Mugs’ deep history with yoga and her knowledge of philosophy and sharing of spiritual stories was so touching. Her book Letters from the Yoga Masters was so useful.

T ShortAlberta

I had no idea what I was in for til the books came in the mail…the spiritual aspect turned out to be exactly what I needed.

D WerryBC

They gave an abundance of knowledge about yoga philosophy, asanas, lesson planning, Sanskrit, kriyas, mantras and meditation. But to me the best advantage of my studies was that I gained deep faith in myself.

A LawrenceAlberta

It is rare for me to be this certain of a 10/10 for anything but I absolutely feel I have been taught the skills needed to begin to teach yoga.

C MorginnYukon

Everything in the program has a perfect process, everything was perfectly planned. I am so happy right now! I didn’t really know what to expect and I got more than I could ever imagine.

F PerezBC

I can’t believe how far we have all come in this immersion program. It has truly been one of the best experiences of my life and it has made me a better and happier person moving forward.

J BellAlberta

I really appreciated the structure and scaffolding that it provided. The design is brilliant. You had us face our fears from day 1 by teaching one-on-one until ready to teach to larger groups. The support and guidance you provided was amazing.

S FairbrotherOntario

SOYA’s 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Program.

“I connected with this group in such a short period of time, I was wowed by the Sanskrit pronunciation and ability to give direct cues after only a few days of training. As much as I want to go home, I don’t want to leave!”

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

RYS200 - Registered Yoga Teacher Training School

We offer 2 ways to complete the 200 hour yoga teacher training program: The 16 day Immersion or the Extended format with bi-monthly meetings over 4 months.

SOYA 200hr Yoga Teacher Training Course Information

Curriculum - click to view

  • Studies in the Bhagavad Gita
  • Studies in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
  • Understanding Chakras
  • Meditation
  • Kriyas and their practice
  • Basic Pranayama
  • Asanas with Benefits, Cautions & Modifications
  • Anatomy of Movement
  • Professionalism
  • Sanskrit Pronunciation
  • Creating Six Lesson Plans with Sequencing
  • Teaching Practicum – daily practice in developing teaching skills culminating in teaching a personally designed one-hour class
  • Ongoing support after graduation as you advance your skills as a teacher

Homework - click to view

(To be completed at home prior to the start of the program) 

1) 15 written assignments in philosophy, including the Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, Chakras, Meditation, Pranayama and more. These need to be completed prior to arriving at the Immersion portion of the Program so register as early as possible prior to the Immersion to give yourself time to complete these.  Most locations send the textbooks and manual to you upon registration – some wait until they have the minimum number of students to run the training. Please check this with your training location.

2) Online Anatomy with Martin Kirk. This course is perfect for understanding Anatomy in relationship to Yoga and asana.  This is an online pre-recorded 15 hour webinar.  Work at your own pace and refer back to the program as often as you like! SOYA students have access to all of Martin’s webinars (spine, shoulder, pelvis, leg/knee/ankle/foot, arm/elbow/wrist/hand) and Martin’s anatomy slides.  The recordings are always available to you, even after completion.  SOYA will register you for this training when you pay your deposit. Please complete the course before arriving at the immersion retreat:

3) Keep practicing regularly in your local yoga classes or workshops!

Sample of Immersion Daily Schedule - click to view

A sample day during the immersion:

  • 7am morning kriyas, meditation, pranayama.
  • 8:30am asana class
  • 10am philosophy session
  • 12:00pm  lunch and questions and answers
  • 12:45pm Teaching Asanas Lab and working on lesson planning
  • 5pm Asana class
  • 6:30pm meditation and pranayama
  • 7:30pm close for dinner

Day 4 and day 9 will end at 1pm with the afternoons off.

Sample of Extended Daily Schedule - click to view

A sample Saturday and Sunday daily schedule:

  • 7:30am morning kriyas, meditation, pranayama.
  • 8:30am asana class
  • 10am philosophy session
  • 12:00pm  lunch and questions and answers
  • 12:30pm Teaching Asanas Lab and working on lesson planning
  • 4:30pm Asana class
  • 6:00pm meditation and pranayama
  • 6:30pm close for the day

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