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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 SARAH & TY POWERS June 10-12, 2016 in Sorrento BC!

Calling all graduates of the RYT200 hour program!

Have you ever thought about taking your yoga teacher training to the next level?

200 hour programs are considered entry level training and teachers are encouraged to increase their credentials by taking a 300 hour upgrade to RTY500. SOYA Yoga offers an exemplary 300 hour upgrade for those who wish to immerse themselves in the traditional yoga lifestyle while upgrading to RYT500. This program will not only enhance your teaching skills, but it will also expand your knowledge in the philosophy of hatha yoga and vedanta, ayurveda, anatomy, post-traumatic stress, prenatal, children and advanced asanas.  As a Yoga Alliance registered school with highly experienced trainers, you can feel confident knowing that you will receive the highest quality training from SOYA.

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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, Sorrento and Surrey  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 Annual Yoga Retreat with Yoga Masters Sarah and Ty Powers will be held in Sorrento, BC June 10-12, 2016. 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 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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