This has been a life changing experience during this walk on earth. I truly feel I have a firm foundation on which I can continue to grow and build. I cherish the knowledge I have been given about the sacred texts and this will serve me well every day of my life.

G HartlandBC

I feel like I will be able to not just teach my students asana, but impact their lives off of the mat with the tools SOYA has given me.

K RiplingerBC

Although I have taught yoga for 3+ years, my skills have improved, knowledge expanded, confidence grown. The best part of the program is the structure, content, professionalism and calibre of instruction.

J AndresBC

The instructors were phenomenal and knowledgeable of the material they were teaching, offering workshops and practices that were excellent.

P BoucherOntario

300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Upgrade

RYS300 - Registered Yoga Teacher Training SchoolAdvance your Teaching Skills and Deepen Your Knowledge of Yoga! SOYA’s masterful, highly trained faculty offer a uniquely individualized, deeply transformative, safe and intimate teacher training. They are rooted in authentic yoga to guide you to a deeper understanding of the philosophy, subtle anatomy, and the power behind your teachings. SOYA offers ongoing support for all graduates.

The SOYA 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training Upgrade is rich with practice in advanced pranayama, asana, meditation, mudra, mantra to enhance your teaching skills while diving into the magic of the philosophy. The training is delivered over 13 weekends in various locations in 2019. Please check back for more information.

This program is for those who have completed their RYT200 hour training and wish to truly study and understand the wisdom of traditional yoga and how it applies to modern times. 


Each weekend for the teacher training provides detailed instruction and practice in three core areas: Inclusive Specialty Yoga, Advancing Teaching Skills, and The Subtle Anatomy of Yoga.

Explore various styles of Hatha Yoga such as Ashtanga, Sivananda, Vinyasa, Restorative and Yin. You will participate in and take the leadership role in meditation, mantra, chanting, and pranayama. There is homework to do between sessions to take you deeper into the studies. SOYA is known forLetters from the Masters its in-depth study of yogic philosophy and wisdom in how to incorporate these teachings into daily life. We specialize in guiding you through group discussions and experiential exercises to shed light on the philosophical gems within the ancient texts.  Mugs’ book Letters From The Yoga Masters is rich with techniques and wisdom passed on to us through centuries of experience and effort.

Upon completion graduates will receive a 500 hour certificate and be eligible for registration with Yoga Alliance as a RYT500 (Registered Yoga Teacher – 500 Hr).   All SOYA 500 hour graduates are eligible to apply for Full Teaching Membership with the International Yoga Teachers’ Association.

300 Hour Course Curriculum

  • The Subtle Anatomy of Yoga including Chakras, Granthis, Koshas, and Vayus
  • Explorations in the Advanced Practices of Pranayama
  • Svara Yoga – the Science of the Elements within the Breath
  • Hand and Body Mudras: Energetic Seals for Moving Prana
  • Mantras: Words of Power for Shifting Consciousness
  • Ayurveda – the Science of the Doshas
  • Language & Voice: The Power of your Voice in the Seat of the Teacher
  • The Magic of Verbal Cues, Demonstrations, and Yoga Props
  • Consent Based Yoga & light Hands-on Assists
  • Making Yoga Inclusive: Specializing to reach those outside of the studio format (Chair Yoga, Seniors Yoga, Kids at School, Seva or Service to others)
  • Trauma Sensitivity in Yoga
  • Anatomy Based Sequencing into Peak Poses
  • Building Themes into Yoga Classes
  • Common Misalignments and Anatomical Differences – Refining your  Observation Skills
  • Planning for Private Classes, Workshops and Retreats
  • Leading Pranayama, Meditation, Mantras and Japa safely in classes
  • De-mystifying Sanskrit, The Language of the Gods
  • Mythology of Yoga: The Symbolism of Many – and yet One God
  • Understanding Karma & Reincarnation
  • The Hatha Yoga Pradipika: the source of Hatha Yoga
  • The Upanishads: Gems from the Vedas
  • Life changing teachings from the Bhagavad Gita & Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras
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300 Hour Homework

Students complete 12 assignments in philosophy and anatomy, including the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, the Upanishads, Koshas and Karma & Reincarnation. Every student will have the opportunity to create and teach a themed class on a topic of  their choice.

With your 500 hour certification graduates must have 100 hours of teaching experience in order to register with Yoga Alliance as RYT500. Students should keep a record of all the hours of their teaching experience from the time of their 200 hour certification.

Please apply for the SOYA training as early as possible prior to the program to give yourself time to receive the manual and books and to complete the first assignments.  Textbooks and a Manual will be sent to you upon registration.

A Sample Day in the Training

  • 7:45am morning Kriyas, Meditation, Mantra & Pranayama
  • 9:00am asana class
  • 10:30am philosophy studies
  • 12:00pm  lunch and questions and answers
  • 12:45pm Practical Sessions on Teaching skills, Mudras, Anatomy and Asana, Restorative Yoga, and more
  • 5:00pm Advanced Pranayama practice
  • 5:30pm Meditation, Chanting, Mantra
  • 6:30pm close for the day

Note: Three Friday evening sessions will run from 5pm to 9pm.

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