Mugs McConnell shares techniques from her book, Letters from the Yoga Masters, drawn from letters by the great yoga masters of the past.
SOYA offers yoga teacher training and yoga retreats world-class teachers. With over 20 years of experience training yoga teachers, the South Okanagan Yoga Academy (SOYA) offers yoga teacher training in Penticton, Prince George, Salmon Arm, Creston, Pitt Meadows, Calgary and Mexico.
SOYA’s Teacher Training is very thorough, taking the student beyond asana and into the deeper teachings of yoga. It is designed with flexibility, accessibility and transformation at its heart. SOYA’s 200 Hour and 300 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Trainings are offered in Immersion and Extended formats.
With its roots in the Sivananda lineage, the training is inclusive of many styles of hatha yoga, including classical yoga systems as well as current styles such as Ashtanga, Yin, Restorative, and Vinyasa. The training incorporates thorough study of yoga philosophy in raja, jnana, bhakti and karma yoga.
More than 40 years ago, SOYA co-founder Marion (Mugs) McConnell studied with a great yoga master, Dr. Hari Dickman. He passed on to her an immense amount of teachings that were passed down to him from masters in several lineages. Mugs has shared these teachings in her book, “Letters from the Yoga Masters”, so students can continue to carry forward these classical techniques. The depth and breadth of the SOYA Teacher Training embraces unity in all yogis, regardless of their paths and styles of yoga. SOYA holds dear to its heart the words of Swami Sivananda, “The paths are many but the Truth is One.”
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