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SOYA’s 200 hr and 300 hr Upgrade Yoga Teacher Training meet the highest standards of both Yoga Alliance and the IYTA.

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Yoga Teacher Training offer specialized focus, small groups, and intimate life-changing experiences.

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"I am a spirit expressing myself through form. How would I like to express myself today?"

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"I am coming out of this yoga teacher training prepared to teach. This gave me a chance to develop my confidence and find my style of yoga."

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Yoga Teacher Training

SOYA’s 200 Hour and 300 Hour Advanced Upgrade Yoga Teacher Trainings meet the highest standards while students enjoy exposure to many lineages.


Continue your yoga studies and deepen your practice. SOYA workshops offer specialized focus, small groups, and intimate life-changing experiences.


Time away from a busy schedule for a SOYA Yoga Retreat can realign and restore your practice. Immerse yourself with ERICH SCHIFFMANN June 5th-7th, 2015 in Sorrento BC!

About South Okanagan Yoga Academy

With 20 years of experience training yoga teachers, the South Okanagan Yoga Academy (SOYA) began in Penticton, BC and has expanded to offer yoga teacher training in Penticton, Prince George and Pitt Meadows  in British Columbia as well as Calgary, Fort McMurray and Cochrane in Alberta.  We offer another 200 hour training in Mexico in January.

SOYA offers the most diverse and accessible Yoga Teacher Training programs.  Ever evolving, SOYA’s Teacher Training is designed with flexibility, accessibility and transformation at its heart.  SOYA’s 200 Hour and 300 Hour Advanced Upgrade Yoga Teacher Trainings are offered in Immersion, Extended and Distance Education formats.

SOYA’s 20th Anniversary Annual Yoga Retreat with Yoga Master ERICH SCHIFFMANN will be held in Sorrento, BC June 5-7, 2015. This is an extraordinary opportunity to study with Internationally acclaimed Yoga Masters in a spiritually charged setting.  Our retreat holds a space for community where old friends gather and new friends meet, sharing and expanding their wisdom of Yoga.

Yoga Sadhana Retreats are a unique opportunity to practice Yoga alongside the students in our Yoga Teacher Training.  Each morning and evening participants delve into deeper yoga practices, while midday is free time to pursue personal enrichment.

Yoga Workshops with Mugs McConnell, a Yoga Acharya with over 40 years of experience, are an opportunity to deepen your practice in asana, mudra, pranayama, meditation, mantra and so much more!

With its roots in the Sivananda lineage and guided by the highest standards, SOYA gives students and teachers a diverse and broad exposure to several styles and philosophies.  We endeavour to open your world up to the many paths available so that you may find your path.  In the great words of Swami Sivananda, “The paths are many, the Truth is One”.

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