ProHealth Yoga Teacher Training & Retreats was created by naturopathic physician, Dr. Robyn Land and chiropractor and RMT, Dr. Nikita Vizniak.

Dr. Robyn, a long-time yoga teacher and studio owner, repeatedly saw the same challenges faced by new teachers that applied to teach at her studio. Inspired by her love of yoga and teaching, she had the goal of creating a teacher training program that focused on small class sizes and a high-level of knowledge. Her students would complete the program with a solid understanding of the all aspects of yoga and the confidence and composure needed to be an outstanding teacher. As a facilitator with Dr. Vizniak’s ProHealth System’s continuing education program, the two partnered up to launch ProHealth Yoga Teacher Training & Retreats.

ProHealth Yoga focuses on building a strong foundation of anatomy and physiology in each practitioner so that they may dive deeply into the mental, emotional and spiritual offerings of yoga while continuously tying back to evidence-based science and medicine. This dichotomy leads to a holistic program that will develop each participant a safe, competent and unique yoga teacher. Our retreats invite participants to further their knowledge, connect with other healthcare practitioners and embrace skills and tools for their own self-care.

Dr. Robyn Land, ND
Dr. Robyn Land, ND
Dr. Robyn’s passion for yoga began in 1999 when she first stepped onto a yoga mat. She’s been hooked ever since! After years of teaching throughout the Lower Mainland, she founded Yoga Spirit, a community-based yoga studio that she ran until 2014. Embracing her nerdiness for anatomy and integrated wellness, she completed 4-years of schooling and graduated as a Naturopathic Doctor. She combines her knowledge, love of yoga and passion for teaching together into playful and educational sessions. She exudes a natural lightness in her teaching and hopes that she can help others open up and share their inner brightness too. Robyn is the owner and a ND at Local Health Integrative Clinic on Commercial Drive, as well as an anatomy and orthopedics teacher at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine.
Andrew Dow
Andrew Dow
Andrew is a seeker of adventure, and loves exploring new ideas and concepts. This has ignited and fueled his studies of yoga, movement and the connection of the mind and body. He has an endless drive for learning and researching in the fields of personal development through Intergral Coaching Canada, physical movement through many domains and philosophy. Andrews teaches the importance of honoring where students are at, and helping to empower them through their fears and resistances. With an emphasis on alignment and breath Andrew brings a fun, practical and real approach to yoga, diving into the dark and basking in the light. Andrew lives in Lund, BC and runs a sweet space called Elements Movement in Powell River.
Dr. Nikita Vizniak, DC
Dr. Nikita Vizniak, DC
Dr. Vizniak is the director of Professional Health Systems; chair of Physical Medicine at BINM and is an honors graduate of the University of Western States. Aside from his training in physical medicine, exercise science, rehabilitation and diagnostic imaging. He is a globally recognized author & educator whose work & passion are derived from his desire for the promotion of clinical efficiency & excellence. Dr. Vizniak enjoys and understands the key biomechanical and spiritual role that Yoga plays in maintaining optimal health and life balance. When he is not writing, practicing & researching, Dr. Vizniak teaches clinically oriented human anatomy, cadaver dissection, orthopedic & general physical assessment, numerous advanced myofascial therapies (PNF, PIR/CR, IASTM, pin & stretch, active myofascial release) & osseous mobilization / manipulation and master classes on clinical integration of best medical practices.
Sarah Russell, RYT500
Sarah Russell, RYT500
Sarah feels privileged to be able to support students as they journey through their ProHealth YTT experience. A graduate of The Salt Spring Centre of Yoga (200hr), Gannon Power Vinyasa Yoga (200hr), and Phoenix Rising School of Yoga Therapy (500hr), Sarah is a skilled and knowledgeable asana, pranayama, meditation, yogic philosophy, and movement educator. With her calm and joyful energy, Sarah provides an inclusive and trauma-informed space for people to take their practice one breath at a time, let go of judgments and expectations, and find more compassion towards themselves, their bodies, and others. Sarah sees many similarities between teaching yoga and her work as a social worker. In both professions, Sarah intends to support people to develop greater self-awareness and the capacity to access their own inner guidance, strength, wisdom, and empowerment.