We are a Registered Yoga Teacher Training School with the Yoga Alliance as RYS200® and RYS300® Advanced Upgrade leading to RYT500®.
If you are truly inspired by yoga and the transformation it offers, we invite you to SOYA’s life-changing program. SOYA teachers have trained successful yoga teachers at international levels for more than 20 years. Our trainings are available in Penticton, Prince George, Salmon Arm, Pitt Meadows, Creston, Calgary and Mexico.
SOYA offers a yoga teacher training experience like no other in our 200 and 300 hour upgrade programs:
Learn teachings from the Yoga Masters of the past infused with current wisdom from today. Daily sessions include detailed instruction and practice in various styles of Hatha Yoga such as Ashtanga, Sivananda, Flow and Yin. The SOYA training is known for its in-depth study of philosophy, meditation, mantra, mudra, pranayama, anatomy, asana, teaching skills and lesson plan creation as part of the comprehensive curriculum. Written studies completed at home are reviewed, discussed and put into practice. Students design a series of Class Lesson Plans and practice teaching throughout the entire program, developing confidence and expertise in their ability to lead a class, observe students, and modify asanas for most people’s needs.
We are a registered school with Yoga Alliance. Our RYS200® and RYS300® Hour Advanced Upgrade curricula meet International training standards with the International Yoga Teachers’ Association (IYTA). Graduates of our trainings are eligible to become Registered Yoga Teachers with Yoga Alliance. The RYT500® certification is achieved by completing both an RYS200® and RYS300® Advanced training. SOYA RYT500® graduates are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance and as Full Teaching Members of the International Yoga Teachers’ Association (IYTA).
* Yoga Alliance credentials are the premier form of recognition for yoga teachers. If you become a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) you will be awarded a specific designation based on your level of training and experience. Registration with Yoga Alliance is a globally recognized credential in over 140 countries that helps ensure that yoga students can find knowledgeable instruction and training programs.
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South Okanagan Yoga Academy:
Marion (Mugs) and Bob McConnell
PO Box 296
Cardston, Alberta T0K 0K0
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