200 Hour Extended Programs
The SOYA Yoga Teacher Training Extended Program begins at home where students complete a number of written philosophy assignments and a focused personal practice during the months leading up to program start. Ongoing support is offered during home study through a facebook group, email and phone calls.
Extended programs are held in Penticton, Prince George, and Fort McMurray and led by SOYA Lead Trainers. In Penticton and Prince George the program runs over a 4 month period with student training meetings held two weekends each month. In Fort McMurray the program runs for 10 months with student training meetings held one weekend a month.
The training includes philosophy, meditation, mantra, pranayama, anatomy and multiple asana styles as part of the comprehensive curriculum. Lessons completed at home are reviewed, discussed and put into practice. Practicum sessions develop confidence and expertise in teaching skills, lesson plan design, and the ability to modify asanas for most people’s needs. Registration is required at least two months prior to the training to allow time for the written assignments to be completed. Upon completion graduates are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher.