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 to RYT500

RYS300 - Registered Yoga Teacher Training School

Have you been wanting to Advance your Teaching Skills and Deepen Your Knowledge of Yoga?

Have you wanted to be more inclusive in your classes with sensitivity to trauma, physical limitations, or your ability to modify poses?

Do you want to be more creative with themes, weaving them into private sessions, classes, workshops or retreats? Wondering, “How do you organize those retreats anyway?”

Are you looking for clarity on topics like the koshas, granthis, lokas, vayus, mudras or the mythology of yoga? Well you have come to the right course!

The SOYA 300 hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Upgrade is rich with wisdom and practice in all of these areas! We will build on the foundation you received in your 200 hour training and take you on a journey with advanced pranayama, asana, meditation, mudra, mantra! We are here to enhance your teaching skills while diving into the magic of the philosophy!

Advanced Yoga isn’t necessarily about “advanced asanas”. This is only a portion of the training, and is done according to what your body is prepared to do. There is so much more to yoga beyond asana that your 200 hour training prepares you for. Lets check it out!

This Advanced Upgrade is available in Penticton, Prince George, Vancouver-area (Pitt Meadows) and Calgary.  

It has 3 distinct modules:

  • Inclusive and Specialty Yoga: Making Yoga Safe and Inclusive for All – including chair yoga, kids, restorative, prenatal, trauma sensitivity, props and light assists.
  • Advancing Teaching Skills: Creative Sequencing, Building Themes, Voice and Body Language, and Finding your Market Niche. Also how to create captivating private sessions, workshops and retreats.
  • Subtle Anatomy of Yoga: Study, Practice and Implementation of Advanced Energetic Teachings and Techniques – including Advanced Pranayama, Chakras, Koshas, Granthis, Lokas, Mudras, Mantras Mythology and more!

SOYA’s masterful, highly trained faculty offer a uniquely individualized, deeply transformative teacher training in small groups. They are rooted in authentic yoga to guide you to a deeper understanding of the power behind your teachings.

Deepen your knowledge of yoga and truly understand the traditional wisdom and how it applies to modern times!  Payment plans available!


The SOYA 300 hour Advanced Upgrade extends over 12 weekends, usually one per month. Each weekend provides detailed instruction and practice in three core areas: Inclusive Specialty Yoga, Advancing Teaching Skills, and The Subtle Anatomy of Yoga. You will participate in and take the leadership role in various meditations, mantras, chanting, and pranayama. Letters from the Masters

We specialize in guiding you through group discussions and experiential exercises to shed light on the philosophical gems within the ancient texts. The SOYA training is known for its in-depth study of yogic philosophy and wisdom, and how it relates to current daily life.

During daily asana classes you will experience various styles of Hatha Yoga such as Sivananda, Vinyasa, Gitananda, Restorative and Yin.

Mugs’ book Letters From The Yoga Masters is rich with wisdom passed on to us through centuries of experience and effort, and through practice you will have the opportunity to experience the power behind these techniques.

Upon completion you will receive a 500 hour certificate and be eligible for registration with Yoga Alliance as a RYT500 (Registered Yoga Teacher – 500 Hr)! Additionally, all SOYA 500 hour graduates are eligible to apply for Full Teaching Membership with the International Yoga Teachers’ Association (IYTA) without writing there intensive exams!

300 Hour Course Curriculum

The Subtle Anatomy of Yoga – Advanced Energetic Teaching and Techniques: Practice and Implementation

  • Chakras, Granthis, Koshas, Lokas 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
  • De-mystifying Sanskrit, The Language of the Gods
  • Personal Energy Management and Self Care
  • The Hatha Yoga Pradipika – a path to Enlightenment
  • Mythology of Yoga: The Symbolism of Many – and yet One God
  • Understanding Karma & Reincarnation
  • Life changing Wisdom in Simple Terms: Ancient Teachings from the Bhagavad Gita & Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and how the fit into Modern Times

Advancing Teaching Skills: Creative Sequencing, Building Themes, Voice and Body Language, Finding your Market Niche

  • Principles of Safe, Creative Sequencing from Various Lineages
  • Language & Voice: The Power of your Voice in the Seat of the Teacher
  • Creating Sacred Space at Home or in the Classroom
  • The Magic of Verbal Cues, Demonstrations, Yoga Props and Light Assists
  • Anatomy of Movement: Stretch & Strength in Poses
  • Anatomy Based Sequencing to the Peak Pose
  • Leading Pranayama, Meditation, Mantras and Japa safely in classes
  • Building Themes into Yoga Classes
  • Creating & Planning Private Sessions, Workshops and Retreats
  • Finding your Market Niche

Making Yoga Inclusive For All: Specializing to reach those outside of the studio format

  • Trauma Sensitivity in Yoga
  • Consent Based Yoga & light Hands-on Assists
  • Common Mis-Alignments & Anatomical Differences – Refining Observation Skills
  • Teaching Specialty classes such as Chair Yoga, Seniors Yoga, Yoga for the Office, Yoga in Schools, Restorative, Essential Prenatal, etc.
  • Seva or Service to others: “Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves” H. Mann
  • Karma and Reincarnation: A Study of the Cycle of Lives
  • Ayurveda – the Science of the Doshas
  • The Upanishads: Gems from the Vedas teaching we are One

300 Hour Homework

Students will have assignments in philosophy and anatomy, as well as the creation of a themed class or workshop to teach to the group. Written final exam.

In order to register with Yoga Alliance as RYT500 you must have 100 hours of teaching experience. 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

  • 7:30am 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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