Steveston Oxygen Yoga & Fitness
July 4th – July 26th
2 weeks (Monday – Friday) and 2 full weekends (Saturday & Sunday)
Fall Full-Time– Kitsilano Oxygen Yoga & Fitness
September 14th – October 24th
Monday – Fridays; including 2 Saturdays
Fall Part-Time– Cloverdale Oxygen Yoga & Fitness
September 19th – January 24th
Saturdays & Sundays with holiday weekends and December off
Are you ALREADY a BCRPA Certified Fitness Instructor looking to add Yoga to your resume of certifications? Well we have a great course option for you! Because you can skip a portion of the course since you have already taken it, you can be a part of a condensed course.
**Formats offered subject to chance based on student enrollment**
Please contact your instructor, Christina Raskin, for more information.
About your Instructor
Christina started teaching Yoga, Pilates, and fitness classes twelve years ago and has loved it since day one!
After many dance injuries, from a professional dance career, Christina found that Yoga and Pilates were the only tools able to heal her body and prevent further injury.
Since then, she has used Yoga, Pranayama, and Meditation to heal her body, mind, and spirit several times.
Christina took her 200-hour teacher training with YogaWorks and then had the privilege of taking her 300 hour teacher training in India, making her a 500 hour Yoga Alliance certified Instructor. Christina has taught all age ranges in Vinyasa Flow, Power, Yin, Restorative, Core, Hatha, Dance and Pilates.
She truly believes Yoga is for everyone and everybody.
“I am so pleased that I decided to take my YTT with Oxygen, it was everything I hoped it would be, and more. There was a perfect balance of asana practice, anatomy, pranayama, meditation and philosophy. I had heard that training to become a yoga teacher was life changing but wasn’t sure how until I began the program. Initially I thought I would learn how to teach others but it turned out to be so much more than that. I found a path to a rich and rewarding personal practice. Christina is so passionate about what she is teaching and really helps you to deeply understand the concepts so it can transform your life and touch others as well. Her intention is to help you become the best instructor you can be by diving deep within your own practice, leaving you with a solid foundation and a desire to dive even deeper. This YTT truly inspired me and I would recommend it to anyone who has a passion for yoga! I LOVE MY LIFE!”
— Alex Anderson
“Christina is one of the best, if not the best, instructor I have ever had the pleasure of learning from – whether inside or outside of the yoga studio! Christina’s passion to share her love of yoga/pilates shines through in every gentle instruction, graceful movement, and powerful pose she presents to the students. Yoga is now an integral part of my lifestyle largely due to the strong foundation developed in every practice that I have learned and will continue to learn from Christina. I look forward to seeing her smiling face and positive outlook before, during, and after each class. Thank you Christina for bringing the best out of me!”
— Francine Hong
“In September 2014, I made a life changing decision to join Christina Raskin’s YTT at Oxygen. I had NO IDEA the journey I would embark on with my peers & teacher would turn out to be such a fulfilling & beautiful experience. Christina IS THE BEST. She has a lot of experience under her belt as an instructor, is extremely knowledgeable, and has the warmest smile & she’s awesome. Who wouldn’t want an awesome teacher? The YTT was a great mix of asana practice, meditation, philosophy, anatomy, pranayama & discussions. Christina has inspired me in countless positive ways while the YTT taught me the skills I needed to continue my personal practice throughout my life. This program isn’t just for those interested in teaching or yoga, it’s for anyone who wants to accomplish something very fulfilling & healthy. Thank you for believing in all of us when we doubted ourselves, Christina. Thank you for teaching me to be compassionate towards myself. If you ever teach the 500 hour program, sign me up now!”
—Lily J. Miranda
Our school and faculty are certified and registered with Yoga Alliance and the BC Private Career Training Institutions Agency (PCTIA).
Please visit their website for more information.