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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 international standards while students enjoy exposure to many lineages.

Letters from the Yoga Masters

Mugs McConnell shares techniques from her book, drawn from letters by the great yoga masters of the past. Click here to learn more.

Events & Retreats

Taking time for a SOYA Yoga Retreat can realign and restore your practice. Immerse yourself in Yoga with DOUG KELLER, June 2-4, 2017 in Sorrento BC!

About South Okanagan Yoga Academy

With over 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, Creston and Pitt Meadows in British Columbia as well as Calgary in Alberta.  We offer another 200 hour training in Mexico each winter.

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 Master Doug Keller will be held in Sorrento, BC June 2-4, 2017. This is an extraordinary opportunity to study with an Internationally acclaimed Yoga Master who is immersed in Therapeutic Yoga and making it accessible for all.  Our retreat holds a space for community where old friends gather and new friends meet, sharing and expanding their wisdom of Yoga in a spiritually charged setting.

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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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.

To learn more, please click here.

News and Articles

Healing Your Mind and Soul Therapeutic Interventions in Quantum Reality by Dr. Garry A. Flint, PhD.

Healing Your Mind and Soul Therapeutic Interventions in Quantum Reality

By Garry A. Flint, Ph.D Submitted by Marion (Mugs) McConnell,…