With nearly 20 years of yoga teacher training, the South Okanagan Yoga Academy (SOYA) began in Penticton, BC in 1995. SOYA has expanded to offer yoga teacher training in Penticton, Prince George and Pitt Meadows in British Columbia as well as Calgary, Fort McMurray and Water Valley in Alberta. Stay tuned for another 200 hour training in Mexico in early 2015.
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.
The SOYA Annual Yoga Retreat is held in Naramata, BC and 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”.